My Profile » Discussions


Soukalova missed only one target

  • 10 May
    TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays claimed right-hander Thad Weber off waivers on Sunday from the San Diego Padres. Toronto optioned the 28-year-old to triple-A Buffalo and made room on the 40-man roster by transferring oft-injured right-hander Sergio Santos to the 60-day disabled list. Weber has made three relief appearances for the Padres this season, posting a 2.00 earned-run average over nine innings pitched. He made six starts last season with triple-A Tucson of the PCL and posted a 4-1 record with a 3.93 ERA. The Nebraska native also appeared in two games for the Detroit Tigers. Santos injured the right triceps in his throwing arm, just above his elbow. He was placed on the 15-day in mid-April and has only appeared in 11 games for Toronto since joining the team prior to the 2012 season. Puma Shoes Nz Sale . Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34. Puma Outlet Store Nz . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. http://www.cheappumanz.com/ . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Cheap Puma Shoes Nz . PAUL, Minn. Puma Womens Shoes Nz . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven said Rio 2016s financial position is precarious but dismissed rumours the Games would be cancelled.Amid rising speculation that Rio 2016s organising committee has effectively spent all of its money on the Olympics, Craven and his senior staff held crisis talks with them and Rio mayor Eduardo Paes at City Hall yesterday.Paes told the IPC he was ready to deliver 150 million Brazilian reals (£36.5million) to fill any hole in Rio 2016s budget, although there is currently a court injunction against the organising committee receiving any more public funding until it opens up its accounts.After the meeting in Rio, Craven and his vice-president Andrew Parsons went to Brazils capital Brasilia to meet government minister Eliseu Padilha, to impress upon him the importance of the Paralympics and the current problems it was facing.Craven described these meetings as very positive but said money was needed if Rio was to put on a Paralympics to be proud of.Although the situation is pretty precarious, rumours that the Games may not go ahead or that sports may be cut are totally unfounded and not true, said Craven.Our aim right now is to bring in additional funding and resources in order to deliver the Games at the service levels expected by all stakeholders, most importantly the athletes.If no extra funding is available then the organising committee will have to implement further cuts to the Paralympic Games on top of the cuts we have already made alongside the IOC and Olympics.Regrettably, if no more funding is available then thhe organising committees additional cuts will start to impact on the services offered to the athletes who have dedicated years of their lives to reach and compete at these Games.dddddddddddd This is the last thing that we want to do.Craven thanked Paes for his support but admitted the injunction was a hurdle.Clearly, the simplest and easiest way round this is for the Rio 2016 organising committee to be open and transparent with its financial records in order to allow this additional funding to come in, he added.This seems unlikely at the moment, as Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada has repeatedly stressed that Rio 2016 is a private company and there are no major financial problems, beyond the constraint of trying to stage a third major sports event after the World Cup and Olympics in two years while in recession.The organising committee is already more than two weeks late in paying travel grants to the various national Paralympic committees, with the British Paralympic Association owed what Press Association Sport understands is a six-figure sum.Not receiving that would hurt ParalympicsGB but not as much as it would completely scupper many poorer nations from coming to Rio at all.Craven, however, said Rio 2016 has now committed to paying these grants.Failure to do so could result in a number of countries being unable to attend the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, an event they have been planning and preparing for a number of years, the Englishman added. ' ' '