Paul Molitor hasn’t been sleeping well. “I’ve literally been having dreams about bad things happening on a baseball field,” said the Minnesota Twins’ reigning American League manager of the year. Byron Buxton, Ervin Santana, Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano. “I think your perspective is that, hopefully, you’ve been around enough to have some separation from your life and from your job, but obviously this is a profession that can be consuming at times when you kind of lose that balance. “So you find yourself an inordinate amount thinking about what you may do differently, who should play, what are we missing. I wish I could leave it here (ballpark) better than I do when we’re going through times like this, but it’s been challenging the last couple of weeks.” For the first time in four years, Molitor plans to attend inductions of fellow baseball hall of famers, including fellow St. Paulite Jack Morris, in Cooperstown, N.Y., … [Read more...] about Charley Walters: The Twins’ rough opening weighs on Paul Molitor
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Funeral Service for Mrs. Gweneth Editha Paul, age 72 years, of #92 Falcon Crest, Eastern Estates, will be held on Friday June 15th, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street. Officiating will be Father Glen C. Nixon. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. Gweneth was pre-deceased by – her: Husband: Fred; Son: Simone; Grandson: Dante; Mothers: Mary Newman and Verna Ferguson Thompson-Ramsey; Grandmother: Genetta Higgs; brother: Monte Thompson; Sister: Alvern Plakaris; Nephews: Monte Alcion Thompson and Yvan Cherenfant; Uncle: Freddie Fisher; Sister-in-law: Ruth Beckford; Brothers-in-law: Clement, Edward, Alfred and Roland Paul. Precious memories will forever linger in the hearts of her: Daughter: Claudine Paul-Moxey, Son: Mark Paul; Grandchildren: Doyle Burrows, Carlo (D’Andrea) Ramsey, Sheria, Shamaal, Makyle Paul, and Cayden Moxey; Great-Grand- children: Caiya, Diorr and Cael Ramsey; Sisters: Magnal, Hermane and Velma … [Read more...] about Mrs. Gweneth Editha Paul
After November and December and their non-stop parade of sexy trips to exotic islands, made-for-TV "classics" and home games with teams from hyphenated, directional schools, the real college basketball season will begin. Maybe by then, Xavier’s basketball team will look a whole lot different than it does right now. Because after their 77-68 home loss to Wisconsin Tuesday, the Musketeers need some work. Coaches would call it a "teaching opportunity." Or, they’d put it this way: "November basketball is really ugly," Xavier’s first-year coach Travis Steele said. It certainly was for his team most of Tuesday night. More: Xavier Musketeers 'fought back' but Wisconsin and Ethan Happ were too much More: Brad Davison Gator-chomps Xavier The point of November and December is January, when conference games start. At the moment, Wisconsin looks a lot closer to January than Xavier does. The Badgers shot better, got better shots, ran crisper sets and generally looked more … [Read more...] about Paul Daugherty: Wisconsin hands Xavier its first loss. There’s a lot of time to improve.
The Crosstown Shootout is the best in-city rivalry in college basketball, for all the obvious reasons and a few not so obvious: Big brother, little brother, five miles apart. Public school resources, private school intimacy. Bigger than thou versus holier than thou. Beyond big generalizations, though, there is this: Big-shoulders defense against lightning-strike offense. Intimidation versus strategy. Xavier and UC play different games and have at least since Bob Huggins arrived. The Shootout is as much about style as stereotypes. Upwardly mobile coaches (XU) against Cincinnati (almost) lifers. Take away the Andy Kennedy Experiment, UC has had two coaches since 1989. Xavier has had six. Far larger, far more publicly vocal fan base (UC) against dead-solidly loyal fan base. Sometimes, I think the 10,200 or so who show up at Cintas Center every game are the only X fans in the city. If I get 10 emails a winter from X fans, it’s cause for a party. I get that many a day from UC fans, … [Read more...] about Doc column: Cincinnati Bearcats, Xavier Musketeers’ Crosstown Shootout too close to call
Xavier should be eager to host Detroit Mercy in its final non-conference game of the season Friday night (7 p.m., FS2) at Cintas Center. The Musketeers are coming off a poor road showing at Missouri Tuesday and after Friday, the battle for the Big East Conference begins. It will be another opportunity to find some consistency, something Xavier has struggled with this season. Detroit Mercy (3-8) averages nearly 10 points less per game than its opponents and the Titans allow almost 80 points per game to the opposition. More: Takeaways from Xavier's road loss at Missouri More: Catching up with Xavier great Romain Sato Detroit's coming off a 63-61 loss to Ohio University, a team Xavier beat 82-61 a couple weeks ago in a game that was fairly close for the first 30 minutes. Detroit's coached by former Texas Southern and Indiana head coach Mike Davis, who's in his first season with the Titans. Xavier beat Texas Southern last season in the first … [Read more...] about Scouting report: Xavier welcomes Detroit Mercy in its non-conference season finale
A voice is a powerful thing on a basketball court. It can be as important to a team as scoring, passing, or a smothering stop on defense. Point guard Quentin Goodin's voice was a great indicator to head coach Travis Steele that he was in line for a monster game. "I thought he had a voice, too," said Steele of Goodin, who had a career-high 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in Xavier's 69-55 win over Detroit. "We need leadership and we need player leadership during games. We only have so many timeouts and I thought Q did a great job. It started in shoot-around and it started in the practices leading up. He's been really good in practice over the last week to week and a half and I think he's seeing those results carry over to the game." Goodin, when asked about the pursuit of a triple-double, one assist and one rebound from it, he said, "To be honest, I was kind of happy to come out. I was tired. I had teammates and coaches telling me I was one … [Read more...] about Takeaways: Leadership goes a long way in Xavier’s win over Detroit