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Louquetta Rana Spinner

first_imgLouquetta Rana Spinner, age 48, of Osgood passed away early Tuesday May 23, 2017 at her home.  Louquetta was born on February 21, 1969 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana the daughter of the late Patrick and Jacqueline (Mathews) OConnor.The family moved to Haskell, Oklahoma where she grew up and spent most of her school days in the area.  After moving to Arizona, Louquetta graduated from Saint David High School in Arizona.  Following graduation she moved back to Carrollton, Kentucky where she met and married John Spinner.   They recently celebrated 26 years of marriage.  In the early years of their marriage she worked as a nurse assistant and then as a server at Hollywood Casino.Family was important to her, and you always knew where you stood with her.  She enjoyed a game of bingo, going to yard sales, and cooking.  The family will miss her homemade bread and peanut butter pies.Louquetta is survived by husband John, daughter Johnquline, and son Patrick all of Osgood, along with brother, Patrick OConnor of Carrollton, Kentucky and sister, Irma Hill of Osgood.  She was looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild later this year.A graveside service will be held on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 11:00 am. at Perseverance Cemetery outside of Osgood.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made out to the family in care of the funeral home.  Neal’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.last_img read more


Lamine Diack pleads ignorance as absent son looms over IAAF trial

first_img Loading… The remaining 10 million euros ended up in the account of a company called “PMD”, the son’s initials. One of the charges against the Diacks is that, in return for covering up doping cases, they received help from the Russian authorities in renewing sponsorship and broadcasting contracts with VTB and Russian television channel RTR, as well as funds to finance political campaigns in Senegal. Lamine Diack is also accused of allowing his son to appropriate millions from not only the VTB deal, but from Korean electronics company Samsung and Chinese broadcaster CCTV. Lamine Diack told the court he was unaware that the IAAF marketing rights were being sold to the Japanese advertising giant Dentsu, which in turn allowed the son’s companies to act as intermediaries. Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Greatest Movies In History Since 1982What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top The son profited from those deals and also by taking “exorbitant” commissions of around 20 per cent on top of his daily salary as IAAF marketing consultant of $900 dollars rising to $1,200 when he was working. – ‘I don’t understand’ – Asked by the presiding judge in the trial, Rose-Marie Hunault, if he had a problem with his son wearing two hats, Lamine Diack answered: “I thought he could sell.” In an interview with L’Equipe in 2016, Papa Massata Diack boasted that he was responsible for $678 million out of a total of $925 million in IAAF marketing rights. Asked to explain the transfer of 600,000 euros to his bank account by his son between 2011 and 2015, Lamine Diack said on Monday that he had no precise recollection. The 87-year-old Diack often gave confused and fragmented answers, punctuated by “sorry?”, “I don’t understand”, “I don’t know”. Asked by his lawyer whether his fourth term as IAAF president had been one too many, Lamine Diack whispered “unquestionably”. The examining magistrates deplored Senegal’s “total lack of cooperation” in the case. Lamine Diack has said the Russian money helped finance Macky Sall’s successful campaign to unseat Abdoulaye Wade as national president in 2012. Read Also: US Open to go ahead as planned: reports Senegal gave Papa Massata Diack a diplomatic passport in 2014. The trial ends on Thursday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former head of global track and field, Lamine Diack, again said he was surprised by the behaviour of his absent son as their corruption trial resumed in Paris on Monday. Lamine Diack again told his corruption trial that he had no idea what his son was up to Diack, who headed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from 1999 to 2015, and his son, Papa Massata Diack, are among those accused in relation to bribes paid to cover up positive dope tests by Russian athletes. Papa Massata Diack remains in Senegal which has not agreed to extradite him to France. On Thursday, Lamine Diack told the court he had been “flabbergasted” to learn from prosecutors that his son had got involved in the doping cases. On Monday, he said he was surprised to discover how much commission his son was taking on sponsorship deals he negotiated on behalf of the IAAF. Lamine Diack said he did not know that VTB, a state-owned Russian bank, paid 29 million euros ($32.75 million) to sponsor the IAAF from 2007 to 2011, while his federation only received 19 million euros.last_img read more


Greensburg man receives 40 year sentence for Child Molesting

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Mitchell Tickle Jr., of Greensburg,  was convicted after a trial by jury on June 27th, 2019, in the Decatur Circuit Court before Judge Timothy Day.The trial proceedings began on June 25th, ranging over three days. Tickle was charged and convicted on a single count of Child Molesting, as a Level 1 Felony. The State’s case was presented by Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter.Yesterday, Tickle was sentenced to forty years, thirty-five years executed to the Department of Corrections and five years suspended to supervised probation.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter wants to recognize DCSD Detective Schanel Manek for her hard work on this case, as well as the many deputies who assisted in the interviewing and collection of evidence process. Further, DCS case manager Katie Hoffman went above and beyond the call of duty to secure justice for the victim. Also contributing to the team effort were ISP Lab Analyst Meredith Livingston and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Forensic Nurse Examiner Laura Olexa, both of whom testified before the jury.Said Harter, “These cases are heartbreaking for all involved. I can’t imagine the trauma our victim has suffered at the hands of her father, and will continue to suffer for the rest of her life. I am grateful to the Sheriff and his department for their dedication to this tough case, especially to Detective Manek. Moreover, we worked well as a team with DCS and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana. Their assistance secured the powerful testimony of our victim, which stood alone in convincing the jury to convict. My heart goes out to that brave little girl, and I wish her the best in her healing, and for a long and prosperous life.”last_img read more


Windies captain Holder steers clear of contracts issue

first_imgWEST Indies captain Jason Holder has refused to be drawn into the recent player retainer contract debate claiming he will instead focus on positivity and leading the team on the pitch.Last week it was revealed that three of the regional team’s key players, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite and Darren Bravo had refused retainers from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).The decision cast doubt on the future of the players in the regional set-up, with Samuels, one of the team’s most senior players, Brathwaite the newly appointed T20 captain and Bravo one of its most promising batsmen all thought of as key components.Holder has insisted there is very little to be done from his perspective.As I’ve said about all the negative things around West Indies cricket, those things are basically beyond my control,” said Holder.“I can’t control who signs contracts, I can’t control who’s here with me. All I can control is my destiny on the cricket field when I step over that line, and that goes for everybody in the dressing room,” he added.“Us players have to be responsible for our own individual actions (and) take our own personal pride onto the cricket field and control cricket,” he pointed out.“At the end of the day, that’s the only thing we can control, and at the end of the day, cricket will be here to stay, and it’s been here before us. So for me we just go out there and control (what we can) by playing good cricket.”( read more


Bracey half-century signals hope for English side

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – It wasn’t a first-class innings, and it barely even counts as an England representative game. Yet it was played in England colours, against a Test-class bowling attack, and in spite of the unavoidable lack of a crowd, it was televised to a global audience, albeit via the ECB’s own fixed-camera web-stream.Three and a half months after England’s cricketers left the field in Colombo as their tour of Sri Lanka was abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, James Bracey became the first Englishman to score a half-century in the 2020 home season. And in so doing, he laid down the sort of marker that he hopes could yet earn him higher honours before the summer is out.Invited to open the Buttler XI innings alongside Rory Burns, Bracey not only outlasted his senior partner but turned his opportunity into an impressively fluent 85 – an innings that might have promised even more had he not been strangled down the leg side with a century beginning to beckon.Nevertheless, for the 23-year-old Bracey – nominally the fourth-choice wicketkeeper in England’s 30-man squad – this was an innings full of calm shot selection and measured decision-making that can only have turned heads in his favour, especially given that he is a relative newcomer to the opener’s role, having done the job on an irregular basis for Gloucestershire in last season’s County Championship.“I’m delighted with today, it was a great opportunity to get out there against the new ball, and show them what I’ve got,” said Bracey. “I haven’t opened up a huge amount in the last couple of years and a lot of people wouldn’t have seen me play in that role, so it was really nice to repay some faith and show them that I’ve got the capability to do that job.”By his own admission, the step-up from Division Two Championship cricket to the England set-up has not been a small one, but Bracey’s head for heights has already been clocked by the national selectors – not least thanks to his key role on the Lions tour of Australia in February, a trip in which he made a key half-century at Melbourne in the visitors’ first victory in an unofficial Test in seven tours.“Big moments like that are obviously going to go a long way for me personally,” said Bracey. “Being able to score runs and keep wicket was really nice and may have gone a long way for me to be part of this squad.“Obviously I haven’t played Division One like a lot of the other lads, so it was nice today to get a taste of what those Division One pitches are like, and to play on a Division One ground which I haven’t done a huge amount of.“But I think there are skills I’ve developed playing in (Division Two) on maybe some more challenging pitches against different styles of bowling that I think can put me in good stead going up those levels. I think it’s helped me build a pretty sound technique and hopefully I can take that into Test cricket at some point if I’m lucky enough.”Bracey certainly held his own against the best of British today, withstanding James Anderson’s new-ball bursts as well as some brisk fare from Saqib Mahmood in particular in the morning session.“But on an attritional wicket, and against an attack that has been barred from using saliva to shine the ball due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he was able to thrive as the day wore on, not least in a 98-run stand with Joe Denly for the second wicket.“The ball went quite soft a way out but I think that was the state of the ball itself,” said Bracey. “It did swing for Stokes in particular and Anderson did get it to talk, but it lacked a little bit of that zip.“The lads worked hard on the ball in terms of dry-shining, possibly using any sweat they could get on the ball, but it’s very different. They’ll have to be creative with ways that they can get the ball to move around.“But as much as it was tough and attritional for the bowlers, it was tough for us guys to score in periods as well, especially when they built pressure. It’s possibly not what we expected a Test-match pitch to be like but it’s good practice nonetheless to get to test our skills, and try and build that temperament ready for next week.”As much as Bracey made his personal case, arguably the key innings of the day came from his Lions team-mate, Dan Lawrence, whose hard-hitting half-century further cemented the sense that he is the coming man in England’s ranks, particularly given that Joe Root’s paternity leave creates a vacancy in the middle order for the first Windies Test.“He looks really good,” said Bracey. “I played with Dan all winter. I went to India with him before Christmas and he was obviously with us on the Lions in Australia, and he was outrageous when we went over there.“He’s really good at going through the gears, but it’s important to know he’s got a really good defensive game too. He’s definitely got the technique to play Test cricket, no doubt about it. Today, we saw more of that and he was able to get into his stride.”last_img read more


A GLIMMER OF HOPE Want Away Koscielny Departs Arsenal for Bordeaux

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Koscielny was understood to be keen to move back to his homeland after nine seasons with Arsenal, having joined the Gunners in 2010 from Lorient.“The club is delighted to be able to count on a player with such experience at the highest level,” Bordeaux said in a statement, after paying a fee believed to be worth between five and six million euros for Koscielny.He played 353 games for Arsenal, winning the FA Cup three times, and was named club captain at the start of last season following the retirement of Per Mertesacker.“We thank Laurent for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for the future,” Arsenal said in a statement.Koscielny made just 17 league appearances last term after sitting out the first half of the campaign as he recovered from a ruptured Achilles tendon.The centre-back missed France’s 2018 World Cup triumph after sustaining the injury just before coach Didier Deschamps named his squad.Koscielny earned the last of his 51 France caps in March 2018. He said in October he had intended to retire from international duty after the tournament in Russia. Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny completed a return to France on Tuesday after agreeing a reported three-year deal with Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.The French international, 33, made clear his desire for a move last month when he refused to travel on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States.His standoff with the club reportedly came after the Gunners rejected his request to be released from the final year of his contract.last_img read more


Kida Targets Automatic Olympics Ticket for D’Tigers

first_imgTo achieve this, Kida has set his eyes on a victory against Korea after D’Tigers bowed out of the contention for a medal finish in China.“Clearly for us, the qualification through the World Cup is still there and if we beat Korea, I am sure we will be coming out as the best performing African country in the World Cup and it will give us an automatic ticket to the 2020 Olympics.Kida lamented the loss against Russia in a match he described as winnable.He however noted that in the event that the team fails to emerge as the best African team and an automatic World Cup ticket, the NBBF will go back to the drawing board to start preparations in earnest for the Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament (OQT)“We are still live and on course for the Olympics. Even if that doesn’t happen, we will still go for the Olympic qualifiers.”Meanwhile, current FIBA Afrobasket Women Champions, D’Tigress will return to Dakar where they won their fourth title to start their OQT in NovemberShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After two successive World Cup losses against Russia and Argentina in China, D’Tigers have now shifted their attention to qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.This was made known by the Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Musa Kida ahead of the team’s last game against Korea on Wednesday.Kida said finishing at the World Cup as the highest placed African team is a major catch for the team who are motivated to book an automatic 2020 Olympic Games ticket through the World Cup.last_img read more


‘Technology First’ Paddy Power Betfair delivers solid H1 2017 performance

first_imgShare Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Breon CorcoranPresenting its 2017 H1 interim results, the governance of FTSE100 listed Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) maintains that the company is ‘well positioned for sustainable and profitable growth’.Despite being set against a tough 2016 comparative period (featuring UEFA Euro 2016), PPB delivered a 9% increase on pro-forma revenues of £827 million (H1 2016: £759 million) combined with a group EBITDA of £220 million up 21% on H1 2016’s £181 million.Delivering a ‘solid’ H1 2017 performance, PPB governance would declare group operating profits of £180 million, combined with a group operating profit of £104 million (H1 2016: – £48 million).Updating investors PPB governance maintains that its group full-year EBITDA guidance remains at the £445-465 million range, which will include the recent M&A cost of US fantasy sports operator DRAFT for $20 million.Issuing a forward looking statement, PPB governance detailed that the company was on track to deliver on its ‘group technology integration projects’ which would deliver major corporate  ‘cost, scale and risk/trading benefits’.PPB CEO Breon Corcoran detailed: “The focus of this investment is to use technology to improve efficiency and minimise the cost of servicing our customers and to further enhance our customer proposition.”Having yesterday announced his departure as leader of PPB, a confident Breon Corcoran detailed to investors that the firm had prioritised ‘technology first initiatives’ that would maintain the firm’s position as the global betting market’s front-runner. Corcoran maintains that  PPB stakeholders will see the group advantages of its investment as  ‘long term structural advantages’“The integration of our technology platforms is on track for completion by the end of the year and will bring significant benefits including increased quantity and pace of new product development in 2018 and beyond,” Corcoran explained.“Ahead of that, our customers and shareholders are already seeing benefits from efficiencies and investments. In the first half alone, customers enjoyed approximately £30m of extra value through better odds, more generous offers and new loyalty benefits.”Paddy Power Betfair Plc – H1 2017 – Performance Overview. StumbleUpon Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more


The Biggest Miss: How Sweden might inadvertently create a black market for betting

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Submit Ismail Vali, iGaming LeadersIsmail Vali, Senior Consultant for iGaming Leaders, delivers a two-part explanation about how operators in Sweden have been forced to act upon regulatory changes that are only vaguely specified but affect the day-to-day operational realities of running a sportsbook.The lack of clarity provided by the Lotteriinspektionen has led Vali, who authored the recent Bricks vs Clicks article and a Three Acts of Gaming series focused on resort gaming, the international spread of resort gaming and the globalisation of gaming, to fear that Sweden’s new regime may actually create a black market for betting and gaming.In part one, he will assess lessons learned from America and key aspects of the new Swedish system, before a second part in which he serves his final analysis of pre vs post regulation in the country.No system of regulation is ever easy to introduce and implement, and for Sweden’s Lotteriinspektionen, we should gratefully recognise the significant shift and struggle the team at the agency have undertaken to plan, publish and open for applications in such a short time frame since the legislation itself.If we, as operators, are struggling to understand and implement what the Swedish law calls for, the Lotteriinspektionen are in a similarly unenviable position, as they attempt to clarify, publicise and explain the same to us, all whilst shepherding and progressing the now near 100 applications for licences to the new era of Swedish iGaming from January 1st 2019.To say that the Swedish Gambling Act 2018, and subsequent regulation, is clear and easy to implement would be difficult, at the least. To say that it leaves a number of areas unclear and perhaps open to future, urgent clarification and industry and stakeholder consultation is, likely, closer to the truth.What is preferable for us all, is that any future consultation and clarification period can occur without resorting to what is recently becoming a trend phenomenon in global gaming regulation: public blame, followed by the naming and shaming of iGaming operators.Lessons learned from AmericaProhibition does not work – The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) being signed into law on the last day of Congress time before the 2006 elections, meant a piece of gaming law was passed without anyone on the Senate-House Conference Committee seeing the language of the proposed law beforehand. The Economist magazine noted UIGEA provisions were, in fact, passed into practical law by being “tacked on to the end of unrelated legislation” (SAFE Port Act, 2006). The day after UIGEA passed, its clear media message being that iGaming was “illegal in America”, the share prices of every traded iGaming operator and B2B supplier crashed across global public markets without mercy.Public blame and shame has no long-term impact – This crashing of share prices led to the near wholesale withdrawal from the USA by responsible iGaming brands across Q4 2006. Yet, it did not end iGaming – nearly all of the companies negatively impacted in 2006, are now back in the hunt across a newly opening US Market, since the effective repeal of PASPA by SCOTUS in May 2018.In short, the advantage to the player delivered by competitive iGaming is one genie you cannot put back in the bottle, especially given that the pre-internet reality for most players was one where unfair, and lacking in player value, government monopolies predominated. Vague and unclear laws (and subsequent regulation) promote black markets – Few, if any, successful enforcement cases were ever brought under UIGEA – due to the fact it was poorly conceived, created and carried into law. What mattered was the threat matrix potential, and dragging impact upon share price, of continuing to operate in a market where the future regulated reality might be closed to responsible operators for sins committed during the prohibition blackout period. The net effect of UIGEA, and its lag impact upon actual regulation, was simply to create an enormous black market, populated by many companies lacking in the responsible operator credentials of those who had to leave in the first flush of “prohibition fever” that greeted UIGEA’s passage.Players do not appreciate prohibition – They will simply find other options. If a player can find a sportsbook or casino on Google, Facebook or other online platform, via Search or Ads, without even lighting up a VPN, what’s “illegal” about it? Did America cease to be one of the world’s largest iGaming markets as a result of UIGEA? Hell, no…The new Swedish system – observations on the key features The key message for Sweden, right now, is that a law has been passed, and the regulator is there to ensure the efficacy and correct interpretation of that legislation, in line with daily practice by a now legally defined, and permitted, pool of soon-to-be-licensed industry operators.It is still worth highlighting the key areas that definitely require more detailed Q&A for successful future operations, and which trouble me in the absence of explicit clarification, as we approach January 1st 2019, and a new dawn for betting and gaming in Sweden.Player protection – The duty of care concept: How would a “duty of care” work in iGaming given that every player voluntarily chooses to embrace the risk inherent to our products, and this fact lies at the fundamental heart of the player vs house and bookmaker vs bettor relationship? As a legal concept in tort law and claims for negligence, “a duty of care” is well defined, but what is to be considered “excessive gambling” when the means and resources of any one player are unknown to the industry – nor should we enquire outside of KYC and anti-money laundering provisions, since we are not financial institutions and have no wish to become banks.Self-exclusion – One move by a player would close their accounts with all licensed operators. There is no fundamental problem here, but there is when it comes to what the legislation is trying to achieve. If player protection is the beating drum of Swedish iGaming legislation, what about unlicensed sites, and their nexus to potential player harm? Given that there is no monitoring, policing and enforcement regime proposed or being put into effect, at all, how will players truly and meaningfully be protected in the new regulated Swedish market? If a desiring player closes (all) their accounts on a Monday, with licensed providers, then wishes to gamble on a Tuesday, I would suggest that the lack of an enforcement regime across the licensed and unlicensed “level playing field” will soon see that “at-risk” player being serviced by one of potentially hundreds of unlicensed, dark operators, who have not engaged with the licensing process at all.Bonusing – I support the Swedish move to limit financial bonuses to first time players. Yes, it will create widespread account opening and promiscuity, heavily impacting brand loyalty, as players search for the incentives they have become used to and will only get from new site relationships. We did lead to this reality by fostering a copycat culture of mimicking whatever our nearest competitor offered, and an over-reliance upon affiliates and needing to conform to their league table ranking of betting and gaming sites, ordered mainly by virtue of the largest financial incentive.The fact that such bonuses are disbelieved by players, and we needed a way out of the corner we painted ourselves into, is without doubt – we should therefore thank the Swedes for gifting us an opportunity to become more innovative in how we gain and retain players.Marketing – Defining advertising as needing to be “moderate” is unclear and too vague to be workable in practice. We are an innovative and pioneering business at our core, and the marketing of gaming, historically, has never conformed to the practice and habit of any other industry, given our products, perception and player relationships. “Moderate” advertising is no clear or standard rule, and will likely result in internal censorship by compliance teams within the industry, as well as trial and error by operators followed by the inevitable public blame, name and shame fining, which achieves little change or conformity with what the legislature actually intended by this provision in the law. Even the UK, with a somewhat complicated mix of advertising oversight overseen by the Gambling Commission, Clearcast (ad approvals) and the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), has stumbled into an era of confusion without clear rules, uneven application across creative and brands, and a mostly reactive regime upon “public complaints” – all of which combine to the detriment of entertaining, engaging, but possibly compliant, creative across the UK gaming industry. Asserting that advertising channels will be “open to licence holders only” is similarly fraught with issue – there will, without doubt, be many operators who remain outside of the Swedish licensing process. Of course, the “marquee marketing routes” – like television spots – will be harder to reach as few Swedish media owners will want to incur fines for accepting ads from unlicensed operators. That depends upon the size of the financial fine, however, as we’ve seen from UIGEA. Many TV networks in America were simply offered media budgets for the availability of TV ads, such that any fine or litigation potential was simply factored into the cost they charged an unlicensed operator. Sales teams were even motivated to make such deals work given the bonuses they could accrue.last_img read more


Clayton Kershaw reaches milestone birthday still at the top of his game

first_imgWhatever vulnerabilities the back problems of the past two seasons hinted at, the Kershaw the Dodgers have seen this spring certainly looks capable of extending his dominance over hitters into his 30s.“I sure hope so,” he said. “I sure hope so.”Rotation setKershaw will make his franchise-record eighth consecutive opening day start when the Dodgers open the regular season against the San Francisco Giants on March 29. Roberts confirmed Sunday that the current configuration of the starting rotation behind Kershaw is the one with which the Dodgers will open the season.That means left-hander Alex Wood will follow Kershaw with Kenta Maeda, Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu next in that order.“Right now, yeah, that’s where we’re at,” Roberts said. “We have one off day (this week) but that’s kind of what we’re thinking.”Marathon manDodgers third baseman Justin Turner was out of camp Sunday in order to attend the L.A. Marathon. Turner was an honorary starter for the marathon, which began at Dodger Stadium. The Justin Turner Foundation is also an official charity of the marathon.“I think it’s great. He’s obviously done a lot in the city,” Roberts said of giving Turner the pass out of camp for a day. “We have two days off over these six weeks and I’ve tried to give certain guys extra days just to be away and have kind of their own days. For Justin, he wants to take his day and do something for the community. I think that’s fantastic.”AlsoDodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt is expected back in camp today, according to Roberts. Honeycutt has been out of camp for the past week because of a family issue. … Corey Seager played six innings at shortstop Sunday and is expected to play five to seven again on today. It will be his first back-to-back games in the field this spring. Few pitchers in baseball history have reached their 30th birthday more accomplished than Kershaw. Since debuting in 2008, Kershaw is 144-64 with 2.36 ERA and 1.00 WHIP (both the lowest in the live-ball era for a pitcher with a minimum of 1,000 innings pitched). He has three Cy Young Awards, one National League MVP award and a no-hitter. He has finished in the top five of Cy Young voting each of the past seven years and been described as the best pitcher in baseball for much of that run.It’s an awful lot to fit on a birthday cake.“It’s been a lot of fun,” he said. “I’m not a very reflective person but I don’t take for granted the time I’ve been here, no doubt about it. Hopefully, I get to do it a little bit longer.”The back injuries that have pockmarked his past two seasons make that more of an uncertainty. And baseball history is riddled with pitchers who threw too many innings at a young age and were unable to sustain greatness past age 30. Kershaw has already thrown well more than 2,000 innings when postseason games are included.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “The dominance of what he’s done his entire career? That’s a tall ask. That’s a big ask,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kershaw matching his 20s as a 30-something pitcher. “But I still think he’s right there at the top of the game.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season GLENDALE, Ariz.>> Clayton Kershaw ended his 20s the way he spent most of the decade — dominating hitters.The Dodgers ace pitched five scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres Sunday afternoon at Camelback Ranch, keeping his spring ERA at 0.00. Today, he turns 30.“Right now, 30 — just the sound of it … just sounds old,” Kershaw said. “I don’t feel old. But especially with the group of guys we have in here, 30 is different. The core of our team is 25ish.“A wife and two kids, I start feeling old. Now I’m 30. … Pitching-wise, I don’t (feel old). But everything else is telling me the game is getting a little bit younger, for sure.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more