Report: Yasiel Puig to Serve Three Game Suspension During Boston Red Sox Series

first_img Related Topics2019 Cleveland IndiansYasiel Puig Payton Vince Monday night the Cleveland Indians open a three game series against the Boston Red Sox.Before the Indians game tonight, the Indians twitter account posted the lineup per usual but included in the fact that Yasiel Puig will start to serve his three game suspension.Yasiel Puig has dropped his appeal and will serve a 3-game suspension beginning tonight.Let’s win today’s game.#RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/FIDzZnyC6m— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 12, 2019Puig appealed beforehand and has been able to play since the altercation that took place during the Reds vs Pirates game that broke out in a brawl the night Puig was traded.Many believed the appeal wouldn’t be heard until the Indians traveled to New York for their series of games against both the Yankees and Mets.With Puig serving his suspension and dropping his appeal, Puig can play against the Yankees and Mets.Hopefully with Puig gone for a few games Franmil Reyes can find himself and get in a groove.center_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.last_img read more

‘Crocodile Hunter’ pulled out stingray’s barb in final moments

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles “It shows that Steve came over the top of the ray and the tail came up, and spiked him here (in the chest), and he pulled it out, and the next minute he’s gone,” Stainton told reporters in Cairns, the nearest city to tiny Batt Reef off Australia’s far northeast coast where the accident happened. Stainton said the video was “shocking.” “It’s a very hard thing to watch, because you are actually witnessing somebody die, and it’s terrible,” he said. The tape was not released to the public. Queensland state police took possession of a copy for a coroner’s investigation. Stainton estimated Irwin’s distance from the stingray when the attack happened at about three feet. BEERWAH, Australia – Steve Irwin pulled a poisonous stingray barb from his chest in his dying moments, his longtime manager said Tuesday, after watching videotape of the attack that killed the popular “Crocodile Hunter.” Irwin’s body was returned home to Beerwah, a hamlet in southeastern Queensland on the fringe of the Outback where he lived with his wife and two young children. Irwin turned a modest reptile park opened by his parents into Australia Zoo, a wildlife reserve that has become an international tourist attraction. Hundreds placed bouquets and handwritten notes at an ad hoc shrine to the popular 44-year-old naturalist outside the park, and other tributes flowed in from Canberra to Hollywood. The dramatic details of Irwin’s death Monday as he was shooting a program on the Great Barrier Reef were disclosed by John Stainton, his manager and close friend. He said he had viewed the videotape showing the TV star pulling the poisonous stingray barb from his chest. State police Superintendent Michael Keating said Irwin was “interacting” with the stingray when it flicked its tail and speared his chest with the bone-hard serrated spine it bore the normally placid animal’s main defense mechanism. “There is no evidence Mr. Irwin was threatening or intimidating the stingray,” Keating said, addressing speculation that a man who became famous by leaping on crocodiles and snatching up snakes must have been too close for the animal’s comfort. Irwin’s boundless energy and daredevil antics around deadly beasts made him a household name as the Discovery Channel’s “The Crocodile Hunter,” with a reported audience of more than 200 million. Australia’s leaders interrupted Parliament’s normal business to eulogize Irwin. “He was a genuine, one-off, remarkable Australian individual and I am distressed at his death,” Prime Minister John Howard said. His opposition counterpart, Kim Beazley, said: “He was not only a great Aussie bloke, he was determined to instill his passion for the environment and its inhabitants in everybody he met.” Friend and Oscar-winner Russell Crowe said from New York: “He was and remains the ultimate wildlife warrior.” The U.S. Embassy issued a statement saying Irwin was an unofficial Australian ambassador to the United States. “With his humor and irrepressible sense of adventure, he represented those things our citizens find most appealing about Australia and its wonderful way of life,” it said. Hundreds of people journeyed Tuesday to Australia Zoo to remember Irwin. Tia Koivisto drove her daughter Ella, 3, for more than an hour from the Queensland capital of Brisbane to lay a floral tribute. “I was quite moved by what happened, I felt I had to come up and pay my respects,” Koivisto said. People thronged around the entrance of the park, near a billboard featuring Irwin holding a crocodile in his arms and his catch phrase, “Crikey!” It reopened the day after Irwin’s death following a staff meeting to discuss its future. “We’re all devastated,” said Gail Gipp, the park’s hospital wildlife manager. “It is very surreal at the moment. We’re determined to carry on what he would have wanted.” There was no condolence book, but mourners lined up to sign messages onto khaki work shirts another Irwin trademark that were draped outside the gate. Someone placed flowers in the mouth of a wooden crocodile nearby. “Mate, you made the world a better place,” read one poster left at the gate. “Steve, our hero, our legend, our wildlife warrior,” read another. “I thought you were immortal. How I wish that was true,” said a third. Zoo spokesman Peter Lang said Irwin’s wife, Terri, of Eugene, Ore., daughter Bindi, 8, and son Bob, 2, arrived Monday night from the island state of Tasmania, where they had been vacationing when Irwin was killed. The family hasn’t spoken about Irwin’s death or announced funeral plans, although Queensland Premier Peter Beattie offered a state funeral. “We’ll never replace Steve,” said Michael Hornby, head of the Wildlife Warriors, one of the Irwin family’s conservation charities. “He was part of the family, like he came out of the television set and into your living room. That’s why there’s been such an outpouring of emotion here and around the world. Everybody thought they knew him.”165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more