Brazil surpasses one million coronavirus cases

first_imgBrazil passed the bleak milestone of one million coronavirus cases Friday, reporting a new one-day record number of infections as the pandemic continues to surge in Latin America’s largest country.The health ministry said it had recorded 54,771 new infections, a jump it said was largely due to “instability” in its reporting system, which meant some states were reporting figures from multiple days.That brought the total number of infections in Brazil to 1,032,913, with 48,954 deaths — second only to the United States worldwide. It has recorded daily death tolls of more than 1,000 on each of the past four days.Brazil has struggled to set a strategy for dealing with the pandemic.Read also: Coronavirus pandemic accelerating with Americas worst, warns WHOPresident Jair Bolsonaro, who has famously compared the virus to a “little flu,” has clashed with state and local authorities over their use of stay-at-home measures and business closures to contain it.The far-right leader argues the economic impact of such measures risks being worse than the virus itself, and has instead pushed his health ministry to recommend chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as treatments, despite uncertainty about the anti-malaria drugs’ effectiveness against COVID-19.Bolsonaro threatened this month to quit the World Health Organization, accusing it of “ideological bias” against the drugs, and has ditched two health ministers since the start of the pandemic after clashing over policy differences.The health minister he fired in April, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, told AFP Brazilians have suffered because of mixed messages from the government.”The health ministry and state governors are telling people to stay home and practice social distancing, and the president is saying and doing the opposite,” he said.A year and a half into his term, Bolsonaro has been weakened by the pandemic, as well as a series of investigations targeting him and his inner circle and spiraling clashes with Congress and the Supreme Court.The World Bank meanwhile forecasts Latin America’s biggest economy will shrink by a record eight percent this year.Topics : Experts say under-testing means the real numbers are probably much higher.Despite the grim figures, the infection curve in Brazil is finally showing signs of flattening.But the country of 212 million people is one of the most worrying hotspots in the pandemic.Since the start of June, it has registered the most new infections and deaths of any country in the world, according to an AFP count based on official figures — more than 518,000 and 19,000, respectively.last_img read more

Palm Beach shack sells for $1.4 million under the hammer

first_img131 Laguna Ave, Palm Beach sold for $1.4 million. 131 Laguna Ave, Palm Beach sold for $1.4 million.A PALM Beach shack built in the 1970s has sold for $1.4 million — a huge $100,000 over its reserve.The three-bedroom house at 131 Laguna Ave is across two titles on a 1038sq m block of land.It had been held in the same family since 1971 and was put on the market for the first time this year.LJ Hooker Palm Beach agents David Lonie and Mishy Canning took the property to auction.It attracted 12 registered bidders and a crowd of 70 people.“There was a mixture of developers and the basic every day buyer who come along,” Mr Lonie said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“A local family bought it who wants to be close to their family in Palm Beach.“They want to keep it for their family home and eventually build a brand new house.” 131 Laguna Ave, Palm Beach sold for $1.4 million.Mr Lonnie said he had plenty of interest in the property leading up to the auction.“It was a large block that you could separate,” he said.“So we were confident we would reach the reserve — we thought the money would be around that price. The auction went to plan and the numbers definitely stacked up.”He said both the vendors and buyers were happy with the sale.last_img read more

Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo cancelled over virus

first_imgThe Japan Gymnastics Association announced the scrapping of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Tokyo on April 4-5, an Olympic test event, just a few days after saying it would be held without spectators.“Due to the impact of the spread of coronavirus infections in Europe and cancellations of World Cups in other countries, many athletes and judges decided not to participate in the event,” the JGA said in a statement.Leading gymnasts including four-time Olympic gold medallist Biles, who is expected to be among the stars of Tokyo 2020, had been on the original entry list for the event. rhythmic gymnastics Olympic test event scheduled for April 6 is still going ahead, according to the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.“After confirming it is safe to do so, Tokyo 2020 will carry out an operational test within the given dates,” the organisers said, adding they will consult with the International Olympic Committee and Federation Internationale de Gymnastique.The cancellation comes as doubts grow about whether the Games can open as scheduled on July 24.Organisers and the International Olympic Committee insist preparations are moving ahead as scheduled despite cancellations and alterations to events ranging from qualifiers to the torch relay.Tokyo 2020 organisers said Tuesday they had taken the “heartbreaking” decision to scale back parts of flame’s journey across Japan, beginning with its arrival in the country on Friday.A recent poll by Kyodo News showed 70 percent of respondents in Japan said they did not think the Games could be held as scheduled. Read Also: IOC set for crisis talks as fears grow for Tokyo OlympicsBut the IOC said Tuesday there was no change to the programme so far.“The IOC remains fully committed to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and with more than four months to go before the Games there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage,” it said in a statement after its executive board met in Lausanne.“Any speculation at this moment would be counter-productive.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A Tokyo Olympics gymnastics qualifier next month, which had hoped to feature US superstar Simone Biles among its participants, was cancelled Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continued to cast a shadow over this year’s Games.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-WifeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?He Didn’t Agree With His Character Becoming Gay And Quit A Role9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Albert T. Graf

first_imgAlbert T. Graf, of Brookville, was born on March 24, 1928 in New Alsace, Indiana, the son of Otto P. and Pearl Mary Lingg Graf.  He married the love of his life, Maryln C. Mergenthal on August 6, 1949 and she preceded him in death on January 23, 2013.  Albert was owner of Graf Concrete Construction, Inc. which was established in 1965.  He was a member of Holy Guardian Angel Church, NRA, and the Franklin County Conservation Club.  He enjoyed spending time with family, playing Texas Hold’em with family and friends, bowling, trap-shooting, singing and dancing, and farming.  On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the age of 88, Albert passed away at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.Those surviving who will honor Albert’s memory include his eight children, Yvonne (husband: Linden) Brandes, Shelly (husband: Larry) Lunsford, Rena (husband: Jim) Sacksteder, Trisha (husband: the late Dickie) Rosenberger, Alan (wife: Mary) Graf and Greg (wife: Stephanie) Graf, all of Brookville; Lee (wife: Cathy) Graf and Don (wife: Pam) Graf both of Cedar Grove; 24 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mary Ann Knueven of Sunman.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Graf; a son-in-law, Dickie Rosenberger; sister, Helen Klump, and brothers, Edward Graf and Wilbur Graf.Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Rosary will be said at 1:15 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Sean Danda, is Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Guardian Angel Church in Cedar Grove.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dickie Rosenberger Memorial Fund at Franklin County Community Foundation, or to the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Albert Graf.last_img read more

Tammy Abraham on parade as England unveils new Kits

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “We’re united in our goal of representing our fans far and wide. This collection captures that feeling of togetherness we hold so dearly.” Although fans weren’t overly pleased with the design, with one posting on social media: “Hate to say it but they’re both god awful”. The home one looks like a cheap England t-shirt that people buy if they can’t afford the actual shirt.” The Three Lions travel to Iceland for a Nations League fixture on Saturday, before heading to Denmark for another clash. Read AlsoMan United star suffers injury blow, withdraws from England squad Gareth Southgate has a squad of 24 with Jack Grealish receiving his first call-up following the withdrawal of Marcus Rashford and Harry Winks. Conor Coady and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have also been added to the squad with Harry Maguire pulled out. Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham teamed up with Captain Harry kane as they showcased the Three Lions new kits ahead of their Nations league matches. The home jersey stays the traditional white with the badge and Nike swoosh central, while the squad number will also be down the middle. The Three Lions have reverted to a royal blue away kit though with the shirt featuring a nod to the Nineties with a fold-down collar. The side stripes, swoosh and crest are red while the buttons are inscribed with the words “We are Lions/We are England.” The idea is that the kits depict a ‘community of lions’ – players and fans together, united in sharing a dream and are on sale immediately. “This team is closer than it’s ever been before — when we put on that England jersey, all club rivalries are set aside,” said captain Harry Kane. Three Lions showcase new kits ahead Nations league clash Loading… Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role ModelsEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more

GBTI Open Tennis:

first_imgLeacock/Lopes make it into men’s doubles quarterfinalsIT WAS youth over experience as Daniel Lopes and Leyland Leacock took down Andre Lopes and Sandeep Chand in a round of 16 match in the Men’s doubles of the GBTI Open tennis tournament, which concluded its second day of play at the courts of the GBTI Sports Club, in Bel Air.Daniel’s big serving raddled the opponents, as the teams traded games until the set was up 5-all. Lopes and Chand had a hard time holding their own serve, handing the set 7-5 to Daniel and Leacock.Lopes and Chand adjusted their defence and game strategy, but still saw the second set go 6-2 in Lopes and Leacock’s favour. A finalist from last year’s tournament, when he partnered with Nicholas Fenty, Leacock is trying to see if he can battle his way to another final.Last year’s Men’s doubles champion, Anthony Downes, who had partnered Harry Panday for the win, this year teamed up with Jason Andrews and the pair moved on after they received a walkover from Jamal Goodluck and Darren King.In another Men’s double match, the junior pair of Vadeanand Resaul and Adesh Khayyam showed the character of future champions, as they fought with intensity for every point, against Albert Razick and his son Daniel Razick.However Resaul and Khayyam still went under 4-6, 1-6, as the tactical strength of their opponents overpowered them.In the Men’s Open, Andrews ousted Kester Abrams 6-3, 6-3. Abrams had several moments to tip the momentum in the match, creating good angles and guiding several passing winners, but he just kept racking up errors.Andrews will face Khwan Rondney next in the round 16, with both men hoping to make their first GBTI Men’s Open quarterfinal.Meanwhile, on the distaff side, Kalyca Fraser and Sarah Klautky got past their semi-final matches to set up their place in the Girls’ final, while in the Ladies’ doubles they will go from being adversaries to partners, as they disposed of Kury Cobham and Grace McCalman 6-4, 6-2.In the Girls’ semifinals Fraser overpowered Alana Chung’s strong backhands to win 6-3, 6-2, while Klautky got the better of Nathalie Ramdyhan, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.In other matches of the day:Boys’ round of 32Ridhwaan Kasim fell against Brazilian Alexandre DeAlmedia 6-2, 6-0.Ravin Ramprasad achieved a 6-2, 3-6, 10-8 win against Tai Downes.Khalid Gobin outplayed Adesh Khayyam 7-5, 6-1..Akil Brown upset Wayne Baker 6-4, 1-6, 11-9.Shimron Lewis gained a walkover against Daniel Kellman.Nigel Lowe was too much for Ariel Khan, defeating him 6-1, 6-0.last_img read more

Paul replaces Shimron Hetmyer in Guyana Amazon Warriors squad

first_imgTHE Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors has disclosed that West Indies Under-19 World Cup Champions player Keemo Paul has been selected as a replacement for Shimron Hetmyer ahead of this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Hetmyer, who was initially selected by the Guyana Amazon Warriors as the West Indies Youth Player will be on West Indies Senior Team duties and as such Paul has been chosen as his replacement.Paul, who was Hetmyer’s deputy when the West Indies Under-19 team won the Youth World Cup in 2016, made his List A debut in January 2015, playing for the West Indies Under-19s in Trinidad and Tobago.In March this year, the 19-year-old right-handed all-rounder’s First Class debut was overshadowed by injury at the Queen’s Park Oval but he came back with a tournament-winning six-wicket haul at Providence for the Guyana Jaguars.Keemo PaulMeanwhile, Operations Manager, Omar Khan, said, “We welcome Keemo to the Guyana Amazon Warriors team for this year’s CPL. He is a very talented and promising player with lots of potential and his all-round ability brings more value to our team. This is another way of giving young Guyana players opportunities to be part of the biggest party in sport, the CPL, and showcase their skills and talent to the world.”The fifth edition of Hero Caribbean Premier League opens on August 4 in St. Lucia and the final is set for September 9 in Trinidad.Guyana Amazon Warriors full squad: Martin Guptill, Rayad Emrit, Sohail Tanveer, Chadwick Walton, Christopher Lynn, Rashid Khan, Jason Mohammed, Steven Taylor, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshon Primus, Gajanand Singh, Assad Fudadin, Steven Jacobs, Keon Joseph, Steven Katwaroo, Keemo Paul and Muhammad Ali Khan.last_img read more

Skaneateles, Solvay, Westhill baseball win sectional openers

first_imgSkaneateles advanced to face Camden in Tuesday’s sectional quarterfinal, while Solvay, the no. 8 seed, had to survive its own closely-fought sectional game against Canastota, a no. 9 seed who resided in the state Class B top 10 for a portion of the season.This game exactly resembled Skaneateles-Marcellus in that the first six innings went 0-0, Mason Sands effective on the mound for the Bearcats as he, like Scherrer, only allowed two hits while striking out nine.Raiders pitcher Sam DiGeorge was just as good, notching nine strikeouts and limiting Solvay to four hits overall, but the Bearcats stayed patient and, in the seventh, matched Skaneateles with its own walk-off victory.It came when Josh Florczyk doubled, and Robby Clark drove home Florczyk, and once Solvay had secured its spot in the sectional quarterfinals, more good news arrived.Clinton, a no. 16 seed who had to win a play-in game against Cazenovia the day before, shocked no. 1 seed Holland Patent 5-3, so Solvay would get one more game as it would face Clinton to see who would get Skaneateles or Camden in the semifinals at Utica’s Murnane Field.Handed the no. 7 seed for the sectional tournament, Westhill found itself paired against the same Bishop Grimes team it beat 15-5 three days earlier, but the rematch was much more stressful.The Cobras scored three times in the top of the first inning, but the Warriors answered, notching a run in the first and four runs in the second to take a 5-3 lead.It remained that way until the sixth, when Grimes put across a run, and then added a run in the top of the seventh to tie it, 5-5, but Westhill kept its poise and put across the game-winning run in the bottom of that frame off Joe Wike, who had relieved starter Matt Tarby.Philip Zollo, pitching 3 1/3 innings of relief, earned the win. Brandon Amidon-Crawford had two hits, driving in two runs as Jake Zawadzki also had two hits. Zollo, Nick Bistrovich and Ben Coates each had one RBI.While all this was going on, Bishop Ludden, as the no. 16 seed in the Class C sectional tournament, put a scare into top seed Oriskany, but the Gaelic Knights were eliminated in yet another 1-0 decision decided in the bottom of the seventh inning.Even with Tom Westers pitching a gem for Ludden, he didn’t get any help as Oriskany ace Steven Armstrong held the Gaelic Knights to two hits, striking out eight while recording just a single walk, rewarded when Dylan LaSalle, in the seventh, drove in the game-winning run off Westers.In the sectional quarterfinals on Tuesday, Westhill faces no. 2 seed Port Byron/Union Springs, with the winner going to the semifinals against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill or Adirondack. Cregg Scherrer, the Lakers’ ace, found himself in a tense duel with Mustangs pitcher Jared Sammon, each of them tossing five shutout innings as Sammon allowed five hits and two walks, but constantly escaped trouble.Hugh White relieved Sammon in the sixth, and pitched a scoreless frame of his own as Scherrer worked all the way to the seventh, accumulating nine strikeouts while only allowing singles to Aiden Shea and Jack Flynn.It was still 0-0 when, in the bottom of the seventh, Nate Wellington reached base, and raced around with the winning run when Jimmy Liberatore singled. Luke Viggiano was the only Lakers player to record two hits. Three area high school baseball teams made it through Friday’s opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs – and their respective paths to a championship may have opened up, too.Skaneateles survived a tense 1-0 battle with Marcellus as Solvay beat Canastota by that same score, while in the other half of the sectional bracket,  Westhill needed its own late production to get past Bishop Grimes 6-5.Entering the sectional tournament, Skaneateles sported a no. 4 seed and nine-game win streak, and now faced a Marcellus side it beat 6-2 a week earlier. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaseballMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWesthilllast_img read more

Michigan can learn from 1-0

first_imgAs hokey as the 1-0 mentality seems, there’s a lot of truth to it.Granted, it’s perpetually difficult to determine whether players and coaches actually do just focus on the week at hand when the temptations to look at the big picture are there. Yet on the same account, that’s what makes the philosophy so ingenious — if you focus in on the detail of each week and get the results, the big picture will solve itself.So much speculation was made at the beginning of the season about how well Wisconsin would do in 2007. These preseason theories revolved around two games on back-to-back weekends: Michigan Nov. 3 and Ohio State Nov. 10.If Wisconsin could win both of those games, fans and members of the media said, it would be crowned Big Ten champions and could even be in a position to play for a national championship in New Orleans.As for the first eight games, they’d take care of themselves; they are almost certainly write-in wins for Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan.That theory held up for an entire 59:54 of football until Appalachian State showed up and blocked Michigan’s game-winning field goal attempt to send the Wolverines to arguably the most humiliating loss in NCAA Division-I history.Michigan followed a performance to forget with its biggest defeat in 39 years, a 39-7 loss to Oregon.Those two losses do not spell the end of Michigan’s season, although many are seeing it that way, and the players seem to have all but given up. And without quarterback Chad Henne, who is listed as “very doubtful” for the Michigan-Notre Dame game this weekend, the offense might be as anemic as the defense is terrible.If the Wolverines go 1-0 this week and continue that into the ensuing nine weeks after that, they could still win the Big Ten title. (I’m trying to rationalize why the team should continue trying.) If they can right the ship with a change of mind — and that’s a big if — those early November games will still hold significant meaning.The lesson to be learned from Michigan’s struggles, however, is that players, teams, fans and media members alike cannot overlook anyone or any team.Think about it: If all that mattered were those games in November, what would be the point of playing any other games leading up to that time? There wouldn’t, which is why the 1-0 philosophy is the key to success.The mastermind behind this ingenious idea is University of Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema.Wisconsin is now 14-1 under him, and finds ways to win when other teams don’t.There was a situation last year when his team was down by 14 points at the break to a team Wisconsin was supposed to beat: Illinois. The fact that it was Halloween weekend probably didn’t help the situation, as very few fans were cheering in the stands throughout the first half, probably still hung over from the previous night’s festivities. And the team seemed in a stupor as well. Needless to say, Wisconsin overlooked Illinois in the first half, much like everyone overlooked the front end of Michigan’s schedule.In the locker room Bielema asked his team what the score was, and universally everyone responded, “0-0.”Bielema replied, “You’re close; we’re down by 14.”He continued his spiel by saying that the team needed to play Wisconsin football — move the chains, keep the ball in hand on defense and tackle and strip the football better. Wisconsin went out and won that game 30-24 by scoring 20 unanswered points indicating, according to Bielema, that the Badgers knew how to settle down and do business.When a similar situation occurred Saturday night in Las Vegas, the Badgers were not deterred; they found a way to win a dogfight against the pesky Rebels.”A lot of teams that play bad find a way to lose, but we found a way to win tonight,” linebacker Elijah Hodge said.So to all the Lloyd Carr’s of the world, I say this: Take some advice from a man who knows where it’s at. Instead of trying to calculate how many wins you’ll need this season to keep your job, focus on picking up that first win against Notre Dame this weekend, and going… 1-0.Kevin is a senior majoring in economics and journalism. Interested in living your life by the 1-0 mentality? He probably can’t help you there. For general questions about his writing, or how you can write for The Badger Herald, he can be reached at read more

Dodgers still in hunt for a long reliever as Opening Day roster deadline approaches

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Two games remain before Opening Day, and the Dodgers’ 25-man roster is set.Almost.The eighth and final bullpen job remains up for grabs. Officially, Brock Stewart and Dennis Santana are candidates for the role, whose parameters are simple.“The thing for that position is length,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “You need to protect guys. That’s kind of the role.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Roberts made one notable change to the batting order Tuesday. He batted Corey Seager second and Justin Turner third, reversing their order from the first two games of the series. The rest of the first seven spots remained constant: Joc Pederson led off, Max Muncy batted fourth, A.J. Pollock fifth, Cody Bellinger sixth and Kiké Hernandez seventh.The Dodgers’ catcher will bat eighth. Roberts reiterated Tuesday that Austin Barnes will see more playing time than Russell Martin.“The first seven days, it’s going to be 4-3 Austin,” Roberts said. “I think that’s letting both these guys get their legs under them as the season progresses. I see Austin getting more the lion’s share but as any season goes on, performance matters.”ALSOClayton Kershaw will throw a 3-inning simulated game Saturday afternoon, Roberts said. … Some players will work out tomorrow at Dodger Stadium, Roberts said. … Martin has periodically fielded ground balls on the infield during pregame warmups. He started 16 games at third base for the Blue Jays last year, plus one each at shortstop and left field. However, Roberts said he intends to keep Martin behind the plate: “I think there’s more a chance to see Austin out there (on the infield), to keep a catcher in the game if I feel we need to.” …  Dodger Stadium will open its gates at 10 a.m. on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Pregame ceremonies will begin at 12:30 p.m. … SportsNet LA will televise the pregame player introductions live. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Listed at 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-4 respectively, Stewart and Santana have ample height and wingspan. But the length Roberts wants is measured in innings (or pitches), and both Stewart and Santana have pitched three innings or more this spring. Every other Dodgers pitcher who can say the same is already in the starting rotation.“We don’t have a whole lot of candidates, as you can tell,” Roberts said.Stewart and Santana were previously optioned to the Dodgers’ minor league camp, but they can be added back to the major league roster at any time.Officially, the Dodgers have 28 players on a roster that must be trimmed to 25 and submitted to Major League Baseball by 9 a.m. on Thursday. Of those 28, three (Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw and Tony Cingrani) will begin the season on the injured list. Another, Andrew Toles, is on the restricted list.In the meantime, the Dodgers figure to be active on the trade and free agent markets for a pitcher who’s pitched three innings or more in spring training. Since there’s an open spot on their 40-man roster already, the Dodgers would not have to make a corresponding move to accommodate a new pitcher. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start BATTING ORDER SETThe Dodgers will face three right-handers in their season-opening series against the Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke (Thursday), Zack Godley (Saturday) and Luke Weaver (Sunday). Left-hander Robbie Ray starts Friday.That means the Dodgers’ Freeway Series lineups, all drawn up in response to a right-handed opponent, were an accurate preview of what to expect in three of their first four games. Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval replaced right-hander Jaime Barría late Tuesday afternoon, but Roberts did not adjust his lineup in response.Related Articleslast_img read more