Giants designate Williamson for assignment, Sandoval makes club

first_imgSAN DIEGO–The Giants’ release of their Opening Day roster turned out to be anticlimactic, but that wasn’t good news for Mac Williamson.The Giants announced Thursday they have designated Williamson, 28, for assignment after the power-hitting corner outfielder hit .237 in 59 spring at-bats. Williamson can still remain in the Giants’ organization if he clears waivers and is outrighted to Triple-A, but after a rough spring, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi elected to move in a …last_img

isiZulu news site a world first

first_img2 July 2004The isiZulu language has burst onto the Internet with the launch of Isolezwe – the world’s first isiZulu news website.Powered by Independent Online, the site carries the same content as Isolezwe, South Africa’s leading isiZulu newspaper.Initially, Isolezwe’s online content will be available free to view as an incentive to encourage online user – readers can sign up for a one-month free trial subscription. Ultimately, the site’s “premium content” area will be subscription-based.The online edition follows Isolezwe’s launch into the KwaZulu-Natal newspaper market in 2002. According to Independent Online, Isolezwe has established a readership of 339 000 a day, making it the biggest daily newspaper in KwaZulu-Natal.“We are excited by the site as it means we are now accessible throughout the country – and globally”, said Isolezwe editor Philani Mgwaba.Mgwaba said the site would target the “emerging, urban-based, aspirational and knowledgeable Zulu market”.Whereas isiZulu readers may have been hesitant or unable to go online before, the site would encourage them to use the Internet as an information tool, Mgwaba said.Mgwaba added that the site would be useful to people interested in learning isiZulu as a language.Babs Abba Omar, content manager of Independent Online, said that while the newspaper’s distribution was confined to street sales, the website would enhance Isolezwe’s readership among isiZulu-speaking people – of whom there are nine million in the country.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

17 days agoFive to go: Spurs to sell stars – including Dier

first_imgFive to go: Spurs to sell stars – including Dierby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEric Dier is to be transfer-listed by Tottenham in January, it has been revealed.The Times says Dier will be joined by Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier and Victor Wanyama on the list with a mid-season shake-up seemingly on the agenda. Tottenham went into the international break in miserable circumstances after conceding 10 goals in two games with the 3-0 defeat by Brighton following the 7-2 demolition by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Dier has struggled for minutes this season following the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele and has featured just three times. England team-mate Harry Winks appears to be the preferred option alongside Ndombele and so Dier has been forced to take a peripheral role so far. With a lack of involvement the report details how Pochettino is willing to sell Dier and some of his misfiring team-mates in a bid to freshen up the ailing squad. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Reports: Florida Quarterback Will Grier Likely To Transfer

first_imgA close up of a Florida Gators helmet sitting on the field.7 Oct 2000: A view of the Florida Gators football helmet taken on the field during the game against the LSU Tigers at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainsville, Florida. The Gators defeated the Tigers 11-9.Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran /AllsportIn six games for the Florida Gators this season, quarterback Will Grier was extremely impressive. Grier threw for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions, and completed over 65-percent of his passes, leading UF to a 6-0 start to the season. After being suspended 12 games for performance enhancing drugs, Grier will not be eligible to play until mid-way through next year, but according to a multiple reports, it is unlikely that his next game comes as a Gator.I can confirm Scout report that QB Will Grier is transferring from #Gators. Approached coaching staff about it last week.— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) December 19, 2015 Here’s more from Scout’s Bob Redman. Team sources have informed FightinGators.com that Florida redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier approached the coaching staff this week and asked for a transfer. …Last week, Jim McElwain said that Grier would be back with the program January 5, after being asked to stay away from team activities and allow the team to play through the season without the distraction of Grier being around and unavailable.Despite the ability to return and compete for the job again, one which he wouldn’t be allowed to play until October 15, 2016 against Missouri, sources are telling FightinGators.com that Grier will likely transfer to another program.Redman notes that there is a chance that Grier stays, but assuming this decision stays, it is a huge blow to a Florida team that became very inept offensively without Grier. If he transfers to another FBS program, he will sit the entire 2016 season, and return as a junior in 2017.[Scout]last_img read more