Lessar Signs with Yankees


first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Jarod Lessar/New York Yankees Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU baseball pitcher Jarod Lessar signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees on Sunday.Lessar, a right-hander out of Price, Utah, played the last two seasons with the Cougars after transferring from USU Eastern. During his junior season in 2019, he helped BYU win the WCC title, posting a 3-2 record with a 4.44 ERA. In 19 appearances and seven starts Lessar racked up 44 strikeouts in 48.2 innings on the year.In his shortened senior season this spring, Lessar made four starts in five appearances, totaling 15 strikeouts and a 4.41 ERA over 16.1 innings.“I couldn’t be happier for Jarod,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “He is such a great example of how hard work and dedication to your craft pays off. Jarod earned this opportunity and I’m glad the Yankees recognize his talent. We will miss him, but we wish him the best of luck as he begins his professional career.”With the Major League Baseball Draft cut to five rounds this year instead of its usual 40, clubs are allowed to sign as many draft-eligible players as they want during a free agent period that began at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday.Lessar will report to the Yankees in Tampa, Florida, as the MLB begins to set training and playing dates for the upcoming season. June 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local Lessar Signs with Yankees Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Caloundra house promises good night’s sleep with epic floating bedroom above the pool


first_imgBuilt by Jon Mees Homes, the property’s standout feature has to be the master bedroom, which appears to float effortlessly above the $140,000 swimming pool. The house is an architectural marvelOther features include a custom-made rock pond with fish, an open-plan five-car garage and about $80,000-worth of landscaping.Worth about $4 million, the new-build is set on a 1459sq m corner block with 68m of canal frontage. The pool cost $140,000Mr Christopher of the award-winning Christopher Design Group said he came up with the concept for the resort-style house after being given free-rein by the home’s owner.“He wanted something iconic to look good from the air and the water,” Mr Christopher said. “It’s certainly a unique-shaped home — a real engineering masterpiece. It’s got a curve and an angle and a 30-degree wall.” More than $80,000 was spent on landscapingMr Christopher said he used materials such as Onxy Cloud (stone), which came from Sydney in two slabs, as part of the build.“A lot of detail has gone into it. The plumbing and electrics are hidden in the floor. Everything has been done from underneath,” he said. The roof over the bathroom is curvedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoFor builder John Mees, tackling the ‘showstopper’ property was a challenge he was not prepared to pass up.It was “definitely right up there”, said Mr Mees, who took 16 months to complete the build.From the water, the home certainly attracts the eye of anyone chugging past, but Mr Mees said that what they saw was just a hint of the detail that had gone into the lavish home. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSunshine Coast show-stopper01:00 FOLLOW RESHNI RATNAM ON INSTAGRAM Materials transported from Sydney were used in the build“The home was designed specifically for the owner’s needs and includes four bedrooms, two of which are joined but can be opened up for a more practical use,” he said.“There’s four bathrooms and a separate guest quarters.“The stand out feature is the master bedroom pod with its breathtaking roofline.”Mr Mees said while this type of home was not necessarily the future of Queensland housing, it was definitely a “unique” build.center_img More homes hit the market during early coronavirus social isolation The bedroom pod at 6 Delisser Place, Pelican Waters, is the new-build’s standout featureWhen building designer Tim Christopher was given the brief “do what you want, just make it iconic”, he did just that.The result is a multimillion-dollar, showstopping property on the waterfront at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. MORE: First look at Karl Stefanovic’s epic Noosa retreatlast_img read more

Former ESPN NBA reporter criticized for hypocritical tweets about George Floyd protests


first_imgThe apparent hypocrisy was not lost on Twitter.Oops pic.twitter.com/cUAYD5BIYj— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 31, 2020MORE: Falcons player apologizes for ‘misguided’ tweet about George Floyd protestsThe photo of a burning building was, according to the Star Tribune, an affordable housing development under construction. The complex had 189 units and was expected to open later this year.Palmer did delete the first tweet where he said to “burn that s— down,” but his tweets since have defended his stance from the second tweet. When one Twitter user called him out the opposing language in his two tweets, he responded in part, “don’t talk to me about what you don’t know.”I took rubber bullets and tear gas yesterday standing on the front lines. I risked my life trying to get pictures and video. Don’t talk to me about what you don’t know about little girl. https://t.co/Giwae59OB7— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) May 31, 2020In another response, he willingly admitted that he’s free to change his stance.You better damn well believe I can.— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) May 31, 2020Palmer, who worked at ESPN for 14 years and Bleacher Report for two years, offered some additional thoughts on the situation. He tweeted, “Tear up your own s—. Don’t come to where we live at and tear our neighborhood up. We care about our community. If you don’t care about yours I don’t give a s—.”Welp. They’re gone. Security called the cops and they swarmed. Some scattered, others were arrested. (You hate to see it.) Tense moments. There’s graffiti everywhere. We live in a beautiful, safe community and have pride. These people had no pride and weren’t protesters.— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) May 31, 2020UPDATE: Palmer had a direct response to the criticism he faced with a pair of statements. “A couple of nights ago I [retweeted] a picture of a burning building in [Minnesota],” Palmer tweeted. “I did not know it was low income housing for many. That was my mistake. I do not endorse property destruction of any kind. Real protestors don’t loot. Peaceful protest is the only way. Be safe. God Bless.”Got hit with rubber bullets, tear gas and rocks. Yet both the left and right are mad at me. You just can’t win anymore.”Obviously, I didn’t choose the right words. It was a crazy weekend. Lots of stress and panic. Tear gas is a mother. I don’t endorse property destruction in any form. I’m not perfect. But I will work at it. Be well. Take care.” Veteran NBA reporter Chris Palmer was called out on Twitter for a pair of tweets he sent within the span of a few days.Palmer was offering his thoughts on the protests across the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death. On Thursday night, Palmer quote-tweeted a photo of a burning building with the caption, “Burn that s— down. Burn it all down.” But shortly after midnight on Sunday, Palmer had a change of tone once protesters showed up closer to where he lived.last_img read more