Cervelli has stitches removed from right hand
By Adam Berry / MLB.com | 05/07/2013 4:02 PM ET
TAMPA, Fla. — When the Yankees placed Francisco Cervelli on the disabled list, they estimated he’d need a minimum of six weeks to recover. In reality, Cervelli said Tuesday, it could be another five weeks before he even begins baseball activities.
Cervelli had the stitches taken out of his fractured right hand Tuesday. He said he’ll need to wear a cast for the next three weeks, and only then, depending on how he feels, can he start throwing, hitting and so on.
“There’s not much I can do right now, but I feel very good,” Cervelli said. “Every day is better.”
For now, Cervelli is just getting through the early stages of his rehab, riding a stationary bike and doing leg and core exercises to stay in shape while he’s sidelined.
Cervelli’s was injured on April 26 and immediately knew his hand was broken when it was clipped by a foul tip off the bat of Toronto’s Rajai Davis. That left Cervelli with nothing to do but recover in Tampa, joining the many other injured Yankees at the club’s Minor League complex.
“It’s sad in some part, because we’ve been part of the team and everybody knows what we can do. But everyone’s ready to go,” Cervelli said. “And I could be the catcher on this team — because we’ve got a team here.
“The guys who are playing right now are doing a great job. When we have the chance to go back, we’ll be better.”
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South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius weeps as he appears in the Pretoria magistrates court for murder charges.
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God loves us all. Chris Broussard!
ESPN analyst Chris Broussard called being gay an “open rebellion to God”
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
By Terry Freiden, CNN Justice Producer
Washington (CNN) – The Justice Department late Tuesday formally filed its case against Lance Armstrong and his company Tailwind Sports for millions of dollars that the U.S. Postal Service spent to sponsor the cycling team.
“The USPS paid approximately $40 million to sponsor the USPS cycling team from 1998 to 2004,” the court document says.
The government said it was intervening to recover triple the amount of the sponsorship funds under the False Claims Act, which could bring a total of more than $100 million in damages.
“Ryan Steven Lochte (pron.: /ˈlɒkti/, lock-tee; born August 3, 1984) is an American competitive swimmer and an eleven-time Olympic medalist (five gold, three silver, three bronze). His seven individual Olympic medals rank as second all-time in men’s swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley (long and short course), and the 400-meter individual medley (short course).
Lochte’s success has earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award and the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice. He has also been named the FINA Swimmer of the Year twice. He has won a total of 70 medals in major international competition, 45 gold, 14 silver, and 11 bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, Pan American, and Pan Pacific Championships.
Lochte specializes in the backstroke and individual medley, but is also a freestyle swimmer. He is noted for the speed and distance he attains while kicking underwater. Lochte is also known for his dominance in the short course format (25-yard and 25-meter long swimming pools).” [WIKI]
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In his first interview since returning to the U.S. from an unprecedented visit to North Korea last week, former NBA star Dennis Rodman said he bears a message for President Obama from the country’s oppressive leader, Kim Jong Un.
“He wants Obama to do one thing: Call him,” Rodman told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.” “He said, ‘If you can, Dennis – I don’t want [to] do war. I don’t want to do war.’ He said that to me.”
The athlete also offered Kim some diplomatic advice for potential future talks with President Obama.
“[Kim] loves basketball. And I said the same thing, I said, ‘Obama loves basketball.’ Let’s start there,” Rodman said.
Rodman’s comments come just days after the basketball star shocked the world with an unexpected trip to Pyongyang, North Korea, becoming the first known American to publicly meet with the mysterious Kim since he assumed command of the totalitarian nation after the death of his father, Kim Jong-Il in 2011.
The young leader has defied U.N. sanctions by continuing to develop North Korea’s nuclear arms and missile program, which he says is aimed at the U.S.
Kim is often regarded as one of the world’s most oppressive leaders, presiding over prison camps and allowing millions of his own people to starve.
Rodman likely now has more firsthand impressions of Kim than any other American. He offered some insight to Kim’s personality this morning.
“He loves power. He loves control,” Rodman said, of his new “friend.” “But guess what? He doesn’t want war. That’s one thing he doesn’t want.”