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first_img He’s known for being the driving force along with Roland Hemond and Long Beach’s Harry Minor behind the creation of the Professional Scouts Foundation that has raised more than a half million dollars in a mere two years to assist retired scouts who have fallen on difficult times. He’s known for having one of the most successful life insurance businesses in the country that caters to many Hollywood celebrities, and his Gilbert-Krupin company in Beverly Hills has made him wealthy beyond his wildest boyhood dreams he had while growing him in modest circumstances in Gardena. Gilbert knows all the tricks since he employed so many of them himself, and the White Sox have not fallen victim to the slick manipulations of shrewd agents like the one who the past offseason suckered the general manager of the Dodgers, Paul DePodesta, into overpaying for J.D. Drew ($55 million for five years), Derek Lowe ($38 million for four years) and Odalis Perez ($28 million for three years). It’s not exactly a coincidence that the White Sox, at $72 million, had the seventh-lowest payroll among the eight playoff teams, ahead of only the San Diego Padres. “We’re not a team with a lot of stars,” says Reinsdorf. But the team that did have a lot of stars, the New York Yankees, with their obscene $220 million payroll, is on vacation. And the team that spent about a third as much, the White Sox, will be attempting to win the franchise’s first world championship since 1917. There is no doubt the general manager of the White Sox, Ken Williams, has done an admirable job putting together a balanced team with all the necessary ingredients a proficient leadoff batter (Scott Podsednik), a trio of sluggers (Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye and Carl Everett), a center fielder who covers a lot of ground (Aaron Rowand), three sure-fielding infielders who can hit (Joe Crede, Tadahito Iguchi and Juan Uribe), consistent starting pitchers (Jose Contreras, Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddy Garcia) and a reliable bullpen (Bobby Jenks, Orlando Hernandez, Neal Cotts, Luis Vizcaino, Dustin Hermanson and Demaso Marte). There is also no doubt that Dennis Gilbert has played a role in the surprising emergence of the White Sox as an elite team. He was involved in the off-season negotiations with Iguchi, an exceptional second baseman from Japan who signed with the White Sox for two years at $4 million, with an option for a third year for $3 million. Contrast that with the inflated contract the New York Mets gave to another Japanese infielder named Kaz Matsui, who was given $20 million over three years. Because the White Sox were able to secure Iguchi at such a modest price, the team had enough money left over to sign El Duque Hernandez, who has become a valuable reliever. “Like I said, Dennis has been of great value to our team,” says Reinsdorf. Ironically, the first time Jerry Reinsdorf met Dennis Gilbert came in 1985 when Gilbert was representing a young White Sox shortstop named Ozzie Guillen. “Dennis and I immediately became good friends, and he’s helped us in so many ways since he came with us,” says Reinsdorf, a Brooklyn native who grew up in Flatbush and was a Dodger loyalist who attended Jackie Robinson’s first game at Ebbetts Field in 1947. “Dennis is such a nice guy, and he reminds me of a Jewish mother. He’s always concerned and worried about everything. He’s very caring.” These are euphoric times for Jerry Reinsdorf, whose 25-year ownership of the White Sox is exceeded only by the team’s founder Charles Comiskey (1901-1931). “It always was big when we were in the NBA Finals because we had an Elvis Presley-caliber celebrity on our team in Michael Jordan,” says Reinsdorf. “But the World Series is much bigger. I’ve never seen Chicago this excited. Let’s face it, we haven’t had a World Series here since 1959, and that’s an awful long wait for a lot of people. Winning all those championships with the Bulls was great, but it would be the ultimate of my sports career if we win a world championship.” Jerry Reinsdorf received a call from Jeff Torborg, the one-time Florida Marlin manager, after the 2003 season, recommending Guillen to fill the White Sox’s managerial opening. “Ozzie had been a coach under Jeff with the Marlins, and Torborg told me Ozzie was ready to be a manager,” relates Reinsdorf. “I knew Ozzie had a brilliant baseball mind and was a happy-go-lucky fellow. And so I had Ken Williams give him an interview. And Williams immediately liked Guillen, and hired him.” Of course, in the background, you can be sure Dennis Gilbert also was putting in kind words about Guillen to Reinsdorf. “What I like so much about Dennis is that he knows all the scuttlebutt that’s going on around our sport,” says Reinsdorf of the man who lives in Hidden Hills West near Calabasas next door to Stevie Wonder. And what Jerry Reinsdorf also likes about Dennis Gilbert is that Gilbert has a keen comprehension of the financial structure of the game, meaning the White Sox’s success is especially satisfying to Reinsdorf since it has come without his having to pay out outlandish sums to his players like the owners do in New York, Boston and even Anaheim. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHICAGO — Dennis Gilbert is known for once being the high profile agent of such players as Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, George Brett, Bret Saberhagen, Curt Schilling and countless others. He’s known for donating more than a million dollars for the construction of a stadium that bears his name at Southwest Community College in south central Los Angeles for major-league baseball’s RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) program. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He’s known for being a one-time minor-league center fielder nicknamed Go Go for his knack of stealing bases, and even played for Minor one season in Visalia. But what isn’t known about Dennis Gilbert is that he has played an important behind-the-scenes role in the remarkable rise of the Chicago White Sox, who make their first World Series appearance in 46 years Saturday night when they face the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field. The owner of the White Sox, Jerry Reinsdorf, hired Gilbert five years ago to be his special assistant, and says he speaks on the phone to Gilbert at least three times a day. “Dennis has made valuable contributions to the organization and to me since he came aboard,” says Reinsdorf, who’s also the long-time owner of the Chicago Bulls and has six NBA titles rings from the Michael Jordan era. “He goes to all of the Dodgers and Angels games out in Southern California, and also is very helpful in contract negotiations.” It is the latter, of course, that is Gilbert’s greatest asset, since he was on the other side for so many years working the angles to dredge as much money as he could out of management for his clients. last_img read more

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QPR youngster targets regular first-team spot

first_imgMichael Petrasso believes his pace and skill out wide will eventually see him become a regular in the QPR side.The 20-year-old made only the third start of his Rangers career in Monday’s 1-0 defeat by Burnley.He joined the club in 2013 from Toronto FC and had to learn his trade during loan spells at Oldham, Coventry, Leyton Orient and Notts County.But he told QPR’s website he feels he is now ready for a run in the team.Petrasso said: “I have been waiting patiently on the bench, and getting minutes here and there, so it was great to start.“I thought I played well. I had a couple of chances to score and hopefully I can continue from here and get more minutes.“I have been involved in and around the team for two or three years now. Hopefully I can gain more experience now, get more minutes off the bench and become a regular.“I am at the stage now where I need to prove myself to be a major contender for a spot in the side.”Petrasso, a Canada Under-23 international who has also made a couple of senior squads, also explained what he feels he can bring to the Rangers side.“My game revolves around dribbling and pace,” he said.“I try to take my opportunities when I can in the wide areas and take people on. I will try and stick to that and hopefully I will succeed.”See also:Gallen feared Petrasso would leave QPRQPR fans on Twitter criticise PhillipsYoungsters feature as QPR lose at BurnleyBristol City boss praises QPR duoFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Odisha asks banks to improve cash availability in cyclone affected areas

first_imgOdisha government has asked banks to improve cash availability to enable people in cyclone-affected districts to buy essential items.“Mobile ATMs have been sent to Puri by the State Cooperative Bank and SBI. Now seven mobile ATMs are functioning in Puri,” said Chief Secretary A. P. Padhi, after chairing a Special State Level Bankers Committee meeting here on Friday. “SBI will send 10 more ATMs. Cash availability is not a problem in the State.” Digital payment and cash withdrawal from ATMs were affected as power had not been restored in many areas ever since cyclone Fani hit Odisha on May 3. People were seen standing in long queues in front of the rare functional ATM counters in Bhubaneswar. Unavailability of cash had forced students to go back to their villages. Wage payment to daily labourers was affected.The Odisha government’s decision to hand out ₹2000 in cash as part of the Chief Minister’s package has proved to be of great help.The special State Level Banker’s Committee discussed the measures banks and insurance companies must take in cyclone affected areas. The SLBC resolved that existing loans would be rescheduled and fresh loans would be extended.“The loans may be rescheduled keeping in view the lower cash flow to SHGs and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Bankers would provide all assistance to bail out the tourism industry in Puri. Insurance companies would also relax the document requirements, simplify the process and expedite payment of claims,” it was resolved in the SLBC. The Chief Secretary urged the banks to operationalise all their branches in Puri by Monday. Banking has been largely unaffected in all affected districts except Puri.last_img read more

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle

first_imgLos Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) is carried off the court by Michael Beasley, left, and Lance Stephenson after Ball sustained an injury during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)LOS ANGELES — Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle.Ball was injured in the third quarter of the Lakers’ 138-134 overtime loss at Houston on Saturday night. He remained on the court for a couple of minutes talking with trainers before he was helped to his feet where he hopped on his right foot for a few steps before being carried off the court and to the locker room by teammates Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Seeing similarities between Adrien Broner and Floyd Mayweather, Jerwin Ancajas confident Manny Pacquiao will beat ‘Money’ in case of rematch SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes An MRI revealed a Grade 3 sprain, the team tweeted Sunday.James has missed the Lakers’ last 13 games with a strained left groin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLos Angeles hosts Golden State on Monday night. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

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Nokia confirms new product launch on July 11, could be Nokia X5 aka Nokia 5.1 Plus

first_imgHMD Global has taken to Weibo to announce it is holding an event in China on July 11. While the company has not explicitly confirmed the name, the poster confirms it will be a new Nokia X-series smartphone launch. This is largely expected to be the Nokia X5 that has been in the news for the past few weeks. The Nokia X5, which is tipped to be called the Nokia 5.1 Plus outside of China, will likely be the second notched Nokia phone following the Nokia X6.Late last week, a leaked poster suggested that the Nokia X5 aka Nokia 5.1 Plus will launch on July 11 and the company has now confirmed the event. The phone has been leaked in renders and has passed through TENAA as well, all of which suggested its launch was imminent. Based on the renders, we expect the Nokia 5.1 Plus to sport a notch wider than the one seen on the Nokia X6. As per the TENAA listing last month, the Nokia 5.1 Plus will sport a 5.86-inch with HD+ display and will likely be powered by either a Snapdragon 600-series chip or a Helio P60 SoC. As for the cameras, the phone may come with a 13MP + 8MP configuration. The front could also see an 8-megapixel sensor similar to the Nokia 5.1. Lastly, the phone could house a 3000mAh battery, which is almost the same as the Nokia 5.1 so it seems the ‘Plus’ here isn’t going to be associated with a bigger battery.As for the pricing, a recent Baidu post claimed the Nokia 5.1 Plus or Nokia X5 will go on sale in China starting at CNY 799 (approx Rs 8,200) for the 32GB variant. There may be a 64GB version as well that could cost CNY 999 (approx Rs 10,300). There is no word yet on whether the phone will come to India, but considering how the company has brought most of its 2018 Nokia phones to the country, we can expect an India launch soon enough.advertisementSeparately, the Nokia X6, which was launched in China a couple of months ago, is all set to make its global debut with Hong Kong being the first stop on July 19. The Nokia X6 is expected to be called the Nokia 6.1 Plus globally and the phone has already some very positive responses so far, which is why HMD Global decided to launch to the phone outside China.ALSO READ: Nokia X6 all set to launch outside China as Nokia 6.1 Plus on July 19: Reportlast_img read more

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Sargent: USMNT hungry to ‘make America proud’

first_imgUnited States Sargent and young USMNT looking to ‘make America proud’ Ronan Murphy Last updated 1 year ago 08:49 6/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) USA Ireland international friendly 2018 Dan Mullan United States Republic of Ireland v United States Republic of Ireland Friendlies The Werder Bremen forward believes the current U.S. squad is full of hungry players trying to prove they belong at the top Josh Sargent wasn’t in the starting side for the U.S. national team on Saturday, but he was on the pitch by the time Dave Sarachan’s outfit conceded a late goal to the Republic of Ireland to drop a 2-1 result in an international friendly. It was the first loss under Sarachan, who has turned to a very young group of players since taking over for Bruce Arena as the USA’s head coach. Saturday’s starting team had an average age of  23 years, 73 days, a bit up from the average age of the team from Monday’s 3-0 win vs. Bolivia (22 years, 160 days) in large part because the 18-year-old Sargent was replaced in the lineup by Bobby Wood.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Despite the youth movement, the USA has managed to be competitive, with Saturday’s clash against an experienced European opponent providing the first stumbling block, and Sargent believes there is a hunger in the team to prove that they can compete at the highest level. “I mean we’re all coming in here in the same position,” he told Goal after the match. “We’re all young kids hungry for a chance and to prove that we can compete with this guys.”We want to prove we deserve a spot on this team. We’re all hungry to play as hard as we can to make America proud.”While Sarachan has been handed the reigns on an interim basis, the future of the U.S. national team is still very much up in the air as the search for a full-time boss continues. But midfielder Weston McKennie, another of the teenagers in the team, is confident that the current crop of players will be able to deal well with whatever is thrown at them moving forward. 🗣Bobbbb🗣Beeeee🗣Wooood@MattMiazga3 with the flick on, @BobbyS_Wood with the finish! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/trvEGb0nkM— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) June 2, 2018 “We go into the games with a clear head. If you go into the games with a lot on your mind, it’s never healthy for your game and for your personal growth whenever you want to try new ideas,” the Schalke midfielder told Goal. “We don’t know what the situation is with the coaching staff, or how the future is going to look, but we’ll go with the flow and take what’s thrown at us.”We don’t know if the coach is going to be here after. If he is, then everyone is comfortable with him. If not, we’ll have to adjust and see where the next coach takes us. Right now, we’re just thinking about these games coming up next against France.”The match against a France squad in its final warmup ahead of the World Cup will likely provide the sternest test yet for Sarachan’s side. Les Bleus made easy work of Ireland on Monday and topped Italy 3-1 on Friday. The USA will have a week to prepare for the clash in Lyon, and Sargent is confident the team will show up ready to go against one of the world’s best teams. “It’s going to be a really tough challenge for us. We’re going to come out like it’s any other game and compete as hard as we can.”last_img read more

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