In Indian capital, riots deepen a Hindu-Muslim divide

first_imgFor years, Hindus and Muslims lived and worked peacefully together in Yamuna Vihar, a densely populated Delhi district.But the riots that raged through the district last month appear to have cleaved lasting divisions in the community, reflecting a nationwide trend as tensions over the Hindu nationalist agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi boil over.Many Hindus in Yamuna Vihar, a sprawl of residential blocks and shops dotted with mosques and Hindu temples, and in other riot-hit districts of northeast Delhi, say they are boycotting merchants and refusing to hire workers from the Muslim community. Muslims say they are scrambling to find jobs at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has heightened pressure on India’s economy. “We have proof to show that Muslims started the violence, and now they are blaming it on us,” Dhingra said. “This is their pattern as they are criminal-minded people.”Those views were widely echoed in interviews with 25 Hindus in eight localities in northeast Delhi, many of whom suffered large-scale financial damages or were injured in the riots. Reuters also spoke with about 30 Muslims, most of whom said that Hindus had decided to stop working with them.Suman Goel, a 45-year-old housewife who has lived among Muslim neighbours for 23 years, said the violence had left her in a state of shock.”It’s strange to lose a sense of belonging, to step out of your home and avoid smiling at Muslim women,” she said. “They must be feeling the same too but it’s best to maintain a distance.”Mohammed Taslim, a Muslim who operated a business selling shoes from a shop owned by a Hindu in Bhajanpura, one of the neighbourhoods affected by the riots, said his inventory was destroyed by a Hindu mob.He was then evicted and his space was leased out to a Hindu businessman, he said.”This is being done just because I am a Muslim,” said Taslim.Many Muslims said the attack had been instigated by hardline Hindus to counter protests involving tens of thousands of people across India against the new citizenship law.”This is the new normal for us,” said Adil, a Muslim research assistant with an economic think tank in central Delhi. “Careers, jobs and business are no more a priority for us. Our priority now is to be safe and to protect our lives.”He declined to disclose his full name for fear of reprisals.Emboldened by Modi’s landslide electoral victory in 2014, hardline groups began pursuing a Hindu-first agenda that has come at the expense of the country’s Muslim minority.Vigilantes have attacked and killed a number of Muslims involved in transporting cows, which are seen as holy animals by Hindus, to slaughterhouses in recent years. The government has also adopted a tough stance with regard to Pakistan, and in August withdrew semi-autonomous privileges for Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state.In November, the Supreme Court ruled that a Hindu temple could be built at Ayodhya, where a right-wing mob tore down a 16th-century mosque in 1992, a decision that was welcomed by the Modi government.The citizenship law, which eases the path for non-Muslims from neighbouring Muslim-majority nations to gain citizenship in India, was the final straw for many Muslims, as well as secular Indians, sparking nationwide protests.Modi’s office did not respond to questions from Reuters about the latest violence.Night Vigilantes During the day, Hindus and Muslims shun each other in the alleys of the Delhi districts that were hardest hit by the unrest in February. At night, when the threat of violence is greater, they are physically divided by barricades that are removed in the morning.And in some areas, permanent barriers are being erected.On a recent evening, Tarannum Sheikh, a schoolteacher, sat watching two welders install a high gate at the entrance of a narrow lane to the Muslim enclave of Khajuri Khas, where she lives. The aim was to keep Hindus out, she said.”We keep wooden batons with us to protect the entrance as at any time, someone can enter this alley to create trouble,” she said. “We do not trust the police anymore.”In the adjacent Hindu neighbourhood of Bhajanpura, residents expressed a similar mistrust and sense of insecurity.”In a way these riots were needed to unite Hindus, we did not realise that we were surrounded by such evil minds for decades,” said Santosh Rani, a 52-year-old grandmother.She said she had been forced to lower her two grandchildren from the first floor of her house to the street below after the building was torched in the violence, allegedly by a Muslim.”This time the Muslims have tested our patience and now we will never give them jobs,” said Rani who owns several factories and retail shops. “I will never forgive them.”Hasan Sheikh, a tailor who has stitched clothing for Hindu and Muslim women for over 40 years, said Hindu customers came to collect their unstitched clothes after the riots.”It was strange to see how our relationship ended,” said Sheikh, who is Muslim. “I was not at fault, nor were my women clients, but the social climate of this area is very tense. Hatred on both sides is justified.”Topics : “I have decided to never work with Muslims,” said Yash Dhingra, who has a shop selling paint and bathroom fittings in Yamuna Vihar. “I have identified new workers, they are Hindus,” he said, standing in a narrow lane that was the scene of violent clashes in the riots that erupted on Feb. 23.The trigger for the riots, the worst sectarian violence in the Indian capital in decades, was a citizenship law introduced last year that critics say marginalises India’s Muslim minority. Police records show at least 53 people, mostly Muslims, were killed and more than 200 were injured.Dhingra said the unrest had forever changed Yamuna Vihar. Gutted homes with broken doors can be seen across the neighbourhood; electricity cables melted in the fires dangle dangerously above alleys strewn with stones and bricks used as makeshift weapons in the riots.Most Hindu residents in the district are now boycotting Muslim workers, affecting everyone from cooks and cleaners to mechanics and fruit sellers, he said.last_img read more

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Inmate back in custody after mistakenly being released by judge

first_imgAuthorities in Brevard County, Florida are reporting that an inmate who was mistakenly released after being transferred to another jail, is back in police custody.29-year-old Cedrick Gant turned himself back in to police on Monday after a judge released him despite his 23 year federal prison sentence for armed carjacking.Gant was sentenced to the term in February, however, transferred from the Lake County Jail to the Brevard County Jail last week to face sentencing on a violation of probation charge in a separate case, the judge credited him for time served and released him.According  to Brevard County Sheriff’s spokesman Tod Goodyear, there was a miscommunication between departments and his does not know why the Brevard judge didn’t know about the federal sentence.An internal investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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While emerging offensively, Taurean Thompson remains unproven on defense

first_imgAfter St. John’s scored 12 straight points, Syracuse needed to answer on the offensive end. The Orange had already burned two timeouts as it sputtered in the first 12 minutes of the game.Taurean Thompson caught a pass while posting up on Kassoum Yakwe. He took two dribbles, spun over his right shoulder, past Yakwe, and easily scored a lefty layup. If only for a moment, Thompson stopped SU’s bleeding.But on the Red Storm’s next possession, Bashir Ahmed received an entry pass in the paint and finished a layup in the core of Syracuse’s defense. Thompson, playing center at the time, not only couldn’t defend Ahmed, but he also fouled the 6-foot-7 St. John’s junior.The 25-second sequence reflected Thompson’s adjustment to the college game.The freshman has thrived on offense, providing a versatile threat in the paint. But defensively, he’s still learning the nuances of Syracuse (7-5) head coach Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone. After beginning the year exclusively at forward, he’s played more and more at center over the past four games. His transition to the new position has been iffy.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s OK. He’s no worse (defensively) than anybody else,” Boeheim said of Thompson. “He’s a better offensive player than anybody else (down low).”In Syracuse’s past four games, Thompson is averaging 13 points and 21.3 minutes while shooting 21-of-33 from the field. Thompson’s offensive breakout might be the biggest bright spot for SU as it flounders in unchartered territory with five nonconference losses for the first time in program history.Thompson has even hit two 3-pointers in the past four games, a testament to his ability to stretch the floor and be a threat from several different locations. Against Eastern Michigan on Monday, he commanded the game from the high-post position, finishing with 11 points and five assists.“He just did a great job of making the right decision,” EMU head coach Rob Murphy said. “Took the short jumper. Made it. Drop down pass to a teammate. He also passed it out and was able to drive the ball as well.”Thompson, though, is still adjusting on the defensive end. Over the past five games, the 6-foot-10 Thompson has played at center for 45 percent of Syracuse’s games, 3 percent more than starting center Dajuan Coleman, per Kenpom.com.Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorHe fouled out against St. John’s with eight minutes left, a result of often being caught out of position inside. And after Syracuse beat North Florida by six points on Dec. 3, Boeheim said “he’s got to get better” as an interior defender.Thompson played man-to-man defense “100 percent” of the time in high school. He began the season playing and practicing only at forward and struggled to rotate quick enough. As the season progressed and he began getting more minutes at center, his mindset also began to change.He used to view scoring just two points as a bad game. What Thompson said he’s starting to realize is having four blocks and 10 rebounds can also qualify as a solid performance, even if he didn’t score much.Despite Thompson’s defensive struggles, he ranks 67th nationally in block percentage at 8 percent, per Kenpom, meaning the rate at which he blocks two-point shots based on the number of minutes he plays.“As a big man, you just have to anchor the defense,” Thompson said, “you have to block shots, they look for you to rebound, just be a presence down there. We’re the core of the defense.”Against Georgetown on Dec. 17, the Hoyas placed one offensive player near the free-throw line and another along the baseline under the basket. That forced Thompson to play in between the two of them and put him in a tricky spot when he had to guard both at the same time. He said it was tough playing center against the alignment without much previous experience.At forward, Thompson had to use his length and athleticism more often as he slid out to the wings, something he was often slow to do, which allowed open 3-point attempts. Playing center requires him to be more physical as he defends against picks and seals set by opposing bigs.What Thompson brings to Syracuse offensively is the reason he’s garnered playing time. If he can improve on the defensive end, his minutes could increase even more.“I don’t think it’s really a freshman thing, I just think it’s just like a consistent thing,” Thompson said. “You have to be committed to being a good defender.” Comments Published on December 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Water polo sweeps weekend matchups

first_imgThe team is on a roll and feeling optimistic about its future, but it remains focused on improving various aspects of its game moving forward, particularly defense. No. 5 USC men’s water polo earned two more tough wins over the weekend, defeating No. 13 UC Irvine 16-10 at home Saturday before narrowly beating No. 4 UC Santa Barbara 10-9 on the road Sunday. Saturday’s game against UC Irvine was a dominant showing by the Trojans on both ends of the pool. USC put up 8 goals in the first half to just 1 from UCI. The Trojans would not relinquish the commanding lead in the second half, despite a fourth-quarter surge from UCI that saw the Anteaters put six shots in the back of the net. However, the Anteaters never came within striking distance of the Trojans, who captured the 16-10 victory. “It’s a testament, really, to the way he trains and his attitude,” Porter said. “He’s a great training partner, and together we make a really great goalie team … I can’t speak highly enough of him and his performance.” “It feels great to finish [the weekend] with two wins … That’s really going to give us a lot of confidence heading into the rest of the season and the postseason,” Porter said. “[But] we can always improve on our defense. That’s our team philosophy … It’s something that can never be perfect, so we’ll try to get to as close to that as we can.” The Trojans now sit at 9-2, holding a four-game win streak and remaining undefeated at home this season. Junior driver Jacob Mercep tallied 4 goals Saturday and 3 more Sunday, leading the Trojans with a total of 7 on the 2-0 weekend.  (JoDanielle Esteban | Daily Trojan) Sunday’s game in Santa Barbara was a much more evenly matched affair than Saturday’s. The Trojans jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the first period but surrendered that advantage after 3 consecutive goals by the Gauchos to begin the second frame. USC equalized before the end of the half, however, and the two teams went into the third tied at 5 goals apiece. The third quarter saw a series of lead changes as USC went down a goal, scored 2 straight goals to take the lead, gave up another 2 to UCSB and finally tied the score at 8 as the third period came to a close.  The USC offense fired on all cylinders against Irvine. Junior driver Jacob Mercep led the team with 4 goals while nine different Trojans scored at least once in the contest. The defense was bolstered by junior goalie Vaios Vlahotasios, who recorded a career-best 15 saves. USC has only lost twice this season, with one of those losses coming at the hands of Santa Barbara in mid-September. The team kept the frustration of that defeat in mind heading into Sunday’s contest. “We were pretty disappointed to pick up our first loss of the season to them, so that was definitely a motivating factor for us,” Porter said. “Full credit to them. It was their home pool, they came with a lot of energy and played a great game … but I guess we wanted it more in the end, and that’s why we got the result.” Vlahotasios’ fellow goalie, sophomore Nic Porter, complimented his teammate’s play after Saturday’s game. In the first minute of the final period, the Trojans once again jumped out to a 1-goal lead, but Santa Barbara quickly answered back with a goal of its own. Then, with under seven minutes remaining in the game, sophomore two-meter Jake Ehrhardt put away USC’s 10th and final goal. After Porter blocked a last-minute shot attempt by UCSB junior attacker Cole Brosnan, the Trojans played keep-away to run out the clock en route to a 10-9 victory. The Trojans will have the chance to avenge their only other loss of the season as they take on Pacific Oct. 12 in Stockton, Calif.last_img read more

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Boxers Declare Readiness for Battle

first_imgNigerians boxers scheduled to participate at GOtv Boxing Night 12, holding on October 1, at the Indoor Sports of the National Stadium, Lagos, have vowed  to put up stellar performances against their respective opponents.Boxers scheduled for the seven fights lined up for the event boasted that they will see off their respective opponents.  Each boxer, especially those fighting foreign opponents boasted that they will win comfortably. The event will feature four international bouts, including an African Boxing Union welterweight title defence between Stanley Eribo of Nigeria and Tanzania’s Ramadhani Shauri. Also scheduled is a Commonwealth Africa lightweight title fight between Oto Joseph and Dillon Yule of South Africa. All action Olaide Fijabi, the West African Boxing Union light welterweight champion, will defend his title against Ghana’s Bilal Ibrahim, while Nigeria’s Waidi Usman will take on Tanzania’s Juma Fundi in an international featherweight challenge duel.Also in the light welterweight, Rilwan “Baby Face” will go up against Christmas Tombraye. Another lightweight clash will see the showy Rilwan Oladosu take on Samuel Opaogun.In the light heavyweight division, Kabiru Towolawi will take on Akeem Adebayo.The event, tagged the “Independence Day” edition, is the biggest ever boxing show in the history of the sport in the country. Boxers will earn a total of N20 million in prize monies. The traditional Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Cash Prize for the best boxer award has been increased from N2 million to N2.5 million by the sponsors. GOtv Boxing Night 12 will also be the first time that runners-up for the prize will receive cash rewards. The runner-up will go home with N1 million, while the second-runner-up will win N500,000. The announcements were made at a press conference addressed by the sponsors and organisers, Flykite Promotions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Liverpool Ready for Any Opposition, Says Klopp

first_imgJurgen Klopp Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his players have proved there is “no mountain they cannot climb” after stepping up a level to clinch a dramatic victory over Paris St Germain at Anfield.Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino struck a stoppage time winner as the Merseyside club beat PSG 3-2 in a thrilling Champions League Group C clash on Tuesday.Having inflicted the first defeat of the season on the French champions, Klopp believes Liverpool have reaffirmed the credentials that took them to the final of the elite European competition last term. “The cool development of this club is that when you hear Liverpool are playing PSG you don’t think we have no chance any more,” the German manager told reporters.“One, two or three years ago maybe people thought it’s a mountain we cannot climb. That is good that it is not like that now and that is because of last year.“It’s still so unbelievably difficult. What the boys make of the match plan is extraordinary. One of them a yard less tonight and it’s game over.”Liverpool will look to maintain their perfect start to the Premier League season when they host Southampton on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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6 of the Best – Mark Jarvis Racing’s Paul Graham

first_imgShare GVC Holdings transfers corporate control to London HQ February 6, 2020 Submit Share GVC reprices and relocates its corporate debt holdings February 11, 2020 This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Graham, Managing Director of Mark Jarvis.In the latest edition we discover which album is a timeless classic, what technology Paul Graham can’t live without and what sporting experience was the Best of British.Best Holiday Just after Christmas until early in the New Year we embarked on what we called the 2018 Christmas Extravaganza! My better half and I travelled with our four kids to London, Paris and Dublin. It was hectic, tiring, but such an amazing experience. It was literally Planes, Trains and Automobiles but with four kids too! Siobhan’s family are from Ireland so we got to see them. Some were meeting the kids for the first time, which was special. The best for me was New Year’s Eve on Champs-Élysée. Definitely unforgettable. London is my favourite city in the world though. Go to London and do the touristy things, there is no place like it. Best AlbumStThis is a tough one. The Joshua Tree by U2 is a brilliant album that does not really age for me. With other music I tend to listen to it a lot and then go off it. It is so easy to listen to new music all the time now via streaming apps. I am a huge fan of the Stereophonics though, especially their acoustic version of I Wanna Get Lost With You. I have never seen them live so that is one for my list to check off. Best Sporting Experience Nigel Benn vs Chris Eubank fight number 1. My dad took me to the NEC in 1990. I was 17 and absolutely loved it. I already liked boxing but I had never experienced the atmosphere and what a fight! Chris Eubank I love to hate, Nigel Benn was always my favourite though. I have been to a few big title fights since, including Tyson vs Holyfield and the infamous ear biting incident. Nigel Benn vs Eubank rivalry and the sheer heart they both showed in those fights I do not think I have seen since and probably will not ever. They are classic fights. The best of British. Best Film I have to name a few here. The Godfather Part 2 I have seen dozens of times and I never get bored of it. Al Pacino’s plays that role perfectly. He is calm, calculating and always several steps ahead. Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman I cannot put my finger on what it is about that film but again I have seen it dozens of times. Recently I thought Bohemian Rhapsody was an excellent film.Best Book The best business book I have ever read is Principles by Ray Dalio. There is so much wisdom and advice in that book which is actually just stone cold common sense. Ray has a fantastic understanding of people and the problems that hold back companies. Read this book if you manage anything from a team to a multinational corporation. Outside of business books I really enjoyed some of Michael Palin’s travel books, such as Around The World in 80 Days. Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab is excellent too. Best App I am an Apple fan because of how seamlessly everything works. The single thing I could absolutely not do without is my Apple Watch. I was dubious at first as I thought ‘will I really take a call on my wrist?’ The most useful feature though is not having to take my phone out of my pocket to see a message. My phone is constantly vibrating with email, WhatsApps, Google Chat, Skype… I keep my phone in my pocket and look at my watch. It sounds like a small thing but I could not be without it now. Specific app? I would have to say Siri. I constantly use Siri to remind me of things. Related Articles StumbleUpon FDJ focuses on delivering ‘2020 savings plan’ as covid drains momentum July 30, 2020last_img read more

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Lionsgate partners with Los Angeles Valiant, becomes jersey sponsor

first_imgOverwatch League franchise Los Angeles Valiant has a new jersey sponsor for Stage Two of the league in the form of Ash vs Evil Dead, due to a new partnership with Lionsgate.Announced on February 22nd, the Overwatch team – owned by esports organisation Immortals – will help to promote Season 3 of the Starz original series. The brand new journeys that boast the Ash vs Evil Dead logo will first be displayed on February 24 when LA Valiant take on Shanghai Dragons.Ari Segal, LA Valiant President, COO said the following about this unique partnership. “Ash vs Evil Dead is a content property that is highly contextual to gaming and to our core demo and fan base. By creating truly unique, money-can’t-buy experiences for our fans around that property, we elevate the fan experience to something that aims at more than merely being a fan of a team; instead, we’re building a real community of people that activates around not only the Valiant, but also other properties or events from which it derives value and enjoyment.”Peter Levin, Chairman, LA Valiant and President of Interactive Ventures, Games, and Digital Strategy, Lionsgate also weighed in. “The Valiant’s audience, the audience for Overwatch League and esports generally, is one of the most elusive and yet highly sought after demographics. At both Lionsgate and the LA Valiant, we continue to think three dimensionally about how to reach and authentically connect with that constituency.”Esports Insider says: While jersey sponsors are nothing new in esports, a season of a television show being advertised on players’ jersey is definitely… unique. It’ll be hard to tangibly measure the viewers or interest gained from this partnership, but it’s definitely positive for LA Valiant, the OWL, and esports in general.last_img read more

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Matt Shoemaker struggles in Angels’ loss to Cubs

first_imgPreviousChicago Cubs’ Mike Freeman cannot reach a base hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Kaleb Cowart during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Michael Hermosillo dives back safely on a pick-off attempt as Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo makes the tag during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Eric Young Jr. advances to second on an error after a hit as Chicago Cubs’ David Bote (76) fields the ball during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Michael Hermosillo leaps to field a double hit by Chicago Cubs’ Jason Hayward in the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Chicago Cubs’ Jason Hayward scores on an RBI double by Albert Almora Jr. as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado waits for the throw during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher misplays a ground ball for an error hit by Chicago Cubs’ Peter Bourjos during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Kaleb Cowart dives back to second on a pick off against the Chicago Cubs during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Chicago Cubs’ Peter Bourjos scores on an RBI base hit by teammate David Bote as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado waits for the throw during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Eric Young Jr. field a fly out hit by Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher forces out Chicago Cubs’ David Bote (76) as he turns a double play on Cubs’ Jason Hayward during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Angels catcher Martin Maldonado looks on as the Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, right, high-fives Anthony Rizzo after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s Cactus League game in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher hits against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena looks on as Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker throws against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Chicago Cubs’ Peter Bourjos hits against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hits against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Rymer Liriano hits against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena hits against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Carter hits against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)A groundskeeper paints the batters box prior to a spring training baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago Cubs Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Kaleb Coward gets caught in a run down as Chicago Cubs catcher Chris Gimenez, left, makes the tag during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Kaleb Cowart hits against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Eric Young Jr. runs out a hit against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Chicago Cubs’ Mike Freeman cannot reach a base hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Kaleb Cowart during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Los Angeles Angels’ Michael Hermosillo dives back safely on a pick-off attempt as Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo makes the tag during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)NextShow Caption1 of 26Los Angeles Angels’ Michael Hermosillo dives back safely on a pick-off attempt as Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo makes the tag during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 9, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)ExpandTHE GAME: With most of their everyday players getting the day off, the Angels lost 6-1 to the Chicago Cubs on Friday afternoon in Mesa, Ariz. It was the Angels’ fourth straight loss.PITCHING REPORT: Matt Shoemaker gave up six runs on eight hits in 3-2/3 innings in his third start of the spring. “If you look at the results it wasn’t a good day, but I took a lot of positives out of it,” Shoemaker said on the Angels broadcast. “In the second inning, I made some good pitches and got some ground balls. A lot of them were hits.” Shoemaker added that his slider and his splitter are behind, as they usually are this time of spring, but they “are coming along.” … Right-hander Blake Parker pitched a perfect inning, with two strikeouts. Parker, who had struggled in his first two outings of the spring, has now posted scoreless innings in each of his last two. … Right-hander Cam Bedrosian worked around two hits in a scoreless inning. He has not allowed a run in three innings.HITTING REPORT: The Angels managed just four hits, one apiece from Eric Young Jr., Zack Gibbons, Kaleb Cowart and Michael Hermosillo.DEFENSE REPORT: Hermosillo, playing center field, threw out a runner at the plate. Jose Fernandez looks to revive career with Angels after failed defection from Cuba Shohei Ohtani roughed up for 6 runs by Tijuana Toros UP NEXT: Angels (Andrew Heaney) vs. Giants (Tyler Beede), Saturday, noon PT,  Tempe Diablo Stadium, Fox Sports West/KLAA (830 AM). Angels (Parker Bridwell) vs. Giants (Andrew Suarez), Saturday, noon PT, Scottsdale Stadium. No TV or radio in Southern California.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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