OAKLAND — Following a pair of gut-wrenching games with the New York Yankees over the weekend, the A’s bullpen needed a performance — and an end result — like the one it put forth Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels.After Blake Treinen gave up a game-tying solo home run to Justin Upton in the sixth inning, relievers Ryan Buchter, Yusmeiro Petit, Joakim Soria and Liam Hendriks were nearly perfect in 3 2/3 innings of work, helping the A’s earn a 7-5 win over the Angels to start off a weeklong …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Just under 100 of some of the nation’s who’s-who of agriculture have been selected to serve on Donald Trump’s Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee. The list includes two Ohioans: Fred Yoder of Plain City and Bill Richards of Circleville.Bill Richards, left, being recognized by ODNR.Richards is a well-known advocate of conservation and no-till both around the country and on his home farm in Pickaway County where he was among the first in the world to work with no-till. He is a former chief of the USDA Soil Conservation Service and a longtime leader in Ohio agriculture. In 2009 he was named the National No-till Farmer of the Year.Fred Yoder is a past state and National Corn Growers Association president and is another widely recognized leader in Ohio agriculture. In 2013, he was recognized by President Obama as a “Champion for Change” that honors Americans for doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. Yoder has testified on behalf of farmers before the U.S. CongressFred Yodernumerous times and serves as an advocate for agriculture locally, nationally and internationally while working to advance grain farming and opening world markets. Yoder grows corn, soybeans and wheat using conservation tillage. He also operates a retail farm seed business, selling a variety of seeds. The farm has become multi-generational, with the family starting Yoder Ag Services LLC.
Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni defeated their Chinese rivals 6-4, 6-3 to win the Asiad goldIndian tennis sensation Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the elusive gold medal in mixed doubles tennis event as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games on Monday.The Indian duo thrashed the Chinese Taipei pair of Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 during their final clash of the event.Wrestler Bajrang and the men’s tennis combination of Sanam Singh and Myneni picked up silver medals on yet another productive day for the Indian contingent.Athletes O P Jaisha (women’s 1500m) and Naveen Kumar (men’s 3000m steeplechase) and wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) also contributed to the medal collection by picking up bronze medals.Sania Mirza unleashes a forehand during her mixed doubles final at Asian GamesThe 27-year-old Sania stole the limelight as she paired up with unheralded Myneni to carve out an easy victory in the final against the Chinese Taipei pair of Hao Ching Chan and Hsien Yin Peng as the Indians ended their tennis campaign with an impressive haul of five medals.On the track and field, it was Seema’s day as she clinched the coveted gold medal, making amends for her non-participation in the last two Games in Guangzhou and Doha.Bajrang (61kg) was also a star performer as he scripted remarkable come-from-behind victories to reach the final where he ultimately succumbed to Massoud Mahmoud of Iran in a closely-contested bout.advertisementThe wrestlers continued to provide the much-needed boost to India’s medal collection as Narsingh Yadav also claimed a bronze in the men’s 74kg freestyle event.Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni celebrate after winning the mixed doubles gold medalWith the addition of seven medals today, India maintained their ninth position with a total of haul of 42 — six gold, seven silver and 29 bronze. China maintained their supremacy with a tally of 238 (112-72-54) followed by hosts South Korea 146 and Japan 132.However, there was disappointment for the women’s hockey team which lost the semifinal match against South Korea 1-3 and will now take on Japan for the bronze medal play-off.The boxing ring also did not bring much cheers for the Indians with former World Championship bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) being the only one to advance to quarterfinals.Gaurav Bhiduri (52kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg) and Kuldeep Singh (81kg) bowed out after losing their respective quarterfinal bouts.