The SEC has the consensus top two baseball teams in the country, and SEC coaches picked both to win their respective divisions.Vanderbilt received six votes to win the entire SEC, while LSU was second with five. Florida and Arkansas also received votes.Ten of 14 SEC coaches picked LSU to win the SEC West, and nine of 14 picked Vanderbilt to win the SEC East. Depending on which national poll, LSU or Vanderbilt is No. 1 in the country and the other is No. 2.Hess, Hilliad getting healthy leading up to opening dayAlso, LSU outfielders Antoine Duplantis and Daniel Cabrera were both selected as second-team preseason All-SEC.Duplantis hit .328 with 13 doubles, six triples, two homers, 48 RBIs, 55 runs and 19 stolen bases last year. He was first in the SEC in triples, third in stolen bases and fourth in base hits.Duplantis is also 85 hits away from tying Eddy Furniss’ record for all-time SEC hits leader.Cabrera hit .315 last season with 18 doubles, two triples, eight homers and 54 RBIs … [Read more...] about LSU baseball picked by coaches to win SEC West, 2 players earn preseason honors
Exclusive Video Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are just like you -- constantly posing for the 'Gram with their friends ... except their friends are 2 Chainz, Donatella Versace and Hailey Bieber. The Wests were definitely holding court backstage at Versace's pop-up fashion show in NYC Sunday night, and we got this vid of them rubbing elbows and taking pics with everyone. Kim and Hailey -- who was sans her hubby, Justin Bieber -- caught up, while Ye and 2 Chainz chopped it up. Kanye was in a great mood, not only mugging for cameras backstage, but having a blast sitting front row during the show. When one of the models dropped what looks like an earring ... Ye was Johnny-on-the-spot. Hailey actually walked the runway, along with Gigi Hadid, Amber Valetta and Emily Ratajkowski. Mary J. Blige, Bradley Cooper, Tracee Ellis Ross, Blake Lively and Ciara were just a few of the other celebs who showed up. Point being ... tons of people striking a pose -- on AND off the … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, 2 Chainz and Hailey Bieber Hang Together at Versace Show
BERLIN -- "When the Berlin Wall fell, I lost my bargaining chip with West German Chancellor (Helmut) Kohl," said Hans Modrow, who took the place of East German leader Egon Krenz as the top government figure in unification negotiations. Even at 90 years old, Modrow is still active in the political sphere as the top honorary adviser to the left-leaning successor of East Germany's single ruling Socialist Unity Party (SED). With the wall symbolizing the dignity of the nation having been stripped of its power, East Germany also lost its ability to govern its citizens, Modrow said. Modrow stood out as a member of the reform faction of the SED, and was nicknamed "virtuous Hans" for his sincere political stance and his simple lifestyle completely disconnected from corruption. But he had a feeling he was already too late. Torsten Peter, 54, who fled over the Berlin Wall into West Germany in 1988, recalled, "When I entered the West, I received 100 West German marks as 'welcome money.'" … [Read more...] about Walls of the World: Berlin, frontline of the Cold War between East and West (2)
No area better represents the run-up in values that Denver urban neighborhoods are seeing than Congress Park — east from York Street to Colorado, north from Sixth Avenue to Colfax — with good commuter access to downtown as well as Cherry Creek. Prices now span from the $600s to the $900s, and expert agent Fontella Pappas has a bungalow coming on the market there with its first showing Sunday, July 1, at the very low end of that range. At 1233 Jackson St., 4 blocks from where the old University Hospital site at 9th and Colorado is evolving into shops and dining, you can tour a 1920s-era brick home, two bedrooms up and a third in a finished basement, plus an oversized two-car garage, coming on at $609,500. Pappas points out that of a small number of Congress Park listings in the lower range, a smaller townhouse a block away is $600,000, and similar bungalows 3 and 4 blocks south on Jackson sold last month for $620,000 and $665,000. Five doors up from this listing, one without … [Read more...] about Congress Park bungalow in the low $600s holds first open house Sunday, July 1, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Douglas Miles The Gazette Coach David Rosenthal, Iowa City West girls’ soccer savoring the ‘small victories’ Avenge and advance the order of the day for Cedar Rapids Prairie girls’ soccer Goal by Dylan Anderson delivers Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys’ soccer to substate final Exchange student Andrija Mijatovic boosts Cedar Rapids Xavier boys' soccer Hat trick by Kennede Nosbisch helps Mount Vernon girls' soccer close regular season in style All articles by Douglas IOWA CITY — It has been a marvelous string of success for the Iowa City West boys’ soccer team. A 2-1 victory over No. 15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Saturday’s Class 3A substate final at Barker Field delivered the fifth-ranked Trojans to the state tournament for the 18th time in 19 years. While the names and faces on … [Read more...] about Iowa City West boys’ soccer returns to state tournament for 18th time in 19 years