Prospect Watson Has Shoulder Setback

Watson with Lakewood in 2013, image- Jay Floyd Righty pitching prospect Shane Watson is dealing with another setback related to his throwing shoulder. The Phillies’ first round draft choice from 2012 visited team physician Michael Ciccotti in Philadelphia this week and was diagnosed with an enlarged capsule. Watson is back in Florida and is slated to rehab the injury through early...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson: Shoulder Injury Occurred While Playing Racquetball

Watson with Lakewood in 2013, image- Jay Floyd In an interview I conducted on the PhoulBallz Minor League Podcast this Thursday, Phillies righty pitching prospect Shane Watson admitted that his recurring shoulder injury was a result of reckless play in a sport away from the baseball diamond. Speaking in an exclusive interview with me and the show’s co-host and producer Tug Haines...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson to Ungergo Shoulder Surgery

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd To follow up on a previous story, Phillies right-handed pitching prospect Shane Watson learned this week that rehab would not be enough to allow his ailing shoulder to return to form and he’ll require surgery. Watson, the Phils’ top draft choice in 2012, missed time during the regular season with a shoulder issue, but had rehabbed through the fall...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014: #14 RHP Shane Watson

Shane Watson, Image- Jay Floyd Despite having a difficult stretch of health concerns since he signed his first pro contract Shane Watson, has proven himself to have the potential that made him the Phillies’ top draft choice in 2012. Although he was committed to pitch for the University of Southern California, Watson signed his first pro contract, reportedly worth $1.3 Million,...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ponting under par at New Zealand Open

Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting used to win attention in New Zealand for his high scores, but it was his low score at the New Zealand Golf Open that caught the eye on Thursday. Ponting had six birdies in a combined 7-under par opening round of 65 with playing partner Tony Popovic in the pro-am, best ball section of the tournament. Ponting and Popovic were still five...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Stuart Clark to Promote SOS Children’s Villages On Track

Milton Racer to Debut in Canadian Touring Car Championship   Milton, Ontario (May 13, 2014) – Stuart Clark’s rookie season competing in the 2014 Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) will see the Milton-based racer use the spotlight to raise awareness of SOS Children’s Villages Canada – a charity that works with orphaned and abandoned children, best known through its...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trent Boult makes greatest cricket catch ever

Trent Boult pulled off an incredible catch in New Zealand's second T20 match against the West Indies on Sunday, stepping over the boundary to grab the ball one-handed, flip it in the air and dive back in to snatch it again to take the wicket of Kieron Pollard.For all us baseball snobs who wouldn't know a wicked googly from a naughty search engine, many cricket fans are calling this...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ailing Watson suspended 50 games for drug violation

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd On Friday, it was announced that injured Phillies pitching prospect Shane Watson would miss the opening 50 games of the 2015 season, after being served with a suspension as a result of testing positive for a banned substance. Reports stated that the illegal substance was not a performance enhancer, but instead was a drug of abuse. The 21-year-old right...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Australian cricket star Phil Hughes, who suffered a head injury during a Sheffield Shield game at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, has died.The 25-year old cricketer collapsed face first on the ground after being hit by a ball thrown by bowler Sean Abbott. Hughes was stretchered off the pitch before being put in a medically-induced coma at the hospital.Australia team doctor Peter...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Former England bowler Harmison becomes football coach

ASHINGTON, England (AP) Former England cricketer Steve Harmison has been hired as the new manager of his hometown football team that plays in the ninth tier of the English game. Ashington, located near Newcastle in the north of the country, said Sunday on its website that the 36-year-old Harmison has been appointed with immediate effect as part of a three-man coaching team that...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Watson begins throwing program after second surgery

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd Righty hurler Shane Watson is on the road to recovery once again. Following his second shoulder surgery in a year, the Phillies’ first round draft choice from 2012 began a throwing program on Friday under the watchful eyes of Phillies trainers and coaches in Clearwater, FL on Friday. Watson threw 25 pitches from 60 feet and stated via text message...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

RHP prospect Watson returns to action after 22 months

For the first time since Independence Day 2013 righty pitcher Shane Watson took the mound in a game on Tuesday. The Phillies’ top draft selection (40th overall) in 2012, Watson was sidelined with a shoulder ailment in the middle of what was a pretty good campaign (4-7, 4.44 ERA, .230 BAA) for a player in his first full professional season with Class A Lakewood.  The injury would...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Watson progressing in rehab with Extended Spring team

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd Phillies righty pitching prospect Shane Watson was back on the mound on Monday, throwing four innings worth of action for the team’s extended spring training club in Clearwater, FL. Against the Yankees XST team, the 21-year-old tossed 12 outs, pitching three innings, but staying on the mound for an additional three outs, to reach his predetermined...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2012 top pick Watson nearing return following rehab and suspension

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd The six-man rotation that has been so reliable for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws this season is facing a possible shake up in the coming week. Barring any weather disruptions, the BlueClaws will play their 50th game of the season on Tuesday.  That’s also the day the Phillies’ 2012 first round draft pick, Shane Watson, who is serving a 50-game...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watson takes loss, impresses in return to Lakewood

Watson, image- Jay Floyd In a return two years in the making, right-hander Shane Watson returned to the mound for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws on Sunday night.  Going 3 2/3 innings, the 21-year-old gave up seven runs (one earned) while striking out seven, walking none and surrendering seven hits.  He was also charged with an error in the field. Watson has been sidelined since...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Warne, Tendulkar to lead star-studded cricket tour of US

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Cricket greats Shane Warne of Australia and Sachin Tendulkar of India will captain opposing teams of former star players in a three-match exhibition tour of the United States next month. The Cricket All Stars tour will feature short-format Twenty20 matches in New York, Houston and Los Angeles starting Nov. 7 at Citi Field, home to Major League Baseball...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

McCullum tells court of Cairns' approach re match fixing

LONDON (AP) New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum has given evidence in a London court alleging former star allrounder Chris Cairns approached him with a ''business proposition'' that involved match fixing. Former New Zealand international Cairns is accused of lying during a libel action against Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi and is facing charges of perjury and...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan and wife file for divorce

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan and his second wife are filing for divorce. Reham Khan says on Twitter on Friday that she and her husband are parting ways and filing for divorce. A spokesman for Khan's political party, Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf, confirms the divorce and says it was a mutual agreement. Imran Khan and former television anchor Reham...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cairns in limbo as perjury trial heads into 9th week

LONDON (AP) Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns must wait until Monday at the earliest to learn the result of his perjury trial after jurors failed to reach a verdict following a second day of deliberations. The 45-year-old Cairns is accused of lying during a libel action against Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi, and is facing charges of perjury and perverting...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NZ cricket captain Cairns cleared in fixing perjury case

LONDON (AP) Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns was cleared Monday of perjury and perverting the course of justice during a libel action about match-fixing but said he believes his career in the sport is over. The London jury cleared the retired cricketer of all charges at the end of a nine-week trial at Southwark Crown Court. ''It's been hell for the last five or...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NZ Cricket backs McCullum over Cairns trial evidence

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand Cricket says it will support captain Brendon McCullum should he face a backlash over testimony he gave to the perjury trial of former teammate Chris Cairns. Cairns was acquitted on Monday on charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice after a nine-week trial at the High Court in London, where McCullum was one of the leading...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

McCullum stands by evidence given in Cairns court case

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum said Wednesday he stands by the evidence he gave at the recent perjury trial of former teammate Chris Cairns, despite Cairns' acquittal raising questions over whether he was believed by a Crown Court jury. McCullum was the prosecution's leading witness in the trial of Cairns, the former New Zealand allrounder...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Voges puts Australia in control of 1st test vs West Indies

HOBART, Australia (AP) Middle-order batsman Adam Voges smashed a run-a-ball century shortly before tea Thursday to guide Australia 257-3 on the opening day of the first test against the West Indies. Voges, who resumed on 9 after lunch and was 100 not out at tea at Bellerive Oval, and Shaun Marsh was unbeaten on 42 as the pair denied the West Indies a wicket in the second session...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Voges, Shaun Marsh put Australia in charge vs West Indies

HOBART, Australia (AP) Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh scored unbeaten centuries and combined for a 317-run partnership to lead Australia to a commanding 438-3 on the opening day of the first test against the West Indies on Thursday. Voges, who resumed on 9 after lunch and reached his century before tea at Bellerive Oval, was unbeaten on 174 at the end of play. Fellow Western Australian...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

1st test: Voges, Marsh set 4th-wicket record, Aussies 583-4

HOBART, Australia (AP) Adam Voges brought up his first double century and Shaun Marsh added 182 runs to combine for a world-record fourth-wicket partnership as Australia reached a formidable 583-4 at lunch Friday on the second day of the first test against the West Indies. The 36-year-old Voges went to lunch on 269 not out after he and Marsh shared a 449-stand. That eclipsed...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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