SAN FRANCISCO - Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co

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SAN FRANCISCO - Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseballs Roberto Clemente Award. Carson Wentz Jersey .The annual honour is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash while on a humanitarian mission to assist earthquake victims in Nicaragua.Their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children is a wonderful reflection of the legacy the legendary Roberto Clemente has left on our game and in society, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said.Konerko founded the Bring Me Home Campaign, which also includes a pair of former teammates in retired great Jim Thome and the Los Angeles Angels Gordon Beckham. The campaign says it has raised nearly $450,000 to assist foster children in Illinois. A six-time All-Star, Konerko hit .279 with 439 homers and 1,412 RBIs in 18 major league seasons.Its really cool that winning it with Jimmy, Konerko said. I didnt play a whole bunch against with him being in the National League, but our careers are kind of the same arc, same timeline.Rollins, a three-time All-Star, developed JRolls Aces in 2007 through The Rollins Family Foundation to provide tickets to children in disadvantaged areas who excel in academics. He also is involved in the reading program J-Rolls Readers and has raised more than $1 million for youth medical research, abuse prevention and food programs.Rollins charitable work with arthritis began after his own elbow pain.I was working out and it was like, man, this just hurts for no reason, just to bend an elbow it hurts. And I thought what would it be like to be a kid or to be a young adolescent and to have this, not because of work, but because its a condition, Rollins said. We put together some events, met up with the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation and they had a camp.I did that for a number of years, and then Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania for two years before ultimately last year making a transition to something I can have or we can have a more direct effect with the community and the area. Something that was larger than what we had been previously doing. I like to eat, personally. I like good food, and I tell my mom, Dont hold back the good food. I dont care what it costs, lets go get it.Konerkos wife, Jennifer, has six siblings who were adopted.I think most people get into charitable work a lot of times with what theyve experienced close to them or what theyve seen, he said. It was kind of a no-brainer.This was the first tie for the award, which began in 1971. It was voted on by a group that included Clementes widow and baseball executives, broadcasters, writers and sponsors. Donnel Pumphrey Jersey .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. Jordan Hicks Jersey . His stated reason for abruptly resigning as head coach of Canadas Olympic womens hockey team was he felt there were doubts about his ability to coach the team to Olympic gold in February. http://www.theeaglesfootballauthentic.com/eagles-jason-kelce-black-jersey/ . Philippe Desrosiers stopped 42 shots through overtime and three more in the shootout to pick up his third shutout of the season for Rimouski (31-15-7). Zachary Fucale made 28 saves for Halifax (34-17-3) in the loss.SAN DIEGO -- Anthony Rizzo was back in San Diego, so he hit the beach. Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run home run into the sandy play area beyond the fence in right-centre at Petco Park against his old team and the Chicago Cubs beat the punchless San Diego Padres 5-1 Thursday night. Rizzos shot helped back Jake Arrieta, who pitched six strong innings. The left-handed Rizzo put the Cubs ahead 2-1 in the fourth with a 417-foot homer to centre on a 3-1 fastball from lefty Eric Stults. It was his eighth. "If you hit a ball well, if you get it, youre going to get it here," said Rizzo, who made his big league debut with San Diego in 2011. "But its nice not having to take batting practice here every day." Rizzo hit just .141 with one homer and nine RBIs in two stints with the Padres in 2011 before being traded to the Cubs in the deal that sent right-hander Andrew Cashner to San Diego. Rizzo is hitting .275 this season. "That ball went to the beach," said Cubs first-year manager Rick Renteria, who spent the past six seasons on San Diegos coaching staff. Stults said Rizzo homered on a fastball down the middle. "If I execute the pitch down and away, the worse thing is he probably hits a single," Stults said. "But it was 3-1, nobody out, and I didnt want to put him on base." Rizzo also had a double. "He had some good at-bats," Renteria said. "His approach is pretty solid." Arrieta (1-0) held San Diego to one run and four hits, struck out seven and walked one. He was activated May 3 after beginning the season on the disabled list with tightness in his right shoulder. He lowered his ERA to 2.33. Carlos Villanueva pitched the final three innings for his first save this season. "Jake did a nice job," Renteria said. "He pushed himself through six and allowed us to get to Villa and he did tthe rest. Wes Hopkins Jersey. quot; San Diego lost its fourth straight game. It was the 15th time in 48 games the Padres scored one or no runs. The Padres were shut out for the eighth time -- most in the majors -- on Wednesday night, losing 2-0 to Minnesota. Padres bench coach Dave Roberts filled in for manager Bud Black, who was at his daughters college graduation. "It was good to see Rick on the other side," Roberts said. "He seemed in good spirits. Just a year ago, we were together. We shared the same locker room. But at 7:10 we were ready to win a baseball game." Junior Lake was aboard on a bunt single down the third-base line, the Cubs first hit of the night off Stults. The Cubs chased Stults in the fifth with three runs and four hits. Nate Schierholtz hit a leadoff double and scored on Darwin Barneys single to centre. Arrieta sacrificed Barney, who scored on Emilio Bonifacios single to right. Lake doubled over centre fielder Cameron Maybins head to bring in Bonifacio. San Diegos only run came on Seth Smiths two-out homer to right in the first, his team-leading sixth. Stults (2-5) gave up five runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings, struck out four and walked none. The Padres wore replica uniforms from 1984, when they beat the Cubs in the NL championship series to reach the World Series for the first time. NOTES: The four-game series continues Friday night when Cubs RHP Edwin Jackson (3-3, 3.98) faces Padres RHP Tim Stauffer (1-0, 2.41), who will be making his first start of the season. ... Padres LHP Robbie Erlin, who had been scheduled to start Friday night, went on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left elbow, retroactive to Sunday. He is 3-4 with a 4.53 ERA in nine appearances, including eight starts. To take his spot on the roster, the Padres selected RHP Blaine Boyer from Triple-A El Paso. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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