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colon pitches well but done in by duda


when her work was done, her first trip to the u.s. open semifinals since 2010 secured, if just barely, venus williams sat in her sideline chair and beamed .






colon done in by former teammate duda in loss to rays


here are three thoughts from len 3 following the twins loss to tampa bay:done in by former teammate: if the rays hadn't traded for lucas duda, maybe the twins win tonight. but duda, who played with colon while with the mets from 2014-16, is a ray. he homered and drove in a run with a double to account for all of tampa bay's offense on tuesday. "he took some good swins and is a good hitter,'' colon said. "as a former teammate, he knows me well. " he was batting .181 over his first 33 games with the rays before his bit night.castro fine: catcher jason castro started on tuesday but was lifted for pinch hitter zack granite in the eighth inning. he recently came off of the concussion dl, so there was concerns about his health. nothing is wrong, twins manager paul molitior said. he just felt tha






freeman hits 3-run hr, braves beat blue jays 10-6


toronto — bartolo colon gave atlanta five innings. that was enough on a tough night for the big right-hander.colon brushed off an illness and got his first victory in a month, and the braves snapped toronto's five-game win streak with a 10-6 victory over the blue jays on monday.freddie freeman hit his 13th homer and nick markakis had three rbis for atlanta, which has won three of four. matt kemp had four hits and scored three times.colon (2-4) allowed three runs, two earned, and seven hits. he struck out one and walked two while throwing 81 pitches."that was real big, because this is a hot ballclub," braves manager brian snitker said. "we come in here and these guys are swinging the bats really well. i guarantee you an outing like that will do a lot for him and his confidence going forward






colon struggles in debut for class aaa rochester


allentown, pa. – bartolo colon's first attempt at resurrecting his major league career got off to a bumpy start.signed by the twins to a minor league deal last week, the former cy young award winner gave up four runs, all earned, in 3⅔ innings in his debut for class aaa rochester, a 6-1 loss at lehigh valley on thursday night.colon gave up four hits — all for extra bases, including a home run to phillies top prospect j.p. crawford. colon also struck out five and walked two.the pregame plan was for the 44-year-old to go five innings or 75 pitches, whichever came first. he left after 76 pitches, 50 for strikes. his fastball topped out at 88 miles per hour.colon struggled through a 24-pitch first inning where he gave up back-to-back doubles after getting the first two outs. he walked the firs






slow start: colon struggles in first outing for rochester


allentown, pa. – bartolo colon’s first attempt at resurrecting his major league career got off to a bumpy start.signed by the twins to a minor league deal last week, the former cy young award winner gave up four runs, all earned, in 3⅔ innings in his debut for class aaa rochester, a 6-1 loss at lehigh valley on thursday night.colon gave up four hits — all for extra bases, including a home run to phillies top prospect j.p. crawford. colon also struck out five and walked two.milb.comphillies top prospect homers off colonthe pregame plan was for the 44-year-old to go five innings or 75 pitches, whichever came first. he left after 76 pitches, 50 for strikes. his fastball topped out at 88 miles per hour.colon struggled through a 24-pitch first inning where he gave up back-to-back doubles after






colon dominant over 7 innings as braves beat padres 9-2


atlanta — bartolo colon was having too much fun in his home debut with the braves to be bothered by a home run in the second inning.he had no reason to worry.colon allowed only hit in seven dominant innings, brandon phillips drove in three runs with three hits and atlanta beat the san diego padres 9-2 on sunday for its fourth straight win."i've always tried to pitch relaxed and be in a good place when it's my turn," colon said through a translator. "like i tell everybody, the day it's my turn to pitch is the happiest day of the week for me. i love it. i was just trying to be relaxed and have a good time out there."colon (1-1) overpowered the padres as he showed why he was given a $12.5 million, one-year contract in november."he's probably experienced anything and more than all the rest of






colon dominant over 7 innings as braves beat padres 9-2


atlanta — bartolo colon was having too much fun in his home debut with the braves to be bothered by a home run in the second inning.he had no reason to worry.colon allowed only a hit in seven dominant innings, brandon phillips drove in three runs with three hits and atlanta beat the san diego padres 9-2 on sunday for its fourth straight win."i've always tried to pitch relaxed and be in a good place when it's my turn," colon said through a translator. "like i tell everybody, the day it's my turn to pitch is the happiest day of the week for me. i love it. i was just trying to be relaxed and have a good time out there."colon (1-1) overpowered the padres as he showed why he was given a $12.5 million, one-year contract in november."he's probably experienced anything and more than all the rest o






reusse: santana excited about possibility of colon as teammate again


bartolo colon was in his ninth season in the major leagues when ervin santana broke into the angels rotation as a rookie in 2005. it was a year when colon was 21-8 with 222 2/3 innings, a 3:48 era and he would win the american league’s cy young award.“i learned a lot from him,’’ santana said. “we are good friends.''what has been the secret of bartolo's longevity? "throw strikes,'' big erv said.colon, 44, signed a $12.5 million free agent deal with atlanta for this season. after four outstanding seasons, age seemed to catch up to him in 2017, and he was placed on waivers in late june.colon’s release became official on tuesday and on friday he signed a minor league contract with the twins. the plan is to have him pitch next thursday for class aaa rochester, which is the red wings’ first game






reusse: santana excited about possibility of colon as teammate again


bartolo colon was in his ninth season in the major leagues when ervin santana broke into the angels rotation as a rookie in 2005. it was a year when colon was 21-8 with 222 2/3 innings, a 3.48 era and he would win the american league’s cy young award.“i learned a lot from him,’’ santana said. “we are good friends.''what has been the secret of bartolo's longevity? "throw strikes,'' big erv said.colon, 44, signed a $12.5 million free agent deal with atlanta for this season. after four outstanding seasons, age seemed to catch up to him in 2017, and he was placed on waivers in late june.colon’s release became official on tuesday and on friday he signed a minor league contract with the twins. the plan is to have him pitch next thursday for class aaa rochester, which is the red wings’ first game






twins sign veteran pitcher bartolo colon to minor league contract


the twins signed 44-year-old free agent bartolo colon on friday, giving the journeyman pitcher another chance to extend a major league career that began in 1997.colon, a 235-game winner, went 2-8 with an 8.14 era with the atlanta braves before getting designated for assignment last week.colon signed a minor-league contract and will report to class aaa rochester. the braves must pay the bulk of colon’s $12.5 million, and the twins will just have to pay a pro-rated portion of the major league minimum ($535,000) if he makes the major league roster.a four-time all-star and the 2005 american league cy young winner for the los angeles angels, colon continued to defy his age, going 44-34 with a 3.90 era over the previous three seasons for the new york mets.






bartolo colon designated for assignment by braves


atlanta — right-hander bartolo colon has been designated for assignment by the atlanta braves, one day after the 44-year-old right-hander dropped to 2-8.pitching for the first time since going on the disabled list with a strained left oblique on june 6, colon allowed six runs, eight hits and three walks in four innings in during wednesday night's 7-4 loss at san diego.colon has an 8.14 era in 13 starts, unable to find the form that made him a former al cy young award winner and a 235-game winner.unless colon is traded or claimed on waivers, the braves would be responsible for the remainder of his $12.5 million salary. if he is released and signs with another team, the new club would be responsible for only a prorated share of the $535,000 minimum.left-hander rex brothers was recalled from






colon, buxton lead twins to first win in toronto in three years


toronto – norichika aoki watched the pitch heading his way, a “fastball” that didn’t even reach a measly 87 miles per hour and was aimed for the middle of the strike zone. he couldn’t pass that up, so he swung as hard as he could — and watched the ball travel 100 feet, mostly straight up. as his popup headed back down, aoki gripped his bat with two hands and slammed it into the rogers center turf in anger.if any at-bat summed up the blue jays’ feelings about facing bartolo colon, it was that one. the twins’ righthander, his 20-year career reborn by a midseason lifeline from minnesota, put on one of the more mesmerizing — or exasperating, depending on your loyalties — magic shows of the season on friday.colon threw 96 pitches, roughly 85 of them fastballs but fewer than a dozen threatening






colon dominant over 7 innings as braves beat padres 9-2


atlanta — bartolo colon allowed only hit in seven dominant innings, brandon phillips drove in three runs with three hits and the atlanta braves beat the san diego padres 9-2 on sunday for their fourth straight win.colon (1-1) overpowered the padres in his home debut with the braves. he signed a $12.5 million, one-year contract with atlanta in november.ryan schimpf's homer in the second was the only hit allowed by the 43-year-old colon. the right-hander allowed only one more baserunner — a leadoff walk to schimpf in the fifth before hunter renfroe hit into a double play. colon had six strikeouts.the padres led 1-0 until tyler flowers' single drove in phillips and adonis garcia in the fifth. phillips' one-out single was the first hit allowed by trevor cahill (0-2).phillips had a two-run sing






bartolo colon designated for assignment by braves


atlanta (ap) — right-hander bartolo colon was designated for assignment by the atlanta braves on thursday, one day after the 44-year-old right-hander dropped to 2-8.pitching for the first time since going on the disabled list with a strained left oblique on june 6, colon allowed six runs, eight hits and three walks in four innings in during wednesday night’s 7-4 loss at san diego.colon has an 8.14 era in 13 starts, unable to find the form that earned him an al cy young award winner and made him a 235-game winner.“the reality is that i’ve been getting hit hard and that’s the truth and you can’t dance around it,” colon said through a translator after his latest loss.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.unless colon is traded or claimed on waivers, the braves would be respon






twins sign veteran pitcher bartolo colon to minor league contract


the twins signed 44-year-old bartolo colon to a minor league deal friday, giving the journeyman pitcher another chance to extend a major league career that began in 1997.colon, a 235-game winner, went 2-8 with an 8.14 era with atlanta before getting designated for assignment last week.“we felt like there were some signals that the stuff was similar to what it had been in years’ past, but maybe a little bit unlucky,” said derek falvey, the twins chief baseball officer.colon will report to class aaa rochester. the braves must pay the bulk of colon’s $12.5 million, and the twins will only pay a pro-rated portion of the major league minimum ($535,000) if he is added to the major league roster.a four-time all-star and the 2005 american league cy young winner for the angels, colon continued to d






bartolo colon designated for assignment by braves – the denver post


atlanta — right-hander bartolo colon was designated for assignment by the atlanta braves on thursday, one day after the 44-year-old right-hander dropped to 2-8.pitching for the first time since going on the disabled list with a strained left oblique on june 6, colon allowed six runs, eight hits and three walks in four innings in during wednesday night’s 7-4 loss at san diego.colon has an 8.14 era in 13 starts, unable to find the form that earned him an al cy young award winner and made him a 235-game winner.“the reality is that i’ve been getting hit hard and that’s the truth and you can’t dance around it,” colon said through a translator after his latest loss.unless colon is traded or claimed on waivers, the braves would be responsible for the remainder of his $12.5 million salary. if he i






rosario hits slam in 9-run 1st as twins rout d-backs 12-5


minneapolis — the minnesota twins knew arizona spot starter t.j. mcfarland would be on a pitch count, so they hoped to get into the diamondbacks' bullpen early.after a 52-pitch first inning sunday, the twins had a 9-0 lead and mcfarland was out of the game.that was plenty for bartolo colon, who became the 18th pitcher in major league history to beat all 30 teams. he led minnesota to a 12-5 win that completed a three-game sweep of the diamondbacks."it means a lot to my career," the 44-year-old colon said through a translator."now, i haven't won in two stadiums, so that's the next goal."the twins gave colon (5-10) plenty of run support with their third nine-run first inning in team history, which was punctuated by eddie rosario's two-out grand slam on an 0-2 pitch from braden shipley. it was






miriam colon, iconic us latina movie, theater actress, dies


albuquerque, n.m. — miriam colon, an icon in u.s. latino theater who starred in films alongside marlon brando and al pacino, has died.her husband, fred valle, told the associated press that colon died early friday because of complications from a pulmonary infection. she was 80 years old,born in ponce, puerto rico, colon came to los angeles in the 1950s to study at the actors studio before earning roles in various films. she eventually founded the puerto rican traveling theater in new york where she helped cultivate young latino actors and writers.she is widely known as the mother of tony montana, played by al pacino, in the 1983 movie "scarface."colon earned acclaim for her role as the new mexico hispanic healer, ultima, in the 2013 movie "bless me, ultima" based on the novel by rudolfo an






miriam colon, iconic us latina movie, theater actress, dies


albuquerque, n.m. (ap) — miriam colon, an icon in u.s. latino theater who starred in films alongside marlon brando and al pacino, has died.her husband, fred valle, told the associated press that colon died early friday because of complications from a pulmonary infection. she was 80 years old,born in ponce, puerto rico, colon came to los angeles in the 1950s to study at the actors studio before earning roles in various films. she eventually founded the puerto rican traveling theater in new york where she helped cultivate young latino actors and writers.she is widely known as the mother of tony montana, played by al pacino, in the 1983 movie “scarface.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.colon earned acclaim for her role as the new mexico hispanic healer, ultima, in the






colon passes on mets, agrees to minor league deal with twins


minneapolis — the new york mets say they wanted a reunion with bartolo colon, but big sexy has opted for a new home.the 44-year-old colon agreed to terms friday on a minor league deal with the minnesota twins, who would be his 10th major league team over a 20-year career."you know he's been around a long time if i've faced him," twins manager paul molitor joked, adding he vaguely remembers getting a hit off colon in his final game in 1998.colon, who has 235 career victories, was designated for assignment last thursday by the atlanta braves, a day after a loss to san diego dropped his record to 2-8. he had an 8.14 era in 13 starts.speculation swirled that the portly right-hander might return to new york, where he became a fan favorite as a rotation mainstay from 2014-16."we made a strong ef






talking about poop could save your life, prevent colon cancer


chico – the greatest barrier to colon health is social unease when it comes to talking about intestines and bowels.that’s how dr. doug matthews sees it as a colorectal surgeon at enloe medical center’s colorectal surgery clinic.“we see the effects of society’s squeamishness about talking about their intestines,” he said.because matthews was proactive in light of his family’s history, three polyps in his colon were caught early, in his 40s. they were removed before they became cancerous.“we want to see people when their colons are like my colon and we fix the problem, rather than when they’re in big trouble and now people have cancers.”it may not be “common, polite conversation,” but it could save a patient’s life.“as colon-rectal doctors, we understand that we’re looking often in people’s






polish, us leaders to talk security and business


warsaw, poland — polish president andrzej duda says he and visiting u.s. president donald trump will hold talks on "very concrete issues" of security and economic cooperation.trump arrives in warsaw wednesday night and will hold meetings with duda and other leaders and deliver a speech on thursday, before traveling to a g-20 summit in germany. poland is hailing the visit as a huge success and confirmation of its european standing.duda said wednesday on tvn24 that his talks with trump will not be "some general talk about world security" but will tackle concrete issues like energy security for the region still dependent on gas and oil deliveries from russia.duda said the visit will have a "historical character" and trump's speech will be "not only for poland but for the whole world."






man to face judge in killing of runner in massachusetts


worcester, mass. (ap) — a man accused of killing a goggle employee who went out for a run near her mother’s massachusetts home last summer will be arraigned on a murder charge next month.the worcester (wus’-tur) county district attorney’s office says angelo colon-ortiz is due in court on july 26.colon-ortiz is charged in connection with the death of 27-year-old vanessa marcotte last august in princeton, a small town 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of boston.prosecutors say colon-ortiz was apprehended in april after his dna matched samples on marcotte’s body, which was found in the woods not far from her family home.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.colon-ortiz had pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to rape in april. he was ind






polish, us leaders to talk security and business


warsaw, poland (ap) — polish president andrzej duda said wednesday that he will hold talks on “very concrete issues” of security and economic cooperation with visiting u.s. president donald trump.trump arrives in warsaw wednesday night and will hold meetings with duda and other leaders from the region holding an economic summit. he will then deliver a public speech on thursday, before traveling to a g-20 summit in germany. poland’s conservative government is hailing the visit as a huge success for its diplomacy and a confirmation of its european standing.duda said on tvn24 that his talks with trump will not be “some general talk about world security” but will tackle concrete issues like energy security for the region still dependent on gas and oil deliveries from russia.there will be talk






sex offender given 15 years in prison for assaulting 4-year-old on cta bus


a convicted sex offender was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty thursday to sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl on a cta bus shortly after he completed required weekly registration with chicago police.judex colon admitted fondling and sexually assaulting the victim in january 2015 while on a northbound cta bus. judge thomas byrne sentenced colon to 12 years in prison for predatory criminal sex assault of a victim under age 13 as well as a consecutive three-year prison term for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.cook county prosecutors have said that colon boarded a cta bus outside police headquarters and fondled and assaulted the child under her clothes while she sat with her mother and brother. the girl told her mother what had happened when they arrived home, accordi






ucla freshman rachel garcia throws 282 pitches in two games


garcia threw 232 pitches thursday in an 11-inning win before throwing 50 pitches of relief friday.        






colon sharp at old home, kemp leads braves over mets in 12


new york — bartolo colon enjoyed the whole evening — the nods and taps from former teammates, the tributes from the crowd.he liked the result, too. long after he exited, his atlanta braves earned their first win of the season.colon returned to citi field and made a sharp debut for his new club, and matt kemp's third double of the game in the 12th inning lifted the braves over the new york mets 3-1 on wednesday night."to be honest, i do feel at home here. we had a great relationship," colon said through a translator. "i definitely wanted to show my appreciation."kemp's two-out, bases-loaded liner off rafael montero (0-1) helped the braves bounce back from losing on opening day. jim johnson (1-0) worked two scoreless innings.colon was perhaps the most popular mets player over the previous th






colon: i said to smoak, "are you trying to kill me?"


twins441792093 twins righthander bartolo colon says he approached toronto's justin smoak after his third hit friday and joked, "hey, are you trying to kill me?" shareemailprintmoreshare on:share on linkedinshare on google+share on pinterestcopy shortlink:purchase:order reprint august 25, 2017 — 10:42pm






man to face judge in killing of runner in massachusetts


worcester, mass. (ap) — a man accused of killing a google employee who went out for a run near her mother’s massachusetts home last summer will be arraigned on a murder charge next month.the worcester (wus’-tur) county district attorney’s office says angelo colon-ortiz is due in court on july 26.colon-ortiz is charged in connection with the death of 27-year-old vanessa marcotte last august in princeton, a small town 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of boston.prosecutors say colon-ortiz was apprehended in april after his dna matched samples on marcotte’s body, which was found in the woods not far from her family home.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.colon-ortiz had pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to rape in april. he was ind






colon passes on mets, agrees to minor league deal with twins


minneapolis (ap) — the new york mets say they wanted a reunion with bartolo colon, but big sexy has opted for a new home.the 44-year-old colon agreed to terms friday on a minor league deal with the minnesota twins, who would be his 10th major league team over a 20-year career.colon, who has 235 career victories, was designated for assignment last thursday by the atlanta braves, a day after a loss to san diego dropped his record to 2-8. he had an 8.14 era in 13 starts.speculation swirled that the portly right-hander might return to new york, where he became a fan favorite as a rotation mainstay from 2014-16.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“we made a strong effort to re-sign bartolo,” mets general manager sandy alderson said in a statement. “but he decided to go els






colorectal cancer rates are rising among younger americans even as they're falli


colorectal cancer, long considered a scourge of the aged, has been steadily rising among young and middle-aged adults in the united states, new research shows.a study released tuesday by the american cancer society found that a typical american millennial born in 1990 is, in any given year of her life, twice as likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer as a person born in 1950. and compared to that older baby boomer, the average twenty-something is four times as likely — again, at every age — to be diagnosed with cancer of the rectum.that picture emerged from the records of almost 500,000 people age 20 and older who were diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer between 1974 and 2013. published in the journal of the national cancer institute, it’s the first study to examine population trends in






everything president trump has tweeted (and what it was about)


polish president andrzej duda took to twitter to refute reports that his wife rebuffed president trump when he attempted to shake her hand while visiting warsaw on thursday.on saturday, trump replied, vowing to team up with duda to fight the "fake news."one tweet linking to the video was retweeted more than 36,000 times. the clip went viral, and several news outlets characterized the interaction as a snub.but a longer, unedited video shows that after kornhauser-duda greeted the first lady, she immediately turned back to president trump and shook his hand.trump and duda both have a history of clashing with the news media.trump regularly issues tweets decrying "fake news" and once called the media "the enemy of the american people." most recently, he tweeted a doctored video that showed him






trump tweets vow to help poland's president fight 'fake news'


polish president andrzej duda took to twitter to refute reports that his wife rebuffed president trump when he attempted to shake her hand while visiting warsaw on thursday.on saturday, trump replied, vowing to team up with duda to fight the "fake news."one tweet linking to the video was retweeted more than 36,000 times. the clip went viral, and several news outlets characterized the interaction as a snub.but a longer, unedited video shows that after kornhauser-duda greeted the first lady, she immediately turned back to president trump and shook his hand.trump and duda both have a history of clashing with the news media.trump regularly issues tweets decrying "fake news" and once called the media "the enemy of the american people." most recently, he tweeted a doctored video that showed him






polish leader to talk security, business, energy with trump


warsaw, poland (ap) — polish president andrzej duda says he will hold talks on the “very concrete issues” of security, energy and economic cooperation with visiting u.s. president donald trump.trump arrives in warsaw on wednesday night. on thursday, he will hold talks with duda and other leaders from the region, attending an economic summit. trump will then deliver a public speech before traveling to a g-20 summit in germany.poland’s conservative government is hailing the visit as a huge success for its diplomacy and a confirmation of its european standing.duda said on tvn24 that his talks with trump will not be “some general talk about world security” but will tackle concrete issues like energy security for the region, which is still dependent on gas and oil deliveries from russia.most re






indians’ colon, giants’ gregorio get season-long drug bans


new york (ap) — pitchers joseph colon of cleveland and joan gregorio of san francisco have been suspended for the rest of the season after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances.colon was cited for a synthetic drug whose effect is similar to that of testosterone. gregorio showed evidence of the anabolic steroid stanozolol.the suspensions were announced saturday by the commissioner’s office. both are 40-man roster players.these are the fourth suspensions this year under the major league drug program. also banned were pittsburgh all-star outfielder starling marte and philadelphia pitcher elniery garcia. there have been 47 suspensions this year under the minor league program.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.colon is a 27-year-old right-hander who made his






another awkward handshake overseas: president trump left hanging as polish first


on thursday, president trump and first lady melania trump were welcomed by polish president  andrzej duda and his wife, agata kornhauser-duda.        






experts see donald trump, bill de blasio similarities


at his only news conference as president-elect, donald trump told a cnn correspondent, “i’m not going to give you a question. you’re fake news.” mayor bill de blasio at a contentious october news conference told a new york post reporter, “you can keep calling all you want. i’m calling on real media outlets.”most popularthe parallels in attitude toward the news media were familiar to prominent new york city political consultants who have worked with both men or closely observed their careers in the city over the years.trump and de blasio are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. but both men interact with the news media — and handle calls for more disclosure of their finances, fundraising or professional relationships — in remarkably similar ways, the experts said.“the mayor will stan