History on Banknotes: Gregorio Luperon

A Dominican hero, Gregorio Luperon is best known for his fight to restore what is now the Dominican Republic after it was annexed by the Spanish Government. Haiti and the Dominican Republic are connected to each as they on the same island mass in the Caribbean Ocean. As history would tell it Haiti belonged to the French and the Dominican Republic belonged to Spain. Haiti found its independence from the French crown and it caused many in the Dominican Republic to feel as if they too wanted independence.
The Dominican Republic entered a pact with the Spanish Government that offered it protection from the Haitians who may want to unit the entire island into one nation. This is were Gregorio Luperon became a hero for the Dominican Republic. Luperon led the Domincian Military in a fight against the Spaniards to regain the Dominicans independence again.

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Rookies Lucchesi, Villanueva carry Padres past Giants 10-1

The rebuilding San Diego Padres have made up two spots in the NL West in two games, thanks largely to two rookies.

Joey Lucchesi struck out nine in six innings, Christian Villanueva homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and the Padres cruised past San Francisco 10-1 on Sunday to beat the Giants for the third straight game.

Jose Pirela was a home run short of the cycle and had three RBI for the Padres, who have won five of seven. They leapfrogged the Giants into third place, by percentage points. San Francisco has lost four of five.

Lucchesi is doing everything he possibly can, except hit, to cement a spot in the rotation, Green said. He’s been great. He’s a guy that, watching film last year, talking to our minor league guys, listening to them talk, they knew he was going to come quicker than the rest and he’s proving why right now. He throws strikes, he’s got offspeed when he needs it, he can punch guys out. That’s a great recipe. There’s a lot of deception there.

I think there is a fine line between when it’s good for business and when that line is crossed and it can become bad for business, Steve Tisch, the Giants’ co-owner and a top movie producer, said Monday at the NFL owners’ meetings. I’ve learned in the entertainment business and in the football business that a lot of how well we do, how well the players do, how well the teams do, are in a way fan-driven. Whether it’s my next Denzel Washington movie, I want to get movie-goers in theater seats. The 2018 Giants season I want to get Giants fans in seats in MetLife Stadium.

When too much becomes too much, I think everybody is aware of it and I hope we don’t get to that point and cross that line.

Has Beckham crossed that line?

It’s not been too much yet, but I think because there’s so much conversation about him, I just want everyone to pull back and realize that we will negotiate when the time to negotiate comes.seahawks_124


Calais Campbell reflects on living through homelessness as a child

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Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell has made more than $70 million in his NFL career, and this week he reflected on just how far he has come.
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On National Siblings Day, one of those made-for-social-media holidays that give people excuses to post pictures of their brothers and sisters, Campbell posted a moving portrait of himself with three of his brothers, in the homeless shelter where they lived, along with their other four siblings and their mom and dad, for six months of his childhood.

Beckham has no interest in playing out the fifth year of a contract that pays him $8.459 million in 2018. Nor should he. The Giants can take their sweet time at the negotiating table, and they are, and Beckham wanted them to show him the money yesterday.
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Gettleman, who did not draft Beckham, is the new sheriff, and he is taking a harder line on B.S., and the last thing he wants is Shurmur having to deal with a daily, riotous distraction before he coaches his first Giants game.

You watch people in the NBA, and it’s crazy what they get, Beckham said last July. There are people in the NFL who deserve that.

Mike Jones of USA Today reports that Bryant is not on the radar in Washington right now. The phrasing leaves room for that to change, although the Redskins may not think there’s room for him in a receiving group that’s currently fronted by Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson.

Other teams will likely entertain the possibility of finding space for Bryant on their roster. Of the other two teams in the NFC East, the Giants would seem to make more sense on paper as they’d have space next to Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard if, as some have predicted, they were to part ways with Brandon Marshall.

Police blocked access to entrance gates on the east side of the stadium, next to the tower, because relatively large pieces of ice were falling onto streets and sidewalks below. Authorities said no injuries had been reported, but several windows in nearby office buildings were smashed and at least one car was struck.

Falling ice also made for a scary arrival in Toronto for the Royals, who flew in from Kansas City late Sunday after their game against the Los Angeles Angels was among those postponed. While the team was en route to its Toronto hotel, a flying chunk of ice broke the windshield of a team bus, showering the driver in glass. Stefen Wisniewski Youth jersey Reliever Blaine Boyer grabbed the wheel and helped bring the bus to a stop.

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Chargers restructure Corey Liuget deal

Since Corey Liuget wasn’t eligible to play a full season, it appears he’s not going to make a full salary.
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers and the veteran defensive lineman Corey Liuget agreed to terms on a revised contract.

That’s usually the wording when a guy takes a pay cut to secure an Authentic Marvin Williams Jersey otherwise precarious roster spot. And Liuget was due to make $8 million this year, which is the kind of number that usually draws such attention.

McMillan, it should be noted, never presented Gilbert’s comments to the Pacers to try to hype them up for the series, but he acknowledged the impact they might have had as they found their way back to his team on their own.

The game itself, playing the game the right way, is what we use as motivation, McMillan said. Now, I’m sure our guys have heard that. I’m sure Victor, somebody might have told him that here in the last couple days. But I haven’t used that type of information as bulletin board material. For us, it’s about going out and giving all we have playing the game the right way, playing the game together. That has been the motivation from this group.

Sandland, 25, was with the Packers during the 2017 offseason before they released him in August.

He made 37 catches for 632 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior at Montana State.

It wasn’t helpful, Mara said, when asked how the video affects the expectations the Giants have for Beckham.
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Mara would not even go as far as saying Beckham will definitely be with the Giants for the 2018 season, even though he is under contract.

I can’t answer that one way or the other, Mara said. We’re certainly not shopping him, if that’s what you’re asking. When you’re coming off a season when you’re 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn’t say anybody’s untouchable.
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Trading Beckham, Mara said, is not a scenario I would like to see happen.

It is a possibility, Mara said, that the Giants would allow Beckham to play out his contract without offering an extension.

I don’t think we’ve made any determination of that just yet, he said.

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Dolphins think they could make a move up for a QB, if they choose

The Dolphins still profess confidence in quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but have been open about looking at the top prospects in this year’s draft.
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And if they need to move up to get one, they think they have the ability to do so.

Via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier said they had the ammunition to move into the top six if they choose to.

I think there is, Grier replied if they had the ability to move up from their 11th pick. I think you can always make a deal to move up. It all depends on how much you want to give up. You see some deals with some teams, we may think that they gave up a lot to get up there.

Dave and I have spoken about this and we really believe this, we want to make our team better one move at a time, Shurmur said. I don’t believe that narrative that it’s a reboot, it’s a rebuild. We’re trying to make this year’s New York Football Giants 鈥?I like saying that, New York Football Giants 鈥?as good as we can be going into September.

I like Case Keenum, Manning said, via Patrick Smyth, the team’s vice president of public relations. I’m a big fan. What an exciting season he had last year in Minnesota. He’s really been a winner his whole life.

Kucherov broke a 1-all tie with 4:58 left in the period. Defenseman Brayden Coburn sent a pass from the left boards that hit off Devils’ defenseman Damon Severson. Kucherov collected the loose puck right in front and put it high into the net for his third goal of the series.

The Lightning had tied it at 11:30 on a great rush. Steven Stamkos fed Kucherov entering the zone and he found Miller on the left side for a shot over Schneider’s shoulder.

Cory Conacher appeared to give Tampa Bay the lead with 7:39 left in the period, but a review found the Lightning were offside.
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For the first time in the series, the Devils scored first with Palmieri converting from the left circle with the Lightning playing two men short at 8:23 of the first.

Alex Killorn got the first penalty at 7:47 with a hook and 25 seconds later Cedric Paquette tripped Taylor Hall. Eleven seconds later, New Jersey Jose Altuve Womens Jersey had its second 5-on-3 goal in two games.

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Packers’ 2018 draft picks: Projecting first-rounder, late-round sleepers

The Packers have the No. 14 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. This is a pivotal draft for the franchise after a 7-9 season led to some organizational changes.

Even with Ansah back in the fold, Detroit veers into this month’s draft with a defined need for pass-rushing help. Longtime beat writer Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press tabbed ends Harold Landry out of Boston College and UTSA’s Marcus Davenport as possibilities for the Lions come the draft.

Andre Smith’s season-ending knee injury will give teams pause when trying to project him to the NFL. With only one year of consistent tape, he’s an unfinished prospect. Nonetheless, Smith has no fear of contact and will stick his nose in every play.

In late March, Kapler lifted Aaron Nola after 68 pitches on the way to a season-opening loss in Atlanta and messed up royally by summoning reliever Hoby Milner from the bullpen sans warm-up throws and putting the umpiring crew in a compromising position. Philly fans took a break from cheering on the 76ers’ late-season surge to give Kapler the Jayson Werth-as-Washington National treatment before the team’s home opener against Miami on April 5.

It was a humbling experience for Kapler and an ominous sign for a young manager who wants the focus to be on his players. But the cold snap has since passed, the young Phillies are on a roll and he’s a model of introspection as he reflects upon that challenging first week.

“What I knew is that I was going to f— up,” Kapler told ESPN.com. “In a perfect world, that f—-up happens after a long run of good play. You’re in the middle of the season, everything is sort of settled, and you’ve seen some ups and downs, but you’ve ridden past those, and you’ve accomplished some good things. The tough part is a lot of this stuff came at the very beginning of the season at the most visible moments. I get that.steelers_027


Twins ready for Puerto Rico, Chisox to Oakland after snowout

Rows of blue suitcases lined the hallway leading into the Minnesota Twins’ clubhouse on Sunday, signs of a trip the frigid players can’t wait to take.
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Three straight postponements because of snow only heightened the anticipation for this week’s series in Puerto Rico.

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Before resuming for the two-game series in Puerto Rico with the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota will have played 11 games in the season’s first 19 days.

You can pretty much bank on the fact early in the year there’s a good chance that you might lose a game or two, Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. But when it starts to get excessive, it backs you up later in the year. You lose some of the flow that you like to have coming out of spring training, in terms of getting your players into a bit of a rhythm.

But you can’t control it, as the old adage goes, so we’re trying to adjust the best way we can, he said.

Authentic Mens Eddie Lacy Jersey The Rays purchased the contract of Brandon Snyder from Triple-A Durham, where the infielder hit .154 with a homer and three RBIs in eight games.

Tampa Bay also transferred center fielder Kevin Kiermaier from the 10- to 60-day disabled list. Kiermaier is to have surgery Friday for a torn ligament in his right thumb and will be out two to three months.

The auditions have been done with Joe Tessitore on play-by-play. The Post reported more than a month ago that Tessitore would replace Sean McDonough on Monday nights; however, ESPN has not made it official yet as its search for his partner or partners continues. Network executives are considering a two- or three-man booth, but want to make sure the group meshes.

A decision of this magnitude may be the first major personnel move for new ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro. Pitaro is charged with repairing ESPN’s relationship with the NFL, which suffered under John Skipper’s leadership. Skipper resigned at the end of last year, telling the Hollywood Reporter he was being extorted by someone he bought cocaine from.

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Cleveland’s priority is first win after 0-16 season

The Browns’ 2018 schedule features another uneasy path for a franchise coming off an 0-16 season that set a rebuild in motion with new GM John Dorsey in the offseason.
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Hue Jackson is back, and the coach will have to show some progress after compiling a 1-31 record over the last two seasons. The goal should be simple against the usual AFC North rivals and cross-over games against the NFC South and AFC West: Win one game and go from there.

Having Johnson healthy would be significant to the Cardinals under any circumstances. With a new head coach and a new starting quarterback, it’s even more significant to their hopes this season so Wilks’ update is good news as the offseason rolls along in Arizona.

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If that specimen was ordered on a day where the patient wasn’t in the state of Florida, that would absolutely be a fraudulent specimen and I wouldn’t have ordered it. I couldn’t have ordered it. It’s not what I do. It’s not how I practice, Ligotti says.

If we can detect CTE in living patients, that’s going to be a huge win, Jordan said, via Kent Somers of azcentral.com.

The goal is to get 200 volunteers, none of whom will be paid for participating. The goal is to identify CTE biomarkers in bodily fluids, allowing the condition to be diagnosed without examining brain tissue.

It wasn’t easy, and he’d be the first to admit, at the [Super Bowl] ring ceremony, that it wasn’t easy playing for him. The silver lining was that we were at the ring ceremony.

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Lawyer: Michael Bennett will plead not guilty

The felony charge on which Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been indicted means that, absent a dismissal of the case or a plea deal, Bennett will stand trial. Not surprisingly, Bennett’s lawyer says that, if there’s a trial, Bennett won’t be admitting to anything.
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Womens Corey Dickerson Jersey The only two possible outcomes for this case is the DA’s office [saying] they don’t have a case and dismissing, or a trial 鈥?one or the other, Rusty Hardin said, via ESPN.com. If and whenever they ask for a plea, it will be not guilty.

It’s hard to have a more energizing win than the one the Giants had over the Dodgers at AT&T Park on Saturday night. Andrew McCutchen entered the game 2-for-24 on the season, but went 6-for-7, notching his first career six-hit game, culminating in a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 14th inning with the Giants trailing by a run.

Outside of Manny Machado, the Orioles’ offense has not inspired much confidence. Baltimore was the first team in the league to reach the 100-strikeout mark, and the O’s lead the league in percentage of pitches out of the zone that result in a swinging strike. On the mound, Dylan Bundy has looked excellent in his first two starts despite not Derrick Shelby Authentic Jersey being able to get a win, posting 15 strikeouts to go with a 0.69 ERA. — McCarthy

I don’t want anybody to be a bust, Leaf said. I want them to be successful. And there is no evidence to show me that Cleveland is going to be successful. It’s a place where quarterbacks go to die.

Leaf said John Elway with the Colts in 1983 and Eli Manning with the Chargers in 2004 had the right idea: Simply refuse to play for a team you don’t think will represent your best interests.

Do something like John Elway or Eli Manning did, Leaf said. What if he plays five years there and is mediocre because they never win?

Womens Mark Sanchez Jersey There’s been no indication that Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield or any of the other top players in this year’s draft would actually go so far as declaring that they wouldn’t play for the Browns. But Leaf thinks they should.

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Seahawks G.M. urges fans to “trust the process”

The Seahawks have undergone major changes to the coaching staff and the roster in 2018. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider doesn’t regard it as a big deal.

“It’s a constant reset every single year, it doesn’t stop,” Schneider said during an appearance on 710 ESPN in Seattle. “When I say ‘reset’ people are like, ‘Well it’s a rebuild.’ We’re not rebuilding. It’s just a reset. We’ve got some pretty good players on this football team. And there’s a lot of young players that people don’t necessarily — they haven’t heard their names yet. I remember going through this when we traded Josh Wilson, and Kelly Jennings and Marcus Trufant were here. And nobody knew who Byron Maxwell and Richard Sherman and Walter Thurmond were. . . .

Regardless, it had to happen. For a variety of reasons that the Seahawks would freely admit — and that they would prefer not to discuss. It was time to clear the players who had lingering hostility regarding Super Bowl XLIX off the roster, and it was time to shift the focus of the team away from the Legion of Boom and toward a franchise quarterback who is still in the front end of his prime.

Plenty of players on the Seahawks of past years (and a few who are still on the roster) resent Russell Wilson. As the team moves forward, those guys need to go. They need to be replaced by players who recognize from the moment they enter the locker room that, if the Seahawks are going to thrive for the next decade, Wilson needs to be the centerpiece of the franchise.

So trust the process, Seahawks fans. The team has the most important position covered. All Schneider needs to do is fill in the roster around him and Schneider already has proven he can do just that.

If Rosen truly hopes to not play for the Browns, and if the Browns fail to get or heed the message, what happens next?

Whether it’s because he’s a “millennial” or for some other reason, Rosen thinks what he wants and says what he thinks. While he may be wisely keeping his desire to avoid the Browns close to the vest for now, it’s hard to imagine Rosen willingly accepting a career path with which he doesn’t agree.

Incoming NFL players routinely set aside what they want because they accept that, at least at the outset of their careers, they believe they can’t get it. Rosen possibly believes he can. If he does, he shouldn’t be afraid to try.la_kings_015


49ers CEO: Reuben Foster’s future with franchise depends on behavior

Reuben Foster will have to stay out of trouble if he wants to stay in San Francisco.
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From my conversations with John and Kyle, I know Reuben is very cognizant of where his position is right now, and his time with the 49ers could potentially be over if he continues to do things outside of the team that aren’t what we want him to be a part of, York said.

Any time there’s an issue like that, we’ll have a discussion, York told NBC Sports Bay Area. Right now, there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done with Reuben. And we’ll handle that as it comes. You don’t want to say it’s easier outside of the season, but it is easier outside of the season because you don’t need to make a decision today.
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Foster, 23, was selected by the 49ers with the no. 31 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. However, 49ers general manager John Lynch indicated San Francisco was aware of his history when they drafted him.

Miller earned his fourth shutout of the season and 43rd of his career. It was also his 370th career win, moving him past Tom Barrasso for second place on the all-time list among U.S.-born goalies.

Definitely somebody I looked up to, Miller said of Barrasso. Just happy to still be playing meaningful hockey and getting some wins.

Adam Henrique scored his 24th of the season for Anaheim and added an assist, and Hampus Lindholm scored an empty-netter before the final Al Davis Jersey buzzer.

The Ducks (44-25-13) won their fifth straight to finish 10-1-1 over the final 12 games.
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The Coyotes (29-41-12) finished last in the Pacific, but went 17-9-3 in their last 29 games in a season they started 1-12-1.

I thought we got better from October, so there’s some good positive things, Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. We just ran out of gas tonight. For the most part, the last 25, 30 games, we beat some good hockey teams and I thought some of the young guys really progressed, which is nice.

The two teams combined for 26 penalty minutes.

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