Governor Wolf Orders Flags in Pennsylvania at Half-Staff to Honor Senator John McCain

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the United States and Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex and throughout all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff to honor the passing of Arizona Senator John McCain.“Senator John McCain dedicated his entire life to his country and we owe him a debt of gratitude for his sacrifice and contributions over decades of service,” Governor Wolf said. “Senator McCain embodied the core principles of American citizenship and he put his country over himself at every turn. He will be missed.”Senator John McCain, 81, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018. He served as senator from Arizona from 1987 until his passing and two terms in the United States House of Representatives. Senator McCain served his country in the United States Navy and was captured and held as a prisoner of war before retiring and entering politics. The flags shall be lowered immediately, Monday, August 27, 2018, through sunset on the day of interment, which will occur on Sunday, September 2, 2018. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. August 27, 2018 Governor Wolf Orders Flags in Pennsylvania at Half-Staff to Honor Senator John McCaincenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Stoiximan/Betano rebrands to Kaizen Gaming

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Stoiximan praises ‘Greek resilience’ launching new TV campaign May 6, 2020 The operating firm of Stoiximan and Betano brands has confirmed that it will rebrand to ‘Kaizen Gaming’ in a bid to reflect its company culture of ‘continual improvement’.‘Kaizen’ stems from a Japanese business philosophy which looks at introducing small, incremental changes to a business’ operations to try improve both quality and efficiency.The rebrand comes seven years after Stoiximan was founded, and will affect the Stoiximan brand in Greece and Cyprus, as well as Betano in Germany, Portugal, Romania and Brazil.Further 2020developments, saw Athens-listed OPAP become the majority shareholder in Stoiximan Group assets, expanding its Greek market digital footprint.Commenting on the rebrand, Kaizen co-founder and CEO George Daskalakis noted: “This is a big day for us and our people. Κaizen underlines the company’s overall philosophy and unites our course to date with the elements that will mark our future steps: People, Technology, Entertainment, Responsibility, Extroversion, Commitment and Contribution.“We aim to continue in the same way in which we set off, creating “made in Greece” innovation that competes vigorously in the international environment, while maintaining our passion about constantly improving our products and services in order to provide a best in class customer experience. This is Kaizen.” SBC Digital Summit: Betting leadership focuses on ‘reopening unknowns’ April 27, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Flood Watch for Treasure Coast through Saturday

first_imgWATCH LIVE RADAR: Expect heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County.A flood warning is in effect for eastern Martin County until 6:15 p.m. A flood watch is in effect for Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties until Saturday afternoon.last_img

Kootenay Mapbook founder Russell Mussio divulges his hidden Kootenay haunts

first_imgWant to win a copy of the new Kootenay Rockies Mapbook edition? The Nelson Daily, reaching 26,000 Nelson and area folks per month — and over 50,000 West Kootenay folk through the regional Lone Sheep network — wants to put a copy of the Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook in your hands for Father’s Day.The contest is simple: sign up for The Nelson Daily Facebook site as a member before Father’s Day and then email us ([email protected]) to enter your name into a draw to win one of the map books. Those who are already members of the site are automatically entered into the draw.Hitting the hidden Kootenay haunts In assembling the Backroad Mapbook series in Western Canada over the last 15 years, mapbook founders Russell Mussio and his brother Wesley have collected a few natural treasures of their own. And having grown up in the West Kootenay in Trail, they have a special list reserved for natural places on their home turf. On the release of the new edition of the Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook this week, the backcountry guru let people in the West Kootenay in on what the Mussio brothers hold as special places around Nelson — one of their favourite stomping grounds. Growing up in the West Kootenay influenced their present life and business endeavors, said Russell. The small town lifestyle meant they spent almost all of their time playing sports or exploring the outdoors. “Our father was a passionate outdoorsman and took us fishing and hunting from a young age,” he said. “My mother loved to hike and ski so we trekked along with her and we spent most summers camping, around the Kootenay mostly.” The evolution of the Backroad Mapbook series — now a staple in the bag of any serious or aspiring backcountry user — was based on this love of the outdoors and the fact that the wilderness was so readily accessible in the Kootenay. “We used to berry pick and fish up Erie and Porcupine Creeks near Salmo,” Russell said. “These were fun trips with good fishing and more than a few bear encounters.” At least one week or two each summer the Mussios spent on Kootenay Lake, originally at Garland Bay Recreation Site north of Riondel — before Tuffy Garland the caretaker passed — and then closer to Balfour at a property they owned near Nine Mile (Cresent Bay). “Kootenay Lake might not be the warmest place to swim, but the fishing was incredible,” Russell said. The Mussios have hunted elk and deer in the Slocan Valley near Passmore, and the Bonnington Range has always had a strong appeal to them for ski touring. “We are most proud of the Kootenay Rockies edition of the Backroad series,” said Russell. “Not only because we grew up there, but also because the book truly highlights one of the most beautiful places on the planet.” Which is why there is a little more insight into the Kootenay Rockies Mapbook than the others. Local knowledge goes a long way, said Russell, and they added a few local secret hot spots. “Of course, we have also downplayed a few of our favourites, too,” he said. “In fact, a lot of the lesser known trails or campsites of the West Kootenay would not be there if it were not for friends and family sending them our way.” And now the Mapbook is essential gear for those who plan to venture off the beaten path. “If you like to get out and explore there is no other source that comes close,” said Russell. “There are some excellent hiking guides and a few decent maps, but nothing that puts it all together in one package.” And the Kootenay is unlike any other area of the country, he added, with so many great places to explore, so few people and vast areas of wilderness. “Exploring these areas without the use of a detailed map book is a recipe for disaster.” The Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook has been the local guidebook of choice for over 15 years and is a national best-seller. It combines reference information with highly detailed maps featuring up-to-date forest service and logging roads, extensive trail systems and a wide range of recreational features that are not found on other maps.  Mussio Ventures Ltd. Mussio Ventures Ltd. was incorporated in 1993 and has become one of the top three map producers and one of the biggest publishers in Canada. They are in the business of producing, publishing, distributing and marketing outdoor recreation guidebooks and topographic maps. Selling over 100,000 copies annually of the Backroad Mapbook series is easily the best selling outdoor recreation guidebook series in Canada. They also sell almost 50,000 copies of various fishing mapbooks, GPS maps, outdoor recreation maps, topographic maps and digital maps across Canada annually. Russell and Wesley Mussio started the Backroad Mapbook Series in 1993. The brothers are avid backcountry explorers who love to pursue a variety of different activities. They came up with the idea when they realized it was rather cumbersome to cart a different book for each activity along with a stack of often-outdated maps.last_img read more

Wildcats go wild in Penticton, edge Vernon to capture tournament title

first_imgMount Sentinel advanced to the final with a thrilling three-set win over Kelowna Secondary School Owls.The third-ranked 4A team should have swept the floor with the Cats, but Sentinel had other plans winning 25-18, 22-25, 15-12. “I suspect that this match is to date one of highlights of our season,” Moreira explained.”The match was well played and it was clear that we weren’t interested in “just avoiding embarrassment” . . . we were playing to win.”Mount Sentinel opened the day with a 25-18, 25-17 win over West Van in quarterfinal playoff action.The Cats finished the round robin Friday with a 2-1 record after scoring wins over Rutland and Similkameen Sparks of Keremeos.The lone setback came in a 2-1 loss to a highly talented Pen Hi squad.Mount Sentinel travels to Kimberley this weekend to play in the Selkirk Storm Invitational tourney.The squad is off the following weekend before hosting the Kootenay Finals November 16-17 at Castlegar’s Selkirk College Gymnasium.At the end of the month, the same Selkirk location, along with the gym at L.V. Rogers in Nelson, will be part of the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.Sixteen teams from throughout the province will be vying for the B.C. Single A title from November 28 to December 1. The Mount Sentinel Wildcats appear to be ready to make a run at the playoffs after capturing the top prize at the Pen-Hi Lakers High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.The Single-A power kicked butt against higher calibre teams throughout the tourney, finishing the day off by edging Vernon Panthers 29-27, 25-22 in the championship final.The Panthers are ranked third at the Triple-A girls division.”We were very consistent throughout the weekend,” said Sentinel coach Joe Moreira.”I think the mark of a Grade 12 team. Clearly with only a few events before provincials this type of play is very encouraging.”Moreira said the scores were not indicative of how much the Cats dominated Vernon in the final.The only drama in the match was the poor start the Cats got out to, down 8-1 and not looking very much like a championship side.Once the Wildcats got back into the match, the Kootenay squad took over.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2015)–John Sadler’s Sweet Swap and Phil D’Amato’s Lil Bit O’Fun head a competitive field of 12 older horses set to in Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes for older horses at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course.The 6-5 favorite in the Grade III, 6 ½ furlongs turf Daytona Stakes on Dec. 28, Sweet Swap pressed the pace and made the lead at the top of the stretch but tired late, finishing third, a length and a half behind Lil Bit O’Fun, who ran second at 4-1.Fifth, beaten one length three starts back down the hill in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Sweet Swap won the Grade III San Simeon Stakes down the hillside four races back on April 13, 2014 and is 10-4-2-2 lifetime over the course–and thus, will likely be favored again in the Clockers’ Corner.Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, the 6-year-old horse by Candy Ride is 15-6-3-2 overall with earnings of $342,133. Sweet Swap was bred in Kentucky and is out of the Storm Cat mare Fair Exchange.Officially trained by D’Amato in his last six starts subsequent to the retirement of Mike Mitchell, Lil Bit O’Fun rallied from off the pace in the Daytona to miss by a half length. A 7-year-old gelding by Langfuhr, he is 4-2-1-1 down the hill and is 36-7-6-2 overall with earnings of $425,273. Owned by Belmonte, Cohen, Gorman and Sterling Stables, he comes off a productive 2014, in which he won two races from six starts and earned $124,000.D’Amato will also be represented by Hay Dude, who has run well in three consecutive turf miles dating back to Oct. 26, his U.S. debut. A first-out maiden winner going 7 ½ furlongs on turf in September, 2012, the 5-year-old English-bred gelding owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joe Scardino hasn’t sprinted since his fourth career start in England on April 19, 2013.  Hay Dude has an overall mark of 15-3-3-4 and earnings of $99,589.A minor stakes winner over the course, Doug O’Neill’s Pure Tactics cuts back in distance as he pressed the pace and tired to finish sixth, beaten four lengths, in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar on Nov. 28. Owned by Nita Winner, LLC, Pure Tactics is a 6-year-old Texas-bred horse who first came to O’Neill from Fairgrounds in New Orleans eight starts back on Feb. 23, 2014. He has subsequently has a win from five starts down the hill and is 20-8-2-2 overall with earnings of $313,856.Bolita Boyz will make his third start for leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in the Clockers’ Corner and must be a accorded an upset chance. Well beaten in the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong Midnight Lute Stakes on dirt Dec. 27, he was an even fifth, beaten 4 ¾ lengths, in a minor stakes down the hillside turf on Oct. 19. Owned by Gatto, GZS Stables, LLC, Schlaich and Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Act of Duty is winless in two tries on turf, but is 10-4-0-1 overall with earnings of $158,061.Although a well beaten ninth in the Grade III Daytona Stakes Dec. 28, millionaire Clubhouse Ride does have a win, a second and a third from six lifetime tries down the hill and the veteran campaigner can never be counted out. Trained by Craig Lewis and owned by Six-S Racing Stable and Niko Petralia, the 7-year-old horse by Candy Ride is 41-5-9-10 overall, with earnings of $1,320,882.The complete field for the Clockers’ Corner Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program Sunday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Lil Bit O’Fun, Rafael Bejarano, 124; Ankeny Hill, Edwin Maldonado, 124; Bolita Boyz, Gary Stevens, 124; Mr. Commons, Victor Espinoza, 119; Sweet Swap, Joe Talamo, 124; Pure Tactics, Mike Smith, 124; Clubhouse Ride, Aaron Gryder, 124; Hay Dude, Kent Desormeaux, 119; Forever Juanito, Tyler Baze, 124; Bahamian Squall, Corey Nakatani, 119, and Heir of Storm, Drayden Van Dyke, 124 (alt.). ALSO ELIGIBLE: Fly Lexis Fly, Elvis Trujillo, 119.last_img read more

16cm Long Brown Barley Twisted Banana Clip – looks nice in and really easy to use

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Rest: Frowned upon when NBA games count, not in preseason

first_imgJAZZ 120, SUNS 102Ricky Rubio scored 20 points in only 15 first-half minutes, getting the rest of the night off as Utah rolled. The Jazz never trailed, and had a 28-point lead by the time the game was 21 minutes old.Donovan Mitchell added 17 for the Jazz.Devin Booker scored 19 for Phoenix, which got 18 more from Alex Len.JAZZ: Rubio shot 8 for 10, plus had three steals. … Derrick Favors was plus-22 in 20 minutes, finishing with nine points, six rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in that little bit of work. … The Jazz used 17 players, and 16 scored.SUNS: Josh Jackson scored 14 and Marquese Chriss added 13. … Eric Bledsoe handed out seven assists, but shot just 1 for 6. … Phoenix took 41 free throws to Utah’s 17.UP NEXT: Utah (4-0) visits the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Phoenix (1-2) hosts Portland on Wednesday.TRAIL BLAZERS 97, KINGS 83Jusuf Nurkic scored 16 points to lead Portland. The Trail Blazers’ backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 26 points, on 7 for 21 shooting.Justin Jackson had 16 for Sacramento, which was without several rotation players.TRAIL BLAZERS: Caleb Swanigan had 12 rebounds, while Evan Turner and Jake Layman each scored 10 points. … Portland finished with a 48-39 rebounding edge. Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives to the basket against New York Knicks’ Damyean Dotson (21) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)MIAMI — There is no NBA mandate urging teams to not rest players in the preseason.Good thing.The dog days of the exhibition schedule have arrived, with plenty of stars sitting out Monday night’s games. Among those getting the night off to rest: Boston stars Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving and Al Horford; Miami’s Goran Dragic; and the Orlando trio of Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon and Bismack Biyombo. Indiana rested a half-dozen players, as did Sacramento — including Vince Carter, George Hill and Zach Randolph.“It’s hard to play 14 guys,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said.ADVERTISEMENT In Dragic’s case, Miami is being smart since he played for two months this summer, helping Slovenia win the European championship and returning to Miami just two days before the first practice of training camp. He hasn’t played much in the preseason.“This is all relatively part of the plan I had sketched out,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I wanted him to be in training camp … and he really wanted to be there too, just to establish the right tone out of camp. We want to try to strike that balance of keeping him in shape and making sure he’s peaking for the first game, not going the other way. I think we’re headed that way.”Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the lineup he went with Monday allows him to take a good look at what willbe Boston’s second unit.“I feel really good about where we are, considering we’re 13 days in,” Stevens said. “I don’t think we’re by any means a finished product and I think we can get better.”ROCKETS 117, KNICKS 95ADVERTISEMENT Hornets’ Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics View comments LATEST STORIES KINGS: Frank Mason was impressive, with 13 points and five rebounds. … Skal Labissiere also scored 13 for Sacramento.UP NEXT: Portland (3-1) visits Phoenix on Wednesday. Sacramento (1-3) visits the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. Houston’s Chris Paul didn’t play in New York because of a right shoulder contusion, the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis (hip) and Frank Ntilikina (knee) sat out that same game with soreness, Detroit’s Avery Bradley was sidelined by a turned ankle and Orlando’s Evan Fournier (ankle) and Terrence Ross (hamstring) also didn’t play because of minor injuries. Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox was out with a sore back.When the regular season starts next week, resting players who are healthy enough to play will be officially frowned upon by a new NBA policy. But for now, it just makes sense for clubs to either limit minutes or not take unnecessary risks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat being said, teams are still working. Joerger knows his team needs a day off — but the Kings arepracticing Tuesday anyway.“We have way too much stuff to do, and not just for opening night,” Joerger said. HEAT: James Johnson was called for a Flagrant-1 after a hard foul on Howard in the third quarter. The two slapped hands afterward, clearly without animosity. … The rookie learning curve for Bam Adebayo continued, after he had three fouls in three first-half minutes and the Heat were outscored by 10 in that stretch.UP NEXT: Miami (2-2) hosts Washington on Wednesday. Charlotte (1-2) hosts Boston on Wednesday.HAWKS 100, GRIZZLIES 88Dennis Schroder scored 21 points to lead Atlanta, which got 15 from Malcolm Delaney.James Ennis scored 14 to lead Memphis.GRIZZLIES: Memphis was only 4 for 22 from 3-point range. … Marc Gasol had 13 rebounds.HAWKS: Rookie John Collins got cut beneath his right eye, then returned and led the Hawks with eight rebounds. … Atlanta was plus-21 in DeAndre’ Bembry’s 20 minutes. … The game was at Georgia Tech because of renovations at the Hawks’ home arena.UP NEXT: Memphis (2-1) hosts Houston on Wednesday. Atlanta (2-2) hosts Dallas on Thursday at Georgia Tech.MAVERICKS 99, MAGIC 96Dennis Smith Jr. scored 16 points, Harrison Barnes added 14 and Dirk Nowitzki added 10 for Dallas.D.J. Augustin scored 24 points for the Magic, which got 19 from Jonathon Simmons.MAGIC: Nikola Vucevic grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. … Augustin was 6 for 10 from 3-point range, and Mo Speights had 15 points after shooting 4-for-7 from beyond the arc.MAVERICKS: Smith also had seven assists and six rebounds. … J.J. Barea was very effective, with eight points and nine rebounds. … Nowitzki made 4 of his 7 shots.UP NEXT: Orlando (2-2) vists San Antonio on Tuesday. Dallas (3-1) visits Atlanta on Thursday at Georgia Tech. 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BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next James Harden had 36 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and Houston made 22 3-pointers while remainingunbeaten and keeping New York winless in the preseason.The teams tried during the offseason to work out a trade for Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks ended up sendinghim to Oklahoma City, though the Rockets appear to still have plenty of firepower.Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points for the Knicks.ROCKETS: Houston has made at least 22 3-pointers in all three games. No team has ever had three straight games with 20 or more in the regular season. … Clint Capela had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Eric Gordon added 18 points. … Zhou Qi played three minutes, getting three points.KNICKS: Michael Beasley scored 17 points before leaving with a bruised left elbow. He landed hard on a drive to the basket in the third quarter. … Damyean Dotson also had 17 for New York.UP NEXT: Houston (3-0) visits Memphis on Wednesday. New York (0-4) hosts Washington on Friday.PISTONS 107, PACERS 97Detroit outscored Indiana 30-15 from the 3-point line, and had a 26-11 edge in points off turnovers.Ish Smith, Reggie Jackson and Boban Marjanovic had 14 points apiece for the Pistons. Damien Wilkins led Indiana with 14 off the bench, shooting 5 for 6 and making both of his 3-point tries.PACERS: Indiana led by 16 in the second quarter, but was outscored 71-47 in the final 25 minutes. … Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Lance Stephenson all didn’t play. … Al Jefferson had 12 points on 6 for 14 shooting.PISTONS: Smith also had nine assists. … Detroit was plus-25 in Henry Ellenson’s 28 minutes. … Anthony Tolliver and Reggie Bullock each scored 12 for the Pistons.UP NEXT: Indiana (2-1) hosts Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday. Detroit (2-1) visits Toronto on Tuesday. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president CELTICS 113, 76ERS 96Hours after Philadelphia and Joel Embiid agreed on a five-year extension worth $148 million, Boston had no trouble with the 76ers and led wire-to-wire.Semi Ojeleye scored 16 for Boston, which led by as many as 34. Ben Simmons scored 15 for the 76ers, though he missed seven of his 10 free throws.CELTICS: Aron Baynes sprained his left knee in the first half. … Jaylen Brown scored 12 for the Celtics, who got 15 apiece from Terry Rozier and Abdel Nader.76ERS: Furkan Korkmaz scored 13 and No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz added 12. … The 76ers shot 28 percent from 3-point range and 52 percent from the foul line.UP NEXT: Boston (3-0) visits Charlotte on Wednesday. Philadelphia (0-3) plays Brooklyn on Wednesday in Uniondale, New York.HEAT 109, HORNETS 106Justise Winslow’s layup with 23.7 seconds left put Miami ahead for good as the Heat rallied in the final minutes.Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson each scored 18 for Miami, which got 13 from Dion Waiters and 11 points and 11 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside. Malik Monk scored 19 and Dwight Howard had 16 for Charlotte.HORNETS: All-Star guard Kemba Walker left early in the third quarter after getting hit in the face, and Jeremy Lamb left with groin soreness. … Charlotte had a 29-14 edge in points off turnovers, but was 5 for26 from 3-point range.last_img read more

Niese, Mets Beat Braves, 4-2

first_imgATLANTA — Freddie Freeman had seen this game before. It looked so very familiar to the first baseman and the sliding Atlanta Braves.“It’s the same story, different day,” Freeman said. “It’s hard to win ballgames when you only score two runs. That’s the name of the game for us the last few weeks.”Freeman and the Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.Atlanta has lost seven of eight to drop to 4-13 in September. Any combination of two Pittsburgh wins or Atlanta losses will eliminate the Braves from the NL wild-card race.Niese (9-11) allowed two runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings. The left-hander also struck out five and walked one while improving to 1-1 with a 2.14 ERA in his last three starts.“That’s the Jon Niese we know,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “That’s the guy who pitches to contact, makes pitches, locates it, moves it around, changes speeds. He pitched a nice game.”Dilson Herrera and Curtis Granderson homered for New York, which has won three of four.Niese, who was just 2-4 with a 5.65 ERA in his previous six road starts since June 21, retired nine straight batters before loading the bases on consecutive singles with one out in the eighth.Collins brought in Josh Edgin, who gave up a two-run single to Freeman. But Carlos Torres retired Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to end the threat. Jenrry Mejia then worked the ninth for his 27th save in 30 chances.Braves starter Mike Minor lasted just one inning, leaving with left shoulder discomfort after the Mets went up 1-0 on Lucas Duda’s sacrifice fly.Minor (6-12) dropped to 0-8 in his last nine September starts. He said he will be evaluated by doctors over the next couple of days.Minor missed the first 27 games of the season with shoulder tendinitis.“Yeah, it’s the same thing, so it’s kind of frustrating because I don’t feel like it’s anything serious,” Minor said. “It’s nagging pain that won’t go away. It’s there every pitch. I felt it the last couple of starts more and more. Tonight was worse than the others.”David Hale came in and fell behind 3-0 in the second on Herrera’s third homer, a two-run shot just inside the left-field foul pole.Granderson’s 19th homer, coming off David Carpenter, made it 4-0 in the eighth.The Braves (76-78) fell two games under .500 for the first time since they were 2-4 on April 12, 2012. “It’s just one of those weeks, months, years that nothing’s going our way,” Freeman said. “It’s kind of getting repetitive.”(GEORGE HENRY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more