“He looks great up there right now,” first baseman Matt Olson said. “I’ve played with him for four or five years now, so I’ve seen Frankie at his best and he looks really good. We’ve got a lot of guys that we can throw in there at second, which might seem like a problem but it’s a good problem to have. … But Frankie’s just cool, laid-back, goes about his stuff. Two homers already. It’s what he does.” … [Read more...] about A’s Franklin Barreto ‘could be electric’ in short season as vies for 2nd-base job
It’s fun. I was very thankful to have a great support team around me and a lot of help throughout my career, and that’s what allowed me to try to be the best person I can be, and the best athlete I can be. So, everybody goes through similar things that I go through every day. A buddy of mine [Grant Hackett] is an Australian swimmer who’s like a brother to me and has had a couple of incidents that he’s had to learn from and grow from. I have no problems just being me, opening up about the experiences I’ve had, and giving my two cents if I can. I want to help as many people as I can. … [Read more...] about How Michael Phelps Conquered His Demons: ‘I Didn’t Want to Live’
“We’ve sort of relied on what we thought was an inherent advantage, that people just want to come to the United States, for a very long time,” said Brown. “If we lose that, it could be a very long time before we gain it back.” … [Read more...] about Experts warn Trump treatment of international students hurts U.S.