Meanwhile, Cork won’t fear coming to Semple Stadium for their Munster Senior Hurling quarter-final according to Tipp’s Michael Cahill.The sides meet on May 21st with the two-time All Ireland winner expecting a close battle.However the Thurles Sarsfields man says Tipp will be glad of having home advantage. Photo © Tipperary GAA Tipp are going to challenge Jason Forde’s one match ban.Michael Ryan wants to try and get the midfielder back for the opening game of the Munster Hurling Championship against Cork.They’re going to take the case now to the Central Appeals Committee to get the one-match ban decision by the central hearings committee overturned.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Saturday, Kershaw threw approximately 60 pitches over four simulated innings, facing Cody Bellinger, Chase Utley, Kiké Hernandez and Austin Barnes. A Kinatrax machine, which uses motion-capture technology to collect biomechanical data on a pitcher, was trained on Kershaw during the simulated game.Kershaw said Saturday that he “felt good” during the 60-pitch test and “should be” ready to pitch in a game in another five days.Roberts said the limit on Kershaw’s pitches or innings hasn’t been determined yet, but “I think he’s fine to go deep depending on how he’s throwing.”The Dodgers were 12-17 after Kershaw’s last start, a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 1. Buoyed in part by the return of third baseman Justin Turner, the Dodgers are 12-11 since then. They entered Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Colorado Rockies in the National League West.“To get (Kershaw) back every fifth day is … to compare it to kind of having (Justin Turner) back on the position player front, is pretty comparable,” Roberts said. LOS ANGELES – Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will make his long-awaited return from the disabled list Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies, the final day of a 10-game homestand.Kershaw, the three-time Cy Young Award winner, has been on the disabled list since May 6 with tendinitis in his left biceps. He played catch Sunday, one day after throwing four simulated innings against teammates at Dodger Stadium.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.In seven starts before his injury, Kershaw was 1-4 with a 2.86 earned-run average.“I’m happy for Clayton, just feeling healthy,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “Performing is one thing but if he feels healthy and strong, we’ll bet on the performance. As we’re playing better baseball, to add him to the mix is a really good thing for all of us.” Right-hander Aaron Nola is listed as the Phillies’ probable starter Thursday. Left-hander Alex Wood, who can start Thursday on normal rest, was listed as the Dodgers’ probable starter.Now, Wood seems likely to start the series opener against the Rockies on Friday in Denver. Brock Stewart will take his second consecutive turn in the Dodgers’ rotation Monday against the Phillies. Roberts acknowledged that Stewart could shift to a long relief role once Kershaw returns.Sinister developmentMatt Strahm seemed like a curious choice to start a “bullpen game” for San Diego on Sunday. The left-hander had more walks (eight) than innings pitched (7 1/3) out of the Padres’ bullpen this season. He fared poorly in his only three career starts last year for Kansas City, going 1-2 with a 7.71 ERA.But Strahm throws left-handed, and the Dodgers have reverted to their 2016 habit of struggling against left-handed pitchers. Through Saturday, they had a .662 on-base plus slugging percentage (.223/.306/.356 slash line) against lefties, compared to a .733 OPS (.240/.321/.412) against righties.“To me it’s kind of a short sample to this point,” hitting coach Turner Ward said. “In 2016, there was maybe an angle we needed to change with certain hitters. From the short sample right now, it’s like getting ABs under your belt. We’re looking at two months in. To me it’s still evaluating and kind of seeing where those shortcomings are.”Ward noted that the two-month sample size doesn’t apply to every hitter. Yasiel Puig missed nine games. Logan Forsythe missed 26. Justin Turner missed 40. Corey Seager, the Dodgers’ best left-handed hitter against left-handed pitching, will miss the remainder of the season.Losing Seager to Tommy John surgery could stunt the Dodgers’ progress against lefties more than any individual effort can help.“There’s a domino effect because as hitters we feed off each other,” Ward said. “That’s very important. It’s not necessarily about getting to hit, it’s the AB before. Maybe it allows the next guy, who is better in this situation against this type of pitcher. There’s a link in our lineup that was broken.”Welcome back KaplerGabe Kapler will return to Los Angeles on Monday for the first time since debuting as the Philadelphia Phillies’ manager. Kapler was the Dodgers’ farm director from 2016-17.“Gabe’s done a great job with those guys,” Roberts said. “It’s a fun team to watch. It really is. They can pitch. Position player-wise, they’re young, they’re athletic. It’ll be good to get him back. He still lives out here, obviously. I wish him well.”The Phillies’ loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday left them at 29-21, a half-game behind the Atlanta Braves for first place in the National League East.Up nextDodgers (RHP Brock Stewart 0-0, 3.72 ERA) vs. Phillies (RHP Vince Velasquez 4-5, 4.18), 5 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)
American Express expands growing Global Lounge CollectionAmerican Express expands growing Global Lounge CollectionAmerican Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced the expansion of its signature airport lounge network, The Centurion Lounge, with two new locations in Hong Kong and Philadelphia International Airports. Hong Kong, which opens on October 2nd, marks the first Centurion lounge in Asia, and Philadelphia, opening in late October, marks the 8th U.S. location of this growing network of premium airport retreats. “We are excited to introduce our first Centurion Lounge in Hong Kong, which continues to be a top destination for our Card Members and an epicenter for contemporary culture,” said Janey Whiteside, executive vice president and general manager of Global Charge Products, Benefits & Services, American Express. “We’re equally thrilled to expand our offerings in the U.S. with the opening of a Centurion Lounge location in the growing travel hub of Philadelphia. These two new additions to our Centurion Lounge offerings and broader Global Lounge Collection build on our ongoing commitment to provide our increasingly global Card Members with access to premium travel benefits and experiences.”The Centurion Lounge is the signature lounge program within the broader American Express Global Lounge CollectionSM, which provides Platinum Card® and Centurion Members with access to the most lounges across the globe compared to other U.S. credit cards, including access to more than 1,100 lounges around the world, in 500 plus cities, across 120 countries and counting.The Centurion Lounge at Hong Kong International AirportOpening on October 2nd, The Centurion Lounge in Hong Kong International Airport is located in Terminal 1. Covering approximately 8,000 square feet, the lounge offers an expansive escape for Card Members to relax, refresh and reboot. The space features a unique selection of premium amenities, food and beverages inspired by the local culture.Amenities include:A premium buffet featuring both locally and internationally inspired dishes.Example menu items include French toast with maple syrup and mixed berry compote, assorted Dim Sum baskets, stir-fried rice with eggs, mushrooms and vegetables, chicken congee, gnocchi with Pomodoro sauce, pan fried sole fillet with caper cream sauce, and vanilla mango panna cotta.A complimentary full bar with custom cocktails created by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan and wine selections handpicked by renowned wine authority Anthony Giglio*Private phone areas and a meeting room, plus a workspace outfitted with a computer barRestrooms and a private shower suite outfitted with L’Occitane amenitiesA private area exclusively available for Centurion Members and their guests, which will offer access to a dedicated Member Services Professional to help with any specific travel, reservation or card services requestsThe private Centurion area will also feature an a la carte menu designed by Michelin star chef, Lau Yiu Fai of Yan Toh Heen at the InterContinental Hong Kong. Chef Lau’s menu will offer Cantonese dishes such as baked pork in puff pastry, crispy spring rolls with kimchi and pork, crispy fresh prawns with black truffles, braised wagyu beef cheek and turnip, barbecued pork with honey and steamed rice, and baked egg tartlettes with bird’s nest, among others.The Centurion Lounge at Philadelphia International AirportIn the coming weeks, American Express will open a new 6,300 square foot Centurion Lounge located in Terminal A West of Philadelphia International Airport. In this new lounge Card Members can enjoy amenities including:An Israeli-inspired food menu designed by four-time James Beard Award winning Israeli Cuisine Pioneer, Chef Michael SolomonovA complimentary full bar with custom cocktails created by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan and wine selections handpicked by renowned wine authority Anthony Giglio*Floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive internal and external viewsEssentials for business and leisure travelers alike, including dedicated workspaces, power outlets, private phone areas, comfortable seating and access to high-speed Wi-FiAmerican Express is excited to partner with Chef Michael Solomonov, the executive chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s pioneering Israeli restaurant Zahav, to bring some of his favorite flavors to The Centurion Lounge in Philadelphia. Some of the items on Solomonov’s lounge menu include challah French toast with tehina and blackberries, Israeli salad with feta, kale tabbouleh with apples and pomegranate, Bulgarian kebabs with red pepper and white bean salad, and malabi with coconut and passionfruit.“We are extremely honored to be a part of the American Express Centurion Lounge family and excited to help make their newest lounge an oasis of hospitality for Philadelphia travelers,” said Chef Michael Solomonov. “It’s such an exciting time to be a Philadelphian, and I am grateful for the opportunity to show visitors to our historic town what the City of Brotherly Love is all about.”The two new lounges in Hong Kong and Philadelphia are the latest openings in American Express’ network of Centurion Lounges, which also includes locations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Miami International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Houston’s George Bush International Airport.In addition to the new locations, The Centurion Lounge at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will be relocating to a larger space in Terminal D, opening in the first half of 2018. The new space will be approximately 3,000 square feet larger than the original space and will include additional amenities such as telephone rooms, a private mother’s room and an additional shower suite.Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary and exclusive for Platinum Card and Centurion Members. Platinum Card Members may enter with up to two travel companions at no additional charge. Centurion Members may enter with their immediate family or up to two travel companions. Platinum Card or Centurion Members may purchase a one-day pass to The Centurion Lounge for additional guests for $50.**Access to The Centurion Lounge and the broader Global Lounge Collection is among an expansive suite of benefits designed to create a more seamless travel experience for Platinum Card and Centurion Members. The Global Lounge Collection includes access to American Express Centurion Lounges, international American Express lounges, Delta Sky Club® for Card Members flying on Delta, Priority PassTM Select Lounges upon enrollment, Airspace Lounges and MAG U.S. Escape Lounges. Card Members can find a loungeat the Global Lounge Collection website or by using the Amex Mobile app.Visit http://americanexpress.com/platinum for more about the Platinum Card.Source = American Express