Queenslander sells within days as demand for them lifts in the city

first_imgBags of potential in the back garden.She said the sale was fast because her office did the building and pest inspections before listing the property.“We get those done for houses that we think are going to be sold quickly. The reason we do it is so if there’s a problem we can get it fixed, but also it’s fast. Sometimes it’s better to take the money while it’s there and my owners were really quiet people who like their privacy.”The home was listed as a “timeless Queensland treasure” that was built in the 19th century and maintained its period features and had a level rear garden.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The open plan family room opens to the back deck and rear garden. Period features including the fireplace were maintained in the property.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoHigh ceilings and well maintained floorboards were a winner.Ms Trickey said demand had ramped up significantly now for certain types of homes in the neighbourhood.“Some of the reason for that (price) is that the market’s moved here. We’re about to do a letterbox drop to people in the area to let them know that three bedroom homes on 405sq m are worth a lot more than they were last year.“The last sale similar to that house we had was 18 Quinn Street in Toowong that sold for $870,000 in September (2017).”The successful buyers of the Dacre home were parents from country New South Wales who were buying the property for their daughter.Loads of rooms in the kitchen.center_img 18 Dacre Street, Toowong, has sold for $915,000.A LATE 19th century inner city Queenslander has sold within days of listing, fetching close to two and a half times what the owners paid.The three bedroom, two bathroom, double car garage house at 18 Dacre St, Toowong, was sold by Gabrielle Trickey of Gabrielle Trickey Properties for $915,000 on January 17.“We put it online on Saturday morning at 5am, we got 30 groups through, then we had four offers by Monday,” she told The Courier-Mail.“A lot of buyers were telling me that it wasn’t worth more than $860,000. Then we had a buyer who went to $915,000. It was cash unconditional, no terms, and was sold by Wednesday.”The front veranda is the hallmark of a good Queenslander.last_img read more

Drueke wins dash to Sprint Series of Nebraska opening night checkers

first_imgBy Greg SoukupRISING CITY, Neb. (March 25) ­– The winner of last season’s Sprint Series of Nebraska finale now has an IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car tour streak of two straight checkers.Tyler Drueke held off Joey Danley to top the 2016 SSN opener Friday at Butler County Speed­way. The victory paid $700.After restarting third following a caution with seven circuits to go in the 25-lapper, Drueke passed Danley on the top side in the first set of turns, then drove by Jason Martin for the lead on the ex­treme lower line.The white flag was out when Danley got back alongside but Drueke took advantage of a lapped car in the final turn and won the dash to the finish line.Doug Lovegrove and then Terry Richards were the early leaders. Martin got the lead on lap nine but Clint Benson and Boyd Petersen looped it in turn three. 
Martin grabbed the lead again on the restart.Drueke moved to third the next time around.
 Danley cracked the top four on the ensuing restart. Drueke advanced to second and ran there before giving way to Danley five laps later.Another caution set up the seven-lap contest.Martin, Richards and Benson completed the top five. Sixth was defending series champion Adam Gullion.Drueke had ended the 2015 SSN campaign by winning the September show at I-80 Speedway.Feature results ­– 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle; 2. Joey Danley, Lincoln; 3. Jason Martin, Lincoln; 4. Terry Richards, Denton; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln; 7. Jason Danley, Lincoln; 8. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa; 9. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan.; 11. Shayle Bade, Lincoln; 12. Nathan Weiler, Omaha; 13. Toby Chapman, Pan­ama; 14. Roger Sluka, Lincoln; 15. Nick Bryan, Lincoln; 16. Ryan King, Bennet; 17. Blain Pe­tersen, Essex, Iowa; 18. Rick Hansen, Omaha; 19. Boyd Peterson, Ithaca; 20. Keith Dragoo, Lin­coln; 21. Chase Weiler, Lincoln; 22. Justin Hanson, Platte Center.last_img read more

Former Bayern striker Wagner retires at 32

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Former Bayern Munich and Germany striker Sandro Wagner has announced his retirement from the game, aged 32.Wagner, whose final stint as a player was in the Chinese Super League with Tianjin TEDA, says he turned down a number of offers from German clubs and will instead embark on a career as a coach. “I’m incredibly grateful that football has given me such a wonderful life,” Wagner told BILD. “I was able to achieve all of my goals and dreams.“I was really happy to receive so many calls from Bundesliga clubs and abroad in recent days, but my decision stands. In September, I’ll start training to be a coach. My plan is to take up a coaching role next summer.“Now I just want to enjoy my time with my family, who I have to thank more than most. They were always there for me, even though I couldn’t always be there for my wife and kids whilst playing professionally.”Wagner made 34 competitive appearances for boyhood club Bayern in his last spell on German soil, scoring 10 goals between January 2018 and 2019.The Munich native, who won his second Bundesliga title with Bayern in 2017/18, also represented Duisburg, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern, Hertha Berlin, Darmstadt and Hoffenheim. He produced 44 goals and 12 assists in 144 Bundesliga outings, as well as 17 goals and 11 assists in 67 Bundesliga 2 matches.Internationally, Wagner won the UEFA U21 2009 European Championships in his youth, and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup with the Germany senior squad.He scored five goals in eight games for his country, before retiring from international football after being left out of Joachim Löw’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.“Wearing the national team’s shirt made me particularly proud,” he recalled.Tags: Bayern MunichSandro WagnerTianjin Tedalast_img read more

Social Media Outlets Split Over How to Handle President Trump’s Posts

first_imgHowever, the platform did not completely remove the tweet, saying it “may be in the public’s interest” to make it accessible.In addition, Twitter put a fact-check label on another Trump tweet, in which he claimed the use of mail-in ballots would cause widespread fraud. Trump responded to the fact-check action, saying it was equivalent to  election interference.There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020 Republican lawmakers filed a resolution condemning Twitter’s alleged “partisan censorship.”Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey added the fact-check “does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth.’” He said the warning was meant to provide additional information to the public, and to let people “judge for themselves.”One again, the statements that were contested by Twitter and then deemed inflammatory by Snapchat went unchecked on Facebook.This does not make us an “arbiter of truth.” Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions.— jack (@jack) May 28, 2020 Last year, Twitter announced that it would no longer host political ads.On the other hand, Facebook decided to keep them, and said it would not fact-check such content.Facebook employees quickly denounced that decision, accusing Zuckerberg of allowing the president to “weaponize” the platform.Last week, Zuckerberg’s reluctance to act on Trump’s comments about George Floyd protests led to hundreds of the company’s employees staging a virtual walkout.Zuckerberg later explained, “[W]e read it as a warning about state action, and we think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force,” he wrote.Two weeks ago, President Trump signed an executive order threatening social media companies who he claimed engage in “online censorship.”The main part of the executive order threatens to remove internet companies’ legal liability under Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act if they engage in “censorship” or deceive the public about being an “open forum for debate.”Both Twitter and Facebook have repeatedly argued that free speech is a key part of their platforms, while adding standards in an effort to minimize violent content, explicit content and harassment, sometimes at the government’s request.Under current law, companies like Facebook and Twitter cannot be sued for the content posted by its users.Trump’s executive order seeks to treat social media companies as “publishers” instead of as neutral internet platforms, thereby exposing them to liability for what users communicate.center_img Despite recently issuing an executive order threatening legal penalties for social media platforms, President Trump’s fight with Twitter continued last week, after the social media platform removed a campaign video tribute to George Floyd, citing copyright infringements.The incident came during a week when Twitter flagged several of the commander-in-chief’s tweets for allegedly violating its terms of use, a move that Trump and his campaign called “censorship.”The video that was removed by Twitter included a compilation of images of demonstrations, riots and photos of police and protesters over an audio track of the president calling for unity following the killing of George Floyd.Twitter explained its decision in a statement, saying, “Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.”The video is still posted on Facebook and YouTube, marking a stark difference in how platforms are handling the president’s posts.Last Wednesday, Snap Inc. announced it would stop promoting Trump’s account in Snapchat’s “Discover” category, a function that allows users to explore new content. The company said it would “not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover.”Soon thereafter, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale accused Snapchat of “trying to rig the 2020 election” and “actively engaging in voter suppression” by refusing to promote his account. “If you’re a conservative, they do not want to hear from you, they do not want you to vote. They view you as a deplorable and they do not want you to exist on their platform,” Parscale of Snap’s leadership.Courtesy: Trump 2020 CampaignSnapchat’s decision followed the president’s social media messages messages last week referring to violent protesters as “thugs,” and threatening to unleash “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” on unruly demonstrations.Twitter placed a warning on one of those statements about “thugs,” saying the president’s tweet violated the company’s rules on “glorifying violence.”….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020last_img read more

CK Nayudu Trophy: Meghalaya 27/2 after Uttarakhand’s 220

first_imgA ReporterShillong: Meghalaya were 27/2 at stumps on day one of the U-23 Col CK Nayudu Trophy plate group match against Uttarakhand in reply to the hosts’ 220 all out in Dehradun today.Meghalaya won the toss and opted to field and were able to keep Uttarakhand to a relatively low total, with Arbin Singh (3/59) claiming the best figures for the visitors. Kartik Pawar (2/26), captain Akash Kumar (2/27), Lokesh Turaha (2/55) and Md Nafees (1/43) were the other wicket-takers for Meghalaya. Also read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Trials, tribulations in hoops fashion

first_imgThe old saying goes, if the shoe fits, wear it.Apparently that old adage is just plain wrong, at least according to one Arkansas State basketball player.The school’s leading returning scorer Jerry Nichols is apparently sitting out of practices because he doesn’t want to wear a pair of Adidas brand shoes.Arkansas State, like many other schools around the country, has a contract with Adidas that says basketball players, along with athletes in most other sports, are required to play in Adidas brand clothing. It’s nothing out of the ordinary … so what’s Nichols’ problem?He was wearing an Adidas shoe a few years ago when he injured his knee, resulting in two surgeries since that time. He apparently tore his ACL in junior college, so he is “not comfortable wearing Adidas.”What is this, a high school love saga? I can hear it now — “My ex-girlfriend made me this awesome mix CD, but I can’t listen to it anymore because she dumped me and every time I hear it, it hurts.”Give me a break. You can’t wear a certain brand of shoe because that’s the kind of shoe you were wearing a few years ago when you got hurt?I thought Wade Boggs eating chicken before every game was a weird superstition.When Nichols had his second surgery after last season was it because he was wearing a Reebok shoe?But this is no laughing matter apparently. Nichols says that he will continue sitting out practice — he did make it to a practice or two, wearing a Nike shoe with the symbol covered up with tape, before the Indians’ athletic department put the kibosh on that.Furthermore, if no deal can be accomplished, he may take his case to court.”If I have to miss this whole senior season for some shoes, why wouldn’t I [sue]?” Nichols said in an AP story, “I have done too much this summer, working out, staying up here all summer to waste a year. So if it has to come to a legal issue then I will.”Then again, if he spent so much time and effort preparing this summer, don’t you think it’s just a little silly to let it all go to waste over a shoe?It’s a shoe! It’s a piece of footwear crafted by a professional company. Did that company create a specific shoe just to injure a certain JuCo player?Meanwhile, this is not the only fashion story in the world of basketball this week. NBA commissioner David Stern announced the specifics of the league’s new off-the-court dress code Tuesday.Among the stipulations, players will not be able to wear chains or medallions outside their clothing and requires them to dress “business casual” when engaging in team or league business. The memo stated that “business casual” meant a dress shirt or sweater, dress pants and dress shoes.I can’t wait to see Allen Iverson being interviewed by Stephen A. Smith while wearing a wool sweater and khakis.Players on the bench at a game, but not suiting up, must wear a sport coat and players are not allowed to wear sunglasses indoors, headphones (unless on the team bus or in the locker room) or headgear of any kind during a team or league event.This doesn’t sound so bad, but can it really happen? It’s hard to say, especially because Stern did not outline how he and the league office were going to monitor adherence to the policy.Players have already voiced their concern over the new policy.Perhaps the NBA teams should just take a page out of every other professional sport’s book. Baseball and football don’t seem to have any problem getting their players to look presentable.It’s not forbidding players to be flashy off the court — the league would probably die if that were the case. It’s just asking its members to look nice and represent the league in an honorable fashion.Even Chad Johnson — perhaps the NFL’s flashiest and loudest player — can look presentable when appearing as a member of the Bengals on TV.Even most college teams, including the Badgers, have dress policies following games and during public appearances.Yet, for NBA players, when push comes to shove, they think every little thing is a shove and retaliate with a punch. See: Ron Artest, who last week — despite being involved in a fight in the stands with a fan last year when he was hit with a cup — said he was going to play “out of control, like a wild animal.”Great … I can’t wait.Truthfully, I can’t stand the NBA, and the players’ issues with the new dress code make me hate it even more. As if seeing travels and no defense every time down the court wasn’t bad enough, I always had to see some goon after a game with 14 necklaces around his neck and headphones on one of his ears.Quit being babies and start looking respectable every once in a while. You can dress however you want when you go home.This shouldn’t even have to be an issue. … Then again, neither should a shoe.last_img read more

All Fellows Forum holds first panel

first_imgThe first All Fellows Forum, a new monthly panel series that  aims to bring graduate students together to discuss topics of shared interests with an interdisciplinary approach, was held Thursday.Speaking up · Graduate students Laila Shereen Sakr (left) and Maytha Alhassen discussed the usage of the term “Arab Spring.” – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanAbout 50 students and faculty came to “New Perspectives on Islam and the Middle East,” which focused on issues related to events that have transpired in the region during the past few months.Meredith Drake Reitan, assistant dean of graduate fellowships, said she organized the new forums to bring students in the graduate school together.“The goal of these events is to foster a community of interdisciplinary scholars,” Reitan said. “We’re interested in new approaches and bringing students together from all over the university to think about issues from a variety of angles.”She also said this series is a chance for the students to become more involved while giving them a “really strong push toward interdisciplinary work.”The university has several interdisciplinary programs in place at the graduate level, and the program is designed to connect them within the university, Reitan said.The monthly forums bring together university-funded fellows to discuss a variety of topics in a scholarly and social environment.“I hope it is something that will last the students long after USC,” Reitan said.Two graduate students and one professor discussed the ways they collected information about current events in the Middle East and the conclusions they drew from that research at Thursday’s forum.Laurie Brand, USC professor of international relations, said hearing stories from people in the Middle East would help outsiders better understand their culture and that she hoped her work would propel scholars to go to other countries to do similar work.Maytha Alhassen, a graduate student of American studies and ethnicity, said social media allows people to represent themselves publicly in a way that the media would otherwise skew.Laila Shereen Sakr, a graduate student in the School of Cinematic Arts, said using social media, such as Twitter hashtags, is a valuable way to learn about current events from primary sources.“[This forum] is precisely what we had in mind when we conceived of the series,” Reitan said. “The turnout was great.”last_img read more

Wisconsin drops both games in weekend doubleheader

first_imgJoey Tennyson scored the tying goal against Memphis Sunday early in the second half, but the Tigers put back the winner with 10 minutes remaining.[/media-credit]In a tough weekend for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, the Badgers dropped a pair of home games in heartbreaking fashion to University of California-Irvine and Memphis.Hoping to bounce back from the painful loss to UC-Irvine, the Badgers came up short yet again Sunday at the McClimon Complex in a 2-1 loss to the Memphis Tigers.Playing catch-up for the majority of the contest, Wisconsin surrendered a critical goal with just 11 minutes left in the game, allowing Memphis head coach Richie Grant to become the winningest coach in program history. Struggling to produce any real offensive attack in the first half against an aggressive and pesky Memphis defense, Wisconsin looked uncomfortable for much of the game.Afterward, the Badgers admitted that they may have initially underestimated a Tigers team that is from outside the Big Ten and lacked the speed and talent of a highly-ranked team like UC-Irvine. However, the Tigers immediately proved they were deserving of their undefeated record when Thomas Shannon headed in a goal within the first five minutes of the game.Though Wisconsin looked like the favorite heading into the game and appeared ready to pick up a win after a strong performance against UC-Irvine Friday, the Badgers looked worn out in their second game of the weekend.“Talent alone doesn’t get it done – it’s concentration, focus and little things,” UW head coach John Trask said. “That’s the difference between a good soccer team and one that’s going to have one win, one loss, one win, one loss – and we’re moving in that direction.”With several near-goals for the Tigers early on as a result of sloppy Badgers defense, it was apparent early on that Wisconsin was not playing at the same level it did Friday against UC-Irvine.Sophomore midfielder Joey Tennyson was able to put one in the back of the net early in the second period, but UW was unable to capitalize on the shift in momentum. With just 10 minutes to play, Memphis’ Mark Sherrod netted the winning goal for the Tigers.It was certainly another disappointing loss for UW, but the Badgers saw several positive aspects of their game in the two games this weekend and they are hoping to carry those into their road games next weekend.“There’s a lot of positives. … We put the ball in the back of the net, [had] some good defensive plays, but we just got to get leads and not give up easy goals so much,” sophomore midfielder Joey Tennyson said.Badgers miss out on big upsetUW (2-3-0) fell to UC-Irvine (6-0-0) 3-2 in double overtime Friday, putting forth a strong performance against the nation’s No. 9-ranked team. Although the Badgers appeared poised to come away with a tie, Anteater junior defender Everett Pitts netted the winning goal with four minutes to go in the second overtime.Though Wisconsin failed to come out on top, it was able to hold UC-Irvine’s potent offense scoreless in the first half. The Anteaters looked more like the team they were expected to be in the second half, attacking the net and forcing two own-goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second period.“I thought we played a great first half; we had them on their heels,” sophomore forward Chris Prince said. “Second half, first 20 minutes they scored two goals, and we kind of seemed a little shaky [on defense]. I think they just came out full force. They realized that we had the lead on them in the first half, so they had to come out strong.”Although UC-Irvine got off to a 2-0 start, the Badgers responded quickly by attacking the goal and drawing a penalty kick that was converted by sophomore forward Nick Janus. Not long after Janus’ score, Prince tied it up on a great pass from UW midfielder Tomislav Zadro.The Badgers’ defense was in top form in the first half. With several great saves by redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Ciro Martinez, UW prevented a relentless UC-Irvine offensive attack from ever getting fully comfortable.“Last year when we played this team, in all honesty, they beat us 1-0, and they never even had to get out of first gear,” head coach John Trask said. “I hate to say we’ve improved because you hate losing a game, but I think our guys realized it too. [UC-Irvine] knew it was a tough game for them too.”Still a young team, the Wisconsin coaching staff felt that the Badgers maturation allowed them to keep the matchup with UC-Irvine competitive. Despite the fact that the Badgers put two balls in their own net, they showed the resiliency to come back and force double overtime.There were plenty of positives to take away from Friday’s game against the Anteaters, but Trask believes one key to the loss was the lack of a vocal, strong leader on the field.“Getting that dominant personality doesn’t come easy,” Trask said. “I mean we’ve got some sophomores that maybe have it in them to be leaders. The senior captains are doing a great job, but in that little critical moment, no one steps up.”last_img read more

WWE News: Will superstar Matt Hardy return to SmackDown soon?

first_img First Published: 10th October, 2019 10:44 IST Written By As for the immediate future, a singles run. https://t.co/3eVtD6WW2V— The VESSEL of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 10, 2019 As of right now, @FOXTV has access to #BROKENBrilliance. I’m ready. pic.twitter.com/hQ9bgMypDr— The VESSEL of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 9, 2019 WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Undertaker Reveals Why He Could Not Show Up On The Smackdown PremiereHowever, apart from being together on WWE network as The Hardy Boyz, Matt Hardy’s last performance was at the Super Showdown PPV in Saudi Arabia as part of the Battle Royal 2019. He has been missing from the WWE mostly due to his brother Jeff’s injury saga. In an interview with a news channel, he claims that he has still three years left in the WWE.  As of right now, The #HardyBoyz are surrendering the #SDLive #TagTeamTitles, as @JEFFHARDYBRAND suffered injuries at the hands of @LarsSWWE. pic.twitter.com/huMTbNEqqu— WWE (@WWE) May 1, 2019 Also Read | WWE NXT Results: Adam Cole Defeats Riddle; Shayna Vs LeRae And More LIVE TVcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 10:44 IST WWE News: Will Superstar Matt Hardy Return To SmackDown Soon? Jeff and Matt Hardy haven’t made a return to the WWE after vacating their tag team title. With Matt’s recent tweet, he is expected to return to Smackdown! Also Read | WWE: All About Indian WWE Wrestler Saurav Gurjar & Facts To KnowWWE News: Hardy wants to returnMeanwhile, in another interview, Hardy reveals that he is willing to end his WWE career with the ‘Broken’ gimmick. He also states that he is waiting for those wings to get back in the ring. He says that there is a lot of money to be made with the ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy. He concludes that it is a new era of wrestling and this gimmick would do wonders.Also Read | John Cena Reveals The Real Reason Behind His Disappearance From WWE Akhil Nambiar FOLLOW US Jeff and Matt Hardy, also known as The Hardy Boyz, haven’t made a return to SmackDown after giving up their Tag Team Championship title in April. After defeating Usos for the title at Wrestlemania 35, they both were struggling with the injuries. Matt Hardy recently shared a tweet about how the FOX network has access to his ‘Broken Brilliance’ now. And with his tweet, there are high chances of his return to SmackDown soon.Also Read | WWE Wrestling News: Brock Lesnar Vs Kofi Kingston – The Latest Update COMMENTlast_img read more

The Angels’ quick pivot to Anthony Rendon began long ago

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Rendon said he was moved by learning how much Moreno wanted him.“That means so much to me and my family to have that respect, to feel wanted, to want someone to come and be part of your family,” said Rendon, who was joined on the dais by his wife, Amanda, and their 1-year-old daughter Emma. “That was the one important thing we always talked about when trying to look for an organization we wanted to head to or stay at, was a family atmosphere. Somewhere we can plant our roots, build a foundation and just grow our family together.”It was certainly not the scene that many Angels fans had expected when the offseason began, and all the talk was about Gerrit Cole. Yes, the Angels had interest in Cole, the top pitcher on the free agent market and an Orange County native.Yes, the Angels met with agent Scott Boras about Cole on Sunday night, proceedings that led to the club eventually offering an eight-year deal worth nearly $300 million.But just after that Sunday night meeting, Moreno remained for a one-on-one meeting with Boras in which he emphasized that he also would love to have one of his other clients: Rendon. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “We were pretty focused on both those players (Cole and Rendon),” Moreno said. “We need pitching. That was a priority. Giving Anthony Rendon an opportunity to come here also was one of our focuses.”Rendon said he was attracted to the Angels because of the family atmosphere. He also had heard from Boras, an Orange County resident, that playing in Anaheim would be different from playing in Los Angeles. Rendon admitted he had some apprehension about joining the Dodgers, who also pursued him.“I think when people think about California, they think of the straight Hollywood, that glamour lifestyle, whole bunch of flashes and so much paparazzi,” Rendon said. “But everyone just said it’s the complete opposite down here.”Related Articlescenter_img PreviousAmanda and Anthony Rendon along with their daughter, Emma, 17 months, ride away on a cart following Rendon’s introduction at a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, stands with Anthony Rendon, center, and Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, right, as Rendon is introduced during a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Emma Rendon, left, 17 months, smiles as she takes her father’s cap, Anthony Rendon, right, following Rendon’s introduction at a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, center, speaks with Anthony Rendon as he holds his daughter, Emma, 17 months, as his agent Scott Boras, left, speaks with his wife, Amanda Rendon, just prior to a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim as Rendon is introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Agent Scott Boras, left, speaks during a press conference as Amanda Rendon, center, holds daughter, Emma, 17 months, as Anthony Rendon, right, makes a face following Rendon’s introduction as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Anthony Rendon, center, looks at his daughter, Emma, 17 months, and wife, Amanda, just prior to a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to be introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno speaks about his newest player, Anthony Rendon, during a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim after Rendon was introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Amanda Rendon, left, holds daughter, Emma, 17 months, as Anthony Rendon speaks during a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim after Rendon was introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Emma Rendon, left, 17 months, smiles as she tries on her father’s cap, Anthony Rendon, right, following Rendon’s introduction at a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, stands with Anthony Rendon, center, and Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, right, as Rendon is introduced during a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Anthony Rendon carries his daughter, Emma, 17 months, as he walks with his wife, Amanda, on their way to a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to be introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Amanda Rendon, left, sits with her husband Anthony Rendon as he holds their daughter, Emma, 17 months, just prior to the start of a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim introducing Rendon as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Anthony Rendon, left, holds his daughter, Emma, 17 months, as Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler introduces Rendon during a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, stands with Anthony Rendon, center, and Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, right, as Rendon is introduced during a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler introduces Anthony Rendon during a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Anthony Rendon speaks during a press conference after he was introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, helps Anthony Rendon, center, put on a jersey along with Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, right, as Rendon is introduced during a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Anthony Rendon, center, speaks with members of the media following a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim where he was introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Emma Rendon, left, 17 months, smiles as she takes the cap of her father, Anthony Rendon, right, following Rendon’s introduction at a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, looks on as Anthony Rendon, center, embraces Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, right, after Rendon was introduced during a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Anthony Rendon speaks during a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim after he was introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Agent Scott Boras speaks with members of the media following a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim introducing Anthony Rendon as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Emma Rendon, left, 17 months, smiles as she takes the cap of her father, Anthony Rendon, right, following Rendon’s introduction at a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Anthony Rendon smiles as he poses for photographs in Angel Stadium in Anaheim after he was introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Amanda and Anthony Rendon along with their daughter, Emma, 17 months, ride away on a cart following Rendon’s introduction at a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, stands with Anthony Rendon, center, and Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, right, as Rendon is introduced during a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 24Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, stands with Anthony Rendon, center, and Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, right, as Rendon is introduced during a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandANAHEIM — The Angels’ deal with Anthony Rendon was mostly completed in a matter of days, the speedy culmination to an idea borne long ago.As it turns out, Arte Moreno has been a big fan of Rendon for years.“Arte loves the game,” general manager Billy Eppler of the Angels’ owner. “I’ll get a call at 4 in the afternoon and he’ll say, ‘Are you watching this game?’ It might be a Baltimore-Tampa game. It might be a Washington-Philly game. He is just watching baseball. He would say ‘I love this guy Rendon. I love this guy Rendon.’”Moreno got the chance to lock up his crush this week, agreeing to a seven-year, $245-million deal with the All-Star third baseman. And on Saturday, Rendon put on an Angels cap and jersey at a press conference at Angel Stadium. Of course, Rendon also wanted to be part of a winner. He was walking away from a Washington Nationals team that had just won the World Series.The Angels assured Boras, who assured Rendon, that they were committed to building a winning team, with pitching to support a lineup anchored by Mike Trout and Rendon.“Scott had relayed message that Arte was all about it, and he really said that he wanted to go for it, and Billy said the same thing,” Rendon said. “They said, ‘We’re not done, and we want to continue to keep going,’ and Trout had actually said the same thing when we were talking after the news broke with my signing.”Rendon helped facilitate the Angels continued roster building by agreeing to backload his contract, taking significantly less in the first two years, while Albert Pujols is still on the payroll. Rendon will make $25.5 million in 2020 and $27.5 million in 2021. In 2022, his salary jumps to $36 million, and then he’ll make $38 million a year for each of the last four years. He will also receive a $4 million signing bonus this month.The Angels’ deal with Rendon came together quickly, after they saw two of their other targets — Stephen Strasburg and Cole — go off the board on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.“If you have a few players on the market that look like, this is impact and this is certainty, and one of them comes off, and then another one comes off,  you’d better move,” Eppler said. “Tuesday night when some of the news came on one of the pitchers, we said ‘All right now it’s time to speed up on Rendon.’ We were going to stay engaged with Anthony regardless, but that did kind of accelerate us.”By mid-day on Wednesday, Rendon got the news that they had a deal. The two sides hammered out the details until it was finalized early Wednesday evening.Adding Rendon gives the Angels a dangerous lineup, with Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Justin Upton likely occupying the four spots in the middle. Building an offensive powerhouse certainly helps the Angels improve on the team that won just 72 games last year, but Eppler conceded that there’s more work to do.“We will continue to look at pitching,” he said. “I’m still actively engaged in that marketplace.”Eppler said they still have the payroll space to add pitching, and he said it’s even possible they could add two significant pitchers, although it would be difficult to get two free agents.The top free agents available are Hyun-Jin Ryu, Madison Bumgarner and Dallas Keuchel. The trade market includes pitchers like Corey Kluber, Robbie Ray, John Gray, José Quintana, Matthew Boyd and David Price.“The prices are a little rich right now,” Eppler said of the trade market. “I’m not sure I’m going to engage at the level clubs are asking right now, but I know I can play if I want to.”By adding Rendon, Eppler has a little more freedom to trade one of his young infielders.Adding a middle-of-the-order hitter who is also an outstanding infielder also adds to the incentive for free agent pitchers to sign with the Angels. Boras, who represents and Keuchel and Ryu, said the addition of Rendon “absolutely” makes the Angels a more desirable club for pitchers.“I think the Angels, in the pitching community, are viewed as a team that is very different than the team that entered the offseason,” Boras said. “No question.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more