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first_imgSharubutu made Nigeria proud by finishing in the top 40 out of over 50,000 runners at the annual race. He clocked 2 hours 32 seconds, just 25 minutes behind the eventual winner, Cyprian Kotut of Kenya.Both Sharubutu and his female counterpart, Yohanna, were sponsored to the 40th edition of the Paris Marathon by Schneider Electric Nigeria for being the first male and female Nigerian athletes to breast the tape at the first edition of the Lagos City Marathon held on February 6, 2016.Expressing their gratitude, the marathoners appreciated Schneider Electric Nigeria, the federal government and the Lagos State government for giving them such a rare opportunity to compete with some of the world’s best in long-distance races and for celebrating them with such a beautiful welcome despite not emerging winner at the 2016 Paris Marathon.The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Sports, Deji Tinubu, who graced the occasion, reiterated the need to celebrate the success of Nigerian athletes in order to inspire them to do more.He commended the athletes for their sterling performance at the Paris Marathon. “We commend Schneider Electric for their continuous partnership in support of our athletes. Nigeria possesses great talents, and it is our collective responsibility to discover and celebrate them,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Special Assistant on Sports to Lagos State Governor, Deji Tinubu; Schneider’s Sponsored Athletes to Paris Marathon, Yohanna Dinatu and Sharubutu Philibus; Country President, Schneider Electric Nigeria, Walid Sheta; at the welcome ceremony for the road runners from FranceEncomiums were on Tuesday showered on the two athletes, Philibus Sharubutu and Dinatu Yohanna, sponsored by Schneider Electric Nigeria to this year’s Paris Marathon which held on April 3.Speaking at a welcome reception for the athletes which held at the Lagos office of Schneider Electric, the Country President of the company, Walid Sheta, said: “It is amazing Nigeria’s representatives made it at the record time. Their performance is a mark of champions. Schneider Electric will continue to support Nigerian governments at all levels to encourage home grown talents.last_img read more

first_imgIn fact, May actually has had better results pitching at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he’s 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA, than he did at Double-A Tulsa (3-5, 3.74 ERA). He has combined at both levels to strike out 110 in 106 2/3 innings.He’ll take another, bigger step Friday when he faces the Padres at Dodger Stadium. Instead, the Dodgers opted to effectively stand pat, adding only modest pieces in infielder Jedd Gyorko and left-handed bullpen specialist Adam Kolarek.May — dubbed “Gingergaard” for his flowing hair that conjures images of a redheaded Noah Syndergaard — told the Times that he was informed about 45 minutes after Wednesday’s trade deadline that he would get the start Friday.That shot will come as a starter in Ross Stripling’s spot in the rotation, and May could get more starts, depending on Stripling’s recovery from ongoing neck stiffness.But, ultimately, the Times notes, the Dodgers envision May — and fellow pitching prospect Tony Gonsolin — as potential bullpen options in October after they failed to acquire a top-tier reliever at the trade deadline.“I think every opportunity is an audition for somebody who is a young player who hasn’t had an opportunity to prove himself at this level,” manager Dave Roberts said. “He’s earned it. He’s earned this opportunity to pitch here.”The scouting report ahead of May’s Friday start:Per MLB Pipeline , which rates him the No. 35 overall prospect: The 6-6 right-hander has a plus stuff on three pitches (fastball, cutter and curve) and regularly hits the mid-90s with his fastball.According to Baseball America’s most recent prospect report (July 29), May — who effectively uses a sinker-cutter combo with a power curve —  “has pitched well against hitters in the upper minors this season, sporting a sub-3 ERA during his time in the offensive-oriented Pacific Coast League.” The Dodgers, adamant about not including top pitching prospect Dustin May in any trade deadline deals Wednesday, will turn to the big right-hander to make his MLB debut Friday.”“It’s definitely a huge surprise,” May, 21, said Thursday (via the Los Angeles Times). “And I’m definitely excited for the experience.” MLB trade deadline: Madison Bumgarner discusses remaining with Giants It’s a remarkable development in the span of 48 hours.Looking for a bullpen help, the Dodgers were particularly interested in the Pirates’ Felipe Vazquez, but Pittsburgh wanted either May or LA’s top position prospect, shortstop Gavin Lux, according to multiple reports. Related Newscenter_img MLB trade deadline: Brian Cashman explains why Yankees failed to add starter MLB trade deadline: Astros ‘can’t believe’ they landed Zack Greinke, GM says MLB trade deadline: Best, worst moves from a wild daylast_img read more

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