Johnny Cueto’s first start a reminder of what Giants have missed, what they desperately need

first_imgPart baseball player and part performer, Cueto returned to the mound at Oracle Park on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow 13 months ago.The injury robbed the Giants of … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — It’s not doing justice to Johnny Cueto to simply label him as a pitcher.“He’s an artist,” catcher Stephen Vogt said.“He likes to entertain,” manager Bruce Bochy said.last_img read more

Below my dignity to react to Shoaib Akhtar’s charge: Sachin

first_imgSoon after Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar raised questions about him, Sachin Tendulkar said it was “below my dignity to react”.Tendulkar’s childhood friend and former cricketer Vinod Kambli, who was the architect of many a great innings in company with the batting genius, has also said Sachin was never scared of Akhtar’s bowling, as claimed in the Pakistan cricketer’s book.’Sachin was never scared of Shoaib or anyone. Look at the way he played his cricket and scored highest runs. Nobody is even close to him and nobody ever dares talk to him like that,” Kambli said.Akhtar has made several starling revelations that are set to send the cricketing community running for cover. Akhtar — one of the most controversial cricketers — sparked a row by revealing it all in a tell-all autobiography — Controversially Yours.Akhtar hit out at Indian cricket stars Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. In a statement, Shoaib criticised Tendulkar and Dravid for not being winners and for not knowing the art of finishing a game.last_img read more