People moves: Janus Henderson hires quartet for global EM equities

first_imgJanus Henderson is currently under review by London CIV, the asset pooling company set up by the UK capital’s public sector pension schemes, following the departure of Finegan and his team. The company was appointed to run an emerging markets mandate in 2017.UBS Asset Management – Ulrich Koerner, head of the Swiss group’s €682bn asset management business and president for the EMEA region, is stepping down from these roles, it was announced today. Suni Harford, currently head of investments for UBS Asset Management, will replace him as president of the division, while Sabine Keller-Busse will take on the role of president for EMEA in addition to her current role as group chief operating officer.Harford joined UBS in 2017 in her current role after a 24-year career at Citigroup, the last nine of which she was regional head of markets for North America. The expansion of her role at UBS will see her joining the group’s executive board, becoming the second woman on the 13-strong board. Koerner joined the UBS group executive board more than 10 years go and was appointed head of the asset management unit in 2014. The group credited him with turning what was a fragmented multi-boutique structure into a globally integrated busness. He is to remain with UBS as a senior adviser to group CEO Sergio Ermotti until at least the end of March next year, the company said.UBS also today announced that Martin Blessing would be stepping down as co-president of the group’s global wealth management business, to be replaced by Iqbal Khan, previously CEO of Credit Suisse’s wealth management business. All changes are effective 1 October.Elo – Finland’s third largest pensions insurance company Elo has appointed Tiina Helenius as chief economist. She previously worked as chief economist at Swedish bank Handelsbanken . Elo told IPE that Helenius will join the firm in mid-September and will report to its CIO Hanna Hiidenpalo.Alma Property Partners – Hüseyin Meric, former senior portfolio manager within global real estate and infrastructure at Danish pension provider Sampension, has been appointed head of Denmark at Swedish property investment company Alma Property Partners. He told IPE that this was a newly-created role.UNJSPF – Rosemarie McClean has been appointed pension benefits administrator of the $64.8bn (€58bn) United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). Most recently she was chief operating officer at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and before that senior vice president of member services. BMO Global Asset Management – Dominic Delaforce has been appointed director with responsibility for the asset manager’s UK pension fund clients. He joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments where he was the head of UK institutional client relationship management, working with UK corporate and local government pension fund clients across all asset classes. He joined Aberdeen Standard in 2005, having previously been at Deutsche Asset Management. Quantum Advisory – The independent financial services consultancy has hired Julian Fox as principal consultant, based in its Birmingham office. According to Quantum, Fox has more than 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry, having worked in various consulting and client relationship management roles at JLT, Aon Consulting and Sedgwick Noble Lowndes. He has also held pensions manager positions at Tarmac Group, part of listed corporate CRH, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, a charity.Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – Mirjam Groten will join the GRI as chief business development officer on 1 September, responsible for services supporting organisations to disclose their environmental, social and governance performance and prepare sustainability reports. Her previous role was business development director of Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand. Janus Henderson Investors, UBS, Elo, Alma Property Partners, Sampension, UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, BMO Global Asset Management, Quantum Advisory, Global Reporting InitiativeJanus Henderson Investors – The €287bn asset manager has made four hires to appoint a global emerging markets equities team, replacing five staff who left earlier this year. Daniel Graña will lead the efforts, joining as portfolio manager. He was previously at Putnam Investments, which he joined in 1999. Before that he worked at Merrill Lynch where he spent four years in the Latin America investment banking group.The three other hires were: Matthew Culley as assistant portfolio manager and research analyst, and Matthew Doody and Peter Li as research analysts. All three were previously at Putnam Investments. Like Graña, Culley and Doody are based in Boston, while Li is based in Singapore. The analysts will collaborate with the investment and research teams across the firm’s investment platform, reporting into and as part of the central research team.The appointments follow the departure of Glen Finegan, head of emerging markets, and four of his team. Their departures were announced in April and they will officially leave Janus Henderson on 30 November 2019.last_img read more

AP preparing for final bow

first_img Press Association Not one for reflecting during his brilliant career in the saddle due to his obsession with future success, from next week McCoy can now begin to look back at his incredible achievements, some of which may never be matched. The pinnacle of National Hunt racing is the Cheltenham Festival, a stage on which McCoy rode 31 winners, with Uxizandre his final success in last month’s Ryanair Chase on a day McCoy will never forget. “There was a little bit of mixed emotions pulling up (on Uxizandre) as I had such a thrill riding a horse that was so exuberant and jumped so well, thinking that this isn’t going to happen any more,” he said. “I love riding horses that can go out like Uxizandre did and dominate a field the way he did. Those are things that are irreplaceable. “Life’s over as far as Cheltenham’s concerned . It’s not a pleasant thought but you’ve just got to get on with it. “It’s all right, I’m happy enough. I’d have liked a few more (Cheltenham winners). It’s a fantastic meeting, fantastic people, great horses – it’s where the best of it happens.” McCoy’s last ever ride will be aboard the Jonjo O’Neill-trained Box Office who, like Mr Mole, carries the colours of his retaining owner and close friend JP McManus. The legendary champion admits it is likely to be an emotional afternoon at the Esher venue. “It’s never going to be easy and when the time comes, that’s what is going to be most difficult, living without that. It’s not something I ever wanted to do but I know it’s the right thing and I’m just going to try to enjoy what’s left of it,” said McCoy. “It’s tough as I really enjoy what I do. What I’m going to replace that kind of buzz and those kind of adrenalin rushes with, I don’t know. It’s irreplacable, so I just have to make the most of it when I do.” While Saturday will undoubtedly be tinged with sadness, not least for McCoy himself, there are some changes he will be able to make to his daily routine for the better. “I’ve had the greatest way of life for the last 20-odd years that anyone could ever have,” he told RTE. “But I am looking forward to certain things: having breakfast every day and not standing on a weighing scales every day; not getting in the car some days for seven or eight hours regularly, a couple of times a week; not spending seven days a week literally travelling. Things like that, I’m not going to miss. “But I’m not complaining, because I also wish I could do it for another 20 years, that’s for sure.” Tony McCoy is trying to prepare himself for the inevitable void that he will have to fill when he brings his astonishing career to an end with two rides at Sandown on Saturday. McCoy left the racing world stunned when announcing that this would be his final season in the saddle after steering Mr Mole to success at Newbury in February and the Paul Nicholls-trained chaser is poignantly one of his mounts on the final day of the National Hunt campaign. He will officially be crowned champion jockey for the 20th successive season before riding Mr Mole in the race named in his honour, the bet365 AP McCoy Celebration Chase. last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu Offers Prayers In Tirupati After Winning World Badminton Championship

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Tirupati: Newly crowned world badminton champion PV Sindhu on Friday offered prayers at the famoushill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in nearby Tirumala. An ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara, Sindhu was on a thanksgiving visit to the ancient temple after becoming the first ever Indian to win the world title at the championships held in Switzerland on Sunday. The 24-year-old ace shuttler accompanied by her parents arrived at the sacred Tirumala Hills on Thursday evening after offering prayers at the Goddess Sri Padmavathi temple in Tiruchanur near here, a temple official told PTI. After overnight stay on the hills, she visited the LordVenkateswara shrine paid obeisance to the presiding deity Friday morning, the official said.     Later, speaking to mediapersons, Sindhu said she was on a thanksgiving visit after winning the world championship title. With the divine blessings of Lord Venkateswara she wouldcontinue to excell in future also, she added.Sindhu was welcomed exuberantly on her return to the country and promised to work harder to clinch more medals. The Olympic silver-medallist, who out-played Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in a lop-sided final. Despite the hectic schedule she has endured, the 24-year-old had a smile on her face as she acknowledged supporters and the media at the airport. “I am really happy, I am very proud of my country. It’s a much-awaited win and I am very happy about it,” she said in response to questions that were thrown at her almost at the same time.   The Hyderabadi has had little time to reflect since her historic triumph. She has had a breakfast meeting with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day. “I will work more hard and win many more medals,” she said on questions about the plans from now given that the Olympics is less than a year away. highlightscenter_img PV Sindhu won the gold medal in World Badminton Championship in Basel.PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in the final.Sindhu had secured two silver and two bronze medals in previous editions.last_img read more

Klitschko’s Camp Favours Las Vegas for Rematch with Joshua

first_imgJoshua retained his IBF title and gained the WBA and lesser-regarded IBO belts after stopping the 41-year-old Klitschko in the 11th round in the British capital.But yesterday, Sky Sports reported that Klitschko’s Manager, Bernd Bonte, has had discussions with the Promoter of the fight, Eddie Hearn, and all feelers from that meeting points at the American gambling city getting the nod to host the mouth-watering rematch.“I have been in talks with Bernd Bonte and the team. We’re getting close now to identifying the real options in terms of venues and locations,” Hearn revealed in the Sky Sports report.“Vegas has taken a little bit of a frontrunner in those (talks). I know the British fans would love to do a trip out there for Joshua-Klitschko.“Nigeria is still in the mix, Dubai as well, and of course Cardiff. But like I said, Vegas has probably got its nose in front at the moment.“I think in the next week, we’re looking to present all those opportunities to Wladimir Klitschko and his team. Speaking to Bernd Bonte this morning (Wednesday), I feel like it’s going to take that special event to make this fight.“I would like to keep it in Britain. The fans have been incredible to Anthony Joshua, but if it means travelling to make sure this fight happens for world boxing, and it means taking a few plane loads to Las Vegas for a night and an experience they won’t forget.“Anthony Joshua is the world heavyweight champion, he’s not the British heavyweight champion. He wants to break boundaries and so do we.“To see Anthony Joshua’s name up in lights on the Las Vegas strip is certainly something that appeals to us all.“I would say the next couple of weeks, we’ll be looking to make a decision in terms of the venue and location,” concludes Hearns to Sky Sports.Joshua who has his roots in Sagamu in Ogun State has strong support base here in Nigeria. His victory over Klitschko has sort of boosted his followership in the country, most especially boxing aficionados.He’s expected to pay a visit to Nigeria before the rematch with the Ukrainian.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportNigerians expecting to see a world title boxing bout in the country may have to wait longer to assuage their hunger as Wladimir Klitschko’s camp favours Las Vegas for the heavyweight title rematch with Nigerian born British World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua.Nigeria, Dubai and Cardiff have been on the card as possible destinations for the rematch after Joshua defeated the classy Ukrainian to claim the unified world heavyweight titles in Wembley Stadium in London last April.last_img read more

D.O. Sportscast: men’s and women’s lacrosse beats discuss weekend success

first_imgBoth the No. 3 women’s and No. 8 men’s lacrosse teams won on Sunday in come-from-behind ways. The women beat No. 8 Notre Dame after junior Emily Hawryschuk scored two late goals for the win. The men played No. 2 Duke and the game went into overtime where Brendan Curry gave SU its only lead of the game. The beat writers discuss important things to take away from both games. Published on March 26, 2019 at 12:15 am Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Bieber wins again, Lindor homers as Indians down Twins 4-2

first_img LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Shane Bieber corrected some unusual early control issues to strike out 10 and Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, evening the three-game series between the AL Central rivals.Bieber (6-0) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings as the Indians ended a four-game losing streak to the Twins and pulled within 1 1/2 games of the division leaders.Bieber had three walks in the first three innings — he came in with just six in 40 2/3 innings all season — but regrouped. The right-hander fanned the side in the sixth to give him double-digit strikeouts for the third straight game.Oliver Pérez and James Karnichak worked a scoreless inning each before closer Brad Hand finished for his eighth save in eight tries.For the 15th time this season, the Indians were without manager Terry Francona, who is still recovering from surgery last week for a gastrointestinal ailment.With the Indians down 2-1, Lindor connected in the sixth off reliever Jorge Alcala (1-1), who replaced starter Rich Hill to start the inning.Lindor, who has yet to go on one of those streaks where he can carry the Indians, followed a leadoff walk to José Ramírez in the sixth with his fifth homer — and maybe the biggest one for Cleveland so far in this condensed season.The All-Star shortstop fell behind 1-2 before crushing an 88 mph slider from Alcala into the right-field stands. Before the ball landed and before dropping his bat and heading toward first base, Lindor paused to scream at his teammates in the dugout.Carlos Santana followed with a walk, and one out later, pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin delivered an RBI double to put the Indians ahead 4-2.With Bieber on the mound, the Indians figured to have the pitching edge.However, Hill matched Cleveland’s ace pitch for pitch. And while the left-hander didn’t win the velocity battle, he had the volume over Bieber as every one of his loud grunts and profane outbursts could be easily heard throughout empty Progressive Field.Bieber’s control has been impeccable this season, but he was missing his spots in the second when the Twins took a 2-0 lead on Luis Arraez’s RBI double and a two-out RBI single by Max Kepler.Ramírez’s legs helped the Indians take a 1-0 lead in the first. He singled with one out and then nearly got picked off first by Hill, but beat first baseman Miguel Sanó’s throw to second. Ramirez stole third on the next pitch and scored when Santana’s grounder squeezed through the left side.FRANCONA UPDATEThe 61-year-old Francona may be away longer than expected after it was revealed he’s been dealing with some blood clotting issues in addition to a gastrointestinal condition.President of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Francona is on “the path to recovery, but it may take a little bit of time for him to get back into the dugout.”TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: 3B Josh Donaldson (calf) continues to rehab at the team’s St. Paul training site. He took some at-bats in instrasquad games there in the past few days and executive vice president Derek Falvey said the team is taking a conservative approach because of Donaldson’s history with calf issues.UP NEXTIndians: Mike Clevinger returns to the roster and starts for Cleveland, which has forgiven him and Zach Plesac for breaking team rules and COVID-19 protocols. The right-hander last pitched for Cleveland on Aug. 5, three days before he and Plesac ventured out of the team’s hotel in Chicago and risked exposure to the coronavirus.Twins: José Berríos starts for Minnesota.Image credits: AP COMMENT First Published: 26th August, 2020 07:50 IST Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 07:50 IST Bieber Wins Again, Lindor Homers As Indians Down Twins 4-2 Shane Bieber corrected some unusual early control issues to strike out 10 and Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, evening the three-game series between the AL Central rivalscenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Tiz the Law is a big favorite in a Derby unlike any other

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Forget the mint juleps in souvenir glasses, men in searsucker suits and women wearing hats exploding in a floral frenzy. The Kentucky Derby still has horses — Tiz the Law is the biggest favorite in 31 years — but just about everything else makes the 146th edition unlike any other.“It’s going to be weird,” said five-time Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert.None of the cheering — or cursing after losing wagers — from 150,000 fans will be heard this year at Churchill Downs, where America’s longest continuously held sports event will go on Saturday, four months later than usual. The track initially planned to allow 23,000 fans to attend until escalating positivity rates for COVID-19 in Louisville dictated otherwise.“Quietude can’t hurt,” said Barclay Tagg, trainer of 3-5 favorite Tiz the Law. “We’ve had quiet for almost all his races this year.”Of course, silence changes the very nature of the Derby, known for a mix of the raucous and refined, the freakish and fashionable.Gone will be the parade of celebrities on the red carpet, the who’s who of sports, politics and entertainment crowding Millionaires Row, the national anthem sung by a big name. The University of Louisville marching band won’t strike up “My Old Kentucky Home” while the crowd sings along as the horses step onto the track, and the traditional call of “Riders up!” won’t be shouted by a bold-faced name standing in the paddock.Tiz the Law has already won the Belmont Stakes, the kickoff to the Triple Crown that was run in June at a shorter distance. A victory in the Derby would set him up for a Triple try in the Preakness on Oct. 3.Also in his favor is that he’s already proved he can handle the Derby distance of 1 1/4 miles, often the biggest question for any 3-year-old colt. Tiz the Law won the Travers by 5 1/2 lengths over the same distance at Saratoga a month ago.“He’s checked all those boxes, and I believe he very well could win the Triple Crown this year,” said Jerry Bailey, the retired Hall of Fame jockey and NBC Sports analyst.Tiz the Law has won six of seven career starts — his only loss came at Churchill Downs last year — by staying close to the pace and making one big run at the top of the stretch.“I’d like for us to be laying third all the way around until we get down for business,” Tagg said. “You think he’s gotten in trouble here, in trouble there and next thing you know he’s in front. He’s a pretty amazing horse.”Mark Casse, trainer of Enforceable, isn’t ready to hand Tiz the Law the roses. “He still has to have a clean trip,” he said.The field has been reduced to 16 horses, smallest since 2003 when Funny Cide won. That gelding was owned by Sackatoga Stable, which owns Tiz the Law. Managing partner Jack Knowlton and his co-owners will ride yellow school buses to the track, just as Sackatoga did 17 years ago.Honor A. P. is the 5-1 second choice. His trainer is John Shirreffs and the jockey is Mike Smith, who teamed to win the 2005 Derby with 50-1 shot Giacomo.“The odds don’t guarantee anything,” Shirreffs said. “We just have to see how the race is run.”Authentic is the third choice at 8-1. He’s trained by Baffert, who also saddles 15-1 shot Thousand Words. A victory by either colt would tie the white-haired trainer with Ben Jones for the most Derby victories with six.After Tiz the Law, Honor A. P. and Authentic, the other 13 horses are listed at double-digit odds. Churchill Downs is using a new 20-horse starting gate especially for the Derby, although posts 1, 18, 19 and 20 will be left vacant after King Guillermo and Finnick the Fierce were scratched.A win by Tiz the Law would make Tagg the oldest trainer to win a Derby at age 82.It will be the last Derby run on Lasix. Churchill Downs and the other Triple Crown tracks will ban the anti-bleeding medication starting next year.Outside the track’s main entrance on Central Avenue, the scene figures to be different, too.The death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot and killed by police in her apartment in March, has fueled tense demonstrations for 100 consecutive days in the city. The three officers involved in her death have not been charged.The prospect of unrest on Derby day has its participants unsure what to expect.“I couldn’t be anything else but very concerned,” Tagg said. “Hopefully, we can pull it off without anything disastrous happening.”Saturday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high of 82 degrees (27 Celsius) to go with humidity — quite a contrast to the cool and rainy weather when the race is usually run in late spring.Post time is 7:01 p.m. EDT.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 5th September, 2020 08:31 IST Tiz The Law Is A Big Favorite In A Derby Unlike Any Other Forget the mint juleps in souvenir glasses, men in searsucker suits and women wearing hats exploding in a floral frenzy. The Kentucky Derby still has horses — Tiz the Law is the biggest favorite in 31 years — but just about everything else makes the 146th edition unlike any other First Published: 5th September, 2020 08:31 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Written Bylast_img read more

Bony scores as Man City ease to 3-0 victory after refereeing blunder

first_imgManchester City strolled to an easy 3-0 victory over West Brom after Gareth McAuley was sent off in the first two minutes in a case of mistaken identity.Craig Dawson tripped Wilfried Bony outside the box when Neil Swarbrick whistled, and McAuley then followed up in the box with a fair challenge. Swarbrick sent off McAuley, though, and the game was essentially settled.Bony grabbed his first goal for City when Fernando’s deflected shot fell to him, and he placed his effort in the top near corner.Towards the end of the half, Fernando seized on Jonas Olsson’s poor clearance to stab in at the near post. In the second half, City continued to create chances, with David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetic and Bony all going close.Saido Berahino gave City a scare when he thumped a header at the bar from two yards out.But Silva got City’s third when he flicked a Jovetic shot past the keeper, with City moving to within three points of Chelsea having played a game more. –last_img read more

Clippers easily top Lakers without LeBron James and Lonzo Ball

first_img“I’m very confident in our guys and their abilities,” Walton said. “And I think with when Rondo’s on the court and/or it’s LeBron and him together or one of them out there, then that stuff will get a lot (easier). I’ll be more confident in how well the execution will happen. But we’re going to keep trying different ones, keep going and eventually we’ll be good with it.”It was also a showcase for a rebuilding Clippers team that hopes to grind its way into the playoff race this season: Tobias Harris and Lou Williams combined for 37 points on 11-for-28 shooting. Promising rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 12 points and two steals in just over 20 minutes.The game was close for much of the first three quarters, with the Clippers leading 76-70 through that span. The Clippers pulled away late, as the Lakers’ third unit struggled to find offense, particular after the 7-foor-3 Boban Marjanovic (11 points) was subbed in to clog up the lane.Clippers coach Doc Rivers was not particularly satisfied with the lack of first-half physicality from his players, and thought his team’s shot selection was a little off. But even on a night when defensive stalwart Patrick Beverly was resting, the Clippers were able to limit the Lakers’ transition game.“This is the first night I would say our defense just won the game for us,” Rivers said. “What – they scored 36 in the second half or 38, I thought that we took them out of the paint, we took them out of transition and when you play them you’re going to have to do that.”The Lakers dropped to 1-3 in the preseason, and while the results aren’t particularly a concern to them, there are remaining issues: They’re still looking for fouls to drop, defensive effort to rise, and on-court chemistry to crystalize.But already four games in and with two games remaining, an amount of preseason fatigue might be settling in. The Lakers – ready or not, for better or for worse – want to start playing meaningful games.“I think the preseason’s a little too long sometimes,” Kuzma said. “I’m really looking forward to it, getting out there when it really matters.” “We have our lulls throughout the game – it’s a work in progress,” point guard Rajon Rondo said. “Things are moving fast for us out there with a new team but we are doing OK for the most part.”Rondo had eight assists before he took a shot, finishing with 10 dishes in just under 27 minutes. McGee had some trouble finishing (4 for 9, four turnovers) before his third-quarter flush.Coming off a 31-point game in which he was the star, Brandon Ingram had a much quieter evening (10 points on 3-for-10 shooting), while Kyle Kuzma’s 15 points ended up leading the Lakers’ effort. Back in a starting role, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did manage to score (10 points) but didn’t hit from the perimeter, where he’s expected to be a threat this season.It was a group clearly without a centerpiece. As James sat idly on the bench, with occasional fits of clapping or shouting advice, scattered pockets of the Lakers-friendly Honda Center crowd behind him tried to chant for his entry into the game to no avail.Coach Luke Walton felt there were strong points in the first half, particularly as the Lakers accumulated 16 assists on 19 baskets. But what made it harder to judge was Walton’s tinkering with lineups: At one point, he used Rondo, Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson, Josh Hart and Svi Mykhailiuk in an all-guard lineup of players 6-foot-8 and under. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James handles the basketball during a time out against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers defends against Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, front, goes up for a shot past Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, shoots while Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, front, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat grabs onto his jersey during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram vie for a rebound during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, speaks with center Ivica Zubac during a timeout in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, left, and forward Mike Scott defend during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, falls to the ground after being tripped up by Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley reach for a pass intended for Ingram during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lance Stephenson #6 uses a screen from Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers as Tyrone Wallace #9 of the LA Clippers defends during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers calls a play during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles upcourt during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Boban Marjanovic #51 and Johnathan Motley #15 of the LA Clippers rebound a loose ball during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores past the defense of Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers knocks the ball loose from Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 and Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers defend against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Isaac Bonga #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass as Mike Scott #30 of the LA Clippers defends during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball against Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles past Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a foul call during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers dribbles past Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Kyle Kuzma #0 and Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers battles Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers for a loose ball during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Sindarius Thornwell #0 of the LA Clippers dribbles past Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Jerome Robinson #10 of the LA Clippers dribbles upcourt as Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers dribbles into Josh Hart #3 and Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers lunges for a loose ball as Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers directs his team during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers dribbles into JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers lays up past JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers dribbles past JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, and guard Avery Bradley defend during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts to a play while sitting on the bench during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, right, attempts a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, shoots while Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton yells to his team during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace defends after being fouled by center Marcin Gortat during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, loses the ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, center, and center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, goes up for a shot in front of Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Jerome Robinson, center, goes up for a shot past Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, while forward Johnathan Williams defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee throws the ball into the basket during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game ahead of Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, drives to the basket while Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Beasley defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, handles the ball past Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, right, speaks with guard Rajon Rondo during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, attempts a shot under pressure by Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee reacts during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris attempts a free throw during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, right, handles the ball as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, handles the ball while under pressure by Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, handles the ball while Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, right, reaches for a pass from Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James handles the basketball during a time out against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers defends against Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 63ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers defends against Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — Even on a LeBron-less night, there are highlights.For the Lakers on Saturday night at Honda Center, JaVale McGee had the best, crushing a right-handed dunk over Clippers center Marcin Gortat in the third quarter. The entire Lakers bench, including LeBron James, stood up to cheer and to imitate the move by their 30-year-old, 7-foot teammate.Highlights, however, do not necessarily equal substance.Everyone is wondering what this Lakers team is around James. Some insight was gained in a 103-87 preseason loss to their crosstown rivals, as The King took a game off, and the supporting cast was left to stand out on its own. The results were mixed.last_img read more

Astros partner with Karbach Brewing Co. to release Crawford Bock

first_imgAll joking aside, on March 4, the Astros, in association with Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston, launched the Crawford Bock. So as spring training ramps up in West Palm Beach, FL, Astros fans back home can crack open a cold one with team colors they can be proud of.Tonight the @astros Shooting Stars will be at @LWmidtown at 6pm for the tapping of #crawfordbock! Spin the prize wheel for some sweet swag and get a raffle ticket for chance to win a @TeamCJCorrea and Joe Smith autographed baseball! pic.twitter.com/Dv1MQZJmTC— Karbach Brewing Co. (@karbachbrewing) March 4, 2019“They wanted to create a brand that paid homage to the past but also was cemented in the current,” David Graham, brand manager of the brewing company told Omnisport. “So we came up with the Crawford Bock name, then the design to root ourselves in the present Crawford Box, that obviously calls out to the Crawford Boxes of Minute Maid Park, and then to focus the design on the throwback rainbow stripes of the past.” Related News Manny Machado signing gives Padres $3M bump in ticket sales But as special of a moment as this is for Astros fans, and a fun one at that, this isn’t simply making a beer for brewing sake. It comes with a cause as a portion of all proceeds will go to the Astros Foundation. The foundation supports community initiatives, including youth baseball and softball, military support, childhood cancer awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness.“At Karbach it’s always been part of our philosophy to try to give back to the community as much as possible,” Graham said. “And I think, I don’t want to speak for the Astros, but I think they’re the same way, so when we developed this beer, like other beers that we have where we made a partnership with another organization, we thought that it was important for us to give back.”Fans got a chance to first see the beer at Astros Fan Fest on Jan. 26 in Houston and the product has hit the shelves all over the community. Every single can and keg sold will benefit the Astros Foundation.”Everything we do is for our fans and our community and Crawford Bock exemplifies this,” Matt Brand, Astros senior vice presdent of corporate communications said. “Our hope is that whether folks are watching an Astros game at the ballpark or in their home, this beer will take the fan experience to the next level. Also, the funds raised will allow us to continue to serve the city of Houston through local programs.”This will not be a fleeting product. It will be available year round, not just during baseball season. Baseball season is almost here, and for Astros fans, it’s going to be a little bit more special this year: Not just because Houston is tied for the best odds to win the World Series with the Red Sox, but because something has happened to show the team has finally “made it.”That is because there is now an Astros themed beer coming out of Houston and let’s be honest, until a team has a themed beer, can they really say they’ve made it?center_img Bryce Harper backs Mike Trout comments: ‘If I didn’t mean it, I wouldn’t have said it’ And, who knows, if the product is a success and Houston succeeds once again this season — maybe with another World Series, as Graham said he believes the Astros can once again win — there could more branded beers on the horizon.“I think if it goes really well, if the Astros are really happy with it as much as we’re really happy with it, who knows?” Graham said. “I think it would be fun to do some new releases for postseason … or a draft for draft day.“That’s part of the fun of being a brewer is to find these opportunities to do something that can excite our fans and excite the fans of the Astros, as well.last_img read more