Former Tucson Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will serve as honorary chairwoman and national advocate for the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council.
Chef-owner says his are authentic.
Brian Metzger to open Gio Taco in November.
But first, a few make a quick side trip to Marana.
After relocating to the United States in 2001 from his native home of Puerto Rico, then 17-year-old Rene Rivera barely knew English. What he did know was his career goal — to play 10 seasons of major-league baseball.
Edwin Encarnacion rips a two-run first-inning double that proved to be all the offense the Dominican Republic would need in its 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico. The pitching staff, starting with Samuel Deduno and ending with Fernando Rodney, did the rest.
Closer Fernando Rodney starts the celebration at the mound after striking out Luis Figueroa to seal the victory. He said afterward that his lucky plantain "is my gold medal."
SAN FRANCISCO - Cheers of "Dominicana! Dominicana!" rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.
Nelson Figueroa, a member of the Diamondbacks organization, limited Team USA to two hits in six innings.
Puerto Rican players celebrate after beating the United States and clinching a berth in the semifinals, which begin Sunday in San Francisco. Puerto Rico plays the Dominican Republic today for seeding purposes. Both teams have advanced.
MIAMI - Once again, the United States could only watch as an opposing pitcher celebrated at the World Baseball Classic.
Puerto Rico's Angel Pagan is unable to prevent a double by David Wright in the eighth inning that scored three U.S. runs.
Ryan Braun of the United States is congratulated by Shane Victorio after Braun scored in the first inning, giving the Americans their first early lead so far in four games of the WBC.
MIAMI - Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish.
New restaurant will bring Caribbean flavor downtown