Update on the latest in sports:

first_img June 1, 2020 Here are other sports stories related to the coronavirus:— The Big 12 Conference says its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players. The conference says each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14.— Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month. The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists. Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.MLB-DYKSTRA-DARLING LAWSUITJudge dismisses Dykstra defamation suit against Darling Cardinals sign TE Cantrell, release CB SheltonTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) —The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal.The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Cantrell is switching positions to tight end after being selected as a receiver by the Los Angeles Chargers in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. He played in college at Texas Tech under current Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is now in his second season in Arizona.Cantrell spent most of the 2018 season on the Chargers’ practice squad and was released prior to last season. He had 158 catches for 1,873 yards and 18 touchdowns during a four-year college career with the Red Raiders.OBIT-PAT DYE Squad members posted a picture of the act on their social media accounts with the caption, “Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatter.”The picture of 29 players from the English league leaders was taken during a training session.Star players Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and captain Jordan Henderson were among those to post the picture that was retweeted by the official account of Liverpool, which is owned by Fenway Sports Group — the U.S. company which also controls the Boston Red Sox. Liverpool also tweeted out the picture.Floyd’s death has sparked days of protests across the U.S. and it has resonated in the soccer world.NFL-CARDINALS-CANTRELL NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, the pitcher’s ghost writer and a pair of publishers.Dykstra’s suit followed the publication of Darling’s book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game.” Darling accused the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series.Justice Robert D. Kalish wrote Dykstra’s reputation “for unsportsmanlike conduct and bigotry is already so tarnished that it cannot be further injured by the reference.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 MLB-NATIONALS-MINOR LEAGUE STIPENDSNationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipendWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have changed course and are telling their minor leaguers they will receive their full weekly stipends of $400 through June.The team’s decision comes after Washington reliever Sean Doolittle tweeted that the team’s major league players would cover a planned cut in those payments from $400 to $300.A text message sent by the Nationals to players in the minors and forwarded to The Associated Press reads: “Upon further internal discussion, you will receive your full stipend of $400 per week through the month of June.” The text says further payments will be decided on a monthly basis.center_img Former Auburn coach dead at 80UNDATED (AP) — Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80.Dye took over a downtrodden program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power.The Lee County coroner says Dye died Monday at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. His son, Pat Dye Jr., had told ESPN.com recently that the former coach had been hospitalized in Atlanta for kidney-related issues. He also said his father had tested positive for the coronavirus but had been asymptomatic.In 12 years at Auburn, Dye posted a 99-39-4 record. He also coached at Wyoming and East Carolina. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLIVERPOOL-TAKING A KNEELiverpool stars take a knee in gesture of support for FloydLIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool players took a knee around the center circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday in a gesture of support following the death of George Floyd. Update on the latest in sports:last_img read more

Shafer hopes to improve on 1st downs

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2013 at 11:39 am Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Scott Shafer enters each game with specific statistical goals. First-down production, third-down conversions and the turnover ratio are three of his favorites.Against Clemson, the Syracuse head coach was especially displeased with offensive first downs. He said he wanted to see the Orange gain at least 4 yards on 60 percent of its first downs. He said they hit that mark just 26 percent of the time.“That was an area that we were poor,” Shafer said during Wednesday’s Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference.Defensively, the Orange held the No. 3 Tigers to 52.6 percent of 4-yard gains on first down, and the team specifically focused on first downs in its first practice of the week on Tuesday, along with turnovers. SU committed four turnovers against the Tigers while forcing just two.“We need to really get back on pace there,” Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer said Syracuse will target another weakness, third-down conversions, on Wednesday. Syracuse converted just 4-of-20 tries against Clemson on Saturday. The Tigers were 4-for-12.“We’ve left a few on the field, but defensively we have real good third-down numbers,” Shafer said. “Offensively we’ve gotten better as the season’s gone on.” Commentslast_img read more

Women’s hockey: Two Badgers earn WCHA Player of the Week honors for weekend sweep

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin women’s hockey goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens and forward Emily Clark both earned the Western Colligate Hockey Association Player of the Week honor after their role in a Badger sweep over St. Cloud State last weekend. The award, given on Tuesday, marks yet another milestone in the historic 2016-17 season the No. 1 Badgers hope will end in a national title.Clark, who has been on a tear as of late, continued her dominant play with seven points this weekend, including four goals and three assists. The Canada native led the NCAA in points over the two games with six of them coming in the 9-0 rout Friday. The impressive total puts Clark in conversation as one of the best attackers in the country and someone that could be a major factor in the Badgers’ postseason goals.Men’s hockey: Luke Kunin notches second Big Ten Star of the Week awardThe former recruiting classes of former Wisconsin men’s hockey coach, Mike Eaves, are finally starting to make headlines on the Read…For Desbiens, however, it is almost a rarity when she doesn’t take home this award. The standout senior goalie is breaking school and national records almost every week, recording two more shutouts on the weekend and leaving no doubt who the better team on the ice was. Also a Canada native, Desbiens is asserting herself as one of the best college goalies of all time and has certainly cemented herself on the list of outstanding Wisconsin players over the years.The series with St. Cloud was played under the banner, “Fill the Bowl,” and drew the largest crowd in women’s college hockey history with more than 15,000 in attendance at the Kohl Center. The games lived up to the hype for the Badger faithful as the team improved to 20-2-1 on the year and extended its win streak to six. Desbiens and Clark were obviously a large part of the success, but the team effort was almost as strong and lead to an all-around solid weekend for the Badgers.Men’s hockey: Badgers split first Big Ten series against MichiganThe Badgers went .500 this weekend in their first conference matchup against the unranked University of Michigan Wolverines. Wisconsin fell Read…UW stays home for another weekend series with the University of North Dakota. The games Saturday begins at 1 p.m. CT and Sunday at noon at LaBahn Arena.last_img read more

Syracuse drops close game to Virginia Tech, 2-1

first_imgAfter letting in one run in the doubleheader against Virginia Tech (11-12, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) yesterday, Syracuse (12-7, 2-1) lost the final game in the series, 2-1, on Saturday in Blacksburg, Virginia.Alexa Romero came off her second no-hitter of the season yesterday to start in the circle for the Orange. She started off strong striking out Sammi Miller, the Hokies’ lead-off batter, but didn’t strike another batter out until the final out in the fourth inning.Romero pitched just over four innings, letting up two hits and two runs and only recording two strikeouts. She walked three batters.In the bottom of the second, VT right fielder Emma Strouth homered to left field and put Virginia Tech on the board, 1-0. The score remained until the top of the fifth.With two outs in the top of the fifth, SU center fielder Alicia Hansen got on base. Bryce Holmgren was batting when Hansen stole second. Holmgren walked, putting runners on first and second with Gabby Teran up to bat. Teran singled, scoring Hansen to tie the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Hokies answered quickly. In the bottom half of the inning, Kinsey Johnson, a pinch runner for Caitlyn Nolan, was on third with Miller at the plate. Romero threw a wild pitch and Johnson scored. At the end of Miller’s at-bat, Romero was pulled for Miranda Hearn.Hearn pitched the rest of the game, striking out one batter and walking another.Four batters recorded hits for the Orange: Hearn, Teran, Holmgren and Hansen. Holmgren was also walked twice. SU left seven runners on base. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 10, 2018 at 3:01 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edulast_img read more

Dodgers will continue to pay team employees through May

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have notified non-playing team employees that they will continue to be paid through May even as the sport’s return remains a mystery.The Dodgers join the majority of major-league teams – including the Angels – in assuring team employees that they will be paid through May. The San Diego Padres have taken it a step farther, telling employees they will be paid for the entire 2020 season although some paycuts might be necessary.MLB suspended spring training on March 12 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and have postponed the start of the 2020 season indefinitely. Teams have set up funds to help game-day workers, with the Dodgers distributing $1.3 million and the Angels $1.2 million.But MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday notified teams that the Uniform Employees Contract would be suspended as a result of the pandemic. Suspension of the UEC allows clubs to furlough team employees or institute paycuts. Since then, about two-thirds of the 30 teams have notified employees they would continue to be paid through May, though some senior staff have taken paycuts. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MLB has continued to explore ways to play a compressed and modified schedule of games in 2020, but no decisions have been made.last_img read more

Solskjaer keen to convince De Gea, Martial to stay at Man Utd

first_imgAnd he revealed that he rejected numerous opportunities to leave the club, and land a more cast iron guarantee of first team football, during his spell under Alex Ferguson.“I had loads of offers and possibilities to move but the manager (Ferguson) sat me down and told me I was going to be an important part of his team, his squad and I was going to play enough games,” said Solskjaer.“I felt privileged to play here. I am also stubborn. The club agreed to sell me to Spurs one time and I said ‘no, thank you.’ My agent wanted me to go, but I knew I was at the best place.“If you are a regular at Manchester United, I think you should grasp the opportunity to stay here and become part of the history.”Martial’s agent Philippe Lamboley was a vocal critic of Mourinho, while De Gea saw a move to Real Madrid fall through in 2015 and has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in recent times.But Solskjaer, who is hoping to have all of Martial, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku back available for Bournemouth’s visit on Sunday, believes Martial could feature more as a central striker than he did under Mourinho.“He can play as a number nine, of course, because he’s got strength and he’s good at holding the ball up,” said Solskjaer. “But he is fantastic at one-on-one, so he can also play on the left or right wing.“I’ve had chats with him and he can play in all those positions.“As a defender you don’t want to be dropping off towards your own goals with him running at you. So we need to get Anthony facing forwards.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may only be in charge of Manchester United for the remainder of this season, but the interim manager wants to see Anthony Martial and David de Gea sign long-term contracts at Old Trafford.United have activated one-year extensions for both players in recent weeks, meaning they are tied to the club until the end of next season.But forward Martial and goalkeeper De Gea remain locked in talks with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over longer deals with no sign of an end to the impasse imminent.Solskjaer, who himself is only under contract with the Premier League club until the summer, may have limited say in United’s long-term strategy.But the popular former United forward, who has made an early case for the job on a permanent basis with comprehensive victories over Cardiff and Huddersfield in his first two games in charge, clearly hopes to leave his mark at Old Trafford by helping secure the services of two key players.“I know the club want them to sign, of course, because they are top quality players,” said Solskjaer.“It’s down to the players, but when you’re at Man United there isn’t a lot of greener grass on the other side.“You are at the best place. It’s the biggest club in the world.“For me, I would hope I can help or guide these players to maybe tip them over to thinking they want to stay at this club.”Solskjaer, whose appointment as interim manager in place of the sacked Jose Mourinho has proved hugely popular with the club’s fans, spent 11 years as a player with United until injury ended his career in 2007.last_img read more

This Week’s Favorite Features – Harbor Days, Youth Football + Cheer,…

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Sunday morning – made even more glorious because the weekend continues an extra day!Between preparing for back to school and accepting the “end of summer,” ThurstonTalk writers have been busy delivering high quality, positive content about our community.  We have some great stories coming your way in September.  But, for now… let’s look at our favorite articles from last week – stories about people, businesses and organizations doing positive things in Thurston County.Olympia Harbor Days: Olympia’s Annual Summer Send-OffToday is your last day to visit Harbor Days, the maritime festival occurring all day at Percival Landing in downtown Olympia.  Tugboat races are on the agenda today at noon.  Check out Harbor Days photos from earlier this weekend.TCYFL Season Kicks Off With Jamboree + Thurston County Youth Football Cheerleading Program Continues To GrowThe Thurston County Youth Football League kicked off their season last weekend.  The league has grown considerably in the past ten years, due to the great support and involvement of parents and volunteers.  These two articles – one focused on football and the other on cheer – are a great example of how Thurston County residents are creating fun, positive sporting experiences for our youth.Heidi Perry Pushes Past Mile Markers In Ultramarathon EventsI’m impressed with the amazing athletic abilities of Heidi Perry.  The North Thurston High School science teacher recently completed a 135-mile race in Death Valley, what she considers to be her greatest athletic accomplishment.  And, this was not the first ultramarathon for the cross country coach.  Read more – I guarantee you will be inspired!ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a story, send us a note at submit@thurstontalk.com.  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here.last_img read more

About Town

first_imgRED BANKRed Bank Flavour will host the Sippin’ on the River event June 29-30 at Marine Park. The inaugural event will have culinary samplings from the borough eateries plus wine, beer, live music and more. A portion of proceeds from the all-day festival will benefit the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department.“More than a dozen restaurants will present a smorgasbord of summer samplings – from sushi and lobster rolls to Jersey beer and wines, fresh-squeezed lemonade, homemade chocolates and more,” said George Lyristis, owner of Teak Restaurant and The Bistro at Red Bank.Restaurants participating in Sippin’ on the River include The Bistro at Red Bank, The Boondock’s Fishery, The Cheese Cave, Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar, Dish, The Downtown, Front St. Trattoria, Gaetano’s, Jamian’s, Lusty Lobster, New Corner Pizza, Readie’s Market Café, red, Sicilia Café, Sugarush, Teak, Tony’s Sausage and more.Sippin’ on the River will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30.Additional information is available at www.Sippinonthe River.org. To learn more about the Red Bank Flavour Culinary Alliance, visit www.RedBankFlavour.com. * * * * *The Red Bank Public Library will present “Conversations about Old Red Bank” with Glenn Vogel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the library’s New Jersey History Room. Vogel will discuss his collection of all things Red Bank – from photographs and bottles to jugs, postcards and advertising memorabilia. He’ll also talk on fascinating details about the history, people and places they represent.Examples from his remarkable collection will be on display in the New Jersey History Room throughout 2013. SANDY HOOKThe Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Building 22 in the NJ Seagrant Consortium located within Fort Hancock.The committee was established to make recommendations for the reuse of over 30 historic buildings in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within Gateway’s Sandy Hook Unit. This meeting, like all meetings of the committee, is open to the public.“As the Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee moves forward,” said Superintendent Linda Canzanelli, who is the designated federal officer to the committee, “we should begin to see the fruits of its labor addressing future uses of the historic district.”During the meeting, members will discuss and draft a Request For Expressions of Intent (RFEI) to determine possible future interest at Fort Hancock.As with all meetings of the advisory committee, public comments will be taken at a regularly scheduled time. The comment period begins at 4 p.m. with commenters called upon in the order they sign up. Written comments may also be submitted to the committee in person, by mail or email or on the committee’s blog at www.forthancock21stcentury.org/discuss/center_img PORT MONMOUTHThe Monmouth County Park System is hosting a free seining event from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 24 through Aug. 23, at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth Road.Park System naturalists will seine the water and identify the aquatic creatures caught. Participants should meet on the beach and wear closed-toe shoes. Designed for individuals and families, the program is open to those ages 5 and older. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Interested groups can call 732-872-7369 to arrange an outing.Additional information about the program or the Monmouth County Park System is available by visiting www.monmouthcountyparks.com or calling 732-842-4000. People with hearing impairment may call 711, the park system TTY/TDD.last_img read more

JNGI 100 Sporting Clays on today at Portmore Range

first_imgTHE JAMAICA National General Insurance (JNGI) sponsored JNGI 100 Sporting Clays is on today at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore, St Catherine. The best local A to E Class shooters, ladies, juniors and hunters classes are expected to turn out and compete for top honours at today’s tournament. The registration process will commence at 9 a.m. and run through to 10.30, when the shotgun start will commence. The entry fee for shooters is $1,000, which will include lunch from Scotchies. There will be no entry fee for ladies and juniors, however. CLASS CHAMPIONS All eyes will, no doubt, be on Bruce DuQuesnay, who reigned supreme last year. Other defending class champions will be Damian Chung in the A class, while Nick Hudson was B class winner. The C class winner was Ray McMaster, with Diallo Richardson topping D class. In the E class, Simon Khourie was victorious, while outstanding junior shooter Nicholai Clarke won his category, and Delano Vickers, the hunter class. Taylor Ziadie took the ladies, honours, and Roman Tavares-Finson won the sub juniors category. JNGI are returning as sponsors for a second year. Jamaica Skeet Club president Khaleel Azan says it is all systems go for today’s tournament. He hailed JNGI for “going all out with providing gifts and lunches by Scotchies for all shooters at no cost”.last_img read more

Painters turn back Road Warriors

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia wasn’t exaggerating when he said two nights before that he had witnessed his team’s best practice.The Elasto Painters justified that claim when they ran roughshod on NLEX Friday night, 97-86, and Garcia now has just one wish as Rain or Shine jockeys for playoff position in the PBA Philippine Cup: “I just hope we can be consistent in playing this way.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Playing without Greg Slaughter and Joe Devance, the Kings dropped to 2-4 like the Road Warriors.Ahanmisi drained 5-of-7 triple tries and helped the Painters lead by as large as 21 with the help of a Rain or Shine defense that was unrelenting in the second half.The Painters thwarted several Road Warrior rallies that had NLEX coming within 10 points a couple of times in that period.NLEX tumbled to a fourth straight defeat after opening up with two victories.The Road Warriors continued their tailspin because they simply could not execute when they needed to—and the Rain or Shine defense had a lot to do with that.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ It was a great way to bounce back for Rain or Shine, which became the butt of jokes after losing to doormat KIA Picanto, 98-94, over the weekend, and Garcia did a good job in making his Painters move on from that debacle.“I just told them that we cannot take that back,” Garcia said in Filipino after drawing 20 points from point guard Maverick Ahanmisi and twin digits from three others at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I just asked them to focus on our next six games, because that will be very important.”The win was the third in six games for the Painters, the same record now held by Phoenix Petroleum, which held on later in the night to clip Barangay Ginebra, 87-82. Meanwhile, Alaska and Magnolia shoot to extend their respective winning streaks to four when they collide with separate sides in a Petron Saturday Special double-header also at the fabled Big Dome floor.The Aces take the court against Blackwater at 4:30 p.m., looking to win four straight for the first time in what seems like ages, while the Hotshots try to keep solo second place when they tangle with TNT KaTropa at 6:45 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano whips San Beda, books outright semifinal berth Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more