Update on the latest in sports:

first_img May 12, 2020 PGA-RYDER CUP-ASSISTANTSStricker appoints Love, Zach Johnson as Ryder Cup assistantsPALM BEACH GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker has asked two-time U.S. captain Davis Love III and Zach Johnson to be his assistants for the upcoming matches at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.Stricker previously appointed the last captain, Jim Furyk, to be one of his assistants. The Ryder Cup is still on schedule to be played Sept. 25-27 — one week after the rescheduled U.S. Open.Love was captain at Medinah in Illinois in 2012 when Europe rallied from a 10-6 deficit on the final day, the largest comeback by a visiting team in Ryder Cup history. He was appointed captain again for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine in Minnesota, the first Ryder Cup since players were given more control over decisions. The Americans won for only the second time in eight matches. Update on the latest in sports: Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisions expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020.A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that spring training would start in early to mid-June.MLB officials are slated to make a presentation to the union on Tuesday. An agreement with the players’ association is needed, and talks are expected to be difficult — especially over a proposal for a revenue split that would be unprecedented for baseball.Each team would play about 82 regular-season games: against opponents in its own division plus interleague matchups limited to AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West.Postseason play would be expanded from 10 clubs to 14 by doubling wild cards in each league to four. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS—The coronavirus pandemic is impacting how college athletic programs make their travel plans as they budget for the upcoming year. The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament has produced a budget crunch that leaves colleges looking for cost-saving measures. One simple step is to cut back on travel. Chattanooga took a creative approach by announcing that any 2020-21 away games that hadn’t already been scheduled must be played within 150 miles of its campus. Other schools also are trying to make their trips as short as possible without instituting any specific limits.— Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ is using his love of coffee to help raise money for COVID-19 relief charities. The 25-year-old Happ is partnering with Connect Roasters for Quarantine Coffee. It costs $15 per bag, and $3 from every sale goes to virus-related causes.— The Big Sky Conference is leaving the decision of when to return to sports up to its member schools. The Big Sky’s President’s Council voted to allow schools in one of the nation’s largest geographical conferences to make decisions based on NCAA and state guidelines. The conference also adjusted the schedule of volleyball, track, women’s soccer, softball and tennis for the 2020-21 school year in an effort to limit travel as schools face mounting budget issues.— Canada’s National Bank is offering cash grants to each of 23 tennis players from the country who are facing financial issues because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tennis Canada announced the grants of $10,000 to $20,000 in Canadian dollars, or about $7,000 to $14,000 in U.S. dollars, from National Bank on Monday, saying the amounts will depend on a player’s ranking. NCAA leading scorer Dugan agrees to join Golden KnightsLAS VEGAS (AP) — NCAA leading scorer Jack Dugan agreed Monday to turn pro and join the Vegas Golden Knights.Dugan was a fifth-round pick of the Golden Knights during their first draft in 2017. Because of his age, his NHL entry-level contract beginning next season would be for two years.The 6-foot-2, 185-pound forward from Pittsburgh had 10 goals and 42 assists for 52 points during his sophomore season at Providence College. Dugan was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation’s top college player.Dugan, 21, led the NCAA this season with 1.53 points a game, 1.24 assists a game, 22 power-play points and 30 even-strength points. The track in Arcadia has been closed for racing since March 27 by order of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, horses are allowed to train.A string of horse deaths at Santa Anita last year led to sweeping changes involving medication and safety.OLY-TOKYO STORES CLOSINGTokyo Olympics closing 5 souvenir shops; downsizing anotherTOKYO (AP) — Olympic organizers say five official merchandise shops in Tokyo will close by early June with business hindered by the coronavirus pandemic and the games being postponed until next year. NFL-RAVENS-FLUKERRavens sign Fluker, who will seek to replace Yanda at guardOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) —The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent guard D.J. Fluker, who is expected to compete for the opening on the offensive line created by the retirement of Marshal Yanda.Fluker has 92 games of NFL experience over seven years with three teams, most recently the Seattle Seahawks. He has played primarily at right guard, the position Yanda manned for the majority of his 13 seasons before retiring in March.The Ravens announced Monday that Fluker signed a one-year contract. He has 88 career starts, the last 57 of them at guard. The 6-foot-5, 342-pound Fluker started in 14 regular-season games and had two playoff starts for Seattle at right guard last season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLAP source: MLB owners approve plan to start season in JulyNEW YORK (AP) — It’s the players’ union’s turn at the plate. AHL-VIRUS OUTBREAK-AHL CANCELEDAmerican Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffsThe American Hockey League canceled the rest of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting its focus toward an uncertain future.While the Calder Cup will not be handed out for the first time since 1936, the 31-team AHL hopes to return next season. That remains uncertain; one possibility is that no fans would be allowed in arenas.Incoming president and CEO Scott Howson, who will take over for David Andrews this summer, said the AHL is still planning for a full 2020-21 regular season running from Oct. 9-April 18. But it also is working on schedules that start in November, December or January. Teams would prefer to play at their regular-season ballparks but would switch to spring training stadiums or neutral sites if medical and government approvals can’t be obtained for games at home. Toronto might have to play home games in Dunedin, Florida.The All-Star Game, scheduled for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 14, likely would be called off.In other baseball news:— A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that the World Baseball Classic will be postponed from 2021 to 2023 because of the new coronavirus. The decision must be approved by the WBC board of directors, which is expected. The fifth edition of the tournament was scheduled for next March in Taiwan, Tokyo, Phoenix and Miami. The decision to postpone was first reported by ESPN Deportes (day-POHR’-tays).— Major League Baseball may be weeks away from playing again, but the factory that supplies bats to many of its players resumed production Monday in Kentucky. The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville Slugger bats had been idled for nearly two months because of the coronavirus outbreak. Workers started filling orders for some big leaguers as parts of Kentucky’s economy reopened Monday after weeks of shutdowns. It’s not clear if they will reopen.Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya says a sixth store in Osaka will also be downsized by early June. Organizers say 89 stores were operating in Japan at the end of April.Takaya could not rule out more closures. He says, “we don’t know what’s going to happen in the next three weeks.” Organizers hope for income of about $100 million from merchandise sales.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 SANTA ANITA-FATALITIESHorse dies at Santa Anita after workout; 13th since DecemberARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 13th horse has died at Santa Anita since late December.Tailback, a 4-year-old gelding, broke down after a workout Sunday. Tailback had no wins in two career starts and earnings of $4,340, according to Equibase.Tailback is the sixth horse to die on the main track since Dec. 26. A required necropsy is pending. Four others died on the turf course and three on the training track. In other NFL news:—The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a deal with former Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker. The 5-foot-11, 219-pound Booker was a fourth-round pick by Denver in 2016 and played four seasons with the Broncos. Booker rushed for 1,103 yards in 61 games over his career. He wasn’t re-signed by Denver in the offseason. The Raiders also waived linebacker Derrick Moncrief.— Longtime NFL assistant coach John Teerlinck has died. He was 69. Colts owner Jim Irsay made the announcement in a Twitter post Sunday night. Team officials confirmed it was from Irsay’s account. Teerlinck spent 24 seasons coaching NFL defensive linemen, the last 12 with the Indianapolis Colts, and developed a reputation as one of the top pass-rushing coaches in league history. Hall of Famers Chris Doleman, John Randle and Kevin Greene were among Teerlinck’s top pupils.— Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung says he’s appealing a decision that denied a claim he brought against the National Football League Players Association alleging unfair labor practices. The National Labor Relations Board last week dismissed Okung’s claim against the NFLPA. Okung has been outspoken against the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA that was ratified in March by players. He says union voting procedures were not handled correctly and that the union tried to silence his right to speak on the matter.NHL-GOLDEN KNIGHTS-DUGAN Associated Press last_img read more

103 Schools for Calabar Table tennis Open Championship

first_imgAs part of opening ceremony, an exhibition match was staged between two young national champions, Charles Etim of Government Secondary Barracks Road, and Orok Etim of Government Secondary School Akim, who had won gold medals in National school sports meets of Port Harcourt 2013, Ogun 2014 and Benue 2015.According to Duke the state have dominated the game in the country for 18 years, adding that the essence the Royal International Farms and Estates Ltd is bankrolling the event is to discover new talents that would succeed the likes of Offiong Edem and Cecilia Otu-Akpan who are already African champions.Usen Umoh who is General manager of Royal International Farms and Estates Ltd said their deep involvement in sports is to give back to the society and empower the youths in order to help discourage them from crimes.Before the Championship proper, the sponsors had donated complete set of one Joola 5000 table tennis board, 8 packs of. Das table tennis balls, two pairs table tennis rubber and said the private firms were united to popularize table tennis in the state.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Over 103 primary and secondary schools in Cross River State are participating in the 2017 Calabar Open Table Tennis Championship holding at the famous Hope Waddel Training Institute sports hall in Calabar.The three-day Championship which is sanctioned by the Nigeria Table tennis Federation (NTTF) is bankrolled Royal International Farms and Estates Ltd, Triple Star Printing Press Ltd and First Royal Micro Finance Bank Ltd, which last week, had sponsored a one-week 1st Calabar Open Taekwondo Championship.The Championship formally commenced on Wednesday when the chairman of Cross River Sports Council, Orok Duke and representative of the state commissioner for sports, praised commitment of the sponsors to sports development in the state.last_img read more

Boris Becker: “Ivan Lendl was the first complete tennis player”

first_img“He was maybe the first a hundred percent complete skilled, who did the whole lot from the racket stringing to physiotherapy and food plan. I’ve nice esteem and for me he stays one in all the finest coaches in the world. At the moment, Novak Djokovic is the one who does it finest and Iván was one thing like a pioneer in that regard “, stated the German on the event of the 60th birthday of the Czech participant.In his profession as a participant, Lendl led the world rankings for 270 weeks, successful eight Grand Slam, whereas in his stage as coach, he led Briton Andy Murray to get three Grand Slam and two Olympic gold medals, along with directing the German Alexander Zverev, with whom nonetheless, he was not working greater than a yr. The German extenista Boris Becker thought of that one in all his former rivals, Ivan Lendl, was “the first complete tennis participant a hundred percent” and “one thing like a pioneer” in his sport, and famous that as well as, after his profession as a participant, he’s “one in all the finest coaches in the world.”last_img read more

Scorpions take on Red Force

first_imgFresh off their first win, Jamaica Scorpions will today take aim at Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the third round of the WICB First-Class Championship at Queen’s Park Oval.Parading a win-and-loss record, the Scorpions are fourth in the standings on 18 points, five less than their third-place opponents, who have so far registered a win and draw.”They are always a tough opponent, this Trinidad team, however, we just have to build on our last effort,” said Jamaica coach Junior Bennett, which saw his troops defeat the Windward Islands Volcanoes by 30 runs at Sabina Park last weekend.He has also listed batting as the team’s primary concern heading into the encounter.The team, which has been out of the title race from early for the past two seasons, has failed to post a 200-plus total more than once from the start of the campaign, which has seen them bat on four occasions.This resulted in them submitting to a 10 wickets defeat to Barbados Pride in Barbados before recovering somewhat from a second-innings nightmare of 25 for seven to post 128 against the Windwards.Jamaica made 259 in the first innings of that encounter, while against Barbados, the scores were 189 and 187.The national selectors, headed by Wavell Hinds, and including Robert Haynes, Wayne Lewis, Delroy Morgan and, Cleveland Davidson, have made two changes to their squad of 13 in a bid to arrest the batting conundrum.They have added the experienced Tamar Lambert, as well as former Leeward Islands Hurricanes captain, wicketkeeper-turn-batsman Devon Thomas.replacementsThe duo replaces Carlton Baugh Jr and Brandon King and is expected to battle for a place in the starting 11 with West Indieswicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton, who, despite participating in the national trials, was left out of the team for the opening two rounds.Trinidad, in the meanwhile, will be hoping to leapfrog second-place Barbados Pride, who have 25 points, and are trailing leaders Guyana Jaguars by 10 points. The Red Force defeated the Leeward Islands in their first match-up before holding Barbados to a draw at Kensington Oval. They have made three changes from their outing with Barbados. Out goes captain and all-rounder Rayad Emrit, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, and batsman Evin Lewis, while in come batsmen Jason Mohammed and Jeremy Solozano, and seamer Marlon Richards. Former youth captain, all-rounder Yannick Ottley has been named captain.last_img read more

Houdini’s Magic by a neck

first_imgHOUDINI’S MAGIC, ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for in-form trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, got up in the nick of time to deny 4-5 favourite PHINEAS by a neck in the three-year-old and up open allowance feature for the Fontainbleu Trophy over 1500 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.Held off the early pace in fourth as PHINEAS coming from the number one post position made most from FORCE THE JOUR and then MOM’S STUDENT, HOUDINI’S MAGIC started his winning run on the outside entering the straight at which stage PHINEAS enjoyed a two-length lead.HOUDINI’S MAGIC, however, soon found his best stride, reeling in topweight PHINEAS within shades of the wire for a narrow win in a field of seven.Owned by Derrick Brandt and bred by Everglades Farms, the winner, a four-year-old bay colt by Performing Magic out of Milestone, was notching his third win from seven starts this season, covering the distance in a fairly fast 1:31.2.IMPRESSIVE WINNEREarlier in the afternoon, the Richard Azan-trained three-year-old gelding JAMAI RAJA was even more impressive in winning the three-year-old restricted stakes over the same distance in a very fast 1:30.2, a full second better than the time recorded by HOUDINI’S MAGIC, both running in muddy conditions.Held together in a prominent position by the apprentice Odean Edwards as stable-companion RALLY BABY made the early running in a seven-horse field, JAMAI RAJA, a 4-5 favourite, turned for home heads on with highly fancied WILL IN CHARGE on the outside and quickly found another gear on the rails to beat WILL IN CHARGE by 41/2 lengths as the 4-5 favourite.JAMAI RAJA, who finished a close second to BIGDADDYKOOL in the Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup over 2000 metres on May 28, was winning for the second time in a muddy surface since February 13.Meanwhile, UNBREAKABLE, owned and trained by Steven Todd, came from just off the early pace to win the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Trophy by 11/2 lengths at odds of 7-2. Ridden by Aaron Chatrie, the consistent five-year-old gelding caught up with long-time leader FORTUNONEHUNDRED a furlong out and won by 11/2 lengths from TITANIC.The third trophy race on the card for the Monica Todd Memorial Cup provided a runaway win for 3-1 chance DR. TRAIN, ridden by Robert Halledeen for owner/trainer Ian Parsard.Earlier, female apprentice Natalie Berger notched the second win of her career, this aboard 12-1 chance BURLIN for trainer Paul Hylton in the fourth race over a mile, winning in a driving finish.last_img read more

“Smallie”, “Catty” for trial next month

first_img…as 111 cases listed for June 2018 Demerara AssizesAfter months of judicial delays which followed a decade since businessman Kumar “Mango Man” Singh was shot and killed during an invasion of his Cove and John, East Coast Demerara home, two accused – Mark Royden Williams, called “Smallie”, and Sherwin Nero, known as “Catty” – will go on trial at the High Court for the businessman’s murder. Their names were listed to be called up before a Judge on the current panel of the June Criminal Session at the Demerara Assizes.During this month, Justices Sandhill Kissoon, Jo-Ann Barlow and James Bovell-Drakes will hear the 111 listed cases while Justices Priya Beharry and Brassington Reynolds will replace Barlow and Bovell-Drakes in July. Justice Beharry will be the third Judge to hear sexual offences matters, after Justice Jo-Ann Barlow and Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall heard such cases when the specialised court was implemented last year.The current session has 40 sexual offences matters, including rape and carnal knowledge, while there are 71 criminal offences cases including murder, manslaughter, wounding with intent and robbery under arms. Should anyone be found guilty of murder by a 12-member jury, they can be sentenced to death as Guyana retains capital punishment. However, there is a moratorium on hanging for over 20 years as no one has faced the hangman’s noose since 1997.Mark Royden Williams is currently on death row in relation to the Bartica Massacre. However, the matter for which he is jointly charged with Sherwin Nero is a separate indictment. The “Mango Man” trial was delayed due to constitutional challenges that were made in court last year by attorney Nigel Hughes.Williams will still remain incarcerated whether or not he is absolved of the killing of Kumar “Mango Man” Singh, since he was sentenced to death by hanging in February 2017 for his involvement in the 2008 Bartica Massacre whereby 12 persons, including three Policemen, were slaughtered. However, in 2013, he was absolved of the Lusignan Massacre by jury which was enshrined by a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling in May 2018. Williams’ brushes with the law did not end with his death sentence as he escaped prison in July 2017. During his escape, prison officer Odinga Wickham was killed and the Camp Street Prison was reduced to ashes. No one was formally charged for those crimes. Williams was recaptured on October 9, 2017, on his way to Suriname. He was a passenger in a minibus, which was intercepted at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice.The “Mango Man” murder case came up for High Court trial in June 2014 before another Judge, but was prevented from continuing owing to an objection by one of the accused. On August 30, 2007, four gunmen stormed Singh’s home where he was shot dead. In July 2008, the two suspects were initially charged for the capital offence. The matter is expected to be called up in the High Court in the next few weeks.last_img read more

Locals in Montebello tournament

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 3:00 p.m. Three Del Rio League teams will participate in Montebello High School’s 14th Annual Oiler Basball Tournament scheduled to begin Friday. Included in first round games are Santa Fe at Los Altos and John Glenn at Montebello. In first round games scheduled Saturday, Pioneer is at Gabrielino and El Rancho will host Bassett. The tournament continues with games Monday, Wednesday and Friday and winds up with the championship finale scheduled Saturday, Mar. 3.last_img

Former Sofapaka skipper Bagoole dead

first_img0Shares0000Former Sofapaka defender Johnson Bagoole was confirmed dead in Lira, UgandaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- Former Sofapaka skipper Johnson Bagoole has died at 38, Ugandan media reported on Thursday.A senior Ugandan Journalist has told Capital Sport that the utility player succumbed to meningitis in Lira, Northern Uganda where he was rushed to from Kampala after his condition worsened. Bagoole had two separate stints at Sofapaka including the successful 2014 season where they clinched the GOtv Shield and in 2016 captained the side to avoid relegation.He left the club mid last season and moved to Congo where he played for Bukavu Dawa.According to popular Ugandan sports website Kawowo Sports, Bagoole had been bed ridden for close to a month suffering from malaria until he was transferred to Northern Uganda where he was diagnosed with Crytococal Meningitis.Speaking to Capital Sport, Sofapaka head coach John Baraza, who has known Bagoole since his playing days in Rwanda, said he received the news with profound shock.“It is so sad because Bagoole is a good lad on top of being a good player. I have known him for a long time and even when I was starting my coaching career, he was there to support me and give me words of wisdom,” a dejected Baraza said.He added; “He was a good and kind person especially with our junior team where he often went to coach and even bought them a whole set of uniforms. As a club we are quite saddened.”“It is sad news that the lion is gone. We have lost Johnson Bagoole. We are making arrangements to transport the body back to Kampala and finally to the ancestral village. Details of the burial arrangements will be communicated in the due course,” Simon Musoke, a former footballer who also played in the same team with Bagoole at Bukavu Dawa told Kawowo.At Capital Sports, we send our condolences to his family and friends back in Uganda.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool complete Sh8.8bn Allison move

first_img0Shares0000Alisson is set to join Liverpool for a world-record fee for a goalkeeperROME, Italy, Jul 18- Liverpool have completed the signing of Alisson Becker for a fee of Sh8.8bn (£67mn), subject to the Roma goalkeeper passing a medical, according to Sky in Italy.The 25-year-old travelled to England on a private jet on Wednesday evening and will undergo a medical with the Reds in the next few days. Sky in Italy understands the Brazil international has already agreed personal terms and will sign a five-year deal at Anfield.Alisson is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, with Liverpool surpassing the Sh4.6bn (£34.7mn) fee Manchester City paid for Ederson in 2017.Alisson will become Jurgen Klopp’s fourth signing of the summer, joining fellow new arrivals Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri at Anfield.The Brazil international, who featured at the World Cup in Russia earlier this summer, made 49 appearances for Roma last season.He was part of the side that suffered a 7-6 aggregate defeat to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League.-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

William Carvalho will not be moving to the Premier League this summer – reports

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Carvalho’s future at Sporting was left in turmoil following an incident involving fans at the club’s training ground LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest Transfer News targets RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer New Everton boss Marco Silva appeared to be keen to land his fellow countryman with the Premier League side reportedly making contact with Carvalho’s agent.Serie A club Inter Milan were also interested in the midfielder but it seems highly likely that he will play his football in Spain from next season.Carvalho has had a busy summer having held crisis talks with the Sporting hierarchy following an incident at the club’s training ground where he and other squad members were attacked by fans at the club’s training ground.He also represented Portugal at the World Cup in Russia but they were knocked out in the last 16 by Uruguay. moving on Everton will not be signing Portugal’s William Carvalho after reports in Portugal claimed Real Betis have reached an agreement for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder.Lisbon-based A Bola says a deal has been reached between the two clubs believed to be in the region of £22million for Carvalho. targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more