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Moores Hill man arrested during traffic stop

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — A Moores Hill man has been arrested after police say he carried a handgun without a permit.According to police, Kenneth J. Rodmaker, 36, was wanted for a probation violation in Dearborn County.Rodmaker was taken into custody during a traffic stop.Police found a loaded handgun, stun gun, multiple hunting knives, digital scales, and substances believed to be marijuana, methamphetamine, and psychedelic mushrooms.Rodmaker was arrested on the charge of carrying a handgun without a license with a prior conviction.last_img read more

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Federer pays surprise visit to rooftop tennis girls

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Two Italian girls whose video of their rooftop tennis game went viral have received a surprise visit from Roger Federer.The video of Vittoria Oliveri and Carola Pessina playing on the rooftops of neighbouring buildings in Finale Ligure during the COVID-19 lockdown garnered over 10 million views. The girls thought they were preparing for another media interview when they were asked about their favourite players.“Roger Federer. If I were to meet him, I will jump on him, or I will be starstruck,” Vittoria, 13, said.“I will like to have Federer’s elegance while playing and (Rafa) Nadal’s power,” 11-year-old Carola added.The girls were then left wide-eyed and speechless when Federer came out from behind a curtain.The 20-times Grand Slam champion later played some rooftop tennis with the girls before inviting them for lunch. “I nearly fainted when he showed up,” Vittoria was quoted as saying.“He figured out the distances pretty fast and started playing shots between his legs from one roof to another, which was amazing.“I didn’t think he was real.“I thought it was a mannequin.”Federer also told the girls he had arranged for them to go to a summer camp at the Rafa Nadal Academy. “Personally, for me, that was a very special moment in my career as a tennis player to surprise a fan, or children, like I was able to with Carola and Vittoria today,” Federer said.“I have played in many cool places around the world, but this one is definitely up there for me as a special experience. We showed that we can play anywhere and have fun with it.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Roger FedererVittoria Olivierilast_img read more

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Swans too strong for sorry Magpies

first_img Swansea struck the woodwork again within three minutes of the re-start when Sigurdsson hit the underside of the bar from 20 yards but the second goal soon came. This time Montero raced beyond Chancel Mbema and his cross was met by the powerful head of Ayew, who gave Krul no chance to register his second goal in English football after his debut strike at Chelsea. Ayew almost added another but Swansea were in cruise control as they made it six wins out of nine against Newcastle in the Premier League. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Steve McClaren’s come down to the touchline. No need for a brolly though, lovely day at the Liberty.” – PA’s Phil Blanche on the former England boss. PLAYER RATINGS Swansea Lukasz Fabianski: 7 (out of 10) Kyle Naughton: 7 Federico Fernandez: 7 Ashley Williams: 7 Neil Taylor: 7 Jack Cork: 7 Jonjo Shelvey: 8 Gylfi Sigurdsson: 7 Jefferson Montero: 9 Andre Ayew: 7 Bafetimbi Gomis: 8 Subs Nathan Dyer: 6 Wayne Routledge: 6 Leon Britton: 6 Newcastle Tim Krul: 6 Daryl Janmaat: 3 Fabricio Coloccini: 6 Chancel Mbema: 7 Massaido Haidara: 6 Jack Colback: 5 Vurnon Anita: 5 Moussa Sissoko: 6 Gabriel Obertan: 6 Georginio Wijnaldum: 5 Papiss Cisse: 5 Subs Steven Taylor: 6 Rolando Aarons: 5 Aleksandar Mitrovic: 5 STAR PLAYER Jefferson Montero: Started where he had left off at Chelsea, namely terrorising full-backs. Newcastle right-back Daryl Janmaat saw red before half-time after stopping the Ecuadorian illegally for the third time and no alternative marker could get close to him. Hit the post from 20 yards and capped another impressive show by setting up Andre Ayew’s header which made it 2-0. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Andre Ayew: Has needed no time to settle in English football since his summer move from Marseille. The Ghanaian showed wonderful composure to score on his debut against Chelsea last week after a delicious drag-back and here he revealed his aerial ability. Excellent power and direction from Montero cross saw off Newcastle early in the second half. VIEW FROM THE BENCH This was the first time Garry Monk and Steve McClaren had crossed managerial swords and it was the younger man who was smiling as his side dominated almost from start to finish. Monk has his cut work out for Swansea to end higher than last season’s eighth-placed finish but the early signs are good with plenty of fluid football in a disciplined team framework. McClaren’s plan to stifle Swansea were undone by an early Gomis goal and Janmaat’s red card – and there was no way back after the latter. MOAN OF THE MATCH McClaren must have wondered what his right-back Janmaat was doing to get sent off close to half-time. Facing Swansea flier Montero is not the easiest task in the Premier League and the Dutchman was booked after clattering into him twice early on. But what he was thinking tugging back Montero little more than 30 yards from Swansea’s goal, well, heaven only knows but it probably brought a good moan from McClaren at half-time. WHO’S UP NEXT Sunderland v Swansea (Premier League, Saturday August 22) Manchester United v Newcastle (Premier League, Saturday August 22) Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew both scored for the second game running as Swansea comfortably saw off 10-man Newcastle 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium. Gomis opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a composed finish before Ayew, who was also on target in the opening-day 2-2 draw at Chelsea, scored with a powerful second-half header after Newcastle full-back Daryl Janmaat had been sent off for a second bookable offence by referee Mike Jones. Janmaat was booked after clattering into Jefferson Montero twice and the Dutchman’s luck ran out in the 41st-minute when he pulled the Ecuadorian back to stop him launching a Swansea attack from deep. Press Association The defender’s departure left Newcastle with a mountain to climb and Steve McClaren’s decision to withdraw Moussa Sissoko – the Magpies’ best player in the first half – and Papiss Cisse revealed a preference for damage limitation rather than offering any real hope of getting back into this Barclays Premier League contest. Swansea began with a swagger befitting a side who had held the champions on the opening day of the season, with Jonjo Shelvey and Gylfi Sigurdsson both testing Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul from distance. The breakthrough soon came as Shelvey threaded a delicious ball through for Gomis to race onto. Newcastle waited in vain for an offside flag as Gomis showed excellent composure to round Krul and score. Swansea were playing some fluid football but the goal failed to knock Newcastle out of their counter-attacking stride and Lukasz Fabianski had to be alert at his near post to turn Gabriel Obertan’s low shot aside. Sissoko also found Obertan in a threatening position and, although the Frenchman’s first touch was heavy, the ball was cut back with only intelligent defending from Federico Fernandez preventing Cisse from equalising. Newcastle had edged their way back into the contest but things got a whole lot tougher for them when Janmaat saw red for a dozy piece of defending as he pulled back Montero deep inside the Swansea half. Montero almost immediately capitalised on his extra freedom when he cut inside stand-in right-back Vurnon Anita and Sissoko to thud the Newcastle post from 20 yards. last_img read more

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Ivory Coast, Togo play out dour draw

first_imgDEFENDING champions Ivory Coast and Togo drew 0-0 in their opening Group C match yesterday at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.Jonathan Kodjia came close for Ivory Coast but his toe-poke was well saved by goalkeeper Kossi Agassa.At the other end, Sylvain Gbohouo rushed out of his goal to save smartly at the feet of Mathieu Dossevi.Late on, Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier headed wide from an unmarked position in a rare clear-cut chance.Neither side found their fluency – not helped by a poor pitch – and even from early on the game had the look of a stalemate.Wilfried Zaha, making his competitive debut for Ivory Coast after switching international allegiance from England, looked just about the liveliest player on show.Switching wings regularly, he cut in off the right to send a shot just over and later ended a good run from the left with an effort that was well blocked.Both sides were guilty of wasting set-piece opportunities. Togo’s corners left a lot to be desired, while Ivory Coast fared no better from a series of free-kicks.Aurier should have snatched a winner for the Elephants but nodded wide from six yards. Four of the five games at the tournament have now been drawn. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: UNDATED — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The speedway issued a statement Monday saying officials are aware the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.In other sports developments related to the coronavirus:— The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the outbreak. The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit. The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24. The draft will be televised regardless of its venue or format. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCARNASCAR shut down until MayUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR has suspended its season until May as part of the CDC’s recommendation to postpone gatherings for the next eight weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision came after at least two Monday conference calls between the sanctioning body and its team owners. The series plans to return to the track at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia on May 9. March 17, 2020 — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Jets and former Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant have agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $30 million.— Ben Watson is hanging up his cleats for the second time. The 39-year-old tight end announced his retirement in a message on Twitter on Monday, marking the end of a 15-year NFL career that included two stints in New England, as well as stops in Cleveland, New Orleans and Baltimore.NBA-JAZZ-MITCHELLMitchell feeling fine, admits he was angry with GobertUNDATED (AP) — Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell says he showed no symptoms of being sick before testing positive for the coronavirus and continues to have no signs of illness since going into isolation. MLB has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the new coronavirus. The decision follows the federal government recommendation restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams. His office issued a statement saying teams remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins.The season was slated to begin March 26.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLPlayers can return home, self-isolate — The Kontinental Hockey League is taking a one-week pause in its playoffs to come up with a new format and schedule for the six remaining Russian teams. Finland-based Jokerit and Kazakhstan-based Barys Nur-Sultan pulled out of the playoffs amid the oronavirus pandemic.— McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.” The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday. With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.NFL-NEWS49ers deal Bucker, keep ArmsteadUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have lost one talented defensive lineman while retaining another. Mitchell also revealed in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that it “took awhile for me to kind of cool off” at Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’), his All-Star teammate who was the first NBA player to have a positive test for the virus revealed. Gobert has said in recent days that he did not take the threat of the illness seriously.MLB-BLUE JAYS-PANIKJays put Panik on big league rosterTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have added second baseman Joe Panik to their 40-man roster.Panik hit .381 with a triple, two home runs and five RBIs in 21 at-bats over 10 spring training games. The left-handed hitter batted .244 with five homers and 39 RBIs in 438 at-bats last year for the Giants and Mets.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Free agent tackle Jack Conklin has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Browns, according to his agent. Conklin is perhaps the best tackle available on this year’s market. His agent says Conklin will get $30 million guaranteed and earn $20 million in his first year.— The Dolphins made Byron Jones the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback, surpassing his new teammate, Xavien Howard. The Dolphins upgraded their pass rush by reaching agreements with linebacker Kyle Van Noy and defensive end Shaq Lawson, and also swung a deal with offensive lineman Ereck Flowers.— The Vikings have reached an agreement with punter Britton Colquitt on a three-year, $9 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.— The Falcons have acquired tight end Hayden Hurst from the Ravens. That’s according to a person familiar with the deal. Atlanta has released backup tight end Luke Stocker and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo. The Falcons also will cut running back Devonta Freeman and cornerback Desmond Trufant.— A person with knowledge of the move said the Redskins have agreed to re-sign inside linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year, $6.6 million deal. NFL cuts down on travel, expects to hold draft as scheduledNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has barred in-person interviews with free agents and is requiring local physical examinations for them rather than team-conducted exams.The league also banned travel by team personnel to meet with free agents as well as those players traveling to team facilities. The moves were included in a memo sent to all 32 teams.The NFL also says it will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas. It’s not yet clear, however, if the draft itself will be held in the city. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the draft will take place April 23-25 as scheduled but under a modified format still being developed. — According to a person familiar with the deal, free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.— The Bills have announced re-signing offensive lineman Quinton Spain to a three-year contract.— The Colts have released defensive tackle Margus Hunt and will re-sign receiver Daurice Fountain.— The Cardinals have placed the transition tag on running back Kenyan Drake, which allows the team to match any offer he receives from another team during free agency.— The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green. That gives them time to try to work out a long-term deal with the star who is one of the most accomplished receivers in franchise history and would be a vital part of breaking in a new quarterback.center_img The Niners have shipped defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year’s draft. A person familiar with the deal said Buckner will receive a new contract worth $21 million a year from the Colts.The fourth-year pro had 7 ½ sacks and 34 solo tackles last year.The trade was completed immediately after the 49ers announced a deal to keep defensive lineman Arik Armstead with a five-year contract worth up to $85 million. Armstead recorded 10 sacks and 18 quarterback hits last season. He’s been with the Niners since being selected 17th overall in the 2015 NFL draft.Elsewhere around the NFL:— Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has accepted a two-year, $66 million contract extension. Cousins was entering the final season of the fully guaranteed, three-year, $84 million contract he signed as a free agent in 2018. He was scheduled to count $31 million against the salary cap, but a personal familiar with the trade tells The Associated Press the new pact will reduce by $10 million the team’s charge for 2020. Associated Press VIRUS OUTBREAK-KENTUCKY DERBYReport: Derby pushed back until SeptemberLOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby is being postponed from May to September because of growing concern about the coronavirus pandemic, according to a published report. The Courier-Journal of Louisville cited unidentified sources close to the race saying Churchill Downs will postpone the Derby from May 2 to Sept. 5. That would make it the first time in 75 years that the race won’t be run on the first Saturday in May. A formal announcement by the racetrack will be made Tuesday. The last time the Derby wasn’t held on the first Saturday in May was in 1945. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKSpeedway officials take wait-and-see approach — The Cardinals have picked up three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans for running back David Johnson and draft picks. That’s according to a person familiar with the trade. Hopkins has three years remaining on a five-year, $81 million deal he signed in 2017. He caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns last year.— The Titans have tagged Derrick Henry as their franchise player, making sure they keep the NFL rushing leader around for at least this season. Henry had 1,540 yards rushing during the 2019 regular season before gaining another 377 yards in Tennessee’s first two playoff games, leading the Titans to the AFC title game.— The Buccaneers have placed the franchise tag on NFL sack leader Shaquil Barrett, who would be scheduled to make just under $16 million this season. Bruce Arians stated late last season that the 27-year-old outside linebacker “ain’t going anywhere” after setting a team record with 19½ sacks in 2019. The move likely means the departure of quarterback Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston, who will become an unrestricted free agent if the Bucs don’t re-sign him by Wednesday.— The Cowboys and receiver Amari Cooper have agreed to a five-year, $100 million package. That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The 25-year-old Cooper has 5,097 yards receiving and 33 touchdowns in five NFL seasons since the Raiders made him the first overall pick in the draft.— The Cowboys have placed their exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, securing his rights for an estimated $31.5 million while the sides continue working on a long-term deal. Prescott has played his entire four-year NFL career with the Cowboys and threw for over 4,900 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season. UNDATED (AP) — NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.The league cautioned that it will not be able to even provide guidance on the potential reopening of team practices for another 45 days, which could make May the earliest possible restart date.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction.The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL — The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. John Coates told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.” Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.— The Penn Relays meet has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The prestigious track event was scheduled for April 23-25 in Philadelphia and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The University of Pennsylvania hosts the event and says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June.— The Sun Belt Conference has canceled all organized athletics and related activities, including practices, through the remainder of the academic year. In a written announcement the Sun Belt says the decision was made Monday in consultation with the league’s presidents, chancellors and athletic directors “to address growing concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus.”— Keeneland race track in Kentucky has canceled its spring meet because of COVID-19. The meet was scheduled for April 2-24, with the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes awarding 170 points toward the Kentucky Derby, the highlight of the opening weekend.— The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler. — The Chiefs have placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Chris Jones, raising the possibility that the Pro Bowl defensive tackle will remain with the Super Bowl champions for at least one more season.— The Patriots have placed a franchise tag on left guard Joe Thuney.— The Giants have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams.— Longtime Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster is retiring. The 11-year veteran made the announcement on Instagram.— A person with knowledge of the decision says the Vikings have placed the franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris. — The Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent quarterback Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH’-tah) to provide an experienced backup behind starter Derek Carr. A person familiar with the deal confirmed the Raiders’ deal with the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft.— Dallas has re-signed Blake Jarwin to a three-year, $24 million package that includes $9 million guaranteed. Jarwin had 31 receptions for 365 yards and three touchdowns in 2019.— The Steelers are holding onto Bud Dupree by placing the franchise tag on the outside linebacker. Dupree could make around $16 million in 2020 if he signs the tag. Dupree collected a career-high 11 1/2 sacks in 2019.— A person familiar with the situation says Saints starting defensive tackle David Onyemata will re-sign with New Orleans instead of entering free agency. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Onyemata started all 15 regular-season games in which he played and the Saints’ lone playoff game last season.— A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Denver Broncos have agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with free agent offensive lineman Graham Glasgow. He has started 58 games in four seasons with the Detroit Lions, who drafted him in the third round out of Michigan in 2016. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBBaseball season won’t start until mid-May, at the earliestNEW YORK (AP) — This was supposed to be the earliest start to the major league season. Instead, it will be the latest.last_img read more

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Froome stays in control after action-packed ninth stage

first_img(REUTERS)-Chris Froome escaped unscathed after an action-packed ninth stage of the Tour de France as one his main rivals and his Team Sky lieutenant crashed out of the race on Sunday.The defending champion, who was attacked by Fabio Aru just as he suffered a mechanical on the last climb, ended up third at the end of a 181-5km trek in the Jura mountains won by Colombian Rigoberto Uran ahead of France’s Warren Barguil.Briton Froome had his rivals to thank, however, as none of them took turns in front while he was changing his bike in the lung-busting ascent to the Mont du Chat.The scene was reminiscent of the 2010 Tour when Alberto Contador attacked Andy Schleck on the ascent to the Port de Bales when his rival’s chain snapped.“I had a mechanical problem with my gears, I had to change bike,” said three-times champion Froome.“I want to thank the other riders, who did not attack,” he added, saying he did not see Aru attacking past him as he raised his arm to ask for assistance.“Richie (Porte) was quite instrumental in slowing that group down, saying this is not the time to attack the leader of the race, so thanks to Richie and I hope he makes a speedy recovery.”Froome was already without team mate Geraint Thomas, who abandoned after crashing in the slippery descent of the Col de la Biche, one of three out-of-category ascents of the day.In the final descent to Chambery, Australian Porte, regarded as Froome’s main challenger ahead of the three-week event, went off the road into a wall of rocks.“He was conscious, it’s reassuring, he is being transferred to the hospital,” race doctor Florence Pommery said.AGGRESSIVE BARDETLast year’s runner-up Romain Bardet of France pedalled away in the final descent but was reined in by Froome, Uran, Barguil, Aru and his Astana team mate Jakob Fuglsang two km from the finish line.“There will be other great battles to fight in the Pyrenees and the Alps,” Bardet said after taking fourth place.Uran also had a mechanical and was forced to ride the final kilometres on a single gear.“The difference between Rigo and the other riders I know is that he never loses his cool,” his Cannondale-Drapac team manager Jonathan Vaughters told reporters.Overall, Froome leads Aru by 18 seconds and Bardet by 51 as two-times winner Contador, who crashed twice, cracked on the last climb and dropped out of contention.Uran is fourth, 55 seconds off the pace while Astana look set to work as a double act from now on as Dane Fuglsang is fifth, 1:37 behind Froome.Three-times podium finisher Nairo Quintana of Colombia also struggled, losing 1:15 to Froome and his group. He is now eighth overall, a massive 2:13 off the pace.Today a rest day and the fight for the overall title is set to resume next Thursday with the first big Pyrenean stage.In-form Porte, however, will not be contesting it after a high-speed crash ruined his chances, with the Australian taking down Ireland’s Dan Martin with him.Quick-Step Floors’ Martin got back on his bike but crashed again before limiting the damage on the line. He is now sixth overall, 1:44 behind Froome.French champion Arnaud Demare, who was targeting the green jersey for the points classification, missed the time cut, as well as the three FDJ team mates who were helping him, meaning the four are now out of the race.Slovakian Juraj Sagan, Italian Matteo Trentin and Australian Mark Renshaw also finished outside the time limit.last_img read more

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The Latest: Alabama veterans preach caution to teammates

first_img“We’re not in the position today to guarantee it will happen, but we can promise to make every effort to get there. We owe that to our student-athletes, our athletic departments and our institutions,” ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart said in a statement.League schools may continue with such activities like training and practice in accordance with NCAA, local and state guidelines.The nine-team league operates mostly in the Southeast and does not play football. It is formally known as the Atlantic Sun Conference. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports He was removed on Friday and took part in his first practice.Crosby is being counted on to contribute much more after recording 10 sacks as a rookie. He is slated to be a starting defensive end and is the top pass rusher on a team that has struggled to generate consistent pressure in recent years.___The ASUN Conference says it is postponing all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.The announcement from the ASUN’s Presidents’ Council on Friday also says that providing a spring season for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball is a priority. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Alabama running back Najee Harris is hoping he and his teammates can deal with 12 weeks “of just really trying to be safe.” The Crimson Tide star and other veterans have preached caution to teammates while also remaining steadfast on wanting to play this season amid the pandemic.“We try to tell them don’t go to parties, but like it’s kind of hard to tell somebody not to go to a party in college,” Harris said during a Zoom call. “We understand it, but we’re kind of just telling them, ‘If you do go to a party, like make sure you guys are overly safe.’”That means wearing a mask, keeping distance from others and not picking up items after others, “because what you do plays a part in what happens to the whole team.”Alabama and other Southeastern Conference team open preseason camps on Monday ahead of a season that has already been pushed back to Sept. 26. They’re set to only play league games.“Every day we take risks, and it might be a little risky,” Tide quarterback Mac Jones said. “But we feel comfortable and we feel safe.” But the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans and hit the Hall so hard that it eliminated several full-time positions and cut senior management pay in the 25-40% range.Hall of Fame President and CEO John Doleva says the rescheduled enshrinement festivities, the diminished museum visitation and the uncertainty regarding the Hall’s college and high school basketball events this fall “has forced us to make these very difficult decisions.” Mohegan Sun is a long-time partner of the Hall. Doleva says it can a operate a “near-bubble” to provide a secure environment for guests.___Charleston Southern is suspending its 2020 football season. The school is part of the Division I Big South Conference and competes in the Football Championship Subdivision. August 14, 2020center_img Marshall and East Carolina have moved their football game from Aug. 29 to Sept. 12. Both teams had Sept. 12 as an open date after earlier opponents changed their schedules. Marshall was supposed to host Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Pittsburgh that day while East Carolina was traveling to play South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference. The game will be held at East Carolina’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. No time for the game has been determined.___North Carolina State has administered 1,360 tests for COVID-19 to athletes, coaches and athletic staff with just eight people testing positive. The Latest: Alabama veterans preach caution to teammates The update came Friday with the school saying that out of the last 765 tests administered since it last released results, only one person has come up positive for the coronavirus.___Kobe Bryant and the rest of this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class won’t be inducted in 2020 — or at the birthplace of basketball.The Hall announced Friday that the enshrinement ceremony will be held May 13-15, 2021, and the entire festivities will be moved to Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.This year was to be a highlight for the Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Bryant, killed in January in a helicopter crash, headlined a decorated class featuring Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett that would have been enshrined in the recently renovated museum. The Big South and the NCAA have canceled its plans for a fall championship, although the league did let member institutions play non-conference games if they wanted in the fall.Charleston Southern said in it statement Friday the environment with COVID-19 was too “uncertain” to go forward in the fall. The school said the decision will let the football team prepare for games in the spring.___The Las Vegas Raiders have taken edge rusher Maxx Crosby off the reserve/COVID-19 list.Crosby was placed on the list last week. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. ___The Houston Texans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against the Baltimore Ravens.The Texans added on Friday they have yet to decide if fans will be allowed to attend games later in the season. The Texans say a decision on fans attending games this season will be dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Houston area, which is currently a hotspot.___last_img read more

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One Body Visible in Plane Wreckage in Emiliano Sala Search

first_imgIt added it was now considering the next steps.The “substantial amount of wreckage” of the plane, which went missing on 21 January, was found on Sunday morning after a privately-funded search was started.The flight was carrying Argentine striker Sala and pilot David Ibbotson from Nantes, north west France, to Cardiff after Sala completed his £15 million move to Cardiff City.In a statement the AAIB said: “The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage.“Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage. The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police.”Oceanographer and marine scientist David Mearns confirmed the wreckage had been found on Sunday after “a couple of hours” of searching the seabed.An online appeal started by Sala’s agent had raised £324,000 (371,000 euros) for the private search, which Mr Mearns offered to help with.Working jointly with the AAIB, Mr Mearns’s ship and another search vessel, the Geo Ocean III, began combing a four square mile area of the channel, 24 nautical miles north of Guernsey.The AAIB ship remained in place, sending down a remotely controlled submersible overnight, which captured the footage of the wreckage. (BBC)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One body has been seen in the underwater wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing.The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed the sighting on Monday morning.last_img read more

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Young sailors battle for honours at Eastern Seaboard Regatta

first_imgPanwa Boonnak took first place in the Optimist class.The annual Eastern Seaboard Regatta was run at Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya from the 21 to 23 October.  Altogether there were 63 youth sailors out on the water in the Optimist and Laser classes.  The wind was fairly light most of the time, and with a strong tide it made the conditions difficult for both the sailors and the race team.  However all 9 races were held for the Lasers and 8 races for the Optimists to give some good tight racing.Panwa Boonnak won the Optimist class ahead of Jedtavee Yongyuennam by winning the last race and taking the series by one point overall.  Suthon Yampinid dominated the Laser 4.7 class, winning all but one race while Sophia Montgomery finished second.In the Laser Radial class it was very close at the end with Sasha Romanyk just hanging on to a one point lead and taking the series ahead of Farida Vernon – this was despite Sasha breaking her mast on final day.(Photos: Ben Montgomery and June Nazarov)Light winds and a strong tide made for tough racing conditions.Sasha Romanyk (left) receives her trophy from Chris Dando after winning the Laser Radial class at the annual Eastern Seaboard Regatta.last_img read more

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David Stern, father of the modern NBA, dies at 77

first_imgPhotograph: Reuters David Stern, commissioner of the NBA from 1984 to 2014 and commissioner emeritus since then, died on Wednesday at age 77 as a result of of “a cerebral hemorrhage” that suffered “final December,” as introduced by the NBA itself.Stern is taken into account a key man in the modern improvement of the greatest basketball league in the world and one of the most vital individuals in NBA historical past. Born in New York and a lawyer at Columbia College, he started working with the league in 1966, joined in 1978 and have become commissioner in 1984, succeeding Larry O’Brien. The NBA grew as by no means throughout its 30-year time period. His successor and present commissioner, Adam Silver, issued a press release of condolences and respect “recalling the significance of David’s passage by means of the NBA and expressing condolences in the direction of his spouse, kids and household.”“For 22 years, I had a seat on the edge of the courtroom to see David in motion. He was a mentor and one of my greatest mates. We spent numerous hours in the workplace, in stadiums and on airplanes, wherever sport takes us Like all NBA legends, David had extraordinary abilities, however with him it was largely about the fundamentals: preparation, consideration to element and exhausting work, “says the be aware.“David took management over the NBA in 1984, with the league in the center of a crossroads. However all through his 30 years as Commissioner, he sowed the path of the modern and world NBA. He launched media and advertising alliances that broke the mould, digital sources and social accountability packages that introduced the sport to billions of individuals round the world. As a result of of David, the NBA is a very world model – making it not just one of the greatest sports activities commissioners of all time but in addition one of the most influential enterprise leaders of his era, “he provides.“Each member of the NBA household is a beneficiary of David’s imaginative and prescient, generosity and inspiration. Our deepest condolences go to his spouse Dianne, his sons Andrew and Eric and his entire household, and we share our ache with everybody these whose life was touched by him “, ends.center_img The ex-commissioner suffered a mind hemorrhage in DecemberHe was in cost of the league for 30 years and modified it utterlylast_img read more

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