New virus crackdown extended to more Spanish regions

first_imgNightclubs closed their doors Monday in four more regions of Spain as new measures to curb a rise in COVID-19 infections came into effect, a day after a noisy Madrid protest against virus restrictions.Spain’s most populous region, Andalusia, along with Galicia and Cantabria in the north and Castilla and Leon in the center were the latest Spanish regions to begin enforcing 11 measures the government unveiled Friday to curb one of the fastest virus growth rates in Europe.Two other regions, La Rioja and Murcia, began applying the measures on Sunday. They include the closure of all discos, night clubs and dancing halls while restaurants and bars are required to close by one am, with no new guests allowed in from midnight in a country known for late-night partying.All of Spain’s 17 regional governments, which are responsible for healthcare, agreed to enforce the measures which also include a ban on smoking outdoors in public places when a distance of two meters cannot be maintained and limits on visits to retirement homes.Chanting “freedom”, between 2,500 and 3,000 people, according to a police estimate, rallied in Madrid on Sunday evening against the mandatory use of facemasks and other government-imposed virus restrictions.Many protesters did not wear a mask in public even though it is required by law across Spain and did not respect social distancing rules. “What happened will be punished with the greatest severity,” the central government’s representative in Madrid, Jose Manuel Franco, told Cadena Ser radio.Meanwhile the northern Basque Region on Monday  declared a “health emergency: which will allow it to impose tougher restrictions than its neighbors because of the risk of a “tsunami” of new infections.Spain counts nearly 343,000 infections, the highest amount in Western Europe. In the past 14 days, it produced 115 new cases per 100,000 people, compared to 45 in neighboring France, 19 in Britain and 16 in Germany.But a large part of the new cases are in asymptomatic people and the lethality of the virus has decreased considerably — out of the 28,617 virus deaths which Spain has recorded less than 300 have occurred since the end of a strict lockdown on June 21.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Oldenburg Academy Banker’s Life Fieldhouse Games

first_imgSubmitted by OA Coach Nathan Dilts. Oldenburg Academy has rescheduled the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse games for this Saturday, January 18th.Start times will be:  Girls Varsity: 12:30 Oldenburg Academy vs Milan.Boy’s Varsity: 2:30 Oldenburg Academy vs International.The tickets that were purchased for the originally scheduled, snowed out Banker’s Life Fieldhouse game on January 2nd ARE valid for this Saturday’s game.Contact Nathan Dilts, Oldenburg Athletic Director, or see the OA website at,  for more details.last_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Pirates In Middle School Football

first_imgThe 7th grade football team lost to Greensburg 32 – 6.The defense was led by Isaiah Riffle, Sam Bowman, and Jacob Cruse.  Ethan Meyer and Charlie Dice had good games for the offensive line.The Bulldogs scored their touchdown on a 10 yard pass from Seth Gausman to Brayden Linkel.The Batesville Middle School 8th grade football team won their 5th straight game by defeating a very good Greensburg team 8-0. It was also the 5th straight win for the 8th graders who are now 5-2 on the season.It was a truly a team effort as the entire team played with great effort for 4 quarters. The lone touchdown and 2 point conversion was scored by Luke Belter.The defense was led by Gavin Morrison, Alex Love, Caleb Raab and Trey Heidlage but big defensive plays were made by Austin Seifert who had a key interception and by Brice Keeton who made a game saving tackle in the 4 the quarter.The Bulldogs next game is at home against Franklin County on October 7th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Tony Gausman and Clay Kellerman.last_img read more

Breaking: Ex-Chelsea star Diego Costa jailed

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been sentenced to six months in prison for tax fraud in Spain – but the Atletico Madrid ace will pay €36,000 fine to avoid any jail time.Spanish outlet El Mundo report the Brazilian forward pleaded guilty to a tax offence amounting to €1.1 million. He is accused of defrauding the state of more than £900,000 by not declaring payments of more than €5.15 million (£4.63 million) after his move to Chelsea in 2014.The tax agency denounced Costa for defrauding the authorities regarding €1 millio (£890,000) in image rights.The Spanish treasury added another fiscal crime to Costa before withdrawing and halving the fine.Costa is said to have asked Atletico to pay the fee, which they refused.However, they did give the striker an advance on his wages, meaning he could pay the fine in full. The fee is said to be around €500,000 (£450,000).Costa was called to testify in June last year, acknowledging the charges put against him.The 31-year-old was spotted arriving in court on Wednesday for a short period of time, donning a protective face mask.An Atletico spokesman said on Wednesday: “Diego Costa reached an agreement a few months ago with the prosecutor and has already paid the corresponding fine plus interest and the request for a prison sentence was withdrawn.“This week it is expected that agreement will be ratified in court, as is mandatory.” Costa’s Chelsea stint ended in tears after a public fallout with Antonio Conte.Reflecting on his time working with Conte at Stamford Bridge, Costa told ESPN: “[Conte and I] had problems off the pitch, but I think he is a really good manager.“I have no hard feelings towards Conte, but to be a top, top manager, he needs to change the human side of his management. He is very suspicious. At a team like, say, Real Madrid, he would never last a season.”Tags: Antonio ConteAtletico MadridChelseaDiego Costalast_img read more

Schalke close to Nastasic deal

first_imgSchalke are close to agreeing a deal with Manchester City to sign defender Matija Nastasic, according to the German club’s general manager Horst Heldt. The Serbia international, 21, is out of favour at City under Manuel Pellegrini, having not made a Barclays Premier League appearance this season. Heldt told Germany’s Sport Bild magazine that a deal could be done within days. Press Associationcenter_img He said: “We are negotiating back and forth, that’s how it goes. You get closer and closer and in this case we are no longer far apart from each other. I am optimistic that we will get this done in the coming days.” Heldt added the deal would be “a loan with an option to buy”. Nastasic joined City from Fiorentina in 2012, signed by former boss Roberto Mancini. He made 13 league appearances last season as City won the title, but his only outing this term has been in the Community Shield in August. Schalke are coached by former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo. last_img read more

Wembley switch might not suit Chelsea or Tottenham, warns Wenger

first_img Milton Keynes is also an option for Tottenham, but Wenger dismissed any suggestion it could be Arsenal who offer a temporary home to their bitter rivals. ”Not really,” he said when asked if Tottenham could go to the Emirates Stadium. ”We suffered a lot to build this stadium and had to be very tight financially to pay it back. I don’t know, but I don’t feel it is in our plans to do it. ”We don’t need it and we have not been approached for it as well. It’s a board decision, not mine.” Arsene Wenger has warned Chelsea and Tottenham they could face a disadvantage when they make temporary moves away from their home grounds. Wenger managed Arsenal at the old Wembley as Arsenal opted to play their home Champions League fixtures at the national stadium rather than the much smaller Highbury. The Gunners won just twice in their two-year stay at Wembley – failing to get out of the group stages in either the 1998/99 or 1999/00 competitions. They then moved their fixtures back to Highbury and, although Wenger said at the time of Arsenal announcing their use of Wembley that the club were in a situation where they needed to “either improve or die”, he now admits it was the wrong move. “It was a nightmare,” he said. “In hindsight it was the wrong decision. At the time at Highbury we had to cut 5,000 seats. We decided to go to Wembley, but we didn’t feel at home. “The pitch was bigger, the ground was different and for the English players it was something completely unusual . “We were used at Highbury to a tight pitch and unfortunately we were playing against Dynamo Kiev, who were running everywhere on a very big pitch. It was a disadvantage for sure.” At his press conference ahead of the visit of Chelsea on Sunday, Wenger said he saw no prospect of ground-sharing with north London rivals Tottenham. The Arsenal boss believes their London rivals will not feel at home while they are forced to relocate due to building works, with both eyeing moves to Wembley. Chelsea are seeking a four-year tenancy while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped, while Spurs are likely to need a ground for the 2017/18 campaign as their new stadium next to their current White Hart Lane home is completed. Press Associationlast_img read more

CWI/PCL 4-day tournament….Permaul spins Jaguars in total control after day 2

first_imgJamaica Scorpions 1st inningsT Griffith lbw b Paul 5G Garvey lbw b Shepherd 0A Fudadin lbw b Permaul 39B King c Chanderpaul b Paul 10P Palmer c Chanderpaul b Permaul 31F Allen lbw b Permaul 0R Morrision b Permal 0D Bulli c wk Bramble b Motie 2D Sewell not out 6D Green c Rutherford b Permaul 4J Dawes lbw b Permaul 0Extras: (w-1, nb-1) 2Total: (all out; 48.5 overs) 99Fall of Wickets: 1-0, 2-7, 3-19, 4-76, 5-87, 6-87, 7-88, 8-98, 9-99, 10-99Bowlers: Shepherd 9-2-29-1, Paul 6-0-20-2, Permaul 19.5-10-29-6, Rutherford 7-2-14-0, Motie 9-7-7-1Guyana Jaguars 2nd inningsT Chanderpaul lbw b Allen 33R Chandrika c wk Morrison b Bulli 35C Hemraj b Sewell 17L Johnson not out 11G Motie c wk Morrison b Bulli 9Extra: (b-1) 1Total: (four wickets; 31 overs) 106Fall of Wickets: 1-53, 2-85, 3-89, 4-106Bowlers: Dawes 3-1-6-0, Green 4-0-21-0, Garvey 3-0-6-0, Sewell 12-5-35-1, Bulli 7-0-32-2, Allen 2-0-4-1 AN inexplicable batting collapse left the Jamaica Scorpions staring down the barrel, as left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul six-wicket haul gave the Guyana Jaguars a firm grip after day two yesterday.The two sides are contesting the first round of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day game at the National Stadium, Providence.The tourists lost seven first innings wickets for just 23 runs to be bowled out for a pathetic 99, handing the momentum to the Guyanese, who closed the second day on 106-4, batting a second time.With a 67-run cushion, the three-time defending champions pressed home the advantage by finishing the day with an overall lead of 273 runs. At stumps Leon Johnson is on 11 while Bhaskar Yadram is yet to score.It was a sensational post-lunch spell by Permaul, who captured 6-29 in just 19.5 overs, as the visitors batting crumbled in dramatic fashion after being 76-4 at one stage.Guyanese Assad Fudadin, who opted to play for the Scorpions after refusing a local contract was the top-scorer with 39, and Captain Paul Palmer contributed 31, but the rest of their batsmen couldn’t muster much between them.Veerasammy Permaul six-wicket haul put the Guyana Jaguars in total control after day two. (Adrian Narine photo)However, when play resumed yesterday, the Jaguars’ remaining batsmen managed to survive six overs where they added just eight runs to their overnight total of 258-8.Pacer Derval Green, who finished with figures of 4-63, claimed the final two wickets of overnight batsman, Permaul (3), and Gudakesh Motie, who went without scoring. The other overnight batsman Romario Shepherd was unbeaten on 22.The strong start the Scorpions expected from their openers, however, did not materialise after both Shepherd and Keemo Paul found a good length and steady consistency which eventually left the visitors gasping for breath, at 19-3.Garth Garvey (0), fell LBW to Shepherd off the fourth ball in the innings, while Trevon Griffith (5) went in similar fashion to Paul, at the end of the fourth over.Fudadin was given a reprieve on two, when wicket-keeper Anthony Bramble could not hold on to a difficult chance off Shepherd, but Paul further complicated the tourists’ crisis when he had Brandon King caught at cover for ten.Fudadin and fellow left-hander Paul Palmer, both survived until lunch, with the visitors 37-3.Upon resumption, the pair gave the Scorpions a brief glimmer of hope with a fourth-wicket stand of 57 before the hosts’ left-arm spinners polished off the last seven wickets. Motie complemented Permaul, with figures of 1-7 off nine overs.But despite the Jamaicans falling 18 runs short of avoiding the follow-on target of 116, skipper Leon Johnson decided not to enforce it and batted again.The Jaguars’ openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Test discard Rajendra Chandrika batted determinedly and were focused on occupying the crease upfront, but as the final session progressed, the pair gradually began to open up, calmly, without taking any undue risks.But after hitting five fours and a six in his 41-ball knock, Chandrika, the West Indies reject was finally dismissed when he was caught behind off left-arm wrist spinner Dennis Bulli (2-32), for 35.Chanderpaul Hemraj joined Chanderpaul, and the left-handed pair took the score to 85 before the Jamaicans enjoyed further success just before the close.Chanderpaul after occupying the crease for 76 minutes, facing 74 balls with three boundaries, was trapped LBW to spinner, Fabian Allen (1-4), while Hemraj was bowled by Damani Sewell (1-35), for 17.Motie, who was promoted up the order to perform the night watchman duty was dismissed off the last ball in the penultimate over, caught at the wicket off Bulli for nine. However, Yadram joined Johnson and negotiated the final over of play.SCOREBOARDGuyana Jaguars 1st innings (Overnight 258-8)T Chanderpaul c Palmer b Bulli 14R Chandrika c wk Morrison b Green 25C Hemraj c Garvey B Sewell 60L Johnson b Sewell 20B Yadram b Bulli 0A Bramble c Fudadin b Dawes 62K Paul c wk Morrison b Green 12S Rutherford b Sewell 45R Shepherd not out not 22V Permaul c wk Morrison b Green 3G Motie c Garvey b Green 0Extras: (w-1, b-1, nb-1) 3Total: (all out; 96 overs) 266Fall of Wickets: 1-38, 2-51, 3-96, 4-101, 5-132, 6-150, 7-233, 8-251, 9-266, 10-266Bowlers: Dawes 16-8-37-1, Green 21-2-63-4, Sewell 28-9-69-3, Bulli 18.4-2-52-2, Allen 12-0-41-0, Fudadin 0.2-0-3-0last_img read more

The Latest: NBA being sued for missed rent payments

first_imgEnglish soccer was suspended in March and hopes to restart next month.___A 16-player team tennis event featuring Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu will take part at the LTP Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina, next month. The Credit One Bank Invitation will also include Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys. It will be played from June 23-28.Organizers say the event will be conducted without fans. The facility had been scheduled to host the Volvo Car Open this past April, but the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The French soccer federation has rejected the league’s bid for a 22-team second division next season to save clubs from being relegated.The French league voted last week to allow Le Mans and Orléans to stay in the second division while Pau and Dunkerque were promoted from the third division. But the executive committee of French soccer’s governing body has overruled that decision.The FFF says that “the two relegations for the 2019-20 season are maintained and the second division will remain at 20 clubs for the 2020-21 season.”The French government ordered soccer and rugby leagues to be canceled at the end of April because of the coronavirus pandemic.___ The Latest: NBA being sued for missed rent payments Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NBA has been sued by the owners of the building that houses the NBA Store, who say the league owes more than $1.2 million after not paying rent in April or May. Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt hopes there are fans in the stands when the NFL season kicks off this fall.“We love our fans and (having their) energy, the excitement, the adrenaline, it makes it what it is,” Watt said Wednesday.But if fans aren’t allowed in stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic, it won’t change anything about how the defensive end plays.“As an athlete, as a competitor you can play in front of no fans,” Watt said. “We want to go out there and compete. It doesn’t matter if it’s a practice against another team, it doesn’t matter if it’s a practice against our own team, it doesn’t matter if it’s in the weight room against yourself, you’re always looking to compete.”The NFL season is scheduled to open Sept. 10 when the Texans travel to face the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Watt said he doesn’t have any inside information as to whether the season will begin as planned amid the pandemic, but he’s working on the assumption that it will. Bologna says a member of its staff may have coronavirus and if it is confirmed the entire squad will go into quarantine.Bologna says the latest series of tests revealed “a suspected positive case for COVID-19.”The club says that as a precaution the team will train individually on Thursday.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13. Packers safety Adrian Amos said players would just have to get accustomed to performing at the same level without the energy that fans bring to a game.___The athletic department at the University of Kansas has told donors it will make across-the-board pay cuts and furloughs as it faces a budget shortfall of up to 20%, even if full football and basketball seasons are played.Jayhawks athletic director Jeff Long said in an email that employees making less than $50,000 will face a three-week furlough this summer; those making up to $149,000 can choose between a 10-day furlough or a pay cut of either 3.5% or 5% depending on their salary; those making up to $299,000 can choose a 10-day furlough or cut of either 7.5% and 10%; and those making $300,000 or more will take a 10% pay cut.Long joined football coach Les Miles and basketball coach Bill Self in taking pay cuts in April. When those are combined with the latest cuts, Long said the athletic department would save about $1.15 million. The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It ended its 2019-20 season part-way through the playoffs without declaring a champion.The league says Sept. 2 is a preliminary date which could be subject to “necessary corrections” depending on how the coronavirus situation develops.International travel restrictions became a problem for KHL teams. The league has teams in six countries but most are in Russia.The projected Sept. 2 start date is broadly in line with other recent KHL seasons.___ ___The pause in the NHL season has allowed the hard-luck Columbus Blue Jackets to get healthy again.The Blue Jackets had a group of veterans sidelined and were patching together lines with rookies when the season was halted in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.Now with plans for the playoffs moving forward for this summer, Columbus is expected to be at near full strength, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a conference call Wednesday with reporters.That includes star defenseman Seth Jones and the team’s leading scorer, Oliver Bjorkstrand, both of whom had broken a foot. And goalies Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins will be healthy simultaneously for the time since late December. The league responded by saying it doesn’t believe the suit has merit, because it was forced to close the New York store due to the coronavirus pandemic. NBA Media Ventures, LLC is required to pay $625,000 of its $7.5 million annual fee on the first day of each month under teams of its lease with 535-545 FEE LLC, according to the suit filed Tuesday in New York.The NBA entered into the lease agreement for the property at 545 Fifth Ave. in November 2014.Counting other fees such as water, the owners of the building are seeking more than $1.25 million.“Like other retail stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City, the NBA Store was required to close as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Under those circumstances, we don’t believe these claims have any merit,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said. “We have attempted, and will continue to attempt, to work directly with our landlord to resolve this matter in a manner that is fair to all parties.” ___The NHL has advised its teams to prepare for a roster of 28 players and an unlimited amount of goaltenders for training camp and the playoffs if it can return this summer.Several general managers on Wednesday said they were told that would be the anticipated roster limit. Each team is limited to 50 personnel of any kind in one of the two cities that would host games.The league says training camp isn’t expected to begin before early July. If the NHL goes ahead with its 24-team playoff format, games could begin in late July or early August.___ ___The Spanish soccer federation says it will allow games to be played on Mondays and Fridays until the end of the season even though a judge has denied the Spanish league’s official request to play on those days.League president Javier Tebas has said he wants matches to be played every day but the federation had been against the idea.The federation says it “wants to clearly show its good will” and is also willing to extend the exception into the beginning of next season depending on how the pandemic progresses and if games will continue to be played without fans.The league says it will appeal the judge’s decision. It says it jeopardizes the soccer industry in Spain. The league was not able to schedule matches on Mondays before the competition was suspended in mid-March. In the 24-team playoff plan announced by the NHL on Tuesday, the Blue Jackets will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-five qualifying series.“Now it’s time to put what we learned this year to good use and make sure it’s not wasted,” Columbus captain Nick Foligno said. “If we’re going to get healthier, then the bar gets raised.”___The NHL’s Vancouver Canucks are considering moving training camp to the United States because of Canada’s 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for those arriving in the country.Canucks general manager Jim Benning says the team is still in the early stages of that possibility. He said he has talked to colleagues with other Canadian teams about the quarantine regulation and how it might put them at a competitive disadvantage. The personnel cuts and other moves in the sports department are expected to save $2 million, said Strollo, who along with coaches took pay cuts ranging from 6% to 10%.New football coach Doug Phillips was in the process of hiring his coaching staff when the school was forced to shut down. Four positions in the football program will be eliminated, Strollo said, but they don’t include any on-field coaching personnel.___The Premier League says four people from three clubs have tested positive for the coronavirus in the third round of testing in the last 10 days as teams return to training.The league did not identify whether the people infected with COVID-19 are players or club staff. There were tests on 1,008 people. “We prolonged enacting measures that impact our people as long as we could,” Long said in the email, “but it has become clear that the across-the-board reductions were necessary for the short and long-term financial needs of this department.”___ Professional sports can resume but without spectators in parts of Pennsylvania where the governor’s stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus is no longer in force.Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Wednesday that teams and competitors will be allowed to practice or play in counties where the Democratic governor’s yellow or green designation applies in his stoplight-colored, three-phase reopening plan.To resume, a team or a league must develop a coronavirus safety plan that has been approved by the state Department of Health. It must include testing or screening and monitoring of all “on-venue” players and personnel.Wolf is allowing overnight camps and organized youth sports to begin or resume in areas where the green phase is in effect. The NHL on Tuesday unveiled a 24-team playoff format if it can return this summer but said camps aren’t expected to begin before July 1.___Some assistant coaches and sports department support staff will lose their jobs as Youngstown State University eliminates 22 positions as part of budget cuts related to the coronavirus pandemic.Athletic director Ron Stollo said about half of the 22 are coaching positions. The school has 21 intercollegiate sports, and none are being eliminated.Strollo said as an enrollment-boosting measure the school had added men’s swimming and women’s lacrosse and doubled the size of the men’s and women’s cross-country teams before the pandemic and uncertainty about the future adversely affected revenue. Associated Press Players returned to training last week and have been practicing in small groups with social distancing maintained.___The final Asian qualifying place for the women’s soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is set to be decided in February.The Asian Football Confederation says the postponed two-leg series between China and South Korea will be played Feb. 19 and 24. No venues for the games were announced.The games were previously postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for one year. The 12-team women’s tournament is scheduled to start in Japan ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23, 2021.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The event will work with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to ensure safety and health protocols are adhered to. To minimize people necessary on site, players will call their own lines and get assistance from only one ball person and one official on court.___Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has announced a multimillion-dollar commitment through the team’s foundation to provide jobs and food during the coronavirus pandemic.Starting Monday at the Dolphins’ stadium, the initiative will give out a minimum of 1,000 meals each weekday for up to 12 months. On Sundays, the Dolphins will work with churches and community groups to purchase food from restaurants to provide a minimum of 1,000 meals.The team said Ross will invest at least $2 million, and with matching donations the goal is a $4 million total impact. The program will generate jobs and revenue for the restaurant industry, and employ guest services and security staff at the stadium, the Dolphins said. The NBA suspended play on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic and faces hundreds of millions of dollars in losses this season, even as it works toward trying to resume play in July.___Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones says it would be “very strange” to play in stadiums with no fans or a limited number of spectators this season if that becomes necessary for safety reasons.“It would bring back kind of like a Little League feel when there’s nobody at the games except for your parents and things like that,” Jones said Wednesday during a Zoom session with reporters.Jones said that “the fans are what make the game’’ and added that “they are what gets the players going.’’ ___The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved Keeneland’s request for a five-day, spectator-free meet July 8-12 that will allow the running of marquee prep races for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks.Keeneland canceled its 16-day spring meet in March amid public health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. That initially eliminated the $600,000 Grade 2 Blue Grass and $400,000 Grade 1 Ashland, which award points toward the Derby and its sister race for fillies, Oaks. The track last week requested the special meet, which the KHRC granted after Ellis Park made the dates available.The Ashland and Blue Grass are now back in play for the Oaks and Derby, which are set for Sept. 4-5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.“Keeneland appreciates the quick response of the Commission to our request, and we applaud all their work on behalf of Kentucky racing during these unprecedented times,” said Keeneland President/CEO Bill Thomason, who also thanked Ellis Park in a news release. Added Ellis Park general manager Jeffrey Inman, “We are all in this together, and Ellis Park is pleased to work with Keeneland on a plan that benefits our horsemen and Kentucky racing.”Keeneland plans to run at least nine races each day and will feature 10 graded stakes events.___The Kontinental Hockey League says it plans to return on Sept. 2 to open the 2020-21 season.The last KHL game was played on March 12. The season was then suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___Premier League clubs have voted unanimously to resume contact training in the latest step toward restarting the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.The league says players are now able to train as a group and “engage in tackling while minimizing any unnecessary close contact.”Play has been suspended in the world’s richest league since March 13.The league says “discussions are ongoing as work continues toward resuming the season.” May 27, 2020last_img read more

Syracuse earns No. 10 seed in NCAA Tournament, will face No. 7 Dayton in Round of 64

first_img Published on March 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Syracuse has been selected for the NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed and will play No. 7 Dayton (25-7, 14-4 Atlantic 10) in its first game on Friday, March 18 in St. Louis, Missouri. In the 2014 NCAA Tournament, third-seeded Syracuse was knocked out by 11th-seeded Dayton in the Round of 32, 55-53.The winner of Syracuse and Dayton will likely play second-seeded Michigan State in the Round of 32 in St. Louis on Sunday, March 20.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jim Boeheim’s Selection Sunday press conferenceBefore the right half of the bracket was even announced, the side Syracuse is on, the bracket was leaked online and it quickly spread through Twitter. Shortly before 7 p.m., it became official that Syracuse was in the field.Most projections had the Orange either in a play-in game as one of the last four teams in or not making the 68-team field altogether, but Syracuse won’t have to play an extra game to make the 64-team field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije’s joint Selection Sunday press conferenceThe Orange’s resume included five wins against RPI top 50 teams including Duke, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Connecticut and St. Bonaventure and a terrible loss against St. John’s (who finished 8-24) in December that didn’t come back to haunt the Orange.This is Jim Boeheim’s 32nd appearance in an NCAA Tournament in 40 years, and the Orange (19-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) breathes a sigh of relief as it’s headed to the Big Dance. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Clare set up minor football clash with Tipp

first_imgPhoto © Clare GAA In the Munster Minor Football Championship Clare comfortably defeated Waterford 5-11 to 6 points.The Banner will now play Tipperary in the second play-off next Wednesday evening in Ennis with the winners through to the semi-finals.Some local results – in the West Minor A football semi final Arravale Rovers beat Cashel King Cormacs by 10 points to 5 in Clonoulty. In round 3 of the County Senior Football League Ballyporeen am were 3-13 to 1-10 winners over Éire Óg Annacarthylast_img read more