The Latest: Brewers GM says no players opting out of season

first_imgA meet in Gateshead, England, has been postponed from Aug. 16 to a possible date in mid-September.The next possible Diamond League meet is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Monaco.___This year’s Fed Cup finals have been rescheduled for 2021 because of “challenges” related to the coronavirus pandemic.The International Tennis Federation says the women’s team competition will take place April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary. The ITF has also scrapped the women’s Fed Cup finals for this year and says they will be played April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.The Fed Cup originally was supposed to be played this April but was initially postponed because of the pandemic.___Diamond League track meets in France and the United States have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say the Sept. 6 event in Paris and the Prefontaine meet on Oct. 4 in Eugene, Oregon, cannot be held because of the current restrictions on mass gatherings and international travel. ___The Davis Cup men’s tennis competition has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will pick up again in 2021.Matches were scheduled for this September and the Davis Cup finals were set for November in Madrid.Now the World Group I and World Group II preliminary matches will be played in various sites in either March or September 2021. The finals will be in Madrid during the week of Nov. 22, 2021.The International Tennis Federation says the 18 nations that already qualified for the 2020 finals will get a spot in 2021. June 26, 2020 The Latest: Brewers GM says no players opting out of season Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Brewers general manager David Stearns says no Milwaukee players have opted out of playing this season for personal reasons. He says “a small number of individuals in our organization” have tested positive for COVID-19 but were asymptomatic. He didn’t specify the number or say whether these individuals were players, other team employees or both. Associated Press center_img ___The Carolina Hurricanes will begin “voluntary small-group training” at PNC Arena on Tuesday.The team said Friday those sessions will be closed to the public and media. Sixteen players, divided into two groups, are expected to participate.Players and staff permitted inside the arena will be tested for COVID-19. Team personnel will follow safety guidelines outlined in the second phase of the NHL’s return plan, as well as those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services.The team says the arena has received “extensive cleaning” during the suspended NHL season and there will be “enhanced cleaning and sanitation efforts” going forward. The 2020 event was originally scheduled for April but was postponed because of the pandemic. Officials had hoped to squeeze the competition in this year.The ITF says there are “significant logistical and regulatory challenges” to holding “an indoor mass gathering” at the Laszlo Arena. The tennis body says “guaranteeing the health and safety of all involved will not be feasible.”The Fed Cup finals feature 12 national teams competing in a new format.___Tennis great Goran Ivanisevic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The former Wimbledon champion coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic and was at the recent Adria Tour exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia.Djokovic and three other players have also tested positive for the virus after playing in the events. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki are the others.Ivanisevic won the Wimbledon title in 2001. He says he twice tested negative for the virus over the past 10 days but has now tested positive.Ivanisevic says “I would like to inform everyone who has been in contact with me that I tested positive and ask them to take extra good care of themselves and their loved ones.”The Croat says he has no symptoms but will self-isolate. ___The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association say 16 players tested positive for coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season.Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday. Tests are continuing for all 22 teams that will be participating in the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, next month. The player names were not disclosed; some, such as Malcolm Brogdon of Indiana and Sacramento teammates Jabari Parker and Alex Len have publicly acknowledged they have recently positive.That was a 5.3% rate of positive tests leaguewide. The league did not announce results of testing on staffers and other members of team travel parties, all of whom are also part of the mandatory testing program.The league and the union say that “any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician.”last_img read more

Syracuse basketball recruiting: Ray Featherston, Paschal Chukwu’s host brother, to walk-on with Orange

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ He will join Syracuse’s sizable contingent of walk-ons that includes sophomores Evan Dourdas, Adrian Autry Jr., Ky Feldman, Shaun Belbey and Jonathan Radner, junior Mike Sutton and senior Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye.The Orange currently has eight scholarship players on its roster, including seniors Tyler Roberson, Dajuan Coleman and John Gillon, sophomores Tyler Lydon, Frank Howard and Chukwu and freshmen Tyus Battle and Matthew Moyer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Ray Featherston, the host brother of Syracuse center Paschal Chukwu, will be a walk-on for the Orange this season, SU Athletics confirmed Friday morning.Featherston attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut and played point guard in his final high school season. Prior to the 2015-2016 school year, he attended Fairfield Prep in Connecticut, the same high school Chukwu played two seasons at before committing to Providence. Featherston, a 5-foot-9 point guard, tore his ACL on Dec. 30, 2014, and missed the remainder of what would be his final season with the Jesuits. Published on June 10, 2016 at 10:35 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Related Stories 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu will help Syracuse basketball, even in his redshirt yearA Malachi Richardson impostor spent a day fooling everybody: ‘I got catfished in person’Syracuse men’s basketball attendance drops 10 percent but SU still finishes 2nd in NCAA reportSyracuse basketball recruiting: Turkish 7-foot star Omer Yurtseven picks North Carolina State over the OrangeSyracuse basketball recruiting: 2016 forward Taurean Thompson reportedly down to 3 schoolslast_img read more

Busy time for Tipp clubs

first_imgSpeaking to Tipp FM, Secretary of the CCC Tom Maher said that while it’s not ideal, that’s what the clubs agreed to. Some clubs in Tipperary have expressed concern that teams will face a short window of time for recovery in this years senior hurling championships.The draw for the Tipperary Preliminary round and Quarter finals of the senior hurling championship was made this week following which there’s been criticism of the short timeframe between games.For example the winner of the Borris / Swans game will have to play 3 weeks in a row as they had their divisional final, now a provisional Quarter Final and then the winner will face the Quarter Final clash. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Sustains Identity

first_imgBy Femi SolajaAfter four years of uninterrupted sponsorship, the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon had craved an identity not only for the city (Lagos) but the country in spite of global appeal football may have given Nigeria over the years.The last installment of the event held last Saturday with over 400,000 participants including elite athletes both within the country and international marathoners who have locked the February date in their calendar. The event is the ultimate window for individual test for every participant in preparation, strategy, discipline and endurance as a way of life because everyone wins something in the Marathon and Access Lagos City Marathon has complied with the global standard.The Bronze label expectedly was dominated by Ethiopian runners while Nigerians runners had to contend with the second phase of prize category. But more importantly, just like in the previous editions, all the athletes were full of praises to the sponsor, Access Bank in spite of repeated anomalies by theorganisers.The Ethiopian duo of Suntayahu Legese and Dinke Meseret are the hero and heroine of the day as they came top in both male and female events and at the end of the 42km race Legese returned with a time of 2:17:28secs to come first while Kipkorir Joshua of Kenya came second with a time of 2:18:16secs to beat fellow countryman, William Yegon to the third place. Yegon returned with a time of 2:19:04secs.“I have attended several marathons over the world and I must confess to you that Lagos event is one of the best experiences for me. The annual event is a pride to Africa and the City of Lagos has shown that it can stand among other prominent cities in the world.“The frenzy atmosphere around the finishing line is astonishing, it makes me very proud as a black man that it’s a good development for marathon they can sustain it for a longer time,” the overall winner, Lagese commented after the presentation.Perhaps, the major beneficiary of the day was Nigeria’s Deborah Pam, who made history by finishing sixth fastest woman overall, returning a time of 2:52.59 to claim her second consecutive title.Pam, who is popularly called the queen of long-distance races in Nigeria, achieved a historic feat by breaking into the overall top female finishers.While presenting the star prize of $50, 000 to the male winner, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode commended all the athletes for putting up a good fight in the race and said it was keenly contested. He, however, assured that the race has come to stay in Lagos State.Ambode also expressed appreciation to the management of the title sponsor, Access Bank for making the race a reality.Summarily, Nigerians athletes had benefited in cash and kind from the race, and they stand more in the subsequent editions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

CDB provides relief for Hurricane Irma ravaged islands

first_imgThe Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced support for its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) affected by Hurricane Irma and for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is coordinating the region’s response to the affected states.The CDB will provide Emergency Relief Grants of $200,000 each to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The funds are to assist with costs associated with damage assessments and the provision and transportation of emergency relief supplies, water and sanitation resources, roofing materials for emergency shelters and community buildings, and temporary shelter for displaced residents. Immediate response loans to be provided alsoIn addition, CDB has offered Immediate Response Loans of up to US$750,000 to the affected countries. The loans, available on highly concessionary terms, are designed to support the clearing and cleaning of areas damaged by Hurricane Irma and the emergency restoration of services.As the region anticipated the arrival of Hurricane Irma, the CDB had also approved a fast-tracked grant of US$150,000 to CDEMA to assist with preparations for mobilizing and coordinating disaster relief.CDB president Dr. Warren Smith noted the Bank’s commitment to providing assistance following the passage of Irma.“We reaffirm our support for our BMCs affected by this devastating hurricane. We very much regret the loss of life and infrastructure, and pledge to help the Governments and people of the impacted countries recover and rebuild in any way we possibly can,” he said.last_img read more

Sulley Muntari set for Albacete debut against Cadiz on Saturday

first_img–By: Nathan Quao/citifmnewsroom.com/Ghana Ghana international, Sulley Muntari, is set to get his first taste of action for Albacete in the Spanish Second tier this Saturday when they travel to face Cadiz.Muntari joined Albacete in the January transfer window as a free agent but despite training with the team for some time, he has not played a game yet possibly down to a lack of match fitness.However, he seems to have improved drastically and he has been added to the 18-man team for the match against Cadiz.For Albacete coach, Juan Miguel Ramis, the Ghanaian needs to feature for the team and the trip to Cadiz is a great way to start.“Muntari is travelling with the team and he is going to play. He has this chance and opportunity to get up to speed with the rest of the team,” he said to the team’s website on Thursday.Albacete are second on the Spanish Segunda league table on 50 points; one behind leaders Osasuna who are at Gimnastic Tarragona.last_img read more

Schuette stops by Alpena in final days before midterms

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Schuette and his running mate Lisa Posthumus Lyons made a quick stop in Alpena to have coffee with supporters early Friday morning.The ticket shook hands with a small crowd of residents eager to have a few words with them. Schuette and Lyons talked about a variety issues including the paycheck agenda, border security, auto insurance rates, etc.State Representative Sue Allor and Republican 1st Congressional Chairman Jesse Osmer gave words of support for the ticket who face a tough challenge in Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer and her running mate Garlin Gilchrist.Schuette wants to address a couple of items if he gets the nod on Tuesday.“Eliminate the Granholm/Whitmer income tax increase which was suppose to have been temporary, but it’s been lingering on for over 10 years,” said Schuette. “The second issue is auto insurance rates… you know it’s crazy that we pay $1,000 more than any other state in America.”The Midland native and current attorney general also addressed PFAS and pledged his full support to addressing the problem, aiding local, state, and federal government in whatever they need to take care of the problem.The election takes place on November 6. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Bill Schuette, Border Security, Democrat, governor, Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Paycheck Agenda, Republican, RepublicansContinue ReadingPrevious Local youth gymnastics team ready to fly high this weekendNext Home Owners Should Update Carbon Monoxide Detectors During Upcoming Winter Seasonlast_img read more

Week 11 NFL DFS Picks: Best value players, sleepers for FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy football lineups

first_imgThis seems scary, but you can get some serious salary relief by rostering this defense that has allowed 16 and 12 points, respectively, in its past two games (against the Jets and Colts). It’s worth mentioning that the Dolphins picked off three passes in Indy, and Josh Allen isn’t exactly someone who is known to take care of the football.New Orleans Saints at Buccaneers (DraftKings $2,900 | FanDuel $4,800)Speaking of not taking care of the football, rostering any defense against turnover-prone Jameis Winston is never a bad idea due to the potential for a pick-six or scoop-and-score. Even if this game shoots out, the Saints could realistically have a defensive touchdown. NFL DFS Picks Week 11: QB sleepers, valuesKyle Allen, Panthers vs. Falcons (DraftKings $5,300 | FanDuel $7,200)The Falcons inexplicably shut down the elite Saints offense last week, which will keep the public off of Allen in this matchup. However, Atlanta has allowed 260.8 passing yards per game (25th) and 2.1 passing touchdowns per game (28th), which sets up the Panthers quarterback in a pretty solid spot with some dangerous weapons for him to utilize. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins vs. Bills (DraftKings $5,100 | FanDuel $7,100)At this point in his career, you know what you’re going to get out of Fitzpatrick. He was just named Miami’s starting quarterback for the remainder of the season after guiding the rebuilding team to two straight victories and has thrown the ball 35, 34, 36 and 33 times, respectively, over his past four contests. He went 23-for-35 for 282 yards, a touchdown and an interception against the Bills earlier this season and has a decent chance to improve upon that performance in Miami. WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP |  FD cash | FD GPPRyan Finley, Bengals at Raiders (DraftKings $5,000 | FanDuel $6,300)Let’s not beat around the bush: Finley’s NFL debut last week was ugly. He went 16-for-30 for 167 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 49-13 loss to the Ravens. On the plus side, Finley should be able to rebound against Oakland’s defense since he will most likely play from behind and the Raiders have surrendered 283.2 passing yards per game this season (third worst). At his price tag across the industry, he’s worth considering. WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST  | KickerWeek 11 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: RB sleepers, valuesJosh Jacobs, Raiders vs. Bengals (DraftKings $6,900 | FanDuel $8,000)You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or an NFL coach to know what the Raiders will plan to do on offense against the Bengals. Cincinnati has been mindblowingly awful against the run this season (league-high 173 rushing yards per game allowed). The next-worst team, Kansas City, has allowed 24.9 fewer rushing yards per contest than them. That means Jacobs will get touches early and often, and since he’s one of the few workhorse backs in the league, could see upwards of 30 touches if the Raiders get out to a lead. Brian Hill, Falcons at Panthers (DraftKings $4,800 | FanDuel $5,900)With Devonta Freeman slated to miss this game due to a foot injury, Hill becomes a logical option due to the volume he saw against the Saints last week (20 carries for 61 yards, one catch for 10 yards and a touchdown). The Panthers have struggled to contain the run and rank 29th, surrendering 136.7 rushing yards per contest. Derrius Guice, Redskins vs. Jets (DraftKings $4,700 | FanDuel $4,700)Since rookie Dwayne Haskins has already been confirmed as the starting quarterback for the rest of the season, it makes sense for the Redskins (1-8) to give Guice an extended look at running back instead of giving veteran Adrian Peterson the bulk of the carries. As seen in brief spurts, Guice can be explosive, which makes him interesting, even against a formidable Jets rush defense. MORE WEEK 11:Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values |  Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSFanDuel, DraftKings Picks Week 11: WR sleepers, valuesTre’Quan Smith, Saints at Buccaneers (DraftKings $3,800 | FanDuel $4,900)Michael Thomas will likely be the chalkiest wideout on the slate, and he’s a phenomenal play. However, he’s expensive across the industry and it makes sense to consider other pieces of New Orleans’ passing offense against the porous Bucs defense. Tampa Bay has allowed an NFL-worst 298.9 passing yards per game, which means Drew Brees and company will most likely go off in this matchup, especially after they put up nine points against the Falcons last week. Smith had just one catch for 13 yards in his return from injury against Atlanta and could see an additional workload against the pass-funnel Bucs defense. Marquise Brown, Ravens vs. Texans (DraftKings $5,600 | FanDuel $5,600)Brown has been a steady deep threat for Lamar Jackson and is coming off of a four-catch, 80-yard performance that included a touchdown last week. If you think the Texans can hang with the Ravens, Brown’s role is solidified, and his connection with Jackson is clear. While the rookie has only 28 just passes this season, his 16.2 yards per catch shows off his explosiveness. MORE WEEK 11 DFS: Values | Stacks  | Lineup BuilderJamison Crowder, Jets at Redskins (DraftKings $5,700 | FanDuel $6,500)Over the past two weeks, Crowder has posted solid stat lines as Sam Darnold’s top target (9-83-1 at Miami, 5-81-1 vs. the Giants). While he’s been a steady source of cheap fantasy points across the industry, the way in which he’s accumulated those stats has been frustrating. Darnold tends to target Crowder early and often, but then he tends to disappear in the second half. Expect Crowder to continue his strong recent play in an exploitable matchup against the Redskins, and if he can put together a full game of production, he could break the slate.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back |  Wide receiver  |  Tight endWeek 11 NFL DFS Picks: TE sleepers, valuesO.J. Howard, Buccaneers vs. Saints (DraftKings $3,600 | FanDuel $5,300)Although the “tight ends against Arizona” storyline is always fun to mention, Howard saw a season-high seven targets and finally found the end zone against the Cardinals last week. In what could be a shootout against the Saints, expect Jameis Winston to look his way as he attempts to build off of his Week 10 performance.Mike Gesicki, Dolphins vs. Bills (DraftKings $3,500 | FanDuel $5,100)Gesicki let down everyone that rostered him last week, catching three-of-six targets for 28 yards against the Colts. Since Miami’s receiving corps is depleted and DeVante Parker (who saw 10 targets last week) will likely have to deal with Bills corner Tre’Davious White on the outside, Gesicki is a strong tournament option at lower presumed ownership than in Week 10.BetQL , RotoQL’s sister product, simplifies the research process for sports bettors by equipping them with real-time line movements, value bets of the day and meaningful team trends.  Check it out here !Week 11 NFL DFS values: D/ST sleepersMiami Dolphins vs. Bills (DraftKings $2,500 | FanDuel $3,600) There’s going to be some extreme chalk on the Week 11 NFL DFS main slate. Lamar Jackson and Drew Brees are two of the most expensive quarterbacks across the industry and both have slate-breaking potential (Jackson is matchup-proof and Brees will take aim at the vulnerable Buccaneers secondary). Christian McCaffrey and Michael Thomas will also likely be high-priced chalk options in FanDuel and DraftKings contests. If you want to jam in one, two, or three of the aforementioned superstars, you’re going to need to identify some sleepers to support your lineup picks around them. Below are some of the daily fantasy football value options that stand out.But before we break down top Week 11 value plays, please note that the picks and analysis below is provided by the industry-leading DFS experts at  RotoQL  Find out why 100,000 DFS players trust RotoQL to build lineups.  Optimize, find value plays, and increase your chances of cashing today ! last_img read more

Next Food and Wine Walk July 21 in Red Bank

first_imgRED BANK – Red Bank Flavour and the Red Bank RiverCenter’s next Food and Wine Walk will be Sunday, July 21.The monthly culinary tour, which kicked off in June, is held the third Sunday each month through October with more than 20 participating venues.The Red Bank Flavour Food and Wine Walk encourages foodies throughout the region to enjoy samplings of the borough’s unique culinary offerings.“The Red Bank Flavour Food and Wine Walk is made possible by our town’s diverse restaurant community,” said Valerie Aufiero, owner of Front Street Trattoria. “We are thrilled to collaborate on events like this. It is a great way to raise awareness of Red Bank’s culinary offerings, and gives foodies a chance to experience all of Red Bank’s flavors.”Venues participating in the Red Bank Flavour Food and Wine Walk include: Biagio Wood-Fired Pizza,  Carter & Cavero, Cupcake Magician, Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, Buona Sera, Dish, Front Street Trattoria, Gaetano’s, The Globe Hotel, Jamian’s, Jr.’s, La Pastaria, Lil’ Cutie Pops, New Corner Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Pazzo, Readies Café, red, Siam Garden, Sicilia Café, Sugarush a Sweet Experi­ence, Taste, Teak, The Bistro at Red Bank, The Boondock’s Fishery, The Cheese Cave, The Downtown and The Wine Cellar.Buona Sera will participate in the Food and Wine Walks in July, August and October.The remaining dates for the Red Bank Flavour Food and Wine Walk are Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20. Each walk will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. and tickets are $35 per person. Interested parties can purchase tickets at Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, Teak, and red Restaurant and Lounge starting at 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of each Food and Wine Walk.For more information about Red Bank Flavour, please, visit www.RedBankFlavour.com. To learn more about the Red Bank RiverCenter, please visit www.ACoolLittleTown.com.last_img read more

Arteta, like Pep: complained about Turf Moor’s lawn

first_imgMikel Arteta did not live an easy afternoon in Turf Moor. Arsenal faced Burnley in a game that ended with tables (0-0) and in which the gunners were not able to convert their chances to win against the clarets.Those of Sam Dyche applied their usual game and also complicated Arsenal a lot in order to perform theirs. Those of Lancashire, aware of the association football of those of Arteta, were also ready in the other football leaving the long grass without watering to bother as much as possible their rivals in North London. Mikel Arteta was until a few weeks ago in Pep Guardiola staff in Manchester City. Both try to have their teams play in an associative way and with short, short and fast passes for what suits them a short and well watered lawn. In Spain, Germany and England, Pep Guardiola has focused on the grass several times when the rest of the teams have used this tactic to prevent them from developing their game comfortably. “They put the grass high to harm us and in the end it hurts them. We depend a lot on the state of the grass and sometimes you can not do more. What needs to be done is to adapt and not complain, “Guardiola said when training Barcelona after winning 1-4 to Zaragoza in La Romareda in 2012. He also pointed out this factor on other occasions by directing Bayern or the City as when he came to Calderón with those from Munich to play the Champions League in 2018 (“We came to adapt to get a good result for Munich”) or when last season we had to face Tottenham in Wembley two days after an NFL game was played on the lawn of the capital’s stadium The coach, as Arteta did, has always discussed the use of this tactic but has urged his own to adapt. Europe is complicatedArsenal has just 31 points so far this season (6 wins, 13 draws and 6 losses) and sees its participation in European competitions getting complicated. The gunners are six points from European positions and 10 from the first place that entitles Champions League. Liverpool, the great dominator of the competition, has more than double points than those in North London. Mr. Arsenal complained about Turf Moor’s pitch at a press conference. “The grass was high and they did not water. Obviously, this does not help us to play football,” he said.. In addition, Arteta recognized that it was something that was expected and tried to work previously in a similar situation. “I didn’t water the field during yesterday’s training. I knew this would happen but that hasn’t made it easier to play here,” he acknowledged.Even so, the coach did not want the turf to become an excuse to justify the zero draw of his against Dyche, who recognized a good approach. “This is their game. They know how to do very well what they do. It’s their strong point, they can do it and you have to know how to adapt. In some moments we adapted and in others it was not a matter of grass, it was a quality issue, “said the Basque. last_img read more