The Latest: Royals’ Dozier tests positive before exhibition

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kansas City Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier has tested positive for COVID-19 and been placed on the injured list before the club played its final exhibition game against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Associated Press That includes telling participants they shouldn’t travel to tournaments if they tested positive for the virus within seven days or were exposed to anyone with the virus or its symptoms within 14 days.___The PGA Tour Series-China season has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The China-based tour’s executive director says attempts to move the qualifying tournaments to other sites in Asia were not practical and restricted access into mainland China made it too difficult to stage tournaments in 2020.Greg Carlson says “staging a tour based in China with players from five different continents is just not feasible at this time.” The Latest: Royals’ Dozier tests positive before exhibition July 22, 2020 ___Swiss soccer club Basel says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus but its league game against St. Gallen will go ahead.Basel says the unidentified player has been in isolation on the advice of public health officials. The rest of the squad tested negative and will not go into quarantine.Basel is the third of the 10 Swiss clubs to have at least one player test positive since the league restarted last month.Basel will finish its season and then resume in the Europa League on Aug. 6. The club will then play in the Swiss Cup semifinals.center_img Westbrook did not travel with the Rockets on July 9 when they flew to Florida for the NBA’s restart. The nine-time All-Star revealed on social media that he had tested positive for the virus on July 14 and he did not arrive in Florida until Monday.Westbrook had to quarantine upon his arrival at Disney but was cleared to join the Rockets for their practice on Wednesday.He said his only symptom was a stuffy nose and that he’s feeling great now and ready to get to work with the Rockets, who open the season July 31 against Dallas.Westbrook, who wore a mask as he spoke to the media despite being inside the NBA bubble, urged people not take the coronavirus lightly and to wear a mask.“I’m not a doctor nor a specialist, but I do know that it’s definitely something to take very seriously,” he said. “To understand that wearing a mask can be between life or death honestly … there are people dying from this virus each and every day and it’s something that we all need to take very, very seriously.” ___The International Tennis Federation plans to resume its lower-level World Tennis Tour the week of Aug. 17 and its junior and beach tennis tours two weeks later when the U.S. Open is scheduled to begin.All ITF tours have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.The governing body says it has not decided on return dates for the senior or wheelchair tours but neither will have tournaments take place before Aug. 31.The ITF also announced its COVID-19 protocols for its tournaments and players. The 28-year-old is coming off a breakthrough season in which he hit 26 homers with 84 RBIs and tying for the American League lead in triples. He is expected to play a big role for the Royals during their abbreviated 60-game season, which begins against the Indians on Friday night in Cleveland.Dozier said in a statement that he had been feeling “a couple of symptoms that go with the virus” and is now following the medical team’s direction by quarantining. He will need to test negative twice before returning to the club.The Royals still have catcher Cam Gallagher, first baseman Ryan O’Hearn, catching prospect Nick Dini and relief pitcher Daniel Tillo on the injured list with COVID-19. All-Star catcher Salvador Pérez, starters Brad Keller and Jakob Junis, and third baseman Matt Reynolds tested positive but have been cleared to return.___Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook is set to practice with the team for the first time since revealing that he tested positive for the coronavirus. The tour is owned by the PGA Tour and operates in partnership with the Chinese Golf Association. It started in 2014 and is open to all nationalities and attracts players mainly from Asia and the Pacific Rim.Players who earned membership following the 2019 season will maintain their PGA Tour Series-China status in 2021.___More AP sports: and read more

Buhari, Okowa, Coe, Preach Friendship As Asaba 2018 Begins

first_imgPresident Muhammadu Buhari, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and the President of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe, have urged athletes participating in 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, tagged Asaba 2018 to harness the event to build friendship that will consolidate peace and unity in Africa.They spoke wednesday at the opening ceremony of the event in Asaba.According to President Buhari whose address was read by the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, “Sports has become a veritable vehicle for friendship and building relationship among African nation.” “If Africa must excel in sports, private bodies must be involved in the sponsorship of sports championship,” the President said and thanked Governor Okowa, the government and people of Delta State for hosting the championship on behalf of the country.The President urged the governor to keep the flag flying as his good works were highly appreciated.Governor Okowa in a brief speech, thanked God that 52 African countries were in Asaba for the championship, stating, “I welcome all of you to Asaba and it is my prayer that you enjoy your five-day stay. Championship of this nature is vital in building friendship.“It is a thing of joy that we have provided a befitting stadium for the championship, enjoy your stay in Asaba,” the governor asserted.Lord Coe had earlier commended Governor Okowa for providing a befitting venue for the championship, stating that the Stephen Keshi Stadium “is a legacy for generations to come.”President of Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Mr Hamad Kalkaba Malboum also, thanked Okowa for providing venue for the championship and urged athletes and officials participating in the events to respect the rules of the game.Renowned musicians, including Phyno and fire works added colour to the opening ceremony which saw the 23, 000 capacity Stadium filled by spectators.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Conference crowns are up in air

first_imgThis college basketball season, the nation has already seena number of upsets. With conference play already underway, however, moresurprises are yet to come. Some teams are expected to win, many are expected tolose, and as crazy as this past year?s college football season was, perhaps thebasketball season will mirror those same results.So far, six top 10 teams have lost at least one game ? twoof those to unranked opponents ? but the true powerhouses will rebound from thelosses and show the college basketball world why they deserve the top seeds inthe NCAA Tournament this March. Here are Hoops America?s conference breakdownsand predictions:SEC West Champion: MississippiSEC East Champion: VanderbiltOverall Champion: VanderbiltThough a weak conference in comparison to the ACC, Pac 10and Big 12, the SEC displays some talented rosters that could make some noisein the NCAA Tournament. Tennessee?s core of Chris Lofton and Tyler Smith willlead this team to at least a three-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but Shan Fosterand Vanderbilt have an explosive offense that can break through Tennessee.Mississippi will show some strength throughout the season, and even with atough loss to Tennessee Jan. 9, it proved that it could compete with some ofthe better teams in the nation.Player to watch: Vanderbilt?s Shan Foster. He averages over20 points a game and so far has kept Vanderbilt undefeated and in line for aconference championship.ACC Champion: North CarolinaThe ACC features some of the most talented teams in thecountry, and it should come down to the wire with both Duke and North Carolinaboasting spectacular rosters. North Carolina should come out on top, but Dukewill prove to be a formidable opponent. If either team can win the road gameagainst each other, it should make out an interesting finish for the end of theseason and the rankings. The loser of the season series may be forced to play atalented Clemson roster that just recently lost by a close margin in overtimeto North Carolina. Regardless, both Duke and UNC could receive No. 1 seeds inthe tournament, so the battle between the two teams is merely for braggingrights.Player to watch: North Carolina?s Tyler Hansbrough. Heproved his athleticism after dunking over 7-foot-7 UNC-Asheville center KennyGeorge. Hansbrough is on his way to the NBA.Big Ten Champion: IndianaEven with Michigan State currently holding a higher nationalranking, Indiana, with the help of freshman star Eric Gordon, will win the BigTen. However, expect all top teams to lose their fair share of games thisseason. Wisconsin could be the sleeper, but without any true go-to guy on theroster, it faces a tough road in the Big Ten, especially against Indiana.Gordon and the Hoosiers will have the extra push down the stretch to come outon top in a tough conference. Wisconsin?s win over Texas did put some life intothe Badgers, but Michigan State?s Drew Neitzel and Indiana?s Gordon will proveto be too much for the other Big Ten teams to handle.Player to watch: Indiana?s Eric Gordon. He is possibly themost talented player in the country and can light up any floor. Expect Gordonto lead Indiana to a top 10 national ranking and a Big Ten crown.Pac 10 Champion: UCLAThe Pac 10 is possibly the best conference from top tobottom in the nation. Like the ACC, the Pac 10 will be a toss-up between twoteams, Washington State and UCLA. With teams like USC, Stanford, Arizona andCal all very talented and with rowdy home crowds, chances are that bothWashington State and UCLA will lose some road games. Nevertheless, DarrenCollison and new freshman Kevin Love will lead a hungry UCLA team that is inperfect position to take the national championship. It will be interesting tosee how the rest of the conference fares in the postseason, but it would berather optimistic to expect any other team besides UCLA or Washington State tomake any noise in the NCAA Tournament.Player to watch: UCLA?s Kevin Love. As a freshman, he?salready averaging 16.1 points and 10 rebounds per game and is exhibiting aphenomenal all-around game.Big 12 Champion: KansasThe Big 12, like the Pac 10, features talented rosters fromtop to bottom. Unlike some other highly ranked teams, however, Kansas is stillundefeated, and all of its starters score in double figures. Even with thetough conference, Kansas should dominate most of the Big 12 competition butwill be challenged by both Texas and Texas A&M. The Aggies have proved tobe the surprise team in the conference, featuring three starters averaging indouble digits. D.J. Augustin and Texas could make a run and possibly challengeKansas down the stretch, but after losing to Wisconsin and Michigan State, itdoesn?t look to be a major opposition to some bigger powerhouses in the longrun.Player to watch: D.J. Augustin. He averages 20.5 points and6.1 assists per game and is taking over after the detrimental loss of KevinDurant. Augustin must play this well the entire season to maintain Texas? hotplay.Big East Champion: GeorgetownGoing into the season, Pittsburgh looked like the team tobeat in a tough conference, but after losing to unranked Dayton and Villanova,Pitt hasn?t shown it can compete away from home. That being said, Georgetown,with Roy Hibbert leading the way, can make a serious run at the nationalchampionship and should win the Big East. However, both Marquette andVillanova, with Dominic James and Scottie Reynolds, respectively, will make somenoise in the conference and cause many problems for Georgetown. Two ofPittsburgh?s best players ? Levance Fields and Mike Cook ? are out withinjuries, so any chance of it competing in the conference could be gone,especially with Georgetown and Marquette playing as strongly as they have beenrecently.Player to watch: Syracuse?s Donte Green. Averaging almost 20points per game, Green is quietly showing America that he is one of the bestcollege players out there. Look for him to cause problems for all of the BigEast for the rest of the season.Beyond all of these predictions, one team cannot gounmentioned. Memphis, playing in Conference USA, may go undefeated this season.After showing the country its explosive offense and athletic ability in adifficult nonconference schedule, Memphis will no doubt be a No. 1 seed in theNCAA Tournament and very well could be this year?s national champion.last_img read more

Cornerback Juwan Dowels verbally commits to Syracuse

first_imgCornerback Juwan Dowels has verbally committed to Syracuse, multiple sources reported Monday night.Dowels, ranked three stars by and unranked by, also received offers from Clemson, Oklahoma and Cincinnati, among other schools, according to 5 feet, 10 inches and 160 pounds, Dowels becomes the fourth defensive back to pledge to the Orange for 2014. He joins Lamar Dawson, Cordell Hudson and Treevon Prater, who committed to SU on Sunday.He attends American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla., and becomes the third Florida native in SU’s recruiting class. He joins Hudson and three-star quarterback Alin Edouard, who tweeted about Dowels’ commitment.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Experts say Muslim Americans politicized

first_imgExperts discussed how the perception of Muslim Americans has become politicized since September 11, 2001, on Thursday at Muslims in America: Identity, Politics and Engagement, a panel sponsored by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.Mosque and state · Najeeba Syeed-Miller (left), an assistant professor at the Claremont School of Theology, Sherman Jackson (center), a USC professor of religion, and Unruh Institute Director Dan Schnur (right) discuss how politics have affected U.S. Muslims. – Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanBoth Muslim and non-Muslim students and faculty attended the panel, which focused on the high-stakes politics of an election year and the social climate surrounding the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.Panelist Sherman Jackson, a professor of religion and American studies and ethnicity King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture, said turning the Islamic culture into a political issue is part of the problem.“This is a culture in which we have politicized everything,” Jackson said.He said politicians use lingering fear of terrorism and ignorance of the Muslim culture to polarize voters on certain issues.Moderator Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute, said this tactic is the opposite of what politicians should do.“For years and years, the primary way the candidates have gotten elected was through the efforts of persuasion of voters on the other side of the aisle,” Schnur said. “Instead, now those candidates on both sides of the aisle turn to people who already agree with them and hype them up into a frenzy.”Several panelists and audience members said the way they see politicians mobilize their supporters into these frenzied states is through ramping up sentiment for polarizing issues. Panelist Christian Patterson, vice president of the Political Science Undergraduate Association, said the controversy around the plan to build a mosque near the site of the attacks on the World Trade Center is one example of this tactic.“Whether you agree or disagree with the so-called ‘9/11 mosque,’ the way politicians dealt with it was to use it to motivate people to sprout up with anti-Muslim sentiment and to make it an issue,” Patterson said.This use of fear for political gain is especially a problem for Muslim Americans, panelists said.“The problem is that Islam becomes an explanation for everything … no matter what Muslims do, their actions will be attributed back to the Quran,” Jackson said. “Islam and Islam alone comes to be identified as the animator of all Muslim action.”Though this use of religion as a political scapegoat has been a persistent issue for several years, panelists were hopeful this trend could be reversed.“We need to have conversations about what are the unique contributions of Muslim Americans, how are we different and what are we bringing to the table,” said panelist Najeeba Syeed-Miller, assistant professor of interreligious education at the Claremont School of Theology.The event was planned in part to broaden the conversation about the Muslim community in America.“The primary hope is that people understand that Muslims are one of the most diverse groups in America,” said Director of Muslim Student Life Ali Mir. “They are diverse; they are human beings; they are dynamic and they don’t all practice religion in the same way.”The reactions of several students in the audience showed that the event realized these goals.Catherine Brackett, a freshman majoring in political science, said she understood Muslim culture better after hearing the panelists’ discussion.“I’d never thought about the fact that Islam was brought here by slaves because society always associates it with Arabs and that is not the whole truth,” Brackett said. “It enlightened me in that way.”Though they were not learning about Muslim culture in the same way, Muslim students in the audience also said the discussion was insightful.“To be part of a conversation so diverse as this was really great,” said James Khabushani, a junior majoring in business administration. “It brought me a different perspective on what my ethnicity means.”last_img read more

Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin blows late lead to Nebraska

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (10-13, 3-7 Big Ten) fell to Nebraska (17-8, 8-4 Big Ten) 74-63 Monday night at the Kohl Center for their third consecutive loss in conference play.Throughout the game, Wisconsin went on hot and cold streaks that allowed the Cornhuskers to come back from significant leads. Due to the defensive adjustments that Nebraska made, Wisconsin had difficulty scoring during the final 10 minutes of the contest.Early in the game, Wisconsin had success both shooting outside and driving the lane with Ethan Happ. Eighteen of Happ’s 25 points came within the first half of a game where he even made his first career three-point shot.Daniel Yun/The Badger HeraldMen’s basketball: A recovered D’Mitrik Trice may be Badgers’ best — and final — shot at tournament bidUniversity of Wisconsin sophomore D’Mitrik Trice has been absent since Dec. 9 after a right-foot injury ruled the starting point guard Read…In the post-game press conference, a reporter asked Nebraska Coach Tim Miles what adjustments he made to contain the Badger offense. He seemed to think using a zone defense to contain the Badgers as opposed to man coverage is what marked the turnaround.Nebraska’s man defense was originally beneficial to the Badgers as the Cornhuskers chose between doubling Happ or covering the perimeter, which resulted in high efficiency for the Wisconsin offense.Until the Nebraska comeback, Wisconsin was seemingly hitting on all cylinders on offense shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep.  But in the final 9:59, when the Badgers gave up their game-high 11-point lead, the team went 2-13 from the field and 0-3 from deep.Men’s Basketball: Yet another nail in coffinWisconsin (10-12, 3-6 Big Ten) lost 76-61 to No. 6 Michigan State (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) Friday night in East Read…This stagnation on the offensive end combined with shooting just 10-19 at the free throw line killed any chance for Wisconsin to keep up their scoring production. Also, the Badgers committed four turnovers during these last 10 minutes, which allowed Nebraska’s offense great looks to score. As a team, the Cornhuskers gained 44 points over the entirety of the half compared to the 30 they had in the first period.James Palmer Jr. dominated offensively and defensively for Nebraska, scoring 28 points with eight boards in a near double-double for the guard.Wisconsin being under .500 is unusual at this point in the season as it did not happen since 2002. The Badgers will look to get back on track this Thursday night at home versus Northwestern.last_img read more

Paddy Power makes LGBT+ pledge for Russian World Cup

first_img Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Share As part of its campaign for the 2018 Russian World Cup, Paddy Power has revealed that for every Russia goal at the tournament it will donate £10,000 to causes dedicated to making football more LGBT+ inclusive.Working with Attitude magazine‘s Foundation, the operator has detailed that its funding will help numerous elements of the LGBT community by challenging LGBT+ prejudice on and off the field, supporting footballers and those in the game in coming out as well as funding educational programmes in schools and colleges.The initiative adds to Paddy Power’s strong marketing campaign for the Russian World Cup, with the firm already sponsoring the CONIFA World Cup in London and donating a five-figure sum to Polar Bears International, to fund a ground-breaking research project into Russian polar bears.A Spokesman for Paddy Power commented: “Given they invented Russian Dolls, you’d be forgiven for thinking Russia wouldn’t have an issue with women being into other women.“Likewise, their appreciation for bears is one shared around the world by the LGBT+ population, so it really is astonishing that they have not used their stewardship of this tournament to champion LGBT+ inclusivity.“As a result, we’ve stepped in to help. When Russia Put-in a goal, we’ll Put-in £10,000 to Attitude magazine’s Foundation, who will use the funds to make football more LGBT+ inclusive. I cannot wait to see the LGBT+ community get behind the Russians – or the Russians’ baffled reaction.”Furthermore, the group has detailed that to make up for the lack of quality in the Russian side, it will give away a minimum of £50,000 to LGBT+ causes. Darren Styles OBE, publisher of Attitude, said: “When Paddy Power approached us with this idea we leapt at the chance. The LGBT+ community has a long history of reclaiming and adopting behaviours, words and styles that were intended to discriminate against us, so for this tournament we’re adopting Russia.“The World Cup is meant to be about inclusivity, but thanks to the hosts – and those who chose the hosts – this tournament (and the next, in Qatar) is taking place in a nation with laws that discriminate against the LGBT+ population. “This is completely unacceptable and, therefore, we welcome the opportunity to benefit from Russia’s success and make unwitting allies of their national team. It will be hugely satisfying to see a goal from Russia send a message of equal love.” Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Conor McGregor to make return at UFC 246, will face Donald Cerrone, per report

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIt is unclear whether McGregor’s deal is a one-off or part of a multifight contract. The fight, a non-title welterweight bout, will be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Jan. 18. The fight will be McGregor’s third in the 170-pound weight class, and the 31-year-old McGregor will be searching for his first win in UFC in over three years. Conor McGregor is heading back to the Octagon.UFC president Dana White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto on Thursday that “The Notorious” one is set to return at January’s UFC 246, where he will square off against “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone. The bout will headline the event. McGregor (21-4) last fought in the UFC vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. McGregor lost via submission. The event was marred by a postfight brawl that involved both fighters and their camps.Cerrone, 36, is coming off a knockout defeat to Justin Gaethje in September. He previously urged McGregor to “sign the deal” that was on offer for the two to fight.Material from Omnisport was used in this report.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, September 16, 2015:•7:40 a.m. Elaina M. Sigg, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:45 a.m. Cristina M Lyne, 38, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:47 a.m. Kimberly M. Oleson, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•8:32 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance by a know subject(s) in the 1100 block S. C, Wellington.•3:10 p.m. Ian A D McBath, 38, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:20 p.m. Edward L. Hile Jr., 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•3:20 p.m. Maria K Kline, 38, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:42 p.m. Officers investigated battery on law enforcement officers and disorderly conduct in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•7:57 p.m. Gary W. Webb, 61, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with battery on law enforcement officers and disorderly conduct.last_img read more

Ellen Barkin being sued by photographer who took photo of her “flipping the bird”

first_imgActress Ellen Barkin is being sued by a photographer after she posted a licensed photo of herself flicking off the camera on her Twitter feed.The photo was taken by photographer Steven Hirsch during the second day of the Harvey Weinstein trial where Barkin showed up to support her friend Annabella Sciorra.Barkin then posted the photo to her Twitter feed on January 23rd where it received over 15,000 likes.Hirsch, who according to TMZ is in the business of licensing his photos to online and print media for a fee, says he licensed the photo to the NY Outlet but that Barkin did not have permission to use the photo.He is now suing Barkin for damages.See the photo here.last_img read more