The Latest: Michigan athletic department projects deficit

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan’s athletic department is projecting a $26.1 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year. June 29, 2020 Monday’s update includes four additional cases among those tested at team facilities, to go along with the 11 announced June 19. The league says it’s aware of 11 other players testing positive outside the voluntary workout protocol.The NHL said more than 250 players who worked out at team facilities were administered more than 1,450 COVID-19 tests.The league and players are in the final stages of agreeing to resume the season. Training camps can open as early as July 10 if an agreement on testing, health and safety protocols and “hub” cities to host the games can be reached.___NBA All-Stars Kemba Walker and Trae Young, and U.S. women’s Olympians Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be coaches for an online basketball camp set up in response to coronavirus restrictions. More meals will be delivered each Wednesday through July.___San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi says minor league center fielder Hunter Bishop has tested positive for the coronavirus.Zaidi says Bishop got his test result on Friday and has mild symptoms.Bishop would have been on the club’s roster of 51 players announced Monday for the start of camp later this week. Zaidi says Bishop is in Arizona and wasn’t around any others from the organization. English says in a statement he feels healthy and supports the tour’s additional policy of not letting anyone at Detroit Golf Club until the test results were back. Previously, a player could practice but not enter the clubhouse while waiting on the results.English started the season with limited status and has risen to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup. He must self-isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss the next two tournaments.___The National Hockey League says a total of 26 players have reported testing positive for the new coronavirus since voluntary workouts began June 8. The GM said none of the positive tests occurred at the club’s regular spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.___The Chicago Bears are offering full refunds to season ticket holders because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Season ticket holders who choose that option will be able to renew their seats for the 2021 season, the team says. The Bears are not sure how many fans will be allowed at Soldier Field this season.Chicago is scheduled to open at Detroit on Sept. 13 and host the New York Giants a week later. The Bears also have home preseason games against Cleveland and San Francisco on Aug. 15 and 29. Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points for the Nets, who have a half-game lead over Orlando for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They are set to face the Magic on July 31 in their first game back.___Dan Hughes will not coach the Seattle Storm during the 2020 WNBA season over concerns about his risk for severe illness if he were to test positive for COVID-19.The decision was made following a medical assessment by the league and in consultation with Hughes’ primary care physician. The WNBA is set to begin its season in late July with all teams playing in Florida.Hughes, 65, had surgery last year to remove a cancerous tumor from his digestive tract. He missed nine games while recovering from the surgery. ___Longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross have decided not to play this season.General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman and Ross opted out “for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones,” adding the team supports their decisions.Zimmerman said in a statement his family situation factored into his decision. His mother is at high risk for complications from the coronavirus because she has multiple sclerosis, and he has three young children, including a newborn. He told The Associated Press last week he was still undecided on whether to play.As part of his announcement, the 35-year-old Zimmerman said he’s not retiring. The Jets have not made individual game tickets available as they continue to monitor the situation regarding government restrictions and regulations during the pandemic. NFL teams are scheduled to report for training camp on July 28.__Austin Peay has suspended voluntary workouts and closed its facilities after a cluster of positive tests for the coronavirus among its athletes.The Governors currently have 11 athletes who have tested positive. The FCS-level school in Clarksville, Tennessee, did not identify the sports involved.Austin Peay closed its facilities Saturday. Athletic director Gerald Harrison said in a statement Monday that the positive tests are regrettable but procedures put in place worked as expected. That includes isolating those who tested positive along with people at risk through contract tracing in self-quarantine. The Latest: Michigan athletic department projects deficit The 22-year-old Bishop is the team’s first-round draft pick from 2019, selected 10th overall out of Arizona State. The Giants are planning their first workout Friday.___Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill says a player who was asymptomatic has tested positive for the coronavirus.Hill didn’t identify the player, but said he “feels great” and will go through MLB protocol to join the team.Hill said he would be surprised if any Marlins players opt of the season because of health concerns. The New York Jets are offering fans refunds or payment deferrals on season tickets this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The team began emailing season ticket holders Monday to alert them about their options. The Jets also are deferring season ticket payments for July, as they have done each of the last three months.Jets season ticket holders will have the option to get a full refund on 2020 tickets or defer all payments toward the 2021 season. Season ticket holders who choose one of those options can also opt to keep their same seats in 2021.Also, season ticket holders with personal seat licenses who opt for the deferred payment or refund on tickets will also be able to defer their PSL payment, which is due in November to November 2021.The team says those fans who make automatic payments on their season tickets will continue to have their payments made unless they opt for the deferral. The camp for children of all ages was launched by former NBA player and longtime TNT basketball studio analyst Kenny Smith.Two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and WNBA star Brittney Griner are also set to work “The Jet Academy,” with more participants to be announced.The camps begin July 20 at www.jetacademycamp.com and can be streamed on any device. Schedule details and pricing are available on the website.Smith has run a camp for 25 years in North Carolina, where he played collegiately. But camps have been limited or canceled in many locations because of rules limiting sizes of gatherings because of the virus.___ Ross is a 27-year-old right-hander with five years of major league experience, all with Washington.___Harris English is the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus.The positive test for English was part of the pre-tournament screening process at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.Since its return to golf, the tour had no positive tests the opening week in Texas; one positive test in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and three positive tests — plus two positive tests for caddies — in Connecticut. ___Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says two staff members have COVID-19 and were experiencing mild symptoms. Hoyer would not reveal their names. He says one was tested because “a friend of a friend had it and he’d been in contact with that person,” and the other was “out of an abundance of caution.”Hoyer says no players have tested positive or opted out of this season because of concerns about the coronavirus, nor have any coaches.___ Austin Peay also is cleaning and disinfecting its facilities.Austin Peay won the Ohio Valley Conference football championship last season and lost in the FCS quarterfinals.___The Carolina Hurricanes will help deliver meals to local healthcare workers to thank them for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.The team announced a five-week program Monday to deliver 1,000 meals in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. It begins Wednesday when Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour assists with the first delivery, this one to the UNC Health Wakebrook behavioral health campus in Raleigh. Seattle promoted Gary Kloppenburg to head coach for the season. Kloppenburg served as the interim coach last season while Hughes was recovering from surgery.___New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen says one player on the team’s 40-man roster has tested positive for the coronavirus, in addition to multiple minor leaguers.Van Wagenen did not identify any of the players on a video call with reporters, nor did he detail their conditions or reveal when they tested positive. He says the club is optimistic the player on the 40-man roster will be able to return to action early in training camp, which begins Friday at Citi Field.“He is recovering and we feel like he’s in a good position, but we’ll sort of wait and see once we get everybody here in camp,” Van Wagenen said. Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.Dinwiddie told The Athletic he is experiencing symptoms and it is unclear if he can play when the NBA season resumes.His absence would be a significant blow to the Nets. He has played well this season with Kyrie Irving out of the lineup because of injuries.Dinwiddie says he tested negative for the virus multiple times after returning to New York and took part in a couple practices. But he has since tested positive and says he has a fever and chest soreness.He is at least the fifth Nets player to test positive. The previous four were in March, with Kevin Durant saying he was among them. NASCAR may be racing during the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating in early December now is off the schedule.The motorsports series has canceled its Champion’s Week and Cup Series awards scheduled for early December in Nashville, citing the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the industry. NASCAR moved Champion’s Week to Nashville in 2019 from Las Vegas.NASCAR still plans to celebrate its champions from the Xfinity Series to the truck series and promises details to come. And NASCAR says the series looks forward to returning to Nashville in 2021. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The school says in a news release it expects athletic department revenues to drop by more than $50 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.For the current fiscal year, Michigan says it expects athletics to bring in $187.4 million, with expenses of $186.4 million. For the upcoming year, it’s projecting revenue of $135.8 million and expenses of $161.9 million.Expenses are expected to drop in part because many coaches and other senior staff are taking 10% pay cuts, including football coach Jim Harbaugh and men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard. Staffers with salaries between $100,000 and $150,000 are having their pay slashed by 7.5% and those who make between $50,000 and $100,000 will get a 5% cut.The athletic department says it expects to see a 50% drop in revenues from ticket sales. But it cautions that’s just a projection and could change.___ Associated Press last_img read more

Tamim sets records tumbling as Bangladesh seal ODI series in thriller

first_imgCENTURION Tamim Iqbal set records tumbling as Bangladesh survived a tense chase to beat Zimbabwe by four runs in a thriller and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.Opening batsman Tamim scored 158 off 136 balls to better his own benchmark for the highest ODI Bangladesh score, while he became the first player from his country to reach 7 000 runs in 50-over cricket.His knock anchored Bangladesh’s innings and big stands with Mushfiqur Rahim (55) and Mahmudullah (41) contributed to an imposing score of 322-8.Zimbabwe were in trouble at 225-7 in the 42nd over when a big middle-order partnership between Wesley Madhevere and Sikandar Raza came to an end.A brilliant eighth-wicket stand of 80 from Tinotenda Mutombodzi (34) and Donald Tiripano (55 not out) provided hope, but the visitors just fell short in Sylhet.Tamim, whose knock included 20 fours and three sixes, put on 87 with Mushfiqur and 106 with skipper Mahmudullah before eventually driving Carl Mumba to Mutombodzi at long-off.Tinashe Kamunhukamwe scored a half-century in reply before being bowled by Taijul Islam, who also ended the dangerous 80-run partnership between Madhevere (52) and Raza (66).When the latter fell to Mashrafe Mortaza it appeared the game was up but Mutombodzi and Tiripano combined down the order to set up a thrilling finale.However, Mutombodzi played a straight one to long-on in the final over and Zimbabwe were unable to find the runs they needed to force a winner-take-all encounter. (Omnisport)last_img read more

Golf tournament held to raise money for scholarship

first_imgThe family of Sam Levine and the Sigma Chi fraternity hosted a golf tournament on Nov. 15 at Brookside Golf Club in order to raise money for a scholarship dedicated to Levine, a student and member of the fraternity who died in Mexico during spring break in 2013.Current members of Sigma Chi and their alumni were invited to attend the event. Levine’s family and many of his friends also attended.Richie Maloof, chairman and founder of the Sam Levine Golf Classic, encountered difficulties in planning the event.“It was difficult at first because I faced a lot of adversity,” Maloof said. Maloof is a senior majoring in real estate management and the scholarship chair of Sigma Chi.Maloof consulted with members of other fraternities and organizations on campus to plan the event. Sigma Chi also reached out to the fraternity’s past alumni, as well as organizations on campus for donations. There was an anonymous donor who matched all donations made in Levine’s honor, so the fraternity was able to raise over $50,000 from the event.“The response this year was amazing,” said Debra Levine, Sam Levine’s mother.The event was held during Parents Weekend so that students’ families would also be able to attend. The golf tournament sold out. Sigma Chi shirts and hats were sold at the tournament in order to raise more money for the scholarship fund as well.“The event was mainly for the fraternity and the fraternity’s parents,” said Debra Levine.There was a banquet that followed the golf tournament to honor Levine. At the banquet, Maloof gave a presentation about Sam Levine’s character as a tribute.Richie Maloof’s brother, Kevin Maloof, created a painting of Sam Levine that was given to his family.At the banquet, there was also a raffle and prizes were given out to some of those who attended.Lee Trevino, a retired professional golf player, was at the Sam Levine Golf Classic, which helped to promote the event.“[The recipient] of the scholarship will be chosen based on academics, their involvement on campus, and other factors,” Maloof said. The rest of the money will be used to benefit the fraternity. According to Debra Levine, the money might be used to help create a new basketball court and to create a plaque in Levine’s honor since he enjoyed playing basketball.In the past, the scholarship chair had only been responsible for planning the scholarship banquet, but Maloof has expanded his role and has started to award members of Sigma Chi with G.P.A.s higher than a 3.3 gift cards and scholarships.This is the first year that a golf tournament was held in Sam Levine’s honor, but the fraternity plans to make it an annual event.last_img read more

USC hires lobbying firm to oppose legislation for victims of abuse

first_imgIn a statement to the Daily Trojan, the University wrote, “Universities routinely contract with lobbying firms to assist with policy or legislative matters.” In a statement to the Daily Trojan, Gloria Allred, a women’s rights attorney representing 62 plaintiffs in the Tyndall case, said hiring the lobbying firm worsens the harm done to victims. Stone said that the legislature should consider the complexity behind sexual assault claims. In February, USC filed an agreement to settle a $215 million class-action lawsuit, which detailed the amounts that are to be distributed to all former patients of former campus gynecologist George Tyndall, who has been sued for sexual assault and misconduct by more than 650 women through state and federal courts. The allegations made against Tyndall first came to light last May in a Los Angeles Times investigation, which detailed decades of abuse while Tyndall was employed at the Engemann Student Health Center. “While the bill does not name USC or Dr. Tyndall, the bill clearly seeks to allow the USC victims, in particular, to revive claims barred by the statute of limitations in effect,” Stone wrote in his analysis, which was obtained by the Daily Trojan. “Sponsored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, the bill has the support of several consumer, civil rights and women’s groups.” “[Though] California has led the nation in enacting progressive legislation in support of survivors of sexual assault and sexual misconduct … The proposed legislation [AB 1510] is unnecessary and harmful to California plaintiffs,” USC wrote. According to Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Mark Stone’s policy analysis, which was presented during a hearing of AB 1510 April 9, the bill can potentially bring claims that have been voided due to the current statute of limitations. AB 1510 can apply to the plaintiffs seeking to file suit in the Tyndall case, as well as the 21 plaintiffs who have come forward against former campus men’s sexual health doctor Dennis Kelly and the University. According to the complaint obtained by the Daily Trojan, these plaintiffs, most of whom identify as gay or bisexual, alleged that Kelly sexually harassed them during appointments at Engemann. John Manly, an attorney representing several other victims, said it is unfortunate that USC hired the same firm that USA Swimming hired to lobby against bills that aimed to protect swimmers from “predatory” coaches. According to Stone’s documents, USC officials responded to the court in a letter of opposition to AB 1510, claiming it would interfere with the University’s settlement and compensation distribution. Stone wrote that the University opposes AB 1510 because the bill might “disrupt” the pending federal class-action settlement. According to the bill, the one-year window issued by AB 1510 would be made only for claims for damages “arising out of sexual assault or misconduct by a physician occurring at a student health center.” Victims whose claims expire prior to Jan. 1, 2020, would have until Jan. 1, 2021, to file their lapsed claim for damages. USC hired a lobbying firm to oppose legislation that would extend the statute of limitations for cases involving sexual assault incidents that take place at campus health centers. (Daily Trojan file photo) The current statute of limitations is determined by AB 1619, which was put into effect on Jan. 1, extends the statute for adult victims of sexual assault from two to 10 years after the assault. The bill also grants adult victims up to three years to file suit after discovery for actions. “[It would be] in part by encouraging members of the class to opt out of the settlement in order to bring or join a separate civil action,” Stone wrote. “[The bill] creates a one-year window in which certain victims of sexual assault may revive claims for damages that are otherwise time-barred by a statute of limitations.” “It is despicable that for decades, USC allowed Dr. Tyndall to sexually assault young USC students for whom USC had responsibility, and that now, to make matters worse, USC is hiring a lobbyist to try to prevent legislation which would allow many victims to recover damages which resulted from USC[’s] own malfeasance,” Allred wrote.                           USC hired Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni LLP, a San Francisco-based lobbying firm, March 1 to oppose legislation introduced to the California Assembly that would create a one-year window for lawyers to revive cases that are time-barred by California’s statute of limitations. “[The bill is] a blatant attempt to interfere with the proposed federal settlement and all the beneficial provisions found within the settlement,” USC wrote. “The federal settlement includes a monetary remedy for every single member of the class regardless of whether the claim is facially barred by the statute of limitations.” “[It] will give sexual assault student victims … a chance to have their civil claims heard in court by clearly reviving potentially lapsed claims for a short period of one year,” the CAOC wrote in its letter of support of the bill. “USC’s failure to investigate and address complaints of Dr. Tyndall’s sexual assault on students allowed him to continue to assault hundreds of students over the years. These victims need justice.” Manly said lobbying against the legislation would harm victims who spoke out after the statute of limitations expired. “These women didn’t come forward earlier, not because they sat on their rights, but because they didn’t know that what Tyndall was doing was abuse,” Manly said. “He was a really effective and pernicious perpetrator … There is a mountain of evidence the University knew, and [USC] covered it up.” According to Stone’s analysis, USC wrote that while University officials appreciate the intention of AB 1510, the bill would bring harm to individuals in the settlement. According to Consumer Attorneys of California, AB 1510’s sponsor, the bill would provide victims the opportunity to seek justice against the University and Tyndall. With the firm, the University is working to lobby against Assembly Bill 1510, which was introduced by Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes of Grand Terrace Feb. 22. If passed, AB 1510 would allow victims of Tyndall’s abuse to seek claims, despite the previously established statute of limitations. “In recent years, the legislature has attempted to take account of the fact that typical statutes of limitation — which require a plaintiff to bring an action within a reasonable period of time — fail to accommodate the complex and delayed process of dealing with, and sometimes even remembering, sexual abuse and assault,” Stone wrote.last_img read more

Plateau Utd to Battle Cameroon’s Eding, MFM Draws Real Bamako

first_img2018 CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUENigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Plateau United is to take on Eding of Cameroon in the preliminary round of next year’s CAF Champions League. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram At the draw ceremony in Cairo yesterday, the Jos-based team making its debut in the money-spinning annual clubs’ competition is to reopen the rivalry between Nigeria and Cameroon when the first leg of the preliminary round begins next February.Nigeria’s other team in the elite club competition in the continent MFM FC was paired along with Mali’s Real Bamako in the first round. According to Confederation of African Football (CAF), The first and second leg matches are to be played between February 9 and 18, 2018.Should both Nigerian clubs advance to the Round of 16, Plateau United are scheduled to face Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, while MFM FC is to play  the winners of the clash between AC Atoho of Congo and MC Alger of Algeria. These matches are scheduled for March.This year, no Nigerian club is scheduled to feature in the group stage of the Champions League.Enyimba is the only Nigerian club to have won this competition twice in 2003 and 2004.Wydad Casablanca of Morocco will begin the defence of the Champions League title against either Mali’s Stade Malien or newcomers Williamsville AC of Ivory Coast.As the reigning champions, Wydad is one of five teams given a bye into the second round of the tournament.Beaten finalists in 2017 Al Ahly of Egypt and DR Congo’s Confederation Cup winners TP Mazembe are also straight into the second round.The other teams to skip the first round are the 2016 African champions Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa and Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel, who lifted the trophy in 2007.In the CAF Confederation Cup, the Aba giants have been drawn bye, while Nigeria’s other representatives Akwa United of Uyo will tackle Hawks of The Gambia in the preliminary rounds.The preliminary rounds will be played between February 9 and 18, while the second round is slated for march 9-18.Enyimba will take on the winners of the preliminary clash between a team from Benin (yet to be named) and Hafia of Guinea.Should Akwa United progress they will take on the winners of the match between SC Sahel of Niger and Ittihad of Libya.Akwa United was knocked out in the second round of the same competition this year.No Nigerian club is yet won this tournament.Meanwhile, CAF has outlined how the dates for its club competitions will begin to change in 2018.CAF explained yesterday that the move to holding the tournaments between August or September and May the following year is not to fit in with European clubs.“The change is not to fit with European clubs but to match the schedule of more than 75 per cent of the leagues on the continent,” CAF’s Director of Communication, Junior Binyam, confirmed to BBC Sport last night.“This will also allow us to have a player registration period for the CAF competitions that matches the period most countries follow already.“It will also align things according to the new timeline of our flagship tournament, which is the African Cup of Nations.”From 2019 the Nations Cup will be held in the June or July rather than from the current dates of January to February.In the past African Champions League and the second-tier Confederation Cup took place in a calendar year, in 2017 they ran from February until November.For 2018 similar dates will be followed but then the competitions will begin again in December 2018 and be completed by May 2019.The new regular window for both tournaments will then begin in either September or October 2019 and finish by May 2020.The change in dates to all the competitions was approved at the July meeting of the CAF executive committee in Morocco, following a symposium on the future of the game in Africa.First Round:St George (Ethiopia) v Al Salam (South Sudan)CNaPS (Madagascar) v Kampala Capital City Authority (Uganda)Zanaco (Zambia) v Gambia Armed Forces (Gambia)Bantu FC (Lesotho) v Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)Stade Malien (Mali) v Williamsville AC (Ivory Coast)Al Tahadi (Libya) v Aduana Stars (Ghana)Entente Setif (Algeria) v Olympic Real Bangui (Central African Republic)Real Bamako (Mali) v MFM FC (Nigeria)AS Otoho (Congo) v Mouloudia Alger (Algeria)AS Fan (Niger) v Horoya (Guinea)Generation Foot (Senegal) v Misr Makassa (Egypt)Young Africans (Tanzania) v St Louis (Seychelles)Township Rollers (Botswana) v Al Merreikh (Sudan)Gor Mahia (Kenya) v Leones Vegetarianos (Equatorial Guinea)ASAC Concorde (Mauritania) v Esperance (Tunisia)Plateau United (Nigeria) v Eding Sport (Cameroon)AC Leopards (Congo) v AS Port Lome (Togo)LISCR FC (Liberia) v Al Hilal (Sudan)JKU SC (Zanzibar) v Zesco United (Zambia)Benin representative v Asec Abidjan (Ivory Coast)Ngaya Club (Comoros Islands) v UD Songo (Mozambique)DH El Jadidi (Morocco) v Benfica (Guinea Bissau)AS Vita Club (DR Congo) v Be Forward Wanderers (Malawi)Primeiro Agosto (Angola) v FC Platinum (Zimbabwe)Bidvest Wits (South Africa) v Pamplemousse SC (Mauritius)Rayon Sports (Rwanda) v Lydia Ludic Burundi Academic (Burundi)Second round (teams in bold given a bye):§  St George or Al Salam v CNaPS or Kampala Capital City Authority§  Zanaco or Gambia Armed Forces v Bantu FC or Mbabane Swallows§  Wydad Casablanca (Morocco, holders)v Stade Malien or Williamsville AC§  Al Tahadi or Aduana Stars v Entente Setif or Olympic Real Bangui§  Al Ahly (Egypt)v CF Mounana or RC Kadiogo§  Real Bamako or MFM FC v AS Otoho or Mouloudia Alger§  AS Fan or Horoya v Generation Foot or Misr Makassa§  Young Africans or St Louis v Township Rollers or Al Merreikh§  Gor Mahia or Leones Vegetarianos v ASAC Concorde or Esperance§  Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) v Plateau United or Eding Sport§  AC Leopards or AS Port Lome v LISCR FC or Al Hilal§  JKU SC or Zesco United v Benin representative or Asec Abidjan§  TP Mazembe (DR Congo)v Ngaya Club or UD Songo§  DH El Jadidi or Benfica v AS Vita Club or Be Forward Wanderers§  Primeiro Agosto or FC Platinum v Bidvest Wits or Pamplemousse SC§  Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)v Rayon Sports or Lydia Ludic Burundi Academic last_img read more

VIDEO: LASK forward Samuel Tetteh scores brilliant goal in thrilling 3-3 draw

first_imgGhana forward, Samuel Tetteh, came off the bench to poke in a neat finish in his team, LASK Linz’s 3-3 draw with Wolsfberger away from home in the Austrian Bundesliga.With LASK having gone 2-0 up by the 56th minute, Wolfsberger showed determination to fight back to lead 3-2 at home.Tetteh was then introduced in the 61st minute and he popped up with the equalizer in the 91st minute to salvage a point for his team.⚽️ 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/0aV1gVPEWW— Samuel Tetteh (@samuel_Tetteh29) June 7, 2020It’s the first time Tetteh has scored in 4 games and took to twitter to express delight for being back on the score sheet.Tough game today, we continue 💪🏾 feels good to be back on the scoresheet ⚽️ #ST20 #GodIsTheReason 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/57pOdvgLa1— Samuel Tetteh (@samuel_Tetteh29) June 7, 2020last_img read more

Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler still joyous in final season before retirement

first_imgHow does the legendary broadcaster determine the correct way to implement his catch phrase on a given play?When you’re so ingrained in the fabric of a team, and when you’ve been around the NBA since the 3-pointer was first instituted, these things come naturally. It’s what has made Lawler so comfortable to Clippers fans all of these years.“It’s just an organic feeling,” Lawler says. “You express it in your voice.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clippers TV broadcaster Ralph Lawler is amused by several familiar sights as he prepares to call a sparsely attended Tuesday night game in Charlotte, N.C., between fringe playoff teams.There is the Hornets employee who shouts the bespectacled announcer’s famed catch phrase “Bingo!” at him in the locker room, an exchange that happens in almost every arena he visits. Then there is the woman shown on the jumbotron an hour before the contest, blissfully unaware she is on camera as she listens to music from her wired white earphones. “That’s my wife!” Lawler exclaims before bursting into laughter. Jo Lawler always travels with Ralph on road trips.Ralph Lawler’s infectious joy, which pops up even in simple moments like these, has over the past four decades earned him a cult following around the league, a Hollywood Star and the right to go out on his own terms. He’s announced he will retire after the season, but in his final year on the job, he’s developed a strong bond with new color commentary partner Corey Maggette, making him as enthusiastic as ever on the microphone.“I’m having the same fun I was having 40 years ago,” Lawler explains. “I enjoy every game.”NBA TRADE DEADLINE: Biggest winners and losersLawler knew Maggette from the eight seasons Maggette played for the Clippers, and he was excited when he learned the forward would be the primary color commentator this year, joining a rotating cast that also includes Ryan Hollins and Don MacLean.But Lawler admits he didn’t expect to mesh with Maggette right away given the 39-year-old’s relative inexperience as a broadcaster.The pairing has been automatic.Maggette gets a kick out of ribbing Lawler, and it sounds as if they’ve been broadcasting games together for years. In one recurring gag, the production truck photoshops Lawler’s face onto a bare-chested bodybuilder lifting weights, almost always getting the duo to crack up.“That’s not photoshop,” Lawler insists before devolving into laughter again.Lawler isn’t sure who might succeed him in the booth — and he doesn’t have a preference — but he’s been happy to work with Maggette and sees himself as a mentor to the emerging broadcaster.“The chemistry has been a little bit unexpectedly good,” Lawler says. “He really wants to be great. I was thrilled this year when the decision was made that he was going to spend the majority of the games with me. He’s like a sponge as a young broadcaster just like he was as a young player.”ALL-STAR 2019: Results, rosters from first televised draftLawler is hesitant to consider what might come after this season. He knows he’ll spend much of his time in Oregon, where he has a home, and he looks forward to being around his three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild more often.But will he subscribe to NBA League Pass to follow Los Angeles?Lawler’s wife, a Clippers season ticket holder since before they met, tells him they will watch every game. He hasn’t made a decision on that yet.In any case, when Lawler tries to fill the void left by the Clippers, Clippers fans will need to fill the void left by their longtime voice.Lawler’s “Bingo!” call might be missed most, its various intonations effectively charting the organization’s ups and downs. The phrase comes out loud and elongated — sometimes prefacing an “Oh me, oh my” — when a Clippers player hits a big-time shot. The phrase is somber when an opponent drills a long-range dagger late in the shot clock. He picks and chooses his spots, sometimes forgoing the “Bingo” altogether if it doesn’t seem right.last_img read more

Anthony Davis booed — and cheered — in return to Pelicans’ lineup

first_imgThey were positive what they wanted to do when Davis was announced in the starting lineup as boos rained down from as far up as the nosebleed section.Entrance for Anthony Davis… #Pelicans pic.twitter.com/w4E7dtH6YI— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) February 9, 2019And it makes sense why. Related News Pelicans fans are going through a rollercoaster of emotions right now.Anthony Davis returned to the court from injury — and trade request — Friday versus the Timberwolves and there’s a sense Pelicans fans aren’t exactly sure what to do. Davis’ agent Rich Paul told ESPN in January the five-time All-Star would not re-sign with New Orleans when he becomes a free agent in 2020 and he would prefer to be traded.At the same time, Davis is still one of the best players in the NBA, and he was not traded at the deadline Thursday, so he is still a Pelican for now, and likely, one of New Orleans’ favorite sons.So when he had success Friday, fans cheered it..@AntDavis23 for the DUNK! 🔥🔥🔥#PelicansGameday | #doitBIG pic.twitter.com/PiYUZKoBGT— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 9, 2019But every other time he touched the ball early in the game, he was booed.Fans even booed and cheered him on the same possession. NBA would have fined Pelicans $100K a game if they sat a healthy Anthony Davis, report sayscenter_img Anthony Davis to return to Pelicans’ lineup, will play out rest of season He was booed when he caught the ball on the wing and then cheered when he made the shot.@IAmSteveHarvey The NOLA fans in here booing everytime your dude gets the ball. #AnthonyDavis #Pelicans #PelicansGameday pic.twitter.com/HzY4yZsn7X— Weekend Natural (@WeekendNatural) February 9, 2019 It’s a weird night in New Orleans.last_img read more

Tuesday July 16th Local Sports

first_imgDENVER — Decorah native and former Iowa All-American linebacker Josey Jewell is ready for his second training camp with the Denver Broncos. Jewell made nine starts in his rookie season and finished with 53 tackles while also playing on special teams.It will be his second season with a new coaching staff. Vic Fangio took over as head coach and Ed Donatell is the new defensive coordinator after the Broncos posted a 6-10 record last season.Jewell says under the new system the Broncos will try to disguise their defense more often.The Broncos will be out to make the playoffs for the first time since winning the Super Bowl after the 2015 season.The Broncos open exhibition play against the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game on August first. MANLY — Central Springs socked four home runs on their way to a 6-0 win over East Sac County in the Class 2A Region 5 championship game as you heard on KRIB last night, punching their ticket to the state softball tournament for the fifth straight year and sixth time in the program’s history. After a scoreless first three innings, Lizzie Hamand and Hannah Ausenhus hit back-to-back homers to lead off the fourth. Abigail Angel and Emme Dietrich also hit homers in the sixth inning. Central Springs coach Belinda Nelson says she was confident her hitters would step up during the second time through the lineup.The Panthers added to their Class 2A-leading homerun total, now having 45 for the season. Nelson says those homers have come from almost every spot in the lineup.Nelson says she’s proud of her seniors who now have qualified for the state tournament in all five of their seasons.Central Springs improves to 28-7 on the season and will be the third seed in the 2A state tournament. They’ll face sixth-seed Alta-Aurelia at 5:30 next Monday night at the Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. TONIGHT:— AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 1A baseball district semifinals at Newman= 5:00 — North Iowa vs. West Fork= 7:00 — Newman vs. Central Springs— AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — 4A softball regional final — Mason City at Charles City — 6:45 — District baseball continues tonight with Class 1A and 2A district semifinals:=== 1A District 4 at Newman (KGLO)5:00 — North Iowa vs. West Fork7:00 — Newman vs. Central Springs=== 1A District 5 at St. Ansgar5:00 — Janesville vs. North Butler7:00 — St. Ansgar vs. Rockford=== 2A District 3 at New Hampton5:00 — Forest City vs. Osage7:00 — New Hampton vs. Lake Mills CHARLES CITY — Mason City faces 4th-ranked Charles City in a 4A regional final tonight at Sportsmen’s Park in Charles City. The Mohawks rallied from six runs down to beat 15th-ranked Webster City in the regional semifinal on Saturday night, while the Comets had little problem with Waterloo East 6-0 in their regional semifinal. Mason City comes in with an 18-21 record, with 17 of those losses coming against Class 5A teams. Mohawk coach Bob Horner believes playing a tougher schedule will benefit his team in games like tonight.Charles City, which has a record of 34-3, beat Mason City 4-1 in the Mohawk Tournament back on June 15th. You can hear the Mason City-Charles City game on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB tonight starting with the pre-game at about 6:45. TROY MILLS — St. Ansgar’s seventh-inning rally fell short, falling to top-ranked North Linn 5-3 in a 2A regional final last night. North Linn led 5-0 heading into the 7th before the Saints scored three times in the seventh before Abby Flanagan struck out the last two batters. St. Ansgar finishes with a record of 25-8, one win away from the school record for wins. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says there is no discussion at any level about expanding the 10-team league. Bowlsby began the league’s football media days talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference. That includes increasing revenue and new media opportunities. Bowlsby says the league likes its 10 schools and that won’t be an active topic within in the conference in the foreseeable future.last_img read more

Saudi women attend football game for the first time

first_imgThe kingdom, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred them from sports arenas through strict rules that keep the sexes apart in public.– ‘Happiness and joy’ –But in September, hundreds of women were allowed to enter a sports stadium in the capital Riyadh, used mostly for football matches, for the first time to attend celebrations marking the country’s national day.The easing of social controls comes as Prince Mohammed looks to repackage the oil-rich nation as more moderate and welcoming.The powerful crown prince’s “Vision 2030” programme for a post-oil era stems partly from an economic motive to boost domestic spending on entertainment as the kingdom reels from an energy slump.Noura Bakharji, another Jeddah resident, said she always felt bitter when her brothers came back from stadiums to tell her about the excitement of watching football matches in person.“I always watched games on TV while my brothers went to the stadiums… I asked myself repeatedly ‘Why I can’t go?’” she told AFP.“Today, things have changed. It’s a day of happiness and joy.”Hours before the game, Saudi clubs were encouraging women to attend through tweets on social media.Some clubs are offering special abayas — traditional head-to-toe robes for Saudi women — in team colours.State-owned Saudi Airlines announced prizes of free tickets for five families who want to travel between cities to watch games.Share on: WhatsApp Saudi Arabia women heading to the stadium to watch soccerJeddah, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes.The new measure comes after Riyadh, long known for imposing harsh restrictions on women, announced it was lifting a ban prohibiting them from driving, as well as reopening cinemas.Women supporters, all wearing the traditional black abaya robe, arrived well ahead of kick-off in the Jeddah stadium, some in sunglasses and others with loose-fitting veils.The Islamic kingdom has announced a series of reforms initiated by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman since last year.The first football match women are being allowed to attend is a clash between Saudi Premier League clubs Al-Ahli and Al-Batin in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.Alone or accompanied by their families, many women sat in reserved seats in Jeddah’s Pearl stadium.The game was scheduled to kick off at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT), but enthusiasm for the historic encounter began well before the kick-off.Lamya Khaled Nasser, a 32-year-old football fan from Jeddah, said she was proud and looking forward to the match.“This event proves that we are heading for a prosperous future. I am very proud to be a witness of this massive change,” she told AFP.Ruwayda Ali Qassem, another Jeddah resident, called Friday a “historic day in the kingdom which culminates (in) ongoing fundamental changes”.“I am proud and extremely happy for this development and for the kingdom’s moves to catch up with civilised measures adopted by many countries,” she said.The Saudi government said last week women would be allowed to attend a second match on Saturday and a third next Thursday.last_img read more