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first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Looser substitution rule extendedUNDATED (AP) — An interim rule allowing soccer teams to use five substitutes per match during the schedule congestion caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been extended through next season. Soccer’s law-making panel says the option of using two extra replacements continues in the 2020-21 season and into next August. That’s when the Tokyo Olympic tournaments end. A sixth substitute can be used in knockout games that go to extra time. FIFA says its plan would help prevent some injuries caused by “potential player overload” as competitions catch up with a backlog of games. Competition organizers have the final approval.SOCCER-WORLD CUP SCHEDULE Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MICHIGANMichigan to allow fewer fans, or none at allANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at “The Big House” if the Wolverines play college football games this year. July 15, 2020 Associated Press center_img The athletic department says a final decision will be made after conferring with medical experts, the school’s leadership and the Big Ten Conference, along with government officials and agencies.Michigan’s policies include the elimination of season tickets for the 2020 season. Paperless tickets will be available for individual games to only season ticket holders, not the general public, if there is a season and spectators are given access to the 107,601-seat Michigan Stadium.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNESSEETennessee reports multiple positives among athletesKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers report multiple positive results for COVID-19 after the university ran a batch of tests last week. The tests were conducted after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the positive tests spanned “multiple sports.”Tennessee previously had two basketball players test positive, with both clearing quarantine. A graduate assistant for the football team tested positive and was quarantined for 14 days.Tennessee is bringing athletes back to campus in phases, with football the first to return on June 8.Josiah-Jordan James, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, spoke to reporters last week about how tough it was seeing two teammates test positive for COVID-19. He said that drove home the seriousness of the pandemic and the need to follow all the safety precautions even when he doesn’t feel like wearing a mask.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SOCCER-SUBSTITUTIONS Schedule released for World Cup gamesLONDON (AP) — The 2022 World Cup will have four games every day in a 12-day group stage and matches later in the tournament that go into extra time will extend past midnight in Qatar. The schedule for the first World Cup to be played in November and December has kickoff times at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Qatar will open the Middle East’s first World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium at 1 p.m. on Nov. 21. The final will be at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Lusail Stadium.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgRookie defenseman Cale Makar (mah-KAHR’) scored the go-ahead goal in the second period. Nikita Zadorov (zah-DOHR’-ahv) and Mikko Rantanen (MEE’-koh RAN’-tah-nehn) also scored, and Nathan MacKinnon added an empty-netter.The Avs have never won a series after dropping three of the first four games.Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-nihn) turned back 20 shots for Dallas. NHL-NEWSAllen goes from Blues to Habs UNDATED (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltending insurance for Carey Price.The St. Louis Blues have traded goaltender Jake Allen to the Canadiens, along with a 2022 seventh-round pick. The Blues receive third- and seventh-round picks in this year’s draft. The move clears $4.35 million of salary-cap space for the Blues and also signals that Jordan Binnington is the starting goalie of the present and future. He backstopped the Blues to the Cup last year. The extra cap room might be enough for the Blues to re-sign top defenseman and Stanley Cup-winning captain Alex Pietrangelo (peh-TRAN’-jeh-loh), who is set to be a free agent this fall. Also on ice: In other tennis news:— A three-day exhibition tennis tournament ahead of next year’s Australian Open has been canceled due to expected COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. The Kooyong Classic was to be held in the week before the January 18 to 31 Australian Open.NBA-MAVERICKS-CLIPPERS FINESClippers’ Morris, Mavs’ Doncic fined for actions in Game 6LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for his flagrant foul on Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) of the Dallas Mavericks. Doncic has been penalized $15,000 for throwing the ball at a referee. The 2018 women’s champ reached the third round as Noami Osaka defeated Camila Giorgi 6-1, 6-2. The fourth-seeded Osaka committed only 11 unforced errors.Unseeded Americans Ann Li, Shelby Rogers and Madison Brengle have pulled off upset victories. Li beat No. 13-seeded Alison Riske in a matchup between Pennsylvanians, 6-0, 6-3. Rogers beat No. 11-seeded Elena Rybakina 7-5, 6-1, before Brengle completed a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dayana Yastremska.Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) and No. 5 Alexander Zverev (ZVEHR’-ehv) each needed four sets to win their second-round matches at the U.S. Open. Djokovic dropped his opening set before advancing with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Kyle Edmund. American Brandon Nakashima gave Zverev fits for two sets before the German prevailed, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.Other winners on the men’s side include seventh seed David Goffin and No. 19 Taylor Fritz. No. 13 Cristian Garin was knocked out in five after winning his first two sets.Over in the women’s bracket, sixth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH’-toh-vah) and No. 8 Petra Martic moved into the third round, as did No. 17 Angelique Kerber. MLB-SCHEDULERockies cool off GiantsUNDATED (AP) — Mike Brosseau wasted no time exacting some revenge on the New York Yankees.Brosseau belted a two-run homer and a solo shot in his first two at bats before the Rays finished off the Yankees, 5-2. Brosseau was the hitting star just a day after he was buzzed near the head by a fastball from Aroldis Chapman, which earned the Yankees’ closer a three-game suspension.Randy Arozarena also hit a two-run homer to help the AL East leaders improve to 8-2 versus the Yanks this year. James Harden made up for a miserable shooting night with a big blocked shot that secured the Rockets’ 104-102 triumph over the Thunder. The Thunder got the ball to Lu Dort, who attempted a 3-pointer that Harden blocked with 4.8 seconds left.Robert Covington had 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Eric Gordon also scored 21 points for the Rockets. Harden finished with 17 points and nine assists.Jimmy Butler bailed out the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Milwaukee. The Heat squandered a six-point lead in the closing seconds before Butler drained two free throws with no time left to give Miami a 116-114 triumph over the top-seeded Bucks. The foul shots give the Heat a 2-0 lead in the series.Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) scored 23 points, Tyler Herro (HEE’-roh) added 17 off the bench and Jae Crowder had 16 for the Heat. The two teams played without their managers, who received one-game suspensions for Tuesday’s benches-clearing incident involving Chapman and Brosseau. Chapman has appealed his suspension.Elsewhere around the majors:— Michael Brantley smacked a two-run homer in the first inning to back a strong start from rookie Cristian Javier in the Astros’ 2-1 win against the Rangers. Javier allowed only a solo home run to Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a single by Joey Gallo in a career-high 6 2/3 innings to win his third straight decision.— Josh Donaldson returned from the injured list with two hits and two RBIs in the Twins’ 8-1 drubbing of the White Sox. Jake Cave, Miguel Sanó (sah-NOH’) and Eddie Rosario homered to support José Berríos (beh-REE’-ohs), who worked six strong innings.— Triston McKenzie tossed six innings of three-hit ball on his 23rd birthday to pitch the Indians to a 5-0 shutout of the Royals. Tyler Naquin (NAY’-kwihn) provided all the scoring with a pair of home runs. In other NFL news:— Coach Ron Rivera announced that Dwayne Haskins will be Washington’s starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Haskins got the nod over Kyle Allen and Alex Smith.— Chargers safety Derwin James will miss the season after having surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. James had surgery on Tuesday after he sustained the injury during a scrimmage on Sunday. NCAA-FURLOUGHSMemo: NCAA to furlough its entire staff for 3-8 weeks Update on the latest sports Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA will furlough its entire Indianapolis-based staff of about 600 employees for three to eight weeks in a cost-saving move. A memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press was sent by NCAA President Mark Emmert to the association’s more than 1,200 member schools Wednesday. Starting Sept. 21 through the end of January 2021, all national office staff will be subjected to a mandatory three-week furlough. Some staff will be furloughed for up to eight weeks.center_img PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates will celebrate Roberto Clemente when the entire team dons his No. 21 on Sept. 9 against the White Sox. The Hall of Fame outfielder collected 3,000 hits during his 18-year career. He died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1972 at age 38 while attempting to bring humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULERockets advance, Heat outlast Bucks for 2-0 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Rockets are in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals after winning a gritty seventh game in their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Giannis Antetokounmpo (an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Bucks, but he also committed the foul that sent Butler to the line. Khris Middleton scored 23 points for Milwaukee, the last three of those coming when Dragic was called for fouling him with 4.3 seconds left.TENNIS-US OPENKerber gets past uncertainty, advances at US OpenNEW YORK (AP) — Karolina Pliskova (PLIHSH’-koh-vah) has become the first top-seeded woman to be ousted in the second round of the U.S. Open since 2008.Pliskova failed to convert two set points in the second set and was knocked out by Caroline Garcia, 6-1, 7-6. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-OBIT-SEAVERHall of Famer Tom Seaver diesUNDATED (AP) — Tom Seaver was so good, he was given two nicknames. September 2, 2020 Both fines stemmed from actions in Game 6 of a first-round playoff series, which the Clippers won to eliminate the Mavericks.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAvs force Game 7EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have forced a Game 7 in their Stanley Cup second-round series by defeating the Dallas Stars for the second straight game.Third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Avs went ahead to stay in the second period before defeating the Stars, 4-1. Hutchinson has won each of his starts since replacing Pavel Francouz (FRAHN’-sohs) in the nets. The man called “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise” has died at age 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame said he passed away Monday following complications from dementia and COVID-19.Seaver was selected by the Mets in a special draft in 1966 after his contract with the Braves was nullified by Major League Baseball. He spent just one year in the minors and won the 1967 National League Rookie of the Year with a 16-13 record and 2.76 ERA for the last-place Mets.Seaver won the Cy Young three times, all with the Mets. He remains the franchise leader in most career categories, including 198 victories, 2,541 strikeouts.Seaver was the first pitcher in major league history with eight consecutive seasons of at least 200 strikeouts. He also was a 20-game winner in 1969, ’71, ’72, 75, and ’77.Seaver finished his Hall of Fame career with a 311-205 record, a 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and 231 complete games. — Adam Duvall slammed three home runs and drove in five to lead the Braves past the Red Sox, 7-5. Marcell Ozuna’s (oh-ZOO’-nuhz) solo blast broke a 5-5 deadlock in the seventh.— Zack Wheeler tossed three-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings, and Jay Bruce hit a solo homer in the Phillies’ eighth win in nine games, 3-0 over the Nationals. Neil Walker was 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Phils, who handed the defending champs their fifth consecutive loss and dropped the Nats to 12-22.— Kevin Pillar (pih-LAHR’) laced a go-ahead, two-run triple while the Rockies scored five times in the seventh to hand the Giants just their fourth loss in 14 games, 9-6. Garrett Hampson hit his third homer in two days and Sam Hilliard also went deep to help Colorado bounce back from Tuesday’s 23-5 thumping by San Francisco.— Javier Baez socked a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings of the Cubs’ 8-2 rout of the Pirates. Anthony Rizzo added a two-run single in the seventh and the Cubs scored three times in the eighth to cap the scoring.— The Brewers trailed 4-0 until Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) launched a three-run homer in the third inning to spark Milwaukee to a 7-5 decision over the Tigers. Jace (jays) Peterson added a two-run shot and Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) furnished a two-run single that tied the game. — Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) homered and Hyun Jin Ryu (hyoon jihn ree-OO’) pitched six solid innings to lead the Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the Marlins. Miami rookie Sixto Sanchez had thrown 11 consecutive scoreless innings until Gurriel belted a two-run shot for a 2-0 lead in the fifth. — The Reds picked up a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Joey Votto’s (VAH’-tohz) RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Redbirds were leading 3-1 and in line for a three-game sweep until Tucker Barnhardt smacked a two-run homer in the fifth.— Michael Conforto was 4-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs as the Mets whipped the Orioles, 9-4 to halt a five-game losing streak. Mets slugger Pete Alonso also homered, the fifth ever to reach the second deck in left field at Camden Yards. MLB-PIRATES-CLEMENTEPirates to celebrate Clemente Day — Todd Reirden is back with the Penguins as an assistant coach just a week after being fired as head coach of the Capitals. Reirden served as an assistant under Dan Byslma (BYLZ’-mah) from 2010-14 before leaving to join the Capitals. The Penguins also hired Mike Vellucci as an assistant after he spent last season as GM and head coach of Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate.NFL-NEWSBengals extend MixonUNDATED (AP) — Bengals running back Joe Mixon has signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension through the 2024 season. Mixon has emerged as one of the NFL’s top running backs, running for more than 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons. The Bengals drafted Mixon in the second round in 2017 out of Oklahoma, where he was suspended for punching a woman in the face. The Bengals drew a backlash with the choice, prompting owner Mike Brown to acknowledge they were “taking a risk” on Mixon because he’s so talented.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, January 21, 2015:•11:15 a.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11:15 a.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was referred to juvenile court.•3:40 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1000 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•4:29 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 700 block N. C, Wellington.•4:32 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 1100 block S. C, Wellington.•8:50 p.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the 700 block N. G, Wellington.•10:28 p.m. Zachary H. Leis, 21, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended, driving while under the influence of alcohol and failure to yield right of way.•11:50 p.m. Officers took a report of a found cell phone in the 800 S. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img read more

Rwanda gets first cricket stadium

first_img“This is an exciting development for us and the younger generation is going to benefit heavily from this,” said the 31-year-old captain.Rwanda also holds the world record for women after Cathia Uwamahoro, a national team cricket player, became the first woman to bat for 26 hours.Rwanda’s national cricket association estimates that only around 4,000 people currently play cricket.The new stadium has been built to international standards, making it a rarity in east Africa.Share on: WhatsApp Kagame at the launch on Saturday. PHOTO FLICKRPKAGAMEKigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda’s first cricket stadium was inaugurated Saturday by President Paul Kagame as a permanent home for developing the sport in the country.Gahanga Cricket Stadium in the capital Kigali is built on a 4.5 hectare (11 acre) ground and cost $1.3 million (1.1 million euros), the majority of the funds raised by international cricket players eager to see the game take off in Rwanda.The Rwandan Cricket Stadium Foundation was set up by Alby Shale, the son of a late British politician and cricket lover who visited Rwanda to do aid work.“We are very happy to have this cricket pavilion and ground built, and by that we remember Christopher Shale, in whose memory this has been built,” Kagame said at the opening.“It is a great pleasure for us to have this facility which will see more young men and women playing and improving their skills. It is also good for us to have partners in the United Kingdom,” he said.Eric Dusingizimana, the national team captain, helped raise funds for the stadium by setting a Guinness World Record by batting for 51 hours straight last year.last_img read more

Third time’s a charm for Lancashire’s Harris

first_img7 Jul 2019 Third time’s a charm for Lancashire’s Harris It was a case of third time lucky for Lancashire’s Geoff Harris when he won the English Men’s Open Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship at The Leicestershire Golf Club.The 37-year-old, England’s Golf Coast Manager from Formby, finished third at Beau Desert in 2017 and second to Nick Day last year at Long Ashton but this time he finally got his hands on the Logan Trophy after closing with a three under par 67 to pip last year’s winner by a single shot on five-under par 205.Harris started the final round level with Day after opening rounds of 68 and 70 but immediately went ahead with a birdie on the second where he hit an 8-iron into four feet. He dropped a shot with a three-putt at the fourth but then birdied the 10th, 12th and 13th before finishing his round with five straight pars.“I must admit I’m more relieved that anything else,” said the new champion, who won once on the PGA EuroPro Tour back in 2004 before being reinstated as an amateur. “After finishing third at Beau Desert two years ago, and then a distant second to Nick last year at Long Ashton, I was beginning to wonder if my chance had gone.“I played very nicely. The golf course is in fantastic condition but it is pretty firm and fast so you have to be careful where you hit it.“I just tried to keep in the play as best as I could and see if I could get a couple of putts to drop. I only hit one driver today and it worked very nicely. I’m delighted to get my name on a trophy as prestigious as this one.”39-year-old Day, from Henbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire, made left-hander Harris work all the way before finally relinquishing the title he won by nine shots 12 months before. He went into the last round tied with Harris and Pleasington’s Calum Metcalfe after two opening rounds of 69 and went on to birdie both the fourth and the sixth before 12 consecutive pars from the seventh saw him post a 68 which left him one shot behind the winner on four under par 206.David Cook, from Parkstone Golf Club in Dorset, also fired a closing 68 to finish alone in third place on 207 while Metcalfe added a 70 to the course record 65 he carded in the second round to secure fourth place one shot further behind.American William Smith and Oliver Willson from Longcliffe both closed with level par rounds of 70 to finish fifth and sixth respectively while Blankney’s Craig Toyne dropped back to eighth place with a final round of 74.Click here for more information.Photo copyright Leaderboard Photography. Tags: Logan Trophylast_img read more

Pirates facing questions heading into offseason

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates’ Russell Martin (55) is restrained by teammate Gaby Sanchez, center, as they walk to the dugout with manager Clint Hurdle, right, after a brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Sunday, April 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – The chant started the second Russell Martin stepped into the batter’s box in the top of the ninth on Wednesday night. The National League wild-card game all but officially lost to the San Francisco Giants, whatever remained of the record crowd at PNC Park remained offered the glue of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ surprising run to a postseason berth a token of their appreciation while simultaneously pleading for a return engagement next spring.The catcher and impending free agent flied out to center. Martin jogged to the dugout and tipped his cap at the standing ovation as roars of “Russ-ell Mar-tin” echoed into an otherwise gloomy night.“That was definitely one of the coolest moments I think I’ve had in baseball,” Martin said.Even if it served as a coda to an abrupt playoff exit. San Francisco’s decisive 8-0 victory put an end to “Buctober” only hours after it began. Yet there is plenty of reason for optimism heading into arguably the club’s most important offseason in decades.The Pirates proved their breakthrough 2013 was no fluke, winning 88 games this season and taking the St. Louis Cardinals all the way to the wire before ceding the NL Central.Yet their inability to catch the Cardinals or knock off the experienced Giants – who have combined for three of the four World Series titles won this decade – only served to prove as a painful reminder that while Pittsburgh has closed the gap on baseball’s elite, the Pirates aren’t quite there yet.“The expectation has been just to win and get ourselves in a position to be able to win a championship, have a championship-type ballclub,” centerfielder Andrew McCutchen said. “We still have work to do with that going into this offseason.”The decisions that await over the winter will test Pittsburgh’s commitment and owner Bob Nutting’s wallet. Martin will be one of the most coveted players looking for a contract following a rock-solid year in which he hit .290 with 11 home runs and 67 RBI and nurtured a sometimes threadbare pitching staff into one of the National League’s steadiest. He also threw out 37 runners – the most in the majors – and provided the still maturing Pirates with veteran leadership.While the 31-year-old is open to sticking around, he’s also well aware this could be the last major deal of his career. So is Nutting.“We’re going to need to do what we can, we’re going to need to stretch,” Nutting said. “We’re going to need to go beyond what a rational deal is and he’s a player organizationally we love and respect and we hope he’s back.”Pittsburgh faced a similar dilemma last winter, when pitcher A.J. Burnett hit the open market after going 26-21 in two seasons with the Pirates and helping change the culture in a clubhouse that spent two decades posting one losing season after another.Burnett initially said he would re-sign with Pittsburgh or retire only to take a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Pirates did more than survive without Burnett, they thrived despite losing ace-in-training Gerrit Cole, Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton for long stretches due to injury.In their place rose Edinson Volquez and Vance Worley, baseball vagabonds who resurrected their careers by helping Pittsburgh recover from a 12-20 start to finish with the second-best record in the National League after the All-Star break.Worley is all but assured a spot in the rotation when spring training opens. Whether Volquez and Liriano will be joining him is uncertain. The Pirates took fliers on both of them with the hope of helping them recapture the form that made them All-Stars earlier in their career. It worked out better than they imagined, so well in fact that both players will hit the free-agent market running.There’s no telling if their paths will lead back to Pittsburgh.“I would like to,” Volquez said after taking the loss in the wild-card game, marring the end of a season in which he went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA and was unbeaten over the final two months. “I’m going to see what happens.”Pittsburgh, whose $77 million payroll in 2014 was the highest in club history but still ranked just 27th in the majors, will be pragmatic but is unlikely to reach deep into the vault for anyone other than Martin.The Pirates have been steadfast in their approach since general manager Neal Huntington was hired in 2007. He revamped the farm system into one of the best in baseball. The fruit of years of hard work was on full display in 2014.McCutchen put together another sublime season, leading the NL with a .410 on base percentage. Josh Harrison evolved from utility player to All-Star into perhaps the third baseman of the future while finishing second in the NL batting race by hitting .315. Starling Marte was perhaps Pittsburgh’s best hitter in September. Cole looked ready to take over as the staff’s No. 1 starter whether Liriano comes back or not.The Pirates didn’t make another leap forward this season, but they didn’t take a step back either, something manager Clint Hurdle reminded his players as they quietly packed up as the Giants celebrated a trip to the NL Division Series.“There should not be any shame,” Hurdle said. “You walk out of this clubhouse head held high. You look people in the eye. We created something here that’s becoming special.”last_img read more