The Latest: Bologna says staff member may have virus

first_img May 27, 2020 ___The final Asian qualifying place for the women’s soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is set to be decided in February.The Asian Football Confederation says the postponed two-leg series between China and South Korea will be played Feb. 19 and 24. No venues for the games were announced.The games were previously postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for one year.The 12-team women’s tournament is scheduled to start in Japan ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23, 2021. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Bologna says a member of its staff may have coronavirus and if it is confirmed the entire squad will go into quarantine. The Latest: Bologna says staff member may have virus Premier League clubs have voted unanimously to resume contact training in the latest step toward restarting the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.The league says players are now able to train as a group and “engage in tackling while minimizing any unnecessary close contact.”Play has been suspended in the world’s richest league since March 13.The league says “discussions are ongoing as work continues toward resuming the season.”Players returned to training last week and have been practicing in small groups with social distancing maintained. Associated Press ___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Bologna says the latest series of tests revealed “a suspected positive case for COVID-19.”The club says that as a precaution the team will train individually on Thursday.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.___ The Spanish soccer federation says it will allow games to be played on Mondays and Fridays until the end of the season even though a judge has denied the Spanish league’s official request to play on those days.League president Javier Tebas has said he wants matches to be played every day but the federation had been against the idea.The federation says it “wants to clearly show its good will” and is also willing to extend the exception into the beginning of next season depending on how the pandemic progresses and if games will continue to be played without fans.The league says it will appeal the judge’s decision. It says it jeopardizes the soccer industry in Spain. The league was not able to schedule matches on Mondays before the competition was suspended in mid-March.___last_img read more

Positive signs: Syracuse officially welcomes 53rd-best recruiting class in country

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Some things have so many explanations that they become hard to explain.The move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Three bowl wins in four years. The savvy recruiting pair of 24-year-old Director of Recruiting Operations Eric White and Offensive Coordinator George McDonald. The snowball effect of one verbal commit attracting another, and so on and so forth down the line.They’re all possibilities. And whatever it was, it happened fast.Twelve months ago, rated Syracuse’s 2013 recruiting class as the 73rd best in the country. On Wednesday — when a list of 25 players was ironed out by pens and hats in every corner of Eastern United States — Syracuse finished national signing day right outside the top 50, at No. 53.Twenty spots in a calendar year. The kind of leap that pleased Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer as he discussed the incoming class Wednesday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s an exciting time for them,” Shafer said. “They’ve been dreaming since they were little kids to go play football at a prestigious university, and for them to sign and look their parents in the eye and say ‘I did it,’ it’s an endpoint and a start point at the same time.”The only person Shafer didn’t credit for the Orange’s recruiting success was himself, yet he was as entrenched in the process as the rest of the gang.It was a communal effort that grabbed players from as far south as Miami, and west as Chicago. It trended on Twitter on many occasions and will thrust the Orange into next season with a revamped roster.“For the most part we like to break it down by where we need positions to fill,” McDonald said, “and then we go to areas of need next, like areas that really need to be addressed.”But the Orange didn’t just fill needs. It established pipelines and brought in groups of players that will complement each other in play and personality.There’s the Chicago guys, headlined by offensive tackle Denzel Ward and rounded out by cornerback Lamar Dawson, linebacker Colton Moskal and another offensive lineman, Aaron Roberts.There’s the Florida group, strung together by quarterback Alin Edouard and encompassing wide receiver Steve Ishmael, tight end Adley Enoicy and defensive backs Cordell Hudson, Juwan Dowels and Antwan Cordy.There’s a talented pair from Philadelphia, two explosive running backs and a lot of size on the defensive line.“The class is so balanced and so good,” said Jalen Harvey, a defensive tackle who signed to SU on Wednesday. “It’s nice knowing that I’m going to get to go to battle with this group for four years, we’re going to do something big.”But what maybe makes the members of this class even more special than their rankings and 40-yard dash times is that they have already grown close. They recruited each other on Twitter and through texts, planned their official visits on the same weekends and frequently wrote in a group message with White on Facebook.They won’t all be together until they all break camp in August, but the chemistry is already palpable.“We all want everyone to see how great it’s going to be at Syracuse,” Edouard said. “That’s why we’re always talking about it with each other all the time.”The Orange started to shape the 2014 class a week after signing day last year, when No. 73 just wasn’t good enough.Now Feb. 5 — the date circled on the Syracuse football schedule for months — has come and gone, and what’s left is a group of players whose collective potential yields a brighter future in Central New York.“That’s what you do it for. You do it for a bunch of 17-, 18-year-old kids saying they want to go to Syracuse and be a part of something special up here,” McDonald said. “It’s very, very relieving and it makes it all worth it.” Comments Published on February 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Tyus Battle to reportedly leave Syracuse for the NBA Draft

first_img Comments Last year, Battle entered his name into the NBA Draft process, went through the pre-draft combine but then pulled his name without signing an agent to return to SU. He averaged about 17 points per game as a junior for the Orange, and has slotted in the 50s of some publication’s NBA mock drafts.If Battle has played his final game for Syracuse, he’d finish with 1,647 career points, 16th in Syracuse history. And if he’s gone, the final shot of Battle’s SU career would be a right baseline, stepback jumper from about 15 feet that he hit off the front rim. View this post on InstagramAdvertisementThis is placeholder textA post shared by Tyus Battle (@tyusbattle) on Mar 22, 2019 at 10:02am PDT SALT LAKE CITY — Tyus Battle will leave Syracuse for the NBA Draft, per multiple reports on Friday morning.Battle said last night after Syracuse’s season ending at the hands of Baylor that he wasn’t “worrying about” his future at that moment. But with his junior season concluded, it appears Battle will test himself professionally. The reports gave no indication of whether Battle would be signing immediately with an agent or not.Battle posted the following on Instagram on Friday” data-instgrm-version=”12″>center_img Published on March 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Newport bow out of Munster Intermediate championship

first_imgThe Tipperary side went down 1-15  to 1-12 against Lismore of Waterford in the provincial semi-final, which was played at Fraher Field, Dungarvan.Eamon McCormack got their goal but Newport will be dissapointed they didn’t take other opportunities that came their way.Monaleen of Limerick and Kerry’s Kilmoyley meet in the other last four tie tomorrow afternoon.last_img

Successful weekend for Tipp clubs in Munster Junior League

first_imgClonmel remain at the top of the table after a 14-0 win in Galbally, Clanwilliam recorded a 10-5 triumph away to Cobh Pirates and Kilfeacle – who also travelled to the Rebel County – scored a 31-21 bonus point victory against Clonakilty.Meanwhile, Thurles defeated Crosshaven 10-8 in Division 2.last_img

Lakers tell Brandon Ingram not to hesitate despite recent slump

first_imgIt has only been a week since Ingram appeared to be taking a major step forward in his career. Over the course of nine games in mid-January, Ingram averaged 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting nearly 50 percent from 3-point range and overall.Scoring was only one piece of Ingram’s contributions earlier in the month.“It ain’t all about points for him. He’s got to be like the Greek Freak for us,” said Nick Young, referring to Milwaukee Bucks 6-foot-11 hybrid star Giannis Antetokounmpo.Antetokounmpo is 6-foot-11, two inches taller than Ingram. However, with Ingram spending more time at point guard this season than anyone imagined, he is bound to begin drawing comparisons to Antetokounmpo, who will start for the East in the All-Star Game.Young said Ingram remains “one of the best rookies” in the league and pointed out that Thursday marked the Lakers’ 50th game of the season. Last season, Ingram played 36 games at Duke. It’s not uncommon for young players to struggle at this point in the season, something Young said he remembers from his own rookie year (2007-08) with Washington.“I had a couple games where I didn’t score,” Young said. “But you can’t get down on yourself. (He’s) still … one of the most talented guys in the league. He’ll be all right.”Walton acknowledged it was possible Ingram has hit the dreaded “rookie wall” but that with 32 games remaining, he expects Ingram to break out of his slump.“We’re confident Brandon will find his way,” Walton said.Locals onlyFor the second time in three seasons, the Lakers and Knicks have been deemed not worthy of a national television audience.The matchup between the two glamour franchises on Feb. 6 at Madison Square Garden was scheduled to be carried by TNT. The network will instead air the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Washington Wizards, a possible playoff preview for two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.Two years ago, a matchup of draft lottery-bound Lakers and Knicks in New York was bumped by ESPN in favor of a celebrity bowling tournament hosted by Clippers point guard Chris Paul.While the Lakers and Knicks maintain a certain rivalry as representatives of the country’s two largest media markets, both teams have underperformed. The Lakers are 16-34, while Phil Jackson’s Knicks entered Friday seven games below .500 and outside the playoff picture.The matchup might have also lost some of its appeal after Jackson and Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss called off their engagement in late December.Score changedThe NBA can’t be accused of not being thorough.The league announced on Friday that the final score of the Lakers’ win over the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 20 was adjusted to reflect that a shot by Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III was incorrectly ruled a 3-pointer. The game originally ended with the Lakers winning, 108-96, but it will live in history books instead as a 108-95 Lakers victory. “I had a couple open shots that I thought I wasn’t ready for or I just didn’t shoot,” Ingram said.Walton encouraged Ingram to keep shooting.“He’s a capable 3-point shooter,” the first-year coach said. “He’s going to be a 3-point shooter in this league, so he’s got to get his reps up. If he’s open, we need him to take them and hopefully make them.”Despite Ingram’s shooting struggles – he is 2 for 23 in his last three games – the rookie drafted No. 2 overall last summer has the backing of the entire Lakers locker room.“He’s still going to be a great player,” Jordan Clarkson said. “He’s just going through the woods right now.” When Brandon Ingram was stuffing the box score earlier this month, he looked every bit the part of a superstar in the making. He had found his shooting stroke, was diving after loose balls, deflecting passes and running the offense. He was confident. What happened to that guy?“He looks like he’s a little hesitant again, for whatever reason,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I’m not sure why. He was playing really well before that.”Ingram has failed to score in consecutive games for the Lakers, missing all 11 of his shots in back-to-back games in Portland and Utah this week. He was 0 for 6 in the 96-88 loss to the Jazz, and in one clunky moment, nearly passed up an open 3-point attempt before taking a dribble and misfiring badly as a defender had time to get out to him.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Hard Times Behind Suicide In Red Bank

first_imgRED BANK — Mark Gibson’s family has lots of questions about what went wrong.Gibson had lived in Red Bank for more than 15 years, had worked at a good job. But over the course of time, things had spiraled out of control, to the point that two weeks ago, Gibson made the terrible decision to end his life.According to Red Bank Police Lieutenant Eliot Ramos, Gibson’s body was discovered in his West Front Street apartment at approximately 1:05 p.m. on Jan. 27. And while the county medical examiner’s report is not yet completed, Ramos characterized his death as “non-suspicious.”Shocked and grieving family members last week acknowledged that Gibson, 50, had committed suicide.His father, Ron Gibson, speaking from his San Francisco, California, home this week, said Jan. 27 was the last day his son could be in his Red Bank apartment, as a sheriff’s officer was scheduled to arrive and serve Mark with his final eviction notice.“He was going through distress,” said his sister Kathy Gibson-Swing, of her brother’s last few months of life.Gibson, 50, had seen his life take a downward trend, most severely in the last few months, family members explained. His sister Connie D’Aura said Gibson over the years had grown somewhat distant from family members. But in the last few months he began contacting them asking for assistance, as he faced challenges in paying his rent and buying groceries.Family members wondered and worried about him, his sisters said last week, when they came to Red Bank to clean out his apartment and get his affairs in order.Gibson grew up in the Bay Area and had joined the Navy out of high school. Following his enlistment, he eventually made his way east working for AT&T at the telecommunications firm’s Staten Island location, and settling in in Red Bank, according to family members.“He was making six-figures, paying taxes,” the elder Gibson remembered.However, it appears he hadn’t worked on a regular basis for a number of years. He suffered a serious injury as a passenger on a motorcycle, which caused him to remain out from work on disability for quite a while, his sisters said. And when he returned to work, it was in another slot that was eventually earmarked for elimination as the company underwent downsizing and reorganization.Gibson, they said, didn’t file for unemployment after losing his job; instead he lived off his severance package, retirement money, an insurance settlement from the accident and the dividends from investments. But Gibson’s investments, his father said, took a hit in the 2008 financial meltdown, contributing to his son’s financial and emotional distress.“It was his lowest point to have to ask for money,” Gibson-Swing.“He was very independent,” sister Carol Rogers added.“There are a lot of people who don’t understand what it’s like to not have a job and be alone,” Gibson-Swing observed as she recalled her brother, who never married or had kids.Gibson’s difficulties extended beyond his inability to pay rent, and he began going most days to Lunch Break soup kitchen and food pantry, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard. There he would get a meal, some groceries and talk with some of the clients.“He seemed like such a nice person,” remembered Pam Elam, Asbury Park, who sat at Lunch Break, working on her word puzzles. “It’s so sad, so sad.”Medhat Michail, who goes by “M&M,” a Bank Street resident, said Gibson would often help him navigate on the facility’s computer, while Gibson would use it to actively search for a job.“He was depressed,” Michail said, recalling Gibson telling him the only thing he owned was his car, though it was rundown, and he couldn’t afford gas or insurance. “I asked him why didn’t he sell it,” Michail said. “He said it was the last thing he had and he didn’t want to give it up.”“I think he felt trapped,” Michail said.“I thought he was quiet, very respectful,” said Lunch Break’s executive director Gwendolyn Love.Lunch Break recently put a couple of computers in the main area, creating an Internet café to allow clients to look for work. “He was helping a lot of clients, helping with the computers,” which he seemed to enjoy,” Love said, remembering that she had asked him about working as a computer counselor. That idea seemed to appeal to him, Love said, but he declined, telling her he planned on moving in with his sister.After his final court appearance on the eviction notice, Rogers said, her husband planned to help Gibson move to their Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, home, where he could get things together and start fresh.At that point he began to search out social services but appeared to have become frustrated with the bureaucracy. His attempt to file for unemployment years after losing his job got him nowhere, with Gibson being told it was too late for benefits, according to his sister.It appeared that everything came crashing down with the final eviction notice. “It was almost like he got some shocking, horrible news that pushed him over the edge,” Gibson-Swing said.Her brother spoke three languages, loved art and music, wrote poetry. “You see how beautiful somebody is on the inside when they write something like this,” Gibson-Swing said of her brother’s poetry.Gibson had been treated for depression years earlier while still living in San Francisco, the elder Gibson said. And Mark had made an appointment to meet with someone from the Veterans Administration for possible treatment, the elder Gibson only recently found out. “So, he knew he was hurting,” he said.“I read somewhere that people who are very bright are able to mask depression,” he said. “And I think that was what it was in this case.”His phone had been cut off, his car was in no condition to make the trip to Harrisburg and it seemed there were only dead ends. “I just wish we would have been able to help him,” Gibson-Swing said.“Some people are just too proud to let people know their circumstances,” Love said. But there was help available, which Love said she finds really distressing.“You feel like you let him down, some how,” she said. “Because it should have not happened.”last_img read more

Don’t expect to puff away at Tokyo Olympics 2020

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In this April 7, 2017, file photo, people gather at a smoking area in Tokyo. Tokyo is a smokers’ heaven. Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can still light up in small restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don’t contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to prices in other world cities. Tokyo organizers on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices. Smoking will be banned at any indoor or outdoor Olympic or Paralympic venue _ including perimeter areas being run Tokyo 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO — Tokyo is still a smoker’s heaven. Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can light up in some restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don’t contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to other major cities.However, don’t expect to puff away at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next02:26Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 202002:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tokyo’s city government separately enacted tougher rules last year to protect people from second-hand smoke. All provisions kick in during the run-up to the Olympics.Smoking is still allowed in small eateries and bars. They make up half of Japanese establishments, where it’s common to see a customer eating with chopsticks in one hand with a cigarette in the other.“Countering passive smoking has long been a concern,” Keiko Nakayama, a Tokyo city government health official, said in a statement to The Associated Press. “We would like to push for approving more anti-smoking measures so people stay healthy longer.”The statement said the city’s smoking policy would be reviewed in five years. But more regulation will always face tough opposition despite the fact that smoking has declined in recent years.The Japanese government has a large stake in tobacco. It owns a third of the stock and is the top investor in major cigarette company Japan Tobacco Inc. The industry was a government monopoly until 1985, and is a huge source of tax revenue.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Organizers on Thursday announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices. Smoking will be banned at any indoor or outdoor Olympic or Paralympic venue, including perimeter areas being run by the Tokyo games.Organizers said the prohibition is tougher than regulations for the last two Summer Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Tokyo 2020 aims to leave a legacy of improved health for the county at large,” organizers said in a statement.Japan’s national legislature last year approved a ban on smoking inside public facilities, but the measure is seen as weak and excludes many bars and restaurants. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Luka Doncic helps Mavs overcome Pacers in final game as teen Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Smoking is cheap in Japan compared to other developed countries. A pack of Marlboro cigarettes costs about $5. In London and New York it’s about $14, and in Sydney it costs $20.According to World Health Organization data for 2015, 32.7 percent of Japanese males smoke, compared to 24.4 in the United States. The highest figures were East Timor (78.0) and Indonesia (74.9), and the lowest two were in Africa: Ethiopia (7.6) and Ghana (7.1). /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Rage ready for second game tonight against PG on home ice

first_imgThe first period was a quiet one as only one goal was scored and that game from Cody Bardock of the Spruce Kings.  Then early in the second the Rage answered back with two quick goals from Ryan Matthews and Tyson MacCallum.   After that the Spruce Kings never looked back and let the rest of the game after taking a 5-3 lead.  In the end the final score was 8-5 for the Kings. The Rage and Kings will face off again tonight at the EnCana Events Centre.  Tickets are only $11 for the exhibition game that starts at 7 p.m.- Advertisement – Saturday will be their last exhibition game before they hit the road to Minneapolis, Minnesota to take part in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase tournament.The Rage’s Showcase tournament schedule is as follows:
September 14th vs Corpus Cristi Ice Rays
September 15th vs Coulee Region Chill
September 16th vs Kalamazoo K-wings
September 17th vs Michigan WarriorsThe Season Opener is September 23rd vs Minot Minotauros at 7pm at the Encana Events Centre so make sure to purchase your season tickets by calling 1-250-795-3306.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgROCKIN’ – SEAN AND DONNA – PIC BRID SWEENEYTHEY’VE been jiving around the Rosses for weeks now.But there could be only one winner…..The Naomh Muire Jive Alive Winners 2013 are (drum roll there please Brid)…..Sean Rodgers and Donna Boyle (Gillespie).As they say in the Rosses….you rock! Maith Sibh!  SEAN AND DONNA CROWNED NAOMH MUIRE JIVE ALIVE CHAMPIONS was last modified: April 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SEAN AND DONNA CROWNED NAOMH MUIRE JIVE ALIVE CHAMPIONSlast_img read more