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Chelsea keeper relishes Premier League challenge

first_imgKepa Arrizabalaga feels he’s met the demands of being a goalkeeper in the Premier League. The 25-year-old has also had to acclimatise quickly. It is a challenge he relishes. Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Influential Countries In The History Of The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Lil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made “It’s a little bit different to playing in La Liga,” Kepa told chelseafc.com. “The players, and the goalkeeper also, are less protected by the referee. You need to be stronger in some balls, because the referee doesn’t say it’s a foul. You need to learn a little bit these situations.Advertisement “You also need to understand English football is very quick, can have less control or less touches, but more opportunities. The ball can be far away, but in two touches it’s in the box, so I need to be ready for 90 minutes. “The games are very good to watch, with a lot of goals, speed. You need some time, but then it’s fun to play. Read Also:Chelsea official slams rules treating goalkeepers like “guinea pigs”  “I like so much the English football, the spirit of the stadium, the supporters. As players you like to play in this atmosphere. I am happy and with good feeling here.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Treñas: No to red tape in the time of ‘corona’

first_imgThe mayor lamented that despite thecurrent emergency public health situation, DepEd and DILG could not temporarilyslacken on the paper requirements “that make it difficult for us to use theschool.” It was good that the University Iloilo(UI)-Phinma and Sta. Maria Catholic School offered their school facilities,said Treñas. “Situations like this make me verysad,” said Treñas. DepEd and DILG sought a memorandum ofagreement (MOA) with the city government. The city government thus decided toremove seven patients under investigation (PUIs) and a person under monitoring(PUM) for possible COVID-19 infection from Iloilo Central Elementary Schoolwhere they have been confined in isolation for several days now. PUIs are persons showing COVID-19symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing. PUMs are those notshowing the symptoms but have a history of travel to areas with confirmed COVID-19cases. ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñasexpressed frustration at the “so many” paper requirements that the Departmentof Education (DepEd) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)asked from the city government for the use of Iloilo Central Elementary Schoolas isolation facility for suspected cases of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN On the other hand, he thanked UI andSta. Maria Catholic School for their generosity and understanding. They would be transferred to a privateschool which offered a building as temporary isolation facility for suspectedCOVID-19 cases, according to Treñas. Pending the release of their COVID-19test results, isolating PUIs and PUMs is a must as a precautionary measure. “Masmaayo pa ang mga private schools kay nag-offer sila facilities ipausar lang anay to us. The MOA withthem will come later kon magtawhay na,”said Treñas. “So bay-an ta na lang ang DepEd. Magwana lang ta da sa central school kayginapabudlayan kita,” he said./PNlast_img read more

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Athlete’s and Marijuana

first_imgIf athlete’s were not getting their names in public enough for some of their off-field exploits, now we have the marijuana debate going on in society.  After all, it is legal in Colorado to deal in marijuana.  Does that mean an adult athlete in Colorado can freely participate in its usage just like any other citizen of the state?  What kind of rules can a university place on its student athletes?All across the United States there is more and more support for legalizing this plant, and each voting period it seems another state makes it legal.  How many tests can an athlete fail and still participate?  Some universities now allow 2 failed tests before they suspend the athlete.  Everyone knows that whatever drug people start out with, most will eventually try something harder.  We do not need collegiate athletes snorting heroin.If you do not clamp down on marijuana, what will you do with the casual use of alcohol by athletes and their occasional DWI’s and/or DUI’s?  Do you allow them 2 failed tests, also?  It is not an easy solution unless you ban everything.last_img read more

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Rev. Humbert Moster

first_imgFranciscan Fr. Humbert Moster, OFM, was a people person: warm, plain-spoken, down-to-earth. Those qualities made him a popular pastor, chaplain and missionary for 60 years. Fr. Moster died unexpectedly June 1st at University Hospital in Cincinnati following a fall he suffered at Holy Family Friary in Oldenburg, Indiana. He was 90 years old.Fr. Moster served as a pastor or associate in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lafayette, Indiana, Southfield, Michigan, Bloomington, Illinois, and Hamilton, Ohio, but his heart belonged to Oldenburg, where he was born Oct. 21, 1929. He and his twin Walter were among 11 children of John and Emma (Obermeyer) Moster. Influenced by the friars and Franciscan Sisters, he entered St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati in 1944, was received as a novice by the Province of St. John the Baptist in 1948, and professed first vows as a friar in 1949. He professed solemn vows in 1952 while studying Philosophy at Duns Scotus College in Southfield, Michigan. After Theology studies in Oldenburg he was ordained a priest June 11, 1957.Apart from assignments as a hospital chaplain in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Louisville, Kentucky, Fr. Moster was a parish man. He returned to Oldenburg in 1993 as Associate Pastor of Holy Family Church and became a parochial “sub” for the Batesville Indiana Deanery, eventually serving as Parochial Administrator and then Pastor at St. Mary of the Rock and St. Cecilia parishes, adding St. Peter Parish in Franklin County Indiana to his care in 1996. A skilled carpenter, “He remodeled, rebuilt, restored,” wherever he lived, says friar Dan Anderson.Fr. Moster made a leap of faith in 2000, joining the friars’ new mission in Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica. Back in the U.S. in 2003, he served briefly in Jackson, Kentucky, then returned to provide sacramental ministry in Oldenburg. He moved to Cincinnati in 2006 but on weekends drove to the small parishes he served in Indiana. He finally retired in 2015, first to St. Anthony Friary in Mt. Airy, then to Holy Family Friary in his beloved Oldenburg.Preceded in death by his parents and most of his siblings, Fr. Moster is survived by brothers Bernard (Mary Ann), Leo (Joanne) and Anthony (Patricia), and by his sister Beata Moloney and sister-in-law Kathleen Moster, as well as 45 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and his friar classmate, Fr. Bert Heise, OFM.Fr. Moster’s body will be received at 9 a.m. Friday, June 5, at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg, Ind., with visitation until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow immediately at Holy Family Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of FriarWorks, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

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Rodgers demands Reds response

first_img There was a tangible atmosphere of deflation around Anfield, which had been a cauldron of noise just 90 minutes previously as it had in many other home games in the last few weeks, but Rodgers will not allow that to permeate into a squad which had won 11 successive league matches prior to Sunday. “I think we have been on a run of games in which the games we have won has been exceptional and to lose against Chelsea is a big disappointment because we haven’t had many games we have lost,” said the Reds boss. “This is a great group of players and we will take this on the chin and will continue to work on. We’ll recover and go again and hopefully we’ll get the win against Crystal Palace. “Our objective is for ourselves. We need to win our two games and see where it takes us and we will be fine.” Rodgers has always argued that making the leap from seventh to first was unprecedented and that his side had exceeded expectations this season. That they are still leading Chelsea and City, who have spent considerably more, is an achievement in itself and the Reds boss believes there are plenty of positives to be achieved from taking six points from their remaining two fixtures. “We are two points above Chelsea, which is phenomenal when you see the squad they have, and if we win our last two games we will finish above them,” added Rodgers. “If we can finish off the season and win these two games we’ll finish above them and maybe above Manchester City – but there’s still a way to go.” Chelsea’s stifling defensive tactics at Anfield have generated much debate and while they obviously had merit as Jose Mourinho’s side came out on top, for Rodgers – a man of purist footballing principles – it stuck in the throat somewhat. “We have a way of working and I take great pride in that,” he said. “We might not have got the result but we’ve seen over the course of the season that we have made great strides and we’ll continue to do that. “When you win the game of course you will say you are the better team but certainly we were the better team because we were the ones wanting to win the game. “I don’t think there is any disputing that, but it is hard to reinforce that when you lose. “What the game will do is prepare us for Crystal Palace. We will have to deal with long balls forward, which we did well. “We will have to deal with long throw-ins, so we got the chance to do that. “They will have lots of players behind the ball, which we will be prepared for as well.” Off the field the £260million scheme for the regeneration of the Anfield area – including the rebuilding of two new stands at the club’s ground – took another step forward after the Strategic Regeneration Framework was agreed by Liverpool City Council after public consultation closed. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his players will take their setback against Chelsea on the chin as they focus on keeping their Premier League title chances alive. The 2-0 defeat at Anfield took the destiny of a first championship in 24 years out of their hands with Manchester City, three points behind with a superior goal difference and a match in hand, now the favourites. By the time the Reds play Crystal Palace on Monday evening they could be third in the table and will be relying on near-neighbours Everton to do them a huge favour by taking points off Manuel Pellegrini’s side at Goodison Park on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Odion Ighalo gives Watford much-needed win over below-par Swansea

first_img Ighalo, who committed his future to the newly-promoted side by agreeing a five-year contract on Friday, calmly converted from six yards in the second half to secure Watford’s first league win of the season. Valon Behrami was sent off for a reckless stamp on Andre Ayew after 64 minutes, but a below-par Swansea never threatened to equalise and the Hornets held on for a much-needed victory. Press Association Odion Ighalo scored Watford’s first goal since the opening day of the season to claim a 1-0 victory against Swansea at Vicarage Road. Victor Ibarbo, who arrived on a season-long loan from Roma on deadline day, received international clearance and was named on the Watford bench by Quique Sanchez Flores. Swansea manager Garry Monk fielded his strongest side with Jonjo Shelvey, fresh from his England call-up, marshalling the midfield, and Wayne Routledge preferred to Jefferson Montero. The first real chance of the match fell to the hosts with 10 minutes gone when Ikechi Anya’s cross from the left landed at the feet of Sebastian Prodl. But, from the edge of the Swansea area, his half-volley went narrowly over the bar. Eight minutes later and Watford were on the attack again. This time Almen Abdi took aim at goal, but his effort clipped off the heels of Neil Taylor and went out for a corner. Incredibly the Hornets were still awaiting their first shot on target in over two games. And it was in fact the visitors who would be the first to bring a goalkeeper into action. Bafetimbi Gomis, scorer of nine goals in his last 10 Premier League outings, turned and shot from the edge of the penalty area to bring a fine save from Heurelho Gomes in the Watford goal. Ikechi Anya was then caught dallying on the ball near his own corner flag. Ayew stole possession and he found Gomis, who had fallen to the floor, but his improvised effort went straight into the hands of a thankful Gomes. And then with the interval approaching, it came, Watford’s first shot on target in nearly two and a half matches. Ighalo wriggled in from the left-hand side, but his effort was saved by the feet of Lukas Fabianski. The half-time whistle at a sun-drenched Vicarage Road blew and the score was goalless. With the hour mark approaching a largely tepid affair then suddenly burst into life. Ighalo drove into the penalty box but his effort was wide of Fabianski’s goal. Moments later came the breakthrough and with it a little bit of history. A long punt down field from Gomes was headed down by Troy Deeney and, unmarked, six yards out, Ighalo calmly sidefooted past Fabianski. It was the least the hosts deserved and Vicarage Road erupted. But with the Watford fans still celebrating their first home goal in the Premier League this season, they were stunned into silence as Behrami was shown a straight red card for a stamp on Ayew above the knee. With the extra man Swansea would have been expected to up the ante, but Monk’s side barely called Gomes into action and it was Watford who had the best of the remaining chances with Fabianski forced into a late double save in the closing stages. TWEET OF THE MATCH “7 minutes” – England cricketer Steven Finn has a long wait in stoppage time before he can celebrate Watford’s big win. PLAYER RATINGS Watford Heurelho Gomes 7 (out of 10) Allan Nyom 7 Sebastian Prodl 7 Jose Manuel Jurado 5 Valon Behrami 5 Troy Deeney 7 Craig Cathcart 6 Ikechi Anya 6 Almen Abdi 6 Odion Ighalo 8 Etienne Capoue 7 Subs Ben Watson 6 Steven Berghuis 5 Alessandro Diamanti 5 Swansea Lukasz Fabianski 6 Neil Taylor 6 Ashley Williams 6 Jonjo Shelvey 6 Andre Ayew 6 Wayne Routledge 5 Bafetimbi Gomis 6 Gylfi Sigurdsson 5 Jack Cork 5 Kyle Naughton 6 Federico Fernandez 6 Subs Jefferson Montero 5 Ki Sung-Yeung 5 Eder 5 STAR MAN Odion Ighalo was a constant thorn in Swansea’s arm all afternoon and his goal was no more than he deserved. It capped a strong 24 hours for the Nigerian who signed a five-year contract on Friday. MOMENT OF THE MATCH It has to be Watford’s first effort on goal in some 221 minutes of Premier League action. Ighalo will take the plaudits after he bundled his way into the Swansea penalty area – but his effort was comfortably stopped by Lukasz Fabianski. The best was, however yet to come. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Swansea had been unbeaten heading into Saturday’s match, but Garry Monk’s side were woefully off the pace here and Watford’s victory was richly deserved. MOAN OF THE MATCH Bafetimbi Gomis may be in fine goal-scoring fettle, but the 30-year-old French striker was flagged offside on three occasions inside a 10-minute spell in the first half. It summed up a disappointing day Gomis and for the visiting side. WHO’S UP NEXT Newcastle v Watford (Premier League, September 19) Swansea v Everton (Premier League, September 19) last_img read more

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Indian Premier League IPL 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings: Raina 36th fifty gives Chennai five-wicket win vs Kolkata

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders and they are unchanged. Dinesh Karthik’s side welcome back Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Harry Gurney. Chris Lynn continued his good form by smashing his eighth fifty and he also went past 1000 runs in the IPL. Kynn looked good for a century but Imran Tahir took four wickets and conceded just 27 runs as Chennai Super Kings restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 161/8 after 20 overs. MS Dhoni’s side were boosted by Suresh Raina’s 36th fifty and a valuable cameo from Ravindra Jadeja as they won by five wickets to consolidate their hold at the top of the table. (SCORECARD)19:48 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja helps Chennai Super Kings cross the line and they beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets to consolidate their hold on the top of the IPL points table.19:34 hrs IST: Jadeja gets going with a boundary off Krishna while Raina hammers a boundary off Narine to ease the pressure for Chennai Super Kings. We are in for a thriller.19:28 hrs IST: Suresh Raina gets to his 36th fifty but Kolkata Knight Riders are building the pressure. Chennai Super Kings need a massive over.19:26 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Sunil Narine as he gets the offspinner to grip and Dhoni plays inside the line. The umpire gives it out and Chennai Super Kings ask for a review but the ball is hitting leg stump. Massive moment in the game.19:12 hrs IST: Raina hammers a six and a four off Chawla and Chennai Super Kings need 53 off 36 balls. This is a tense match.19:09 hrs IST: Brilliant from MS Dhoni as he launches Kuldeep over long on for a big six. Can Dhoni rewind the clock and finish this in style by taking it deep in the match as Chennai Super Kings like to do.19:00 hrs IST: Jadhav is trapped LBW by Kedar Jadhav and he thinks about a review but decides against it.18:57 hrs IST: Jadhav slog sweeps a six to deep midwicket and hammers a four to the leg side off Kuldeep. Jadhav has begun well.18:54 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav begins confidently with two boundaries as Kolkata Knight Riders build the pressure. The match is evenly poised now.18:52 hrs IST: Ambati Rayudu has one more failure and he drives a flatter delivery from Piyush Chawla to the cover region where the fielder takes a sharp catch.18:41 hrs IST: Raina glances a flatter delivery from Narine to the fine leg fence but Kolkata Knight Riders have bowled a couple of tight overs.18:29 hrs IST: Suresh Raina starts going with two boundaries but Sunil Narine gets the big wicket of Faf du Plessis. Kolkata Knight Riders are still in the game.18:24 hrs IST: Suresh Raina is given OUT LBW to Harry Gurney but he manages to overturn it on review. He got an inside edge and that has saved him.18:17 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis blasts four consecutive boundaries off Andre Russell but Harry Gurney gets the big wicket of Shane Watson as he traps him LBW with a ball that nips back in.18:06 hrs IST: Prasidh Krishna concedes a boundary to both Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis as Chennai Super Kings start well.17:45 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 161/8 despite Chris Lynn’s 82. The spell by Imran Tahir will go a long way in determining the fate of this match.17:30 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik slices a full, slow ball to long off and Faf du Plessis takes his fourth catch. This is splendid stuff.17:28 hrs IST: Imran Tahir finishes his spell of four overs and he ends with 4/27. Brilliant spell from the legspinner and it could be game-changing.17:18 hrs IST: Andre Russell blasts a four and a six but he holes out to long on with Dhruv Shorey taking the catch. Brilliant stuff from Tahir and his celebrations are a sight at the Eden Gardens.17:14 hrs IST: After 23 runs in the over from Jadeja, Tahir takes his third wicket by getting rid of the dangerous Lynn for 82. Much needed wicket for Chennai Super Kings.17:10 hrs IST: Hat-trick of sixes by Lynn against Jadeja and he is nearing a century. Brilliant stuff.17:04 hrs IST: Lynn keeps the runs flowing by clobbering Chahar for a six over deep midwicket. Dinesh Karthik is rotating the strike well.16:56 hrs IST: Imran Tahir continues his great form as he gets the dangerous Nitish Rana. Flighted delivery on leg stump but Rana mistimes the lofted shot and the catch is taken at long on by du Plessis again. In the same over, du Plessis runs straight down the ground and dives forward to take a brilliant catch to send back Robin Uthappa for a golden duck.16:47 hrs IST: Eighth fifty for Lynn in IPL and he has boosted Kolkata Knight Riders. After a slow beginning in the tournament, he has also gone past 1000 runs.16:41 hrs IST: Lynn nears his fifty by launching Mitchell Santner straight down the ground for a big six and the runs continue to flow with Nitish Rana continuing to find the boundary off Jadeja.16:35 hrs IST: Lynn and Nitish Rana end the powerplay in style by blasting a couple of boundaries off Ravindra Jadeja.16:29 hrs IST: Mitchell Santner gets the wicket. He stays round the wicket and bowls a flighted dellivery outside off and Narine miscues the lofted shot to long on. Du Plessis takes the catch and Chennai Super Kings have the wicket.16:27 hrs IST: Chris Lynn continues to find boundaries at will as he continues to hurt Chennai Super Kings. The run-rate is over eight.16:19 hrs IST: Two fours and a six by Narine off Chahar and he is boosting Kolkata Knight Riders. This is the Lynn which the world fears.16:10 hrs IST: Chris Lynn begins with a bang by blasting two fours off Deepak Chahar as Kolkata Knight Riders start well against Chennai Super Kings.15:51 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl and they are unchanged while Kolkata Knight Riders have included Chris Lynn, Harry Gurney and Sunil Narine. Here are the playing XIs.Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry GurneyChennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir15:28 hrs IST: Sunil Narine, who has not had a good tournament so far with the ball, will be determined to put up a good show against Chennai Super Kings, against whom he has had decent success.15:11 hrs IST: Hello and a warm welcome to the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. Will MS Dhoni be Captain Cool, unlike the avatar which we saw in the game against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur? Kolkata Knight Riders will be determined to snap their losing streak but they will be sweating, not just in the heat, but over the fitness of Andre Russell. last_img read more

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The Latest: German soccer federation faces heavy losses

first_imgThe Latest: German soccer federation faces heavy losses Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The German soccer federation says it faces heavy losses this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Johnny Grave says he has been in discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board for the past six weeks and that Cricket West Indies is expecting a formal offer to go ahead with the tour in the coming days.Grave says in an interview with espncricinfo.com the players would take privately sourced tests for COVID-19 three or four days before the departure date. They would then convene at a base in Antigua and fly out in one aircraft on the same day, before being transported to their quarantine and training venue where they would spend about three weeks.He adds that the current plan is for the test matches to start July 8, July 16 and July 24. The tour was due to start on June 4 but no professional cricket can be played in England before July 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Grave says there is still some apprehension among players and support staff about leaving their families for seven weeks, travelling to Britain and playing in bio-secure venues, but that no player has said formally he does not want to tour.___ The shipment was delivered last week and is being stored at PSG’s Parc des Princes. The stadium has been operating as a logistics support base in the Greater Paris region.Sabrina Delannoy, the deputy director of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, said on Monday that the donation “will enable our many partner charities to continue working in safe conditions and to pass on this equipment in turn to the people who need it most.”PSG and Tencent sealed a partnership during the French club’s Tour in China last year.___The chief executive of West Indies’ cricket team says a plan is in place to fly a 25-man squad to England around June 8 ahead of a three-test series starting a month later in bio-secure stadiums with no spectators. Spain was one of the hardest hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic with nearly 30,000 deaths. Masks are now obligatory for the entire population in most situations.Barcelona and most Spanish clubs sustained heavy financial losses and reduced the salaries of its players during the pandemic. ___The top women’s soccer league in England has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Football Association says a decision was taken to end the Women’s Super League with immediate effect following “overwhelming feedback from the clubs” and to give them the chance to “prepare and focus on next season.” ___Barcelona has launched a line of protective masks for its fans during the coronavirus pandemic.The club says the masks are available in three different models with exclusive designs using Barcelona’s colors. They can be found online or in physical stores as they gradually reopen to the public beginning on Monday.The masks are made in Catalonia using 100% ecological cotton. Barcelona says they comply with all “health requirements and regulations.” The masks are reusable and guaranteed to up to 40 washes. Manchester City was leading the league by a point from Chelsea, which had a game in hand. Arsenal was a further three points behind and also had a game in hand on City.Recommendations for sporting outcomes such as which team should represent England in the Women’s Champions League next season will be sent to the FA board.The second-tier Women’s Championship has also been canceled.___ Moving the worlds to March 2022 would put the event one month after the 2022 Beijing Olympics and likely force FIS to cancel that season’s finals in Méribel and Courchevel, France.The Cortina worlds are currently scheduled for Feb. 7-21, 2021.Worlds are usually held every other winter, in odd years.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Euroleague has 18 teams across 10 European nations. The different lockdown and border restrictions in those countries made it difficult to continue games.The season was suspended March 12. Turkish club Anadolu Efes Istanbul was leading with a 24-4 regular season record.___Chinese technology company Tencent has donated 150,000 face masks and 10,000 pairs of protective goggles to Paris Saint-Germain’s foundation.The foundation will dispatch them to organizations and charities in need of equipment to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.center_img May 25, 2020 The men’s and women’s professional tours are suspended until at least July 13.___The Euroleague basketball season has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and no championship will be awarded.The league says it considered and rejected various plans for continuing the season, including proposals from many cities to hold remaining games. It instead opted to focus on the 2020-21 season.The league adds that “for reasons of sporting integrity, all competition system modifications including a reduced number of teams were discarded.” Treasurer Stephan Osnabrügge has presented figures to a general meeting showing a possible loss of nearly 77 million euros ($83 million) in the worst-case scenario. The deficit would be smaller if national-team games can resume in the second half of 2020.Osnabrügge says that means the “deepest economic crisis” in the DFB’s history but that it is not facing insolvency.In a meeting held over video conferencing the DFB ended the season for all junior competitions and for the women’s second division.The DFB confirmed the men’s third division will resume Saturday despite objections from some clubs and state federations. The first and second divisions restarted earlier this month.The top women’s league will resume Friday. ___The French tennis federation will set aside nine million euros ($9.8 million) for its players who financially struggle as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The money will come from a larger 35-million euro ($38.1 million) support plan for French tennis as a whole. It will go to the players ranked outside the Top 100 who won’t receive any compensation from tennis’ international governing bodies.Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French tennis federation, told a conference call Monday that 66 male players and 39 female professionals will benefit from the allocation. Beach tennis and paddle tennis players, as well as wheelchair professionals and players with disabilities, can also sign up to the scheme. The support plan will be operational from June 3 and will last until Aug. 31, 2021. It will also help clubs, coaches, instructors, umpires, other officials and tournament organizers affected by the health crisis. Associated Press Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the swift development of vaccines and effective treatments for COVID-19 are priorities towards achieving the Tokyo Olympics next year.Abe says recovery from the coronavirus pandemic only in Japan would not be enough to hold the Games because it involves spectators and athletes from around the world.He reiterates that the government hopes to hold the Tokyo Games “in a complete form” with spectators as a proof of human victory against the coronavirus.Japan and the International Olympic Committee have agreed to postpone the Games by one year to July 2021.Experts say developing an effective and safe vaccine by the Games next year will be difficult. The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) would like to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022.Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò revealed the plans during an interview with RAI state TV on Sunday night.Malagò says “this is the best solution” in order to avoid the championships being canceled or shortened after the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic.Malagò says FISI would officially send the request to the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) board on Monday.Cortina was already forced to cancel the World Cup finals in March this year due to the advancing virus.last_img read more

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Green Machine finish last at Pan Am Games

first_imgGUYANA finished their disastrous outing at the 2019 Pan Am Games, at the bottom of the eight-team table in Lima, Peru.Playing against the USA on day one of the Rugby component of the Pan Am Games, Guyana went down 62-0. On day two of the tournament, Guyana were soundly beaten 59-0 by Brazil and then trashed 87-7 by Chile.On the final day of the tournament, Patrick King had two tries, Dwayne Schroder had a try and Godfrey Broomes made good of two conversions, but the ‘Green Machine’ went down 19 – 33 to rivals Jamaica.In their final game of the competition, they lost 24 – 0 to Uruguay.The 2019 Pan Am Games showing would be considered as one of Guyana’s poorest showing on the International stage.last_img

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No. 2 USC faces No. 6 Hawai’i in MPSF battle

first_imgAfter playing their first eight matches at neutral sites, the Women of Troy finally get to show what they can do in their home pool.No. 2 USC (7-1) hosts No. 6 Hawai’i (2-3) in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference clash Thursday at 5 p.m., hoping to continue its six-match winning streak.“We’re going to have to go out and play really good team defense,” senior All-American driver Nadia Dan said. “We have a lot of depth this year, so we’re going to be playing a lot of girls and hopefully wear them out.”Nearly every position player on the roster has scored multiple goals for the Women of Troy, with 18 players netting at least two points.Sophomore two-meter Kaleigh Gilchrist has led the offensive onslaught so far, scoring 15 goals, matching her season total from her freshman campaign.“I haven’t really been thinking about it,” Gilchrist said. “Goals will come. But goals don’t really win national championships, defense does.”The Women of Troy haven’t been too shabby on defense, either.Only No. 1 Stanford has managed to net more than six goals on the Women of Troy, who only gave up a total of 12 goals in their four matches at the Lancer Invitational last weekend while mostly resting their starters.Sophomore All-American goalkeeper Flora Bolonyai works as the fulcrum of the tenacious defense.“Hands down, I can say Flora’s the best goalie in the nation,” Gilchrist said. “It’s awesome to know that just in case one of us screws up, we have [Bolonyai] in the goal to back us up.”Bolonyai, who helped her native Hungarian team win the bronze medal at the European Championships last month, is averaging 6.7 saves per game while only allowing 5.1 goals per game.Bolonyai will try to keep the Rainbow Wahine at bay in Hawai’i’s first match since Feb. 5.The Rainbow Wahine (2-3) have more losses than wins, but their three losses have come at the hands of either No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 California.“They had pretty solid games against UCLA and Cal,” Dan said. “They’re a good team, and they have a good goalie.”Hawai’i goalie Serena Reid is averaging 8.2 saves and 7 goals allowed per game.The Women of Troy eked out a 5-4 overtime win against Hawai’i last season and currently own an 11-game winning streak over their MPSF rivals.last_img read more

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