The Match 3 golf tournament producer hopes to make it an annual Black Friday event

first_img– Advertisement – Tiger Woods and former NFL player Peyton Manning celebrate defeating Phil Mickelson and NFL player Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the 18th green during The Match: Champions For Charity at Medalist Golf Club on May 24, 2020 in Hobe Sound, Florida.Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.Andy Lyons | Getty Images The Match 3 will be held on Nov. 27 and feature PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and NBA icons Steph Curry and Charles Barkley.The Match 2 generated the highest golf ratings in cable history (average of 5.8 million viewers) and raised $20 million for Covid-19 relief. But Zuriff said Woods’ private nature “doesn’t lend itself to what this is becoming.”“I think it’s more than just golf,” he said, “And Tiger is the greatest golfer of all time. But to spend three hours with these guys in the golf carts where they should open up, you don’t get that with Tiger.”- Advertisement – In preparing for The Match 3 later this month, executive producer Bryan Zuriff forecasts a bright future for the celebrity golf outing, and if all goes well, it could result in a network bidding war.Zuriff, the co-creator of the celebrity golf tournament The Match, said the third installment promises more entertainment, more celebrity call-ins and more golf cart bantering, though it’ll be the first event without Tiger Woods.“We’re losing maybe the greatest golf of all time for maybe the worst of all time,” said Zuriff, who is also Hollywood producer best known for his work on Showtime’s Ray Donovan series.- Advertisement – Mahomes versus Brady?Zuriff teased Woods’ return would excite more interest in the future but previewed a Brady versus Patrick Mahomes match in near term.“There’s a version of that where maybe he teams up with Justin Thomas and takes on Phil and Tom Brady potentially,” Zuriff said.The Match is under an agreement with Turner on a year-by-year basis, according to Zuriff, who did not reveal specifics of the pact. If it continues to gain popularity and solid ratings,  it could create interest from other networks. Zuriff didn’t rule out future bidding war, but said the Match is better suited for Turner’s promotion and presentation style and predicted a long partnership.Also, Zuriff has a good relationship with WarnerMedia chairman Jeff Zucker and Turner Sports president Lenny Daniels. And of course, they have Barkley, who Zuriff again praised for helping make the Match 2 successful.“It’s not about golf, it’s about personality,” Zuriff said. “And that’s what I’m hoping this turns into.”center_img Building a marketplaceIn his interview with CNBC, Zuriff didn’t elaborate on the cost of the Match 3 but noted, “our ads dollars are higher than our expense.”Zuriff said the ad revenue for the Match 2 was “massive because we’re delivering four major athletes to an event with a real element of drama to it.”It’s here Zuriff wants to build on the event annually. He said The Match would draw interest on Black Friday, which he labeled “a dead day in sports.”This year, outside of college football games, the four major pro sports leagues are off. In a typical year, NBA and NHL games are usually played on Black Friday, but with Covid-19 impacting schedules, MediaRadar CEO Todd Krizelman said the Match is a great investment for advertisers looking for eyeballs.“It’s a highly unique, one-of-a-kind event with top name talent,” Krizelman said via email. “This is a special event airing on TNT who broadcasts NBA and MLB games, both of which will be in the off-season. In the absence of other programming, this means that TNT will be aggressively marketing the exclusive to their audience.”According to the ad firm, pre-pandemic Black Friday ad spend Thanksgiving was roughly $23 million. The firm also estimated The Match 2 attracted 65 brands, which drove approximately $5.8 million in spend across four WarnerMedia’s networks (HLN, TBS, TNT, TruTV) in May.Longtime marketing executive Tony Ponturo said the event’s “entertainment value” should also attract ad dollars with more personable figures like Curry and Barkley.“There’s interest there,” said Ponturo, who served as vice-president of Anheuser-Busch global media sports and entertainment marketing for 17 years. “When Mickelson and Tiger played, I think people were looking for more banter and having some fun.”Asked about the Match occurring every year after Thanksgiving, Ponturo said it would emulate the historic Skins Game. Last played in 2009, the game combined four PGA Tour golfers who competed for holes that equaled prize money.“It was fun golf, and it was different,” said Ponturo of the Skins Game.The first installment of The Match in November 2018 between Woods and Mickelson was for a $9 million prize and received positive viewership, though it was branded as a pay-per-view event.“I think there is a place for it with the right individuals,” Ponturo added. “Maybe after five or six of them, it may start to exhaust itself, but at least there is something there for the moment.” – Advertisement – The Match 3 will air on WarnerMedia’s TNT network and raise money for Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Sports gambling company DraftKings will be the event’s betting partner. The company told CNBC bets have so far favored the Curry and Manning team beating Barkley and Mickelson. DraftKings plans to expand its offers over the next few days as it gathers more information on the event.Zuriff cautioned Curry is an underrated golfer and expects him to make the Match 3 competitive.“He’s right below the pro level,” Zuriff said of Curry. “He’s preparing to win because he takes his golf seriously. And the fact of beating a pro [Mickelson] is a big challenge for him.” US basketball player Charles Barkley arrives for the 2019 NBA Awards at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.Lisa O’Connor | AFP | Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Real estate management on the island of Smokvica was taken over by the company Zelena nekretnina for 30 years

first_imgThe Minister of State Property Goran Marić and the Director of the company Zelena nekretnina doo Csaba Miklos Severnyak signed an Agreement on the lease of real estate on the island of Smokvica Vela on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Ministry of State Property.Under the contract, the Ministry of State Property leases for 30 years state real estate with a total area of ​​†‹вЂ‹ almost 150 thousand square meters. The annual rent is just over six million kuna, and the total amount of rent for 30 years is 184 million kuna.”Today is one of the happiest days in the Ministry of State Property after a quarter of a century of using Smokvica without compensation. The treaty came after a quarter of a century of institutional servility and subservience to the powerful. With this Agreement, the State rehabilitates its property and takes the island of Smokvica away from unacceptable reality. ”Pointed out Minister Marić and added that the Agreement does not provide for a concession and construction, but only the lease of existing real estate, and that no modifications can be made without the consent of the Ministry.The owner of Zelena nekretnina is the Hungarian fund Balansz Zartkoru Nyiltvegu Intezmenyi Ingatlan Alap, and it was represented by the director, Csba Miklos Severnyak, who pointed out during the signing of the Real Estate Lease Agreement in Smokvica Vela: “We are happy that we ran in the competition and that we won. We look forward to working and further cooperation in your beautiful country. ”last_img read more

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The first annual competition for sustainable tourism under the auspices of ITB Berlin, Travel Massive and Berlin Travel Festival

first_imgThe Entrepreneurship Campus is an activity within the UNESCO Global Program of Action (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Entrepreneurs over the age of 36 have been invited to participate in the 2019 General Competition. The application deadline is July 31, 2019. The winners will be announced on October 19, 2019 in Berlin at the Entrepreneurship Summit. More information about the competition, entries and other details of the competition can be found here: Tourism Competition 2019center_img The first annual competition for sustainable tourism under the auspices of ITB Berlin, Travel Massive and the Berlin Travel Festival.last_img

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Slippery slope to kids, mentally ill getting euthanised – doctor

first_imgNewsHub 1 April 2019Family First Comment: Disturbing“The largest children’s hospital in Canada – the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children – has already published their guidelines on how euthanasia will occur for mature minors. It includes if the child says they don’t want the parent to know, the parent will be informed the child has died after they’ve received euthanasia.”#slipperyslopeA visiting Canadian doctor claims if New Zealand introduces euthanasia, it could result in children choosing to end their own lives without their parents’ input.Canadian palliative care physician Leonie Herx is in New Zealand to take part in a debate hosted by North Shore MP Maggie Barry on ACT MP David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill, which would legalise euthanasia under strict circumstances.Euthanasia has been legal in Canada since 2016, where it’s known as medical aid in dying, or MAID. Since then about 8000 have chosen to end their lives this way, Dr Herx says, making up around 1.5 percent of all deaths.She told The AM Show on Monday it took Belgium 16 years to reach that level, after legalising the practise in 2002.“How did we get to this place in two years, so rapidly?”Like Seymour’s Bill, Canada has strict rules around who is eligible for euthanasia, including age, mental state, how much notice must be given, number of witnesses required, approval from medical professionals and their prognosis. There’s a 10-day waiting period, applicants must be informed of other palliative options and consent can be withdrawn at any time – even as the fatal drugs are being readied for injection.Dr Herx however says there are already moves to widen eligibility.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/03/slippery-slope-to-kids-mentally-ill-getting-euthanised-doctor.htmlMajority of submissions on euthanasia bill are against legalisingNewsTalk ZB 1 April 2019 A series of public debates start tonight to discuss moves to legalise euthanasia, as new figures show a huge majority of people are against the idea.The justice select committee will report back to parliament on end of life legislation next week and the law’s second reading’s likely to go ahead next month.Figures released yesterday showed more than 90 per cent of Kiwis who made submissions on the euthanasia bill want the proposed law change scrapped.Canadian palliative care expert doctor, Leonie Herx, told Mike Hosking assisted dying has been “rife with problems”.She said the eligibility criteria has changed expanded since the law was introduced.“Our statistics have been consistent with international statistics [and show] that it’s actually not people who have poorly controlled physical symptoms, it’s people who have a fear of loss of control.”“They are worried about dying and being a burden on others.”Herx said it is now a human right in Canada and the Government is looking at bringing in euthanasia for mental health and for mature minors.READ MORE: https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/majority-of-submissions-on-euthanasia-bill-are-against-legalising/last_img read more

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Aug. 13

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Tom Berry, Des Moines, Iowa, and Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., both 796; 3. Jeff Larson (B1), Freeport, Ill., 794; 4. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 792; 5. Da­kota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 788; 6. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 781; 7. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., and Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., each 770; 10. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, and Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, both 768; 12. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, and William Gould, Calera, Okla., both 767; 14. Tony Leiker, Gillette, Wy., 764; 15. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, each 761; 18. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 758; 19. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 755; 20. Matt Guillaume, Has­let, Texas, 752. Lady Eagle – 1. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 757; 2. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 722; 3. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 691; 4. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 682; 5. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 678;6. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 668; 7. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Rip­ley, Minn., and Kenzie Ritter, Keystone, Iowa, both 612; 9. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 597; 10. Torey Fischer, West Fargo, N.D., 574; 11. Allison Morris, Taylor, Texas, 564; 12. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 542; 13. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 536; 14. Brook­lynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 523; 15. Krissy Car­penter, Aztec, N.M., 503; 16. Megan Hatley, Newark, Texas, 457; 17. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 452; 18. Hannah Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 440; 19. Han­nah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 423; 20. Jordan Bartz, Shawano, Wis., 407.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars ­–­ 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 747; 2. Garrett Bard, Wells Tan­nery, Pa., 709; 3. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 695; 4. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 688; 5. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 677; 6. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 612; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 604; 8. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 581; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 563; 10. Mitch­ell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 547; 11. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 545; 12. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 525; 13. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 505; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 502; 15. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 480; 16. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 447; 17. Taylor Ve­lasquez, Turpin, Okla., 432; 18. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 420; 19. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 417; 20. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 416. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 794; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 793; 3. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 792; 4. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 790; 5. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 789; 6. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 783; 7. Brady J. Bencken, Oak­ley, Kan., 781; 8. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., and Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, both 780; 10. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., 775; 11. Jason Fusselman, Avoca, Iowa, 773; 12. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 762; 13. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., and Cody Williams, Minneap­olis, Kan., both 758; 15. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 748; 16. Brett Vanous, Quasque­ton, Iowa, 745; 17. Solomon Bennett, Minburn, Iowa, 742; 18. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley, Iowa, 721; 19. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, and Josh Sidles, Emmetsburg, Iowa, both 719. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 789; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 782; 3. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 762; 4. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 721; 5. Zach­ary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 714; 6. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 703; 7. Andy Nezwor­ski, Buffalo, Iowa, 700; 8. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 686; 9. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., and Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, both 678; 11. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., and Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., both 673; 13. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., and Colton Leal, Dubu­que, Iowa, both 643; 15. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 623; 16. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 607; 17. Ben Sukup, Norfolk, Neb., 564; 18. Jon Haase, Plainview, Neb., 557; 19. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 545; 20. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 536.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 800; 2. Doug Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 794; 3. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 793; 4. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 791; 5. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 776; 6. Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn., and Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, both 771; 8. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 770; 9. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 769; 10. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 767; 11. Gage Neal, Anamosa, Iowa, 765; 12. Tyler Soppe, Dubuque, Iowa, 764; 13. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 758; 14. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 753; 15. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 751; 16. Jake Sachau, Manning, Iowa, and Alec Fett, Algona, Iowa, both 749; 18. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, and Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., both 747; 20. James Roebuck, Genoa, Neb., 743.center_img Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Boyd, Texas, 798; 2. Da­mon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 742; 3. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 726; 4. James Hanu­sch, Belton, Texas, 702; 5. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 689; 6. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 688; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 682; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 678; 9. Billy J. Gould, Kingwood, Texas, 675; 10. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 659; 11. Jackson Har­pole, Farmington, N.M., 642; 12. Gary Fox, Fort Worth, Texas, 603; 13. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 593; 14. Tim Ihnen, Cortez, Colo., 584; 15. Tommy Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 548; 16. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., and Steve Blair, Cortez, Colo., both 542; 18. Brooklynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 523; 19. Bradley Poor, Hawley, Texas, 521; 20. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 509. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 757; 2. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 748; 3. R.J. Esqueda, Granada, Minn., 746; 4. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 737; 5. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 730; 6. Jaedon Erickson, Welcome, Minn., 729; 7. Bondy Can­non, Mineral Wells, Texas, 724; 8. Justin Dose, Biscay, Minn., 715; 9. Gilbert Aldape, Sioux City, Iowa, 704; 10. Greg Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., 687; 11. Ted Trumbo, Saint Francis, Kan., 670; 12. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, Iowa, 656; 13. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 650; 14. Dennis Co­sens, Mentmore, N.M., 646; 15. Austin Friedrich, Saint James, Minn., 628; 16. Nathan Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., 615; 17. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn., 612; 18. Brandon Hartmann, Fair­mont, Minn., 608; 19. William Millard, Dolores, Colo., 599; 20. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 597. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Michael Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 800; 2. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 789; 3. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn., 788; 4. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 787; 5. Dal­lon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 782; 6. Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa, 770; 7. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 767; 8. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 764; 9. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 763; 10. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 761; 11. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 759; 12. Aus­tin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 755; 13. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 754; 14. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, and Dustin Mooney, Forney, Texas, both 753; 16. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, and Derek Green, Granada, Minn., both 742; 18. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 740; 19. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 734; 20. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 733. Junior National Champion – 1. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 792; 2. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 782; 3. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 776; 4. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 762; 5. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 747; 6. Jack Bransom, Bur­leson, Texas, 737; 7. Mat­thew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 726; 8. Cade Rich­ards, Lincoln, Neb., 725; 9. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 719; 10. Jerret Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 689; 11. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, and Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., both 678; 13. Blake Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 677; 14. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., and Carter Koop, Rockwell, Iowa, both 673; 16. Jay­den Larson, Mankato, Minn., 669; 17. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 667;  18. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 661; 19. Ashton Wilkey, Batesville, Ark., 657; 20. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 646.last_img read more

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Gera happy to have Clarke’s trust

first_img Press Association He added: “I think he has a very good future and the one thing he never does is panic. Some managers do but he always trusts in the players, which is good. “He says the right things in the dressing room before kick-off, at half-time and after matches.” Gera is set to return for pre-season training after his second serious knee setback in just over 12 months. He said: “The most important thing is your mindset being right and every little success gives you more confidence.” Midfielder Gera has played under five different managers in Gary Megson, Bryan Robson, Tony Mowbray, Roy Hodgson and now Clarke during two spells at the Hawthorns. He said: “The club always finds good managers and I’ve been happy with each one but this is a different era because we are now a stable Premier League team. I’m sure it was difficult for the manager after Roy left but he has done a fantastic job in his first year as a number one.” center_img Zoltan Gera has hailed the impact made by West Brom boss Steve Clarke in his first senior managerial role and believes the “trust” he has shown in his players has been key to his success.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgAstros sign Correa’s brother as undrafted free agentHOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have signed second baseman J.C. Correa (kor-AY-ah), getting the brother of star shortstop Carlos Correa on the third try.The Astros signed the younger Correa for $20,000, the maximum allowed for an undrafted free agent.Houston had picked Correa in the later rounds of the last two drafts. This year’s draft was drastically cut to only five rounds because of the coronavirus pandemic. Correa hit .245 in 14 games as a senior for Lamar University this year before the season was shortened by the virus. In 2019, he led the school with a .332 batting average, 10 home runs and 44 RBIs.The Astros lost their first- and second-round picks this year as part of the penalty issued by Major League Baseball for their sign-stealing scandal. — An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates in Tennessee. The NFL Network reported that one player who took part in the workouts this week in Nashville has tested positive. All the players who were there will now get tested to see if there is any spread. The team declined to comment, citing federal and state privacy laws about the personal health of employees.— The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after five team employees tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person tells The Associated Press the team and the NHL haven’t announced the closure. The NHL is also no longer announcing which teams’ individual players tested positive. The developments come some two weeks after players could return to their respective facilities to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts.— Canada has approved a National Hockey League plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plan required an exemption as the U.S.-Canada border is currently closed to all non-essential travel until at least July 21 and those who enter Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. The league plans to have training camps open in July and to play games without spectators in a couple of cities in late July or August. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada’s top public health officer as well as the top health officers of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Toronto worked closely with the NHL to approve the plan.— A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Albert Pujols (POO’-hohlz) will pay the salaries of the Los Angeles Angels’ furloughed employees in his native Dominican Republic for five months. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Pujols didn’t publicly announce his commitment to pay roughly $180,000 to cover the salaries. The strict budget cuts made by Angels’ owner Arte Moreno during the coronavirus pandemic have included extensive furloughs for scouts, player development staff and minor league employees.GLF–RBC HERITAGE The closures come while MLB owners and players try to negotiate a deal to begin the season and raise the possibility the virus outbreak could scuttle all attempts at starting up this year.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the spring complexes in Florida and Arizona will temporarily close because of recent events. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there wasn’t an official statement.The facilities will undergo a deep cleaning and disinfecting. No one will be permitted back inside without a negative test for the virus.Soon after the Phillies became the first known team to be affected by the outbreak, Toronto shuttered its site in Dunedin, Florida, about five miles from Philadelphia’s camp in Clearwater. The Blue Jays said one player showed symptoms consistent with the virus.The San Francisco Giants’ facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, was shut after one person who had been to the site and one family member exhibited symptoms Thursday. Texas closed its camp about 30 miles away in Surprise, saying no one had tested positive but that it wanted to expand testing protocols. Simpson has the lead at RBCHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Webb Simpson has the lead at Hilton Head. Bryson DeChambeau is one shot behind. And the biggest move of the day was a player who made it to the course, but not the tee. That was Nick Watney, who withdrew after becoming the first player to test positive for the coronavirus. Watney tested negative when he arrived Tuesday. He experienced symptoms Friday, took another test and it returned positive. He will be in self-isolation for at least 10 days.SPORTS-JUNETEENTHAround sports world, Juneteenth celebrated like never beforeUNDATED (AP) — Bradley Beal grabbed a microphone and asked the crowd that joined the Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics on a march to collectively raise a fist into the air and join together in saying “Together we stand.” And they did. Such was the sentiment across sports on Friday, as many teams from the major U.S. pro leagues stopped to commemorate Juneteenth — the celebration of what occurred June 19, 1865, the day that all enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned they had been freed from bondage.The day carried particular importance this year, with teams recognizing the day as important enough to declare it a paid holiday for workers — acknowledging the problems the country is facing after several weeks of protests demanding the elimination of police brutality and racial inequality.Many pro athletes, Black and white, have taken part in those protests.The NBA gave its employees paid time off on Juneteenth for the first time and Commissioner Adam Silver urged league personnel to take the day and think about race relations.AMERICA PROTESTS-SPORTS In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— A shortened baseball season would result in some temporary rules changes. Extra innings that start with runners on second base, games ending in ties and re-entry are among the possibilities. And the season may be limited to a maximum 60 games by teams that claim they can’t afford more due to the coronavirus pandemic. MLB included the controversial extra-inning runner rule in its proposal Wednesday for a 60-game season, down from an initial 82, and also wants it for 2021. The players’ association accepted the rule Thursday for 2020 only in its counterproposal for 70 games, down from an initial 114.— Five-time PGA Tour winner Nick Watney tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, the first player with a confirmed infection since golf resumed its schedule last week. Watney withdrew immediately from the RBC Heritage and must self-isolate for at least 10 days under the PGA Tour’s protocols. Watney played the opening round with Vaughn Taylor and Luke List. As part of the contact tracing plan, Taylor, List and their caddies were to be tested immediately.— Clemson said 23 football players have tested positive for the coronavirus since the athletes returned to campus this month. There have been 28 positive tests for COVID-19 at the school, including two football staffers and three athletes from other sports. None of those contracting the virus have been hospitalized. Those testing positive are isolated for at least 10 days. The uptick at Clemson is similar to one in the state of South Carolina, which reported a single-day high of 1,081 cases on Friday. —The NASCAR Cup race at Texas will have thousands of spectators in the stands. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has approved a comprehensive action plan submitted by the track to allow fans for the July 19 race. While the state allows 50% capacity for outdoor sporting events, track president Eddie Gossage says it’s too early to know how many fans will be able to attend. With social distancing protocols in place, the speedway first must reassign seating for people who had already purchased tickets for the race that was originally scheduled for March 29. The track capacity is about 135,000. Associated Press — The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events. The current ban, in place since 2001, prevents states from hosting what the NCAA calls predetermined sites, such as men’s basketball tournament games. Mississippi is the only state currently affected by the policy. The expanded policy means that even when sites of games are determined by performance as they are in sports such as baseball and women’s basketball, Mississippi schools will not be permitted to host NCAA tournament games.NFL-NEWS49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. breaks right wristUNDATED (AP) — San Francisco 49ers receiver Richie James Jr. has broken his right wrist during offseason workouts and won’t be ready to return to the field until after the start of training camp.The 49ers confirmed a report of the injury by NFL Network on Friday and said they will have a better idea of how long James will be sidelined after he reports to training camp next month. NFL Network said James is expected to miss at least two months. June 20, 2020center_img In other developments related to the national protests against racial injustice:—The Washington Post editorial board is calling on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change his football club’s name. Under the headline, “Change the name of the Washington NFL team. Now,” the newspaper says in an editorial posted online Friday that if Snyder won’t switch the nickname, the professional football league itself ought to do so. The Post says, “This should be an easy call” and urges Snyder or the NFL to “get on the right side of history.” Snyder has owned the team since 1999 and steadfastly refused to consider a change to the nickname.— The agency that manages RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., removed a statue of George Preston Marshall, who moved the team from Boston to Washington. Marshall resisted integrating the team with Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962, according to his biography on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Marshall was inducted into the Hall in 1963; he died in 1969. Events DC officials called the removal on Friday “a small and overdue step on the road to lasting equality and justice.” A Redskins spokesman did not immediately comment.— Former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick (KAP’-ur-nihk) is helping to fund the cost of legal representation for some protesters who were arrested during demonstrations in the days after George Floyd’s death. The Star Tribune reports that Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Foundation has donated what’s described as a “substantial” sum to attorneys nationwide. Kaepernick is the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who took a knee in 2016 during the national anthem to protest police brutality.— A group of Black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group that began after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which spawned a wave of nationwide protests against racism and policy brutality. Started by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, the group grew to some 70 MLS players, who decided to act and the Black Players Coalition of MLS was born.  Update on the latest sports James is the second receiver lost to injury this week for the defending NFC champion 49ers. No. 1 wideout Deebo Samuel underwent surgery Thursday to repair a fracture in his left foot suffered during informal player workouts in Tennessee.In other NFL news:— The New York Jets have agreed to terms with Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims, their second-round draft pick in April, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Mims fits a major need for a Jets offense that lost its top wideout, Robby Anderson, to Carolina in free agency. Chosen 59th overall, Mims will get a four-year deal worth about $5.5 million.— NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV last night as both sides try to reach a new distribution agreement. The lack of an agreement impacts 11.32 million subscribers. DISH has 9.01 million and Sling TV accounts for another 2.31 million. The NFL is still deep into the offseason with preseason games not scheduled to begin for another two months.MLB-ASTROS-CORREA’S BROTHER TRANSGENDER-SPORTS BAN-IDAHO-LAWSUITTrump administration backs Idaho transgender sports banBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump.The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the U.S. Department of Justice, saying a federal judge considering a lawsuit challenging the ban should conclude that the law does not violate the U.S. Constitution.The ban prohibits transgender students who identify as female from playing on female teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. The ban does not apply to men’s teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worryEvery team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, a move that came in the wake of the Philadelphia Phillies announcing five players had tested positive for COVID-19. Twins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarksUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks he made in 1978.Griffith’s statue was one of several installed when the team opened its ballpark in 2010. Griffith moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota for the 1961 season, and the team was renamed the Twins. During a 1978 speech to a Waseca Lions club, Griffith said he decided to make the move when he found out there only had 15,000 blacks there. The team says it “cannot remain silent and continue ignoring the racist comments he made in Waseca.”Spokesman Dustin Morse said the removal was an internal decision, but the team had “certainly heard from outside fans and the community over the years” about Griffith’s remarks.Griffith sold the Twins to banker Carl Pohlad in 1984. The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice women’s rights group that filed the lawsuit in April, contending the law violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause because it is discriminatory.last_img read more

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The Latest: Kansas State pauses voluntary football workouts

first_imgNoël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, says it is possible more spectators will be allowed into the French Cup final at the end of July and for the resumption of top-tier Ligue 1 play at the end of August.The federation’s executive committee will discuss the new measures and the specifics of the new calendar on Monday.The French government called off the country’s 2019-20 soccer season on April 28 as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: Kansas State pauses voluntary football workouts The Toronto Sun and The Toronto Star report that the center tested positive. The Leafs say a player’s medical information is private.Toronto is deferring to the NHL’s policy on handling test results, with the league providing updates on testing totals and positive tests without disclosing the identities of affected clubs or players. Judd Moldaver, Matthews’s agent, did not respond to requests for comment.According to the Sun, the 22-year-old Matthews has self-quarantined in his Arizona home and hopes to be ready to play if the NHL season resumes. The NHL hopes to open training camps next month, and finish off the 2019-20 season later this summer.Matthews had 47 goals and 33 assists in 70 games before the suspension of the season on March 12. As of Friday, 14 student-athletes had tested positive for active COVID-19 following testing of more than 130 student-athletes. The school said those who have tested positive are being medically managed according to current guidelines. That includes self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without fever for 72 hours without medication, whichever takes longer. Athletics director Gene Taylor said the university felt that temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to facilities was the best decision for everyone. ___Three members of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tested positive for the- novel coronavirus at the team’s training facility, and the Bucs have closed affected areas of the building.The team said those areas will remain closed until extensive sanitizing is completed. Associated Press Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen stayed with Matthews in Arizona for the first stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to the Toronto Sun he tested negative for the novel coronavirus and is no longer in Arizona.Arizona has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,246 new positive cases of COVID-19, exceeding Thursday’s single-day high of 2,519 cases.The league said Friday that it has tested more than 200 players at club facilities during voluntary training since June 8, with 11 testing positive.___French soccer authorities are allowing fans back into stadiums from July 10, with an initial limit of 5,000. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kansas State has paused all voluntary workouts for football student-athletes for two weeks following the most recent COVID-19 test results. All individuals who may have been exposed have been notified, the Bucs said in a statement, “and are following the established protocols, which include a 14-day quarantine period.” The team did not identify three people who tested positive.Team headquarters is remaining open under the first phase of the NFL’s reopening plan.Earlier this week, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facility after three players and two staff members tested positive.___The Toronto Maple Leafs will not comment on reports that star player Auston Matthews has tested positive for the coronavirus. June 20, 2020last_img read more

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Bench pressed: Syracuse reserves look to increase production at Wake Forest

first_imgLast year, Jim Boeheim had James Southerland to come off the bench.Two years ago, he had Dion Waiters.The sixth man wasn’t a drop-off. Rather, it was a boost.This year, though, Boeheim has had no such luxury. Baye Moussa Keita, Michael Gbinije and Tyler Roberson are averaging eight points combined. That’s largely due to the dominance of the first unit, and, while Keita and Gbinije have contributed in chunks, they haven’t done so consistently.“I’m disappointed in our bench,” Boeheim said after SU’s 64-52 win over Miami on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 2 Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast) will look for increased production from its bench Wednesday in a 9 p.m. tip at Wake Forest (14-6, 4-3). Boeheim said Syracuse’s bench may be a problem down the road, starting against the Demon Deacons. “It’s probably the toughest road game we’ve had so far this year,” SU forward Jerami Grant said.While Boeheim admitted he’s not overjoyed with the recent play of his bench overall, he was pleased with Keita’s minutes against the Hurricanes.Keita was active around the basket, finishing two layups and snagging rebounds over Miami’s Tonye Jekiri and James Kelly. He played 19 minutes and Boeheim didn’t feel the need to yank him shortly after he entered the game.His lankiness and comfort with the 2-3 zone have been assets for Syracuse in conference play.“I thought Baye gave us a big, big lift in this game,” Boeheim said.For Gbinije, though, his time on the court, particularly playing the point, was short-lived. Gbinije ran the show for two-and-a-half minutes in the first half, but Tyler Ennis replaced him after Garrius Adams hit a 3.Boeheim frowned and gave his classic casual finger point toward Ennis. Ennis jolted off the bench and Gbinije took his place on the sideline.With Ennis playing so well, minutes at point are sparse for the 6-foot-7 guard Gbinije. Ennis has played all but three total minutes in the Orange’s last three games. Gbinije has played just five, eight and six minutes in those games. He’s gone 0-for-1 from the field in each of the three games.Gbinije doesn’t find much time at the two, either, because of Trevor Cooney’s ability to get hot at any point. Cooney’s more of a threat to stroke it from downtown, which is the main reason he stays on the court.“Trevor doesn’t make many mistakes,” Boeheim said, “because he just catches and shoots it. It’s hard to make a mistake when that’s all you do.”Roberson, meanwhile, is still getting acclimated to playing college basketball. He’s shown flashes of potential and will likely be an integral part of the rotation the next two or three years. This year, though, he plays sparingly and has scored just one point in SU’s last four games.“We’ve got to get something out of somebody besides Baye,” Boeheim said.He said that starts with better practices, and that it’s important for Syracuse to rectify the problem. For a team stacked with talent, depth has been the only glaring issue — particularly in ACC play, where the competition has been stiffer.In five of the Orange’s first six games, its bench outscored that of the opposition. Once DaJuan Coleman missed his first game on Dec. 31, Grant moved into the starting lineup. That’s when the reserves’ production inevitably declined.Since Coleman has been sidelined, the SU bench has outscored its opponent’s bench just twice in seven games.Against North Carolina, the bench scored a total of three points. It was outscored 22-4 by Miami’s reserves on Saturday.But it didn’t matter all too much in either of those games. It hasn’t all season. “It don’t matter if you got outscored by the subs if you win,” C.J. Fair said.The starters have been sensational and the opposition has deliberately slowed the pace against Syracuse. The bench hasn’t had to produce all too much in order for Syracuse to win.But Boeheim conceded that teams could always change their approach, which is when the bench’s lack of production may become a problem.“If somebody started going up and down with us,” Boeheim said, “which I’m sure somebody will, then I think we’ll have to get some guys in there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 29, 2014 at 2:17 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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Roos Weers executes 2 penalty corner goals en route to hat trick

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The ball rolled in off the penalty corner directly to Serra Degnan, who, hunched over, quickly tapped a pass to Lies Lagerweij.Lagerweij, seeing no angle for a shot, reversed the ball to Roos Weers. Weers squared up a one-timer and sent the ball flying past the sliding goalie to give Syracuse a 3-0 lead.Just after the ball clanked off the inside of the goal, Lagerweij sprinted to Weers, low-fived and bumped her in celebration.“(Weers) executed on corners today,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “She played really solid. Her dad’s in town for the weekend, so I believe that’s some inspiration.”Weers’ father, who traveled from the Netherlands, saw his daughter score her second goal and an eventual hat trick. Though the Orange offense started slowly — the team led 1-0 at half— Weers and the defense solved Boston University’s counterattack at halftime, which led to the Orange generating more penalty corners in the game (eight) than the BU had total shots (seven). Weers led the attacking defense of No. 2 Syracuse (9-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) with seven total points in its 5-1 victory over No. 17 Boston University (6-3, 2-0 Patriot) Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We practiced yesterday on execution,” Weers said of the penalty corners. “Today the finishing was great.”On the Orange’s seventh penalty corner, a shot by Lagerweij caromed off a Terrier defender in front and squirted out to the top left of the circle. Weers was standing in the right place. By the time Weers shot hit the back wall of the goal, Terrier goalie Cammy Jensen had her arms extended, looking for an answer that didn’t come.Weers and the defense figured out that the best way to combat Boston’s drop-back defense was to run the offense up the sidelines as opposed to in the middle of the field. Often, one of the main defenders — Weers, Lagerweij or Zoe Wilson — would “push up” and join the attack to create more offensive opportunity.“It can be frustrating and boring (to just play the sides),” Lagerweij said. “But that’s what (Boston) wants. That’s why it was important to reverse the ball. Eventually they got tired and big balls opened up.”Three minutes prior to Weers’ goal off the deflection, she took the ball off a reversal and pushed up the left sideline.“I saw space and I saw Emma (Russell) running so I played it there,” Weers said. “And then the goal was even better.”Russell’s shot deflected off the top bar and down into the goal.The pass by Weers skidded past three Boston defenders in the area, but found Russell’s stick. It was on theme for the style that Weers played all day. Twice in the first half Weers played long balls which hit the back of the goal, but didn’t count because Weers had shot them inside the circle.“When I play the (long ball), we always try to get a deflection for the forwards, but obviously it’s great (if they draw a penalty corner too),” Weers said. “We want a goal, it doesn’t matter.”About a dozen times Sunday, Weers received a pass from a back line teammate and sent a long ball. Sometimes the ball rolled through and out of bounds, other times an opponent intercepted it. But on occasion, long balls resulted in an Orange scoring opportunity or Russell standing on the endline, playing in a penalty corner.“(Weers) has played really well the past few weeks,” Lagerweij said. “She’s…scoring goals. It’s fun.” Comments Published on September 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

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