The Latest: Italy urges sports to develop health protocols

first_imgAndrew Boselli says he’s looking forward to being around fellow students and teammates again but added a word of caution by writing “the only way for that to happen is listen to the experts and follow their guidance.”___Turkmenistan is set to restart its suspended soccer league amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Central Asian nation will become part of a small group of countries around the world where professional soccer is being played despite the virus outbreak. That includes the former Soviet nations of Belarus and Tajikistan, as well as Burundi and Nicaragua.The eight-team Turkmenistan league was suspended on March 24. The national soccer federation says it will resume on April 19. Fans will be allowed to attend games. April 10, 2020 According to Rizzo, the employee who got the illness was at the team’s spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, and now is home and his quarantine has ended. Rizzo said the employee is fever-free and symptom-free.Rizzo did not identify the person who was sick other than to say it is not someone who plays for the Nationals — “and we’re going to keep it at that.” The GM said the person tested positive “well after” the Nationals already had shut down their facilities in Florida and Washington.Rizzo also said Friday on a conference call with reporters that the Nationals are partnering with chef José Andrés to distribute tens of thousands of meals per day to people in need in parts of Washington.__Portuguese officials have defended Cristiano Ronaldo after he left home and was seen training with other people at a soccer pitch amid a national lockdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press The Latest: Italy urges sports to develop health protocols ___The Milwaukee Bucks have established an emergency relief fund for part-time employees of FiServ Forum, the team’s home arena.The Bucks Emergency Relief Fund will provide financial relief for part-time employees of the arena’s food and beverage provider, housekeeping employer and parking partners.The relief fund also will assist part-time employees at the Menominee Nation Arena. That’s the home arena for the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ NBA G League affiliate.So far, the Bucks have provided $500,000 in financial assistance to the part-time employees, and an additional $500,000 is on the way through the relief fund. Basketball’s Sabrina Ionescu, soccer’s Carli Lloyd and swimming’s Katie Ledecky are among the athletes who will help young girls and women stay mentally and physically fit during the coronavirus pandemic.The Women’s Sports Foundation and Yahoo Sports are launching #WeKeepPlaying, a live-stream event on Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT. They’ll join tennis great Billie Jean King and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in taking questions from young athletes and providing tips on resilience and training.King says it’s about “bringing together our community of prominent women athletes and leaders to empower, support and inspire young girls — and each other — during this unprecedented time.”Sports broadcaster Cari Champion will moderate the hour discussion, streamed on ___ The French tennis federation has set up a support plan worth 35 million euros ($38 million) to help professional players facing financial problems because of the coronavirus pandemic.The FFT says it has approved the scheme that will also benefit clubs, coaches, instructors, officials and tournament organizers affected by the health crisis.The FFT says practical arrangements for the allocation still need to be discussed.The ATP and WTA announced this month that the men’s and women’s professional tours would be suspended until at least July 13. Wimbledon has been canceled because of the deadly virus while the start of the French Open has been postponed from late May to late September. Spadafora urges sports authorities “not to let these weeks be lost” and to urgently make plans for when the lockdown expires.Previously, the lockdown was set to expire on Monday.The extension came as the number of people in Italian hospitals and intensive care wards eases and the growth in the number of new cases and deaths is narrowing. Experts have said it will take a decrease in the number of cases to enter a so-called Phase II, allowing more freedom of movement to individuals but with precautions to guard against any new outbreaks. Italy has suffered the most deaths of any nation, nearly 19,000, and is nearing 150,000 cases, hitting 147,577 on Friday.center_img On what would have been the final day of the Masters, ESPN will show some masterful spellers.The network says it will broadcast a seven-hour marathon of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Sunday.This year’s spelling bee has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had been scheduled for late May at its usual location, a convention center outside Washington. Scripps hopes to reschedule the bee at an undetermined time this year.ESPN has televised the bee since 1994. On Sunday, it will first show the 1997 bee, which was memorably won by Rebecca Sealfon of Brooklyn, New York. Sealfon’s excitement when she was given her winning word of “euonym” — a name well suited to the person, place or thing named — became a classic spelling bee moment when she yelled out each letter.ESPN will also show the 2004 bee won by David Tidmarsh of South Bend, Indiana, and the 2008 bee won by Sameer Mishra of Lafayette, Indiana. The incident occurred on the island of Madeira, his birthplace. He was observed shooting a ball at a goal with someone playing goalkeeper, along with two other people. They all appeared to be several meters apart.“Cristiano did solely a few minutes of exercize and from that comes no harm to the world,” regional health authority Carlos Ramos said.“All citizens can go out and do some physical exercize as long as they do not gather in big groups and keep their distance from other people they may encounter while exercizing,” Ramos said. “So I think that Cristiano did only what we have seen.”Portugal has been under a state of emergency for three weeks. People are confined to their homes, but they can leave to exercize individually. The country has more than 15,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 435 deaths. ___ He adds that “when you see that everyone is isolated and everyone is at home … people understand that now there are priorities and there are issues which go on the backburner. The priority is the future of the Olympic movement.”Matytsin says sanctioning Russia would damage the Olympic movement and says the country is prepared to host more international sports events once the virus outbreak recedes.___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 ___Florida State offensive lineman Andrew Boselli says he had the coronavirus and detailed some of what his famous father went through in his own fight against COVID-19.The son of former NFL lineman Tony Boselli says in a first-person account he wrote for Florida State’s athletic department website that he dealt with the worst of the virus for about three days.The Seminoles’ lineman wrote that he wants “everyone to know just how hard it was. I spent days feeling miserable” and his healthy 47-year-old father with no underlying health conditions “spent three days in the intensive care unit.”Tony Boselli is now back home and Andrew Boselli says he and his family are recovering from the massive scare. He says his brother and mother also dealt with the virus. NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and All-Star forward Khris Middleton have contributed $100,000 each. All their Bucks teammates have committed to donate to the cause. Bucks ownership is matching all player donations.___Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says one team employee — not a player — tested positive for the coronavirus and is “on the road to getting better.”Rizzo says no players for the reigning World Series champions have shown any symptoms of COVID-19 at any point and so no one has been tested.He said the team’s medical staff checks in each day with every player and staff member. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The nationwide lockdown in Italy has been extended through May 3 but Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora is urging the country’s sports federations to develop health protocols in order to resume activity on May 4. Turkmenistan has not reported any cases of the coronavirus.___The Russian sports minister says it’s time for international authorities to “turn a new page” and forget the country’s Olympic doping ban because of the coronavirus pandemic.The World Anti-Doping Agency barred Russia from the Olympics for four years after ruling last year that doping data from a Moscow laboratory had been manipulated. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is to rule on whether the ban is valid but hearings have been delayed because of the health crisis.Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin says the virus outbreak means the parties in the legal proceedings should avoid a ruling against Russia because it would fracture the Olympic movement.last_img read more

Caz boys basketball delivers sectional win over Westhill

first_imgThings did not look good early, with the Warriors jumping out to a 21-12 lead, fueled by a trio of 3-pointers from Zach Brown, the lone holdover from Westhill’s last state championship team in 2017.Yet after Brown picked up his second foul, Cazenovia’s defense picked up, and over the last 6 1/2 minutes of the half the Lakers held the Warriors without a field goal, ultimately gaining a 31-24 lead early in the third quarter.Not going away, Westhill hung close until a surge early in the final period where eight consecutive points from James Kelley inched the Warriors in front 43-42. But that may have proven a spark for the Lakers’ fast finish. Countering with an 11-3 run to take the lead for good, Cazenovia got key baskets from Alex Moesch and Patrick Linck, and found itself carrying a 53-46 advantage with less than two minutes left.Getting to the end wasn’t easy, with missed free throws in the final minute allowing Westhill to climb back within three, 57-54, before a Moesch free throw. Then, on the ensuing possession, senior Ryan Romagnoli got a big steal and, when fouled, sank the ensuing free throws.Even a Liam Sanborn 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left could not save the Warriors as Moesch, with two more successful foul shots, sealed it.Romagnoli, who hit big outside shots throughout the night, led the Lakers with 16 points. Moesch earned 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as Linck had 13 points and Ty Freyer got nine points. Kelley (19 points) and Brown (14 points) paced Westhill.Two days later, Cazenovia watched as Lowville took apart Camden 77-36, which only emphasized the challenge the Lakers faced as it tried to pull off a shocker and move on to Saturday’s semifinal at SRC Arena against Marcellus or Mount Markham. Tags: boys basketballCazenovia Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story In the course of conquering a long-term nemesis, the Cazenovia boys basketball team earned an opportunity to go after another opponent that is just as imposing.The no. 8 seed Lakers held off no. 9 seed Westhill 62-57 in Thursday night’s opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs at Buckley Gym, avenging a regular-season defeat to the Warriors and earning a likely trip to meet top seed and defending champion Lowville in next Tuesday’s quarterfinals.Both Cazenovia and Westhill had 12-8 overall records, and the Warriors had prevailed 52-48 when they went head-to-head on Dec. 23. Still, the playoff rematch was on Cazenovia’s home floor because the Lakers had more ranking points accumulated during the season.last_img read more

Poll: Should the Carrier Dome ban its use of the ‘Kiss Cam’?

first_img Published on September 22, 2015 at 2:06 am The “Kiss Cam” was not used during Saturday’s football game between the Orange and Central Michigan following a Letter to the Editor published Friday on author of the letter argued that in some instances shown this season, the woman on screen clearly didn’t want to participate, but was kissed anyway by the man in the frame. Both the instances highlighted in the letter involved students, the author said.Should the Carrier Dome ban its use of the “Kiss Cam”?Yes, it should be bannedNo, it should not be banned, but it should not feature the student sectionThe “Kiss Cam” should continue to operate as isVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comShould the Carrier Dome ban its use of the “Kiss Cam”? Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NBA: Rockets fan arrested for allegedly punching Pelicans’ coach

first_img Written By COMMENT Last Updated: 30th October, 2019 16:45 IST NBA: Rockets Fan Arrested For Allegedly Punching Pelicans’ Coach NBA: A fan of Houston Rockets was recently arrested and accused for punching the New Orleans Pelicans assistant coach in Joe Boylan on Sunday, October 27. FOLLOW US 10 months ago NBA: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks result and player ratings LIVE TV 10 months ago Dream11: HOU vs OKC NBA 2019-20 predictions and squad details WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago NBA: Anthony Davis hits the 40-20 mark and breaks LA Lakers record First Published: 30th October, 2019 16:45 IST Devika Pawar WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks match preview 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks match preview SUBSCRIBE TO US Also read | NBA: Detroit Pistons’ Markieff Morris fined $35K for abusing the refereeNBA news: Houston Rockets’ fan and his girlfriend arrested after NBA gameThe prosecutor charged 38-year-old Manuel Garcia with misdemeanour assault for allegedly punching Pelicans’ assistant coach, Joe Boylan in his face. Garcia’s girlfriend Brittney Aplin was also with him when the event occurred and was arrested too. The 33-year-old Aplin was arrested for allegedly preventing the police from getting a hold of Garcia. Also read | NBA: Anthony Davis hits the 40-20 mark and breaks LA Lakers recordThe Houston Rockets have now banned the fan for life. The New Orleans Pelicans also issued a statement to a sports news channel later on. They said that they were aware of the incident that occurred, but will not be making any comment regarding the matter. The motive of the assault is still unknown. Harris County District Attorney’s Office prosecutor Nathan Beedle also made a statement and said that he would not speculate about the motive. However, he promised to get to the bottom of the incident and hold both sides accountable for what happened. Also read | LeBron James gets the crowd to chant ‘Taco Tuesday’ in Lakers vs GrizzliesThe court did not list attorneys for Garcia or his girlfriend, Aplin. This incident follows another incident involving a Houston Astros fan being arrested. The fan allegedly slapped a New York Yankees fan during the American League Championship League that took place in Houston this month.Also read | NBA: Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr and Reggie Bullock lose family members A Houston Rockets fan was reportedly arrested for punching a New Orleans Pelicans coach. The fan apparently punched assistant coach Joe Boylan in the face. The incident occurred after the Rockets and Pelicans game on Saturday. Houston Rockets won the game 126-123 at the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. last_img read more

Muntari scores against Roma to rescue AC Milan

first_imgGhana midfielder Sulley Muntari stole the show at the San Siro as he scored a classy goal and set up another to help AC Milan secure a point in their 2-2 against Roma in the Italian Serie A on Monday night.The visitors led twice on the night but AC Milan star Muntari displayed admirable character to salvage a point for the Italian giants.Muntari was Milan’s hero as he struck a 77th-minute equalizer to snatch a draw and deny the Giallorossi all three points.The 29-year-old midfield talisman flicked a header inside the box for Christian Zapata to connect home from close range on the half hour mark before registering his name on the score-sheet.With Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman almost snatching victory for Roma, Muntari rose to the occasion as he powered a trademark right-footed drive into the near post to earn a point for Milan.Mattia Destro had opened the scoring for the visitors early in the first half, but Cristian Zapata leveled just before the break. Kevin Strootman looked to have sealed the points for Roma with a penalty early in the second period, only for Muntari’s late strike to earn the hosts a share of the spoils.The Ghana international’s intervention means Rudi Garcia’s men are now five points adrift of champions Juve, while Milan move into the top half of the table.Despite Roma’s dominance, Milan were level just before the half-hour mark through the unlikely source of Zapata.Muntari rose unmarked at the front post to flick on a right-wing corner and the Colombian defender ghosted in to head home his first league goal of the season.The 29-year-old Ghanaian equalised when he received the ball on the edge of the penalty area, shifted past Dodo and rifled his shot into the bottom corner. Milan needed a positive result from the game to inspire their resurgence after dropping to 12th place on the log and Muntari played a crucial role to ensure they ended the game with a point.While Mario Balotelli and Kaka were struggling to establish themselves in the game, Muntari stole the show with his impressive runs in midfield and workaholic play.last_img read more

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder rematch not until 2020

first_imgTyson Fury’s rematch with Deontay Wilder is unlikely to happen until 2020, according to the British fighter’s U.S. promoter Bob Arum.Join DAZN to watch Joshua vs. Miller and 100+ fight nights a year Fury made his return to the big stage in December’s heavyweight title bout against Wilder in Los Angeles, the lineal champion getting up from two knockdowns at Staples Center.A split decision after 12 rounds produced a controversial draw, and a rematch was ordered by the WBC for 2019.However, the pair were unable to agree a deal to meet again, and both have different opponents lined up this year.Wilder will put his strap on the line against Dominic Breazeale in May, and Fury will face Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas in June. Getting Wilder and Fury back in the ring together remains the plan, but Top Rank’s Arum says fans will have to wait a little longer.”Assuming he [Fury] wins this fight [with Schwarz], he’ll have another appearance in the United States,” he told World Boxing News.”Then hopefully next year in February he’ll end up fighting Wilder.”last_img read more

When is Daytona 500 in 2020? Date, start time, TV schedule for race & qualifying

first_imgThe Daytona 500 is the one constant as NASCAR enters another era of change. The biggest Cup Series race of the season remains the first despite an altered race schedule for 2020, and while next year will bring even more schedule changes along with the introduction of the “Next Gen” car, the one sure bet is the Daytona 500’s place as the season-opener and the most notable race of the year.This year’s Daytona 500, the 62nd running of The Great American Race, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16 with a start time of 2:30 p.m. ET. As has been the case for 13 consecutive years, the Daytona 500 will broadcast live on Fox. MORE: Why Jimmie Johnson is retiring from racingThe first race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season represents the beginning of the end for the “Generation 6” cars before the aforementioned “Next Gen” cars are introduced next year. It also marks the first race of seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson’s last season in the driver’s seat, as the Hendrick Motorsports legend announced in November he will retire after 2020. The two-time Daytona 500 winner has one more chance to earn a record sixth Cup Series championship.Below is all you need to know to watch the 2020 Daytona 500 on Fox, the network’s 17th presentation of NASCAR’s most prestigious race.When is Daytona 500 in 2020?Date: Sunday, Feb. 16Start time: 2:30 p.m. ETTV channel: FoxLive stream: Fox Sports GoRadio: MRNThe start time for the Daytona 500 is 2:30 p.m. ET, but Fox’s prerace coverage will begin long before the green flag at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway is waved. (The official green flag time is TBD.)Fox’s Daytona 500 coverage will begin at 11 a.m. ET with “NASCAR Raceday” on FS1, and the show will move to Fox at 1 p.m. ET.On the call of the 2020 Daytona 500 will be Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon, marking the first race the duo has worked together since longtime Fox NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip retired. Joy will call his 41st Daytona 500, and Gordon will call his fifth.The veteran reporting team of Matt Yocum (20th Daytona 500), Jamie Little (sixth), Vince Welch (sixth) and Regan Smith (third) will provide stories and updates from pit road for the Daytona 500. Chris Myers and Adam Alexander will anchor Fox’s prerace coverage.Daytona 500 2020 TV scheduleThe actual Daytona 500 is the finale to what’s an unusually lengthy series of practice and qualifying sessions, all of which will be broadcasted by Fox. Such a big race deserves such extensive coverage.The on-track action begins Saturday, Feb. 8 with three practice sessions, the first of which is a warm-up for Sunday night’s Busch Clash. FS1 will carry the majority of Daytona 500 practice and qualifying sessions; the only events on Fox are Sunday afternoon’s (Feb. 9) pole qualifying session and the race itself on the 16th.Below is the full TV schedule for all Daytona 500 practice sessions, qualifying events and races, including the annual exhibition. All events being shown on FS1 or Fox can be streamed live on Fox Sports Go.Saturday, Feb. 8TimeEventTV channelRadio station11:35 a.m. ETBusch Clash final practiceFS1MRN1:35 p.m. ETDaytona 500 practiceFS1MRN3 p.m. ETDaytona 500 practiceFS1MRNSunday, Feb. 9TimeEventTV channelRadio station12:30 p.m. ETDaytona 500 pole qualifyingFoxMRN3 p.m. ETBusch ClashFS1MRNThursday, Feb. 13TimeEventTV channelRadio station7 p.m. ETBluegreen Vacations Duel No. 1FS1MRN8:45 p.m. ETBluegreen Vacations Duel No. 2FS1MRNFriday, Feb. 14TimeEventTV channelRadio station5:05 p.m. ETDaytona 500 practiceFS1MRNSaturday, Feb. 15TimeEventTV channelRadio station12:30 p.m. ETDaytona 500 final practiceFS1MRNSunday, Feb. 16TimeEventTV channelRadio station2:30 p.m. ETDaytona 500FoxMRNDaytona 500 2020 qualifyingA special race calls for a unique qualifying format. Though qualifying for the Daytona 500 took place Sunday, Feb. 9, that event only set the front row for The Great American Race. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the pole with the fastest qualifying lap, and Alex Bowman will join him on the front row to start the Daytona 500.The rest of the field will be set during the Bluegreen Vacations Duels, a pair of quick races scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and 8:45 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 13.The starting lineups for this year’s Daytona Duels were set based on pole qualifying speeds. The cars that qualified in odd-numbered positions (first, third, fifth, etc.) will compete in Duel 1. Even-numbered qualifiers will compete in Duel 2.Official starting lineup for Duel 1:— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 9, 2020Official starting lineup for Duel 2 …— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 9, 2020The results of the first Duel on Thursday will set the inside row for the 2020 Daytona 500, and the results of the second Duel will set the outside row.Only 40 cars will compete in the Daytona 500, so three of the 43 cars that have entered the race will not qualify. Below is the full entry list. Car No.DriverMakeTeam00Quinn HouffChevroletStarCom Racing1Kurt BuschChevroletChip Ganassi Racing2Brad KeselowskiFordTeam Penske3Austin DillonChevroletRichard Childress Racing4Kevin HarvickFordStewart-Haas Racing6Ryan NewmanFordRoush Fenway Racing8Tyler ReddickChevroletRichard Childress Racing9Chase ElliottChevroletHendrick Motorsports10Aric AlmirolaFordStewart-Haas Racing11Denny HamlinToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing12Ryan BlaneyFordTeam Penske13Ty DillonChevroletGermain Racing14Clint BowyerFordStewart-Haas Racing15Brennan PooleChevroletPremium Motorsports16Justin HaleyChevroletKaulig Racing17Chris BuescherFordRoush Fenway Racing18Kyle BuschToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing19Martin Truex, Jr.ToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing20Erik JonesToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing21Matt DiBenedettoFordWood Brothers Racing22Joey LoganoFordTeam Penske24William ByronChevroletHendrick Motorsports27Reed SorensonChevroletPremium Motorsports32Corey LaJoieFordGO FAS Racing34Michael McDowellFordFront Row Motorsports36David RaganFordRick Ware Racing37Ryan PreeceChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing38John Hunter NemechekFordFront Row Motorsports41Cole CusterFordStewart-Haas Racing42Kyle LarsonChevroletChip Ganassi Racing43Bubba WallaceChevroletRichard Petty Motorsports47Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.ChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing48Jimmie JohnsonChevroletHendrick Motorsports49Chad FinchumToyotaMotorsports Business Management51Joey GaseChevroletRick Ware Racing52BJ McLeodFordRick Ware Racing54J.J. YeleyFordRick Ware Racing62Brendan GaughanChevroletBeard Motorsports66Timmy HillFordMotorsports Business Management77Ross ChastainChevroletSpire Motorsports88Alex BowmanChevroletHendrick Motorsports95Christopher BellToyotaLeavine Family Racing96Daniel SuarezToyotaGaunt Brothers RacingNOTE: Justin Haley, Reed Sorenson, Chad Finchum, J.J. Yeley, Brendan Gaughan, Timmy Hill and Daniel Suarez are entering the Daytona 500 without team charters and must make the race via qualifying or the Duel races.Daytona 500 2020 oddsAccording to NASCAR, three drivers enter the 2020 Daytona 500 tied with the best odds to win. Team Penske’s Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, plus Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin, are tied atop the board with 10-1 odds. Hamlin, of course, won last year’s Daytona 500.Below are the odds to win the 2020 Daytona 500 for the top 33 drivers.DriverOddsJoey Logano10-1Brad Keselowski10-1Chase Elliott10-1Denny Hamlin10-1Kyle Busch11-1Kevin Harvick11-1Martin Truex Jr.13-1Ryan Blaney14-1Alex Bowman18-1Kurt Busch18-1William Byron18-1Clint Bowyer20-1Aric Almirola20-1Matt DiBenedetto20-1Ricky Stenhouse Jr.20-1Erik Jones20-1Kyle Larson20-1Jimmie Johnson20-1Ross Chastain25-1Ryan Newman35-1Cole Custer35-1Christopher Bell35-1Austin Dillon40-1Chris Buescher40-1Tyler Reddick40-1Brennan Poole40-1Daniel Suarez40-1Bubba Wallace50-1Ty Dillon66-1Ryan Preece66-1Michael McDowell66-1John Hunter Nemechek80-1Landon Cassil66-1last_img read more

SIAC once again leads NCAA Division II football attendance

first_imgAtlanta, GA ( — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) received a notice by the NCAA indicating that it had inadvertently missed five games among the SIAC’s total football attendance for the 2013 season.With the addition to the five games, the SIAC has led NCAA Division II football attendance average for 11 consecutive years. The missed games from the 2013 slate included: Albany State vs. Fort Valley State (Fountain City Classic), Albany State vs. Miles (SIAC Football Championship), Benedict vs. Fort Valley State, Central State vs. Morehouse (Chicago Football Classic) and Morehouse vs. Tuskegee (Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic).The attendance of the five games totaled was shy of 67,000 giving the SIAC an attendance total of 334,783 averaging 6,696 among 50 games in 2013.“We very much appreciate the staff at the NCAA for bringing this discrepancy to our attention,” said SIAC commissioner Gregory Moore. “The SIAC takes great pride in the incredible fan support that has allowed us to lead NCAA Division II football attendance 11 consecutive years and 22 of the last 24 seasons.”Since 1990, the SIAC led Division II football’s average attendance for 22 seasons including totaling 300,000 on 17 occasions. Within the time frame, the league holds the highest number for season attendance with 456,289 (1994) averaging 10,140 per game featuring conference teams that year.About The SIAC:The SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The primary mission and purpose of the SIAC is “to leverage intercollegiate athletics to the benefit of our student-athletes and to advance the overarching strategic interests of SIAC member institutions.” The SIAC includes 15 member institutions (Albany State University, Benedict College, Central State University Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, Tuskegee University) which are located within a contiguous six-state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio). The SIAC sponsors seven men’s and six women’s sports and is a proud member of the NCAA Division II.For more details, visit www.thesiac.comlast_img read more

Nicklas Bentdner reveals when he called up Arsene Wenger and called him an ‘assh**e’…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/ReutersAdvertisement hk7rNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbbjuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Exz2g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 72g0Would you ever consider trying this?😱6npvpCan your students do this? 🌚6tkRoller skating! Powered by Firework 9 years as a Gunner, Nicklas Bentdner had spent three seasons out on loan spells to fellow English sides Birmingham City and Sunderland, and even a trip to Italy with Juventus in 2012. However, on his return from Turin, the center forward urged for a transfer to Crystal Palace, which the then club manager Arsène Wenger didn’t make fruitful. Result? Cusses over telephone.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/ReutersThe 31 year old dropped the bombshell in ‘Both Sides’ his recently published self memoir, where Bendtner, currently playing at his native side FC Copenhagen wrote about one interesting conversation with the Frenchman regarding an almost done deal with The Eagles which dropped on the deadline day.Bendtner writes: “Wenger rings. He goes straight to the case. ‘It doesn’t matter to your move, we haven’t been able to buy the striker we wanted. So now you have to be a backup. It will be your job next year.”Advertisement The Danish international goes on mentioning his agent Tom Brookes, who failed to get the green light on his move to Selhurst Park: “I hang up. Looking at Tom, who shrugs. Then I call back. Saying a lot of ugly, disrespectful things. Like ‘a**hole’ and ‘w***er.”However, Bendtner’s wish for a move away from north London came true the following season, as Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg landed him on a a three year deal.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Madang Boxing Team set for PNG Games

first_imgThe tournament saw Boxers from Ramu Sugar Kickboxing Association challenging the Madang Kickboxing Association to make the final selection.Madang Provincial Community Development Assistant Director Joe Bande who is in charge of Team Madang was there to witness the fights and present the thropies and medals to the winners.Bande said the tournament is the final one, and after that the selected boxers will go into training in preparation for the 7th PNG Games in Kimbe.“The boxers took part in 53kg, 54kg, 55kg, 59kg, 60kg, 62kg and 65kg division,”“Most of the boxers are locally grown and have not gone out fighting outside of Madang Province and this tournament has given them a glimpse of what to expect in the coming PNG Games,” Bande said.He said in Kickboxing the boxers took part in 48-51kg division, 52-54kg division and 55-59kg division which saw some impressive fights from the local grown talents.“We have identified some good fighters who will represent Madang and most of them are new, young and energetic ready to showcase that Madang can grab gold in boxing and kickboxing,”“Ramu Sugar Boxing Association is well established and have brought in competitive fighters who perform very well and impress the judges,” Bande added.He said the tournament is run by a Luke Bernard who is the former PNG Boxer and who is in charge of Ramu Sugar team.He said Madang Boxing and Kickboxing team is ready and looking forward to take part in the upcoming PNG Games.He further thanked the sponsors for the tournament Cocoa Cola, and RD Tuna Canners and people of South Ambenob LLG for providing support during the tourney.He added that the final selection will be announced when the judge’s selection committee hands in the final list to his office.last_img read more