The Latest: Premier League still wants to complete season

first_imgTickets already purchased will be valid in 2021 or can be refunded.___The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus pandemic.World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.They will get input from a member of the World Health Organization’s coronavirus mass gatherings expert group. April 17, 2020 The Scottish Open was scheduled to be played from July 9-12. Discussions on a rescheduled date are ongoing.___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 Associated Press The panel has its first meeting next week and plans to work with advisers from industry, sponsors and the media. Aims include guidance on risk assessment and how sports can “plan a return to normal activities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak or similar future situations.”___Former Leeds defender Norman Hunter has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 76.Leeds says Hunter was admitted to the hospital last week and died on Friday.Hunter made 726 appearances for Leeds and also played 28 times for England. He was part of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad and earned the nickname “Bites Yer Legs” because of his tough tackling. The league held a call with all 20 soccer clubs but provided no specifics about its plan to resume. The competition was suspended more than a month ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league only says it discussed “possible scheduling models” and that “it remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.”The league says it will only restart “with the full support of the government” and when “medical guidance allows.”Liverpool holds a 25-point lead at the top of the standings with nine games remaining.___ The Latest: Premier League still wants to complete season The NBA and WNBA say they plan to sell cloth face coverings bearing team and league logos and that all proceeds generated by the league will go to charity.The proceeds will go to Feeding America in the U.S. and Second Harvest in Canada. Both of those organizations work to assist the hungry.Face-covering manufacturers FOCO and Industry Rag will also be amping up charity efforts through sales. They will donate one face covering for every one purchased to the benefiting charities.NBA social responsibility and player programs president Kathy Behrens says the masks will help fans adhere to CDC safety guidelines “while joining in the league’s efforts to aid those who have been directly affected by COVID-19.”___ Hunter also won two league titles and the FA Cup with Leeds.___The BMW International Open in Germany and the Open de France golf tournaments have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Scottish Open has been postponed.The BMW International Open was to be played in Munich from June 25-28 and the Open de France was scheduled to take place a week later.German Chancellor Angela Merkel has banned large public gatherings in the country through August 31 and the French government has done the same until mid-July. The fourth edition of the Laver Cup exhibition event founded by Roger Federer’s management company is being postponed a year because of changes to the tennis calendar caused by the coronavirus pandemic.It now will be at TD Garden in Boston from Sept. 24-26, 2021.The original dates were Sept. 25-27 this year.But the French Open moved its start from May to Sept. 20 a month ago. That means the Grand Slam tournament would have overlapped with the Laver Cup. The exhibition tournament has attracted some of the top players in men’s tennis in the past.Federer called the announcement of the Laver Cup date change “unfortunate” and “disappointing” but also “the right thing to do for everyone concerned.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Premier League says it still wants to complete its season.last_img read more

Colin Bennie advances to NCAA Finals

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments On Thursday, just one SU runner qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships by placing well at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Tampa, Florida.Senior Colin Bennie (29:23.08) placed sixth in the men’s 10K race to advance to the NCAA Finals in the event.Iliass Aouani, Dominic Hockenbury, Joe Dragon and Kevin James also ran in the 10K but failed to qualify for the finals.In the women’s 100-meter dash, Imani Clark didn’t qualify for the NCAAs with a 11.78 time but will get another chance to advance in tomorrow’s 200-meter event.The Outdoor Track NCAA Championships will be held in Eugene, Oregon, from June 6 to June 9.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on May 24, 2018 at 10:52 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

LA Clippers’ Jeff Green’s debut anything but smashing

first_imgForward Jeff Green did not have a terrific debut for the L.A. Clippers in Saturday’s 115-112 loss to the high-flying Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Green played just under 20 minutes, scored five points on just 2-of-7 shooting, grabbed two rebounds, had one assist and three turnovers.Coach Doc Rivers put some of the blame for that on himself.“(It was) Jeff’s first game,” said Rivers, whose team will play host to the Phoenix Suns on Monday night at 7:30 at Staples Center. “He didn’t really know what to do. We didn’t know what to do with him at times. He’s such a great passer, and I thought we put him in the post a lot to be a scorer, which I thought was just not great offense from us.”Green, who was acquired from Memphis on Thursday for Lance Stephenson and a future draft pick, seemed calm. But he understandably appeared a bit lost at times. Clippers kept fightingWith the Warriors (49-5) coming off a shocking 32-point loss Friday at Portland, it appeared they might blow out the Clippers (36-19) when they jumped out to a 13-point cushion (33-20) after one quarter.But the Clippers didn’t go quietly. After twice trailing by as many as 15 points, they were within five (89-84) near the end of the third quarter. The Clippers were behind by as many as 18 with 5:20 to play and by 16 with just 2:27 left before the Clippers’ reserves nearly pulled a rabbit out of the hat.Rivers isn’t one for moral victories, but he appreciated his team’s mettle.“One thing I liked was that we didn’t flinch when they jumped out to an early lead,” he said. “We just kept playing. I think that’s how you have to play against the Warriors. They are a team of runs and they are going to make runs. But we are, too.”The Clippers are 0-3 against the Warriors. The losses were by four, seven and three points.This and thatSuns point guard Eric Bledsoe (20.4 points, 6.1 assists) has not played since sustaining a knee injury on Dec. 26, so the Clippers won’t have to face Phoenix’s best player, who is out for the season. … The Suns took a record of 14-41 into their game Sunday against San Antonio. … The Clippers’ J.J. Redick and Chris Paul both took technical fouls in Saturday’s loss. Redick clapped his hands hard toward referee Bill Spooner after a no-call, and Paul beefed about a foul called on him by referee J.T. Orr. … The Clippers are 19-6 without Blake Griffin. … After Monday, the Clippers will complete this four-game homestand with a game Wednesday against Denver. Even though Green played parts of two seasons for Rivers when Rivers was the head coach at Boston, Green said he realizes reaching a comfort level with the team won’t come right away.“It is going to take time, but how much time I do not know,” Green said after Saturday’s game. “My job is to study and get in the playbook and take this time to try and figure out my spots. It is not going to come overnight, but as long as I continue to work on it, it will come.”Green also seems to understand the pressure the Clippers are under to make franchise history. It was only this past May when the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals, falling 4-3 to the Houston Rockets.The Clippers have never made it past that round.“I want to give this team whatever it needs,” he said. “Whether it be on the offensive or defensive end, I want to win. Being around these guys, I know it is important, I know it is big for everybody, and I want to do whatever it takes to win.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more