Injury rules AB de Villiers out of tour to Australia

first_imgSOUTH Africa captain AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the home ODI series and away Test series against Australia because of a persistent elbow injury. He will have surgery early next week and will need eight to ten weeks of recovery time.“AB has failed to come through his fitness test this morning,” Mohammad Moosajee, SA team manager said. “Although the physio strapped his elbow while he was batting and he did have some relief with some shots, the elbow pain has not gone away completely.“When the initial injury was discovered, the issue was that he was having impingement with certain shots. With that in mind, we advocated a period of rest, he has seen the physiotherapist for treatment, he received some bio-kinetics and rehab, and also saw an elbow specialist for the infiltration of cortisone.In most cases, you get resolving of symptoms within six weeks. This did not take place, so we gave him an extra week to see if it would recover.This morning, he had a couple of throw-downs. The elbow was strapped and he had some symptom relief. He probably felt about 80% better than without the strapping. But knowing AB, the complete cricketer that he is, he wants to make sure none of his shots are restricted.With that in mind, we decided on surgery and to give him adequate time to recover so he doesn’t hamper his career going forward.“The recovery is anything between eight to ten weeks and we are hopeful he will recover for the Sri Lanka series in December.”de Villiers will sit out the five home ODIs – beginning on September 30 – and the three Tests in Australia in November, one of which will be South Africa’s maiden day-night fixture. He also missed the two Tests against New Zealand in August and the one-off ODI against Ireland because of the injury.Moosajee clarified that de Villiers’ injury was not a tennis elbow, a condition that former cricketers Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and Sachin Tendulkar had suffered from during their careers.He said that the workload for top players was a concern and Cricket South Africa was looking into how to manage them better.“In any sportsman’s life, he is going to encounter some form of injury. There is no doubt that sometimes it’s overload or overuse,” Moosajee said. “But the load of cricket there is, is something CSA is looking at seriously.“Generally, our season is eight to nine months. Most of the guys go and play in the IPL as well. We need to make sure the guys are injury-free, that they have no niggles before we release them, and we need to make sure we restrict them from playing in the other leagues if they are carrying a niggle, or if workload dictates that they need a rest.”Rilee Rossouw will remain with the ODI squad for the series against Australia, while Faf du Plessis is likely to lead the Test squad in Australia. “Faf has led the team; he will do the same in the ODI series against Australia,” Moosajee said. “And I have no doubt he will carry on for another series.” (ESPN cricinfo)last_img read more

Jeffrey tipped to win 65-mile NSC first stage —Hinds favoured for individual time trial second stage

first_imgTEAM Coco’s Raynauth `Obeah Man’ Jeffrey is highly tipped to win today’s 65-mile first stage leg of the National Sports Commission’s sponsored Three-Stage Cycle Road race which wheels off at 07:00hrs from Carifesta Avenue.Speaking with followers of the sport and supporters of individual cyclists’, Chronicle Sport has concluded that Jeffrey is the most favoured cyclist to win today’s first stage which starts on Carifesta Avenue, proceed to Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, before returning to the place of origin for the finish.The individuals that Chronicle Sport spoke with are also of the view that Team Evolution’s Orville Hinds will win the individual time trial which is a distance of 3.5 miles and commences at 15:00hrs from Carifesta Avenue and concludes at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.Based on their comments, they all observed that Jeffrey, despite not being among the top performers on the local scene over the past two or three months, is still a very strong and tactical cyclist, who, once he gets the support from his Coco’s team-mates, will definitely `destroy’ the opposition, as the opposing team members will have their eyes set on Jamal John (Team Coco’s) who won two consecutive races, the last being the Digicel-sponsored `Breast Cancer Awareness’ 30-lap criterium around the outer circuit of the National Park last Sunday and as such, the opposition will respond to every attack John launches and in the process, Jeffrey will be aided to stay with the peloton, giving him the advantage in terms of stamina leading to the final 150 metres.The individual time trial will not just see the best sprinter emerging as champion, as the event is not a sprint event, but one that calls for the three s’s – strength, stamina and speed – and here is where Hinds out classes his opponents, as he has all three S’s and the mere fact that each cyclist will have to journey for 3.5 miles against the heavy Atlantic breeze that will be pounding on their chests, Hinds stands out above the others.Meanwhile, the three-stage event will conclude tomorrow with a 30-lap race around the outer circuit of the National Park beginning at 11:00hrs from outside the Guyana Defence Force, Camp Ayanganna compound, Irving Street entrance and will conclude at the place of origin.A total prize package of $400,000 will be up for grabs and the entire event is open to seniors, juniors and veterans.last_img

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: England boss Gareth Southgate injured, dislocates right shoulder

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England coach Gareth Southgate has dislocated his right shoulder in a training session on Wednesday. The 47-year-old manager suffered the dislocation while running near England’s World Cup base in Repino during an off day from training.“I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future!” joked Southgate to reporters, who was treated in a nearby hospital with the assistance of team doctor Rob Chakraverty.”The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.“We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly. They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work.”We are lucky we have a top-class medical team around us, so it was fine. I had brilliant help from them, and I am just sorry that I managed to ruin their day off.”However, Southgate was back at the training base in time to hold a meeting with his players with his arm in a sling.”It is better this is me than one of the players,” added the Three Lions boss.”They were a bit surprised in the team meeting and were asking ‘what have you been doing!?’ – as always, they were probably quite amused.”It is good that we have had a quiet day today so I had prepared the meeting before and we are on to preparations for Panama.”I am just a bit gutted because I was on for my record 10k time!”England will face Panama on Sunday in their next match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018. last_img read more

Temple seeks revenge on SMU

first_imgTemple seeks revenge on SMU SUPER SENIORS: Temple’s Quinton Rose, Nate Pierre-Louis and Alani Moore II have collectively accounted for 53 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 64 percent of all Owls points over the last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Kendric Davis has either made or assisted on 48 percent of all SMU field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has 23 field goals and 37 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 68: Temple is 0-8 this year when it allows 68 points or more and 11-3 when holding opponents to fewer than 68.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Mustangs have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Owls. Temple has an assist on 42 of 68 field goals (61.8 percent) across its previous three matchups while SMU has assists on 44 of 70 field goals (62.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: SMU is rated first among AAC teams with an average of 75.2 points per game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSMU (16-5, 6-3) vs. Temple (11-11, 3-7)Liacouras Center, Philadelphia; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: SMU goes for the season sweep over Temple after winning the previous matchup in Dallas. The teams last met on Jan. 18, when the Mustangs shot 42.9 percent from the field while holding Temple’s shooters to just 32.7 percent on the way to a 68-52 victory. February 6, 2020center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Delaware St. looks to end streak vs Coppin State

first_img February 20, 2020 Associated Press BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: This will be a homecoming game for Hornets senior John Crosby, who is averaging 19.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Crosby has been complemented by Ameer Bennett, who is averaging 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. The Eagles have been led by Koby Thomas, who is averaging 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Dejuan Clayton has accounted for 42 percent of all Coppin State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 17 field goals and 11 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: The Eagles are 0-12 when they score 63 points or fewer and 8-8 when they exceed 63 points. The Hornets are 0-21 when allowing 71 or more points and 3-1 on the season, otherwise.STREAK STATS: Delaware State has lost its last 10 road games, scoring 66.7 points, while allowing 89.5 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Delaware State is ranked first in Division I with an average of 76.4 possessions per game. The uptempo Hornets have pushed that total to 80.2 possessions per game over their last three games. Delaware St. looks to end streak vs Coppin Statecenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDelaware State (3-22, 2-9) vs. Coppin State (8-20, 4-9)Physical Education Complex, Baltimore; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Coppin State looks to extend Delaware State’s conference losing streak to six games. Delaware State’s last MEAC win came against the Coppin State Eagles 77-68 on Feb. 1. Coppin State lost 80-60 at Norfolk State in its most recent game. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Missouri St. looks for home win vs Loyola-Chicago

first_img February 20, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLoyola of Chicago (19-9, 11-4) vs. Missouri State (13-15, 7-8)JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Missouri State looks for its fourth straight win over Loyola of Chicago at JQH Arena. The last victory for the Ramblers at Missouri State was a 75-62 win on Feb. 21, 2016. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Missouri St. looks for home win vs Loyola-Chicagocenter_img Associated Press SAVVY SENIORS: Missouri State has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Keandre Cook, Gaige Prim, Lamont West and Josh Hall have combined to account for 58 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 66 percent of all Bears points over the last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Cameron Krutwig has been directly responsible for 40 percent of all Loyola of Chicago field goals over the last five games. The junior big man has 34 field goals and 19 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 71: Missouri State is 0-10 this year when it allows 71 points or more and 13-5 when holding opponents to fewer than 71.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Ramblers have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Bears. Missouri State has 38 assists on 86 field goals (44.2 percent) across its past three outings while Loyola of Chicago has assists on 48 of 90 field goals (53.3 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Loyola of Chicago defense has allowed only 61.9 points per game to opponents, which is the 20th-lowest figure in the country. The Missouri State offense has put up just 69.2 points through 28 games (ranked 215th among Division I teams).last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe rest of the spring training schedule was called off Thursday and opening day, which had been scheduled for March 26, was postponed for at least two weeks.In other virus-related news:— Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons is said to be feeling fine after testing positive for the coronavirus. That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press Saturday night. The positive result hasn’t been confirmed by Wood or the Pistons. Wood recently played against the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’), who was the first NBA player known to test positive for the virus. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell has also tested positive. Gobert has donated $500,000 to support health services in the U.S. and France and employees of the team impacted by the coronavirus.— NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says brackets won’t be created for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Gavit says he made the decision and it was supported by basketball committees. The men’s NCAA Tournament field had been scheduled to be announced on Sunday. Gavit says there’s not an authentic way to produce tournament fields and brackets at this point without speculating. College basketball’s showcase was canceled Thursday. That led to suggestions from coaches and athletic directors to release brackets for the event even though it won’t happen this year.— The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business today. Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops. Results were announced Sunday.The deal, which runs through the 2030 season, was accepted by the 32 team owners last month. The NFL Players Association’s membership spent the last week voting on the 439-page document after its executive board narrowly rejected it by a 6-5 vote. The player representatives voted 17-14 in favor, with one abstention.The total vote, among the nearly 2,500 union members who participated, was 1,109-959. Ratification required a simple majority.Soon after the union announced the voting results, it began discussing with the league the planned opening of the 2020 NFL business season on Wednesday with free agency and trades. A delay is possible given league restrictions on travel as a safeguard against the new coronavirus.A 17-game schedule won’t happen before the 2021 season. The mechanics for an uneven number of games — neutral sites or which teams get nine home games — will be worked out in the interim. Yankees minor leaguer tests positive for virusUNDATED (AP) — A minor leaguer for the New York Yankees has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first known player affiliated with Major League Baseball to contract COVID-19.The Yankees didn’t identify the player. The team said the player had spent his entire time at the minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, and hadn’t been over at the main stadium and facilities used by the major leaguers.In the wake of the virus outbreak, Major League Baseball and the union had given players the option to stay at the site of their spring camp, return to their offseason homes or go to the club’s home city.MLB is expected to update teams on its policy Monday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSNFL players approve labor deal, including 17-game seasonUNDATED (AP) — NFL players have approved a new labor agreement with the league that features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players. — Professional soccer is shutting down in Mexico following Sunday’s matches, which were already being played with no fans present as a precaution due to the new coronavirus. The measure applies to the men’s top flight and second division as well as the fledgling women’s league. Soccer officials said in a statement that the suspension would remain in effect until it’s determined that it’s safe to restart play in coordination with Mexico’s Health Department.— Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments. The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.GOLF-PREMIER LEAGUE-KOEPKABrooks Koepka says he won’t be joining Premier Golf LeagueUNDATED (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) says he has no interest in the Premier Golf League, another setback to a league promising guaranteed money and a team concept that now won’t have the top two players in the world. Associated Press center_img Update on the latest sports Koepka told The Associated Press Sunday that he is sticking with the PGA Tour, saying he has “a hard time believing golf should be about just 48 players.” With golf shutting down over concerns about the new coronavirus, Koepka said he wanted it made clear he wasn’t going anywhere.Rory McIlroy, who replaced Koepka at No. 1 in the world a month ago, said last month in Mexico City that he wasn’t interested in the new league. He said he valued his freedom to decide when and where to play instead of the proposed schedule of 18 tournaments, not including the majors.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 In other NFL news:— The Tennessee Titans are keeping the quarterback who led them within a victory of the Super Bowl, agreeing to a four-year, $118 million extension with Ryan Tannehill. The Titans announced the deal hours after the NFL Players Association approved a new collective bargaining agreement. After being traded by Miami to Tennessee last March, Tannehill went 9-4 overall as a starter, 7-3 over the final 10 games of the regular season. He led the NFL with a career-best 117.5 passer rating, the fourth-highest in NFL history and a franchise best. Tannehill threw for 2,742 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions during the regular season.— A person familiar with the situation says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. The 33-year-old Campbell was due to earn $15 million this season and count $17.5 million against Jacksonville’s salary cap. He’s expected to agree to a revised deal with the Ravens. He’s made five Pro Bowls, including three in a row.— Veteran tackle Anthony Castonzo has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts. The 31-year-old has been the anchor of the offensive line since he arrived in 2011 as a first-round pick. And after Castonzo considered retirement earlier this offseason, Colts general manager Chris Ballard made it clear he wanted Castonzo back as part of one of the league’s top offensive lines over the last two seasons. Castonzo has started all 132 games he has appeared in during his NFL career, plus eight postseason games. In 2019, Castonzo started all 16 games for the sixth time in his career.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS March 15, 2020last_img read more

The Latest: Person from Nuggets organization tests positive

first_imgThe Latest: Person from Nuggets organization tests positive The FA, Premier League and English Football League say they are “united in their commitment” that the season should be resumed.___The International Weightlifting Federation says it has changed its Olympic qualifying criteria in response to the coronavirus outbreak but won’t say how the new system works.Olympic qualifying in dozens of sports has been thrown into chaos as continental championships around the world have been postponed.The IWF says it has drawn up a replacement set of qualifying rules and submitted them to the International Olympic Committee but it won’t tell athletes or national federations about the changes until the IOC signs off on the plan. ___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 March 19, 2020 The Olympic flame has been handed over, by proxy, to Tokyo organizers in Athens.The coronavirus outbreak forced a bare-bones version of the usual elaborate ceremony in the stadium where the first modern Olympics were staged in 1896.The 80,000-seat marble stadium was empty apart from a handful of officials and participants. The Japanese delegation was absent because of travel restrictions and Tokyo organizing committee head Yoshiro Mori delivered a speech by video from Japan. But his message was upbeat.Mori says “I hereby pledge that on 24 July this flame will be lit at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.”Greek Olympic committee president Spyros Kapralos handed over the flame to a Japanese Unicef official in Athens and former Olympic swimmer Naoko Imoto. It was then headed for the airport to board the flight for Japan. The American East Conference announced that two people on the floor during recent tournament games have tested positive for the coronavirus.The conference and the Collegiate Officiating Consortium issued a joint statement saying the games involved teams in the America East, Horizon League and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference during play from March 7-11. The teams involved were Maine at Vermont (Burlington, Vermont); UIC vs. Wright State; (Indianapolis); Manhattan vs. Fairfield and Manhattan vs. Siena (Atlantic City, New Jersey).The American East Conference says it continues to adhere to the guidance issued by the CDC and federal and state governments and encourages fans to do the same.___ Formula One canceled the famed Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday. The Indy 500 has been held every year since 1946, with postponements only because of weather. Previously, world wars stopped the race. __Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and his wife, Emily, are donating $50,000 toward food during the coronavirus outbreak.The Mayfields announced on Instagram that they’re making their donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, an organization they’ve worked with in the past. Mayfield says they “wanted to give back and help out any way we can.”They asked others to donate and pledged to match those contributions. The No. 1 overall pick in 2018 has recently been working out at his high school in Lake Travis, Texas. The person was tested after experiencing symptoms Monday and is under the care of the team’s medical staff and in isolation. Entering Thursday, the NBA had seven players known to have tested positive for COVID-19. The total included four from the Brooklyn Nets, two from the Utah Jazz and one from the Detroit Pistons.___Horse racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York has been suspended indefinitely after an employee tested positive for the new coronavirus.The New York Racing Association says there will be no live racing until further notice after a backstretch worker who works and lives at Belmont Park tested positive. NYRA says the person has been quarantined since developing symptoms last Friday. Racing was scheduled to resume Friday. The tour says Victor Lange of South Africa was diagnosed with COVID-19 upon returning home to Johannesburg on March 9 from playing a PGA Tour Latinoamerica event in Mazatlan, Mexico. He was tested as a precaution while going to a non-virus related doctor’s appointment with a friend. Lange received the diagnosis on Tuesday.The tour says Lange has no symptoms and is expected to make a full recovery while under quarantine at home in South Africa.The PGA Tour Latinoamerica is one of six circuits the tour runs. It says in a statement Lange’s diagnosis will allow the tour to alert those with whom he might have come in contact.Lange has played three events this year — two in South Africa in January and February, and Mexico two weeks ago.___ Turkey has suspended its soccer, basketball and volleyball leagues because of the coronavirus outbreak.Youth and Sports Minister Muharrem Kasapoglu made the announcement after meeting with the heads of the three sports federations.The soccer league had been continuing without spectators after most other leagues in Europe stopped. Turkish soccer federation president Nihat Ozdemir had argued that the country was one of the least affected by the virus.Some players and coaches had complained about the league going ahead, expressing concerns for their health.Trabzonspor announced this week that it had “mutually agreed” to part with former Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel after the former Chelsea player said he did not feel comfortable playing amid the pandemic. The federation says a detailed program of games will be presented after UEFA clarifies dates for rearranged European club tournaments.___Soccer in England will stay suspended until at least April 30 because of the coronavirus outbreak and the season could be finished in June.The Football Association and Premier League say they have agreed to extend the suspension from April 4 to April 30. The FA board has waived a regulation which would normally oblige leagues to finish by June 1.That means the English leagues can continue playing in space that opened up when UEFA postponed the European Championship to 2021. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Denver Nuggets say an unidentified member of the organization tested positive for the new coronavirus. Eberl says “I am very proud of the boys. A clear signal: we are standing together for Borussia in good and bad times.”Gladbach is fourth in the German league and was on course to qualify for a spot in next season’s Champions League. Gladbach CEO Stephan Schippers says the club and Bundesliga are in their toughest financial situation in more than 20 years because of lost revenue from tickets, TV and sponsorship.Gladbach played a game last week in an empty stadium. The club estimated it lost about 2 million euros ($2.16 million) in revenue by playing without fans.In Scotland, Hearts has asked all its players and other fulltime employees to accept a 50 percent pay cut, or contract termination.___ ___UEFA is giving European soccer clubs extra time and leeway to comply with financial monitoring rules during the coronavirus outbreak.UEFA says it has extended a March 31 deadline by one month for clubs to show they have no outstanding debts for taxes and transfer fees.The shutdown of European soccer has deprived clubs of match-day income and many risk getting less revenue from broadcasting contracts if games cannot be played.The “Financial Fair Play” system monitors at least three years of accounts for hundreds of clubs which qualify to play in the Champions League and Europa League. Clubs which fail to break even on commercial income and spending on transfers and wages risk sanctions which include being expelled from competitions in the most severe cases. ___The NBA has told its teams to close its training and practice facilities to all players and staff starting Friday. The league says the shuttering will last indefinitely in the latest response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The league told teams of the new directive in a memo sent Thursday afternoon, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. As recently as Monday, the NBA was telling teams that individual workouts could take place using what the league called the “one player, one coach, one basket” rule. Now, that’s not even permitted. ___ USA Cycling is tweaking its selection timeline for the Tokyo Olympics after the UCI, the sport’s global governing body, instituted a freeze on points accumulation and results due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.The first deadline for the American team is May 1 for track cyclists. The BMX freestyle team will be May 15, followed by the mountain bike and road racin teams on June 1. The BMX racing team will be June 3.USA Cycling has an ambitious goal of bringing home seven medals from the Summer Olympics, which at this point are still scheduled to begin in July.The organization says it will adjust its schedule if the International Olympic Committee alters the date of the Tokyo Games.___ The IWF says it has ruled out extending the qualifying period beyond April 30. That means any rescheduled continental championships won’t count.Weightlifting’s long-standing problems with doping caused the IWF to demand top lifters competed more regularly at international events to be eligible for the Olympics — and to be subject to more doping tests. They were required to compete at least once between November and April.___Players from German soccer club Borussia Mönchengladbach have accepted pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic.Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl says the players approached the club with an offer of voluntary pay cuts, and the coaching staff, directors and executives have joined in. UEFA says the established rules allow for unforeseen circumstances which “is taken into account as part of the clubs’ assessment on a case by case basis.”___The Swedish soccer association says the start of the top professional leagues in the country have been postponed with the aim of playing again in late May or early June.The decision comes a day after a request from clubs in Sweden’s top two men’s leagues to delay the start of the season until the beginning of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The season was due to start on the weekend of April 3-4. Associated Press Belmont Park remains open only for the training and care of horses. ___Roger Penske tells The Associated Press no decision has been made yet regarding the Indianapolis 500 in May — a race that draws more than 300,000 spectators annually. “Lots of moving parts. Working on many options,” Penske said in a text to AP. Penske bought Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series in January and has been preparing to host his first Indy 500 on May 24. The Monaco Grand Prix is among three Formula One races postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Dutch and Spanish GPs in May were also called off by governing body FIA.It is not yet clear when the first race of the season can be held.___The first player under the PGA Tour umbrella has tested positive for the new coronavirus.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgSPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKSpanish soccer team to resume trainingUNDATED (AP) — Real Sociedad plans to have its players resume training individually this week. It would make it the first Spanish soccer club to resume activities during the coronavirus pandemic.The club says players will have the option to start practicing at the team’s training center after the Spanish government decided to ease some of its lockdown measures.Non-essential workers will be allowed to return to their positions this week while observing social-distancing guidelines and other restrictions Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAUTO RACING-OBIT-MOSSFormer Formula One driver Stirling Moss dead at 90LONDON (AP) — Motor racing great Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90. Update on the latest in sports: The daring and speed-loving Englishman was widely regarded as the greatest Formula One driver never to win the world championship.Moss’ wife said he died peacefully at his London home following a long illness. Susan Moss says “it was one lap too many. He just closed his eyes.”Moss was affectionately known as “Mr. Motor Racing” and had a fearless and often reckless attitude. That took a toll on his slight body and his career ended at age 31 after a horrific crash. Moss won 16 of the 66 F1 races he entered.He said, “If you’re not trying to win at all costs, what on earth are you doing there?”Moss was hospitalized with a chest infection in 2016 that led to him retiring from public life in 2018. April 12, 2020 In other virus-related developments:— Former British soccer star Kenny Dalglish has expressed “immense gratitude” to National Health Service staff after returning home from the hospital following his coronavirus diagnosis. The 69-year-old former Celtic, Scotland and Liverpool forward was hospitalized on Wednesday for treatment on gallstones and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 despite not showing symptoms.,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 last_img read more

NSC fine-tuning preparations for IGG first leg in Suriname – Jones

first_imgDIRECTOR of Sport Christopher Jones says that the National Sports Commission (NSC) is fine-tuning preparations for next month’s Inter-Guiana Games in Suriname.The 2017 Inter-Guiana Games (IGG), will be hosted in Paramaribo from August 24 to 28 between student athletes from Guyana and Suriname in the disciplines of track and field, football, volleyball, basketball, swimming and cycling.With the exception of basketball, which will have only female participation, the other events will feature both male and female athletes, born 1999.Speaking to Chronicle Sport yesterday, Jones stated that the NSC recently met with the association responsible for the aforementioned disciplines, ensuring that they have their list sent to the Commission early.Jones said that the associations were also tasked with ensuring that the athletes selected to represent Guyana have their required travel documents and also have the age for participation.According to Jones, the recent meeting also ironed out per diem, travel and other areas of importance and what it will take for the associations to properly prepare the teams.The IGG is a brainchild of former President Forbes Burnham to help foster closer relations with Suriname through sports among student athletes.The aim of the Games, according to the protocol, is to create an opportunity for students to compete in different sport disciplines, focusing on better results and fostering better understanding of each other’s culture.last_img read more