Update on the latest sports

first_img April 20, 2020 NASCAR-VIRTUAL RACINGByron makes it 2 straight winsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron won his second consecutive NASCAR virtual race by holding off Timmy Hill in a drama-free event at virtual Richmond Raceway.The most excitement came when Matt DiBenedetto was parked for intentionally crashing Ryan Preece and the two then engaged in a Twitter spat. The iRacing Series has had a sour taste since Bubba Wallace lost a sponsor for quitting a game in a rage and Kyle Larson was fired for using a racial slur.FORMULA1-VIRTUAL RACING NBA-BOGUT FUTUREFormer NBA top pick Bogut unsure about playing futureUNDATED (AP) — Andrew Bogut (BOH’-gut) is close to making a decision on when to end his career after 15 years in professional basketball.Bogut was planning to retire after playing for Australia at the Tokyo Games this summer. With those games delayed until July 2021, the 35-year-old is debating whether to wait it out. He says he probably needs to decide by mid-May.Bogut was a 2005 No. 1 draft pick by Milwaukee and won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015. He has played for Sydney in the National Basketball League the past two seasons. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSports leagues seek return to play but with no guaranteesUNDATED (AP) — Sports fans hoping for a fast return to the games they love might need to temper their expectations. Although sports leagues talk publicly about their desire to return to competition before summer, those are best-case scenarios. Behind closed doors, they are hatching different potential plans: all 30 baseball teams playing in Arizona; home run contests to decide tie games; the Stanley Cup being hoisted in an empty arena that neither team calls home; end-of-season soccer standings decided by vote; college football games in spring.Over the past week, The Associated Press interviewed more than 20 policymakers, coaches and players across the globe for their assessments of the situation. They all conceded that sports may not restart for months, if at all this year. Most agree that what’s needed is a drastic ramp-up in testing, a vaccine or some type of improved treatment to make players feel safe to compete.Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW’-chee), the infectious disease expert, has suggested that sports could conceivably return with no fans in arenas and constant testing for the players, who would likely need to be quarantined in hotels for weeks or months. Not all players are on board.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Wayne Gretzky is optimistic the NHL will be able to resume at some point this summer. He tells The Associated Press he’s hopeful hockey and other sports will be able to come back from the coronavirus pandemic and serve as a sign that conditions are improving. Gretzky says he believes leaders in the U.S. and Canada will find a way to bring back hockey and other sports in June, July and August. The league is considering several options on trying to resume this season, including going directly to the playoffs at several neutral sites. Leclerc wins virtual GP, againUNDATED (AP) — Charles Leclerc has won his second straight Formula One Virtual Grand Prix, taking the Chinese GP from the pole position.The Ferrari driver finished ahead of Red Bull’s Alex Albon and Guanyu Zhou (gwahn-yoo zhoo), who races in Formula 2.The 22-year-old Leclerc has won two actual F1 races and only started playing the video game at the start of the month. The actual Chinese GP originally was scheduled for April 19 but was postponed in February due to the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Soccer has resumed in Turkmenistan with spectators as the Central Asian nation lifted a suspension of its national league. Around 500 people attended Sunday’s game in a 20,000-capacity stadium in the capital. The crowd size was broadly in line with typical domestic league games in Turkmenistan and as usual attendance was free. The game ended 1-1. The eight-team league was suspended on March 24 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Turkmenistan is one of the few countries in the world not to have reported any cases of the coronavirus.— The stadium of English Premier League club Brighton has been converted into the south coast’s biggest drive-in coronavirus testing center. The appointment-only center has been put in place at the American Express Community Stadium as part of the drive to increase testing for National Health Service staff and other key workers. Officials say the center was scheduled to see more than 50 NHS frontline workers on Saturday, and they will have the results of their tests within 48 hours. Within a few days, the site should reach its capacity of up to 1,000 tests a day.— Players and coaches for Italian soccer team Roma have waived their salary for four months. The team hasn’t played a competitive match since March 1 because of the pandemic, so the players and coaching staff will forgo salaries due to them for March, April, May and June.— British horse racing’s most successful flat trainer of all time is recovering after contracting the coronavirus. Mark Johnston has been isolating since having the symptoms confirmed and his family says he is making good progress. In 2018, Johnston celebrated his 4,194th winner, which is the most of any trainer in British flat racing.— A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months. Kentaro Iwata of Kobe University says, “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year.” The CEO of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee expressed similar reservations 10 days ago. Since then, the organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have said there is no “Plan B” other than working for the Olympics to open on July 23, 2021. Associated Press Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

Syracuse sets multiple program records in 13-1 win over Lindenwood

first_imgThroughout its nonconference schedule, Syracuse’s inability to string together goals resulted in losses piling up against some of the highest-ranked teams in the country. But over the last 48 hours, the Orange found a way to pepper Lindenwood, a program winless in conference play, with shots. Syracuse (5-12-1, 4-1-1 College Hockey America) toppled Lindenwood (2-12-3, 0-6-0 CHA) 13-1 in the second of two matchups between the two teams. The Orange outscored the Lions 20-1 across the span of their series — including a 7-0 win on Friday night — and in their last game of the decade, it was a record setting game.The game marked the most goals scored by Syracuse in a single game (13) in program history – the previous record was 10 against Sacred Heart in 2008 – and also the largest margin of victory of a single game. The previous record was also 10, this time against St. Anselem in 2008. With 11 different members of the team making their mark on the scoresheet, Syracuse’s win set the record for most individual goal scorers in a single game for the Orange. Both Lauren Bellefontaine and Anna Leschyshyn scored twice.After ending the first period with a 2-0 lead, the Orange exploded for seven goals in the second. Two power play goals and a short-handed tally quickly expanded the SU lead to 5-0 in the period’s opening half, and Victoria Klimek, Leschyshyn, Shelby Calof, Brynn Koocher rounded out the scoring for the middle 20 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDue to injuries, Lindenwood resorted to skaters playing goalie for the weekend. In Friday’s 7-0 loss, the Lions played senior forward Cierra Paisley. On Saturday, it was freshman Madilynn Hickey’s turn to strap on the pads and face the onslaught that Syracuse brought. Ady Cohen split the weekend in goal with Allison Small and turned away 13 shots in Saturday’s win, which brought Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan just two wins away from 400 as a coach. The Orange’s next matchup is a nonconference game against St. Lawrence on Jan. 7. Comments Published on December 7, 2019 at 5:25 pm Contact Will: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GambleAware launches high impact ‘Bet Regret’ campaign

first_imgShare Related Articles Share Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Submit GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 GambleAware has announced the launch of its latest gambling-harm awareness campaign – ‘Bet Regret’ – aiming to raise public awareness of betting triggers and impulsive behaviours.Seeking maximum impact, the Bet Regret campaign will be launched during Sky Sports’ broadcast of Manchester United vs Liverpool FC on Sunday 24th February, a match which is expected to generate the highest TV audience for the 2018/19 Premier League football season.Bet Regret is the first GambleAware campaign developed under the guidance of London agency M&C Saatchi, who in 2018 were appointed to lead the charity’s new messaging and creative direction on safer gambling.Updating the media, GambleAware details that Bet Regret’s lead message targets an audience estimated at 2.4 million men aged 16-34, who gamble regularly on sport, mainly through online verticals.In its campaign mandate, GambleAware states that it aims to drive consumer betting self-reflection, combined with wider recognition of gambling-harm warning signs for friends and family to recognise.  Mims Davies – DCMSMims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said: “This ground-breaking joint campaign will make people think hard about their betting habits, assist to remove the stigma around gambling addiction and give people more courage to say they need help.“It is crucial that we both focus on prevention as well as cure and this campaign will help to educate people to recognise risky play. I am determined to deliver more collaborative work to help to change behaviours to reduce the threat of problem gambling.”In 2018, GambleAware established the Safer Gambling Board, made up of representatives from Public Health England, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the London South Bank University Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research and GambleAware.Research and input of the board and its stakeholders has been used to develop, design and deliver the campaign, based on best practice in public health education.Professor Sian Griffiths – GambleAware BoardThe Board has overseen the campaign throughout its development. Professor Sian Griffiths, Chair of the Safer Gambling Campaign Board, GambleAware Trustee and Deputy Chair, Public Health England (interim) said:“The Bet Regret campaign is about raising awareness of behaviours that people might not always recognise as impulsive or risky, such as betting when drunk, bored or chasing losses. We want people to identify with the campaign, realise they too have those kick-yourself moments when betting and reflect on their behaviours, thus preventing future ill-considered bets which are so often the pathway towards harm.”last_img read more

Corsairs enjoy mid-season break

first_imgThe Corsairs are in the middle of a mid-season lull at the moment, with the weather forcing postponements for the second consecutive weekend.And with the next scheduled game at Siskiyous not until Wednesday, the Redwoods women will have gone 16 days in between games.But head coach Maggie White and her players have taken advantage of the break, enjoying a few days off over spring break and returning to work on some problem areas before the stretch run of the season.In their last outing, the …last_img read more

Surging Painters wrest top spot

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “Another good win for us. Phoenix came back …  They didn’t stop. That’s probably why they’re on the top: they never give up.  They fought their hearts out,” said coach Caloy Garcia after pinning a first loss in six games on Alas and his Fuel Masters.With James Yap struggling all night, it was Kris Rosales who made the most impact. He fired 16 points to tie his career-best scoring output.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“James wasn’t as lucky, but other players stepped up,” Garcia said of the veteran, who has been crucial in Rain or Shine’s previous victories.   “Today it was Kris in the beginning.  We had a good start and our bigs in the end were the factors in the end—when Raymond (Almazan) got that rebound, even Beau (Belga) was setting good screens.”Belga also had 16 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists.  Almazan accounted for 13 in the affair, four of which coming in the extra period. Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan beats three Phoenix players for the loose ball. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLouie Alas regarded Rain or Shine the next hottest team to his Phoenix Pulse.On Sunday night, the Elasto Painters turned that around, carving out a 98-94 decision in overtime against the Fuel Masters in the PBA Philippine Cup curtain-riser at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT D-League opener pits UAAP champ Ateneo versus Go for Gold Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In the nightcap, Arwind Santos was on fire all night while Terrence Romeo mounted his best scoring performance in a San Miguel uniform as the Beermen made mincemeat of sister team Magnolia Hotshots, 113-92.Santos paced San Miguel with 29 points while Romeo had 23 more as the four-time defending champion improved to 4-3.Magnolia has yet to win in two starts.Rain or Shine, now flaunting a league-best 6-1 record, takes on the Hotshots on Feb. 13 before the league takes a break for the national team which resumes its bid in the Fiba World Cup qualifying matches on Feb. 21 and 24.Phoenix, which dropped to No. 2 with a 5-1 slate, takes on NorthPort when  the tournament resumes on Feb. 27.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Jason Perkins also had the finest scoring performance of his young career, pouring in 27 points and grabbing nine boards for Phoenix.Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright both chimed in 16 including a couple of crucial plays in the fourth period, but they fell flat when it mattered.Garcia lauded his wards who made significant contributions in the tussle.  But his words of praise came with a warning: They could not take their next assignment lightly.“We play Magnolia on Wednesday and it’s going to be difficult because we know throughout the conference, they’re only going to get better,” he said.First Game:RAIN OR SHINE 98—Belga 16, Rosales 16, Ahanmisi 13, Almazan 12, Nambatac 10, Norwood 8, Torres 6, Borboran 5, Maiquez 4, Daquioag 4, Yap 2, Mocon 1, Ponferada 1.PHOENIX 94—Perkins 27, Wright 16, Abueva 16, Mallari 12, Jazul 7, Kramer 6, Mendoza 5, Marcelo 3, Napoles 2, Dennison 0, Chua 0, Revilla 0.Quarters: 24-20, 45-36, 70-61, 87-87 (reg.), 98-94 (OT) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

Oppo A77 with 4GB RAM, 16MP selfie camera and 3200mAh battery launched

first_imgChinese smartphone maker Oppo has updated its A series by launching new A77 smartphone without much pomp and show in Taiwan. It is a mid-budget smartphone priced at TWD 10,990 which is approximately Rs 23,500. The new Oppo A77 will be up for pre-order starting May 19 and will be available for buy from May 26.In terms of specs, the new Oppo A77 flaunts a metal unibody design with a front-mounted home button which also doubles up as the fingerprint scanner. The device features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750T SoC clocked at the speed of 1.5GHz. Oppo A77 houses 4GB RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ColorOS 3.0 UI skin on top.Also Read: Oppo F3 Plus review: Good selfie photos but they come at a priceOn the camera front, the smartphone sports a 13MP rear-camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF sensor, touch focus, low light mode and dual LED flash technology. A 6MP camera sits at the front with f/2.0 aperture integrated with Beauty 4.0 and Portrait Mode which company touts can give a DSLR-like blur background effect. The hybrid-dual SIM OPPO A77 is backed by non-removable 3200mAh battery and those who pre-order  the phone between May 19 to May 26 will be given an Oppo bag by the company. Oppo A77 will be available in Gold and Rose Gold colour variants.Oppo launched the F3 smartphone in India last month. The smartphone costs Rs 19,990 and is the successor of Oppo F3 Plus. Apart from all these, Oppo is also said to be working on R11 and R11 Plus smartphones. Rumours hints that the upcoming R11 may come with 20 MP front camera and could be launch sometime in June this year. Colour options can be Pink and Gold.advertisementlast_img read more

Cabinet Receives Report of Compensation Committee

first_img The Committee was established to investigate and determine claims for compensation, loss and damage to properties, and to determine the compensation payable to injured persons and to the personal representatives of deceased persons in respect to the events of May 2010. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says Cabinet has received the report of the West Kingston Commission Incursion Compensation Committee. Story Highlights Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says Cabinet has received the report of the West Kingston Commission Incursion Compensation Committee.“Cabinet is likely to consider it very soon, and, hopefully, by early November, that report will be laid in Parliament. It will be the precursor to dealing with all the recommendations of the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry,” Mr. Chuck said as he addressed the Rotary Club of Kingston meeting at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on October 12.The Committee was established to investigate and determine claims for compensation, loss and damage to properties, and to determine the compensation payable to injured persons and to the personal representatives of deceased persons in respect to the events of May 2010.The establishment of the Committee was one of the recommendations of the Commission of Enquiry Report.Mr. Chuck informed that the report from the Committee indicated that they examined more than a 1,000 claims.“A deadline was set in December of last year for all claims to be made. When the claims started to come in, a number of persons, through the Public Defender, asked for an extension of that time. So, there was a further extension of the deadline, which caused additional files to be submitted, and the Committee agreed to do them,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck said recommendations have been made by the Committee for various amounts to be paid out.“A number of them… had to put in a proper matrix for those who got compensation immediately after the event. A lot of them were denied because you might have had two or three persons from the same family applying, and the Committee was able to discern that,” he said.Mr. Chuck said he and Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, will make presentations in Parliament on different aspects of the Tivoli Report.“The compensation, hopefully, will be paid out soon after, so that this unfortunate matter can be put behind us,” the Justice Minister said.The Committee was chaired by Retired President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Seymour Panton. Other members of the Committee were Ministers of Religion, the Rev. Rennard White and Rev. Herro Blair Jr.Ms. Carlene Larmond, an attorney experienced in litigation, served as Legal Advisor to the Committee. The Committee was chaired by Retired President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Seymour Panton. Other members of the Committee were Ministers of Religion, the Rev. Rennard White and Rev. Herro Blair Jr.last_img read more

Slow start to election campaign in the Northwest Territories

first_imgAPTN National NewsAPTN’s Iman Kassam has a quick profile of the candidates of the Northwest Territories federal riding.Well, two of the main three, at least.One candidate wanted nothing to do with the story.last_img

Canadian Pacific Railway says tearing up NAFTA poses limited risk to company

first_imgCALGARY – The potential dismantling of NAFTA is a concern because of its impact on the overall North American economy, but its direct effect on Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) would be limited, CEO Keith Creel said Thursday.Transportation analysts have identified the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as sometimes threatened by U.S. President Donald Trump, as one of the biggest risks to Canadian railways this year. Negotiations to modernize the deal start again next week in Montreal.“We’re paying attention to it but, at a micro level, our direct commodity exposure is fairly modest,” Creel said on a conference call with analysts after reporting fourth-quarter financial results that slightly beat analyst expectations.“Thirty per cent of our business is cross-border, but this number overstates our true exposure,” said Creel. “Our cross-border is primarily agricultural products — stuff like grain, potash, fertilizers, chemicals … The reality is the U.S. relies heavily on these raw materials that we’re shipping south to support the overall economy.”St. Louis-based analyst Dan Sherman of Edward Jones said he agrees with Creel.“We need the wood, we need the potash. Those things are important for us,” Sherman said. “So we’re probably going to continue to buy it from Canada, and if there’s a slightly larger tariff, that’s going to make hardly any difference.”Analyst Kevin Chiang of CIBC World Markets said in a report earlier this month that a U.S. government move to disband the continental free trade agreement could cause a similar reaction to the immediate 10 per cent drop in market values in the aftermath of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom.CP Rail said Thursday that fourth-quarter revenue grew by five per cent to $1.71 billion from $1.64 billion in the same period a year ago, aided by enhanced service offerings and strategic partnerships with customers.It said net income rose to $984 million in the last three months of the year from $384 million a year earlier. That was mainly due to a non-cash provision of $527 million to account for deferred income tax recoveries from U.S. tax reforms enacted in December, which more than made up for tax increases by the Saskatchewan and B.C. governments.Freight revenue from metals, minerals, and consumer products grew 30 per cent, while energy, chemicals and plastics jumped 20 per cent.Chief marketing officer John Brooks said on the call he expects 2018 revenue growth in “the mid-single digits” and adjusted earnings per share growth in the low double-digits, thanks to strong global potash demand, a large Canadian grain crop and steady coal shipments.Sherman said he’s also bullish on CP Rail’s prospects, noting it has more capacity to grow than its competitors.CP Rail says its operating ratio, a measure of operating expenses as a percentage of revenues, fell slightly to 56.1 per cent in the fourth quarter from 56.2 per cent in the year-earlier period. It was 57.4 per cent for 2017, down from 58.6 in 2016.For the year, revenue was $6.55 billion in 2017, compared with $6.23 billion in 2016.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

AP source Fox gets Thursday night football for 5 years 3B

first_imgBLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games.Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league’s other network partners. Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.Fox, which has the Sunday afternoon NFC package, will produce all of the games under the deal, which is worth a little more than $3 billion, according to a person with direct knowledge of the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league didn’t announce its value.“This is a single partner deal, we are not splitting the package,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a conference call. “We had tremendous amount of interest from all the broadcast partners, all of whom wanted it exclusively. We felt this was the best opportunity for the NFL to grow the Thursday night package.”Goodell added that the league is exploring partnerships with digital outlets, also in conjunction with Fox.The NFL has broadcast deals “five years out” with its other partners — ESPN has the Monday night package — so five years on this agreement made sense.“Fundamentally, Fox was built on football,” said Peter Rice, president of 21st Century Fox, nothing that 25 years ago, the NFC package “helped launch a fledgling network into what it is today.”“These opportunities come along very, very infrequently,” he added. “You either have the rights to the most-watched content in media or you don’t. If you don’t take the opportunity, this won’t come up again for five years. We believe in buying the very best rights, and the best rights are the NFL.”CBS and NBC each paid $450 million for the previous two-year package.“We explored a responsible bid for Thursday Night Football but in the end are very pleased to return to entertainment programming on television’s biggest night,” CBS said in a statement. “At the same time, we look forward to continuing our terrific long-term partnership with the NFL on Sunday afternoons, with more than 100 games per season including next year’s Super Bowl 53.”Fox could have a conflict if weather causes a World Series game to be postponed from Wednesday to Thursday. In recent years, Series Game 2 and 6 have been scheduled for Wednesday.“In that hypothetical kind of a scenario, the World Series game would stay on Fox and our Thursday night game would become an FS1/NFL Network simulcast,” Fox spokesman Eddie Motl said.Goodell noted that the Thursday night games are a place for innovation.“One of the things we’ve taken into consideration with Thursday night in general is to evolve this package, to use it as an opportunity to learn, to understand where these various platforms are going, and what we can do to make it a more attractive experience for our fans,” he said. “We will look at that in that context, and the term will be consistent with what it will take to make sure that we continue to evolve that platform as well as the experience for our fans.”That means streaming outlets, of course.“We have accepted bids for digital partners,” Goodell said. “We have very healthy competition. In fact, I would say it’s unprecedented competition from a number of digital partners.“As I say, we put our focus on the broadcast package first. … We are not required to go coterminous with the broadcasts. We can do any length of deal that we get to an agreement on with that digital partner. As I mentioned earlier, we will be doing this in co-operation with our Fox partners.”___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more