Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Ex-1st-round pick Charles Harris traded by Miami to FalconsMIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have traded former first-round draft pick Charles Harris to the Atlanta Falcons after three unproductive seasons for a seventh-round choice in 2021.A defensive end from Missouri, Harris was the 22nd overall pick in 2017, but he totaled only 3 1/2 sacks with Miami. That included half a sack last year, even though he started a career-high five games for rookie coach Brian Flores. Harris has one year left on his rookie contract.On Thursday, Miami released another defensive end and former first-round pick, Taco Charlton. The Dolphins are rebuilding after going 5-11 in 2019, and last month they signed 11 free agents and acquired 11 draft picks.DOPING-STEVENS May 1, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-BULLS-EVERSLEYMarc Eversley joins Bulls as GM from 76ers’ front officeCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls announced Marc Eversley as their new general manager on Friday. Among the rules to be discussed is allowing pass interference to be part of the video review system. That rule was adopted for one year and has gotten poor reviews from coaches and players.In other news related to the pandemic:— Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he has tested negative for the coronavirus. Miller tweeted the news Thursday night, two weeks after he said he had tested positive for COVID-19. The Super Bowl 50 MVP, who has asthma, was under the care of Broncos team doctors and quarantined at his Denver area home over the last two weeks. Miller went public with his diagnosis on April 16, saying he wanted to show that the virus could affect anybody, even a young, world-class athlete in tip-top shape.— Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque (zhorj luh-RAHK’) has tested positive for COVID-19. The 43-year-old made the announcement in a social media post showing him in a hospital gown. Laraque played 12 seasons in the NHL, including eight with the Edmonton Oilers and two with the Montreal Canadiens. He also suited up for the Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins.— Churchill Downs says its spring meet will open without spectators on May 16. The historic Kentucky track is expected to release a revised schedule of stakes races online this weekend. Last weekend’s scheduled opening was delayed because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the postponement of the Kentucky Derby from this weekend to Sept. 4-5. The track’s new opening will come five days after its stables and training center reopen in phases under strict guidelines. Racing will be conducted Thursdays through Sundays with a Memorial Day card on May 25. The meet will be spectator-free until government officials approve their return. Update on the latest sports American sprinter Deajah Stevens suspended in doping caseMONACO (AP) — American sprinter Deajah Stevens was provisionally suspended Friday for repeatedly being unavailable for doping tests.The Athletics Integrity Unit said Stevens amassed three whereabouts violations in a year.The AIU said similar suspensions were imposed on American sprinter Gabrielle Thomas and Kenyan distance runner Alex Korio Oliotiptip. It didn’t specify when or where the violations occurred.Athletes are required to provide regular updates on their whereabouts to make it possible for anti-doping authorities to carry out surprise testing outside of competition. A violation means an athlete either did not fill out forms telling authorities where they could be found, or that they weren’t where they said they would be when testers arrived. Stevens won the U.S. national title in the 200 meters in 2017 and was a finalist in the 200 at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSThis month’s NFL owners meeting will be done via video conferencesUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has switched its mid-May owners meeting to remote video conferencing because of the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting was scheduled for Marina del Rey, California, on May 19-20.The league previously canceled its annual meeting in March in Florida, where owners would have voted on potential rules changes. Those votes were expected to occur at the California meeting and likely will be conducted during the virtual meeting instead. — The 2021 badminton world championships will now start in November to avoid clashing with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The Badminton World Federation says the event will remain in Huelva, Spain, and be held Nov. 29-Dec. 5.— The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards. Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie. Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France. World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media. Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes. The athletes agreed on the format because adjusting the bar is not practical without officials in place.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta is moving to Thanksgiving from its traditional Fourth of July date because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event is the world’s largest 10-kilometer race with about 60,000 participants. The first race was held in 1970. The Atlanta Track Club says the Nov. 26 date was selected because families gather for Thanksgiving. It will also minimize the impact on retailers in downtown Atlanta because most businesses will be closed for the holiday.— The Pan-Mass Challenge is going virtual in the hopes that it can continue to raise money for cancer research. The race usually attracts thousands of cyclists who travel across Massachusetts in the nation’s largest single event athletic fundraiser. This year’s event was scheduled to include around 7,000 riders on 12 different routes covering from 25 to 192 miles. Instead, participants will be encouraged to ride however they can on their own. There will be a virtual starting line and reimagined opening ceremonies.— Hungarian Grand Prix organizers say spectators won’t be allowed at this year’s Formula One race if it goes ahead. The race is planned for Aug. 2 but Formula One officials are rewriting the 2020 schedule after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations and postponements. Hungarian race officials announced their plan after the government banned large gatherings through Aug. 15. F1 chairman Chase Carey says the season could start July 5 with the Austrian GP. He hopes 15-18 races can take place beginning in Europe before moving to Eurasia, Asia and the Americas.— The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for August in Switzerland has been canceled. Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August. The tournament in the Swiss Alps was scheduled for Aug. 27-30. Organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions.— The Swiss hockey federation says it won’t seek to host the 2021 men’s world championship after losing this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 championship had been due to start next week in Zurich and Lausanne. It was canceled in March. Eversley agreed to take the job earlier in the week. He succeeds the fired Gar Forman and will work under new top executive Arturas Karnisovas. Eversley spent four years in Philadelphia’s front office — the past two as the 76ers’ senior vice president of player personnel.The Bulls were 11th in the Eastern Conference at 22-43 and on the way to their third straight losing record when the league stopped play.Eversley, a Canadian, becomes the Bulls’ first black general manager.He spent a decade at Nike, managing company-owned retail stores in Ontario before moving to their corporate office in Oregon and becoming the point person for their basketball player relationship division. He then worked in Toronto’s front office for seven years and Washington’s for three before joining the 76ers.NFL-DOLPHINS-FALCONS TRADElast_img read more

Anthony Adams XI reach 80 for 2 on rain-affected day

first_imgRAIN forced the greater part of the opening day’s play in the first Regional 4-day practice match at the Guyana National Stadium to be subjected to a number of inspections by the umpires. Following their final check at 14:30hrs, they decided play would commence at 15:00hrs.At stumps, Anthony Adams’ XI had reached 80 for 2 from 34 overs against Leon Johnson’s XI, heading into day two, reeling from a double-strike by veteran leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who claimed both wickets in the only session of the day.Heading into the second day, Tevin Imlach, the former Windies U-19 player was not out on 23 off 97 balls and will be looking to carry on with night-watchman Niall Smith. Imlach stroked just one boundary while his opening partner Raymond Perez crunched three eye-catching fours as he chalked up 24 off 48 balls.When Perez fell to Bishoo, Adams XI were 47 for 1 before Kemol Savory and Imlach teamed up to help stabilise the innings. Guyana Jaguars’ newest addition, Savory, was the other batsman to fall  to  Bishoo a few overs before stumps.The left-hander mirrored an innings almost similar to that of Perez, as he too soaked up 48 balls and hit 3 fours but managed only 18.Bishoo’s return to Jaguars colours was a good sign for the Leon Johnson’s XI. The 34-year-old was wily in his approach as he outfoxed his two victims in Perez and Savory, to end with opening day figures of 2-26 from 10 overs.Action on day two is now set to start at 09:00hrs, weather permitting. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Tipp’s Kervick misses out on a place in the final

first_imgKervick was one of the stand-out performers from the Irish squad during this morning’s session when he won his heat in style, but he narrowly missed-out on qualification this afternoon.With only the top-two from each semi-final progressing, Kervick finished in fourth place in a time of 46.96 seconds.Earlier this morning, Mark English won his heat in the 800 metres to advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals, where he’ll be joined by Declan Murray. Ciara Everard is also through to the 400 metres semi-finals as a fastest qualifier, but 60 metre hurdler, Ger O’Donnell is out.last_img

Ryan determined to get something from trip to Walsh Park

first_imgTipp FM will have live coverage of the match at Walsh Park from 1.50pm on Sunday in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group, Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea and O’Dwyer Brothers, Tipperary Town. However, the Premier’s boss is determined to get something from his side’s trip to Walsh Park.Both counties won their opening Division 1A fixtures – the Déise had a point to spare over Kilkenny while Tipp comprehensively defeated Dublin at Croke Park.Michael would love to buck the usual trend on Sunday.last_img

Wanted: New coach for Ivory Coast national team

first_imgThe Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) has advertised the national team coaching job as they look for a replacement for Herve Renard, an official source revealed on Thursday.The FIF will give candidates until June 15 to put their names forward before a committee puts a five-man shortlist to the federation’s executive committee to decide on who the chosen coach will be.In the meantime, Ibrahim Kamara will take interim charge of the team until the end of June.Frenchman Renard left the Elephants to take charge of Ligue 1 club Lille last month, with the FIF allowing him to end his contract early.Renard, 46, had signed a renewable two-year deal last August and led the Ivory Coast to glory at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea in February, their first continental title since 1992.Renard also won the Cup of Nations as coach of Zambia in 2012. The Ivory Coast are due to begin their campaign to qualify for the 2017 Cup of Nations against Sierra Leone in early September.They were drawn in qualifying Group I alongside their west African neighbours and Sudan.–last_img read more

How Kobe Bryant helped connect Asian Americans with both Asia and America

first_imgKobe Bryant storiesKobe Bryant was proud advocate for women’s basketballPurple and gold lights from LA to NY and beyond signal superstar’s lossKobe Bryant lives on in inspired murals dotting Southern CaliforniaThe best of Kobe Bryant’s legends and tall tales with the LakersHere are the 8 people who died in the helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSouthern California’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community grew significantly in the 2000s, just as Bryant reached his peak with the Lakers. For many in the community trying to find their place in the ever-sprawling region, Bryant was their gateway to Southern California and its culture, to a classroom with few immigrant peers, to a family divided by generations or continents.And with the news of his death and eight others on Sunday, Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash in the Calabasas hills, several said they still find themselves mourning days later.“Kobe was our guy,” Josh Chung, 26, of Los Angeles, said. “Now, it’s all gone.”Complete coverage: Kobe Bryant helicopter crashIn 2000, Kim was dropped into foreign surroundings when his family moved from South Korea. He hadn’t watched many Laker games in Korea, but in Burbank he found new friends as he fell in love with the team just “when Kobe and Shaq were going nuts.” Southern California is “self-segregated,” he said, “there’s nothing that really holds it together other than sports.”And, you didn’t have to be a kid to find a lifeline in Bryant. Tung said her grandmother emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the mid-1990s. Ready to move beyond the safety of a familiar mahjong club, her grandmother gravitated toward watching Laker games, Tung said.“She would relate to the small guys because my grandmother used to be a small guard too,” Tung said. “And she really, really appreciated that Kobe makes most of his free throws.”Her grandmother doesn’t know English well – she calls players by their numbers – but she and Tung can connect watching and talking about the Lakers.“It’s really been a connecting tissue,” she said.Shanahan came to the United States from the Philippines when she was 4 and has lived in Long Beach ever since. She remembers when Bryant visited the island country in 1998, dancing with the locals and checking out basketball courts.“It really helped the Filipino community feel close to him,” Shanahan said. “We don’t have a lot of prevalent icons, so he kind of felt like that for many of us.”Chung said he also saw a dedication in Bryant that resonated with him and a lot of his friends.“We grew up with people telling us, whether parents or coaches, you have to work hard,” he said, “and that’s that immigrant narrative that a lot of us saw in Kobe.” With limited English, 10-year-old James Kim broke the ice at lunch with his new classmates talking about Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, and how they took the Los Angeles Lakers to the championships in 2001.Now living in Long Beach, cheering for Bryant was how Anne Milo Shanahan’s family still connected with cousins back home in the Philippines.PreviousThe ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier is lit in purple and gold in honor of LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Laker fans gather in front of a mural of Kobe Bryant on the 1300 block of Lebanon Street across from the LA Convention center in Los Angeles Monday, January 27, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 28: Fans leave condolence message on boards to pay their respects to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, 13, at a memorial set up outside of Staples Center on January 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kobe his daughter Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on January 26 in Calabasas, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 28: Fans gather to pay their respects to Kobe Bryant at LA Live on January 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 28: Items left by fans to pay their respects to Kobe Bryant at LA Live on January 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 28: Fans shoot baskets at a memorial wall near Staples Center in honor of former NBA great Kobe Bryant who, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, died January 26 in a helicopter crash, on January 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kobe and “Gigi” were among nine people killed in the crash in Calabasas, California as they were flying to his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, where he was going to coach her in a tournament game. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)People mourn Kobe Bryant outside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, January 28, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier is lit in purple and gold in honor of LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Laker fans gather in front of a mural of Kobe Bryant on the 1300 block of Lebanon Street across from the LA Convention center in Los Angeles Monday, January 27, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 7Laker fans gather in front of a mural of Kobe Bryant on the 1300 block of Lebanon Street across from the LA Convention center in Los Angeles Monday, January 27, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandAnd, watching the basketball legend run the court on television with her 90-year-old grandmother are special memories for Yvette Tung.“That’s what you talked to people about,” Tung, 38, of Hacienda Heights, said. “All of a sudden, you have integrated. You’re in LA now.”center_img “It was always the topic of conversation you can bring up to people,” Kim said. “Our core friend group was white kids, Mexican kids, half-Asian kids, but we were religiously following Kobe. That was really what tied us together.”“Ask a Korean” blogger who writes under the pen name T.K. Park moved to Cerritos from Korea as a 10th grader in 1996, just as rookie Bryant was emerging with the Lakers.“Just starting conversation was so much easier. You had to just talk about the Lakers,” said Park, who now lives on the East Coast. “It’s like magic, where you have to say a certain word and you gain admission into the society.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Formula E Champion Jean-Eric Vergne in visit to Sarajevo

first_imgFrom 28thto 30thNovember, a great promotion of Formula E is planned in the capital of BiH. As confirmed to Klix.ba news website, apart from the best Formula One driver in the world, Jean-Eric Vergne, who will present the Techeetah team bolid race car, Edmund Chu, the president of this team and the chairman of the Manchester City board of directors of the British football club, will visit Sarajevo as well.Chu stated that he is looking forward to arriving in Sarajevo where he will talk with Sarajevo mayor Abdulah Skaka on the possibilities of organizing a prestigious Formula E race in BiH’s capital.“I would like to see such a race in Sarajevo, an incredible city with a rich history. Sarajevo’s intentions to become ‘European Seoul’, the center of innovations, technology and excellence and the I-City in Europe, are the long-term ambition of my new associate Samir Ceric, a London based entrepreneur and a BiH investor, “Edmond Chu said.Samir Ceric from Sarajevo Sports International, the initiator of this idea, said that everything is ready for the arrival of a Formula One car in Sarajevo.“All of this is a continuation of the preparations for the organization of Formula E race. Together with Mayor Abdulah Skaka, in this way we show seriousness and strong support for the event that will bring great benefits to Sarajevo, “concluded Ceric.Chu will attend the fourth business conference “Reliability 2018” in Sarajevo, which will be held in Sarajevo’s Hotel Hills on 29th November.last_img read more

From “Bach to Rock” – Olympia Youth Chorus Delivers

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Those attending will enjoy a mix of early Michael Jackson and more as the singers explore several decades of music, including classical, contemporary, and maybe even a few unexpected surprises! This is a fun concert for all ages, so plan to join us and be entertained by some of the finest young talent (ages 5-18) Olympia has to offer.The concert will be held at the Westwood Baptist Church located at 333 Kaiser Rd NW in Olympia on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 4 p.m. Submitted by Olympia Youth ChorusOlympia Youth Chorus presents “Bach to Rock” Saturday, May 18 at 4pm. The concert will bring to listeners a sampling of choral music from J.S. Bach and Hildegard von Bingen to Sister Act’s “Joyful, Joyful.” Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students.  Children 3 and under are admitted at no charge.  Tickets can be purchased by emailing Olympia Youth Chorus at olympiayouthchorus@gmail.com.last_img read more

HARD TRYING TIME FOR EBBY PREVAILS BY A NECK IN $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE AS DESORMEAUX & SHERLOCK TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG TRIUMPH IN 1:10.48

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2017)–Third while between horses turning for home, gutty Time for Ebby kept to her task and prevailed by a neck under Kent Desormeaux in Thursday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.  Trained by Gary Sherlock, she registered her second consecutive win in combination with Desormeax and got six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10.48.The 9-5 favorite in a field of seven older fillies and mares bred or sired in California, Time for Ebby paid $5.60, $3.40 and $2.60.  A 4-year-old filly by Time to Get Even out of the Touch Gold mare Ebbets Field, she was bred by Terry Lovingier and is owned by Lovingier, Beckerle and Causky.Time for Ebby now has three wins from eight starts and with the winner’s share of $33,600, she increased her earnings to $81,925.“She ran hard today,” said Desormeaux.  “Gary thought she might be a little short (training-wise), but she just tries so hard.  She wasn’t able to quicken with that other filly (eventual fourth place finisher Ready to Hula Lula) turning for home, but she just kept grinding and that’s what won it.”Ridden by Joe Talamo, Zuzu’s Petals broke a tad slow from post position two, but flew late to be second, finishing a half length in front of Top Notch.  Off at 4-1, “Zuzu” paid $4.80 and $3.40.Top Notch, who was just to the outside of the winner around the far turn and through the lane, proved third best under Stewart Elliott.  Off at 15-1, she finished three quarters of a length in front of a tiring Ready to Hula Lula and paid $4.60 to show.First post time for an eight race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m.  Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Kopkop College joins Union program

first_imgThe Pacific in Union program run by PNG Rugby Football Union is fast becoming popular among schools nationwide with newest addition, Kopkop College.Kopkop College, based in Port Moresby, has expressed interest in taking up the fast-spreading program.Teacher Mary Udu said participating in the PiU program would be a great opportunity to engage the kids in sporting activities, mainly rugby union.She said that the only problem they were faced with is the non-availability of playing fields.She said that once the school administration and board come up with a solution, they will get right into running the program.Other teachers also expressed their interest saying the program would be a great way of teaching the kids healthy lifestyles and good eating habits.Kopkop College, being a new school in the nation’s capital, will also be joining the NCD Rugby Schools competition later in term three if all goes well with the implementation of the program.Kopkop College will be officially presented with new PiU equipment this week by the PNGRFU.Meanwhile, one of PiU’s pilot schools in Port Moresby, St Joseph’s International Catholic College, is well underway with preparations for their rugby festival in term three.St Joseph’s Head of Sports John Agovai said that the students have been in training and are looking forward to the big event on their school calendar, the rugby festival.Last week, PiU representatives Frank Genia and Kapani Robert visited the school delivering new rugby equipment for the students.Agovai said that currently, students categorized in the three different PiU levels have been focusing on their training leading up to the festival.Apart from the St Josephs, another pilot school, the Port Moresby Grammar has already begun festival preparations.Sports teacher Mr. Wahu spoke well of his students preparations saying that even though they only kicked off with rugby training last week, the kids seem more than excited and are looking forward to the rest of what’s ahead.last_img read more