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 TRADE
Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, lost 3-1 to Peru in an international friendly in Arequipa Tuesday night.The Theodore Whitmore coached Reggae Boyz is preparing for this summer’s Caribbean Cup and Gold Cup.They were outclassed by the high-pressing Peruvians who opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Christian Cueva played a through ball to Paolo Guerrero who shot at goal. Goalkeeper Andre Blake parried the ball and the rebound fell to Edison Flores, who made no mistake from close range.Jamaica took a long time to settle and was guilty of wayward passing in the first half. The hosts would double their lead in the 44th minute after Renato Tapia, who was left unmarked on a corner kick and headed the ball past Blake.Peru continued to press in the second half forcing Jamaica to concede several corner kicks. It didn’t take long for the pressing to pay off as Paolo Guerrero, who after coming off because of a bloody nose, returned to the field of play and was almost immediately put through to slot home past Blake to make it 3-0 in the 59th minute.Jamaica’s consolation came from the penalty spot in the 86th minute.Owein Gordon drove into the box and was hit in the face by an errant arm from Nilson Loyola. The referee showed Loyola a yellow card and awarded Jamaica a penalty. Jermaine Johnson then calmly put the ball past Jose Carvalho.Jamaica will turn its attention to the Caribbean Cup in Martinique where they play French Guiana in the first semi-final on June 22 at 6:00pm while Curacao will take on Martinique at 8:30pm.The title will be decided on June 25 at 7:30pm.
The win keeps the Coyotes (15-5, 11-4 California Collegiate Athletic Association), ranked 17th nationally, one game behind Humboldt State, which defeated Dominguez Hills 70-62, in conference. Cal State is also ranked first in the West Region, although that is likely to change next week because of the loss to the Broncos on Tuesday. “We were much more focused. We knew we had to take care of business,” senior wing Yoseph Yaisrael said. “We let two slip away and it’s too late in the season to be doing that.” Unlike the last several games, this outcome was never in doubt. The contest was knotted at 10 before the Coyotes took control with a 15-0 run, highlighted by 3-pointers from Ivan Johnson, Yaisrael and David Reichel. That lead ballooned to 33 points in the second half at 59-26 on a fastbreak layup by Chet Johnson. The Coyotes allowed the Gators to cut the lead to 17 at 66-49, but restored order quickly to keep the blowout on track. “We needed some momentum back,” Coyotes coach Jeff Oliver said. “We needed to feel positive about ourselves again. We had two games where we struggled. Tonight we made more plays. Hopefully this rolls over into (today).” Ivan Johnson did much of the damage with a season-high 23 points coming on 9-for-11 shooting from the field. Most impressive was the 6-foot-8 center’s 3-for-3 showing from long distance. He also contributed five rebounds, two blocks, three assists and three steals. SAN BERNARDINO – The Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team had three days to sit and stew about its second loss of the season to local and conference rival Cal Poly Pomona. It helped, as the Coyotes played more focused in cruising to a 86-55 win over visiting San Francisco State Friday at Coussoulis Arena. Oliver used 12 players, 10 of whom figured in the scoring. Johnson led five Coyotes in double figures. Yaisrael and Greg Williams, Johnson’s backup, both had 13 points with Chet Johnson chipping in with 11 and Prentice Harris 10. The point guard duo of Marlon Pierce and Lance Ortiz combined for eight assists. “We lost two in a row. We’re not trying to lose any more,” Ivan Johnson said. “I was more focused. I wanted to go out there and be a factor early.” The Coyotes shot 49.3 percent (33-for-67) from the field and held the Gators (6-14, 2-13) to 38.9 percent (21-for-54) and forced 19 turnovers. Sophomore guards Alex Thomas and Will Logan led the Gators with 11 points each. Logan, an Apple Valley High School product, also tallied four rebounds and a steal. The Coyotes played without junior forward Joseph Tillman, who had surgery for a broken nose earlier in the day. He will be out for at least two weeks. Cal State continues its homestand tonight, playing host to Monterey Bay at 7:30 p.m. When the teams played earlier this season the Coyotes posted a slim 74-70 win, nearly blowing a 21-point lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Carlos Bacca West Ham are still trying to bring in AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca – despite signing Andre Ayew from Swansea.The Hammers tied up a £20.5m deal for the Ghanian on Monday, making him the most expensive signing in the club’s history.West Ham have been searching for a new forward all summer and after landing Ayew it was thought their search was over.But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the club are still working on a deal for Bacca which would break their transfer record again.West Ham have already reportedly agreed a fee of £25m with Milan, but the Colombian is stalling over personal terms.The 29-year-old is currently holding talks with his agent while on holiday and the Hammers are hopeful he will finally give the green light. 1