Worcestershire: Without Longbridge, fewer enquiries

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Kalinago Chief makes appeal for financial assistance to stage Kalinago Week

first_img Tweet LocalNews Kalinago Chief makes appeal for financial assistance to stage Kalinago Week by: – July 7, 2011 36 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Indigenious people during a parade. Photo credit: maureen61.blogspot.comKalinago Chief Garnet Joseph is calling for assistance for the staging of this year’s Kalinago Week of Activities.Joseph told a media interview that this year’s Kalinago week of activities is being hindered by a lack of financial support.The event which celebrates the achievement of the indigenous people is staged one week in September.We have finalized our plans for the week in September and we are seeking support from everyone. So far we haven’t had the kind of support that we expect,” he said.He said the Kalinago Week of Activities also needs the support from government.“We also want government to make an allocation because know that support is given to the World Creole Music Festival and other activities,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Lady Pirates 3rd @ Talon Relays

first_imgThe Greensburg Lady Pirates Track & Field Team traveled to Nashville early Saturday morning to compete in the 9 team Brown County Talon Relays. The Lady Pirates placed 3rd overall with 101 points and were very competitive with the runner up team Columbus North (108) & the champion team Brown County (113.5).  The girls won 2 events & placed very well in 14 of the 17 contested events.Two big highlights of the day included Championship performances by Ashlynn Meyer in the 100 hurdles and the Shot Put Team of Erin Browning & Lily Grimes. Other big scorers included the Distance Medley Relay team of Cathy Newhart, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones, and Shelby Pake as they earned Runner Up Championship status. All the ladies had great performances with some personal records and season bests. The Distance Medley Team and 4 x 400 Relay team both improved and ran season best times. Individual PRs were also marked by Davis in her 400 splits of the DMR & 4 x 400, Newhart in her 1200 DMR split, Jones in her 800 DMR split and Jaylin Hampton in long Jump.The meet ended with one of the most anticipated and closest races of the entire day when the Lady Pirate throwers took to the track in the 4 x 100 Throwers Relay. Although the girls placed 3rd only 0.14 seconds separated them from taking the gold!Greensburg Girls Meet Results: Shot Put-1st Lily Grimes & Erin Browning 71’9.25;Discus-3rd Erin Browning & Lily Grimes 183’9.5, 7th Kailee Kidd & Emily Lowe 132’3;Long Jump-4th Jaylin Hampton & Montana Whitaker 27’5; Pole Vault-4th Ellie Kramer 7’6; 100H-1st Ashlynn Meyer 16.45, 4th Mary West 17.80; 100-3rd Taylor McIntosh 13.29; 3200-3rd Shelby Pake 12:00.53, 4th Cathy Newhart 12:20.02; 4 x 100-4th Montana Whitaker, Ashlynn Meyer, Mary West, Taylor McIntosh 53.90;4 x 200-3rd Montana Whitaker, Jaylin Hampton, Mary West, Kayla Davis 1:58.01; 4 x 400-3rd Kayla Davis, Jaylin Hampton, Montana Whitaker, Cami Jones 4:28.67 (Season Best); 4 x 800-3rd Shelby Pake, Morgan Winkler, Cathy Newhart, Cami Jones 10:53.47; Sprint Medley (100-100-200-400), 5th Mary West, Jaylin Hampton, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones 2:05.63; Distance Medley (1200-400-800-1600), 2nd Cathy Newhart, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones, Shelby Pake 13:22.66 (Season Best); and 4 x 100 Throwers Relay-3rd Emily Lowe, Erin Browning, Lily Grimes, Kailee Kidd 1:09.60.The Lady Pirates will travel to Franklin Community High School for their last duel meet of the season on Tuesday, April 26.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.last_img read more

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Leland Wayne “Butch” Russell

first_imgLeland Wayne “Butch” Russell, 76, of Moores Hill passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Ross Manor in Dillsboro.  Butch was born Sunday, November 30, 1941 in Moores Hill, IN the son of Lloyd and Bernice (Lows) Russell.  He married Wanda Ryle June 9, 1961 and she survives.  Butch retired from Fernald as a rigger and was a custodian for Moores Hill Elementary School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He was a former member of Moores Hill First Baptist Church and member of Iron Workers Labor Union.  He enjoyed farming, IU sports, watching the Reds and Bengals, was an avid reader, loved telling jokes, an Elvis fan, loved his family and enjoyed eating out at different restaurants.Butch is survived by wife Wanda, sons Troy (Dee) Russell and Todd (Debra) Russell, daughter Michelle (Robert Adams) Russell all of Moores Hill, brother Bob (Kay) Russell of Moores Hill, sisters: Carol Calhoun of OH, Linda (Randy) Ickenroth of Moores Hill and Bonnie (Reid) Walker of Milan, grandchildren: Shane (Sarah) Russell, Scot (Jenna) Russell, Chris (Alyssa) Russell, Josh (Brenna Burke) Russell, Kendra (Melf Nissen) Walker and Dylon Walker and 9 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Vickie Fuller.A service celebrating his life will be 10 AM Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Shawn McMullen officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill, with full Military Rites provided by Moores Hill American Legion Post #209.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 5 – 8 PM Wednesday, November 28 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Butch to Forest Hill Cemetery or Donor’s Choice.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main St., Box 243, Milan, IN, 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Abilene starts 2019 season with Feb. 15, 16 Ice Breaker

first_imgIMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Razor Chassis South Central and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region, Texas State and track points will be awarded for both draw/redraw programs. Hobby Stocks are not on the program either night.  More information about the Ice Breaker, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Showtime Signs & Designs and NAPA Auto Parts, can be directed to promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800. ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Speedway hosts its traditional season-opening Ice Breaker on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16.  The pits open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.  IMCA Modifieds run for $700 to win and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods for $600 to win each night. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $600 to win on Friday and for $750 to win their Lone Star Tour opener on Saturday.  Overnight accommodations, with racers’ rates, are available by calling the Whitten Inn at 325 672-8462.  Additional information is also posted on Facebook.last_img read more

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Morrison hails Fletcher influence

first_img Press Association The midfielder believes four-time Premier League title winner Fletcher deserves instant respect from the Albion squad. Fletcher was given the Baggies’ captaincy by boss Tony Pulis after joining from Manchester United in January and has played a key role in lifting them eight points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. “It really hurt so we were wounded beasts and you could see the tackles flying in (on Saturday), which was really pleasing. “We fought for every ball and I thought we were comfortable. “They didn’t really have many chances. Stoke are a great side who have done really well this season so that’s a good victory for us. “The manager just wanted a reaction. That’s all you can do when you get a defeat. “We worked as a team. The lads fought for each other and when someone was out of the game people filled in.” Brown Ideye scored the winner at the weekend after missing a glaring chance against Villa and struggling with injury and Morrison hailed the Nigerian’s recovery. “He didn’t train all week. The two strikers only trained on Friday because of injuries so to put in that kind of performance is credit to them,” he said. “Brown produced a great header, especially having not put those chances away at Villa.” James Morrison insists Darren Fletcher has been the perfect man to spearhead West Brom’s survival fight. And Morrison, who has been called into the Scotland squad with Fletcher for their friendly against Northern Ireland and Euro 2016 qualifier with Gibraltar this month, insists his team-mate is their ideal midfield general. He said: “He’s a great lad, he’s a leader and he barks his orders. “He’s got that respect and he deserves it for what he’s done in the game. “Obviously I have played with Darren for many years for Scotland. I know his game and I think he knows mine and we slotted in perfectly. “We’ve got a good bunch of lads in the group and he has slotted in perfectly.” The duo played in midfield together for the first time in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Stoke which saw the Baggies hit back from successive defeats to Aston Villa in the league and FA Cup. Pulis stayed away from the squad for two days last week to avoid his mood affecting the players following the losses and Morrison admitted they were hurting. “It was rock bottom for us after those two defeats,” said the 28-year-old. last_img read more

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India beat England, Australia to top win chart this decade

first_imgNew Delhi: India, England and Australia are the teams that have won the three World Cups that were held in this decade. Out of these teams, England may have caught the eye due to the renaisance they underwent after the 2015 World Cup and the records they broke in the process.However, it is India who have the highest win percentage among ICC full members. India have played a total of 249 matches in this decade, which is the second highest among any teams with only Sri Lanka (256) having played more. They have won 63.05 percent of these matches.Australia come second having won 57.87 percent of the 216 matches they have played while reigning world champions England come a close third with having won 56.42 percent of the 218 matches they have played.India also have the highest win percentage (60 percent) for matches played away from home or in neutral venues. Among countries that have played more than 100 matches, the closest that comes to India are South Africa (55.36 percent).India’s win to loss ratio of 1.987 from January 1, 2010 to December 22, 2019 when they played their final ODI against the West Indies is also the highest.Speaking after Sunday’s game, Kohli said that it has been one of the best years for Indian cricket, barring their loss in the semi-final of the ODI World Cup.“The year 2019 has been one of the best years for Indian cricket. Apart from the 30 minutes in the World Cup, it’s been a great year. We’ll keep chasing that ICC trophy. But apart from that, the way we’ve played has been satisfying,” Kohli said in the post-match presentation ceremony.Kohli said that what has been particularly satisfying is the way the Indian fast bowling unit has grown into one of the best in the world, often taking the sheen away from the performances of the spinners. He said that this makes them a more confident touring side.“Having a bunch of fast bowlers who can bowl out any opposition anywhere and them taking the attention away from the spinners in India is a huge achievement. We feel we have it in us to win series overseas, not just the odd game,” he said. IANSAlso Read: India a far greater security risk than Pakistan: PCB chief Ehsan ManiAlso Watch: Former Assam CM Prafulla Mahanta alleged MHA removed his security cover due to Anti-CAA stancelast_img read more

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Other Sports Series win against Korea vital for India women’s team in preparation for FIH Series Finals: Sjoerd Marijne

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India is in Group A with Uruguay, Poland and Fiji.The other teams are Mexico, Japan, Russia and Chile in Group B.The FIH Women’s Series Finals is scheduled to be held in Hiroshima, Japan from June 15. highlightscenter_img Bengaluru: Indian women’s hockey team coach Sjoerd Marijne said victory in the just-concluded series in South Korea is vital to its preparations for the forthcoming FIH Women’s Series Finals. The tournament is scheduled to be held in Hiroshima, Japan from June 15. Against Korea, India won two back-to-back matches and lost the third match. “It was not exactly the way we wanted to finish the series but I think the experience was important at this juncture,” Marijne said.     Reflecting on the tour, he said, “Two of the three matches we did very good and executed our plans well. While those two wins were confidence boosting, we must forget those victories and only think about the last match which did not go according to plan and focus on how we can improve ahead of the crucial Olympic Qualifying event.”RELATED     The core group will include 26 players for the upcoming national coaching vamp which commences on May 27 at Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru. “Important thing is to get good recovery now as this was a short and very high-intensity tour. During this National Camp we will focus on making the final steps towards achieving desirable results,” Marijne stated.     For the Women’s Series Finals, the Indian team will be grouped in Pool A where they will play against Uruguay, Poland and Fiji.  The other participating teams include Mexico, Japan, Russia and Chile grouped Pool B.      “When we meet on the first day of the National Camp, we will introspect on our last game against the Republic of Korea to find out what the real reason was to not play our A game. Only that will bring us forward and that’s what we will do,” asserted Marijne.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgNBC televised the U.S. Open from 1995 until the USGA signed a 12-year deal with Fox Sports that began in 2015. One person said Comcast-owned NBC would pick up the final seven years of the contract through 2026. The change means NBC will have the U.S. Open and the British Open, along with three World Golf Championships, the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup and the FedEx Cup playoffs every other year.NFL-OBIT-BUGELFormer Redskins assistant, “Hogs” creator Joe Bugel dies at 80UNDATED (AP) — Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel (BYOO’-gul) has died.Bugel was the architect of “The Hogs,” the dominant offensive lines that helped lead the team to three Super Bowls under Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs. He was regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in NFL history. June 29, 2020 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP-VIRUSFrittelli 4th tour player to test positive for coronavirusCROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli became the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus and had to withdraw from Rocket Mortgage Classic next week in Detroit.Frittelli missed the cut at the Travelers Championship, playing the opening two rounds with Ian Poulter and J.T. Poston. The South African player took a saliva test so he could take the tour’s charter to Detroit, and the result came back positive Sunday. Frittelli said he’s experiencing no issues and feels great physically.After conducting contact tracing, the tour said its medical advisors are not recommending additional testing at this time. Four players and two caddies have tested positive for the coronavirus since the tour returned to competition three weeks ago with tournaments in Fort Worth, Texas; Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and Connecticut. Update on the latest sports The Patriots had been heading to training camp with 2019 fourth-round draft choice Jarrett Stidham as the heir apparent to Brady, who led the team to six Super Bowl championships since 2001 but signed with Tampa Bay this offseason. Stidham appeared in three games last season, completing two passes for 14 yards with one interception. The Panthers released Newton on March 24 following nine seasons, a move that saved the team $19.1 million under the NFL salary cap. The 31-year-old Newton was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft after leading Auburn to a national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy. NFL-PATRIOTS-SPYINGPats fined $1.1M, lose pick for filming game last seasonNEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. Brandon Jones took home a trophy and sent a car to the scrap heap in about an hour at Pocono. Jones won Sunday’s Truck Series before wrecking on the first lap of the Xfinity Series race. Pocono became the first track to hold a Truck, Xfinity and Cup race on the same day. SPEEDWAY OWNER-ROPE ADSpeedway owner loses staff, ‘all but 2’ sponsors after postPINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina racetrack said he has faced death threats, lost employees and seen “all but two” of his sponsors evaporate amid the backlash over his social media post invoking the noose found in the garage stall of Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace Mike Fulp, who owns the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County, told the News & Record he knew his troubles from what he described as a joke were self-inflicted. Fulp’s post advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale on Facebook Marketplace the day after an FBI investigation determined the noose found at the Talladega Superspeedway garage had been there since at least October and was a coincidence, not a hate crime. Fulps told the newspaper he’s responsible “for trying to make some jokes and said he is not a racist. Fulp said he’s been getting death threats and received messages threatening his family. He said seven workers quit.RACIAL INJUSTICE-KANSAS STATE TWEETK-State players announce boycott after student’s Floyd tweetMANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streakCROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13.Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico City in March 2019. Johnson said it was along time between wins and he wants to keep his streak going. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus each won in 17 consecutive years. Mackenzie Hughes, who shot a first-round 60, had a 67 to tie for third with 23-year-old Will Gordon at 17 under. Gordon, who has no status on either the PGA Tour finished just enough to earn him a special temporary card and unlimited exemptions for the rest of the season. There were seven COVID-19-related withdrawals from the Connecticut event, with two positive tests among players. Cameron champ withdrew Tuesday and Denny McCarthy had a positive test on Friday. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed free agent Joakim Noah to a new contract for the rest of the season, three months after he first signed a 10-day deal with the team.The two-time All-Star averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 42 games for Memphis last season. Noah originally signed with the Clippers on March 9, two days before the NBA put its season on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 35-year-old center was the 2014 defensive player of the year. Noah provides the Clippers with playoff experience and additional depth at the position.Noah’s 12 years in the NBA also includes stints with Chicago and the New York Knicks.TRAVELERS-CHAMPIONSHIPcenter_img The plan is based on phased reopening guidelines from the CDC. The governing body for the sport in this country advises youth leagues to consult their city or county health departments to determine which CDC phase their community is in. That step begins a youth program’s local reopening procedure during the coronavirus pandemic. From there, those youth leagues are advised to consult with local school systems to share information and resources. On Sunday, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. Also, the team’s production crew will not be allowed to shoot any games in the 2020 season. ESPN first reported the penalties. NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the discipline to The Associated Press.The filming occurred at the Bengals game at Cleveland on Dec. 8 of last season. The Bengals hosted the Patriots the following week and lost 34-13.When the taping became known last season, the team said at the time a three-person crew producing a web series titled “Do Your Job” “inappropriately filmed the field from the press box” as part of a feature on the scouting department. At the time, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he nor his coaching staff had watched any of the video footage. NBA-CLIPPERS-NOAHClippers sign Joakim Noah to deal for rest of the season Jaden McNeil mocked Floyd’s death in a tweet Thursday, one month after the Black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for nearly eight minutes. McNeil is the founder of a conservative group called America First Students and has been criticized for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. University officials have said they are exploring their options for action.USGA-TV DEALAP sources: NBC gets US Open as Fox gets out of contractThe U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA. That’s according to multiple people who spoke with The Associated Press.Three people with direct knowledge of the change say it came together in the last two weeks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. An announcement was expected Monday. The U.S. Open, originally scheduled to be played last week, was postponed to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York when the COVID-19 pandemic let no golf tournaments for three months. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-PATRIOTS-NEWTONSource: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace BradyBOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady. A source tells the AP that the one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million with incentives. The signing was first reported by ESPN. In addition to his two stints as an assistant with Washington, he was also a head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals and Oakland Raiders and an assistant with the Chargers. The Redskins announced that Bugel died Sunday at age 80. No cause of death was given.YOUTH FOOTBALL’S RETURNUSA Football plans return to play for youths in 2020UNDATED (AP) — USA Football has developed a phased approach for the return of youth football this year. Nick Watney received a positive test before his second round at Hilton Head, while Cameron Champ tested positive before the Travelers Championship and Denny McCarthy after his first round at the TPC River Highlands.NASCAR-POCONOHamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th winLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark.Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway and flip the result of the opener. The 1-2 finish out of each driver is a clear sign two of the best drivers in the game are poised again to make a championship push.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe team scheduled a 1 p.m. EDT conference call.NHL Network was first to report the Devils’ plans to hire the New York Rangers assistant coach on Wednesday night.Ruff would replace interim coach Alain Nasreddine, who guided the team to a 19-16-8 record after John Hynes was fired on Dec. 3. Fitzgerald had served as interim general manager since Ray Shero was fired on Jan. 12.The Devils posted a 28-29-12 overall record, missing the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years. Their season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic in early March and they were not among the 24 teams chosen to compete for the Stanley Cup when NHL play resumes.The head coaching job will be the third in the NHL for the 60-year-old Ruff. He coached the Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars, leading the Sabres to the Stanley Cup Final in 1999. He was hired by the Rangers before the 2017-18 season. He has a 736-554-78-125 record. July 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-DEVILS-RUFFAP source: Ruff to become Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays GMUNDATED (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are hiring veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL’s youngest teams and removing the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. Update on the latest sports Associated Press center_img It’s the latest revision of the PGA Tour’s COVID-19 policies.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— North Carolina State says five people tied to Wolfpack sports have tested positive for COVID-19. Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest says those positives came after the school tested 315 athletes, coaches and staff starting May 29. That’s a positive rate of roughly 1.6%. N.C. State athletic director Boo Corrigan had announced in early June that the school had begun a schedule of allowing athletes to return in phases to campus.— The Ivy League has become the first Division I conference to suspend fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision affects not just football but soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross country, as well as the fall portion of winter sports like basketball. The league left open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if outbreak is better controlled by then. — China says it won’t stage any international sports for the rest of the year, apart from trials for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and a neighboring city. The order from the General Administration of Sports affects at least six WTA tennis events, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen in November. China also has four ATP tournaments lined up. Shanghai was also due to host two big golf events, the men’s HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship event two weeks after the LPGA Shanghai. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS3 PGA Tour players who tested positive will play togetherUNDATED (AP) — Three PGA Tour players who have tested positive for the coronavirus but are no longer symptomatic will play together for the first two rounds of the Workday Charity Open that is starting Thursday in Dublin, Ohio. Nick Watney will play alongside Dylan Frittelli and Denny McCarthy. Watney was the first tour player to test positive and reported mild symptoms. The tour said all three players continue to test positive for the virus but have met the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for return to work. Players in those circumstances will either be grouped together or play as singles. — The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year. The poll by the Japan News Network said only 17% thought it could be held next year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.— Major League Soccer returned to action Wednesday night as Orlando City beat Inter Miami 2-1 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World. Before the game started, nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice. Players wore black T-shirts, black gloves and black facemasks emblazoned with Black Lives Matter. The players walked toward midfield, raised their right arms one at a time and held the pose so long that some could be seen stretching fatigued muscles afterward.— CBS will get an early start on its Champions League deal by showing games next month when the pandemic-delayed competition resumes. The rights to the rest of this Champions League season and all of next season became available last month when Turner opted out of its 2018-21 deal for exclusive English language rights in the United States. CBS says it has acquired the rights and will get two Champions League finals in less than 10 months. This season’s competition resumes on Aug. 7 and ends with an eight-team knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal. The final is on Aug. 23.— Cricket’s Asia Cup in September has been postponed to 2021. The Asian Cricket Council says travel restrictions, various national quarantine requirements, and the ongoing threat of the coronavirus were the main obstacles to staging the biennial Twenty20 tournament. The 2018 event featured winner India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong. Sri Lanka is expected to host the Asia Cup in June 2021.last_img read more

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