Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Associated Press — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months. The Democratic governor said during a news conference that “starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps.” The New York City area was one of the hardest-hit parts of the U.S. by the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 deaths and new infections in the state have been trending downward. Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL are discussing the resumption of their seasons with their players’ unions.— The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July. It’s the clearest sign yet that the NBA believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Basketball Players Association is also part of the talks with Disney. Games would be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, a massive campus on the Disney property near Orlando. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the conversations were still “exploratory,” and that the site would be used for practices and housing as well.— Canada’s NHL teams have offered season ticket-holders rebate or refund options in acknowledgment that no more 2019-20 regular-season games will be played in front of fans in their respective buildings. The Canadian Press says all seven teams contacted their season ticket bases last week with options and/or deadlines to make a decision.— Eleven of China’s professional soccer teams have been disqualified for failing to pay wages and for five teams closing shop on their own terms. The 11 include Chinese Super League side, Tianjin Tianhai. Low attendance and gaudy contracts for overseas signings were already weighing heavily on the industry, even before the outbreak forced it into total shutdown.— A Bournemouth soccer club player in England is one of two positive tests for COVID-19 to emerge from the Premier League’s second round of testing. The club says “medical confidentiality means the player’s name will not be disclosed.” The team says the player will self-isolate for seven days before being tested again at a later date. The league tested 996 players and club staff on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. — English soccer’s Hull has announced it is the League Championship club with two personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 1,014 players and staff from all 24 clubs in England’s second tier were tested for the coronavirus over the last 72 hours and the results reflect an almost identical ratio of positive results to that found in the Premier League’s second wave of testing. It had been announced that the two individuals were from the same club, without naming Hull.— BATE Borisov has won the Belarusian Cup with thousands of fans watching in a rare case of a soccer trophy being decided during the coronavirus pandemic. The Belarus soccer federation said that 5,761 tickets were sold for the game. That was only a fraction of the stadium’s capacity so that fans would be spaced around the arena. Many supporters ignored the seating arrangements to sit in groups and most did not wear masks. BATE beat Dynamo Brest 1-0.— The coach of one of Florida’s top high school football programs has been suspended, and an investigation has been launched into whether the team that has won state championships in each of the past three seasons broke policies by practicing during the pandemic. Miami Northwestern High coach Max Edwards has been suspended, pending the result of the investigation, according to a school district official who spoke to The Miami Herald. The district says football practice at this time would be an “unauthorized athletic activity” and parents of players who may have taken part were being interviewed by school officials as part of the investigation. Northwestern won the Class 6A state title in 2017 and 2018 before winning the Class 5A championship last season. The Bulls are a seven-time state champion overall.— Youth sports organizations across the United States have come together to form the PLAY Sports Coalition to push for federal help with the coronavirus crisis. The leaders of the coalition are trumpeting the importance of youth sports and sounding the alarm about the future of their organizations. The fate of providers in low-income communities is of particular concern. Nearly 60% of local sports leaders expect to lose at least 50% of their revenue over the next year, according to an Aspen Institute for Sports poll.OBIT-EDDIE SUTTON The 600-mile race around Charlotte Motor Speedway in NASCAR’s longest and most grueling race of the year. The 61st running will be a tribute to fallen military heroes, as usual — but without fans in the stands or the elaborate pre-race ceremonies.NASCAR has the auto racing spotlight to itself this year. It usually follows the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500. But Monaco was canceled for the first time in 66 years, and the Indy 500 postponed until August.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Formula One driver George Russell has won the virtual Monaco Grand Prix on the day the iconic race would have been held if not for the coronavirus pandemic. The 22-year-old British driver races for the Williams team in F1. Russell finished 39 seconds ahead of former F1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez of Mexico. Third-place Charles Leclerc is from Monaco and lives near the actual race track’s start line. Formula One’s first 10 races have been either postponed or canceled.— The made-for-TV golf event billed as “The Match: Champions for Charity” is underway after rain delayed the start. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning are taking on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, to raise $10 million for COVID-19 relief efforts.center_img Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84UNDATED (AP) — Eddie Sutton, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament, died Saturday. He was 84.Sutton’s family says in a statement that he died of natural causes at home in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, surrounded by his three sons and their families.His wife Patsy died in 2013.Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 3, Sutton was 806-328 in 37 seasons as a Division I head coach — not counting vacated victories or forfeited games — and made it to 25 NCAA Tournaments.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR takes the spotlight with no Indy 500 or Monaco Grand PrixUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR continues its frantic return tonight with its third Cup race in seven days, the Coca-Cola 600.last_img read more

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B&H Junior Basketball Representation in Group With Spain, Italy and China

first_imgThe B&H junior basketball representation will participate at the informal World Championship in Germany in April.This tournament, titled “Albert Schweizer” will be held from 19 to 26 April. 16 representations will participate and the B&H representation is part of group D, together with the teams of Spain, Italy and China.England, Sweden, Argentina and Serbia are in the A group. Japan, Slovenia, Turkey and Germany are in the B group, while USA, Ukraine, France and Chile are in the C group.The first game of the B&H team is scheduled for 19 April against Spain (16:30), and a day later B&H will play against Italy (14:00). B&H junior basketball players in the last round will play against China.The two best qualified teams of every group will continue the competition in the quarterfinals.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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