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first_img– Advertisement – “The market is now pricing in a Biden presidency with a Republican Senate, and the rotation that we saw was based on that,” Levine said. “And if there’s an increasing risk that that’s not the case for the Senate, then this entire move could also be somewhat at risk as well.”Levine also said that the strength of tech stocks was due in part to their strong earnings performance and resiliency in the case of new economic restrictions in the United States during the winter to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Republicans have filed a flurry of legal challenges in several states related to the ongoing vote counts, and the Trump campaign said it will request a recount in Wisconsin. The Biden campaign, meanwhile, has called for all votes to be counted.“Democracy’s sometimes messy. It sometime requires a little patience as well,” the former vice president in a short speech in Delaware on Thursday, adding that he was confident his ticket would be declared the winner once all the votes are counted.On the economic front, Friday will bring a fresh look at the labor market for investors, with the Labor Department’s October jobs reported scheduled to be released before the bell. The report comes on the heels of disappoint readings for ADP private payrolls and initial jobless claims. U.S. stock futures were flat on Thursday evening as Wall Street eyed its best week since April even as the results of the presidential election remained unclear.Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1 point, while those for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq-100 were basically flat.The three indexes notched their fourth-straight positive session on Thursday and were on track for their best week since April 9. The S&P 500 and the Dow are up 7% so far this week. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite has led the way with a nearly 9% gain. The sharp rally follows a slump in the prior week.- Advertisement – The surge in stocks has come despite lingering uncertainty about the outcome of Tuesday’s election. Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads with 253 electoral votes, according to NBC News projections, while President Donald Trump has 214. Votes are still being counted in several key states including Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia.Victories by Republicans in several key Senate races, thus lowering the odds of a “blue wave” and potential higher taxes and stronger regulations, have been cited by Wall Street strategists as a reason for the rally in tech stocks. However, the Republicans have not yet won the necessary seats to control the Senate, according to NBC News projections, with two potential run-off elections in Georgia.Alicia Levine, chief strategist at BNY Mellon Investment Management, said that the possibility of Democrats winning narrow control of the Senate was one of the major risks not priced into the market even if the runoffs wouldn’t necessarily cause the markets to dip.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 4th. 2020.NYSElast_img read more

first_img Share National Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Ricketts. (File photo)A health official in Dominica has expressed concern regarding the increasing rate of obesity among the island’s school children.Statistics indicate that from 2006 the rate of obesity among children has been increasing; in 2006 a survey indicated that 9.8% of the island’s children were obese, 11.1% in 2007, 11.8% n 2008 and 9.8% in 2009.National Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Ricketts explained at a Media Breakfast Meeting on Friday last week that there needs to be a clear message to address this situation.“There is an increasing trend in the proportion of our children who are being identified as obese or overweight. There needs to be a message and if you think about it, for some of us who perhaps are older yes we’re going to try to do something about it but the impact in terms of reversing the trend is probably going to be greatest felt when we address the situation in the younger children.”Dr. Ricketts suggests that a concerted effort must be made to give our children a chance at long and healthy lives.“We have; as adults, as parents as a community, we have to make a concerted effort to change the lifestyle patterns of our young children to give them a better chance at a healthier life and a longer life and a longer healthy life in the future.”He also cautions that fast foods are a contributing factor to the increasing rate of obesity as healthy foods are not promoted sufficiently.“When we feed them fast foods and foods that are high in fat and calories and we don’t promote the eating of our local foods and vegetables, plus it is cheaper by the way to do that; not only are we not training them correctly but we’re also setting them up for significant health problems in the future.”Dr. Ricketts also noted that parents should ensure that servings of fresh fruits and vegetables are included in their children’s diet daily.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews Increasing rate of obesity among children cause for concern by: – February 13, 2012 28 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_imgOldenburg firefighters responded to a blaze near Metamora late Tuesday afternoon.Eagle Fire Co. Fire Chief Kevin Froehling said the chimney fire occurred at the residence of Bob Gibbs on West Fork Road.“Fire was an electrical fire that began in the wall near the fireplace,” the fire chief explained.Froehling noted some smoke damage, however, a quick response limited structural damage to the room the fireplace is located.No injuries were reported.last_img

first_img Loading… President Aurelio De Laurentiis has, according to CalcioNapoli24, had the opportunity to bring Umtiti and Junior Firpo to the San Paolo, but the report claims both players have salaries exceeding the costs the patron is willing to offer.Napoli have allegedly shown their admiration for both players, but Umtiti’s salary of €8m a year and the €5m of Junior Firpo has put the Azzurri off trying to make a deal with the pair. Barcelona have reportedly offered both Samuel Umtiti and Junior Firpo to Napoli, but the Partenopei have allegedly rejected the approach from Catalonia.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Know7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterIs This 1921 Cartoon The First Ever Meme?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting10 Irresistibly Beautiful Asian ActressesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting The Tasks Done Read Also: Ronaldo enters 14-day quarantine after returning to JuventusUmtiti was linked with a move to Napoli and appeared to be the first choice as a replacement if Kalidou Koulibaly is sold.CalcioNapoli24 understands that Barcelona also have offered the pair to other possible suitors, underlining that they don’t feature in Barca’s plans.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgBy Neal PalmerABILENE, Texas (Oct. 17-19) – Chase Allen proved this weekend he can not only build race cars, he can drive them, too. Allen won Saturday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event at Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge. He took off from the pole, was fast right out of the gate and earned $3,000, plus a spot on the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. National champion William Gould started outside the front row and looked to have one of the cars that might have something for Allen. Before halfway, the front pair had pulled away from the rest of the field by a straightway. Gould kept the pressure on Allen while Jerry Harpole, Chris Elliott, Josh McGaha and Keith White battled well behind them.Elliott worked hard trying to get under Harpole, then decided to try the outside. He shot into third as they hit the front stretch. Elliott pulled away once clear, but with the laps winding down he just had too much ground to make up. Allen went on to pull away in the final laps and when the checkers flew he was several car lengths ahead of Gould. Elliott, Harpole and White completed the top five.One hundred and thirty cars from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico vied at the 19th annual spe­cial. Total purse was more than $70,000. Chad Hertel was the $2,500 Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod winner while Mi­chael Therwanger topped the $2,000 to win feature event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.Taking home an even grand were IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car winner Josh Baughman and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner Cody Frank. Hertel defended his home turf in the Southern SportMod main after winning Thursday’s qualifier for the pole start and holding off G.W. Egbert IV in the big show.Egbert ran out of lap to catch up and Hertel went on to the win. Justin Shaw, Dean Abbey and Justin Cass rounded out the top five. From his inside row three starting spot, Therwhanger worked his way to second and finally found his way past Matt Guillaume for the top Stock Car prize.Pulling away in the late stages, he won ahead of Guillaume, Chad Estes, Gabe Tucker and Den­nis Bissonnette.Jeremy Oliver looked to have the Hobby Stock to beat when that feature got underway. With about five laps to go, however, Oliver was working his way through traffic when a lapped car spun in front of him.Oliver took evasive action but was unable to completely clear the spun car, clipping his bumper and cutting down his tire. That handed the lead to Frank.Frank sailed on to take the checkers ahead of Kenny Ware, Joe Colyer, Andy Roller and Barrett Hutchison. Baughman was a winged rocket right out of the trailer and seemed to have the ¼-mile red clay oval well in hand when he hit the dirt for the Sprint Car main. Ryan Hall kept Baughman in view as the lead duo sped around the track, but Baughman proved to be too much to handle and went on to win in flying colors. Dustin Woods, Danny Merrell and Brandon Williams were next across the stripe.Oct. 17 Qualifying Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Chase Allen; 2. Keith White; 3. Chris Elliott; 4. Josh McGaha; 5. Joe Spillman; 6. Kevin Sustaire; 7. Vince Ogle; 8. Fred Wojtek; 9. Neal Flowers; 10. Charles Brewer; 11. Robby Edwards; 12. Ben Ketteman; 13. Jimmy Tidwell; 14. David Davis; 15. Jerry Harpole; 16. William Gould; 17. Charlie Smith; 18. Chad Estes; 19. Tommy Fain; 20. Glen Hibbard; 21. Doug Easter­ling.Southern SportMods – 1. Chad Hertel; 2. G.W. Egbert IV; 3. Gabe Tucker; 4. Dean Abbey; 5. Bradley Poor; 6. George Egbert III; 7. Justin Cass; 8. Kyle Lathram; 9. David Sanford; 10. Kyle Wisdom; 11. Robert Cook; 12. Terry Owen; 13. T.C. Hogan; 14. Chris Grusendorf; 15. Cory Wil­liams; 16. Clint Pelzel; 17. Brandon Elkins; 18. Levi Ely; 19. Robert Crabtree; 20. Dustin Robin­son; 21. Shane Priddy. Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume; 2. David Phillips; 3. Michael Therwanger; 4. Dennis Bissonnette; 5. Jason Adcock; 6. Lance Shaw; 7. Michael Sheen; 8. Jody York 9. Kelly Brown; 10. Cary White; 11. Kevin Sustaire; 12. Gabe Tucker; 13. Chad Estes; 14. Kirk Martin; 15. Lewis Hammond; 16. Hunter Russell; 17. Tristan Carman; 18. Marc Egert; 19. Mike Golightly; 20. Billy Wade; 21. Travis Graves.Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeremy Oliver; 2. Cody Frank; 3. Andy Roller; 4. Joe Colyer; 5. Jamie Her­ring; 6. Brandon Gaddis; 7. Barrett Hutchison; 8. Dan Lang; 9. Jerrad Steele; 10. April Phillips; 11. Tru­man Davis; 12. Colin Deming; 13. Gerald Spalding Jr.; 14. Scotty W. Brown; 15. Gerald Spal­ding Sr.; 16. Garrett Rawls; 17. Colby Dello; 18. Kenny Ware; 19. Chad Reedy; 20. Michael Ledbet­ter; 21. Rodney Sparks.Oct. 18 Qualifying Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Gould; 2. Harpole; 3. Toby Herring; 4. Brewer; 5. Fain; 6. Chad Melton; 7. Ketteman; 8. Smith; 9. Hibbard; 10. Estes; 11. Davis; 12. Flowers; 13. Mike McCarthy; 14. Danny Hogue; 15. Brandon Byars; 16. Ronnie Sebree; 17. Easterling; 18. Scooter Bates; 19. Troy Mel­ton; 20. Bobby Sikes Jr.Southern SportMods – 1. Williams; 2. Justin Shaw; 3. Brian Flowers; 4. Mark Patterson; 5. Cook; 6. Ely; 7. Priddy; 8. Owen; 9. Robinson; 10. Jeffrey Abbey; 11. Kenny Ware; 12. Rodger Pierce; 13. Pelzel; 14. William Beckham; 15. Tim McDonald; 16. Chase Parson; 17. Kenneth Graves; 18. Lodi Mitchell; 19. Ronnie O’Neal; 20. Hogan. Stock Cars – 1. Tucker; 2. Martin; 3. Estes; 4. Robert Cook; 5. Dustin White; 6. Ronnie Christo­pher; 7. Robert Barnett Sr.; 8. Jason Christopher; 9. Carman; 10. Bill Brzezinski; 11. L.P. O’Neal; 12. Jason Batt; 13. Mark Lord; 14. Travis Sutherlin; 15. Sustaire; 16. Terry Wojtek; 17. Malcolm Kill; 18. Tyler Muirhead; 19. Mart Wampler; 20. Graves. Hobby Stocks – 1. Ware; 2. Rawls; 3. Hutchison; 4. Reedy; 5. Phillips; 6. Deming; 7. Brown; 8. Steele; 9. Gerald Spalding Sr.; 10. Dello; 11. Lang; 12. Davis; 13. Ledbetter; 14. Gerald Spalding Jr.Oct. 19 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Allen; 2. Gould; 3. Elliott; 4. Harpole; 5. White; 6. McGaha; 7. Brewer; 8. Hibbard; 9. Ogle; 10. Herring; 11. Wojtek; 12. Flowers; 13. Edwards; 14. Ketteman; 15. Chad Melton; 16. Tidwell; 17. Smith; 18. Sustaire; 19. Spillman; 20. Fain. Southern SportMods – 1. Hertel; 2. G.W. Egbert IV; 3. Shaw; 4. Dean Abbey; 5. Cass; 6. Jeffrey Ab­bey; 7. George Egbert III; 8. Ware; 9. Graves; 10. Julie Boettler; 11. Pelzel; 12. Williams; 13. Tucker; 14. Patterson; 15. Cook; 16. Ely; 17. Owen; 18. Flowers; 19. Priddy; 20. Bradley Poor. Stock Cars – 1. Therwanger; 2. Guillaume; 3. Estes; 4. Tucker; 5. Bissonnette; 6. Sheen; 7. Shaw; 8. Dustin White; 9. Hammond; 10. Cary White; 11. Adcock; 12. Scott Kristinek; 13. Tim Pfalzgraf; 14. Phillips; 15. Batt; 16. Cook; Travis Sutherlin; 18. Martin; 19. Ronnie Christopher; 20. Sustaire.Sprint Cars – 1. Josh Baughman; 2. Ryan Hall; 3. Dustin Woods; 4. Danny Merrell; 5. Brandon Williams; 6. Trevor Reed; 7. Gary Floyd.Hobby Stocks – 1. Frank; 2. Ware; 3. Colyer; 4. Roller; 5. Hutchison; 6. Reedy; 7. Herring; 8. Deming; 9. Phillips; 10. Brown; 11. Rawls; 12. Gaddis; 13. Lang; 14. Davis; 15. Oliver; 16. Ledbet­ter; 17. Steele; 18. Dello; 19. Gerald Spalding Sr.; 20. Gerald Spalding Jr.; 21. Sparks.last_img read more

first_imgPALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (CMC) – Vice-captain Vishaul Singh struck a career-best fifth first-class century to spearhead a massive West Indies A batting effort on the second day of the second four-day ‘Test’ against Sri Lanka A here Tuesday.Unbeaten on 81 overnight at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, the left-hander carved out a superb 161 to lift West Indies to 509 for nine declared in their first innings.Opener Rajendra Chandrika, who had retired hurt on 51 on Tuesday’s opening day, returned to make 84 while tail-ender Kemar Roach chipped in with 39.At the close, captain Dimuth Karunaratne was holding the hosts’ innings together with an unbeaten 66 as they reached 128 for four – still 381 runs behind heading into today’s penultimate day.Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was not out on 38 and has so far put on 91 for the fifth wicket with Karunartne, a partnership which pulled Sri Lanka A around from danger at 37 for four.Seamer Roach trapped Avishka Fernando lbw for seven at 19 for one and Test batsman Lahiru Thirimanne followed for three, at 32 for two, when he was caught at the wicket off fast bowler Keon Joseph, who has taken two for four from four overs.Joseph removed Roshen Silva for a first-ball duck at 36 for three and with a run added, Charith Asalanka was lbw to off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall for one.However, first ‘Test’ century-maker Karunaratne produced yet another excellent innings to stave off the collapse, facing 124 deliveries and counting 12 fours while Dickwella has struck two fours in his 65-ball knock.Earlier, resuming from their overnight 331 for five, West Indies A flourished thanks to the Guyanese pair of Vishaul and Chandrika who put on 54 for the sixth wicket.While Vishaul faced 306 deliveries and struck 16 fours, Chandrika hit nine boundaries off 84 balls, falling with his second first-class century in sight, when he was lbw to leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay.Vishaul, who reached triple figures 40 minutes before lunch, then added a further 90 for the seventh wicket with Roach, who hit four fours and two sixes in his 80-ball stay at the crease.The partnership took West Indies to lunch at 410 for six and helped the visitors increase their dominance in the second session, before Roach finally departed, an hour after the resumption.Off-spinner Charith Asalanka was the best bowler with four for 104.WEST INDIES 1st innings (o/n 331 for five)R. Chandrika lbw b Vandersay 84K. Powell c wkp.. Dickwella b Anuk Fernando 29S. Hetmyer b Asalanka 48S. Brooks c wkp. Dickwella b Kumara 3V Singh b Asalanka 161J. Hamilton run-out 99R. Cornwall lbw b Karunaratne 1K. Roach c Avishka Fernando b Asalanka 39G. Motie-Kanhai lbw b Asalanka 9D. Johnson not out 8Extras: (b-8, lb-3, w-9, nb-8) 28Total: (9 wkts decl., 137.4 overs) 509Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-120, 3-140, 4-328, 5-331, 6-385, 7-475, 8-494, 9-509.Bowling: Asitha Fernando 19-2-63-0 (w-2), Kumara 20-2-78-1 (w-1, nb-2), Anuk Fernando 13-0-76-1 (w-6, nb-4), Vandersay 31-2-110-1, Gunaratne 17-3-61-0 (nb-2), Asalanka 33.4-7-104-4, Karunaratne 4-2-6-1.SRI LANKA 1st inningsD. Karunaratne not out 66Avishka Fernando lbw b Roach 7L. Thirimanne c wkp. Hamilton b Joseph 3R. Silva c Brooks b Joseph 0K. Asalanka lbw b Cornwall 1N. Dickwella not out 38Extras: (b-8, lb-4, nb-1) 13Total: (4 wkts, 40 overs) 128Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-32, 3-36, 4-37.Bowling: Roach 8-3-18-1, Johnson 8-3-25-0, Cornwall 14-3-38-1, Joseph 4-1-4-2 (nb-1), Motie-Kanhai 6-0-31-0.Position: Sri Lanka A trail by 381 runs with six wickets intact.Toss: Sri Lanka A.Umpires: N. de Silva, R. Kottahachchi.last_img read more

first_imgNHL reports zero positivesUNDATED (AP) — The National Hockey League reported zero players tested positive for the coronavirus last week.The league says it administered a total of 4,256 tests to more than 800 players from July 18-25. Two players tested positive during the first week of training camps July 13-17.Players and staff from the 24 teams participating in the expanded Stanley Cup playoffs traveled to the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday. They’re now in a quarantined bubble and will be tested daily after every other day testing during camp.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-GOODELL LETTER Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE-DIAMONDBACKS-PADRESTatis Jr., Grisham power Padres to 6-2 win vs. DiamondbacksSAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. raced around the bases on a three-run triple that highlighted a five-run rally and Trent Grisham hit his first home run for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Monday to take three of four games in their opening series. Associated Press Two games postponed after COVID outbreak among MarlinsMIAMI (AP) — Two major league games scheduled for Monday night have been postponed after more than a dozen Miami Marlins players and staff members tested positive for the coronavirus in an outbreak that stranded the team in Philadelphia. The Marlins’ home opener against Baltimore was called off, as was the New York Yankees’ game at Philadelphia. The Yankees would have been in the same clubhouse the Marlins used last weekend. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that nine Marlins players on the 30-man roster, two taxi squad players and two staff members tested positive.In other MLB news: The NFL has opted not to create a bubble environment, something the NHL, NBA, WNBA and MLS have done. With Major League Baseball experiencing difficulties on its first weekend of play with a plan similar to the NFL’s, there is added anxiety about what Goodell’s league has planned.In other NFL news:— Minnesota Vikings vice president of sports medicine Eric Sugarman has tested positive for COVID-19. Sugarman is in charge of the organization’s virus prevention plan as the infection control officer. The team announced that Sugarman and his family tested positive over the weekend. The Vikings said they’ve tested all individuals who’d recently been in close contact with Sugarman. —New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed its four 2020 draft picks to four-year contracts. The signings were announced as rookies reported for training camp on Monday. New Orleans’ most recent draft class is headlined by first-round pick Cesar Ruiz. The Saints also drafted Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun and Dayton tight end Adam Trautman in the third round. They took Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens in the seventh round. — Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, say they’re donating $5 million toward a partnership with a Louisiana health care provider to build “numerous” health centers in economically struggling communities around the state. Brees said in his announcement on social media that the first center will be built later this year in eastern New Orleans in partnership with Ochsner Health. Goodell sends letter to NFL fans explaining plans for seasonNEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a letter to fans outlining the league’s plans to play during the coronavirus pandemic.As veterans begin reporting to training camps this week, Goodell noted Monday how COVID-19 has “turned the world upside down.”He wrote that “COVID-19 will continue to present a major challenge to nearly every area of American life. Football is no exception,” The league and the players’ union reached agreement on a plan last Friday, after all preseason games were canceled. Team facilities were shut down by Goodell in late March and only began reopening on a cautious basis this summer. Goodell stressed the need for adaptability on all levels, citing how a virtual draft was held in April. All 32 teams held remote offseason training sessions, too. The Padres, who feel they’re built for success in this pandemic-shortened 60-game season, outscored the Diamondbacks 21-9 in the four games. San Diego hasn’t been to the playoffs since winning consecutive NL West titles in 2005-06. It hasn’t had a winning season since 2010.The Padres scored five runs in the fourth inning before Luke Weaver recorded an out.The highlight was Tatis hitting a ball to left-center that rolled to the wall, bringing in three runs to give San Diego a 6-2 lead. Tatis dove into third headfirst and his helmet went flying. Tatis finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year voting last year despite being limited to 84 games due to injuries. MARLINS-VIRUS —The series opener between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians has been postponed by rain. The teams will make up the game as part of a traditional doubleheader on Tuesday, starting at 3:40 p.m. Before the game was postponed, the White Sox announced that manager Rick Renteria will be kept away from the team pending the results of medical tests. — Two-time AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber (KLOO’-bur) could be done for the season. He is headed to the injured list after just one inning in his debut as a Texas Rangers starter. Kluber has a tear in a small muscle in his right shoulder and is not expected to make another start this season — if he pitches at all. — Utility player Josh Harrison has signed a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals less than a week after he was released by the Philadelphia Phillies. The Nationals added the 33-year-old Harrison to their 30-man active roster Monday. To make room, catcher Raudy Read was optioned to Washington’s alternate training site in Fredericksburg, Virginia. —The Colorado Rockies say left-handed pitcher Tim Collins has opted out of the 2020 season. Collins is the second player in the organization who has withdrawn. In late June, Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond announced he wouldn’t play this season, in part because of the coronavirus pandemic. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHL — The U.S. Tennis Association has canceled two lower-tier tennis tournaments in Orlando, Florida, saying that the coronavirus pandemic makes it too dangerous to hold the events without a bubble setup. The USTA says ATP Challenger 150 tourneys that were supposed to start on Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 at its national campus are being scrapped.COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYEx-UCLA coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribesUNDATED (AP) — A former University of California, Los Angeles men’s soccer coach pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $200,000 in bribes to help two students get into the school as recruits. Jorge Salcedo, 47, admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme involving TV celebrities, other wealthy parents and elite universities across the country. Salcedo was paid $100,000 to help California couple Bruce and Davina Isackson get their daughter into UCLA as a bogus soccer recruit, prosecutors said. The Isacksons have also pleaded guilty and have been cooperating with authorities in the hope of getting a lighter sentence. July 27, 2020 — The Buffalo Bills have released receiver Ray-Ray McCloud and offensive lineman Garrett McGhin a day before players were set to report for the start of training camp. The moves on Monday trim Buffalo’s roster to 86, with teams required to have a maximum 80 players by Aug. 16. —Washington has put quarterback Alex Smith on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp. Smith’s right leg has recovered 20 months after he broke the fibula and tibia in it during a game. But the 36-year-old veteran hasn’t been fully cleared for practices and full football activity. IRVING-WNBA SALARIESIrving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping seasonNEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who choose not to play this season. That can be because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reasons. The funds will come from the KAI Empowerment Initiative that Irving launched today. It will also provide players with a financial literacy program created by UBS.The WNBA season began Saturday and will be played entirely at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. To be eligible for Irving’s program, WNBA players must give insight into their decisions and not be receiving salaries from any other entity.In other virus-related sports developments:— The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has decided to cancel fall sports competition due to continuing health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor says there are simply too many factors that prohibit the conference from safely delivering a competitive atmosphere. A decision on whether fall sports competition would be feasible in the spring will be determined by the conference presidents at a later date. — The NASCAR weekend in late August at Dover International Speedway will take place without fans. Delaware state officials denied the track’s request to host a limited number of fans Aug. 21-23 in the interest of public health and safety. The track is to host a NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

first_imgOn Friday, the Trojans fell 61-68 to No. 9 Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore. Earlier this season, the Beavers gave the Trojans their fifth consecutive conference loss in a 76-52 beatdown at Galen Center. The game was much closer this time around, but after a Trojan lead, the Beavers were able to come back for the win. Having been overshadowed by Ionescu throughout the season, Ducks’ redshirt sophomore forward Erin Boley had one of her best games against the Trojans. Boley missed only seven shots and scored 32 points. She poured in eight 3-pointers, her second most from long-distance in a game this season. “It didn’t go as we expected in losing two games, but I think that the camaraderie was there, and we were definitely there as a team,” Mazyck said. In the first quarter, USC was able to keep up with the Ducks’ high-powered offense, outscoring them 27-25 in a shootout. Mariya Moore started the game off firing, scoring the Trojans’ first 8 points. She would finish with 30 points, six assists and six rebounds while playing the entire game. “Hopefully, we can continue to be consistent playing both offense and defense,” Mazyck said. “I play with all my heart when I go out there and hopefully my teammates feel the same way.” As for the Trojans, Overbeck cooled down after a fantastic performance on Friday, scoring only 1 point in 14 minutes played. On Sunday, the Trojans fell to No. 6 Oregon 96-78. Led by star junior guard Sabrina Ionescu, the Ducks are currently 25-3 overall and in sole possession of first place in the Pac-12. Unless something goes off the rails, the Ducks are en route to their third-straight NCAA tournament appearance. The Trojans, who are ranked in the bottom half of the Pac-12 standings, have not lived up to their expectations this season. Currently 5-11 in conference play after this weekend, the Women of Troy hope to turn things around with less than two weeks until the Pac-12 tournament. Mazyck continued her recent hot streak, scoring 25 points and stealing the ball three times in 39 minutes. For the Beavers, the duo of junior guard Mikayla Pivec and redshirt sophomore guard Destiny Slocum combined for 34 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. It did not take long for the Ducks to begin playing at their typical level, scoring a total of 46 points in the second and third quarters to the Trojans’ 26 points. USC needed to crack down on defense in the fourth quarter, but both teams scored an even 25 points, giving the Ducks their 14th conference win of the year. Through three quarters, the Trojans led by just 2 points in a tight contest. All the Trojans had to do was play the way they had the entire game to earn their first win against a ranked opponent this year. Unfortunately, the Trojans gave up 25 points in the fourth quarter while only scoring 16, allowing the Beavers to earn the comeback win. Senior guard Aliyah Mazyck said she was still encouraged, despite the results. “We competed for the most part, it’s just something that we can do better,” Mazyck said. “I know that giving up 96 points doesn’t show much, but I think that we did well, and when [Oregon] went on an offensive streak, we answered right back.” Despite winning four of its previous six games, the USC women’s basketball team failed to add to its recent success when it traveled north to take on Oregon State and Oregon over the weekend. Senior guard Aliyah Mazyck led the Trojans with 25 points against Oregon State Friday. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) One unsung hero for the Trojans was junior forward Kayla Overbeck, who was second only to Mazyck in almost every category. Over the last three games, Overbeck averaged over 11 points, six rebounds and nearly 30 minutes on the court. For a team whose spotlight has primarily fallen on sister guards senior Mariya Moore and junior Minyon Moore for most of this season, Overbeck has contributed her fair share. The Trojans travel back to Galen Center for their final home series of the season. The team will face Colorado 7 p.m. Friday, followed by a season finale matchup against Utah 12 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgThe game will be Payne’s debut for Ireland.Tommy Bowe and Simon Zebo are on the wings while Rob Kearney has recovered from injury and is at full back.Sexton and Murray play together in the half backs. As expected Jack McGrath, Sean Cronin and Mike Ross form the front row while Captain Paul O’Connell and Devin Toner are in the second row.In the back row it’s O’Mahony, Henry and Heaslip.Gordon D’Arcy not only misses out on the starting fifteen but isn’t is the squad either.The replacements include Strauss, Kilcoyne, Ah You, Mc Carthy, Ruddock, Reddan, Madigan and Jones.Ireland XV (v South Africa, Aviva, Saturday, 5:30pm); 15. Rob Kearney, 14. Tommy Bowe, 13. Jared Payne, 12. Robbie Henshaw, 11. Simon Zebo, 10. Jonathan Sexton, 9. Conor Murray, 1. Jack McGrath, 2. Sean Cronin, 3. Mike Ross, 4. Devin Toner, 5. Paul O’Connell (capt), 6. Peter O’Mahony, 7. Chris Henry, 8. Jamie Heaslip.Replacements: 16. Richardt Strauss, 17. Dave Kilcoyne, 18. Rodney Ah You, 19. Mike McCarthy, 20. Rhys Ruddock, 21. Eoin Reddan, 22. Ian Madigan, 23. Felix Jones.last_img read more

first_imgAlem Begic, successful B&H boxer, who lives and works in Germany, became European champion in the light heavyweight division by defeating the Georgian boxer George Aduashvilijem at the end of the year. Begic is planning to keep the prestigious title and he is already working for the next match, when he will defend the title.Our boxer, before whom is a very successful career, is currently in Austria, where he is training with his coach Bjorn Schulz and the well-known television terminator – Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has had a successful career in bodybuilding in the Alps, in the prestigious hotel Stanglwirt.Begic, also called the heir of Felix Sturm, has a record of 11 victories in his career from as many fights. Manager Dalibor Ban takes care of his career. Due to the quality and success of Begic, who was born in Srebrenica, numerous world experts have showed interest in him and believe that great glory is waiting for this young man.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more