The Latest: Liberty’s Durr to miss WNBA season due to virus

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first_imgIt was to be the first comeback event but that’s now expected to be the Chinese Taipei Open in Taipei from Sept. 1-6.The Dutch Open in Almere in October was also put off for this year.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports July 7, 2020 The Latest: Liberty’s Durr to miss WNBA season due to virus The next BMX worlds are scheduled to start in Papendal, Netherlands, in August 2021. That is one week after the Tokyo Olympics. Four BMX medal events are on the Olympic program.The UCI also says the 2020 season in BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup will not happen.___Sixteen players and officials from Bulgarian soccer club Cherno More have tested positive for coronavirus.The club from the Black Sea town of Varna says 12 players are among the positive cases and adds “all players who tested positive are quarantined and we have taken the necessary precautions.” Cherno More played a league game against Tsarsko Selo in Sofia on Thursday. The laboratory that conducted pre-match tests admitted the following day that it had not announced that one of the players on the team from Sofia had tested positive.Cherno More says the club is still ready to play on Tuesday against Arda Kardzhali despite the positive tests. The quarantined players would be replaced by members of the team’s junior squad.___The Austrian soccer league has started an investigation into the coronavirus testing procedures of all 16 second-division teams after three players from one club tested positive over the weekend.The league says each club must provide receipts and test results to prove that all players have been tested on a weekly basis since play resumed on June 5 after a 12-week break. The R&A says it will create a bio secure zone at Royal Troon for those essential to the championship. It says it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe championship without spectators.___The International Cycling Union says this year’s BMX world championships have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The event was scheduled to be held in Houston in May and was at first postponed.The UCI says no new host was found “despite its best efforts to come up with an alternative.” Durr detailed her struggles with COVID-19 in a post on Instagram. The former Louisville star says she hasn’t fully recovered.The second pick of the 2019 WNBA draft averaged 6.7 points in her rookie season, starting 15 of her 18 appearances before being sidelined for the season with a hip injury.“Asia worked extremely hard this offseason to put herself in position to take a major leap forward in her second WNBA season,” Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb said. “While we are disappointed that we will need to wait a bit longer to see her emerge as one of the bright young players in the game, we fully recognize and support the difficult decision she had to make amidst unprecedented circumstances. Brooklyn will be ready for her in 2021.”___Two members of Louisville’s men’s basketball program have tested positive for COVID-19 and the team has suspended voluntary activities for two weeks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New York Liberty guard Asia Durr will miss the upcoming WNBA season after testing positive for the coronavirus on June 8. Associated Press The investigation comes after last-place Kapfenberger SV apparently breached the anti-coronavirus rules by failing to structurally test its players.The league opened proceedings against Kapfenberg on Monday.___Two more badminton tournaments have been canceled in the revamped calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic.The China Masters in Lingshui was canceled after already being moved from February to May and then to August. A news release from the school did not specify whether it was players or staff members who tested positive. It added that those impacted are being quarantined and proper protocols are being followed.___The R&A is going ahead with the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon without spectators.The Women’s British Open is set for Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon along the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It would be the first major on the LPGA Tour schedule that is played this year and it would be the week after the Ladies Scottish Open on the other side of the country just east of Edinburgh.Qualifying for the AIG Women’s British Open has been canceled. The R&A says the field will be comprised of leading players from the women’s world ranking and recognizing top performances at recent events on the world’s leading tours.last_img read more

Storify: Fans react to Syracuse’s tight win over N.C. State

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first_img[View the story “No. 1 Syracuse defeats N.C. State 56-55 in final seconds to stay undefeated” on Storify] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm Contact Meredith: mhnewman@syr.edu | @MerNewman93last_img

Red Cards Appeal being heard tonight in Croke Park

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first_imgTipperary finished their quarter-final decider with only 13 men after both players were sent off during the second-half of the game in O’Connor Park.Holycross native Barrett received two yellow cards and signed an application for a hearing in the hope of getting his first yellow card rescinded. Last season’s Young Hurler of the Year claims his first yellow was not warranted.  Meanwhile Callanan was sent off just two minutes into the second half when he received a straight red card after he was reported to have struck Offaly full back Dermot Shortt.Speaking at the monthly Tipperary County Board meeting last night, County Secretary Tim Floyd they’ll be making a strong argument for both players. +last_img read more

Ifeanyi Ubah Apologises to LMC

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first_imgThe Proprietor of FC IfeanyiUbah, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has apologised to the League Management Company (LMC) over the incident that led to his 10-match ban from the Nigerian Professional Football League.Apart from the ban, the club proprietor was equally fined N2.5m by the league body for encroaching onto the field as well as assaulting Heartland FC of Owerri goalkeeper, Ebele Obi.But in a letter accepting to submit to the summary jurisdiction of the LMC, Ubah pledged not to appeal the decision and offering an unconditional apology to the LMC, FC IfeanyiUbah fans and the football community for his actions.While explaining that his actions were due to his overriding passion for the NPFL and its development, he further explained in the letter that he was moved to intervene by the actions of Heartland players towards the referee after the match with FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi, an action which led to some over reaction that he regrets.“May I conclude by rendering my unconditional apology to my numerous fans nationwide and in Diaspora for the incident and outcome. To the football family and the LMC, I promise to uphold the tenets of the game while promising to remain a good ambassador of the sport.“To those who feel disappointed by the outcome, I plead that you find a place in your hearts to forgive me. With a deep sense of humility, I ask Nigerians for their support and encouragement as I wish to state categorically that this will never repeat itself again as dire lessons have been learnt”, Chief Ubah wrote in the letter  dated April 2 and addressed the LMC Chief Operating Officer, Shehu Dikko.The club, FC IfeanyiUbah also wrote separately to accept the N500, 000 fine imposed on it for failure to ensure adequate security immediately after the Match Day 8 fixture in Nnewi against Heartland.Meanwhile, with the acceptance by all four clubs and individuals of the decisions contained in the recent LMC Summary Jurisdiction notices; the league body has announced a closure of all these case treated.Announcing the receipt of the acceptance notices and apologies from all concerned parties, Dikko remarked that the sanctions were not meant to be punitive but correctional and “to uphold the sanctity of the rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and to assure all stakeholders of fairness in the application of all laid down regulations.”The LMC chairman further stated that with the closure of all the cases, he hopes “the issues will be put behind us”, urging all stakeholders to redirected their focus to the beautiful sides of the NPFL games even as the lessons will remain with us to avert future occurrence from any quarter.Heartland FC, Owerri, FC IfeanyiUbah, Plateau United and Sunshine Stars of Akure were the clubs sanctioned by the LMC for various infractions of the NPFL rulebook ranging from failure to control players and allowing access to unauthorised areas and security breaches at match venue leading to acts capable of bringing the league to disrepute.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more