UNDATED (AP) — The NBA announced the schedule Saturday for scrimmages at the Disney complex in Florida, with 33 games set for between July 22 and July 28.Each of the 22 teams that will be part of the season restart has been scheduled for three games.All three arenas at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex that will be used for the restart will also play host to the scrimmages.There will be between three and six games per day during that six-day span. The season will officially resume with the start of seeding games on July 30.Teams begin arriving at Disney for a brief quarantine followed by the start of their training camps on Tuesday. Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GPSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by taking pole position for Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was back in third place and Lando Norris gave McLaren a boost by finishing fourth. Verstappen has won the past two years in Austria. Hamilton was chasing a record-extending 89th career pole. Ferrari struggled with Charles Leclerc nearly one second behind in seventh and Sebastian Vettel a miserable 11th.SOCCER-JAPAN INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are making an active effort to increase diversity throughout the industry with a $1 million donation to a new “Race for Equality & Change” initiative. The initiative will support both internal and external programs. IndyCar does not have any Black drivers. Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in NASCAR’s top Cup Series. The initiative announced before Saturday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is aimed at both developing diversity within the sanctioning body and at the speedway, as well at the grassroots racing levels. MLB-INDIANS NAMEIndians reviewing possible name change July 4, 2020 SOCCER-FC DALLASMLS tournament match postponed by Dallas positivesDALLAS (AP) — The MLS Is Back tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed after six FC Dallas players tested positive for COVID-19.The group stage match was scheduled to take place Thursday. MLS officials announced the postponement Saturday and said a new time and date would come later.FC Dallas confirmed Wednesday that players had tested positive upon their arrival in Florida for the month-long tournament. The entire FC Dallas delegation is quarantining in their rooms at the walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. ATLANTA (AP) — Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament. He was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament in Atlanta involving eight top American men’s players. The event is allowing a limited number of fans and not requiring masks, though will provide them if requested. Tiafoe defeated Sam Querrey on Friday, but was showing symptoms after the match and a test was positive. He says he had tested negative for the virus as recently as a week ago.NASCAR-BRICKYARDJohnson missing Brickyard 400 after testing positive Kansas State players call off threatened boycottMANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd.The decision was announced on social media by several players. It follows moves by the school to address diversity concerns.The players say they they will track the school’s efforts and re-evaluate their options if needed.F1-AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX Japan’s professional soccer league restartsTOKYO (AP) — — Japan’s professional soccer league restarted on Saturday after a four-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. All 18 top-flight teams were in action, and the nine games were played without fans. Japan’s popular pro baseball league restarted last month, also without fans.The first division of the J-League suspended play in February after only one round of matches had been played. It is expected to gradually start allowing fans to enter later this month although that could be slowed with Tokyo reporting a steady increase in COVID-19 cases. Manager Brian Snitker says the four players, including right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma, agreed to have the team disclose their positive tests. Snitker says Freeman had a negative intake test before having a positive test on Friday. Snitker said Freeman has a fever and “is not feeling great.” He says “it will be a while” before Freeman can return to the team. The Braves signed Smith, the former Giants reliever, to a three-year, $39 million deal in the offseason.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-TIAFOEFrances Tiafoe has coronavirus, exits Atlanta tennis event Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien claimed a record eighth win in the race.It marked another triumphant day for O’Brien, who saddled the winner of the Oaks hours earlier. Race favorite Love was his eighth winner of the classic for fillies. Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — They’ve been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over.Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night they will review their long-debated nickname which has been in place for 105 years.The move mirrors the one made by the NFL’s Washington Redskins, who are embarking on a “thorough review” of their name. The Redskins’ decision came in the wake of FedEx, which paid $205 million for naming rights to the team’s stadium, and other corporate partners calling for the team to change its nickname. There have been previous efforts to get the Indians to rename themselves. But following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and other examples of police brutality against Black people in the U.S., there has been a major move nationwide to eradicate racially insensitive material.RACIAL INJUSTICE-KANSAS STATE INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR’s extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will miss what was supposed to be his final Brickyard 400 as he quarantines following the Friday test result. He was asymptomatic but wife Chani had tested positive, so Johnson had himself checked. Johnson on Sunday had hoped to tie Jeff Gordon and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers with five victories at Indianapolis. Instead, Justin Allgaier will drive the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet. NBANBA announces schedule for Florida scrimmages Update on the latest sports Vancouver’s team is scheduled to arrive in Orlando on Monday.MLS said the postponement would allow both teams to have additional training days in Orlando before opening tournament play.FC Dallas will now play its first tournament match July 15 against the Seattle Sounders.INDYCAR-DIVERSITY PROGRAMIndyCar donates $1 million to establish diversity program Japan has reported just under 1,000 deaths from the virus, in a population of 126 million. This compares to almost 130,000 in the United States with a population of 330 million.HORSE RACING-ENGLISH DERBYPacesetter Serpentine goes wire-to-wireEPSOM, England (AP) — The first English Derby to take place without spectators has taken a surreal turn as 25-1 shot Serpentine went out as the pacemaker and was never caught for a stunning six-length victory at an empty Epsom Downs. The nature of Serpentine’s wire-to-wire victory added to the bizarre feel of the 241st running of the classic. The course was fenced off and there were only a few hundred people on site at a prestigious event that usually attracts as many as 100,000 race-goers. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-BRAVES-FREEMAN TESTS POSITIVEFreeman, Smith among four Braves testing positiveATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Chairman of Chairmen of Nigeria football, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau also witnessed the elections that took place in Awka, the Anambra State capital, alongside the Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association, Mr. Chidi Ofo Okenwa.NFF President Amaju Pinnick has congratulated Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah on his victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Just two days before the annual general meeting of the Nationwide League One, the League’s patron and club owner, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has emerged the Chairman of the Anambra State Football Association.In elections conducted yesterday, the business mogul polled 24 votes. Jude Obikwelu emerged the new Vice Chairman, while the following persons were also elected into the board of the Anambra State Football Association from the zones: Amuzie Cyprian Chibuike, Udennanka Anthony Bebeto (Anambra Central); Amene Joe Ifeanyi, Emeka Raphael Udoka, Uduh Kingsley (Anambra North) and; Ifepe Edward Adah, Albert Chinye Theodore (Anambra South).Chairman of the Anambra State Election Monitoring Committee, E. C. Chukwuemeka confirmed the results yesterday.
Leading UK online bookmaker, bet365 has expanded its operating capacity within Manchester after confirming it has taken a five-year lease on a city-centre building.It comes after the online bookmaker launched its DevOPs department in November 2019, which significantly boosted bet365’s operational capacity.“We are thrilled to welcome Bet365 to the final three floors at Core,” said James Whitcher, Asset Management Director, Boultbee Brooks Real Estate.“Securing Bet365 against stiff competition is testament to the quality of the Core development and the whole project team who worked tirelessly to deliver an impressive transformation of a previously unloved building.”“We’re delighted to secure such a high profile company for the remaining space at CORE. Following its comprehensive refurbishment, CORE has become one of Manchester’s most popular and sought after office buildings, appealing to tenants seeking a mix of modern office suites and collaborative workspaces,” added Jonathan Cook, Associate Director at CBRE Manchester.In 2018, bet365 established a Manchester-based tech support office housed in the city’s Spring Gardens area, led by Warren Hughes the firm’s Head of Systems Development.The bookmaker’s enlarged Manchester tech support unit is operated by subsidiary Hillside Technology, tasked with forming a bet365 ‘site reliability engineering‘ team. Submit Related Articles Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams July 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Share
Champions Manchester United recorded a 1-1 draw against Swedish side AIK in their penultimate pre-season friendly.Robin Quaison scored an impressive goal to give the hosts the lead.United youngster Angelo Henriquez bundled home the equaliser at the back-post from a Wilfried Zaha cross.David Moyes’ side now face Sevilla in Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial before their season starts in earnest with the Community Shield against Wigan on Sunday.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers DENVER – The revolving door that is the Lakers’ starting lineup took another turn Monday. The Lakers’ inconsistency, though, remained the same.The Lakers fell to the Denver Nuggets, 129-101, at Pepsi Center in a game in which they trailed by as many as 32. Though the Lakers chipped away in the second half, overcoming a 67-43 halftime deficit was beyond their grasp. The Lakers (20-47) lost for the 37th time in their last 47 games thanks to season-long shortcomings — poor defense and unsteady offense.Familiar outcome aside, this game at least featured a twist at the start with Coach Luke Walton making another lineup change. And this one did not involve demoting a veteran for the sake of developing a young player.Instead, Walton moved third-year guard Jordan Clarkson to the starting lineup while second-year guard D’Angelo Russell came off the bench for the first time this season. Clarkson had 19 points and three assists while going 7 for 18 from the field, but Russell was held to 10 points and three assists while shooting 4 for 14.“It’s cool,” Russell said. “It’s not a negative thing.”After all, the Lakers hold a two-game cushion over the Phoenix Suns (22-45) for the NBA’s second-worst record, giving the them a 55.8 percent chance of keeping their Top-3 protected draft pick, which is otherwise owed to Philadelphia as part of the 2012 Steve Nash deal.Walton also told Russell and Clarkson the move had nothing to do with their play. While Russell had averaged 20.5 points and 5.4 assists on 44.8 percent shooting in the eight games since the All-Star break, Clarkson had averaged 19.3 points and 3.6 assists on 46.4 percent shooting during the same stretch. Though Walton called Clarkson’s career-high 30 points and eight assists in Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia “pretty damn good,” Walton stressed other factors influenced his latest decision.“Just to see what it looks like when he’s out there running the point guard position against starting groups and what not,” Walton said. “That type of experience and that type of film breakdown with us will be valuable.”Walton also seemed intrigued to see how Russell and Clarkson would handle their new roles, no matter how temporary.“That’s part of everything. We’re always interested in seeing how everyone responds to different situations, adversity and challenges,” Walton said. “Part of our evaluation is always seeing how players respond to different opportunities.”Walton also started rookie center Ivica Zubac (career-high 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting and 11 rebounds) and newly acquired guard David Nwaba (two points) for the second consecutive game, while sitting veterans Nick Young, Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov. In other words, the reasons differ from when Russell lost his starting spot 20 games into his rookie season. Then, former coach Byron Scott expressed displeasure with Russell’s consistency, work habits and attitude.“I don’t want to compare it and talk about that,” Russell said. “That’s irrelevant. But it’s a way different feel as far as you know there’s a reason behind it.”Though he did not reach the 30-minute mark against Denver as Walton envisioned, Russell closed the game out as he had hoped.“I just want to finish the games, honestly,” Russell said. “I may not play the whole game. But if I finish the game, I know I’m growing.”Walton stressed his lineup experimentation will remain fluid, though it remains unclear if that will happen game-to-game. But for now, that meant swapping one young player for another.“It was tough because D’Angelo has been playing pretty darn well for us,” Walton said. “He’s obviously one of the young guys who is a big part of the future. We want to keep his confidence high.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The meeting was chaired by Member of Parliament for North East Fife and Vice-Chairman of the Group, Stephen Gethins MP. Speaking afterwards, he said “We have a fantastic professional game in the United Kingdom, but we always should be encouraging more people to pick up a club and get active given all of the health and other benefits that brings. It was good to hear about England Golf’s attempts to develop the game, and I look forward to hearing from other organisations in the future, as the Group continues to support golf at all levels.” The presentation focused on England Golf’s current strategy, including initiatives to encourage participation and lifelong involvement in the sport, but also reflected on thoughts ahead of the organisation’s new strategic plan in 2017. Group Chairman and Member of Parliament for Lincoln, Karl McCartney MP, commented “Members of the Group were delighted to welcome Nick and Rod to Westminster, and to hear about England Golf’s plans to strengthen the sport. The initiatives that England Golf have to grow participation at the grassroots level mean that even more people will have the opportunity to play golf.” 5 Jul 2016 England Golf discuss strategy in Parliament Nick Pink added “England Golf has a clear strategy to encourage even more people to participate in golf, and stay fit and healthy. We are committed to growing the game across England, working at the heart of a network of partners to support the sport. We aim to strengthen clubs and the talent development pathway, so that we see more English golfers following a similar path to the likes of Danny Willett, and enjoying success at the highest level.” The Parliamentary Golf Group welcomed England Golf to Parliament yesterday evening (Monday 4 July). England Golf Chief Executive, Nick Pink, and Director of Strategy and Governance, Rod Findlay, made a presentation to Peers, MPs and Associate Members in the Palace of Westminster.
Submitted by Olympia High School Alumni AssociationA local rock singer, a multi-agency executive and a long-time coach were named to the Olympia High School Alumni Hall of Fame at Olympia High School in a ceremony at the OHS Performing Arts Center, Monday, June 1. Inductees included George Barner, Bill Jacobs and Denny Bailey.George Barner was in the class of 1959. Barner rocked OHS in the early breakaway days of rock ’n roll. Professionally he sang in three bands covering the 1960s at venues throughout the Northwest.Among Barner’s earliest stage performance came by invitation by country music wizard Don Ulrich (OHS ’59), later known professionally as Don Rich with the Buckaroos.Word of Barner’s talents brought invitations to share the stage with the Wailers, of “Louie Louie” origins. George soon was asked to join with a local band. His singing career included leads with the Corvettes, the Sting Rays and the Trendsetters. Barner later was the vocal spearpoint for changing the Washington State Song to “Louie Louie” which narrowly missed passage in the Washington Legislature.As a youth Barner began singing to 45 rpm records, but while still in high school, he immersed himself in the roots of rock ‘n roll as it was emerging through the 1950s. Rhythm and blues, soul, had an epicenter in Kansas City, Missouri. Barner’s family had been on vacation near Missouri when at 17 George prevailed in his appeal to be left in Kansas City, staying with a relative — long enough to learn the stagecraft studying the performance venues and music halls of Kansas City.Barner returned to the Northwest to finish high school, but he incorporated a colorful and invigorated style into stage performances that exhilarated audiences throughout his career. Rock was considered a taboo in broadcasting in high school era . Barner wowed OHS assemblies with his rock ‘n roll performances in his last year at OHS.Barner went into public service , with 16 years as a Thurston County commissioner, and is presently is serving in his second term as a commissioner to the Port of Olympia. He is a long time community booster and was instrumental in developing the Olympia train station and transition of the Chehalis-Western Trail.Bill Jacobs (class of 1946) served as a director with the US Department of Labor under President Ford, as director for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, director for the Washington Forest Protection Association and Association of Washington Business. He served as president over the International Association of Governmental Labor Officials, and served as chief of staff to Governor Dan Evans, and the same again for US Senator Evans’ staff.Jacobs’ public affairs leadership continues today through the UW’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, as chairman of the Western Institutional Review Board, and as a political consultant for Northwest corporations, and non-profit organizations.He has served as president of the Providence St. Peter Health Foundation and as an executive committee member of Washington Roundtable, and as director of the Hands On Children’s Museum. Jacobs earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service in the Korean War.Denny Bailey began teaching at Pioneer Elementary when it opened in 1969 near OHS. In 1975 he began coaching freshmen basketball at OHS. Bailey also coached boys and girls varsity soccer at OHS. His competitive coaching continues today at OHS qualifying OHS teams for state competition in tennis in all but two of the last 15 years.For eight years Bailey has run the tennis tournament for the Senior Games in Olympia. He has coached summers abroad in Sydney, Australia, and Amsterdam. Following his teaching retirement in 1999 Bailey served seven more years teaching part time at Washington Middle School.Bailey is a 1965 graduate of Shelton High School, and a 1969 graduate of Western Washington College with a degree in elementary physical education and a minor in elementary education. Facebook351Tweet0Pin0
Team Kumul head coach Mal Meninga has commended the PNG Hunters Club for a good start in preparing players for the 2017 World Cup and to improve PNG’s ranking.Meninga, who is based in Australia, travels once a month into the country to help out with the Team Kumul program.That program is helping to develop players in the lead up to the World Cup.Meninga said selections for Team Kumul to participate in the World Cup will be done mostly through PNG Hunters and overseas based players.He said Hunters have been very successful but the Intrust Super Cup is only a second tier competition.“It’s a great start, they are doing very well as these are the same players who are going to be playing against international sides not too far down the track.“We need to get our Intrust Cup players playing in the NRL and that’s the next step so at the moment it’s a growth period.“And once we start to get a whole heap of players participating in the top competitions around the world, the better our chances of doing well in the World Cup,” he said.PNG hasn’t got a lot of players playing in the NRL apart from David Mead, James Segeyaro and just recently Albert Wellington and Mark Mexico.Meninga said being involved with the Hunters is a fantastic experience and they get this week in week out rugby league competition however, still not at the level where they need to be to play on the world stage.He said PNG still has some developing to do in order to compete against England, Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific Island teams who have NRL players going back and playing for their national teams.“That is a challenge for us because although the Hunters are initially doing well in the Intrust Cup, they’re probably not at the level we need to be compared to Australia and at a world stage.“We need the majority of our players to be part of overseas competitions.“If we look at Samoa and Fiji, most of their 22 man squad who played in the 2013 World Cup were playing in the Australian NRL or English Super League and PNG had about six players,” he said.Meninga said that’s the difference at the moment but the PNG Hunters Club is a valuable asset giving the players more experience.He said hopefully the talent scouts will recognize that and give them more opportunity in the Australian NRL or English Super League because that’s where we need our national players.He said that Hunters Club is a stepping stone and we need them playing on the world stage in the biggest competitions.