Coronavirus stalls Premier League pre-season plans to tour Asia

first_img Loading… The Coronavirus is threatening to disrupt Premier League clubs’ plans for lucrative pre-season tours in Asia this summer. The Far East — particularly China — has become a popular destination for top-flight clubs for summer training camps as they look to capitalise financially on the huge lure of the league in that part of the world. The virus, which originated in China’s Hubei province, has killed close to 500 people, with another 24,500 people across 25 countries infected. Pre-season plans are usually finalised at this time of year but clubs who intended to head to Asia, in particular China, are delaying confirming their travel due to the health concerns. Sportsmail understands at least one Premier League club with strong Asian connections have, for the time being, banned all business-related travel to the region because of the virus. Last year, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Tottenham, West Ham and Wolves were among the top-flight clubs who went on summer tours to Asia. The aforementioned clubs all spent periods in China. There is obvious concern from clubs’ medical departments and decisions will be guided by the Foreign Office’s official advice. As it stands, the government are advising against ‘all travel to Hubei Province, and against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China’. The Foreign Office, however, are not officially advising against travel to other Asian countries — despite the fact that Coronavirus cases have been reported in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore — all of which have been popular destinations for English clubs in recent years. Two people have died of the disease outside of mainland China – one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines. There remains hope that the threat will ease in time for clubs to press ahead with plans of Far East tours – and medical staff are being regularly updated by the World Health Organisation with regards to when the outbreak is announced over. Nevertheless, the Shanghai Sports Federation on Wednesday recommended that all sporting events in the Chinese city be suspended until the ongoing epidemic is declared over. Read Also:EPL clubs agree to extend summer transfer window The World Indoor Athletics Championships, due to take place in Nanjing on March 13-15 has been cancelled, while snooker’s China Open, set to take place in Beijing between March 30 and April 5, has also been postponed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-WifeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Greensburg man arrested after altercation

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man was arrested after an altercation.According to police, Adam Howard was arrested on the charge of battery.Police say a woman’s father called police to report that his daughter had been hit by her boyfriend.When officers checked on the woman, she told them that she had been hit.She told police that she and Howard had an argument, and attempted to leave.When she tried to leave, police say that Howard grabbed her hair and slammed her head into the floor multiple times and took her cell phone and broke it over the back of her head.The officer requested EMS.Medics did not see injuries, but the woman informed them that she was 23 weeks pregnant.last_img read more

Brayford completes Cardiff move

first_imgCardiff have completed the signing of defender John Brayford from Derby on a four-year contract. The Bluebirds had already agreed a fee for the 25-year-old, believed to be around the £1.5million mark, and the formalities of the deal have been quickly wrapped up. Brayford told Cardiff City Player: “When I heard Cardiff were interested in signing me then I was obviously very interested, especially at the prospect of playing in the Premier League and testing myself at the highest level. Derby will always be a special club to me, but this was an opportunity I couldn’t ignore.” Full-back Brayford will link up with his new team-mates ahead of Saturday’s friendly at Cheltenham. The former Crewe and Burton player made 117 appearances for Derby after making the move to Pride Park in 2010. He made 43 appearances under Nigel Clough in the Championship last term. Brayford becomes Cardiff’s second summer signing, following the club-record acquisition of Danish striker Andreas Cornelius. Cardiff are also leading the race to sign France international midfielder Etienne Capoue. There were reports in the French media earlier this week that the Ligue 1 club had accepted a bid of around £8.6million from the Premier League newboys, but that Capoue is continuing to weight up his options. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball falls from AP Top 25 for first time this season

first_imgSyracuse (5-2) dropped out of the Top 25, from the No. 22 spot, for the first time this season after a 17-point loss to Wisconsin on Tuesday night and a narrow six-point win over North Florida on Saturday.After losing to South Carolina last weekend, the Orange fell to No. 22 from No. 18 and two unimpressive performances this past week knocked SU out of the poll completely.The Badgers, who were ranked No. 17 last week, stayed at No. 17 following its blowout wins over Syracuse and Oklahoma.Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams are ranked: No. 5 Duke, No. 7 North Carolina, No. 11 Louisville, No. 14 Virginia and No. 23 Notre Dame. The top five features Villanova, UCLA, Kansas, Baylor and the Blue Devils.The Orange faces Connecticut (3-4) on Monday at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on December 5, 2016 at 12:43 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez end four-match losing streak against Louisville in 5-2 SU win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Sprinting to the right corner of the court, Gabriela Knutson attempted a backhand over the shoulder volley shot to save the point. She hit the bottom of the net.Syracuse head coach Younes Limam jumped from his seated position and threw his hands up, directed toward No. 37 Knutson and Miranda Ramirez, who were down 0-2. A coach who rarely shows emotion toward his players during matches displayed a slight flash of fury in a desperate attempt at motivation.At the match’s next stoppage time, Limam pulled Knutson and Ramirez together and told them to keep their aggression up against Louisville’s No. 51 Abbie Pahz and Mariana Humberg. Limam told them they were playing the right way, it just wasn’t paying off early, Knutson said. After the 90-second exchange, Limam looked over to the opposing bench, changed his tone and said, “Great game, good job,” in the direction of the U of L players.“I wanted them to just hang in there,” Limam said, “If they stuck to the game plan, it would work out.”Knutson and Ramirez responded by taking six of the final seven games to end their four-match losing streak and help Syracuse (12-3, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) take the doubles point en route to a 5-2 win over Louisville (13-5, 3-4). The win marks the pair’s first doubles win since March 2 after starting the season with seven straight victories.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore Sunday’s match, Limam said Knutson and Ramirez “needed to get more confident playing together” and work more as a team. After losing to four straight opponents currently ranked in the top 60, Knutson and Ramirez needed to change their ways against No. 48 Louisville’s top pairing.The match opened with shaky net play from both Knutson and Ramirez. Down 30-15 in the first game, Knutson and Ramirez missed back-to-back close volleys to drop serve.After splitting the next two games, Pahz and Humberg played two back defense on serves in an attempt to throw Knutson and Ramirez off. At 2-2, Pahz hit low forehands directed toward Ramirez. After sinking two straight shots into the net to go down 3-2, Ramirez found her groove near the net which opened the door for Knutson to break through.Knutson opened the sixth game with an easy volley winner after three consecutive off-balance shots high in the air which got the crowd into the match.Later in that game, Knutson had a chance to close the game, up 40-15, on a misfired ball from Humberg, but hit the net instead. Knutson threw her hands up and kicked the ricocheted ball into the net. Limam looked over toward her and motioned his hands up and down, attempting to calm her down.“You’re going to have ups and downs,” Limam said, “It’s tennis, but credit to the other team, they hung on awhile.”Despite the small moment of frustration from Knutson, the Orange won the next two games, and led 4-3. During a time of stoppage, Limam told the pair not to panic and sticking to the plan, he said, because U of L would try to throw them off.At the start of the eighth game of the match, Humberg attempted a drop serve, a move rarely used in college tennis, but Ramirez responded with a quick volley to the right corner of the court.“It was really strange,” Knutson said, “I kind of took it as a little bit of disrespect, but I’m just happy we could overcome (Pahz and Humberg’s tactics).”Leading up to match point at 5-3, Humberg motioned toward the umpire to lower the crowd noise in frustration. After a warning was issued to the crowd of nearly 50 people at Drumlins Country Club, U of L’s last-ditch effort ended when Ramirez swung a ball toward the back endline to close out the match, 6-3.Ramirez and Knutson won SU’s first doubles match of the day, and the Orange picked up the doubles point after it dropping it in two previous matches.“We did better than we did the last few matches,” Knutson said, “It’s not the best we can do, but I think we’re definitely on the right track.” Comments Published on March 25, 2018 at 4:08 pm Contact KJ: | @KJEdelmanlast_img read more

UFC: Conor McGregor wanted to return and fight in the December 14 card

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago UFC: Jose Aldo looks shreded in new shape for bantamweight division 10 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor has been named as the richest fighter of UFC Raj Sarkar I’m fighting the Irishman next. You’re close but not yet buddy keep punching @danthehangman— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 6, 2019 COMMENT LIVE TV Also Read- UFC News: Mike Tyson Has Some Advice For Embattled Conor McGregorUFC: Conor McGregor was about to fightAccording to Conor, he was about to fight at this time of the year and stated that UFC delayed his fight. McGregor stated that he was constantly trying to get the December 14th card too but the UFC matchmakers have made things harder for the Irish Legend. In a recent interview, UFC President Dana White said that Conor McGregor is no longer the man and also rejected the possibility of Conor McGregor’s Twitter callout to Frankie Edgar. After McGregor’s recent statement, it can be assumed that things are not going well between him and UFC. Conor said that he is ready to fight, he wants to compete, he is giving dates to UFC but they are not offering him a fight deal. Also Read- Conor McGregor Posts Fight Video Against Khabib From UFC 229UFC: Conor McGregor call-outsSince his loss at UFC 229, Conor McGregor is popping names like now and then. He sparked the name of Donald Cerrone after the fight and ‘Cowboy’ showed equal interest but nothing became fruitful. Conor also called out for a rematch against Khabib and they had a huge twitter war but it ended up in confusion after Dana White said that it is Khabib who is going to decide whether the fight will happen or not. In between, Dustin Poirier’s name popped up along with Frankie Edgar and nobody has a clear idea about Conor McGregor’s return or next opponent. Also Read- UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Shreded In New Shape For Bantamweight DivisionAlso Read- UFC: Will Dustin Poirier Fight In The Featherweight Division Again? Written By FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE Happy birthday Frankie, see you in December.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 16, 2019 WE RECOMMEND “I even offered for the Frankie Edgar bout to donate my purse to charity. Because they were saying we won’t make enough money on the Frankie fight and I was like, I don’t care, don’t worry about me, give my purse to charity. But for whatever reason, it’s being made difficult.” Said McGregor. First Published: 24th October, 2019 17:33 IST It seems that speculations about Conor McGregor’s UFC return is nowhere close to ending and the Irish superstar has once again hinted about his comeback in a recent media interaction. After losing against Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest boxing fights of all times, Conor returned to UFC a year ago against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Conor McGregor tasted a bitter loss against Khabib and since there has only been rumours and social media battles about his comeback. Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 17:33 IST UFC: Conor McGregor Wanted To Return And Fight In The December 14 Card Irish Superstar Conor McGregor wants to make his UFC return desperately. He wants to fight in the December 14 card but UFC is not offering him a match. 10 months ago UFC: The biggest dream matches that never happened inside the cage 10 months ago UFC: Jose Aldo loses weight for bantamweight division; Slams Cejudo 10 months ago UFC: After a feud with Khabib, Conor McGregor is going to Moscowlast_img read more

Grace Episcopal Health Fair

first_imgHIV In recognition of World AIDS Day, Grace Episcopal Church (West Palm Beach) and the Urban League of Palm Beach County, Inc. will hold a health fair on December 1, 2018. This free community event is designed to create awareness and educate the public about this disease. Many people do not know what HIV/AIDS is. In the United States, 1 of every 8 persons with HIV is unaware s/he is infected.  There will be an opportunity to learn your status and find out how to protect yourself and your family from this disease. In addition to free screenings, speakers, discussions and games there will be giveaways, raffles and refreshments.Take advantage of this opportunity to learn everything you wanted to know about HIV/AIDS but were afraid to ask at the fair which runs from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church which is located at 3600 Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL 33407.last_img read more

Caleb Ferguson goes to Dodgers’ Injured List as Rich Hill returns

first_imgThe flags around Ferguson were already crimson before Saturday’s outing. With Julio Urias moved to the bullpen, Ferguson appeared to be the odd man out when Hill returned. The fact that he wasn’t pitching well didn’t help.Over his first nine appearances, Ferguson allowed one run on 10 hits while striking out 12 in 10 1/3 innings. In four appearances over the week before going on the IL, Ferguson faced 17 hitters and gave up four hits, walked five and hit a batter.“I don’t know if it’s a physical thing. I don’t know if it’s a mechanical thing. I do know there’s an execution component of it,” Roberts said. “If you look at the radar gun, it’s been very consistent, coming out well. So now you layer in the execution or mechanics.“He’s got great stuff. Then you see things like hitting a right-handed batter with a breaking ball. Things like that don’t add up with what he’s capable of. You never really know (if it’s an injury). But this is the first we’ve heard of it. I’m taking it at face value.”CATCHING UPActivated from the Injured List Saturday, Russell Martin started at catcher Sunday for the first time since April 8. Austin Barnes started 14 of the 18 games in between. For Barnes, it was his most extensive playing time in the big leagues – and he looked a little worse for the wear. Barnes batted just .130 (6 for 46) with 13 strikeouts in the stretch.“I think he handled it very well,” Roberts said. “I think if we all look to the stat-line on the offensive side, probably not. But I think if you look at what he did with the pitchers, I thought he did really well. But that’s in the sense of when you’re not going well and you don’t have someone else to take on the workload, it gets more magnified. I think that sort of happened as well.”The mental and physical grind of handling so much of the responsibility likely contributed to Barnes’ offense disappearing after he started the season 8 for 19 (.421) with two home runs.“That’s a possibility but I don’t think the player will ever admit to that,” Roberts said.“No player ever wants to hear this. But I think when you’re talking about two very competent catchers, to share the workload as we envisioned when we put this roster together, that’s one benefit. Not to say he can’t do if you’re talking six out of seven or things like that. But I think there’s just something to keeping your mind and your body fresh. That’s something we did the first two weeks and I thought it worked really well.”HILL COMES OUT SWINGINGIn his first at-bat of the season, Hill lined a single into right field. He laid down a sacrifice bunt in his second at-bat, finishing the game with a 1.000 batting average – the best in the majors.“Yeah, that’s the biggest takeaway from this game,” Hill said sardonically.It’s an important takeaway for Max Muncy, who enjoys Hill’s gusto for the game in all its aspects.“Whenever anybody tells them they should add the DH to the National League, that’s my argument against it –we wouldn’t get to watch Rich bat,” Muncy said. “Whatever aspect of the game it is, he gives it everything he has.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda, 3-2, 5.20 ERA) at Giants (RHP Jeff Samardzija, 2-1, 3.00 ERA), 6:45 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 LOS ANGELES – With Rich Hill ready to come off the Injured List on Sunday, something had to give.It was Caleb Ferguson’s oblique.Ferguson was placed on the IL Sunday, clearing a roster spot, after apparently injuring an oblique muscle in his left side. Ferguson faced three batters in Saturday’s game, failing to retire any of them. He walked two and gave up a single to load the bases in the eighth inning.“He felt something in his left side. Oblique-ish,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Sunday’s game. “Any time you talk about the side, the oblique, with a pitcher — or any player really — it’s a red flag.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Javier Baez keeps finding new ways to entertain Cubs fans

first_imgBaez, as he usually does from the right side, swung for the fences from the other batter’s box. He fell to a knee as he flew a ball to center field. Javier Baez is not a switch-hitter. He is naturally pulled toward fun, whether it’s a sexy slide into third base or juggling chewed gum in the dugout.On Thursday night, the right-handed shortstop decided to bat lefty with a seven-run lead. The Cubs led by seven, and Reds position player Kyle Farmer was on the mound lobbing eephus pitches. The stakes weren’t high for the gag. Javier Baez is an entertainer.He just batted left-handed!— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) August 9, 2019MORE: Here’s how to watch “ChangeUp,” an MLB whiparound show, for free on DAZNSome traditionalist managers would have been upset at Baez for such a maneuver, but Cubs skipper Joe Maddon is usually a fan of zany activity on the diamond. He is also used to his star infielder finding new ways to enjoy the game.UPDATE: Maddon in fact did support the move.Baez asked Maddon if he could hit lefty and the manager told him to go for it. Felt it was a good time to try it in-game (against a position player in a blowout), though Maddon thinks it’s something Javy could learn to do.Does Javy think so? Not so much. He’ll stick to righty.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 9, 2019last_img read more

Castro to host Iowa forum about changing nominating process

first_imgDES MOINES — Democratic candidate Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor, has been criticizing the role Iowa and New Hampshire play in the presidential nominating process. He’s planning a town hall forum next Tuesday in Des Moines to discuss the issue.“There’s no reason that Iowa and New Hampshire that hardly have any black people or people of color should always go first,” Castro said during a conference call with reporters yesterday.New Jersey Senator Cory Booker told Iowans yesterday that if he fails to get enough support in qualifying polls, there will be a billionaire on the stage for the televised debate later this month, but no black candidate since with California Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the race this week. Castro hasn’t qualified for the debate either“My concern is not the presence of any one candidate on the debate stage only,” Castro said yesterday. “We need to change the whole game.”Castro is not a fan of the caucus process.“There’s no reason that a caucus system that makes it harder for working people and people with disabilities to participate should be what we begin with,” Castro said. “We need to work to reform how we elect a president in the first place.”Later today, Castro is among the candidates who will participate in a forum in Waterloo that’s sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Iowa Farmers Union is hosting a forum in Grinnell this afternoon where several candidates will speak.last_img read more