The Latest: Real Madrid basketball player Thompkins positive

first_imgRevesz says Hungarian and Italian race organizers would seek contract modifications so the Giro can start in Hungary some other time.___1:20 p.m.German club Nuremberg says its whole team and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after defender Fabian Nürnberger tested positive for the coronavirus.The second-division club decided to conduct tests after two players from previous opponent Hannover tested positive for the virus. The Real Madrid basketball player who tested positive for the coronavirus was American forward Trey Thompkins.The positive result prompted Madrid’s basketball and soccer teams to enter quarantine because they share some facilities at the club’s training center.Thompkins wrote on Twitter he was “feeling great and just waiting for the virus to pass.”Spain has declared a state of emergency for two weeks to try to contain the virus.___ Nuremberg was due to play St. Pauli on Sunday but the club has asked the German soccer league to postpone the game.Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday was called off after Hannover decided on Thursday to quarantine its players for 14 days.___1:55 p.m.The Greek Olympic committee says it is suspending the rest of its torch relay because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The league made the decision after canceling the season because of the coronavirus outbreak. It will be the first time since 1940 that no team will be declared champion.Games were suspended two weeks ago when the Swiss federal government prohibited large public events.___10:45 a.m.India and South Africa have called off the two remaining one-day cricket internationals and decided to reschedule the series. The ECB says “we look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.”The decision was announced with England playing in a test warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.England also has tests scheduled at home against West Indies in June and Pakistan in late July and August.___11:15 a.m. The Hellenic Olympic Committee says a large crowd had gathered to watch the flame for the Tokyo Olympics pass through the southern Greek town of Sparta. The flame was lit Thursday at the birthplace of the games in Ancient Olympia in a pared-down ceremony.The committee says it took “the difficult but essential decision to cancel the rest of the program of the flame relay on Greek territory.”It says the decision was taken in coordination with the health ministry and the International Olympic Committee.The handover of the Olympic Flame to the Tokyo organizing committee will go ahead as scheduled on March 19 at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.___ The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___11 a.m.The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak. UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship.___3:35 p.m. ___10:30 a.m.The England cricket team’s test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The England and Wales Cricket board says it made the decision for the players to return home after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket.England was set to play the first test of its two-test series on Thursday, with the second test set for March 27. The English Premier League has been suspended after three clubs put their entire playing squads in self-isolation because of coronavirus.The league had expected to continue with a full schedule this weekend with fans, but later decided to suspend all matches until April 3 “at the earliest.”The same suspension applies for the three lower divisions overseen by the English Football League and to England’s top two women’s divisions.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of the match against Brighton on Saturday. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also had a positive test on Thursday, while Everton said Friday that a player had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus and said its squad was self-isolating.Two more clubs said some players or staff would isolate. Bournemouth said Friday that reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff had symptoms consistent with the virus. Leicester said Thursday that three players had “extremely mild illness” and would self-isolate as a precaution. According to state news agency Tass, Chernyshenko says “we absolutely could expand the tournament program.”He adds that “Russia is ready for however the situation develops, we have plans.”___2:50 p.m.The Giro d’Italia cycling race has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television.No indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___9:55 a.m.Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus. The second ODI was scheduled to be played in Lucknow on Sunday and the third game in Kolkata on Wednesday. The first game was washed out by rain in Dharmsala earlier this week.___10:30 a.m.The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, has been postponed until a later date. Augusta National did not indicate when the Masters would be played. That means there will be no golf at least for the next month. The Masters began in 1934 and only World War II has kept it from being played. This was the biggest shoe to drop for golf. The PGA Tour already canceled the next three events leading up to the Masters. Tiger Woods was to be going after his sixth green jacket.___ 10:25 a.m. Baylor University says it has told its entire baseball team and staff to self-quarantine after learning that three TSA agents in San Jose, California who tested positive for COVID-19 had “indirect contact” with the school’s travel party earlier this week. Baylor said the team will self-quarantine in Waco, Texas, or at their permanent residence. The school said no players, coaches or staff are showing any symptoms of the coronavirus. ___4:55 p.m.Russia is offering to host more European Championship games as UEFA considers whether the tournament can go ahead.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says Russia, which hosted the 2018 World Cup, could hold more than its scheduled three group games and one quarterfinal match in St. Petersburg. Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday.Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday.However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps.___ 11:50 a.m.Soccer in Scotland has been suspended following a similar move in England.The Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League say games are off until “further notice.”Six first-division games were scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including the Old Firm game between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic.___ The league board says there is an increasing number of suspected coronavirus cases affecting German clubs.Three second-division players have tested positive for the virus. Bundesliga club Paderborn said its coach tested negative, hours before his team was due to play Fortuna Düsseldorf, and that it was waiting for test results from an unspecified number of players.___11:10 a.m.The Swiss hockey league will not have a champion this season. 11:50 a.m.NASCAR and IndyCar have each called off their races this weekend. NASCAR was scheduled to run Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway without spectators but said Friday it is calling off this weekend and next week’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.IndyCar was scheduled to open its season Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, but suspended it’s season through the end of April. Four races are affected. 11:20 a.m.The German soccer league has suspended its season, dropping a plan to play this weekend in empty stadiums. The first three stages of the Italian race were scheduled to take place in Hungary in May but the country has banned large outdoor sporting events. Race organizer RCS Sport says the entire race was postponed after they were informed by the organizing committee of the Hungarian stages that those three legs could not be held on the scheduled dates.RCS Sport says “all parties have agreed that they are determined to work together to enable the Giro d’Italia to depart from Hungary at a later time.”___2:10 p.m.The first Bundesliga game has been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the world (all times local):___12:25 p.m. Associated Press The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.”Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___1:45 p.m.The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Bahrain GP was scheduled to be held next week — at an empty track — and the inaugural Vietnamese GP was set to be held in Hanoi on April 5.The first four races of the Formula One season have all been called off. The season-opening Australian GP and the China GP were previously postponed. 12:40 p.m.The Paris-Nice cycling race won’t finish in Nice because of the coronavirus outbreak, and will instead be stopped one day early at the end of Stage 7 on Saturday.The final stage would have taken the race on a 113.5-kilometer (70.5-mile) loop north of Nice. Instead, the race will stop in Valdeblore la Colmiane.___11:10 a.m. No new dates have been set for the races but governing body FIA says it expects to begin the F1 season in May when it reaches Europe with the Dutch GP.___1:25 p.m.The first three stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia cycling race in May will no longer be held in Hungary.Writing in a Facebook post, government commissioner Mariusz Revesz says the decision came because of the coronavirus crisis in Italy and Hungary’s declaration this week to ban large outdoor sporting events. The Latest: Real Madrid basketball player Thompkins positive Bremen senator for the interior Ulrich Mäurer says Werder Bremen’s home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday won’t be played as scheduled.The game was supposed to be played without any fans in the stadium, but Bremen mayor Andreas Bovenschulte says the decision was taken to call it off because of fears that several thousand fans would have gathered outside the stadium.Thousands of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered outside the stadium on Wednesday during a Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.Events with more than 1,000 participants were already banned in a bid to contain the virus outbreak.The rest of the Bundesliga’s 26th round was due to be played without fans present. 10:40 a.m.The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday.All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums.Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside. 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Orange clinches share of Big East, coasts to win over Fighting Irish

first_img[email protected] In front of a sold-out crowd of 4,063 at Arlotta Stadium, that scorching start led No. 2 Syracuse (12-1, 5-0 Big East) to a 12-6 victory over the Fighting Irish (7-6, 2-4 Big East). The win was the Orange’s 10th consecutive victory.  White’s goal sparked a five-goal first quarter for the Orange that set the tone for the rest of the game. SU junior attack Stephen Keogh also had two goals through the first 15 minutes.  ‘Our offense got off to a very good start and our defense was consistent all game,’ Desko said. ‘We knew it would be a playoff atmosphere. We have a great group who played very well and was able to double up on them.’ But Amidon scored just more than one minute later to give the Orange some momentum back. It was Keogh’s first multiple-goal game since April 3 against Albany. Desko was quick to point out Keogh’s struggles have come as a result of other teams keying on him. Though the statistics do not show it, Desko said, the junior attack has still helped the Orange despite the slight downturn in goal production. Heading into the regular-season finale at St. John’s, the Orange has secured at least a share of the first Big East lacrosse title in the conference’s inaugural season, and it can win the title outright with a victory over the Red Storm next Saturday. ‘Against Rutgers and Providence, he was very good off the ball,’ Desko said. ‘Against Rutgers, he set picks for three goals. He has done other things very well when teams have tried to shut him down.’   That quick start was important because the Irish did not go away. Thanks to seven SU penalties and a Notre Dame defense that held the Orange scoreless for more than 24 minutes over the second and third quarters, the Irish managed to cut the lead to 5-4 after Brenneman’s only goal of the game with 9:45 to play in the third. Facebook Twitter Google+ Through the first 15 minutes of action, the Orange offense looked the part of a team that was ready to go after being bottled up against the Friars a week before. SU shot out of the gate and scored five unanswered goals in the first quarter. ‘We got off to a very good start,’ SU head coach John Desko said in a phone interview after the game. ‘Five goals in the first gave us a good cushion that was important.’ Led by Keogh’s four goals and junior midfielder Josh Amidon’s two goals, the Syracuse depth was on full display. Ten different players registered at least one point.  Published on May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm ‘In the third, they had a man-up to start, and they had the ball for the first five minutes,’ Desko said. ‘Then we got the ball back and scored, and that really got us going. We played much more relaxed after that.’ Matched up against Notre Dame’s leading scorer Zach Brenneman Saturday, Syracuse longstick midfielder Joel White immediately showed he was ready to do more than just shut down the Irish’s go-to guy.  The Irish would cut the lead to two to start the fourth. But Syracuse ended the game just how it started. SU outscored the Irish 4-0 through the final frame. In the end, the Orange captured another tough, primetime victory on the road. Three minutes into the game, White knocked the stick out of Brenneman’s hand as he raced toward the Syracuse net. Jovan Miller scooped up the loose ball and threw it ahead to Chris Daniello. White filled the lane and registered his third goal of the season with a laser that sailed past the big body of Notre Dame goalie Scott Rodgers.  ‘It has not been easy this year,’ Desko said. ‘We have had a lot of night road games. This group has stayed very focused.’ Comments Desko was pleased to see an all-around game from his squad. In a game in which Desko knew the Fighting Irish would come out focused with their playoff hopes on the line, the Orange’s head coach was impressed with how his team came out of the gate.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

first_imgWellington Police noters for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015: •1:05 p.m. Officers investigated criminal deprivation of property and criminal use of a financial card in the 100 block W. Harvey, Wellington, occurred October 7, 2015.•1:05 p.m. Officers investigated criminal deprivation of property and criminal use of a financial Card in the 2200 E. 16th, Wellington, which occurred October 7, 2015.•1:05 p.m. Officers investigated criminal deprivation of property and criminal use of a financial card in the 700 block S. Blaine, Wellington, which occurred October 9, 2015.•2:05 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington involving unoccupied vehicles owned by Benjamin L. Olson, Wellington and Claudia L. Wilson, Topeka.•8:25 p.m. Kelli L. Barton, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for fail to signal within 100 feet.last_img read more

Programme to tackle social ills at Night Shelter begins August

first_imgThe Night Shelter continues to provide 24-hour service to its residents as it strives to address their social needs. The residents are also prepared for reintegration into society. A diversified programme aimed at helping them to curb the social ills which they struggle with will be rolled out in August.Probation and Social Services Officer Natasha Mansfield, who was attached to the Shelter three months ago, in an interview with the Department of Public Information, said the programme will cover several topics, including depression, substance abuse, self-care, and mental illness/mental health.Mansfield explained that when she began her job at the Night Shelter, she met with residents and held one-on-one discussions with them to determine their needs.“When I interacted with the residents, I began to understand their challenges. I found that most of them are depressed and have a mental illness. I did some counselling sessions with them, and engaged them in physical exercise and group discussions. I am aiming to commence the formal programme in August, where we’ll have formal discussions and professionals come in and talk with the residents,” Mansfield explained.The programme will begin with a concentrated focus on depression, which is most prevalent among the Night Shelter residents. This will be followed by other topics. The Probation and Social Services Officer said she would be liaising with professionals in the mental illness area to facilitate the discussion.The institution currently houses 59 residents and provides meals and other amenities. The staff complement was boosted with additional Patient Care Assistants, and a Registered Nurse is expected to be added to the staff. There were also recent upgrades to some of the facilities at the institution, including renovation of the kitchen and eating areas for staff and for male and female residents. For the first time, a security camera, fire extinguisher and wet floor signs were secured, and the institution is regularly fumigated.Imminently, an Occupational Health and Safety (OS&H) Standard for the Shelter will be developed to promote safety on the job.To date, the residents are entertained with celebrations such as the most recently observed Mother’s and Father’s Days celebrations which saw mothers and fathers being honoured.last_img read more