Roush Fenway Racing released a photo of Newman leaving a Daytona Beach hospital Wednesday holding the hands of his two young daughters. The announcement came just a few hours after the team said he was fully alert and walking around the hospital.The 42-year-old Indiana native was taken by ambulance directly from the track in serious condition following the crash Monday night. Doctors said two hours after the accident that Newman’s injuries were not life-threatening, but no details have been released.Roush Fenway said Ross Chastain will pilot the No. 6 Ford beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and that a timetable for Newman’s return has yet to be determined.TENNIS-DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPTop-seeded Simona Halep advances at Dubai Championships — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder Andrew Velazquez on waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The 25-year-old Velazquez joins a crowded competition for infield spots with Baltimore. The Orioles designated infielder Richard Urena for assignment.— Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives. No players were punished by MLB, and opponents from other teams have expressed dismay over that fact since spring training opened last week. Many have also called for Houston to be of its 2017 World Series title.— The Tampa Bay Rays are offering fans a win-win-win-win proposition.Trying to draw bigger crowds to barren Tropicana Field, the Rays came up with a crowd-pleasing ticket plan Wednesday. The “Win Pack’’ lets a fan pick any four regular-season Rays game to attend for a total of $99. If the Rays win all four, the fan gets a voucher redeemable for a free ticket to another game.LITTLE LEAGUE-ASTROS BANAstros name barred by Little Leagues near Williamsport UNDATED (AP) — Just 60 miles east of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, one Little League director is sending a clear message to his 4,000 players that the Houston Astros and their sign-stealing scam aren’t to be emulated. He is recommending that no teams in the 23 leagues he oversees use the Astros as a team name this season after it was discovered Houston used a live camera feed to steal signs en route to a 2017 World Series title. Little League International, the Williamsport-based governing body for youth leagues around the world, said in a statement it won’t restrict districts or leagues from banning the Astros name.NHL-GOLDEN KNIGHTS-KINGS TRADELA Kings trade Cup-winning goal scorer Martinez to VegasLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks. Martinez has spent his entire career with the Kings, who drafted him in 2007. Although he has never scored more than 11 goals in a regular season, he earned a permanent place in franchise lore by scoring the series-winning overtime goals in both the Western Conference finals and the Stanley Cup Final six years ago. Martinez also was a member of the Kings’ first championship team in 2012. He has 62 goals and 136 assists in 597 career games, and he has six goals and 10 assists in 64 career postseason games.In other NHL news: — Mike Fiers is scheduled to start a split-squad game for Oakland on Sunday in his first game action since revealing the Houston Astros’ cheating scheme. It has not been determined whether Fiers’ spring training debut will come in the home game versus San Francisco or against Arizona on the road. In a story published by The Athletic in November, Fiers said the Astros had stolen signs using a camera in center field during their run to the 2017 World Series championship. Fiers played on that team.— Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi expects catcher J.T. Realmuto to be back in spring training in Clearwater, Florida this week and does not believe there will be any fallout from his arbitration hearing in Arizona. Realmuto is seeking a salary of $12.4 million for 2020 after making $6.05 million last year. The Phillies have offered $10 million. Girardi said he expects Realmuto’s focus to be on baseball when he returns from the hearing in Phoenix— Houston infielder Aledmys Díaz, Miami first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin all won their salary arbitration cases, cutting the teams’ advantage to 6-4 in decisions this year with three cases remaining. Díaz was awarded $2.6 million rather than $2 million, Aguilar $2,575,000 instead of $2,325,000 and Goodwin $2.2 million rather than $1.85 million. A decision is pending for Arizona pitcher Archie Bradley, whose case was argued Tuesday. Two players remain scheduled for hearings this week: Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) and reliever Héctor Neris.— Max Scherzer is scheduled to start the Washington Nationals’ exhibition opener Saturday against the Houston Astros in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Scherzer’s last start came in Game 7 of the Fall Classic at Houston. The Nationals won that one for the first championship in franchise history. Since then, the Astros have become embroiled in a sign-stealing scandal dating to their 2017 title. Scherzer threw his first live batting practice of spring training Wednesday and declared that his shoulder felt tired — which the three-time Cy Young Award winner said is a good thing.— Ultilityman Brock Holt and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a one-year contract. The deal includes a team option for 2021. The 31-year-old left-handed batter had spent his first eight major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox and was an All-Star in 2015. He hit a career-high .297 last year with three homers and 31 RBIs in 295 plate appearances while playing every position except pitcher, catcher and center field. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMEN’S T25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLSeton Hall beats ButlerNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — No. 16 Seton Hall eked out a win after over-coming a halftime deficit to beat No. 21 ranked Butler 74-72. — The Washington Capitals hope a trade for defenseman Brenden Dillon plus a few adjustments will shake them out of some midseason doldrums. They’ve lost six of their past nine games. Defensive lapses and a lack of structure have contributed to their struggles and Dillon brings some of the things Washington has been lacking. General manager Brian MacLellan doesn’t think the Capitals are playing the right way and understands that needs to change quickly. Washington is not in first place for the first time since October.NBA-CAVALIERS-BEILEINReports: Cavaliers, Beilein splitting after just 54 gamesCLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein is out as Cleveland’s coach after just 54 games. The 67-year-old resigned before the struggling team returned from the All-Star break. The Cavs have the NBA’s second-worst record at 14-40. Beilein had a difficult time transitioning to the pro game after 12 successful seasons at Michigan and decided to move on. He signed a five-year contract in May. The Cavs have had seven coaches since 2013. He’s being reassigned to a different role in the organization. Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff will take Beilein’s spot on an interim basis. Bickerstaff previously coached in Memphis and Houston.In other NBA news: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep’s (HAL’-ehp) first match since losing to Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) in the Australian Open semifinals was a tough three-set win over Ons Jabeur at the Dubai Championships. Halep saved a match point in the two-hour match against Jabeur, who lost to eventual champion Sofia Kenin at the Australian Open. Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals after Sabalenka beat Elise Mertens in straight sets. Anett Kontaveit beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and will play Petra Martic, who defeated Barbora Strycova in straight sets. Jennifer Brady will play Muguruza in the quarterfinal after Brady beat Marketa Vondrousova and Muguruza defeated Veronika Kudermetova, both in three sets.UNIVERSITY-OF-MICHIGAN-DOCTOR-INVESTIGATIONUniversity of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claimsANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An investigation has found several former patients who allege that a deceased University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams going back decades.The Ann Arbor school said Wednesday that it’s set up a hotline for others to come forward with information about Robert E. Anderson, the former director of University Health Service and athletic team physician, who worked at the school from 1968 to 2003. He died in 2008. A former student contacted the university’s athletic director in 2018 alleging misconduct during medical exams. Several others have since alleged similar abuse from the 1970s to the 1990s. Update on the latest sports MLB-NEWSPirates’ Pablo Reyes banned 80 games for positive drug testUNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. He became the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone, which is sold under the brand name Equipose and is commonly used on horses. Houston pitcher Francis Martes also was suspended. Reyes is a 26-year-old outfielder and infielder who made his major league debut in September 2018 and hit .293 with three homers and seven RBIs. He hit .203 with two homers and 19 RBIs for the Pirates last year.Three players have been suspended this year under the big-league program. Colorado pitcher Justin Lawrence was suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT). Lawrence has yet to make his big-league debut.In other baseball news: February 19, 2020 — The Washington Redskins have exercised their 2020 option on running back Adrian Peterson. This will be Peterson’s 14th NFL season. Washington’s leading rusher last season turns 35 in March. Peterson ran for 898 yards and five touchdowns on 211 carries in 2019. He currently ranks fifth on the NFL’s career rushing list and is less than 1,100 yards from catching Barry Sanders for fourth. Peterson returns to Washington for a third season and first under new coach Ron Rivera.— Tight end Michael Roberts has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fourth NFL team since he entered the league in 2017 as a fourth-round draft pick. Roberts caught 13 passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons with the Detroit Lions. He was out of the league last year.NASCAR-DAYTONA-NEWMANNewman released from hospital; Chastain to race Las VegasCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman has been released from a Florida hospital, about 42 hours after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. — A federal judge has dismissed Charles Oakley’s lawsuit against executive chairman James Dolan and Madison Square Garden. The suit stemmed from the former forward for the New York Knicks ejection from a game and ensuing arrest three years ago. The judge ruled today that the case “had the feel of a public relations campaign” and Oakley had not alleged a plausible legal claim under federal pleading standards. Oakley was sitting near Dolan at a game in February 2017. He was approached by security soon after arriving and began to scuffle with them before he was removed from his seat and arrested. Oakley had alleged assault, battery and false imprisonment, along with defamation after Dolan and the Knicks implied he had a problem with alcohol.NFL-NEWSNFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot chargeUNDATED (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson have been jailed in West Texas after federal officials said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car in which he and another man were riding. El Paso County jail records show that the 27-year-old was booked Tuesday. The complaint says the pair were driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana when the Border Patrol stopped them Monday night and found several large duffel bags of marijuana in their sport utility vehicle. Robinson was a standout at Auburn University and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2018. The Browns recently informed Robinson’s representatives they did not intend to re-sign him as a free agent.Elsewhere in the NFL: Associated Press A Washington, D.C.-based law firm is investigating.TOKYO OLYMPICS-CHINA OUTBREAKVirologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn’t be held nowTOKYO (AP) — A respected Japanese virologist said Wednesday that if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn’t be held because of the fast-spreading virus from Wuhan, China.Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani said the right now they don’t have an effective strategy but by the end of July it may be a different situation. The local Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have repeatedly said over the last few weeks that they are following the advice of the World Health Organization and that the games will go on.The modern Olympics dating from 1896 have only been canceled during wartime.GOLF-PREMIER LEAGUERory McIlroy delivers strong rejection to proposed new tourMEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy is the first player to publicly reject the idea of the Premier Golf League. The proposed new world tour is promising big money to players. It also would force them to choose which tour to play. McIlroy says he wants to be on the right side of history. He says he doesn’t see it working, and that right now players are split on whether to join. The proposed tour has been talked about for some six years but only recently picked up momentum with an influx of new money. McIlroy says players would lose independence by joining.
The Latest: MotoGP’s Spanish GP postponed because of virus Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Spanish Grand Prix on the MotoGP circuit scheduled for May 3 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press It is the fifth MotoGP race to be canceled or postponed.The next race at risk is the French Grand Prix on May 17 at Le Mans.___The Turkish Boxing Federation says national team member Serhat Guler and trainer Seyfullah Dumlupinar tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from an Olympic qualifying competition in London.The federation says the boxing team went to a training camp in Sheffield on March 3 to prepare for the competition and traveled to London on March 11. All team members stayed at the same hotel and ate at the same cafeteria. March 26, 2020 The IOC is running the qualifying competitions for boxing because governing body AIBA has been suspended.The Turkish team competed on March 15 and 16 and returned home on March 17 after the IOC halted the competition. All team members were quarantined on return.The federation says Guler and Dumlupinar are being treated in the hospital. Two other boxers who complained of high fever are awaiting the results of their tests.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
…Bright clears impressive 12.52m in triple jumpNATIONAL men’s javelin record-holder Leslain Baird is one other Guyanese athlete whose 2017 season is really picking up. The 29-year-old Guyana Defence Force athlete upped the men’s javelin record to almost 70m last weekend at the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Developmental Meet at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.The productive weekend also saw distance runners Matthew McKenzie and Samuel Lynch add themselves to the list of CARIFTA Games qualifying athletes. Linden’s Chantoba Bright, Daniel Williams and GDF’s Kenisha Phillips qualified for more events.Last Sunday, Baird took first place in the men’s javelin throw after he cleared 69.97m, an entire metre ahead of the 68.96m record that he himself set two years ago when he participated in Trinidad. He was over 10m ahead of the second-place finisher Troy Lewis who had just 59.70m for second place. Baird’s accomplishment also gave him a national record on home soil, something he describes as a “dream come true”.“It was very exciting; I enjoyed it more than the records I’ve broken before. That is something I had always wanted to do, break a national record in front of home crowd.” Baird said.Now Baird has his sights on taking the record even further. He’s hoping to clear 77m by year end, which will definitely be an uphill task for him in an event where the world record is a staggering 98.48m. Currently, the 2017 season is being led by Germany’s Julian Weber with a massive 85.85m toss.Baird, a member of the Army, is currently training at home. This comes after he was offered a scholarship at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education in Jamaica, but could not attend.According to an official from the AAG, Baird was denied leave from the Guyana Defence Force to allow him to take up the offer. The venture was being backed by an annual US$5 000 commitment from the Guyana Olympic Association, but the opportunity was squandered.Meanwhile, the Guyana’s list of athletes to qualify for next month’s CARIFTA Games in Curacao continues to grow, with at least 10 athletes having already clinched qualifying marks, including nine locals and one overseas-based athlete. The AAG is expected to make a final decision on the list this weekend.Lynch now joins Anfernee Headecker in qualifying in the Boys’ Under-20 800m, after he clocked 1:54.57s last Sunday. Lynch’s time only just made it past the 1:55.00s CARIFTA qualifying time in the event.The performance was also just enough to see him end third, as Headecker continued in fine form and took the second place win in 1:54.40s. The race was won by senior Quacy Morian in a time of 1:54.19s.A 16.28.00s clocked by McKenzie in the men’s 5000m was only good enough for second place in the race, but it still managed to surpass the 16.30.00m CARIFTA QT and give him a spot on the team.In the women’s triple jump, Bright flew an impressive 12.52m across the sand to take the win. If sanctioned by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), that jump would place Bright fifth among the female youth 2017 season’s best jumps. It completely clears the 11.8 CARIFTA female Under-18 qualifying standard.In the long jump, for which she has already qualified, she won with a leap of 5.85m. Another youth female, Phillips, cleared the 24.5 seconds CARIFTA QT in the 200m, after she won the event in 24.47 seconds, ahead of Police’s Alita Moore who clocked 24.86 seconds. Phillips won the 100m in 11.96 seconds.Williams cleared 1.92m in the high jump, while Christianburg’s Compton Caesar improved on his 200m performance clocking 21.41 seconds to overcome Williams’ 21.81 seconds.In the men’s 100m, Caesar overwhelmed GDF’s Rupert Perry, flying past the finish line in 10.54 seconds, while Perry followed in 10.60 seconds. Tyrell Peters placed third in a time of 10.74 seconds.CARIFTA qualifying standards continue to elude Running Brave’s Claudrice McKoy, but just marginally.Last Sunday she won the women’s 800m in 2:18.34s, four seconds outside of what the QT stands at. Prior to that she had almost touched the qualifying time in the Girls’ Under-20 1500m but she finished in 4:48.79s when the qualifying time (QT) was a flat 4:48.00s.
THE Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Monday that sprinter Nesta Carter will challenge his disqualification by the International Olympic Committee on November 15. A verdict is expected weeks later.Carter tested positive last year for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in re-analysis of a urine sample from the 2008 Beijing Games. He and Bolt were teammates on the 4×100-metre relay team, which won in a world record time of 37.10 seconds.Carter ran the opening leg, and Bolt took the baton third in a team that also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.The IOC’s disqualification of Carter and the relay team came in January, spoiling Bolt’s perfect Olympic record of three gold medals – in the 100, 200 and 4×100 – at three consecutive games from 2008 to 2016.Carter also teamed with Bolt on three straight world championship relay-winning teams, from 2011 through 2015. They were also teammates when Jamaica set another 4×100 world record in 2012 at the Olympics, running 36.84.Bolt said in February he was “not sad” about giving up the medal, though was “waiting to see if Nesta is going to appeal.”Carter’s legal team could ask Bolt to appear as a witness at the hearing, which is likely to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland – the home city of CAS and the IOC.Dozens of athletes tested positive for banned drugs in an IOC-ordered reanalysis programme using new and more accurate tests on samples stored since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.Most of more than 110 cases involved steroids and athletes from the former Soviet republics. Carter’s case was the only one involving Jamaica.
NORTH Georgetown District 11 began their search for their 2017 team yesterday, with Queen’s College, Bishops’ High, St Rose’s High and Westfield Prep Primary each winning at swimming in their respective Zones, to take early leads as District 11 Inter-School Championships commenced.. By the end of the day’s action at the Colgrain Swimming Pool, QC had put together 189 points to successfully defend their title in Zone One, a 35 points lead over Marian Academy. Chase Academy were third with 112 points.Westfield Prep Primary also successfully defended their title in Zone Four, which comprises all the primary schools in the District. Westfield ended with three times the number of points as their nearest competitors – St Margaret’s.North Georgetown and Marian Academy shared third place after amassing 22 points each. Concord was fourth with 16 points and Winfer Gardens ended in fifth with 11 points.Over in the Zone Two, thanks to wins like those picked up by national swimmer Lian Winter, Bishops’ High were able to overthrow Christ Church and return to dominance, taking 165 points in the end. Swimming in the Girls’ Under-14 category, Winter championed the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, the only events in her category.Christ Church were unable to defend their title after putting together just 158 points. Guyana Trust College took third in Zone 2 with 124 points. School of the Nations had 50 points, while St John’s had 20 points. Another upset took place in Zone Three where St Rose’s High returned to unseat St Stanislaus College (Saints), with leading wins from top swimmer Leon Seaton in the Boys’ Under-14 category, and Nikhil Ramnarine in the Boys’ open.St Rose’s High, who did not participate at the event last year, stockpiled 156 points. Saints were not too far behind with 122 points. Saints scored a few top points from Alex Winter who ruled the Boys’ open category winning the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events. Brickdam Secondary ended a distant third, in Zone 3, with 41 points followed by Business School with 33 points and St Mary’s Secondary 18 points. The schools continue their battle today at the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) ground, with field events competition in Zones 1, 2 and 3. Tomorrow there will be Zone 4’s Inter-School Track Championships, while the Zone’s field events championships will be on Friday. The competition then continues next week with the Inter-School Track Championships for the remaining Zones.
The Save Soccer Foundation will need definitive approval at a federation meeting on Monday.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s an initiative which doesn’t have precedents and represents a great assumption of responsibility which the (federation) is taking in favor of the whole soccer system.”The fund consists of 21,700,000 euros ($24,500,000). It will give up to 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to each of the two divisions below Serie A as well as the same amount to support clubs from the amateur soccer league.It will also give up to 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to soccer players and the same amount to coaches and their staff.The fund will also provide 700,000 euros ($800,000) to help women’s soccer clubs that are set to complete the season. June 4, 2020 ___The European gymnastics championships have been moved to December after being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The men’s event will run from Dec. 9-13 and the women’s championships from Dec. 17-20 in Baku, Azerbaijan.Baku was originally supposed to host only the men’s championships but France couldn’t reschedule the women’s event after missing its planned dates in Paris in April and May.European Gymnastics president Farid Gayibov says the body will review the coronavirus situation and react accordingly “should the situation at a later date not be considered safe enough any more.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Premier League clubs have agreed to allow five substitutions in soccer matches. The team has also struggled on the field and hasn’t won a league game since January.___The Swiss soccer league will restart several days earlier than planned to help Europa League contender Basel cope with a backlog of matches in August.The restart amid the coronavirus pandemic was set for June 19-21 in the top two divisions.The Swiss soccer federation now says Basel’s Swiss Cup quarterfinal match against Lausanne Sport will be played without fans on June 14 instead of the Aug. 5-6 dates for the other quarterfinal matches. They will adopt the temporary law change when the league resumes on June 17 amid the coronavirus pandemic.There can still only be three pauses to bring on substitutes.Premier League clubs have also agreed to temporarily increase the number of substitute players from seven to nine.___The Italian soccer federation is launching a fund of nearly $25 million to help clubs and their members following the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. There are also experiences such as training sessions and dinners with various athletes.Francis says “the true values of sport are particularly important to face this period of pandemic and especially the difficult restart.”The auctions will take place on the site Charitystars.com starting Monday for two months. There will be a new one every week and each auction will last 10 days.All funds raised will go to the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo and Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia.___ Associated Press The Latest: Premier League clubs agree to use 5 subs German soccer club Schalke has apologized to fans for asking them to justify their refunds for games played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic.Schalke had asked for evidence of financial hardship if fans wanted tickets refunded this year rather than waiting until 2022.Schalke says it used “impersonal formulations lacking empathy” and fans will no longer be asked to submit documentary evidence of their personal finances. But the club says the approach was legal under German law.The Bundesliga was suspended in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and spectators have not been allowed to attend any of the games since the league restarted on May 16.Schalke has been hit hard financially by the pandemic. Executive board member Alexander Jobst said in March the club faced an existential threat. The European championships for rhythmic gymnastics will stay in Kyiv, Ukraine, but are now set for Nov. 26-29. That is six months later than originally planned.All three championships were supposed to be tune-ups for the Tokyo Olympics but that event has been postponed to 2021.___Pope Francis is promoting a charity auction of sports items and experiences in support of two of the hospitals hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Italy.The “We Run Together” auction includes a personalized bicycle given to Francis by world champion Peter Sagan, a team jersey and captain’s armband signed by former Roma forward Francesco Totti and a swim suit and hat from Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini. Basel is scheduled to resume play in the Europa League in early August. It holds a 3-0 lead over Eintracht Frankfurt from the first leg of the round of 16.Basel also faces a potential clash with this season’s Europa League possibly overlapping with next season’s preliminary rounds.Basel is currently in third place in the Swiss league and the third-place team should enter the Europa League qualifying rounds in late July or early August.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: Red Sox, Jays set for exhibition games at Fenway Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play two exhibition games at Fenway Park before baseball’s delayed regular-season opener.Toronto will visit Boston on July 21 and 22 before heading down to Tampa Bay for its opener. The Red Sox are scheduled to open at home against the Baltimore Orioles on July 24. July 10, 2020
… Shemaine Campbelle’s 111 off 11 balls in vainLEADING from the front, Stafanie Taylor slammed a blistering hundred to help Jamaica to a comfortable six-wicket win over Guyana in round two of the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club, ground.Taylor’s ferocious 118-ball 119, ensured the visitors overhauled the 242-run challenge from the Guyanese, with 20 balls to spare. Her knock was studded with 16 fours and a six.The win is the second for the tourists while the Guyanese remained winless from their two outings so far.Scores in the match: Guyana 242 all out in 49.5 overs; Jamaica 244-6 in 46.4 overs.Electing to bat, Guyanese captain Shemaine Campbelle played, inarguably, one of the finest innings in the history of Regional Women’s cricket, to lead the hosts to the impressive total.Leading from the front, Stafanie Taylor after reaching her hundred. (Adrian Narine photos)The all-rounder smashed her way to a magical 111 off 118 balls, leaving the visitors’ bowlers in a daze, after the hosts were 57-4, at one stage.The innings could well be termed as one of the best ever played at this level, taking into consideration how the innings unfolded. The Guyanese lost both openers Sheneta Grimmond (3), and Mandy Mangru (11), along with Lashuna Toussaint (0), and Akaze Thompson (2), to leave the hosts in a spot of trouble.However, Campbelle, who hails from the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, remained firm at the other end, to add 48 runs for the fifth-wicket with Shebika Gajnabi (20). The home team then lost Gajnabi, Melanie Henry (0), and Cherry Ann Frazer (1), at 114-7.But an eighth-wicket stand of 98 runs, thereafter between Campbelle and Tremayne Smartt gave the home team the perfect finish.Smartt made an attractive 58 off 64 balls, inclusive of six boundaries. Taylor (3-44) was the best bowler on show for the tourists.The run-chase then started poorly for the visitors, losing Natasha McLean, bowled by Erva Giddings without scoring, but Taylor then partnered in two match-winning stands.First she shared 119 runs for the second wicket with Rashada Williams, who made 47 before she was run-out.The 27-year-old Taylor then accumulated 81 for the third-wicket with Chedean Nation (30). In the partnerships, both Williams and Nation were happy to take the backseat as Taylor, who had got her eyes in, hit the bowlers all over the ground.Barring Giddings (3-39), the rest of the Guyanese bowlers had no answers, as Taylor kept piercing the gaps. The home team’s shoulders dropped as the visitors breached the 200-run mark.Giddings, coming back for her second spell then removed both Nation and Taylor, but by then the victory target was well within reach for the visitors.Jodian Morgan and Chinelle Henry were unbeaten on 19 and 23 respectively. They ensured there were no further hiccups as they garnered the remaining runs with six wickets intact.Guyana’s next game is against the Leeward Islands tomorrow at Enmore while Jamaica clash with defending champions Barbados at GCC ground.
THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) deemed its Extraordinary Congress a success, according to a press release. The Extraordinary Congress was hosted on Saturday last at the National Sports Resource Centre, Woolford Avenue.The Congress, GFF said, saw the circulation and approval of an unqualified or clean, audited financial report in accordance with the Constitutional timeline. “The GFF’s Executive Committee is committed to transparency and good governance and thus, in keeping with the Constitution, each member of the GFF was given the opportunity to honour their constitutional responsibility and obligation to scrutinise the Audited financial report and raise their concerns at the Congress,” said GFF president Wayne Forde, in an invited comment.The audited financial report will be published on the GFF’s website and will be shared with sponsors, partners, Government of Guyana and other key stakeholders.
THE second edition of the GUYOIL/Tradewind Tankers Schools U-18 Football tournament was yesterday launched at the Ministry of Education ground.Present at yesterday’s launch was Petra Organisation co-Director Troy Mendonca who contended that the 2019 edition of the tournament will commence on October 27.“I want to give a big congrats to GUYOIL and TradeWind Tankers,” he said, commending them for coming on board for a second year.Mendonca added, “We strongly believe that a league plays a major role in any foundation as it relates to football be it school level, our Pee Wee level or what have you.”He noted that the selection process of teams for the tournament was based on the Milo schools Football tournament as well as several other criteria.The 2019 edition will encompass Annandale, St Stanislaus College, St John’s College, President’s College, Berbice High School, Cummings Lodge Secondary, Marian Academy, Lodge Secondary, Queen’s College and Charlestown Secondary.Notably absent from the list are Linden ‘Multi’ Team who, according to Petra co-director Troy Mendonca, have budgetary constraints.Ministry of Education’s Lorraine Barker-King contended, that “the Ministry of Education is pleased to be associated with the tournament. The Ministry is a strong advocate of the arts.”Focussing on sport, the MoE representative said, “The sport teaches winning and losing. Ultimately it teaches about life.”Jorge Abukhalil, an executive of the Tradewind Tankers, reminded: “We strongly believe in sport and it’s a great opportunity for you guys to develop your talents and yourself as a team.”Echoing her sentiments, Marketing and Sales Manager Jacqueline James told the media, “What we recognised is that sport plays an important role in the development of the child. We recognise that you’re doing something you love and that you are doing something for your school.”The winners of the tournament along with runners-up will qualify for the end-of-year goodwill tournament to face one Trinidad team, a hinterland team and an all-star team.The winners will also pocked $200 000 towards a project for their school with second-place getting $100 000, third place getting $50 000 and fourth place $25 000.The tournament will be played on Sundays and Mondays and will end on December 8.