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September 19, 2020

The Latest: Mexican soccer league to play without fans

first_imgAbe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee, adding: “We have to overcome the spread of the infection and want to hold the Olympics and Paralympics as planned.”The Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from July 24-Aug. 9, and the Paralympics Aug. 25-Sept. 6.Abe says the virus outbreak has not reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe.___1:40 p.m. 12:15 p.m.The Pac-12 Conference has canceled all spring sports and championships following a meeting of conference executives and athletic directors.The conference also announced that all organized team activities are not allowed until at least March 29, when that decision will be revisited.The smaller Southland Conference also announced a similar move.The moves follow Thursday’s decision by the NCAA to cancel the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments as well as all remaining winter and spring championships. ___12:45 p.m.The Edinburgh Marathon has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The race was due to take place on May 24, but organizers have announced it will be postponed.Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):3:23 p.m.The Mexican soccer league announced that the rest of its matches this weekend will be played with no fans, a day after starting the weekend with two games in which fans were in attendance. While other leagues around the world suspended play, Liga MX insisted on going forward with its matches. Until now, the only change was banning pre-match handshakes due to the new coronavirus.But Mexico’s first division reversed course and decided to play in empty stadiums after consulting with the government.The headliner match of the weekend is a Mexico City derby at Estadio Azteca between league leader Cruz Azul and third-place Club America. Attendance was expected to be around 60,000.Mexico played some matches in empty stadiums during the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 flu.___ The International Triathlon Union has suspended all of its competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April.Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.“World Triathlon will continue working during this time to try to reallocate the events after the 30th of April when possible, and will work with all stakeholders to undertake further actions if needed regarding the Olympic and Paralympic qualification rankings,” the ITU said.___3:50 pm. The Latest: Mexican soccer league to play without fans Super Rugby organizers have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games because of the coronavirus pandemic.SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super Rugby, says Saturday the tournament will be off for the “foreseeable future.” The decision was prompted by the New Zealand government’s directive that people entering from trips overseas, including returning New Zealand citizens, would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Monday.That would make Super Rugby untenable, with the tournament featuring teams from five nations, including five from New Zealand, and involving regular travel between countries. Teams from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Argentina also compete in the competition, which runs from January through to June. “It is the moment to act responsibly and to stay home,” Messi wrote on Instagram on Saturday.The Barcelona star added: “We are worried by what is happening and we want to help by putting ourselves in the place of those who are having the most difficulties, either because they or their families or friends are directly affected, or because they are working on the frontline in hospitals.”Spain is tightening controls on movement and closing shops as it struggles to stem a peak in virus infections that has surpassed 5,000 people. ___5 p.m. The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions.In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.”Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths. The government in Rome has ordered an unprecedented lockdown, ordering businesses to close and restricting people’s movement.The lockdown has suspended all sports in the country through at least April 3.The players’ association says that forcing players to leave their homes “is a shamefully irresponsible act,” adding that if it’s being done just to receive a refusal by the players in order to cut salary payments “it means that we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel of dignity.” 4:51 p.m.The Pro Football Hall of Fame is closing temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic.The museum in Canton, Ohio says it will be closed to the public from Monday through March 27. The Hall says it “will continue to closely monitor the situation and maintain ongoing communication with state and local health officials.”___2:35 p.m. 4:16 p.m.The United Center ownership and the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks say they will pay day-of-game employees through the end of their scheduled seasons.The NBA and NHL seasons have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Each team has seven home games left.In a statement attributed to Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, the teams say their employees “are family, and we will navigate this unprecedented situation together.”___ March 14, 2020 Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert has donated more than $500,000 to support health services in the U.S. and France and employees of the team impacted by the coronavirus.Gobert became the first NBA player to be stricken with the virus, which led to the league suspending play for at least 30 days.His donation was announced by the Jazz, who said some of the money will go to COVID 19-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system.The pledge includes $200,000 in aid for part-time employees at Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena. They can’t work while game and other events are on hold.Gobert said he’s humbled by “the tireless efforts and care of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France.” ___6:05 p.m.The men’s curling world championships in Scotland have been canceled, along with the mixed and senior events in Canada, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The World Curling Federation said that with hundreds of athletes and staff needing to travel to each tournament, “it is no longer possible to run these international events.”The WCF says it acted on the advice of the Scottish government in canceling the men’s tournament, which had been scheduled for Glasgow from March 28 to April 5. “We believe that in the current unprecedented situation this is the only responsible course of action to take,” said Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life.The mixed doubles and seniors events were to take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, from April 18-25.The women’s world championships in Prince George, British Columbia, were canceled on Thursday.___5:45 p.m. The fledgling football league says the player reported his symptoms to team medical staff on Tuesday and has been in quarantine ever since. He was tested for COVID-19 and received the result Friday.The league says the player participated in the Dragons’ March 7 game against the Roughnecks in Houston and a Feb. 29 game against the BattleHawks in St. Louis. He was asymptomatic at the time.The league says it’s alerting players, staff, vendors and partners associated with the Dragons, Roughnecks and BattleHawks and is monitoring the situation closely.Late Thursday, the XFL canceled the remainder of its season, which had five weeks left.___ The players’ association has been at odds with clubs over the virus for weeks, first arguing for the games to be stopped before the government-issued suspension on Monday.___3 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned.Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling the games during talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, who suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics because of the spread of the coronavirus. The club added it will test the rest of the members of its team on Monday. Spain has stopped all sports competitions for the next two weeks. ___5:10 p.m.Lionel Messi has joined a call in Spain by sports figures, who are supporting a public awareness campaign by government authorities and healthcare workers asking the nation’s population to remain indoors to fight the spread of the coronavirus. He called the donations a “small token that reflect my appreciation and support for all those impacted and are the first of many steps I will take to try and make a positive difference.”Gobert, who was diagnosed with the virus while the team was in Oklahoma, was infected along with teammate Donovan Mitchell.___3:30 p.m.The XFL says an unidentified player with the Seattle Dragons has tested positive for coronavirus. Sampdoria midfielder Fabio Depaoli has announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19.He’s the 10th Serie A player confirmed positive and the sixth at Sampdoria.While Sampdoria said in a statement earlier Saturday that it would not announce any more updates about its players “to avoid news leaks and useless alarmism” since “all the lads are well,” Depaoli revealed his positive test on social media.Depaoli writes in Italian on Instagram, “Unfortunately I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. But I want to reassure you that I’m OK! This invisible monster is hitting us indiscriminately, but by adopting the correct measures and following medical advice, we can win our biggest match and return stronger than before.”The five other Sampdoria players who tested positive are: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby. Associated Press ___10:45 a.m.Two more Fiorentina players have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as a club physiotherapist.The top-tier Italian league soccer team tweets that defender and club captain Germán Pezzella, forward Patrick Cutrone and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli “are in good health at their homes in Florence.” They were tested after “showing some symptoms.”The club had already announced on Friday that 20-year-old striker Dušan Vlahović tested positive. The other Serie A players who tested positive are Daniele Rugani at Juventus and Fiorentina teammates Dušan Vlahović , Germán Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone.___5:35 p.m.Spanish football club Alavés says two members of its coaching staff have tested positive for the coronavirus. The club says both unnamed coaches are without symptoms and in good health. With Cutrone and Pezzella added to the list with Vlahović, there are now nine Serie A players who have tested positive. The others are Daniele Rugani of Juventus plus five Sampdoria players: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby.Serie A is suspended until at least April 3 as part of a nationwide lockdown in Italy intended to contain the virus.Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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August 16, 2020

First-year Louisville coach Scott Satterfield bringing Cardinals a true football identity

first_imgSenior receiver Seth Dawkins can pinpoint the moment he bought in to his new coach: It was during an early-morning workout under strength coach Mike Sirignano, who held the same position at App State. He didn’t like the energy from his team, and let them know.”We have a 7 o’clock lift group, and we came not in energized and very lackadaisical,” Dawkins said. “This man ran the mess — I’m talking about we were running 45 or 50 minutes straight half-gassers — I think we ran 28 or 30 of them.”Sirignano left the players with a message throughout each sprint.”Winners win.”The players started to learn how Satterfield operated at App State, and they were surprised how much they liked it. Satterfield took inventory on the roster and found some surprises of his own. The Cardinals had 18 receivers and eight offensive linemen on scholarship, a trend he wants to reverse immediately. He went about trying to revive a team that ranked 122rd in scoring offense (19.8 ppg) and 128th in scoring defense (44.1 ppg) in 2018.MORE: Ranking ACC coaches for 2019 season”When you left App and go to an ACC school, and I’m thinking, ‘We had a good team at App, but we’re going to a different level,'” Satterfield said. “That wasn’t the case.”Satterfield isn’t about to make excuses, though. He went to work on the recruiting trail, where the first-year coach has pieced together a top-30 recruiting class so far. Louisville ranked No. 69 according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings last year. He invited Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, a close friend in the coaching ranks dating back to their time together at Toledo, to practices. Campbell is in Year 3 of a remarkable turnaround with the Cyclones.”It’s 100 percent possible,” Satterfield said when asked if Louisville could enjoy the same makeover. “Timeline, I don’t know. That’s possible here, and that will be the goal. That’s what we’ll get to.”Dawkins said the offense has been simplified from Petrino’s version, and that the smaller playbook will lead to better results. Linebacker Dorian Etheridge said the end of the spring brought the team closer to their coach, even if that process took time.”When I first met him, he’s real laid back, laid-back guy,” Etheridge said. “I didn’t know how I really felt about that. Every coach I’ve ever had has been an up-in-your-face type of guy. He’s laid back until you, like, start messing up, then definitely he’ll gladly intervene.”—Satterfield plans on building Louisville’s identity at the most important position. Jackson elevated the program’s profile with a Heisman Trophy. Bridgewater and Brian Brohm played in BCS bowls. That work will now fall to Jawon Pass and Malik Cunningham in 2019.”We’re utilizing the success I’ve had with quarterbacks in the past at App,” Satterfield said. “It’s at a different level, but they were among the best in the country at that level. We certainly want to get the top-notch players, and I think we’ve got a few coming in that will.”Satterfield’s quarterback tree includes Richie Williams, Armanti Edwards, Taylor Lamb and Zac Thomas, who earned Sun Belt Player of the Year honors last season. Williams and Edwards won FCS national championships, and Lamb and Thomas helped establish the Mountaineers in the FBS.Of course, Appalachian State’s signature games remains the 34-32 upset against Michigan on Sept. 1, 2007. Satterfield was the quarterbacks coach for that game. He was the head coach when the Mountaineers nearly shocked Tennessee in a 20-13 loss on Sept. 1, 2016, and again when they fell to No. 10 Penn State 45-38 on Sept. 1, 2018. Both of those games went to overtime.Appalachian State has that identity. It’s the same mindset the coach intends to bring to Louisville.”I think we’re going to similar stuff with the identity we had at App as far as football goes.,” Satterfield said. “We want to do things right. I want teams when they play us to say, ‘Man those guys played their tails off. They played as hard as any team we played this year.’ That’s what I want. What that translates to win-wise, I don’t know, but that’s all we ever wanted at App.”Louisville gets that now, and that line of thinking makes Satterfield one of the more intriguing first-year coaches. Mack Brown and Les Miles should make an impact at North Carolina and Kansas, respectively, but they’ve won national titles before. Ryan Day will be expected to do the same at Ohio State, but expectations in Columbus are different than at other other programs across the country.Satterfield will find out just how far the Cardinals need to come in a Labor Day opener against Notre Dame. That will be the first step in reshaping a program still looking to take the next big step in the ACC. Louisville Athletics https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6e/bd/scott-satterfield-081519-lv-ftrjpg_2nruil1oqwc318jgn1ifptva8.jpg?t=-1938032868&w=500&quality=80 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Scott Satterfield is largely responsible for establishing Appalachian State’s identity in the FBS over the last five seasons.The Mountaineers won at least a share of three straight Sun Belt championships under Satterfield, who played quarterback at the school from 1991-95. If he’d desired, he could have stayed in the comfort zone of Boone, N.C., until he retired. Satterfield, 46, knew a few offers would come during the offseason. He just didn’t know much about Louisville when athletic director Vince Tyra called. Satterfield did not have time to research when, as he put it, “things got real.”MORE: Meet the first-year head coaches: How they’ll fare in 2019 and beyond”With Louisville, you think Teddy Bridgewater and Lamar Jackson,” Satterfield told Sporting News from the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., in July. “These guys are some great players and did some really good things, so in my mind it’s like, ‘You can win there.’ Then, they are in the ACC. So those two things told me we wanted to take a look at this school.”Satterfield took the job at a Louisville program that has been trying to find its longterm identity since Bobby Petrino took the job the first time in 2003. The Cardinals have gone through four conferences with four coaching changes — including two stints by Petrino — to get to Satterfield. There were highs (Lamar Jackson’s epic run to the Heisman Trophy) and lows (notably, last year’s 2-10 bottom-out that included a winless record in the ACC Atlantic).The Cardinals have a .645 winning percentage in the FBS since 2003, a touch higher than the Mountaineers’ five-year mark at .647. It’s not that different — only on a bigger stage that Appalachian State might never get to take. Maybe Satterfield is on to something. Louisville is, too. Satterfield easily could pan out as the best longterm payoff among the 2019 batch of first-year coaches.—Satterfield was candid when discussing the difficulty of leaving his alma mater for Louisville. After talking to Tyra about the opening, Satterfield knew the decision would have to be made quickly. He conducted as much research as possible and, admitting that wasn’t enough, consulted his wife Beth, who ran track at Appalachian State. Only then did he make the decision that would affect his family of five, including three children.”My kids were not real fired up,” Satterfield told SN. “They’re all in high school. They’re going to have to move. Beth was like, ‘Listen. We need to take advantage of this opportunity, and let’s go. We’ll make the most of it.'”Any time you go to a new town it’s tough,” he said. “It’s hard, and it takes a while to get ingrained in the town and engrained with the people.”That’s honesty that cuts through both ways. Satterfield spent all but three years coaching since 1998 at Appalachian State. He got the job at Louisville after Purdue coach Jeff Brohm — a Louisville native who played quarterback for the Cardinals from 1989-93 and served as an assistant on the team from 2003-08 — turned town his alma mater to remain head coach at Purdue.”Satterfield was pretty warmly received,” Louisville radio host Mark Ennis, publisher of CardinalSports.com, told SN. “I think it was totally unanimous because of the whole flirtation with Jeff Brohm, but almost from the day he was introduced until now he’s done a very good job winning people over with his own personality.”Satterfield fits that ACC coach profile. He speaks with a Southern twang, has deep roots entrenched in the Carolinas and spent a chunk of the ACC Kickoff telling a story about rooming with Steve Spurrier’s son at a football camp when his dad was still the Head Ball Coach was at Duke.That’s apropos, considering it was a game against No. 2 Duke basketball in February where Satterfield saw the full effect of Louisville’s fan base.”My first deal with the fans was at the basketball games and going to the (KFC) YUM Center and seeing Coach (Chris) Mack and what they did basketball-wise,” Satterfield said. “That was phenomenal when Duke came in. We’ve got 23,000. We’ve got a ‘Blackout.’ That was awesome.’ We’ve got to generate excitement in our stadium so we can get the same passion in our stadium, too.”The Cardinals lost that game 71-69, but Satterfield had an idea by then that this could work once the program was back up to speed. After all, Louisville lost 77-16 to No. 2 Clemson on the football field in November. It will “get real” again for Satterfield at that point, with one major difference: He has no decision to make now. He knows where he belongs.That is where a new identity starts.”I’ll sit back at pregame and look around and say, ‘This is awesome,'” Satterfield said. “I’ll soak it up and soak it in, then hopefully we find a way to get a first down when reality hits. I’ve had a lot of success coaching bowls and coaching national championships, but I’ve always taken time to enjoy it.”last_img read more

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January 19, 2020

Tim Reed reigns anew, completes Cebu Ironman 70.3 three-peat

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Tim Reed. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Solidifying his stronghold in Cebu, Tim Reed once again came out on top as he conquered the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday morning at Shangri-La Mactan here.With a tough field out to dethrone him, the Aussie shrugged off the opposition and finished the grueling swim-bike-run course in 3:54:07.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Banjo Norte reigned supreme in the Asian male elite as he clocked in 4:35:51, while Leanne Szeto of Hong Kong was the lone finisher in the Asian female elite, completing the course in 5:16:01.INQUIRER news editor Jun Engracia also participated in the Ironman 70.3 race, wrapping up the course in eight hours, 33 minutes, and 37 seconds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Fisher finished third with his time of 4:00:20, while closely behind him were Tim van Berkel at four (4:02:31) and Brent McMahon at five (4:05:24).Rounding out the top 10 for the male elite category are Callum Millward at sixth (4:10:20), Brad Williams at seventh (4:19:55), Eric Watson at eighth (4:23:30), Jakub Langhammer at ninth (4:32:27), and Iain Alexandridis at 10th (4:35:12).Amelia Watkinson claimed her first victory of the year as she topped the female elite category.The Kiwi also won her field handily, finishing the race in 4:29:17, almost seven minutes away from her closest foe.Jacqueline Thistleton was at distant second with her 4:29:17 clocking, followed by Kerry Morris at third (4:39:11), Kirra Seidel at fourth (4:39:26), and Anna Eberhardt at fifth (4:49:51).ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Pacio admits being too aggressive in loss to Suzuki Reed pulled away from the pack in the bike course, leaving them all in the dust as he established a 2:39 gap coming into the second transition. He would hold the cushion up until the end as he ran through the tape at the finish line.Reed extended his dynasty here to three years, winning the 2015 tilt as well as last year’s Asia-Pacific Championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Meanwhile, Mauricio Mendez staged a huge rally in the end as he fought his way to a second place finish with his time of 3:56:46.The Mexican stunner made up for the three-and-a-half minute differential between him and Ryan Fisher after the bike course and sprinted past the pack to end up as runner-up. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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