Battered Italy sees rays of hope in grim death data

first_imgBut Angelo Borrelli also noted that thereal number of infections was probably 10 times higher than the official count. The number of new officially registered infections fell from 6,557 on Saturday to 4,789 on Monday. AFP ROME – Italy’s top coronavirus responseofficial Tuesday attributed two successive declines in the daily death rate toa painful national lockdown that appeared to be finally bearing fruit.center_img The civil protection chief also said thenation of 60 million was on course to overtake China’s total number ofconfirmed COVID-19 cases in a week./PNlast_img read more

Cardinals Get Wins Over Trojans

first_imgThe St Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated by Sunman Dearborn by a score of 43-21 tonight.The win improves the Cardinals record to 4-2. Scoring for the Cardinals were Charlie Schebler, Alec Bunselmeier, Noah Tuveson, Benjamin Harmeyer and Peyton Ditmer.The Cardinals will be in action at home next Monday night against the Benjamin Rush Cubs.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.The St Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Boys Basketball team improved their record to 3-3 on the season with a home win against Sunman Dearborn Thursday Night by a final score of 25 to 17.Cayden Pohlman and Abe Streator knocked down 2 free throws each in the 4th quarter to secure the win.The Cardinals will return to action on Monday against Benjamin Rush.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.last_img read more

Ivy Tech plans riverfront Shakespeare production-Rescheduled to September 6

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College will host a free production of a Shakespeare play next week at its Lawrenceburg Riverfront location.The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s summer production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be at 6:30 p.m. September 6 at the College’s plaza atop the parking garage at the Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut St.The renowned company, one of only a handful nationwide to have performed Shakespeare’s entire canon of plays, will perform for free as part of the College’s growing liberal arts and community outreach programs. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of free Shakespeare on the river.The play is one of Shakespeare’s silliest comedies and involves a pair of “star-crossed” lovers who run away to find happiness but first find mischief and madness in a nearby forest that is populated with fairies, magic, and fun. Originally written in 1595 for a wedding reception which was attended by Queen Elizabeth I of England, this play is sure to make you laugh and put you in a romantic mood.last_img read more

Green takes I-37 Modified checkers

first_imgGreen had jumped out to an early lead from the eighth starting spot and put some distance on Jeremy Davenport, Cody Tidwell, Jake Rollins and Greg Dinsmore.Dinsmore advanced to second but was half a straightaway back until caution flew on lap 13. The restart saw Dinsmore and Tidwell on Green’s bumper, but as the two fought for second Green inched ahead.Dinsmore’s run to the front ended with brake problems, leaving Tidwell to take up the charge on a re­start. Green got a couple car lengths on Tidwell and Carroll with Flanagan and Cody Leonard side-by-side for fourth. Rick Green was challenged but never caught Before taking Saturday’s IMCA Modified checkers at I-37 Speedway.By J.M. HallasPLEASANTON, Texas (July 28) – Rick Green took home the top money in Saturday’s IMCA Modi­fied feature at I-37 Speedway, but it wasn’t easy after midway. Tidwell gave Green a look on the final lap, but Green held him off for his first I-37 victory in sev­eral years.last_img read more

Assam Premier Club Championship League Match Abandoned Due to Heavy Rain

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The match between Sakti Sangha and NSSA, Karimganj in Assam Premier Club Championship League abandoned today because of heavy rain. Chasing 216 runs to win NSSA were 36-0 in 4 overs when rain interrupted the match and later umpires abandoned the tie. Earlier elected to bat Mangaldoi outfit Sakti Sangha scored 215-9 in their 50 overs. Priyankar Chakraborty (63, 103 balls, 4X7) scored half century. Brief scores: Sakti Sangha 215-9 (50 overs), Priyankar Chakraborty 62, Joydip Singh 35, Imtiyazur Rahman 34, Abdus Salam 3-40, NSSA 36-0 (4 overs), Dipankar Adityan (27no). Tomorrow’s match: Gauhati Town Club vs Bongaigaon Cricket Coaching Centre.Also read: Local Sportslast_img read more

Royals seek to upset Raiders in 3rd Rock basketball final tonight

first_imgTHE surging Victory Valley Royals will be on a mission to derail Retrieve Raiders when they clash tonight in the final of this year’s 3rd Rock Entertainment GT Beer Open basketball championship from 21:00hrs.But before the final, in the third place game, Kwakwani will be seeking to stop Half Mile Bulls from 19.00hrs at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.The Raiders, sitting as the number one-ranked team in Linden, will have to adjust themselves to the challenge of the third seeds Royals, who have shown a lot of form in twice disposing of the second-ranked Half Mile Bulls.The Raiders, sporting players like Keon Cameron, Neil Marks, Omally Sampson and Dwayne Roberts, are expected to tighten their play after they halted the march of the Kwakwani side, who had looked dangerous in reaching the semifinals.The Raiders were runners-up to the Half Mile Bulls in the Malta Supreme Christmas Championship, but were able to defeat the Bulls in their battle for the 104.3 Power FM Open Championship and finished second to Colts in the National Club championship.The Royals will be led by Chris Williams, Harold Adams and Orlando Glasgow.There will be several individual awards at stake including Most Valuable Player Award and another award will be for the Most Disciplined Team.last_img read more

Cricket News Faf du Plessis banned for one Test after South Africa seal seventh consecutive series win at home

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: South Africa have started year 2019 in grand fashion as they sealed their seventh consecutive series win at home when they defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test at Newlands Cape Town. Chasing a mere 41 runs, South Africa lost Theunis de Bruyn cheaply but they coasted home to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after winning the Centurion Test by six wickets in three days. However, the celebrations were marred when the ICC announced that Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis was banned for the final Test in Johannesburg. In a statement released by the ICC, du Plessis has been suspended for one Test and fined 20 per cent of his match fees, while his players have been fined 10 per cent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Newlands Test. ICC match referee David Boon imposed the suspension on du Plessis after South Africa were found to be one over short after time allowances were taken into consideration.Du Plessis was last fined for a slow over-rate during the Centurion Test against India in 2017 which South Africa won and according to Article 2.2.1, which relates to minor over-rate offences, a second minor over-rate offence within a 12-month period results in a one-match ban. For du Plessis, the suspension is a culmination of a roller-coaster series. The South Africa skipper, along with Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, became the first set of captains to be dismissed for a pair in the same Test during the game in Centurion. The skipper roared back with a brilliant century in Newlands and admitted that he was under pressure heading into the game.Read More | Kuldeep Yadav takes five wickets in first game in Australia“However experienced you may be, if you don’t score runs in one game, you still feel the pressure in the next game. I felt last year I batted the best in a long time, but to go through a pair and all of a sudden the mental game starts coming in. A few doubts, a few negative thoughts. For me before the start of this game, I wanted to block out that noise. I wanted to be in a good mental space. You think the experienced players are untouchable when it comes to things like these, but we also humanly go through thought patterns like that. For me it was a true test of my character,” du Plessis said. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports The Pelicans said Williamson will be a game-time decision for New Orleans’ Thursday opener against Utah. Williamson missed nearly two weeks because he left for a family emergency and then had to quarantine for four days upon his return.NFL-NEWSTua gets green lightUNDATED (AP) — The Dolphins say rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) passed his physical when he reported to training camp. He will practice without restrictions as he begins his bid to overtake veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job. The all-clear will allow Tagovailoa to practice for the first time since a career-threatening hip injury ended his Alabama career in mid-November. In other NFL news: UNDATED (AP) — The USGA says no fans will be allowed for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in New York Sept. 17-20 because of health and safety concerns about COVID-19. The U.S. Open already has been moved from its traditional Father’s Day finish. The pandemic caused the cancellation of more than 100 qualifiers .Now it comes down to the Masters in November to see if any of golf’s majors will have fans. The PGA Championship next week will be spectator-free.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig West Conference postpones fall sports — Former National League batting champion and four-time All-Star Jose Reyes has formally retired, two years after playing his final major league game. Reyes hit .283 with 145 homers, 719 RBIs and 517 stolen bases.— Former Red Sox manager John McNamara has died at age 88. McNamara managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team’s championship drought into the new millennium. He was 1,167–1,242 over parts of 19 seasons while managing six big league clubs.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SOUTH CAROLINALawson staying at SCCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s top scorer and rebounder AJ Lawson has announced that he is withdrawing from the NBA and returning to school for his junior season. Adam Eaton delivered a go-ahead, RBI single in the 10th inning before the Nationals completed a tidy 4-0 win against the Blue Jays. Asdrubal (as-DROO’-bul) Cabrera added a bases-loaded triple to cap the scoring in a game in which Toronto was the home team in Washington. Max Scherzer received a no-decision after limiting the Jays to three hits while striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings.The White Sox also scored four times in their final at-bat, doing it in the ninth to beat the Indians, 4-0. Rookie Luis Robert hit a two-run single in the ninth as Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak and salvaged one game in the series. Cleveland closer Brad Hand was tagged for three runs after Kevin Plesac struck out a career-high 11 while scattering three hits.Also around the majors:— Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning of a 3-0 shutout of the Pirates. Woodruff retired 19 of 21 batters, allowing a swinging bunt single to Phil Evans in the first. Ben Gamel gave Woodruff all the support he would need with a third-inning two-run homer — The Reds outscored the Cubs, 12-7 as Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) and Nick Senzel homered in their returns from a COVID-19 scare. Nick Castellanos added a grand slam in helping Cincinnati halt a four-game slide. Sonny Gray extended his major league record to 35 consecutive starts allowing six hits or less, yielding up only Ian Happ’s double and fanning 11 as he pitched into the seventh inning. — Austin’s public health authority said the city was “caught a little off guard” by the recent announcement by Texas that the school planned to allow 50% stadium capacity at Longhorns football games this fall. Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott spoke with county commissioners Tuesday, and said it’s hard to imagine allowing a crowd of any size watch a game. Texas is scheduled to host South Florida on Sept. 5 and the Big 12 has held out hope it can play a 12-game regular season. The state of Texas has seen record numbers of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the month of July.— Notre Dame will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season as part of a plan to play 10 league games and start the week of Sept. 7, alterations brought on by the pandemic. The ACC’s university presidents approved the plan for an 11-game schedule, including one nonconference game, and for pushing back the league championship game from Dec. 5 to either Dec. 12 or 19. Notre Dame will play in a football conference for the first time in the 133-year history of the program if the season is played.— The NCAA is allowing all major college football teams to begin their seasons as early as Aug. 29. The association confirmed that the football oversight committee had requested a blanket waiver to permit any school to push up the start of its season to the so-called Week Zero.NHL-BLACKHAWKSBlackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home games Henson took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a 21-year career that included nearly 800 victories and a feud with fellow Big Ten coach Bob Knight. Henson left the game as the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State, and still ranks fifth all-time among Big Ten coaches with 214 conference wins and 423 total. NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for throwing a fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros star Carlos Correa. Benches cleared after Kelly’s actions during Los Angeles’ 5-2 win at Minute Maid Park.The game marked the first time the teams had met since it was revealed Houston stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers. LA manager Dave Roberts was suspended one game and Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined.Kelly elected to appeal and can continue to play. Roberts serves his penalty Wednesday night when the Dodgers play at Houston.In other MLB news:— Phillies general manager Matt Klentak says one team employee who works in the visiting clubhouse has tested positive for the coronavirus. But he says all Phillies players and on-field staff tested negative for a second straight day. The Phillies’ four-game, home-and-home series against the New York Yankees was postponed this week following a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins, who played in Philadelphia last weekend. The Phillies are scheduled to host Toronto this weekend in a series that was supposed to be on the road but switched because the Blue Jays’ temporary ballpark in Buffalo isn’t ready. July 29, 2020 CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community. The NHL team says it consulted with Native American partners to establish new policies and initiatives. The Blackhawks will further integrate Native American culture and storytelling into game presentation and community involvement. WOMEN’S SOCCER-EQUAL PAYUS women’s soccer told to wait until 2021 for jury trialLOS ANGELES (AP) — If American women’s soccer players want a jury trial on their claim of discriminatory working conditions, they must wait until next year. — The Rockies capped a 4-1 road trip as German (hehr-MAHN’) Márquez struck out eight over six impressive innings of their 5-1 victory at Oakland. Charlie Blackmon delivered an insurance run with an RBI double in the eighth, then reached on an error in the ninth that led to a pair of runs. Garrett Hampson hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fourth to back Márquez.— Joey Gallo slammed a tying, two-run homer in the eighth before the Rangers scored three more times in the inning to beat the Diamondbacks, 7-4. The Rangers loaded the bases with two out after the homer before Elvis Andrus hit a two-run single and Nick Solak added an RBI single. Todd Frazier hit his first homer and had two doubles for the Rangers, whose five-run inning accounted for only one run fewer than it had scored combined in their first four games in the new $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof. — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning to send the Tigers past the Royals, 5-4. Tigers relievers held Kansas City without a baserunner for four innings, one night after tossing six shutout innings. Jonathan Schoop (skohp) also homered after the Royals took a 4-0 lead. MLB-NEWSKelly suspended, will continue to play pending appeal — Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic. He cited his son’s ongoing fight with cancer, the recent birth of a baby boy and his own history with cancer for his decision.— Browns Guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck are the first two Browns players who have chosen to opt out for the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus. — General manager John Lynch has agreed to a new five-year contract with the 49ers that will keep him locked up through the 2024 season. The new deal for Lynch comes about six weeks after coach Kyle Shanahan replaced his original six-year deal signed in 2017 with a new six-year contract that takes him through 2025. Lynch was named executive of the year last season by the Pro Football Writers Association of America for helping the Niners reach the Super Bowl last season. PGA-US OPEN-NO FANSUS Open without qualifying now will be played without fans — Chiefs running back Damien Williams is opting out of playing the upcoming season. Williams’ strong postseason helped Kansas City to its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years.— Veteran cornerback Maurice Canady and undrafted rookie receiver Stephen Guidry have opted out of playing for the Dallas Cowboys this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Canady signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys after splitting the 2019 season between the New York Jets and Baltimore. The Ravens drafted Canady in the sixth round in 2016.— A person familiar with the situation says Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Two other people told the AP that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and fullback Danny Vitale have also chosen to sit out the season, citing health concerns.— The Falcons have placed fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.— The Eagles have placed three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson, linebacker Nathan Gerry, and tackle Jordan Mailata on the reserve/COVID-19 list. UNDATED (AP) — The Big West Conference is postponing all fall sports through the end of the calendar year.The conference’s board of directors said that men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball will be postponed as well as the fall schedules for men’s and women’s golf along with men’s and women’s tennis.The conference will determine later if conducting fall sports in the spring would be feasible. The decision does not impact basketball, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 10. The Division I conference has 11 members, with all but one based in California.In other news related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Associated Press — Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was still waiting on Wednesday to be cleared to play by the city government after getting the OK from Major League Baseball to return from the COVID-19 injured list. Manager Dave Martinez said the Nationals hope their 21-year-old slugger will be allowed to work out with the team starting Saturday and play in their first game after that, which is next Tuesday at home against the Mets.— The Indians have placed starting catcher Roberto Pérez on the 10-day injured list with a sore throwing shoulder. Pérez hurt his right shoulder while making an off-balance throw in Friday’s season opener. A Gold Glove winner in 2019, Pérez has played since but the shoulder has continued to bother him.— Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas (MY’-koh-las) will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his strained right forearm. The 31-year-old missed spring training with the injury, but he ramped up his activity after the virus shutdown and pitched four innings for the Cardinals in an exhibition game last week. — Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY’-kihs) is returning to the Braves, three weeks after announcing he was opting out of the season due to his concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The veteran outfielder said he changed his mind about sitting out after watching his teammates play the first five games. The 36-year-old Markakis says he has the full support of his family, including his three children, in his decision to return.— The Astros have acquired right-hander Hector Velázquez from the Orioles for a player to be named. The deal comes after the AL champion Astros learned that reigning Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander will be out a while with a strained forearm. Velázquez went 1-4 with a 5.43 ERA with Boston last year before coming to the Orioles via a waiver claim in March. The 6-foot-6 guard from Toronto started all 31 games last year, averaging team highs with 13.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. Lawson put his name in the draft pool in April without hiring an agent, giving him the option to return. NBA-NEWSDavis, Williamson ready for re-opening nightLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson are ready for re-opening night. Davis practiced Wednesday for the first time since getting poked in an eye during the Los Angeles Lakers’ scrimmage opener last week. He said the plan is for him to play when the Lakers face the Los Angeles Clippers in the first seeding game for both teams on Thursday. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday that jurors were not available during the coronavirus pandemic. He informed the sides if they wanted to stick with their Sept. 15 trial date, they would have to agree by Aug. 6 to a bench trial in which he would decide the verdict.If they want a jury trial, he would postpone the start until Jan. 26. Players sued in March 2019 under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and they sought more than $66 million in damages.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-HENSONFormer Illinois, New Mexico St coach Lou Henson dies at 88HAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former New Mexico and Illinois men’s basketball coach Lou Henson died Sunday at age 88 and was buried on Wednesday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULENats, ChiSox pull out 4-0 winsUNDATED (AP) — Tonight’s major league schedule included a pair of 4-0 games that were scoreless until the final inning.last_img read more

Daly backs Premier County to overcome the Cats

first_imgMeanwhile, former Tipp All Star Eamon Corcoran says changes to the positioning in the backs and middle of the pitch have made a huge difference this season. The Premier County’s senior hurlers are preparing to take the Road to Croke Park tomorrow in the highly anticipated All Ireland Final against the Cats. It’s the fourth time in six years that the neighbouring counties have met in the final, with Kilkenny coming out on top in the last meeting in 2011. Speaking on Tipp FM’s Road to Croker special last night, former Clare captain Anthony Daly believes that if the team play to the same level as we did against Cork, the chances are good that Liam McCarthy will be coming to Tipp.last_img read more

John Terry Joins Aston Villa

first_imgAston Villa has signed former Chelsea and England captain John Terry.The 36-year-old defender, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expired on 30 June, has signed a one-year deal with the Championship club.Terry said he turned down offers to carry on playing in the Premier League for more money because he did not want to play against Chelsea.He won 78 caps for England, played 717 games for the Blues and won his fifth Premier League title in May.Villa finished 13th in the Championship last season but Steve Bruce’s side are among the favourites to win automatic promotion to the top flight in 2017-18.Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp said in June that his club had made an offer to Terry, who announced in April that he would be leaving Chelsea.Terry has played for only two other English clubs – Chelsea and Nottingham Forest, with whom he had a short loan spell in 2000. Terry, who made his debut as a late substitute in a League Cup tie against Villa in 1998, said he had lots of offers to play abroad as well as remain in the top flight.But he said: “The mental side of playing against Chelsea was too much to get over for me. I was there for 22 years at the football club. I am very proud of that but this is a new chapter in my life and career.“My thoughts are 100 per cent here and the ambition is to get us back to the Premier League. It’s a huge club. Villa Park is one of the finest stadiums in the country and there’s a good group of players here.“I can’t wait to get started now and look to help the squad achieve something special this season. It’s a club that deserves to be in the Premier League and I still want to continue playing.“I am hungry to still play with a team and manager that has the same ambition as me to get promoted.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more