September 20, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence, Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss coronavirus in Florida

first_imgVice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Florida on Thursday to speak with Gov. Ron DeSantis about the latest efforts to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus.Florida’s cases reported Wednesday were third in the nation behind California with 9,740 and Texas with 8,076.The two will hold news conference at USF Health in Tampa at 3 p.m.last_img

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Trophy Stall Doubles tennis tournament 8th edition starts

first_imgGUYANA’S foremost tennis doubles tournament, the Trophy Stall Doubles, started last Saturday at the courts of the National Racquet Centre, thanks to the continued sponsorships of the event’s title sponsor Trophy Stall.Celebrating its 8th edition, the annual tournament will close off activity on the tennis calendar in Guyana.The tournament is the only exclusive doubles tournament on the Guyana Tennis Association’s (GLTA) calendar and is an opportunity for seasoned doubles players to take part in one of the most intense forms of the game.Trophy Stall has been a valued partner in keeping this form of the game alive, proprietor of Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich, said while reflecting on the support received from the tennis community for many years.Last year Sunich recognised the problems tennis is currently facing, but the association has continued to work with degrading facility and players endure the circumstances to have fun and engage in battle for the titles.The tournament started last Saturday with action in a few matches in the ladies’ doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles categories. The tournament will also see competition in the Men’s Over-45 Doubles.This year will provide high drama and battles as players strive to end their season strong and secure their spot at the top of the ranking table.Coordinator for the tournament is Shelly Daly. All games will be played at the National Racquet Centre and Le Resouvenir.last_img read more

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Panday believes prolonged Covid-19 lockdown could affect athletes form

first_img-Insurance mogul says world of business, sports sharing similar painsBy Clifton RossDIRECTOR of P&P Insurance Brokers, one of Guyana’s major corporate sponsors of sports, Vikash Panday, said he’s doing his part in the fight against covid-19, adding that he hopes the local athletes are doing their part in staying fit and safe.A long-serving contributor to the local sports fraternity, P&P Insurance has been doing its part annually with regards to throwing financial aid behind the sport of cricket, football, pistol/rifle shooting, horse racing and others.Panday, a former national youth table tennis player, said he was aware of the downside of the lockdown, which now sees athletes globally having to train and practice from home or with specified contact with others.With no outdoor action, Panday believes that technology could be the wrench in the wheel, as athletes need to train and play more than being housed in.“In my opinion, sports is not as heavily pushed as it was in my day. There’s too much electronic stuff and activities for these kids to get involved in apart from sport, so I think with this Covid-19, things will get from bad to worse because the kids need to play sports”. Said Panday.The young entrepreneur told Chronicle Sport, yesterday, that the current state of things due to the covid-19 outbreak, which has forced the country into quarantine, has both a negative and positive effect on sponsors and the sports industry alike.“In terms of how Covid-19 has affected me businesswise, the hours are reduced, I have to take extra care with staff, with myself and family, while limiting interactions with the public”.“Business has slowed down all over, the economy has slowed down globally. In terms of sports, anyone who is an avid sportsman will not be able to train unless you have adequate indoor facilities, so you still have to keep fit, keep active and keep sharp”. Panday added.He further explained that the current situation has also curtailed a number of developmental plans for both his business and the various sports beats he is currently working along with regards to sponsorship and activities.Also, in wake of public acts of benevolence by a number of individuals as well as business entities and companies who continue to aid in combating the pandemic, Panday said he has done a few acts of good charity to date and will continue to provide help as Guyanese seek to defeat the deadly virus.last_img read more

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Block’s interesting story continues to grow

first_imgDanny Block stands atop the winner\’s podium after placing first in the discus at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Track Championships.[/media-credit]Goofy, funny, smiley, motivated, competitive: all words a fellow teammate and coach chose to describe All-American shot putter Danny Block.Block, a junior on the Wisconsin track and field team, was recently named a First-Team All-American after his 20.00 meter throw at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Along with this, he broke both his personal and UW records.“Definitely throwing 20 meters at Nationals was the biggest moment of my career,” Block said. “I finally caught the throw I’ve been looking for five or six years.”The list of Block’s accomplishments doesn’t end there. His notables include school record holder in the shot put, school record holder in the discus, 2013 Big Ten champion in the shot put, 2013 First-Team All-American in the shot put, 2012 Big Ten champion in the discus, 2012 Second-Team All-American in the discus and 2012 NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in the shot put and discus – and those are only from the past two years.“He’s into collecting All-American awards now and that’s something that’s driving him,” throwing coach Dave Astrauskas said. “You put him in a meet with other quality throwers who are near him and better than him, that’s where he usually shines.”He also believes Block’s competitive nature comes from a little sibling rivalry that he’s been able to experience first-hand. When Block was around 14 or 15 years old, Astrauskas coached his older brother and had the opportunity to get to know the Block family – Danny included. In turn, Astrauskas was able to watch him grow up alongside his brothers.“I know him wanting to surpass those marks and do better than [his brothers] is one of the things that’s driving him now,” Astrauskas said.Astrauskas and his relationship with Block is what ultimately led him to his Division 1 career at UW. After high school, Block’s 18-year-old self established that attending an SEC school far from home would be the right decision for him. Thus, he found himself at the University of Kentucky.“I thought that was what you were supposed to do: go to an SEC school, go to warm weather,” Block said.To his dismay, the distance left him homesick and, with the help of Astrauskas, he found himself with a closer option: the University of Wisconsin.“I was kind of like an orphan for a little bit. I was looking for a school and [Coach Astrauskas] kind of helped me through the process. And I decided to come here,” Block said.His decision proved to be beneficial as his awards from his 2012 and 2013 seasons have boasted his efforts.At the start of his UW career back in 2011, Block first competed in the shot put at the Red and White Open in mid-February with a toss of 16.41 meters, winning the event. Exactly one year later, competing in the same meet, he won the event with a toss of 18.79 meters. At the same meet this season, he tossed 19.34 meters – displaying a consistent improvement in his past three seasons.“I grew up a lot,” Block said. “I got stronger and I try to relax a little more and just have fun with it rather than make it a job.”His calm attitude is what sophomore teammate Scott Erickson thinks helps him in his success.“He’s never too serious about something,” Erickson said. “He’s learned to channel his emotions in a positive way by telling jokes and being himself instead of getting frustrated.”Block also said his ability to help out his fellow teammates pushes him to be his best. Fellow throwing teammate Erickson said working alongside Block has played a big part in his own success.“[Danny’s] the guy that doesn’t have the greatest strength, but he can still throw as far as the guys that can bench press 500 pounds. Most I’ve ever seen him put on a bar is 270,” Erickson said. “It helps point out to me that it’s more technique-oriented than where your mind is.”Likewise, Block believes he wouldn’t be as successful as he is without his teammates.“They all have an effect on me in a certain way. I wouldn’t get rid of one person,” Block said.Block said the teammate that has had the largest effect on him has been sophomore Alex Thompson. He said Thompson’s technical knowledge has helped him become the All-American he is today.When Block is done collecting hardware at UW, he hopes to keep throwing professionally for some time and would like to coach at a high school or collegiate level.“I know competing after college is one of his goals and in order to do that he’s going to have to work hard,” Astrauskas said.last_img read more

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#Donkomi: Bruno Fernandes opens up to Manchester United move

first_imgBruno Fernandes says he wants to play in England as rumours he will be exiting Sporting Lisbon gains more ground.The 25-year-old is believe to be wanted by some top clubs with Manchester United leading the pack to acquire the services of the Portuguese.It has been reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen bringing the midfielder to the Red Devils this summer.The player before catching his flight together with Sporting Lisbon had this to say to reporters: “I don’t care about the market, I’ve talked about this many times.“The only thing I can do now is that I need to catch the plane so I don’t miss it. Will this be the last match for Sporting? I don’t know, it’s the coach who decides.“I told I’d like to play in England, but I don’t care about it right now.“If it could be this season? It could be when the club decides, I’m not in charge.”Fernandes signed a new five-year contract with the Portuguese club and has a release clause of £31m.Sporting Lisbon, however, values the player at £60m after he had a fantastic 2018-2019 season where he scored 31 goals in 50 appearances for the club.Bruno, 25, also played a part in Portugal’s victory over the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League earlier this summer. Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more

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Nicolas Anelka joins Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League

first_imgNicolas Anelka has become the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after the Mumbai franchise announced the signing of the former French striker on Monday.The 35-year-old, who has played for a host of English Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, will join compatriots David Trezeguet and Robert Pires in the league, that will run from Oct. 12 to Dec. 20.”I am pleased to join Mumbai City FC and through it participate in the exciting Indian Super League,” the well-travelled Frenchman, who has also played for Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus, said in a statement.Anelka has become the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural ISL after the Mumbai franchise announced the signing of the former French striker on Monday. (Getty Images)”Talented international players and top Indian talent will make matches thrilling affairs.”I look forward to using my ability to do well for my team in the matches we play.”Former England midfielder Peter Reid will manage the Mumbai franchise, co-owned by Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, and they have also signed former Germany centre back Manuel Friedrich. “We are delighted to announce the signing of Nicolas Anelka and thrilled that a player with a stunning pedigree such as his is part of our team,” Kapoor added.”His abilities and experience are known the world over and I am certain his presence will give us the firepower required upfront. We welcome him to the Mumbai City FC squad.”Anelka got his first taste of Asian football when he joined big-spending Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in 2012.He landed in trouble for making a ‘quenelle’ salute, which is associated with anti-Semitism, when he scored for West Bromwich Albion in a 3-3 draw at West Ham United last December.Anelka denied he was anti-Semitic but was banned for five matches by the Premier League and later sacked by West Brom for what they described as gross misconduct. The prolific forward was also suspended for 18 games for insulting then France coach Raymond Domenech at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.last_img read more

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2014 Grey Cup will not see BC Lions playing after Leos spanked by Als

first_imgGrey Cup tickets in Vancouver will be hitting Craigslist in record numbers after the host team for the 2014 Canadian Football League Championsnhips,  the BC Lions, had their hat handed to them 50-17 by the Montreal Alouettes Sunday in the CFL’s Eastern Semi Final.The game was over minutes into the second half when the Als scored on three consecutive possessions — one to conclude the first half and two in the third quarter. Montreal quarterback Jonathan Crompton threw two touchdown passes, backup Tanner Marsh ran for another two and defensive back Jerald Brown returned a fumble 103 yardsBC vaunted defence was no match for the Alouettes with an offence that produced no points until the game was basically over.Shawn Gore and Ernest Jackson scored eight-yard touchdowns for BC. Paul McCallum kicked a first half field goal whileQuarterback Kevin Glenn could not get anything going for BC, going 4-for-15 with 41 passing yards and one interception.Montreal now meets Hamilton in the Eastern Final. BC was playing in the East Semi Final on the cross over after finishing the regular season with a better record than the third-place team — Toronto Argonauts — in the East standings.The winner meets the West Champ in the 2014 Grey Cup, November 30 in Vancouver at BC Place.last_img read more

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What TV channel is Tottenham v Brighton and can I stream it on Amazon Prime?

first_imgTOTTENHAM will welcome Brighton in a match that will be exclusively available on Premier Sports.It is part of a package whereby every St. Stephen’s Day match will be available on Premier Sports through their red button service.1 Mourinho will be hoping his side continue their good runCredit: EPAHere’s everything you need to know about the match:What time is the match on at?Kick off for the match takes place at 12.30 pm on Thursday December 26th at Wembley Stadium in London.What Irish TV channel is the match on?The match will be broadcast on Premier Sports 1 with coverage starting at 12.15pm.Can it be streamed on Amazon Prime?Matches on St. Stephen’s Day cannot be streamed in Ireland on Amazon Prime. It is only available for customers in the UK.What is the latest team news for the match?Neither side has named their starting team for this match as of yet but we will have the full team news for you right here when they do in the run up to kick off.What are the latest betting odds for this match?Tottenham are fancied to come with all three points as they are 4/9 favourites. A draw can be had at 7/2 while Brighton are 11/2.How have both teams done in the Premier League so far this season?MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidTottenham endured a terrible start to the season resulting in Mauricio Pochettino getting the sack and Mourinho being drafted in.Under Mourinho, Spurs have improved winning four of five matches in the league with Dele Alli in particular looking rejuvenated.Meanwhile Brighton have won only once in their last six though that was an away win at the Emirates against Arsenal.last_img read more

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10 injured in Dakar Rally prologue

first_imgAFP AaThe incident, which involved the Mini of Chinese driver Guo Meiling, saw the prologue – which takes place before the first stage on Sunday – “neutralised” and immediately suspended in horrific scenes.Guo’s car veered off the course at the 6.6-kilometre mark of the 11km prologue on a stretch of straight country road near Arrecifes, a small town 200km from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.Race organisers immediately deployed four medical helicopters, three medical vehicles belonging to the organisers and eight local ambulances to the scene of the accident.”Injured individuals are likely to be swiftly taken to hospitals in the area following an initial medical evaluation by the organisers’ medical teams on the site,” organisers said.A man and his 14-year-old son were the two most serious cases and had to be rushed to hospital, Carlos Mondino, the health secretary of Arrecifes, told channel Todo Noticias.”In total, we had 10 patients, including four children and one pregnant woman, who is OK,” said Daniel Modesto, head of the local hospital.Etienne Lavigne, the race director, said in a statement that a dozen people were hurt, including Guo.The accident left Guo’s car battered, its bonnet strewn on the ground, as emergency workers carted the injured off on stretchers.Between 50,000 and 60,000 people were expected along the route of the prologue.last_img read more

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More sports in brief

first_imgYoung facing longtime out with injuryMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United say winger Ashley Young is facing a lengthy time out with a groin injury, which will require surgery.Young picked up the injury three minutes before half-time in the 1-0 victory at Anfield last week and was replaced by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has made three appearances for United this season.UEFA won’treplace PlatiniGENEVA (AP):UEFA will not replace Michel Platini as president, while he is pursuing legal routes to overturn his eight-year FIFA ban.Platini was banned over a $2 million payment from FIFA in 2011 for uncontracted salary as an adviser to Sepp Blatter.UEFA will meet in Budapest at a congress in May when a new president could have been elected before the European Championship.But UEFA says its executive committee has “decided there will be no UEFA presidential election scheduled until the sports justice appeal bodies, including potentially the Court of Arbitration for Sport, have taken a decision.”Lloyd, Hernandez voted top CONCACAF playersMIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP):American midfielder Carli Lloyd and Mexican forward Javier Hernandez have been selected CONCACAF’s Players of the Year.Lloyd, also voted FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, scored a hat trick in the World Cup final, where she earned the Golden Ball as top player.Hernandez scored the first goal for Mexico in its play-off win over the United States for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.last_img read more

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