The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the roster deadline had not been officially announced.The league and the players’ union are still working out many details of how often players will get paid and how much. Those negotiations largely depend on the length and start date of the season.Players who are waived over the next week won’t get paid, but they will receive benefits through June 30, the person told The AP. The WNBA offered rookies health benefits starting May 1. Veteran players receive year-round benefits.Teams usually have to cut their rosters down to 12 before the regular season begins, which would have been this past weekend. The league postponed the start of the season in early April because of the coronavirus pandemic.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHL HORSE RACING-BELMONT STAKESBelmont to be run on June 20ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The Belmont Stakes will be run June 20 on Long Island in front of no fans as the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.This is the first year the Belmont will take place before the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. The New York Racing Association unveiled the new Belmont date Tuesday morning. The Derby was moved to Sept. 5 and the Preakness to Oct. 3.The rescheduled Belmont will be contested at distance of a mile and an eighth instead of the race’s trademark mile and a half that has been in place since 1926. Former WWE pro Shad Gaspard missing in ocean off CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was still missing Tuesday after he was swept out to sea in Southern California last weekend while swimming with his young son.Gaspard’s 10-year-old son, Aryeh, was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water safely after they were caught in a rip current Sunday afternoon at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. A police statement says a lifeguard saw a wave crash over Gaspard and he was swept out to sea. Gaspard, who was 39, was about 50 yards (shore when he was last spotted.Gaspard gained prominence in the WWE as one half of the tag-team group Cryme Time, along with his partner, JTG.After retiring from the WWE in 2010, Gaspard has had small roles on TV and in movies, including the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard.” Associated Press Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings on Tuesday as long as state and local municipalities allow them.Coaching staffs and all players except those undergoing injury rehabilitation are barred from the facilities in the first phase of the league’s plan.With such states as California, New York, New Jersey, Washington and Virginia still under heavy restrictions, that immediately leaves nine franchises unable to use their facilities. The Las Vegas Raiders still have their training complex in Alameda, California. In other NFL news:—Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter isn’t willing to guess what the NFL might look like when its back on the field. The new NFL Players Association president said he’s focused on player safety as the league cautiously heads toward normalcy in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tretter doesn’t know when players will be allowed to return to training facilities that began opening around the league. — The San Francisco 49ers are encouraged by how productive their virtual offseason has been amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are even more hopeful of getting back on the field for training camp in July after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said sports could resume under some restrictions if the state continues to make progress.—Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and coordinator positions were passed by NFL owners. They include addendums to the Rooney Rule, which has fallen short in its goal of increasing diversity in the league. All clubs will now be required to interview at least two minority candidates from outside the organization for head coach vacancies.NFL-BRADY WORKOUTBrady gathers new Bucs teammates for workout on prep fieldTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic —or NFL rules against players working out at team facilities — keep him from preparing for a new season with his new Tampa Bay team. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals will unveil their World Series championship rings during a “virtual” ceremony shown on television and online Sunday — an unprecedented approach brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.With the start of the Major League Baseball season on hold because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Nationals owner Mark Lerner said he hopes the plan to show off the team’s hardware would provide “a moment of joy in these uncertain times.”Teams typically unveil their title rings at a home stadium packed with fans. The ring ceremony will be shown on MASN, MLB Network and online.In other MLB developments:—The Los Angeles Angels will implement furloughs across their organization starting June 1. Furloughs will impact employees across the front office, scouting department and minor league system. The Angels had already pledged to pay their employees through May. Furloughed employees will keep their medical benefits for the rest of the year or until Oct. 31, depending on their contracts. Brady gathered some of his new Buccaneers teammates on a high school field for a throwing session early Tuesday. Brady wore a Buccaneers helmet and an orange jersey over his shoulder pads.The informal, players-only workout lasted two hours, according to The Tampa Bay Times.Because of the pandemic, any gathering of players is notable — especially one involving Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs in March.MLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-NATIONALS RINGSAn unusual ring to it: Nats opt for virtual Series ceremony Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-REOPENING FACILITIESSome NFL teams reopening training facilitiesUNDATED (AP) — A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Bogdanović was averaging 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his first season with the Jazz. He also was playing a career-best 33.1 minutes per game.The 31-year-old Bogdanović signed a four-year, $73 million contract with Utah last summer.WNBA-ROSTER SIZEAP source: WNBA teams to cut rosters down to 12 by May 26NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA teams will have to get their rosters down to 12 by May 26 so players can get paid starting June 1, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. SOCCER-PREMIER LEAGUE RESTARTSix virus infections found in Premier LeagueMANCHESTER, England (AP) — The English Premier League’s first wave of mass coronavirus testing of players and staff found six people infected at three of the 20 soccer teams.Socially distant training sessions can begin, without the involvement of the six people with COVID-19 who have to self-isolate for seven days.The league is not identifying whether players or coaches tested positive from the tests on 748 people on Sunday and Monday. Update on the latest in sports: UNDATED (AP) — The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format. That word comes from a person familiar with discussions.And what that plan resembles could be complicated further should the U.S. and Canada extend border restrictions to non-essential travel into July. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced border restrictions will stay in effect through June 21.NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly tells The Associated Press he’s hopeful the decision to close the border to non-essential travel for another month won’t “have a material impact” on the league’s discussions to restart its season.In a separate development, the NHL Players’ Association executive board voted to defer the final payment of players’ regular season salaries through the end of May. Players were owed their final checks on April 15.OCEAN SEARCH-MISSING WRESTLER —The Texas Rangers would prefer to stay home in their new ballpark whenever it is time to get back to spring training. They still haven’t played a game, or even had an organized workout, in their $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof. Spring training has been on hold more than two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. That has also delayed the start of the regular season. NBA-JAZZ-BOGDANOVIC SURGERYJazz forward Bojan Bogdanović undergoes right wrist surgerySALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have announced that forward Bojan Bogdanović underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his right wrist.The procedure was performed Tuesday by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michelle Carlson at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. There’s no timetable for Bogdanović’s return. The team said in a release that he will begin rehabilitation “at the appropriate time.” The NBA season remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Burmeister, who coached UTSA to NCAA tourney, dies at 72CHICAGO (AP) — Ken Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday. He was 72.Loyola said Burmeister died following a bout with cancer.Burmeister posted 72 wins at Texas-San Antonio from 1986-90. He led the Roadrunners to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Illinois in 1988.Burmeister took over at Loyola in 1994 after working as an assistant at nearby DePaul and went 40-71 over four seasons. He was the Ramblers’ coach when they moved into Gentile Arena on campus in 1996. May 19, 2020 In other sports-related coronavirus developments:—Major League Soccer’s All-Star Game has been canceled for the first time in its quarter-century history because of the coronavirus pandemic. MLS All-Stars had been scheduled to play counterparts from Mexico’s Liga MX on July 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. MLS says the 2021 game will take place at Banc of California Stadium, most likely against All-Stars from Liga MX.— Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city is talking with the organizers of the Boston Marathon about what to do if the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t let up by the race’s proposed new date of Sept. 14. The mayor said on Tuesday that the decision to reschedule the marathon from April to September was made with the hope that the disease “would no longer be a significant public health risk.”— South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley are taking the cuts. The university also said Tuesday that school president Robert Caslen and athletic director Ray Tanner are among the top-level administrators taking the 10% cut.OBIT-BURMEISTER Following his time at Loyola, he went on to coach for a season at Trinity University in San Antonio and at Incarnate Word for 12 years.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Published on March 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ BOSTON – The last 3-pointer would have brought Dion Waiters to tears. Wisconsin couldn’t really hit a 15th shot from beyond the arc, could it?So as Waiters flew through the air, right arm extended to contest Jordan Taylor’s shot from the top of the key with three seconds remaining, he prayed. Sixty times the Syracuse sophomore guard said he prayed to God that Taylor’s shot wouldn’t fall through like so many of Wisconsin’s attempts already had.He snapped his head back around just in time for the moment of truth, with the ball a mere inches from the rim.Waiters didn’t shed a tear.‘If he would have made that shot, I probably would have cried,’ he said. ‘I haven’t cried in so long but I would have cried if he made that shot, I’m going to be honest.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTaylor’s final shot came up short and a putback attempt by Josh Gasser went awry, as No. 1 Syracuse (34-2) hung on for a 64-63 win over Wisconsin in front of a sold-out TD Garden. A dazzling shooting performance by the fourth-seeded Badgers (26-10) fizzled during the game’s crucial moments, as SU’s zone defense forced five consecutive misses from 3-point range to close out the game.The Orange withstood 14 3s to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since winning the national championship in 2003. Syracuse will play No. 2 Ohio State at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday after the Buckeyes knocked off Cincinnati later Thursday night.It was no secret coming in to Thursday night’s game that the Badgers had the personnel to bust Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, with five players shooting better than 30 percent from 3-point range. And in SU’s two losses this season, white-hot shooting from long range was a key component in knocking off the Orange.But the clinic put on by the Badgers in the second half was something from another world. Wisconsin hit nine of its 16 attempts, including a stretch of six consecutive makes.‘It was crazy,’ Syracuse forward James Southerland said. ‘They had one of the greatest shooting nights I’ve seen in the second half all year.’The Badgers finished the game with twice as many 3-point field goals (14) as two-point field goals (seven). But by the end of the game, they had turned into a one-dimensional team.The two guards at the top of the Syracuse zone defense and the two wings along the back line began to step out further on the Wisconsin shooters, pushing them off their spots, as SU head coach Jim Boeheim called it.With no interior threat to worry about, the Orange felt comfortable leaving sophomore center Baye Keita alone inside to shoulder the defensive load.Wisconsin managed just 10 points in the paint during the game, only two of which came after halftime.‘It starts with the guards,’ Waiters said. ‘You saw how far we extended the zone. We were not letting them shoot. Especially Jordan (Taylor). We were not letting him shoot anymore.’Taylor orchestrated the brilliant shooting stretch that kept the Badgers in the game throughout the second half, but he also led the ice-cold final seven minutes that sent Wisconsin packing.Taylor nailed a 3 from the left wing with 7:05 to go, giving a Michael Jordan-esque shrug to teammate Ben Brust as he jogged back down court following his fifth made triple of the game.It would be his last.The Badgers failed to hit another 3-pointer the rest of the way, with their last field goal coming on a tough, contested jump shot by Ryan Evans. Four different players missed from long range during that stretch, including a pair of misses from Taylor, who finished with 17 points.‘We knew if you live by the 3, you’re going down by it some day,’ Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘And today they died by it.’But as Boeheim noted in his postgame press conference, the Badgers nearly lived. Their 14 made 3-pointers were tied for the fifth-highest total a team has ever tallied against the Orange.They copied the recipe of success put forth by Notre Dame and Cincinnati, the only two teams to beat Syracuse this season, yet still came up short.‘This is one of the best games I’ve been involved with in a long time,’ Boeheim said. ‘I think the best game anybody has ever played against us and didn’t beat us.’Yet as Taylor’s final shot was in the air, Waiters was still unsure. Sure he’d contested the shot, but that hadn’t stopped Wisconsin before.This particular closeout required more than a hand in Taylor’s face. Waiters sought help from above, and his prayers were answered with a trip to the Elite Eight.‘I think I prayed 60 times in two seconds, man,’ Waiters said. ‘It was – I’m glad he missed it.’[email protected]
Zoila Frausto had the comfort of being home in Fresno, Calif., on Friday and was feeling the adulation. Reina Cordoba refused to let “The Warrior Princess” fight her fight, however.Cordoba, a big underdog, silenced the crowd and delivered an upset victory via first-round armbar submission in the main event of Combate Fresno at the Save Mart Center and live on DAZN. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearFrausto (14-6) looked every bit the favorite at the start of the match as she peppered Cordoba (10-1) with stiff punches, snapping her opponent’s head back with each strike. Cordoba refused to let the striking continue, however, and dramatically turned the tide with a head and arm judo throw to take Frausto to the ground.Once on the ground, Frausto tried to take Cordoba’s back, but the game Costa Rican fighter trapped Frausto’s elbow between her knees and wrenched back on it by leveraging her hips. That put Frausto in instant agony and she quickly tapped out.Revive los mejores momentos del triunfo de Reina Córdoba sobre Zoila Frausto.#CombateFresno pic.twitter.com/uEz8NjRx1j— Combate Americas (@combateamericas) August 3, 2019″When we start a fight, we’re 50-50,” Cordoba reminded everyone during her postfight interview in la jaula (“the cage” in Spanish, as Combate Americas fondly refers to it). “When we got to the floor, I knew I was going to be in a comfortable spot. My game plan was to finish this fight early.” A game plan that was mighty effective, to the shock of Frausto, who looked to be in a daze while looking across the cage at Cordoba after the loss.The fight was at a catchweight of 130 pounds.Co-main event: JC Llamas pulverizes Ivan Castillo in first-round TKO (punches)Llamas was able to get mount position on Castillo and he never let him out of it. Llamas pummeled Castillo with punishing right and left hands. Castillo attempted to get out from under Llamas, but “The Leg Lock Monster” kept the mount intact and continued blasting Castillo until the ref stopped the fight. After the win, Llamas called out John Gotti III, an MMA fighter on the rise and the grandson of late mob boss John Gotti.Prelims resultsJesse Strader def. Isaiah Batin Gonzalez by first-round KO (punch); bantamweights.Adrian Guzman def. Cesar Gonzalez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27); catchweightAlbert Gonzalez def. Havier Pedroza by first-round TKO (punches); welterweights.Jose Avalos def. Trey Branch via first-round submission (rear naked choke); bantamweights.Paul Elizondo Jr. def. Mike Tubera by first-round submission (rear naked choke); flyweights.Dan Argueta def. Christian Hermosillo via first-round submission (rear naked choke); featherweights.Daniel Oseguera def. Austin Liu by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28); bantamweights.
Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED BEST OF shining 1 Harry Kewell had been in charge of Crawley since May 2017 MONEY We have this afternoon parted company with first-team manager Harry Kewell. https://t.co/vczwj6hGZ7— Notts County FC (@Official_NCFC) November 13, 2018“Results have not been good enough and performance levels are a continuing concern. We see no reason to continue with something we don’t think can work.”Kewell leaves with Notts County third from bottom in the League Two table, seven points ahead of last-placed Macclesfield. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Latest Football News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Hardy added: “Harry’s passion and commitment as a coach is unquestionable.“I enjoyed seeing first-hand his love for the job and it gives me absolutely no pleasure to take that away from him.“Unfortunately, however, things quite simply were not working out for him here at Meadow Lane. REPLY Notts County have sacked manager Harry Kewell after just 10 weeks in charge, the League Two club have confirmed.Kewell, the former Australia international, was appointed boss on August 31 to replace Kevin Nolan. The 40-year-old signed a three-year contract with the Meadow Lane club. However, after guiding County to wins in just three of 14 matches in all competitions, chairman Alan Hardy has decided to axe the former Leeds and Liverpool player.A statement published by the club read: “Notts County have parted company with first-team manager Harry Kewell.“The Australian leaves his role with immediate effect, along with assistant manager Warren Feeney and first-team analyst Paul Murphy.” Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars