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Mikel Arteta reveals what he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles after nonchalant spot-kick in penalty shootout win over Liverpool

first_imgMaitland-Niles was beaming after his penalty (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has jokingly admitted he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles that his nonchalant penalty style is going to give him heart attack as the defender casually tucked away his spot-kick in Arsenal’s shootout victory over Liverpool.The Gunners secured their place in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup, getting the better of Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield on penalties.Liverpool had plenty of chances in the second half, but Bernd Leno made several key saves to keep his side in the game, and as the match finished 0-0 in normal time, a penalty shootout was required to separate the two sides. Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 12:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link710Shares Mikel Arteta reveals what he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles after nonchalant spot-kick in penalty shootout win over Liverpool Willock scored the winning penalty (Picture: Getty Images)After Leno saved Divock Origi’s spot-kick, it was Maitland Niles’ job to take his side’s fourth penalty, and in his usual laid-back style, the 23-year-old practically walked up to the spot and side-footed the ball into the net.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGerman Leno went on to make another save from Harry Wilson, before Joe Willock’s effort crept under Adrian to send the Gunners through to the quarters.After the game, Arteta revealed Maitland-Niles’ penalty style had his heart rate through the roof.‘I told him in the dressing room that I’m going to have a heart attack because with his body language… Jesus Christ,’ the Spaniard said.‘He puts it in the net which is the reason why he was one of the subs.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal were unlucky to draw Manchester City in the next round of the competition, as Arteta goes up against former mentor Pep Guardiola again.The Gunners got the better of City in last season’s FA Cup semi-finals, and the Spanish boss will be hoping his side can put in a similarly strong performance when the two sides meet again in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.MORE: Paris Saint-Germain open talks to sign Arsenal target Houssem AouarMORE: Gareth Southgate hails Bukayo Saka as Arsenal star gets his first England call-upFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Beaver, Centre and Washington Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 22

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 28, 2020 Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Beaver, Centre and Washington Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 22center_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Wolf’s Amended OrderSecretary of Health’s Amended OrderStay at Home GuidanceAs the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Beaver, Centre and Washington counties, bringing the state total to 22 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8:00 PM Saturday, March 28, 2020, and will continue until April 6, 2020.The order now includes these 22 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties.Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from homeGetting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residencesEngaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancingTo perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining businessTo care for a family member or pet in another householdAny travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activitiesTravel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable personsTravel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related servicesTravel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdictionTravel required by law enforcement or court orderTravel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealthAnyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.The following operations are exempt:Life-sustaining business activitiesHealth care or medical services providersAccess to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banksAccess to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure OrdersNews mediaLaw enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefightersThe federal governmentReligious institutionsIndividuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.Read Governor Wolf’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read  Governor Wolf’s amended order here or view on Scribd.Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s amended order here or view on Scribd.For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.View this information in Spanish here.last_img read more

Keen to buy a new home? There’s more than 20,000 to pick from

first_imgCoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher.NEW figures have revealed more than 20,000 properties were for sale across Brisbane.According to CoreLogic data, stock levels were tight in many capital cities, but a few more properties were making their way onto the market nationally.Research analyst Cameron Kusher said typically the number of properties advertised for sale in spring climbed as vendors took advantage of the warmer climate and improved weather.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoHe measured the amount of advertised stock on the market on a rolling 28 day basis and said nationally they were tracking 226,007 properties advertised for sale – which was 5.3 per cent lower than a year ago.“Across the combined capital cities, total stock advertised for sale is one per cent higher than it was a year ago with 110,909 properties advertised over the past 28 days,’’ Mr Kusher said.Mr Kusher said looking at what was available across capital cities for this time of year, there was more stock for sale than there had been each year since 2013.What was on offer in regional markets was substantially lower than it had been in recent years.In Brisbane, the number of properties advertised for sale was 2.5 per cent higher than a year ago with 20,611 properties currently on the market.This was the highest level since a peak in 2012.last_img read more

You’ll be king of the castle in this Brisbane home with its own tower

first_imgA newspaper article from 1932 about the house at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au. The outlook from one of the rooms in 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.But Ms Mitchell said most of the inquiries she had received had come from renovation enthusiasts.“This is the ultimate renovator’s delight,” she said.“I’ve never seen a property like it — it’s just epic.” RECORD APARTMENT RESALE IN ABIAN YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A TARDIS LIKE THIS BESPOKE HOME IS BRISBANE’S CRAFTIEST The ornate ceilings inside the home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.Former prime minister Kevin Rudd and his wife, Therese Rein, sold their family home in Norman Crescent two years ago for $1.145 million and earlier this month, a five-bedroom house at 47 Norman Crescent sold for $1.89 million.100A Norman Crescent is scheduled for auction on Saturday, December 9. This home at 100A Norman Cr, Norman Park, is going to auction.Other features of the house include a billiard room, a formal dining room, a huge curved wall with french doors and two open fireplaces. Norman Park has become one of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs given its proximity to the CBD and the river.The latest data from property analytics company, CoreLogic, shows the median house price in the suburb has increased nearly 40 per cent from five years ago to $890,000. The view from the sunroom in the home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.Concept designs have been drafted by a heritage architecture company and an architect will be on hand at each of the upcoming inspections to provide advice for would-be buyers.Ms Mitchell said the owners had originally planned to renovate the home themselves, but their children had since moved out and the house was now too big for just the two of them. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The tower stands out on the home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.The couple adorned the six-bedroom, four-bathroom residence with lavish antiques and treasured furniture collected during their overseas travels. Not that it wasn’t ornate enough with its ceiling detailing, grand columns, open fireplaces and stained glass Georgian windows.Perhaps the most striking feature of the home though is the turret.Marketing agent Beth Mitchell of RE/MAX Results said it was one of only a handful left in Brisbane and boasted 360 degree views.“When you’re up on the turret, you’re standing taller than everyone,” she said.“It literally does take your breath away.” The home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park, holds a commanding position. Picture: Realestate.com.au.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoRecords show the property last sold for $2 million in 2008, which is still the highest price paid for a residential home in the suburb.A decade on, “Tranent” is expected to fetch more than that when it goes to auction next month.Sitting on a huge 1232 sqm of land comprising two lots with breathtaking city and river views, there is the opportunity for a buyer to make use of the smaller 360 sqm block to build another home and renovate the existing one on the larger block. This castle-like home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park, is for sale. Picture: Realestate.com.au.ONE of Brisbane’s most regal homes, complete with its own tower rising high above the city, is going under the hammer — and it’s set to break records.The grand mansion, “Tranent”, at 100A Norman Crescent is a rare piece of the city’s history, waiting to be restored to its former glory.Shortly after it was built in the early 1930s, The Courier-Mail ran an article about the home’s first owners — well-to-do Brisbane couple, John Bardwell and his wife, Frances.Frances was the daughter of John Archibald, a former Queensland politician and founder of the Brisbane Milling Company. The kitchen in the home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.last_img read more

Diabetic patients advised to wear soft, closed shoes at all times

first_img Sharing is caring! National Epidemiologist Dr. Paul RickettsPatients who suffer from diabetes are being advised to ensure that they wear proper foot gear which is soft, closed shoes at all times.Diabetes Mellitus is a disease of the pancreas which is an organ behind your stomach. Normally, the pancreas releases a hormone called insulin that helps your body store and use the sugar and fat from the food you eat.One local doctor has admonished diabetic patients to pay special attention to the shoes they wear as statistics indicate that there are an increasing number of amputations on the island.National Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Ricketts noted that amputations are an issue and are increasing at a media breakfast meeting last week.“Individuals who are diabetic need to understand and we need to work with them to ensure that their blood sugar levels are adequately controlled. The less control you have the more likely you are to develop problems with your feet. In addition to that diabetics need to understand that they have to take care of their feet to avoid some of the trauma that goes on and which then predisposes them to develop infections in the feet which could ultimately lead then to amputations.”According to Dr. Ricketts most patients do not wearing proper shoes which can protect their feet against abrasions or injuries which could lead to amputations.“I have a difficult time trying to convince patients to that they need to wear protective foot wear at all times. I tell them you need to wear a soft close up shoe, once you get up and start walking around make sure you have shoes on; you’re coming to Roseau, you’re coming to the doctor make sure you have proper shoes on but u know what happens? Many people feel well they want to wear stylish shoes or they feel their foot is too hot in the sneakers.”Of importance is that many diabetic patients loose sensation in their feet and often innocently knock their feet while walking around in their homes and do not realize it, the foot then “becomes infected and that’s where the beginning of a cascade of events end up”.He said many times some patients do not fully grasp the situation which they are in but he is “absolutely positive” that amputations are done in the patient’s best interest.According to him patients have to understand that while they may not want to lose an entire limb, by refusing to amputate may lead to them losing their lives. “So we ought to choose which do you prefer? Do you prefer to lose a toe or do you prefer an entire limb or do you prefer to lose your life?”Dr. Ricketts also announced that the Ministry of Health has undertaken a Foot Care Program in which they offer training for the health care workers which will enable them to detect “that something is going wrong early and therefore refer on to a specialist for further treatment or intervention”. They are certain medications available as well which may improve circulation in the feet and the Ministry is also promoting these medications to assist patients with circulations challenges. Dr. Ricketts also acknowledged that “a lot needs to be done in terms of educating and promoting proper foot care; awareness by patients, also the need which we are addressing for more skills in identifying and managing foot problems as well as treating those individuals who develop problems that may be threatening the survival of that limb”. Dominica Vibes News Share 23 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Diabetic patients advised to wear soft, closed shoes at all times by: – February 14, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

Are UEFA scoring environmental own goal with Euro 2020?

first_img Loading… (FILES) The Puskas Arena in Budapest is the only brand new stadium to have been built for Euro 2020 (FILES) UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin – the next European Championship will be held in Germany in 2024 “The estimates will be based on lots of different assumptions which will themselves be more or less realistic.” UEFA itself has calculated that travelling fans and teams will produce 425,000 tons of carbon emissions over the duration of the Euro. In comparison, it says, Euro 2016 in France created 517,000 tons of emissions. The 2018 World Cup, held in 11 cities across Russia but with 32 teams instead of 24 at the Euro, produced almost 1.5 million tons of emissions, according to reports produced by organisers. – Constant expansion – To compensate, UEFA is pledging to invest in “emission reduction projects”, and intends to plant 50,000 trees in each of the host countries in order to “leave a lasting legacy”. Meanwhile, Budapest’s Puskas Arena will be the only brand new venue for the tournament. This, UEFA says, has spared “a huge environmental cost in energy, concrete and other resources.” In contrast, four new stadiums were built in France ahead of Euro 2016. Andrew Welfle, of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester, admits that construction is “a major source of emissions” for any major tournament. That means there is a “huge difference” between the emissions caused by Euro 2020 and, for example, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where all eight venues are either being built from scratch or modernised for the competition. Emissions caused by travelling supporters can be “the hardest thing to calculate”, according to Welfle. Read Also: Euro 2020: Barca’s Dembele out of tournament after hamstring surgery “Why not base the decision on the host country on the issue of transport? Maybe they can reduce the number of matches, and give spectators longer to travel to venues.” In September, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin acknowledged that football had “not done much for the environment”. The pan-European format is unlikely to be repeated and UEFA has promoted the “excellent transport infrastructure” in Germany, the next host. Maybe 2024 will be the first properly environmentally friendly Euro? FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 2020 European Championship will be the first to be played all across the continent, with 12 different countries hosting matches, forcing teams and supporters to rack up thousands of air miles and leave behind a gigantic carbon footprint. Sold by UEFA as a one-off to celebrate 60 years since the first European Championship, the format of Euro 2020 may be innovative, and organisers have promised to make the tournament environmentally friendly. (FILES) One critic has described the pan-continental format of Euro 2020 ‘a total nonsense’, but UEFA say they are doing their best to make the tournament environmentally friendly That promise seems to ring hollow, however, when, for example, Polish supporters will have to travel over 6,000 kilometres (3,730 miles) in 10 days to watch their team’s group games, to Dublin and Bilbao and then back to Ireland again. Matches will also be played by the Caspian Sea in Baku, nearly 5,000 kilometres from London, where the final will be held. Contrast that with Euro 2016, when the tournament was held in France, and the next Euro in Germany in 2024. Both of those countries are compact enough to travel around easily by train. “This is a total nonsense from an environmental viewpoint,” Karima Delli, a French Green who chairs the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee, told AFP. “They say this new format is about showcasing European unity, but they’re forgetting that there is a climate emergency.” However, UEFA insists it has taken this “emergency” into account and says it is “taking steps to ensure that Euro 2020 is our most environmentally conscious tournament to date.” – Pollution – The format for Euro 2020 will see several leading nations – England, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands – whose fans “are known to travel in their tens of thousands for major international tournaments,” play their group games at home. “This will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the tournament,” UEFA told AFP. But experts are not convinced. “Planting trees is great, but planting trees and then leaving does not resolve the problem,” says Welfle. “At the end of the day that is not going to change the quantity of emissions produced during the tournament.” UEFA is also attempting to reduce emissions, for example giving supporters free use of public transport on matchdays, and recycling more waste. Yet surely the least sustainable aspect of all is the constant obsession with expanding major competitions, with the Euro having grown from 16 teams to 24, while the World Cup will soon balloon from 32 to 48 teams. “If climate change is becoming a priority, there are numerous ways in which these competitions can be organised differently,” Welfle says. 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String of car break-ins in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, IN — Several neighborhoods in Greensburg are reporting that their cars and mailboxes have been broken into recently.  Video has surfaced of three men opening an unlocked car and stealing the owner’s wallet in the late-night hours.  Others have reported that all the mailboxes in their neighborhood have been opened. The Greensburg Police Department started a campaign a few months ago to remind citizens to lock up their homes and cars at night called the #9PMRoutine. What is the #9PMRoutine? It is a social media campaign to raise awareness and highlight how to prevent vehicle burglary and burglary to your home. They advise citizens to get into the routine every night by joining millions of people across the country in following the #9PMRoutine. Each night the police department will post reminders to the public via their social media platforms. They may use some quirky, funny memes or post some tips to protect your property and valuables. You are encouraged to get into the routine of removing your valuables and locking your vehicle. You help prevent loss of your valuables and reduce the risk of it occurring in your neighborhood.last_img read more

Wenger never gave up on Bendtner

first_img Bendtner, however, is now set for a spell on the sidelines having sprained his ankle in scoring the goal which Wenger believes was reward for his positive attitude since returning to the first-team picture this season. “Nicklas is a player who has gone through some difficult periods, so I just want to give him great credit,” said Wenger, who was already without lead striker Olivier Giroud because of his own ankle problem. “I told him already today that he is back to the level I want him to be at, and if he continues to develop like that he will come back into the team. “Unfortunately he got injured today. He was a bit unlucky, he said he landed on the foot of a Cardiff player and sprained his ankle. It looks like it is not a question of days, but weeks. “I am very sad for us, but for him as well.” Bendtner, 25, has endured a testing spell of his career, with unsuccesful loans at the likes of Sunderland and Juventus before seeing hopes of a move to Crystal Palace on transfer deadline day fail to materialise, often becoming a focal point for fans’ frustrations. Wenger continued: “I never give up on people because you always have to give them credit. “I know the expression of the fans is only the diagnosis of the day – they are always ready to change their mind if you put the effort and the performance in.” Bendtner is out of contract at the end of the season, and so could now sign an agreement to move abroad as a free agent. Wenger said: “It is January 1 so we cannot stop him [talking to clubs abroad], but he says he wants to stay here. “If he is focused on staying with us and his job, he is a great striker.” The Gunners boss maintains he will wait to decide how he tackles the January sales, with the squad in need of some attacking reinforcements. “I don’t know, it doesn’t mean we go straight from Nicklas’ ankle straight to the transfer market,” Wenger said. Wenger felt his side showed great character to finally break Cardiff’s determined resistance. He said: “It looked like in the last 25 minutes like the goal was coming, but sometimes it doesn’t – and not only does it not come but you are then caught on the counter-attack. “We needed resilience and intelligence not to make a mistake at the back and continue to go forward. In the end, Nicklas got us great relief.” Wenger revealed scans on Mesut Ozil’s shoulder problem showed “no big damage”. He said: “I believe Ozil will be short for Saturday (against Tottenham in the FA Cup) and should be ready for Aston Villa (on January 13).” Arsenal are now a point ahead of Manchester City once again, with Chelsea also having won on New Year’s Day, as did Liverpool. Wenger said: “We have a good togetherness in the side, the players come on with the right attitude and that makes the difference. “You know that if you do not have that in the championship, then you have no chance to do it. “We have that in the squad, we have to take care of that spirit and show it in every game.” For Cardiff, all the uncertainty off the pitch has not helped produce results, with the defeat at Arsenal making it just one victory from 10 league matches. Caretaker manager David Kerslake said: “We knew coming here, they have got wonderful talented players and that we would be put under the kosh, but you saw the discipline of the side, the way they defended for each other I thought we were going to hang on.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintained he had never given up on Nicklas Bendtner after the Denmark striker netted a late goal to help beat managerless Cardiff 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium, but is now set to be sidelined for few weeks with an ankle injury. Press Association It had looked like the Bluebirds, with potential new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watching from the stands, would hold out for a much-needed point in the wake of relentless Arsenal pressure. However, with just two minutes left, substitute Bendtner crashed the ball in from close range after David Marshall had saved Bacary Sagna’s header before, in stoppage time, Theo Walcott sealed the victory which took the Gunners back to the top of the Barclays Premier League table. last_img read more

The Latest: NHL to reopen facilities for voluntary workouts

first_img“The intent is that if we keep our volume, our number of athletes together in a small set, and their strength coach works with just that group when they work out, and somebody in that group is positive, then we can isolate that individual group as opposed to the whole team,” Kovan said.Common areas like locker rooms and lounges will remain closed. Athletes will be given masks and required to wear them while in facilities, except during workouts.___A member of the Pittsburgh Penguins has tested positive for COVID-19.The team announced Thursday that an unidentified player has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The team says the player was not in Pittsburgh at the time of test and has been at his home since first experiencing symptoms. The club said the player is “recovering and feeling well” and those who have been in close contact with him have been notified. June 4, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Cancellation policies detailed in IOC accounts cost $14.4 million for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and $12.8 million for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.The IOC said last month it set aside $650 million to cover potential extra costs for the postponement.Costs for organizers in Japan are expected to run to billions of dollars.___Borussia Dortmund has defended a group of players who were accused of breaking Bundesliga hygiene rules while getting haircuts. The NHL’s season remains “on pause,” but the Penguins will participate in the approved playoff format whenever the season resumes.___Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini says the reaction from Champions League opponent Valencia after he acknowledged testing positive for the coronavirus is “really very offensive.”Valencia expressed “surprise” and a top health official in the Spanish region said Gasperini “lacked responsibility” for traveling to Spain with symptoms of the virus. He recently told Italian media he felt sick the day before the March 10 match in Valencia.Gasperini tells Sky Italia, “I know that I respected the protocols. I was in quarantine like everyone else until training resumed. I never had a test. It was only in May when (the entire team) had blood tests that I realized that I had had the virus.” Associated Press That June 3 deadline was set to come 10 days after the completion of the combine, but the NBA postponed the combine amid the coronavirus pandemic and has yet to announce a new date.In a statement, the NCAA said the Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee worked with the National Association of Basketball Coaches on the new timeline and “believes this is the most equitable alternative available in these unprecedented circumstances.”“This provides the utmost flexibility to student-athletes testing the waters to make the most informed decision about their future during this uncertain time,” NCAA Senior Vice President for Basketball Dan Gavitt said in the statement.___NBA G League has canceled the rest of its season. Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said the seven athletes are from three sports, and all were asymptomatic Thursday. They learned of the positive results Wednesday night.The athletes who tested positive and are living off campus will self-isolate there or at home for 14 days. Those living on campus will self-isolate in their residence hall or at home for 14 days.Damphousse said contact tracing has begun, and anyone who has been exposed to any of the seven athletes will be required to quarantine for 14 days.“This is a day that we knew would come, not just at A-State, but for colleges and universities across America,” Damphousse said.An Arkansas State spokesman said he didn’t know how many athletes have been tested since they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts. “The event has a tremendous tradition and is critical to that beautiful resort region,” Romo said. “It’ll be fun to try to win again but the sense of community and charity fundraising will be most important.”NBC will televise the tournament.___Notre Dame says it will test all its football players for COVID-19, starting June 15, before they can begin using the school’s athletic facilities for voluntary workouts.The Fighting Irish players are expected to travel back to campus from June 8-17. Testing for football players and and employees will be conducted June 15-19. Players and employees will be tested for COVID-19 and antibodies for the coronavirus, which would signal previous exposure to the disease. Division I schools are not supposed to have fewer than six sports for male athletes. CMU announced last month it was dropping men’s track and field, citing university-wide budget cuts. That leaves the school with five men’s teams — baseball, basketball, cross country, football and wrestling.“This waiver has been granted for the 2020-21 and the 2021-22 academic years,” athletic director Michael Alford said in a statement. “We continue to research and determine the best course of action to return the department to full compliance. I want to thank the NCAA staff for making this an efficient process and for understanding the difficult decisions the COVID-19 pandemic has forced our department to make.”___The NCAA has set a new schedule for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school.The NCAA announced Thursday that it would give players until 10 days after the NBA scouting combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes earlier. This comes three weeks after the NCAA postponed its deadline, which was originally scheduled to fall on Wednesday. The league announced its move to “Phase 2” of a potential return Thursday night. Earlier in the day, it unveiled the final details of the 24-team playoff format that will be used if play resumes and the Pittsburgh Penguins announced one of their players tested positive for the coronavirus.During this stage, players can skate or work out in groups of up to six at a time. Unlike training camps, which could begin sometime in July, these workouts are not mandatory for players, who can choose to skate in their current city even if they don’t play there.___The American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe plans to proceed without spectators.Featuring two-time defending champion Tony Romo, Steph Curry, Aaron Rodgers and Charles Barkley, the 80-player event at Edgewood Tahoe is set for its original dates of July 10-12. All prize money will be donated to COVID-19 charities and regional causes. ___A fraudster has used data of Brazilian soccer star Neymar to request a government handout paid to informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Day Crespo, a spokeswoman for the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain striker, confirmed the information to The Associated Press after it was reported by local news website UOL. Crespo also said Neymar has already informed authorities about the incident. The handout is of about $170 a month. A representative of Brazil’s state-run bank Caixa Econômica Federal was not immediately available for comment. UOL said the request on Neymar’s behalf was accepted, but its status was changed to “under analysis” after its report was published. Fraudsters used data from other Brazilian celebrities to receive the government money in the Latin American country hit hardest by the coronavirus.___ Dr. Jeffrey Kovan, the school’s director of sports medicine, was also part of the video conference. He quickly said that one student-athlete had tested positive, his father died, and his mother and sister also tested positive. Kovan said the athlete was asymptomatic and retested negative a few weeks later.The school did not disclose the athlete’s identity or his sport.“We’ve had a couple others that have had symptoms, without testing positive that we know of,” Kovan said.Michigan State athletes can begin returning to campus June 15 in preparation for voluntary workouts. Football, basketball and volleyball players will be the first to undergo testing.After testing, athletes will be instructed to self-isolate for a week, and those testing positive will be quarantined for 10 days. On June 22, athletes who initially tested negative will be given a second round of testing. Athletes who receive a second negative test will be cleared to begin voluntary workouts. They will be split into small workout groups based on people they live with.center_img A day after announcing a deal with its players’ association to resume the season with a tournament in Florida, Major League Soccer says teams may resume training.MLS says each player and staff member must complete two tests for the coronavirus 24 hours apart, 72 hours ahead of the start of training. Every player also must have a test for antibodies and a physical.Once training starts, players, coaches and some staff must be tested for the virus every other day. An individual who tests positive would be isolated, tested again at least 24 houts later, and all close contacts would be tested. High-risk individuals must be cleared to participate by the team’s chief medical officer in consultation with the MLS medical staff.Testing for antibodies will take place every three months. Testing providers must be authorized by the FDA or Health Canada.Training rooms and gyms will be restricted to a maximum five people, and lockers should be spaced a minimum 10 feet apart. Doors should be left open. “While canceling the remainder of our season weighs heavily on us, we recognize that it is the most appropriate action to take for our league,” NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim said.The league suspended play March 12.___NASCAR is set to run its All-Star race on a Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway and added one more weeknight Cup Series race as part of its latest revised schedule through July.NASCAR has revamped its schedule in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and announced even more changes on Thursday. NASCAR will keep its scheduled twinbill weekend later this month at Pocono Raceway. The track is still scheduled to hold a Truck Series and Cup Series race on June 27 and an Xfinity Series and Cup Series race on June 28. The compressed schedule because of the pandemic has forced NASCAR to run races from all three national series multiple days a week. NASCAR crammed five Cup races on the schedule from May 17 to May 31.The rest of the Cup schedule includes a July 5 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, July 12 at Kentucky Speedway, the All-Star race on July 15 at Charlotte, July 19 at Texas Motor Speedway and July 23 at Kansas Speedway. The new schedule wraps Aug. 2 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.The All-Star race is usually held in May and New Hampshire was bumped from its July date. Pocono, Indy and Kentucky stayed the same.NASCAR also scheduled five Truck races and six second-tier Xfinity races. The Cup Series races again Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.The schedule for the rest of the season will be released at a later date. The Save Soccer Foundation will need definitive approval at a federation meeting on Monday.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s an initiative which doesn’t have precedents and represents a great assumption of responsibility which the (federation) is taking in favor of the whole soccer system.”The fund consists of 21,700,000 euros ($24,500,000). It will give up to 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to each of the two divisions below Serie A as well as the same amount to support clubs from the amateur soccer league.It will also give up to 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to soccer players and the same amount to coaches and their staff.The fund will also provide 700,000 euros ($800,000) to help women’s soccer clubs that are set to complete the season. Valencia said after the March 10 game that about 35% of its team had the virus.Gasperini adds, “Looking back, I think that was the period when I didn’t feel well. But I never had a fever or any sort of respiratory problems. When I left from Bergamo I felt fine. I had some problems that evening and the day after (the match).”Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media.___Seven Arkansas State athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 14 days. Food is restricted to individual, prepackaged meals and individually wrapped utensils, and 10 feet of distancing is necessary while eating.Staff is to use appropriate personal protective equipment.___Michigan State says a student-athlete’s father died of COVID-19 and the athlete tested positive but remained asymptomatic.Athletic director Bill Beekman was part of a video conference with reporters Thursday to discuss the school’s plans to have athletes back on campus. When asked if any athlete or athletic department personnel had tested positive in the past three months, Beekman said nobody that he was aware of — but that he might not necessarily have all the information. The phased approach will include quarantines for players returning before they get tested. Players who fly back will be expected to quarantine for seven days before they get tested and those who drive will be expected to quarantine for three days before being tested. Players will be housed at the Morris Inn, an on-campus hotel in South Bend.“We’re going to have positives. I think that’s to be expected,” Dr. Matt Leiszler, head physician for Notre Dame football. “That being said, we need to do a really good job of controlling those. The things that play into that are a really robust contact tracing system to ensure if we have a positive we’re going to move really quickly in coordination with the university to limit those other close contacts so we don’t end up with a cluster.”Leiszler said Notre Dame players will be tested again for COVID-19 after their initial test but did not specify when that second test would occur.___Central Michigan says it has received a waiver from the NCAA regarding the minimum Division I sports sponsorship requirements. Oklahoma State and Marshall have announced they’ve each had three athletes test positive.___The International Olympic Committee is in talks with insurers over compensation for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Games.Olympic operations director Pierre Ducrey says there is “an open discussion” between the IOC and insurance brokers “to try and find the right level of compensation to help us bear the cost of having to wait another year.”The IOC pays for insurance against the cancellation of an Olympics but it is unclear if its policy covers a one-year postponement. German newspaper Bild reports that some of the players were pictured without face masks during appointments at home with a celebrity barber. Forward Jadon Sancho was among the players.League rules during the coronavirus pandemic say players should minimize contact with people from outside their household. They have to wear masks for large parts of game days unless actually on the field.Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says he spoke with the players about their behavior and adds that they only removed their face masks to pose briefly for pictures. Zorc adds that the 20-year-old Sancho is still “very young.”___The Italian soccer federation is launching a fund of nearly $25 million to help clubs and their members following the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The National Hockey League is allowing team facilities to reopen and players to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts beginning Monday. The Latest: NHL to reopen facilities for voluntary workoutslast_img read more