Alex Lowes and his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team-mate Randy de Puniet will start from the third row with Michael van der Mark on the Pata Honda. Davies lies second in the standings but cannot afford to let Sykes get off to a good start as he is close enough in third to take the championship runners-up spot. Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes took his 30th career pole position as he was joined on the front row of the grid by team-mate and newly-crowned world champion Jonathan Rea for the final two races of the World Superbike Championship season. Sykes won the floodlit superpole session at the Losail circuit in Qatar ahead of Rea and the Aruba.it Racing Ducati of Xavi Fores. Chaz Davies, team-mate to Fores, will head row two after edging out the Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils duo Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres. Press Association
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West Virginia’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 12. will be held without fans because of the pandemic.Athletic director Shane Lyons said Thursday the goal is “to have fans at Milan Puskar Stadium this season, but right now that is not possible.”The school said in a statement only essential game operations personnel and families of the players and football staff will be allowed to attend.West Virginia’s Big 12 home opener is Oct. 3 against Baylor.In-person classes at West Virginia start Aug. 26 for freshmen, graduate and some professional students, while upperclassmen will start classwork online. Masks must be worn on campus. August 20, 2020 Associated Press Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante said Wednesday that he has the coronavirus and Cagliari announced that three other players had also tested positive.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Big 12, Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference are among six Football Bowl Subdivision leagues proceeding with plans to play this fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 abandoned their fall season.___Napoli says forward Andrea Petagna has tested positive for COVID-19.Petagna is asymptomatic and had the test after his brother tested positive.Napoli signed Petagna from Spal in January but he remained on loan at the rival Serie A club until the end of the season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Pittsburgh Pirates President Travis Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 and says he is “on the road to recovery.” He says he knows of no other positive tests within the organization. The Latest: Pirates President Travis Williams tests positive ___Six UConn football players have tested positive for the new coronavirus, leading the school to suspend all team activities on Thursday. UConn canceled its football season this month, but the team still had been practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays and doing weight training on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The school said other athletes who were in contact with the six players also have been placed in quarantine. It was not immediately clear if any of the infected football players were reflected in the 11 positive tests the university reported Wednesday among the entire student body.___ Torino says two players have tested positive for COVID-19.The Serie A club has not revealed their names but says both players are asymptomatic and are currently self-isolating.The positive cases were discovered from tests carried out before starting pre-season training.Torino says three other players who were in close contact with the duo in the past few days will be subject to further testing.Five other Serie A players have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past two days. He said in a statement Thursday he began feeling symptoms Monday night.“Fortunately, however, I followed the critical health and safety protocols that we have put in place, including wearing a mask as required, maintaining safe social distance.” He adds that he has started isolating and is getting further tests.Williams says the team has begun tracing to identify anyone with whom he may have been in contact. He adds that this does include players, coaches or support staff because the team had been on the road. “I wanted to use my diagnosis as another reminder that we are all susceptible,” he said. “It is critical we all follow CDC guidelines and state mandates and have a heightened sense of self awareness in order to protect each other.”___
THE Guyana Football Federation and the United Minibus Union have teamed up to provide extensive, convenient and affordable transport options for football fans to travel to and from tomorrow’s crucial CONCACAF Gold Cup/Nations League qualifier against Belize at the Leonora National Stadium.GFF competitions director Ian Alves and UMU president Eon Andrews agreed a timetable for fans, designed to ensure a capacity crowd for the most important match in the history of the men’s senior national team.“We are grateful to our partners in the minibus sector for understanding the importance of this match for the entire nation. We have agreed an impressive timetable that gives safe and reliable transport options so that fans can travel to and from Leonora in large numbers,” GFF president Wayne Forde said.“We expect a capacity crowd on Saturday as the entire nation gets behind the Golden Jaguars on their way to the Gold Cup. Remember to wear your yellow!”A win against Belize should guarantee that the Golden Jaguars participate in the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time. The Gold Cup is the premier international tournament for the Caribbean and North and Central America. The Lady Jags competed at the 2010 equivalent regional tournament.Buses will be available across locations in Georgetown, East Bank Demerara and East Coast Demerara, with return fares ranging from G$1200-$1500. (Please see the attached timetable for full details.)Tickets for the match are being sold at G$1 500 at the following locations: Andrew’s Supermarket, Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt; The Guinness Bar, D’Urban Street, GT; West Indian Sports Complex, Robb Street; Nice Restaurant, below Space Gym, Croal Street, GT; Pegasus Hotel Guyana; KFC Outlets – Regent Street and Mandela Avenue; Dad’s Fish Shop, Den Amstel; Patsy Food Court And Bar, Soesdyke/Linden Junction; The Fashion Box, Vendors Arcade, Bartica and Giftland Mall.Fan jerseys are also available at the GFF Secretariat in Campbellville, Pegasus Hotel and Giftland Mall with options for men, women and children ranging from G$2 500 to $5 000. Match-time is 18:30hrs.
The Federal House of Representatives will next week hold a public hearing on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Act.The bill seeks to repeal the Nigeria Football Association Act 2004 CAP 110 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, to enact the Nigeria Football Federation Act 2016.A member of the House Committee on Sports, Hon. Danburam Abubakar Nuhu, said in Abuja wednesday that hearing will resume next week on the much awaited bill. â€œWe will be resuming next week and Nigerians will begin to see things unfold.â€œThere are some issues that the committee needs to address within, so we are hoping that by next week when we resume, we will also be doing a public hearing on the NFF Act,â€ said Nuhu to AOIFootball.com.He also added that once the public hearing is concluded, the next step will be to submit the recommendations to House and that when the Act is passed, it would be sent to the President for his assent.At its Annual General Assembly in Makurdi, Benue State on 24th July 2008, Congress approved the change of name to Nigeria Football Federation.The Act of Parliament 2004 as the legal instrument for administering the game in Nigeria replaced the Decree 101 of 1992.The main objective of this amendment is to bring the NFF law in line with international best practices.In June this year, the upper chamber of the National Assembly, the Senate, passed the much-awaited NFF Bill following a third reading.The key highlights of the NFF Bill sent to the President for his assent include legislations to ensure the entrenchment of the enabling environment for the development of football in Nigeria and to drive private sector participation and investment at all levels.Fundamentally, the Bill has now domesticated the NFF Statutes, recognising its sanctity, as approved by the NFF Congress and endorsed by FIFA as the supreme laws for governance of the functioning, organisation, administration and operations of the federation, as well as recognition of football by the Federal Government as a national asset entitled to special privileges and concessions to foster its growth at all levels.The Bill further provides for special concessions and tax holidays by the government to sponsors of football in Nigeria and has clear financial reporting provisions to further entrench transparency in the activities of the NFF, such as publishing of accounts annually.These will set the NFF on a path of sustainable growth and ensure it operates within international best practices and as a business to strengthen the social and economic impact of football to the nationâ€™s economy.Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, Senator Joseph Obinna Ogba, presented the report of his committee to the august body. It was followed by a clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill and a voice vote by the senators.â€œAll these court cases against football do not augur well for our country. It is important that we repeal the Act (2004) and enact the NFF Bill to sanitise football administration in this country,â€ Ogba had stressed on the floor of the house while presenting his committeeâ€™s report.The former NFF vice president went further: â€œIt has become necessary to repeal the Extant Act. This is because it requires a lot of amendments to bring it into agreement with FIFA â€“required international best practices. It is to give it the required boost.â€œThe Bill has no financial implication because it is only seeking for a change in the name of the football body in order to achieve greater and better results in the future. It seeks to ensure that only those who are actually involved in competitive football matches are members of the Federation and not just organizations and establishments as contained in the Extant Act.â€œAlso, the Bill makes provision for the professional development of football at all levels in accordance with international best practices and to enable the credible participation of our teams in international competitions.The committee strongly believes that through this piece of legislation, the objectives as expressed in the long title of the Bill and explanatory memorandum will be achieved.â€In his contribution, Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki praised the committee for a great job.â€œThe message here is for us to bring Nigeria in line with best practices and best ways to administer football in the country. This has been an embarrassment over the years, but with the passage of this Bill, the grey areas will be taken care of.â€The countryâ€™s football ruling body was founded as Nigeria Football Association in 1945.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
LIVE TV Last Updated: 14th August, 2020 07:11 IST Cardinals-White Sox Opener Pushed Back To Saturday St. Louis’ series opener against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE Written By COMMENT First Published: 14th August, 2020 07:11 IST St. Louis’ series opener against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak.The Cardinals, who haven’t played since July 29, were set to resume their season Friday night in Chicago. But the series opener was pushed back to a doubleheader on Saturday, the beginning of an extended stay in the Windy City for the Cards.There was no word from Major League Baseball on the postponement, but John Mozeliak, the president of baseball operations for the Cardinals, confirmed the move in a conference call with reporters. Mozeliak also said the team is going to play doubleheaders on Monday and Wednesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after the NL Central rivals had a series postponed last weekend.Two people with direct knowledge of the situation also confirmed the postponement of the series opener against the White Sox. The people spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because MLB had not announced the schedule change.The Cardinals’ season has been derailed by the coronavirus. Star catcher Yadier Molina and infielder Paul DeJong are among the players who have tested positive.St. Louis, the defending NL Central champions, has played just five games, winning two. It seems unlikely that it will be able to make up every one of its games that have been postponed during the pandemic-delayed season.While announcing Sunday night that St. Louis’ series against Pittsburgh had been postponed, MLB said the league and the Cardinals believed it was “prudent to conduct additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play.”Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US
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“I’ve had a great time here,” Karlsson added. “I came here as a young boy and spent my entire young adult life here. Looking back, I don’t think I would change anything.”As for the actual game, it did not go the way Karlsson and the Sharks intended Ottawa defeated San Jose 6-2 on Saturday, led by four points (three assists, one goal) from Mikkel Boedker.Karlsson did not record a point in the game as he notched nine of the Sharks’ 38 shots on goal. The time was nigh once again for Erik Karlsson to hit the ice at Canadian Tire Center. However, he did it as the visiting player for the first time on Saturday afternoon.In his first appearance in Ottawa since he was traded to the Sharks in September, Karlsson was welcomed back home. In honor of the occasion, Karlsson was given a moment to do a solo warmup lap, something typically reserved for rookies. MORE: Sharks’ Erik Karlsson has no regrets in emotional return to OttawaThe boys (okay, Jumbo) made @ErikKarlsson65 take a solo lap. 😂 pic.twitter.com/TvE3Iqyide— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 1, 2018In the first period, Karlsson received a standing ovation from the Senators fans in attendance after a tribute video played on the Jumbotron. In his presser with reporters on Friday, Karlsson discussed his emotions heading into Saturday’s matchup. While Karlsson noted that he was unsure of the fans’ reaction, he praised the organization and was appreciative of his nine-year tenure in Ottawa.”It feels good, I’ve been waiting for it,” Karlsson said. “It’s going to be nice to come back, I have nothing but good memories here and I look forward to making new ones.”In nine seasons with the Senators, the Sweden native grew from a 19-year-old rookie into arguably the top defenseman in the NHL. He recorded 518 points in 627 games across nine seasons in Ottawa, while becoming a two-time Norris Trophy winner. In that time, Karlsson also made four All-Star teams and led the Senators to the postseason in five of his nine seasons.
What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the Cup Series’ only visit to the track all season, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at New Hampshire is 3 p.m. ET. Of course, any mention of favorites for a Cup race needs to include Kyle Busch, who would have earned his fifth win of the season last week had his brother Kurt not beat him to the checkered flag at Kentucky. Like Harvick, Kyle Busch also has three career wins at New Hampshire, tied for the most among active drivers.Among those in Sunday’s field, Busch also has the second highest driver rating at New Hampshire. His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Denny Hamlin, has the best rating.As for a couple wild-card picks, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman are interesting contenders at New Hampshire. They have the third and 10th best driver ratings at the track, respectively, and both are hanging around the playoff cut line in the Cup Series points standings. MORE: Watch the New Hampshire race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 3 p.m. ET start time is the fourth such start time this season (Texas, Sonoma and Chicagoland were the others). As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the third time this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC is slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.Sunday’s race at New Hampshire, which will consist of three stages (75 laps, 75 laps and 151 laps), is the 21st race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (20th when not counting the All-Star Race). There are 17 races left this season, and seven races left before the playoffs.New Hampshire Motor Speedway, an oval that features variable banking at two and seven degrees in the turns and one-degree banking on the straights, is a relatively flat track that is just over a mile in length (1.058). The slower speeds make for a race that resembles more of a short-track event than, say, a race on a one-mile track with high banking like Dover.”Loudon is a Martinsville-like short track,” Kyle Busch said this week. “It’s a little more spread out, but there’s some rooting and gouging going on because it’s a one-lane track and everybody fights for that particular groove.”Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for New Hampshire raceRace: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayDate: Sunday, July 21Start time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCSNLive stream: fuboTVRadio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioSunday’s 301-lap race at New Hampshire will be the third of 13 races this season to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Sunday’s race at New Hampshire is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.Q&A: Jimmie Johnson talks NASCAR’s future, midweek Cup races, moreAmong the drivers to watch Sunday at New Hampshire is Kevin Harvick, who sits third in the NASCAR Cup Series points standings despite his failure to win a race so far this season. Harvick won this race last year, his sixth of eight victories in 2018. But the optimism the Stewart-Haas Racing driver carries with him to New England is rooted in more than just recent success.Harvick has 11 career top-five finishes at New Hampshire, tied with Kurt Busch for the most among active drivers. He has finished in the top five in four of the last five races at the track, winning two of the last four. Hence the reason to believe the No. 4 car could end up in victory lane Sunday for the first time this season.MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule
MASON CITY — Deep snow did not materialize in northwest Iowa, but the wind is whipping up the snow that did fall. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says between two and five inches of snow fell north of a Storm Lake to Mason City line.“With these strong winds this morning, it’s produced areas of blowing snow. We have visibilities down to a mile or less across much of these same areas and that’ll continue through the morning hours as these winds don’t die down too much,” Small says. “We’re still looking at gusts of 40-50 miles per hour.”The storm system that dumped a foot of snow in western Nebraska hit a wall of dry air when it reached Iowa according to Small.“That was some of the impact, what we call a dry slot in meteorology, where some dry area worked in,” Small says, “and that pushed probably the more significant snowfall totals to the north of us, into Minnesota.”Rain fell in other parts of the state.“There was indeed some thunder,” Small says. “We had some thunder snow in the north and some thunder storms farther south and east, even some severe weather warnings were issued by the Quad Cities office along the Mississippi River, so we had all sorts of weather Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.”Small is based in the National Weather Service office in Johnston and worked the overnight shift, tracking the storms.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad.Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Top African football officials hope the history-making Cup of Nations in Egypt from June 21 can deflect attention away from a string of embarrassing incidents involving them.In recent weeks, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad and senior vice-president Amaju Pinnick and VAR have been dominating the headline space usually reserved for stars like Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.Malagasy Ahmad was questioned by French authorities last week during a probe into corruption, breach of trust and forgery amid reports that CAF illegally changed kit suppliers.Former CAF secretary general Amr Fahmy from Egypt was sacked recently after making various serious accusations against Ahmad.These include corruption, sexual harassment, nepotism and a disregard for CAF statutes by an official who succeeded long-serving Issa Hayatou two years ago on an anti-graft ticket.While Ahmad being questioned in France caused huge embarrassment, the first Cup of Nations with 24 teams and the first to be staged in June and July was receiving lesser prominence.Meanwhile, the Nigerian High Court has ordered Pinnick and four other football officials to stand trial for allegedly stealing millions of dollars intended for football development.And if the image of CAF was not tainted enough, there was a farcical scene in the second leg of the Champions League final with Wydad Casablanca walking off over a disallowed goal.The Moroccan club wanted the goal referred to VAR only to discover that the system malfunctioned before the match began and could not be used.Ahmad and his executives later ruled that the second leg against Esperance Tunis, who were leading 2-1 overall when the second leg was abandoned, must be replayed.There have been numerous VAR controversies since its introduction in Africa last year and it is due to be used during the Cup of Nations, reportedly for the knockout stages.The 2019 Cup of Nations has had its share of drama too as Egypt were named hosts only this January to replace Cameroon, who had fallen behind with preparations.Then, the dates were changed as Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia said players needed more time to recover from Ramadan, when Muslims abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset.Tunisia also wanted certain kick-off times altered, saying the temperatures during afternoon fixtures could exceed 40 degrees celsius (104 fahrenheit), particularly in Cairo. – Egypt slight favourites –Mediterranean city Alexandria, Ismailia and Suez are the other venues for the tournament with hosts Egypt slight favourites to become champions a record-extending eighth time.There have been four Cup of Nations tournaments in Egypt with the home team winning three while finishing third in the other.The Pharaohs will rely heavily on serial scorer Salah, whose penalty set up Liverpool to win the UEFA Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur this month.Another star who helped Liverpool conquer Europe was Mane, the stand-out performer in a Senegal side aiming to lift the trophy for the first time after finishing 2002 runners-up.Egypt and Senegal are among the six top seeds with defending champions Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia.Were the finals staged anywhere except Egypt, Morocco would probably be favourites to succeed again 43 years after their lone success.Their French coach, Herve Renard, is the only one to win the tournament with different countries, guiding no-hopers Zambia to glory in 2012 and repeating the feat with Ivory Coast three years later.The Moroccan stars include winger Hakim Ziyech, part of the Ajax side that stunned Real Madrid and Juventus in the Champions League before a dramatic loss to Tottenham.Nigeria will hope for goals from Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi while teamwork is the mantra of Tunisia, coached by star 1980s France midfielder Alain Giresse.Cameroon have won three of the last 10 Cup of Nations tournaments and Indomitable Lions legend Roger Milla says “there is no reason why they cannot retain the trophy in Egypt”.Among the second seeds, Ghana, Algeria and the Ivory Coast could go far while the Democratic Republic of Congo and third seeds South Africa are highly unpredictable.Share on: WhatsApp