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first_img___Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith and his wife, TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce, have started a program to donate meals to medical workers in Ohio and Texas hospitals during the global COVID-19 pandemic.Through Project FRONTLINE the couple is funding the first 250 meals, which will be delivered to Mercy Hospital in Lorain, Ohio, on Wednesday. Another 300-500 meals are going to Harris Health in Houston on Tuesday.LaForce said over the phone from Florida that former Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas has donated and the couple has been in contact with Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. about expanding the program.Smith and LaForce are both Ohio natives. Since the NFL’s business year began on March 18, the league has conducted free agency even as team facilities have been shut down and travel has been barred. Its biggest offseason event is the draft, which was scheduled for Las Vegas but now will be done remotely, with ESPN and NFL Network televising the proceedings.— Reporting by AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner___The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting the coronavirus.The Premier League club says Dolors Sala Carrió died near Barcelona in the city of Manresa. She was 82. German league games have been suspended until at least April 30. Clubs and the league have discussed resuming the league without fans and with regular virus tests for players and staff.No German league games have been played since March 8.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The league says in a statement that the guideline measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs. Juventus already reached a similar deal with its players.The league says the agreement is “a common line of action to contain” salaries for “players, coaches and members of first squads.”The reduction is equal to four months of salary but would be reduced to only two months if the current season is completed.The league adds “it remains understood that the clubs will define the agreements directly with their members.”Serie A has been suspended since the government ordered a nationwide lockdown nearly a month ago. Twelve rounds remain along with four games that were postponed from the weekend of Feb. 22. The Italian Cup semifinals also were interrupted after the first leg. Associated Press The clay-court tournament on Monday announced its plan to go virtual, saying it will involve “the world’s biggest tennis stars squaring off from their own homes.”There will be 150,000 euros (about $160,000) in prize money each for the men’s and women’s events, with the winners deciding how much they want to donate to tennis players who are having a hard time financially without any tournaments to enter. An additional 50,000 euros (about $55,000) will be given to reduce the social impact of the pandemic.The list of players who will “compete” will be released later.The Madrid Open was supposed to be played May 1-10, but the entire European clay circuit was abandoned by the ATP and WTA. Both tours are suspended until at least July 13.Wimbledon was canceled entirely for 2020, while the French Open has been postponed from May until September. World Cup champion France has sent support to hospital workers engaged in the fight against the coronavirus.Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba were among the stars in a video released by the French soccer federation expressing their gratitude to the country’s under-pressure health workers.France has been severely hit by the virus with more than 8,000 dead and about 100,000 known infections.Mbappe says “we sing and clap for you.”___ A final decision will be made by the FIFA Bureau. That body includes the presidents of the six regional confederations.UEFA has already determined that competitions in Europe can run beyond the June 30 cut-off for player contracts.Cost-cutting is underway at many clubs and federations to deal with the financial impact of games not being played.___England coach Gareth Southgate has agreed to a 30% pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak. Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has launched a fundraising campaign to support local charitable groups addressing critical needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.Beane is donating $20,000 to the community’s United Way chapter and providing incentives for Bills fans to get involved.Fans who make a donation to the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund between Monday and April 17 will be eligible to win seven Bills-themed experiences or prizes.The prizes include joining Beane on the phone when the GM submits Buffalo’s first draft pick. Other prizes include a one-on-one Zoom interview with Beane, lunch with the GM, four tickets to Buffalo’s home opener, and a jersey autographed by quarterback Josh Allen.Proceeds will go to the community response fund. The fund aids area food banks and provides resources to health care providers and front-line responders. City says “everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”Guardiola has coached City since 2016. He previously coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich.___Serie A says it has unanimously decided to reduce player salaries by a third if the season does not resume.The Italian soccer players’ association has not yet signed off on the deal. At least 15 players have tested positive for COVID-19.___FIFA is providing global coordination with competition organizers to provide flexibility to ensure coronavirus-derailed seasons can be completed with as little financial turmoil as possible.FIFA does not set the dates of domestic or continental club competitions but does oversee the implementation of two transfer windows during the year.A FIFA task force has been exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and has backed flexibility in shifting the transfer windows and extending player contracts to allow seasons to be completed. The Latest: Tennis via video game, anyone? Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The 2020 Madrid Open, one of more than 30 professional tournaments canceled or postponed because of the novel coronavirus, is going to be contested April 27-30 by tennis players holding controllers instead of rackets.center_img “We’re hoping people can kick in anything, $10 or $20, for a cause to help people who are putting their lives on the line every single day,” LaForce said.___Formula One race team ROKiT Williams Racing is putting an unspecified number of employees on furlough through the end of May.The team also announced senior management officials and the team’s two drivers, Carlos Sainz of Spain and Lando Norris of Britain, have taken a 20% pay cut that began April 1.“These decisions have not been taken lightly,” the team’s statement read. “However, our aim is to protect the jobs of our staff at Grove (the team headquarters) and ensuring they can return to full-time work when the situation allows.” Beane praised the work being done by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, grocery-store workers and others for putting their health at risk to serve the community.___Dutch national team players, the country’s national soccer association and the sport’s main sponsor will contribute to an 11 million euro ($12 million) fund to support clubs in the Netherlands during the coronavirus pandemic.The Dutch soccer association says players on the men’s and women’s national teams are contributing to the fund to help amateur clubs that have been closed across the country.The country’s 3,000 soccer clubs have 1.2 million players but have seen income such as bar proceeds dry up amid the health crisis. Smolov says he is “very grateful to Celta for its support and I want to emphasize that I informed the club about every step.”Spanish media reported that the 30-year-old Smolov flew home on a private jet for the 18th birthday of Maria Yumasheva. She is the granddaughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Smolov published photos on Instagram in January showing him and Yumasheva together on vacation.Smolov says he is abiding by an “obligatory” quarantine and remains in constant contact with Celta’s coaching staff to follow team protocol. He says he will return “as soon as the club requires.”___The Russian track federation says it will no longer give national team places to some athletes with past doping bans. April 6, 2020 ___Celta Vigo forward Fedor Smolov has left his confinement in Spain to be closer to his family back home in Russia.Smolov says he informed the Spanish club of his plan and had its support. The club could not be immediately reached to confirm whether it had authorized the player’s departure.Spain is expected to remain in a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic until April 26. The country has more than 135,000 confirmed cases of the new virus with more than 13,000 deaths.Smolov wrote on Instagram that because of the closure of borders “I have found myself obligated to return to Russia to be closer to my family.” Southgate has a reported salary of 3 million pounds ($3.6 million) per year.English Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham says the organization’s highest earners will take a temporary pay reduction of 30% and others in the senior management team have agreed to a 15% cut.Bullingham says the total financial impact on the FA is currently forecast to be around 100 million pounds ($120 million) because of the postponement of England internationals, FA Cup matches and other events at Wembley Stadium. He says the cost could rise to more than 150 million pounds ($180 million) depending on the length of the crisis.All FA employees earning 50,000 pounds ($60,000) or more per year will take a temporary pay reduction of 7.5% and the British government’s furlough scheme is being looked at as a contingency plan.___ The next potential tournament is the BMW International Open in Germany from June 25-28.___Bayern Munich players have returned to training in small groups despite restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.The decision by the German champions came after some rival clubs made similar moves. Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg have had players train in pairs or small groups.Bayern said Sunday that the training session would “be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities.” The club added that “it goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed.” A doctor at French soccer club Reims has killed himself after getting infected with the coronavirus.Reims Mayor Arnaud Robinet told Le Parisien newspaper Bernard Gonzalez “is a collateral victim of COVID-19 because he had tested positive and was in isolation for 14 days. I know he had left a note to explain his decision.”Officials at the club say Gonzalez died Sunday. He was 60.Gonzalez had worked at the club for 23 years.Reims remembered Gonzalez as a man with the “soul of an artist” who was in love with the six-time champions. ___Two more golf events on the European Tour have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.That ensures there will be no play until the end of June at the earliest.The Trophée Hassan II in Morocco from June 4-7 was postponed and the following week’s Scandinavian Mixed tournament in Stockholm was canceled and will now be played in 2021.Eleven tour events have been either postponed or canceled because of the virus outbreak. The federation said Sunday it won’t select athletes who were given bans since November 2015 for a range of doping and doping-related offenses, or who work with a coach who was banned since that date.The move could be subject to a legal challenge. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has struck down similar national selection rules before if it deems they impose extra punishments on athletes who have served their doping bans. CAS overturned a British Olympic Association rule in 2012 that athletes previously banned for doping could not be selected for the Olympic team.The rules come as the Russian federation’s new management tries to mend its relationship with World Athletics. Russia has been suspended from international track competitions since 2015 for widespread doping.The federation last month formally admitted wrongdoing in a case where fake medical documents were used to give a Russian athlete an alibi for being unavailable for testing. It is facing a $10 million fine and a cap of 10 athletes for its track team at the next Olympics.___ The move follows a similar announcement last week by McLaren’s F1 team.___The NFL is planning a telethon to aid coronavirus relief efforts during the draft from April 23-25, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans.The people tell The Associated Press that the league hopes its massive reach will raise awareness and funds in battling the pandemic. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the telethon has not been announced publicly.Details on conducting the telethon and charities that will benefit will be released soon.last_img read more


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first_imgSyracuse was already out to its quickest lead of the season and Liam Callahan kept pressing. With a Seattle defender tagged to his right shoulder, he created separation by breaking his stride in the box and stopping the ball.He stutter-stepped to reverse his direction and threaded the ball 25 feet across the box to Noah Rhynhart, who spun around a defender and netted Syracuse’s second goal in the opening 20 minutes.On the ensuing possession, Callahan sent a cross toward the box that was deflected off the head of Seattle’s Michael Roberts. Despite his immediate efforts to inject more life into SU’s offense, it was silenced for the next 50 minutes.“We actually then … almost took our foot off the accelerator after that second goal,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “It was a great start.”No. 6 seed Syracuse (15-5-3, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast) held on though, and skirted past 11th-seeded Seattle (18-4-1, 9-1 Western Athletic) with a 3-1 win at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon to advance to the Elite Eight. The Orange will host Boston College on Saturday at 2 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter orchestrating the Orange’s early attack with assists on both first-half goals, Callahan emerged as the liaison from Syracuse’s defensive side of the field to get balls up to forwards Chris Nanco and Ben Polk.He switched gears throughout the game after pushing the offensive side of the ball early and led SU’s defense in consistently shooing away errant crosses and headers from the Redhawks.“Just a back and forth player,” Callahan said of how he views his role. “I’m one who can see both sides of the field, both defensively and offensively.“… I still have my defensive responsibilities.”With Seattle midfielder Sergio Rivas bearing down on Callahan trying to create a fast-break situation, the Syracuse midfielder deked out Rivas and dribbled through him. Right as Rivas tried one last jab at the ball, Callahan booted it ahead the left sideline and into the open field for the speedy Nanco to retrieve.The possession resulted in an Orange corner kick attempt, and encapsulated Seattle’s desperate offensive mentality that never materialized. The constant acceleration on offense didn’t lend itself to Seattle deftly nabbing balls away like Rivas tried to.The Redhawks sent most kicks too far forward, and crosses in dangerous areas often overshot their target. Callahan ensured the pattern remained status quo.“We had a hard time getting a rhythm,” Seattle head coach Pete Fewing said. “ … We never could quite get our head up, look forward, play balls because everywhere we went we had a Syracuse player on top of us.”Five minutes after his ball up to Nanco didn’t result in a shot on goal, he instead took the ball up the left sideline himself. Having already converted a corner kick to an assist on Syracuse’s first goal of the game, Callahan mimicked the situation as he dribbled freely deep into Redhawks’ territory.He shot an ambitious cross over the penalty box and past forward Ben Polk. Callahan threw his hands up in the air in frustration, but he kept Syracuse on the precipice of its third goal before Seattle had its first.The SU midfielder was supposed to be guarding the Redhawks right back, but Callahan said the lack of offensive opportunities didn’t allow any Seattle defenders to enter SU’s territory.“It was a little easier for me to stay up top and try and get those balls in,” Callahan said.As the final buzzer sounded to seal the Orange’s win, Callahan put his hands on his knees and stared into the ground. The accepted vocal leader of the team who delivers his pregame speeches with vigor silently stood away from SU’s immediate celebration.He contributed to the win as much as any of Syracuse’s three goal-scorers and knows much of the public praise will fall on them. That’s just how he likes it.“(I’m) just kind of a rock for the team,” Callahan said. “Just doing the dirty work and the hard work if it needs to be done.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more


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first_imgParis, France | AFP |  Established star Sadio Mane and the emerging 16-year-old Ansu Fati both scored as they shared the limelight among Africans in the top European leagues at the weekend.Senegal’s Mane boosted hopes of succeeding Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah as African Footballer of the Year with a brace in a Premier League comeback win over Newcastle United.Guinea-Bissauan Fati, the teenager taking La Liga by storm, notched his second goal in as many matches to set up Barcelona for victory over Valencia.ENGLANDSADIO MANE/MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Mane sparked Liverpool into action against Newcastle once he was switched to the left of the formidable front three. The Magpies were leading at that stage, but once the tactical switch was made shortly before the half hour they were run ragged, largely by the Senegalese. Mane scored twice before the break to turn the tide and maintain his extraordinary record of Liverpool never losing a Premier League home game when he is among the goals, winning 33 and drawing two. Egyptian Salah then scored his fourth goal of the campaign.MOUSSA DJENEPO (Southampton)The young Mali international has quickly settled into the Premier League after a close-season move from Standard Liege. Having opened his account for the Saints against Brighton prior to the international break, the 21-year-old scored the only goal of the game at Sheffield United with a cracking individual goal.PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal)Aubameyang struck twice in quick succession in the first half against Watford to take his season tally to five in as many games. However, the Gabon international’s contribution was not enough for all three points as the Gunners collapsed after the break and had to hang on for a 2-2 draw.SPAINANSU FATI (Barcelona)The teenager from Guinea-Bissau continued the remarkable start to his senior career at Barcelona by scoring inside two minutes on his full debut. Fati went on to assist Frenkie de Jong’s seventh-minute goal as the reigning La Liga champions romped to a 5-2 win over Valencia.ITALYKALIDOU KOULIBALY (Napoli)Senegalese defender Koulibaly put his own-goal howler against Juventus behind him by helping Napoli keep a clean sheet for the first time this season with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria. “We wanted to win without taking goals and to convince on the first try in front of our fans: done,” Koulibaly wrote on Twitter after Napoli had conceded seven goals in their two previous games.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Fiorentina) Ghanaian Boateng came on as a substitute in place of Franck Ribery against champions Juventus. The 32-year-old had a volley off target but Fiorentina held on for a 0-0 and earned their first point this season.GERVINHO (Parma)The Ivorian missed a chance to equalise as Parma fell 3-1 at home to Cagliari. Gervinho shrugged off defenders after an hour but paid for sloppy finishing as Parma fell to their second loss in three games.GERMANYACHRAF HAKIMI (Borussia Dortmund)The young Moroccan right-back sent a pinpoint cross into Paco Alcacer to create Dortmund’s opener in a 4-0 rout of Bayer Leverkusen. Hakimi has made seven assists since joining Dortmund on loan from Real Madrid at the beginning of last season.AMINE HARIT (Schalke)Hakimi’s fellow Moroccan Harit grabbed a brace in a 5-1 win at Paderborn to take his season tally to five goals. He gratefully picked up assists from Jonjoe Kenny and Ahmed Kutucu as Schalke ran through promoted minnows Paderborn in the second half.SALIF SANE (Schalke)Harit’s teammate Sane also played his part, scoring his side’s first goal as they came from behind to triumph convincingly. The Senegalese defender rose above goalkeeper Jannik Huth to nod in the equaliser on 33 minutes.PIERRE KUNDE (Mainz)The Cameroon international was involved in the opening goal as Mainz grabbed a dramatic 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin to pick up their first points of the season. Kunde whipped in a cross to set up Robin Quaison, but Mainz needed an 89th-minute goal from Jeremiah St. Juste to win.FRANCEVICTOR OSIMHEN (Lille)Nigerian youngster Osimhen scored his fifth Ligue 1 goal of the campaign as last season’s runners-up Lille beat Angers 2-1. The 20-year-old, who previously scored doubles in home wins over Saint-Etienne and Nantes, grabbed his goal courtesy of a dreadful error by Angers goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle.KEITA BALDE (Monaco)Senegal striker Balde came off the bench late on against Marseille and gave Monaco hope of snatching an unlikely point with his first goal of the season. But, having led 2-0 early on, Leonardo Jardim’s men lost 4-3. Balde has returned to Monaco for the current campaign after spending last term on loan at Inter Milan.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


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