40 MLB players and staff test positive for COVID-19 in week: Report

first_imgIt was not clear how the coronavirus cases might impact MLB’s plans to play its games in teams’ home ballparks without fans.With spring training facilities closed, teams have been told to plan to conduct pre-season training in their home cities.An expected three-week preparation period would likely see opening day pushed to the week of July 27.The league said it wants the regular season to end by September 27 so an expanded playoffs can be completed by late October or early November. Negotiations had dragged on for weeks as MLB sought not only to prorate salaries based on the number of games played, but also to pay only a percentage of those salaries — something players said they would not accept.MLB commissioner Rob Manfred thought he’d gotten past that stumbling block on Wednesday after hammering out a potential “framework” for an agreement with union chief Tony Clark that paid full prorated salaries for a 60-game season.But the players countered, asking for 70 games.USA Today reported that Manfred emailed Clark on Sunday saying that the uptick in COVID-19 cases, and the resulting closure of spring training facilities in Florida and Arizona, meant that 70 games would not be possible and even 60 would be difficult. Major League Baseball saw 40 players and staff members test positive for COVID-19 in the past week, USA Today reported on Sunday as talks on how to get a 2020 season underway dragged on.The newspaper cited two sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, saying the coronavirus cases had ramped up the urgency of negotiations between owners and players on a framework for starting a season that was originally scheduled to begin in March.The MLB Players Association postponed a vote on Sunday on whether to accept or reject MLB’s proposal for a 60-game season with players receiving full prorated salaries.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Coronavirus: Ekpo fumes over Trabzonspor’s Mikel ordeal

first_img The former Super Eagles skipper had to quit the Turkish club on mutual consent after the Nigerian raised an alarm that the league should be stopped over the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Mikel who made 368 appearances for Chelsea between 2006 and 2917, complained that he was not comfortable playing in Turkey during the spread of the virus. Although, Mikel was quoted to have said that ‘there’s more to life than football, saying that he expects everyone to be at home with their families and loved ones at this crucial situation.Advertisement Promoted ContentCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?These Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Former international, Friday Ekpo, has expressed his disappointment over the way John Obi Mikel was poorly treated by the Turkish club, Trabzonspor recently. Loading… And as part of his deal with the club, Mikel has forfeited any future payment from Trabzonspor. “I am highly disappointed in this club. They treated Mikel anyhow. Is it a crime to speak your mind out or kick against what you don’t like?, Ekpo asked. “This issue is between life and death. People are dying every day all over the world, especially in Europe. Why should they behaved in such a manner. “What Mikel did was okay. He tried to make a case for himself and other players in the league. Initially, he was racially abused on the pitch and nothing came out of the case before the coronavirus came up. How do we describe such an unfriendly atmosphere? Players are not slaves. They are there to work for their wages and they should be treated with respect. If Mikel had a good contract, he deserves to sue the club over this treatment,’Ekpo stressed. Read AlsoTrabzonspor Teammate calls Mikel Obi a Legend “Mikel has a right to fight for his safety. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Foul Shooting Contest April 4

first_img Bio admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015center_img A foul shooting contest will be held Saturday, April 4, at Narraguagus High School in Harrington. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the competition will get under way at 11 a.m. with divisions for both boys and girls in grades K-12 as well as for adults. Each participant must have a minimum of five sponsors to compete and the fee for sponsorship is $5. Those with more than 10 sponsors also will be eligible for special prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Narraguagus Snowmobile Club equipment and trail fund. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRefreshments will be provided. For more information or to obtain a sign-up sheet, contact Rena Perry at 483-6129 or Melanie Omlor at 546-8912. Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Postslast_img read more

Fernandes, Gomes and Cadogan among opening night winners

first_imgCOMPETITION in four of the eight categories in the Toucan Industries Junior Skills level squash tournament commenced last Monday night at the Georgetown Club, and MadisonAbosaide CadoganFernandes, Kirsten Gomes, and Abosaide Cadogan were among those who ensured they picked up early wins in the tournament.The trio all played in category ‘C’, where Gomes and Cadogan managed to dispose of their competitors in straight sets wins.It was a tough first set for Cadogan, who ultimately overcame Lucas Jonas. The Caribbean junior bronze medallist barely hung on to win in the first set which she took 15-13. However, it was easy sailing afterwards as she breezed through 11-1, 11-2 in the next two sets.Gomes dealt Dominic Collins his first loss in the round-robin competition. She commanded the match from the word go and collected her win 11-6, 11-3, 11-0.But it was Fernandes who had a very difficult time, when as she tried to keep Aliyah Persaud at bay. Persaud held her off enough to dominate the first set 11-7, but Fernandes came back hitting hard to sweep the next three sets 11-8, 11-7, 11-8.Other wins of the evening were Louis Da Silva against Nathan Rahaman (11-9, 7 -11, 11-1, 11-7) in the only category ‘D’ match of the night and Shiloh Asregado over Liam Carpenter (15-13, 4-11, 12-10) in category ‘E’.In category ‘H’ Javed Saul took down Grant Fernandes 11-4, 11-9, and Joshua Verway beat Noah Rahaman 11-5, 14-12.Matches continued at the same venue last evening from 18:00hrs. (Tamica Garnett)last_img read more


first_imgBILL NEAL :10 Curtis Martin will go into the NFL Hall of Fame as quiet and soft spoken as any man can and for those of us that had the pleasure of knowing him you know two things about Curtis is true. No. 1 He is a soft spoken man and No. 2 he was a tough, quick, no excuse, get it done, never say die, consistent, durable running back. Who among us, who can think back to his days at Allderdice or for that matter at Pitt, thought that he would become one of the top five running backs in Pro Football history? Congratulations Curtis, you deserve all you’ve achieved; and Congrats to you too “Mama Rochella” you played a major role in your son’s success.:09 I am rolling this in at #9 because… If it ain’t the Steelers it don’t matter…but I told ya the Giants would beat New England. Oh shut up and just check your Courier last week and you’ll see it. New York won the game not because of Eli Manning but because they have a tough hardnosed defense and you all know defense wins championships.:08 Speaking of the Super Bowl, I don’t know where you watched the game but you should have been at J.T’s Restaurant at “The Club” in Monroeville. We kicked it off with a special two hour taping of “Champions Live” sports talk show followed up by a great crowd enjoying the game with the best soul food money can buy.:07 Speaking of the club…are you starting to see the flow here? Artistree blew up the Champions First Friday old School Par-tay with their classic old school style, great stage presence and second to none vocals. Then you throw in the unbelievable voice of veteran performer “Chico,” a super talent who got the crowd heated up…not warmed up, the craziness of Pittsburgh comedian “Frog” and of course the fabulous Diamond Models. Now you mix that all together with 250 of our best First Friday supporters and MAN you got a PAR-TAY!!!:06 There’s one way and one way only to stop Lebron James but it’s not legal and you will get jail time. Another 30-point game…Lebron C’MON MAN!:05 It’s a shame that I have to keep reminding you all of this but I do what I have to do. Get out and support your local high school basketball team. The playoffs are coming and “OUR KIDS” need your support so stop with your excuses and get off your “BUTT” and go to the games. And not just one…keep going until they are done!!!:04 Eli Manning now joins a super group of elite quarterbacks that have won two or more Super Bowl MVP’S including Terry Bradshaw, Bart Star, Joe Montana and Tom Brady. What’s wrong with this picture? And for the record I could challenge if Eli was the MVP of the Super Bowl. It could have been running back Ahmad Bradshaw or punter Steve Weatherford.:03 If Coach Herman Edwards knows so much about football how come he didn’t show it when he was coaching. I don’t usually do this but here’s your second… C’MON MAN!!!:02 Pitt Basketball is back, that’s it, I told you they would be.:01 AT THE BUZZER:•Don’t’ miss “Champions Live” sports talk show on PCTV channel 21.•Five Starr Corporation/Champion Enterprises “Tip-Off” Reception at the Cambria Suites Hotel Feb. 17, 6-10 p.m. Meet and greet Pittsburgh’s African-American authors, Artistree and The Fabulous Diamond Models. Cash bar, cash kitchen, free parking, photos with your favorite star. $20 donation celebrating Black History Month.•“Volley With The Stars” volleyball tournament coming soon. Get your team ready for more fun than you can stand. More info coming next week.~Game Over~last_img read more