Austria could start loosening lockdown from April 14

first_imgTopics : Austria could start easing its coronavirus lockdown measures from next week, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday, but warned that this depended on citizens abiding by social distancing rules.”The aim is that from April 14… smaller shops up to a size of 400 square meters, as well as hardware and garden stores can open again, under strict security conditions of course,” Kurz said at a press conference.He added that if the government’s timetable goes to plan, larger shops will reopen on 1 May and from mid-May hotels, restaurants and other services could also start to open their doors again in stages. However, he stressed that the restrictions on movement that Austria has introduced to fight the spread of COVID-19 remained in place and called on Austrians not to celebrate Easter with people outside their household.Schools will remain closed until mid-May and public events will remain banned until the end of June, Kurz said.If trends in infection began to worsen again, the government “always has the possibility to hit the emergency brake” and re-introduce restrictions, he said.The country of 8.8 million people currently has 12,058 confirmed infections, with 204 deaths and 2,998 people who have recovered.last_img read more

Home birth ‘carries higher risk’ for first-time mothers

first_imgHealthLifestyle Home birth ‘carries higher risk’ for first-time mothers by: – November 25, 2011 29 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Where is the safest place to have a baby? Three mothers talk about their experiencesA home birth carries a higher risk for the babies of first-time mothers, according to a landmark study published in the British Medical Journal. However, the chance of harm to the baby is still under 1%, the study of almost 65,000 births in England found. For a second birth there was no difference in the risk to babies between home, a midwife-led unit or a doctor-led hospital unit. Midwife-led care was in general much more likely to lead to a natural birth. The Birthplace study is the largest carried out into the safety of different maternity settings – comparing births at home, in midwife-led units attached to hospitals, those that are stand-alone and doctor-led hospital units. All the women followed had healthy pregnancies and began labour with no known risk factors. It found that, overall, birth is very safe wherever it happens. The rates of complications, including stillbirth or other problems affecting the baby, was 5.3 per 1,000 births in hospital compared with 9.3 per 1,000 home births.Prof Peter Brocklehurst, who led the research, said there were clear differences between women having their first baby and those having subsequent children. He said: “The risk of an adverse outcome for a baby are higher for a woman planning her first baby at home than in all of the other settings, but there was no difference between the midwife and hospital obstetric units.”About 45% of women planning to have their first baby at home were transferred during labour, although this was mainly because of delays in giving birth and the need for an epidural pain-relief injection, rather than because the baby was in distress. The transfer itself was not thought to be responsible for the difference because there was no raised risk for women moved from stand-alone midwife units to hospital during labour. There was no difference in risk when women were having their second baby, whether that was at home, in a midwife unit or a traditional hospital setting.The rate of transfer from home to hospital was much lower too, at just 12%. Currently, about 90% of babies are born in medically-led hospital obstetric units. And in many areas women have a limited choice of where to have their baby. Mary Newburn, from the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), said this research should drive an an expansion in midwife-led care, either at birth centres or at home for the half of women expected to have a low-risk birth. “It’s so disappointing that, at the moment, in 50% of NHS trusts there are no midwife-led units. And only 3% of births are home births. “We think those figures show women don’t really have access to out-of-hospital options.”The research also confirms that midwife-led care is much more likely to lead to a normal birth – without any interventions, including forceps or ventouse.That was true whether the baby was born at home or in a midwife-led unit. The emergency Caesarean rate for the low-risk women in the study was 11% in doctor-led units compared with only 2.8% at home, and 4.4% in a midwife led unit on a hospital site. Louise Silverton, from the Royal College of Midwives, said: “Where a woman needs an emergency Caesarean section for their first birth, they will not be regarded as low risk for the next birth, and won’t have the choice of going outside a medically-led unit.”The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said it supported the expansion of midwife-led units located on hospital sites, as there can be rapid transfer if complications occur. Although researchers say they could not find an explanation for the higher level of interventions in units run by doctors, RCOG president, Dr Tony Falconer, said: “Within an obstetric unit, care is provided in a multidisciplinary, multi-professional manner, involving midwives and specialist doctors. “Midwifery and obstetric units both work to standard clinical guidelines and medical help is provided only when indicated.”By Branwen JeffreysHealth correspondent, BBC News Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Mane set to be crowned Africa’s best as troubles rumble on

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketThe 9 Best Robots In Movie History6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World AFP Sport looks at some of the issues facing the most popular sport in a continent where good footballers and bad administrators often share the media stage. Awards Consistent Liverpool scorer and Senegal talisman Mane is favoured to become the second star from his country after El Hadji Diouf to be named Player of the Year. His rivals are Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the last two editions, and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City. The Player of the Year, and the winners of seven other male and female categories, will be announced at a ceremony in Egyptian Red Sea resort Hurghada. World Cup A couple of weeks after the awards banquet, Egypt will host another eagerly anticipated event, the draw in Cairo for the group stage of World Cup qualifying. The latest FIFA rankings are expected to determine the seedings, meaning Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali and DR Congo will be in pot one. All those nations except Mali have played at the World Cup, and an Ivory Coast team that can call on the dazzling footwork of Wilfried Zaha could be the most dangerous second seeds. Cup of Nations Trouble lies ahead after a change from a January/February to June/July tournament this year to avoid tug of wars between clubs and countries over the services of Europe-based stars. The first revamped Club World Cup, featuring 24 teams, is set for June 17 to July 4 2021 in China, effectively ruling out a mid-year Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Senior CAF officials say off the record that a return to January/February dates is likely, and with it the possibility that an increasing number of players will put clubs first. Nations Championship Tunisia have reportedly decided because of fixture congestion to withdraw from the 2020 edition in Cameroon of the tournament for footballers playing in their country of birth. Traditionally a biennial January/February competition, it is slated for April 4 to 25 this year in three southern Cameroon cities, the capital, Yaounde, Douala and Limbe. The 16-nation championship will test the readiness of Cameroon to stage the Cup of Nations next year after construction delays led to them being replaced by Egypt as 2019 hosts. Loading… Champions League Tunisian club Esperance have been erratic as they seek an unprecedented third straight title, battling to overcome a Chadian club then defying the odds to defeat Raja in Casablanca. They have lost several 2019 title-winning stars, including Algeria winger Youcef Belaili, and the starting line-up for a group match last weekend included only four Tunisians. Record eight-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt, TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Casablanca clubs Raja and Wydad are potential threats. Confederation Cup A new name will be engraved on the trophy this year as recent winners Ahly, Etoile Sahel of Tunisia, Mazembe, Raja and Zamalek of Egypt are all competing in the Champions League. Judged by group form up to the halfway mark, Cairo outfit Pyramids could become the third Egyptian winners of a competition modelled on the UEFA Europa League. Emirati Salem al Shamsi has invested millions in a squad dominated by Egyptians but also containing stars from Burkina Faso, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Uganda. Super Cup Zamalek are threatening to boycott the February 14 match against Esperance scheduled for Qatar, a country Egypt accuses of destabilising the Middle East region. Controversial club chairman Mortada Mansour says Zamalek will change their stance only if ordered to do so by the government. “I do not understand why CAF want to stage the match in a country which is an enemy of Egypt. We are African clubs so why should we play in Asia?,” Mansour asked during a press conference. CAF The six-month secondment of FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura to crisis-plagued CAF ends on January 31 and there will be huge interest in what progress the Senegalese has made. Her brief was to introduce reforms, notably in governance, competitions and refereeing, to an organisation World Soccer magazine labelled the “biggest basket case in football”. Assisting Samoura is CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, who has not commented on various allegations against him, including corruption, financial misappropriation and sexual harassment. TV There have been no broadcasts in sub-Saharan Africa of CAF national team and club fixtures since November after a 12-year TV deal with a French company was scrapped. Lagardere Sports paid one million dollars (890,000 euros) in 2017 for the TV and marketing rights, but separate judgments ruled the deal illegal because there was no tender process. Desperate football followers have resorted to streaming, but fixture options are limited and the high cost of internet data is an additional obstacle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool sharpshooter Sadio Mane is expected to become the first African football headline-maker of 2020 by winning the Player of the Year award in Egypt next week. The January 7 ceremony will set in motion a year sure to be full of drama on and off the field with 2022 World Cup and 2021 Cup of Nations qualifiers in the mix.last_img read more

Area Football Friday Regional Scores (11-11)

first_imgArea Football Regional Scores.Friday  (11-11)Class 2A.Indy Ritter  40     Milan  6Class 3A.Lawrenceburg  37     Danville  20Congrats to The Indians on a fantastic season!  Kudos to The Tigers on winning The Regionals!  Best of luck at The Semi-States!last_img

Cech would welcome ‘great’ Rooney

first_img Chelsea have offered Rooney a route out of Manchester United, but a bid was rejected by the Barclays Premier League champions despite the apparent desire of the striker to leave and there is some way to run in the bid for his services. Jose Mourinho insisted the England forward is the Blues’ only transfer target and, while praising Rooney, experienced goalkeeper Cech preferred to focus on preparing for the new season. “Wayne Rooney is a great player but at the moment he’s a Man United player,” Cech said. “We’ll see what’s going to happen. He’s a great player. Let’s see. “You always want to have the biggest and strongest squad so you can challenge for titles. That’s why you have a manager and sporting director to take care of that and you have to do the most important part and that’s the work on the pitch. “We already have a few more players and a great squad. If the manager doesn’t think we have enough he will try to get players in. It is only his decision. “For players, we concentrate on getting fit and doing our best, to play as much as we can. That’s all we can do. In football things are changing every day with every squad. As time goes on, every team can make some changes. Anything can happen.” Mourinho, whose second spell as Blues boss began with a 1-0 win over Singha All-Stars in Bangkok on Wednesday, has already signed Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer, the latter providing back-up to Cech. Cech is one of the survivors from the Special One’s first spell at Stamford Bridge, when Chelsea won a first Premier League title in 50 years in 2005 before retaining the trophy as the Portuguese established himself as the most successful manager in the club’s history. Cech sees little alteration in Mourinho after nearly six years away. “He is as hungry as ever, he wants to be successful,” Cech said. “When you have someone who works at such a high standard every day it never changes. It’s the same.” Goalkeeper Petr Cech has endorsed Chelsea’s pursuit of “great player” Wayne Rooney and knows nothing can be discounted in football transfer business.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Spurs fan arrested over chant

first_img Police had warned fans of both teams prior to kick-off at White Hart Lane that they could be arrested if they sang the word. However, the fan was held on suspicion of committing a section five public order offence at half-time in the stadium’s East Stand. Tottenham fans sent a clear message of defiance to police at the match by chanting “Yid army” during the Barclays Premier League derby. Yid is a term for Jew which is often considered derogatory, but fans of the north London club chant the word as an act of defiance against those who taunt them because of their links with the Jewish community. Despite the police warning, home fans sang “Yid army” and “We’ll sing what we want” before kick-off and the chants did not cease throughout the match, which ended in a surprise 3-0 win to West Ham. As is customary at all Spurs matches, home fans hailed their own star players by shouting “Yiddo” at them. “Jermain Defoe, he’s a Yiddo” was often heard throughout the game. On one occasion when Spurs fans sang “Yids”, West Ham supporters responded with loud shouts of “Racists! Racists!” There was a strong police presence at the game, but there was no visible evidence of any mass arrests. Last season in the corresponding fixture, a small section of West Ham fans shocked the football world by using anti-Semitic language. Just four days after Spurs fan Ashley Mills was stabbed in Rome, Hammers fans sang “Can we stab you every week?” and hissed, mimicking the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust. But after pleas from owners David Sullivan and David Gold, as well as manager Sam Allardyce, there was no such chanting from the away end at Sunday’s match. A Tottenham supporter has been arrested for allegedly using the word “Yid” in chants at Sunday’s match against West Ham.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Agent dismisses Balotelli rumours

first_img Inter recently brought back coach Roberto Mancini, who has managed Balotelli both with Inter and at Manchester City. “Mario will not return to Serie A,” Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola told La Politica nel Pallone on Rai’s GrParlamento. “Him (Balotelli) to Inter? “It’s impossible, not because Mancini has returned but for other reasons that I don’t wish to get into.” Balotelli, who is under contract with Liverpool until June 2017, has not played for Italy since the World Cup in Brazil. The former Manchester City player was called up by Italy head coach Antonio Conte earlier this month but missed the Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia and an international friendly against Albania with a hamstring and groin problem. “There’s absolutely no problem with the national team,” Raiola said. “The relationship with Conte is fantastic. “The head coach is not there to change Mario. “If he (Balotelli) behaves well then he can be an added value to the national team. “But there is so much talk about him (Balotelli) in order to create scandals where they don’t exist. “It’s not true that Mario faked an injury in Italy’s last training camp.” Mario Balotelli’s agent has brushed aside reports that his client is set for an imminent return to Serie A. The Italy striker has failed to score in the Premier League since joining Liverpool from AC Milan this summer. Reports in Italy have linked the 24-year-old Balotelli with a return to Inter Milan in January, with the Nerazzurri keen to reinforce their attacking options. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Gopperth wins it for Leinster

first_img Press Association Gopperth and Davies swapped kicks in the third quarter, before the Leinster forwards seized control in the closing stages – and Gopperth’s boot gave them a timely boost ahead of their European Champions Cup double-header against Harlequins. Davies won an early bout of aerial ping pong and the Ospreys – still without seven players on international duty – held the territorial advantage, an offside decision against Gopperth allowing Davies to boot his side in front after six minutes. Madigan, the victim of a high tackle by Aisa Natoga, landed the resulting penalty to bring Leinster level and his accurate right boot put them ahead in the 16th minute. Space was at a premium during a defence-dominated first quarter – but runs from Tom Grabham and Dave Kearney lifted the tempo before Madigan clipped over penalty number three. Although the Ospreys failed to capitalise on a jinking run from Hanno Dirksen, they continued to probe with ball in hand just outside the Leinster 22 and Davies’ second penalty was their reward. Dominic Ryan did well when coming through the middle to foil a dangerous Ospreys maul – but further pressure yielded a 37th minute penalty, from which Davies equalised. Leinster had a let-off on the resumption as Natoga’s try was ruled out for a forward pass from scrum-half Martin Roberts, who created the opening off the side of a maul. Number eight and man-of-the-match Jack Conan got the hosts on the front foot with a bulldozing run into the 22, however possession was lost after Kearney wriggled up close to the posts. Gordon D’Arcy, who replaced Madigan at centre, was tackled without the ball and Leinster went back in front thanks to Gopperth’s first penalty on the night. As the pace quickened, Sam Lewis threatened on the right wing and loose kicking from Zane Kirchner and Darragh Fanning invited the Ospreys forward. Davies duly tied things up with his fourth place-kick on the hour mark. The Ospreys’ defensive organisation was first class as they smothered Leinster’s attempts to build from halfway – and they also forced a knock-on from Ryan following Gopperth’s pacy break from deep. Crucially, Gopperth managed to edge Leinster ahead in the 72nd minute, splitting the posts after a Ben Marshall lineout steal. With Conan and replacements Marshall and Rhys Ruddock to the fore, the home pack dominated the final few minutes and Gopperth sealed the result following a well-won scrum penalty in the 22. The Irish province extended their winning record at the RDS to 18 matches but were made to fight all the way by the visitors, who have topped the table for seven rounds this season. The first half failed to catch fire with both sides guilty of kicking possession away aimlessly. Three penalties apiece from Ian Madigan and Sam Davies produced a half-time scoreline of 9-9. Two closing penalties from Jimmy Gopperth guided Leinster to an 18-12 victory in a cagey Guinness PRO12 clash with the under-strength Ospreys. last_img read more

The Latest: Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive for virus

first_imgDinwiddie told The Athletic he is experiencing symptoms and it is unclear if he can play when the NBA season resumes.His absence would be a significant blow to the Nets. He has played well this season with Kyrie Irving out of the lineup because of injuries.Dinwiddie says he tested negative for the virus multiple times after returning to New York and took part in a couple practices. But he has since tested positive and says he has a fever and chest soreness.He is at least the fifth Nets player to test positive. The previous four were in March, with Kevin Durant saying he was among them.Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points for the Nets, who have a half-game lead over Orlando for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They are set to face the Magic on July 31 in their first game back. Austin Peay won the Ohio Valley Conference football championship last season and lost in the FCS quarterfinals.___The Carolina Hurricanes will help deliver meals to local healthcare workers to thank them for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.The team announced a five-week program Monday to deliver 1,000 meals in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. It begins Wednesday when Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour assists with the first delivery, this one to the UNC Health Wakebrook behavioral health campus in Raleigh.More meals will be delivered each Wednesday through July. The Latest: Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive for virus The team began emailing season ticket holders Monday to alert them about their options. The Jets also are deferring season ticket payments for July, as they have done each of the last three months.Jets season ticket holders will have the option to get a full refund on 2020 tickets or defer all payments toward the 2021 season. Season ticket holders who choose one of those options can also opt to keep their same seats in 2021.Also, season ticket holders with personal seat licenses who opt for the deferred payment or refund on tickets will also be able to defer their PSL payment, which is due in November to November 2021.The team says those fans who make automatic payments on their season tickets will continue to have their payments made unless they opt for the deferral.The Jets have not made individual game tickets available as they continue to monitor the situation regarding government restrictions and regulations during the pandemic. NFL teams are scheduled to report for training camp on July 28. ___San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi says minor league center fielder Hunter Bishop has tested positive for the coronavirus.Zaidi says Bishop got his test result on Friday and has mild symptoms.Bishop would have been on the club’s roster of 51 players announced Monday for the start of camp later this week. Zaidi says Bishop is in Arizona and wasn’t around any others from the organization.The 22-year-old Bishop is the team’s first-round draft pick from 2019, selected 10th overall out of Arizona State. The Giants are planning their first workout Friday. ___Dan Hughes will not coach the Seattle Storm during the 2020 WNBA season over concerns about his risk for severe illness if he were to test positive for COVID-19.The decision was made following a medical assessment by the league and in consultation with Hughes’ primary care physician. The WNBA is set to begin its season in late July with all teams playing in Florida.Hughes, 65, had surgery last year to remove a cancerous tumor from his digestive tract. He missed nine games while recovering from the surgery.Seattle promoted Gary Kloppenburg to head coach for the season. Kloppenburg served as the interim coach last season while Hughes was recovering from surgery. Associated Press ___New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen says one player on the team’s 40-man roster has tested positive for the coronavirus, in addition to multiple minor leaguers.Van Wagenen did not identify any of the players on a video call with reporters, nor did he detail their conditions or reveal when they tested positive. He says the club is optimistic the player on the 40-man roster will be able to return to action early in training camp, which begins Friday at Citi Field.“He is recovering and we feel like he’s in a good position, but we’ll sort of wait and see once we get everybody here in camp,” Van Wagenen said.The GM said none of the positive tests occurred at the club’s regular spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. ___The Chicago Bears are offering full refunds to season ticket holders because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Season ticket holders who choose that option will be able to renew their seats for the 2021 season, the team says. The Bears are not sure how many fans will be allowed at Soldier Field this season.Chicago is scheduled to open at Detroit on Sept. 13 and host the New York Giants a week later. The Bears also have home preseason games against Cleveland and San Francisco on Aug. 15 and 29.___ June 29, 2020 __Austin Peay has suspended voluntary workouts and closed its facilities after a cluster of positive tests for the coronavirus among its athletes.The Governors currently have 11 athletes who have tested positive. The FCS-level school in Clarksville, Tennessee, did not identify the sports involved.Austin Peay closed its facilities Saturday. Athletic director Gerald Harrison said in a statement Monday that the positive tests are regrettable but procedures put in place worked as expected. That includes isolating those who tested positive along with people at risk through contract tracing in self-quarantine.Austin Peay also is cleaning and disinfecting its facilities.center_img Longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross have decided not to play this season.General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman and Ross opted out “for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones,” adding the team supports their decisions.Zimmerman said in a statement his family situation factored into his decision. His mother is at high risk for complications from the coronavirus because she has multiple sclerosis, and he has three young children, including a newborn. He told The Associated Press last week he was still undecided on whether to play.As part of his announcement, the 35-year-old Zimmerman said he’s not retiring.Ross is a 27-year-old right-hander with five years of major league experience, all with Washington. Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says two staff members have COVID-19 and were experiencing mild symptoms. Hoyer would not reveal their names. He says one was tested because “a friend of a friend had it and he’d been in contact with that person,” and the other was “out of an abundance of caution.”Hoyer says no players have tested positive or opted out of this season because of concerns about the coronavirus, nor have any coaches.___The New York Jets are offering fans refunds or payment deferrals on season tickets this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill says a player who was asymptomatic has tested positive for the coronavirus.Hill didn’t identify the player, but said he “feels great” and will go through MLB protocol to join the team.Hill said he would be surprised if any Marlins players opt of the season because of health concerns.___ Two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and WNBA star Brittney Griner are also set to work “The Jet Academy,” with more participants to be announced.The camps begin July 20 at www.jetacademycamp.com and can be streamed on any device. Schedule details and pricing are available on the website.Smith has run a camp for 25 years in North Carolina, where he played collegiately. But camps have been limited or canceled in many locations because of rules limiting sizes of gatherings because of the virus.___NASCAR may be racing during the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating in early December now is off the schedule. ___Harris English is the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus.The positive test for English was part of the pre-tournament screening process at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.Since its return to golf, the tour had no positive tests the opening week in Texas; one positive test in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and three positive tests — plus two positive tests for caddies — in Connecticut.English says in a statement he feels healthy and supports the tour’s additional policy of not letting anyone at Detroit Golf Club until the test results were back. Previously, a player could practice but not enter the clubhouse while waiting on the results.English started the season with limited status and has risen to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup. He must self-isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss the next two tournaments.___The National Hockey League says a total of 26 players have reported testing positive for the new coronavirus since voluntary workouts began June 8.Monday’s update includes four additional cases among those tested at team facilities, to go along with the 11 announced June 19. The league says it’s aware of 11 other players testing positive outside the voluntary workout protocol. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The NHL said more than 250 players who worked out at team facilities were administered more than 1,450 COVID-19 tests.The league and players are in the final stages of agreeing to resume the season. Training camps can open as early as July 10 if an agreement on testing, health and safety protocols and “hub” cities to host the games can be reached.___NBA All-Stars Kemba Walker and Trae Young, and U.S. women’s Olympians Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be coaches for an online basketball camp set up in response to coronavirus restrictions.The camp for children of all ages was launched by former NBA player and longtime TNT basketball studio analyst Kenny Smith. The motorsports series has canceled its Champion’s Week and Cup Series awards scheduled for early December in Nashville, citing the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the industry. NASCAR moved Champion’s Week to Nashville in 2019 from Las Vegas.NASCAR still plans to celebrate its champions from the Xfinity Series to the truck series and promises details to come. And NASCAR says the series looks forward to returning to Nashville in 2021. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Mc llroy takes early lead in Abu Dhabi

first_imgThe World number three is 4 under after 10.Martin Kaymer and Richard Bland are also 4 under after 9 and 8 holesJordan Speith is just one behind on 3 under after 10.last_img