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Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSNFL allowing teams to announce free agency agreementsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has changed course and will be allowing teams to announce signings they have reached with free agents, as well as trades, when all paperwork is filed. Person from Nuggets organization tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets say an unidentified member of the organization has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The person was tested after experiencing symptoms Monday and is under the care of the team’s medical staff and in isolation. Entering Thursday, the NBA had seven players known to have tested positive for COVID-19. The total included four from the Brooklyn Nets, two from the Utah Jazz and one from the Detroit Pistons.In other virus-related developments:— The NBA has told its teams to close their training and practice facilities to all players and staff starting Friday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The league says the shuttering will last indefinitely. The league told teams of the new directive in a memo Thursday. A copy was obtained by The Associated Press. As recently as Monday, the NBA was telling teams that individual workouts could take place using what the league called the “one player, one coach, one basket” rule. Now, that’s not even permitted. Though the league’s business year began Wednesday the NFL instructed teams to hold back direct confirmations of those transactions because they are not official until contracts are signed and players have taken physicals. The agreements and trades leaked out anyway.On Thursday the NFL sent a memo to the 32 teams telling them it has clarified its policy.Once teams make official any signings that are listed on the daily transactions that the league provides, there is no prohibition on announcing those moves. Those contracts must be agreed upon and submitted to all parties, including the player and agent. Similarly, trades can be announced once the paperwork has been submitted.In other NFL news:— The Los Angeles Rams have released Todd Gurley. The superstar running back had a massive contract and a troubling injury history. The Rams made the move several minutes before roughly $10 million in the three-time Pro Bowl selection’s contract became fully guaranteed. Gurley will consume $20.15 million in dead salary cap space this season for the Rams, who signed the 2015 first-round pick to a four-year, $60 million contract with $45 million guaranteed in June 2018. Gurley was cut before even playing the first year of that contract extension, which made him the highest-paid running back in the NFL at the time. — A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco after he failed his physical. Flacco sustained a neck injury last season and missed the final two months of the season. He was eventually replaced by rookie Drew Lock. Earlier this week the Broncos agreed to terms with new backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. Cutting ties with Flacco means the Broncos take a $13 million salary cap hit but it also frees up $10 million for the team to spend in free agency.— The Baltimore Ravens have announced the deal that secured defensive end Calais Campbell, a skilled run-stopper who also has a knack for getting to the quarterback. To get Campbell, Baltimore gave Jacksonville the 2020 fifth-round pick it got from Atlanta in a trade that sent tight end Hayden Hurst to the Falcons. The Ravens agreed in principle with Campbell on a one-year contract extension, pending the passing of his physical. Campbell is a five-time Pro Bowl star who’s averaged 10 1/2 sacks over the past three years.— The Minnesota Vikings and kicker Dan Bailey have agreed to terms on a new contract. Bailey was fourth in the NFL in 2019 with a 93.1 percent field goal rate, his best since 2015. Bailey made 27 of 29 kicks, including all three tries from 50-plus yards. Bailey also landed touchbacks on 66 of 87 kickoffs. The 32-year-old joined veteran punter Britton Colquitt in returning to the Vikings, after both specialists became free agents.— The Cleveland Browns beefed up their defensive front, agreeing to terms with former Bengals tackle Andrew Billings. His agency announced the move with a posting on Twitter. Billings is the third defensive player to strike a deal with the Browns in 24 hours. The team reached deals with linebacker B.J. Goodson and safety Karl Joseph on Wednesday.— The Buffalo Bills have confirmed signing safety Jordan Poyer to a two-year contract extension, which locks up the three-year starter through the 2022 season. Poyer was entering the final year of the four-year contract. The deal was initially agreed to on Tuesday and announced by the Bills on Thursday. Poyer has 11 interceptions in 47 games with Buffalo, and had a team-leading four forced fumbles last season. — Roger Penske (PEN’-skee) tells The Associated Press no decision has been made yet regarding the Indianapolis 500 in May — a race that draws more than 300,000 spectators annually. Penske bought Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series in January and has been preparing to host his first Indy 500 on May 24. The Indy 500 has been held every year since 1946, with postponements only because of weather. Previously, world wars stopped the race.— Horse racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York has been suspended indefinitely after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The New York Racing Association says there will be no live racing until further notice after a backstretch worker who works and lives at Belmont Park tested positive. NYRA says the person has been quarantined since developing symptoms last Friday. Racing had been scheduled to resume Friday. Belmont Park remains open only for the training and care of horses.— The first player under the PGA Tour umbrella has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The tour says Victor Lange of South Africa was diagnosed with COVID-19 upon returning home to Johannesburg on March 9 from playing a PGA Tour Latinoamerica event in Mazatlan, Mexico. He was tested as a precaution while going to a non-virus-related doctor’s appointment with a friend. Lange received the diagnosis on Tuesday. The tour says Lange has no symptoms and is expected to make a full recovery while under quarantine at home in South Africa. The PGA Tour Latinoamerica is one of six circuits the tour runs.— USA Cycling is tweaking its selection timeline for the Tokyo Olympics after the UCI, the sport’s global governing body, instituted a freeze on points accumulation and results due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The first deadline for the American team is May 1 for track cyclists. The BMX freestyle team will be May 15, followed by the mountain bike and road racin teams on June 1. The BMX racing team will be June 3. USA Cycling says it will adjust its schedule if the International Olympic Committee alters the date of the Tokyo Games.— Two senior Italian sports executives have issued emotional appeals to the International Olympic Committee to revise its stance over the Tokyo Games. The calls come as the death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtakes China’s. Former Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Petrucci tells The Associated Press that “saying that the Olympics will still go on is a big mistake in communication.” Italian and European swimming federation president Paolo Barelli adds that “if this situation continues like this into April talking about the Olympics is ridiculous.” Associated Press NHL-PREDATORS-SMITHPredators sign forward Cole Smith to 1-year dealNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Cole Smith to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2020-21 season.Smith just finished his senior season at North Dakota, where he scored a career-high 11 goals and had 18 points in 34 games. The 6-foot-3, 197-pound forward played on both the power play and penalty kill as a senior and helped North Dakota win its conference’s regular-season title.He finished with 51 points in 137 games over four years at North Dakota.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 19, 2020 — The American East Conference announced that two people on the floor during recent tournament games have tested positive for the coronavirus. The conference and the Collegiate Officiating Consortium issued a joint statement saying the games involved teams in the America East, Horizon League and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference during play from March 7-11. The teams involved were Maine at Vermont (Burlington, Vermont); UIC vs. Wright State; (Indianapolis); Manhattan vs. Fairfield and Manhattan vs. Siena (Atlantic City, New Jersey).— The Seattle Mariners have shut down their spring training facility in Arizona because of the virus outbreak and told their players to view the coming weeks as though they’re in offseason mode. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said that the club decided to shutter the facility in Peoria, Arizona, for the time being. The Mariners had initially planned to keep the facility open and work with players in small, staggered groups of 10 after Major League Baseball announced it was delaying the start of the season. Dipoto said only a few players were showing up for those workouts and most of the 40-man roster had gone home.— Minor league players shut out of spring training camps will receive allowances from teams through April 8, and a plan is underway to compensate those players during the postponed portion of the regular season. Major League Baseball said in a statement that minor leaguers will receive their allowances — usually $100-200 per week — from teams in a lump sum. The payments will cover allowances due starting Thursday through the previously scheduled end of spring training. The minor league season was supposed to open April 9. MLB said it is working with teams to develop an industry-wide plan to compensate players for missed games. — The Cleveland Indians are continuing to pay minor league players their weekly stipends to help offset any “hardship” during the coronavirus shutdown. The team also is closing its year-round facility in Arizona. During a conference call, Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said he’s not aware of any players or staff members testing positive for COVID-19. Antonetti provided an update on the team’s efforts during the outbreak, saying every decision being made is with the health and safety of players, staff and employees a priority. Antonetti said the team’s complex in Goodyear, Arizona, will close Friday.— The Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled. Formula One’s showcase race had been scheduled for May 24 in the tiny principality on the Mediterranean coast between France and Italy. Hours after being postponed, along with F1 races in the Netherlands and Spain, the Monaco GP was scrapped for 2020. Because of the latest postponements, the F1 season cannot get underway until June 7 at the Azerbaijan GP. — Darius Slay got what he was waiting for — a trade out of Detroit and a big new contract. The Lions agreed to trade Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout cornerback’s seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the trade Thursday and said Slay has agreed to a three-year, $50 million extension with Philadelphia. The Lions drafted Slay 36th overall in 2013, and he earned All-Pro honors in 2017.— A person familiar with the deal says the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year contract worth about $3 million with free agent guard Tom Compton. Compton will help fill the void created by the planned release of Mike Person.— Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff and left tackle Andrew Whitworth have donated $250,000 apiece to pay for 2 million meals with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The Rams announced the charitable donation as the first gift heading into a virtual telethon in conjunction with KABC-TV, to be held next Tuesday. The money raised will benefit the food bank and United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Pandemic Relief Fund. The 38-year-old Whitworth agreed to a three-year contract Wednesday to stay with the Rams.— Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and his wife, Emily, are donating $50,000 toward food during the coronavirus outbreak. The Mayfields announced on Instagram that they’re making their donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, an organization they’ve worked with in the past. They asked others to donate and pledged to match those contributions.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Update on the latest sports
With the organisation of the Extraordinary Congress by the Ghana Football Association, the race to become the next President of the Ghana Football Association has become official.Those who are interested in the position will now wait for a date to be announced so that they can pick up forms, fill them, get the necessary signatures and support and file those forms and papers.So far, several people including former GFA officials, Wilfred Osei and George Afriyie, have stated their interest in replacing Kwesi Nyantakyi. Other individuals like Kurt Okraku, Dreams FC CEO and Asante Kotoko CEO, Kwame Kyei, have all said they would like to run Ghana football for at least the next four years.So how do I become GFA President?First of all, you must be affiliated to a club in the Ghana Football ecosystem to even get in the door before dealing with the fine print in the statutes.The draft statutes of the GFA, which were approved by the clubs at the Extraordinary Congress, state that anyone interested in the position must be a Ghanaian and must be of sound mind and “has not been detained as a person of mental disorder under any enactment.”What about my academics? One will need to have a first degree from a reputable university.What about if I do not have such a degree?If you have 7 years working experience in Sports Administration, you are good to go. In addition, having some good knowledge of rules and regulations that govern the Ghana FA, CAF and FIFA will certainly be very helpful.You must have also have very good practical experience in Management, Administration, Finance, or Corporate Governance. Running any entity will require these and the football association is no different body or association or company, if you choose to go by what the GFA is in the Registrar General’s records.What about my conduct?After the incidents of the Anas “Number 12” documentary which looked at corruption in Ghana football, it is not surprising that the Normalisation Committee has highlighted the need for the next GFA President to be one that will not stain the position or bring the local game into disrepute.Thus, if you want to be the next GFA boss, you should not “have been convicted of an offence involving fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude” and you must be of “high moral integrity.”Is that all?No. After meeting all the above-stated requirements, you will face an integrity check and it is mandatory. All candidates are to subject themselves to these checks and you will fail:-if you refuse to do so or you have been given a criminal conviction or disciplinary sanction by a state court;-if you have been found guilty by an Ethics Committee of the GFA, CAF or FIFA, a Commission of Enquiry in Sports Administration or any sporting body with a sanction that affects how you will work as the GFA boss.What’s next?If you make it through all these processes, congratulations. You are now part of the race to become the next Ghana FA boss.So I win the elections. How long will be in office for?Per the new statutes that were approved at the Extraordinary Congress, you will serve for only two terms of four years each.That decision marked the end of the unlimited tenure rule that was in existence in the previous administration.Finally, when is the election?Even though there is no official date, the expectations are that the polls will take place later this month.The Normalisation Committee will have to end its tenure by September 30 and so, the elections must come off before then.
Clemson wins 41-17 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 2 Ohio State (-16) vs. No. 10 WisconsinThe Buckeyes can leave no doubt by completing a perfect season in the Big Ten — which would be the first since the conference went to a nine-game conference schedule. The Buckeyes broke open a 38-7 blowout against the Badgers on Oct. 26 in the second half. Look for a similar trend here.Ohio State wins 40-21 and COVERS the spread. Conference championship weekend is here, and the 10 matchups will not only close out the 2019 college football regular season, but also help determine the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Day 6 bowls.Plus, it’s just a weekend of great college football matchups, featuring ranked meetings between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Georgia; No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Wisconsin; No. 3 Clemson and No. 22 Virginia; No. 5 Utah and No. 13 Oregon; No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 8 Baylor; and No. 16 Memphis and No. 21 Cincinnati. Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderSporting News will pick all 10 conference championship games against the spread to close out what has been a great season. Here’s how we’ve done this season:Straight up: 217-49, .816 (18-1 last week)Against the spread: 148-118, .556 (11-8 last week)Upset picks: 3-16, .158 (1-0 last week)With that, Sporting News’ picks against the spread for every conference championship game (odds provided courtesy of Sports Insider as of noon ET on Monday, Dec. 2):No. 5 Utah (-6.5) vs. No. 13 OregonThe Pac-12 championship, played on Friday night, is must-watch material. The Utes can potentially punch their Playoff ticket with an impressive performance against the Ducks, and they have covered each of the last eight weeks since losing to USC. The Utes won a 32-25 thriller against Oregon last year, and this one could be similar. We just have a feeling Oregon can start the weekend off with some chaos.Oregon wins 34-33 in an UPSET.No. 6 Oklahoma (-8) vs. No. 8 BaylorStyle points count for both of these one-loss teams if Utah wins. This is a rematch of the classic these two played in Waco on Nov. 16, and it’s on the Bears to prove they are as comfortable as the Sooners on the big stage. Remember, Baylor at one point led the Sooner 28-3 before surrendering the biggest comeback in Oklahoma history. If Oklahoma looks the part, it finds a way to the Playoff as a result.Oklahoma wins 41-34 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.MORE: Week 15 Playoff pictureNo. 20 Appalachian State (-6.5) vs. LouisianaThis is a rematch of last year’s Sun Belt championship game, and the Mountaineers still have some New Year’s Day 6 bowl hope. Zac Thomas is coming off his best game of the season against Troy, and the App State quarterback keeps that rolling against Louisiana.Appalachian State wins 36-21 and COVERS the spread.Central Michigan (-7) vs. Miami (Ohio)The Chippewas are looking to complete a banner first season under Jim McElwain, and former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady is heating up at the right time. Central Michigan averaged 47.3 points in its last three games. Miami lost its regular-season finale to Ball State.Central Michigan wins 38-28 and COVERS the spread.MORE: Week 15 bowl projectionsNo. 16 Memphis (-10) vs. No. 21 CincinnatiIt’s a déjà vu game for both teams, who met on Black Friday. The Bearcats committed three costly turnovers in that game, and Luke Fickell will throw new wrinkles at the Tigers’ offense. It will be a little tighter this time, but it comes with the same result.Memphis wins 34-27 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.UAB vs. FAU (-7)It’s a matchup of the last two Conference USA champions, and a great coaching matchup between Bill Clark and Lane Kiffin. The Owls have scored 34 points or more in every game of their five-game winning streak, and Kiffin wins a second conference title before looking at some job opportunities in the Power 5.FAU wins 37-27 and COVERS the spread.MORE: A guide to all 10 conference championship gamesNo. 19 Boise State (-13.5) vs. HawaiiThe Broncos won the Oct. 12 matchup 59-37, but they are 3-5 against the spread as a double-digit favorite this season. The Warriors closed the regular season on a four-game win streak and will hang around a little longer this time.Boise State wins 42-31 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.No. 1 LSU (-7.5) vs. No. 4 GeorgiaIf the Bulldogs win, then both teams might end up in the Playoff. It’s a strength-on-strength matchup where the nation’s second-best scoring offense (48.7) meets the second-best scoring defense (10.4). The Tigers, however, prove to be too much in the second half.LSU wins 34-26 and COVERS the spread.WEEK 15 RANKINGS: Sporting News | AP, CoachesNo. 3 Clemson (-29) vs. No. 22 VirginiaThe Tigers have won the last four ACC championship games by an average of 20.5 points per game, so why would this one be any different? The schools haven’t met since 2013, and Virginia should play with confidence after beating rival Virginia Tech. That won’t be enough against a team that has allowed more than 14 points in just one game this season.
Erling Braut Haaland made history by becoming the first substitute to score a hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut as the 19-year-old inspired Borussia Dortmund to a 5-3 win at AugsburgParis, France | AFP | Barcelona won their first game under Quique Setien, Erling Braut Haaland enjoyed a dream debut with Borussia Dortmund and Juventus ominously extended their lead at the top of Serie A at the weekend.AFP Sport looks back at some of the main talking points from around Europe:– Setien’s Barca carry Guardiola hallmark –Quique Setien’s first game in charge of Barcelona ended in victory, but they needed a late Lionel Messi goal to beat 10-man Granada 1-0 at the Camp Nou and stay ahead of Real Madrid atop La Liga.Barcelona dominated possession, with nearly 83 percent of the ball — more than in any game since Pep Guardiola’s days in charge.But if that signalled a change in approach, chances were limited for a Barca side without the injured Luis Suarez.It took the sending-off of German Sanchez midway through the second half and the introduction of the 20-year-old Riqui Puig to help turn the game the home side’s way before Messi struck.“I would give us a B grade. We hope to improve, to above all become more fluid and do better with our finishing,” said Setien, who replaced the sacked Ernesto Valverde last week.– Haaland history-maker on Dortmund bow –Rising Norwegian star Erling Braut Haaland made history by becoming the first substitute to score a hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut as the 19-year-old inspired Borussia Dortmund to a 5-3 win at Augsburg.Lucien Favre’s team were 3-1 down when Haaland came on in the 56th minute for his first appearance since a 20 million-euro ($22 million) move from Salzburg.He promptly scored three times from his first three shots, becoming the first Bundesliga player to grab a debut hat-trick since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2013 — his treble also came for Dortmund against Augsburg.“That was a dream debut. When I spoke to him, he just told me: ‘That’s what you bought me for’ — and it’s true,” said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.It was a sixth hat-trick of the season for Haaland, who had already scored 28 goals in 22 games for Salzburg.– Inter’s ‘Lu-La’ have off-day – Inter Milan attacking duo Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez came up short in a 1-1 draw against Lecce which could prove costly for Antonio Conte’s title-chasers.Lukaku has scored 18 goals in total in his first season in Italy, while he and Martinez together have accounted for 24 of Inter’s 41 league goals.But the pair were frustrated by the relegation-threatened side from the heel of Italy, where Conte was born and where he began his footballing career.“We needed to be more determined and ruthless,” admitted Conte. Just like Juventus were, perhaps, in beating Parma 2-1 thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo brace that moved the champions four points clear of Inter at the top of Serie A.– Has France seen the next big thing? –The country that produced the likes of Thierry Henry and Kylian Mbappe may have witnessed the emergence of its next big thing, as the 16-year-old Rayan Cherki dazzled in a 4-3 win for Lyon at Nantes in the French Cup.Cherki scored twice and then set up two more goals, either side of winning a penalty that was missed by Moussa Dembele.It was a stunning display from the youngster, who only turned 16 in August — neither Mbappe nor former Lyon star Karim Benzema had played a first team match at his age.“We know he’s a boy who has the ability to decide a match,” said Lyon coach Rudi Garcia.– Kompany shows his class –Vincent Kompany has endured a tough time this season since returning to Anderlecht, where he is captain and manager.A 2-1 home defeat against runaway Belgian league leaders Club Brugge left Anderlecht ninth in the table, but the game was also marked by a touch of class from the ex-Manchester City man.When a firecracker was thrown onto the pitch and exploded next to Brugge’s ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Kompany came across to remonstrate with his own team’s fans.“Simon is a player for the Belgian national team. That comes before anything else. We are going through a difficult time, but we still have to show some class,” said Kompany.Share on: WhatsApp
Thirteen-year-old Olivia Barrs has claimed her place in England Golf’s Grand Medal Final with a superb round of net 63. The youngster, from Lindgale Golf Club in Leicestershire, posted her score in the Midlands North Regional Medal Final at Radcliffe on Trent, where she led 10 qualifiers for the Grand Final. Olivia gained her first handicap a year ago and was playing off 23 when she teed up in the regional final. She finished four shots clear of her closest challenger and a hefty cut is on the way. “It was the best round I’ve ever had and I’m really, really happy about it. I can’t believe I’ve won,” she said. Olivia’s round included a gross birdie and five pars – on a course she’d never played before. This was the fifth of six regional qualifiers to determine the competitors for the Grand Medal Final at Northants County Golf Club on June 29. The successful players from Radcliffe on Trent were: Olivia Barrs of Lingdale, Sue Annibal of South Kyme, Elizabeth Ruscoe of Aldersey Green, Fran Kralev of Lymm, Cath Wong of Cotgrave Place, Carol Wild of Notts Ladies, Sophie Beardsall of Greetham Valley, Joan Young of Boston, Jo Hopkins of Notts Ladies’ and Gill Brook of Louth. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2012. The Midlands North final was contested by players from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. Qualifying net scores Midlands North Regional Final, Radcliffe on Trent, Par 72, CSS 73 63 Olivia Barrs (Lingdale) 67 Sue Annibal (South Kyme) 71 Elizabeth Ruscoe (Aldersey Green) 72 Fran Kralev (Lymm) 73 Cath Wong (Cotgrave Place), Carol Wild (Notts Ladies’), Sophie Beardsall (Greetham Valley), Joan Young (Boston), Jo Hopkins (Notts Ladies’), Gill Brook (Louth) For full scores please click here. 24 May 2013 Super 63 secures Grand Medal Final place
England Golf’s men’s team will be searching for a record 12th victory when they play host Sweden in the final of the European Team Championship at Ljunghusen Golf Club.The English team comprising Alex Fitzpatrick, Harry Hall, Ben Jones, Matty Lamb, Tom Plumb and Tom Sloman beat Wales 4-3 in the quarter finals and then defeated Scotland by the same scoreline to advance to the final against the hosts.Sweden started the match play stage of the tournament with a 5 ½ – ½ victory over Germany and then beat Denmark 6-1 to advance to their first final since 2016.England will be bidding to make it third time lucky having lost in the last two finals in France and Austria.Keep track of their progress here. 12 Jul 2019 England make final of the European Amateur Team Championship Tags: England Men’s Team