first_imgArizona State has announced that Winkles died Friday at age 90 with family and friends by his side.Winkles became the Sun Devils’ first varsity baseball coach in 1959 and led them to national championships in 1965, 1967 and 1969. He went 524-173 at ASU while coaching such players as Reggie Jackson, Rick Monday, Sal Bando, Larry Gura and Gary Gentry. Arizona State retired his No. 1 jersey in 1972 and the field at Packard Stadium was dedicated in his honor in 2001.Winkles later managed the California Angels and Oakland Athletics from 1973-78, compiling a 170-213 record for teams that were either rebuilding or spiraling downward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSChicago Sky’s Dolson tests positive UNDATED (AP) — Stefanie Dolson is the first Chicago professional athlete known to have contracted COVID-19, and the second from the WNBA.The Chicago Sky center announced the news in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft. She says her entire family tested positive, but that only her mother became seriously ill. She says her mother was admitted to the hospital but is back home and healthy again.Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese (wees) is the only other WNBA player to test positive for the virus.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— West Ham chief executive Karren Brady says she believes the timescale for an English Premier League return is no clearer than when the coronavirus lockdown started almost a month ago. Brady feels that complex questions still need to be answered over player training, the presence of police at matches, virus testing, hygiene and medical protocols. The EPL stated after talks with the 20 clubs on Friday that its objective remains to complete the season but added that all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops. April 19, 2020 Update on the latest sports FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Running back Brian Hill has signed his $2.1 million tender offer to remain with the Atlanta Falcons.The restricted free agent received an original-round tender last month, giving the team a right to match any offer Hill received from another team or accept a fifth-round draft pick as compensation.Hill played in 12 games with two starts in 2019, rushing 78 times for 323 yards and two touchdowns along with 10 catches for 69 yards and one TD.INDYCAR-iRACINGPagenaud wins simulated IndyCar race CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh) competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar’s race on a simulated Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.Pagenaud took advantage of a frantic final 10 laps to get the victory. Penske drivers Will Power and Scott McLaughlin were racing each other for the lead and a likely victory when they came upon the lapped car of Oliver Askew, causing Power to touch McLaughlin’s car. McLaughlin was livid and actively trying to calm himself on his simulator in Brisbane when he was spun into the wall and out of contention.Pagenaud then raced Power wheel-to-wheel and the cars appeared to touch before Pagenaud took the lead. He still had to hold off Scott Dixon’s last-lap attempt to pass him for the win.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img — The mayor of Madrid says soccer matches and other sports events in Spain will take place in empty venues at least until the end of the summer. He says the coronavirus pandemic likely “won’t be under control” in time for events with big crowds to resume normally. The Spanish league is not expecting to resume at least until the end of May. It is working on several scenarios, including playing without fans through the fall.— Major League Soccer is putting on a five-week video game tournament starting Sunday that will be televised nationally. Each of the MLS teams involved picked a player to participate. The tournament will benefit Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.— Top-ranked men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) says he spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the pandemic. Djokovic described what he called a long conversation with Federer and Nadal about “how we can contribute and how we can help lower-ranked guys who obviously are struggling the most.” Djokovic talked about trying to amass somewhere around $3 million to $4.5 million to distribute, perhaps to players ranked from around 200th or 250th to around 700th.— Serena Williams’ coach says he is starting an independent tennis league to have professionals play matches without spectators starting in May at his academy in Nice, France. Patrick Mouratoglou says the plan is to live-stream 10 matches per weekend for five weekends in May and June. The ATP and WTA professional tours have been on hold since March and are suspended at least until mid-July.— The San Diego Junior Golf Association has canceled the 53rd annual IMG Academy Junior World Championships set for July 4-10. The event annually attracts more than 1,250 golfers from more than 50 countries to Torrey Pines and other San Diego golf courses. Many PGA and LPGA players faced their initial international competition at the Junior Worlds. Associated Press — Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks. But its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options. The New York Racing Association helps produce “America’s Day at the Races” on Fox Sports, TVG has partnered with NBC Sports for a dozen hours of coverage each week and the hope is that the fledgling industry can stay afloat and gain more exposure.— Youth sports leagues are bracing for even bigger financial losses with no end in sight for the shutdown of activity because of the outbreak. Communities with sprawling, empty fields and arenas are losing millions of dollars with lucrative tournaments canceled or postponed. Team sports participation dipped after the 2008 recession, so officials wonder what youth sports will look like when kids begin to return to fields and courts. — An online petition addressed to Tokyo Olympic organizers and the city government has drawn tens of thousands of signatures for permission to occupy the massive Athletes Village going up alongside Tokyo Bay. The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the virus outbreak until July 23, 2021.NFL-FALCONS-HILLRB Brian Hill signs fifth-round tender to stay with Falcons Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBASEBALL-WINKLES OBITASU, Angels skipper Winkles diesTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bobby Winkles was among the most successful coaches in college baseball before serving as a major league manager.last_img read more

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo has warned his players they cannot afford to take anything for granted when Benfica visit Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.Kalou scored in Lisbon.Salomon Kalou’s goal in Lisbon gave Chelsea a 1-0 first-leg victory and left them within sight of the semi-finals.Interim Blues boss Di Matteo was delighted with the result but insisted it would be a huge mistake to believe the tie is over.AdChoices广告“It’s a dangerous result if we think we’ve already qualified – we cannot think we’re through yet,” he said.“We’ve put ourselves in a good position, but it’s only one goal. You look at the results which have been achieved in the tournament, and we’re not going to sleep easily because of that.”Di Matteo, who made a number of changes for the game, added: “It was an excellent performance from the whole team.“Benfica are a good side with good individual players and are a threat from set-plays. But I always felt we looked solid defensively and I always fancied us to score a goal.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgDR WARREN Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) is optimistic that Briana Williams could be exonerated after testing positive for the diuretic at the Jamaican national championships in June.Williams, 17, returned a positive test for the diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) after competing in the 100m where she was third in a national junior record and world U-18 record of 10.94s. The Florida-based Williams is said to have taken Pharma Cold and Flu tablets that were contaminated by the diuretic.When she was tested, Williams had reportedly declared the tablets on her anti-doping form.On receiving news that her ‘A’ sample had turned up an adverse finding, the tablets from the batch were sent to a lab in the United States which confirmed the contamination.However, Dr Blake, in an interview on Tuesday when Williams was ousted, expressed some amount of optimism about the athlete’s chances of any serious sanction.“We expect that a suitable explanation will be given and that it won’t translate to a hearing where the athlete will have to make herself present because the explanation and the tests that have been done seem that they might, in my opinion, exonerate the athlete.”Up to this point, Williams has had an outstanding year, winning a second Austin Sealy Award at the CARIFTA Games in March, as well as the NACAC U-18 100m title in Mexico and the Pan Am Under-20 100m in Costa Rica. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

first_img– Team to wing out on Nov. 4 ahead of Super50GUYANA Jaguars will tackle a Rest XI team tomorrow in the first of two practice games ahead of the 2019 Regional Super50 Tournament which bowls off on November 7 in Trinidad & Tobago.Following the end of the Jaguars League 50-overs tourney which ended last week, Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) released the Jaguars 14-man team last Friday. The side featured the usual suspects, most of whom have been a part of the franchise since the Professional Cricket League was birthed.With the Jags set to wing out for the Twin Island Republic on November 4, Leon Johnson will want his players to get themselves in full play-mode prior to their departure. As such, the GCC ground, Bourda, will host the first game as the Jags tackle a strong Rest Team featuring talents like Ricardo Adams, Vishaul Singh, Anthony Adams, Trevon Griffith and other stars.Jaguar’s spinner, Gudakesh Motie and new selectee, pacer Nial Smith, will appear for the Rest XI in the first practice match with Kelvin Umroa having a chance to apply his trade with the Jaguars.The match officials for the match tomorrow are umpires Nandkumar Shivsankar and Ryan Banwarie with match referee/DLSM being Arleigh Rutherford.Rutherford returns to duty for the second match on Friday as  umpires Shannon Crawford and Javed Persaud carry out the on-filed duties with Trevor Hossein being the official scorer for both games.Meanwhile, the second and final match bowls off on Friday November 1 at the Enmore Community Centre ground. Both matches are scheduled to commence at 09:30 hours.Guyana Jaguars: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Leon Johnson (captain), Christopher Barnwell, Raymon Reifer, Anthony Bramble, Jonathan Foo, Kemol Savory, Ramaal Lewis, Veerasammy Permaul, Clinton Pestano, Ronsford Beaton and Kelvin Umroa.Rest Team: Trevon Griffith, Kevin Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Tevin Imlach, Vishaul Singh, Ricardo Adams, Anthony Adams, Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed , Richie Looknauth, Keon Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Nial Smith, Raymond Perez and Ashmead Neddlast_img read more

first_imgNEW Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner is all set to stay away from home for as many as four months in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic as he flies off to play in the CPL first and then the IPL.A party of ten will fly out from New Zealand this week for the CPL after obtaining no-objection certificates from NZC, of which Santner, Ish Sodhi and Brendon McCullum will then head over to the UAE in September to be a part of the IPL.Santner is the only one who will play in both leagues, for Barbados Tridents first then Chennai Super Kings, as Sodhi will be playing for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the CPL but working as spin consultant for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, while McCullum will be head coach of the two Knight Riders franchises – Trinbago and Kolkata.Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips, Corey Anderson, Scott Kuggeleijn and Nick Kelly are the other New Zealand players set to feature only in the CPL, while Lockie Ferguson Jimmy Neesham, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan and Kane Williamson should make the trip across for the IPL.Santner admitted there were risks involved in flying through different continents and staying in hotels, even though there are going to be all sorts of safety apparatus in place. “It’s an interesting one. I’m going through America and I’ll park up in the (airport) lounge in the corner somewhere. It’s one of the risks we’ve got to think about,” Santner told stuff.co.nz.“They’ve put an extensive booklet together about what happens in each circumstance which has been good, and a bit of clarity around where we’re staying. It seems like they’ve got it under control.”Santner, Sodhi and McCullum have a slim window to travel between the two leagues as the CPL ends on September 10 in Trinidad and the IPL begins only nine days later, with the quarantine rules for entering bio-secure bubbles in the IPL not defined yet. With IPL scheduled to end on November 8 or 10, the trio will then be expected to quarantine for two weeks once they get back to New Zealand.“At this stage we’ll just fly straight across (from the Caribbean),” Santner said of getting to the IPL. “I’m not sure what quarantine looks like yet (before the IPL), but there are some other big dogs like Dwayne Bravo and Brendon McCullum I can tag along with.”Santner will have another group to fly with after the CPL as the likes of Rashid Khan, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard are also expected to be at the IPL.Santner was part of the last international match that took place before the COVID-19 crisis hit the world, when New Zealand took on Australia behind closed doors in Sydney in March. More recently, the New Zealand players – men and women – have attended camps in Lincoln and Mount Maunganui to train for the cricket scheduled ahead.“It’ll be exciting to play some cricket again,” Santner said. “It’s been a slow winter but good to be at home for a bit and train and do all the fitness work.Chris (Donaldson, New Zealand strength and conditioning coach) put us through the wringer the last six weeks so it’s nice to go away and not see him for a few months.”last_img read more

first_imgIBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua has announced he will make the first defence of his title at London’s O2 on June 25.Joshua, 26, broke the news in a video on his Twitter page, saying: “I wanted the closest date possible because I’m feeling good.”No opponent has yet been announced.Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist, won the IBF title with a second-round stoppage of American Charles Martin. That victory earlier this month came in only his 16th professional fight, all of which he has won by knockout.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had said Joshua’s next fight was due to take place on July 9 at Wembley, but the plan was changed when Tyson Fury – the WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion – announced his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko would take place on the same date in Manchester.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgDanjuma, who has 8-handicap, typically romped to victory over IBB International golf course to tie up her second major tournament since she coasted to victory three months ago at the Northern Nigeria Zonal Open Golf Championship also in Abuja.A strong field of over 90 lady golfers from Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ghana and 27 golf clubs in Nigeria attended the well-organised tournament.A bogey finish in the last four holes of the final round could not dislodge Danjuma from making a routine victory in the ladies Handicap 0-28 flight category.Jessica Tei, from Ghana finished second. The young 5-handicapper from Achimota Golf Club, edged last year’s winner, Amina Wilfred of IBB Club on count-back after they both shot 267 gross.A former national cycling champion, Rita Izoje from James Ibori Golf Club, Asaba, once again grabbed the attention- not on the track, but on the golf course by finishing in fourth position, 18 shots outside the lead.Tei and Izoje enlivened a spectacular event by thrilling the guests that included Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, Ugandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Kagimu Kiwanuka, Kaduna State First Lady, Hadiza El-Rufai and others with their dancing ability, when they stepped out with their entourage to receive their prizes.V. Manteau from Ghana finished 5th, while the 6th and 7th positions went to S. Kadiri of IBB and Blessing Obaje of Otukpo respectively.The evergreen Susan Cole-Kotas finished in eighth position with 282 gross, in addition to making waves with some auxiliary prizes, including the longest drive and nearest to the pin.Blessing Adakole, (Otukpo), B. Hassan (Abeokuta), Justina Christopher (Lafia) S. Choi and Mirabel Edozie, both from IBB Club, took 1st -5th nett positions in Handicap 0-28 flight category.All 45 players who made the final day cut were presented with medals. The tournament was organised by the Ladies Section of IBB Club headed by Mrs Lami Ahmed.Lalong, who was the guest of honour, described the Ladies Open as an event which no one would have wished to miss. He also lauded the great atmosphere around the tournament plus the amazing prizes offered to the winners.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaRachael Danjuma exhibited iron-cast character over the weekend by winning the 19th IBB Ladies Open Golf Championship in Abuja by nine shots after three days of intense golf.The golfer, a former lady captain of Jaji Golf Club, shot a combined gross score of 256 to beat the field of 45 golfers, who played in the final round.last_img read more

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic scored with three minutes remaining to give Manchester United a thrilling 3-2 victory over Southampton in the EFL Cup final.A dramatic contest at Wembley was settled when Ibrahimovic headed in Ander Herrera’s cross just as the match appeared destined to move into extra-time.A controversial and thrilling match saw Southampton have Manolo Gabbiadini’s strike wrongly ruled out for offside before Ibrahimovic struck with an impressive free-kick at the other end.Jesse Lingard got the second, finding the bottom-right corner after a neat team move to net on his third consecutive Wembley appearance for United, before Gabbiadini got a goal that did count in first-half stoppage time.Gabbiadini made it five goals in three Saints matches with a magnificent finish early in the second half, but Ibrahimovic had the last word with his 26th goal of the season.United have now won the tournament on five occasions, a record bettered only by Liverpool.Mourinho claims the first major trophy of his United reign and his fourth overall victory in the competition, tying the record jointly held by Brian Clough and Alex Ferguson.Southampton’s wait for a first EFL Cup goes on as their FA Cup success in 1976 – which came against United – remains their only major trophy.Claude Puel has now lost both of his management appearances in major domestic cup finals, having  been beaten as Monaco boss in the 2001 Coupe de la Ligue final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgIn the first match of the last day, First Deepwater was better in all departments of the game as it defeated Plateau Rocks 70-57.With the conclusion of the Phase Four, attention shifts to Lagos for the final Phase of the competition expected to take place later in the month.Top officials of Zenith Bank, sponsors of the competition, have concluded arrangements to make the Grand Finale glorious in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ZENITH WOMEN B’BALL LEAGUEThe Phase Four of the Zenith Women Basketball League ended thursday at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan with some underdog teams recording victories.IGP Queens after string of losses were able to beat the FCT Queens 60-55 in one of the final round of matches.Another underdog team, GT2000, was also glorious with a 76-53 victory over AHIP Queens in one of the morning belt games. Both sides gave good accounts of themselves in the keenly contested encounter.last_img read more