June 2, 2020 Associated Press ___An Albanian player has tested positive for the coronavirus but the country’s soccer federation says his club will play as scheduled when the league resumes this week amid the pandemic.The KF Bylis player was not named.League matches in Albania will resume on Wednesday without fans in the stadiums. The matches will follow medical protocols drafted in consultation with UEFA.Federation spokesman Andi Vrecani says “the championship is not threatened because the protocol has been set that such a player with COVID-19 is quarantined for 14 days and the team continues preparation normally.” Play was suspended in mid-March following the country’s lockdown.Bylis is in seventh place. The league is expected to finish by July 29 with the Albanian Cup final on Aug. 2.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Ohio school announced May 15 it was dropping baseball because of a projected $2 million athletic budget shortfall stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. Cutting baseball was expected to save $500,000 a year. No other sports were eliminated, but there were to be other cost-cutting measures in the athletic department.Former players began a “Save BGSU Baseball” campaign shortly after the announcement the sport would be eliminated. The university said in a statement baseball could return if short- and long-term funding solutions can be secured to sustain the program the next three years and beyond. Athletic department spokesman Jason Knavel confirmed media reports that $1.5 million would need to be raised to achieve that goal. Knavel said no deadline has been set.Bowling Green’s most famous ex-player is Orel Hershiser, a three-time All-Star who pitched 18 years in the major leagues, 13 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.___Pac-12 schools have agreed to perform COVID-19 and coronavirus antibody tests on all athletes upon their return to campuses for voluntary workouts. The third phase would bring back athletes in fall sports, though Corrigan said only that will come “later this summer” with additional details coming later. The final phase is the return of all other programs ahead of the fall semester.___The Russian soccer league says it will restart on June 19. That is two days earlier than originally planned.The league says it gave the date of June 21 because of a longstanding practice of using the date of Sunday’s games as the official nominal designation for a round of games over several days.The restart will begin with two games on June 19. Krylya Sovetov Samara will play Akhmat Grozny and Sochi will face FC Rostov. North Carolina State athletic director Boo Corrigan says the school has begun a schedule allowing student-athletes to return in phases to campus, with the first wave of football players permitted to return to student housing by June 20.The school announced details of the plan Tuesday in an open letter from Corrigan, who said the plan is to return via “the safest and most responsible path moving forward.”Corrigan says the first phase has already started by allowing members of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs who live locally to receive examinations and coronavirus testing.If cleared, athletes would be allowed to participate in voluntary workouts, though they would be divided into small groups for safety precautions.The second phase begins with football players returning to student housing “no later than” June 20, followed by men’s and women’s basketball players. The Latest: Bowling Green trying to restore baseball program Russia is planning to allow a limited number of fans in the stadiums when games restart.___England is set to host the West Indies in three cricket tests in July, subject to government approval.The West Indies will arrive next Tuesday and travel to Old Trafford in Manchester for quarantine and training.They will then move to Southampton for the first test from July 8, and back to Old Trafford for the remaining tests starting on July 16 and July 24. Pac-12 schools have agreed to perform COVID-19 and coronavirus antibody tests on all athletes upon their return to campuses for voluntary workouts.Commissioner Larry Scott tells The Associated Press “these guidelines are coming from our medical advisory committee and it’s their belief this is best practice.”Scott says athletes will continue to be tested regularly for COVID-19 as long as they are under the supervision of the schools.Scott says “I think it’s important to keep in mind our student-athletes come from all over. All over the United States and in some cases all over the world.”The Pac-12 schools are scheduled to begin allowing athletes back into their facilities for voluntary workouts starting June 15. “These guidelines are coming from our medical advisory committee and it’s their belief this is best practice,” Commissioner Larry Scott told The Associated Press.Scott said athletes will continue to be tested regularly for COVID-19 as long as they are under the supervision of the schools.“I think it’s important to keep in mind our student-athletes come from all over. All over the United States and in some cases all over the world,” Scott said. “Return to campus and return to voluntary workouts I think factors that in.”The Pac-12 schools are scheduled to begin allowing athletes back into their facilities for voluntary workouts starting June 15.___ There will be no spectators.The two venues were chosen because they had hotels attached or nearby and could be turned into “bio-secure environments.”Cricket West Indies agreed in principle to tour last Friday.The test series was originally scheduled to begin on Thursday.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Bowling Green is working with alumni and former players to reinstate the Falcons’ baseball program.
Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — It may not have been the massive breakthrough some suggested it would be, but Thursday night was a successful one for Canada nonetheless.There was talk at Wednesday’s NBA Draft Media Day of an unprecedented amount — seven or eight — of Canadians being selected. Though that wasn’t the case, the four Canadians taken in the 2014 NBA Draft set a record, surpassing the three that were taken a year ago.Former Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis joined the Cleveland Cavaliers’ No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and Sacramento Kings lottery selection Nik Stauskas as the three Canadian-born first-rounders in Thursday night’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.“I think this is a big year,” Ennis said. “We had the No. 1 pick. At the end of the night, Canada has something to be proud of.”Dwight Powell of Stanford was taken 45th overall by the Charlotte Hornets to round out the group. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter just one Canadian was drafted at all from 2006-2010, the country is slowly establishing itself as a source of basketball talent.Including the player selected before all others Thursday night.“Great thing for Toronto,” Wiggins said. “Great thing for Canada, actually. It opens doors for all the youth and everyone in Canada. “I just think it gives everyone in Canada hope that they can accomplish what I do because it’s possible if they work hard. It’s a huge accomplishment for Canada.” Comments Related Stories Ennis sees himself fitting into Phoenix’s fast-paced offensePhoenix Suns select Ennis 18th overall, make him 1st SU player taken in 2014 NBA DraftPhiladelphia 76ers select Grant with the 39th overall pick in 2nd round Fair goes unselected in NBA Draft Published on June 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more MONEY The visitors were perhaps unfortunate to not get a penalty when Ayoze Perez was floored in the box by Forest keeper Luke Steele and a matter of seconds later the tie was complete when Gil Dias’ chipped the ball brilliantly into the net.Everton 3-1 Rotherham UnitedTwo goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s first of the season ensured an under-strength Everton side avoided a Carabao Cup upset with a 3-1 victory over Sky Bet Championship side Rotherham.Iceland international Sigurdsson, who scored six times last season following his £45millon club record move from Swansea, scored from close range after 28 minutes, followed in the second half by Calvert-Lewin heading his first since February.Substitute Will Vaulks nodded in an 86th minute corner but Calvert-Lewin’s second moments later snuffed out any hopes of a late comeback. The Newcastle players surround referee Jeremy Simpson on a night they may feel agrieved possible standings 3 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Latest Football News Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade gameday Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 Javi Gracia’s men have won all four games this season 20-year-old Davies captained Everton while Calvert-Lewin bagged a brace impact highlights Here is the best of the action from Wednesday night’s action in the Carabao Cup second round:Nottingham Forest 3-1 Newcastle UnitedA dramatic finale saw Nottingham Forest knock Newcastle out of the Carabao Cup for the second season running after securing a 3-1 win over Rafa Benitez’s side at the City Ground.The Championship side had the lead inside two minutes when Daryl Murphy nodded in Sam Byram’s fierce cross before Salomon Rondon equalised in the second minute of stoppage-time with a powerful shot.However, Forest regained the lead almost instantly when Matty Cash fired a loose ball home. Reading 0-2 WatfordA much-changed Watford maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 2-0 win at Championship Reading in the Carabao Cup second round.In a low-key tie, the Hornets went in front just before half-time when striker Isaac Success tucked in from close range.Portuguese midfielder Domingos Quina secured victory against a poor Reading side just past the hour mark with an unstoppable strike from long distance. Millwall 3-2 Plymouth ArgyleAiden O’Brien capped off a dramatic turnaround as Millwall came from behind to beat Plymouth 3-2 in the second round of the Carabao Cup.Jamie Ness’ header was cancelled out by a Shaun Williams penalty before Freddie Ladapo’s fine goal restored Argyle’s advantage.Lee Gregory equalised seven minutes from time before fellow substitute O’Brien nudged home to send Millwall through. silverware RANKED smart causal