British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in intensive care battling COVID-19.Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday evening with a persistent high temperature and cough and was transferred to intensive care on Monday.The 55-year-old British leader, who tested positive for the new coronavirus nearly two weeks ago, has received oxygen support but has not been put on a ventilator. Topics : “The latest from the hospital is that the prime minister remains in intensive care where his condition is improving,” Sunak said at a daily government coronavirus news conference.”I can also tell you that he has been sitting up in bed and been engaging positively with the clinical team.”Johnson’s designated deputy, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, said earlier the prime minister would soon be back at the helm.The United Kingdom’s total hospital deaths from COVID-19 has risen by a daily record of 938 to 7,097 as of 1600 GMT on April 7. But the number of new infections and hospital admissions in Britain was beginning to show signs of flattening, Stephen Powis, medical director of the National Health Service, told the news conference.While Johnson was out of action, the country was entering what scientists said was the deadliest phase of the outbreak and the government was grappling with the question of when to lift the lockdown.”We are beginning to see the benefits I believe but the really critical thing is that we have to continue following instructions – we have to continue following social distancing, because if we don’t the virus will start to spread again,” said Powis.In the latest of a raft of measures to rescue the economy and society from the worst effects of the crisis, Sunak announced an extra 750 million pounds ($930 million) of funding for charities so that they could continue their work.He also said Raab would chair a government emergency response meeting, known as Cobra, on Thursday to discuss how to deal with a review of lockdown measures in Johnson’s absence.”We committed that there would be a review in and around three weeks [from the start of the lockdown]. That review will be based on the evidence and the data provided by SAGE,” said Sunak, referring to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.
Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is out of contract at the Emirates in 2021, and the Gunners face potentially being forced to sell him this summer Loading… Last week, Arteta insisted “I completely trust them [the club]” with regards the Aubameyang situation. But speaking on Thursday, ahead of the Gunners’ London derby against West Ham this weekend, the Spaniard once more made clear his thoughts. “We will have to do that [sort out his deal] before the end of the season,” said Arteta. Aubameyang missed Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Portsmouth on Monday, having scored a fine overhead kick – his 20th of the season – in the Europa League loss to Olympiacos last Thursday. However, that fine strike was overshadowed by a miss at the death, the Gabonese hitman firing wide a guilt-edged opportunity from six yards which would have sent his side into the next round. But Arteta insists that, after a few days reflection, Aubameyang is back ready to fire this weekend. Read Also:Cole:Aubameyang needs to leave Arsenal “He was down and felt responsible about what happened [vs Olympiacos],” he added. “We need him happy and smiling and that’s what he’s been these few days.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best Car Manufacturers In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To KnowA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World Mikel Arteta has told Arsenal’s board to do whatever it takes to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club this summer. The former Borussia Dortmund striker, in a situation reminiscent of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates, is out of contract in 2021, leaving his future up in the air. Aubameyang, 30, is desperate to play Champions League football, and under Unai Emery contract negotiations were ended. But Aubameyang has been outstanding under Arteta, showing his importance to the club with his goals and also operating selflessly from the left side. Additionally, he also made clear how much he is embracing the new direction in which the club is heading the head coach, working relentlessly both in attack and defence and leading by example. Arsenal are keen to keep Aubameyang, but his contract situation leaves them in an awkward predicament – although club chiefs are now increasing their push.
Neymar has tested positive for Covid-19 alongside Paris Saint-Germain team-mates Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes. According to L’Equipe, they are the three unnamed players the club revealed had contracted the virus today. Neymar and Paredes have been holidaying on the party island Ibiza and the news plunges the club in crisis just eight days out from their first game of the season. The French champs have had an extended rest after they made it to the Champions League final in Lisbon. The Ligue 1 season started on August 21 but PSG is not due to play until they travel to Lens on Thursday, September 10. But that fixture could now be in jeopardy, with players to be tested regularly in the coming days. The Premier League has also been rocked by a surge of Covid-19 cases thought to be related to players jetting off on holiday in the short break between seasons.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksAmazing Bridal Looks From Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Irresistibly Beautiful Asian Actresses9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do read also:Neymar, Nike end romance after 15 years The English top-flight was hit by 14 mystery cases at 12 pre-season camps. And the start of the 2020-21 season was thrown further into doubt as Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Spurs ace Tanguy Ndombele tested positive for the virus. Eight Chelsea players were also forced to stay home after either testing positive or have been in close contact with those who have caught coronavirus. England internationals Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, and American star Christian Pulisic were all house-bound. And Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Emerson, and Michy Batshuayi also faced a period of self-isolation. Most recently, Wolves winger Adama Traore had to pull out of Spain duty after a positive test result scuppered his chance of a first cap. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 3) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series makes its second of three visits this season to West Liberty Raceway on July 8. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. for next Tuesday’s $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start IMCA Late Model show. Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps.Admission to the grandstand is $16 for adults and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying paid adults. Pit passes are $30. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds also run on Tuesday, for all applicable points. More information is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.com website.Colby Springsteen of Wapello was the winner of the April 12 Deery feature at West Liberty. The 28th annual series concludes there on Oct. 3 and 4.Springsteen is one of the six drivers to have won a Deery feature in as many events so far this season. Point leader Justin Kay of Wheatland, Andy Eckrich of Oxford, Terry Neal of Ely, Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., and most recently Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls have also added to their respective career win totals.Guss and defending series champion Brian Harris of Davenport have each won two of the previous seven Deery features held at West Liberty. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 282; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 277; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 260; 4. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 248; 5. Jason Rauen, Farley, 244; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 243; 7. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 240; 8. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 223; 9. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 215; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 213; 11. Scott Fitzpatrick, Long Grove, 206; 12. Brian Harris, Davenport, 203; 13. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 165; 14. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 140; 15. Terry Neal, Ely, 134; 16. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 129; 17. John Emerson, Waterloo, 127; 18. Ronald Klein, Sherrill, and Spencer Diercks, Davenport, both 126; 20. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 118.
Christine Cain, 49 of Milan passed away at her home Saturday December 29, 2018. Christine was born Wednesday March 19, 1969 the daughter of William “Bert” and Velma (Auel) Caudill. She married David Lee Cain May18, 2007 and he preceded her in death October 20, 2017. Christine was a CNA and enjoyed riding Harleys, playing bingo, fishing, camping, and being with her friends and family.Christine is survived by daughter, Anna Browning of Milan, sisters Charlotte Mollaun and Cynthia Uribe both of Milan, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,1 brother and1 sister.A celebration of her life will be held at 12 noon on Thursday January 3, 2019 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be 10-12 noon Thursday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S. Main St., PO box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online message for the family.
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PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar has declared that he is “super happy” to return to training which implied that he has recovered from coronavirus and moved out of isolation.The 28-year-old striker was one of seven players in the PSG squad who had tested positive recently. The other infected players include Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Keylor Navas and Marquinhos, reports Xinhua news agency. “I went back to training, supper happy #CORONAOUT,” the Brazilian posted on his Twitter account on Friday. The absence of these key players had weakened Thomas Tuchel’s side significantly as the Ligue 1 defending champions launched their title defence with a shocking 0-1 defeat at newly-promoted Lens on Thursday. The shorthanded German coach had to field several youngsters like 18-year-old league debutants Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo and 20-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka in the starting line-up in Wednesday’s match. PSG on Friday also announced to have signed right-back Alessandro Florenzi on a one-year loan from Italian Serie A club Roma, adding that they have a purchase option when the loan ends next summer. Tuchel’s team will face a busy schedule in the coming week with a clash against last season’s runners-up Marseille on Sunday, followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. IANSAlso watch: Rain Water Floods Barpeta Road
— Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) set up Steven Stamkos’ 26th goal and Brayden Point’s 20th as the Lightning notched their sixth straight win, 3-1 over the Islanders. Carter Verhaeghe (vur-HAY’-gee) provided the eventual game-winner in the third period, and Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 17 shots to help Tampa Bay improve to 18-2-1 since a Dec. 21 loss to the Capitals.— Sidney Crosby scored his 10th goal in the second period and the Penguins won for the ninth time in 12 games by downing the Panthers, 3-2. Kris Letang (leh-TANG’) had a goal and an assist as Pittsburgh pulled within three points of Washington for the Metropolitan Division lead.— Shootout goals by Justin Williams and Andrei Svechnikov (SVHEHCH’-nih-kahv) completed the Hurricanes’ comeback in a 6-5 decision over the Golden Knights. Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) and Erik Haula and Teuvo Teravainen each had a goal and an assist for Carolina, which trailed 3-1 and 4-2 in the third period before winning for the fifth time in seven games.— The Avalanche earned a 2-1 victory at Columbus as Philipp Grubauer handled 31 shots and Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:34 left. Colorado earned its third win in a row and ended the Blue Jackets’ 11-game point streak.— Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) scored twice in the third period to push the Oilers past the Predators, 3-2. Nashville led 2-0 until Alex Chiasson (CHAY’-sahn) notched a power-play goal with under nine seconds left in the second period. February 9, 2020 The 79-year-old combustible coach was introduced during a halftime ceremony along with former players including members of the Hoosiers’ 1980 Big Ten championship team.Knight won 662 games and three national championships in 29 seasons with the Hoosiers before he was fired on Sept. 10, 2000 after a student accused Knight of grabbing him in the hallway of Assembly Hall.NBA-SCHEDULEBucks batter MagicUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks remain on pace to become the third team in NBA history to top 70 victories in a regular season. — Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria (AHN’-hehl eh-cheh-vah-REE’-ah) has died at 48. The Connecticut Post reported Saturday that Echevarria died on Friday at Bridgeport Hospital. The story said his girlfriend, Jazmine Cox, told them he took at fall in his Bridgeport home earlier in the day.PGA-PEBBLE BEACHSurging Lefty sizzles at Pebble BeachPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is in great shape as he tries to nail down a record sixth Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Mickelson finds himself just one shot behind leader Nick Taylor through three rounds. Lefty holed out from a bunker for birdie on the 13th and chipped in from 90 feet for birdie on the next hole before closing his round with a birdie. The Jayhawks’ 60-46 victory against TCU gives them 31 consecutive 20-win seasons, matching North Carolina’s record. It also made Self the second-youngest head coach with 700 career victories.Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah az-ah-BOO’-kay) had 20 points and 15 rebounds in his 10th double-double of the season. Azubuike had five dunks during a 13-3 run early that put Kansas ahead to stay.Devon Dotson added 18 points and 11 assists to help Self improve to 700-214 in 27 seasons spent with the Jayhawks, Oral Roberts, Tulsa and Illinois.In other top-25 games Saturday:— MaCio Teague scored 24 points and top-ranked Baylor stretched its winning streak to 20 games with a 78-70 victory over Oklahoma State. Teague hit six consecutive free throws in the final 14 seconds, four coming after Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton Jr. was assessed two consecutive technical fouls and ejected from the game. — The Raptors stretched their team-record winning streak to 14 games as Fred VanVleet scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter of a 119-118 triumph over the Nets. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 20 points, including the tiebreaking free throw with 22 seconds remaining.— Jordan McLaughlin scored a career-high 24 points and Malik Beasley added 23 in his Minnesota debut as the duo led a 142-115 pounding of the Clippers. Karl-Anthony Towns just missed a triple-double with 22 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists to help the Timberwolves end a 13-game losing streak.— Jrue (jroo) Holiday scored 14 of his 31 points in the final 2:26, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the Pelicans’ 124-117 victory at Indiana. Reserve JJ Redick added 23 points as New Orleans handed the Pacers their fifth consecutive loss.— The Mavericks knocked off the Hornets, 116-100 as Seth Curry scored 26 points in his return to Charlotte. Curry made his first 10 shots from the field, including six 3-pointers to help the Mavericks snap a two-game losing streak.— Buddy Hield (heeld) shot 9-for-10 from beyond the arc while pouring in 31 points off the bench to highlight the Kings’ 122-102 dismantling of the Spurs. Harrison Barnes finished with 25 points for Sacramento, which drained 19 of its 35 3-point attempts. — Dillon Dube (doo-BAY’) had a goal and two assists to lead five Flames with at least two points in a 6-2 rout of the Canucks. Milan Lucic (LOO’-cheeh) and Derek Ryan each had a goal and an assist against Vancouver, which has dropped four straight since a five-game winning streak.— Ilya Kovalchuk (KOH’-vahl-chuhk) scored 1:43 into overtime to complete the Canadiens’ late comeback in their seventh victory in nine games, 2-1 against the Maple Leafs. Toronto led until Marco Scandella beat Jack Campbell with 2:33 left in regulation.— Patrik Laine (LY’-nay) registered his eighth career hat trick by providing three power-play goals in the Jets’ 5-2 win over the visiting Senators. Kyle Connor had a goal and three assists for the Jets, who are 3-0-1 since a five-game losing streak.— Mackenzie Blackwood posted his second straight shutout by stopping a penalty shot and making 37 saves in the Devils’ 3-0 decision over the Kings. Nikita Gusev (GOO’-sehv), Blake Coleman and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Devils, who extended their points streak to a season-high six games at 3-0-3.MLB-RED SOX-BENINTENDI Taylor overcame two early bogeys with a 25-foot eagle putt on his 16th hole for a 69, and his first 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour. Taylor was at 17-under 198.Jason Day posted a 70 at Spyglass Hill and was only three shots behind at 14-under.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-tah-KOON’-poh) just missed a triple-double and Brook Lopez scored a team-high 23 points as the Bucks hammered the Magic, 112-95. Antetokounmpo finished with 19 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists to help the Bucks win for the 13th time in their last 14 games. Lopez shot 5-for-5 from 3-point range, and Khris Middleton chipped in 21 points with 13 rebounds as Milwaukee improved to a league-best 45-7.Eric Bledsoe finished with 18 points for the Bucks, who led by as many as 27 in the third quarter.Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action:— LeBron James heated up in the second half and finished with 22 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in guiding the Lakers to a 125-120 victory over the Warriors. Avery Bradley added 21 points with five 3-pointers, and Anthony Davis contributed 27 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles.— Jamal Murray was 6 of 8 from 3-point range and 14 of 17 overall while scoring 36 points in the Nuggets’ 117-108 downing of the Suns. Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) added 23 points, nine boards and six assists, while Paul Millsap furnished 12 points and 11 boards in his first game since Jan. 6. — Drew Timme (TIH’-mee) scored 20 points and No. 2 Gonzaga made 14 of its first 15 shots to send Saint Mary’s to its worst home loss in 19 years, 90-60. The 25-1 Bulldogs turned the highly anticipated showdown between the fierce rivals into a laugher by taking a 20-point lead midway through the first half.— Fourth-ranked San Diego State remains the lone unbeaten team in Division I after K.J. Feagin dropped in 21 points and Jordan Schakel added 18 in an 89-74 win at Air Force. Malichi Flynn furnished 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help the Aztecs move to 24-0.— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-uh) had 22 points and No. 5 Louisville stretched its winning streak to 10 games by topping Virginia, 80-73. Malik Williams had 13 points as the Cardinals improved to 21-3 overall and 12-1 in the ACC.— Sixth-ranked Dayton picked up its 12th straight win as Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) contributed 17 points to a 71-65 win against Saint Louis. Jalen Crutcher scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as Dayton broke open a tight game to stay unbeaten in Atlantic 10 Conference play at 10-0.— Wendell Moore scored on a putback as time expired to complete seventh-ranked Duke’s 98-96 triumph at North Carolina. Tre Jones finished with 28 points for the 20-3 Blue Devils, who led for only 1:47 of the game. — M.J. Walker and Patrick Williams each scored 14 points as No. 8 Florida State beat Miami, 99-81. The Seminoles improved to 20-3 by outrebounding the Hurricanes, 46-24 and shooting 13-for-26 from 3-point range.— Myles Powell had 19 points and 12th-ranked Seton Hall snapped a 17-game road losing streak to Villanova with a 70-64 victory over the No. 10 Wildcats. Sandro Mamukelashvili scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half for the Big East-leading Pirates, who last won at Villanova on Feb. 26, 1994.— No. 11 Auburn pulled out a 91-80 win over 18th-ranked LSU on J’Von McCormick’s floater with 0.1 second left in overtime. Samir Doughty hit five 3-pointers and scored a team-high 26 points for the Tigers, who rallied from a 14-point second half deficit and moved into a tie with LSU for the SEC lead.— Kristian Doolittle scored 27 points and Oklahoma broke West Virginia’s early defensive pressure in a 69-59 win over the 13th-ranked Mountaineers. The Sooners built an 18-point lead and withstood 19 turnovers to drop WVU to 18-5.— Oregon State pulled off a stunner by allowing just 21 points in the second half of a 63-53 triumph over 14th-ranked Oregon. Kylor Kelley had 14 points and seven boards for the Beavers, while Ethan Thompson provided a team-high 15 points. — Immanuel Quickley scored 18 points as No. 15 Kentucky beat Tennessee, 77-64 for its sixth win in seven games. Tyrese Maxey and Nick Richards each had 15 points to help the Wildcats beat the Volunteers in Knoxville for the first time in Rick Barnes’ five seasons as Tennessee’s coach.— Isaiah Livers scored 14 points in his return to the lineup and Zavier Simpson added 16 to lift Michigan to a 77-68 victory over No. 16 Michigan State. Livers was back in the starting lineup after missing nine of the Wolverines’ previous 10 games with a groin injury.— Joe Wieskamp dropped in a career-high 30 points and Luka Garza added 22 to help No. 17 Iowa slam Nebraska, 96-72. The Hawkeyes led by 11 at the break before opening the second half with a 25-8 run to put the game away.— Creighton was a 94-82 winner against St. John’s as Marcus Zegarowski had 23 points and Denzel Mahoney had 18 points for the 21st-rated Bluejays.— Lamar Stevens scored a career-high 33 points and No. 22 Penn State picked up its sixth consecutive victory by downing Minnesota, 83-77. — Julius Randle scored 17 points, including a bank shot with 13.5 seconds left that helped the Knicks secure their season-high fourth straight victory, 95-92 over the Pistons. Wayne Ellington scored 17 points for New York, which grabbed 16 offensive rebounds compared to three for Detroit.NHL-SCHEDULEBruins extend win streakUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins have expanded their lead in the NHL’s overall standings, moving three points ahead of the Washington Capitals.Charlie Coyle scored twice and Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhuh-rahn) had a goal and two assists as the Bruins picked up their sixth consecutive win, 4-2 over the Coyotes. The game was tied 1-1 until Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk netted power-play goals 2:29 apart in the second period. Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask stopped 29 shots as the Bruins became the league’s first team with 80 points.In Washington, Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) scored twice and Claude Giroux (juh-ROO’) recorded three points in the Flyers’ 7-2 rout of the Capitals. Giroux scored a late power-play goal and collected two assists to reach 800 points for his career.Brian Elliott made 25 saves and helped Philadelphia keep Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) two shy of 700 career goals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Roope (ROO’-peh) Hintz provided a pair of goals in the Stars’ 3-2 win over the Blues, including the game-winner at 2:19 of overtime. Jamie Benn also scored and Anton Khudobin (koo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 23 shots as Dallas improved to 10-5 in OT. — Riley Smith had 15 points and UCLA shot 51% in a 65-52 upset of Arizona at Tucson. The Wildcats shot 25% and went 6 of 29 in the second half.— McKinley Wright IV finished with 21 points and D’Shawn Schwartz added 20 as No. 24 Colorado rallied from 11 points down at halftime to beat Stanford, 81-74.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NCAA INITIAL SEEDSBaylor gets top seed in NCAA committee’s initial rankingsUNDTED (AP) — Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga and San Diego State are the top seeds in the NCAA’s preliminary rankings. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULESelf gets 700th winUNDATED (AP) — Third-ranked Kansas and Jayhawks head coach Bill Self earned milestone victories on Saturday. The Bears were the No. 1 overall seed in rankings released Saturday by the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.The preliminary rankings are designed to be a sneak peek at the selection process before the official seeds are revealed on March 15.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-INDIANA-KNIGHT RETURNSKnight back at Indiana after 20 yearsBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bob Knight has ended his 20-year split with Indiana. Associated Press Benintendi gets extensionBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with Andrew Benintendi by signing the outfielder to a two, year, $10 million contract.The 25-year-old Benintendi has hit .277 with 51 homers and 259 RBIs in his first three-plus major league seasons. He batted .266 with 13 homers, 68 RBIs and 10 stolen bases last year.Also, in the majors:— Giants catcher Aramis Garcia had surgery on his right hip after getting injured during winter ball in the Dominican Republic in December. He will miss up to eight months.
MANCHESTER City manager Pep Guardiola says his team deserve an apology after the club successfully overturned their ban from European club competitions.On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared City of committing “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016.Yesterday Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho called it a “disgraceful decision”.“What we have done is right. Jose and all the managers should know that we were damaged,” said Guardiola.“We should be apologised (to).“(I’m) incredibly happy for the decision, which shows what all the people said about the club was not true and to defend on the pitch what we won on the pitch.“Like I said many times, if we did something wrong we would accept the decision of UEFA and CAS because we did something wrong. We can defend ourselves. We have the right to defend ourselves when we believe what we have done is correct.”UEFA had issued Man City with a two-year ban in February.But CAS cleared City of “disguising equity funds as sponsorship contributions” and cut the club’s fine from 30M euros (£26.9M) to 10M euros (£9M).In this year’s Champions League, City face Real Madrid in their last-16 second leg at Etihad Stadium on August 7. They lead 2-1 from the first leg and will face Juventus or Lyon if they progress.When asked about his future with last season’s Premier League champions, Guardiola said he was “happy” but added “now is not the time” to discuss a new contract. His current deal runs until the end of the 2020-21 season.“We have made a step forward in 10 years. We invested a lot of money, like a lot of clubs. We did it the right way. We have not been banned because we followed the FFP rules. If we hadn’t we would have been banned,” Guardiola added.“We showed it was not true. That’s why people have to be happy or should at least accept it.“I would love to say, ‘look in our eyes and say something face to face and go out onto the pitch and play as rivals and after if you beat us, we will shake hands and congratulate you’.”REACTION FROM AROUND THE PREMIER LEAGUEThe decision to allow City to play in Europe next season means it is normal service in terms of qualification for the Champions League and Europa League from the English top flight.The top four sides will qualify for the Champions League, while fifth and sixth place will progress into the Europa League.Had the ban remained in place, with City now guaranteed a top-four domestic finish, the team finishing fifth would have qualified for the Champions League and the seventh-place team would have got a Europa League spot.Here’s what some of the other Premier League managers had to say:Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “From a personal point of view, I’m happy Manchester City can play in next season’s Champions League, because if they have 12 games less, I don’t see any chance for any other teams in the Premier League.“I don’t wish anything bad on anyone but I don’t think it was a good day for football. Financial Fair Play (FFP) is a good idea and it is there to protect teams and the competition.”Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho: “If you’re not guilty you shouldn’t have a fine. I don’t know if Manchester City are guilty or not but either way it’s a disgraceful decision.”Arsenal boss, and former Man City assistant manager, Mikel Arteta: “There is no question about what happened. They completely deserve to be in (the) Champions League because what they’ve done on the pitch is unquestionable and the regulators have looked at it and have decided that they haven’t done anything wrong.“So you have the two aspects that are really clear and transparent; and they’re going to be in Champions League because they deserve (it) for what they do on the pitch.” (BBC Sport)
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (19-11, 10-7 Atlantic Coast) enters its regular-season finale coming off a blowout loss to No. 2 Virginia. Clemson (18-12, 8-9), on the other hand, just edged Notre Dame by one score on Wednesday. When these teams met earlier this season, the Orange won, 61-53.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen Saturday.Billy Heyen (23-7)Points at a premiumSyracuse 61, Clemson 57The first meeting of these teams was a defensive battle, and that should hold true this time around. The Orange and Tigers are both much better defensively than offensively, so whichever team has someone that gets hot might hold the edge. I’ll put my cards in on Tyus Battle or Elijah Hughes getting hotter than Clemson’s Marcquise Reed, and with points at a premium, one player catching fire should be just enough to close the regular season off with a win.Charlie DiSturco (21-9)Tiger BiteClemson 63, Syracuse 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has been unable to string together two good halves against good ACC teams in a couple weeks, and Clemson is a team on the NCAA Tournament bubble, hungry for another boost to its resume. The Tigers struggled to break the 2-3 zone earlier in the year, but seeing it for a second time should make things easier. This will be a defensive battle throughout, but in its last home game of the year, I see Clemson pulling away late on the backs of Marcquise Reed and Elijah Thomas. Matthew Gutierrez (18-12)Football in MarchSyracuse 66, Clemson 63Love to see two football teams go out with spring on the horizon. I think Syracuse is a lock for the NCAA Tournament, and no result Saturday will change that. But a win could help SU’s seeding in the tournament. The Tigers barely beat Notre Dame this week, and I think Syracuse has been tested enough over the past two weeks to beat an unranked ACC team on the road. Published on March 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm Comments