The Latest: WCC postpones conference fall competition

first_imgThe Latest: WCC postpones conference fall competition French golfer Alex Levy has been withdrawn from the Celtic Classic, which started on Thursday.Levy came into contact with a friend who has tested positive for the coronavirus, the European Tour said in a statement.The contact happened while Levy was at home in France last weekend. When he arrived at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales on Tuesday, he tested negative. He is showing no symptoms, the tour said, but he has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution and must self-isolate for 14 days.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The conference announced the decision on Thursday, saying the “welfare” of the student-athletes was the “guiding principle.”The league says it is working on plans to ensure a safe environment to conduct the 2020-21 WCC men’s and women’s basketball seasons in the winter.The postponement does not preclude schools from scheduling non-conference competitions in low-risk sports in the fall.___Houston Baptist and Central Arkansas are still planning to play non-conference football games after the FCS-level Southland Conference decided Thursday to postpone league games this fall with the intent to explore playing those in the spring. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The West Coast Conference has postponed all conference fall competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic. August 13, 2020 ___New Mexico State has postponed its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions.The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are the 53rd major college football program overall to opt out. New Mexico State noted it had four games left on its schedule, plus the state of New Mexico has a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into and out of the state.New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring. Southland Conference presidents also authorized planning for spring semester championship events for volleyball, soccer and cross country, while allowing schools to participate in limited fall competition if they choose to do so.Houston Baptist plans to honor its existing contracts to play non-conference football games against North Texas, Texas Tech and Louisiana Tech. Central Arkansas intends to play its scheduled opener Aug. 29 against Austin Peay, and a game at Arkansas State.“While not unexpected, it is still a sad day for our fall sport student-athletes,” HBU athletic director Steve Moniaci said. “We are taking measures to ensure they can compete safely in a limited capacity this fall and be prepared should the league resume play and reschedule the championships for the spring.”UCA athletic director Brad Teague said his school was “moving forward with its fall campaign in all sports, playing a reduced schedule.”Tom Burnett, commissioner of the Southland Conference, said the board determined that an entire fall sports season wasn’t likely. ___Five lower-level tennis tournaments in the United States in September have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.The U.S. Tennis Association — which plans to hold the U.S. Open and another tournament in New York starting Aug. 20 — announced Thursday the cancellations of all ITF World Tennis Tour and ATP Challenger events in other cities around the country next month.Those tournaments are ATP Challengers in Cary, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio, and ITF stops in Champaign, Illinois; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Lubbock, Texas.The USTA says the sort of “controlled environment” that will be used for the Western & Southern Open and U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows “would logistically and financially be difficult to create” at the smaller tournaments that are being scrapped. Associated Press There will be strict measures in place to protect against the coronavirus, and fans will not be allowed to roam around. The circuit has a capacity of around 110,000 including more than 40,000 in the stands and welcomed approximately 160,000 people across the three-day weekend last year.Organizers say in a statement: “It is a decision that makes us emotional because it also represents a green light for the restart of world sport finally in front of the fans.”The first three MotoGP rounds were held without fans and no spectators will be allowed into the upcoming doubleheader in Austria.___ “Rival New Mexico has postponed its season as part of the Mountain West’s decision to attempt to play in the spring.New Mexico State competes in the Western Athletic Conference for other sports, and that conference also announced it would not have fall sports this year.___Fans will be allowed into MotoGP races for the first time this season, at the Misano circuit in Italy next month.The region of Emilia Romagna has given the circuit permission to open to a maximum of 10,000 fans a day for the doubleheader of the San Marino and Emilia Romagna MotoGP rounds.last_img read more

Field hockey Bees reclaim sectional Class A championship

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvillefield hockey Late in a season that, at the time, did not look that promising, the Baldwinsville field hockey team promoted, from the JV ranks, eighth-grader Julia Schultz, little dreaming the impact she would have.A few weeks later, the Bees, once sporting a 7-9 record, were Section III Class A champions for the second time in three years – and Schultz had much to do with that post-season run.It was Schultz scoring four goals in her team’s 5-1 first-round win over Auburn on Oct. 23. Then, in Sunday’s sectional final against Rome Free Academy at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Sheveron Stadium, she broke open a long deadlock late in regulation and powered B’ville past the Black Knights 2-0. “It feels pretty exciting,” said Schultz. “It’s like a dream.”“She added so much for us,” said senior captain Emma Brushingham, grateful, like all of her teammates, of the way Schultz’s presence sparked an attack that was dormant for long stretches of the fall.B’ville’s second sectional title in three years, and fourth overall, was a full-team effort in the best use of the cliche, and all of them were needed against an RFA side far improved from the one the Bees handled 4-1 when they met in September.center_img Aggressive at the outset, B’ville had four penalty corners in the first 10 minutes without converting. As the first half wore on, the Black Knights got more chances, but the Bees’ defense, led by Mackenzie Dickman, Julia Guidone, Maren Roy and Victoria Schultz, turned RFA back.Julia Schultz had a great chance to score in the waning seconds of the half but was stopped, point-blank, by Black Knights goalie Liliana Ferrucci, who again turned Schultz early in the second half.Even when RFA had three penalty corners in a row midway through the half, it could not convert, so it was still 0-0 as time began to wind down, neither side showing signs of a crack.But then the Black Knights turned the ball over deep in its own end and, with 8:32 to play, Julia Schultz ran in alone on Ferrucci. “No one was going to stop me” said Schultz, who rapped a shot past Ferrucci into the right side of the net.Unlike the semifinal with top seed Fayetteville-Manlius where the Bees went into a defensive crouch once in the lead, B’ville kept attacking late and, with 57 seconds left, clinched it when Schultz scored again, assisted by Kendall Carni.Brushingham said her team “never gave up on each other” even when it was struggling, which made this sectional title as satisfying as the one earned in 2017.On Wednesday, B’ville will face Section II champion Guilderland, a first-time state tournament participant, in the opening round of the regional playoffs at Gloversville High School. The winner faces Section IV champion Vestal in Saturday’s regional final.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Millionaire Steve Smith on a roll both on and off the field!

first_imgAdvertisement 397jNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2kaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Enf4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gpWould you ever consider trying this?😱7hh60Can your students do this? 🌚lqhnsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Steve Smith’s cricketing career has had its highs and lows, but these days it seems like fortune is indeed by his side. On the field his twin centuries in both innings of the first Ashes Test helped Australia to comeback over England at Edgbaston. And now reports claim that off the field, Smith’s business and investment ventures have turned into an overwhelming profit. According to The Australian Financial Review, the former Australian skipper has turned a $1,00,000 investment in an Australian mattress retailer (Koala Mattress) into a whopping $12.1 million profit.Advertisement On July 2015 Steve Smith invested for 10 percent of the company just before he was declared the Australian Test captain. Since then, the company has built a solid customer base of more than 2,00,000 people and is now valued at over $150 million. His ownership helped the company rake in more investors as he became their brand ambassador as well. Smith, who is among the top five earners of Cricket Australia also has a $2 million contract with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.Advertisement However, last year saw Smith reportedly lose up to $7 million during the ball-tampering scandal. He was heavily booed throughout the World Cup and the Ashes series but the Aussie superstar did not let it distract him. With a career average of 62.96 in test cricket, he is now second only to the great Don Bradman. Looks like fortune favors the brave after all. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more