Press Release, Public Health National health policy leaders today endorsed Governor Tom Wolf’s most recent mitigation efforts to stop another surge of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, reminding all Pennsylvanians that by taking these measures now we can stop further spread and end mitigation efforts sooner.“In this pandemic, it is imperative to take bold action before cases rise exponentially—to get ahead of the curve,” said Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., former special advisor for health policy to President Obama, and vice provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. “Gov. Wolf is doing just that. We need to ensure physical distancing, the wearing of face masks, and limiting indoor activities. Gov. Wolf’s actions to implement these measures will save lives and allow continued reopening of the economy in a safe and smart way.”“Governor Wolf is making the very difficult and very necessary decision that will save lives in Pennsylvania,” said Andy Slavitt, former Acting CMS Administrator and United States of Care Board Chair. “Having reviewed the data, seeing Pennsylvania taking steps before this becomes a full-blown crisis is the only way to mitigate an out of control tragedy. I know the governor realizes the hardship caused by the pandemic on Pennsylvanians. These actions will help bring a quicker end to them.”“Governor Wolf has shown throughout this crisis that he is doing what Washington refuses to do: let science and public health dictate decisions, and taking needed steps to protect the people of Pennsylvania from COVID,” Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice-President Biden, and President Obama’s ‘Ebola czar’ said. “That is the best plan to save lives, and, in the long run, promote a sustainable economic recovery.”Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine put in place additional mitigation efforts on July 15 when multiple data points indicated the state may be headed for another surge in COVID-19 cases. These health experts and the CDC have noted that limiting indoor activities and wearing masks can have a strong positive effect on curtailing another surge.There is strong evidence to support the state’s mitigation efforts from several different data points. The state is seeing an increase in cases in the 19-24 and 25-49 age demographics, repeating the cycle experienced at the beginning of the outbreak. And as Dr. David Rubin from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and its PolicyLab has reported, we are seeing a dramatic increase in these age brackets throughout the state.Data from Allegheny County indicate increases in these demographics and that exposure happened at bars and restaurants, particularly where alcohol was involved.The Pennsylvania Department of Health also conducted analyses and case investigations in counties outside of Allegheny that demonstrate bars and restaurants as a nexus for the spread of COVID-19.The CDC, on its website about restaurants and bars amidst COVID-19, lays out several different categories of risk. The highest risk is on-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating, where seating capacity is not reduced, and tables not spread at least 6 feet apart.The mitigation efforts Pennsylvania is taking in bars and restaurants are necessary to keep restaurants and bars at the CDC’s described lowest risk level possible, without completely curtailing indoor dining.The governor’s most recent order on mitigation efforts can be found here.The secretary’s order on mask-wearing can be found here.FAQs on mask-wearing can be found here.Ver esta página en español. National Health Policy Leaders Endorse Gov. Wolf’s ‘Bold’ Action to Stop Another COVID Surge in PA July 20, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
If you want to be the one handed the keys at the end of an auction, there are a few things you need to do first. Picture: Thinkstock/file photoWORKING out, just exactly how you should bid at auction can be a stressful business.Do you rush in early and lay all your cards on the table? or hang back until it is announced on the market?Gavl, which live streams auctions, has analysed the techniques that successful bidders use at more than 2500 auctions throughout Australia.Gavl CEO Joel Smith said potential buyers should attend plenty of auctions beforehand to get a feel for how to bid and develop their strategy.Here are his tips to help you bid like a boss: BE PATIENT “When you think of auctions, you might think of it as being fast-paced, with little time to think,’’ Mr Smiths aid.Their analysis found the average time between bids at auction was just less than 30 seconds.Mr Smith said bidders should use this time to think before placing their bid. HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO DO UP? Mr Smith said sizeable bids from other buyers shouldn’t scare you. He said bidders should instead focus on what they are prepared to spend and keep bidding until they hit their budget.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “You never know when your competition might bow out,’’ he said. BID CONFIDENTLY The data revealed that toward the end of the auction bidding tended to slow down.“Bidding confidently at this point of the auction may show your opposition you mean business,’’ he said. DO YOUR RESEARCH The best way to find out about the local market is to watch property auctions in the area. BE PERSISTENT The research found there were an average 18 bids made at an auction.“So be prepared to bid several times,’’ Mr Smith said. HAVE A BACK UP PLANIt the property is passed in, it doesn’t mean you missed out, you can still try and negotiate to buy it.
A woman is currently recovering in the hospital after she was struck by a plane propeller at the Key West International Airport.Officials say the pilot of the private plane left the plane running while they stood outside of it to check on a potential mechanical issue.The unidentified woman was said to have also gotten out of the plane but walked towards the front of it where she was struck by the plane’s propeller.Authorities say the woman lost both an arm and a leg due to the accident.She was flown to a Miami hospital where her condition is unclear at this time.
April 5, 2020 Associated Press William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual raceUNDATED (AP) — William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual race in a series put together after the coronavirus pandemic stopped sports.Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing before the coronavirus pandemic caused sports to shut down.His victory came after he led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills.The most entertaining part of Sunday’s event was the drivers’ gaming streams, where they argued and complained about one another. Bubba Wallace “rage quit” the game early after an accident and Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson were parked after virtually tangling on track. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBIT-TOM DEMPSEYEx-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has died from what his family described as complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Major League Soccer’s 25th season is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, but league officials and coaches still hope the league will be able to get in a full season and with fans in attendance. The league had set a target date for re-starting on May 10, although that now seems unlikely. The anniversary of the first MLS match is Monday. On April 6, 1996, the San Jose Clash hosted D.C. United before 31,000 fans at Spartan Stadium. Eric Wynalda scored in the 87th minute, giving the Clash a 1-0 victory.— England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Walker apologized on Sunday after it was widely reported he held a party involving two sex workers at his home last week, breaking the government’s rules on social distancing. The country is in the middle of a three-week lockdown. The team says it will look into Walker’s conduct.— A Serbian soccer player has been sentenced to three months of home detention for flouting a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. The 29-year-old striker (Aleksandar Prijovic) who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad pleaded guilty at a video link trial in Belgrade on Saturday. Police had arrested him and 19 others for gathering at a hotel lobby bar in Belgrade on Friday and violating the country’s 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. lockdown orders. He is the second Serbian soccer player to be caught violating the stay-at-home orders. Those who violate the restrictive measures could face up to three years in jail.MADRID (AP) — Soccer players in Spain are criticizing the Spanish league’s decision to ask clubs to put the footballers on government furloughs during the coronavirus crisis. The league on Friday said the furloughs were needed because there was no agreement on the size of the salary cuts that players must take to reduce the financial impact of the pandemic. In a statement today, Spain’s players’ association said the league should have created a financial cushion for this period. The league and the players’ association have been in talks to try to find ways to mitigate losses if the season cannot be restarted because of the pandemic. The move comes just two days after Texas dismissed eight-year coach Karen Aston, who had only one losing season in her tenure and had led the Longhorns to the Sweet 16 or farther four times. Aston’s contract had reached the end of her contract and it was not renewed.Schaefer was 221-62 games at Mississippi State and the Bulldogs lost in the NCAA Tournament championship game in 2017 and 2018. Mississippi State was 27-6 and ranked No. 9 before last season was cut short and the tournament canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Australia’s triathlon world champion Mirinda Carfrae has found virtual reality competitions created to sustain sport amid the coronavirus outbreak have unexpected hazards. The three-time world ironman champion was competing against Jocelyn McCauley of the United States, Canada’s Angela Naeth and Jeanni Seymour of South Africa in the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge women’s race when disaster struck: Her husband tripped over the cord of her smart trainer, disconnecting it and putting her out of the race. The race was shown live on Facebook.WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TEXAS-SCHAEFERTexas hires Schaefer from Mississippi StateAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women’s basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State on Sunday.Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the move by tweeting a picture of himself with Schaefer and his family holding up the “Hook’em Horns” hand signal. Del Conte did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Update on the latest sports Dempsey set an NFL record that stood for 43 years when he kicked a 63-yard, game-winning field goal for the New Orleans Saints against Detroit on Nov. 8, 1970. It wasn’t until 2013 that Matt Prater of the Broncos broke that record with a 64-yarder in Denver.His success came despite being born without toes on his kicking foot. Dempsey kicked for 11 seasons in the NFL with New Orleans, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo.His daughter says Dempsey was diagnosed with dementia several years ago and was living in a New Orleans nursing home that was hit hard by the virus.The Orleans Parish coroner has yet to release an official cause of death.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS
THERE were big wins for Pouderoyen FC and Eagles FC as the NAMILCO U-17 football tournament rolled into the West Demerara area for the opening round of matches.In the first set of games at the Leonora Facility Pouderoyen FC trounced Crane Rovers 10-1 thanks to five goals from Keanu Lawrence, who netted in the 10th, 22nd, 29th, 68th and 76th.Pouderoyen FC scorers from right – Stephon Fraser, Akeem Pinder, Keanu Lawrence and Devin GaskinHe was assisted by Akeem Pinder who netted a hat-trick 66th, 68th and 71st while single strikes each from Stephon Fraser (4th) and Devin Gaskin (50th) added to the overall tally.Crane Rovers had Arvin Pollard on target in the 23rd with a penalty.In the second game, Eagles United produced the goods required for a win – this time a 4-0 score line over G Wales United.On the attack for the Eagles side was Shon Thompson who scored a brace in the 9th and 50th minutes while Ronaldo Macey and Adrian Adelph (18th and 69th) slotted in one each.Matches in the tournament continue this weekend.
LEEDS, England (CMC) – Jason Holder admitted that an improved performance is essential to restoring confidence in his battered West Indies side, when they face England in the second Test, starting today at Headingley here.The Windies captain said his side had spent the last few days in deep introspection, as they seek to recover from a demoralising, innings and 209-run defeat inside three days in the day/night first Test which ended on Saturday at Edgbaston in Birmingham, and derision from friends and foes.“We have copped a lot of criticism from West Indians, the English and pretty much everybody else, to be honest,” said Holder to a large pool of reporters on the eve of this match.“It is something that could inspire and motivate some players, and it can break some players – but it is important that we stick together as a side. We must be able to lift those that the criticism might break and it must drive those that it motivates.”Holder said: “My biggest role, as captain, is to make sure that each individual stays true to himself and gets the best out of himself to help this team.“For me, I don’t hear because if I do and I break, it could be a weapon that the next team can take and use against us, and we won’t function well as a team. As a leader, I have to keep carrying a good body language and keep motivating the guys the best way I can. It is hard sometimes, but I accept the challenge.”West Indies conceded over 500 runs in the first Test and failed to reach 200 in their two turns at the crease, but they will be looking to buck their feeble recent record to defy Joe Root’s side.“We think it’s more of a patience thing, with our bowlers having a consistent plan and sticking to it, and for our batsman to get stuck in and fight it out,” said Holder.“We’re going to be tinkering with a few things going into the second Test. Edgbaston wasn’t the best showing, but it’s important we rally and stay together through hard times and this is a difficult time as a group.“We tried to do a lot more team bonding stuff to bring the guys closer and I must say it’s been a wonderful few days off. The guys have really come together as we would have liked and we’re looking forward to the match.”Conditions are expected to be unfriendly for the visitors, with temperatures between 16 to 19 degrees Celsius forecast and a green pitch tailored to suit the home team rolled out.“It’s not going to be easy,” said Holder. “We’re coming up against a very good side and are relatively inexperienced, but having said that I think over the last few days we’ve got guys opening up their minds to change.“As a bowling unit, I don’t think we were as patient as we would have liked to be. We lacked consistency and it was difficult to set fields as the England players scored both sides of the wicket.“As a batting unit, we’ve got to know where is our off-stump and be a lot more selective in our stroke-play. We do not want to complicate it too much, but try to keep it as simple as possible.”West Indies have not announced a final 11, but regular spearhead Shannon Gabriel and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo would be under strong consideration for places in the line-up.On the flipside, England have made the bold move of announcing their final 11 on the eve of the match with fast bowler Chris Woakes, now fully recovered from a side strain he sustained in June, making the cut, ahead of Toby Roland-Jones.“Toby unfortunately misses out,” said England captain Root. “He’s not done a lot wrong – he’s taken his opportunities, played some fantastic cricket and I see him being a massive part of our future, but it’s a great chance for Chris to come back and show his class.”On the Test, Root said: “I think the only message for our guys is to go out there and take this opportunity. It’s another week of hard Test cricket, where of course guys are under different pressures and if they want to nail down those spots in the side, they have to deal with that and if they get in make it really count.”West Indies, however, can take hope in the knowledge that this venue has not been a happy hunting ground for England of late. They have won just two of their last seven Tests here.Scheduled start: 11:00hrs local time (06:00hrs – East Caribbean Time)Squads:ENGLAND: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Chris WoakesWEST INDIES (from): Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach.
The nine-time All-Star revealed his results in a Spanish-language Instagram post. Soon afterward, the Cardinals issued a release naming six of the players who have tested positive. The others are infielders Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa and Rangel Ravelo along with pitchers Junior Fernandez and Kodi Whitley. The outbreak resulted in the postponement of the Cardinals’ scheduled three-game weekend series at Milwaukee as well as a four-game series with Detroit. MLB-BRAVES-SOROKASoroka on 45-day injured listATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed right-hander Mike Soroka on the 45-day injured list following his torn right Achilles tendon and have designated right-hander Chris Rusin for assignment. August 4, 2020 NFL-JAGUARS-MINSHEWMinshew off of COVID listJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have cleared starting quarterback Gardner Minshew from the COVID-19 list.Minshew spent the last two days in mandatory quarantine after being in close contact with someone infected. Safety Andrew Wingard also was activated from the COVID-19 list Tuesday. Minshew, Wingard and receiver Michael Walker are roommates in Jacksonville and have been for more than a year. Walker remains on the list.Jacksonville had an NFL-leading dozen players on the COVID-19 list Monday, with most of them being rookies and second-year players like Minshew, Wingard and Walker. Miami is replacing sidelined players with prospects, along with veterans the organization scrambled to acquire. Manager Don Mattingly said he has never spoken with some of the players joining the team.Right-hander Pablo Lopez will start against the Orioles. The pitching staff was especially hard hit by the outbreak and will rely heavily on newcomers.Elsewhere in the major leagues: — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber has 27 strikeouts through two starts, matching a big league record, and he’ll face Cincinnati in his third start of the year. Bieber tied the mark set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954, fanning 13 Twins last Thursday after punching out 14 Royals on opening day. — Kansas City right-hander Brady Singer makes his third major league start on his 24th birthday at Wrigley Field. Singer, who was selected by the Royals in the first round of the 2018 amateur draft, is still looking for his first big league win after pitching well in a pair of no-decisions this year. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs. Update on the latest sports Soroka was the team’s opening day starter. He had to be helped off the field after suffering his season-ending injury in Monday night’s loss to the New York Mets. General manager Alex Anthopoulos says Soroka is expected to have surgery within a week. The Braves made two moves to add depth to their bullpen. They recalled right-handers Huascar Ynoa and Chad Sobotka from their alternate training site. The team hasn’t announced a replacement for Soroka’s rotation spot.MLB-MARLINS RETURNMarlins return to play after virus outbreakBALTIMORE (AP) — The Miami Marlins are set to resume play in Baltimore following an outbreak that left 21 members of their traveling party infected with the coronavirus, including 18 players. The team has not played since July 26. Former coach gets 90 days in connection with Nassar caseLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university sports doctor Larry Nassar. Sixty-five-year-old Kathie Klages was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassar’s abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She also was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months probation. Klages said in a tearful statement that she did not remember being told about abuse and apologized to victims if the conversations occurred. Klages is the second person other than Nassar to be convicted of charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. The Jaguars are expected to hold their first training camp practice next Wednesday.In other NFL news: — Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the signing, the Bucs add another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. The 32-year-old McCoy is entering his 12th NFL season. He has started 141 of 160 career games, rushing for 11,071 yards and 73 touchdowns. He also has been effective in the passing attack, with 503 receptions for 3,797 yards and 16 touchdowns with the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. McCoy added a Super Bowl title to his resume as a backup with the Chiefs last season.— The New York Giants improved their pass rush by re-signing linebacker Markus Golden. The Giants announced Tuesday the signing on their leader in sacks last season. Golden’s contract is a one-year tender for $5.1 million. Golden had 10 sacks in 2019, more than twice the total of any other Giants defender. The 29-year-old is entering his sixth season.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MINNESOTA-BATEMAN The Twins won their fifth in a row and improved to 9-2 for the second time in the team’s 60-year history. The other was 2001.Pittsburgh lost its fifth straight game and at 2-9 has baseball’s worst winning percentage at .182.The game was delayed for nine minutes in the fifth inning and players were pulled off the field when the drone flew over center field. A few pitchers in the bullpen threw balls at the flying intruder, but missed.NBA-SCHEDULEDoncic’s triple-double sends Mavericks past Kings in OT NASCAR-ILLEGAL TESTNASCAR penalizes Xfinity team for illegal test at DaytonaCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined an Xfinity Series team $50,000 because driver Alex Labbe violated the testing policy for the road course at Daytona International Speedway.NASCAR will race on that configuration for the first time later this month and is not holding any practice sessions before the events. The sanctioning body has said drivers may participate in only one race that weekend in an effort to prevent competitors from gaining experience on the course.In an attempted workaround of the rules, Labbe went to an SCCA event last weekend at Daytona to try to learn the circuit. NASCAR officials caught wind of his presence and ordered Labbe off the track. Gophers star Bateman skips season amid virus worry, goes proMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman has opted out of the 2020 season amid concerns about the coronavirus. He will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. Bateman posted a video on Twitter that he narrated in explanation of his decision. The university confirmed his departure, which Bateman called “the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make in my life.” The native of Tifton, Georgia, totaled 111 receptions, 1,923 yards and 17 touchdowns over two seasons. Bateman was a third team All-American in 2019. He won the Big Ten Conference’s receiver of the year award.DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-COACH LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic punctuated a triple-double by making the tiebreaking shot with 1:57 left in overtime Tuesday and leading the Dallas Mavericks past the Sacramento Kings, 114-110.Doncic was sensational, finishing with 34 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 12 assists. Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and seven rebounds before fouling out late in regulation.It was the Mavs’ first victory since arriving at Walt Disney World and allowed them to remain the only NBA to avoid three straight losses this season.In other action:—Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3s to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Luwawu-Cabarrot finished with a career-high 26 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 16 points playing only the first half for Milwaukee, which now has lost two of three seeding games. The Nets have a patchwork lineup but are fighting Orlando for seventh place in the East and putting more distance between ninth-place Washington as they try to avoid a play-in for the final postseason spot. — Oakland left-hander Jesus Luzardo will make his long-awaited first turn in the A’s rotation when they open up a three-game series against Texas. Just shy of his 23rd birthday, Luzardo will be the youngest starter for the A’s since Brett Anderson in 2010. Luzardo made six appearances as a September callup last season and made two appearances out of the bullpen this season.— The Dodgers could be without Mookie Betts for a second straight game as they continue a series in San Diego. Betts sat out Monday with swelling on a finger on his left hand that manager Dave Roberts described as substantial. Betts was potentially available to defend Monday, but not to hit. MLB SCHEDULE-PIRATES-TWINSBerríos, Twins win 5th in row, top Pirates after drone delayMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Berríos pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. — NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players. There also are opt-out provisions for players who experience emergency or extenuating circumstances during the season due to the coronavirus. Another person with direct knowledge of the agreement between the league and the players’ union tells The Associated Press that relief in the 2020 salary cap is being provided to the 32 teams.Among the players who are already opting out:— Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Andrew Billings has opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns. Billings signed a one-year free-agent contract with Cleveland in March after spending three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 6-foot-1, 328-pounder was going to give the Browns some size and depth up front. Billings is the third Cleveland player who has chosen not to play, following guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck. The Browns also placed wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley on the reserve/COVID-19 list.— Linebacker Skai Moore has become the first Indianapolis Colts player to opt out of playing the 2020 season because of the coronavirus. Moore has been a backup linebacker and special teams player the last two seasons for Indy. He appeared in a total of 10 games over those two seasons. Players who opt out voluntarily will receive a $150,000 stipend. Those who receive a medical opt out will receive $350,000. In other NBA news:—Jamal Crawford made his Brooklyn debut and it ended quickly. Crawford hurt his left hamstring in the second quarter of the Nets’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Crawford had five points and three assists in six minutes off the bench. He got hurt while being guard by Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, who appeared to step on Crawford’s foot. Crawford immediately started hopping, asked for a sub, went to the bench and the Nets didn’t need long to determine that his day was over.NHL-SCHEDULESaros sharp, Predators even series with 4-2 win over CoyotesEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Nashville Predators stumbled in their postseason opener by falling into an early hole, putting themselves in a must-win situation for Game 2. Lions say Stafford’s test was a false positiveDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback’s wife toward the NFL.The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. Stafford was listed on it Saturday, but the team said Tuesday his testing sequence for the pre-entry period was: negative, negative, false positive — then the next three tests were all negative.The team issued a statement saying Stafford does not have the virus and never did.In other NFL news: Associated Press Behind steady goaltending and a dedication to clogging shooting lanes, the Predators snatched the momentum back less than 24 hours before Game 3.Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist, Juuse Saros stopped 24 shots and the Predators jumped on the Arizona Coyotes early in a 4-2 win on Tuesday to even their Stanley Cup qualifier series. Game 3 is Wednesday.In other NHL action:—Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series. Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin also scored, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots in a game New York overcame a pair of one-goal deficits. Mike Hoffman had a goal and assist and captain Aleksander Barkov also scored for Florida, which is one loss from going one-and-done in the playoffs for a fifth consecutive time. NFL-STAFFORD-FALSE POSITIVE Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARDINALS-MOLINAMolina among Cardinals who tested positiveST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he’s one of the players on the team who tested positive for COVID-19.
With starting point guard Trevon Hughes limited to just six minutes in the first half, sophomore Jordan Taylor stepped up in a big way to lead the Badgers with 23 points against No. 4 Purdue.[/media-credit]With just under 14 minutes to play in the first half and his team leading 10-6, Wisconsin senior guard Trevon Hughes turned the ball over and proceeded to pick up his second foul of the game just seconds later.At that point, only 6:24 into the Badgers’ Saturday afternoon matchup on Jan. 9 with No. 4 Purdue, UW head coach Bo Ryan was forced to call on sophomore Jordan Taylor to take over as Wisconsin’s point guard for the remainder of the first half.Taylor’s response, according to Purdue head coach Matt Painter, was a deciding factor in the outcome of Wisconsin’s 73-66 victory.“Taylor was the difference in the game,” Painter said. “Any time you can bring somebody off the bench and get 23 points on 11 shots that’s pretty impressive.”Of his 23 points, Taylor scored 13 in the first half while playing 17 minutes as Hughes was limited to just six.His ability to take the game over when forced to lead the Wisconsin offense for such an extended period was something that impressed his head coach. Ryan even went as far as to credit Taylor as the reason Wisconsin was able to lead at the half.“When you have a point guard like Trevon Hughes go to the bench and you’ve got 14, 13 whatever minutes left to go, you’re dogging the point guard and he’s got to bring the ball up for the next 13 minutes in the first half and we’re still hanging in there at halftime, there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that, that was the game right there,” Ryan said.“Very easily, with the way they do things, that could have been a 10-15 point half in their favor,” Ryan continued. “You tell me how it was that score at halftime? My answer would be because of Jordan Taylor.”When Taylor replaced Hughes in the first half, he committed two quick turnovers.As a result, the UW offense slowed down and struggled to score, allowing Purdue to go on an 8-0 run to take a 14-10 lead with 10:46 to go in the half. The Boilermakers would lead for more than five minutes before the Badgers tied it at 20 points apiece.Not surprisingly, it was Taylor who got things going again for Wisconsin offensively.“(I had) two pretty bad turnovers as soon as I got out there, and we got pretty stagnant after that,” Taylor said. “I was responsible for the offense getting stagnant in the first place, so I was trying to make things happen and trying to open up the court.”Taylor did just that, scoring 13 of the Badgers’ final 16 points before the break. More importantly, though, the 6-foot-1 guard from Bloomington, Minn., did not turn the ball over in the game’s final 30 minutes.As he watched the young guard from the bench, Hughes liked what he saw in Taylor as well as his fellow captain, senior guard Jason Bohannon.“They showed some good leadership out there,” Hughes said. “They kept their poise and (stayed) calm and the guys out there fed off them. … They picked up the slack for me and Jon (Leuer) and Keaton (Nankivil) when we were in foul trouble. Good job, Jordan.”That slack was a combined 6-for-23 shooting night by Hughes, Leuer and Nankivil, who combined for 20 points, though the bigs had just six of those, and Hughes accounted for 14.Taylor and Bohannon picked it up in a big way, combining for 43 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the floor and 14-of-17 from the free throw line.Add Hughes’ 14 points — nine of which came in the second half — on a perfect shooting night (3-for-3 from the floor, 2-for-2 from 3-point range and 6-for-6 from the line) for the native of Queens, N.Y., and the Wisconsin guards accounted for nearly 80 percent of the Badgers’ points in the content.When asked after the game if he was disappointed to be trailing by one at the half when three of the Badgers’ starters went 0-for-12 in the period, Painter simply pointed to the UW guard trio of Hughes, Taylor and Bohannon.“You could think about how good the other guys were,” Painter said. “I think that’s the storyline here is that those guards were pretty good today.”
Syracuse fans clapped in approval for Amber Witherspoon as the Orange pushed back in set two of a four-set loss to Colgate Sunday afternoon. She had just blocked another spike, and the team pulled within two, 14-12. It was a great play to just about everyone but SU head coach Leonid Yelin.For Yelin, there’s a steep learning curve with this team, and his expectations have been high coming off a year SU pushed to the brink of its first NCAA tournament. He immediately pulled Witherspoon, made some arm motions along the sideline regarding her block attempt, and ushered her along.“I was basically teaching us how to pick direction, especially when it’s a quick attack in the middle, with everything happening so fast; you cannot go up, see, and act … you have to jump and go across,” Yelin said. “She understood this perfectly but it takes time for them to actually do it quick enough.”In two straight games, the Orange has yet to turn understanding into execution. Aside from blocking, Syracuse didn’t generate enough offense against Colgate (1-1) and Connecticut. SU (0-2) lost all three sets fewer than three points on Friday against Connecticut and failed to come from behind on Sunday vs. Colgate at the Women’s Building, loosing 3-1.Part of SU’s struggle is where the offense is coming from — the defensive side. Syracuse blocked 13 shots once again, thanks in large part to the efforts of Witherspoon (six), Mackenzie Weaver (four), and Santita Ebangwese (three). Those boosted momentum and teammates crowded them after each one to cheer. But they weren’t a consistent source of offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlly Moreo | Asst. Photo EditorYelin pointed to Syracuse’s failure to set up points for themselves in a more traditional fashion, a leading force in their 2015 success.Reminiscing, he recalled that “last year we had four seniors and they knew exactly … when and to who to go in this moment.“It’s very important, like we say you have to be at the right time in the right place,” Yelin said. “But this is experience just to know especially in the current situation to stay calm and know not follow just emotion but what you have to do.”Jalissa Trotter replaced Annie Bozzo at setter in the starting lineup, the only change from Friday, as an emphasis on offensive creation. Trotter would lead SU with 45 assists, helping top scorers Weaver (20.5) and Anastasiya Gorelina (15) but still wasn’t enough to beat the Raiders. Trotter has stepped into a role vacated by last year’s seniors, but Yelin also said the Orange lost its momentum when she failed to pick the right person.Bodies have hit the floor, points have been scored in midgame action, but when push comes to shove late in sets, Trotter and the team all know they need more heading to Nebraska next weekend. Comments Published on August 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm Contact Bobby: firstname.lastname@example.org Related Stories Syracuse struggles in 3-1, season-opening loss to Connecticut Facebook Twitter Google+
Badger student fans gathered at the Kohl Center to watch the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team beat Xavier 77–68 on the big screen Tuesday night.Though unusual for fans to cheer from the home arena during an away game, AreaRED — the new face behind the student section — hosted a launch party to get students excited. The student section was open to the public to watch the Badgers defeat Xavier with free pizza and drinks.Men’s basketball: Trio of Happ, Trice, Davison power Badgers past Xavier 77–68The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team took a trip down to Cincinnati for the 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games Tuesday Read…Board member Zoe Federbusch helped plan Tuesday’s launch event that attracted 120 students to the Kohl Center.“As more people learn about AreaRED, we hope to see bigger turnouts at events in the near future,” Federbusch said. The student section of Wisconsin sports used to go by the name of Grateful Red, but the athletic department wanted to create a new identity for students that is led by students themselves.With the help of Alando Tucker, the athletic department director of student athlete engagement, and Kat Wodajo, director of student athlete recruitment, AreaRED is run by eight student board members, who work behind-the-scenes on behalf of student fans.Federbusch said members of the AreaRED board felt UW’s student section was not living up to its potential.They’re aiming to amplify student voices to make those who attend sporting events more enjoyable, thus being more supportive of Wisconsin athletics.The committee’s main goal is to increase student attendance and involvement at all sporting events. On top of planning launch parties like Tuesday’s, they create student section cheers, are active on social media and aim to create a positive atmosphere at sporting events for all fans to enjoy.Football: Silver linings in lost Wisconsin seasonThe Badgers began this season with sky-high expectations that come with a No. 4 ranking in the preseason poll, but Read…Earlier this semester, AreaRED had the basketball team come play on the Sellery dorm courts with students. Federbusch said this event promoted AreaRED’s new name and created excitement around the basketball season.“We haven’t gotten much feedback from athletes yet, but we hope to use their advice on how they want the student section to be as basketball season continues and looking ahead to next year’s football games,” Federbusch said.