___The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals have resumed training camp after canceling workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays.General manager Mike Rizzo said the team felt confident about getting back to Nationals Park for practices after receiving all player and staff test results from Friday. The American League champion Houston Astros also canceled workouts Monday and resumed Tuesday.A handful of players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles. Without naming names, Rizzo said two players tested positive for the coronavirus and that any players and staff who came into contact with them had to be re-tested___ The investigation comes after last-place Kapfenberger SV apparently breached the anti-coronavirus rules by failing to structurally test its players.The league opened proceedings against Kapfenberg on Monday.___Two more badminton tournaments have been canceled in the revamped calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic.The China Masters in Lingshui was canceled after already being moved from February to May and then to August. Cherno More played a league game against Tsarsko Selo in Sofia on Thursday. The laboratory that conducted pre-match tests admitted the following day that it had not announced that one of the players on the team from Sofia had tested positive.Cherno More says the club is still ready to play on Tuesday against Arda Kardzhali despite the positive tests. The quarantined players would be replaced by members of the team’s junior squad.___The Austrian soccer league has started an investigation into the coronavirus testing procedures of all 16 second-division teams after three players from one club tested positive over the weekend.The league says each club must provide receipts and test results to prove that all players have been tested on a weekly basis since play resumed on June 5 after a 12-week break. A news release from the school did not specify whether it was players or staff members who tested positive. It added that those impacted are being quarantined and proper protocols are being followed.___The R&A is going ahead with the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon without spectators.The Women’s British Open is set for Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon along the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It would be the first major on the LPGA Tour schedule that is played this year and it would be the week after the Ladies Scottish Open on the other side of the country just east of Edinburgh.Qualifying for the AIG Women’s British Open has been canceled. The R&A says the field will be comprised of leading players from the women’s world ranking and recognizing top performances at recent events on the world’s leading tours. Associated Press July 7, 2020 Major League Soccer has postponed Wednesday night’s match between Nashville and Chicago Fire.MLS says five Nashville players have received positive tests for COVID-19 since arriving in Orlando. Two players received positive results during the weekend, while three others got their positive results Monday night. Four other Nashville players need further testing after receiving inconclusive results.The league is continuing to evaluate Nashville’s participation in its tournament. FC Dallas withdrew Monday after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus.___New York Liberty guard Asia Durr will miss the upcoming WNBA season after testing positive for the coronavirus on June 8. Durr detailed her struggles with COVID-19 in a post on Instagram. The former Louisville star says she hasn’t fully recovered.The second pick of the 2019 WNBA draft averaged 6.7 points in her rookie season, starting 15 of her 18 appearances before being sidelined for the season with a hip injury.“Asia worked extremely hard this offseason to put herself in position to take a major leap forward in her second WNBA season,” Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb said. “While we are disappointed that we will need to wait a bit longer to see her emerge as one of the bright young players in the game, we fully recognize and support the difficult decision she had to make amidst unprecedented circumstances. Brooklyn will be ready for her in 2021.”___Two members of Louisville’s men’s basketball program have tested positive for COVID-19 and the team has suspended voluntary activities for two weeks. The Latest: Indians keeping Franmil Reyes away from camp Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Cleveland Indians are keeping outfielder Franmil Reyes away from training camp after they spotted him on social media attending a weekend holiday party without wearing a mask. The R&A says it will create a bio secure zone at Royal Troon for those essential to the championship. It says it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe championship without spectators.___The International Cycling Union says this year’s BMX world championships have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The event was scheduled to be held in Houston in May and was at first postponed.The UCI says no new host was found “despite its best efforts to come up with an alternative.” The next BMX worlds are scheduled to start in Papendal, Netherlands, in August 2021. That is one week after the Tokyo Olympics. Four BMX medal events are on the Olympic program.The UCI also says the 2020 season in BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup will not happen.___Sixteen players and officials from Bulgarian soccer club Cherno More have tested positive for coronavirus.The club from the Black Sea town of Varna says 12 players are among the positive cases and adds “all players who tested positive are quarantined and we have taken the necessary precautions.” Manager Terry Francona said Reyes is not in any trouble with the team. But by not practicing social distancing or wearing a mask he exposed himself — and his teammates — to infection, and the team is being overly cautious.Francona said Reyes, who was traded to Cleveland last season from San Diego, will have to be re-tested for the virus “when it’s appropriate.”“He’s not in the penalty box,” Francona said. “It’s just the way we have to operate right now. So, hopefully we’ll see him soon.”Francona said Reyes, who hit 37 homers combined for the Padres and Indians last season, apologized for not being more careful.“He didn’t so anything bad,” Francona said. “We just have to live by certain guidelines right now.” It was to be the first comeback event but that’s now expected to be the Chinese Taipei Open in Taipei from Sept. 1-6.The Dutch Open in Almere in October was also put off for this year.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Jamel Jackson6-3, 202, SR5.2 PPG, 1.0 APGJeremy Hazell is Seton Hall basketball. Has been for as long as SU can remember, since the Big East tournament game in 2009 when Eric Devendorf got under the Pirates skin. Without Hazell, the Pirates have suffered with Jackson supplying only 17 minutes per game.SMALL FORWARDKris Joseph6-7, 210. JR.15.1 PPG, 5.3 APG Syracuse’s 70-58 win over then-No. 15 Notre Dame on Jan. 1 was the latest of a string of impressive victories for an SU team that lost three starters from last season. The Orange played arguably its best second half of the season against the Fighting Irish, reeling off a 29-7 run over a stretch of approximately eight minutes. A week has passed and now, No. 4 SU (15-0, 2-0 Big East) embarks on its first true road test of the season at Seton Hall (7-8, 1-2) Saturday at noon. For Seton Hall, perhaps now is the best time to catch the giant sleeping.The Orange went 13-0 a year ago before finally losing a game (Jan. 2 to Pittsburgh). This year’s squad is already 15-0 and appears to be getting better and better with each game. However, with the Big East schedule now underway, the question remains: just how much longer can this Syracuse team remain undefeated?A win Saturday will further one of the best start’s during Jim Boeheim’s tenure as head coach at Syracuse. Though the slate will not reach its toughest point until a Jan. 17 road trip to Pittsburgh, the Orange will have a bulls eye on its back from here on out and must be ready for everyone’s best shot.POINT GUARDScoop JardineAdvertisementThis is placeholder text6-2, 190, JR13.9 PPG, 6.2 APG BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONSBrett LoGiuratoSyracuse 83, Seton Hall 62This could be one of those so-called ‘trap games,’ I guess, with St. John’s looming on Wednesday. But SU takes care of business.Andrew L. JohnSyracuse 81, Seton Hall 67With the Orange now starting to hit its stride, picking against this team is getting tougher and tougher by the game.Tony OliveroSyracuse 85, Seton Hall 60The question isn’t will SU win. Rather, how will the minutes between Fair and Southerland begin to break down starting with the stop in Newark? And how will that affect SU’s fastbreak flow, if at all?— Compiled by Brett LoGiurato, Tony Olivero and Andrew L. John, The Daily Orange Published on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Jeff Robinson6-6, 230, SR.12.2 PPG, 5.9 RPGRobinson is no match for Jackson inside, but he has the speed and athleticism to be effective against the SU defense slashing to the basket. Defensively, though, the Pirates may struggle to stop Jackson without doubling him inside.CENTERFab Melo7-0, 244, FR.2.1 PPG, 1.9 RPG Herb Pope6-8, 236, JR.8.5 PPG, 8.2 RPGPope, who was one of the best frontcourt players in the league a year ago, has struggled this season after a series of serious health issues. Yet he continues to be a valuable player in the middle for the Pirates and can be effective when he plays to his potential.COACHJim Boeheim844-293, 34 seasons Kevin Willard52-57, 4 seasonsWillard is the youngest coach in the Big East and a rookie in the league. In his first match with Boeheim, it’ll be interesting to see if the Rick Pitino protege has a few tricks up his sleeve. FREE THROWS• Syracuse has gone 45-5 over its past 50 games. That is the second-best 50-game stretch in program history.• Seton Hall’s last victory in the series came in 2005-06, when a 9-2 run to end the game broke a 59-59 tie in the Carrier Dome. Comments STAT TO KNOWSeton Hall is 1-8 against ranked opponents in the past two seasons. BIG NUMBER: 28.7Syracuse holds its opponents to 28.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc, tied for 25th in the nation. FORTUNE COOKIE: So ugly, fans will need an eye-patch Jordan Theodore6-0, 174, JR11.7 PPG, 4.5 APGScoop is having a productive year, yet has still had detractors at points due to sloppy play and careless shot taking. But he will have the edge here against a fellow junior who has committed three more turnovers on the year.SHOOTING GUARDBrandon Triche6-4, 205, SO9.1 PPG, 3.4 APG Fuquan Edwin6-6, 205, FR9.9 PPG, 4.3 RPGEdwin is a household name in the New York hoops area. The freshman played in the area tore up the school and AAU circuit with perennial powers Patterson Catholic and Playaz, respectively. He is a talent. But that all stems from the high-school level. Joseph is that same athletic wing who gets talked about, yet on the collegiate level. He gets the edge.POWER FORWARDRick Jackson6-9, 240, SR.13.5 PPG, 11.7 RPG Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on February 5, 2013 at 12:47 am Contact Ryne: [email protected] Related Stories HALTED: Syracuse rides stifling defensive effort past No. 25 Notre Dame snapping 2-game losing streakChristmas rebounds from poor performances in win over No. 25 Notre DameGallery: No. 9 Syracuse defeats No. 25 Notre Dame Jerami Grant played with the same focus and energy that has characterized his breakout performances this season on Monday night. He knocked down mid-range jumpers and rose above the defense to finish at the rim.But every now and then, he caught himself letting his guard down for a moment as he shared the Carrier Dome court with his older brother in Syracuse’s 63-47 victory against Notre Dame.“It was a good experience,” Grant said. “Definitely had fun out there with him. Even though it was mostly business on the court, every once in a while, we would talk on the free-throw line or something like that.”Jerian Grant, starting guard for the No. 25 Fighting Irish, finished with a team-high 15 points and five assists, and got a firsthand look at a career night for Jerami. The Syracuse freshman scored a career-high 14 points for No. 9 SU, helping end a two-game losing streak for the Orange.He got SU going with a mid-range jumper from the foul line in the opening minute. And he added another just a few minutes later as a part of Syracuse’s 10-0 run to start the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrant later converted in transition to keep his team out in front by three with less than eight minutes to play in the first half. A minute later, he drove aggressively down the right side of the lane, flew toward the basket with his right arm extended and banked a shot home as he crashed to the ground.But the impressive play was waved off as the official called Grant for an offensive foul.Grant emerged late in the half to spark a strong finish, swishing an open jumper from the right corner and slicing through the Notre Dame defense for a layup as time expired at the half.“He’s more than capable player,” said SU guard Brandon Triche. “He’s definitely shown a lot of people that. I’m sure a lot of people didn’t expect him to play a lot, but he’s taken full advantage of the opportunity.”Grant’s impressive drive to cap the half brought Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey rushing onto the court. With a scowl on his face and arms out, Brey stared down his players as they made their way to the tunnel.While Grant’s play infuriated Brey, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim gave him another glowing review.The freshman has fit seamlessly into the lineup, making plays at both ends of the floor ever since forward James Southerland went out due to eligibility issues.On Monday night, Grant turned in another steady performance. He played all 40 minutes and grabbed six rebounds to go with his career-high 14 points.Jerian served as perhaps the lone playmaker for the Irish. The junior guard hit 3s to keep Notre Dame within reach in the first half, and got into the lane against the SU zone to free teammates and create scoring chances.Triche pointed out Jerian’s use of screens as one flaw in an otherwise stellar defensive effort for the Orange. Jerian utilized them to score and distribute, trying to keep his team in the game.But in the end, Jerami got the best of the matchup between brothers.Said SU forward C.J. Fair: “He’s being aggressive, he’s been working hard, he’s getting the minutes that he deserves and he’s taking full advantage of it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Related News Albert Pujols is grateful for the standing ovations he received from Cardinals fans throughout the Angels’ series against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.Pujols, 39, spent the first 11 years of his MLB career in St. Louis before joining Los Angeles in 2012. He was on the receiving end of cheers from the opposition this weekend throughout a series that began Friday. Yankees trade rumors: New York will only move Clint Frazier for pitcher with ‘multiple years of control’ Mets apologize after Jason Vargas threatens, charges at reporter Cardinals fans celebrated every time the 10-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion and three-time National League MVP stepped to the plate. Fans in St. Louis chanted “ALBERT! ALBERT!” during Pujols’ at-bat in the 9th 👏 pic.twitter.com/gqw9LrOcGQ— ESPN (@espn) June 24, 2019″This is probably one of the best moments of my career,” Pujols told reporters after the game, via The Associated Press. “I’m going to put it up there with the two World Series championships.” Both Pujols’ championships were won with the Cardinals, as were his MVP awards. Still, he said he was surprised by the fans’ reactions.”I wasn’t expecting this,” Pujols said. “These fans are unbelievable. “The Angels are 39-40 and sit in fourth in the AL West. Pujols is batting .233 and has hit 13 home runs so far in his 19th MLB season.