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first_imgCOLORADO STATE-COVID-19-INVESTIGATIONColorado St investigates athlete claims on COVID reportingFORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State President Joyce McConnell says she will launch an investigation into how the athletic department handled COVID-19 safety protocols amid a report that players were told not to reveal symptoms. The investigation stems from an article published in the Coloradoan on Tuesday. According to the newspaper, Colorado State football players and members of the athletic staff say coaches told them not to report coronavirus symptoms and threatened players with reduced playing time should they quarantine.McConnell promised a swift investigation and full transparency. August 5, 2020 The Browns promoted Gossett from the practice squad late last season. His loss will hurt Cleveland’s depth and likely force general manager Andrew Berry to look for free agents.Gossett is the second Browns guard to opt out, following Drew Forbes. The team also will be without offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.The deadline for players opting out is Thursday at 4 p.m.MLB-NEWSCOVID-stricken Cards shuffle roster — Nationals slugger Juan Soto could return to the starting lineup Wednesday after a stint on the COVID-19 injured list. Soto was sidelined on opening day following a positive test and returned to team workouts Saturday. He was available to pinch hit Tuesday in the opener of a two-game series against the Mets. He didn’t play, but he made his presence felt. When Howie Kendrick homered in the first inning, Soto hopped atop the home dugout and boogied as the speakers blared Montell Jordan’s 1995 hit, “This Is How We Do It.” Soto repeated the celebration an inning later when Josh Harrison delivered his first homer of 2020.— The Yankees and Phillies are scheduled to play two seven-inning games in Philadelphia. New York will be the “home” team in the opener after last night’s game in the Bronx was postponed due to weather. The Yankees have won seven straight — the equivalent of a 19-0 stretch in a 162-game season.— Cleveland manager Terry Francona is undergoing medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he’ll return to the team. President Chris Antonetti, who is with the team in Cincinnati, doesn’t know when Francona will be back but doesn’t think he will be sidelined for a significant period. Cleveland is scheduled to open a two-game series at home with the Reds. UNDATED (AP) — The coronavirus-ridden Cardinals are expected to make more transactions after placing six players on the injured list, including confirmed COVID-19 cases Yadier Molina, Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa, Junior Fernandez and Kodi Whitley.St. Louis also put pitcher Carlos Martinez on the injured list and activated reliever Brad Miller from the injured list. The Cardinals have been out of action since Friday due to an outbreak that resulted in the postponement of their three-game weekend series at Milwaukee as well as a four-game series with Detroit. The club is hoping to resume play by hosting the Chicago Cubs on Friday.The Cardinals who have tested positive have returned home while the rest of the team remains isolated in Milwaukee hotel rooms. In other MLB news: Update on the latest sportscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUCONN-SEASON CANCELEDUConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virusSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has canceled its 2020-2021 football season, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic. UConn athletic director David Benedict made the announcement Wednesday, saying competition would place student-athletes at an unacceptable level of risk. UConn had been scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference. The Huskies had already been taken off the schedules of Illinois, Indiana, Maine and Mississippi by those schools, and games against North Carolina and Virginia remained uncertain. Many of the Power Five conferences are playing league-only games this season.The Huskies began spring practice on Feb. 4 and were one of the only teams in the country to complete a full spring schedule. The team returned to campus in early July and UConn officials say no one has tested positive for the coronavirus.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont had expressed reluctance to allow the football team to travel to any state with a high virus infection rate. He said the team would be subject to the state’s 14-day quarantine rule upon its return to Storrs from away games.Connecticut, New York and New Jersey have travel advisories that require visitors from more than 30 states and Puerto Rico to quarantine for 14 days, with certain exceptions. Associated Press Colorado State voluntarily paused football team activities on July 29. The school said there have been 16 positive cases among all student-athletes, including 11 in football. On Monday, Colorado State announced it had conducted 150 tests on student-athletes for the coronavirus. The results are expected later this week.NFL-NEWSGossett becomes 4th Browns player to opt outUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns guard Colby Gossett has opted out of the 2020 season, becoming the fourth player on the team — and third offensive lineman — to decide not to play because of the coronavirus pandemic.Gossett qualifies for the high-risk opt-out agreed to by the NFLPA and will receive a $350,000 stipend for not playing. He was due to make $675,00 this season. last_img read more

‘I’ve waited for hours’: Fans left furious amid Asian Games ticket chaos

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “Today is the day where the integrated ticketing system starts to take over (from Kiostix to Blibli), perhaps the long queues are because of that,” he told AFP.The Asian Games will see about 17,000 athletes and officials from 45 Asian countries in host cities Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Liu breaks 50-meter backstroke world record at Asian Games View comments Fans have also lashed out after difficulties booking tickets online. Organisers switched to a new ticketing website last week after the previous site crashed.On Tuesday, a queue dozens of meter long formed at a booth at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno stadium. Awang, 67, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said he had been queuing since 8:00 am.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I want to buy badminton tickets for me and my wife,” Awang told AFP. “We don’t know whether there are any left, I hope so otherwise I would collapse.“I’ve waited here in the heat for hours.” Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal One problem is that the booths do not sell advance tickets, meaning that fans have to queue up on the day. Many people were furious when told at midday that their event had sold out.“There are not just Indonesians here queuing, also foreigners. Don’t embarrass us (Indonesia). Just open more counters,” one man shouted.Asian Games tickets can be bought online via e-commerce company Blibli, after organizers switched from KiosTix following a server breakdown. But many tickets were sold out online.Some spectators were approached by scalpers who sold tickets at twice their face value.Eris Heriyanto, secretary general of INASGOC, the Games’ organizing committee, said he wasn’t aware of the ticketing issues.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Long queues are seen at the 2018 Asian Games ticket booths outside of Senayan sport complex in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYOHundreds of people were left furious Tuesday after queueing for hours in the heat for Asian Games tickets — and then being told there were none left.Some fans screamed in anger when told many of the events had sold out, in what was just the latest problem surrounding tickets at the Games in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Video: See the Spanish star set to snub Arsenal for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool look set to beat Arsenal in the race for Atletico Madrid starlet Javier Manquillo’s signature this summer.The Premier League duo have been battling to land the right-back during the transfer window with Arsene Wenger hoping the 20-year-old could replace Carl Jenkinson, who is expected to leave the Emirates on loan in the coming weeks.Manquillo has been capped for Spain at youth level and appeared seven times under Diego Simeone for La Liga champions Atletico last season.And if Liverpool fans don’t know what to expect, they can see footage of the youngster in action above…last_img read more