The Latest: Senior LPGA Championship off because of virus

first_imgThe league held a call with all 20 soccer clubs but provided no specifics about its plan to resume. The competition was suspended more than a month ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league only says it discussed “possible scheduling models” and that “it remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.”The league says it will only restart “with the full support of the government” and when “medical guidance allows.”Liverpool holds a 25-point lead at the top of the standings with nine games remaining.___ The Scottish Open was scheduled to be played from July 9-12. Discussions on a rescheduled date are ongoing.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 17, 2020 The NBA and WNBA say they plan to sell cloth face coverings bearing team and league logos and that all proceeds generated by the league will go to charity.The proceeds will go to Feeding America in the U.S. and Second Harvest in Canada. Both of those organizations work to assist the hungry.Face-covering manufacturers FOCO and Industry Rag will also be amping up charity efforts through sales. They will donate one face covering for every one purchased to the benefiting charities.NBA social responsibility and player programs president Kathy Behrens says the masks will help fans adhere to CDC safety guidelines “while joining in the league’s efforts to aid those who have been directly affected by COVID-19.”___ The panel has its first meeting next week and plans to work with advisers from industry, sponsors and the media. Aims include guidance on risk assessment and how sports can “plan a return to normal activities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak or similar future situations.”___Former Leeds defender Norman Hunter has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 76.Leeds says Hunter was admitted to the hospital last week and died on Friday.Hunter made 726 appearances for Leeds and also played 28 times for England. He was part of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad and earned the nickname “Bites Yer Legs” because of his tough tackling. The Latest: Senior LPGA Championship off because of virus Associated Press center_img The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana.The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.___The Premier League says it still wants to complete its season. The fourth edition of the Laver Cup exhibition event founded by Roger Federer’s management company is being postponed a year because of changes to the tennis calendar caused by the coronavirus pandemic.It now will be at TD Garden in Boston from Sept. 24-26, 2021.The original dates were Sept. 25-27 this year.But the French Open moved its start from May to Sept. 20 a month ago. That means the Grand Slam tournament would have overlapped with the Laver Cup. The exhibition tournament has attracted some of the top players in men’s tennis in the past.Federer called the announcement of the Laver Cup date change “unfortunate” and “disappointing” but also “the right thing to do for everyone concerned.” Tickets already purchased will be valid in 2021 or can be refunded.___The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus pandemic.World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.They will get input from a member of the World Health Organization’s coronavirus mass gatherings expert group. Hunter also won two league titles and the FA Cup with Leeds.___The BMW International Open in Germany and the Open de France golf tournaments have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Scottish Open has been postponed.The BMW International Open was to be played in Munich from June 25-28 and the Open de France was scheduled to take place a week later.German Chancellor Angela Merkel has banned large public gatherings in the country through August 31 and the French government has done the same until mid-July. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Women’s golf has lost another senior major because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Central Connecticut State

first_img Published on August 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langer Syracuse finally gets its season underway Friday with a 7 p.m. matchup against Central Connecticut State. The Orange is coming off a 4-8 season in which it lost its last four games. CCSU went only 2-9 last year.Here’s what you need to know about the Blue Devils.All-time series: This is the first matchup between the two teams.The Central Connecticut Report: CCSU struggled last year, finishing tied for last in the Northeast Conference. It returned 18 starters from a year ago and was picked to finish fourth in the conference in a preseason coaches poll.The Blue Devils struggled to stop teams last season, allowing 34.8 points per game against a schedule of only FCS schools. Linebacker Randall Laguerre leads the unit. His 116 tackles were the best in the NEC a year ago. The return of defensive back Jevon Elmore from injury should help shore up the defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCentral Connecticut State’s offense wasn’t much better. The team averaged only three yards per carry, though starter Cameron Nash racked up a little more than four yards per carry. Quarterback Jacob Dolegala averaged about 267 passing yards per game and had nearly a 3:2 touchdown to interception ratio (15 to nine a season ago). Wide receiver Joey Fields leads the receiving corp. He tallied 732 yards a year ago.How Syracuse beats Central Connecticut: Head coach Dino Babers waxed poetic during Monday’s press conference about how this can be a trap game for SU, saying that it’s a team that can be overlooked. That can be true. The Orange is also the more talented team. ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Syracuse a 99.5 percent chance of winning the game. As long as Syracuse plays its style, it may seal game one by halftime.Stat to know: 20 — Number of starters SU returns who started at least six games last season, best in the country.Player to watch: Joey Fields, wide receiver, No. 3Syracuse’s offense should have no trouble carving through the CCSU defense. Look for the other side of the ball for the Blue Devils to have an impact player. Fields had five or more catches in a game six times last season and had more than 200 more yards than his next-closest teammate. Fields will be the first player to test SU’s new secondary. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more