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first_imgIn other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— A shortened baseball season would result in some temporary rules changes. Extra innings that start with runners on second base, games ending in ties and re-entry are among the possibilities. And the season may be limited to a maximum 60 games by teams that claim they can’t afford more due to the coronavirus pandemic. MLB included the controversial extra-inning runner rule in its proposal Wednesday for a 60-game season, down from an initial 82, and also wants it for 2021. The players’ association accepted the rule Thursday for 2020 only in its counterproposal for 70 games, down from an initial 114.— Five-time PGA Tour winner Nick Watney tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, the first player with a confirmed infection since golf resumed its schedule last week. Watney withdrew immediately from the RBC Heritage and must self-isolate for at least 10 days under the PGA Tour’s protocols. Watney played the opening round with Vaughn Taylor and Luke List. As part of the contact tracing plan, Taylor, List and their caddies were to be tested immediately.— Clemson says 23 football players have tested positive for the coronavirus since the athletes returned to campus this month. There have been 28 positive tests for COVID-19 at the school, including two football staffers and three athletes from other sports. None of those contracting the virus have been hospitalized. Those testing positive are isolated for at least 10 days. The uptick at Clemson is similar to one in the state of South Carolina, which reported a single-day high of 1,081 cases on Friday. — An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates in Tennessee. The NFL Network reported that one player who took part in the workouts this week in Nashville has tested positive. All the players who were there will now get tested to see if there is any spread. The team declined to comment, citing federal and state privacy laws about the personal health of employees. UNDATED (AP) — Every team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, according to a person familiar with the decision. The move follows an announcement by the Philadelphia Phillies that five players had tested positive for COVID-19.The person told The Associated Press the spring complexes in Florida and Arizona will close temporarily and undergo a deep cleaning and disinfecting. No one will be permitted back inside without a negative test for the virus.Soon after the Phillies became the first known team to be affected by the outbreak, Toronto shuttered its site in Dunedin, Florida, about five miles from Philadelphia’s camp in Clearwater. The Blue Jays said one player showed symptoms consistent with the virus.The San Francisco Giants’ facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, was shut after one person who had been to the site and one family member exhibited symptoms Thursday. Texas closed its camp about 30 miles away in Surprise, saying no one had tested positive but that it wanted to expand testing protocols.The closures come while MLB owners and players try to negotiate a deal to begin the season, and raise the possibility the virus outbreak could scuttle all attempts at starting up this year. — French soccer authorities will allow fans back into stadiums starting July 10, with an initial limit of 5,000. The president of the French Football Federation says it is possible more spectators will be allowed into the French Cup final at the end of July and for the resumption of top-tier Ligue 1 play at the end of August. The French government called off the country’s 2019-20 soccer season on April 28 as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.— A team of teenagers took the field for a club hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lost 10-1 as soccer in Russia restarted Friday. FC Rostov was forced to send a squad with an average age of barely 17 to play against Sochi, two days after its entire first team was put into isolation over a suspected virus outbreak among six players. Sochi refused to postpone the game, leaving Rostov a choice between fielding academy graduates or accepting defeat by default. Rostov’s 17-year-old goalkeeper Denis Popov won widespread praise and was named man of the match. Despite conceding a record number of goals, he stopped a penalty and also set a new league record for most saves in a game with 15. June 20, 2020 — The NASCAR Cup race at Texas will have thousands of spectators in the stands. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has approved a comprehensive action plan submitted by the track to allow fans for the July 19 race. While the state allows 50% capacity for outdoor sporting events, track president Eddie Gossage says it’s too early to know how many fans will be able to attend. With social distancing protocols in place, the speedway first must reassign seating for people who had already purchased tickets for the race that was originally scheduled for March 29. The track capacity is about 135,000.— The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after five team employees tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person tells The Associated Press the team and the NHL haven’t announced the closure. The NHL is also no longer announcing which teams’ individual players tested positive. The developments come some two weeks after players could return to their respective facilities to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts.— Canada has approved a National Hockey League plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plan required an exemption as the U.S.-Canada border is currently closed to all non-essential travel until at least July 21 and those who enter Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. The league plans to have training camps open in July and to play games without spectators in a couple of cities in late July or August. Canadian health officials’ approval of the NHL’s return-to-play proposal has led the league to consider designating one or more cities north of the border to serve as hubs for its 24-team playoff format.— A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Albert Pujols (POO’-hohlz) will pay the salaries of the Los Angeles Angels’ furloughed employees in his native Dominican Republic for five months. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Pujols didn’t publicly announce his commitment to pay roughly $180,000 to cover the salaries. The strict budget cuts made by Angels’ owner Arte Moreno during the coronavirus pandemic have included extensive furloughs for scouts, player development staff and minor league employees.— The Chinese basketball league has restarted after an almost five-month shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic but is going ahead in empty stadiums and with fewer foreign players. The CBA was suspended on Jan. 24 after the virus outbreak in Wuhan. The semifinals stage has started with 20 teams divided into two divisions and limited venues to reduce travel. All stadiums are closed to fans. League chairman and former NBA star Yao Ming praised the work of the clubs and health authorities for helping get the season restarted. He says as the first national large-scale sports event to be restarted in China the CBA is of “strategic significance.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHORSE RACING-BELMONTBelmont kicking off Triple Crown seriesELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Tiz the Law is the star of a 10-horse field for the Belmont Stakes, perhaps the biggest event in U.S. sports since the coronavirus pandemic shut down competition in mid-March. The 3-year-old colt is the early 6-5 favorite for Saturday’s race. Update on the latest sports No fans or owners will be at the New York track for the $1 million race that is being run at a shorter distance this year. This Belmont — rescheduled from June 6 — will be run at 1 1/8 miles, the first time since 1925 it won’t be its usual grueling 1 1/2 miles. The top four finishers earn Kentucky Derby qualifying points, including 150 to the winner.Tiz the Law is the only horse in the race with Grade 1 stakes victories. He’ll try to buck history as the first New York-bred in 138 years to win the $1 million race. His 82-year-old trainer, Barclay Tagg, is chasing a win that eluded him in 2003 after Funny Cide won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to lose his Triple Crown bid in the Belmont.The Belmont is kicking off the Triple Crown series for the first time, instead of completing the series of three races run over five weeks. The Kentucky Derby follows on Sept. 5, with the Preakness finishing up on Oct. 3.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worry Associated Press last_img read more

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Troy Camp raises thousands at Homecoming

first_imgVolunteers pass empty milk jugs around the Coliseum on Saturday to raise money for a free summer camp for students from elementary schools near USC. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)Dozens of empty milk jugs found their way through the Coliseum audience at halftime during Saturday’s Homecoming football game, as student volunteers collected money from the crowd for Troy Camp’s annual fundraiser. The Pass the Can fundraiser has been a part of Troy Camp since the 1970s, making it one of the oldest traditions and largest fundraisers put on by the student organization. In order for the fundraiser to run smoothly, a large number of students volunteer each year. This year, approximately 1,200 students signed up to pass the jugs.“[It] was a really incredible experience, just being on the field and looking all across the stadium and seeing the support of the USC community for Troy Camp,” said Troy Camp co-executive director Marla Ross. Each volunteer receives a “Pass the Can” T-shirt and free admission to the football game, as part of a partnership between Troy Camp and USC Athletics.In the past two years, Troy Camp has also run an online campaign along with the halftime fundraiser. This year, the virtual campaign ran for three weeks before the Homecoming game, allowing Troy Camp to raise around $13,000.“It was a decision we made with the executive board, alumni and general members throughout the year,” said Kyle Footitt, Troy Camp’s fundraising director. “Having cash is less common at games; virtual is going to be the route that most people go.” The donations raised from Pass the Can are used to fund a summer camp for students from local elementary schools. The camp is free for students and features activities such as archery, swimming and horseback riding. To spread the word about Pass the Can, Troy Camp advertised the event on campus and through social media to both increase donations and attract more volunteers. “We ask people to reach out to their friends, we ask them to present in classes, we send out email to our classes, we sit on Trousdale and table,” said Molly Bamberger, Troy Camp’s co-executive director. The final amount from this year, including the online campaign, is estimated to surpass 2017’s total of $27,000, but the final count wasn’t complete by the time of publication, according to Bamberger. “We do our part every year [to publicize Pass the Can], but there is such a deep-rooted tradition within the USC community and the surrounding community,”  Ross said. “We have Troy Camp alumni [volunteer] from several years in the past. I met one who was 12 to 15 years out and still comes every year.”last_img read more

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Southpaw Alexa Romero brings advantage to Syracuse’s pitching staff

first_imgYoung Alexa Romero did everything right-handedly. So when it came time to buy her first softball glove, it seemed like a simple choice. But something just didn’t feel right with the glove she got. The same dominant right hand didn’t feel as strong as it once had. Then Romero stumbled into one of the more uncommon investments in softball — a lefty mitt.“There’s not many,” Romero’s teammate and fellow pitcher Abby Thibodeau said. “Lefty pitchers are very sought after these days, having her on staff is awesome.”Romero hopes to close the new void Syracuse had when both its lefties graduated. Among the 10 Atlantic Coast Conference teams that list handedness of players, there are currently only 10 left-handed pitchers. That’s why Romero’s addition to the Orange (9-5) pitching staff provides the team with an edge, another option in any situation. Through seven outings, the freshman is 4-2 with a 1.58 ERA. She’s surrendered runs against then-No. 10 Georgia and then-No. 3 Florida while shutting out every other team.“I think a majority of your good teams are going to have at least one on their staff,” SU head coach Mike Bosch said. “A lot of your better teams are going to have a lefty that will do damage.”Syracuse graduated Jocelyn Cater and Lindsey Larkin, both its left handed pitchers from previous years, and it left a hole Romero will now plug. Junior right-handed pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti expressed optimism about the addition.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think adding Lex, (a left hander), was one of the best things we could have gotten out of a freshman,” Gatti said. “She’s not going to take long to be acclimated to the collegiate level.”Despite her unique skill, colleges didn’t treat Romero as a commodity. She held three offers and chose Syracuse over two Alabama schools, Alabama-Birmingham and Jacksonville State. Her father, Larry Romero, blames the lack of interest on growing up in Colorado, a state not known for its production of softball players.Growing up in a small state, Larry said, many people had doubts she would be able to survive the competition in the ACC. Her dad recognized the difficulties of her switching from small-time to the big show.“I always knew she had the ability, she just never faced these great big teams like Florida has,” Larry said. “She always belonged to these small teams who traveled just a little here and there.”Romero’s trait is not only uncommon amongst the SU pitching staff, but also in her family as well. Neither Romero’s mother nor father is left-handed, and the trait was passed down from her grandmother, the only lefty member of Romero’s immediate family.At Syracuse, Romero works with volunteer assistant coach Miranda Kramer, a former professional pitcher who windmilled from the left side as well.“(Kramer) is a lefty that does damage,” Bosch said. “Obviously she being a lefty and Alexa being a lefty gives her a little bit of insight on what Alexa may need too.”In her first few games, Romero has had outings that prove she can pass the test of collegiate competition as well as carry her team through many innings. She recorded a solid outing against Florida, one of the best teams in the country. The Gators have a lethal offense, scoring 97 runs in 16 games alone. But Romero held them to just two.“She’s shocked a lot of people,” Larry said. “There’s a lot of people in Colorado that didn’t think she’d make it an inning out there.”Yet against Florida, she pitched 5 2-3 innings, and the season’s just beginning. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 28, 2017 at 1:49 am Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

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Betway nets new sponsorship deal with 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship.

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway has announced that it is the new title sponsors of the 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship.The event, which will take place at the O2 Arena on 24 September, will be shown live on Sky Sports, as well as being broadcast live in over 70 countries around the world.The prize fund for the new, entertaining version of the game is a record-breaking £100,000 d, including £20,000 for the eventual champions.Five players per team will take to the court in shorter-timed quarters with unlimited roll-on/roll-off subs, timeouts and a double-point powerplay aimed at increasing the excitement in each match.The tournament will showcase some of the best British basketball talent at London’s biggest indoor venue as eight of the UK’s top sides do battle over a total of 13 matches.With double elimination in play to separate the teams from eight down to four, there are then semi-finals and then the championship match to determine the destination of the trophy.Anthony Werkman, Director of Marketing and Operations at Betway, said: “It’s great to be involved with this innovative and exciting spin on a well-established sport.“At Betway, we like to be at the forefront of new ideas and we strongly believe that the All-Stars Championship will deliver a thrilling experience to basketball fans and Betway customers at the O2 Arena.“We’re also really pleased to be working with Matchroom Sport on another event. We have an excellent relationship with them and have worked on a number of successful sponsorships together.”Barry Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport, said, “We’re very excited to be once again working with our good friends at Betway. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed a close relationship centred on many of our sports including darts, snooker, boxing, pool, and now basketball. “The All-Stars Championship is going to be a thrilling day out, showcasing one of the UK’s most up-and-coming sports. It’s the best of British, as well as some exciting All-Stars, and I believe this can be the start of something big both for basketball and Betway.” Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

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Bees form nest on south side of WRC parking lot

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Susie · 380 weeks ago Woohoo! Save the bees!! Go Dad! Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down grammar slammer · 380 weeks ago Don’t you mean metal not medal? Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jennifer · 380 weeks ago That’s awesome! So, are you saying I should have said something when they started living in the swim team’s aluminum can recycle trailer?? LOL. They’ve been coming around for awhile now. That’s funny. Great job of a humane removal 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down MJE · 379 weeks ago That’s not a beehive pictured, it’s a swarm. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Geo · 379 weeks ago Good grief, someone please educate these folks on what they are seeing. This is a swarm of bees, this is how they divide and start a new hive. The old queen will leave the old hive and take about half of the worker bees with her. The swarm landed on the fence and sent out scout bees to look for a new home. The old hive will raise a new queen and continue on. If you were to look around the park area more than likely they would find a bee tree. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Crystal Dawson, a Wellington Recreation Commission employee, came back to work during her lunch hour Wednesday afternoon only to get the scare of her life.She parked the car on the south side of the WRC parking lot, got out, and saw this dark big lump of on the short metal parking lot fence.Dawson thought that was strange and went closer to look. What she discovered made her jump and run. It was… bees!For some reason, the fence had some sugar-water type substance and some worker bees flying around looking for a location for a new nest discovered it. They then got the queen bee and she and her swarm took to the sugar substance medal parking lot bar as the new colony home.Not knowing what to do Dawson called a bee removal company in Wichita. But they were charging too much.Dawson then remembered her neighbor Lonnie Hays is a bee enthusiast.So he was called in to remove the beehive.Hays said bee colonies are established when a mated queen and a larger contingent of worker bees break away from the home colony during the spring after a long hard winter huddled together.This group obviously moved en masse to a nest site which they determined to be the medal WRC parking lot bar. Once the swarm arrived, they were in the process of building a nest before Hays came and removed it to take it to his bee hive at his home.“The scary thing is that’s my neighbor,” Dawson said. “So I might be seeing those bees again.”WRC sports director Tanner Ford said he has a bee phobia. He wasn’t around for the official bee removal process.last_img read more

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Zidane chooses Camavinga if Pogba doesn’t come this summer

first_imgHe is 17 years old, contract until 2021 with Rennes and “it is a mix between Casemiro and Kante … But with the plant and the physicist of Pogba”. This is how people close to their environment describe Camavinga. He is one of the fashionable midfielders and, at the moment, Among his plans is to look for a first-line team before renewing with the entity that has launched him into stardom, with which this season he has played 36 games before the break and despite his youth with which he has achieved absolute internationality with France. Camavinga is also on Zidane’s radar. As AS has learned, the French coach of Madriod has chosen Camavinga if finally Pogba, his great wish for this summer, cannot come. It is not strictly a Plan B. Zidane considers Pogba to be that kind of player around whom you can build a project. It is evident that Camavinga is not due to his youth. But the coach wants that, if the disbursement by Pogba is not made, a small effort be made in this 17-year-old who is a clear option for the future. Zidane knows how important a Makelele is for Madrid. And he wants Camavinga to be in the future. For Zidane it would be something like repeating the bet he had with Varane, who came from Lens at 17 years old and cost only 10 million euros. Zidane has a very good eye for young people. With Camavinga the case is different. There is a real bid for it in the market to the point that its price, despite not being contrasted in the elite, is set at around 50 million euros. In Madrid he would not enter that battle, but an intermediation by Zidane himself would be enough to convince the player and have an advantageous position in any future negotiation.last_img read more

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Mini Basketball clinic tips off at Hillel Prep

first_imgThe Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) commenced the Prep schools’ phase of its mini basketball with an introductory clinic at Hillel Prep School last Friday.Nearly 100 students from grades 4-6 participated in the clinic, which was conducted by INSPORTS’ Calvin Martin, who also heads the Southern Conference, and Alf Remekie, national coordinator of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA).”It was well received,” said Martin. “We had them in two groups, so it was easier to work with.”INSPORTS has committed almost $1.5m in support of the programme over the next eight months.Several coaches from its just-concluded Level One coaching certification course for new coaches also participated in the clinic, which forms part of their assessment exercise.Coaches from Hillel Prep were delighted with the event and expressed an interest in other such sessions to assist in growing the popularity of the game at the institution.”The coaches are interested in a programme,” Martin said, noting plans to return for other clinics.Mark Broomfield, president, JaBA, welcomed the initiative by INSPORTS and expressed satisfaction at the partnership with Government, stating that Mini Basketball is one of the cornerstones of his administration’s development plan.”I welcome the idea and the initiative. A clinic is good to introduce the sport,” said Broomfield. “My personal belief is that these agencies that have as their mandate to develop sports must look at grassroots programmes and support sustainable development programmes. So a clinic in a school is a good programme.”He added: “Outside of clinics, there must be competitions in which they can get a chance to practice … you must have a sustainable environment.”My understanding is that it is going to transition into competitions.”TWO-STAGEPROGRAMMEMartin confirmed this, saying INSPORTS will be implementing the Mini Basketball programme in two stages, at the community and school levels, with a prep and primary schools competition.”We started the competition last school term. It had been absent for three to four years,” he said of the competition among junior institutions.”In terms of numbers we’re looking to have 40 in Kingston, 15 in St Catherine and Portmore, and about 10-12 in Montego Bay, and we hope to expand it year by year. We’ve some St Thomas schools and some in Hanover who are also interested.”The school section will come after GSAT. The communities will have their first event sometime to the end of November to the beginning of December,” Martin continued.As organisers, he says they are trying their best to make the competitions cost-effective.”We’ll be providing bibs, so all the schools have to do is get to the venue. We’re trying to make it as low cost as possible so the schools won’t have to spend any money.”last_img read more

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Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies to easy win over Suns

first_imgMemphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) controls the ball against Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Canaan (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Despite a bit of a youth movement, it’s still the Marc Gasol and Mike Conley show for the Memphis Grizzlies — with a good amount of defense mixed in.Memphis, held Phoenix to 46 percent shooting, including the Suns connecting on only 9 of 33 shots outside the arc in a 117-96 victory Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT “I think defense is what really keys and starts our offense for us,” said Conley, who finished with 18 points and seven assists. “Gives us easy opportunities. Gives us a different flow, a different rhythm. .It allows us to play with a little more pace and get guys more opportunities.”Gasol led the Memphis scoring with 19 points. MarShon Brooks, like Conley, had 18 points, Garrett Temple added 15, and Wayne Selden 14.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We want to be a versatile offensive team where you can’t key in on one or two guys to shut us down,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “It’s good to see a bunch of guys get double-figure points. That means we’re sharing the ball well.”With Suns leading scorer Devin Booker out nursing a left hamstring strain, it was up to Deandre Ayton, the first overall pick in last summer’s draft, to do his part. He led Phoenix, scoring 24 points — tops for his young season — and had eight rebounds. Grizzlies: Host Washington on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ronaldo rocket gives Juventus scrappy win at Empoli MOST READ LATEST STORIES “We have to play better. But not just better. We have to execute better.”TIP-INSSuns: Ayton has scored at least 18 points in four of his five games this season. … Josh Jackson started in Booker’s spot. …Jackson had six turnovers in the first quarter. … Ryan Anderson, who has a reputation as a 3-point shooter, entered the game 3 of 15 from outside the arc this season. His percentage didn’t get any better, going 1 for 3 from 3-point range.Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr. drew a technical foul early in the fourth quarter when he jumped up in dispute over being called for a foul. .Jackson scored 6 points, the first time he has not reached double-figures in his rookie season. .F Chandler Parsons sat for the second straight game with right knee soreness.GASOL A-GOGasol, who left Wednesday’s loss in Sacramento holding his shoulder and neck, played after evaluation showed he basically suffered “a stinger.” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff was not surprised the 7-foot-1 center returned to action three days later. “That’s who Marc is,” Bickerstaff said. “He’s one of the toughest guys I’ve ever been around. Playing through almost anything.”WATANABE DEBUTSMemphis rookie Yuta Watanabe made his first appearance of the season, becoming only the second Japanese player to play in an NBA regular-season game. Yuta Tabuse, played four games for the Suns in 2004. “The NBA has been a dream since I was a little kid, and that was a good opportunity,” said Watanabe, who scored 2 points.UP NEXTSuns: At Oklahoma City on Sunday night Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But he didn’t get a lot of offensive help to replace Booker’s missing 28 points a game. Guard Isaiah Canaan was the only other starter reaching double figures, scoring 11 points. Rookie Elie Okobo came off the bench for 12 points, and Jamal Crawford added 11. The Suns have lost four straight.While Memphis took a first-quarter lead, the advantage was built in the second, when the Grizzlies outscored Phoenix 42-25 for a 68-43 halftime lead.“We came out lackadaisical with the turnovers and stuff,” Ayton said. “They started getting (into) a rhythm early, and they started making a lot of shots in the first half, especially in the second quarter.”From there, Memphis would extend it to 26 midway through the fourth quarter, leading both coaches to start clearing their benches.“We are repeating the same mistakes. Turnovers, obviously.” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said of the Suns’ 19 miscues. “It was a big part of this game.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Win APO Energy Media Award for Dubai Africa Energy Forum

first_imgAPO (African Press Organization) the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2015 APO Energy Media Awards (#APOEnergyMediaAward).APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for the first-place winner to attend the Africa Energy Forum held in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015, as well as one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide. *The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the only international Forum focused on power generation for Africa with attendance restricted to stakeholders (investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc.) from the power sector. APO Energy Media Awards celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Energy in Africa. The subject matter may comprise a single topic or a variety of subjects, including – but not limited to – oil, gas, electricity, geothermal energy, hydropower, solar energy, wind power, nuclear, coal, biomass and more. APO Energy Media Awards is open to African journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa. Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. Stories must have been broadcast or published between January 1, and April 30. All stories must be submitted in electronic format: a) Print: upload the scan(s) of the published article. The deadline for entries is 1 May 2015, an APO press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more