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The Latest: Japanese MotoGP canceled because of virus

first_img Associated Press The Latest: Japanese MotoGP canceled because of virus Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama says 16 of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Rio de Janeiro club says the positive results came after tests were conducted on about 250 people.Three players have already recovered and the others remain separated from the group.The club says it will begin a series of medical evaluations on squad members.Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro said Sunday one player in each squad tested positive. Atlético said Ecuadorean midfielder Juan Cazares had the virus. Cruzeiro announced that forward Vinícius Popó was infected. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Japanese MotoGP has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. June 1, 2020 There is still not date set for the return of soccer in Brazil.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The race was scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Twin Ring Montegi circuit. Organizers say they hope to return to the same venue next year.Japan has a big presence in the sport and is the home of manufacturers Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki.Organizers say this is first time since 1986 that Japan will not host a race.MotoGP says it is trying to restart the season with races staying in Europe until mid-November. A race in Japan after that would be too late in the season.___last_img read more

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Coach Dramani told to proceed on leave

first_imgAfter a  shocking 1-2 defeat to Ashgold in the Ghana Premier League, the management of Kumasi Asante  Kotoko have asked  coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani to proceed on leave, Asempa Sports understands.Dramani is said to be angry with the latest decision and has dared the management team to take a definite decision on his long-term future.Kotoko find themselves in a tricky situation as the dismissal of the coach will lead to huge sums of money being paid as compensation for wrongful termination of his contract.Even though officials are tight-lipped on the latest development, media reports have suggested the former Ghana Under-17 team coach has been asked to step aside in a bid to find a lasting solution to their faltering campaign.Dramani has lost the board room support following what many perceive as his recalcitrant stance on his tactics.He has been accused of tinkering too much with his squad and believed to have lost the dressing room plot as well. Kotoko have endured a difficult start to life this term where they have managed only two wins from seven games and languish in 10th positionIt’s however unclear who will replace him in the interim as talks with David Duncan continues. Meanwhile, Heart of Lions trainer Yusuf Abubakar is the latest to be linked with the joblast_img read more

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Red Wings extend coach Jeff Blashill’s contract for 2 more seasons

first_imgRed Wings management still has faith in Jeff Blashill even as the team’s playoff drought continues. Detroit on Tuesday made official a previously reported two-year contract extension for its coach, even as the team is set to miss the playoffs for the third time in his four years at the helm.  Blashill, a Detroit native, replaced Mike Babcock in June of 2015 amid high expectations. He was regarded as one of the game’s top young coaching minds after a successful three-year stint with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The Red Wings made the playoffs in his first season, falling to the Lightning in the opening round, but missed out the last two years and are set to do so again as this season wraps up. The three-year playoff drought — after Detroit had made the playoffs 25 consecutive seasons — will be the franchise’s longest since it missed out five straight years from 1979-83. Detroit is 135-143-47 under Blashill entering Tuesday’s game against the Penguins. Related News Lightning reach rare milestone with win over Senators UPDATE: Detroit #RedWings EVP & GM Ken Holland today announced that Jeff Blashill has agreed to a two-year contract extension to remain head coach of the Red Wings.Details: https://t.co/LGHiEp9ftR pic.twitter.com/B68XBMwkkt— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 2, 2019″Jeff has done a tremendous job developing our young talent as we continue to rebuild our organization,” Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland said in a release. “Our young players have made significant strides during his time as head coach and are playing important minutes in key situations.”As we continue to build towards the future, we have the utmost confidence that Jeff is the coach best suited to help our prospects become impactful NHL players. He has gained valuable experience as an NHL coach in each of his four years in Detroit and has instilled a work ethic in our current team that makes us hard to play against every night and competitive in every game, which is the identity we want our team to have as we move forward.”last_img read more

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Kicking It With Friends Charity Soccer Tournament registration closes this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Kicking It With Friends Annual Charity Soccer Tournament is set to close registration this Sunday.This year the tournament will take place on May 25th and go until the 27th. The tournament is raising money for Natalie Small and her family as the local four year old continues her battle with Neuroblastoma. For more info about Natalie’s battle with cancer and to help out visit her Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/natalies-fight-with-neuroblastoma.Photo from Kicking It With Friends Charity Soccer Tournament Facebook Page.- Advertisement -The Tournament will be a 7 vs 7 style format and will have both youth and adult divisions. Youth players will be placed on teams based on age, gender, and skill level. Adults will sign up as teams but residents are able to sign up as individuals and will be placed on a team.Registration for youth players cost $30, and to register an adult team costs $300. All games in the tournament will be played at Surerus Park.All fees must be paid by the time registration closes.Advertisementlast_img read more