The Latest: Madrid, Bayern, Inter to play for charity

first_img Associated Press Ronaldo observed a two-week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown period in his native Portugal.Ronaldo has not been alongside his teammates since helping Juventus to a 2-0 win over Inter Milan on March 8. He flew to his home island of Madeira, Portugal, after that.Serie A was suspended a day later when the Italian government ordered a nationwide lockdown. The league is hoping to resume playing on June 13.___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 The Latest: Madrid, Bayern, Inter to play for charity Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan will play a series of friendlies next year to raise money for medical facilities in Italy and Spain.center_img May 19, 2020 The three round-robin games have been dubbed the “European Solidarity Cup” and thousands of medical staff and carers will get tickets for their work fighting the coronavirus pandemic.Dates for the games will be set when the calendar for 2021 is clear and fans are allowed back into stadiums.___Cristiano Ronaldo has reported back to Juventus’ training center after a 10-week absence.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner showed up for medical tests with the Serie A leaders.last_img read more

New IFC executive board to be elected Wednesday

first_imgCurrent Interfraternity Council board members are hoping the new board, which will be elected Wednesday, will continue to emphasize scholarship and build on some of this year’s new programs.The current board has officially recommended candidates for each board position, but these slated candidates are expected to face competition.The slated executive board candidates, chosen after more than 10 hours of interviews, are Alex Bozzo, recommended for president, Derek Carmack, recommended for executive vice president of administrative affairs and Brad Head, recommended for executive vice president of judicial affairs.All candidates will have a chance to give speeches at tonight’s elections, and then each chapter president will cast his vote. Chapter presidents are told beforehand who the slated candidates are.“There will be challenges; there always are. Those that weren’t slated are eligible to challenge and run from the floor,” said Nick Hamada, current IFC president. “Ultimately the chapter presidents will vote, and they may or may not follow the slate.”Though uncommon, challengers occasionally beat out the recommended candidates.Hamada said the board was careful in choosing its slated candidates.“We put so much effort on this side of it to make sure that we slate the most qualified candidates and then hopefully elect the most qualified, dedicated and talented candidates, so then we’re in good hands,” Hamada said.Hamada said he hopes the new board members, once elected, will remain committed to the overall Greek experience. He wants the board to both chart its own course and continue existing programs and traditions, including the IFC Philanthropy Grant Program and the all-Greek service days, both of which started this year.Aaron Rizkalla, current IFC vice president of scholarship and slated candidate for the position of vice president of finance, said he hopes to continue encouraging Greek academic success and ensure that IFC has the funds needed to continue scholarships and service events.“I wanted to be on the board to continue my legacy, and work on transitioning whoever my successor is,” Rizkalla said. “It’s about being able to take the experiences I had, and then also help with financing and allocating the budget.”Brad Head, current IFC vice president of rush and the recommended candidate for executive vice president of judicial, said he intends to continue striving to improve Greek safety and cooperation.“One of the biggest things I learned was that the key to a successful IFC board was its relationships — whether it be with DPS and with the chapter presidents,” Head said. “It’s also maintaining a level of transparency, where everyone sees what IFC is doing and understands the benefit of what we are trying to do.”Hamada agreed that the safety issue will be an important task for the new board to deal with.“We need to continue sound risk-management policies,” Hamada said. “We are being vigilant about them and even creative about finding new and better ways to make our community safer.”last_img read more

Candidate accuses USC of disinviting him from forum, USC responds

first_imgRepublican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ose claims USC disinvited him from the gubernatorial candidate town hall that was held in Bovard Auditorium on Jan. 13.Six candidates debated an array of issues including homelessness, immigration, single-payer health care and the prison system. Ling Luo | Daily Trojan.According to the former California representative, he had initially been invited to the candidate forum when he spoke on the phone with community engagement director Meghan Ginley from the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics on Jan. 5.He said the disinvitation was “unworthy of the institution of USC’s history of tradition.”Ginley said that there had been no intention of presenting him with an invitation to the town hall when they spoke, and they had only discussed the event’s details and qualifying factors for a candidate to be invited to the event.“We did not extend him the invitation,” she said. “We were collecting data, we were collecting information [about his candidacy].”Additionally, Ginley said she did not have the authority to invite him to the forum. The decision to not extend an invitation to Ose was that of her partners, including those from the Unruh Institute of Politics, the Empowerment Congress and media sponsors.In response to Ose’s claims, USC said in a statement to the Daily Trojan, “The Gubernatorial Town Hall held at USC on Saturday Jan. 13, includes six candidates who met the objective, established criteria.”The disqualifying factor for Ose was the Jan. 8 cutoff date. Though he had filed papers the morning he spoke to Ginley, Ose had not made a formal announcement about his candidacy before that date, Ginley said.Those planning the event expected formal announcements from potential candidates to ensure that they were running because in the past, people have launched open exploratory campaigns, she said.Ose did, however, meet other criteria, which stated that he either had to have previously served in a position of government or had to have raised $100,000 for his campaign. Six other candidates along with Ose were also excluded from the event for not meeting the aforementioned criteria, Ginley said.Ose said he had been under the impression that Ginley intended to invite him to the candidate forum after speaking with friends from the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times.Ose expressed frustration with the cutoff date, saying three days was enough time to make and finalize accommodations. However, Ginley said that adding him to the town hall past the date would affect set up for the event as well as technological aspects of it.“Frankly, it would have been nice to have another person in the debate, but he didn’t meet the criterion,” said director of the Unruh Institute of Politics Bob Shrum, who was involved in putting together the candidate forum. “It wouldn’t’ve been fair to the other candidates. We had set a cutoff of Jan. 8 and we held to it.”Another gubernatorial town hall will take place at USC in late March, hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy. This is a potential opportunity for Ose to expand on his campaign, Ginley said.last_img read more

Haden swings for the fences with risky hire

first_img“Inside the 20s” runs Thursdays. To comment on this story, email Nick at or visit To get his point across, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden felt the need to say it twice.“USC basketball should be relevant,” Haden said in his opening remarks Wednesday before he introduced new USC head basketball coach Andy Enfield.“USC basketball should be relevant.”Haden won’t find many who disagree with him. As he said during a Jan. 17 game against Oregon — shortly after he relieved Kevin O’Neill of his head coaching duties — USC has all the resources needed to build a perennial contender in the Pac-12. Location, facilities and private school funding are all assets USC has that many other schools covet. The only thing missing was someone to lead the charge.Is Enfield that someone? That will be decided on the court in the near future. However, what Wednesday’s press conference did confirm was this: Haden is not afraid to take a chance.In roughly two and a half years since becoming USC’s athletic director, Haden, until this week, had yet to make a major coaching hire. This is amazing considering the huge impact he has had on USC athletics since taking over.Haden assumed the job under immense NCAA scrutiny while both the football and men’s basketball programs faced NCAA sanctions, and he has made incredible strides in cleaning up USC’s compliance image. He also has been much more visible on and around campus than predecessor Mike Garrett, frequently interacting with media and students and even going so far as to participate in a Feb. 24 “Harlem Shake” video amid the student section at a basketball game.In his time at the helm of the school’s athletic program, though, he had yet to conduct his own coaching search. He inherited head football coach Lane Kiffin, as well as O’Neill, and after firing former head baseball coach Frank Cruz on Feb. 13, he merely removed current head coach Dan Hubbs’ interim title and made him the permanent head coach.So what does Haden do in his first chance to really make his mark? He eschews more experienced, proven coaches with extensive resumes and career achievements in favor for Enfield: the wild card, the new kid on the block, one whose national name recognition dates as far back as three weeks and whose Division I head coaching experience spans only two years.But remember, Haden said that USC basketball needed to be relevant, and by choosing Enfield over, say, former UCLA coach Ben Howland or current UTEP coach and former USC coach Tim Floyd, the Trojans instantly become just that.For the past two weeks, Enfield’s former team, Florida Gulf Coast University, has been the talk of the college basketball world, even after it was eliminated in the Sweet 16 by Florida. Enfield needed just three days and two wins to turn a school in just its second year of Division I eligibility into a nationally trending topic. He is exactly what Haden was looking for, in more ways than one.If Enfield can have a similar impact on the stagnant USC basketball program, then this decision will be a huge success. But even more than that is the fact that Haden has finally gotten a chance to take his shot.This is by far the biggest decision he has had to make during his tenure at USC and, even though the decision took him longer than many had hoped, Haden refused to play it safe and instead went with his gut on a coach who, quite frankly, hasn’t accomplished much of anything yet in his young coaching career.But these are the types of decisions that combat complacency and, as Haden assuredly hopes, irrelevancy. You can’t make a major leap as a program without taking a few risks, and Haden just pushed all of his chips to the center of the table on this one. This has been met with lots of excitement and some skepticism, both of which are justified.Still, all USC fans should take comfort in knowing that the man pulling the strings behind their favorite teams isn’t afraid to buck conventional wisdom every once in a while if he thinks it’s the best decision for his program. Enfield sure is glad Haden isn’t, anyway.“I want to thank you for believing in me, Pat,” Enfield said. “I’m going to show up every day in this office and make this a better place than it was the day before, and I look forward to it.”What better way is there to reward Haden’s trust?last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 linebacker Keirston Johnson reopens recruitment

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati The Robert E. Lee (Florida) High School senior had chosen the Orange over Maryland, Memphis, Buffalo and Coastal Carolina on July 2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast season, Johnson recorded 101 total tackles, 15 of which went for a loss, and 10 sacks in 11 games during his senior season, according to listed Johnson as an inside linebacker.Syracuse has just two linebacker commits in the Class of 2017 — Canadian linebacker Tyrell Richards and Nadarius Fagan — and Johnson’s decommitment brings SU’s total commits down to 16. 247Sportshas Fagan listed higher than Johnson on its overall board, but Richards does not have a ranking listed.You can track the entire Class of 2017 here. Commentscenter_img Three-star Class of 2017 linebacker Keirston Johnson announced he’s reopening his commitment via Twitter.last_img read more

Syracuse struggles in distance races at Virginia Challenge on Saturday

first_imgOn the second night of the Virginia Challenge track meet, SU competed in the men’s 1500-meter and the men and women’s 5000-meter.Save for senior Philo Germano’s fourth place finish in the 1500-meter, Syracuse came up empty. In the men’s 1500-meter race, Germano placed fourth with a 3:43.46 time. Behind him in 20th and 38th were teammates Simon Smith (3:47.32) and Nathan Henderson (3:58.01).Iliass Aouani, Colin Bennie, Kevin James, Joe Dragon and Dominic Hockenbury all ran the men’s 5K race, but none of them cracked the top-15. Aouani and James crossed three seconds apart at 20th and 21st, respectively. Dragon finished right behind them at 23rd and Hockenbury placed 27th. Bennie did not finish.Sophomore Madeleine Davison, the only SU runner to compete in the women’s 5000-meter invitational, finished in 16th place, last among runners who crossed the finish line. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on April 21, 2018 at 9:58 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

How Josh Warren became a pass-first player for Cornell

first_imgIt hasn’t always been this way, but Cornell’s offense hinges on Josh Warren’s passing.As a senior forward, Warren runs the Big Red (1-3) offense. He leads Cornell in assists per game (4.75) and has a team-leading 6.8 rebounds per game. Standing at 6-foot-8, that combo is rare in college basketball.“He’s almost like a point guard in our half-court offense, which is a lot of responsibility for a bigger guy,” head coach Brian Earl said.Passing wasn’t always Warren’s strength. At Downingtown West (Pennsylvania) High School, Warren finished his career with 1,228 points, crowning him Downingtown West’s second all-time leading scorer. His high school head coach Jason Ritter said Warren would work out before school, setting an example for other players on his team.“He just outworked everyone,” Ritter said. “What made him great was his size, but he just outworked everybody in our league.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn high school, Ritter needed Warren to make the important shots. His high school team needed him to finish possessions, not initiate them. At Downingtown West, Warren averaged 15.0 points per game and 1.8 assists in his senior season. This season at Cornell, Warren averages 10.5 points per game and 4.5 assists per game.When Warren chose to play at Cornell, his game had to change. Instead of being a go-to scorer, Warren had to become a facilitator as a forward. The offense had to run through him. When Earl informed Warren of his new role, Warren was ready to take on the challenge.“It was kind of smart of him to not say ‘Hey I scored in high school, so I’m going to score here,’ Earl said. “He does whatever’s needed for the team.”Photo Courtesy of Cornell AthleticsWhen he got to Cornell, Warren started focusing on ball handling, passing and shooting. It was the first time he needed to hone these aspects of his game, he said.In his past three seasons, Warren said he looked up to Matt Morgan and Steven Julian — Cornell’s leading scorer and best defender, respectively. Now, they’ve both graduated. Although Warren said that no single player is going to replace them, he’s acknowledged that everyone is going to have to step up their game. His pass-first mentality was a starting point.As one of three seniors on Cornell, coaches said lesser experienced players look up to Warren like he used to admire Morgan and Julian.Because of Warren’s high basketball IQ and leadership, he was named one of three Big Red captains. In Cornell’s only win on the season, Warren paced the Big Red with 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds.“We try to be a smart team,” Warren said, “And that kind of starts with me.” Comments Published on November 19, 2019 at 9:52 pm Contact Sophie: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp minors focus on All Ireland quarter final.

first_imgFollowing their loss to Kerry in yesterdays Munster final they will now face the Connacht champions.Galway and Sligo meet in the Connacht final on Sunday week, July 19th with the All Ireland quarter final set for the august Bank holiday weekendManager Charlie McGeever says Tipp have played both teams earlier in the year and will now work hard for the next game.last_img

Woods Signs Ball Deal with Bridgestone Golf

first_imgWoods returned to competitive golf after an absence of almost 16 months at the Hero World Challenge earlier this month in the Bahamas, where he continued to use Nike irons but switched to a TaylorMade driver and fairway woods.The 14-time major champion also put a Bridgestone ball into play for the first time and was clearly satisfied with the results as he signed a multi-year contract with the manufacturers.“Finding the right golf ball is extremely important,” Woods, who turns 41 at the end of the month. “It’s an essential part of my equipment, and the Bridgestone B330-S ball is hands-down the best for my game.“Controlling launch and trajectory is critical, and with this ball I feel I have total control to hit all shots accurately. I’m not just here to play – I’m here to win.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tiger Woods has announced he had signed a deal to use Bridgestone golf balls as he begins a series of equipment changes.The likes of Woods and Rory McIlroy are currently in the process of altering their set-up following the decision of Nike to cease production of clubs and balls, although they will continue to supply clothing and footwear to many of the world’s leading players.last_img read more

NFL service an “obvious” next step for Abelson Odds

first_img Submit Abelson Info has announced a major development for its odds providing division, which is to result in the first steps being made outside of its specialist zone of football coverage.Launching its NFL (National Football League) touchdown scorer pricing service, Abelson Odds expansion is to incorporate one of the largest sports in the USA, and one that is also making huge waves on a global scale, particularly in Europe. Ed Abelson, Managing Director of Abelson Info, said: “We are excited to take our business into a new sport and region. We are delighted with the response from our existing customers, and we look forward to working with new customers over the coming season.”Acquiring Super Soccer Oddsfeed in 2017, a football player pricing service, a number of expansions and enhancements have since taken place to expand its coverage, something the firm says is particularly emphasised with the addition of in-play betting to the product set.Branching out this year to encompass NFL coverage, whose Super Bowl showpiece, won by the Philadelphia Eagles 41-33 over the New England Patriots last season, was watched by a US audience of 103.4m, Abelson Odds is to cover markets for all 267 regular and postseason games.Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Head of Pricing at Abelson Info, has been lauding the first manoeuvre outside of football as an obvious next step, elaborating: “Given our expertise and operational capabilities in managing player databases and compiling odds, the step into America’s game was inevitable. “Ever since news of the repeal of PASPA, we have seen European operators looking to improve their US Sports products, something that our product can help with, taking the labour-intensive steps away from our clients” NFL’s preseason schedule gets underway at the beginning of August with five rounds of competition scheduled, before week one of seventeen in the regular season commences with defending champions the Eagles at home to the Atlanta Falcons on 7 September.Super Bowl LIII is to emanate from the Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium home on Sunday 3 February 2019. Share Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 Share Reading the weather: The ‘nerdy’ aspect to RotoGrinders analysis February 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more