The Latest: Croatian tennis player Coric positive for virus ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Croatian tennis player Borna Coric says he has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition event. Associated Press June 22, 2020 The 33rd-ranked Coric posted the news on Twitter.He says “I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19. Please everyone who has been in contact with me for the last few days gets tested!”He says he is feeling well and has no symptoms.Coric was among about 1,000 people who were tested for the virus after Grigor Dimitrov announced that he tested positive. That led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play in the final.Coric played a match against Dimitrov in Zadar on Saturday in the second leg of the exhibition series.
Published on January 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ As quickly as the question was finished, Jim Boeheim brushed it aside.Sure, Monday’s win over Pittsburgh tied him with the legendary Adolph Rupp for fourth on the all-time wins list. Yes, Monday’s win gave Syracuse a 20-0 record for the first time in school history.But Boeheim doesn’t care. Not yet, anyway.‘No significance,’ Boeheim, the Syracuse head coach, said. ‘None whatsoever. The only thing I care about is this year. That’s it. What we’re doing this year.’But with the 71-63 win over Pittsburgh in the Carrier Dome, Boeheim earned win number 876 for his career. He now trails only Dean Smith, Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski. In doing so, the Orange set the program record for the best start ever with its 20th consecutive win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThough Boeheim said the new school record meant nothing, forward C.J. Fair felt otherwise. He said it feels great for him and his teammates to be a part of the record book at SU.‘It means a lot,’ Fair said. ‘We set history here. We broke the record, and we’re just trying to stretch the thing as far as we can take it.’Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, whose team had lost six straight games entering Monday’s matchup with the Orange, said he and his players understood the talent that SU brings to the table.It’s a common message expressed by Syracuse’s opponents so far this season, but no one has been able to match it. And with Baylor’s loss to Kansas on Monday night, the Orange is one of only two remaining unbeaten teams in the country.‘Obviously they’re ranked where they are because of how good a team they are, how deep they are and how experienced they are,’ Dixon said. ‘A very good team.’SU finally beats PittThe Syracuse players had heard all about Pittsburgh’s dominance over the Orange heading into Monday’s game.The Panthers had won five straight against SU, eight of the last nine and 13 of the last 16. None of the players on this team had ever beaten Pitt. But now that talk can be put to rest.‘It feels good,’ senior Kris Joseph said. ‘I always wanted to beat Pitt. I didn’t get a chance to play them last year due to that head injury. It was a good thing for me to come out tonight and be able to beat them.’Although Pittsburgh has struggled to a 0-6 start in Big East play, many of the Syracuse players were quick to say that the Panthers’ record did not indicate how talented their team is. And the Panthers gave the Orange all it could handle Monday, nearly clawing back from an early 13-point deficit but falling just short.Even the younger players seemed to understand the significance of beating Pittsburgh.‘I’ve been hearing that coach hasn’t won in like five years,’ sophomore Dion Waiters said. ‘It was just good to get that monkey off coach’s back.’And while the win over Pitt was somewhat overshadowed by a record-setting night for Syracuse, it was that much sweeter because of the opponent.‘It’s great,’ senior Scoop Jardine said. ‘It’s great because it’s the best start in school history and also, it’s against Pittsburgh. That’s two great things for me right there.’firstname.lastname@example.org@syr.edu Comments
Former President Bill Clinton spoke to a capacity crowd in Bovard Auditorium Friday evening on a variety of topics ranging from U.S. foreign policy to the experience of being a grandfather.Attendees included California Senator Barbara Boxer and Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott.The event began with opening remarks from USC President C.L. Max Nikias before moving into an address from Clinton himself. Following Clinton’s remarks, James Ellis, dean of the Marshall School of Business, moderated a discussion with the 42nd president.“It is clear that, throughout his extraordinary life, President Clinton has sought to understand -— and even befriend — the changes of our time,” Nikias said in his opening statement.Nikias said that “national borders were giving way to an increasingly globalized world,” and Clinton began by stressing the importance of having a framework in order to evaluate global news in context.“It’s very easy to confuse the headlines [with] the trend lines, and whether they are really representative of what’s going in the world,” Clinton said.One of the trend lines, according to Clinton, was the issue of interdependence. The former president’s discussion was framed with an emphasis on issues facing communities and cooperation.“The fundamental reality of the world we live in and the world we’re moving towards is interdependence, and it will only increase,” he said. “Interdependence can be good or bad or — human nature being what it is — it can be both, but divorce is not an option.”Clinton discussed the two-edged nature of technology and its role in the new, interdependent world.“The Internet has done a great deal of good. It’s made it possible for an 8-year-old to get on the Internet and find out in 30 seconds what I had to go to college for,” Clinton said. “It’s also made it possible for social networking sites to not only do great good but also recruit new members for ISIS.”Clinton emphasized the need for “networks of creative cooperation,” citing several examples of regions in the United States, such as San Diego and Orlando, Florida, where collaboration between industry and universities had created economic growth in the biotechnology and computer simulation fields, respectively.He spoke to the importance of systems and how, in many poor nations, the lack of adequate systems made it difficult to respond to crises such as disease outbreaks. He said that even wealthy nations such as the U.S. need to constantly upgrade and improve systems, and that the United States needs to reform its immigration, corporate tax and infrastructure systems in order to remain globally competitive. He cited an example of developing wind power and other renewable energy sources.“By and large in America, even when the politicians aren’t talking, the wind blows,” he said.Still, Clinton remained optimistic about the future of the United States over the next 20 years, arguing that the United States was in the best position among developed nations.“There will be bad headlines, but you can keep the trend lines positive,” he said in his closing lines.During the question and answer portion of the event, Ellis began by asking how interdependence can apply to “political hotspots” such as Russia, Syria, Ukraine and Hong Kong. Clinton said that it was important to evaluate things in context and that it was not always possible for the U.S. to intervene.He talked about the democratic uprisings in Hong Kong and said the United States should “pull for democracy” while understanding the limitations due to the relationship between the United States and China. Clinton underlined the importance of using discretion before intervening.“In international affairs, when you see a problem, you have to ask yourself if the problem is a toothache, a scab or a bad knee,” Clinton said. “If it’s a scab you have to leave it alone because it’ll work itself out; you scratch, it’ll make it worse.”The conversation then shifted to the domestic front, and Ellis asked Clinton what the next two years would like look with a Democratic president and Republican-controlled legislature, a structure which characterized much of Clinton’s presidency.Clinton said that there would be a “Kabuki dance” between the Republicans and Obama during the next few months as they tried to determine what the other side would do. He said a telling decision would be whether the Republicans attempt to repeal sections of the Affordable Care Act that are demonstrably working. He cited the examples of Arkansas and Kentucky, Republican states where the Democratic governors have high approval ratings due to successful implementation of the act.Clinton said he expects to see a deal on corporate tax rates and hopes that the reforms will lead to a repatriation of overseas funds that can be used for infrastructure development following a European model of public-private investment. He also stressed the need for immigration reform to ensure that the workforce remains young and diverse in the United States.“Having lost it, I can tell you, youth matters,” he said.The conversation ended on a lighter note with Ellis asking how Clinton felt about being a grandfather. Clinton said he remains active in his granddaughter’s life since she lives very close to him in New York.“The most thrilling thing is being reacquainted with what it’s like for an infant to wake up to the world,” he said. “You can almost see the neural networks forming.”Students were grateful for the opportunity to see the human side of Clinton.“It’s weird when you look up to someone and you see them as a portrait, you don’t know what they’re actually like,” said Alexander Coco, a junior majoring in astronautical engineering. “It’s great to be able to put a personality to such a famous figure, and see that sense of humor and how he reacts to questions and people.”Others said that they enjoyed his theme of cooperation.“I liked what he said about looking at the opposite point of view and expanding your worldview that way,” said Dylan Eirinberg, a junior majoring in computer science. Editor’s note: this article was updated on Sunday 11/09 to correct the spelling of student Dylan Eirinberg’s name.
Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “He got to see all eight departments,” Eppler said. “Generally, guys who come up and play for a while in the big leagues and then go into managing really get focused on their department, right? He’s a department head. He’s our most recognizable department head.“But nonetheless he runs a major league operation and major league staff. And I think it was good for him to be able to see how player development works, how professional scouting works, how domestic amateur scouting works and international amateur scouting works … Now he got an elevated view of the whole organization.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Knowing that the nature of baseball now is a collaboration between the front office and the manager’s office, all of this exposure to other departments can only help.“Communication between the front office and the dugout nowadays is paramount,” Ausmus said. “Forty years ago a phone line was the only thing that connected us. Now it’s constant communication on a daily basis, a lot of information going both directions, and it’s collaborative when it comes to trying to make the players and team better. So that experience helps.”This isn’t the first time Ausmus went from a front office job to a managing job. After ending his playing career with the Dodgers – which included Joe Torre letting him manage the final game of the season in both 2009 and 2010 – Ausmus was a special assistant in the Padres’ front office from 2010-13. Hired by Detroit in 2014, he had two above-.500 seasons (reaching the postseason in his first year) and two under-.500 seasons and was fired after last season.Related Articles “That’s the funny thing,” he said. “As much information as we have now, who knows where it’s going to go? It’s going to continue to grow. You may see a little bit of a catch-up game where teams are more even, but there’s some areas that I think are going to be blossoming over the next five years.“The one thing I really enjoyed about being involved with the Angels this year is I can take the numbers, I can take how they come to a specific number, and I can use my playing experience to wrap my brain around it and say, ‘OK, how does this apply on the dirt and on the grass? Does this fit? Does this work?’“Which is a unique perspective because that’s what managers have to do now. They have to be able to take those numbers and understand them. They don’t have to write the algorithms, but they need to be able to understand them and then apply it to the baseball player and the baseball field. That’s the fun part for me, because it’s easy.”So consider: In addition to having gotten a first-hand look at his new team’s personnel, and knowing about the injuries and the flaws and the prospects, Ausmus has had a year to familiarize himself with the Angels’ proprietary information.How much of an advantage will it have been for Ausmus to get a ground-up view of the organization? Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter PreviousNew Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus, right, shakes hands with starting pitcher JC Ramirez after a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Ausmus replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Joined by Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno, left, and general manager Billy Eppler, right, join the team’s new manager Brad Ausmus as he puts on a jersey during a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Tigers skipper replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe new Angels manager Brad Ausmus answers questions from the media at a press conference to introduce the new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)New Angels manager Brad Ausmus, center, puts on an Angels jersey with help from team owner Arte Moreno, left, and General Manager Billy Eppler during Monday’s introductory news conference at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Billy EpplerThe video board shows a picture of new Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus during a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Tigers skipper replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)J.C. Ramirez, left, and Keynan Middleton of the Angels laugh after Middleton holds up an “Ausmus 4 President” sign during a press conference to introduce the new manager, Brad Ausmus, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angel’s new manager Brad Ausmus, left, chats with former Angel Rod Carew following a press conference to introduce the new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)The new Angels manager Brad Ausmus, left, is joined by his wife Liz at a press conference to introduce the new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Newly Angels manager Brad Ausmus answers questions from reporters during an introductory news conference on Monday afternoon at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)New Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus talks to reporters during a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Tigers skipper replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus, right, shakes hands with starting pitcher JC Ramirez after a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Ausmus replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 10New Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus, right, shakes hands with starting pitcher JC Ramirez after a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Ausmus replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandANAHEIM — The Angels went through the process, as they should, right down to administering written tests to the candidates for their managerial job.But when the applicants put their No. 2 pencils down, the combination of experience and knowledge of the organization’s inner workings made the decision a no-brainer.Brad Ausmus, the 17th managerial hire in franchise history and first in 19 years, spent the 2018 season embedded with the Angels as an assistant to General Manager Billy Eppler. He was involved in the major league operation, player development, pro and amateur scouting, performance science, and most certainly (and critically) the analytics department.Yes, the Angels are entering a new age. It’s not fair or accurate to say Mike Scioscia spurned analytics. But not only does Ausmus, 49, embrace them, this former catcher with a Dartmouth degree (albeit in Government) is about to give them a giant bear hug. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone And it is the way baseball works. You might be a perceived failure in one place, but that might set you up for success in the next. Ask the Astros’ A.J. Hinch how that works, for example.“Name me another job where experience is not an asset,” Ausmus said. “I don’t think you could find one.”This, of course, is a situation unlike any other. Ausmus will face daily interrogation in two languages about the phenomenon that is Shohei Ohtani (for the record, he is optimistic that sometime in the first third of the 2019 season Ohtani will be able to DH). He will have to deal with the question of Albert Pujols’ effectiveness. And part of his task is to foster an environment that will help convince Mike Trout to stick around.I doubt anyone told him this was going to be easy. But then, he could see it for himself over the last nine email@example.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Ezekiel Elliott isn’t going anywhere.While speaking to reporters Wednesday, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed the team has every intention of picking up the running back’s fifth-year option. The team’s first pick will come Friday in the second round with the 58th overall selection.”I don’t think there is any buyers remorse there,” Jones said Tuesday, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think we are really pleased we made that move. But as Jerry said it’s painful to go through a draft without a No. 1 pick. We have looked at each other before and said we would never do that again.”But certainly, after we have gone through the receivers and looked at that, I think we are very happy with where we have ended up in terms of what we could get at our pick, in terms of a receiver or any other player in terms of what we ended up with with Amari.” Elliott, who has twice led the NFL in rushing yards in 2016 and ’18, has rushed for 4,048 yards and 28 touchdowns in three seasons with the Cowboys since being selected fourth overall in 2016.Another star player due for a big payday is fourth-year quarterback Dak Prescott, who is up for free agency after the 2019 season. While Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson secured the richest extension in NFL history by inking a new four-year contract worth $140 million this week, Jones insists the move will have no influence on Dallas’ discussions with Prescott.”I don’t feel any pressure to rush the situation,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News, adding Wilson’s record-breaking deal doesn’t give the team a sense of urgency to get their own deal done.”(Wilson’s) won a Super Bowl. He has success year in and year out. The guy deserves to be paid at the top of the market.”Given the Cowboys’ mid-season trade with the Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper — also a candidate for a new deal — Dallas will sit out the opening day of the NFL Draft next Thursday. Jerry Jones: Cowboys actively discussing Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper extensions “Obviously we’re gonna do it,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News.This move would increase Elliott’s salary to $9.09 million in 2020, barring a new contract agreement before July 15 next year. Related News
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A police investigation released today blamed problems in leadership and training for a May Day melee in which officers in riot gear pummeled news media and demonstrators at an immigration rally. The 90-page report to the civilian Los Angeles Police Commission echoed previous conclusions by Police Chief William Bratton and made a host of recommendations for changes in the way the Los Angeles Police Department handles confrontations. Police had several chances to stop the violence during the confrontation, the report said. “Instead, the failing leadership, breakdown in supervision and breakdown in personal discipline caused those without full situational awareness to take action without understanding how their decisions might affect the final outcome,” the report concluded. “The larger issue was the fact that not a single supervisor or member of the command staff involved attempted to intervene,” the report said. Deputy Chief Caylor “Lee” Carter underestimated the size and significance of the rally, and verbally reprimanded an LAPD captain who had suggested additional planning, the report said. The report cited confusion among officers about who was in charge and tension between Carter and two other commanding officers. “As a result, subordinate officers witnessed conflicting direction,” the report said, adding that officers in the field made requests over the radio that went unacknowledged. The report to the commission recommended that the LAPD improve communication between commanders and officers during public events. It also recommended putting officers’ names or serial numbers on their helmets and vests to make them more easily identifiable. Police also should annually review crowd control policies “including use of force,” the report said. “It appeared that some of the officers and supervisors in MacArthur Park believed that, contrary to department policy, baton strikes could be used to compel a person to disperse, even if they were merely standing in front of the officers, failing to respond to direction,” the report said. All of the recommendations will be implemented by the department within a year, the report said. Tim Sands, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which represents officers, said the report revealed the downside of a department decision in recent years to not train all officers for large tactical situations. “We are pleased that one of the outcomes of the incident is that the department has agreed to stop sacrificing training,” Sands said in a prepared statement. The report did not address the issue of how officers involved in the melee should be disciplined. That is being handled in a separate LAPD process. Since the May 1 melee, there has been a staff shakeup at the department. Lawsuits have been filed. Several investigations were launched. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has said he was “deeply, personally troubled” by the violence. The clash in MacArthur Park broke out after officers reported being targeted by as many as 50 “agitators” throwing rocks and bottles. Bratton has said a breakdown in police command led officers to respond with force, swing batons and fire dozens of bean bags, sponges and other nonlethal projectiles to disperse a crowd of demonstrators and journalists in the park. He also faulted poor communication and planning. “It all broke down,” Bratton has said. No one was seriously hurt, but images of baton-wielding officers knocking people to the ground played repeatedly on newscasts. The city is facing hundreds of lawsuits stemming from the melee. Last month, a claim was filed against the city on behalf of 164 people who say they were injured by officers. Since then 10 lawsuits and 94 other claims have been filed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Jose Mourinho saga continues as image rights negotiations are delaying his appointment as Manchester United manager, Andy Murray battled his way into the third round of the French Open and Sunrisers Hyderabad have made it through IPL’s eliminator.Guests on the show included tennis commentator Chris Bowers and Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane.
The Glenview Retail Park in Letterkenny.A retail park in Letterkenny has sold for just €360,000 at an Allsop auction.The Glenview Retail Park at Mountaintop includes a number of well-known businesses including Pello Haircare and Optimal Fitness.The premises, which has a reserve price of €250,000, offers 6 retails units, office space and a large gymnasium. 12 Manorview Park which was sold for €50,000.It was one of three Donegal properties to go under the hammer.The other two properties were two residential properties which also sold above their reserve asking prices.They were 13 Westside Apartments, Letterkenny, which had a reserve price of €15,000 but which sold for €30,000.A four bedroom house at 12 Manorview Park, Letterkenny sold for €50,000, again above its reserve price. DONEGAL RETAIL PARK SELLS FOR JUST €360K was last modified: July 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Allsop AuctionsauctiondonegalGlenview retail Park
The Micheal O’Cleirigh Summer School committee has expressed unanimous disappointment at the loss of badly-needed funding.In its inaugural year in 2014 the school, centred at Creevy and Rossnowlagh, outside Ballyshannon, received €2,000 from Donegal County Council strategic development fund which is allocated by councillors to local deserving organisations.The committee has just learned that the school will get none of the local allocation this year. Most of the money allocated in the Ballyshannon area is going instead to the Rory Gallagher festival and the Aodh Rua GAA club. Public records show the council agreed to give €10,000 to the Rory Gallagher festival and €9,000 to Aodh Rua for park development and conversion.The Micheal O’Cleirigh School runs for three days from May 15 to 17, after a decision to extend it following the success of last year’s one-day event.Committee members were told at a recent meeting that they are now struggling to fund the school.They were told by Failte Ireland that the school is still too small to receive funding from its grant aid sources. Failte recommended that the school seek continued funding from the council’s strategic development fund. Brian McAuley, chairman of Scoil Micheal O’ Clerigh said: “We are gravely disappointed that we have been ignored by our local councillors.“The Rory Gallagher festival is receiving €10,000 and the Aodh Rua Club is receiving €9,000.“Both also received funding from other grant-aiding sources while we have none.“The council’s strategic development fund was established to give aid to small events like ours to develop and grow.“I cannot understand why the GAA, a national organisation with so many million euro, is getting extra funding from a local source when a school to honour the head of the Four Masters who did such great work on the annals of the Kingdom of Ireland is left struggling. “It also appears a blues guitarist who left Ballyshannon at a few weeks of age is more important to our councillors than the scholar who led a team to produce the ancient annals of Ireland.“Surely, the council could have given a little less to the Rory Gallagher festival and the Aodh Rua club and make a small fund available for the Micheal O’ Cleirigh school”Information about the School can be found on www.mocleirigh.ie or by linking to Micheal O’Cleirigh on Facebook or on 087 444 5848.DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER FUNDING PULLED ON DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL was last modified: April 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)