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The Latest: Spanish league says 5 players tested positive

first_img___The president of the French Tennis Federation says holding the French Open without fans later this year is an option.The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7, but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4.Bernard Giudicelli tells French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche that “organizing it without fans would allow a part of the economy to keep turning, (like) television rights and partnerships. It’s not to be overlooked.”Giudicelli adds that “the lack of visibility is genuine” when hosting a tournament without fans but “we are not ruling any option out.” The Latest: Spanish league says 5 players tested positive Associated Press They are all without symptoms and will be allowed to start practicing after testing negative in further testing. They will need two negative results to be allowed to come back.The league has not named the players who tested positive. It also hasn’t disclosed their clubs.Spain this week started loosening some of the lockdown measures that had been in place since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing soccer players to resume training individually.Most teams returned to action on Friday, including league leader Barcelona. Atlético Madrid resumed its activities on Saturday and Real Madrid players will be back practicing on Monday.Spanish media has reported that Atlético Madrid defender Renan Lodi was among the players who tested positive. He did not practice on Saturday. The positive test came back on Saturday. Brighton chief executive Paul Barber told broadcaster Sky Sports that “despite all of the measures that we’ve been taking over the past few weeks, where the players haven’t been involved in any significant training at all, we’ve still suffered another player testing positive for the virus.”Brighton says three players have now had the coronavirus. The club announced one case in March.Premier League clubs are due to hold a conference call on Monday about “Project Restart.” Clubs are yet to resume group training as they abide by government social distancing regulations. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Spanish league says five players from clubs in the country’s first and second divisions have tested positive for COVID-19. That could potentially mean moving the starting date back to Sept. 27, something Giudicelli says “does not change much.”The FFT is refunding all tickets purchased for the original dates of Roland Garros by the end of May and a new ticketing procedure will be opened if the tournament goes ahead.___A Brighton player has tested positive for the coronavirus as the Premier League pushes ahead with plans to resume during the pandemic.The southern England club says there is no need for other members of the squad or coaches to self-isolate because players have only trained in isolation when at the training ground. May 10, 2020 Brighton has opposed plans to complete the season in neutral stadiums rather than being able to play its five remaining home games at its stadium.___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 6last_img read more

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Syracuse thrashes Montana State 82-60 after sluggish 1st half

first_img Related Stories Grade Syracuse’s performance against Montana State and vote for the player of the gameSyracuse community reacts to win over Montana StateFast reaction: Syracuse thrives down low in blowout win over Montana State Michael Gbinije coasted down the court and threw home a windmill slam dunk. Chinonso Obokoh, sitting on a career-high nine points of his own, stood at the opposite foul line and held both hands in the air.Syracuse led by 28 against one of the worst teams in Division I and a game that started off sluggish for the Orange was now anything but.Using a 51-point second half, SU (9-3) overcame a rocky first-half shooting performance to blow out Montana State (5-7), 82-60 in the Carrier Dome. Five different orange scored in double figures, including Obokoh, Dajuan Coleman and Tyler Lydon, as Syracuse dominated a physically inferior team down low.The Orange trudged through a first half in which it shot 3-of-13 from behind the arc and 11-of-31 overall. A decided size advantage inside against a far inferior Montana State team wasn’t being exploited, apart from the occasional drive, draw a foul and finish at the rim routine SU executed twice.Still, the Orange carried a 14-point lead into halftime as the Bobcats weren’t much better. One of the worst teams in Division I, luckily for Syracuse, couldn’t take advantage of an SU team flashing the weaknesses that have put it behind this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse began the second half 5-of-7 from the field, courtesy of three Coleman buckets down low. Montana State hit a trio of deep balls before the under-16 timeout itself, but the Orange, via its recuperating big man, found the formula to keep the Bobcats out of reach before pulling away.The seemingly inevitable Syracuse blowout was finally gaining traction as Gbinije caught fire from deep and Frank Howard attacked the rim for an and-one of his own. Trevor Cooney’s 3 with 12:24 left broke the Carrier Dome’s lull and forced a Montana State timeout. The rout was on as the Orange led by 24.Syracuse coasted to the finish, with its backups owning the latter part of the second half before the walk-ons took over. Freshman Ky Feldman laid in a contested shot with 1.3 seconds left and the crowd exploded, as Syracuse cruised into Christmas on a high. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 22, 2015 at 9:04 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Anthony Davis scores 32 points in return, doesn’t play 4th quarter

first_imgHe did not play in the entirety of the fourth quarter in the 122-117 win.”I was not going to have him first game back play 38, 40 minutes,” coach Alvin Gentry told reporters after the game. “We had talked about playing 22, 25 minutes, so that’s why he didn’t go back in the game and I thought he played well.” Related News Anthony Davis returned from a nine-game absence Friday to lead the Pelicans to their second straight win.The five-time All-Star scored 32 points and added nine rebounds in 25 minutes as he played in his first game since fracturing his finger in January. Anthony Davis booed — and cheered — in return to Pelicans’ lineup Coach Gentry is live with the media following tonight’s #Pelicans win!(via @CadillacNOLA) https://t.co/aMNTbpDWDv— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 9, 2019This was also Davis’ first game back since his agent Rich Paul told ESPN the 25-year-old would not sign a contract extension with the club when he becomes a free agent after the 2020 season and he would prefer to be traded. Davis was met with mixed reactions on the night as he was booed in pre-game introductions but cheered when he made shots on the floor.”It’s not the first time he’s been booed guys,” Gentry said. “He’s been booed before, so I think in his case all he’s going to do is play, you know, and fans are fans, this is a loyal city, it’s a very loyal city, it doesn’t take long for you to realize that and they have a right to do what they want to do.”last_img read more

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