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Ducks Soar in 2020 WNBA Draft
- May 20, 2020

Lauren Cox went third to IN and Chennedy Carter was the fourth pick by Atlanta. OR was second in the AP Poll rankings during the last ballot. Meanwhile, their teammate Ruthy Hebard was selected 8th by the Chicago Sky. The virtual draft went off without any problems. While Sabally and her OR teammates did not get the opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament, tomorrow could be a big night for them in the WNBA draft. (more...)
Canada-US Border to Remain Closed Until June 21 Canada-US Border to Remain Closed Until June 21
- May 20, 2020

Countries are still remaining cautious when it comes to preventing further spread of COVID-19. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Canada sends 75 percent of its exports to the USA and about 18 percent of American exports go to Canada. More than 5,800 people have died from COVID-19 in the country since the start of the pandemic. (more...)
President Trump threatens to withhold funds from Nevada President Trump threatens to withhold funds from Nevada
- May 20, 2020

On Tuesday, Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent ballot applications to 7.7 million voters in the state. "By mailing applications, we have ensured that no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote ", Benson said in a statement . (more...)
Players are being treated like lab rats, says Newcastle's Rose Players are being treated like lab rats, says Newcastle's Rose
- May 20, 2020

Newcastle are among the sides who have returned to training this week but Bruce has been vocal about needing more time to get his players ready and said end of June is not enough time. "We're due back in this week". "We need enough preparation time to get these players into shape or they are just going to fall down like a pack of cards". (more...)
California unveils path for pro sports, dining and shopping to reopen California unveils path for pro sports, dining and shopping to reopen
- May 20, 2020

Newsom said Monday afternoon professional sports might be able to play games without fans in attendance in early June. These more permissive thresholds could allow 53 of the state's 58 counties to reopen more parts of the economy, he said, speaking to reporters at a Napa Valley restaurant. (more...)
Donald Trump says sport returning is good for country's 'psyche' Donald Trump says sport returning is good for country's 'psyche'
- May 20, 2020

With no spectators packing out Seminole Golf Club in Florida, all four players wore microphones throughout the match so we could listen to everything they had to say, including McIlroy's epic comeback when Wolff tried to pile on the pressure. (more...)
Klopp backs timing of Premier League return to training Klopp backs timing of Premier League return to training
- May 20, 2020

Klopp highlighted that while he had no concerns over players fitness, it was all about getting that specific match sharpness back over the coming weeks. "We want to play the best possible football, better than other teams fighting for the Champions League, fighting to stay in the league". But then, from a specific moment on, you have to start with the future again. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo Reports Back for Juventus Practice After 10-week Absence Cristiano Ronaldo Reports Back for Juventus Practice After 10-week Absence
- May 20, 2020

The 35-year-old was earlier pictured arriving and departing the training centre, with Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport saying Ronaldo drove in at 9:21am local time before leaving around three hours later. Of course, Italy has been one of the countries most ravaged by coronavirus -with more than 32.000 deaths - but Ronaldo doesn't seem anxious. League leaders Juventus are leading Lazio by one point as they target a ninth consecutive Scudetto. (more...)
Giants tell DeAndre Baker to stay away amid criminal case Giants tell DeAndre Baker to stay away amid criminal case
- May 20, 2020

The New York Giants have told cornerback DeAndre Baker to stay away from team meetings and focus on his legal issues at this time, a source familiar with the team's thinking told ESPN . Grieco says he has sworn affidavits from four people named as victims according to the initial police report as well as an additional witness that clear Dunbar from any involvement "directly or indirectly" with the alleged robbery, which New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has also been charged ... (more...)
Tom Brady takes field with Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates Tom Brady takes field with Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates
- May 20, 2020

National Football League training facilities have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but that didn't stop Brady from starting to develop a rhythm with his new teammates on an artificial turf field at Berkeley Prep, closed to students due to the virus outbreak. (more...)
Redskins WR Cody Latimer arrested after allegedly firing gun at poker game Redskins WR Cody Latimer arrested after allegedly firing gun at poker game
- May 20, 2020

Latimer , who was arrested at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, has been ordered to return for a July 24 court date. During the game, Latimer became involved in an argument with another person, which led Latimer's friend, Roderick English , to break up the game and kick everyone out. (more...)
U.S. assails WHO 'failure' in pandemic, saying it cost 'many lives' U.S. assails WHO 'failure' in pandemic, saying it cost 'many lives'
- May 20, 2020

Trump's health secretary also said on CBS's Face the Nation that there were serious health consequences to not reopening. "There is a real, a very real health effect to these shutdowns that must be balanced against as we try to reopen this economy and move forward". (more...)
New NFL rule could change coaching landscape New NFL rule could change coaching landscape
- May 20, 2020

So as long as there is no dispute that the new team is offering a "bona fide" position (which is subject to review and approval by National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell ), there are no obstacles for a coach or scout to pursue career growth with another franchise. (more...)
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley rides out lockdown with HORSE challenge Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley rides out lockdown with HORSE challenge
- May 20, 2020

If the other player can not make the original shot, he/she receive a letter. A coin toss at the start of each game determines who shoots first, with the more senior player calling heads or tails. LaVine defeated Pierce and thee-time WNBA All-Star Quigley. The competition had its share of shots from impossible angles, including one that gave Conley the title over LaVine. (more...)
Premier League confirms six positive tests for coronavirus Premier League confirms six positive tests for coronavirus
- May 20, 2020

Earlier in the day, the Premier League revealed that six people of the 748 players and staff tested on Sunday and Monday had returned positive results. While the matches could see being played again by June end or mid-August, fans may have to wait for a year to return back to the stands. Squads are starting non-contact training from Tuesday. (more...)
Man City’s European ban appeal to hold June 8-10 Man City’s European ban appeal to hold June 8-10
- May 20, 2020

CAS has updated its list of hearings to include " Manchester City FC v. UEFA ", meaning City's appeal against their two-year Champions League ban will be heard in the next month. The " Football Leaks " cache included an allegation that Etihad, City's principal sponsor, funded only £8m of a £67.5m commercial deal with the club and that the rest of the cash was provided by the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), the investment vehicle of City owner Sheikh Mansour. (more...)
Gilbert Arenas wins $300K in lottery after encounter with homeless man Gilbert Arenas wins $300K in lottery after encounter with homeless man
- May 20, 2020

But the owner explained that he played his numbers for him. He rushed out of his house. While there he was approached by a man who asked him if he had any change. He went on with his day and went to his go-to gas station. Arenas pocketed the second-place prize of $300,000, but would have received the $248million grand prize had the store owner picked the winning "mega" number, 5. (more...)
NCAA postseason bans almost double despite steady April stats NCAA postseason bans almost double despite steady April stats
- May 20, 2020

An APR score of 930 equates to a roughly 50 percent graduation rate and postseason eligibility requires a four-year score of 930 or 940 for the most recent two years. Northwestern led all Big Ten football programs (shocker) with a score of 995. The women's golf, women's swimming and diving and women's volleyball programs all posted ideal scores of 1,000. (more...)
Michael Thomas clashes with DeVante Parker in heated Instagram exchange: 'Quit crying' Michael Thomas clashes with DeVante Parker in heated Instagram exchange: 'Quit crying'
- May 20, 2020

Parker picked the first, clearly proud of his eight-catch, 137-yard showing against Gilmore in December. And Thomas brought plenty of angst and trash talk to his subsequent exchange - not that Parker seemed to be too bothered by any of the chatter. (more...)
Date confirmed for return of action at Kilbeggan Races Date confirmed for return of action at Kilbeggan Races
- May 19, 2020

This will include four national hunt race meetings and Kilbeggan racecourse has been chosen to stage a national hunt race meeting on Monday, June 29 behind closed doors. HRI's revised June fixture list has only one non-race day with 28 meetings overall. This could, for practical purposes, rule out global participation in the Irish Classics, although the government rule does not apply to arrivals from Northern Ireland , which is linked to the British mainland by ferry. (more...)