June 16, 2021

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports The people spoke Wednesday morning to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring had not been announced. One person said the school’s governing board scheduled a meeting later in the day to approve the hire.Tucker would succeed Mark Dantonio, the school’s all-time winningest coach, who retired less than two weeks ago.Colorado hired Tucker in December 2018, and gave him an opportunity to run a program after he was Georgia defensive coordinator. He was given a five-year, $14.75 million contract to lead the Buffaloes and they were 5-7 last season.Tucker was a graduate assistant at Michigan State under Nick Saban in the late 1990s.In other college football news: F1-CHINESE GP POSTPONEDFormula One’s Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to virusLONDON (AP) — Formula One organizers have postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in April, the latest sporting event impacted by the fast-spreading viral infection in the country.More than 1,100 people have been killed in China by the virus, which has been named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.One of 22 races on the F1 calendar for 2020 that opens in Melbourne next month, the Chinese Grand Prix was due to be staged on April 19. — Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has been fined $5,000 for slashing Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced the punishment. It’s the maximum allowable amount under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Dumba hit Reaves with his stick in the midsection in the first period of the game on Tuesday night. The Wild beat the Golden Knights 4-0.— Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice has signed a multi-year extension with the Jets. In his seventh season as Jets coach, Maurice has guided Winnipeg to the playoffs three times, including a run to the Western Conference final in 2018.— The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have scheduled another round of labor talks next week after concluding two days of negotiations in Toronto on Wednesday. One of the more pressing issues is whether the NHL elects to send players to compete in the 2022 Beijing Games after not participating in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course, despite Olympic officials providing assurances of being ready to lift various major stumbling blocks during a meeting that included NHLPA representatives.KOBE BRYANT-BURIALKobe Bryant, daughter buried in Southern California cemetery MLB-NEWSMaybin’s back with the DetroitUNDATED (AP) — Cameron Maybin is back with the Detroit Tigers.The Tigers and the 32-year-old outfielder agreed Wednesday on a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Maybin began his career with Detroit in 2007 before he was traded to the Marlins in the deal that sent Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers. Maybin returned to Detroit in a trade and played for the Tigers in 2016.Maybin spent last season with the New York Yankees, hitting .285 with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs in 82 games. His deal with the Tigers includes performance bonuses. To make room on the 40-man roster, Detroit put right-hander Michael Fulmer on the 60-day injured list. Associated Press The men’s labor contract expired at the end of 2018. The men claimed the federation wants their pay to stay at the same level as in their expired contract.TRANSGENDER ATHLETES-HIGH SCHOOLGirls sue to block participation of transgender athletesHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports. Lawyers from the Alliance Defending Freedom argue that allowing athletes with male anatomy to compete has deprived their clients of track titles and scholarship opportunities.The lawsuit centers on two transgender sprinters who have taken 15 girls state championship titles since 2017. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSBrowns’ Garrett reinstated by NFL after 6-game suspensionUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the NFL after his suspension for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet. The U.S. committee chose Salt Lake City two years ago over Denver and Reno, Nevada, as the next American city to bid for a Winter Olympics, but hasn’t chosen which year it wants Utah to pursue. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family’s Southern California home, according to death certificates.Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar features meticulous landscaping, open courtyards and fountains that “express the joy of living,” according to its website. Actor John Wayne, who died in 1979, also is buried there.The Bryants and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash. The retired basketball superstar, his daughter and the other victims will be honored at a Feb. 24 public memorial at Staples Center, where Bryant starred for most of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.The date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna, whose team was coached by her father.It’s not yet known what caused the crash of the helicopter that was taking the Bryants and the others to a youth basketball tournament.center_img TRUMP-DAYTONA 500Trump expected to attend Daytona 500 race Sunday in FloridaWASHINGTON (AP) — Daytona International Speedway is going to be a little more crowded than usual for the annual Daytona 500 on Sunday.The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday indicating that President Donald Trump is expected to attend the NASCAR race. The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of the race — a restriction put in place for presidential visits.Trump is scheduled to spend part of the Presidents Day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. The White House didn’t confirm his attendance at the race. UNDATED (AP) — Jeremy Roenick (ROH’-nihk) will not be returning to NBC Sports after his suspension for making inappropriate comments about coworkers. A network spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that Roenick will not be back on the air.Roenick announced the end of his tenure at NBC Sports in a video posted on Twitter. The longtime NHL player-turned-broadcaster said he was “very disappointed and angry” not to be going back to NBC Sports.NBC Sports suspended Roenick indefinitely without pay in late December after he made a series of questionable remarks about fellow hockey broadcasters Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter during a podcast appearance.Roenick played 20 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Sharks and Kings before moving into television. He had been an analyst at NBC Sports since 2010.In other NHL news: February 12, 2020 In other MLB news:— The San Francisco Giants signed veteran pitcher Trevor Cahill to a minor-league contract Wednesday, and the 31-year-old took part in the day’s first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers. Cahill is on his eighth team in his 12th major league season. He made his major league debut with the A’s in 2009. He’s 84-92 in his career with a 4.77 earned run average. With the Angels in 2019, Cahill went 4-9 with a 5.98 ERA in 37 games with 11 starts. He could compete for the fifth starter role in the Giants rotation, though he’s also been an effective reliever over his career.— The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Josh Tomlin that includes an invitation to the big league camp. The Braves announced the deal on Wednesday, one day before the first workout for pitchers and catchers at the team’s new spring training facility in North Port, Florida. The 35-year-old right-hander returns to the Braves after making a career-high 51 appearances in 2019. He was 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA working mostly in long and middle relief, though he did have the first two saves of his 10-year career.NHL-NEWSRoenick won’t return to NBC Sports after suspension — Police say two Ohio State University football players were booked into jail early Wednesday on charges of rape and kidnapping. The Columbus Dispatch reported that police charged defensive players Amir I. Riep and Jahsen L. Wint, both 21, late Tuesday and they are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning. Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson said in a statement to the Associated Press that “we are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged,” and that they have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. Riep is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback entering his senior season for Ohio State’s top-5 football program, while Wint is a 6-foot, 198-pound redshirt senior safety, according to court documents and the university’s athletics website.WOMEN’S SOCCER-EQUAL PAYUS soccer men’s union says women’s pay should be tripledNEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team has urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women, and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men.The union for the women’s team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF that is scheduled for trial starting May 5. The women agreed to a collective bargaining agreement in April 2017 that extends through 2021. F1 said in a statement Wednesday that the decision to postpone the race was taken after a request from the Shanghai promoter to “ensure the health and safety of the travelling staff, championship participants and fans,”Motor sport officials from F1’s governing body, the FIA, Chinese organizers and teams will remain in discussions about whether the race can be rearranged this year.COLLEGE FOOTBAL-NEWSAP Sources: Michigan State hires Colorado coach Mel TuckerUNDATED (AP) — Mel Tucker has agreed to lead Michigan State’s football program, according to two people familiar with the decision. The Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference says its policy follows a state anti-discrimination law that says students must be treated in school by the gender with which they identify.WINTER OLYMPICS-SALT LAKE CITYSalt Lake City eyes 2034 Olympics after Sapporo bid for 2030SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the Games being held four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan, will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday.A new organizing committee unveiled Wednesday will do a careful analysis in the coming months of the pros and cons between bidding for 2030 or 2034 and then inform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee of its decision, said Fraser Bullock, president of the committee and key organizing player in Salt Lake City’s 2002 Olympics. Garrett missed Cleveland’s final six games last season after his disturbing attack on Rudolph in the closing seconds of a Nov. 14 game that was nationally televised. Garrett has been remorseful since the incident and Monday he met with Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials in New York.Garrett is cleared to return to all activities with the Browns.As the Browns were wrapping up a rare win over the Steelers, Garrett pulled down Rudolph after a pass attempt and the two wrestled on the ground. Rudolph tried to pull off Garrett’s helmet but couldn’t. Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and swung and struck him with it, triggering a brawl between the teams.In other NFL news:— The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo (MAK’-uh-doo) as quarterbacks coach. He replaces Scott Milanovich, who left at the end of last season to take the head coaching job with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. McAdoo is the second former NFL head coach to join Doug Marrone’s staff. Jacksonville hired former Washington head coach Jay Gruden last month as offensive coordinator, a position that opened when Marrone fired John DeFilippo. The Giants fired McAdoo late in the 2017 season. He has been out of the NFL the past two seasons.last_img read more

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