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Virus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations as infections rise

first_imgMuslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr Sunday, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offered respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections.The three-day festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats.But this year, the celebration is overshadowed by the fast-spreading coronavirus, with many countries tightening lockdown restrictions after a partial easing during Ramadan led to a sharp spike in infections. Further dampening the festive spirit, many countries — from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Turkey and Syria — have banned mass prayer gatherings to limit the spread of the disease.Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, began a five-day round-the-clock curfew from Saturday after infections more than quadrupled since the start of Ramadan to over 72,000 — the highest in the Gulf.Mecca’s Grand Mosque has been almost devoid of worshippers since March, with a stunning emptiness enveloping the sacred Kaaba — the large cube-shaped structure towards which Muslims around the world pray.But on Sunday, an imam stood on a podium while Saudi security forces, some wearing masks, positioned themselves between rows of worshippers who gathered before the Kaaba for Eid prayers. Scuffles in Jerusalem At Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina, prayers were not permitted inside, although the site is expected to reopen after the Eid holiday. Small scuffles broke out between Israeli security forces and worshippers gathering around the mosque at dawn, although prayers eventually went ahead outside, an AFP photographer said. 🛑#Israel just can’t let #palestinian Muslims or Christians celebrate Hollidays in peace, During jewish holidays #palestinians are often put under a Curfew so jews can celebrateEid al-Fitr in Jerusalem | Several arrested during tensions outside Al-A-Aqsa Mosque pic.twitter.com/wZJNXbehrz— marshall (@Marshall_H15) May 24, 2020In Gaza, Hamas authorities allowed prayers in mosques despite the enclave’s first coronavirus death on Saturday, but worshippers mostly wore masks and placed their prayer mats far apart.”Eid is not Eid with the atmosphere of coronavirus — people feel a sense of fear,” worshipper Akram Taher said.In Afghanistan, the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire to mark Eid al-Fitr in a surprise move following months of bloody fighting with Afghan forces after the signing of a landmark agreement with the United States. The streets of Kabul were mostly empty as part of a strict lockdown, but some people did venture out and greet each other — some from a distance and others hugging and shaking hands despite calls for social distancing.In Somalia, at least five people were killed and more than 20 wounded in a blast during Eid festivities, police said.The blast occurred as a crowd of people were dancing and singing, a witness said, but the cause of the explosion was unclear.In Indian-administered Kashmir, another troublespot, Eid celebrations were muted under the coronavirus restrictions and as authorities tightened the screws after a spate of clashes between government forces and rebels.Fears of ‘new peak’ Ahead of the holiday, Muslims across Asia — from Indonesia to Pakistan, Malaysia and Afghanistan — had thronged markets to shop, flouting coronavirus guidelines and sometimes even police attempts to disperse large crowds.”For over two months my children were homebound,” said mother of four Ishrat Jahan at a bustling market in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.”This feast is for the kids, and if they can’t celebrate it with new garments, there is no point in us working so hard throughout the year.”The holiday began on a sombre note after a Pakistan International Airline flight crashed Friday in the southern city of Karachi, killing 97 people including many who were travelling to see family for the holiday. The English daily Dawn said the crash, along with the pandemic, had robbed Pakistan of “whatever little joy had been left at the prospect of Eid festivities”.In Indonesia — the world’s most populous Muslim nation — people turned to smugglers and fake travel documents to get around bans on the annual end-of-Ramadan travel that could send infections soaring. In the conservative province of Aceh, large groups prayed together with few masks and little social distancing as Eid began, and the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in the provincial capital was packed.”I did feel worried but as a Muslim, I still had to perform mass Eid prayers as a form of gratitude to Allah,” one worshipper, Arsi, said.Masjid Raya Baiturrahman. Banda Aceh ❤____@Aceh@iloveaceh#IdulFitri1441H #EidMubarak pic.twitter.com/yNTH86JmZK— Rahmad Saiful Hasan (@rahmadsaifulhs) May 24, 2020COVID-19 death tolls across the Middle East and Asia have been lower than in Europe and the United States, but numbers are rising steadily, sparking fears the virus may overwhelm often underfunded healthcare systems.Frugal celebrations Iran, which has experienced the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak, called on its citizens to avoid travel during Eid as it battles to control the virus.Health Minister Saeed Namaki said Iran was focusing hard on avoiding “new peaks of the disease” caused by people “not respecting health regulations”.The United Arab Emirates has tightened its lockdown which had been relaxed during Ramadan, but that did not stop some families from planning getaways to luxury beachfront hotels.But in many countries, Muslims steeled themselves for frugal celebrations amid growing financial distress, including falling oil prices that plunged the Gulf region into its worst economic crisis in decades.In the Syrian capital Damascus, Eid shoppers rummaged through flea markets for clothes at bargain prices as the war-ravaged and sanctions-hit country grappled with a much more entrenched economic crisis.”The flea market is the only place I can buy something new to wear for the Eid holidays,” 28-year-old Sham Alloush said.”Had it not been for this place, I wouldn’t have been able to buy new clothes at all.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf anuncia protecciones contra ejecuciones hipotecarias y desalojos hasta el 31 de agosto

first_img July 09, 2020 Economy,  Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó un nuevo decreto que protege a los propietarios e inquilinos de desalojos o ejecuciones hipotecarias hasta el 31 de agosto si no han recibido asistencia por parte de un nuevo programa administrado por la Agencia de Financiación de Vivienda de Pennsylvania (PHFA, por sus siglas en inglés) o si aún no han recibido ninguna medida de alivio a través de uno de los varios programas federales de moratoria de ejecuciones hipotecarias u órdenes judiciales. Los prestamistas y los propietarios que reciben fondos a través del programa de la PHFA aceptan no llevar adelante medidas de ejecuciones hipotecarias o desalojos como condición para participar en el programa.“Tomo esta medida para ayudar a que las familias sepan que tendrán un techo y un lugar para vivir mientras todos luchamos contra la pandemia de COVID-19”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Quita una carga más a las personas que están luchando y tiene el fin de garantizar que las familias puedan permanecer en sus hogares para que puedan proteger su salud y bienestar”.El Gobernador firmó una ley en mayo que otorga $150 millones para asistencia de alquileres y $25 millones para asistencia hipotecaria a través de la Agencia de Financiación de Vivienda de Pennsylvania (PHFA) con fondos de la Ley CARES. La PHFA comenzó a aceptar solicitudes el 6 de julio.La información acerca de la elegibilidad y las solicitudes para inquilinos y propietarios están disponibles en el sitio de Internet de la PHFA.El Departamento de Asuntos de los Veteranos de Estados Unidos, la Agencia Federal de Financiamiento de Vivienda, que incluye a Fannie Mae y Freddie Mac y el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos han extendido las protecciones contra desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias de viviendas bajo su autoridad hasta el 31 de agosto.Bajo casi todas las circunstancias, los inquilinos y los propietarios tienen la obligación de seguir efectuando los pagos mensuales si pueden hacerlo. Los residentes de Pennsylvania que están teniendo problemas para efectuar sus pagos mensuales deben comunicarse con su arrendador o prestador hipotecario de inmediato. El decreto del Gobernador no se aplica a los procedimientos relacionados con daños a la propiedad o actividades ilegales.Anteriormente, el Gobernador firmó un decreto que suspende los desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias, que vence el viernes. Esa medida obedeció a una orden de la Corte Suprema de Pennsylvania que detuvo los procedimientos de desalojo judicial hasta el 11 de mayo.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img El Gobernador Wolf anuncia protecciones contra ejecuciones hipotecarias y desalojos hasta el 31 de agostolast_img read more

Portugal books Algerian, U.S. LNG cargoes

first_imgImage courtesy of SonatrachREN’s Sines LNG import terminal on Portugal’s Atlantic coast has booked two cargoes for the end of November and early December. The first of the two cargoes will be delivered by the 75,000-cbm Cheikh El Mokrani from Algeria’s 4.7 mtpa Skikda liquefaction plant on November 26, port data reveals.The second cargo will be delivered on December 3, onboard the 173,656-cbm LNG carrier La Mancha Knutsen. The cargo is dispatched from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction and export facility in the United States.Portugal mostly imports liquefied natural gas from Nigeria, Algeria and Qatar.Sines LNG terminal has a nominal send out capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per hour (5.26 bcm per year), with a peak capacity of 900,000 cubic meters per hour.last_img

Twisters Scalp Mohawks In Baseball Action

first_imgOA at Waldron Baseball from April 4.  Twisters win 16-0.OA          414 61                   16   10  0Wa         000 00                   0      3    2OA Hitting:  Chase Hogg 1-1, 3 runs, 2 bb, hbp, rbi, sb; Adam Huber 3-3, 2 runs, 2 bb, sb; Abe Peetz 0-0, hbp; Matt Sedler 0-3, bb, rbi; Hunter Sullivan 2-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Dalton Mooney 2-4; Jordan Stenger 2 runs (as courtesy runner for the catcher Mooney); Zach West 2-4, 3 runs, rbi; and Glenn Geraci 0-0, 3 runs, 2 bb, hbp.OA Pitching.   Chase Hogg – 4 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 10 k, 0 bb     Win; Matt Sedler – IP, 0 run, 0 hits   K.Varsity record: 1-0.  Next game: 4/7/17 at Rising Sun.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img

Rooney returns for Red Devils

first_imgWayne Rooney is fit to start Manchester United’s game at Everton on Sunday, manager David Moyes has said. Rooney injured a toe on his left foot during United’s first-leg draw against Bayern Munich and he struggled in the return leg the following week. The striker will travel to Goodison Park on Sunday, though, after making encouraging progress in his rehabilitation from the injury. “We always thought he would be out for four to six weeks. “We’ll have a better assessment in the next week or so as we’ll see how he is coming along. “Our medical team is heading out there to see him this week and get a better feel as to exactly where he is.” Moyes confirmed that Marouane Fellaini has overcome a calf injury and should be fit to face his old club. “Felli (Fellaini) didn’t play against Bayern but we expect him back fit because he has trained all week,” Moyes said. Moyes ruled Rafael out due to a thigh problem while Jonny Evans is a doubt because of a long-term calf injury. Sunday’s fixture will be an emotional one for Moyes as he returns to the club where he spent 11 successful years. Moyes had tears in his eyes as he said his goodbyes to the Everton fans last May, but some Toffees supporters turned against him shortly after his departure. A failed £28million bid from United for Fellaini and England left-back Leighton Baines angered some Everton fans and the Merseyside club branded the offer as “derisory” and “insulting”. That anger was evident when Everton supporters barracked Moyes during the Toffees’ 1-0 win at Old Trafford in December. Moyes was reluctant to speak about what kind of reception he might get this weekend. “The game is not about me, it’s about Everton and Manchester United,” he said. “I was proud to be manager of Everton at that time but my job now is to make sure I get a result for Manchester United. “The fans were always terrific in my time there, they were very supportive and always right behind the team. “We had some really big games there at times and they’ll be supporting the team like the Manchester United supporters have for their team.” Some had expected Everton to go through a year of transition under Roberto Martinez, but Moyes’ successor has enjoyed a superb first year on Merseyside. Everton are one point adrift of the top four and had it not been for a midweek defeat to Crystal Palace, Martinez’s team would have been in pole position to pip Arsenal to the final Champions League qualification place. Moyes, on the other hand, has struggled during his first term at Old Trafford. Moyes admits it is almost “mathematically impossible” to catch Everton or Arsenal, but he does not begrudge his old side any success. “I’m looking forward to going back as I had some great times and worked with great people and, more importantly, some great players,” Moyes added. “They were terrific and I’m really pleased to see them doing well. “Roberto has done a brilliant job there in the time he has been in charge. “He’s got them playing well and in a good, healthy league position so I go back with some great feelings but I’m back now as Manchester United manager and my focus is on that now.” With United so far off the Champions League places, it is clear that Moyes needs to overhaul his squad if he is to challenge for a top-four finish next year, let alone the Premier League title. The Scot has been linked with moves for Toni Kroos, Luke Shaw and a number of players from the Portuguese league, including William Carvalho, Eliaquim Mangala and Jackson Martinez. Moyes says his attempts to bring in new players next year are progressing well, even though United are no longer able to offer Champions League football. “I’m well into my planning with my thoughts and ideas getting ready for next year,” he said. “We’re linked with player after player and every time I go to a game, I’m supposed to be signing three or four players from that game. “That isn’t the case, but everyone is well aware we are looking to make signings and will try to do that whenever the opportunity arises. “It will probably be after the end of the season before anything takes place but we have got to look to do one or two things.” “Wayne Rooney has trained great this week,” Moyes said. “He is in really good form. Getting him back is a good thing. “He just wasn’t right with his toe at times in the last game.” When asked whether Rooney would be in the squad for the Everton match, Moyes replied: “Yes.” Moyes was in a good mood ahead of his first match back at Goodison Park since leaving the Toffees to join United last summer. His spirits have been lifted by the news that Robin van Persie is making good progress as he works his way back from the knee injury he sustained against Olympiacos. Van Persie jarred his knee in the 3-0 win against the Greeks on March 21 and he has been sent to Holland to aid his recovery. “Robin is making improvements,” the Scot said. Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports — The Jazz and Nuggets are tied at a game apiece after Donovan Mitchell scored 21 of his 30 points in a big third quarter that carried Utah past Denver, 124-105. Mitchell was 10 of 14 from the floor and helped the Jazz increase the lead to 31 in the fourth. His performance was on the heels of scoring a Jazz playoff-record 57 points in a 135-125 overtime loss in Game 1. Jordan Clarkson had a playoff career-high 26 points for the Jazz, who had 32 assists and hit 20 3-pointers.— The Celtics are on the court against Philadelphia, two days after Boston took Game 1 of its series with the 76ers. Later on, it’s the Clippers against the Mavericks.NHL PLAYOFFSBolts, B’s advanceUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by earning Game 5 victories. Associated Press — Punter and kicker Kaare Vedvik got the boot again, this time by the Bills. Buffalo used the open roster spot to sign Australian-born punter Lachlan Edwards, who spent the previous four seasons with the Jets. — A Florida appeals court has ruled that police violated the rights of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly recorded video of them paying for massage parlor sex acts. The court decided that Kraft’s rights were violated under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Prosecutors could appeal to the state Supreme Court but if this ruling stands, charges against Kraft and others might be dropped.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia Bulldogs planning to have fans between the hedges UNDATED (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have fans between the hedges this season. Grubauer blanked Arizona until Clayton Keller scored with 13:09 remaining.Darcy Kuemper (KEHMP’-pur) allowed six goals on 30 shots before being replaced by Antti Raanta (AN’-tee RAHN’-tah) in the third period.Elsewhere on Wednesday’s Stanley Cup Playoff schedule:— The Canadiens and Flyers are on the ice in Toronto as Philadelphia tries to close out the series in five games. Later on, it’s the Canucks and Blues in Edmonton. St. Louis has won the last two games to even the series at two games apiece.MLB-SCHEDULE NEW YORK (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan are not on the entry list released for men’s doubles at the U.S. Open. This possibly signals the end of the 42-year-old American twins’ record-breaking careers. The Bryans won five of their 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together in New York, most recently in 2014. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors top Nets againLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are up two games to none in their NBA first-round series against Brooklyn. UNDATED (AP) — The Reds put outfielder Nick Senzel on the injured list and reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) to face his former team before Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. Senzel missed time earlier after reporting symptoms of Covid-19.Moustakas has been out since Aug. 4 because of an injured left quadriceps. He is hitting .238 through seven games.In other MLB news:— Blue Jays rookie right-hander Nate Pearson has been placed on the 10-day injured list after complaining of elbow tightness following his fourth big league start. Pearson has a 6.61 ERA despite throwing five shutout innings against Washington in his major league debut. NFL-NEWS — The Red Sox ended their nine-game losing streak as Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) homered and collected three RBIs in a 6-3 decision over the Phillies. Devers finished with three hits and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in two runs to help Boston avoid its first 10-game losing streak since 2014. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.— Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhk) has six homers in his last four games after belting two more in the Blue Jays’ 5-2 downing of the Orioles. Grichuk hit a solo shot in the second inning and put Toronto ahead for good with a two-run drive in the sixth. — The Braves and Nationals were rained out in Atlanta. The game is now part of a Sept. 4 doubleheader at Truist Park.MLB-NEWSReds put Senzel on IL, reinstate Moustakas Cards dump Cubs in openerUNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are in position to sweep a doubleheader from the Cubs in Chicago.Matt Carpenter belted a grand slam and five pitchers combined on a two-hitter as the Redbirds rolled to an 8-3 win over the Cubs. Tommy Edman had three hits and Kolten Wong scored four runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Redbirds starter Jack Flaherty gave up a leadoff homer to Ian Happ and recorded just five outs in his first start since a season-opening win over Pittsburgh.Elsewhere around the majors:center_img — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he is open to using a two-quarterback system this season. The Patriots have three quarterbacks on the roster with different skill sets — former MVP Cam Newton, veteran backup Brian Hoyer and second-year player Jarrett Stidham. — Browns starting linebacker Mack Wilson suffered a hyperextended left knee during practice and could miss significant time while recovering. His injury came one day after his high, hard tackle on running back Nick Chubb gave the Browns’ star running back a concussion. — Miami Dolphins linebacker Vince Biegel suffered a significant right leg injury in practice. The team is still awaiting test results after Biegel was carted off the field Tuesday. — The Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland for the first four games of the season because of off-the-field issues earlier this year. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the league intends to suspend Breeland following his arrest in April on multiple charges that included resisting arrest, marijuana possession and driving without a license.— The Giants have signed veteran placekicker Graham Gano (guh-NOH’) the same day it put receiver and special teams star Cody Core on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. New York has been without a placekicker since releasing Chandler Catanzaro on Monday. Injured Koepka withdraws from Northern Trust, ending seasonNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) has withdrawn from The Northern Trust with what he described as nagging hip and knee injuries. Koepka was No. 97 in the FedEx Cup standings and would have needed a good week at the TPC Boston to reach the top 70 and advance in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Koepka started the year ranked No. 1 the world but hasn’t won in more than a year. US OPEN-DOUBLESBryan twins not in US Open doubles August 19, 2020 Fred Van Vleet contributed 24 points and 10 assists as the Raptors knocked off the Nets, 104-99. Norman Powell also had 24 points on 11 of 17 shooting off the bench.Kyle Lowry had 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and forced a big turnover in the closing seconds for the second seeded Raptors.The Nets led by as many as 14 in the first quarter, and the Raptors didn’t go ahead until the three-minute mark of the fourth.Garrett Temple led the Nets with 21 points.In other NBA first-round action: Mirroring other schools in the Southeastern Conference, the school announced a ticket plan that would allow 20-25% capacity at Sanford Stadium. That translates to crowds of about 18,500 to 23,000 for Georgia’s four home games.In other college football news:— Notre Dame canceled its Wednesday football practice and might take Thursday off, The decision is in response to the school’s decision to go to online classes because of a coronavirus outbreak on campus with 150 students have tested positive. — Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. PGA-NORTHERN TRUST Brayden Point’s goal 5:12 into overtime ended the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Blue Jackets. Oliver Bjorkstrand gave Columbus a 4-2 lead early in the third period, but Tampa Bay knotted the score on goals by Kevin Shattenkirk and Anthony Cirelli over the final eight minutes of the period. Point’s goal was his second OT tally of the series. He also ended the five-overtime marathon in the opener.Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 37 shots for the Lightning, who were swept by the Blue Jackets in the first round of last year’s playoffs.The Bruins closed out their series by scoring a pair of second-period goals to beat the Hurricanes, 2-1. Boston trailed 1-0 entering the final five minutes of the middle stanza before scoring twice on the power play, the first from David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) with 4:40 left. Patrice Bergeron put the B’s on top for good with just 3.2 seconds remaining in the period.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nak) had two assists in his return to the lineup. Pastrnak was injured in the series opener.Jarolslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) made 23 saves and was perfect after Haydn (HAY’-dehn) Fleury beat him midway through the first period.Nathan MacKinnon’s two goals and two assists were among the Avalanche highlights in a 7-1 drubbing of the Coyotes. MacKinnon scored twice in 58 seconds of the second period to put Colorado up 5-0.Nazem Kadri (KA’-dree) also scored twice for the second straight game to finish with five goals in the series. J.T. Compher had a goal and an assist to back Philipp Grubauer, who turned back 23 shots. NFL installs coronavirus committeeUNDATED (AP) — The NFL says it will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league will consider playoff games in a bubble environment, noting that “all options are on the table.”The league sent game-day and travel protocols to the 32 teams this week. The extensive in-stadium specifics include rules for the field, sidelines, locker rooms, tunnels, entrances and training rooms.In other NFL news:last_img read more

The Latest: American Kenin wins 2nd-round match at US Open

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament:Reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin has won her second-round match at the U.S. Open against unseeded Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3.Seeded No. 2, Kenin had more winners than unforced errors and never faced a break point. The American has lost in the third round at the Open each of the past three years, and will try to snap that streak Saturday. The fourth day of play is underway at the U.S. Open, with Serena Williams, reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem among those scheduled to take the court. Williams faces Margarita Gasparyan, who is ranked No. 117. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 76 degrees.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tsvetana Pironkova has pulled off an upset to reach the third round at the U.S. Open, her first tournament after a three-year break to focus on motherhood.Pironkova, who has no ranking because of her layoff, beat No. 10-seeded Garbine Maguruza 7-5, 6-3.A 32-year-old Bulgarian, Pironkova left the women’s tour to give birth to her son Alexander in April 2018. She is playing in her 12th Open but her first since 2016, and it’s her first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017.She finished with an ace for her 22nd victory against a top-20 player.___ ___Amanda Anisimova has won a matchup of American teenagers, rallying past wild card Katrina Scott 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open. The 19-year-old Anisimova, a surprise semifinalist at the French Open last year, steadied her game in the second set and pulled away. The 16-year-old Scott is ranked 637th and was coming off her first tour-level victory in the opening round Tuesday, when she made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam.Anisimova, who is seeded 22nd, won the girls’ singles at the Open in 2017.___ September 3, 2020 The Latest: American Kenin wins 2nd-round match at US Openlast_img read more

B.J. Johnson to transfer to La Salle, sit out next season

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward B.J. Johnson is transferring to play at La Salle University, his father, Robert Johnson, confirmed in a text message to The Daily Orange on Monday afternoon.CBS Sports first reported the news of Johnson’s transfer to play for the Explorers.Robert Johnson also confirmed that his son will sit out next season and then be a redshirt junior for the 2016-17 season with two years of eligibility remaining. Johnson’s intent to transfer from the Orange was announced four days ago on the same day that Ron Patterson’s transfer from SU was confirmed.Johnson went to Lower Merion (Pennsylvania) High School and the move to La Salle, which is in Philadelphia, will bring him closer to home. Robert Johnson said in a text that the move “Should be great for (B.J.) and his family.”When Robert confirmed Johnson’s transfer on Friday, he added that his son is looking to get up to 210 to 220 pounds — a goal that could feasibly be achieved while he sits out a year per NCAA rules.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohnson played just 55 total minutes as a freshman and averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game as a sophomore this past season. He saw a rise in playing time toward the end of the season after freshman forward Chris McCullough tore his ACL in SU’s win over Florida State on Jan. 11, and was one of seven players in SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s tight rotation.Near the end of the season, Johnson tied his career-high with 19 points in the Orange’s win over then-No. 9 Notre Dame on Feb. 24. He also scored 19 points in Syracuse’s season-opening win over Kennesaw State.La Salle ended its season 17-16 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic-10 tournament. When coming out of Lower Merion, Johnson considered offers from Rutgers, Temple and Villanova before picking Syracuse.Now he’ll wait a year before suiting up for La Salle, the same program his father scored 890 points for from 1986 to 1990.Said Robert Johnson: “He’ll probably outscore me in two years.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Boeheim’s Army advances past North Broad Street Bullies, 86-82

first_img Related Stories Boeheim’s Army takes down Basketball City NYC, 87-59, to advance to Round of 32NBA Summer League, uncle’s wedding and Boeheim’s Army star — all in a day’s work for C.J. FairBoeheim’s Army honors late Pearl Washington with jersey patch and warm-up shirts Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Triche flung the ball up in the air as he strutted toward the foul line with just over a second left, two foul shots ahead of him and the game virtually sealed. He had just skied for the most important rebound of the game that was separated by only two points for the final minutes.Triche hit both and second-seeded Boeheim’s Army escaped with an 86-82 victory over No. 7 seed North Broad Street Bullies, a group of Temple alumni. Boeheim’s Army advances to the Super 16, where they’ll face The Untouchables (Pittsburgh alumni) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.Boeheim’s Army jumped out to a 10-2 lead for the second time in less than 24 hours, courtesy of a pair of Hakim Warrick fadeaway jumpers, a Triche 3 and an Eric Devendorf lay-in. Devendorf then had a mini-takeover, hitting a layup on top of a foul, drawing a foul and hitting a foul shot on the next possession, driving and dishing to Darryl Watkins for a layup and hitting a 3 from the top of the key to give Boeheim’s Army a 21-13 lead.Whatever Devendorf said toward the crowd after hitting the shot, it made Terrence Roberts and C.J. Fair laugh after the North Broad Street Bullies were forced to call a timeout.Vintage Warrick then went on a stretch of his own, throwing down a tomahawk dunk that rivaled his posterization yesterday and flying through the air to block a corner 3 – eerily similar to his game-sealer in the 2003 national title.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA pair of transition buckets by Brandon Triche and Devendorf stretched the lead to 11, but the Temple alumni cut their deficit to seven, 39-32, by the half, before beginning the second frame on an 8-0 run to take a 40-39 lead.But courtesy of another spurt by Devendorf and a bevy of offensive rebounds by Baye Moussa Keita, Boeheim’s Army went on a 7-0 run of their own to grab a 46-40 lead. Keita had to be corralled by Devendorf after protesting a call and then by Roberts after another. “Let it go, let it go,” he told Keita, after Keita even complained about a call that went his way.He wasn’t the offensive force of Saturday, but Keita shouldered a workman’s load down low to give Boeheim’s Army second- and third-chance opportunities and kept North Broad Street at bay. When Keita exited, Watkins took over down low, grabbing offensive boards and putting one back in to widen the lead after the Temple alumni cut it to two.With 29.2 seconds left and Boeheim’s Army still leading by only two, they called a timeout but were unable to get a shot off before the shot clock expired. The Temple alumni weren’t able to capitalize on their final possession, keeping the dream of $2 million alive for the Syracuse alumni. Commentslast_img read more