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first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSChiefs work out deal with undrafted PattersonUNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have picked up additional quarterback depth by working out a contract with undrafted free agent Shea Patterson. The Associated Press reported earlier this week that Edmonton and Toronto were being looked at as possible “hockey pod” cities that could host the remainder of the NHL season during the summer months. Games would be played in air-conditioned arenas without fans.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— William Byron showed he’s the sharpest gamer in NASCAR’s iRacing Series with his third victory in four events. Byron passed Timmy Hill with seven laps remaining at virtual Dover International Speedway, where NASCAR had been scheduled to race Sunday. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has consistently been the best of the NASCAR professionals in simulated racing. Hendrick drivers have won four straight iRacing events, including Alex Bowman’s victory last week at virtual Talladega Superspeedway.— A team executive in the Premier League says the EPL could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish offered public support for the league’s “Project Restart” plans after Brighton and West Ham expressed concerns about teams being forced to play their remaining games in neutral stadiums. The league is working with the government to find a safe way of players resuming group training and playing games by June at the earliest.— Italy’s Serie A soccer clubs have been cleared to resume training this week on an individual basis following a clarification from the Italian government. The government had said last week that athletes in individual sports could resume training Monday and teams on May 18. That sparked confusion and frustration from Serie A clubs, which pointed out that their players would be allowed to train individually in public parks but not inside team training centers. Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown. Associated Press Update on the latest in sports: The former Michigan signal-caller started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi. Patterson threw for 3,061 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year and finished with 45 scoring passes with the Wolverines.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL border battle?UNDATED (AP) — The NHL could have trouble getting non-Canadian resident players into that country should the league decide to resume the 2019-20 season soon.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that players would at a minimum need to follow quarantine protocols if they were to arrive in Canada while the border remains closed due to the pandemic. Trudeau said anyone who arrives from another country will have to follow all the rules of quarantine in an extremely strict manner. However, he added that an agreement between Canada and the NHL hasn’t been brokered.center_img — Players from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training on Monday as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the pandemic. The government is allowing players to train individually at the clubs’ facilities while observing a series of safety measures pre-established by the league and local authorities. The league prepared a detailed four-phase training protocol that has already been distributed to clubs. Smaller group sessions and full squad sessions are likely to be allowed in the coming weeks.— A men’s pole vault competition featuring three of the event’s biggest names has resulted in a tie for the gold medal. Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Renaud Lavillenie of France each cleared a height of 16 feet 36 times over a span of 30 minutes. Both had one miss. Sam Kendricks of the United States wound up third by clearing the bar 26 times. Each man competed from his own backyard.MLB-OBIT-KEOUGHMatt Keough, former A’s pitcher and executive, dies at 64OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough (KEE’-oh) has died at age 64. Keough spent 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the 1977 A’s and playing for the Yankees, Cardinals and Cubs before ending up with the Astros in 1986. He was an All-Star as a rookie in 1978 and led the American League with 18 losses in 1982.Keough was 58-84 with a 4.17 ERA in 215 big league games, including 175 starts.Keough pitched in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers from 1987-90, going 45-44 with a 3.73 ERA.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 3, 2020last_img read more

Rijiju warns NSFs of “acts” inviting suspension before Tokyo Olympics

first_img COMMENT 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju: ‘We will form a committee for Sports Code’  READ: Deontay Wilder unhappy with Mike Tyson post Luis Ortiz fightArchery Association of India was suspended The Archery Association of India was suspended due to fighting between two favtions and its failure to conduct free & fair election  forcing the country’s top archers to compete under the IOC flag. On Thursday, Deepika Kumari won a gold, while Ankita Bhakat bagged a silver at Asian Championships – the Continental Qualification Tournament held in Bangkok. With this, India is assured of at least one Olympic quota with top 3 archers qualifying with a maximum of one per NOC.READ: Policies, programmes brought us success, don’t change them before Olympics: Jaspal RanaREAD: Olympic chief says will “do everything” to ensure Russia at 2020 Games Session ID: 2020-09-09:96db8419f180496677d643b5 Player Element ID: video_player_5f58329593150 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Suman Ray Citing Archery Association of India’s suspension, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday urged all the other National Sports Federations from doing anything that may lead to a similar situation ahead of Tokyo Olympics next year.READ: UFC faces Eminem curse; fan creates compelling theory to prove it’It’s really sad’: Rijiju Last Updated: 29th November, 2019 00:16 IST Rijiju Warns NSFs Of “acts” Inviting Suspension Before Tokyo Olympics Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday urged all the other National Sports Federations from doing anything citing Archery Association of India’s suspension 9 months ago Bajrang Punia receives Khel Ratna from Rijiju; promises a surprise at Olympics 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju calls for Centre-State joint effort to promote Fit India Movement Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND “Its really sad that archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat were forced to compete under the IOC flag.We don’t want out athletes to compete under neutrala flag. The national sports federations must not do anything that leads to a suspension,” Sports Minister said on the sidelines of an award felicitation ceremony adding that “there should not be any factions. All the federations have to come together and we are willing to help all.” 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju: Fitness levels in the country not upto the mark First Published: 29th November, 2019 00:16 IST Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED 9 months ago Rijiju: Selection of sports persons clean, transparentlast_img read more