Fitness execs hope Raleigh gym with coronavirus cluster doesn’t lead to another industry shutdown ::

— Frustration is growing in the local fitness community over a large coronavirus cluster at a north Raleigh gym, with competitors saying the gym didn’t do enough to protect its members.

At least 40 infections have been linked to Find a Way Fitness, at 3607 Falls River Ave.

Owners Kevin and Tasha Gidrey initially planned to close the gym from Nov. 21 through this Saturday, but they said Wednesday that the gym would remain closed through the end of the year.

The Gidreys, who are among those infected, said they don’t know the source of the outbreak, but they said a gym member who got a positive result on a recent precautionary test alerted them to it.

Some Find a Way Fitness members said very few people wore masks while working out. Videos posted on social media show people running past each

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Next year I hope to be even better

a man riding a bicycle on a road: Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Rémi Cavagna goes it alone from the break on stage 16 of the 2020 Vuelta a España, and was only caught two kilometres from the finish in Ciudad Rodrigo

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Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Rémi Cavagna goes it alone from the break on stage 16 of the 2020 Vuelta a España, and was only caught two kilometres from the finish in Ciudad Rodrigo

Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Rémi Cavagna says that he hopes to be “even better” in 2021, having enjoyed a dream 2020 season, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The 25-year-old took a dominant solo victory at the Ardèche Classic at the start of the year, and then refused to allow the sport’s enforced shutdown to overly affect his season, returning in August to win the French time trial title before making his Tour de France debut, having been a last-minute call-up for his home Grand Tour.

“At the Ardèche Classic, I found myself in the breakaway,” Cavagna wrote in a blog published on his team’s website on Monday. “It was pouring with rain, but I love those conditions, and I

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After hearing from Billie Jean King, Mia Hamm, Hope Solo, Vandy’s Sarah Fuller to keep kicking

Fuller also used her “goalie voice” during a halftime speech Saturday, on the heels of helping the Commodores win the SEC women’s soccer tournament last week.

Fuller, who didn’t have the opportunity to record a point Saturday during the 41-0 loss, wasn’t the first woman to appear in a college football game. Aside from kicking field goals with soccer balls last semester, Fuller hadn’t thought much about football since she was in a grade school punt, pass and kick competition.

Her foot, she said, could give volume to her mouth.

“I would love to continue telling my story because it’s been a long road for me,” she said. “It hasn’t been easy at times. I would love to go around and talk to people about what it’s like to be a college athlete. … There are hard times when you want to quit.”

Fuller hopes her historic story and the

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A healthy Akiem Hicks could be Bears’ best hope against Packers

Speaking to the media Wednesday for almost 16 minutes, Bears coach Matt Nagy wasn’t asked a single question that didn’t involve his quarterbacks. (Mitch Trubisky has since officially been named starter.)

But is that the biggest issue facing the Bears heading into their Sunday night tilt with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field?



There was not one question about Akiem Hicks’ hamstring that caused him to leave the Vikings game early and kept him out of practice Wednesday.

If Hicks is unable to go against the Packers, it may not really matter what the quarterbacks or offensive line do.

Beyond Hicks being one of the three or four best interior defensive linemen in the game today, it would mean the Bears will have to take on Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, Davante Adams and company without their entire starting defensive line.

The Bears’ defense has been very, very good this

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Anthony Joshua fight with Kubrat Pulev could have fans as Matchroom hope new coronavirus rules mean 1k at Wembley Arena

ANTHONY JOSHUA’S heavyweight showdown with Kubrat Pulev could have 1,000 fans in attendance.

It comes after the Government announced a relaxing of coronavirus rules surrounding sporting events.

AJ puts his belts on the line on December 12


AJ puts his belts on the line on December 12Credit: PA

AJ’s Matchroom promoters have been campaigning to let a small section of fans attend his long-awaited return, after two years away from the UK dealing with Andy Ruiz Jr and the Covid-19 lockdown.

SunSport understands they hope to get the maximum number of fans permitted by the new rules in to watch AJ in action.

Matchroom will hold talks with the Government over the coming week.

At this moment, they are planning for the event to be behind closed doors, but will be ready to bring fans in right up until the last moment.

The London 2012 gold medallist is putting his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles on the

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Syracuse women’s basketball stars cross fingers, hope coronavirus won’t hamper season

Syracuse, N.Y. — Nearly every day, players on the Syracuse women’s basketball team get an important reminder from Orange coach Quentin Hillsman.

If you want to increase your chances of playing a basketball season amid the coronavirus, he implores, mask up and stay apart.

Hillsman delivers the edict verbally when possible, and also reinforces the message via a Twitter fashion show.

“I’m very confident in what Coach Q has told us, just like being prepared and staying safe, make sure we’re wearing our masks. He literally texts us every day, telling us to social distance,” said SU guard Tiana Mangakahia.

To get a close-up view of the reason such precautions are crucially important, the Orange women simply have to take a figurative look across their workout courts.

The men’s program is on a “pause” after head coach Jim Boeheim and one other person in the program tested positive for Covid-19.

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Marlins GM Kim Ng reflects on her groundbreaking hire: ‘It really was a glimmer of hope and inspiration’

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The Miami Marlins officially introduced Kim Ng as their new general manager at a press conference on Monday, just days after announcing the move. Ng is the first Asian-American and the first woman to become a GM in any of the four major professional male sporting leagues. (San Francisco Giants exec Farhan Zaidi was born in Canada.)

Ng’s appointment has meant a lot to a number of people, particularly those who had never before seen a Major League Baseball team hand over the reins to someone like them. Lest there any doubt, that dynamic hasn’t been lost on Ng. Rather, she told reporters that she was aware of the support and celebration that took place on social media.

“The last 72 hours have been extraordinary for me,” Ng said, according to ESPN. “I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to see the outpouring of just

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JD Sports granted new hope for Footasylum takeover | Apparel Industry News

The entire case will now go back to the CMA for re-consideration

A decision by the UK competition watchdog to block the proposed takeover of Footasylum by JD Sports Fashion, Britain’s largest sportswear retailer, has been quashed by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

In a statement this afternoon (13 November), JD Sports said the case will now be remitted to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for full reconsideration – meaning its previous order, which would have forced the group to divest the Footasylum business, will be cancelled.

“We have always maintained that this merger would provide significant long-term benefits to customers, colleagues and brand partners, and so we are very pleased with the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s judgment today,” said Peter Cowgill, executive chairman of JD Sports Fashion.

“The entire case will now go back to the CMA for re-consideration and we look forward to presenting further evidence which demonstrates the

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‘I hope Don, Ivanka and Eric all run eventually’: Trump supporters now look to president’s children

Donald Trump supporters are now looking to his children to run for president in 2024 after Joe Biden’s historic 2020 win Saturday. 

With speculation rampant about who might be heir to Trump’s political empire some are turning their attention to adult sons Don Jr., 42, and Eric, 36, as well as daughter Ivanka, 39, who already serves as a White House adviser. 

The president also has teenage son Barron, 14, and daughter Tiffany, 27. Presidents must be at least 35 years old.

One Trump fan, Nick Rocco, told The New York Times: ‘I hope Don, Ivanka and Eric all run eventually.’

He added: ‘I guarantee you, if you got 69 million Trump supporters, and you said, ‘Would you be good with Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump as president?’ a lot of people would be 100 percent behind that.’ 

Others have taken to Twitter,

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MHS, Lee hope experience pays off this season

Fans of the Lee and Midland High girls basketball teams may not need a roster to identify the players on the court this season.

Both the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Rebels return several key contributors that helped lead their respective teams to the playoffs last season.

MHS is particularly loaded with experience, which includes a pair of 2019-20 District 2-6A first-team honorees in senior Kobe Powell and junior Noemi Arciga.

Edi DeLucas, in his first year as Lady Bulldogs head coach after being an assistant for nine years, said the 2019-2020 playoff run had a positive impact on his returning players after the team missed the postseason the year prior.

“We got that experience last year, what a playoff game feels like and the atmosphere,” DeLucas said. “The being prepared mentally and physically. They got a taste of it and they want that back. But not just going to the

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