Du Toit and Heyns lead Sani2c field home on day 1

The KAP Sani2c got off to an exciting start with unexpected cool weather and muddy conditions. It was a Stage One win for the DSV Pro Cycling pair Arno du Toit and Gert Heyns in 3hr 1min 7sec, while Aormakaba’s Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot were first in the women’s race with 3:26:22.

PYGA Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys were over the line over four minutes behind team DSV in a time of 3:04:24. The 22-year-old Henry Liebenberg took the first solo rider category finishing with the PYGA Euro Steel duo (3:05:25). The third team in was Insect Science’s Brendan van Eeden and Keagan Bontekoning (3:09:45)

‘About 5km before the floating bridges at the first main climb of the day, we made it quite hard up there just testing everyone out, we thought they [Euro Steel] would be the main competition. From there on we could use

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

— 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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Naz Hillmon, two Ms. Basketball winners lead cleveland.com girls basketball all-decade team

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A decade of girls basketball has reached its conclusion with the graduation of the Class of 2020.



a person holding a basketball: Eastlake North's Destiny Leo pulls up for a jump shot Jan. 22, 2020, while guarded by Brush's Asia Nicholson.


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Eastlake North’s Destiny Leo pulls up for a jump shot Jan. 22, 2020, while guarded by Brush’s Asia Nicholson.

So who are the decade’s best from 2011 through 2020?



a baseball player holding a basketball: Solon's Kristen Confroy takes a jumper Tuesday, March 5, 2013, during the Division I girls regional semifinals in Canton. Solon won, 61-55.


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Solon’s Kristen Confroy takes a jumper Tuesday, March 5, 2013, during the Division I girls regional semifinals in Canton. Solon won, 61-55.

Presenting cleveland.com’s all-decade team for girls basketball, which is broken into first, second and third teams. Each player’s school and graduation is included with a brief look back at her accomplishments.



a person holding a basketball: Solon guard Dee Bekelja passes the ball Friday, March 11, 2016, against Mason in the Division I state semifinals in Columbus.


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Solon guard Dee Bekelja passes the ball Friday, March 11, 2016, against Mason in the Division I state

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No. 17 Houston takes big lead, tops No. 14 Texas Tech 64-53

FORT WORTH, Texas — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson heard the Texas Tech-heavy presence of a pandemic-limited crowd for the meeting of the old Southwest Conference foes on a supposedly neutral court in Texas.

The 17th-ranked Cougars still turned aside a rally after running out to a big lead against the No. 14 Red Raiders and coach Chris Beard.

Marcus Sasser scored 17 points playing close to home, Quentin Grimes added 15 and Houston never trailed in a 64-53 victory over Texas Tech on Sunday in a meeting of teams that went deep in the most recent NCAA Tournament in 2019.

“This felt like two NCAA Tournament teams playing at a really good level,” said Sampson, whose Cougars reached the Sweet 16 in 2019 while Texas Tech lost to Virginia in overtime in the national championship game. “I’m sure Chris knows his team’s going to get better. I think our team’s

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Vanderbilt coaching candidates: Clark Lea, Jay Norvell lead list of names to replace Derek Mason

Vanderbilt fired Derek Mason on Sunday after seven seasons leading the Commodores, which probably eliminates a high-profile defensive coordinator from taking the job. That’s exactly what Mason was when he came to Nashville from Stanford in 2014. Mason, though, could never get the offense humming.  

The profile of the new coach should address those offensive struggles, but will it? The breaking point for Vanderbilt was a moribund 41-0 loss Saturday at Missouri. The Commodores have to be open to all options whether coordinators, current head coaches, unemployed coaches or Group of Five coaches. That said, Vandy has hired just one sitting head coach once in the last 34 years (Bobby Johnson).

Most importantly, a coach who takes this job will be accepting a risk. He must be able to afford a failure. The Vanderbilt job has been a bottomless pit recently. Who can take the gig, potentially get fired in

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Freshmen duo lead Oklahoma State over Texas Southern 85-65

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham scored 20 points and fellow freshman Rondel Walker chipped in 19 points with three 3-pointers off the bench to help Oklahoma State beat Texas Southern 85-65 on Saturday night.

Cunningham, the lone freshman selected to the Associated Press preseason All-America team, was 7 of 12 from the field.

Cunningham had 21 points and 10 rebounds while Walker played just 11 minutes and went scoreless when the pair made their debut on Wednesday — a 75-68 win over UT Arlington.

The Cowboys (2-0) pulled away for good with an 8-0 run early in the second half that made it 49-32 on Ferron Flavors Jr.’s 3-pointer. Oklahoma State led by no less than 15 from there and had its largest lead at 59-36.

Flavors made 3 of 5 from 3-point range and added 11 points for the

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Dortmund beaten at home, Bayern extends lead in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund lost at home to Cologne 2-1 and Bayern Munich survived a scare at Stuttgart to open a two-point lead in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski scored in Bayern’s 3-1 win, taking his tally to 12 in eight games and lifting the defending champions four points clear of Dortmund.

Bayern was two points ahead of Leipzig, which moved to second after beating Arminia Bielefeld 2-1.

Cologne held on in Dortmund to end its 18-game run without a win in the league.

Max Kruse’s brilliant strike from distance rescued a 3-3 draw for Union Berlin against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated Schalke 4-1 and Augsburg drew with Freiburg 1-1.

BAYERN’S SCARE

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European storylines roundup: Schalke 04 lead list of clubs in disarray

A roundup of all the stories from around Europe you might have missed. This week, everybody’s in crisis.

Schalke 04 in freefall

Schalke 04 are winless, rooted to the bottom of Germany’s Bundesliga and the laughingstock of Europe at present after suspending two players, firing another and also parting ways with a technical director this week — all before a positive COVID-19 case was registered in the senior squad.

The Royal Blues are not the only side in the league yet to record a win with Cologne also struggling for form so far this campaign, but the Billy Goats’ malaise does not stretch as far back as Schalke’s with the Gelsenkirchen club without a Bundesliga win since January.

It is bad enough that the seven-time German champions are approaching a full calendar year without a league victory so demoting Amine Harit and Nabil Bentaleb, sacking Vedad Ibisevic — who was

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Ohio State commit Malaki Branham, Mentor’s Luke Chicone lead top 50 players to watch: 2020-21 boys basketball preview

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Northeast Ohio has not produced a Mr. Basketball winner for the state since 2012.



a man holding a basketball: Shaker Heights' Danny Young Jr. (R) and Mentor's Chad Rogers battle for a rebound in the second half, January 10, 2020, at Mentor High.


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Shaker Heights’ Danny Young Jr. (R) and Mentor’s Chad Rogers battle for a rebound in the second half, January 10, 2020, at Mentor High.

Could that change this season?

The area has its share of candidates, led by Ohio State commit Malaki Branham and one of the state’s purest scoring guards in Youngstown State-bound Luke Chicone.

There could have been two Ohio State commits in the running for it until Garfield Heights’ Demetrius “Meechie” Johnson Jr. announced this fall he is reclassifying and graduating at the end of the year to enroll early in college. He plans to suit up in January for the Buckeyes.

Despite Johnson’s brief return from a season of rehabilitation with the International Sports Academy at Andrews Osborne, another top prospect in the country could

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