Badger South girls basketball preview: Oregon looks for another shot in a league rich in talent, history | Girls basketball

Coach: Matt Stollberg, fourth year at Watertown, eighth overall (43-29).

Season status: The Badger Conference elected not to conduct conference competition in winter sports, but Watertown has elected to organize its own non-conference schedule.

Returning starters: Aubrey Schmutzler, 5-9, sr., G (6.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.1 apg); Teya Maas, 6-1, sr., F (15.7 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.5 apg); Avalon Uecke, 6-1, sr., G (9.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.3 apg); Riley Quinn, 5-9, jr., F (3.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, .5 apg); Lily Gifford. 5-11, jr., G (5.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.0 apg).

Other returnees: Autumn Meyers, 5-7, sr., G (1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, .6 apg); Sydney Linskens, 5-7, sr., G (2.8 ppg, .8 rpg, .4 apg); Riley Frederick, 5-8, sr., G (.9 ppg, 1.0 rpg, .2 apg); Macy Zubke, 5-11, sr., F (1.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg, .5 apg).

Key fact: Freshman Drew Hinrichs is the lone underclassmen as Watertown looks to

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Staten Island Yankees cease operations, sue New York Yankees, Major League Baseball

The Staten Island Yankees, the former short-season Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced Thursday that the organization is ceasing operations and filed a lawsuit against its former parent club – as well as Major League Baseball.

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The Yankees announced on Nov. 7 that they would be moving their affiliate from Staten Island to Hudson Valley, New York, for the 2021 season, angering the minor-league club, which said it had been previously unaware of the decision.

In a statement released Thursday, the Staten Island team said it still had not heard from the Yankees directly.

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“It would appear from their (Nov. 7) press release that they would like us to go from the past arrangement in

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Tottenham, AC Milan reach knockout stage of Europa League

Associated Press (AP) — AC Milan came from two goals down to beat Celtic 4-2 on Thursday and qualify for the Europa League’s knockout stage, while Tottenham advanced despite giving up a late equalizer.

Gareth Bale scored his first Europa League goal since returning to Tottenham from Real Madrid in the London club’s 3-3 draw at Austria’s LASK, which was enough to advance from Group J.

Another 12 teams made it through as Braga, Lille, Villarreal, Royal Antwerp, Dinamo Zagreb, Red Star Belgrade, Leverkusen, Slavia Prague, Rangers, Benfica, Granada and PSV Eindhoven all advanced with a game to spare.

Fans returned to a European football game in England for the first time since March when Arsenal hosted Rapid Vienna.

Arsenal hasn’t won a Premier League game since Nov. 1 but is the last team to keep a perfect record in Europe’s second-tier competitions after a 4-1 victory.

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Face masks and no hugging for returning Premier League fans

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Fans will have to wear face masks when they return to Premier League grounds in small numbers at the weekend and avoid hugging each other when celebrating goals, clubs have been told.

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The Premier League’s protocol for the return of up to 2,000 fans to 10 of their 20 venues makes clear that even though sitting outdoors does not require a face mask in the UK, fans will have to cover up inside stadiums.

Fans from the same household will be able to sit together but all other supporters will have to spread out in line with a social-distancing seating plan.

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Neymar scores twice, leads PSG over Manchester United in Champions League

Dec. 3 (UPI) — Brazilian striker Neymar Jr. scored twice to lead Paris Saint-Germain to a vital victory over Manchester United in the group stage of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.

The 3-1 win on Wednesday in Manchester, England, puts PSG, United and RB Leipzig in a three-way tie atop Group H as the tournament heads into the final round of group play prior to the knockout stage.

“It’s a great win,” PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes told the team website. “It’s what we came here to get. It was our objective from the very beginning of our preparation.

“Mission accomplished, we are very happy. We knew how important it was to win [Wednesday]. It was down to us and we managed to ensure that our destiny remains in our own hands.”

Neymar and fellow PSG forward Kylian Mbappe teamed up on the first score. Mbappe dribbled up the right flank

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Premier League approves $330M bailout to lower-division clubs

LONDON (AP) — The Premier League agreed to a rescue package Thursday worth 250 million pounds ($330 million) to ease the financial burden on lower-division teams in English soccer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

After months of negotiations, Premier League clubs gave their approval for a loan of 200 million pounds ($265 million) that second-division Championship clubs will be able to utilize interest free.

A fund of 50 million pounds ($65 million) will go to clubs in League One and League Two — the third and fourth divisions.

“Our commitment is that no English Football League club need go out of business due to COVID-19,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters, noting the importance of the lower-division clubs to their communities.

The Premier League has committed to cover up to 15 million pounds ($20 million) in interest and arrangement fees to enable the loan to be secured

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UEFA Europa League TV schedule, scores, group stage results: Arsenal face Rapid Wien, LASK host Tottenham

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The 2020-21 UEFA Europa League season has kicked into full gear. The big boys — Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester, Roma, Napoli, Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal — will compete for one of Europe’s most coveted prize. 

You can stream every group stage and knockout stage match on CBS All Access. Sign up now and enjoy one week of CBS All Access for free ahead of the opening match. Every match will be available on demand shortly after the final whistle. 

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Here are all the dates you need to know for this season’s Europa League:

Group stage: Matchday 5

Thursday, Dec. 3

  • AEK Athens vs. Braga, 12:55 p.m. (CBS All Access)  
  • Zorya Luhansk
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Snoop Dogg and Triller Announce New Boxing League ‘The Fight Club’

Snoop Dogg hit the announcer booth for the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. card and immediately became the best part. ESPN reports Snoop will be a fixture in boxing going forward as he and Triller have started a new league titled The Fight Club.

The Fight Club will have multiple events per year and The Doggfather will serve as the host and announcer. The events will be similar to what was seen in Saturday’s event, blending boxing and music performances.

The Fight Club has the aim of “connecting celebrities from various backgrounds, from breakout social media stars and professional athletes renowned for their athletic abilities to celebrated musicians and well-known actors and other stars willing to tackle a new venture and enter the world of boxing, as well as pro boxers making their way up.”

“Up until this weekend, boxing was about the experience of one small group of

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Bill Spanswick Dies; Enfield’s Only Major League Baseball Player

ENFIELD, CT — Bill Spanswick, the only Enfield product ever to play Major League Baseball and a charter inductee of the Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame, passed away Wednesday. He was 82.



a man wearing a baseball hat: Enfield High School graduate Bill Spanswick, who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, has passed away.


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Enfield High School graduate Bill Spanswick, who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, has passed away.

News of Spanswick’s passing was announced Wednesday night on Facebook by his nephew Jeff, a fellow Hall of Famer, who posted his uncle’s 1965 Topps baseball card with the words, “Best in my book…love that guy. Great uncle…better friend. U will be missed. Love u crow…Definitely one of my heroes growing up. Wanted to be just like him.”

A 3-sport standout at Enfield High School, the 6-foot-3 left-handed throwing Spanswick led the Raider baseball squad to the 1956 Valley Wheel championship, compiling a 9-1 record including a no-hitter and seven one-hitters, along with a 56-inning scoreless streak. He

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Man Utd’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rues missed chances in Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue missed opportunities as Manchester United failed to take the chance to book their place in the Champions League last 16.

Two goals from Neymar either side of Marquinhos’ third Champions League goal since the competition resumed in August handed Paris Saint-Germain a 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

In a thrilling contest, Marcus Rashford had cancelled out Neymar’s opener, with the forward scoring for a third straight Champions League match against PSG, becoming only the second Englishman to net six goals in a group-stage campaign, behind Tottenham star Harry Kane.

Rashford’s strike, which took a wicked deflection off Danilo Pereira, was one of 12 attempts United managed in total – one less than PSG’s tally – though the hosts could only get five on target.

Anthony Martial was guilty of a glaring miss early in the second half before PSG’s record goalscorer Edinson Cavani

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