Professional soccer matches will have to be played without spectators starting Monday and for the rest of November, while amateur sports have been suspended altogether.
BYU newcomer Matt Haarms and Utah State’s Neemias Queta are two of 20 players in the country who were named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list announced Friday.
The award, now in its seventh year of existence, is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate center.
The 7-foot-3 Haarms, a graduate transfer from Purdue, averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks (fifth in the Big Ten) last season for the Boilermakers. He started 40 games over three seasons for Purdue and has 210 career blocks with a 58.2% career field goal percentage.
The 7-foot Queta made the Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list for the second straight year. Despite missing 12 games last year, Queta finished the 2019-20 season averaging 13 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while
Less than two months into the 2020-21 season there are already question marks over head coaches at some of Europe’s biggest clubs following less than impressive starts. While it’s probably a bit early yet to be making drastic changes, no doubt club chairmen and sporting directors will have an eye out for potential replacements should things not pick up.
The general trend is still to recycle the same “name” managers, like Maurizio Sarri, Antonio Conte, Thomas Tuchel and Unai Emery, rather than giving up-and-coming coaches a chance, but for clubs with the imagination and courage to break that pattern, there are some exciting alternatives out there.
Here are seven of the brightest and most promising young coaches — defined as under 45 years old — across Europe who are sure to figure in any such discussions.
Julian Nagelsmann, 33, RB Leipzig
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Argentina legend Diego Maradona put former club Napoli ending their three-decade wait to win the Italian league title on his birthday wish list as he turned 60 on Friday.
Maradona, who led Napoli to their only two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990, celebrated his birthday in self-isolation to protect himself from the coronavirus pandemic.
“What gift would I like to have? Nothing for me. I wish this murderous pandemic would go away, yes,” the former World Cup winner wrote in an open letter in Corriere Dello Sport.
“I wish that here in Argentina as in many, too many, other parts of the world, the viruses of hunger and lack of work that devour people’s dignity were also defeated.
“And then, since I just can’t stop talking about football, I would like my Gimnasia, who are close to returning to the pitch, to win the championship again after 90
The Bundesliga has been playing with limited or no fans present this season anyway, with teams following local restrictions based on infection rates. But Wednesday’s new measures are the first nationwide clampdown since the Bundesliga’s two-month suspension when the pandemic began in March.
Germany’s disease control agency earlier reported a record 14,964 new infections over the previous 24 hours, and another 27 COVID 19-related deaths, taking the overall death toll to 10,098.
Switzerland’s soccer and hockey leagues will exclude fans again after the federal government imposed a ban on events of more than 50 people amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
The Swiss soccer league said a prolonged ban is “an existential threat” to clubs that rely on matchday revenue. Clubs will be “urgently dependent”
Jesuit and Mount Carmel won the District 9-5A boys and girls swimming championships Tuesday at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan.
The big winners for the two schools were Philip Endom of Jesuit and Emily Schexnayder of Mount Carmel.
They both won two individual events and swam on two winning relays.
Endom, a senior, won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke while swimming on the winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.
Schexnayder, also a senior, won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly while also swimming on the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. She anchored the 400 freestyle relay.
Also for Mount Carmel, sophomore Caeleigh Miller won the 50 freestyle and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay.
For Dominican, all four swimmers on the winning 200 medley relay also won an individual event with junior Catherin Kernion in the 100 backstroke, eighth-grader Kayleigh Jollands
The state health department has directed all government and private healthcare establishments in the city and districts to fill up excel forms giving names and other details of frontline health workers who would be administered vaccines on priority basis.
The Union health ministry has already begun identifying about 300 million people in the country who would be given the vaccine first when it is ready. The ministry has already formed a National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) so that vaccination can be expeditiously implemented.
The expert group has identified frontline health and sanitation workers, police officials and elderly people with co-morbidities to get the vaccine on priority.
A senior official at Swasthya Bhaban said that frontline healthcare workers (HCW) include ANM, ASHA, ASHA supervisors, AWW, nurses, medical officers (allopathic doctors, medical teachers, doctors in administrative posts)
Today, however, it’s the doubles rubber, with Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot likely to be representing GB. Sue Barker hosts, with commentary from Chris Bradnam, John Lloyd and Jamie Baker.
Spain v Great Britain. Sue Barker presents coverage of the second day of the World Group first-round contest, which takes place at Puente Romano Sports Complex in Marbella, Spain, and features the doubles rubber. Both of these nations reached the quarter-finals of last year’s competition, but suffered a similar