The Latest: British GP planning for F1 race with no fans

first_img April 27, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___British Grand Prix organizers say they are talking to the government about the viability of holding the Formula One race on July 19 with no fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The season was due to begin in March but no races have been possible so far.Silverstone circuit managing director Stuart Pringle wrote an email to ticket buyers saying he is “extremely disappointed to tell you that we are unable to stage this year’s British Grand Prix in front of the fans.”Pringle says organizers left the decision for as long as possible “but it is abundantly clear given the current conditions … that a Grand Prix under normal conditions is just not going to be possible.“___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The Latest: British GP planning for F1 race with no fanslast_img read more

No. 7 Syracuse’s defense holds strong but can’t finish in 13-8 loss at No. 9 Cornell

first_img Published on April 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 ITHACA, N.Y. — Syracuse’s Dom Madonna did what he could, sprawling low to deflect a fast break opportunity. With SU already set to go a man-down following a Tucker Dordevic penalty, Madonna denied the initial scoring chance but failed to maintain possession. Instead, the ball bounced to the corner, and the Big Red’s possession continued.Again, on the next feed, Syracuse seemed to stop Cornell. An Orange long pole deflected a pass, leaving the ball on the carpet for SU defender Nick Mellen. The ball took an off-bounce, Mellen bobbled the pickup, and Cornell’s Clarke Petterson buried another Cornell goal.“We didn’t play absolutely terrible,” Mellen said. “They got a bunch of goals off broken plays and passes that somehow went to the ground and somehow went to their stick.”On Tuesday night at Schoellkopf Field, No. 7 Syracuse’s (6-4, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) defense held strong at times but couldn’t finish in a 13-8 loss to No. 9 Cornell (8-3, 3-1 Ivy league). The Big Red’s offense entered riding a four-game winning streak in which it averaged more than 20 goals. It ranked first in goals per game (15.30), assists per game (10.50), points per game (25.80) and shooting percentage (.418). Yet Syracuse held it scoreless for more than 13 minutes in the second quarter and more than eight minutes in the third.Still, Cornell finished enough. In a game with nearly equal shots on goal and an even faceoff distribution, the Big Red hammered SU on the ground. It scooped 43 groundballs to the Orange’s 30. Five of Cornell’s goals came off second-chance opportunities where it had already shot earlier in the possession.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Just going into this game I think we knew it was going to scrap; it was going to be a battle,” said Cornell attack Jeff Teat, who had six points. “I think we scraped off second-chance opportunities and finished plays when we need to.”Cornell dumped in four goals before 10 minutes had ticked off the clock. After the Big Red saved a Bradley Voigt shot, the agonizing possessions began for SU. With the Orange trailing by two goals at the time, Teat scooped up a ball off what could’ve been a Cornell turnover a minute into the possession. Then he fired a shot off an SU defender, but Cornell’s Connor Fletcher nabbed the groundball.The ball eventually worked its way back to Teat. He was covered tightly but whipped a behind-the-back pass into traffic anyway. The ball jostled through a crowd of SU defenders before bouncing on the ground. Cornell attack John Piatelli scooped the ball off the hop, making it appear as if the bounce pass was intentional. Moments later, Piatelli’s low crank shot dribbled in after deflecting off the goalkeeper.“I thought it was OK considering how much they had the ball,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “We just can’t let them get the inside stuff.”Throughout the night, Syracuse’s defense looked like a football defense that was excellent on the first two downs but faltered on the third, or a basketball defense stellar at contesting shots but horrible at boxing out.Syracuse’s version of those came when the defense flashed a glimmer of hope. Mellen caused a turnover on Teat behind the cage, simply poking the ball right out of the nation’s leading point scorer’s stick. On SU’s next possession, Cornell did the same, forcing David Lipka into a turnover.Again, Mellen forced a turnover. Mellen rode Teat down the right hash marks, the same place he had been beaten for a goal in the first quarter, and swatted the ball out of Teat’s stick. With Teat falling to the ground, Mellen scooped the ground ball and gave SU a possession, which led to a goal.Then came another lengthy possession. Syracuse denied Cornell for more than two minutes. Madonna’s save once again left the ball loose. Cornell missed the net on its next shot. Then, with Teat standing nearly flat-footed at the top of the X, he fed an open cutter for a Cornell goal.“You have to understand that’s just the way it goes,” Mellen said. “Sometimes we’re going to get a couple big stops and we try to clear it and turn it over or we get down to the offense and they just get a quick turnover. That’s just something we need to work on.”Moments before Mellen spoke, explaining how SU’s defense hadn’t played as bad as the scoreboard may have portrayed, Cornell’s players celebrated.The Big Red players gathered in front of the entrance to Schoellkopf Field, rose their hands and hooted and hollered in celebration as their photo was taken. In Cornell’s best win since 2014, it didn’t matter how well Syracuse’s defense had played. The scoreboard didn’t reflect it. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

AFC lose to Sony as Muhoroni hold Posta

first_img0Shares0000Muhoroni Youth’s Bliss Kityo against Posta Rangers captain Jockins Atudo during their KPL match on 13th September at the Ruaraka Sports Club. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13- AFC Leopards positive run in the Kenyan Premier League was halted after losing 1-0 to resurgent Sony Sugar at the Kericho Green Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.Yema Mwana scored the lone goal for the Sugar Millers a minute to half time, sinking Ingwe who had come into the fixture on the backdrop of a 3-1 win over Zoo Kericho at the same venue last Sunday. At the Ruaraka Complex in Nairobi, Posta Rangers’ drought continued as they went for a sixth successive match without victory, being held to a 0-0 draw by bottom side Muhoroni Youth.Posta had brilliant scoring opportunities late on in the game but were undone by poor finishing.“It is quite disappointing because this is the sixth game we are failing to win and it all goes down to finishing. We were better today compared to last weekend, but we could not hit the back of the net with more than three good scoring chances,” Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo told Capital Sport.Posta Rangers coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHis opposite number James ‘Odijo’ Omondi was gracious with the point, saying it will go down a long way to lifting their bid to avoid relegation.“This is a point gained for me and it is very important. We played well today; defensively we were okay and offensively as well we did well though we could not score. We can build on this point in the remaining 11 games and I am sure we will avoid relegation,” Omondi further said.Posta dominated possession, but just like last weekend, they could not make it count. It was an opening 45 minutes of few chances which were far in between.In the 38th minute, Muhoroni had a chance with Yussuf Mohammed’s freekick going through a forest of legs inside the box but Posta keeper Patrick Matasi managed to knock the ball away and was cleared by Jockins Atudo.Two minutes to halftime, Muhoroni broke away on the counter with Thomas Venval breaking into the box after stealing the ball off Atudo, but a backtracking Titus Achesa slid in with a perfectly timed tackle knocked the ball off.Muhoroni Youth head coach James ‘Odijo’ Omondi. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the second half, Posta started off with Omollo pulling out Edwin Mwaura for John Nairuka, a change meant to inject pace in attack.But it was Muhoroni with the best chance of the game, Venval missing a glorious opportunity at the far post after being picked out by a well struck Farouk Mudoola cross.Nairuka’s influence into the game was almost immediate and in the 55th minute, Jerry Santo’s connection from his corner went inches over the bar. Two minutes later, Gaerson Likonoh also had a chance with a header from Kennedy Otieno’s cross but it went wide.Muhoroni Youth’s Collins Agade against Posta Rangers’ Georson Likonoh. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the final 10 minutes of the game, Omollo’s men piled pressure on the visitors, seeking a goal that would aid their push into the top three.Likonoh had a brilliant chance after getting the ball inside the box, turning his markers inside out but his shot was meek, earning an easy save from the Muhoroni shot stopper Salim Soweedi.Minutes later, Atudo’s diving header unmarked at the far post from a Simon Mbugua delivery went wide. In the 89th minute, Dennis Mukaisi’s effort from a header rattled the crossbar after connecting to a Likonoh brush off a Luke Ochieng long throw.Posta remains fourth with the point on 36 points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL COMMUNITIES TURN OUT TO SUPPORT WILD ATLANTIC WAY

first_imgPictured at the recent Fáilte Ireland- Wild Atlantic Way community meeting in Dunfanaghy were Patrick Friel, Fiona Monaghan, Fáilte Ireland and Nuala Bradley, Fanad Lighthouse. [Photo Clive Wasson]Fáilte Ireland held a series of meetings across the county this week to inform local communities about the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s new tourism initiative for 2014. Three community meetings were held in Donegal – Dunfanaghy, Ballyliffin and Killlybegs, with a high attendance in each location. The meetings were organised in order to gather local participation and input into how the area can encourage international visitors to ‘linger longer’ as they take in the stunning west coast of Ireland.Pictured at the recent Fáilte Ireland- Wild Atlantic Way community meeting in Dunfanaghy were Joan Crawford, Fáilte Ireland and Gerarda Arnold, Arnolds Hotel & Dunfanaghy Stables. [Photo Clive Wasson]This new project will be fully signposted by March and will include 159 Discovery Points in total.This however is only the beginning – the project will undergo significant development and investment over the next 5-10 years and local input and involvement will be needed to make this new project an international success. Thanking communities for their support, local Fáilte Ireland Manager, Joan Crawford, said “We are delighted with the response so far and would encourage anyone who couldn’t make the meeting to get in touch for further information.“We have received significant investment to get the route to where it is today and with further funding secured for the next few years to complete the signage at all the key points, we are in a good place to ensure the Wild Atlantic Way can deliver more visitors and revenue to the West Coast. Now it’s up to all of us to get behind the initiative and play our role, no matter how small or large.”She added “The meetings have been extremely positive, with all attendees providing strong contributions towards hidden gems in their area as well as community-led initiatives that could be instigated to showcase the Wild Atlantic Way in their area.“We are keen to support these communities to use the Wild Atlantic Way to benefit their area through providing customer care programmes and other practical supports and we intend to work closely with all along the route to ensure this project is a resounding success.”The Wild Atlantic Way is a long distance touring route from Donegal to West Cork with a total length of 2,500km showcasing the Atlantic coastline.The objective of the Wild Atlantic Way is to link the destinations and attractions along the route together, with the ultimate aim of creating a variety of experiences and attracting more international visitors to the West Coast.For further information please visit www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway DONEGAL COMMUNITIES TURN OUT TO SUPPORT WILD ATLANTIC WAY was last modified: February 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more