The Latest: IndyCar makes more revisions to its schedule

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first_imgN.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson announced that the school will begin classes nine days earlier than originally scheduled and forgo fall break to also finish by Thanksgiving. Students will not return to campus for the remainder of the year and winter commencement will be announced later.___East Carolina is eliminating its men’s and women’s tennis and swimming and diving programs to help reduce a $4.9 million budget deficit.The move affects 68 student-athletes and nine coaches and reduces ECU’s sponsored sports from 20 to 16, including nine for women. The NCAA requires Division I FBS schools to carry minimums of 16 sports, eight for women.“The coaches and student-athletes for these respective sports have all impacted our department and the Pirate Family in a positive manner,” athletic director Jon Gilbert said in a release. “This decision was not made lightly. The history and success of the swimming and diving programs and the tennis programs will continue to be celebrated at East Carolina.” The open-wheel series, which is slated to finally begin June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway, said Thursday the June 27 race in Richmond, Virginia, and the street course race in Toronto on July 12 have been canceled. IndyCar will not race after Texas until an event July 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race scheduled for June 21 at Road America in Wisconsin has been changed to a doubleheader on July 11-12.The season finale had already been changed to Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, which was scheduled as the season opener before the series was suspended March 13.___Some Louisville football and basketball players will return to campus Wednesday in a phased approach and begin voluntary workouts on June 8. Associated Press The Premier League hasn’t provided details of the broadcasting rebate.___The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.FINA says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.”FINA president Julio C. Maglione says swimming organizers have worked closely with the United Arab Emirates’ authorities and “we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.” Most of the money is going to the Detroit Public Schools Community District ($50,000), the Detroit Public Schools Foundation ($50,000), as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, the Detroit Police Athletic League and Brilliant Detroit ($140,000). The donations will support efforts to help families receive meals and childcare during the COVID-19 crisis, and to help students access online resources.The remaining $10,000 will support a philanthropic collaboration organized by G1 Impact to hire Detroiters to manufacture 100,000 reusable, hospital-grade masks for children and families in Detroit.___Pittsburgh Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are each contributing $100,000 to assist local health outlets dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.The joint $200,000 donation will be split equally between Highmark Health and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The Highmark Health donation is earmarked for creating a mobile COVID-19 testing unit that will focus on under-served populations in the Pittsburgh area. The first phase of 30 football players and 15 men’s and women’s basketball players will arrive next week after being advised of safety protocols. Testing and physicals will begin June 3, with voluntary training not directed by coaching staffs to begin five days later. Training will take place at three facilities with limited capacity.Pending additional direction from the NCAA, Louisville can include up to 15 swimming and diving athletes in the phase and open its natatorium with limited capacity. The next phase of 30 football players and 60 Olympic sport athletes would arrive June 10 and begin training June 22 with additional facilities open.Safety measures to minimize the spread of coronavirus will include wearing masks, passing daily symptom checks, physical distancing, and using gloves and hand sanitizers.___Miguel Cabrera and his wife Rosangel are partnering with the Detroit Tigers Foundation to donate $250,000 to organizations in Detroit that serve families and children. May 21, 2020 The donation to UPMC will benefit the UPMC Children’s Hospital Helpers Fund, which supports families and caregivers who are impacted by COVID-19.___North Carolina and North Carolina State will begin fall classes on Aug. 10 and forgo fall breaks in order to finish by Thanksgiving to get ahead of a potential second wave of COVID-19.UNC Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz introduced a Roadmap for Fall in a letter Thursday that includes “off ramps” options if conditions change. Class sizes will be reduced with time extended between classes, some of which may be conducted remotely.Faculty and staff will return in a phased approach and should initially expect staggered and alternating work schedules. UNC will also emphasize adherence to public health guidelines, including physical distancing, wearing face coverings and increased hand washing. The school will observe Labor Day and University Day and complete the semester by Nov. 24. ECU interim Chancellor Ron Mitchelson stated that the athletic budget was not sustainable pre-COVID-19. The deficit began to grow significantly with the pandemic where the impact was immediate and would affect future revenue and expenses.ECU will honor scholarships for athletes who remain at the school. ___The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.Hall of Fame president John Hendrickson says the museum believes it’s “in the best interests of everyone involved and for the integrity of the event to postpone the ceremony for a year.” The player, staff member and staff member’s contact person must now go into quarantine at home for 14 days.Dresden’s entire team was ordered by local health authorities into 14 days of quarantine on May 9 after two players tested positive.The club says that all players who tested positive before were cleared in the fourth and fifth wave of tests and that they and the rest of the team will be able to resume training on Saturday.Dresden was scheduled to play at Hannover last Sunday but couldn’t participate because of the quarantine order. That game was rescheduled for June 3.Dresden is scheduled to resume play on May 31 against Stuttgart. A general congress to elect the FINA Bureau for the years 2021-25 will be staged in Doha, Qatar, on June 5, 2021. The new members of the bureau will start their terms immediately after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.The short course world championships are held in a 25-meter pool. The FINA world championships and the Olympics are staged in 50-meter pools.___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 ___Manchester United says it believes it will miss out on $24 million because the Premier League will have to make refunds to broadcasters even if the pandemic-disrupted season is completed.The league is in talks with its rights holders about rebates because of delays and changes to the broadcasting schedule. The season was suspended in March.Empty stadiums will also change the TV product.The rebates will vary based on the final position in the standings and the number of games aired live. United is in fifth place with nine games remaining. The Latest: IndyCar makes more revisions to its schedule Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___IndyCar has made more revisions to its schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. This year’s class includes trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, horses Wise Dan and Tom Bowling, and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. They will be inducted with the class of 2021.The 44th Annual Museum Ball scheduled for Aug. 14 also was canceled. It’s traditionally one of the highlights of the Saratoga summer social season.___German soccer club Dynamo Dresden has reported another case of coronavirus. The already quarantined second-division club has now had four players test positive.Dresden says on its website that the latest positive result was found in a fifth wave of tests conducted on Wednesday. It adds that another “category one” close contact of its coaching staff has also tested positive for COVID-19.last_img read more

‘SC’s Star Seniors: Amber Gore

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first_imgWe start with morning practice as early as 6 a.m. And then recovery, breakfast and then I go to class. I come back for an afternoon session which can consist of another mini practice or weightlifting. Sometimes more class, and I go home and do homework — and then the day starts all over the next day. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR FRESHMAN ATHLETES? WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE? WHAT HAVE YOU HAD TO SACRIFICE IN ORDER TO BE A STUDENT-ATHLETE, ESPECIALLY PLAYING TWO SPORTS? For many college students, four years of school can seem to fly by quickly. For student-athletes, grueling workouts, travel and the rigors of competing at the Division I level can make it go by even quicker. In this series, the Daily Trojan sits down with senior athletes playing various sports at USC to discuss their experience over the past four years, from their athletic life to their academic life. This week’s senior is women’s cross country and track runner Amber Gore, one of USC’s top distance runners over the last four seasons. Cross country is in the fall and track is in the winter and spring. It essentially feels like a big, year-round sport. Because I run distance in track, the training doesn’t change very much. We incorporate a little more speed in the spring. I’ve definitely learned how to work on time management because I notice I have a lot less time than other students to do schoolwork and extracurricular things. But it’s all for the love of the sport, and I wouldn’t trade it at all. People don’t understand how much mental focus it requires. A lot of people don’t like running as it is. I think the best part about running is when you get in that flow state. You are just in the zone. You feel great, like you’re floating through the air. It gives me a lot of time to think about anything. My mind can just wander. I feel great afterward, always. That’s the most important thing. WHAT’S ONE THING ABOUT RUNNING THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AT USC? Use all the resources that we have at USC, whether that be your teammates, your coaches, teachers, the athletic staff or the academic faculty. Everyone is here to see you succeed, and I wish I would have taken advantage of that at an earlier time. There are so many people that can offer you so many things at school. I came in thinking that I can be super self-sufficient and definitely struggled at times. So I want to encourage younger athletes that it’s okay to reach out. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, or you can’t figure things out. It just means that sometimes we all need a little bit of extra help. Every year has been super memorable. There’s always new people coming in and making the team feel like a giant family. One of my favorite memories was my freshman year when we had the dual meet at UCLA. As a freshman, I knew about the rivalry coming in, but didn’t know about the deep history behind it. Being able to sweep on the men’s and women’s side at UCLA was just an unforgettable experience that really set the tone for the next three years and makes me excited to repeat it each year.  last_img read more

Syracuse’s comeback falls short in 62-58 loss to No. 7 Louisville

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first_imgWith a one-point lead, the ball and less than three minutes remaining, it looked as if Syracuse’s fourth-quarter comeback was going to result in its marquee win of the season against No. 7 Louisville.The Orange had been in this position before against ranked opponents away from home — they held fourth-quarter leads over then-No. 24 Michigan on Dec. 5 and then-No. 22 West Virginia on Dec. 22. But in both games, SU’s offensive possessions in the final minute were sloppy and the opportunity to add a ranked win to its résumé slipped away. On Sunday, it was Syracuse’s (6-6, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) lack of aggression off a missed free throw that kept it from recording its biggest win of the season. With 30 seconds left and up by one, Louisville’s Elizabeth Balogun missed two free throws but got her own rebound after the second one and laid it in. On the ensuing possession, Kiara Lewis’ layup was blocked and grabbed by Balogun, who was fouled and sunk a free throw secure a 62-58 victory for Louisville (12-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Orange have one win in six tries against ranked opponents this season. In three of its five losses, SU held a lead with less than three minutes left in the game.In a season full of slow starts, SU came out firing on Sunday. Digna Strautmane and Lewis made sure Syracuse didn’t replicate its six-point first quarter last weekend against West Virginia. The duo combined for 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting in the first quarter to give the Orange a one-point advantage after the first frame. Louisville’s Jazmine Jones provided the spark for the home team, finding pockets of space in SU’s zone and sinking four jumpers in the opening period. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s smart ball movement and shot selection in the first quarter disappeared in the second. They made just one field goal and scored seven points in the first nine minutes of the second quarter. Emily Engstler drilled a hook shot and 3-pointer in the final minute of the half to bring SU’s second-quarter tally to double-digits and the Cardinals’ lead to one. Syracuse’s strong perimeter defense held Dana Evans and Kylee Shook — two of Louisville’s three leading scorers — scoreless in the first half. In the third quarter, though, the Orange focused on closing down Jones, who logged 18 first-half points, allowing Evans and Shook to get open looks from behind the arc. They each sunk one to extend Louisville’s lead to as big as 11. SU’s jumpers weren’t falling so it started driving to the hoop, proving effective when Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi converted an and-one and Gabrielle Cooper took two trips to the line. That whittled the Cardinals’ lead down to seven heading into the fourth.SU clawed back to tie the game at 54 after freshman Teisha Hyman bottomed three 3s before the under-five minute media timeout. When Lewis and Amaya Finklea-Guity made a jumper and layup, the Orange had a one-point lead with two-and-a-half minutes remaining, their first lead since the midway point of the second quarter.But SU’s lack of concentration on defense and inability to execute on offense doomed it in the final two minutes, and soon it ran out of time. Syracuse didn’t have a free-throw attempt in the fourth quarter while the Cardinals had eight, six of which came in the final minute and 20 seconds. Comments Published on December 29, 2019 at 5:14 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more