ASUNCION: Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis could be released from custody on August 24, the date when a judge is expected to ratify their plea bargain agreement. According to a report in ESPN, the judge, Gustavo Amarilla, who is responsible for the case, has set the date to review the terms of the agreement on Monday.Under terms of the plea bargain, Ronaldinho has agreed to a $90,000 fine and must report to a federal judge in Brazil every three months for two years. Assis has been ordered to pay $110,000 and will not be allowed to leave Brazil over a two-year period. IANS Also Watch: #Newsmakers: Sizal Agarwal, 112 Rank Holder, UPSC 2019 with Oineetom Ojah
Coronavirus fears cancel Lake Placid’s luge World Cup stopLAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Lake Placid won’t play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was supposed to host a luge World Cup in mid-January. It will now be held in Oberhof, Germany, meaning the entire sliding-sports season will be held in Europe and Asia — skipping North America entirely.CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCERoglic extends overall Tour lead; Lopez wins toughest stage September 16, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball seasons will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. The Division I Council voted to push the start date back from the originally scheduled Nov. 10 as one of several precautions against the spread of coronavirus. The later start date coincides with the decision most schools made to send students home from Thanksgiving until January out of concern about a potential late-fall and early-winter flareup of COVID-19. Closed campuses could serve as a quasi bubble for players and provide a window for nonconference games. The maximum number of regular-season games has been reduced from 31 to 27. The minimum number of games for consideration for the NCAA Tournament was cut from 25 to 13.NFL NEWSEric Reid still hasn’t received an offer or workout invite UNDATED (AP) — Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Carolina Panthers last season, Eric Reid remains unsigned, like his close friend: Colin Kaepernick.Reid tells The Associated Press he has not received any offers nor been invited for a visit by any team since the Carolina Panthers released him in March. The 28-year-old safety had 130 tackles, four sacks, six passes defended, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 2019. The tackles and sacks are a franchise record for Carolina. Washington coach Ron Rivera, Reid’s former coach in Carolina, gave him a strong endorsement Wednesday, describing him as “a heck of a teammate.” Rivera says his team is set at the position, otherwise he’d call Reid. And he hasn’t received any calls from other coaches or general managers inquiring about Reid.A first-round pick by San Francisco in 2013, Reid went to the Pro Bowl his rookie season. He joined with Kaepernick in 2016 when the former star quarterback took a knee during the national anthem to protest against police violence, racism and social injustice. Reid has also been a vocal opponent of the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement. Update on the latest sports — Cole Hamels finally got on the mound in an Atlanta uniform, allowing three runs to the Baltimore Orioles before reaching his predetermined pitch count in the fourth inning, and the Braves struggled offensively in a 5-1 loss Wednesday night. Rookie Keegan Akin struck out nine over five scoreless inning to earn his first big league victory and help the Orioles win the deciding matchup of a three-game set against the NL East leaders. — Brent Suter and three relievers combined on a two-hitter and Ryan Braun hit his 350th career homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 for a doubleheader split. The Cardinals took the opener 4-2 behind Adam Wainwright’s four-hitter. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt ran the team in the opener. He missed the nightcap while serving a one-game suspension, imposed by Major League Baseball after tempers flared during the Brewers’ 18-3 romp Tuesday night. Umpires warned both teams after Braun was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning. He was at the center of the trouble the previous night when he hit Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the wrist during a swing.— Luis Castillo threw seven shutout innings, Shogo Akiyama drove in the Reds only run and Cincinnati completed a four-game sweep of Pittsburgh with a 1-0 win that keeps the Reds in the postseason picture. Castillo (3-5), coming off his first career complete game, retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced and gave up only three hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts.— Mike Fiers threw six sharp innings before turning it over to a lights-out bullpen and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game skid against the Colorado Rockies with a 3-1 win. Next up, a well-earned day off for the Athletics, who have played 16 games in 13 days. They finished the stretch 9-7. The Rockies were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position against the 35-year-old Fiers. — Brady Singer was stellar for a second straight start, allowing two hits in six innings, and the Kansas City Royals blanked the Detroit Tigers 4-0. The rookie right-hander struck out the first five Detroit hitters and retired the first 10. Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs for the Royals, who have won seven of eight. VIRUS OUTBREAK-PAC 12Pac-12 football plans remain in holding patternUNDATED (AP) — Any plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold due to health policies in two states within the conference. The Big Ten changed course and said it will begin an eight-game football schedule on Oct. 23. The Pac-12 has also reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to start contact practices. The Pac-12 has announced a partnership that would give the conference’s schools the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE BASKETBALLNCAA basketball season set to open day before Thanksgiving NBA NEWSLeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th timeLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all 100 ballots, joining Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only unanimous first-team selections this season. Joining them on the first team: Houston guard James Harden, Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who got the nod in just his second season in the NBA.NHL NEWSSabres acquire Eric Staal in sending Johansson to Wild Each team will play eight games in eight weeks and the conference championship game will be held Dec. 19 — if all goes well. That should give the Big Ten an opportunity to compete for the national championship.The Big Ten said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports. The vote last month was 11-3 to postpone, with Ohio State, Iowa and Nebraska voting against.The decision to play came after sharp pressure from coaches, players, parents and even President Donald Trump, all of them pushing for a Big Ten football season. The conference is home to a number of battleground states in the November election, and Trump swifly applauded the move in a tweet.Another factor in triggering the revote was the emergence of daily rapid-response COVID-19 testing, which wasn’t available when university presidents and chancellors decided to pull the plug on the season. The Big Ten said it will begin daily antigen testing of its athletes, coaches and staff on Sept. 30.The Big Ten’s plan to play also includes the establishment of a cardiac registry to study the effects COVID-19 has on athletes’ hearts. Dr. Leslie Cooper chairs the cardiovascular department at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He says the registry can potentially close a gap in research when it comes to the new coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEDodgers 1st team to clinch playoff spot, beat Padres 7-5UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the pandemic-shortened season. — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman will miss at least the next three games after injuring his calf in the season opener. A person familiar with the injury says Sherman will be placed on injured reserve and won’t be eligible to return until after missing the next three weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t made an announcement. Sherman is the latest key player on the defending NFC champions to be hampered by an injury so far this season. — Star receiver Allen Robinson said he expects to remain with the Chicago Bears the rest of the season, though he wouldn’t say if he requested a trade. Robinson is in the final season of his three-year, $42 million contract and is seeking an extension. He deleted references to the Bears from his social media accounts on Tuesday, and the Chicago Tribune reported he asked to be traded if they can’t agree to a new deal. He said Wednesday he is “not gonna get into that detail.” — Zach Banner’s season is over. The Steelers placed the right tackle on injured reserve two days after he tore the ACL in his right knee in a win over the New York Giants. Banner edged Chukwuma Okorafor during an extended training camp battle to earn the starting job. His season ended in the fourth quarter against the Giants when his knee appeared to give out while dropping back in pass protection. Okorafor, a third-round pick in the 2018 draft, figures to get the start when the Steelers host Denver in their home opener.— The Patriots have promoted kicker Nick Folk and cornerback Myles Bryant from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Folk handled kicking duties in their win over Miami, but was sent back down after the game. — Bills starting linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds missed practice, and their availability is uncertain for Buffalo’s game at the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott wouldn’t provide an update on the players’ status other than to say they were receiving treatment after getting hurt in a season-opening 27-17 win against the New York Jets. In other NFL news:— Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are among 14 first-year eligible candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Joining the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback and the star cornerback/safety on the ballot are receivers Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker and Roddy White; running back Steven Jackson; tight end Heath Miller; offensive linemen D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Logan Mankins; defensive linemen Jared Allen, Justin Tuck and Kevin Williams; linebacker Jerod Mayo; and defensive back Charles Tillman. In all, there are 130 nominees for five modern-era spots. Enshrinement at the hall in Canton, Ohio, will take place next August.In other NFL news:— The New York Giants have reached a multi-year arrangement with DraftKings that makes the Boston-based company the official sports betting, i-gaming and daily fantasy operator of the NFL team. The deal grants DraftKings access to official Giants marks and logos. There will also be a first of its kind virtual SportsLounge open on Giants’ game days, providing attendees access to all DraftKings platforms. The value of the deal wasn’t disclosed.— The Denver Broncos have placed injured linebacker Von Miller on injured reserve following his operation to repair a dislodged tendon in his left ankle. Miller was injured during a practice and is expected to miss the season, although there’s a chance he could return in December if his recovery is faster than anticipated. The Broncos promoted cornerback De’Vante Bausby from their practice squad with starter A.J. Bouye expected to miss a couple of weeks after injuring a shoulder in the opener against Tennessee. MERIBEL, France (AP) — Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez has won the toughest mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France while race leader Primož Roglic added a few crucial seconds to his advantage over rival Tadej Pogacar. Roglic finished 15 seconds behind Lopez in second place and Pogacar trudged over the line 30 seconds behind Lopez in third. Roglic is 57 seconds ahead of Pogacar with four stages remaining while Lopez overtook Rigoberto Urán to move up to third place. The 170-kilometer (105.4-mile) trek’s grinding final ascent to the Méribel ski station was the high point of this year’s race at 2,304 meters. Associated Press — The Colorado Rockies have shut down right-hander Jon Gray for the season due to a sore shoulder. The 28-year-old last pitched Sept. 1 before going on the injured list with what was described as inflammation in his shoulder. Gray finished the season 2-4 with a 6.69 ERA. Gray has a 45-37 career mark with a 4.59 ERA. His 692 career strikeouts are fifth-most in team history. — Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs when a small drone flew into Wrigley Field over the bleachers and landed on the grass in deep left center. As Willson Contreras came to bat with two outs in the bottom of the fifth and the game tied at 2, the device was spotted over the left-center stands. Before the drone landed, umpires rushed players into their dugouts. The blinking drone took off, hovered at about 100 feet, then pulled away and vanished past the vintage center-field scoreboard.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BIG TENBig Ten changes course, will play fall football after allUNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to the spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course and said Wednesday that it plans to begin its season the Oct. 23-24 weekend. Djokovic behaves better in 1st match since US Open defaultROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic behaved better in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open. The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire during a 6-3, 6-2 win Wednesday over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his opening match at the Italian Open. The performance came in sharp contrast to the scene in New York 10 days ago, when Djokovic was disqualified for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball. Djokovic said earlier this week that the incident taught him “a big lesson.”Nine-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal is set to make his return to competition after a seven-month absence against Pablo Carreño Busta. Other winners included Matteo Berrettini and Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch).LUGE-WORLD CUP-LAKE PLACID BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres acquired veteran center Eric Staal in a trade that sent forward Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild. The trade was the first completed by newly hired Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams, who took over after Jason Botterill was fired in June. Adams is very familiar with Staal, as they were teammates in Carolina and members of the Hurricanes team that won 2006 Stanley Cup. Both players are in the final year of their contracts, with the cost-conscious Sabres saving $1.25 million in space under the salary cap. Buffalo, however, takes on a 35-year-old Staal, who is six years older than Johansson.TENNIS-ITALIAN OPEN They beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 behind Dustin May’s gutty effort out of the bullpen and home runs from AJ Pollock and Chris Taylor. Will Smith drove in three runs for the seven-time defending NL West champion Dodgers, who opened a 3 1/2-game lead in the division by winning two of three in the matchup of the NL’s two best teams. San Diego is closing in on its first playoff berth since winning the division in 2006. It has lost two straight for the first time since mid-August.In other action:— Rookie Luis García hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2. With Carter Kieboom on second base to start extra innings, the 20-year-old García hit a leadoff shot on the first pitch from Nick Anderson. Tampa Bay completed a stretch of eight consecutive games against last-place teams at 3-5. — Kyle Higashioka hit a career-high three home runs, DJ LeMahieu connected twice and the resurgent New York Yankees hit a season-best seven home runs in another Bronx air show, thumping the Toronto Blue Jays 13-2 to back another overpowering start by ace Gerrit Cole. Luke Voit lofted a three-run drive for his major league-leading 19th homer and Clint Frazier added a solo shot as the Yankees won their seventh straight game following a 5-15 slide. New York moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Toronto for second place in the AL East, with the top two teams ensured spots in the expanded postseason that begins in less than two weeks. MLB NEWSAP sources: MLB umpire tests positive for virus, crews shiftNEW YORK (AP) — Several people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that a Major League Baseball umpire has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting a late shift in crew assignments in Florida this week. The affected umpire wasn’t identified. He was not on the field when the result was learned. MLB medical experts didn’t believe the positive test represented a threat of infection or presented a risk to other personnel, according to those familiar with the matter. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.Elsewhere around the majors:
SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 28th August, 2020 22:32 IST European Tour Golf Heading To Cyprus For 1st Time Back-to-back events will be held in Paphos as part of the tour’s reshaped schedule for 2020, though there will be no fans for the Cyprus Open from Oct. 29-Nov. 1 and the Cyprus Classic from Nov. 5-8. WATCH US LIVE Written By First Published: 28th August, 2020 22:32 IST LIVE TV The European Tour is heading to Cyprus for the first time.Back-to-back events will be held in Paphos as part of the tour’s reshaped schedule for 2020, though there will be no fans for the Cyprus Open from Oct. 29-Nov. 1 and the Cyprus Classic from Nov. 5-8.It continues the tour’s policy of staging successive tournaments in geographical clusters to reduce the need to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Scottish Championship also has been added to the schedule and will take place from Oct. 15-18, extending the tour’s second U.K. Swing to a fourth tournament. The Irish Open, the Scottish Open and the BMW PGA Championship will held in successive weeks before that.The first U.K. Swing, comprising six events, is being completed this week with the U.K. Championship at The Belfry.The tour also said the Turkish Airlines Open and the Nedbank Golf Challenge will not be staged this season.(Image Credit: AP) FOLLOW US
20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $557,743 INTO MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M. MONDAY IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY, WITH ONE DOLLAR BEERS, SODAS & TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGSARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2020)–For the 12th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot proved elusive, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $557,743 into a special eight-race Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday program on Monday.With a carryover from Saturday of $518,025 helping to generate $173,493 in new Jackpot handle today, Sunday’s total Rainbow Six pool reached $691,518.Although there was no single ticket winner, there were 44 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,117.30.First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m. and approximate post time for Monday’s third race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is at 1:32 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
OTHER than watching your horse go down with a life-ending injury, there is probably no greater disappointment for a thoroughbred owner than seeing a promising Kentucky Derby colt knocked off the Triple Crown trail. Lee and Susan Searing, who own CRK Stables, have had it happen twice now; last year with Cindago and just this week with Exhale, who was to undergo surgery Thursday for a chip and a flake in his knees that will keep him sidelined until late summer or the fall. “It’s a huge disappointment,” Searing said. “After 40 years of racing horses, we’ve put quite a bit of money and invested quite a bit of our time in buying these 2-year-olds. “It bothered him in his last workout last weekend. We knew they were there and we decided that if they bothered him, we weren’t going to push it and we’re not pushing it.” Exhale, a son of Millennium Wind, finished second to the promising Notional in his career debut in October at Oak Tree after breaking slowly and then won a maiden special weight by five lengths on Jan. 15 at Santa Anita. Trainer John Sadler had Exhale, the seventh-ranked colt in the Daily Racing Form’s Derby Watch, pointed toward the Grade II Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita on March 3, but the colt’s next race now, at the earliest, will come at Del Mar. “It’s a very small injury and you have to make a decision – push on, or make sure you don’t hurt the horse,” said the 58-year-old Searing, who resides in Arcadia and, along with his younger brother, owns a steel tubing business in Rancho Cucamonga. “And that’s the decision; we’re gonna make sure we don’t hurt the horse. “There are certain trainers who do it one way and there are certain trainers who do it the other way and, as an owner, you better be ready to buy into it.” Searing, who has 12 horses in training with Sadler, has been with the veteran horseman for the past nine years and says the two enjoy a good relationship. “One, he’s honest,” Searing said of Sadler. “Two, he works hard. And three, when it comes to style, I think John Sadler is at that barn every day. John feels every horse’s leg and he knows everything about those horses. “Him and I have a similar understanding on what to do, when these horses should run and what we’re trying to do with them. We get along. There’s no conflict of me trying to think that something’s too good or not good enough. We very easily agree on things.” The Searings also own the talented filly Jump On In, who won the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes at seven furlongs on Jan. 15 and, after a disappointing last-place finish in the 1
“It has been a great year and being awarded as ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ was humbling. I was competing with very good goalkeepers most of who have been in the Premier League for a while and to beat them to that award, It was a humbling feeling,” Oyemba said.“It is a positive step for me and now the only way is up. It is every player’s dream to don the national team colors and for me, that is my next target. I want to continue working hard, keep more clean sheets and hopefully, I achieve that goal,” the shot stopper further stated.With 16 clean sheets to his name, the most in the league with Patrick Matasi and David Juma both picking 15, it wasn’t such a bad return for a goalkeeper who started off as an assured second starter.At the beginning of the season, the Premier league newbies had brought on board Robert ‘Boban’ Mboya from Mathare United and with a wealth of experience including a few national team call ups under his belt, there wasn’t much of a debate as to who would man Sharks’ goal as a number one.But, Mboya’s star never shone as much, and once again, it gave off an opportunity for Oyemba who had helped Sharks get promotion to show his worth.Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper John Oyemba poses with his Goalkeeper of the Year award during teh Sports Journalists Association of Kenya Awards Gala on December 18, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“When Boban came in, it was like a bar set for me to jump higher. I took the challenge and I knew he (Boban) was a good keeper so to get to number one I needed to work extra hard. When the opportunity presented itself, I took it with both hands and things fell in place for me,” Mboya further explained.His was a story of rising from the ashes especially with his campaign in the National Super League having started on a low. He started 2016 nursing a serious back problem and it ended up keeping him out for six months.“It was very heartbreaking for me but once I recovered and was given an opportunity, I decided it was my time to shine. Again, things worked out well and I managed to keep 11 clean sheets as we earned promotion and I think it is that same form I took into the Premier League,” said the keeper.Apart from his own personal ambitions, he wants to see his club challenge for the KPL title in 2018 having finished third in their debut season.“As a human being, the only route for growth is doing better each time. We came in with very little Premier League experience and we managed to finish third. We have to better that performance next season and I believe we should be considered as title challengers,” further added Oyemba.Sharks begin their campaign away in Bungoma taking on Nzoia Sugar on February 3.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper John Oyemba picks his keeper of the year award from State House’s Dennis Itumbi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 25- After a stellar 2017 season that saw him crowned the Sports Journalists Association (SJAK) Goalkeeper of the Year, Kariobangi Sharks shot stopper John Oyemba’s next target is to earn a call up to the national team Harambee Stars.Oyemba has described 2017 as a breakout year and hopes he can take the form into the new season and put his feet on a higher platform, that of the national team.