18 Sep

The Latest: Marlins player without symptoms tests positive

first_imgThe Latest: Marlins player without symptoms tests positive ___NBA All-Stars Kemba Walker and Trae Young, and U.S. women’s Olympians Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be coaches for an online basketball camp set up in response to coronavirus restrictions.The camp for children of all ages was launched by former NBA player and longtime TNT basketball studio analyst Kenny Smith.Two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and WNBA star Brittney Griner are also set to work “The Jet Academy,” with more participants to be announced.The camps begin July 20 at www.jetacademycamp.com and can be streamed on any device. Schedule details and pricing are available on the website. The positive test for English was part of the pre-tournament screening process at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.Since its return to golf, the tour had no positive tests the opening week in Texas; one positive test in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and three positive tests — plus two positive tests for caddies — in Connecticut.English says in a statement he feels healthy and supports the tour’s additional policy of not letting anyone at Detroit Golf Club until the test results were back. Previously, a player could practice but not enter the clubhouse while waiting on the results.English started the season with limited status and has risen to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup. He must self-isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss the next two tournaments. Smith has run a camp for 25 years in North Carolina, where he played collegiately. But camps have been limited or canceled in many locations because of rules limiting sizes of gatherings because of the virus.___NASCAR may be racing during the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating in early December now is off the schedule.The motorsports series has canceled its Champion’s Week and Cup Series awards scheduled for early December in Nashville, citing the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the industry. NASCAR moved Champion’s Week to Nashville in 2019 from Las Vegas.NASCAR still plans to celebrate its champions from the Xfinity Series to the truck series and promises details to come. And NASCAR says the series looks forward to returning to Nashville in 2021. Hill didn’t identify the player, but said he “feels great” and will go through MLB protocol to join the team.Hill said he would be surprised if any Marlins players opt of the season because of health concerns.___Longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross have decided not to play this season.General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman and Ross opted out “for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones,” adding the team supports their decisions. ___The National Hockey League says a total of 26 players have reported testing positive for the new coronavirus since voluntary workouts began June 8.Monday’s update includes four additional cases among those tested at team facilities, to go along with the 11 announced June 19. The league says it’s aware of 11 other players testing positive outside the voluntary workout protocol.The NHL said more than 250 players who worked out at team facilities were administered more than 1,450 COVID-19 tests.The league and players are in the final stages of agreeing to resume the season. Training camps can open as early as July 10 if an agreement on testing, health and safety protocols and “hub” cities to host the games can be reached. Zimmerman said in a statement his family situation factored into his decision. His mother is at high risk for complications from the coronavirus because she has multiple sclerosis, and he has three young children, including a newborn. He told The Associated Press last week he was still undecided on whether to play.As part of his announcement, the 35-year-old Zimmerman said he’s not retiring.Ross is a 27-year-old right-hander with five years of major league experience, all with Washington.___Harris English is the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill says a player who was asymptomatic has tested positive for the coronavirus. June 29, 2020 Associated Press ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

13 Aug

Tuesday April 14th Local Sports

first_imgJeff HornerKIRKSVILLE, MISSOURI — Mason City native and former University of Iowa standout Jeff Horner won a conference championship and defeated cancer this past season as the coach at Truman State. Horner underwent several months of chemotherapy as the Bulldogs improved from 14-15 his first season at the helm to 23-8 this past season.After struggling out of the gate to a 6-5 record Truman State turned it on to win the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship.Horner announced in late August he was battling testicular cancer and he was proud of the way his players handled it.With his treatment behind him Horner says he gets regular scans to make sure he is cancer free.Prior to becoming Truman State’s head coach, Horner was an assistant coach at the University of North Dakota. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins Classic — Twins vs. White Sox from August 17, 2010 — Jim Thome hits a walkoff homer against his former team — 7:00 PM MINNEAPOLIS — Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren says it has been quite the first 105-days on the job. He took over the full-time job, replacing the retired commissioner Jim Delaney in January and has been dealing the past five weeks with the COVID-19 pandemic and a major impact on sports. Warren says his leadership goals right now are to gather as much information as possible on the health situation and to use that knowledge to keep Big Ten student-athletes safe.Warren says he stays in touch daily with representatives from every school in the conference and they are relying on some of the best medical experts in the world, many of whom are at Big Ten institutions.Warren says they keep seeking information and data to keep on top of the situation as a conferenceWarren says this has been quite a way to begin his tenure as the Big Ten commissioner.Warren is working from home and says one of the benefits of this time is he can spend more quality time with his family and making sure they know how much he appreciates and loves them. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died in a one-car crash near his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the 36-year-old Jackson was killed Sunday night when the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro he was driving went off the road, struck a tree and overturned. Jackson was pronounced dead at a hospital. The crash remains under investigation. Jackson was hired as quarterbacks coach for Tennessee State last season after a 10-year NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills. He was part of Seattle’s Super Bowl championship team in 2014 as Russell Wilson’s backup. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll posted a Twitter message calling Jackson “a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk.” MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has died due to complications from COVID-19. Jacqueline Cruz-Towns had been fighting the virus for more than a month. The Towns family issued a statement describing her as “an incredible source of strength” and “a fiery, caring, and extremely loving person who touched everyone she met.” The native of the Dominican Republic was a fixture at Timberwolves games from the start of her son’s NBA career in 2015. Karl Towns Sr., the father of the two-time All-Star, was also hospitalized with the virus but has since recovered.last_img read more