Rafael Nadal’s victory at Rolex Paris Masters ensures Diego Schwartzman qualification for ATP Finals | Tennis News

first_imgRafael Nadal’s win means Diego Schwartzman is the eighth and final player to qualify for the season-ending tournament at London’s O2 Arena, joining Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and fellow debutant Andrey Rublev Last Updated: 07/11/20 10:46am Rafael Nadal defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarter-finals of the Rolex Paris Masters Diego Schwartzman has qualified for the ATP Finals in London Diego Schwartzman has qualified for the ATP Finals in London

COVID-19: Nearly 2,000 foreigners seek to stay in Bali as home countries close borders

first_imgHe said up to 80 percent of the foreigners were Chinese nationals. The rest came from Britain, Italy, the United States, and Germany, among other countries.As Jakarta enters a state of emergency after recording more than 350 COVID-19 cases, Bali, a hot spot for international tourists, has reported only six cases, all of which authorities said originated outside the island.The first case was that of a British tourist referred to as Case 25, who died at Sanglah Hospital and was only known to have COVID-19 after her death. The second case was a foreign tourist from France, while the third and fourth cases were Balinese who had just returned from Italy and Jakarta, respectively.Udayana University virologist Gusti Ngurah Mahardika said the low number of cases in Bali was “scientifically odd”.  Topics : “If we look at the pattern of the disease, it is impossible [for Bali] not to have any local transmissions at this stage, as it is impossible for infected patients not to have had direct contact with other people while in Bali,” he said.Before the government announced the country’s first cases in early March, Bali was the first region in Indonesia to have been linked to a number of cases affecting foreigners.A week before Jokowi’s announcement, New Zealand confirmed its first coronavirus case of a female citizen in her 60s who had traveled from Tehran to Auckland via Bali. A Chinese national identified as Jin reportedly visited Bali in late January and tested positive for COVID-19 days after returning to his home country.As of Monday afternoon, Indonesia has announced 579 COVID-19 cases nationwide, with 49 deaths. (vny)center_img Hundreds of foreign nationals have packed immigration offices in Bali in recent weeks, requesting to extend their visas as their home countries lock down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the Bali branch of the Law and Human Rights Ministry, at least 1,830 foreigners have applied for a so-called emergency stay permit at immigration offices on the resort island since February. “They were registered at the immigration offices of Badung, Denpasar and Singaraja,” the office’s spokesperson, I Putu Surya Dharma, said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

The week that was: the top three sales on the Gold Coast

first_imgWhat a view- 8-10 Peter St, Banora Point.There is no shortage of luxury features attached to the residence with a gymnasium, tennis court, pool, cinema and several intimate outdoor entertaining areas.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast — Surfers Paradise agents Robert Graham and Jordan Thams handled the sale.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe highest sale on the Gold Coast this week was $2.65 million for this Banora Point hillside property.The second highest sale was $2.35 million for a Southport waterfront property.Located on a 1196sq m block, the home at 14 Biggs St has been tightly held with the same family for 30 years. The hillside Banora Point property. 14 Biggs Place, Southport.Described as the “best block on the street” the property is in a quiet cul-de-sac and is just minutes from the cultural hub of Southport“The home offers access to some of the best waterways on the Gold Coast; immediate to the Nerang River, the Sundale Bridge, Marina Mirage and Sea World,” the listing states.Carita Lanham of Ray White Benowa marketed the property. 16 Ventura Rd, Mermaid Beach sold for $2.055 million.A Mermaid Beach property rounded out the top three sales after it changed hands for $2.055 million.Set on 513sq m and with ocean glimpses, the house at 16 Ventura St features a versatile floorplan with a lap pool, alfresco area and security entrance.Ron London of London Estate Agents handled the sale. The second highest sale was in Southport. 16 Ventura Rd, Mermaid Beach.undefined This Banora Point beauty recorded the highest sale on the Gold Coast this week after it changed hands for $2.65 million.A HILLSIDE Banora Point property has changed hands for $2.65 million — the highest settled sale according to CoreLogic on the Gold Coast this week.The huge 6,228sq m estate at 8-10 Peter St offers sweeping ocean views from Fingal to Byron Bay.last_img read more

SSG takeover

first_imgLUZERN-based Hofer & Curti Group has raised its shareholding in the Swiss Dining Car Co (SSG) to 97·6%, having purchased on July 1 the 48·8% stake previously owned by the Feldschllast_img

World Fuel Services Getting Ready for 2020 with Upgrades at Falmouth

first_imgWorld Fuel Services (WFS) revealed plans to upgrade terminal facilities and introduce a new supply vessel at its current supply location in Falmouth, UK.As informed, apart from the upgrade of the terminal facilities, the investment includes an extension of exiting bunkering options with the introduction of Lizrix, a new 2,200 cbm capacity cargo vessel.The 2008-built ship provides the ability to segregate up to five grades and has a pumping rate of 3-400 cbm/hr, the company said.According to WFS, the move comes in an effort to meet client needs beyond 2020. The terminal upgrade enhances on WFS’ portfolio of physical supply locations.WFS currently stores and supplies marine diesel and fuel oil from the Falmouth terminal which forms the deepest harbor in Western Europe.Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and with regional centers also in London and Singapore, WFS is a fuel logistics, transaction management and payment processing company engaged in the distribution of fuel and related products and services in the aviation, marine and land commercial, industrial and transportation industries.last_img read more

Wavepiston and Fiellberg Wrap Up Eurostars LOCWEC Project

first_imgIllustration of the load control principle of flipping plates when the loads get too highFiellberg, supplier of hydraulic cylinders, and Wavepiston, developer of the Wavepiston wave energy converter, have worked together in the Eurostars LOCWEC project on improving the control of the loads on the Wavepiston energy collectors.Michael Henriksen, CEO of Wavepiston, explains: “One of the largest challenges for getting a competitive wave power system is handling the loads from the large waves, not only surviving the waves but also be durable to keep the costs for maintenance down. The large waves are not frequent, they count for less than 1 % of the year, but a wave energy converter must be designed to handle these and even the largest wave that can happen in a 100-year perspective.“A proper load control is key to increasing the efficiency and durability of the system reaching a competitive levelised cost of energy and water.“In the project we have had a good cooperation with Fiellberg to develop and test an improved solution for load control in relation to the hydraulics and flip mechanism. The aim was to improve the energy conversion by having larger plates on the energy collectors, more durable pumps and reaching a 7-years lifetime.”Juha Elonen, managing director of Fiellberg, follows up: “The Fiellberg telescopic pumps have undergone several improvements during the project. We are very thrilled to see that we have achieved to get a more durable design in place within a reasonable short time with the support of the Eurostars grant. Eurostars is a very good programme for small, innovative companies in Europe.”Testing in the North SeaThe project has now been finalised.The improved load control system will be demonstrated in relation to two full-scale projects. One at Plocan, Gran Canaria, supported by EU’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, and one at a small tourist island, Isola Piana, Sardinia, supported by EU’s Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation Programme.In relation to the full-scale demonstration, Wavepiston is currently running an equity issue and negotiating with potential investors.last_img read more

Recto wants gov’t workers’ bonus exempted from tax

first_img Aside from the PBB, the government also grants a P5,000 across-the-board Productivity Enhancement Incentive to all government employees. Both are granted to employees as an incentive to improve productivity in the public sector./PN Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto Formulated as an effective reward for exemplary work, the senator said its monetary value has been reduced as it is subject to income tax. Recto’s measure seeks to amend Section 32 (B) (7) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 by including the PPB in the miscellaneous items excluded from the computation of gross income tax. “The bill could likewise serve as a motivational tool for agencies and employees rated ‘poor’ to improve their performance,” he said. In his Senate Bill No. 602, Recto proposed that the PBB granted to qualified government personnel must be excluded from the computation of taxable income.center_img “Government is a machine whose parts should move in unison towards the attainment of its strategic goals as reflected in its development plans,” Recto said in a press statement on Monday. To serve as a meaningful reward for employees who walked the extra mile towards the attainment of agency goals, Recto said that the PBB must be granted in its full amount and should not be subjected to income tax. MANILA – The performance-based bonus(PBB) of government employees should be exempted from income tax, SenatePresident Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said. “This machinery is judged by the people through its outputs in terms of delivery of goods and services. However, the best-crafted strategic development plans will be for naught if civil servants who will implement these are not inspired and committed to achieve the plans,” he added.last_img read more

South Africa rolls out mobile testing in virus lockdown

first_imgArmed with screening questionnaires and testing kits, medics and volunteers in South Africa have started mass testing. AFP Armed with screening questionnaires andtesting kits, medics and volunteers set up their testing station on the frontporch of a block of flats in the gritty business neighbourhood. CAPE TOWN – South African publichealthcare workers dispersed into the buzzing streets of Johannesburg’sYeoville neighbourhood as Africa’s worst virus-hit country rolled out massdoor-to-door testing for COVID-19. “They’ve been coming for screeningand they are even open to testing if they have symptoms,” Dlomo said. (AFP) Nurse Xola Dlomo told AFP they wereasking one resident to mobilise fellow flat dwellers to come for screening andtests.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Jets sign free agent WR Josh DoctsonFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free agent Josh Doctson to add depth to their wide receiver position.The 27-year-old Doctson had 81 receptions for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns in three seasons with the Redskins before being one of the team’s final cuts last summer out of training camp. He signed with Minnesota and played just one game before being released in November, missing a huge portion of the schedule with a hamstring injury.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NAVY-PLAYER DEATHStar Navy offensive lineman found dead in academy dorm White Sox agree to deals with Bummer, GarciaGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have worked out contracts with reliever Aaron Bummer and infield Leury (lay-UR’-ee) Garcia.Bummer has received a five-year, $16 million package that includes two club options. The 26-year-old Bummer had a 2.13 ERA and 27 holds in 58 appearances with the White Sox last season.Garcia accepted a one-year, $3.5 million deal after hitting .279 with eight homers, 40 RBIs and a team-high 93 runs scored for the 2019 White Sox.NFL-JETS-DOCTSON ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A star lineman for Navy’s record-breaking offense has been found dead in his dormitory. David Forney was 22.Academy officials said he was discovered unresponsive in Bancroft Hall on Thursday night. The cause of death was not disclosed.Forney was a senior and three-year letter winner, playing in 39 consecutive games over his final three seasons. He started all 13 games at guard in 2019 as part of an offensive line that set a school record with a nation-leading 360.5 yards rushing per game. Kansas also ended the Bears’ 23-game winning streak as Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah a-zoo-BOO’-kay) had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 64-61 victory at Baylor. Isaiah Moss added 11 points, including two free throws for Kansas with 7.9 seconds left before a timeout.The Bears had a chance to tie it until Jared Butler missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.The 24-3 Jayhawks have won 12 in a row since their first-ever home loss to Baylor on Jan. 11.Butler had a team-high 19 points for the Bears, who dropped to 24-2 overall and 13-1 in the conference.In other top-25 games: — Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) delivered 28 points and fifth-ranked Dayton won its 16th straight by defeating Duquesne (doo-KAYN’), 80-70. Jalen Crutcher added 17 points and five assists as the 25-2 Flyers improved to 14-0 in the Atlantic 10.— Eighth-ranked Florida State pulled out a 67-61 win against North Carolina State as Patrick Williams had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Seminoles. M.J. Walker chipped in 12 points and Devin Vassell added 11 with six rebounds as FSU moved to 13-3 in the ACC.— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-ah) scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season to lead No. 11 Louisville over North Carolina, 72-55. Malik Williams added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals, who will be an ACC-best 14-3 heading into Monday’s matchup with Florida State.— Saddiq Bey (sah-DEEK’ bay) dropped in 22 points and 12th-rated Villanova picked up its third straight road win by dumping Xavier, 64-55. Jermaine Samuels added 17 points for the Wildcats, who nailed 18 3-point attempts and never trailed in their 21st victory.— Samir Doughty scored 22 points and 13th-ranked Auburn went on an 18-0 run to rally from a 17-point deficit in the second half of a 73-66 triumph against Tennessee. The game was marred by an ugly incident involving a fan who was ejected from the game after directing a derogatory comment toward Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi and will face a disciplinary hearing. — Kevin Samuel scored six of his 19 points in overtime to carry TCU past No. 17 West Virginia, 67-60. Samuel made all seven of his shots and had eight rebounds as the Horned Frogs dealt the Mountaineers’ their fifth consecutive Big 12 road loss.— Tyger Campbell tallied 15 points and 11 assists in UCLA’s 70-63 victory against 18th-rated Colorado. Cody Riley had 16 points in the Bruins’ fifth consecutive win.— Luwane Pipkins scored 24 points and David Duke had 15 to lead Providence to an 84-72 victory over No. 19 Marquette. The Friars overcame Markus Howard’s 38 points in winning their third in a row, all against ranked teams.— Precious Achiuwa scored 10 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 28.2 seconds left as Memphis beat No. 22 Houston, 60-59.NHL-CAPITALS-OVECHKIN’S 700TH Thomas leads Mexico Championship through 54MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas ran off eight birdies in a 16-hole stretch to take a one-shot lead in the PGA’s Mexico Championship, one of the World Golf Championship events.Thomas overcame bogeys on the first and last holes for a 6-under 65 that puts him one ahead of Patrick Reed and Erik Van Rooyen. Thomas was five shots behind in the middle of his front nine at Chapultepec Golf Club.John Rahm opened with six birdies in seven holes after entering the round 10 shots back. He broke the course record with a career-best 61 that puts him four off the pace.MLB-WHITE SOX MOVEScenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULENo. 3 Kansas ends No. 1 Baylor’s 23-game streakUNDATED (AP) — Kansas and Baylor played a game that lived up to its billing. The outcome gave the third-ranked Jayhawks a share of the Big 12 and will likely move the Bears from the top of The Associated Press men’s basketball poll on Monday. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have their first three-game losing streak of the season after falling to a state rival.Kent Bazemore scored a season-high 23 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 20 as the Kings beat the Clippers on the road for the second time in less than a month, 112-103. De’Aaron Fox had 20 points and eight assists for the surging Kings, who have won two straight out of the All-Star break and eight of 12 overall.Sacramento blew a 14-point lead in the second half before shutting out Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard and the Clips for more than five straight minutes down the stretch. The decisive 10-0 run was capped by Harry Giles’ percussive dunk with 58 seconds left.Leonard scored 31 points in his return from his MVP performance in Chicago.PGA-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP The Penguins were 5-2 losers to Buffalo as Jack Eichel (EYE’-kul) delivered a pair of goals. Eichel, Zemgus Girgensons (ZEHM’-guhs GUR’-gehn-suhnz) and Sam Reinhart all beat Tristan Jarry during an early three-goal outburst. Connor Hutton turned away 41 shots as the Sabres earned just the second regulation victory in their last 20 meetings with Pittsburgh.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Scott Laughton scored twice and the Flyers pulled within three points of the Metropolitan Division co-leaders by earning their third straight win, 4-2 against the Jets. Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) and Tyler Pitlick also scored and Justin Braun had three assists to help Philly improve to 21-5-4 at home.NBA-SCHEDULEClippers drop third in row February 22, 2020 Caps lose again despite Ovie’s 700thUNDATED (AP) — Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) reached a major milestone Saturday afternoon, but he couldn’t give the Washington Capitals sole possession of the NHL’s Metropolitan Division lead.Ovechkin is the eighth player in league history to score 700 goals, doing it in a 3-2 loss at New Jersey. The left wing did it 4:50 into the third period, firing a shot from the right circle that glanced off the left post to tie the game. It was Ovechkin’s 42nd goal of the season.But the Devils came away with the victory when Damon Severson beat Ilya Samsonov (sam-SOH’-nahv) with 1:59 seconds remaining, sending the Capitals to their fourth consecutive loss and sixth in seven games.The Caps remain tied with Pittsburgh for the division lead with 80 points. Associated Press last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgF1-DRIVER CHANGESSainz Jr. joining Ferrari and Ricciardo is going to McLarenPARIS (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. will drive for Formula One team Ferrari next season and Daniel Ricciardo will replace the Spaniard at McLaren.The 25-year-old Sainz Jr. will join Ferrari on a two-year deal starting next year. The Italian team made the announcement Thursday, shortly after McLaren announced Ricciardo’s arrival from Renault.Sainz Jr., the son of two-time world rally champion Carlos Sainz, will replace Sebastian Vettel. The four-time F1 champion is leaving Ferrari at the end of his contract. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR plans to race its way through the South in JuneUNDATED (AP) — It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR. The stock car series says it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races — all of them without fans.NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races, including nine in the elite Cup Series. It is coming back after being shut down for more than two months by the pandemic.The Cup Series resumes this Sunday at Darlington Raceway and run four times in 11 days at the South Carolina track and at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Then NASCAR will go to Bristol, Martinsville, Atlanta, Homestead and Talladega.  OLYMPICS-BASEBALLExtra innings: Baseball head pitches Olympics to MLB, againROME (AP) — The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation is making one final pitch to Major League Baseball to send its top stars to the Tokyo Olympics.Riccardo Fraccari sees the one-year postponement of the games as a new opportunity for MLB. He tells The Associated Press that because of the damages from the coronavirus “baseball needs the Olympics now more than ever to boost the sport’s globalization, expansion and mass appeal.”MLB and its players’ association have so far only agreed to allow players not on 26-man active rosters or injured lists to take part in Olympic qualifying. The only MLB players permitted to play in the Premier12 tournament last year were those not on 40-man rosters. Not surprisingly considering the rules, the United States finished fourth and failed at its first chance to qualify for the Olympics. — The German Football League has relaxed its stance on finishing the season by June 30, when some players’ contracts expire. Games could continue into July if the alternative is leaving the season unfinished at the end of June, it said in a statement. Some games could be moved to neutral venues if they can’t be played at the original stadium because of infection risks locally. The league delayed a decision on how to decide final standings if the season can’t be finished.— A Turkish soccer club says eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus and training has been suspended. The club, Besiktas, says its president and a player were among those who tested positive. Turkish teams have resumed limited training sessions following the federation’s decision to restart matches in empty stadiums on June 12.— The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic. Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday. Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules. The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.— The three leading women’s pole vaulters get their turn to compete on Saturday in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash. Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte (nah-JAHT’) of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards because they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities. The winner will be the vaulter who clears the bar at 4 meters the most times in 30 minutes. The top men’s pole vaulters competed in the Ultimate Garden Clash at their homes earlier this month.NHL-NEWS Olympic basketball qualifying for Tokyo Games rescheduledUNDATED (AP) — The final four men’s basketball spots in the 12-nation field for the Tokyo Olympics will be decided next summer, the sport’s global organizing body said Thursday.It remains unclear, however, if those spots will be earned while an NBA season is happening or if NBA players will be able to take part.FIBA has pushed back the dates for the four remaining qualifying tournaments to June 29 through July 4, 2021, meaning they would end 19 days before the rescheduled start of the delayed Tokyo Olympics. The host nations — Canada, Croatia, Lithuania and Serbia — are unchanged.But if the 2020-21 NBA season starts later than usual, which is a distinct possibility because of the coronavirus pandemic, that might mean some players — such as Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Serbia’s Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets — might be busy with playoff games at the same time. And under normal circumstances, NBA free agency would conflict with those dates as well. Besides Japan, which qualifies as the host nation, only three other teams have secured places in the baseball tournament. Israel was the surprise winner of the Africa/Europe qualifying event, while South Korea and Mexico earned spots during the Premier12. The last two nations in the six-team tournament will come from the Americas tournament and a final qualifying event in Taiwan.Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the United States qualified for the softball tournament.PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CHARLOTTEPGA Championship returns to Charlotte’s Quail Hollow in 2025PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Championship will return to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 2025. May 14, 2020 Snell is being advanced $286,500 as part of a March deal between Major League Baseball and its players’ union to deal with the delay in the season caused by the coronavirus pandemic. His $7 million salary would be cut about in half if the regular season is cut to 82 games.Teams say they would lose money if games are played in empty ballparks, and owners on Monday approved making a proposal to the union to base salaries on a 50-50 split of revenue. The union says the concept amounts to a salary cap, which players have long voted never to accept.Snell was 21-5 with an American League-best 1.86 ERA in 2018, then went 6-6 with a 4.29 ERA last year, when he broke a toe in his right foot on April 14 while moving furniture and missed nearly two months due to left elbow surgery on July 29. The 27-year-old left-hander agreed in March 2019 to a $50 million, five-year contract that included a $3 million signing bonus, a $1 million salary last year and a $7 million salary this season.In other MLB news:— Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns says he hopes a potential return of Major League Baseball from a pandemic-imposed hiatus could “provide a diversion” and be “part of the solution to what everyone is going through right now.” Stearns emphasized that baseball’s return would need to be handled “in a safe and responsible manner.” He says the team will be prepared to play if it gets the go-ahead from public health officials and MLB reaches the necessary agreements with players. — West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee is vowing that the Mountaineers will play football this fall. Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports. Gee joked in a radio interview that he would “suit up” if it meant the Mountaineers would play. He added that they’d do it in a safe, responsible way, saying, “I do believe that we will play football.” Gee was also known for controversial statements during his time as president at Ohio State.— The Southern Conference will cut back on schools qualifying for several championships, cut its league baseball series from three games to two and hold virtual media days for football and basketball. Those are among several cost-cutting moves announced by the conference because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Division I conference will reduce qualifiers to four for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.— The IOC has set aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed. It is still unclear how big the total postponement bill will be with Olympic organizers and public authorities in Japan facing extra costs estimated to run into billions for the one-year postponement. A sum of $150 million is for loans to sports governing bodies and more than 200 eligible national Olympic committees. They have cash flow issues while waiting for a revenue share from the Tokyo Games. The IOC is working on how to allocate the other $650 million.— The English Premier League has received government backing to resume next month — if games become more accessible to fans and the world’s richest soccer competition provides financial support across the English game. The top division is the most advanced in its planning to restart amid concerns the three other professional football leagues in England could lack the funding to resume without ticket revenue from supporters. While the national coronavirus lockdown is starting to be eased, mass gatherings are still banned and fans are not allowed to attend sports events.— Germany’s Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) soccer clubs will be allowed to use five substitutions per game when the season resumes on Saturday. The clubs in the top two German divisions have decided to accept the rule change allowed last week by the International Football Association Board. The change is meant to reduce the workload on players as the leagues pack their schedules to complete the season. Teams can make substitutions only at three breaks in the game and the league recommends making only two substitutions at once. Update on the latest sportscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSRays’ Snell says he won’t take another pay cutUNDATED (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he won’t take the mound this year if his pay is cut further. As he put it, “I’m not playing unless I get mine.” In its announcement Thursday the PGA of America did not release the exact dates of the tournament.Quail Hollow hosted the PGA Championship in 2017, when a 24-year-old Justin Thomas defeated Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn) and Patrick Reed by two shots to claim his first major championship.The announcement comes on the same day that Thomas was revealed as making the cover of the “PGA Tour 2K21” video game.PGA officials raved about the 2017 event and strongly hinted at the time they’d like to see the PGA Championship return to Charlotte due to strong attendance numbers.Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) is the two-time defending champion after winning last May at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. This year’s PGA Championship was rescheduled for Aug. 3-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco because of the coronavirus pandemic. In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The PGA Tour Champions has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season. Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution. The 50-and-older circuit already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.— NBC’s on-air personalities are taking a pay cut through the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua says the pay cuts are voluntary. The cuts range from 5% to 10%. NBCUniversal executives are taking 20% pay cuts and those making more than $100,000 are seeing a 3% salary reduction. The NBC salary reductions are part of an industry trend. Last month, ESPN and Fox asked much of their top on-air talent to take 15% pay cuts through July.— Golf has joined baseball and soccer as sports in South Korea that are back in action. The women’s KLPGA Championship started Thursday. The tournament is being played without fans and with players using hand sanitizers and following social-distancing rules. Caddies wore masks on the course and players were allowed to play without them.— Orlando became the latest NBA team to reopen its practice facility since the coronavirus shutdown, with Nikola Vucevic (VOOCH’-uh-vihch) among the first Magic players to arrive back for voluntary workouts Thursday. The Magic released video of Vucevic working with assistant coach Lionel Chalmers, who was in a mask and gloves for the session. The NBA requires anyone who is present for the workouts, except for the player while he is working out, to be wearing personal protective equipment. Vucevic said in a statement it felt good to be back on the court. He was averaging 19.5 points and 11 rebounds per game when the season was suspended. In other NHL news:— Pittsburgh Penguins forward Dominik Simon is out six to seventh months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Simon initially hurt the shoulder in a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 29 and underwent surgery on April 29. The procedure would preclude Simon from returning if the 2019-2020 NHL season resumes. The league is currently on “pause” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25-year-old Simon had seven goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season for Pittsburgh. NFL-COLTS-SIGNINGSColts add Windsor, Patmon to list of draft pick signeesINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts signed two more draft picks Thursday: defensive tackle Rob Windsor and receiver Dezmon Patmon. Associated Press Both were sixth-round picks and each agreed to four-year deals worth more than $3 million.The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Windsor was the 193rd overall selection. He had 121 tackles and 14 sacks in four seasons at Penn State.Patmon gives the Colts another big receiver at 6-4, 225. During his career at Washington State, he had 156 receptions for 1,976 yards and 13 touchdowns.Indy has signed four of its nine draft selections over the past three days.OLYMPICS-BASKETBALL QUALIFYING Coyotes part ways with CEO Ahron CohenUNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes confirmed Thursday that they are parting ways with president and CEO Ahron Cohen.Cohen has been with the Coyotes since being hired in 2015 as chief operating officer and chief legal officer by previous owner Andrew Barroway. Cohen was named president and CEO in 2017 after Steve Patterson stepped back to serve as a consultant and adviser after a year on the job.Alex Meruelo purchased a 95% stake in the team less than a year ago and signed general manager John Chayka to a long-term contract extension early in the 2019-20 season.The Coyotes were still in contention for a Western Conference playoff spot when the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first 10 races of the F1 season have either been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more