Star Files Jeremy Jordan(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Danielle Brooks Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Jeremy Jordan Workshops Bat Boy: The MusicalBroadway favorites Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Butler, James Monroe Iglehart and more recently teamed up for a reading of Bat Boy: The Musical. The show features music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and a book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, and tells the story of a half boy/half bat creature that is discovered in a cave and changes the lives of the townspeople who grow to love him. Bat Boy premiered at California’s Actors Gang Theatre in 1997, before going on to play off-Broadway and the West End; interestingly, Butler originally played the daughter off-Broadway and this time took on the mom role. Bat Boy has never run on the Main Stem, but with this cast, the sky’s the limit!Broadway Honors Alan AldaWicked alums Jenni Barber and Kara Lindsay, along with Waitress’ Drew Gehling and more, will perform in a tribute to three-time Tony nominee Alan Alda at the World Science Festival gala. Alda has long dedicated himself to widening the public’s understanding of science; the May 23 event is set to take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center.Ready the Barricades! Students Head to Les MizDo you hear the people sing? Thousands of NYC public school students will visit the Great White Way’s Imperial Theatre on June 2 courtesy of Inside Broadway’s Creating the Magic program. Featuring the cast and production crew of Les Miserables, the 80-minute program will be offered at 10:45AM and 1:15PM.Danielle Brooks is Every WomanThe Color Purple’s Danielle Brooks is on fire right now! The 2016 Tony nominee recently appeared at the Highline Ballroom for Broadway Sings Whitney Houston: the Encore Show. Brooks tackled “I’m Every Woman” and killed it. Of course she did. Check out the video below.
“Fill the birdbath up with clean sand and soil or clay, and level it off,” says Paul Thomas, an Extension Service floriculturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Then, gently fill the birdbath with water until it just glistens on the surface of the sand.” Butterfly Fun With Fruit Once the fruit has rotted or dried, he says, just remove it. “Another fun thing you can do is put pieces of fruit, old or fresh, on top of the sand,” he says. “Pieces of old watermelons, cantaloupes, bananas, apples and pears attract butterflies like magnets.” More on Butterfly Garden: Butterflies need water. They also like places to rest and warm up, says a University of Georgia gardening expert. And you can do some things to enhance your butterfly garden. Plan a Butterfly Garden Best Butterfly Plants Forages and Attractors Attracting Hummingbirds Butterfly Photo Gallery Butterflies love wet sand in a sunny spot, Thomas says. You’ll need to replenish the water often, though, on hot days. “Don’t be overly concerned by the bees and other insects that also visit the fruit,” he says. “It is all a part of nature and worthy of being observed.”
17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It sounds like a tall order, but these 4 fixes put one maxed-out family on the way to a more secure financial future—and they can help you, too.by: Paul KeeganAs a navigation officer on boats carrying supplies to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, Lonnie Roberts Jr. is experiencing the downside of falling fuel prices. As oil companies look to preserve profit margins, Lonnie’s employer cut back his pay 9% and eliminated the 4% match on his 401(k) in January.Even before that, Lonnie, 47, and wife Shawn, 45, felt behind on retirement. Now the Cedar Park, Texas, couple are especially anxious, knowing they need to find a way to live on less while building up their $245,000 nest egg.With Lonnie on a boat for weeks at a time, Shawn gave up her job as an aesthetician to be home with Adison, 13, and Aiden, 11. So the family lives on Lonnie’s now $127,000 salary, 7% of which goes into his 401(k) and 7% to buying company stock. After expenses, they don’t have much left over, and their credit card balances have grown to $9,700. Something has to give. “To retire in 20 years,” says Lonnie, “we know we need to make the right moves now.” continue reading »
According to the research of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on the Capacity and Operations of Nautical Tourism Ports in 2017, 140 nautical tourism ports on the Croatian coast were included, namely 70 marinas (of which 13 dry marinas) and 70 other nautical tourism ports. The total area of their waters is 3 m711 with 951 berths.Number of vessels at permanent berth at the same level as in 2016 In the ports of nautical tourism on 31 December 2017, there were 13 thousand vessels on a permanent berth, which is 0,1% more than on 31 December 2016. 86,7% of vessels used berths at sea, and 13,3% exclusively on land. %. According to the type of vessel with a permanent berth in the sea, most sailing yachts were 51,0%. This is followed by motor yachts (45,6%) and other vessels (3,4%).Most vessels on a permanent berth were under the flag of Croatia, 42,5%. This is followed by vessels flying the flag of Austria (16,5%), Germany (16,0%), Slovenia (5,0%), Italy (4,7%) and the United Kingdom (2,6%).Source: CBSIncrease in the number of vessels in transit by 1,9% compared to 2016There were 2017 thousand vessels in transit in 202, which is 1,9% more than in 2016. According to the type of vessels in transit for which a berth at sea was used, the highest number of yachts was sailing, 65,7%. This is followed by motor yachts (29,7%) and other vessels (4,6%).In 2017, most vessels in transit were from Croatia (46,0%), Italy (15,0%), Germany (12,6%), Austria (7,3%) and Slovenia (3,8%), which makes up 84,7% of the total number of vessels in transit.Nautical tourism port revenue increased by 11,2% compared to 2016 The total revenue of nautical tourism ports in 2017 amounted to HRK 855 million. Of that, HRK 598 million was generated from the rental of berths, which is 70,0% of the total revenue. Compared to 2016, the total income is higher by 11,2%, and the income from renting berths by 10,9%.Source: CBSSource: CBSRelated news:ILIRIJA INVESTS HRK 35 MILLION IN RAISING THE QUALITY OF ITS ACCOMMODATION CAPACITIES AND NEW FACILITIESCROATIA STILL A FAVORITE NAUTICAL DESTINATION IN EUROPE
This is also the strongest message about the need to “redesign” the tourist offer. NO # 3 SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN TOURISM: CROATIAN HOSTS AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD All GeenLeaders hotels and B&Bs must sign up for TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program. If they meet the conditions, then they are ranked in 4 degrees – bronze, silver, gold and platinum. The status depends on minimizing the negative impact on the environment. NO1 # SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN TOURISM: WORLD TRENDS IN FAMILY, “PRIVATE” ACCOMMODATION Why the GreenLeader brand TripAdvisor? TripAdvisor is the most famous and most used travel advisor in the world. Due to the growing environmental awareness of travelers in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scandinavia… they designed the label “Green leader”. Green leader is a label for an accommodation facility that respects the standards of sustainable and responsible tourism. Ecological disposal of ink containers, old batteries, electronic equipment, etc. Donation of leftover food, toilet equipment, furniture, electronic equipment, etc. to charitable organizations at least quarterly. Composting, minimal use of pesticides, use of alternative methods. Limited use of pesticides, herbicides, chemicals in environmental maintenance. At least 75% of the ornamental plants around the house are indigenous. A roof that collects rainwater, collecting and using rainwater, seeking feedback from guests, educating guests about all of the above. Possession of “green quality stamps”: Leed, Green key, Green seal, Green globes, Travelife, Earth Check, Audobon, International Green Lodging, Sti, Step… CO2 emission measurement, car charging station up to 2 km away udalje What is required? Consumption recording, waste disposal plans, energy savings, recycling, staff training, informing guests about our promotions, energy-saving household appliances, energy efficiency of the facility, wastewater recycling, smart technology (sensors, keys…), protection of the facility from excessive insolation pergolas, foils, awnings), solar water heating, geothermal heat pumps, etc. Economical water consumption, use of organically grown food, food supply within 100 km, use of paper confection from recycled material, environmentally friendly cleaning products, furniture and floors from environmentally friendly materials, supplied within a radius of 500 km, replenishing packaging for soaps and shampoos, controlling waste production and taking mitigation measures. At least 25% of waste is recycled, recycled edible oil, furniture, etc. Author: Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinezic.com NO # 5 SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN TOURISM: NIŠ MARKETING AND CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF FEEDBACK Supported by other eco-brands, it is visible on TripAdvisor – the most influential travel advisor. The number of environmentally conscious passengers is increasing, the share of cars in vehicle sales is growing, and the percentage of passengers who practice active holidays in nature is growing – nature lovers. NO # 2 / SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TOURISM TRENDS: USA AND EU SUPPORT DIGITAL ECONOMY DESPITE TRADE CONFLICTS A complex questionnaire with elaborate conditions on 30 pages. Why is eco friendly label important? Labeling on the example of “Green leader” RELATED NEWS: NO # 4 SMALL SCHOOL ON CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN TOURISM: THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND PERSPECTIVES TripAdvisor’s survey back in 2015 found that 26% of Europeans in that year chose an eco-friendly trip. As many as 33% of respondents planned to take such a trip in the next 12 months. It also turned out that one in 10 Europeans wants to stay in an eco friendly hotel on their trip. The climate change we are facing is having a strong impact on raising awareness of environmentally friendly behavior. This “moment” is increasingly present in modern travelers and is increasingly becoming a decisive “factor” in choosing a trip.
Photo credit: conferencecenterblog.comThe West Dominica Children’s Federation (an affiliate of ChildFund Caribbean) will hold the finals of its Primary Schools Spelling Bee Competition on Thursday 30th, June from 2:00 pm at the Public Service Union Building on Valley Road.The competition was opened to Grade 5 students around the island.The objectives of the Spelling Bee are:1.To expand students vocabulary and encourage accurate word usage and pronunciation2.To encourage students to explore and study the English language and its roots3.To help students to learn to spell quickly, accurately and with comprehension4.To promote students knowledge of proper word usage; encourage students to strive for excellence in spelling skills and other educational pursuits5.To provide an opportunity for students to meet and compete with their peers in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.Six (6) schools competed in the Semi Finals – St. Mary’s Primary, Roseau Primary, Soufriere Primary, Massacre Primary, Roosevelt Douglas Primary and St. John’s Primary.The top speller in the semi-finals was Milan Philbert of the St. Mary’s Primary followed closely by Kyarra Shillingford of the St. John’s Primary School.The organizers believe that children who participate in programs and activities are more likely to succeed as adults. Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet 38 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary Six schools through to the finals of the West Dominica Spelling Bee Competition by: – June 27, 2011
Ronald L. Mounts, of Sunman, was born on February 10, 1967 in Wilmington, Ohio, a son to Kenneth V. and Dorothy Miller Mounts. He married Trisha A. Ledbetter on February 14, 2014, and she survives. Ronald liked to mow grass and work outside. He loved to ride his motorcycle and spend time with his family. On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the age of 49, Ronald passed away. He will be remembered as a best friend to many. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family. To sign the online guestbook or leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Ronald Mounts. Those surviving who will cherish Ronald’s memory include his wife Trisha Ledbetter of Sunman; son, Jeremy D. Mounts and daughter, Cortney Alford, both of Sunman; father, Kenneth Mounts of Milan; siblings, Roger Mounts of Florida; Linda Stall of Sunman, Brenda Gaines of Franklin, KY, Virgil Mounts of Milan, and Norman Mounts of Aurora; grandchildren, Jack and Abby Alford and mother-in-law, Sandra S. Ledbetter of Commiskey. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Mounts and father-in-law, Wayman H. Ledbetter. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Services, officiated by Pastor Rick Mosley, will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.
Update on the latest sports DENVER (AP) — JT. Compher broke a tie on a wrist shot with 8:06 remaining, Martin Kaut scored his first NHL goal and the banged-up Colorado Avalanche won their fourth straight by beating the Buffalo Sabres 3-2. Gabriel Landeskog (LAN’-dehs-kahg) also scored to help the Avalanche vault into second place in the Central Division. Pavel Francouz was sharp in stopping 31 shots. Zemgus Girgensons (ZEHM’-guhz GEER’-gehn-suhnz) and Curtis Lazar scored for the Sabres. They’ve dropped five straight to Colorado. NHL-NEWSMuzzin outUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have suffered another setback on defense with the loss of Jake Muzzin to a broken hand. The Leafs announced that Muzzin will be out about four weeks after suffering the injury during a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. Toronto also is missing defensemen Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci because of injuries.In other NHL news: Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — Oft-injured New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right calf. Manager Aaron Boone says Stanton was injured near the end of defensive drills yesterday. Yankees star pitcher Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire season. The AL East champion Yankees open on March 26 at Baltimore.The Yankees put a major league-record 30 players on the injured list last year, with Stanton missing most of the season.Meanwhile, Justin Verlander’s spring training debut will be postponed at least a few more days while the Houston Astros ace deals with tightness in his groin. Verlander had been scheduled to start Thursday against Washington. Instead, he will throw a simulated game at the Astros’ complex prior to that exhibition. Houston manager Dusty Baker said the tightness first appeared a couple of days ago. Baker says he isn’t worried about the injury lingering. Verlander won his second Cy Young Award last season by going 21-6 with a 2.52 ERA.Elsewhere in the majors:— 31-year-old left-hander South Korean star Kwang Hyun Kim retired all six Miami batters he faced in his first Grapefruit League start for the St. Louis Cardinals. It came after he threw one shutout inning of relief against the New York Mets on Saturday. Kim struggled with control of his off-speed pitches in the first inning, but he found his rhythm in the second. He kept batters off balance mixing a fastball that touched 95 mph with his curve. The Marlins didn’t get a ball out of the infield against Kim. UNDATED (AP) — Myles Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift No. 16 Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the Nittany Lions blew a 21-point lead. Trailing 40-19 late in the first half, the Scarlet Knights tied the game at 62 with 1:32 left in the game on Geo Baker’s layup. His jumper gave Rutgers a two-point lead with 42 seconds remaining. Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the Nittany Lions blew a 21-point lead. Akwasi Yeboah missed a 3-pointer the other way and Dread was swarmed by his teammates who snapped a two-game losing streak.In other T25 action:— Saddiq Bey scored 23 points and Justin Moore had 21 to lead No. 12 Villanova past St. John’s 71-60 on Wednesday night. Moore hit eight 3-pointers and Bey had seven. The Wildcats honored former Wildcats star Kyle Lowry. Lowry played two seasons for Villanova before he became a five-time NBA All-Star with the defending champion Toronto Raptors. St. John’s were 12 1/2-point underdogs but kept it close until Moore got on a hot streak down the stretch to seal the win.NHL-SCHEDULECompher, Francouz lead Avalanche to 3-2 win over Sabres — Ubaldo Jimenez took another step in his comeback attempt with the Colorado Rockies, pitching two innings against the Texas Rangers. The 36-year-old threw 21 pitches, 14 for strikes. He gave up two hits and one run, with no walks or strikeouts. He last pitched in the majors in 2017 for Baltimore.— Miguel Sano has volunteered to move across the diamond to accommodate Twins newcomer Josh Donaldson. Sano gave up his regular spot at third base, moving to first base, and let Donaldson take his place at third. Sano bounced back from a winter injury last season and hit a career-high 34 home runs. His power helped the Twins set a major league record with 307 homers and win the AL Central.— Houston’s Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos, the seventh Astros player plunked in five spring training games. Some opposing players have called for retaliation against the Astros following Major League Baseball’s finding that Houston broke rules against electronic sign-stealing en route to its 2017 World Series title and again in 2018. Dustin Garneau was hit Sunday against Washington, and José Altuve was grazed Monday against Detroit, when Osvaldo Duarte and Alex De Goti also were hit. Aledmys Díaz and Jake Meyers were hit Tuesday by Miami.— The Houston Astros continued to get booed on the road in spring training as they visited the home of the New York Mets. Former World Series MVP George Springer was heckled as part of Houston’s split squad. Fans are calling the Astros cheaters, and doing it loudly in the wake of their sign-stealing scam. Springer had to hear it for a bit longer on Wednesday. The star leadoff man stepped into the batter’s box a minute before the game was scheduled to begin, giving the crowd extra time to boo him.NFL-NEWS Player reps send new CBA to union members for approvalUNDATED (AP) — The NFL and its players are closer to a new collective bargaining agreement and the next decade of labor peace that would come with it. There’s still work to be done to get the deal into the end zone, however. Following a late-night vote on the slim majority approval of the 32 team representatives, the NFL Players Association was preparing to send the current CBA proposal to the full union membership for potential ratification. Last week, owners gave their majority-vote approval. Negotiations have been gone on for the past 10 months. The 17-game regular season is the most significant change.In other NFL news:— Former TCU and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges from the 2018 beating of his girlfriend. Boykin and prosecutors agreed to the sentence in return for his guilty plea Wednesday to aggravated assault and witness tampering charges. Boykin’s attorney says his client will be eligible for parole in less than a year. Shabrika Bailey alleged that Boykin broke her jaw in two places in the March 2018 beating. The Seahawks cut Boykin in the wake of the allegation.— The New York Giants have released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin, clearing significant salary cap space with the departure of their two most expensive defensive players. The Giants, rebuilding under rookie head coach Joe Judge, gained more than $13 million in salary cap savings by jettisoning the two. Ogletree was twice elected a team captain and accumulated a team-high 173 tackles as the starter at inside linebacker over two seasons with the Giants. February 26, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Hornets guard Malik Monk has been suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA’s anti-drug program. Monk’s suspension will begin with Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks and continue until he is determined to be in full compliance with the program.In other NBA news:— The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) $25,000 Wednesday, two days after he made an obscene gesture on the court and used profane language during a live television interview. The gesture occurred with 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Sixers’ 129-112 victory over the Hawks on Monday night. With the clock winding down, Atlanta’s Kevin Huerter came from behind and swiped the ball from Embiid, who was trying to dribble it out. Embiid responded by flashing a middle finger at Huerter. He later apologized.MEN’S T25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLPenn State narrowly beat Rutgers 65-64 — Jerome Robinson’s 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds left lifted the Washington Wizards to a 110-106 win over the Brooklyn Nets to snap a three-game losing streak. After Robinson gave Washington a 108-106 lead with his 3, Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie missed a 3-point attempt and Robinson added two free throws as Washington won a game in which it squandered an 18-point lead. The ninth-place Wizards trail the seventh-place Nets by five games in the Eastern Conference.— — Jordan McLaughlin’s layup with just under nine seconds left put Minnesota ahead for good, D’Angelo Russell led all scorers with 27 points and the Timberwolves added to Miami’s late-season stagger and the Timberwolves beat the Heat 129-126. Malik Beasley scored 21 points, Juancho Hernangomez tied a season-high with 17 and McLaughlin added 13 for Minnesota. The Timberwolves were down by 12 with 3:59 left, then closed on a 20-5 run to get just their second victory in 20 games. Kendrick Nunn led Miami with 24 points. Bam Adebayo had 22 points and 10 rebounds.— Terry Rozier scored 26 points, and the Charlotte Hornets handed the New York Knicks their fifth straight loss 107-101. The slumping Devonte Graham returned from a team-mandated night off and scored 21 points. P.J. Washington and Bismack Biyombo each scored 12 points for the Hornets, who snapped a two-game losing skid. Julius Randle finished with 18 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks.NBA-NEWSMonk suspended — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has been ruled out from returning to play in the regular season or in the playoffs. Bouwmeester spoke to reporters for the first time since he collapsed on the bench in the first period during a game at the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 11. The 36-year-old Edmonton native was hospitalized and spent five nights in the hospital.— Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. Mete suffered the injury during the game in Detroit on Feb. 18. The 21-year-old Mete had four goals and 11 assists in 51 games this season.— Peter Laviolette (lah-vee-uh-LET’) is returning to the bench after being selected as the coach of the United States men’s national team competing at the world hockey championships in May. The move was announced by USA Hockey on Wednesday, seven weeks after Laviolette was fired by the Nashville Predators. Laviolette ranks 16th in NHL wins with 637 covering four teams over 18 seasons, including the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes. He also coached the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers.MLB-STANTON, VERLANDER TO MISS OPENING DAYStanton, Verlander will likely miss opening day Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULECavs route 76ers 108-94, Embiid left with sprained shoulderWASHINGTON (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers routed Philadelphia 108-94 on Wednesday night after 76ers center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) left in the first quarter because of a sprained left shoulder. In other NBA action:— Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 63 points as the Houston Rockets sailed to their fifth straight win, 140-112 over the Memphis Grizzlies. Harden piled up 30 points without playing in the fourth quarter and Westbrook, who had 33, sat down for good with about six minutes left. The duo had 46 points by halftime as Houston built a 73-47 lead. Dillon Brooks had 22 points for the Grizzlies, who finished 0-4 on their longest road trip of the season.— Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Marcus Morris added 18 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 102-92. Los Angeles won its second straight game, bouncing back from a tough stretch that included its only three-game losing streak of the season. Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 25 points and 17 rebounds. All-Star guard Devin Booker had a rough night, scoring 14 points on 5-of-19 shooting.— Luka Doncic had 26 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for his 13th triple-double of the season, helping Dallas beat San Antonio 109-103. Kristaps Porzingis added 28 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas. — Evan Fournier (FOHR’-nee-ay) scored 28 points, Aaron Gordon added 25 and the Orlando Magic pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 130-120 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The Magic solidified their hold on the final playoff spot in the East, putting the Hawks away with a 14-5 spurt. Fournier scored nine points in the game-clinching run, and Gordon finished it off with a 3-pointer. The Hawks lost despite a 37-point effort from Trae Young. John Collins added 26 points but was blocked twice in the fourth quarter to stymie any hopes of an Atlanta comeback. The 76ers, already playing without All-Star guard Ben Simmons, never led against the team with the worst record in the Eastern Conference and fell to 9-21 on the road.Embiid collided with Cavaliers center Ante Zizic while being fouled late in the first quarter. The 7-footer held his shoulder in obvious pain but stayed in the game and missed both free throws.The Sixers pulled Embiid at the next time stoppage and he walked to the locker room while rubbing his shoulder. He briefly returned to the bench in the second quarter but went back for more evaluation and treatment. At halftime, Embiid rejoined his teammates on the bench with a wrap on his injured shoulder.Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Larry Nance Jr. had 13 points for Cleveland.Shake Milton, who replaced Simmons in the starting lineup, scored 20 points. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKJapan baseball will play in empty stadiums, Irelands rugby match, Asian soccer postponedUNDATED(AP) — Japan’s professional baseball league says it will play its 72 remaining preseason games in empty stadiums because of the threat of the spreading coronavirus. The regular season is to open on March 20. The virus that began in China is disrupting all of the country’s sports schedules and has raised concerns about the Tokyo Olympics. They are to open on July 24. Representatives of the baseball league’s 12 teams made the move at a special meeting.Meanwhile, Ireland’s Six Nations rugby match against Italy in Dublin has been postponed because of concerns about the spreading virus in Europe. The Italians were scheduled to play at Ireland on March 7, part of annual rugby competition that also includes England, France, Scotland and Wales. A women’s game the following day was also postponed.And Asian soccer leaders have postponed two key meetings because of the outbreak.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTENNIS-US OPENOsaka and Azarenka meet in finalNEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka will both be seeking a third Grand Slam title when they meet in the U.S. Open final. The Lakers lead Houston 3-1 in their Western Conference semifinal series and could clinch their spot in the West finals with a win on Saturday night at Walt Disney World.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSVegas tries to even series in Game 4EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Saturday. Dallas leads the series 2-1 after winning Game 3 in overtime on the strength of 38 saves from goalie Anton Khudobin.The Knights and Stars became the first teams in the modern era (since 1943-44) to exchange shutouts in the first two games of a conference semifinal of final series. Game 3 was scoreless until the closing seconds of the second period. Associated Press Osaka is 10-0 since tennis resumed after a five-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Azarenka carries an 11-match winning streak into Saturday’s matchup, capped by a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 elimination of Serena Williams in the semifinals Thursday night.Osaka won the 2018 trophy at Flushing Meadows and followed that up with a title at the Australian Open in 2019. Azarenka won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013 and was the U.S. Open runner-up each of those years.Osaka and Azarenka were supposed to meet in the final of the Western & Southern Open two weeks ago but Osaka withdrew because of an injured left hamstring. That leg hasn’t hampered her during the U.S. Open.COLLEGE FOOTBALLCollege football, pandemic version, kicks off Elsewhere around the majors:— Orioles right-hander Dean Kremer goes for a repeat shutdown of the Yankees after he pitched one-run ball over six innings against New York in his major league debut last Sunday. Kremer limited the Yankees to one hit, struck out seven and retired 14 of his final 15 batters. The 24-year-old was acquired from the Dodgers in 2018 as part of a deal that sent away Manny Machado. Jordan Montgomery is set to start for New York at Yankee Stadium.— Rookie right-hander Spencer Howard will replace Zack Wheeler as the Phillies’ starter in Game 4 of their seven-game series at Miami. Wheeler ripped a fingernail putting on his pants Wednesday, delaying his next start until at least Monday and perhaps longer. José Ureña is scheduled to start for the Marlins. He allowed three runs in five innings in his first start of the year against Atlanta after being sidelined by the coronavirus.— Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks will try to keep up a recent run of solid starts when he pitches at Miller Park against a team he dominated in the season opener. Hendricks has given up one run in each of his last two starts. He worked eight innings and allowed seven hits and no walks in a 5-1 victory over St. Louis on Monday. That followed a six-inning stint in which he yielded six hits and two walks in an 8-2 triumph over Pittsburgh. Those two outings lowered his ERA from 4.09 to 3.41. Hendricks now goes against the Milwaukee Brewers for the first time since throwing a three-hit shutout against them in the opening game for both teams. Hendricks struck out nine and walked nobody in that 3-0 victory on July 24.— The Giants and Padres will see if their game Sunday at Petco Park will be played after someone in the San Francisco organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Last night’s game was postponed minutes before the scheduled first pitch. It was the first postponement for both teams due to COVID-19. Tonight’s game also was called off. There have been 45 games in the majors postponed this season because of coronavirus concerns. September 12, 2020 Update on the latest sports MLB-SCHEDULEHighlights of Saturday’s scheduleUNDATED (AP) — The innovative Rays became the first major league team since at least 1900 to start a batting order with all left-handed batters when they played Boston on Friday night. We’ll see what Tampa Bay tries next when it takes on Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi at Tropicana Field. The Rays stacked their lefties versus Andrew Triggs, who worked around a hit and walk in a scoreless first inning. The Red Sox brought in lefty Matt Hall to pitch the second, and Yoshi Tsutsugo greeted him with a home run. While some teams have started a lineup in which all batters hit from the left side the first time up, all previous occasions since 1901 included at least one switch-hitter.Boston manager Ron Roenicke (REHN’-ih-kee) said when bench coach Jerry Narron gave him the Rays lineup, he thought it was wrong. The postponement is the second for the Hokies since the Atlantic Coast Conference released a revised schedule. Their original opening game, slated for Sept. 12 against North Carolina State, was pushed back two weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak at N.C. State.Virginia, suddenly faced with not opening its season until Oct. 3 at No. 1 Clemson, announced it has moved its home game against Duke to Sept. 26. The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 14. NBA PLAYOFFSLakers can eliminate Rockets in Game 5 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Rockets didn’t show up for Game 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers until it was too late. They can’t do that again Saturday in Game 5. For the second time in these playoffs, the Rockets’ season is on the line. UNDATED (AP) — A college football season unlike any other is about to kick off in earnest, after a handful of games earlier in the week.Top-25 action starts at noon, Eastern time, with Syracuse at No. 18 North Carolina and Louisiana at No. 23 Iowa State. The other games involving Top 25 teams are Duke at No. 10 Notre Dame, Missouri St. at No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 1 Clemson at Wake Forest, and UTEP at No. 14 Texas.Of 130 teams in major college football, 77 are playing this fall. The other 53, including the entire Big Ten and Pac-12, have postponed their seasons. Meanwhile, the season-opening football game between Virginia and Virginia Tech that was scheduled for Sept. 19 in Blacksburg has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech. The schools made the announcement Saturday, calling it a mutual agreement. Virginia Tech said it also will pause football practice for four days.On its web page, Virginia Tech reported Friday it has had 219 positive tests for the coronavirus in the previous seven days, putting its total infections at 633 since testing began Aug. 3. The numbers have risen steadily since students returned Aug. 24. NASCAR-RICHMONDHamlin seeks to regain mojo at Richmond in home track raceRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, disgusted with his performance in the opening playoff race, gets another chance Saturday night on his home track, Richmond Raceway. Kevin Harvick won the first round. Hamlin once held a clear advantage over his rivals at home track Richmond Raceway. He’s won three races and has 17 top-10 finishes in 27 career starts at the Virginia track. He’s only finished lower than sixth once in the last nine races at Richmond yet believes he long ago lost the edge he held over his competitors on the 0.75-miles, D-shaped oval. Hamlin believes data sharing has allowed his rivals to catch him at his favorite track.
Those players skipping the Olympics because of fears about the Zika virus in Brazil would probably play this year’s Open if there was Bubonic plague in Scotland. What’s a spot of gangrene when you could win the Claret Jug?So while the top four golfers in the world rankings – Australia’s Jason Day, Americans Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy – are all giving Rio a miss, expect one of them to be in contention on Sunday afternoon at Royal Troon. If we’re lucky, it might be all four of them.Johnson, rightly or wrongly, had earned a reputation as a serial choker before winning his first major title at this year’s US Open. When the 32-year-old won the Bridgestone Invitational in his very next tournament, after Day dropped four shots in his final four holes, it suggested the floodgates had left their hinges. Johnson’s major derailments include the 2010, 2011 and 2015 Opens but no-one has ever doubted he has the game to triumph in links conditions. His mind always seemed to be the problem, although it seems to be a problem no longer.Former world number one and four-time major winner McIlroy has endured a maddeningly inconsistent season. The 27-year-old missed St Andrews because of injury and has not won a major title since his Open-USPGA double in 2014.This year he missed the cut at the US Open but did win the Irish Open, his first trophy of the season, before finishing third at the French Open, his last event.Two top-five finishes in his last three starts show that his best form isn’t too far off, despite three-time Open champion Sir Nick Faldo claiming he has spotted flaws in the McIlroy swing that might help explain his fall down the rankings.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram