The Latest: Fans may be back for 2nd-division game in Spain

first_img Associated Press Japan has a big presence in the sport and is the home of manufacturers Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki.Organizers say this is first time since 1986 that Japan will not host a race.MotoGP says it is trying to restart the season with races staying in Europe until mid-November. A race in Japan after that would be too late in the season.___Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama says 16 of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Miguel Ángel Ramírez has told the club’s official radio station the official announcement could be made next week.Spain has been gradually easing confinement restrictions across the country and the Canary Islands has been one of the most advanced regions controlling the coronavirus outbreak.Ramírez says Spanish health authorities will have the final say on whether fans will be allowed at the Gran Canaria Stadium.Details were not immediately announced but about a third of the 32,000-capacity venue could be open to fans.All first-division matches in the Spanish league are expected to be played without fans until the end of the season. Government officials believe some fans will be allowed back by next season with restrictions.___The International Tennis Federation and four Grand Slam tournaments are pledging more than $300,000 in financial support for wheelchair athletes and national event hosts affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic.Wheelchair tennis players who earned under $100,000 in prize money last year and meet certain ranking requirements can apply for a grant under the program.The wheelchair tennis tour has been suspended since March and at least until the end of July because of the COVID-19 outbreak. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Fans may be back for 2nd-division game in Spain More than 85 ITF-sanctioned wheelchair events have been postponed or canceled.___Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month.The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists.Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The president of Spanish soccer club Las Palmas says fans may be allowed in to watch the team’s second-division match against Girona on June 13 in the Canary Islands. Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s something I really wish for with all my heart.”Gravina says “it’s unthinkable that in a stadium that can hold 60,000 there’s not space for a small percentage of fans with the necessary precautions.”___The Big 12 Conference announced its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players.The conference said each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14. June 1, 2020 The Rio de Janeiro club says the positive results came after tests were conducted on about 250 people.Three players have already recovered and the others remain separated from the group.The club says it will begin a series of medical evaluations on squad members.Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro said Sunday one player in each squad tested positive. Atlético said Ecuadorean midfielder Juan Cazares had the virus. Cruzeiro announced that forward Vinícius Popó was infected.There is still not date set for the return of soccer in Brazil. Football players can resume voluntary on-campus activity on June 15. Other fall sport athletes can begin voluntary on-campus activity on July 1. Basketball players can participate in on-campus voluntary activities, starting July 6, and all other sports can resume voluntary activities on campus on July 15.Virtual or online supervised workouts and skill instruction is still not permitted. All required virtual or online activities, such as film study, are limited to eight hours per week and only on-field coaches may conduct those sessions.___The Japanese MotoGP has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The race was scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Twin Ring Montegi circuit. Organizers say they hope to return to the same venue next year.last_img read more

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Wisconsin endures Indiana’s hot shooting en route to victory

first_imgForward Jon Leuer finished with 20 points against Indiana and contributed three three-point plays with strong play in the paint.[/media-credit]After the hot-handed Illinois men’s basketball team was cooled down to 30.2 percent shooting from the field at the Kohl Center, not many would have thought Indiana could have entered Wisconsin’s arena without getting rattled.So much for that.Coming into Thursday night’s game with the Big Ten’s second-best field goal percentage of 49.3, the Hoosiers entered the Kohl Center ready for an arms race.But so were the Badgers.In a 69-60 victory, Wisconsin (14-4, 4-2) – which shot 49 percent from the field – managed to eclipse Indiana (10-9, 1-5), which finished with 51 percent of its shots going down.After scoring the first basket of the game, Wisconsin trailed until about 13 minutes left in the second half. As both teams shot well from the game’s beginning, it became clear early on the victor would be the one that took advantage of its opponent missing a shot.When Wisconsin took over at the 13-minute mark, it never again released the lead. According to Indiana head coach Tom Crean, it was Wisconsin that made the shots when it counted most down the stretch.“They made some timely baskets, very timely at the end, and they got to the foul line more than we did, especially in the second half, obviously,” Crean said.It wasn’t just timely baskets that pushed the Badgers past the Hoosiers, but free throws as well.Shooting an unflinching 60.9 in the first half, Indiana first jumped out to an 11-4 lead that carried them to a 34-30 lead at half. In the second period, the Hoosiers shot 42.3.While the Badgers didn’t shoot far and away any better than the Hoosiers in the second half, 17 shots at the free throw line, compared to zero in the first, proved to be a major difference.Wisconsin capitalized on 16 of those chances from the line in the second half and produced five three-point plays in that half alone as well.Senior forward Jon Leuer produced three of those three-point plays, including a haphazard shot from inside the paint that banked off the backboard.According to Leuer, who finished the night with 20 points, the Badgers took fewer jumpers in the second half and attacked the rim with more aggressiveness to get to the foul line.“I know a couple times I kind of faded away on some shots, but the main thing was just attacking the basket and being aggressive,” Leuer said.Taylor lighting up the scoreboardJunior guard Jordan Taylor followed up his 22-point performance against No. 22 Illinois with a new career-high of 28 points against Indiana, while also contributing eight rebounds and four assists.Taylor played, perhaps, the largest role in keeping pace with the sure-handed Hoosiers in the first half, as he went 7-8 from the field and 3-4 from beyond the arc, including a last-second three-pointer just before time expired to bring the Badgers to within four points.The 6-foot-1, 195-pound guard drove to the basket more often in the second period, scoring a three-point play himself, en route to finishing a perfect 7-7 from the line.“Hey may be the best guard in the Big Ten,” UW senior guard Wquinton Smith said. “You can tell his confidence is there, and that’s mainly what the game’s about.”The performance marked the 25th straight game in which Taylor scored in double figures for Wisconsin, which led Crean to offer even higher praise.“I think Jordan Taylor is not only one of the premier guards in the league – that’s obvious – I think he’s one of the premier guards in the country,” he said.last_img read more

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Wardwell turns in stellar 1st half before rocky 2nd in 15-9 win over No. 5 Virginia

first_img Published on March 1, 2015 at 5:22 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Bobby Wardwell, Jeff Desko and Tyler Avallone came out of the Syracuse locker room at halftime before anyone else.Desko and Avallone peppered shots at Wardwell, who stood firm with his body squared to his teammates and his stick held up next to his left ear. He made saves all over the net, repeatedly catching the ball in his stick, having it pop in the air briefly and then back in the pocket.The senior goalie said the mid-game work helps him stay sharp and was a continuation of a first half in which he held Virginia to just one goal.“I thought Bobby saw the ball really well and took away some of the opportunities they had in the first half,” SU head coach John Desko said.Wardwell played his second consecutive full game, and has sat only three minutes in the last three games. He tied his season-high in saves this season with 11, and despite a rocky second half, held off the No. 5 Cavaliers (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) in a 15-9 win for No. 3 Syracuse (4-0, 1-0) in front of 4,755 fans in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWardwell smothered all but one of UVA’s 12 first-half shots, including one by Ryan Tucker that Wardwell went to his knees to block.“He’s got very quick hands and when he does get a stick on the ball he’s a very good rebounder,” undergraduate student coach and former SU goalie Dominic Lamolinara said. “The way he played in the first half allowed us to do what we did in the second half.”The latter 30 minutes of action however, didn’t come close to yielding the same results for Wardwell and the Orange’s counterattack. The Cavaliers outscored SU 8-7 in the second half, including a series of six consecutive fourth-quarter goals without a save by Wardwell.The sixth goal was followed by a media timeout, and Lamolinara said he told Wardwell that he thought his footwork was off. He said at times Wardwell needed to keep his feet square to the attack, and step toward the ball rather than outside of it.Prior to the blitz by the Virginia offense, Wardwell spent several minutes standing in front of the crease watching SU’s offense. The lulls in action made it tougher for him to anticipate what Virginia was going to bring on offense.“I started to kind of lose focus a little bit and let up,” Wardwell said. “I thought the game was pretty much in hand but that’s something I need to work on, just mentally staying focused all the time.”Lamolinara said there’s more of a mental aspect to having to wait around than it is a physical one and being ready for the offense.He needed to just briefly regain his relentless, stifling first-half form.With just over a minute remaining in the game, the Cavaliers charged down the field. The vulnerable Wardwell, who hadn’t staved off the attack nearly as well as he did earlier in the game, needed one final stop to permanently halt UVA.Zed Williams, with two goals already in the game, fired a shot from 15 yards out to the center of the net. Wardwell didn’t flinch. The ball went into the pocket of his stick, popped up in the air for a moment, then back in, just as it did before the half started.“The most impressive part of Bob today was the way he bounced back,” Lamolinara said. “It’s tough to come back when you see your lead start to dwindle.“Bob I really think was the MVP of the day, I can’t take anything away from him.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Lessons on rivalries from a Red Sox fan

first_img“Leveling the Playing Field” runs every Friday. If you would like to coment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Sean at swmccorm@usc.edu. As a diehard Boston Red Sox fan, I’ve been spoiled with a great sports rivalry.In 2003, I witnessed rocket-armed ace Pedro Martinez head-lock 72-year-old Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer during a benches-clearing scrum and toss him to the ground in the same way Patriots tight end Rob “Yo soy fiesta” Gronkowski spikes a football. Almost a year later, I delighted in Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek punching Alex Rodriguez in the face after the $300 million man complained about getting grazed by a pitch as he sauntered up the first base line.As a transplanted New Englander whose Yankee-fan sister once had a beer poured on her after she cheered for Derek Jeter in Fenway Park, I want a similarly charged football rivalry between USC and UCLA — maybe without the bar-brawling antics, but at least with the same amount of vitriol going back and forth.But to be honest, I’ve been disappointed. A team should never lose to its rival 50-0. I don’t care if the program is in transition or if it’s starting its fourth-string quarterback.Thankfully, the tides are changing and UCLA now boasts plenty of program cornerstones, especially redshirt freshman quarterback Brett Hundley.But the Bruins aren’t there yet. UCLA remains the underdog according to most people’s perceptions. Nothing screams skepticism in a program’s turnaround more than the higher-ranked team with a better record playing at home and Vegas still ticketing it to lose by 3.5 points.So, in the interest of fairness and helping out slingshot-toting UCLA, here are four rules to becoming a respected rival — from a Red Sox fan’s perspective.Never whineThe Red Sox didn’t start ascending in the earlier part of this millennium until the team realized that whining about the Yankees’ spending advantage doesn’t solve problems or change the competitive balance. Focusing on factors outside the team’s control simply creates distractions.We’re already off to a bad start for UCLA. Earlier this week, the UCLA athletic department forbid the Trojan Marching Band’s drum major is forbidden from stabbing the UCLA logo on the 50-yard line during pregame festivities. Violating this directive will result in the cancellation of the TMB’s halftime performance.This decision was prompted by an SB Nation website called “Bruins Nation,” which sent out an inane memo to the UCLA administration begging for the policy change in the name of Bruin pride.But this fiasco doesn’t foster Bruin pride; it reeks of helplessness and admits that the drum major’s traditional demonstration bothers UCLA fans. Without question, the Bruins need to follow USC’s lead here. The Trojans don’t care about opposing teams’ demonstrations at the Coliseum. We welcome Stanford’s rag-tag, tone-deaf marching band to poke fun at us, because we’re secure about our university’s prestige.The only way to beat USC and become its equal is by winning on the field, not through bureaucratic tomfoolery.Don’t overhype your rivalPedro Martinez carried a reputation for being a bit of a head-hunter. When asked why he once threw a pitch at Yankees journeyman outfielder Karim Garcia, Martinez stared blankly at the reporter and asked, “Who is Karim Garcia?”Martinez never backed down to Yankees hitters even when they were mashing Red Sox pitching. He brought an attitude to the mound and genuinely believed the Red Sox were not underdogs.What’s the lesson here? Don’t overhype Goliath too much, and don’t be afraid to be a little blasé about your rival. It’s this type of irreverence that communicates your readiness to compete on the same level as your long time big brother.New UCLA coach Jim Mora has stubbornly refused to amplify the USC hype, exuding Pedro-like stubborness — for good and ill — ever since he succeeded Rick Neuheisel. In his first press conference before UCLA’s bowl game against Illinois last December, Mora denied hearing of Neuheisel’s comments about USC’s “football monopoly” in Los Angeles ending, downplayed the importance of the rivalry and repeatedly referred to USC as “Southern Cal” even after a reporter informed him that USC’s administration doesn’t like the nickname.His Monday news conference didn’t make mention of USC once, as Mora only referred to the Trojans as “the opponent.” Touche, Mora. Touche.Build a blue-collar identityThe 2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox (wow, writing that evokes nostalgia) branded themselves as a cast of “idiots.” In stark contrast to the clean-shaven, athletic Yankees, the Red Sox filled their roster with scraggly-bearded grinders, many of whom were undesired cast-offs from their previous organizations.Though they didn’t necessarily look like a winning team at first glance, they played with a chip on their shoulder and with the intent of disproving naysayers.Mora has already made strides in changing the culture over in Westwood, stressing accountability and hard work. To this end, one of Mora’s first measures as UCLA’s new coach was to ban the now-infamous “senior skip day,” which traditionally saw UCLA senior football players skip the season’s last day of practice and reinforced an atmosphere of quitting and undisciplined, selfish behavior.Similar cultural changes will enable UCLA, which often underperforms its talent level, to build sustainable success.Win a gameThis one requires no further explanation. A rivalry needs the underdog to win at least occasionally. Mind you, I’m perfectly content with USC’s string of winning 12 of 13 crosstown matchups, but for this football rivalry to matter to future generations, the scales can’t continue to tip so obviously in the Trojans’ favor.For the first time in years, this game counts for more than bragging rights and a Bruin upset seems more than plausible. Rivalries are punctuated by cycles. The question for USC fans is whether the Trojans are in the thick of a dominance cycle, like the Yankees were when they won four World Series titles from 1996-2000, or whether they are about to enter an era of parity, like when the Red Sox and Yankees clashed in titanic showdowns from 2003-09.Saturday’s game represents USC’s opportunity to reaffirm that UCLA still has a ways to go. If the Trojans don’t definitively suppress this Westwood revival now, these next few seasons could get pretty interesting.last_img read more

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Morgan Widner, from an unlikely place, thrives at Syracuse

first_imgA Texas native, Morgan Widner isn’t the typical women’s lacrosse player. She didn’t start playing until after most athletes develop their stick skills. But she grew up right as the game did.“A lot of people say my class paved the pathway for the girls below us,” Widner said. “You’re looking at my class, two of us went to play D-I and now you’re hearing about eighth graders committing to schools like Syracuse, Georgetown. A long time ago that would’ve been a dream for us.”Widner, a defender and draw-control specialist, is one of only 10 players on No. 11 SU’s (11-4, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) roster not from New York. She is the furthest from home on SU’s roster. Despite her background, she’s developed into a crucial piece for the Orange. The freshman has started every game for Syracuse this season.When Widner was in middle school, her friend’s father decided to get the girls involved in lacrosse. They already had a background in soccer but were interested in trying something else. Brian Sapp, who also coached his son’s team, got his daughter and her friends involved.“We were like ‘Yeah, we’re best friends,’” Widner said. “We were athletes, so we were like why not?”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Widner first started playing, most of the teams in her age bracket were private schools. Being a relative newcomer among well-established programs meant that Coppell (Texas) High School didn’t get good at women’s lacrosse until Widner arrived.The school had one of the first four high school women’s lacrosse teams in the Dallas area. It was established in the early-90s, but didn’t make it to a state final until 2010, when Cowgirls won the Division II championship. While the girls had the athletic ability, they were missing some of the necessary skills to compete.“When it comes to stick skills,” Widner said, “we’re not as apt just because the culture is so different.”Sabrina Koenig | Staff PhotographerWidner’s freshman year of high school brought two new faces to the program: Georgetown graduates and former lacrosse players Molly Ford and Kelsi Bozel. The two helped turn the program around and even came up with the idea of travelling for spring break.Instead of playing the few good teams in Texas, Widner’s team traveled to California, North Carolina and Maryland to face tougher opponents. They faced multiple future Division I players in those matchups, including Widner’s future teammate and Charlotte (North Carolina) Catholic product, Natalie Wallon.“At first, it was kind of a shock,” Widner said. “But it was kind of a cool feeling like we can hang with these girls.”It wasn’t until the end of her junior year that the Texas native realized she could play at the collegiate level. By that time, most Division I lacrosse players had committed. Her high school coaches saw something special in her and told her to go to camps. There, she caught the eyes of SU head coach Gary Gait.“We love Texas kids,” Gait said. “We saw her through one of our former assistant coaches who was coaching her club team. She set us up with her and said she had very good draw skills and she could be a very good draw player for us.”Widner switched to the draw at the end of junior year after playing defense for her entire career. She has been successful at Syracuse on the X with 122 draw controls, the most in the NCAA.“One thing about Texas,” Widner said, “they teach you about true grit, digging down deep, kind of having that little bit of aggression.” Comments Published on April 12, 2017 at 1:27 am Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Kwesé Unites Naija with 2018 FIFA World Cup

first_imgPremium sports and entertainment broadcaster, Kwesé, is uniting football fans across Nigeria with its multi-platform approach to broadcasting the FIFA World Cup.With Kwesé’s media rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia encompassing; Free-to-Air (FTA) television, pay-TV, public viewing, radio and mobile platforms, the broadcaster is captivating football fans across Nigeria.Football loving Nigerians are spoilt for choice as they can watch the FIFA World Cup at home on terrestrial television via Kwesé Free Sports or in high definition (HD) on the Kwesé TV decoder, as well as on-the-go using either the Kwesé TV Everywhere app, available to only Kwesé TV subscribers, or the Kwesé iflix app which can be accessed by both Kwesé and non-Kwesé subscribers. Those in transit can also tune to Nigeria Info FM, Wazobia FM and other local radio stations to enjoy commentary in English, Pidgin and local languages. Furthermore, diehard football lovers who prefer to enjoy the game in the company of others can unite as fans at Kwesé Football Fan Arenas. Thanks to the Kwesé Football Fan Arenas situated across the country, tens of thousands of Nigerians could share in the camaraderie and celebrate the Super Eagles’ 2-0 victory over Iceland, last Friday.Football fans can catch the Super Eagles clash with Argentina on Tuesday 26 June at 7pmat any of the Kwesé Football Fan Arenas situated in major cities across Nigeria including; Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Calabar. Access to the fan arenas is free.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Kevin Burkhardt helps drive Fox’s MLB shows

first_imgSo here’s the deal: If you’ve been sold on Fox Sports’ MLB pre- and postgame shows this fall, perhaps service-with-a-smile point man Kevin Burkhardt has a lot to do with it.Even better since he’s really not the focal point.There is an art to managing a carnival-like, locker-room atmosphere when Pete Rose, Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas sit to your left and wait to get teed up to add whatever impromptu insights and experiences to whatever’s going on before or after a league championship or World Series contest.If Ernie Johnson has demonstrated how to master it with the TNT “Inside the NBA” crew, and Chris Fowler and Rece Davis have taken it to the great outdoors with ESPN’s live “College GameDay,” then all due credit here goes to Burkhardt in having the actual experience of selling cars for a time in New Jersey and using that kind of know-how in this current on-air role. Honestly, L.A. should be a bit miffed the Fox crew wasn’t adventurous enough to make it out to Dodger Stadium for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the recent NL Championship Series, staying locked down in the comforts of the Fox Lot Studios on Pico. Saving money for another trip to Chicago? Of course.World Series Games 3, 4 and 5 will be from Wrigley Field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday — a frenzied place where Burkhardt, Rose, Rodriguez and Thomas have already navigated during the NLCS for Fox Sports 1, and where Burkhardt got to do the on-field trophy presentation after the Cubs eliminated the Dodgers on Saturday night.“It really does take a moment like that to realize how cool it is to be here at this time,” said Burkhardt, who will resume his Fox NFL play-by-play role when the Rams face Carolina in Week 9. “That Game 6 ends, and I’m on the field thinking, ‘Don’t (bleep) this up,’ and the crew is building a stage on the infield for the ceremony, so I get a chance to look around in the stands and the bleachers and hear everyone singing ‘Go, Cubs, Go’ and it’s just incredible.“That’s when it hit me. I’ll never forget it as long as I live. There are moments when you’re at your job doing your work, and there are other times when you really have to look around and take it all in.”And it could happen all again if things align right by Sunday night.• Ratings for those who need to know: The L.A. audience, without perhaps a rooting interest but taken this far in the proceedings that it needs to see how it all turns out, has posted an 8.8 Nielsen rating/16 share for Game 1 and 7.2/15 for Game 2, a bit of a drop from the national averages of 11.3/20 and 11.3/19. The two local markets are, of course, insanely persistent in posting numbers — with No. 18 market Cleveland (38.9/55 for Game 2) doing better than No. 3 market Chicago (35.4/52), but of course Chicago producing more overall viewers because of its size.NFL• The Rams’ staycation in Week 8 allows for L.A. to experience the good ol’ days … which includes the choice of CBS giving us the Chargers game instead of the Raiders game. More at this link.College football• For the first time, and last time, this season, neither USC nor UCLA will play a game Saturday. USC’s excuse: It has a pre-determined date Thursday night against Cal at the Coliseum (7:30 p.m., ESPN, Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch), UCLA’s excuse: It has a bye week. More of the L.A. market for Week 9 at this link.Soccer• Either FS1 or ESPN will have the two legs of the Galaxy’s MLS Western Conference semifinal home-and-home against Colorado, which starts Sunday at StubHub Center in Carson (time to be determined) and winds up Sunday, Nov. 6.FS1 has John Strong and Alexi Lalas doing Thursday night’s knockout game in Seattle between Sporting KC and the Sounders at 7 p.m., with the winner advancing Sunday to play Dallas. Fox, for the first time, has the 2016 MLS Cup on Dec. 10.More media notes on NLCS ratings at www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth “There’s a lot of negotiating time and topics in what we’re doing, and that’s probably a skill set I learned and added to the tool box,” said the 42-year-old Burkhardt on Thursday morning, having just landed in Chicago after doing Games 1 and 2 of the World Series in Cleveland.“One other thing I learned from that experience was you don’t get anything unless you ask for it. I’ve always been kind of a passive person and maybe I’ve learned to be a little more aggressive. When you sit and negotiate with other people about every little piece of minutiae, you learn more.”Burkhardt’s time selling new and used Chevys back in 2003 has been duly documented — he was tired of making $18,000 in sportscasting and was annoyed and frustrated about not getting a break. With a new motivation to work on his skill sets, it led to him getting radio and TV work in New York before Fox discovered his talents and eventually got him to move his wife and young son to Hermosa Beach.(Not to lose touch from where his journey has taken him, Burkhardt did eventually make a commercial as a pitchman for Pine Belt Nissan of Toms River and Keyport, identified this time as a “national sportscaster,” and it was something that was dug up for a recent Fox pregame show so the crew could try to embarrass him).“Everything happens for a reason,” Burkhardt, already Emmy nominated for his NFL play-by-play work, continues to say about that career detour from which many struggling in this business can learn. “I don’t think I’d be where I am today with that experience. It’s about being honest with yourself.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Sebastian Vettel ‘OK’ after crash in Formula One testing

first_imgVettel went into the barriers at Turn 3 after 40 laps Tuesday at the Circuit de Catalunya, with Ferrari acknowledging that the incident was caused by a mechanical problem. Sebastian Vettel is fit and well, Ferrari confirmed, after a crash in Barcelona brought Formula One testing to a halt for 40 minutes. But while the car was checked in the garage, the team assured fans that Vettel was fine with a short post on Twitter.Vettel underwent precautionary medical checks after the crash, according to reports.#Seb5 in the gravel at Turn 3. Driver ok. #F1Testing #SF90— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) February 27, 2019last_img read more

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The State Award for Sport awarded to Our Diamond Edin Dzeko

first_imgMinister of Civil Affairs of BiH Adil Osmanovic awarded the State Award for Sport to the captain of the national football team of BiH, Edin Dzeko yesterday in the building of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH.This award is the highest recognition that BiH awards for contribution and promotion of sports and Minister Osmanovic noted that the Law on Sports of BiH provides granting of the State Award for Sport.“I am especially pleased as the minister in charge of the coordination of sport, that we have welcomed our dear football player Edin Dzeko, talked to him and congratulated him on the success that he achieved in Roma and the national team of BiH,” said Osmanovic.He particularly emphasized Dzeko’s role as the ambassador of UNICEF.“We all know that all great athletes, in which we include our Edin Dzeko, had a thorny path of success. None of them could rise to as high and respectable level as they did in an easy way. If Argentina has Messi, Portugal Ronaldo, and Sweden Ibrahimovic, we are proud to have Dzeko,” stated Osmanovic.Dzeko said that he is honored to be the winner of the award on the highest state level.He also added that he will donate the award in the amount of 15,000 BAM to charity and in three equal parts – to the Parents’ House in Sarajevo, the Children’s Home in Mostar and Children’s Home in Tuzla.STlast_img read more

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Injured Clinton firefighter released from hospital

first_imgCLINTON — Clinton firefighter Adam Cain, who was critically injured battling a a fire earlier this month, is being released from the hospital today.A news release from Clinton City Hall says Cain has met with his surgery team, trauma team and physical therapy team. All have agreed that the 23-year-old Cain has done amazingly well in his healing process. They have decided he can be discharged and cleared to go home with follow-up outpatient therapy.Clinton Fire Lieutenant Eric Hosette died while fighting the fire at the city’s ADM plant on January 5th. The incident is still under investigation. Hosette was 33.last_img read more

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