Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___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 track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich.World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___ The Spanish league estimates $1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in losses if the competition can’t resume.___Former French rugby player Christophe Pras has died after getting infected by the coronavirus.Several of his former clubs announced the death. He was 35.The former under-18 France international had a short-lived professional career before going into coaching. The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July.___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020. The Latest: Fauci bobblehead a hit, raises cash for masks The delay does not impact the start of the Saratoga racing season which is scheduled to begin on July 16 and run through Sept. 7. The meet will be highlighted by the Travers and Whitney.In New Jersey, Monmouth Park has pushed back the opening of its stable area until June 1. That’s a month later than the planned opening. Live racing is set to start the Fourth of July weekend.The centerpiece of Monmouth Park’s summer season is the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 18. The winner of the 1 1/8 mile race earns a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. It also will serve as a prep race for the Kentucky Derby, now slated for Sept. 5.___A groom who worked at Belmont Park has died from complications of coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Bobblehead Hall of Fame CEO Phil Sklar will present a virtual $100,000 check Wednesday afternoon to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy after the Milwaukee-based museum launched a fundraising campaign with a Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead that became its best-seller ever. April 8, 2020 ___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million).Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening. The New York Racing Association says Martin Zapata died Tuesday. The 63-year-old native of Panama had spent the past two years working for trainer Tom Morley in New York, which has been hard-hit by the pandemic.NYRA says Zapata tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24 and was hospitalized two days later. He lived and worked at Belmont Park.___Sevilla has become the latest Spanish soccer club to put its players on furlough to reduce labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic.The club says the measure was needed because it was significantly affected financially by the stoppage of competitions in Spain and Europe. Pras is survived by his wife and two children.___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic.The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22.That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019. More than 20,000 orders had come in as of Wednesday from 50 states and a dozen-plus countries to support the “100 Million Mask Challenge.” The Fauci bobblehead was unveiled April 1.The creation features Fauci wearing a suit as he makes a motion showing how the nation needs to “flatten the curve” in the coronavirus pandemic.The museum picked Fauci because many people see the plain-speaking expert on the coronavirus as a hero right now, Sklar said. ___TCU football coach Gary Patterson and his wife, Kelsey, made a $50,000 donation to support the school’s Frog Family Crisis Fund. The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players.Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.” Athletic director Jeremiah Donati announced the donation in a tweet. The fund supports TCU students and their families who are in need during times such as the current pandemic.Patterson is the second-longest tenured FBS head coach, going into his 20th season next fall leading the Horned Frogs. He was their defensive coordinator three seasons before that.___The opening of the stable area and training track at Saratoga in upstate New York and barn area at Monmouth Park in New Jersey is being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Oklahoma training track at Saratoga was set to open April 15. The New York Racing Association says it has yet to decide an appropriate date to safely open. He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.”CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts. It says it reached an initial agreement with the first-team players and coaches regarding their salaries but no details were immediately released.The club says 360 employees in total will be affected. It says workers who can continue doing their jobs remotely will not go on furlough.The current contracts will remain valid after the furloughs end.Barcelona and Atlético Madrid had already requested government furloughs to reduce labor costs. They reached agreements with players to reduce their salaries by 70%.The league said Tuesday eight teams had already requested the furloughs. It expected nearly all clubs in Spain to eventually reach agreements for the reduction of salaries of their players. The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus. Associated Press
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Captain Brad Barnes slammed an attractive hundred as Jamaica made a spirited response to Windward Islands on the second day of their second round Regional Under-19 contest here Saturday.Replying to a challenging first innings total of 338 made by the Windwards, Jamaica ended on 304 for eight – only 34 runs short of the lead in the Regional Under-19 clash at Verchilds.The innings was driven by Barnes’ fluent 106 while opener Darren Small missed out on triple figures with 87. Shalome Parnell got 24.Needing a strong batting display to overhaul their target, the Jamaicans found impetus through Barnes and Small both of whom anchored a number of partnerships to keep the innings going.Small put on 55 for the first wicket with Shavar Christie (16) before adding a further 43 for the second with Andre McCarty (16).Barnes then joined Small to post an enterprising 85 for the third wicket as Jamaica cruised to 183 for two at one stage.All told, Barnes struck 10 fours and five sixes in an innings spanning 134 balls and just under 2-1/2 hours. Small, meanwhile, faced 132 deliveries in 158 minutes and counted 13 fours.When two wickets fell for 19 runs to leave Jamaica on 202 for four, Barnes combined with Raewin Senior (17) in a 50-run, fifth wicket stand to further energise the innings.Lee Louisy was the best bowler with three for 90 while Daneal Dupigny (2-16) and Shermill Lewis (2-37) supported with two wickets apiece.The Windwards had earlier lost their last four wickets for 21 runs after resuming on 317 for six, with McCarty picking up four for 27 and Kishawn Graham, three for 55.
When Hilary Knight requests something from you, you listen.When a silver medal winner, a 100-goal scorer challenges you to attend her game, you rise up to that challenge whole-heartedly.“I know there’s a lot of stuff going on on campus everyday,” Knight said. “This is a chance to have a lot of fun. I challenge everybody to come out and see how many students we can get.”Earlier this week amid my daily dose of Facebooking, I came across a photo of Brooke Ammerman punching a Minnesota player in the face from two weekends ago. The caption was simply “we fight too.”Upon further investigation, I unearthed an event – started by none other than Knight herself – attempting to get as many fans as possible back to the Kohl Center for Sunday’s senior night game.Two weeks ago, I urged you to give women’s hockey a chance and help Fill the Bowl. Now the team is asking you to do it again.Even head coach Mark Johnson is trying to bring fans back for their final home series of the regular season.Not only was an e-mail written by Johnson sent out thanking fans for attending the previous home series against Minnesota, but he also politely reminded fans about this weekend’s game.When hockey legend Mark Johnson passive-aggressively urges you to watch his team play, you thank him and do as he says.There may be this awesome basketball game against the No. 1 team in the nation this weekend – I certainly won’t be missing it – but what Badgers across campus seem to be missing out on is they have had the opportunity to watch a No. 1 team at home all season, a team that calls Madison home.But time is running out. With only one regular season home series left, why not fill the bowl again and rise to Knight’s and Johnson’s requests?Last time they were home, the Badgers filled the Kohl Center with 10,668 fans. Even if they get half as close to that, they’ll be stoked.“That would be honestly awesome, probably the best feeling we’ve had this year,” junior defenseman Brittany Haverstock said. “The crowd that we had a couple weekends ago was unbelievable, and the support here at Wisconsin is unlike any other. To have that again would be incredible.”With hopes to bring a big crowd back to the Kohl, the Badgers didn’t ease up during their weekend on the road.With last Friday’s 7-1 win over Bemidji State, Wisconsin decisively won the WCHA title, something it hasn’t done sine 2007.“As a lot of people say, it’s one of the hardest ones to get,” senior forward Megan Duggan said. “I haven’t won it since my freshman year, which means I don’t think anyone on this team has gotten it.”Individually, the squad continued to dominate as well.Knight scored her 100th career goal, becoming the first Badger to pass that mark. She still also has an entire year left at UW. Knight also leads the nation in goals scored with 36, six more than second place Meghan Agosta of Mercyhurst.Duggan extended her point streak to a program-record 25 games, which came to an end after last Sunday’s game.Sophomore forward Brianna Decker’s 20 game point streak also came to an end, tying UW’s second longest streak.Freshman goaltender Alex Rigsby has also stepped up for the Badgers, playing 22 games for an 18-1-2 record and a .916 save percentage.The team as a whole has had an impressive season so far. Winning the WCHA title – three weeks before the end of the regular season – not losing a game since Thanksgiving and fielding one of the best special teams units in the country, the Badgers have earned their No. 1 ranking.But if you would have guessed the squad would be this successful based on last season, think again.Wisconsin finished 18-15-3, 15-12-1 WCHA. The squad didn’t even make it to the WCHA Final Faceoff, much less the NCAA tournament.Crazy how two silver-medalists, a coach and a new class of freshman can turn things around.While Knight and Duggan are continuing to put up impressive numbers, they aren’t the reason the Badgers are back to their nationally dominating ways.Sure, their leadership on and off the ice helps the chemistry on the team, but it seems every player has stepped up her game.Six players have goals in double digits, and 11 have more than 11 points. Wisconsin has completely stepped up its game offensively and has outshot its opponents, 1209 to 651, this season.The defense has also become the equivalent of a wall, allowing only 1.8 shots per game compared to the 5.2 the Badgers produce.Wisconsin has transformed into unstoppable force that seems headed straight for another National Championship run.Johnson and Knight just don’t want you to miss out on the fun. Kelly is a sophomore intending to major in journalism. Are you going to rise up to Knight’s challenge and show support for the women’s hockey team? Let her know at [email protected]
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