Officials with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation have suspended the consumption of alcohol in bars all across Florida.Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.— Florida DBPR (@FloridaDBPR) June 26, 2020 The decision was made Friday after the daily COVID infections rose to a record-shattering 8,942 new cases from the previous record of 5,508 cases two days ago.Florida now has a recorded 122,960 positive cases and a death told of 3,366.Officials have attributed the rise in cases to the reopening of bars and the lack of social distancing that has been going on in those establishments when alcohol is being consumed.Bars were allowed to reopen at 50% capacity on June 3rd and were allowed only to serve seated customers, however, Friday’s order rolls back that decision.
GW looks for home win vs La Salle Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappLa Salle (12-13, 3-10) vs. George Washington (12-14, 6-7)Charles E. Smith Center, Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: George Washington looks for its fourth straight win over La Salle at Charles E. Smith Center. The last victory for the Explorers at George Washington was an 80-71 win on Feb. 2, 2013. Associated Press February 20, 2020 SAVVY SENIORS: La Salle’s Isiah Deas, Scott Spencer and Saul Phiri have combined to score 38 percent of the team’s points this season, including 40 percent of all Explorers scoring over the last five games.EXCELLENT ED: Across 25 appearances this season, La Salle’s Ed Croswell has shot 59.5 percent.WINLESS WHEN: George Washington is 0-8 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 12-6 when it scores at least 62.COLD SPELL: La Salle has lost its last five road games, scoring 65.4 points, while allowing 74.6 per game.LOOSENING UP: George Washington’s offense has turned the ball over 12.8 times per game this year, but is averaging 16.8 turnovers over its last five games.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
The women’s team will look to continue its hot streak, as it takes on No. 19 Cal and No. 4 Stanford at home this weekend. The Ducks were once again forced to forfeit a singles match, giving freshman Estella Jaeger the win. Junior Constance Branstine made the score 3-0 with a quick 6-2, 6-1 match. Junior Sydney Van Alphen got her second match-clinching win of the season with a dominant 6-0, 6-2 win. With the 4-0 lead, the teams decided to play out the rest of the matches in progress. Sophomore Ana Neffa and junior Becca Weissmann lost their matches while freshman Salma Ewing came from behind to win her match 3-6, 7-6 (2), 10-6. The win moves the No. 15 men’s team to 11-6 on the season. The Trojans will look to carry their momentum into a weekend matchup in the Bay Area, as they try to avenge losses to Stanford and Cal earlier this season. In Eugene, the surging women’s team fared well with a strong effort over the struggling Oregon Ducks. The men’s and women’s tennis teams had strong road showings this past weekend, as they both return to Los Angeles with victories in hand. The women continued their strong season with a 5-2 conference victory over Oregon, USC’s eighth straight win. The men’s team, on the other hand, earned a statement 4-2 win over No. 3 Texas, which could help turn around its mixed season. USC got off to a fast start, as sophomore Daniel Cukierman and senior Tanner Smith won their doubles match 6-4. Soon afterward, seniors Laurens Verboven and Jack Jaede clinched the doubles point for the Trojans with a 6-3 win. USC’s sterling play stands in stark contrast to an Oregon team that has struggled as of late. The Ducks are 6-11 and a dismal 0-6 in conference play. Oregon’s loss to USC was its eighth straight defeat. This win continues USC’s hot streak, improving its record to 12-2 on the season and 3-0 in Pac-12 play. This is the Trojans’ best start to a season since 2015. Junior Riley Smith was integral to the Trojans’ victory over No. 3 Texas, earning USC a win in both his singles and doubles matches. (Feitong Du/Daily Trojan) The men’s team squared off against a Texas team that had just upset the top-ranked Ohio State team in Austin the weekend before. This was a must-win match for the Trojans to show that they are still among the elite teams in college tennis. The Trojans also succeeded in singles play. Junior Riley Smith had an emphatic 6-3, 6-2 win from the No. 5 position to start play. The Longhorns, however, responded quickly with two wins to tie singles play at 2-2. Junior captain Brandon Holt took control of his match and upset the No. 6 player in the country, junior Christian Sigsgaard, 6-4, 6-4. To close things out for the Trojans, freshman Mor Bulis got his first-ever match-clinching win with a tight 6-2, 7-5 win to seal the 4-2 upset against the Longhorns. Oregon was forced to forfeit the first doubles match because the Ducks were short-handed due to injuries and could not field a full roster. The Ducks were able to get a win on Court 2, leaving the doubles point to be decided on Court 1. The 20th-ranked team of senior Rianna Valdes and junior Angela Kulikov secured a 6-2 win to clinch the doubles point.
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters following Tuesday night’s 112-101 regular-season finale victory at Phoenix that he was going to gather the players to have dinner Wednesday night and watch games that can still affect who their first-round playoff fate.Ahead of the day’s action, the Clippers (56-26) were guaranteed no less than a No. 3 seed with the possibility of being No. 2 depending on what San Antonio (55-26) did against New Orleans and Houston (55-26) did against Utah.One thing seemed certain: having Chris Paul and Blake Griffin at the same party would be no problem. The stars had a verbal on-court beef just before halftime Tuesday with the Clippers holding a 23-point lead. But Rivers said it was basically all good.“I don’t mind at all,” said Rivers, whose team will have homecourt advantage in the first round. “I hate when stuff goes unsaid. They were upset at one of the plays; Blake was more upset with himself. It’s nice. We’re up huge and their mad at a miscommunicated play. I kind of like that.” Hot at right timeThe Clippers finished winning 14 of their last 15 regular-season games. Under all the circumstances, Griffin likes where his team ended up — whether the No. 2 or No. 3 seed.“I think with everything that went on and going through that bad stretch there before (the) All-Star (break) and having certain injuries, I think it’s a great spot to be in,” said Griffin, whose team lost four of six heading into the All-Star break in February. “But you always look back and say, ‘What if we would have won this game or that game, we could have solidified (No. 2), maybe. But whatever.“It’s a good spot to be in, better than sixth, I guess. Now, we’ve just got to focus on winning a playoff series. I was thinking to myself it’s crazy that we might play Memphis in the first round of the playoffs as a 3-6, while they were No. 2 all season. It’s nuts, but it’s the West.”The Grizzlies were sixth in the West at 54-27 and were to finish Wednesday at home against Indiana.This and thatSixth-man Jamal Crawford scored 10 points Tuesday and passed “Pistol” Pete Maravich on the all-time scoring list. Crawford has 15,956 points to Maravich’s 15,948. That makes Crawford 104th all-time in the NBA, 110th among NBA and ABA players. … Doc Rivers reached 700 career coaching victories Tuesday. He is 700-524, a winning percentage of .572 in 16 seasons with Orlando, Boston and the Clippers. Last year, not so much.“I would say a year ago if anyone got upset at a play or something, no one talked to each other,” Rivers said. “This group has really grown. That’s where I keep saying we’re just so much better and that gives you a chance, it really does. And in the West, all you can ask for is a chance because everybody has a chance.”Paul also saw the brief row as a good thing.“I think for us, we say it all the time, it’s not about the other team. It’s about us and what we’re trying to do, and I think it just shows we’re always trying to get it right,” he said. “Going into every game, it’s about us, what we do right and if we get in our coverages right.“Tonight, they really weren’t playing for anything, but this was our last game before the playoffs and we just wanted to make sure everything was going in the right direction.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error