Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-ART HOWE RELEASEDArt Howe out of hospitalHOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe was released from a Houston hospital Sunday after a stay in intensive care because of the coronavirus. May 18, 2020 Associated Press The players’ lawyers say they have witnesses who will clear them.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The 73-year-old Howe will be isolated at home for another week or two.He confirmed Thursday night that he has been dealing with the illness since first feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on May 3. He went to the hospital by ambulance Tuesday.How is best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s.In other coronavirus-related sports news:—The Spanish league has taken another step toward restarting the soccer season by allowing teams to resume group training. Practice sessions have been closer to routine as players are now allowed to work in groups for the first time since the league was suspended in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Keep-aways, exchanges of passes and player interaction are back at the training camps as the league has allowed up to 10 players to practice together. — A soccer player in Germany for third-division club Chemnitz has tested positive for the coronavirus. Chemnitz did not name the player but the club says he is “completely symptom-free.” That player and two other players who had contact with him will spend 14 days in isolation.— Soccer players in Italy will have to wait at least another 24 hours before restarting full team training. Italian clubs resumed training on an individual basis on May 4 when lockdown measures in the country started to ease. They were slated to return to training together today, but they have not yet been given the green light to do so by the Italian government’s scientific panel.— English Premier League clubs will try today to agree on protocols to allow a return to training during the coronavirus pandemic. Teams have already started checking players and coaches for the coronavirus, with a total of 1,600 weekly tests anticipated across the 20 clubs in England’s top division. With Britain suffering a worse coronavirus outbreak than Germany, the sports shutdown is yet to end and players would have to remain socially distant for now in training.— Celtic is celebrating a ninth straight Scottish title after the country’s top soccer league was cut short because there was no immediate prospect of play restarting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Scotland has joined France, the Netherlands and Belgium in calling off the season early. Soccer at all levels has been suspended in Scotland until June 10 at the earliest. There has been no play in the Scottish league since March 13.NFL-COURTS Update on the latest in sports: Baker, Dunbar released on bondFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar have been released from Broward County Jail, after surrendering Saturday on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar, Florida home.Baker posted a $200,000 bond after a Zoom hearing with Broward Circuit Judge Michael Davis. The New York Giants defender is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.Dunbar is charged with four felony counts of armed robbery. The Seattle Seahawks player posted a $100,000 bond.Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and authorities say Baker pulled out a handgun. Witnesses told investigators that Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables.
In most hotels in St Petersburg for instance, the sky-blue and white colours of Argentina that used to be the dominant jerseys in sight have started to fade following the exit of the Albiceleste against FranceÂ SundayÂ night.The boisterous fans of the South American nation were seen in solemn moods at most barsÂ SundayÂ night, wondering why they have to leave at this stage.A group of five that have become close to this reporter failed to show up at our usual rendezvous. Franco, who appears as the top dog of the traveling Argentine party in St Petersburg was seen at breakfast table this morning not his usual self. â€œAmigo, I am not happy today,â€ he muttered in his heavily accented Spanish guttural intonation. â€œWhy, Messi, Why?â€ he continued to stress over Argentinaâ€™s loss to a Kylian Mbappe inspired Les Bleus in that Round of 16 seven-goalÂ thriller at the Kazan Arena.I could not hide my happiness that the Argentines were going home like the Super Eagles, not after that insulting, â€˜f-ck youâ€™ finger gesture from Maradona, when camera picked him out from the crowd during that last Group D game against Nigeria. Though I feel sad losing the company of these noisy, football crazy Argentine fans, I said in my heart that the injustice of Turkish centre referee, Neyt Cakir, not awarding a second penalty to Nigeria has been taken care of by my â€˜African brothersâ€™playing for France here at this Mundial.BAD MARKET FOR LATE ARRIVALSThe exit of African teams at the group stage is not only been felt by those of us that came here all the way from home but also turning out bad business for those selling jerseys of the five teams here. Our â€˜Aso Ebiâ€™ that was the â€˜hottest cakeâ€™ here exchanging for as high as three hundred Dollars for the original stuff from Nike has dropped in value. Racketeers who were selling the â€˜China-madeâ€™ for equivalent of between 50 and 30 Dollars are now at a loss. Customers have thinned out due to the loss. The same applies to jerseys of other African teams already gone home.Even in the face of bad business, one lady who came in early with her stuff from Nigeria is smiling away, having sold off her wares while the market was â€˜hot.â€™ She certainly must have learnt her lesson from previous outings to make hay while the sun shines.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Now, the men have been separated from the boys. The real gladiators have taken over the battlefields here in Russia with majority of the pretenders either home already or on the way to their various destinations.Most cities where the group matches were played are now witnessing quiet moments, with rancorous atmospheres witnessed in pubs and eateries gradually simmering to their usually acceptable levels.But Moscow and St Petersburg, the two major bubbling cities of in Russia remain in top tempo as they are stiff full of actions with matches lined up till semi finals, Third Place and final in the two respective cities.
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels have issued payments totaling about $1.2 million to more than 1,800 game-day employees who are missing work because of the sport’s COVID-19 shutdown, the team said Sunday.The status of further payments will be determined as events warrant with the season still delayed indefinitely, spokesperson Marie Garvey said.The employees were paid varying amounts based on their hours, job duties and normal rate of pay, Garvey said.The Angels Ballpark Fund includes payments to concession, janitorial and security workers who are employed by outside companies to work at Angel Stadium. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “We understand the important contribution that all ballpark workers play in creating a memorable experience at Angel Stadium and have invested over $1 million to provide financial resources during this unprecedented time,” Garvey said in a statement. “Our organization took an inclusive approach and Angels ballpark employees received a one-time distribution this week.”Major League Baseball announced last month that each club would contribute at least $1 million toward paying their game-day employees to compensate them for work lost because of the pandemic.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Submitted by The City of OlympiaJuly is Smart Irrigation Month in Olympia. Because lawns and landscapes are typically overwatered by up to 30%, the City of Olympia’s Water Conservation Program is encouraging water customers to cut their irrigation water waste through a variety of incentives. By watering wisely, maintaining and upgrading automated irrigation systems, consumers can save money and help protect our drinking water resources for future generations.The City’s Water Conservation Program offers residential water customers a $200 rebate on the installation of a “smart” irrigation controller and/or a free rain sensor – both for in-ground irrigation systems. Smart controllers automatically adjust watering times based on weather conditions to provide optimal moisture for healthy plants and landscapes, and conserves water. Rain sensors simply shut off irrigation systems when it is raining, so you don’t water when nature is doing it for you. Customers who water with a hose-end sprinkler can benefit from a free hose watering timer.City of Olympia commercial water customers may be eligible for a rebate of up to $2500 on efficient irrigation system upgrades, including spray nozzle retrofits, smart controller upgrades and drip irrigation conversions.The City’s efficient irrigation consultant says, “Olympia has made it easy for commercial customers and irrigation contractors to get rebates for installing efficient sprinkler nozzles, controllers with conservation features, and other water saving equipment. The rebate process is simple for most items, and the rebate amounts are generous enough that customers can start saving money right away.”Visit our website www.olympiawa.gov/waterwise for Smart Irrigation Month incentives, rebate applications, resources and tips on how you can join your fellow neighbors and get smart about irrigation!Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative of the Irrigation Association, a non-profit industry organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation.For more information, contact the City of Olympia Water Conservation Program at 360.753.8271 or [email protected] Facebook100Tweet0Pin0