Gov. Wolf Commends Bipartisan Support for State-Based Health Care Reform

first_img Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today thanked and commended House members for their overwhelming bipartisan support of House Bill 3, which creates a state-based health insurance exchange in Pennsylvania, increasing access to affordable care and saving money for both the state and taxpayers.“It’s a good day when I can say that we have approached an issue in a bipartisan fashion and accomplished something that increases access to health care while saving Pennsylvanians money,” Gov. Wolf said. “Thank you to the House and Leaders Cutler and Dermody for their leadership in getting this important piece of legislation passed. It is my hope that the Senate send this to my desk.”Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Pennsylvania has relied on the federal government to run the health insurance exchange in the state. The federal government pays to operate the exchange by charging insurers a 3.5 percent fee on premiums paid by ACA enrollees each month – a projected $94 million for Pennsylvania insurers in 2019. This user fee is expected to be cut to 3 percent beginning in 2020, which would equate to approximately $87 million dollars from Pennsylvania insurers.In addition to providing the exchange platform for Pennsylvania, the federal government also subsidizes monthly premiums for on-exchange ACA enrollees in the commonwealth to the tune of nearly $2 billion each year.With this legislation, Pennsylvania would join about a dozen states that have built and continue to operate their own state-based exchanges. Because of standardization and advancements in the IT platforms that underlie exchanges, what was once an extremely expensive platform can now be operated off-the-shelf for as little as $30 million per year.Transitioning to a state-based exchange will save Pennsylvanians money because the user fee the federal government collects will be returned to the state, incrementally for the first year and then in full in 2021, totaling an estimated $88 million. These savings will be used as a re-insurance fund to offset the cost of higher premiums for people with more (and more expensive) health care needs. Removing high-cost individuals from the insured pool lowers premiums for other insured Pennsylvanians on the individual market. The state will apply for a federal waiver to create the re-insurance program.“States with their own health care exchanges are already saving money and Pennsylvania can do the same,” Gov. Wolf said. “while ensuring all Pennsylvanians have access to full and affordable health care coverage. Let’s get this finished and in place with continued bipartisan support.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Commends Bipartisan Support for State-Based Health Care Reformcenter_img June 11, 2019last_img read more

‘Pusoy’ lands 4 persons in jail

first_imgRecovered fromthe suspects were a set playing card and P320 bet money. They weredetained in the lockup cell of the Jaro police station, facing charges./PN Police chancedupon them playing the illegal card game pusoyaround 4 p.m. on March 3, a police report showed. ILOILO City –Police caught four persons engaging in illegal gambling in Barangay Tabuc Suba,Jaro district. They were residentsJessie Tolentino, 34; Edmar Peroja, 24; Ritchie Defeonsor, 40 and Anjo Barredo,24.  last_img

Yarie, Mullen are Shawano IMCA Modified winners, Siefert, Christians score Classic Stock Car victories

first_imgMarcus Yarie scored the $1,150 IMCA Modified feature win on opening night of the Mid-Summer Classic at Shawano Speedway, putting his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) Mullen, doing double duty, powered past Lance Arneson for the front spot in Saturday’s Modified head­liner on the 12th circuit, then Mullen cruised to victory over the final nine laps. Yarie was second and Kon­nor Wilinski third. Opening night set a high bar when it came to action on the track with multiple features providing three-wide racing all around the oval. Northern SportMods – 1. Schmuhl; 2. Saunders; 3. Raab; 4. Kemkes; 5. Radtke; 6. Teagan Wudstrack; 7. Waldvogel; 8. Widdis; 9. Sobiesczyk; 10. Teske; 11. Klosterman; 12. Oreskovich; 13. Clements; 14. Dustin Wudstrack; 15. Kotula; 16. Schultz; 17. Woods; 18. Schmidt; 19. Magnin; 20. Jach; 21. Ankerson. Northern SportMods – 1. Jeff Schmuhl; 2. Jason Jach; 3. Jayden Schmidt; 4. Tyler Sobiesczyk; 5. Cory Kemkes; 6. Bryce Clements; 7. Matthew Radtke; 8. Skyler Woods; 9. Cole Magnin; 10. Jeffery Teske; Zackery Raab; 12. Brock Saunders; 13. Bret Widdis; 14. Andy Klosterman; 15. Brian Ankerson; 16. An­thony Kotula; 17. Max Oreskovich; 18. Dustin Wudstrack; 19. Tanner Schultz; 20. Andrew Engels; 21. James Bohm; 22. Dylon Waldvogel; 23. Teagan Wudstrack. Schmuhl led Jason Jach and Jayden Schmitt across the stripe on opening night. Brock Saunders was the run­ner-up and Zackery Raab ran third on Saturday. Night two IMCA Modified honors at Shawano went to Mike Mullen, who also earned $1,150 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) Three-time track champion Yarie outlasted the competition for the Modified win, taking the checkers ahead of Johnny Whitman and Mullen. Modifieds – 1. Mike Mullen; 2. Yarie; 3. Konnor Wilinski; 4. Jordan Bartz; 5. Whitman; 6. Block; 7. Bar­kholtz; 8. Czarapata; 9. Jerry Wilinski; 10. Tyler Wilson; 11. Oreskovich; 12. Charapata; 13. Andy Karl; 14. Feck; 15. Crapser; 16. Trent Wyssbrod; 17. Parsons; 18. Reed; 19. Kevin Bethke; 20. Cody Hudson; 21. Lamberies; 22. Schmidt; 23. Tim Rothe.  July 25 Feature Resultscenter_img SHAWANO, Wis. (July 24 and 25) – The inaugural event at Shawano Speedway billed as the Mid-Sum­mer Classic proved to be just that. Asa Doxtator did all he could to remove any drama from the Stock Car feature as he took the lead on lap four and began to disappear from the pack. Illinois traveler Abe Huls grabbed the runner-up spot and give chase. Stock Cars – 1. Christians; 2. Huls; 3. VanStraten; 4. Forstner; 5. Trent Nolan; 6. Vern Stedjee; 7. Michon­ski; 8. Karcz; 9. Jeremie Hedrick; 10. Rod Snellenberger; 11. Kyle Frederick; 12. Gary Kasperek; 13. Richards; 14. Simon; 15. Siefert; 16. Stankowski; 17. Crapser; 18. Tom Riehl; 19. Dylan Stedjee; 20. Asa Doxtator; 21. Nate Michonski; 22. Travis Welch; 23. Mroczkowski. Siefert, himself no stranger to victory lane at Shawano, grabbed the Stock Car win by a nose over Bran­don Czarapata and Christians. Modifieds – 1. Marcus Yarie; 2. Johnny Whitman; 3. Mike Mullen; 4. Lucas Lamberies; 5. Tyler Wilson; 6. Lance Arneson; 7. Konnor Wilinski; 8. Jerry Wilinski; 9. Brian Joski; 10. Brian Mullen; 11. Mike Schmidt; 12. Jordan Barkholtz; 13. Adam Reed; 14. Kevin Feck; 15. Hunter Parsons; 16. Rob Charapata; 17. Brian Crapser; 18. Mark Schuenemann; 19. Wyatt Block; 20. Jason Ebert; 21. Jason Czarapata; 22. Matt Oresko­vich; 23. J.J. Andersen; 24. Trent Wyssbrod. Stock Cars – 1. Jared Siefert; 2. Brandon Czarapata; 3. Jeremy Christians; 4. Travis VanStraten; 5. Dan Michonski; 6. Chucky Forstner; 7. Elijah Zevenbergen; 8. Kenny Richards; 9. Abe Huls; 10. Randy Brands; 11. Harley Simon; 12. Josh Mroczkowski; 13. Dylan Stedjee; 14. Larry Karcz Jr.; 15. Mitch Stankow­ski; 16. Alex Crapser; 17. Rod Snellenberger; 18. Bert Moede Jr.; 19. Devin Snellenberger; 20. Todd VanEaton; 21. Darren Otto; 22. Chummy Arneson; 23. Buck Schafroth.  July 24 Feature Results Action was fierce behind the front two as Christians, Travis Van Straten and Chucky Forstner all worked their way through the field. Christians eventually tracked down Huls in a battle that intensified when Doxta­tor suffered mechanical issues coming to the white flag. Christians powered by Huls to get the win. Van Straten ended in third.  Marcus Yarie and Mike Mullen earned $1,150 IMCA Modified feature wins and Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot berths, Jared Siefert and Jeremy Christians were $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winners and Jeff Schmuhl swept $600 to win Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod features July 24 and 25.last_img read more

Ronald Koeman: Jurgen Klopp may be surprised by intensity of English football

first_imgSouthampton boss Ronald Koeman believes Jurgen Klopp may be surprised by the intensity of the Barclays Premier League. “On the one side it’s difficult (to prepare for Liverpool) because maybe they have some players like Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge back from injuries,” Koeman said. “I think (high-pressing) it’s how they like to play football. It was the same in the first game and (against Kazan). I don’t think they will change. “But the most important thing is ourselves. How we like to play, how we like to press, how we have to play compact as our team. It’s all about that. “You have to be focused on your job and the players have to play at the level they expect. “Liverpool are a big team with a big history. They will always get more attention than Southampton. That’s normal.” Koeman may be without Jay Rodriguez for the clash. Rodriguez has been eased back into first team action since returning from 16 months out with a cruciate ligament injury, but the forward is struggling with pain in his feet. Shane Long is out with an ankle problem while Florin Gardos and Fraser Forster are also sidelined with knee injuries. Saints visit Liverpool on Sunday for Klopp’s first league game at Anfield since being appointed Brendan Rodgers’ successor two weeks ago. The charismatic German will be desperate for victory after draws against Tottenham and Rubin Kazan but Southampton are in good form, having lost just once in their last seven matches. Koeman’s first season in England ended with the south-coast outfit seventh in the table – the club’s highest ever finish in the Premier League – but the Dutchman admits the rigour of English football took some getting used to. “What might surprise Klopp? Every weekend it’s very intense,” Koeman said. “You don’t have a lot of difference between the clubs. You have to be play at a good level to win every game. “You can lose against everybody. You can win against everybody. “If you stay one year as manager you realise it’s a tough competition. “There’s no Christmas break and you need a full squad for that.” Liverpool are a team in transition under their new manager as they begin to adjust to Klopp’s dynamic, high-pressing style of play. The Reds were impressive in the opening half an hour at White Hart Lane but appeared to run out of steam, while old problems in attack resurfaced on Thursday as they failed to break down 10-man Kazan. Press Associationlast_img read more

FAU, ODU meet in CUSA tourney

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed Florida Atlantic (16-15, 8-10) vs. No. 8 seed Old Dominion (13-18, 9-9)Conference USA Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Florida Atlantic is set to take on Old Dominion in the first round of the CUSA tournament. Old Dominion swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last faced each other on March 1, when Florida Atlantic made only five foul shots on seven attempts while the Monarchs hit 20 of 26 on the way to the five-point victory. TEAM LEADERS: Seniors Jailyn Ingram and Cornelius Taylor have led the Owls. Ingram has averaged 10.9 points and five rebounds while Taylor has recorded 11.8 points per game. The Monarchs have been led by Malik Curry and Xavier Green, who are scoring 13.5 and 12.7 per game, respectively.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Curry has had his hand in 48 percent of all Old Dominion field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has 30 field goals and 27 assists in those games.UNBEATEN WHEN: Florida Atlantic is a perfect 10-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.1 percent or less. The Owls are 6-15 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Monarchs have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Owls. Old Dominion has an assist on 46 of 81 field goals (56.8 percent) over its previous three contests while Florida Atlantic has assists on 42 of 89 field goals (47.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Old Dominion has committed a turnover on just 17.7 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest percentage among all CUSA teams. The Monarchs have turned the ball over only 12 times per game this season. March 10, 2020 ___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.comcenter_img FAU, ODU meet in CUSA tourney Associated Press last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgKelly was clinging to a one-shot lead over Scott Parel when he hit a soft cut with a 5-iron that landed in front of the hole and rolled in for an ace. He and Parel were the only players to finish under par on the South Course at Firestone.LPGA-LADIES SCOTTISH OPENLewis wins Ladies Scottish Open title NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Stacy Lewis holed a long birdie putt to see off three rivals at the first playoff hole and win the Ladies Scottish Open. The American won her first LPGA Tour title in nearly three years along with a confidence boost ahead of the British Open. The 35-year-old Lewis earned her 13th LPGA Tour victory and first since the birth of her first child, Chesnee, in October 2018. — Keibert Ruiz homered in his first major league at-bat and Corey Seager belted a three-run homer as the Dodgers ripped the Angels, 8-3 to complete a sweep of the Freeway Series. Max Muncy had a two-run homer and Matt Beaty also went deep to help the Dodgers pick up their fifth straight win and improve to an NL-leading 16-7.— Jon Gray struck out seven over a season-high seven solid innings and was backed by a 14-hit attack as the Rockies outscored the Rangers, 10-6. Ryan McMahon homered and Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon had two hits and two RBIs each to help Colorado end a three-game skid.— Eduardo Escobar smacked a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Diamondbacks past the Padres, 5-4. Kole Calhoun opened the scoring with a two-run blast before Arizona improved to 8-3 in 11 games since a 3-8 start.MLB-YANKEES-LEMAHIEU Yankees’ LeMahieu on injured list with sprained left thumb The former top-ranked Lewis shot 1-over 72 in the final round to join Munoz, Cheyenne Knight and Emily Kristine Pedersen in a four-way playoff.F1-SPANISH GPNo worries: Hamilton wins Spanish GP for 88th victory in F1MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has coasted to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix to extend his championship lead. Hamilton’s 88th career victory leaves him three behind Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record. Hamilton finished a sizable 24 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen, who has eight podiums in the past nine races. Hamilton leads Verstappen by 37 points. A group of Big Ten football players including Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields posted an online petition on Twitter Sunday asking the Big Ten reinstate the schedule the conference released six days before it pulled the plug. Player parent groups from Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Nebraska have sent letters to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren asking for the conference to reverse course.PGA-WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPHerman wins in Greensboro, gets FedEx Cup nodGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jim Herman rallied to win the Wyndham Championship and a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs.Herman capped his third PGA victory by shooting a 7-under 63 for a one-stroke victory over Billy Horshel. Herman overcame a four-stroke deficit in the final round and overtook Horschel with a birdie on the 71st hole. NEW YORK (AP) — American League batting leader DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the Yankees because of a sprained left thumb, joining Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton on the sidelines.LeMahieu was hurt during an awkward swing in the fourth inning of Saturday night’s 11-5 victory over Boston and left the game two innings later. LeMahieu is hitting .411 with two homers and eight RBIs.NASCAR-DAYTONAElliott tames Daytona road course TORONTO (AP) — Oskar Lindblom has joined the Flyers in the NHL playoff bubble in Toronto. Lindblom is with the team for the first time since he was diagnosed with bone cancer in December. There is no timetable for a return to the lineup.Lindblom turned 24 on Saturday and a day later he received a rousing applause from the Flyers during morning skate. MLB-SCHEDULE20 straight for Indians against Tigers Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEIslanders go up 3-0UNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders own a three-games-to-none lead in their NHL first-round series against the team that won the Stanley Cup two years ago. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the Cup Series road course race at Daytona International Speedway by holding off hard-charging Denny Hamlin following a late restart and notching his third consecutive victory away from ovals.The 24-year-old Elliott also won on road courses at Charlotte and at Watkins Glen last year. He got a bigger challenge than many expected down the stretch in his latest roadie.Hamlin finished second, followed Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.Kyle Busch had the best shot at catching Elliott, but the defending series champion had rear brake issues with 17 laps to go and was forced to the garage for a lengthy repair.NFL-NEWS — The Yankees beat the Red Sox for the ninth straight time as Mike Ford contributed an RBI single and a two-run homer in New York’s 4-2 victory. J.A. Happ limited Boston to a run and three hits over 5 1/3 innings, including Kevin Pillar’s (pee-LAHRZ’) third-inning homer.— The Astros pulled out their fourth straight win by knocking off the Mariners, 3-2 on Kyle Tucker’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth. Andre Scrubb, Enoli Paredes, Blake Taylor and Ryan Pressly combined for 3 1/3 innings of one-hit ball in relief of Lance McCullers.— Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and rookie Randy Dobnak improved to 4-1 by pitching into the sixth inning of the Twins’ 4-2 victory against the Royals. Dobnak allowed a pair of solo homers but just one other hit over 5 1/3 innings.— The Rays won the completion of Saturday’s suspended game as Brandon Lowe hit a solo home run in the ninth to lead a 3-2 downing of the Blue Jays. Lowe went deep for the fourth straight game after lacing a double in the seventh.— Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs) led off the eighth inning with a homer to help Tampa Bay beat Toronto for the second time Sunday, 7-5. The Rays tied the game when Austin Meadows scored from first after Jays right fielder Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernandez misplayed Yandy Diaz’s single with two out in the seventh. The game was shortened to seven innings due to the completion of the suspended game. Matthew Barzal scored 4:28 into overtime to give the Isles a 2-1 triumph over the Washington Capitals. Barzal’s goal came moments after Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov (SEHM-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) stoned Jakub Vrana (vah-RAH’-nah) on a breakaway.Anders Lee scored for the third straight game to give the Islanders a first-period lead but the Caps tied it when Evgeni Kuznetsov (kooz-NEHT’-sahv) beat Varlamov on a breakaway. That was the only puck to get past Varlamov, who has allowed just five goals in the series.Braden Holtby stopped 32 shots for the Capitals, who will try to avoid elimination on Tuesday.In other Stanley Cup first-round action:— The defending champs have their first win of the opening round after Brayden Schenn (shehn) scored 15:06 into overtime to give the Blues a 3-2 decision over the Canucks. Jake Allen stopped 29 shots in helping St. Louis avoid falling behind three games to none in the best-of-seven series. Justin Faulk and David Perron (peh-RAHN’) provided the Blues’ first two goals, both coming in the second period. Game 4 is Monday night. Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The only constant in Major League Baseball these days seems to be the Cleveland Indians beating the Detroit Tigers.The Indians knocked off the Tigers for the 20th consecutive time dating to last season as Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes homered twice in Cleveland’s 8-5 victory. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Sandy Leon also homered as the Indians extended their team record for consecutive wins against the same team. Reyes homered three times in the three-game sweep but exited in the ninth inning after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.The big league record for consecutive wins against the same team is 23 set by the Orioles against the Royals in 1969 and ’70.Elsewhere around the majors:— The White Sox tied a major league record by belting four consecutive home runs in a 7-2 thumping of the Cardinals. Roel Ramirez became the first pitcher in big league history to surrender four straight homers in his major league debut when Yoán (yoh-AHN’) Moncada, Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’), José Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) and Eloy Jiménez connected during a six-run fifth. Washington QB Smith cleared for practiceUNDATED (AP) — Quarterback Alex Smith has been activated off the physically unable to perform list by Washington’s NFL team. It is the latest step in a remarkable recovery after his right leg was broken in two places during a game nearly two years ago. Sunday’s move means that Smith now is allowed to participate in Washington’s padded practices when the team can move to that phase of training camp Tuesday. He hasn’t played since November 2018.In other NFL news:— The Jets have agreed to terms on a contract with veteran Chris Hogan to boost their banged-up wide receiver corps. Hogan spent last season with Carolina but caught just eight passes for 67 yards in seven games while missing a large chunk of the season following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSNCAA’s top doctor: COVID-19 testing needs to improve to playUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA’s chief medical officer says there is a narrow path to playing college sports during the coronavirus pandemic. However, Dr. Brian Hainline also told CNN late Saturday that “everything would have to line up perfectly” for college sports to be played this fall. Testing of athletes will need to increase when competition begins. The availability and turnaround times of COVID-19 tests is still a problem in parts of the country. Hainline told CNN: “Right now, if testing stays at it is, there’s no way we can go forward with sports.”The NCAA has no jurisdiction over major college football, so the conferences have been left to make their own calls. The ACC, SEC and Big 12 are among six conferences moving forward with plans to play in the fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have postponed fall sports and are hoping to reschedule next spring. — Orlando Arcia homered, collected three hits and scored the go-ahead run on Ryan Braun’s single in the seventh inning of the Brewers’ third straight win over the Cubs, 6-5. Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) also homered and Milwaukee’s bullpen trio of Josh Hader, David Phelps and Devin Williams combined to strike out six over the final three innings. — Homers by Chad Pinder, Stephen Piscotty and Marcus Semien highlighted the Athletics’ nine-run fifth in a 15-3 dismantling of the Giants. Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) delivered a two-run triple in the big rally that supported Mike Fiers (FY’-urz), who allowed two runs over six innings.— Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY’-kihs) drove in three runs and five pitchers combined on a two-hitter in the Braves’ 4-0 shutout of the Marlins. Markakis opened the scoring with an RBI single and capped it with a two-run double as Atlanta took the rubber match of the three—game series.— Max Scherzer struck out 10 over seven innings as the Nationals beat the Orioles, 6-5 to take the rubber match of their three-game set. Scherzer and the Nats blew a four-run lead before Washington scored an unearned run in the eighth on a throwing error by third baseman Rio Ruiz.— Andrew McCutchen entered as a mid-game injury replacement and hit a go-ahead, two-run home run to help the Phillies beat the Mets, 6-2 to complete a three-game sweep. Zack Wheeler gave up two runs and struck out four over seven solid innings versus his former team. — Carter Hart became the youngest Flyer to record a playoff shutout as he stopped 23 shots in a 1-0 win over the Canadiens. Hart was perfect after allowing four goals in less than two periods on Friday’s 5-0 loss to Montreal. Neither team scored after Jakub Voracek (JAY’-kuhb VOHR’-ah-chehk) beat Carey Price on a deflection that flipped over the head of the Canadiens netminder and into the net. The Flyers lead the series two games to one.— Joe Pavelski recorded his first career playoff hat trick before the Stars scored 16:05 into overtime to complete a 5-4 win over the Flames, evening the series at two games apiece. John Klingberg had three assists, including a shot that Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) deflected into the net for the game-winner. Pavelski capped his hat trick by beating Cam Talbot with just under 12 seconds left in regulation. — The Blackhawks avoided a four-game sweep as Corey Crawford stopped 48 shots to lead their 3-1 victory against the Golden Knights. Crawford turned back 19 shots in the first period, allowing Chicago to skate off the ice with a 2-1 lead following goals by Drake Caggiula (ka-ZHOO’-luh) and Matthew Highmore. Crawford blanked Vegas after Shea Theodore’s goal with 6:02 left in the opening stanza.NHL-FLYERS-LINDBLOMLindblom joins Flyers for playoffs after cancer treatment August 17, 2020 The 42-year-old Herman finished at 21-under.Horschel closed with a 65. He had a final chance to tie on the 72nd hole, but his 8-foot birdie putt slid left of the cup.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPKelly gets 1st major winAKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jerry Kelly seized control at the Senior Players Championship with a hole-in-one on the 12th hole at Firestone, sending him to a 1-under 69 and a two-shot victory for his first major on the PGA Tour Champions. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

The Latest: Paris Saint-Germain reports 2 player virus cases

first_imgThe French champion cites a “reassuring” state of health for the players, who were not identified. They are said to be following the required health protocols.Eight days after losing the Champions League final to Bayern Munich, PSG is not due to start the French season until Sept. 10.The French league granted PSG’s request for extra days of rest, and the team’s scheduled opening game at Lens was postponed until next week.___Iowa State will allow about 25,000 football fans into Jack Trice Stadium for the Cyclones’ opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 12. In a statement Monday, the school said the decision was due to a “depleted roster, the combination of injuries and not all members of its roster returning to Raleigh this semester.” It said N.C. State has notified the Atlantic Coast Conference of its decision.Players will continue to train with a focus on playing in 2021, or for spring competition if that becomes an option.___Champions League quarterfinalist Atalanta says three of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Serie A team says in a brief statement that all three players show no symptoms after the preseason tests and have been isolated. Associated Press August 31, 2020 Reserve goalkeeper Marco Sportiello was the only Atalanta player who tested positive during the lockdown.The Italian league starts on Sept. 19. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img The Latest: Paris Saint-Germain reports 2 player virus cases Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Paris Saint-Germain says two of its players are suspected of being infected with COVID-19. Athletic director Jamie Pollard wrote in a letter to fans on Monday that the crowd will be made up of season ticket holders only. Fans will be required to wear face coverings at all times and no tailgating will be allowed. Pollard asks that fans respect others’ wishes for physical distancing.“An important factor in the decision to allow fans is our belief that Cyclone fans are willing to adhere to our mitigation measures,” Pollard wrote. “The purpose of this letter is to ask for your support in helping create a safe environment while also providing our team an impactful home field advantage. This is an incredible opportunity for Iowa State University to showcase its ability to successfully navigate the challenges associated with large outdoor events during a pandemic.”Pollard said if mitigation actions are successful, Iowa State will allow season ticket holders to attend the game against Oklahoma on Oct. 3. He said if it’s determined mitigation measures were not followed adequately at the first game, no fans will be allowed the rest of the season.___North Carolina State says its women’s soccer team won’t play this fall.last_img read more

Tipp draw Kerry in Munster minor football championship

first_imgThe draws have been made for the Munster minor football championship. Tipperary minor footballers will take on Kerry in the Munster Championship Quarter-Final.Matt Doherty’s team will take on the Kingdom  in Semple Stadium on Wednesday April 11th next year.Elsewhere in the quarter finals Cork will have a home draw against Waterford and Clare meet Limerick in Ennis.last_img

Dodgers’ Josh Fields sent to Triple-A, Sergio Romo activated

first_imgOver his past five appearances, however, Fields was charged with seven runs in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits to the 23 batters he faced in that time and five of them were home runs.“You look back at the video and it’s just some missed execution and they’re not foul balls or fly balls. They’ve just been home runs,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.Roberts said the demotion is “not punitive at all” for Fields, who might be feeling the weight of his workload. This demotion will allow him to “reset” and “give him a breather” with the OKC Dodgers.“I still have a lot of confidence in Josh and I know he’ll be back soon,” Roberts said. “He’s still having a great year and we expect him to have a great year when he gets back.”Romo was not having a great year when he went to the DL with a sprained left ankle about 10 days ago. He had a 6.41 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 24 appearances for the Dodgers before going on the DL with five home runs allowed in 19 2/3 innings. LOS ANGELES >> Ohio was not kind to the Dodgers’ bullpen.During last week’s six-game trip to Cleveland and Cincinnati, the Dodgers’ relief corps – which started the trip with the lowest ERA in the National League – had an 8.20 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP and seven home runs allowed in the six games. Take away closer Kenley Jansen’s four scoreless appearances and the rest of the bullpen’s ERA was 9.98 on the trip. Over the past nine games (including three at home against the Reds), the bullpen ERA minus Jansen was 7.71 with 10 home runs allowed in nine games.The Dodgers won eight of those nine games thanks to an offense that averaged 6.7 runs per game against Ohio’s teams. But the bullpen’s numbers over that stretch made change inevitable. Long man Ross Stripling was demoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday after giving up three-run home runs in each of his previous two outings. And Monday, right-hander Josh Fields followed him with right-hander Sergio Romo activated from the disabled list.Through the end of May, Fields was the Dodgers’ most reliable setup man. He was charged with just two runs in his first 22 appearances, striking out 27 of the first 83 batters he faced and allowing only one home run. Romo made two appearances for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on a rehab assignment over the weekend. He allowed one run  on three hits over three innings while striking out two.Pitching plansThe Dodgers will juggle their rotation in advance of this weekend’s series against the Colorado Rockies. Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will move up a day and start Thursday in the series finale against the New York Mets. That allows left-hander Alex Wood (7-0 with a 1.90 ERA this season) to move back and start against the Rockies on Friday.Left-hander Clayton Kershaw (Saturday) and right-hander Brandon McCarthy (Sunday) line up to start the rest of the series against the Rockies.Meanwhile, right-hander Kenta Maeda will be unavailable for a few days after going five innings in his start at Cincinnati on Sunday. Then Maeda will return to a long relief role in the bullpen with the Dodgers returning to a five-man rotation again.“But obviously with us, things can change,” Roberts said.Gonzalez statusFirst baseman Adrian Gonzalez received an epidural injection to relieve the discomfort he is feeling from a herniated disc in his back.“He said he’s moving around a little stiff but feels better, got some relief,” Roberts said.Gonzalez went on the DL for the second time this season after his back “locked up” on him during the Dodgers’ game against the Reds eight days ago. Roberts said “my hope, our hope” is Gonzalez can return some time before the All-Star break in three weeks. Gonzalez also received an epidural injection in May of last season.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Clayton Kershaw gets back on a mound and ‘felt great’

first_img“We just want him to progress properly. Not rush. Have a good progression and be healthy,” Honeycutt said of Kershaw. “We’ve waited this amount of time for the medicine to work. Now it seems to be in a good place. So now today was the first step.“Let’s do it the right way.”Honeycutt said he thought Kershaw’s motion was “free and cleaner” Monday, an indication that his shoulder was feeling better than it had in a while.“With any pitcher when you have a small discomfort, especially in the shoulder, you end up finding a spot where you can throw and that’s what he did last year, I think, a lot,” Honeycutt said. “He pitched with what he had that day and competed and competed very well. But maybe he’s not in the best spot – I’m talking about arm slot, release point to make good pitches – to consistently do what he wanted.Related Articles “Today he just wanted that nice rhythm that he had and have the freedom for the shoulder to work and it looked really good.”Kershaw wouldn’t share his expectations for how his progression will go – “one step at a time,” he said. But he acknowledged that an Opening Day start does have meaning to him.“Yes and no, I guess,” he said. “Yes because I’ve got a little streak going, just the history behind it is pretty cool. But no in the fact that it’s not worth – it’s one game. You have to kind of weigh that back and forth. So – yes and no.”An Opening Day start this year would be Kershaw’s ninth consecutive for the Dodgers, extending his franchise record.SEAGER PLANRehabbing shortstop Corey Seager took three at-bats in a minor-league game Monday. Roberts said the Dodgers are “hopeful” Seager can take the next step in his recovery soon and start playing defense in minor-league games as well.“I would say the end of the week is something we can probably hope for,” Roberts said.ALSOThe Dodgers made a number of cuts Monday, trimming the number of players in major-league camp to 38. Re-assigned or optioned to minor-league camp were right-handers Dennis Santana and Brock Stewart, catchers Keibert Ruiz and Will Smith, infielder Edwin Rios and outfielders Kyle Garlick and Shane Peterson.Additionally, the Dodgers placed outfielder Andrew Toles on the restricted list, freeing up a 40-man roster spot. Toles has not reported for spring training while dealing with “a personal matter.” GLENDALE, Ariz. — Nineteen days since he last threw off a mound and 17 days before Opening Day, Clayton Kershaw got back on a mound to throw on Monday.Kershaw’s first bullpen session since Feb. 20 (when shoulder discomfort put his throwing program on hold) lasted 20 pitches, all fastballs. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said Kershaw was throwing at “a clean 80 percent and I think that’s right where he needed to be today.”“Good day. Good step forward for sure,” Kershaw said. “Felt great. It was another good day and I’ll take that right now. Just keep moving forward and start building up.”There doesn’t seem to be time left in spring training for Kershaw to go through a normal building-up process and be at full strength for Opening Day. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged “it’s a possibility” that Kershaw – and Walker Buehler, who has been held back out of caution for the young right-hander’s workload – could start the season in the rotation even if they are only built up to pitch four or five innings in their initial starts. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “Once we get to that point, then we’re going to have to make a decision on are we good with that, seeing how the rest of the roster shapes up as far as the ’pen,” Roberts said Monday. “But it just doesn’t make sense and we’re not going to close a door right now even if that is their buildup. Just to keep the options open, I think that’s where we’re at right now.”Roberts said he would be willing to start Kershaw on Opening Day with a strict pitch count that would limit him and have relievers pitch the majority of the game.“Yeah, for sure,” he said. “But we still have to be on the same page with the two guys, see if it makes sense for them. They’ve got to believe in that, feel good about it, and we as well from a roster standpoint.”Buehler is scheduled to throw to hitters in a live batting practice session on Wednesday but has not pitched in a game situation yet this spring. Left-hander Julio Urias is also being limited and could start the season in a bullpen role to limit his innings this season.Kershaw’s next step will be to throw another bullpen session later this week and possibly introduce breaking balls. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more