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France, Germany and UK seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

first_imgGermany, France and Britain on Wednesday directly accused Russia of “involvement and responsibility” in the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, announcing that they will seek EU sanctions over the case.Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.The European powers have repeatedly asked Moscow to shed light on the poisoning which took place on Russian soil, but “no credible explanation has been provided by Russia so far”, according to a joint statement issued by the German and French foreign ministers. “In this context, we consider that there is no other plausible explanation for Mr Navalny’s poisoning than Russian involvement and responsibility,” they said.Berlin has until now only urged Moscow to investigate the case, but stopped short of making a direct accusation against President Vladimir Putin’s government.Britain’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab also accused Moscow of involvement, adding that London would work with international partners to “take forward sanctions targeting Russian officials and others”.Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova shot back, accusing France and Germany of “threats and attempts to blackmail us”. “The declaration of the two ministers, unacceptable in content and tone, signals Paris and Berlin’s categorical lack of desire to consider the facts,” she said in a statement.The sharpened tone from the European powers came a day after the UN’s chemical weapons watchdog OPCW confirmed Germany, France and Sweden’s finding that the Russian opposition leader was poisoned by a nerve agent of the Soviet-developed Novichok group.Paris and Berlin said they will push for EU sanctions targeting “individuals deemed responsible for this crime and breach of international norms, based on their official function, as well as an entity involved in the Novichok program”.Earlier Wednesday, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had set the stage for the move, telling German lawmakers that sanctions against Russia would be “unavoidable” unless Moscow cleared up the case.”A serious violation of international law was perpetrated with a chemical warfare agent, and something like that cannot remain without consequences,” he said.Navalny was flown to Germany for treatment in late August after falling ill on a plane and spending several days in a Siberian hospital.He was discharged after just over a month in Berlin’s Charite hospital and has vowed to return to Russia to resume his opposition campaign when he is fully recovered.Russia has rejected the allegations, lashing out on Tuesday at a “conspiratorial scenario” planned in advance.The case has plunged Russia’s relations with Germany to a new low, just a year after a murder in a central Berlin park that German prosecutors say was ordered by Moscow.The trial of a Russian suspect in the killing opened on Wednesday.The brazen murder in the heart of the German capital appeared to be a tipping point for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said in May the killing “disrupts a cooperation of trust” between Berlin and Moscow.Merkel has always stressed the importance of keeping dialogue open with Putin, but she has toughened up her tone in recent months.With tensions running high, calls have grown for Berlin to scrap a controversial 10-billion-euro ($12 billion) pipeline project, which is set to double Russian natural gas shipments to Germany.Asked during the parliamentary question-time if the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project could be hit, Maas said that “after the discussions we had, it is most likely for the EU to find agreement on a list of people” on whom sanctions would be imposed.Navalny, 44, who is recovering in Berlin, has also urged the European Union to take action including entry bans against key figures in or backing Putin’s government.Topics :last_img read more

FIFA U-20 World Cup Fates sealed as last 16 confirmed

first_imgThe FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 group stage came to a tense climax as the last 16 was finally confirmed.Group F was wide open going into the final day, with a single goal in both games able to have completely transformed the shape of the first knockout round.While there was joy for the likes of France, New Zealand, USA, Senegal and Saudi Arabia, it was a solemn goodbye for Honduras, Vietnam and Ecuador.Away from the field of play there were mixed emotions too, as victory for Honduras was enough to catapult Germany into the last 16.Saudi Arabia’s second-half equaliser, from Abdulelah Al-Amri gave the Saudi team with 15 minutes left for play but the United States could’nt find a late winner in a 1-1 drawHowever, this left Argentina heartbroken, seeing them exit at the first stage for the second time in succession.ResultsGroup E: New Zealand 0-2 France | Honduras 2-0 VietnamGroup F: USA 1-1 Saudi Arabia | Senegal 0-0 EcuadorJust like during the first FIFA World Cup™ held in this region, a stunning goal has left the question: Did he mean it? While it was Ronaldinho 15 years ago, this year it was Allan Saint-Maximin’s audacious effort from the left flank. Cross or shot? Speaking to FIFA.com, he is in no doubt. “As I dribbled, I could see the keeper was not on his line. I couldn’t see anyone to cross to, so I said to myself: ‘Let’s try!’ It went well,” he said with a smile.A heart-warming departureAs Vietnam heard the final whistle of their debut U-20 World Cup, they knew they had not got the fairy-tale win they craved to keep their hopes alive, but that mattered not to the throng of supporters in red filling the Jeonju World Cup Stadium with noise. The departing side were cheered like heroes as they did a lap of honour to end their journey at Korea Republic.A tense, tight finaleHaving seen an above average tournament for goals across the first eight days (at 2.75/match), last day nerves seemed to grip the octet of Group E and F.The scarcity of goals in Daejeon can be in part put down to some sublime showings by New Zealand’s Michael Woud and Paul Bernardoni of France. However, the tension in Group F – and some help from the video assistant referee – saw them register the lowest daily tally of any group so far, with two.The words:“We could have won and topped this group to face [one of the third placed teams], but this is what we’ve got. We’ll take it step by step. Our next game is against Mexico and we’re ready to play!”Mouhamed Mbaye, SenegalROUND of 16-fixturesTuesday 30 MayVenezuela-JapanKorea-PortugalWednesday 31 MayUruguay-Saudi ArabiaEngland-Costa RicaZambia-GermanyThursday 1 JuneMexico-SenegalFrance-ItalyUSA-New ZealandCaption..Abdulelah Alamri secured a spot in the round of 16 for Saudi Arabia after his equalising goal against the USA.last_img read more

Trophy Stall supports IKD Caribbean Cup

first_imgTHE Trophy Stall, which has already distinguished itself as one of the most consistent supporters of sports in Guyana, has committed to supporting the Guyana Karate Federation’s IKD Caribbean Cup competition, which will be held over the coming weekend.This event involves karatekas competing for championship honours in both junior and senior categories of this sport.Speaking at the Trophy Stall’s South Road, Georgetown location on Tuesday, proprietor Ramesh Sunich highlighted that the company is always elated to be an ally of sport.“Once against, Trophy Stall is pleased to be on board with yet another tournament; this time it’s karate. It’s not our first time being in the karate world, but I assumed that this is the biggest tournament we would have had in Guyana in recent times, and I’m pleased with Mr Woon-A-Tai, who chose to come to Trophy Stall to select his trophies,” Sunich explained.As Chief Instructor and Chairman of the Guyana Karate College, Frank Woon-A-Tai expressed heartfelt gratitude to Sunich and his company for the kind gesture.“We’d like to express gratitude to Ramesh Sunich for donating these trophies to the 2019 IKD Caribbean Cup,” he said.The IKD Caribbean Cup is expected to commence on Friday, August 23 (tomorrow) with training sessions and seminars. The competition days are Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. Woon-A-Tai anticipates that this tournament will not only be large, but will contribute to Guyana’s Sport Tourism sector.“It’s going to be one of the largest karate tournaments in Guyana, because we’re expecting almost 200 overseas guests to come in, which will boost sport tourism in Guyana,” Woon-A-Tai said.With students coming from Transport Karate Club and YMCA, Guyana’s contingent is expected to be in excess of 100 students. Woon-A-Tai believes that Guyana has the capacity to do well in this tournament, especially since the event is being hosted on home turf.Other countries participating in this tournament are: Trinidad and Tobago, 79 students; Barbados 74, St Vincent and the Grenadines 25 and other smaller islands would also be in attendance.The IKD Caribbean Cup will be hosted at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch Avenue in Georgetown.last_img read more

IHOC : Syracuse with disappointing, winless weekend at Robert Morris

first_img Published on December 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Syracuse’s College Hockey America season didn’t start off exactly the way it hoped.After dropping its CHA opener 2-1 against Robert Morris on Friday in Moon Township, Pa., the Orange (8-11-1, 0-1-1 CHA) was able to rebound slightly and tie the Colonials (11-2-2, 1-0-1 CHA) 1-1 on Saturday.However, this was a far cry from SU’s success against Robert Morris a year ago. Last season, Syracuse went 2-0-2 against the Colonials, scoring 12 goals in the process.The weekend started off well for the Orange, though. Nicole Ferrara took advantage of a power play opportunity midway through the first period on Friday, scoring off a pass from Margot Scharfe for the freshman’s second goal in as many games.But RMU would respond. Midway through the second period, Robert Morris got on the board with a power play goal by Thea Imbrogno. Later in the period, Kelsey Thomas, who had a shot bang off the post early in the first period, put the Colonials ahead for good, scoring her seventh goal of the season with less than 30 seconds remaining in the second period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU had a chance to equalize the score early in the third period with a five-on-three power play, but the special teams struggles continued and RMU goaltender Kristen DiCocco made four saves on the penalty kill to preserve the 2-1 victory for Robert Morris.Syracuse got out to a lead again on Saturday, this time by way of Holly Carrie-Mattimoe’s ninth goal of the season early in the second period.Again, the Colonials responded. Two minutes later, Rebecca Vint squeaked a wrist shot by Kallie Billadeau to tie the score at one.The Orange had no shortage of scoring opportunities the rest of the way. SU tested DiCocco with 12 shots in the third period before outshooting RMU 7-4 in the five-minute overtime, but was unable to score giving SU its first tie of the season.The same issues that have plagued Syracuse all season were there again this weekend. Both Jenesica Drinkwater and Kallie Billadeau started games in goal and both played well allowing two goals and one goal, respectively. But the Orange struggled on the power play.While the penalty kill was effective in limiting Robert Morris to just one power-play goal on the weekend, SU was unable to get anything done with a man advantage. Syracuse was just 1-of-14 on the weekend and squandered a two-man advantage opportunity in Friday’s loss.The Orange now has three weeks off for winter break before returning to action Jan. 2 for a nonconference matchup with Colgate in Hamiltoncenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Southerland’s hot shooting continues, ties Big East tournament record with 16 3-pointers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — Georgetown made James Southerland work, but he tied the record anyway.Southerland hit four 3-pointers in Friday’s 58-55 win over the Hoyas at Madison Square Garden, tying the Big East tournament for most 3s made in a single tournament. His total through three games sits at 16, equaling the mark set by current Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara in 2006 and former Connecticut guard Albert Mouring in 2000.What they did in four games, Southerland accomplished in three.“I just apologize to G‑Mac,” Southerland said with a wry smile in the postgame press conference. “Sorry, man.  I didn’t mean to do that.”Southerland was hot from the moment Syracuse set foot in the World’s Most Famous arena on Wednesday afternoon. He buried six 3-pointers in a comfortable win over Seton Hall, then followed it up with six more — he did not miss — in a gritty quarterfinal victory against Pittsburgh.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough two games, he was shooting an unthinkable 80 percent from beyond the arc.Georgetown, though, would present a different challenge. The Hoyas are one of the best defensive teams in the country, and John Thompson III tried anything and everything to prevent Southerland from getting easy looks.He was guarded by forward Nate Lubick for most of the game, a player whose agility could not match that of Southerland but whose length — Lubick is 6 feet, 8 inches — could pose a problem. And for a while it did, as Southerland missed his first 3-point attempt of the game and forced another that hit only backboard later in the half.But as McNamara rose to the occasion in 2006, Southerland would do so again in 2013. His four made field goals all came from beyond the arc on Friday, though it took him 10 attempts to do so.Still, Thompson III was impressed: “Through three games now, Southerland has given his Gerry McNamara imitation very well.” Comments Published on March 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

2 quarterbacks to receive consideration during bye

first_imgWith another lackluster performance from backup Danny O’Brien, redshirt senior Curt Phillips has a chance to win the starting job.[/media-credit]Since taking the reigns as Wisconsin’s offensive line coach following a Week 2 loss to Oregon State, Bart Miller said he’s tried to rid his unit of relying on excuses for its mistakes.But he did offer some explanation for why the Badgers clawed their way to just 19 net yards on 37 attempts against Michigan State Saturday. Lining up against the Big Ten’s best defense, one loaded with physical specimens, Miller said the Wisconsin O-line matched the Spartans’ physicality but missed blocks on the most critical plays. “It really comes down to consistency. We had one play, we fit it up perfectly and we had a crease for seven or eight yards and we get into the safety,” Miller said. “The very next play or a couple plays later, we’re running the same thing, same technique, same look. We don’t cut him off or we don’t reach in or whatever it is.”It was a surprising disruption for a unit that picked apart the substantially less dominant defenses of Minnesota and Purdue each of the past two weeks.The O-line coach acknowledged his players were more than disappointed with their play Saturday, as the Badgers’ surrendered a season-high five sacks after previously allowing only 13 on the year. Whether churning the ball along the ground or throwing deep bombs down the sideline, Miller said the group guarding the trenches assumes responsibility for the offense’s overall performance.“Any time our quarterback gets touched, whether it’s our fault or not, we take it very personally,” he said. “It’s a knock to you as a blocker, it’s a knock to you as an O-lineman, as a unit, as a coach.”Exactly who Wagner & Co. will be protecting against Indiana following the bye week remains unclear, as Wisconsin’s quarterback position has become a two-man race between Danny O’Brien and Curt Phillips.Offensive coordinator Matt Canada said Phillips and O’Brien will continue to split reps all week before coaches reach a decision on who will take the opening snap in Bloomington closer to the game.“[We’ve] got two guys who have definitely put in their time to earn the right to compete,” Canada said. “Curt has not had as many chances in the game as Danny has, but both of them work hard.”Whether the redshirt junior who started the first three games of the year or the dual-threat fifth-year senior takes over at quarterback, a fresh face will present plenty of challenges for the offensive line.Though the Badgers’ line worked with both O’Brien and Phillips throughout fall camp and the former for the opening games this year, neither has taken the majority of the snaps since conference play began Sept. 29.“Joel has played very well for us over the year; he’s gotten adapted to the way we block, the way we pick things up, that guys have trust in him,” Miller said. “It hasn’t been that way with Danny [or Curt] the last couple weeks because they haven’t really played.”Miller also said standout left tackle Ricky Wagner nearly played against Michigan State after practicing late last week and will rejoin the line against Indiana. When he returns, Ryan Groy will shift back to his usual spot at left guard, he added.Badgers run off courseWith a combined average of 2.2 yards per carry, neither Montee Ball nor James White could find any space along the line of scrimmage against Michigan State.While Miller and his crew along the line were quick to assume blame, running backs coach Thomas Hammock refused to use the Spartans’ consistent success stopping the rush as an excuse for a floundering ground game Saturday.With defensive ends Marcus Rush and William Gholston clogging up the line and a group of linebackers Miller said was likely the best in the conference, Michigan State now ranks seventh nationally in rushing defense.“They’re a good defense, but that’s what you want to do,” Hammock said. “In this game you want to play the best, and you want to compare yourself against the best. We didn’t step up to that challenge, so hopefully the next time we’ll be prepared for the next one.”After three straight games with at least 100 rushing yards – including a career-high 247 in a 38-14 win over Purdue – Ball pounded his way to just 46 yards. His longest run amounted to just 13 yards.But Ball didn’t deliver an emotional rally cry to his fellow tailbacks – White and redshirt freshman Melvin Gordon – following the Badgers’ second conference loss of the season.“I think we’re past that stage of delivering messages,” Hammock said. “We just got to go out and perform and we got to go out and … play at a high level.”last_img read more

After earning bye in first round, UW likely to face 5-seed Michigan Friday

first_imgSophomore guard Traevon Jackson hit a clutch shot against Penn State to win the Badgers final regular season game. UW will look to continue that trend when they enter the Big Ten tourney Friday.[/media-credit]It’s nearly impossible to follow up a miracle, the kind of game singularly defined by “The Shot.”But if the Wisconsin men’s basketball team draws a rematch with Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament Friday, it will be trying to do just that. It was just more than a month ago that junior guard Ben Brust tossed up and sunk a shot launched just a few steps past halfcourt as the clock expired, students swarmed the floor as the unranked Badgers took down the No. 3 Wolverines.UW players, however, realize it’s a fresh slate in the single-elimination format at Chicago’s United Center, and Big Ten Player of the Year Trey Burke remains an equally, if not more lethal, guard than he was in early February.“[Burke’s] the type of guy you can’t really scout because he’s such a reactionary player, he doesn’t have too many weaknesses,” sophomore point guard Traevon Jackson said. “With him you just got to kind of get a hand up and hope the ball doesn’t go in.“Make him take tough shots, but he’s made so many tough shots already so it just becomes natural to him.”Wisconsin held one of the nation’s best point guards to 8-of-21 shooting in its one and only matchup this season, but Burke still finished with 19 points. Any hope of shutting Burke down is unrealistic, the primary goal instead to keep him from taking over the game offensively. It’s something he can do not just as a scorer but also as a distributor, averaging 6.8 assists per game.“Trey’s really done a great job of learning how to create on his own and you can guard him perfectly and he’ll still create separation, be able to get a shot off,” UW associate head coach Greg Gard said. “He doesn’t make them all, but he’s made his fair share of them obviously, being the MVP of the league.”Even if Burke enters a dry spell he has plenty of talent around him to keep Wisconsin defenders on their toes. Shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr., a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, had 18 points in the Badgers’ upset at the Kohl Center and hit a well-contested three-pointer in the final five seconds, the apparent game-winner before Brust’s miracle heave.While he may not be able to match Burke’s natural ability to create his own shot, Hardaway still posts 14.8 points per game as a steady 45 percent shooter and has the ability to step outside and convert a deep three.Although the Wolverines’ two elite guards hog most of the spotlight, Michigan’s scoring threats don’t end there. Freshman guard Nik Stauskas can catch fire from three-point territory and his 46 percent conversion rate from downtown ranks third-best in the Big Ten. “They’ve got a lot of weapons, they’ve played a lot of guys,” Gard said. “They played 12 Sunday against Indiana, so they’ll keep rotating the frontline guys through there, and obviously Hardaway and Burke get most of the attention.”The biggest change since the first matchup likely comes in the frontcourt, where 6-foot-8 junior forward Jordan Morgan is in the lineup after an ankle injury sidelined him in the earlier matchup with the Badgers. Along with Morgan, freshman forward Mitch McGary, who proved effective in the post against UW with 12 points and eight rebounds, rounds out the Wolverines’ primary inside threats.While Michigan must first make it past a pesky Penn State team Thursday – one that upset the Wolverines in State College, Pa., on Feb. 27 – Wisconsin will be running with fresh legs. The Badgers snuck into the top four of the conference standings and earned a first-round bye thanks to a last-minute collapse by the Wolverines in a 72-71 loss to Indiana at home Sunday.The key for a Wisconsin team that barely squeezed out a victory over the Nittany Lions Sunday courtesy of a late Jackson three-pointer is a return to its foundational principles. Following a stretch of three consecutive wins by at least 20 points, the Badgers were the victim of back-to-back losses to Purdue and Michigan State due largely to uncharacteristic defensive lapses that handed the opponent easy transition baskets.And in a Big Ten tournament stacked with talent, whether Wisconsin returns to its late-February form may decide whether the Badgers make a run at their first conference tournament title since 2008.“In some of our last games we’ve turned the ball over too much, given up too much in transition, haven’t done a great job rebounding – those are all things that just come down to execution and sticking to what helped us be successful,” fifth-year senior forward Jared Berggren said. “If we get away from that, we can be an average team and get beaten by anyone.“When we … take care of the ball, we rebound, we defend well, get back in transition and defend the basket, limit their easy shots, we’re capable of beating anyone.”last_img read more

Fan changes mind, plans to give baseball to Albert Pujols; wants no money

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Related Articles Ely Hydes, the Tigers fan who caught the ball from Albert Pujols’ 2,000th RBI on Thursday in Detroit, said on Friday night that he had a change of heart and wanted to give the ball to Pujols. Pujols, however, said that the gesture is unnecessary.“I heard that the guy wanted to give it back, but he can keep it,” Pujols said. “I said what I had to say yesterday. I think he deserves it. He’s a fan. Or he can give it to the Hall of Fame.”Hydes left the ballpark after refusing several offers of memorabilia exchanges from the Tigers and Angels. He initially said he wanted to keep the ball, rather than try to sell it.“I slept on it,” Hydes told The Detroit News. “All I ever wanted was to sleep on it. I slept on it and I woke up and I think (Pujols) is a class act. He’s not my player, he’s not my guy, I don’t deserve the ball. I reconsidered. One-hundred percent, I’m either going to give it to Pujols or to the Hall of Fame.”last_img read more

Michael Jordan, NBA players react to death of David Stern

first_imgI will never EVER forget when you called my name on stage and I shook your hand. My dream came true!!! Thank you for your commitment to the beautiful game of basketball that has changed so many young adult/kids lives and more importantly your vision to make our game become WORLDWIDE was a vision only you could make happen! You did just that. Making our game the greatest sport in the world! Was a honor to know you personally. Rest In Paradise David Stern! My prayers goes to your family and friends throughout this difficult time! 🙏🏾💪🏾👑A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jan 1, 2020 at 3:34pm PST View this post on Instagram “Every member of the NBA family is the beneficiary of David’s vision, generosity and inspiration,” Adam Silver said in statement released by the league. “Our deepest condolences go out to David’s wife, Dianne, their sons, Andrew and Eric, and their extended family, and we share our grief with everyone whose life was touched by him.”Several current and former NBA players reacted to the news Wednesday, including Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. His full statement via his manager:”Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today. He guided the league through turbulent times and grew the league into an international phenomenon, creating opportunities that few could have imagined before. His vision and leadership provided me with the global stage that allowed me to succeed. David had a deep love for the game of basketball and demanded excellence from those around him — and I admired him for that. I wouldn’t be where I am without him. I offer my deepest sympathies to Dianne and his family.”Some of the league’s greatest players also offered their condolences on social media. Longtime NBA commissioner David Stern died Wednesday afternoon a few weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 77.Stern served exactly 30 years as commissioner before passing the job to Adam Silver in 2014. Stern held the title of commissioner emeritus until his death.center_img PHOTOS: David Stern through the years The game changed in so many ways under David Stern’s leadership and vision. He demanded the best of everyone because he gave it himself. #Respect Thank you Commissioner. RIP 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/veT9GQfrdC— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 1, 2020I can not put into words what the friendship of David Stern has meant to me but many others. He changed so many lives. David was a great innovator and made the game we love what it is today. This is a horrible loss. Our hearts are with Dianne & their family. RIP my friend. @NBA pic.twitter.com/mbnneqm18s— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) January 1, 2020RIP Mr David SternThe best commissioner to ever do it. pic.twitter.com/SgO0hMX3Ia— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 1, 2020Very sad day for basketball. We saw David Stern a lot in the 90s and I found him to be kind, thoughtful and almost always the smartest person in the room. He was an innovator who helped grow our sport into a global game and his impact will never be forgotten. RIP, Commissioner. pic.twitter.com/FzlJwnJmrK— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) January 1, 2020The NBA owes David Stern a debt of gratitude. His courage, innovation intelligence, tenacity & his ability to manage our league that has become a global success. He charted a path for modern-day basketball. We all benefited from his vision and strong beliefs. #ripdavidstern— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) January 1, 2020Today I lost a friend and a mentor. They say it takes 3 generations for you to create a true legacy, #davidstern did it in one. God speed and test in peace my friend pic.twitter.com/NJQ5S3PKZU— Dominique Wilkins 🏀 🧢 (@DWilkins21) January 1, 2020RIP David Stern🙏🏾! Shaking your hand on June, 26, 2003 was a dream come true ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZCT7naJPcU— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 1, 2020Sad news. We lost a legend! RIP David Stern— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) January 1, 2020Thank you David Stern! You changed everything and we’re eternally grateful. Rest In Peace. Lots of love to the Stern family.— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) January 1, 2020Will never forget the words you spoke this day! “With the 7th pick” changed my life forever. Thank you and your family for your leadership and commitment to growing the game of basketball around the World. Forever grateful. RIP Commisoner Stern! pic.twitter.com/o7S4IT54NQ— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 1, 2020The league wouldn’t be what it is today without you. The entire NBA family and fans around the world will miss you. 💔 #2009DraftdayRIP David Stern🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/tnSYMsTnjp— James Harden (@JHarden13) January 1, 2020The game lost a leader today. Extending my prayers to David’s family and loved ones in this time of grief 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/TgNKlyAKZi— Chris Paul (@CP3) January 1, 2020Today the #NBAFamily lost a legend, a leader that changed our game for the better. A father, a husband, a friend.RIP #DavidStern, you will forever be missed. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/0dColRyTOT— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) January 1, 2020RIP Commissioner Stern 🙏🏿 Thank you for everything you did for the game. Shaking your hand in 2003 will always be one of my most cherished memories. Sending my love and prayers to the Stern family during this time ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8cjos50OHP— Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) January 1, 2020Damn. RIP Commissioner. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/r5xtwpvJIO— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 1, 2020Th NBA and my family would not be in our position if wasn’t for one of the greatest Commissioners in professional sports. RIP David Stern. The game thanks you and will miss you.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 1, 2020Prayers up for David Stern and his family!!— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) January 1, 2020RIP Commissioner Stern, very sad to hear the news. You did great things for the game of basketball. Someone I always admired. #NBAFamily— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) January 1, 2020Rest In Peace David Stern 🙏🏽 https://t.co/nJ5Krv6Bke— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 1, 2020RIP David Stern, it was a honor to shake your hand on draft day https://t.co/3VU1hG5Kfs— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) January 1, 2020last_img read more

CDC: Americans Should Cancel Gatherings of 50+ for the next 8 Weeks

first_imgEvents with 50 or more people over the next eight weeks should be canceled or postponed. That’s the agressive recommendation issued Sunday by the CDC.The agency specifically mentioned sporting events, weddings, and festivals in its post announcing the proposed policy.The daily business of places like schools aren’t included in this CDC’s guidance. But, schools in south Florida have been cancelled until the end of March.last_img