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first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB PROPOSALAnalysis shows a lot of money at stakeNEW YORK (AP) — An analysis by The Associated Press shows the huge amount of money Major League Baseball and its players are fighting over to start the coronavirus-delayed season. Update on the latest in sports: June 6, 2020 The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million as part of management’s proposal when compared to the players’ plan.Set to earn $36 million each, Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would get $25.3 million under the union’s plan and $5.6 million under the teams’ proposal.The Yankees would pay players $155 million under the union’s plan and $48 million under management’s proposal.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL FEARSDENVER (AP) — Some NFL players say they’re scared about returning to practices and games during the coronavirus outbreak. But they also say they trust the health protocols the league’s medical staff is developing so that practices can resume and games can return. Those safeguards will certainly include frequent tests for COVID-19.The offseason programs have all been conducted remotely since the NFL shuttered team facilities in March in response to the pandemic.Coaches have been allowed back into the buildings but players who aren’t recovering from injuries likely won’t be allowed back until training camps begin in July. NBAMore negotiations scheduled before season resumescenter_img Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — More negotiations are planned in the days ahead, with the goal of resuming the NBA season with a 22-team format.The Players Association voted unanimously yesterday to approve the plan, which would have all of the teams move into the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Florida next month.Players will have to practice social distancing when they aren’t playing, plus submit to a quarantine at the beginning of the time at Disney. And there will likely be daily testing for the entirety of their stay there.The season is set to resume July 31, with playoffs starting in mid-August and leading up to an NBA Finals that could stretch until Oct. 12.HORSE RACING-2,000 GUINEAS English Triple Crown race run with no fansNEWMARKET, England (AP) — One of England’s biggest horse races — the 2,000 Guineas, part of the country’s Triple Crown — has been run today at Newmarket with no fans in attendance because of coronavirus restrictions.The winner was Kameko, with the favored Pinatubo finishing third. Pinatubo had come into the race unbeaten in six starts.Kameko completed the course in a record time of one minute, 34.72 seconds.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

FIFA Officials Arrive for Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour

first_imgThe Women’s World Cup trophy is on a tour of all 24 countries qualified to participate at the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in nine cities in France between 7th June and 7th July this year.African champions Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa will represent Africa at the championship, with the Super Falcons the only African country to have taken part in all editions of the competition to date, and one of only seven countries worldwide with that special stripe.The trophy will be received during a welcome ceremony at the Conference Room of the Sports Minister at the National Stadium, Abuja this morning, before the train moves to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel for a couple of video documentaries, an address by the NFF’s Acting President and photo sessions.Akinwunmi will be joined at the ceremony by Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, NFF Management officials and directors in the Sports Ministry.Some players of the Super Falcons, who returned from a two-match tour of Spain on Tuesday afternoon, pupils from two schools within the Abuja metropolis as well as media representatives and other stakeholders will also be part of the event.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Officials from world football-ruling body, FIFA have arrived in Nigeria with the original FIFA Women’s World Cup for a trophy tour scheduled for today in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.Acting President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi received the officials in company with Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications), Sunday Okayi (Assistant Director, Competitions), Ruth David (Head of Women’s Football), Emmanuel Adesanya (Competitions) and other federation officials.While Nicole Fisch (lead for women’s football project) and Sarai Bareman (chief women’s football officer) flew into Abuja aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight, Vanessa Marques (lead for marketing project) arrived aboard an Emirates Airline flight.last_img read more