Housing starts tumble but prices rises set to draw buyers back The Holland Park West package deal was sold for $3.4m by Harcourts Beyond Sunnybank. Picture: Realestate.com.au.A Brisbane family has struck millions in the biggest sale in Queensland last week, selling off their home and one they bought off a neighbour as a package deal.The family, whose name was withheld, landed $3.4 million off the sale of their neighbouring properties which have “uninterrupted views” of the Brisbane city skyline. It was the highest price fetched in Queensland of last week’s sales, according to CoreLogic. 1 Oct. 2019 $3,400,000 Package of two houses and tennis court (Source: CoreLogic) MORE: Home’s six-figure profit enough to buy a McLaren Not a bad view when you’re doing the dishes.The deal was “unique” in that it offered “an additional adjacent property with a total land size of 1,316sq m including tennis court and separate four bedroom home”.“The combined land size include each property is 3,238sq m allowing a buyer to build one of Brisbane’s largest homes or develop up to 17 townhouses, the option is yours.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:42Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop 5 hot Brisbane suburbs 01:43 CoreLogic records show they had bought a home on a hill in Holland Park West about two decades ago for $470,000 — $320,000 for a block the house was on and $150,000 for the tennis court block.Then, just five years ago, they bought the neighbour’s home for $745,000, meaning they’ve scored $2.185m more than they officially paid in total. The position gives every room a good outlook over the surrounding suburbs.Agent Darren Wells of Harcourts Beyond Sunnybank said the whole site covered over 3,000sq m.“It’s two houses and a tennis court. The whole site is over 3000sq m so it wasn’t just the big house. They raised their family there and it’s time to move on.” BOUGHT: More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe site could take townhouses with council approval.The site was marketed as having “an uninterrupted view of the city from every room” on a quiet road minutes from the CBD and major shopping centres. TIMELINE Beauty queen buys in the Sunshine State The city in the distance.Holland Park West is classified as a “high demand suburb” seeing almost three times as many visits per property as the Queensland average, according to realestate.com.au data.The median house price was $690,000, according to REA, with four bed medians at $825,000, and rent at $593 a week. 24 Apr. 1998 $150,000 House and land24 Apr. 1998 $320,000 Land 7 Jan 2015 Rebated Sale $745,000 House and land SOLD: FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Gay marriage question sparks backlashStuff co.nz 7 November 2015Men’s fashion retailer Hallensteins has sparked outrage on social media after seemingly asking customers how they feel about gay marriage.In a lengthy online customer survey, the company asked people questions to find out “a little bit more about what makes you tick”.Customers were asked to rank their sentiment towards various statements, from strongly disagree, to neutral and strongly agree.Among the statements was: “Marriage should be between a man and a women [sic].”The question was removed on Saturday evening and the company behind the survey apologised for causing offencehttp://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/73795045/Gay-marriage-question-sparks-backlash?cid=app-iPhone
Madison, IN—Early Wednesday morning, the Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash on Michigan Road near Dawson Smith Road in Jefferson County, Indiana that resulted in the death of a Dupont, Indiana man and seriously injured an Indiana Department of Corrections employee in the second vehicle.The initial investigation by Troopers indicated a silver 2009 Toyota Tacoma being driven by Raymond S. Beagles, age 63, Dupont, Indiana was traveling northbound on Michigan Road when the vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound white 2011 Chevrolet van being driven by Padget Davis, age 51, Hanover, Indiana. The vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lane of Michigan Road.As a result of the collision, Beagles sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. Davis sustained serious injuries in the collision and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. The Chevrolet van was owned by the Indiana Department of Corrections. Davis was on duty at the time of the crash. She was transporting a work release inmate back to the Madison Women’s Correctional Facility from her job when the crash occurred. The inmate was transported to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana for treatment of minor injuries.Investigators believe that Beagles had been consuming alcohol prior to the collision, which was a contributing factor to the crash. Investigators also believe that his speed was a contributing factor in the crash. Beagles was not restrained in the vehicle when the crash occurred. Toxicology results are pending at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Beagles’ family has been notified.
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington was left to rue missed opportunities despite keeping his faint hopes of qualifying for next week’s US Masters alive. Open champion Mickelson had been a doubt for the event with a pulled muscle which forced him out of the Valero Texas Open last week, but the left-hander showed no ill effects. Mickelson believes receiving treatment within 30 minutes of his withdrawal could have proved vital, adding: “I travel with a light therapy machine, and I got on it right away. “I think that made a world of difference as far as expediting the healing process to where it doesn’t hurt any more. It just feels sore like I was working out, as opposed to kind of a painful experience. “I’m surprised because I was worried when it happened about the Masters. I was certainly worried about Houston, but it healed a lot quicker. I felt great today. I didn’t feel any pain or discomfort and didn’t even think about it.” On a day when 96 of the 144-strong field broke par, Sergio Garcia was the top European player with a five-under 67 matched by former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, while Ernie Els returned a 68. Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, who can replace the injured Tiger Woods as world number one with a victory in Houston, returned a 71, while former world number one Rory McIlroy finished two under. McIlroy was three under after eight holes but missed from 10 feet for birdie on the 10th and then three-putted the 11th from long range. Another shot looked set to disappear when he found the water in trying to drive the green on the short par-four 12th, but a superb pitch ensured he saved par and an excellent bunker shot on the par-five 13th set up a birdie. However, the two-time major winner was unable to scramble for par on the 14th and had to settle for an opening 70. McIlroy wrote on Twitter: “Solid, if unspectacular start here in Houston. Really happy with my form from tee to green… Hole a few more putts and I’ll be right there!” Harrington dropped a shot on the next after failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker but quickly made amends with birdies on the 17th and 18th to reach the turn in 33. A three-putt bogey on the third halted the former Ryder Cup star’s momentum, but birdies on the fourth and sixth had him high on the leaderboard before a disappointing bogey on the ninth, his final hole. “The round itself was okay but I should have scored better as I had birdie chances at nearly every hole and felt I should have finished six or seven under,” Harrington told www.golfbytourmiss.com “Everyone has been making out this is a big week for me but then the past few weeks have been big weeks for me. Yes, there is a bit of an inevitability about this week but that’s all that changed. “But while I know it is my last chance to get into the Masters I am not trying to do anything different, and it’s not like I have a secret for good golf to keep for a week like this. “A three under par start is always okay but what I am ruing is that it could have been easily six or seven under par and I would be in a better position going forward.” At three under par, Harrington – whose last victory on a major tour came in the 2008 US PGA Championship – was four shots behind clubhouse leaders Charley Hoffmann and Bill Haas, Haas playing his last six holes in five under par with an eagle and three birdies. Former US PGA champion Keegan Bradley was among a large group a shot behind on six under, while Bradley’s playing partners Webb Simpson and Phil Mickelson were also off to a good start. The pair returned flawless rounds of 68 which meant the group were a combined 14 under par without a single bogey between them. Harrington has to win the Shell Houston Open to avoid missing out on a trip to Augusta for the first time since 1999 and got off to an encouraging start with an opening 69 at the Golf Club of Houston. The 42-year-old Dubliner started on the 10th and holed from eight feet for an opening birdie before picking up another shot on the par-five 13th. Press Association
Swansea boss Garry Monk was to left to rue “schoolboy defending” after England striker Rickie Lambert gave Southampton a late 1-0 Barclays Premier League win at the Liberty Stadium. “The last home game of the season and we lose the game in the last minute. It’s always hard to take,” head coach Monk said. “We suffered first half, possession-wise, playing against a very good team in Southampton. They worked their possession well. “But we had three really clear-cut chances we should have scored from. I can’t actually remember Michel Vorm making a save the whole game. “In terms of possession, we suffered, but I think second half we got to grips with it a little bit better and we had the best chances. How we have come away from that game with nothing is hard to take. “But I’ve said that a few times this season. It has pretty much been the story of our season. There was some very good defending for 90 minutes, then we let ourselves down with some schoolboy defending. “We should be scoring from those clear-cut chances and we left ourselves open for the sucker punch, which we’ve done a few times this season.” It looked as though the teams would play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw in the Liberty Stadium sunshine after 90 minutes that had end of season stamped all over them. With neither Swansea nor Southampton troubled by matters at the top or bottom of the table, it was a contest that drifted along with no obvious urgency, and Lambert’s goal provided an ending the match scarcely deserved. Substitute Lambert struck in the third minute of stoppage time after Swans skipper Ashley Williams and goalkeeper Michel Vorm got themselves in a tangle. Williams’ attempted clearance ballooned high in the air, dipping behind a retreating Vorm, and as all three players scrambled for the ball, it appeared to go in off Lambert’s back. Press Association Despite the defeat, though, it is likely that Monk will be upgraded as Michael Laudrup’s permanent managerial successor during the next week. Monk has achieved the primary aim of masterminding Swansea’s top-flight status for another season and after the club’s directors met on Friday, it would appear they have been suitably impressed to let him take the Swans forward. “If you look at the effort and commitment from the players, you can’t fault them,” Monk added. “For 90 minutes, they defended the box extremely well, and that takes intensity and concentration to be able to do that. “But it was a poor goal. We got ourselves out of our shape. We lost concentration, got sucked out of position, left Lambert with too much space, and indecision from the recovery side cost us. “We didn’t deserve for it to go against us, but it has happened.” Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino started with Lambert on the bench after he suffered a knock during last Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Everton. “He received a knock in the game against Everton, and he wasn’t able to train properly throughout the week,” Pochettino said. “He wasn’t fit enough to play the full 90 minutes, so we thought we would put him on the bench and bring him on in the second half. We didn’t want to take any risks with him. “In the history of football there have been more bizarre goals than that one, but I guess it can happen in the world of football. “I thought that overall we did very well. We are very happy with the victory we achieved, and with the team’s performance. “It was sort of a difficult game to play. Both clubs had already achieved their goals for the season. “Mathematically, we couldn’t go higher than eighth, but overall we played with a lot of intensity and in the manner that we know how to play. “Perhaps it wasn’t a spectacular game, but we did achieve the three points which helped us achieve the highest number of points that we have ever achieved in a Premier League season, and also the number of wins away from home, so for us these three points are massive.”
Brendan Rodgers does not believe there is any quick fix for Liverpool’s sluggish start to the season and has warned supporters that the ‘pain’ may continue until he has a fully fit squad. “I think the pain is for now,” he told national newspapers. “I think it’s unfortunate. “It’s hard for the supporters and I understand that. It must be so difficult at the moment to see a team that for 18 months has been so fluent and dynamic. “Now they probably look and see a team with maybe no resemblance to that in many ways. I understand that and there is no-one more frustrated than myself. “We look at our game, which is based a lot on possession, but we were also a big threat in transition when we won the ball back and we were on the break. “We don’t look a threat on the break at the moment. We could argue that we don’t even play in transition. We’re getting no one in behind, no one breaking lines. “Our team dynamic was dominating the game with the ball but also without the ball and without the ball means running and getting in behind people. We’ve done that for 18 months. We did it at Tottenham. “Once we lose that movement and speed of Daniel Sturridge – and the link-up of other people within that – it has broken the dynamic a little for us. “We just have to persevere until I get the squad back – until we get Emre Can back, Joe Allen, Daniel and the others. Then I think we will return to that level. In the meantime it’s been hard for the supporters and I totally understand that.” Press Association The departure of talisman Luis Suarez in the summer coupled with an injury to striker Daniel Sturridge has contributed to the Reds taking just seven points from their first six Barclays Premier League games this season. A loss to Basle in the Champions League in midweek heaped more pressure on the situation and manager Rodgers admits he is as frustrated as anybody as he tries to bed in a raft of summer signings.
— The Portuguese soccer federation says six of the 15 stadiums seeking to host matches when the league resumes next month amid the coronavirus pandemic have failed health inspections. All stadiums must comply with a series health measures established by local authorities to be able to host matches. The federation says the stadiums for league leader Porto and second-place Benfica were among the nine stadiums that passed the inspections conducted by local health authorities. The stadiums that failed belong to smaller clubs. They will be allowed to make changes to their venues before another inspection is conducted.MLB-PIRATES-KRAMERPirates infielder Kramer out 4-6 months after hip surgeryPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kevin Kramer will miss four to six months months while recovering from surgery on his right hip.The team announced Wednesday that Kramer underwent the procedure last week in Vail, Colorado. The 26-year-old Kramer had been dealing with what the club called “chronic symptoms” while attempting to stay ready for the potential start to the 2020 season. May 20, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR set for first Wednesday start since 1984UNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s comeback from the coronavirus continues at Darlington Raceway Wednesday night, three days after resuming its season at the South Carolina track. The Toyota 500 will be NASCAR’s first Wednesday race in 36 years. In that last race, Richard Petty won his 200th Cup Series race at Daytona on July 4, 1984.NASCAR added a couple of weeknights into its schedule as it tries to make up the eight races it missed because of the pandemic.Like Sunday’s race, won by Kevin Harvick, Wednesday’s race will be without fans and with only essential personnel inside.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— With an eye toward getting back on the field, the NFL is working on a helmet face guard that might provide the same protection as a surgical mask. Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay says the issue came up about a month ago during a conference call with the league’s competition committee. Many players already wear visors to protect their eyes. McKay says the new mask would cover even more of the face. The medical director of the NFL Players Association tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter that league engineers and sports equipment company Oakley are already testing prototypes of the modified mask. — The Kentucky-Michigan college basketball matchup scheduled for Dec. 6 in London has been postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the three-game series has been restructured. The schools were scheduled to highlight the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase doubleheader at the O2 Arena which also included Marist against UMBC. Michigan will now host the Wildcats on Dec. 4 in Ann Arbor before the schools meet in London one year later. Kentucky will host the Wolverines in Lexington on Dec. 2, 2023.— Japan’s beloved high school baseball tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament is a huge annual event in Japan and is followed much the way Americans follow the college basketball tournament. The Japanese High School Baseball Federation says the cancellation was the first since World War II. The high school tournament has showcased some of the biggest stars in Japanese professional baseball. They include major leaguers like Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Matsui.— The Italian soccer federation has given the country’s top three leagues until Aug. 20 to complete their seasons. The federation has also come up with alternative plans if the leagues have to be halted again because of the coronavirus pandemic. They could resort to playoffs or decide positions by applying coeffecients. The following season is now scheduled to start on Sept. 1. Serie A has been suspended since March 9. There are 12 rounds remaining in the league and the Italian Cup is in the semifinal stage.— The head of the organizing committee for the 2022 World Cup says a global recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic could affect the ability of fans to afford to travel to Qatar (KUH’-tur). The World Bank is forecasting a deep recession caused by the shutdown of economic activity around the world. Organizing committee secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi says he is hopeful the tournament will be an opportunity for the world to come together again in November 2022. But he says there are “concerns about the global economy and the ability of fans to be able to afford traveling and afford coming and participating and celebrating the World Cup.”— Watford defender Adrian Mariappa says he is one of the six people to test positive from the first round of coronavirus checks in the Premier League and is surprised that he contracted the disease. Mariappa says he has been “scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus” because he hasn’t “really left the house apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids.” The 33-year-old Mariappa says he hasn’t had any symptoms and has felt “as fit as ever.” Two members of Watford’s staff also tested positive for COVID-19. Burnley said assistant manager Ian Woan has also contracted the virus. Kramer was in the mix for a utility spot with the Pirates. He hit .149 with a home run and two RBIs in 29 appearances for the team in 2019 and batted .240 in 11 games during spring training before the Major League Baseball season went on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.MLB is talking with players about plans to start the season, possibly in early July.NCAA-STEPHEN F. AUSTINStephen F. Austin gets postseason bans; agrees to sanctionsHOUSTON (AP) — Stephen F. Austin received postseason bans and agreed to several sanctions including probation, scholarship reductions and the forfeiture of wins on Wednesday for having low scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate. — Washington Redskins rookie receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden says he tested positive for the coronavirus in March and had fully recovered by early April. He says his symptoms were mild. He says he feels 100% now and is ready to get on the field. Gandy-Golden played the past two seasons at Liberty University, an evangelical college in Virginia that reopened this spring despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The Redskins selected Gandy-Golden in the fourth round.— The NCAA’s Division I Council is debating whether to let a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus expire on May 31. The move would be another sign that college sports is on the way back amid the coronavirus pandemic. A number of schools have announced plans to reopen their campuses for the fall semester. But many caution that even if games go ahead, there will be safety protocols in place and fans may not be allowed.— Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says he thinks football games can be played in Ohio Stadium this fall with 20,000 to 30,000 fans in the stands. Smith thinks that number of fans could be kept at a safe distance from one another in the stadium, which seats about 105,000. Face masks and other precautions would be required to limit the spread of COVID-19. He says he hasn’t figured out yet how spectators would be chosen from among those wanting tickets.— The presidents of the University of Miami and Notre Dame say in separate interviews that they expect the football season to be played. Both Miami’s Dr. Julio Frenk and Notre Dame’s the Rev. John Jenkins raised the very real possibility of crowds being much smaller than usual or eliminated entirely. Jenkins says he expects to have clarity on how — or if — football season can happen in the next few weeks.— The Minnesota Timberwolves are reopening their practice facility for voluntary sessions for players starting Thursday. Only one coach and one player will be allowed on the court at Mayo Clinic Square, across the street from Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. They’ll be required to stay 12 feet apart. Workouts will be limited to 45 minutes, and areas beyond the court will remain closed. OCEAN SEARCH-MISSING WRESTLERBody found on LA beach identified as WWE pro Shad GaspardLOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, where he was caught in a rip current last weekend.A Police Department statement says patrol officers were flagged down around by a person reporting that a body had washed ashore. The department says the body was identified and next-of-kin notified.Gaspard was last seen about 50 yards offshore after he was caught in a rip current. Gaspard’s 10-year-old son was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water. US Olympic bobsledder Carlo Valdes announces his returnLAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Carlo Valdes, a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic team in bobsled, has announced he is returning to the sport with hopes of making the team for the 2022 Beijing Games.Valdes was a push athlete on the team that finished 20th at the Pyeongchang Olympics in a four-man sled driven by Justin Olsen. Valdes hasn’t competed at the World Cup level since, taking the last two seasons off to focus on business interests.The 30-year-old Valdes has won eight World Cup medals in his career as a push athlete, including a gold medal in two-man with the late Steven Holcomb in 2016 at the Americans’ home track in Lake Placid, New York.If this sliding season happens as planned — an uncertain proposition because of the coronavirus pandemic — USA Bobsled and Skeleton will host the 2021 world championships at Lake Placid in February. The Texas school’s football team won’t be allowed to participate in the 2020 postseason, the men’s basketball team can’t participate in the 2021-22 postseason and the baseball team will be prohibited from participating in the postseason in the spring of 2021.The three teams were on a nationwide list released Tuesday that faced bans for posting a four-year score below 930. The scores are based on academic eligibility, graduation and retention. Athletes receive one point a semester by remaining academically eligible and another if they graduate or come back to school for the next term.Stephen F. Austin’s men’s basketball team had the lowest score of any team in Division I at 810 and its football program was one of six other Division I teams nationwide that fell below 900, at 894. The school’s baseball team also fell below the 930 mark.Along with the bans, the school agreed with the NCAA to several sanctions, the most severe of which includes three years of probation, a public reprimand and censure, and a fine of $5,000 plus half of 1% of the total budget for men’s basketball and football.HOCKEY-2021 WORLDS Update on the latest sports Gaspard gained prominence in the WWE as one half of the tag-team group Cryme Time, along with his partner, JTG. After retiring from the WWE in 2010, Gaspard has had small roles on TV and in movies, including the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 US, Canada drawn in same group at 2021 men’s hockey worldsZURICH (AP) — The United States and Canada have been drawn into same group for the 2021 men’s hockey world championships.The North American rivals are in the eight-team group to be played in Riga (REE’-guh), Latvia. Defending champion Finland and Germany are also in that group. Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic will be in the other group alongside co-host Belarus in Minsk.The 15,000-seat Minsk Arena will host the medal games and semifinals. The International Ice Hockey Federation says the 2021 tournament schedule will be published at a later date. Finland won the 2019 title. The 2020 tournament in Switzerland was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.BOBSLED-VALDES RETURNS
The federation says that one of the coaches has been hospitalized with a mild fever. The others have no symptoms but are being quarantined.The federation did not name those who tested positive.While other sections of the national team will continue training, the World Cup team will return home.Italy’s team features reigning overall World Cup champion Federica Brignone, whose mother recovered after being hospitalized with the virus, and Olympic downhill gold medalist Sofia Goggia.___ Associated Press June 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___West Indies head coach Phil Simmons is in self-isolation after leaving his cricket team’s bio-secure location in the English city of Manchester for a short period of compassionate leave. Simmons attended the funeral of his father-in-law, who had died prior to the team’s recent assembly in Manchester, having been given permission by medical officials.Cricket West Indies confirmed that Simmons has twice tested negative for the virus since returning on Friday, and will have another test on Wednesday before rejoining the squad.The West Indies start a four-day warmup match against England at Old Trafford on Monday, prior to the start of the first test on July 8.___The Italian Winter Sports federation says that three members of the women’s ski team — two coaches and one athlete — have tested positive for the coronavirus while training on the Stelvio glacier. Watford players Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina were left out of the squad for the team’s Premier League game against Southampton on Sunday.A post on the club’s Twitter account said all three players were omitted by manager Nigel Pearson “to ensure the health and safety of all players, staff and officials at today’s game”.A newspaper report claimed striker Gray had hosted a party at his house for around 20 people on Friday.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: West Indies head coach Simmons in self-isolation
Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSAP source: Yankees vs champ Nationals in DC on opening dayUNDATED (AP) — Gerrit Cole could make his New York Yankees debut in an opening-day treat for fans, facing Juan Soto and World Series champion Washington at Nationals Park. EHV-1 can cause an upper respiratory infection in young horses. If a number of horses are housed together, they can become sick and then recover uneventfully. However, equine herpesvirus-1 can also cause a severe neurological disease that affects a horse’s brain and spinal cord, and may result in paralysis and death.Belmont’s current meet ends July 12. It is racing without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. HORSE RACING-BELMONT-BARN QUARANTINEPrecautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is liftedNEW YORK (AP) — Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative.The New York Racing Association said Sunday all horses in Barn 37 were found to not have fever and were asymptomatic. As a result, they can enter races and train among the general population.The precautionary quarantine had been put in place a day earlier after a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms. Freudnme is being monitored by a private veterinarian. The colt last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019. June 28, 2020 Associated Press NASCAR-POCONOJones wins Sunday’s first race, crashes in secondLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — — Brandon Jones took home a trophy and sent a car to the scrap heap in about an hour Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Jones won the first of three races on tap at the Pennsylvania track with a two-lap sprint to the finish in a wreck-filled Truck Series race. He followed that by wrecking on the first lap of the Xfinity Series race. The day’s third event is a Cup Series race. Kevin Harvick is trying for his second Cup victory in two days. A person familiar with the game says the Yankees and Nationals are set to meet when the virus-delayed season begins next month. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there hasn’t been an official announcement. The New York Post first reported the matchup.Cole started the previous game played at Nationals Park. He pitched the Houston Astros past the Nationals 7-1 last October for a 3-2 edge in the World Series. Major League Baseball will start a 60-game season on July 23 or 24. The schedule is still being worked out — there could be a game or two on the first day of play, or a full slate.In other baseball news:— The Texas Rangers say several of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few days. The team said anyone who had direct contact with those affected was sent home from Globe Life Field. The Rangers said no one will be allowed back inside without receiving a negative test for the coronavirus. The club is set to begin another round of training at the ballpark next week. The team said pandemic protocols are in place for front office employees at the new ballpark that’s set to open when the season begins.
ENGLAND batsman Alex Hales and Sri Lanka seamers Lasith Malinga and Isuru Udana were among the big gainers in the 2019 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft, bagging US$160 000 each after being picked up in the first round. Hales went to Barbados Tridents, Malinga to St Lucia Stars, and Udana to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo were retained by Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders respectively in the first round. Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who missed CPL 2018, rounded off the first-round picks and will be in action for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the upcoming season.Shadab is a like-for-like swap for Rashid Khan, who will instead feature as a marquee player in the Euro T20 Slam, which clashes with the CPL. Other CPL regulars such as Brendon McCullum, Luke Ronchi and Chris Lynn have also opted for the Euro T20 Slam over the CPL.Kieron Pollard, who captained St Lucia Stars last season, has moved to his home franchise TKR, and will help fill the void left by the absence of Lynn and McCullum.Nicholas Pooran, who recently played for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, was picked up by the Amazon Warriors as their marquee player. Chris Gayle will return to his home franchise Tallawahs as their marquee player while Jason Holder will be Barbados Tridents’ marquee player.Australia leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, who was the highest wicket-taker last season, with 22 scalps in 13 games, was drafted in the second round by Stars.Defending champions TKR retained Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Bravo and Khary Pierre, and also added New Zealand seam-bowling all-rounder James Neesham and Pakistan tear-away Mohammad Hasnain to their roster.Nineteen-year-old Hasnain hit speeds north of 150kph for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League and was subsequently fast-tracked into the Pakistan squad.Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane will move from Patriots to Tridents. A day after he broke into Pakistan’s World Cup squad, left-arm quick Wahab Riaz was retained by Tridents. He will be joined in the Tridents squad by Dominic Drakes, the son of former West Indies fast bowler Vasbert Drakes.Guyana Amazon Warriors, meanwhile, retained both big hitter Sherfane Rutherford and all-rounder Keemo Paul, who had played together for Delhi Capitals in the IPL earlier this year.Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who was ignored for the World Cup, found some cheer, getting a gig with Stars.Mystery spin-bowling all-rounder Mark Deyal, who has been part of Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel before, will team up with Sunil Narine for TKR.Carl Crowe, Narine’s spin coach who also works with TKR and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, has singled out Deyal as an “exciting” talent who can spin the ball both ways with his knuckles. Deyal had also impressed with the bat during his stint for Winnipeg Hawks in the inaugural Global T20 Canada. (ESPN Cricinfo0