The Latest: West Indies head coach Simmons in self-isolation

first_imgThe 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: and The Latest: West Indies head coach Simmons in self-isolationlast_img read more

Slow-pitch tourney open for registration

first_imgThe D&D Rebels slow-pitch squad is inviting local teams to join its upcoming tournament.The Summer Solstice Slow-pitch Tournament runs from June 18-20, and guarantees 5 games per team.- Advertisement -It will also include a homerun competition, a pitching competition, a poker hand challenge, raffles, a live band, and food from Tim n’ Tyc’s.The entry fee is $250 per team, and all proceeds go to the D&D Rebels, to help fund their trip to the 2010 National Championships. By stafflast_img

Arsenal boss Unai Emery throws support behind Mesut Ozil over Germany controversy

first_imgUnai Emery has said he expects Mesut Ozil to have a ‘big season’ for Arsenal and has thrown his support behind the Gunners star following his controversial decision to quit the Germany team. 4 New boss Emery is preparing for his first season in charge of Arsenal Ozil announced this week he had retired from international football following defending world champions Germany’s miserable World Cup, which saw them crash out at the group stage.The 29-year-old called time on his nine-year career with Die Mannschaft after accusing the German Football Association (DFB) of treating him with “racism and disrespect” over the issue of a photograph featuring the player alongside Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which was taken before the World Cup.The DFB has “emphatically rejected” Ozil’s claims of racist treatment and while Gunners manager Emery did not take sides, he offered his support to the German as a member of his squad on a pre-season tour of Singapore.New boss Emery is keen to offer the star a semblance of “normality” now that he has returned to the club ahead of his first season in charge. 4 Speaking at a press conference ahead of Thursday’s friendly against Atletico Madrid, Emery told “All of us want to help Mesut feel like it is his home here with us, like a family and it is a family for every player.“He feels here with us that he can work every day, and it is good for us that he decided to come here and work with us before our two matches.”Emery says he has not yet spoken to Ozil about his decision, which was explained across several lengthy statements on Twitter.“He arrived on Sunday to travel and I prefer to give him the normality in the team and for him to feel good with us,” said the Spanish coach, who is backing Ozil to respond brightly to any negative fallout.“He has experience, he has quality and he has a great mentality and we are going to help him feel good and to show his quality with us. I am sure he is going to have a big season with us.“I am very happy with him, every player is looking together and Mesut has the respect of every player here. It is a personal decision from Mesut and I respect it.” Goalkeeper Petr Cech, who insists he is “concentrating on this season” amid speculation about his long-term future at the Emirates Stadium, is also keen to support Ozil as a colleague and to avoid assuming a position in his argument with the DFB.The 36-year-old Czech said: “I’m not in a position to really comment on that, it’s a private personal matter for Mesut against the German Federation.“As a team we support him here, we try to make sure he feels good, so he can train and perform at his best. As a team that’s all we can do. 4 Mesut Ozil was singled out for criticism during the World Cup Mesut Ozil has returned to Arsenal following Germany’s World Cup disaster 4 Petr Cech has been linked with a move away from Arsenal “Obviously his decision is his decision and everyone should respect that.“He’s training really well, he’s happy to be with us and we’re happy to have him back as well because he is one of the key players in our team and we need him to be fit and ready for the season.“He has been working really hard so hopefully he will be fit.”last_img read more