The spacious kitchen area.Mr Basalt said one home had four bedrooms and the guesthouse had one bedroom, a living room and a loft above.“This property really has a resort-style feel to it especially with the pool in the middle,” he said.“There is nothing of this kind in the area. The style of build is modern coastal Queenslander.“It’s a walk in and walk out property.” What a masterpiece at 122 Nojoor Road, Mudjimba. Relax and unwind at 122 Nojoor Road, Mudjimba, which goes to auction this month.Just three minutes from Mudjimba beach, other standout features of the property include an open-plan kitchen and dining areas which lead out to a decked, entertaining area. There is an outdoor shower and a stunning bush backdrop.The property was recently the Sunshine Coast’s most viewed listing on REA. The property could easily house a large family.Mr Basalt had originally considered keeping the property as a holiday home but decided it was not for him.Offering a classical Hamptons style, there are wainscoting VJ walls, timber floors and beautifully-aged, no maintenance timber decks outside.Ray White Maroochydore selling agent Jason Mills said the property would easily house a large family as well as grandparents or older children, thanks to the self-contained guesthouse which comes with its own kitchen and laundry.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Mills said the home had been “ridiculously popular” since hitting the market.“We are getting a decent amount of buyer interest from Sydney and Melbourne, and a few people internationally have touched base,” Mr Mills said.“I think the look is leading edge, it’s a new design and a lot of people are wanting it but haven’t had the opportunity.” Doors to past reveal a jewel Developers: Tim Basalt from Basalt Constructions and Joel Thorogood from Peak Plumbing Price: Auction March 21 at 3pm on site A ddress: 122 Nojoor Rd, Mudjimba MORE QUEENSLAND REAL ESTATE NEWS: Save the world in your backyard Take a look at this coastal beauty at 122 Nojoor Road, Mudjimba.A once semi-cleared block of land on the Sunshine Coast has been transformed into a stunning modern coastal Queenslander.The property at 122 Nojoor Rd, Mudjimba, was built by Tim Basalt, from Basalt Constructions, and Joel Thorogood from Peak Plumbing. The Sunshine Coast duo built two properties, including a guesthouse, on the 0.86ha site.Mr Basalt said both homes were raised off the ground and faced each other for an intimate yet private sanctuary.He said the houses were perfect for those with live-in relatives or parents who were staying for a period of time. LEUCA BEACHHOUSE Quade Cooper sells Brisbane pad Inside 122 Nojoor Road, Mudjimba.
We’ve always argued that the real agenda in the drug debate is a global commodity market for all drugs – i.e. creating a drug-friendly culture. And that the strategy has been well known – first medicinal, then decriminalisation, then legalisation, then legalise all drugs. This has been the strategy of groups like NORML and the Drug Policy Alliance since day one“The key to it [legalising marijuana for recreational use] is to have 100s of thousands of people using it ‘medically’ under medical supervision, the whole scam is going to be blown. Once there is medical access and we do what we continually have to do, and we will, then we will get full legalisation.”Richard Cowen, former Director of NORML (National Organisation for Reform of Marijuana Laws), 1993“The best answer is to move slowly but firmly to dismantle the edifice of enforcement. Start with the possession and sale of cannabis and amphetamines, and experiment with different strategies. Move on to hard drugs, sold through licensed outlets.”Ethan Nadelmann – Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) The Economist (July 26, 2001)This has now been taken up by the Global Commission on Drug Policy – of which former PM Helen Clark is a member. It has a flawed approach to drug use in our society, and is more focused on the rights of individuals to live in a drug-friendly society than it is in the welfare, safety and health of the community. The GCDP wants to legalise all drug use, and wants policies based on ‘human rights’ and which remove the ‘stigmatisation’ and ‘marginalisation’ of people who use drugs.If you want to see the gradual progression of this master plan, look no further than the messaging of the Drug Policy Alliance’s ally in New Zealand – the taxpayer-funded Drug Foundation.Here’s the timeline:FIRST IT WAS MEDICINAL ONLY 2006“Let’s be clear on this,” said Mr Bell. “This is not a backdoor for decriminalisation of cannabis, these are entirely separate issues. We are only interested in providing a compassionate form of pain relief for thousands of New Zealanders.”Drug Foundation backs medical cannabis – Drug Foundation Media Release (2006)AND NO TO DECRIMINALISATION / LEGALISATION 2009 – 2011“Mr Bell dismissed as ridiculous a newspaper report that the symposium has a secret agenda of pushing for drug legalisation… We’re quite open about our agenda which is to promote health-based drug policy and law, and not to create a Trojan Horse for decriminalisation.”Drug policy symposium an unprecedented event – Drug Foundation Media Release (2009)“The Government cannot shy away from this report. It is not a manifesto for the decriminalisation or legalisation of drugs, as some might suggest. Nor does it accept that the status quo should be maintained.” (Responding to the Law Commission’s recommendations for reforming the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975)Review drags drug law into 21st Century – Drug Foundation Media Release (2011)THEN IT WAS YES TO DECRIMINALISATION 2013“Decriminalisation does not mean a free-for-all and it does not mean that we’re soft on drugs, it means that we’re facing up to the problem and tackling it head on… A health focus has been proven to work overseas. Thirty countries have decriminalised, 17 US states have decriminalised…” Mr Bell said the debate around cannabis, decriminalisation and its health effects, needed to continue.NZ ready for healthy drug law – Drug Foundation Media Release (2013)Do you support decriminalisation of the possession of a small amount of cannabis, or do you feel the law should stay as it is? [Note: no questions around legalisation]Drug Foundation Survey – Nov 2013(Interestingly, the media statement referenced above says that only 46.4% of New Zealanders aged 16–64 have used cannabis at least once in their lifetime – similar to NZIER research. All the pro-drug groups now keep quoting 80%, which seems to suit their narrative better. Wonder why? (rhetorical question)AND NOW, YES TO LEGALISATION (& DECRIMINALISE ALL OTHER DRUGS) 2017 – 2019Our model drug law proposes:Removing criminal penalties for the possession, use and social supply of all drugsDeveloping a strictly regulated cannabis marketDrug Foundation – July 2017This of course includes advising drug users (including students) how to use meth ‘discreetly’ and ‘safely’ and synthetic cannabis, and drug testing (not of employees to ensure they’re not a health and safety risk at work, but for party goers so they can take drugs at musical festivals.)Ironically, in 2011, the Drug Foundation said in their media release that they wanted:– introduction of a Police cautioning scheme for low level offending, such as simple possession, combined with diversion to health information and addiction treatment services– balancing law enforcement and health activities, requiring greater investment into harm prevention, education, and addiction treatment services.…but not decriminalisation or legalisation. Exactly what we have been asking for!You have been warned. The writing is on the wall. It’s all part of a global plan to normalise drugs.Don’t buy it.Vote NO.
United are also putting feelers out with agents as they bid to bring in a short-term fix to address their striker shortage.Solskjaer is aware they might not be able to land a top target this month as Lyon have already said publicly they do not want to sell ex-Celtic striker Moussa Dembele in this window.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United could land Bruno Fernandes in a £55million deal by the end of the week after a breakthrough in talks with Sporting Lisbon.Advertisement But there is understood to have been progress between the two clubs, with the loss of Marcus Rashford having accelerated United’s need to get the deal done this month.Rashford is out for at least three months, which has intensified United’s need for a goalscoring attacker, with Portugal international Fernandes seen as that player.United are understood to have bid around £40m for Fernandes, which was dismissed by Sporting, but are ready to return with a bid of £46.78m, which could rise to £55m with add-ons.Sporting were holding out for close to £60m for their captain and most influential player – an initial £51m plus £8.5m in add-ons – but a compromise figure now looks likely to be reached, according to sources in Portugal.United had hoped to take advantage of Sporting’s financial difficulties and land Fernandes on the cheap, but have been forced to up their offer in the wake of Rashford’s enforced absence. United’s bid to sign Fernandes hit a wall at the weekend, with both clubs far apart in terms of their valuation of the free-scoring 25-year-old midfielder. Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should SeeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Crazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift OwnsA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
We seem to be over run with replays these days. Baseball and football, and sometimes basketball, go to replays. However, there is no replay for misinterpretation of rules by a football official.If you haven’t heard it by now, Central Michigan won a game over Oklahoma State on a play that should have never taken place. In this particular play, because intentional grounding was called on the quarterback, the game should have ended right there. As far as I know, this is one of the few cases in which a game can end on a penalty. According to the rule book, a penalty that includes a loss of down over rules additional play. On that additional play, Central Michigan had all their prayers answered on an unbelievable 50-yard touchdown.What will this do to the rest of the season for Oklahoma State?
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is happy for his players to dream of winning the title as he believes it provides focus for the second half of the season. Press Association “He has a long-term contract and the first half of the season has been a real joy to see him grow and the second half of the season will be even better.” The Everton boss is not worried by what a month embroiled in transfer headlines will do to the 20-year-old, however. “It is down to his personality and Ross is ready for all that,” he added. “He has had such a long spell away from the pitch (because of injury) and that and being away on loan has made him mature a lot and he doesn’t take anything for granted. “Anything which comes his way he is embracing it, enjoying it and mastering it. “Any experience which comes his way will help develop him and I have no concerns at all. “The bigger the challenge the bigger the response.” Martinez is also confident they can hold off big-money bids from other clubs. “We have done it before so yes, absolutely. There is not even a doubt,” he said. “You can’t fight the trend of the game, but what you can dictate is the timing and everything you do should be for the good of the club. “The stability we have from a financial point of view allows us to make football decisions and this January window is important for us to make sure we kick on and finish stronger than we started.” The match at Stoke takes priority and, although the Potters were dispatched 4-0 at Goodison Park a month ago and have conceded eight in their last two matches, Martinez is wary of the trip to the Britannia Stadium. “You look at the last two results and it was a little bit of a freak performance against Newcastle (losing 5-0) and that affected them going into Spurs (a 3-1 defeat),” he said. “They are unbeaten in their last six at home and we know when they play at the Britannia they are an extremely difficult team.” On-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku said after Sunday’s victory over Southampton pushed the Toffees into fourth place they had to be considered outsiders to win the Barclays Premier League. Everton have a chance to consolidate their position in the top four, five points behind leaders Arsenal, at Stoke on New Year’s Day and, while some managers would ban all talk of a title charge, Martinez welcomes it. “When you are a footballer involved in a league and you come off the pitch feeling satisfied with the players around you and the way the team is working it is only natural you have that forward thinking,” he said. “When you are five points from the top halfway through the season why not? I don’t think we have fulfilled our potential. “You should always have big aspirations and dreams and in the same way have a real humble approach to your work, trying to improve on a daily basis, and that is the theme in the squad. “You need to have a dream and that is really positive. We have enough negativity in football. It is good when you have a real fresh and healthy dream to fight for.” For Everton to replicate what they have done in the first half of the season over the full campaign they need to hold on to key players in the January transfer window. There is already speculation about Manchester United boss David Moyes returning to his former club with a renewed bid for left-back Leighton Baines after failing to land the England international in the summer. The Scot was also linked with midfielder Ross Barkley, although suggestions of a £50million deal prompted nothing more than a joke from Martinez. “£50million? We wouldn’t let anyone out on loan in January!” he said.
Carlton Cole is hoping to score the goals that can keep West Ham in the Barclays Premier League after the striker signed a new deal at Upton Park. Press Association The 30-year-old has penned an 18-month contract with the Hammers after returning to the club on a short-term agreement in October, having originally been released last summer. With West Ham struggling for goals and with record signing Andy Carroll still sidelined, manager Sam Allardyce offered Cole a three-month deal to help get the club firing again and the striker has done enough to earn a longer extension. The England international has scored four goals in 11 Barclays Premier League fixtures since his return, including the opener in the vital 2-0 victory at Cardiff on Saturday that took the Hammers out of the relegation zone, and now Cole hopes to reward Allardyce’s renewed faith in him by continuing to find the back of the net. “I’m really happy,” he told West Ham TV. “I’ve worked hard to get to the position I’m in right now. The manager asked me to come back in the summer and I’ve worked hard to get my match fitness and I’ve scored a few goals whilst doing that. “I’ve always believed that I can score goals and that’s the main thing as a striker, you want to score goals and help the team win. That’s what I’m here to do and hopefully I’ll get more chances to do that. “I’ve never said that I’ve got targets but I have my own targets in my head. Hopefully I can get to where I want to get to. First and foremost it’s all about Premier League survival, we’re down there fighting it out and we just need to stay up and then work from there next season.” Despite offering Cole a new deal, Allardyce is likely to continue his pursuit of Monaco forward Lacina Traore, with a move for Inter Milan’s Ishak Belfodil seemingly dead in the water. Saturday’s win at Cardiff was West Ham’s first in the Premier League since November and, with Allardyce welcoming former club Newcastle to Upton Park this weekend, the Hammers need to continue to pick up points if they are to avoid dropping back into the bottom three.
Some pessimistic economists warn that the stock market is not the economy. But hey, the new high is still great for your 401K. DOW 29000. Important to remember that the stock market is not the economy, and even less representative of the economy than in the past. The DOW and S&P more reflective of largest and most profitable companies than in the past, a concentration that has also undermined wage growth— Diane Swonk (@DianeSwonk) January 10, 2020 The new record high comes less than two months after it reached 28-thousand for the first time on November 15th. It continues a remarkable climb for the stock index of the 30 largest companies in America.The Dow crossed the 20-thousand point threshold about three years ago, on January 25th, 2017 after President Trump was elected. (New York, NY) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit another record high. The Dow is soaring past the 29-thousand mark for the first time today. Dow 29000 in sight as fading Mideast tensions help to jolt stock market higher – MarketWatch #America https://t.co/mEAZDWN8Gs— SmBizAmerica® (@SmBizAmerica) January 10, 2020
Akron is dropping men’s golf and cross country and women’s tennis in cost-cutting moves due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The school said the reduction will take effect at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Akron will now have seven men’s sports and 10 women’s sports. The school will remain a member of the Mid-American Conference, which announced changes to several conference championships earlier this week.“These decisions are very difficult but they are important and necessary at this time,” athletic director Larry Williams said. “This action aligns us with our Mid-American Conference peers in the total number of sports and is part of the ongoing effort to redesign the University to ensure that UA continues to invest in high-demand, high-quality academic programs.”In a news release, the school said it considered factors including program cost, facilities, community impact and future funding.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee vows that the Mountaineers will play football this fall “even if I have suit up.” Atlanta United players Anton Walkes and Fernando Meza say they’re open to the idea of resuming Major League Soccer with all teams playing in the Orlando, Florida, area.But Walkes said there are a number of issues that must be addressed before such a plan could be approved.“The safety of everyone is first and foremost,” he said on a video conference call with Atlanta media. Details of the plan are still under consideration, but the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. The league suspended play on March 12 after teams had played just two games.Meza said “the logistics of it will be challenging.” Zuurmond says because of the coronavirus, the KNVB “had to take a decision with its back to the wall. Doing nothing was not an option.”According to the ruling, the KNVB had to act in the interest of all clubs. Zuurmond says it is “very bitter for Cambuur and De Graafschap, but that is not enough to overturn the decision.”The decision marked the first time a court has ruled in a legal challenge to a one of the major European leagues’ coronavirus stoppages.The Netherlands on April 24 became the first top-tier European league to cancel the remainder of the season. But clubs that felt disadvantaged by the terms immediately announced plans to launch legal battles.___ Instead of watching from the sideline at a minicamp practice, Cass was in his home Thursday morning, speaking in a teleconference arranged by The United Way. He noted that in a normal year on this date, there would be 90 players having breakfast at the team headquarters.Cass said the team sill plans to open training camp and start the season on time, but it “may have to make adjustments.”___The IOC says it is setting aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says $150 million will be available for loans to sports governing bodies and national Olympic committees. They were due payments this year for the Tokyo Games, which are now scheduled to open in July 2021. Associated Press The Magic released video of Vucevic working with assistant coach Lionel Chalmers, who was in a mask and gloves for the session. The NBA requires anyone who is present for the workouts, except for the player while he is working out, to be wearing personal protective equipment.“It felt good to be back here and get some work in,” Vucevic said afterward in a message distributed by the team. “But I still want you guys to stay safe, be smart, listen to the experts. It’s still a dangerous time for everybody. But be safe, listen to the experts and I’ll see you soon.”Vucevic was averaging 19.5 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Magic when the NBA season was suspended March 11.___The PGA Tour Champions, which already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season. The British government says it is helping the Premier League resume in June but it wants the finances to flow throughout English soccer and more fans to be able to watch games on television.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden held talks on Thursday with soccer authorities as the national coronavirus lockdown starts to be eased. The pandemic will continue to prevent any fans from attending matches if sports events do restart in June after being suspended in March.Dowden says “the government is opening the door for competitive football to return safely in June. This should include widening access for fans to view live coverage and ensure finances from the game’s resumption supports the wider football family.”In a statement, Dowden says soccer authorities need to finalize their plans before government approval will be given for leagues to start up again.Players are still having to maintain social distancing in training, but contact is expected to be allowed if there is no new spike in COVID-19 cases nationally. ___IndyCar officials have announced NBC will air a four-hour program on May 24, the original date of this year’s Indianapolis 500, that will look back at last year’s race.Mike Tirico will interview race winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi during the broadcast.This year’s Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23.“While this Memorial Day weekend will certainly be different, we’re pleased to join our partners at NBC Sports in continuing this tradition through this special TV presentation,” Penske Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Miles said in a statement. “We look forward to recognizing both our military and frontline COVID-19 heroes while providing motorsports fans some intense and behind-the-scenes IndyCar action through the race replay.” He later apologized.___A judge has upheld the Dutch soccer association’s decision to scrap relegation and promotion from or to the top-flight Eredivisie as it cut short the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.The top two clubs in the second-tier Keuken Kampioen Division, Cambuur Leeuwarden and De Graafschap Doetinchem, launched a legal challenge to the April 24 decision, seeking to seal promotion in court.In a ruling streamed live Thursday, Judge Hans Zuurmond rejected their arguments, saying the Dutch association, the KNVB, has the power to make such a decision. The group of medical professionals began meeting by video conference in April, the SEC said Thursday. They provide regular updates to SEC presidents, chancellors and athletic directors.Conference members will have to approve any policy changes related to a return to practices, workouts, meetings and competition.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said the task force “has begun to provide the guidance necessary to make decisions related to the return to athletics activities for SEC student-athletes and to assist in our collaboration with colleague conferences in determining a safe return to athletics competition.”___Orlando became the latest NBA team to reopen its practice facility since the coronavirus shutdown, with Nikola Vucevic among the first Magic players to arrive back for voluntary workouts Thursday. “I’ve got my ankles taped, I’m ready to go in,” the 76-year-old Gee joked in an interview with WOWK-TV broadcast this week. “But I think again, with everything we’re going to do it based on what is safe, what is healthy for our fans and what is healthy for our student athletes. But I do believe that we will play football.”Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports.It’s not the first time a statement by Gee has turned heads.The then-Ohio State president was criticized in 2010 for saying TCU and Boise State didn’t belong in the BCS title game even if they ran the table because of weak schedules, referring to lesser opponents generally as “Little Sisters of the Poor.” In 2012 he took a shot at Notre Dame in a meeting of Ohio State’s athletic counsel, saying that the school was never invited to join the Big Ten because its priests are not good partners. “Those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, he said. The Southern Conference will cut back on schools qualifying for several championships, cut its league baseball series from three games to two and hold virtual media days for football and basketball.Those are among several cost-cutting moves announced by the conference because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The Division I conference will reduce qualifiers to four for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.Conference commissioner Jim Schaus said league presidents had approved a cost-savings plan for the 2020-21 academic year. Schaus said staff at the conference office will have reduced travel going forward and their salaries will be frozen.___ Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution.The 50-and-older circuit is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.Because of the combined seasons, the postseason events will have 81-player fields and a Charles Schwab Cup champion will not be decided until 2021.The tour will announce the 2021 schedule later this year.___ IOC chief operating officer Lana Haddad says a breakdown of how the $650 million could be allocated will be formulated in the months ahead. It was unclear how much of the money would go to Tokyo organizers.The Swiss government announced Wednesday that Olympic sports federations based in the country can apply for federal loans. The IOC will put up half the money for those loans, with federal and state authorities providing 25% each.___The Southeastern Conference has formed a task force to advise the league and member schools on decisions about resuming sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.The SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force represents the league’s 14 universities. Pre-race coverage will include honoring frontline workers during the pandemic as well as the military traditions associated with the 500. The program also will preview this year’s season opener, which is scheduled for June 6 at Texas.___The Baltimore Ravens intend to compensate stadium workers if NFL games are played before a limited numbers of fans — or no one at all — due to social distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.Ravens president Dick Cass says the team is working on a program to provide for the estimated 3,300 people employed a typical game day.“If we don’t have that kind of staff because we have a reduced crowd at the stadium, we are planning on creating an employees’ assistance fund,” Cass said, noting that “we have not terminated or laid off or furloughed anybody and we don’t intend to.” Spanish second-division club Elche says its players have agreed to return to training after it reinstated their full-time work contracts.Club CEO Patricia Rodríguez told Spanish news agency EFE Thursday that after negotiating with the squad, the club had agreed to end the work furlough it had been on for two months since the coronavirus pandemic put all league activity on hold.The players did not return to practice on Wednesday as a protest against salary reductions of 70% imposed under the furlough. Many Spanish clubs have put their players on furlough.Spanish clubs have returned to training individually at club facilities as they wait for the league to resume play, possibly this summer.___ The Latest: WVU president Gee vows football will be played May 14, 2020 Walkes said he’s also concerned about the mental aspect of players being asked to essentially quarantine in one location — especially if it means being without families and friends for potentially several months.Teams could head to Florida as early as June 1 for training camps. After such a long layoff, Walkes indicated it would likely take at least a month to get in proper playing shape to start up again.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman has signed a one-year contract extension to remain with Hendrick Motorsports through 2021.The announcement Saturday came the day before NASCAR resumes its season at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Bowman goes into the event already qualified for the playoffs as winner at California on March 1, two weeks before the season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic.Bowman is fourth in the Cup standings and in his third full season driving the No. 88 for Hendrick.PGA-OBIT-GONZALEZErnie Gonzalez, winner of 1986 Pensacola Open, dies at 59 UNDATED (AP) — Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who was recently hired to coach safeties on the University of Northern Colorado football team, has died at age 26. The university says he died in his sleep Thursday.Hoffpauir earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league system after starring as an outfielder on the Cardinal baseball team.GOLF-SOUTH KOREA-WOMENLim Hee-jeong leads women’s golf in South Korea by 3 shotsSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lim Hee-jeong shot an 8-under 64 for a 15-under total and a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the KLPGA Championship. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP Exclusive: MLB projects $640K per game loss with no fansUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball owners have made their pitch as they try to convince players to accept less pay due to the coronavirus pandemic. May 16, 2020 Teams will be allowed to have 50 players each under the plan, with the number active for each game still be negotiated.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The 145th Preakness Stakes has been rescheduled for Oct. 3. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan disclosed the new date for the Preakness on NBC, which also had a hand in the decision because it televises the race. Saturday’s announcement was delivered less than hour before the original post time for the Triple Crown race.— Live golf returns to television Sunday with a four-man charity Skins game at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, to benefit coronavirus relief. There won’t be any caddies, so Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will be carrying their own bags. The only rake will be carried by a rules official. Another rules official will be the only person to handle the flagstick, if necessary. It will be the first live action on TV since the opening round of The Players Championship on March 12.— New York will allow horse racing tracks and Watkins Glen International car track to reopen with the easing of the coronavirus outbreak. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday was quick to add a caveat: “No crowds. No fans.” At his daily briefing, the Democrat says he could envision a return of Major League Baseball in New York, also without fans, adding: “If it works economically, that would be great.” — Germany’s Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) resumed its soccer season resumed Saturday after a two-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Borussia Dortmund defeated Schalke 4-0 in the first Ruhr derby (DAHR’-bee) to be played in an empty stadium. Also, Hertha Berlin won 3-0 at Hoffenheim, Freiburg drew at Leipzig 1-1, Paderborn drew at Fortuna Düsseldorf 0-0, and Wolfsburg won 2-1 at Augsburg. They were the first games to be played in the league since March 11.— The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year’s Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. The WHO’s director general called for “national unity and global solidarity” to fight the coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Olympics. The Summer Games were postponed this year and should bring athletes from more than 200 countries to Japan. The opening ceremony is now due on July 23, 2021.NFL-NEWSGiants cornerback sought by police turns himself inUNDATED (AP) — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has turned himself in to police in Broward County, Florida. Associated Press Update on the latest sports Baker has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. His lawyer, Bradford Cohen, says he has affidavits that will prove Baker’s innocence.Baker had been sought by police since Thursday, along with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar. Warrants were issued for both men after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party Wednesday night in Miramar, Florida.Dunbar had not surrendered to police as of Saturday afternoon.In other NFL news:— Redskins receiver Cody Latimer is facing five charges, including felony illegal discharge of a firearm, following his arrest in a Denver suburb Saturday morning. The Douglas County sheriff’s office says deputies arrested the 27-year-old after responding to a report of shots fired inside an apartment in Englewood, Colorado. Deputies say they found three individuals in the apartment, one with minor injuries unrelated to a gunshot. Latimer came to the Redskins from the Giants after starting 10 of his 15 games last season, catching 24 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns. — The Rams have re-signed defensive end Morgan Fox and released defensive tackle Tanzel Smart. The team didn’t disclose the terms of its new deal with Fox, who has been a depth contributor on the Rams’ defensive line since 2016. He signed with Los Angeles as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo.— Former Chicago Bears CEO Michael McCaskey has died after a lengthy battle with cancer at 76, according to the team. McCaskey assumed operational control of the franchise in 1983 as president and CEO following the death of George Halas, a founding father of the NFL and the franchise. Michael McCaskey became chairman in 1999 and remained in that role until George McCaskey took over in 2011.— Former NFL studio host Phyllis George has died at 70 following a long fight with a blood disorder. The 1971 Miss America became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today.” George got into television in 1974 at CBS on “Candid Camera” and joined Brent Musburger and Irv Cross in 1975 on “The NFL Today.”NASCAR-BOWMAN EXTENSIONAlex Bowman signs 1-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports She was followed by Park Hyun-kyung and overnight leader Bae Seon-woo.The women’s tournament joins baseball and soccer as sports running again in South Korea.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former PGA golfer Ernie Gonzalez has died at 59. The PGA Tour said he died Friday in a Chicago hospital of Alzheimer’s.Gonzalez played 119 events over a four-year span from 1985 through 1988, when he finished 207th on the money list. The Californian’s lone victory was in the 1986 Pensacola Open, when he made five birdies and an eagle over his final nine holes of the second round for a 63 and a one-shot lead. The last 36 holes were wiped out because of rain, making Gonzales the victor.His largest payoff was $48,000 for a tie for third in the Vantage Championship, two weeks after his victory in Pensacola.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OBIT-HOFFPAUIREx-Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir dies at 26 Owners voted Monday to propose salaries be based on a 50-50 split of revenue, a framework players say is tantamount to the kind of salary cap they will never accept. Teams gave the players’ association their virus-testing plan Friday and have waited to make their economic proposal.Meanwhile, MLB has created a 67-page draft of its proposed 2020 Operations Manual, which has been obtained by The Associated Press and was first reported by The Athletic.Among the routine changes include players possibly arriving in uniform and being discouraged to take showers at ballparks. Team personnel will be banned from eating at restaurants on road trips, and mascots like the Phillie Phanatic and Mr. Met would be prohibited from the ballparks. The traditional exchange of lineup cards would be eliminated, along with high-fives, fist bumps, bat boys and bat girls.Spitting is prohibited along with water jugs and the use of saunas, steam rooms, pools and cryotherapy chambers. Hitting in indoor cages is discouraged, batting gloves encouraged.Batting practice pitchers are to wear masks, dugout telephones disinfected after each use. Players may not touch their face to give signs, and they’re not allowed to lick their fingers. Teams are encouraged to hold meetings outdoors, players spread apart. MLB has told players their prorated salaries would contribute to an average loss of $640,000 for each game over an 82-game season in empty ballparks. That’s according to a presentation from the commissioner’s office to the union that was obtained by The Associated Press.The 12-page document was dated May 12 and paints a grim picture of a $10 billion industry shuttered by the pandemic. It was an initial step in negotiations aimed at starting the delayed season around the Fourth of July.Some players have publicly balked at the notion of less pay, and the union has called for more transparency in baseball’s financial records.Teams say the proposed method of salvaging a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic would still cause a $4 billion loss and would give major league players 89% of revenue. The Yankees would have the highest loss at $312 million.Teams contend they lose more money with each additional game played. The players’ union, however, believes clubs would lose less money with more games. In addition, many teams and/or their owners have stakes in their regional sports network that would benefit from additional games.
If you are at all like me, one of the major reasons you decided to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the great sports atmosphere. In fact, after spending a couple days in Madison, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt named it the best college sports town — not that that was really news to anyone that lives here. So, with that in mind, here are a few tips to make your freshman-year sports experience the best it can be. 1. Achieve at least a competent understanding of Bo Ryan’s swing offense. I know I don’t know close to everything there is to know about it — players take a couple years at least before they are fully versed in the inner workings — but please, if you are going to any Badger basketball games, try to understand what you are talking about. There is nothing worse than being stuck next to the guy who brought his girlfriend to the game and spends the second half trying to impress her by explaining an offense he knows nothing about.No, buddy, just because Greg Stiemsma is 6 foot-11 doesn’t mean he needs to stand under the basket at all times. And just because Brian Butch is tall doesn’t mean an open 3-pointer is “not his shot.” And, finally, even though Tanner Bronson’s story is cool, doesn’t mean you should yell “Shoot it!” as soon as he crosses mid-court with the ball. 2. At least once, go to a football game, get there early and be unintoxicated. Watching the band march out onto the field before the game is one of the coolest parts of a football Saturday. Plus, sober you will remember more of the game and pay more attention, which will probably be a good thing, considering you will be seeing a very good team this year. Stay late for the fifth quarter, too. 3. Attend a Wisconsin-Minnesota hockey game. Besides what is almost always an excellent hockey game, you’ll get to see the best sports rivalry this school has to offer. (Wisconsin-Michigan football pales in comparison; Michigan cares a lot more about Ohio State.)If all goes well, you’ll get to demean the Gophers’ goalie’s existence, share your thoughts about his sister and mother, and share your sympathies with the 7-year-old UMN fan for being destined to a life of supporting an inferior school. 4. Go bowling. Odds are very likely the Wisconsin football team will be playing somewhere very nice this January. Instead of spending a week of your vacation pent up in your buddy’s basement playing Xbox, round up a few friends a minivan and a couple well-loaded iPods and travel with the team to their bowl. Sleep six-to-eight in a cheap hotel room, spend a day or two at the beach, enjoy the seemingly tropical weather and celebrate New Year’s with a horde of other Badger fans. You might even come back with a slight tan. It will be the most fun you’ve had for the least amount of money, I can guarantee you that. 5. Play sports in your dorm hall. You’re not supposed to, but so what. If they really didn’t want you to, then the exit signs wouldn’t be perfect targets for slapshot tennis balls and the hallways wouldn’t be large enough for a game of catch. One thing I wish I could add to the list is the annual ticket campout. The UW Athletic Department decided last spring it would change the way hockey and basketball season tickets are distributed, meaning one of the coolest rites of passage at this great sports school is no more. Sure, it might have been a little rough at times trying to pass out at 3:30 a.m., uncomfortably sprawled between two folding chairs, shivering under four layers of clothes and a jacket, while some guy who had a little too much of his beverage of choice simultaneously spooned and puked on the base of your chair, but that’s small potatoes compared to the rest of the experience. The days of leaving your power-lecture early to sprint to the Kohl Center and scan the taped-up pages of names for friends to group up with; the games of football on the front lawn, listening to away football games in line with hundreds of your new friends; and prognosticating the upcoming season with the people around you, really made you feel like you earned your prime seats come distribution day. To make it even worse, the new policy, which improves your ticket location based on your year in school and number of seasons applying for season tickets, essentially gives underclassmen a crappy deal. All told, however, that is a relatively small deal. After all, you are here, spending some of the best years of your life in the greatest college sports town. For a sports fan, it really can’t get much better than that. Enjoy the ride. Ben Voelkel is a junior majoring in journalism and political science. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com.
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