The Latest: Brazil’s soccer confederation halts competitions

first_imgSoccer players at Brazilian club Gremio have staged a protest of their own by wearing face masks on the field before the start of their game against São José on Sunday. Gremio players and coaching staff arrived at the Rio Grande do Sul state championship game wearing the masks. Authorities in Brazil have not ordered the cancellation or postponement of sporting events because of the corona pandemic but recommended that games are held without fans. Grêmio beat tiny São José 3-2 with no fans present.___ 5:15 p.m.The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship.Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.” The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business Sunday. Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.___6:45 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):4:45 p.m.Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___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 March 15, 2020 The Latest: Brazil’s soccer confederation halts competitions He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.”Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak.UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___ Associated Press The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments.The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.___2:50 p.m. 1:15 p.m.Valencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.” Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”last_img read more

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ACA holds social event for students

first_imgFrom brain teasers to major-specific challenges, students will have the opportunity to team up and compete for four free Disneyland tickets at “The Academic Race” today.The event, hosted by the Academic Culture Assembly, will take place on McCarthy Quad from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chick-fil-A sandwiches will also be provided to all participants.“We really hope to mix up the student population because at school, you usually meet people in your major and not other majors,” said Frank Chen, director of the Academic Cultural Assembly. “We wanted to create an event that mixes people of different majors to get together and work toward a common goal.”The event is loosely based on the popular TV show The Amazing Race and will have a similar set of rules.Students are asked to form teams of four. Teams will start out at the first station with a problem. Upon solving the problem, they will receive a clue to the next station. The team that completes the problem at the last station with the fewest penalties will be the winner. There will be 10 stations total.“We want this to be a way for [students] to spark interests in other fields,” Chen said. “We want to get students talking about what they’ve learned in their majors and to share it with each other.”Although students are encouraged to RSVP before the event, it is not required.“We’re trying to get 150 students to attend,” Chen said. “Right now we have about 10 to 15 teams, but we’re hoping that more people will come.”Helen Yuan, campus relations director of the Academic Cultural Assembly, said they did not originally plan for many people to attend the event.“Our limit is 20 teams,” Yuan said. “It’s the first year, so I’m not expecting too much, but hopefully it will be great.”Although this is the first time the event has been held, Yuan, who came up with the event idea, hopes it will become an annual event.“I’m really excited to see if everything works out and if people like the event,” Yuan said. “I think it’s great to let people of different majors interact and to emphasize people’s strengths.”last_img read more

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