Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports April 17, 2020 She was elected through through the contributor’s category, joining a 2021 class that so far includes Tiger Woods.Hollins was a visionary in golf course architecture. She financed and developed a club only for women in New York in the early 1920s. And she was the brains behind Cypress Point Club and Pasatiempo in California.Hollins died in 1944 when she was 51.The Hall of Fame announced her election Friday. The induction is planned for March in Florida.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, since the state is under a stay-at-home order until June 10. It gave no indication when the season will resume.NASCAR suspended its season four events into the year when sports shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had listed Martinsville as its first race to resume, but acknowledged Friday it will not be able to hold the event. NASCAR says it is still committed to running all 36 Cup Series races this year and will consider holding events without fans. To date, eight races have been postponed. — The NFL will hold a practice remote draft on Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn didn’t provide any details on the proceedings in a Zoom meeting with reporters Friday, other than that the Lions will be part of it. Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered all team facilities closed in March, and later required club personnel to conduct the draft from their homes. Because of the reliance on free-flowing communication, the league decided to stage a mock draft to ensure that the proceedings next Thursday, Friday and Saturday would go smoothly.— Actor Kevin Hart, singers Kane Brown and Quavo are among the entertainers who will participate in the NFL’s Draft-A-Thon live stream that will accompany the draft. The league will be raising funds for six national nonprofit organizations battling the new coronavirus pandemic that caused the NFL to cancel all draft events in Las Vegas. Instead, the April 23-25 proceedings will be done remotely and virtually. The Draft-A-Thon will be live-streamed on NFL social and digital platforms and featured in live draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, and ESPN Deportes. Donations now can be made at NFL.com/RELIEF.— The NBA and WNBA say they plan to sell cloth face coverings bearing team and league logos and that all proceeds generated by the league will go to charity. The proceeds will go to Feeding America in the U.S. and Second Harvest in Canada. Both of those organizations work to assist the hungry. Face-covering manufacturers FOCO and Industry Rag will also be amping up charity efforts through sales. They will donate one face covering for every one purchased to the benefiting charities.— The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus pandemic. World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee. They will get input from a member of the World Health Organization’s coronavirus mass gatherings expert group.The panel has its first meeting next week and plans to work with advisers from industry, sponsors and the media.— The English Premier League says it still wants to complete its season. The league held a call with all 20 soccer clubs but provided no specifics about its plan to resume. The competition was suspended more than a month ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league only says it discussed “possible scheduling models” and that “it remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.” The league says it will only restart “with the full support of the government” and when “medical guidance allows.” Associated Press center_img COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTTar Heels star freshman Cole Anthony entering NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony has announced that he is entering the NBA draft.Anthony had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill. He said last month he was delaying any draft announcements while looking to find ways to help amid the coronavirus pandemic.The 6-foot-3 son of former UNLV and NBA player Greg Anthony averaged a team-high 18.5 points. His 34 points against Notre Dame set an Atlantic Coast Conference record for points by a freshman in his debut. Also, guard Malachi Flynn has decided to forego his senior season at San Diego State and enter the NBA draft. He was a consensus All-American and the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year after transferring from Washington State and sitting out one season. He led SDSU to a 30-2 record, the regular-season Mountain West title and a No. 6 ranking. Flynn transferred to SDSU because he wanted to be part of a winning program. He never got a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. The Aztecs were projected as a No. 1 or 2 seed before this year’s tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.NHL-JETS-BYFUGLIENJets, Dustin Byfuglien agree to terminate his contractUNDATED (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn) have agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman’s contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career.No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million remaining on his contract for this season and next. Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said a conversation in September led him to believe Byfuglien was healthy but “had lost his desire to play in the National Hockey League.” The Jets suspended the 35-year-old for not reporting to training camp and received a call from his agent in October that he was considering a return. Byfuglien underwent ankle surgery in October and rehabbed into the winter.Byfuglien filed a grievance through the NHL Players’ Association believing he should be paid while recovering from a hockey injury. Talks including the league and Jets led to the resolution that terminated his contract Friday, effective immediately.GOLF HALL OF FAME-HOLLINSMarion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf Hall of FameUNDATED (AP) — Marion Hollins has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. NASCAR has privately given teams a revised schedule in which racing would return with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24. The revisions call for some weeknight races and doubleheaders through the summer.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Women’s golf has lost another senior major because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana. The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.— Major League Soccer says it is pushing back restarting the season to at least June 8. Teams had played two matches before the season was suspended on March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic and the league had been looking at possibly resuming play in mid-May. The league is also discussing possible salary cuts with the players’ union because of the financial hit the league and teams are facing. MLS and the players’ union agreed to terms of a new contract in early February, but it had not been ratified when the season was put on hold.— Von Miller says he is in good spirits and “not feeling sick or hurting” after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Denver Broncos linebacker Miller told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested for the coronavirus. Now he is resting at his home in Denver. In a statement, the Broncos said Miller is “doing well” and is under the care of team doctors. The team said Miller “elected to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that anyone can be afflicted with coronavirus.” Miller wrote in an Instagram post Thursday night that he is going to do whatever he can to get through this, adding: “Take this seriously. It’s definitely FOR REAL.”last_img read more