Advertisement Dani Ceballos hoping for Real Madrid return after Arsenal loan but has had no contact with Zinedine Zidane Comment Dani Ceballos is aiming at a return to Real Madrid (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Dani Ceballos hopes to play for Real Madrid again after his loan at Arsenal comes to an end, but admits that he has heard nothing from manager Zinedine Zidane since he left the Spanish capital.The 23-year-old has had a steady season in north London, impressing in patches, but making only 10 Premier League starts for the Gunners.The Spain international had re-established his place in the first team before the coronavirus hiatus, starting the last three Premier League games before the pause in the season, but with his loan ending in June, his future is uncertain.Ceballos wants to play for Real Madrid again, where he has a contract until 2023, but has heard nothing at all from his parent club all season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I haven’t spoken to Zidane since I left,’ Ceballos told Movistar. ‘It has to be difficult to have a dressing room with so many players. I don’t think Zidane talks to the loan players.‘Hopefully [I will play for Real Madrid again]. I now have a contract with Arsenal. At the moment in Madrid it is difficult to play with the players that are there. Now I am focused on being important at a club.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityReports in Spain from AS state that Real Madrid are not looking to sell the midfielder unless a huge offer of €50m (£43.5m) comes in for him, which looks extremely unlikely to materialise from Arsenal.However, Ceballos has praised Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, who has restored him to the starting line-up since arriving in December, saying he has learned a lot from his compatriot.‘It is what I think because I identify with his way of playing, although in Arsenal in three months I have learned a lot with Mikel Arteta,’ said Ceballos.MORE: Man Utd and Arsenal dealt transfer blow as Dayot Upamecano ‘agrees’ to join Bayern MunichMORE: Lee Dixon remembers his training ground punch-up with Dennis Bergkamp before Arsenal played TottenhamFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Phil HaighTuesday 28 Apr 2020 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link
Aquaterra Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oceaneering International to offer complete decommissioning and late life solution packages to the North Sea oil and gas industry.Under the MoU, the companies will offer tooling and services in four distinct areas: platform well abandonment, subsea well abandonment, topside and jacket removals and subsea removals.Oceaneering will bring an expansive tooling portfolio and track-record in cutting, severance and dredging to the partnership. Aquaterra Energy will complement this by drawing on its engineering and extensive project management expertise, together with its own equipment inventory, to support projects.James Larnder, MD at Aquaterra Energy said: “This collaboration with Oceaneering has been driven by a customer need for more complete solution players in the market. It’s not hard to see why: more than £15.2bn will be spent on decom in the UKCS over the next decade, with 2379 wells expected to be decommissioned in the North Sea over the next ten years. We’re ready to tackle this challenge alongside Oceaneering and offer a seamless solution to clients.”Leigh Martin, Snr manager for UK, Europe, Africa at Oceaneering said: “Partnering with Aquaterra Energy in the decommissioning sector, offers the market a trusted established alternative, that provides superior value supported from local facilities.”With an initial focus on the Southern North Sea, the companies will utilize Aquaterra Energy’s Great Yarmouth facilities to ensure rapid deployment of technology and personnel offshore. Aquaterra Energy is also developing a new decommissioning and late life conductor retrieval system to bolster the combined offering, which is due to be ready for deployment in mid-2020.Larnder added: “We’re really proud to be making this strategic move for our business with Oceaneering by our side and expect this to catapult us forward in 2020.”
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Dredge Yard’s cutter suction dredger ECO 300 was successfully delivered to their client in Dubai in the last quarter of 2019. This dredger was specifically designed and customized for challenging projects involving hard soil.“Recently, we have received some updates on the project. The dredger ECO 300 is performing to the highest standards, despite rough, hard and rocky material to be dredged on project site,” said the company in their latest announcement.Dredge Yard has just released this very interesting video about a brief insight into the project progress.
Police identified the arrested Marvin Miranda, an army reservist; Mario Fuyal, a retired soldier; and Adolfo Obiacoro, a tricycle driver. CIDG-6 acting chief, Police Lieutenant Colonel Gervacio Balmaceda Jr., said they received an intelligence report that male individuals boarded a roll-on/roll-off vessel at the Batangas port and were bound for Negros Occidental. Balmaceda said the suspects presented several permits and licenses. However, police found that not all of the firearms, gun parts and ammunition have the necessary documents. BACOLOD City – At least three people, including a retired soldier and an army reservist, were arrested for illegal possession of firearms. The three were placed under the custody of could face charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition./PN The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 6 operatives intercepted the suspects at the Caticlan Jetty Port in the town of Malay in Aklan, Monday night. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Police recovered several long and short firearms, gun parts and accessories, and numerous types of ammunition of different calibers. Upon their arrival at the Caticlan Jetty port, members of the CIDG-6, Aklan Provincial Police Office, Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Navy immediately intercepted and arrested the suspects.
The Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Rushville to wrestle in the Rushville Super-Five way wrestling meet. Participating teams included: Batesville, Centerville, Connersville, Rushville, and Warren Central. The Bulldogs effort was second to none but the many forfeits the team gave up made each dual meet difficult for team scoring.The Bulldogs started the day off against Connersville where only eight matches took place. The bulldogs were able to split the matches with the Spartans by winning four of them, but fell short to the Spartans by a score of 48-27. Earning victories for the dogs were freshman Jackson Wooldridge in the 113 lb. class with a first period pin, freshman Dallas Lamping in the 120 lb. class with a third period 6-4 decision, Senior Captain Neal Nobbe in the 160 lb. class winning by pin in the third period, Senior Captain Will Amberger in the 182 lb. class with a second period pin, and Senior Allen Hudepohl earning a forfeit.Batesville’s second match of the day faced them off against the tough Centerville Bulldogs. The team came away with three wins out of the eight matches wrestled. After giving up five forfeits the dogs fell by a score of 60-24.Winning matches for the bulldogs came from: Sophomore Chris Schene in the 138 lb. class by pin in the first period, Senior Neal Nobbe in the 160 lb. class by pin the first period, Senior Will Amberger in the 182 lb. class by pin in the first period, and senior Allen Hudepohl earning a forfeit.Batesville’s third match of the day was against the Rushville Lions. The Bulldogs fell to the Lions 48-28 after giving up five forfeits; but won four of the eight matches wrestled.Winning matches for Batesville include: Jackson Wooldridge in the 113 lb. class by a first period pin, Chris Schene in the 138 lb. class avenged an early season loss against his opponent by pinning him in the first period, Neal Nobbe in the 160 lb. class won by decision beating his opponent 11-1, Will Amberger in the 182 lb. class finished his opponent off by a pin in the first period, and Dallas Lamping earned a forfeit.Batesville’s final match of the day was against the tough Warren Central Warriors. The Warriors were a perfect 4-0 on the day beating all participating teams and coming out on top of the Bulldogs 64-18. The Bulldogs came away with three wins out of the nine matches wrestled.Winning matches for Batesville came from Neal Nobbe in the 160 lb. class by pin in the second period, Levi Nordmeyer in the 170 lb. class winning by pin in the third period, and Will Amberger in the 170 lb. class earning a pin in the second period.Other wrestlers that put forth a great effort during their matches are freshman Laiken Hanna in the 106 lb. class and freshman Drew McLeod in the 145 lb. class; while Sophomore Hunter Fetters had two nice wins in the JV matches.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.
ORVC Weekly Report (April 27 – May 2).Performers of the Week.Baseball: Brennan Tinker-MSoftball: Kelsei Konkle-SCGolf: Travis Butte-MGirls Track-Whitney Chipman-RS and Kelsey Bowling-JCDBoys Track: Claudio Gallegos-RSORVC Report (April 27-May 2)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
5-8-18BHS C-Team @ Franklin CountyBatesville got behind early and made a valiant attempt to regroup and catch back up, but ran out of time losing 11-6Nolan Williams got the start on the mound striking out 8 thru 4 innings. Cory Ralston came in for 2 innings of relief.Batesville managed 8 hits on the day. Ben Obendorf lead the team with 2 hits, Nolan Williams, Cory Ralston (2B), Jonathon Hoff, Tyler Schaeffer, Justin Heiser and Owen Fitzpatrick each had 1 hit. Batesville C-Team currently has a 3-7 record and looks to close the season out against the South Dearborn C-Team on 5/15 in Aurora. Game #2Batesville exploded in the second game with more great offense and pitching, winning 14-9Cory Ralston got the start on the mound, going 3 2/3 innings striking out 2. He was followed by Austin Cornn who struck out 2, and Tyler Schaeffer came in for the final inning. Tyler walked the first 2 batters, but thru excellent defense, Jeremiah Lemmel caught the lead off batter trying to steal and then Tyler was able to settle down and strike the last 2 batters out for the win.Batesville bats were alive, going for 12 hits. Cory Ralston lead with 3 hits, closely followed by Jeremiah Lemmel, Justin Heiser and Conner Roleson with 2 each. Tyler Schaeffer also had a clutch triple in the top of the 7th inning. Aggressive baserunning also allowed Batesville to steal 14 bases. 5/5/18BHS C-Team @ Seymour (doubleheader)Game 1Batesville lost a heartbreaker to Seymour, being down several times in the game but never giving up. Unfortunately running out of innings and lost 10-9.Batesville had 7 hits in the game, with Ben Obendorf having 2. Other key hits were Nolan Williams, Cory Ralston with a double, Jeremiah Lemmel, Tyler Schaeffer and Justin Heiser.Conner Roleson got the start going 5 innings, striking out 5 and only allowing 2 walks. Nolan Williams came in for relief and struck out 1. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Brian Roleson. Game 2Batesville was unable to get a lot rolling as Seymour scored early and often. Final score was Seymour 19 and Batesville 6 in 5 innings.Batesville managed 5 hits in the game, 1 each by Conner Roleson, Jonathon Hoff, Cory Ralston and Ben Obendorf with 2.Owen Fitzpatrick got the start on the mound and struckout 2 thru 1 1/3 innings of work. Austin Cornn came in for relief and struck out 3 while walking 4. 5/3/18BHS C-Team @ East CentralEC had too much offense for the C-Team, going for 16 runs across 5 innings. Final score was 17-7Ben Obendorf, Jeremiah Lemmel, Nolan Williams and Tyler Schaeffer had the lone 4 hits for Batesville in the loss. Nolan Williams and Cory Ralson each pitched 2 1/3 innings with 7 strikeouts while only giving up 3 walks between them. 5/12/8BHS C-Team vs Madison (doubleheader)Game #1Batesville got behind the great pitching of Nolan Williams with 9 hits and was able to pull away from Madison winning a great game by the score of 7-5.Nolan Williams thru a complete game striking out 9 thru 7 innings of work.The bats were lead by Ben Obendorf with 3 hits (1 double) and Conner Roleson with 2 hits. Nolan Williams, Cory Ralston, Tyler Schaeffer, Justin Heiser and Austin Cornn each had 1 hit.Batesville was also alive on the base paths, stealing 6 bases. Nolan Williams and Conner Roleson lead the team with 2 each.
IMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,158; 2. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,154; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,152; 4. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,124; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,107; 6. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,101; 7. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,089; 8. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,075; 9. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,068; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,062; 11. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 1,039; 12. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 1,037; 13. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 1,026; 14. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,014; 15. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,003; 16. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., and Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., both 1,000; 18. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 988; 19. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 981; 20. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 980.IMCA Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 789; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 778; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 775; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 763; 5. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 758; 6. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 756; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 733; 8. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 717; 9. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 701; 10. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 699; 11. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 682; 12. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 665; 13. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 636; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 631; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 617; 16. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 616; 17. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 602; 18. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 598; 19. Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, 576; 20. Bobby Toland, Cordova, Ill., 562.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 773; 2. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 740; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 736; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 711; 6. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 704; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 700; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 689; 9. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 682; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., and Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., both 656; 12. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 647; 13. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 646; 14. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 642; 15. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 635; 16. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 631; 17. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 627; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, both 619; 20. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 615.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,171; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,159; 3. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,158; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,151; 5. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,141; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,122; 7. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,112; 8. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,091; 9. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,089; 10. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,078; 11. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,076; 12. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,058; 13. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,045; 14. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,044; 15. Tommy Fose, Delphos, Kan., 1,030; 16. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,027; 17. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 1,004; 18. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, and Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, both 1,000; 20. Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D., 997.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,199; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,173; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,157; 4. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,150; 5. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,142; 6. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,115; 7. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,102; 8. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,100; 9. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 1,093; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 1,083; 11. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,081; 12. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 1,048; 13. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,043; 14. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,040; 15. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,035; 16. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,031; 17. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,017; 18. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,011; 19. Daniel Wauters, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,007; 20. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 993.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,125; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,098; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,096; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,072; 5. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,062; 6. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 1,052; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,040; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 891; 9. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 882; 10. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 858; 11. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 795; 12. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 782; 13. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 716; 14. Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, 685; 15. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 683; 16. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 678; 17. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 674; 18. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 672; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 664; 20. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 651.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,167; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,154; 3. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,141; 4. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,136; 5. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 1,131; 6. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,126; 7. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,114; 8. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,095; 9. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,090; 10. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,072; 11. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 1,047; 12. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,046; 13. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,036; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,007; 15. Austen Becerra, Bowen, Ill., 993; 16. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 985; 17. Lane Cornwell, Newman Grove, Neb., 970; 18. Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis., 967; 19. Kolton Vogel, Phillipsburg, Kan., 952; 20. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 945.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,185; 2. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 1,169; 3. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,118; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,107; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,092; 6. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,078; 7. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,063; 8. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,055; 9. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 1,045; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,043; 11. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,032; 12. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,013; 13. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 954; 14. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis., 897; 15. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 867; 16. Michael Meier, Chilton, Wis., 858; 17. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 857; 18. Hunter Benson, Forest City, Iowa, 832; 19. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 820; 20. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 803.
The Georgetown Football Association (GFA) on Friday evening presented trophies and individual honours to the various recipients of the 2015/2016 edition of the GFA/STAG Premier League tournament.Jobe Ceaser of FC Santos was adjudged the most promising player while Rommel Legal of Western Tigers FC was adjudged the Best goalkeeper.Santos FC’s Samuel Hunt picked up the Best defender award while the Western Tigers duo of Randolph Wagner and Philip Rousley won the awards for highest goal scorer and Most Valuable Player respectively.Present at the ceremony were newly appointed Technical Director of the Guyana Football Federation,Ian Greenwood,as well as president Wayne Forde, GFA President Clifton Hicken,as well as executives and STAG Brand Coordinator,Lindon HenryFriday’s presentation will be followed by the issuance cheques to the clubs and individuals on Monday at the Police Officers Mess, Eve Leary
August 8, 2020 TORONTO (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to clinch an NHL best-of-five preliminary round playoff series in four games. Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal had a goal and assist each in a game the Islanders never trailed. Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots, Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored an empty-netter and the Eastern Conference’s seventh-seeded Islanders bounced back from a 3-2 loss in Game 3 on Wednesday. Mike Hoffman scored his Florida-leading third goal and fifth point of the series but the 10th-seeded Panthers wound up one-and-done for their fifth consecutive postseason appearance.In other NHL action:Brad Richardson scored on a rebound in overtime, Darcy Kuemper stopped 49 shots and the Arizona Coyotes advanced in the postseason for the first time in eight years with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators. The Western Conference’s No. 11 seed took a 2-0 lead early in the second period but allowed Nashville to tie it and went ahead 3-2 on Jordan Oesterle’s goal early in the third. Nashville pulled goalie Juuse Saros late in the third period and Filip Forsberg tied it with 32 seconds left on a one-timer after Roman Josi kept the puck in Arizona’s zone. Richardson won it after he redirected Vinnie Hinostroza’s shot and punched the rebound in past Saros.—Artturi Lehkonen flipped a shot past Tristan Jarry with 4:11 remaining to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a stunning 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that clinched their first playoff berth in three years. Paul Byron took advantage of a Pittsburgh turnover, darted behind the Penguins net and slipped a pass to Lehkonen in front. The 25-year-old Lehkonen found enough space between four Pittsburgh players to slip the puck into the open net. The12th-seeded Canadiens captured the best-of-five qualifying round over fifth-seeded Pittsburgh in four games. MLB-NEWSAnother positive test, another postponement for CardinalsUNDATED (AP) — Friday night’s game in St. Louis between the Cardinals and the Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball said the game was called off to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process. The Cardinals have been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Eight players in total have tested positive, including star catcher Yadier Molina.The Cardinals spent five days in quarantine in a Milwaukee hotel before finally being cleared to travel back to St. Louis late Tuesday, when they returned negative tests for the second straight day. They got workouts in at home and had been prepared to return to the field Friday. In other Friday action:—Trevor Bauer had another stellar outing and Matt Davidson and Nick Castellanos homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3. Bauer allowed three hits and one run in six innings while striking out 12. It’s his second straight strong performance after tossing a two-hit shutout over seven innings Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader at Detroit.—Even slumping Chris Davis got in on the act for the suddenly slugging Orioles, collecting two of Baltimore’s 19 hits and raising his average from .087 to .143 in an 11-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. Seven of the Orioles’ nine starting position players each got at least a pair of hits. José Iglesias led the way by going 4 for 4 with three RBIs, and Renato Núñez added a three-run homer.— Mitch Moreland drove in three runs with a 2-run homer and bases-loaded walk, Alex Verdugo hit two solo shots and Boston’s battered staff rebounded to hold down the Blue Jays 5-3. Moreland gave them a 4-2 edge in the third and the bullpen took over from there. Verdugo also robbed Travis Shaw of a homer with a leaping grab. The Red Sox entered with the AL’s second-worst ERA. —Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge by beating the New York Mets 4-3. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1. They’re 5-0 since missing more than a week because of the team’s coronavirus outbreak. Miami has won despite already using 43 players, including 25 pitchers, to maintain a full roster amid COVID-19 concerns. San Antonio moved into 10th place in the Western Conference and is a half-game ahead of the surging Phoenix Suns. The Suns are 4-0 since the NBA restart but were idle Friday. Gay scored 10 points during one stretch in the third quarter to help open a 16-point lead. In other Friday NBA action:— Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Jayson Tatum added 18 and the Boston Celtics never trailed on the way to an emphatic 122-100 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Kemba Walker scored 17 points in 23 minutes for the Celtics, who led by 40 at one point and kept slim hope alive of catching the Raptors for the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference.—Tobias Harris had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Joel Embiid turned in a strong second half and finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Orlando Magic 108-101 on Friday night in their first game without All-Star Ben Simmons. Simmons is out indefinitely after injuring his knee Wednesday night. Alec Burks had 22 points off the bench and Al Horford stepped into the starting lineup and finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Evan Fournier had 22 points and Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Magic, which have lost three straight games in the NBA bubble after starting 2-0.—Dillon Brooks scored 22 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies claimed their first win since the restart with a 121-92 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Ja Morant had 19 points and nine assists for the Grizzlies. Memphis shot 55% and avoided falling into a tie with Portland for eight place in the Western Conference standings. Chris Paul scored 17 points and Luguentz Dort added 16 for the Thunder. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig Sky joins Pioneer League in dropping fall footballUNDATED (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has postponed its football season until spring and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well. The Big Sky’s decision Friday all but officially ends any chance of the FCS playoffs being held in the fall. The FCS playoffs are an NCAA-sponsored event unlike the College Football Playoff which crowns a champion at the highest level of Division I. The Big Sky, traditionally one of the strongest FCS conferences with Montana, Eastern Washington and Montana State, said it will attempt to play an eight-game conference schedule in the spring.In other pandemic-related developments: — New York Giants long snapper and Pro Bowler Zak DeOssie has retired. DeOssie, who spent all 13 of his seasons with the Giants, announced his retirement Friday. A 2007 fourth-round draft pick out of Brown, he won Super Bowls with the Giants in his rookie year and again in the 2011 season. He earned Pro Bowl berths in 2008 and ’10.— New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has been formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm in connection with a fight at a cookout in May in Florida. Authorities say Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who also was arrested, won’t be prosecuted because of insufficient evidence. Baker is accused of stealing cash and watches from four men. The punishment in event of a conviction is a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison. Baker surrendered to jail on May 16 and was released on bond. His next court date hasn’t been announced.— The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Dion Jordan to a one-year contract. The deal adds another former first-round pick to San Francisco’s talented line. Jordan was the No. 3 overall pick by Miami in 2013 but has never lived up to his billing because of injuries and substance abuse problems. He has been suspended 32 games over his career for violating NFL rules on substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs and has also had two operations on his knee. — Linebacker Vic Beasley reported to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, and he has been activated off the Reserve/DidNot Report list. The Titans also put defensive lineman Jack Crawford on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he had either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after coming in close contact with someone who’s infected. — The Detroit Lions are preparing to host fans at all eight regular-season home games, although it’s uncertain how many will be allowed to attend. The NFL club said Friday that season-ticket holders can opt out of purchasing tickets for the 2020 season if they want. The team also is offering various incentives for fans who defer payments to the 2021 season instead of asking for refunds. — Brandon Saad, Matthew Highmore and Dominik Kubalik scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton 3-2, knocking the Oilers out of the postseason tournament. The Blackhawks won the best-of-five qualifying series 3-1. Chicago advances to the round of 16. Josh Archibald and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for Edmonton.—Auston Matthews scored on a power play 13:10 into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3, forcing a Game 5 in the teams’ qualifying series. Toronto rallied from a 3-0, third-period deficit to tie the game and the series at 2-2. NBA-SCHEDULE White, Poeltl lead Spurs past short-handed Jazz 119-111LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Derrick White scored 24 points, Jakob Poeltl added 19 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs got a much-needed win over the short-handed Utah Jazz 119-111. Lonnie Walker and Rudy Gay each added 14 points for the Spurs. — The Pioneer League says it won’t play a fall football schedule but would consider playing a football season at another point in the school year if feasible. The 11-team Pioneer League spans from the Midwest to the West Coast. — The NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference is postponing its fall sports schedule until the spring of 2021. The league said its impacted sports are men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball. The league is made up of 13 schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.— The Southeastern Conference will require football players and others in direct contact with the program to be tested at least twice weekly during the season. The league on Friday released its initial COVID-19 requirements for fall sports, including football. In football, the testing will typically come six days and three days before competition. Coaches, staff and other personnel will be required to wear face coverings on the sidelines at sporting events this fall.— Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. — North Carolina defensive backs D.J. Ford, Javon Terry and Bryce Watts have opted out of playing this season due to concerns about the coronavirus. The team had previously announced that offensive lineman Triston Miller would not play due to “family reasons.” — Duke coach David Cutcliffe says long snapper Ben Wyatt and offensive tackle Jacob Rimmer have opted out of playing this season because of concerns about the virus. Last week the school announced that 25 athletes had tested positive over the previous three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school said all cases involved no or mild symptoms. PGA CHAMPIONSHIPLi at his best and builds early lead at PGA ChampionshipSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Harding Park is renowned for producing champions who are among the best in golf, from Byron Nelson to Tiger Woods, and a long list of Hall of Famers and major champions in between.Halfway through the PGA Championship, Li Haotong (lee how-TAHNG) delivered his own footnote in history. With five birdies through 10 holes, and eight tough pars down the stretch, Li had a 5-under 65 on Friday and became the first Chinese player to lead after any round of any major. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE-YANKEES-RAYS Perez hits sac fly in the 8th, Rays beat Yankees 1-0ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) —Pinch-hitter Michael Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning on his 28th birthday, six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 1-0 on Friday night.Yoshi Tsutsugo drew a leadoff walk from Adam Ottavino (2-1) in the eighth and went to second with one out when Kevin Kiermaier walked. Both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch before Perez put the Rays up 1-0 on his fly to center. Chaz Roe (2-0) went the final two innings for the win.Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka allowed one hit and struck out five over five innings. In other MLB news:— World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Washington Nationals on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. He has been sidelined in 2020 by a nerve issue in his pitching hand. Nationals manager Dave Martinez says the tingling in Strasburg’s right thumb is gone and nothing in the pitcher’s mechanics has changed. — Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth and made his first appearance Friday in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. Prosecutors are accusing Kay of giving the fentanyl to Skaggs.NFL-NEWSNewton says he’s ready to go in New England UNDATED (AP) — New Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is a week into the latest step in his career. He says he isn’t as much concerned with replacing Tom Brady or silencing his doubters as with proving to himself that he’s still capable of performing at his highest level. The 2011 No. 1 overall draft pick says he’s full go after back-to-back injury-plagued seasons in Carolina. He also says there’s no ill will toward the Panthers after they released him in March with one year remaining on a five-year, $103.8 million contract. In other NFL news:—The Washington Football Team has released running back Derrius Guice (GYS) after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun (LOW’-don) County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Department said Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. The Sheriff’s Department said it became aware in July of incidents in February, March and April. The 23-year-old Guice turned himself in and was released on $10,000 bond. — Coaches will have their own category for being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at least for the next four years. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees has approved a change in the selection process. Effective with the class of 2021, there will be 15 modern-era players as finalists with a maximum of five ultimately elected. There also will be one coach finalist, one senior finalist and one contributor finalist through the selection of the class of 2024. Coaches were previously considered along with players and that lessened their chances of being elected to the Canton, Ohio, shrine. Associated Press —Ryan McBroom hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning to lift the Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Twins on Friday night. Nick Heath and Nicky Lopez also drove in runs for the Royals, who have won two straight after a six-game slide. Greg Holland earned the win in relief of starter Jakob Junis while Trevor Rosenthal earned his second save with a perfect ninth. Matt Wisler took the loss after serving up McBroom’s homer.—Dylan Cease worked his way through five shutout innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians 2-0. Cease walked the leadoff man four times and hit a batter, but wiggled out of trouble each time. The Indians went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base, continuing a season-long problem and wasting a terrific start by Civale. They had won three in a row. —Zach Davies retired the first 13 Arizona batters, Fernando Tatis Jr hit a leadoff homer and rookies Jake Cronenworth and Edward Olivares also went deep to give the San Diego Padres a 3-0 win against the Diamondbacks. Davies took a perfect game into the fifth before giving up consecutive one-out singles to Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta. NHL PLAYOFFSIslanders advance with 5-1 win over Panthers —Caris LeVert scored 22 points, Jarrett Allen added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the patchwork Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Sacramento Kings 119-106 on Friday. The surprising Nets came to the bubble without stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving but continued to display plenty of fight, improving to 3-2 since coming to Florida. NBA-WILLIAMSON OUTPelicans resting Zion Williamson against WizardsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have scratched rookie Zion Williamson from the lineup for Friday night’s game against the Washington Wizards.The team designated Friday a rest day for the NBA’s top overall draft choice after he scored 24 points in 22 minutes in the Pelicans’ 140-125 loss to Sacramento on Thursday. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Williamson has seen his playing time limited after missing nearly two weeks of practice in July to attend to a family medical matter. The former Duke star has played as few as 14 minutes and not more than 25 minutes in a game since the Pelicans resumed their season July 30. Williamson has averaged nearly 17 points and about 19 minutes in the Pelicans’ four games in the Disney complex. He has averaged 22.4 points in 23 total games this season after missing the first 44 games of his rookie campaign while recovering from right knee surgery. Update on the latest sports Li posted an 8-under 132, giving him a two-shot lead over a large group that includes Brooks Koepka, the two-time defending champion.Much farther back was Woods, who found more fairways but struggled on the greens, ranking 131st in the key putting statistic against the 156-man field. He flirted with the cut line until a birdie on the 16th kept him safe, and his 72 put him eight shots behind.