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The Latest: Sevilla says a player tested positive for virus

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Spanish soccer club Sevilla says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus. July 29, 2020 ___Three riders competing at the Vuelta a Burgos cycling race in Spain have been dropped from the event after being in contact with someone with the coronavirus.UAE Team Emirates says Colombian riders Sebastian Molano, Cristian Munoz and Camilo Ardila will not start the second stage.The team says they were in contact with a person who turned out to be positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. They have been isolated and sent home in accordance with protocols by the team and international cycling body UCI.The team says the three riders returned two negative tests three days before the race. The club has not disclosed the name of the player. It says he has not shown symptoms of COVID-19 and is in good health and isolated at home.Sevilla says the positive result was discovered on Monday. It immediately informed sports and health authorities and temporarily suspended the team’s training sessions. It also disinfected the club’s facilities in accordance with the strict protocols in place because of the pandemic.Sevilla is scheduled to face Roma on Aug. 6 in the Europa League.___FIFA has ratified a coronavirus relief plan that will make $1.5 billion available to soccer communities and national associations around the world. The Latest: Sevilla says a player tested positive for virus Associated Press All of the 211 FIFA member associations will receive a $1 million grant “to protect and restart football” and can access interest-free loans of up to $5 million.Each member association will also receive an additional $500,000 grant for women’s soccer during the plan’s third phase.The massive spending plan aims to help men’s and women’s professional soccer as well as youth and grassroots soccer through a system of grants and loans.Each of the six soccer confederations will also receive a grant of $2 million.FIFA expects to make the funds available by January 2021. ___The first two stops on the 2021 World Sevens Series rugby circuit have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.World Rugby says the joint events in Dubai from Nov. 26-28 and in Cape Town from Dec. 4-6 have been cut because of the “ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.”The 2020 series was curtailed and New Zealand declared champions of the men’s and women’s titles after sports around the world were shuttered in March.Planning for the remaining qualifiers for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is ongoing. Twenty-one of the 24 places in the Olympic tournaments have been confirmed. A dozen teams are set to play in each of the men’s and women’s tournaments in the first half of next year for the remaining spots in Tokyo.The last five stops in the 2020 series were canceled in June.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more


Ikoyi Club Dominates as 26th Quadrangular Games End

first_imgAfter 34 games completed out of 50 events at the ongoing 26th Quadrangular Games holding at Ikoyi Club 1938, the host may have won the games going by the number of medals it has won so far.As at on Thursday evening, Ikoyi Club was leading the medals table with 16 gold, 16 silver and eight bronze with a total of 136 points. Second on the table was Lagos Country Club with 14 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals with a total of 111 points. The Apapa Club was third with two gold and one silver with a total of 13 points. Lagos Lawn Tennis Club was third silver and two bronze with a total of 11 points to seat at the bottom of the table.In the game of Ayo, Lagos Country Club captured gold leaving the silver to Ikoyi Club. Lagos Lawn Tennis Club and The Apapa Club did not show up.In swimming, the host Ikoyi club captured seven Gold five Silver two Bronze to gather 52 points, while Lagos Country Club got five gold, four silver and four bronze with a total of 41 points. In badminton, Ikoyi Club won gold and silver in Group A leaving the bronze for Lagos Country Club. In Group B, it was also Ikoyi Club capturing the gold and silver, while the bronze went to Lagos Country Club. In Draught, Lagos Country Club got the gold, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club silver and Ikoyi Club bronze.The Quadrangular Games, a yearly event is rotated among four clubs, Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, The Apapa Club and Lagos Country Club Ikeja.Each gold medal won at the event fetches five points, silver three points and bronze one point.The 2017 edition of the Games games is featuring ten sporting events, snooker, billiards and pool, table tennis, lawn tennis, badminton, squash, swimming, soccer, chess, scrabble and ayo. The competition will end tomorrow with a colourful closing ceremony at 4pm.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


County Senior Football Championship semi-finals set for next Sunday

first_imgCahir booked their place in the semi-finals of the County Senior Football Championship, after beating Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill at the second time of asking.It finished 0-10 to 0-5 in favour of the South side at Leahy Park in Cashel.Cahir will now play Thomas McDonaghs in the last four. Those semi-finals have been fixed for next Sunday.Dending champions Loughmore Castleiney take on Aherlow Gaels at 1.30 in Boherlahan while at 2 o’clock in Templetouhy, Cahir and Thomas McDonagh’s lock horns.last_img