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…. FIBA makes calendar changesTHE Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) tournament, of which Guyana are the defending champions, is likely to be held in 2021, just before the Olympic Games, following a video conference meeting yesterday with FIBA’s Executive Committee, following which, several changes were made.The most recent Central Board meeting, which occurred on March 13, confirmed the suspension of all FIBA competitions and also delegated the FIBA Executive Committee to make any necessary adjustments to the FIBA Calendar initially approved by the Central Board in 2015, following the change of dates to the Tokyo Olympic Games.FIBA welcomed last week the confirmation of the revised dates for Tokyo 2020, July 23 – August 8, 2021, and thanked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its collaborative and timely resolution to this complex situation.After careful analysis of the possible scenarios and following the recommendations of the Regional Offices and of the Competitions Commission, the FIBA Executive Committee pointed out that the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will be played in the period between June 22 and July 4, 2021 (exact dates pending IOC approval).The FIBA EuroBasket 2021 and the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 are rescheduled to the period between September 1 and 18, 2022.In order to limit workload for players and maximise the opportunities within the calendar, national teams participating in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers will play the two games originally scheduled for September 2022 at the end of August 2022, during the preparation phase of the FIBA EuroBasket and FIBA AmeriCup.All other remaining dates of Qualifiers for the Continental Cups 2021 and for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 remain unchanged.The FIBA Afrobasket 2021 (August 24 – September 5) and the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 (August 17-29) are rescheduled by one and two weeks respectively, in August 2021, to avoid the calendar clash with the Tokyo Olympic Games.The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2021 is rescheduled to June 20-27, 2021, prior to the Tokyo Olympic Games and on similar dates as the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2021 (June 17-27 2021).The four Women’s Continental Cups will qualify a total of 16 teams that will compete in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup Qualifying Tournaments in February 2022.The dates of all other FIBA Senior Tournaments at world and continental level, as well as their Qualifiers, for the period 2020-2023 remain without change.The FIBA U-17 Basketball World Cup 2020 in Bulgaria has been rescheduled to the same dates as the FIBA U=17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2020 in Romania (August 15-23). A final decision on these tournaments will be made in mid-May depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said that he was “very pleased that, in a very challenging period, FIBA has been able to conduct an internal consultation process so fast and confirm an updated calendar for our senior tournaments within almost 2 weeks from the IOC’s announcement of the new dates for the Olympic Games.The President and I are grateful to our National Federations, our Zones and all other stakeholders for their swift collaboration.”“The outcome is a calendar of FIBA major events which remains very attractive for our fans, with a balanced distribution of top events, keeping always in mind the welfare and availability of players. I am looking forward to the day when the basketball community will be able to get back on the court.”FIBA’s Executive Committee noted that they will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis and evaluate the options for the lifting of the suspension of FIBA competitions when the situation allows for it.
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Published on February 28, 2020 at 11:44 am Less than a week after Syracuse used a second-half surge to defeat Army, the Orange face their second-straight ranked opponent when No. 19 Hobart comes to the Carrier Dome on Friday night. Jamie Trimboli scored five goals in the SU win, taking over for Chase Scanlan as the feature point of the offense. But Hobart’s offense is the best in the country right now, averaging 23 goals per game.Here’s who our beat writers think will win the 2020 Kraus-Simmons Trophy.Mitchell Bannon (3-0)Dome, sweet DomeSyracuse 20, Hobart 12For Syracuse’s seniors — Peter Dearth, Trimboli, Stephen Rehfuss, Drake Porter and co. — Friday’s game will be their last in the Carrier Dome, probably ever. And against Hobart, playing for the Kraus-Simmons Trophy, those veterans will put on a show. Syracuse scraped by in a comeback-win over the Black Knights last weekend, while the attack was held scoreless. Against a Hobart defense coming off 13 conceded goals against Colgate, SU’s attack will not accept another no-show. The Statesmen may provide an unexpected test for Syracuse’s bruised defense. After holding Army to just 7 goals, the Orange will go up against a Hobart attack averaging 23 per game (albeit against some of the country’s worst defenses). But the SU offense will close out the Dome in style — with a decisive win.Andrew Crane (2-1)Making a States-mentSyracuse 19, Hobart 14AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTheoretically, Syracuse is playing the best offense in the country on Friday. Hobart averages 23 goals per game, but that’s come against Canisius, Siena and Colgate. Not exactly cream of the crop opponents, but the Orange’s first two — where they poured in 38 goals against Colgate and Binghamton — weren’t either. We saw last week when Syracuse played Army that this offense can be contained, and the attacks can even be eliminated. I don’t expect the Statesmen to do the same, but this contest should be close for at least the three quarters. An inevitable goal barrage favors SU in the end, however, and don’t expect Scanlan, Rehfuss and Griffin Cook to be shut down for two consecutive games — giving the Orange their first 4-0 start since 2016.Arabdho Majumder (3-0)Kicking Ho-ButtsSyracuse 20, Hobart 15It’ll be close. Head coach John Desko will be sweating going into the fourth quarter. But like against Army, Syracuse will find a way to win and go on a late run in the second half to stay undefeated. The Orange offense is unlikely to stay quiet two games in a row, especially against a similar defense to what they saw when hosting the Black Knights. Trimboli and Brendan Curry will likely be the main scoring pair again, and while the attack won’t stay point-less for a second consecutive game, it’s the midfielders that will again win this game for SU. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas suspended 80 games The Athletics’ bullpen is taking another hit.Closer Blake Treinen will be placed on the 10-day injured list with a rotator cuff strain. The 30-year-old right-hander said Saturday after an MRI that his shoulder had been bothering him for several weeks. Montas, who was in the middle of a career year with a 9-2 record and a 2.70 ERA, was suspended 80 games for testing positive for Ostarine — a performance-enhancing substance — on Friday.Liam Hendriks will move into Treinen’s closing spot, the Chronicle reported. Hendriks will close in Treinen’s absence it sounds like.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 22, 2019Hendriks is already off to a good start. He saved Oakland’s 4-2 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday.The A’s moved to 41-37 after the win and now join the Rangers as they both trail the Astros by 7 1/2 games in the AL West. However, he was clear he didn’t want to blame his recent struggles on the injury. He noted “all pitchers pitch through stuff,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Treinen says he had an MRI today. It’s been bothering him several weeks. Wouldn’t blame recent results on it, says all pitchers pitch through stuff.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 22, 2019Treinen calls it a rotator cuff strain which is potentially more of a concern than a shoulder muscle strain.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 22, 2019This comes after the loss of Frankie Montas. Related News
– ‘Great crowds’ –Australia captain James Stannard, 34, hopes the World Series comes to Munich.“The crowd have been great, they are cheering everything, it’d be fun to bring the World Sevens Series here,” said Stannard, who has played for the Brumbies and Western Force.“A lot of the teams have sent young, development guys, which is great for building depth.“It’s good for Germany, they aren’t known as a rugby destination, but I was surprised by the standard — they’re going greats guns.”Germany lost 26-12 to Simon Amor’s England side in the quarter-finals, having enjoyed a shock win over the English in the group stage.But the Germans beat Argentina 19-17 in a play-off to finish fifth behind England, South Africa, Australia and Fiji.After scoring twice in Fiji’s 38-21 semi-final win against South Africa Banuve Tabakaucoro, a converted sprinter and 2015 Pacfic Games 100m and 200m champion, sees the potential in Munich.“This stadium has a 70,000 capacity, if we fill it up and win the hearts of German people, then this sport will grow here even more,” said the sprinter, who hopes to make Fiji’s World Series squad. (SEE FULL RESULTS PAGE 2)Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Pius Ogena of Uganda takles Ignacio Silva of Chile during the match Chile vs Uganda, at the Rugby Oktoberfest7s in Munich, southern Germany on September 30, 2017. Uganda beat Chile 17-12 and finished 10th overall, beaten by Spain 33-12 in the 9th place playoff AFP PHOTOMagnificent 7s – Germany drinks to Oktoberfest rugby boostMunich, Germany | AFP | Australia hammered Olympic champions Fiji 40-7 to win the inaugural ‘Oktoberfest 7s’ in Munich on Saturday as Germany finished fifth in hosting the country’s first major international rugby tournament.A young Australian side brushed past the Fijians, who brought 10 development players.Ben O’Donnell claimed two of Australia’s six tries in the final after South Africa had earlier beaten England 42-7 to claim third.“It’s a great feeling, this squad has come together really quickly. It started in the camp and you saw it click in the final,” said O’Donnell.While Australia picked up the trophy, hosts Germany had plenty to cheer about as the squads headed to celebrate at the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival.Organisers hope the inaugural tournament will lead to Germany being awarded a leg of the World Sevens Series within the next three years.Over the two days, 21,000 fans watched the action at the Olympic Stadium, the former home of Bayern Munich.Uganda beat Chile 17-12 in the 9th place semifinal but finished 10th overall, falling to Spain 33-12 in the 9th place playoff
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has recorded 303 confirmed cases of dengue in Guyana, as of the first week of August.According to a report released by the Agency, the laboratory confirmed 303 cases – which is a long climb from 142 probable cases in 2015. Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) had published a Zika-Epidemiological Report on Guyana and had reported the rise in dengue cases.However, that report indicated that there were 303 probable cases of the disease which had not yet been confirmed. According to the report, there was an incident rate of 37.5 cases per 100,000 of the Guyanese population.Of recent, dengue has been eclipsed by the emergence of Chikungunya and Zika, all of which are transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The symptoms of all three of the viruses are identical, making it difficult to differentiate them. The symptoms include fever, rash, headache, and muscle and joint pain.Although, the Public Health Ministry has embarked on an intense fogging exercise and donation of treated mosquito nets, critics are calling on the institution to set up a strong education and awareness programme against the spread of the virus and its agent.Also, while the CARPHA has trained two Guyanese medical technologists from the National Public Health Reference Laboratory to test for the three vector-borne diseases, Guyana continues to send samples to the Agency in Trinidad and Tobago for testing.The laboratory in Guyana was selected to be the principal testing site, since the cases of mosquito-borne diseases in the country were on the rise. So far, there have been 5375 reported cases of Chikungunya, with 264 confirmed cases and 35 confirmed cases of Zika in Guyana.The Ministry has urged persons to get rid of breeding sites for mosquitoes by disposing of old tyres and containers in their yards that have stagnant water. They were also urged to keep their drains and waterways clean and dispose of their garbage properly.