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The Latest: Division II league in Calif suspends fall sports

The Latest on the results of the coronavirus outbreak on sports world wide:


The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended all fall sports for the upcoming yr, the league introduced on Tuesday.

The NCAA Division II convention at the moment has 13 members however will lose one with UC San Diego transferring to Division I. The remaining 12 members are all a part of the California State University system. Chancellor Timothy White introduced Tuesday the 23 faculties in the CSU system would use on-line studying for almost all of lessons throughout the fall semester.

The league sponsors males’s and girls’s cross nation, males’s and girls’s soccer and volleyball throughout the fall.

“The CCAA member institutions will continue to advocate strongly to maintain NCAA championship opportunities for all of our student-athletes, including our fall sports, during the 2020-21 academic year and recommend competition resume when it is safe and appropriate to do so for all of its members,” the league mentioned in its announcement.


The Seattle Mariners have knowledgeable its personnel working underneath uniform worker contracts that sure staff may have a five-month discount in pay, however there will probably be no furloughs or layoffs by means of Oct. 31.

The pay reductions of not less than 20% are for workers making $60,000 or extra. The UEC covers staff on the foremost league teaching employees, coaches and coordinators in the minor league system, scouts and efficiency coaches. Those with bigger salaries are anticipated to take a lower extra important than 20%. UEC staff will obtain full advantages by means of October.

Approximately half of its staff working underneath a UEC is not going to have any discount in pay. The group had beforehand informed staff working underneath the UEC that they’d obtain full pay by means of May 31.


Cleveland Cavaliers ahead Larry Nance thinks it’s vital for the NBA to crown a champion in this pandemic-altered season.

Speaking on a Zoom convention name, Nance mentioned he’s cautiously optimistic in regards to the league resuming after pausing play for 2 months.

Although the Cavs gained’t be competing for a title, Nance empathizes with gamers who might not get to complete what they began if the league winds up scrapping the season.

“We’re not in position to win a championship this year but if I was, if I was Giannis (Antetokounmpo), if I was LeBron (James), if I was Kawhi (Leonard), if I was on one of those championship caliber teams I’d be pretty upset about it, because it’s very rare in this league that a chance like this comes along and that’s taken a valuable year off someone’s career.”

Nance was not too long ago capable of work out on a court docket for the primary time since March because the Cavs reopened their coaching facility for gamers final week. Nance mentioned he felt assured in returning to the ground due to the “well regimented” well being and security measures carried out by the group.

An enormous soccer fan, Nance mentioned he has been intently monitoring the return of different leagues worldwide as potential take a look at instances for the NBA to comply with.


Belmont Park’s major monitor re-opened for coaching Tuesday, with preparations underway for a resumption of stay racing and the beginning of the spring-summer meet, which has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wearing face masks and gloves, outriders and gate crew led horses to the primary monitor for train. The grime coaching monitor has remained open all through the suspension of stay racing.

Assistant coach Blair Golen says the horses are capable of loosen up extra on the primary monitor and never be handed by anyone due to the house.

Only important personnel are allowed on the monitor and so they endure each day temperature checks. They additionally should abide by necessities for masks, gloves and social distancing.


The NCAA has canceled each classes of the NCAA Basketball Academy in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The classes had been scheduled for July 20-26 at Utah, Winthrop, Wichita State and Connecticut.

Up to 1,600 gamers from the highschool graduating lessons between 2021 and 2023 had been to be chosen to the academy, with as much as 400 assigned to every area throughout the two classes.

The NCAA created the basketball academy in 2019 in a revamping of the recruiting course of following a pay-for-play scandal uncovered by a federal investigation in 2017. The new recruiting calendar consists of fewer stay intervals with AAU groups, analysis intervals with highschool groups and the basketball academy.


USA Gymnastics is not going to maintain any top-tier occasions the remainder of this yr.

The group introduced Tuesday it’s scrapping the U.S. Classic and the nationwide championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group had initially hoped to reschedule the occasions for later in 2020 after Tokyo Olympics had been pushed again to the summer time of 2021.

USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung known as the choice “in the best interest” of the gymnastics group after receiving steering from well being specialists and consulting with coaches and athletes.

The 2021 U.S. Classic will probably be held in Hartford, Conn., on May 21. The 2021 nationwide championships will probably be held in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 3-6. A brand new date for the Olympic trials, initially scheduled for June in St. Louis, has not but been set.

The group’s nationwide congress and commerce present, which usually runs concurrently with the nationwide championships, will probably be held nearly this yr. USA Gymnastics mentioned tickets already bought for the 2020 occasions will probably be legitimate for the brand new dates, although it’ll supply refunds for a restricted time.


Browns coach Kevin Stefanski can lastly name Cleveland house.

After delaying his household’s transfer from Minnesota due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stefanski, his spouse and his younger youngsters made the journey to Ohio over the weekend.

“We did an 11-hour drive on Friday and powered through that,” he informed ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt late Monday night time. “I was proud of myself. It was interesting. The license plate game is hard right now because there’s not a lot of cars on the road. But the kids were pretty good. Thank God for the iPads, and now happy to be in Cleveland.”

Stefanski spent 14 seasons as an assistant with the Vikings earlier than he was employed by the Browns in January.

During his introductory information convention, Stefanski mentioned he knew about Cleveland’s east side-west aspect divide and wasn’t certain the place to stay. He wound up settling in a western suburb.

Stefanski and his employees have been holding each day Zoom calls throughout the group’s offseason program, which has been compelled to be digital due to the virus. On Monday, Cleveland’s rookies joined the conferences.

Stefanski believes the classes have labored nicely.

“Players, young people, are a resilient bunch, and I think they learn under these unique circumstances,” he mentioned.


On the day they had been supposed to carry a parade to mark their 2019 WNBA championship, the Washington Mystics have revealed plans for what the group is billing as a “virtual celebration.”

The Mystics initially deliberate to take to the streets of the nation’s capital on Tuesday, however that was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Also put aside was a banner-raising ceremony scheduled for the house opener in opposition to the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday.

It’s not recognized when the season will start.

So Saturday will function on-line festivities.

Those will embrace messages from Mayor Muriel Bowser, Mystics proprietor Ted Leonsis and coach Mike Thibault, an look by participant Natasha Cloud, and the primary episode of a documentary in regards to the championship run.


Swedish soccer gamers is not going to be required to take a take a look at for COVID-19 earlier than observe classes or matches.

Players will as a substitute need to fill in a self-assessment kind every morning earlier than arriving at coaching or a match. The membership physician will then assess whether or not the participant is wholesome sufficient to participate. Players should keep at house if they’ve any signs.

The Swedish league says the precept in the nation is that solely people who find themselves feeling so sick that they need to go to the hospital get a ”full-scale corona take a look at.”

The return-to-play protocols have been introduced to Sweden’s public well being authority. A choice is predicted this week on whether or not the Swedish league can begin subsequent month.

Swedish society hasn’t fully shut down throughout the coronavirus outbreak as a result of the federal government and medical authorities have chosen to not impose as many restrictions as different international locations.


The membership that hosts the Wimbledon tennis event says it has made donations price about $1.5 million to emergency companies and charities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The All England Club says it has additionally made contributions to a reduction program to help gamers whose earnings is especially affected by the virus outbreak.

All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt says “Wimbledon has the responsibility and the capacity to act as a force for good.”

This yr’s grass-court Grand Slam occasion was canceled on April 1. It is the primary time Wimbledon has been shelved since World War II.


The Austrian soccer league is ready to renew subsequent month in empty stadiums following clearance from the federal government.

Soccer federation president Leo Windtner met with vice chancellor Werner Kogler and says the trail is obvious to restart. Training might resume this week.

The league is predicted to set a date for video games at a gathering of golf equipment Wednesday.

No Austrian league video games have been performed since early March. LASK Linz leads Salzburg by three factors on the high of the standings.


The Diamond League circuit of monitor meets has a brand new, shorter schedule from mid-August by means of mid-October due to the coronavirus pandemic.

World Athletics says the tailored program can “give athletes time to prepare mentally, stay motivated and adjust training for competition.”

The collection is now set to start out in Monaco on Aug. 14 with two extra European meets scheduled for later that month. Four extra European meets in September will probably be adopted by Shanghai on Sept. 19.

The Prefontaine meet in Eugene, Oregon, is ready for Oct. 4. The season-ending meet is Oct. 17 in China at a metropolis to be determined.

World Athletics says Zurich will now have the finals in 2021 and 2022 and Eugene has agreed to push again its finals again by one yr to 2023.


London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he believes it’s too early for the Premier League to be planning a resumption of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League golf equipment Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham and West Ham all play in the capital.

The mayor’s workplace says the league ought to resume solely “when it is safe to do so.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned Monday that sports occasions in the nation might resume in June if there’s not a brand new spike in COVID-19 infections.

Liverpool led the league by 25 factors with 9 video games remaining when the league was suspended in March.


FIFA has rescheduled two girls’s occasions for subsequent yr and can maintain its 2020 annual assembly on-line.

FIFA says the Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama will begin on Jan. 20 and the Under-17 Women’s World Cup will probably be in India from Feb. 17.

Both 2020 tournaments had been postponed in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FIFA says each tournaments will retain their eligibility guidelines. The identical gamers will be chosen even when they’ve a birthday early in 2021.

The FIFA Congress was as a consequence of be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sept. 18 however will now be an internet occasion.


German soccer golf equipment will determine whether or not to undertake a rule change to extend the variety of substitutions once they meet by video convention on Thursday.

The International Football Association Board agreed final week to let groups use two additional substitutes per match in 2020. That ought to assist leagues clear a backlog of video games created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Leagues can select whether or not or to not undertake the rule change.

The German league is scheduled to restart on Saturday.

The German league additionally says it’ll cease publishing centralized statistics for its coronavirus testing program and can depart that as much as the golf equipment.


The Danish soccer league will resume on May 28 with video games in empty stadiums.

The league has been suspended since March 9 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The first recreation will probably be between AGF and Randers to finish the 24th spherical. The 25th spherical will begin on May 29.

All video games in the 26th and ultimate spherical will probably be held on June 7. The playoffs will comply with with the season scheduled to finish on July 29.

The league says video games will happen at numerous occasions throughout the daytime and night “so that as many matches as possible are made available to football fans” whereas stadiums are closed.

FC Midtjylland leads FC Copenhagen by 12 factors on the high of the standings.


The Diamond League occasion in London is the most recent monitor meet to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The meet had been scheduled for July 4-5 on the Olympic Stadium.

British Athletics says “the decision has been made in light of the ongoing global pandemic.”


World Cup winner Giuseppe Bergomi says he had COVID-19.

The former Italy defender says that for 20-25 days starting in early March his again was in a lot ache that he couldn’t sit down.

He provides in an Instagram chat that he felt continually weak.

The 56-year-old Bergomi says he has recovered.

Bergomi performed for Inter Milan and is now an analyst for soccer matches on Italy’s Sky TV. He helped Italy to the 1982 World Cup title.


The qualifying event for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bangladesh, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, the West Indies and Zimbabwe had been to play in the event in Sri Lanka from July 3-19 and three had been to qualify.

The International Cricket Council has not set new dates.

The Women’s World Cup is in New Zealand in February and March.


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