The Latest: NBA, WNBA selling face covers for charity

first_img___Former Leeds defender Norman Hunter has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 76.Leeds says Hunter was admitted to the hospital last week and died on Friday.Hunter made 726 appearances for Leeds and also played 28 times for England. He was part of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad and earned the nickname “Bites Yer Legs” because of his tough tackling.Hunter also won two league titles and the FA Cup with Leeds. April 17, 2020 The Latest: NBA, WNBA selling face covers for charity It now will be at TD Garden in Boston from Sept. 24-26, 2021.The original dates were Sept. 25-27 this year.But the French Open moved its start from May to Sept. 20 a month ago. That means the Grand Slam tournament would have overlapped with the Laver Cup. The exhibition tournament has attracted some of the top players in men’s tennis in the past.Federer called the announcement of the Laver Cup date change “unfortunate” and “disappointing” but also “the right thing to do for everyone concerned.”Tickets already purchased will be valid in 2021 or can be refunded. ___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. Aims include guidance on risk assessment and how sports can “plan a return to normal activities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak or similar future situations.” ___The BMW International Open in Germany and the Open de France golf tournaments have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Scottish Open has been postponed.The BMW International Open was to be played in Munich from June 25-28 and the Open de France was scheduled to take place a week later.German Chancellor Angela Merkel has banned large public gatherings in the country through August 31 and the French government has done the same until mid-July.The Scottish Open was scheduled to be played from July 9-12. Discussions on a rescheduled date are ongoing.center_img 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.NBA social responsibility and player programs president Kathy Behrens says the masks will help fans adhere to CDC safety guidelines “while joining in the league’s efforts to aid those who have been directly affected by COVID-19.”___The fourth edition of the Laver Cup exhibition event founded by Roger Federer’s management company is being postponed a year because of changes to the tennis calendar caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___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. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press last_img read more

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Dodger fans warned about Opening Day parking restrictions, illegal ticket sales

first_imgDodgers links2019 Dodgers season preview: Piling up NL West titles has yet to yield a World Series crown2019 Dodgers season preview: Position by position2019 Dodgers regular-season scheduleDodgers’ Cody Bellinger ready to put 2018’s platoon days behind himJulio Urías sticks to the plan in Dodgers’ exhibition rout of Angels Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — Fans headed to opening day at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, March 28, 2019, are being warned by the Los Angeles Police Department about temporary tow away and no-parking restrictions.Strict enforcement will be in effect. No parking signs will be at the following locations between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.:Avenue of the Palms, also known as Stadium Way, between Scott Road and Academy RoadAcademy Road between Morton Avenue and Stadium WayScott Avenue between Boylston Street and Elysian Park DriveOfficers will also be patrolling the area to enforce the zero-tolerance policy for drinking in public and parks around the stadium, according to a statement from the LAPD. Fans were also reminded there is no tailgating in Dodger Stadium’s parking lots.Police warned fans who drive to the game and buy tickets near the stadium to be aware of scalpers who may sell fraudulent tickets. Undercover officers will be in the area enforcing illegal ticket sales in the hours leading up to the game.last_img read more

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