Nominations for Sports Fed annual awards

first_imgClub of the YearKickboxingJudoBasketballCyclingWomen’s Lightwieght RowingFencingTeam of the YearWomen’s Hockey BluesRugby LeagueWomen’s Netball BluesSportswoman of the YearFrances Smithson(athletics, multieventer)Martine Bomb(athletics, sprinter)Hannah Bowe(hockey)Beth Wild(hockey, cricket)Rachel Hughes(cycling, triathlon)Rebecca Bayliss(judo)Justine Aw(fencing)Sportsman of the YearDave McGaw (cycling)Richard Hildick-Smith (swimming, modern pentathlon)Matthew Dodwell (fencing)last_img

Frustrated homicide suspect falls

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Barotac Nuevo police station. The 30-year-old Rodney Cresencio, aresident of the village, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around11 a.m. on Jan. 20, a police report showed. The court recommended a P24,000 bailbond for Cresencio’s temporary liberty./PNcenter_img ILOILO City – A laborer facing homicidecharges was arrested in Barangay So-ol, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. last_img

Blue Jays’ attempted move to Pittsburgh, PNC Park for home games is foiled

first_imgThe Blue Jays’ plan to play in the Steel City has been scrapped.Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae reported late Tuesday that the Jays were heading to Pittsburgh to play their home games, sharing a park with the Pirates in 2020.  Can confirm the Blue Jays have been told they will be calling PNC Park “home” this season per MLB source. @longleysunsport was first to suggest Pittsburgh as option.— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) July 22, 2020MORE: World Series odds for 2020But not so fast: While the Bucs were inviting of the Blue Jays making a nest in the ‘Burgh, Pennsylvania government was not a fan of the idea, and on Wednesday, state health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced (per The Associated Press) that it would not allow the club in.”In recent weeks, we have seen a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in southwestern Pennsylvania,” Levine said in a statement obtained by the AP. “To add travelers to this region for any reason, including for professional sports events, risks residents, visitors and members of both teams.”The plan to play in Pittsburgh was the next best bet after Buffalo, N.Y., which houses the Jays’ Triple-A minor league affiliate, was seemingly eliminated early in the process.In case you’re wondering how and why two teams would have been able to play in one stadium over the course of just over two months, consider: The Blue Jays and Pirates share just seven game dates this year, making it easy for MLB to work out the kinks in the schedule.Of course, there were additional logistical issues that could have harmed both teams, including potential rainouts and travel for visiting teams. The postseason isn’t likely in either team’s immediate future, which did eliminate one potential logistical hurdle. (Sorry, Pittsburgh and Toronto fans.) Given MLB’s region-based schedule, this plan meant four divisions — the NL Central, AL Central, AL East and NL East — would have played games in Pittsburgh this year.The Blue Jays were left without a home stadium after Canada wanted no part of MLB’s plan to have teams travel back and forth between countries in the middle of a global pandemic, and reasonably so: Cases in the United States continue to rise, while Canada has flattened its curve significantly since its apex in early May.The state of Pennsylvania likewise had concerns with teams from the East Coast in coronavirus-rich areas traveling to Pennsylvania. Toronto’s enforcement of the Blue Jays staying indoors during summer training was very strict, with harsh penalties in place if players left their hotel or stadium bubble. If players were seen outside Rogers Centre, they would have been subject to a $750,000 fine and potential jail time.Pirates president Travis Williams welcomed the Blue Jays with open arms once Toronto was ousted from the north.Pirates President Travis Williams released this statement on the Blue Jays potentially playing some of their home games at PNC Park.— Mike Persak (@MikeDPersak) July 20, 2020The Jays were originally scheduled to play their first home game on July 29. Scheduling updates have yet to be released.last_img read more