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The master bedroom has high ceilings and traditional featuresMr Gegg said the yard was beautifully landscaped and featured window planter boxes. The Clayfield home is within walking distance to cafes, restaurants and public transport. It is close to three private schools and is in the Ascot State School catchment. The home is on the market for offers over $800,000. The home features leadlight details and classic carpetsThe three-bedroom home has ornate plaster ceilings and cornices, silky oak panelling and plush carpets. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The retro kitchen includes a gas cook top and oven, dishwasher and plenty of cupboard space and shelving. The formal lounge and dining rooms are separated by rich timber and leadlight French doors and feature luxurious carpet. The family room has polished timber floors, built-in shelving and plenty of space for casual living. The art deco home at 476 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield is on the marketSTEP through the front door of this art deco home and step back in time. The 1930s era property at 476 Sandgate Rd has been beautifully maintained through the decades. LJ Hooker Clayfield marketing agent, Jason Gegg said the Clayfield property was immaculate from the gorgeous timber and leadlight windows to the 1960s extension and bathroom and kitchen renovations. “Its flawless presentation is an indication of how well this property has been maintained by the owners,” Mr Gegg said. The kitchen has a retro 1960s feelThe master and second bedrooms have built-in robes and access to a sun room while all three bedrooms are airconditioned. The home has two separate bathrooms on the main level and a laundry and a workshop on the ground floor. There is also a bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette on the bottom floor — perfect for teenagers, visiting relatives or grandparents.
Brazil: GEC Alsthom, CAF and Adtranz are to supply 30 commuter trains for São Paulo under a US$205m contract due to be signed last month; manufacture of six of the four-car EMUs will be carried out locally, with Adtranz responsible for traction equipment.Sécheron has won a contract to supply its SECOS 32 traction control equipment to MPE which is modernising CBTU’s Series 800 EMUs in Rio de Janeiro.CBTU has called tenders for automatic fare collection equipment for its Belo Horizonte suburban network.Bulgaria: British Steel Track Products has won a contract to supply 26000 tonnes (353 km) of rail to BDZ.Canada: GO Transit is to sign a six-year contract this month with Bombardier Inc to maintain 49 GM locos and 331 bilevel cars.C
Share West Florida Volleyball playing West Alabama in the GSC Match of the week. Oct. 5, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The 19-2 Argonaut Volleyball team travels to Livingston, Alabama today to take on the 18-0 West Alabama Lions. Both teams are 4-0 in the Gulf South Conference, and the Match was declared the “Match of the Week” by the GSC. The Argos are coming off wins over Alabama Hunstville and North Alabama, the defending GSC Champions, while West Alabama is coming off a 3-2 win over West Georgia.These two teams have been on a collision course since the conference slate began. Both have gotten off to tremendous starts, and sit atop the standings in the East Division. This is the first of two meetings between these squads, and will go along way in painting the postseason picture in the GSC. West Florida heads into Livingston, Alabama riding a 10-game winning streak. The Argonauts are no slouch on the road either, posting a 10-0 record away from Pensacola.Head coach Melissa Wolter’s squad is efficient in all areas of the game, ranking in the top five in the GSC in six major categories. Their depth is also a huge factor, with five different West Florida players having won player of the week honors this season. Defensively, Danielle Spitzer anchors the net, placing in the top five in the league in blocks per game with 1.24, while Jerica Carter carries much of the dirty dig workload. That defensive unit will have it hands full, hoping to contain the lethal West Alabama attack.The West Alabama squad is in the midst of rewriting all of the records books of past Tiger teams, starting off the year a perfect 18-0. They are also ranked #25 in the nation, another first for the West Alabama program. Every week has seen a record fall for the Tigers, as they look to continue on their magical run. Head coach Ron Arenz and company are primed by their ferocious offense, pounding teams into submission from all over the court.At the center of that barrage is junior Allison Nail, who is quickly becoming one of the league’s most feared attackers. She ranks second in the conference in hitting percentage, putting down points at a .397 clip. Nail, who has been selected as a player of the week this season, also is top five in the GSC in kills per game with 4.81. She leads a Tiger attack that is tops in the conference and third in the country in overall hitting percentage. They can manufacture points from the service line as well, ranking in the top 10 nationally with 2.92 service aces per game.The Argos also have two attackers in the top 7 of the conference in hitting percentage, as Isabela Gualberto and Luciana Rapach are both hitting above .330 for the season. However, the Argo offense can come from Kimberly Clark, Chelsea Wilhoite, and Spitzer at almost an equal clip. With two outstanding offensive teams, the match may come down to which defense can slow the opponent down the most.This monumental match up will take place at Pruitt Hall on the campus of the University of West Alabama. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. CDT, and you can listen live to the stretch internet radio broadcast during the game. Find the Stretch internet link on the right side of the UWF Athletics home page. Print Friendly Version
West Ham host Carroll’s former club Newcastle United in league action at Upton Park on Saturday, with Collision backing the 25-year-old to build on his immediate impact. “The big man has been working so hard to get fit, so it’s great for him to be back out on the pitch and well done to him,” Collison told West Ham’s official website. “Now he can build on what he did at Cardiff. “There were a couple of dodgy touches from him, but it was a fantastic ball for the last goal and we’ll all happy to get him back.” Carlton Cole, whose future remains uncertain with a short-term contract nearing its end, opened the scoring in the victory at Cardiff, with the Hammers grinding home despite a red card for defender James Tomkins. Now Collison expects the duo to bolster West Ham’s attacking threats as they seek to move away from the Premier League drop zone. “Carlton Cole did really well for us again on Saturday, he got another goal and that’s four for us now,” Collison said. “It’s great to have him in good form as well. England striker Carroll made his long-awaited return from foot trouble as West Ham claimed a 2-0 league victory at Cardiff City on Saturday. Carroll came off the bench to tee up Mark Noble for the second and decisive goal, easing pressure on manager Sam Allardyce and lifting West Ham out of the relegation zone. “It was a tough second half for us because they had a lot of the ball, especially when James Tomkins got sent off, so it was great to look over at the sidelines and see Andy Carroll coming on.” Cup thrashings at Nottingham Forest and Manchester City saw West Ham leak 11 goals in four days, before Saturday’s trip to Cardiff. Collison hailed Allardyce for staying cool, especially in the wake of that 6-0 humbling at the Etihad Stadium in the Capital One Cup. “The manager spoke a lot in the last week about showing character and working hard for each other,” said Collison. “I think that showed in what the lads did at Cardiff, there were lots of blocks, Adrian was fantastic for us again and it was a massive three points, which came at the right time. “The manager was fantastic all week: he hasn’t been too down in the dumps. “Obviously we were all disappointed about Forest and Man City, but he’s been there and done it all before, and he really picked us up before Cardiff. “That rubbed off on the boys and we went and performed on Saturday to get the three points.” Andy Carroll can lift West Ham out of Barclays Premier League relegation danger, according to Jack Collison. Press Association
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is determined to honour his contract with the Bundesliga champions. He said in a news conference on Monday: “I have a contract and I will stay here at Bayern. That’s all.” Guardiola joined Bayern in the summer of 2013 after enjoying incredible success with Barcelona, first as a player and then as a coach. The 44-year-old won 14 titles – including two Champions League crowns – in a trophy-laden four-year stint at the helm of the Catalan giants. And Guardiola, who is considered by many of his peers as the world’s best coach, has followed his success at Barca by winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles. But despite that, and the speculation that City want him, Guardiola is unwilling to talk himself up. “To be the best coach in the world means sh*t,” the former Spain international said. “I’ve said it a million times. “I win because I have great players.” Bayern won their third straight Bundesliga title last month but have suffered a drop in form since and Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Augsburg was their fourth straight loss in all competitions. The German champions next take on Guardiola’s former club Barcelona at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday needing to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League final. “I have won everything as a coach and as a player,” Guardiola said. “I always give the best of me. I’m happy. If I lose, it’s not the end of my career.” Reports in England over the weekend claimed the former Barcelona tactician had already agreed terms to replace Manuel Pellegrini as coach of Manchester City at the end of the season. But Guardiola, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2016, has brushed aside such speculation and claims he has no plans to leave the Allianz Arena any time soon. Press Association
Authorities in Mount Shasta, California have arrested a man after he arrived to the police station with a body in his vehicle and confessed to killing four people.The incident occurred at 12:11 pm Monday.Officials say the suspect walked into the lobby of the Mt Shasta Police station and told authorities that he murdered four people inside of his apartment in Roseville.Investigators found a deceased person inside the suspect’s vehicle and another three bodies inside the suspects apartment which was over 200 miles away.Investigators reported that they believe the suspect knew the victims and stated that he was not a threat to the general public.The name of the suspect and the victims have not yet been released by police. Authorities also did not provide any other details on the killings.
Semifinal matches will take place on Sept. 5 and the final on Sept. 12.PRO14 tournament director David Jordan says “we are very fortunate to be in a position where everyone involved is confident that we can conclude the season on the field of play.”The league has two conferences. Leinster and Ulster are the current top two in Conference A while Edinburgh and Munster are the top two in Conference B.___The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its football media days online because of concerns about COVID-19. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx are cutting pay and staff due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. June 18, 2020 Associated Press Both teams are owned by Glen Taylor. The organization said it has temporarily reduced salaries for employees earning $70,000 or more annually and laid off an unspecified amount of its full-time workforce.The virus outbreak prompted the NBA to halt play on March 11. The WNBA has yet to begin the 2020 season. ___A limited number of spectators will be allowed at Iowa Speedway each night for IndyCar races July 17-18.About 5,000-6,000 tickets will be available each night at the facility, which has more than 25,000 permanent seats. Groups of fans will be separated by at least 6 feet in order to align with state guidelines for COVID-19 at the oval track, which is just under a mile long. Norwich says Stiepermann has remained asymptomatic and has since taken two further tests that returned negative results.Norwich is in last place in the league and hosts Southampton on Friday in their first Premier League game back after the three-month suspension.One person has tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest round of checks. The Premier League announced that 1,541 tests had been conducted on players and club staff on June 15 and 16.___The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel wants to cancel its 50th anniversary edition in October because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Minnesota’s pro basketball teams cutting staff “If it’s declared that … our students can’t come back to campus for class, why would I ask a student-athlete to come back and participate in sports?” Manuel said. “It’s against how I think about our student-athletes. They are students first.”___Nebraska football coach Scott Frost and men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will donate a portion of their salaries to the athletic department’s general operating fund to help offset revenue shortfalls because of the coronavirus pandemic.The athletic department said in a statement Thursday the amount of the donations would be determined when the 2021 budget is closer to being finalized.Frost’s salary is $5 million this year. Hoiberg is set to earn $3 million. Organizers say they told tour officials they would “prefer to cancel this year’s edition of the tournament in light of the current situation.”Tournament head Roger Brennwald says playing the event with no fans or with social distancing “have to be ruled out for us in Basel on economic grounds.”The ATP is expected to decide on its end-of-season indoor schedule in mid-July.Brennwald says “it looks like coronavirus is on match point and is set for victory.”Hometown great Roger Federer was already set to miss the tournament where he worked as a ballboy and is the record 10-time champion. He ended his season this month to recover from knee surgery. All tickets previously purchased for the Iowa races will be honored, including season tickets. But seating will be reassigned for all existent ticketholders in order to follow safe social distancing guidelines. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase.IndyCar didn’t allow fans for its first race of this season June 6 at Texas, and no spectators will be at the next race July 4 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tickets are already on sale for the two races July 11-12 at Road America in Wisconsin, on the 4-mile, 14-turn road course.___Michigan State’s athletic department says it conducted COVID-19 testing on 124 athletes on Monday, and one tested positive and will be isolated for 10 to 14 days.Michigan also disclosed results from its testing. Sami Rifat, a physician with the athletic department, says the school has had two positive tests on athletes, out of 221 tests. “Both of those individuals were completely asymptomatic at the time of the testing. None of our staff have tested positive,” Rifat said in a video conference Thursday.Michigan State also said no athletic department staff members tested positive. One Michigan State athlete did not report to campus after testing positive at home last week.Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said if sports are played this fall, it would not be a normal season with capacity crowds at Michigan Stadium.“Will it be 50% or 30% or 20% or 10, or zero? I’m not sure,” Manuel said. “That’ll be a combination of listening to our public health officials, knowing what our stadium capacity can handle, given the direction that is put out by the governor’s office or the university.”Manuel also stood by comments he made previously that he couldn’t envision sports at Michigan without students being on campus. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Kansas State officials reported Wednesday night that eight Wildcats athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 130 tested. The NCAA on Wednesday approved plans for an extended preseason to give teams more time to hold walk-throughs. With the coronavirus pandemic wiping out spring practice for most teams, along with the usual required summer activities for players such as weight training and film study, schools want to make up for lost preparation time.___Club rugby in Europe is set to resume on Aug. 22 after a five-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak with matches in the PRO14 league that contains teams Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and South Africa.A truncated regular season will be concluded by two rounds of matches where teams from the same nation play each other home and away to avoid cross-border travel. Frost is in his third year as head coach. He grew up in Wood River and was Cornhuskers quarterback in 1996-97. His father played football for the Huskers, and his mother was a standout on the track team and is in the school’s athletic hall of fame.Hoiberg is entering his second season at Nebraska. His parents are Nebraska graduates and his grandfather, Jerry Bush, was the Huskers’ men’s basketball coach from 1954-63. ___The University of Texas announced that 13 football players tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive, and contact tracing has 10 more in isolation.Texas started bringing football players back to campus for workouts on June 8. The school has also identified four other players who tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody. The ACC Football Kickoff was originally scheduled to be held at The Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been rescheduled for July 21-23 with coverage on the ACC Network. Commissioner John Swofford, each of the conference’s 14 head coaches and selected players will be featured. All 10 FBS conferences have now announced that their media days will be altered because of the pandemic, with most going virtual. The Big Ten has not made a final decision on its media days.___Norwich midfielder Marco Stiepermann has returned to training after self-isolating at home following a positive test for COVID-19.The English club was informed of the positive test on Friday. That was the same day Norwich played Tottenham in a friendly ahead of the resumption of the Premier League.
The Latest: Texas football plan catches home city off guard July 28, 2020 He worked at TV Globo and its cable channel Sportv, which confirmed his death during one of the programs he hosted. Rodrigues also worked in several other Brazilian networks, including ESPN.___The Atlanta Falcons have selected their 40-member cheerleaders squad following their first virtual tryouts.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 38 women and two men earned their spots in online tryouts. The results were announced on Monday night on a livestream on the Falcons website. French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says the decision was taken because France has seen an increase in coronavirus cases recently.But Maracineanu adds that local officials will have the authority to increase the capacity at some events from Aug. 15 if they can obtain special dispensation and observe strict health and safety protocol.Only 2,805 fans attended the French Cup final between Paris Saint-Germain and Saint-Etienne last Friday but the number was low because Saint-Etienne fans did not use their allocation of 900 seats at Stade de France.PSG faces Lyon in the League Cup final at the same stadium on Friday.___ — John Wawrow reporting from Buffalo. New York.___Iowa has paused its men’s basketball workouts for 14 days after two players tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Tuesday.Iowa’s protocol requires individuals who test positive to be in isolation and for people who might have been exposed to someone with the virus to be quarantined.Last week, Michigan State suspended football workouts and players began a 14-day quarantine after a staff member and player tested positive. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___A person familiar with the situation says New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Hightower’s decision was made out of concern for the health of his fiancée and child, who was born earlier this month, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Patriots have not announced the decision. ESPN was the first to report the move. Two other people told the AP that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and fullback Danny Vitale have also chosen to sit out the season, citing health concerns. The COVID-19 list is for a player who tests positive for coronavirus or has been quarantined after being in close contact with someone infected. NFL teams are not allowed to disclose whether the player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.Jacksonville also removed rookie fullback Connor Slomka from the team’s active/non-football injury list after he passed his physical.___The NCAA is allowing all major college football teams to begin their seasons as early as Aug. 29. The association confirmed that the football oversight committee had requested a blanket waiver to permit any school to push up the start of its season to the so-called Week Zero. The Atlanta Falcons have placed rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.The announcement came after coach Dan Quinn earlier said all rookies had negative tests. Hawkins, a fourth-round pick from Cal, could have tested negative and be placed on the list after exposure to the coronavirus. Teams are not allowed to disclose if a player is in quarantine.Quinn said the coronavirus outbreak with the MLB’s Miami Marlins was a topic of discussion as veteran players arrived for training camp on Tuesday and began their testing. He said no player has discussed opting out.___Veteran cornerback Maurice Canady and undrafted rookie receiver Stephen Guidry have opted out of playing for the Dallas Cowboys this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Canady signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys after splitting the 2019 season between the New York Jets and Baltimore. The Ravens drafted Canady in the sixth round in 2016.Guidry had 827 yards receiving and eight touchdowns in two seasons at Mississippi State after playing two years of junior college. He faced long adds to make the roster at a position that includes Amari Cooper, who signed a $100 million contract in the offseason, third-year man Michael Gallup and first-round pick CeeDee Lamb.___The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed starting right tackle Jawaan Taylor and first-year offensive lineman Ryan Pope on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.Taylor, a second-round pick from Florida last year, started all 16 games as a rookie. Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott spoke with county commissioners Tuesday, and said it’s hard to imagine allowing a crowd of any size watch a game.Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte wrote season ticket holders last week about plans to allow about 50,000 fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, even as the state of Texas remains a national hot spot in the coronavirus pandemic.Escott says having that many people in one place is a bit of a reach right now.School officials have noted the 50% limit is currently allowed under statewide rules.___ The guidelines limit capacity of the 105,000-seat stadium to 20%.-Mitch Stacy reporting from Columbus, Ohio___The New Jersey Athletic Conference announced the suspension of all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference of Division III schools will explore the possibility of playing fall sports in the spring. The fall sports include football, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, field hockey, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, women’s cross country, and men’s cross country. Soccer and volleyball will have conference-only schedules.___A women’s professional tennis tournament that was supposed to be played in Tokyo in November has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest event scratched from the sport’s calendar.The Toray Pan Pacific Open already had been postponed from September because of the COVID-19 outbreak that has put the WTA and ATP tours on hold since March.Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka won that title last year. Coach Mike Vrabel announced that move Tuesday at the end of a 40-minute video conference call with reporters. The Titans drafted offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson with the No. 29 pick overall out of Georgia, and Wilson remains the one member of their six-man draft class that has yet to agree to a contract. Wilson is expected to compete for the right tackle job that came open when Jack Conklin signed with Cleveland in free agency.Vrabel also said linebacker Jayon Brown will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.The Titans so far have had one player opt out. Undrafted rookie free agent Anthony McKinney is an offensive lineman out of Texas Christian. Vrabel confirmed McKinney informed the coach and general manager Jon Robinson of his decision. Vrabel says he has not heard nor talked to other Titans who might choose to opt out and is waiting until players make the best decision in the interest of themselves and their families. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Austin’s public health authority said the city was “caught a little off guard” by the recent announcement by Texas that the school planned to allow 50% stadium capacity at Longhorns football games this fall. Associated Press The MIAC joined the majority of its NCAA Division III peers, postponing competition in cross country, football, soccer and volleyball. Tennis teams will be permitted to compete against conference opponents this fall in accordance with campus, state, NCAA and MIAC health directives. That sport is deemed low risk for coronavirus transmission.Training, practice and other team activities will be permitted in the postponed sports, in compliance with the virus-related guidelines.The biggest impact of the MIAC’s move will be on the football game between league powers St. John’s and St. Thomas, rivals who first played in 1901 and have faced off 89 times in the sport. This year’s game, which was scheduled for early November at U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL home of the Vikings, could be the last ever with the impending move by St. Thomas to the FCS level after being booted from the MIAC for competitive reasons.___The Tennessee Titans have placed their top draft pick on the COVID-19/reserve list. Tuesday’s announcement follows news last week that 11 men’s and women’s tournaments planned for later this year in China were scrapped.That included the WTA Finals.As of now, women’s tennis is scheduled to resume next week in Palermo, Italy.___The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has moved most fall sports until the spring, including football. The member schools are Kean, Montclair State, New Jersey City, Ramapo, Rowan, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, Stockton, The College of New Jersey, and William Paterson.___Brazilian TV host Rodrigo Rodrigues has died at age 45, two weeks after contracting COVID-19. A fan favorite for his humorous style leading sports programs, Rodrigues was hospitalized on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro after feeling nausea and disorientation. Doctors found he had a cerebral venous blood clot, one of the possible bodily responses to an infection by the new coronavirus. Rodrigues had surgery on Sunday and was in an induced coma. Chato Hendrix, director of the cheerleaders, said the group was disheartened at first to have to go completely virtual, but like the rest of the world had to adapt.Hendrix says the virtual tryouts made it possible for out-of-state applicants to compete for spots without having to travel to Atlanta. This is the first time since 1989 the Falcons have had male cheerleaders.___Ball State has filled one of three open dates on its football schedule by announcing plans to open the season Sept. 12 at Iowa State of the Big 12. The game replaces a previously scheduled date for the Cardinals at Michigan and the annual rivalry game at Iowa for the Cyclones. Both games were wiped out when Big Ten officials said they would play a conference-only schedule.Ball State also had its Sept. 3 season opener against Maine and a Sept. 19 trip to Indiana canceled earlier this month. The Big Ten games reportedly cost the Cardinals about $1.7 million in guaranteed money.Ball State is still scheduled to host Wyoming on Sept. 26 in its second game of the season before heading into Mid-American Conference play.___Real Madrid says forward Mariano has tested positive for the coronavirus. ___ Ohio State will limit home crowds to about 20,000 and prohibit tailgating if the football season is played this fall.Fans inside Ohio Stadium will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing to help stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Concessions will be limited.The traditional “Skull Session” pregame pep rallies at St. John’s Arena will not be held.Athletic director Gene Smith informed season-ticket holders of the new rules in a letter Tuesday, first reported by Cleveland.com. The announcement came as the team returned to practice ahead of its Champions League match against Manchester City on Aug. 7. Real Madrid lost at home 2-1 in the first leg of the round-of-16 series.Madrid says Mariano was in “perfect health condition” and was following health protocols.The entire Madrid squad was tested for COVID-19 on Monday. The players had been on a break of almost 10 days after winning the Spanish league title.___The French government has maintained a maximum capacity of 5,000 fans in stadiums until the end of August amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cannon is a cancer survivor and Vitale has a young family and doesn’t want to risk exposing them, according to the sources. ___Two people with direct knowledge of the decision have confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is voluntarily opting out from playing this season.The people spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed this information as players reported for the start of training camp Tuesday. The NFL Network first reported Lotulelei’s decision earlier in the day.The 30-year-old Lotulelei has seven years of NFL experience and was entering his third season with the Bills. He has two years remaining on his contract, which will now run through 2022. The official start of the season had been Labor Day weekend, with a few games scheduled for Aug. 29. That was before the coronavirus pandemic put the season in peril and schedules were remade to deal with potential disruptions of COVID-19. Some schools and conferences are working on delaying the start of their football seasons while others are trying to get a head start. Kansas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 have both recently moved up their opening games against FCS opponents to Aug. 29.___The Summit League is pushing back the start of fall sports to Sept. 23 due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.The conference’s president’s council agreed to delay championship seasons for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country. Non-championship segments for golf and tennis, along with non-traditional seasons for softball and baseball also were pushed back.
A 21-yard run up the middle by Jerome Smith kept another Syracuse drive rolling. With a six-point advantage, the Orange offense was threatening to tack on more points midway through the first half.But on the next play, a pass to Marcus Sales was jarred loose and snared by Wildcats linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo, who returned it 49 yards down to the 21-yard line.One play later, NU quarterback Kain Colter hit running back Venric Mark on a wheel route with SU linebacker Dan Vaughan trailing him into the left corner of the end zone. Syracuse’s six-point advantage was quickly a one-point deficit, and Northwestern had control.The Wildcats expanded their lead to 21-13 after forcing an SU three-and-out followed by a 28-yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass by Colter to wide receiver Christian Jones.Syracuse opened the game with a golden opportunity after Northwestern botched a snap on a punt attempt on its first drive. The Orange took over at the 31-yard line and Ryan Nassib found Beckett Wales for 17 yards on a quick slant.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree short runs stalled the drive and Ross Krautman came on for a 22-yard field goal to push SU ahead 3-0 early. The Orange moved into the red zone again on its next possession, but three straight incompletions by Nassib forced another field goal.The SU defense contained Northwestern’s spread offense for much of the first quarter, but the Wildcats broke through with a touchdown on an 82-yard punt return by Mark.SU responded on its first drive of the second quarter, which carried over from the opening period. The offense mixed up a variety of passes and runs to get downfield and Prince-Tyson Gulley capped it with a 15-yard run to push the Orange ahead 13-7.The offense put together another drive highlighted by Smith’s 21-yard run, but the interception turned the momentum and Northwestern took control the rest of the half. Comments Published on September 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm Contact Ryne: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+