15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions are the ultimate arbiters of the welfare of families across the United States, whether providing financial stability to a family buying their first home or getting a working mom the vehicle she needs to drive to work and take her kids to school – or their Children’s Miracle Network Hospital oncologist.Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations, and business partners from across the country. Together, credit unions are engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. CU4Kids has been adopted as our movement’s charity of choice. Since 1996, hundreds of credit unions through CU4Kids have raised $185 million, 100% of which goes to support the life-saving work at CMN Hospitals. That goes a long way toward treating more than 2,000 children each day for cancer, 925 babies every day in the newborn intensive care unit and 39 diabetic kids each hour.In addition to providing more than $3 billion in charitable care, CMN Hospitals support live-saving, cutting-edge research and develop innovative technology to ease innocent children’s pain and lengthen lives with dignity and improving quality. That’s a big number, but there are many smaller numbers that contribute to these children’s and families’ well-being.$12 buys a package of preemie diapers$90 for a pediatric blood pressure cuff and monitor
Lifesite News 15 Jan 2013A prominent Toronto psychiatrist has severely criticized the assumptions underlying what has been dubbed by critics as the Canadian federal government’s “bathroom bill,” that is, Bill C-279, a private member’s bill that would afford special protection to so-called “transgender” men and women. Dr. Joseph Berger has issued a statement saying that from a medical and scientific perspective there is no such thing as a “transgendered” person, and that terms such as “gender expression” and “gender identity” used in the bill are at the very least ambiguous, and are more an emotional appeal than a statement of scientific fact. Berger, who is a consulting psychiatrist in Toronto and whose list of credentials establishes him as an expert in the field of mental illness, stated that people who identify themselves as “transgendered” are psychotic or simply unhappy, and pointed out that hormone therapy and surgery are not appropriate treatments for psychosis or unhappiness. “From a scientific perspective, let me clarify what ‘transgendered’ actually means,” Dr. Berger said, adding, “I am speaking now about the scientific perspective – and not any political lobbying position that may be proposed by any group, medical or non-medical.” “‘Transgendered’ are people who claim that they really are or wish to be people of the sex opposite to which they were born, or to which their chromosomal configuration attests,” Dr. Berger stated. “Some times, some of these people have claimed that they are ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’ or alternatively ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body’.” “The medical treatment of delusions, psychosis or emotional happiness is not surgery,” Dr. Berger stated.…He explained that cosmetic surgery will not change the chromosomes of a human being in that it will not make a man become a woman, capable of menstruating, ovulating, and having children, nor will it make a woman into a man, capable of generating sperm that can unite with an egg or ovum from a woman and fertilize that egg to produce a human child. Moreover, Dr. Berger stated that the arguments put forward by those advocating for special rights for gender confused people have no scientific value and are subjective and emotional appeals with no objective scientific basis.…Dr. Berger is certified as a specialist in Psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is an elected Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also a past Chairman of the Toronto district of the Ontario Medical Association and past President of the Ontario branch of the American Psychiatric Association. Berger has been an Examiner in Psychiatry for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for twenty five years, has taught as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and is the author of many published papers on different aspects of Diagnosis and Independent Psychiatric Assessments, as well as author of the book “The Independent Medical Examination in Psychiatry” published by Butterworth/Lexis-Nexis.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/psychiatry-expert-scientifically-there-is-no-such-thing-as-transgender
BROOKVILLE, Ind. — Extensive roadwork is coming to Brookville.INDOT says that construction signs may be put in place this week for the $2,739,500 project that is expected to impact vehicular and pedestrian traffic on US52/Main Street.After signs are put in place, preparation operations are expected to begin.The contract calls for extensive roadbed repairs, pavement milling, and placement of new asphalt surface lifts.The contractor will also construct new sidewalks, curbs, and ADA-compliant curb ramps. Decorative street lighting will also be installed as part of the project.The completion date is currently scheduled for October 13.
Lawrenceburg, In. — Sandusky, Ohio based Civista Bancshares, Inc. (“Civista”) (NASDAQ: CIVB) and United Community Bancorp, the parent company of United Community Bank (“United” or “UCB”) (NASDAQ: UCBA), announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Civista will acquire United. Based on financial data as of December 31, 2017, the combined company would have total assets of $2.1 billion, total loans of $1.5 billion and total deposits of $1.7 billion. United operates an eight-branch network in southeastern Indiana, five of which are located in the Cincinnati MSA. This acquisition will allow Civista to bring its enhanced commercial lending platform to United’s demographically strong markets. United will provide Civista with low-cost core deposit funding and excess liquidity.Civista currently operates branches and loan production offices from northern Ohio to Dayton, Ohio. The acquisition of United expands Civista’s community banking franchise into and around the Cincinnati MSA, which is home to over 2.1 million people. After this strategic partnership, Civista’s community banking platform will operate in each of the five largest Ohio marketplaces.“This is an extraordinary opportunity for Civista and we are very excited to welcome United’s customers and employees to the Civista family,” said Dennis G. Shaffer, CEO and President of Civista Bancshares, Inc. “United, including its two predecessors, has maintained a strong and stable presence in their local communities for over 100 years. We look forward to collaborating with United’s leadership team to grow and enhance their banking platform while maintaining strong ties to their community. Michael McLaughlin, UCB’s Chief Operating Officer, will be named Market Executive and Mark Sams, UCB’s Chief Credit Officer, will continue to lead the commercial lending efforts in the market. Civista plans to keep all eight UCB branch offices open. We believe the long-term growth potential of this partnership offers substantial upside for shareholders of both organizations.”“We have great admiration and respect for the Civista team and believe Civista is an ideal partner providing many strategic benefits to all of the UCB stakeholders,” stated E.G. McLaughlin, President and CEO of United. “We believe partnering with Civista will provide us the enhanced capacity to deliver the products and services sought by our customers. In addition, we expect this partnership to accelerate the commercial loan production efforts that we have undertaken in the greater Cincinnati market. We believe this merger is a great outcome for our shareholders and positions us for continued success and potential.”Under the terms of the merger agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, the consideration United shareholders will receive is equivalent to 1.027 shares of Civista common stock and $2.54 in cash per share of United common stock. This implies a deal value per share of $26.22 or approximately $114.4 million based on the 15-day average closing price of Civista’s common stock on March 9, 2018 of $23.06. Civista and United anticipate that the transaction will qualify as a tax-free reorganization to the extent that United shareholders receive Civista common stock in the merger. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018, subject to each company receiving the required approval of its shareholders, receipt of all required regulatory approvals and fulfillment of other customary closing conditions.Under terms of the agreement, the directors of Civista and the directors and executive officers of United have agreed to vote all shares that they own in their respective organizations in favor of the merger. In addition, a total of three existing United directors will join the Civista Bank Board of Directors and two of those directors will join the Civista Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors. E.G. McLaughlin is expected to be one of the directors to join both boards.In preparation for the merger, extensive due diligence was performed over a multi-week period. Under the proposed merger terms, the acquisition of United is expected to be immediately accretive to Civista’s earnings in 2018 and thereafter. In addition, any tangible book value dilution created in the transaction is expected to be earned back in approximately 3.5 years after closing. Post-closing, Civista’s capital ratios are expected to continue to exceed “well-capitalized” regulatory standards.Civista will host an investor conference call and webcast on March 12, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., ET, to provide an overview of the transaction and highlights. Participants may join the conference ten minutes prior to the start time by calling 1-855-238-2712 and asking for the Civista Bancshares conference. Additionally, the live webcast may be accessed from the ‘Webcasts and Presentations’ page of the Company’s website, www.civb.com, or from the ‘Upcoming Events’ tab on the CIVB mobile site.Sandler O’Neill + Partners, LP acted as financial advisor to Civista and Tucker Ellis LLP acted as its legal advisor in the transaction. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods acted as financial advisor to United and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP acted as its legal advisor.Civista Bancshares, Inc. is a $1.5 billion financial holding company headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Civista’s banking subsidiary, Civista Bank, operates 29 locations in Northern, Central and Southwestern Ohio. Civista Bancshares, Inc. may be accessed at www.civb.com. Civista’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “CIVB”. The Company’s depositary shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a Series B Preferred Share, are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “CIVBP”.
Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? CAF in partnership with Speak Up Africa has kicked off the #19KickUpsAgainstCovid19 social media challenge, encouraging everyone to share information online to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on the African continent. The new online challenge forms part of the Stay Safe Africa campaign, which seeks to empower communities and individuals to take simple and proven preventive measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Africa. Stay Safe Africa, launched by Dakar-based advocacy tank Speak Up Africa, brings together partners to work towards a common goal of saving lives by increasing investments and awareness to protect our continent from this new threat while ensuring access and treatment from other ongoing health threats. As part of the challenge, influential players are inviting their peers and everyone to participate in the challenge by recording a video of them doing 19 kick ups and sharing it on social media. To date, African football legends Ahmed Hassan (Egypt), Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria), Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Karim Haggui (Tunisia) and Trésor Lomana Lualua (DR Congo) have shared videos. Furthermore, , CAF Deputy General Secretary Anthony Baffoe, has also participated in the challenge, as CAF lends its influential voices, clubs and legends to the campaign to help protect one billion Africans from COVID-19. “Football brings together so many people from different backgrounds, nationalities and languages, and we hope that this social media challenge will bring people together in the same way. Even though the football season has been put on hold, we must all continue to come together, with distance, and fight the spread of this disease and misinformation. I personally took part in the challenge and I hope players and fans will engage and continue the chain ”, Baffoe said.. In Africa, there are currently over 157,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 4,000 deaths. Several risk factors mean the virus could spread quickly across the continent. A coordinated Africa-led approach to stop the spread of COVID-19 is crucial, as high population densities, communal living as well as the constrained access to water and washing facilities all increase the likelihood of coronavirus infections and fatalities. “We are thrilled to have CAF’s influential players and members taking part in this exciting social media challenge and raising awareness of the importance of protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Sport is a powerful tool to transform the continent, particularly when it comes to health initiatives. We encourage everyone to take part in this online challenge to raise awareness and incite positive change in health practices and behavior”, said Yacine Djibo, Executive Director of Speak Up Africa. read also:CAF considers postponing 2021 AFCON – Report To take part in the Stay Safe Africa social media challenge, share a video of yourself completing 19 kick ups along with the hashtag #19KickUpsAgainstCovid19 and nominate five more people to take part. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
The cold temperatures didn’t seem to affect Franklin County much as they came out of the gate in the first game of the Blackford Invitational about as hot as you possibly could on Saturday afternoon; however, it wasn’t enough as the Eastern Hancock Royals came back to defeat the Wildcats by a final score of 16-15.One bad defensive inning doomed the Wildcats as they committed 4 errors in the bottom of the 4th inning to allow the Royals to comeback from an 11-0 deficit to tie the game at 11. From there on out it was a back and forth competitive matchup as the teams exchanged the lead multiple times in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings until the Royals ended the game in the bottom of the seventh on a walk-off RBI single by Kaylee Stewart.Michaela Ferman pitched the complete game for the Wildcats and unfortunately got stuck with the loss in this one after pitching well throughout. Ferman went 6 1/3 innings, scattering 12 hits, while giving up 16 runs (5 earned) and striking out 8 batters.In the game, the Wildcats out hit the Royals 15 to 12 in one of their best offensive efforts of the season. Here are some of our offensive leaders statistics from the contest:Michaela Ferman: 4-5 (3 Singles, 1 HR); 1 RBI, 1 Run ScoredCamryn Brewer: 3-5 (2 Singles, 1 Grand Slam); 5 RBIs, 1 Run ScoredAbby Orschell: 3-5 (3 Singles); 1 RBI, 2 Runs ScoredBree Bischoff: 2-4 (2 Singles); 2 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredKloe Bolos: 2-5 (1 Single, 1 Triple); 2 Runs ScoredMakaylee Woods: 1-4 (Double); 1 HBP, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredKarlie Hahn: 2 HBP, 1 RBI, 2 Runs ScoredMorgan Bare: 1 HBP, 1 Walk, 2 Runs ScoredWith the loss, Franklin County fell to the consolation game of the Blackford Invitational to play the host school, Blackford. The Wildcats took the consolation game by a final score of 17-4 to go an even 1-1 in the invitational. To see the recap for that game, go to franklincountyathletics.com to read that, and get anything you need for Franklin County athletics.Despite the cold, windy, and wet conditions in Hartford City by the time the consolation game started around 5pm, the Wildcats offense had stayed hot after a one game break to erupt for 10 runs in the top of the first inning against Blackford. Franklin County never looked back as they went on the defeat the Bruins by a final score of 17-4. Game temperature was around 50 degrees at first pitch, but as the game continued the rains steadily got harder and the wind gusts continued to blow, it felt more like late season football weather rather than softball weather.The Wildcats didn’t let the cold temperatures and rain affect their offense as they had 16 hits in the game and scored 17 runs in the victory. The only blemish on this game for the Wildcats were a few defensive lapses throughout the contest resulting in 3 errors.Camryn Brewer pitched excellent for the Wildcats in the circle to earn the victory. She threw all 5 innings for FC, only giving up 3 hits, 4 runs (1 earned), and 3 strikeouts. Brewer was also very pitch efficient in the game, only throwing 67 pitches total.Offensive leaders for the game were as follows:Karlie Hahn: 3-3 (3 Singles); 3 RBIs, 3 Runs ScoredCamryn Brewer: 2-3 (1 Single, 1 Grand Slam); 4 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredKloe Bolos: 2-4 (1 Single, 1 Double); 1 Run ScoredMichaela Ferman: 2-3 (1 Single, 1 Double); 2 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredAbby Orschell: 2-3 (2 Singles); 2 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredMakaylee Woods: 1-2 (1 Single); 2 RBIs, 2 Runs Scored, 2 WalksFranklin County will be back in action on Monday evening as they host Cambridge City Lincoln in the Wildcats final home game of the season. It will be senior night tomorrow so we’ll be honoring our two seniors (Abby Orschell & Morgan Bare) prior to the game. First pitch is scheduled for 5 pm. Come out and support the seniors and the rest of your Wildcats in their final home game of the season!
Statewide — Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) today announced that an additional 42 rural Hoosier communities will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program.On April 30, Lieutenant Governor Crouch announced 61 COVID-19 Response Phase 1 recipients, who received more than $10.7 million in funding. To continue addressing the economic impact caused by COVID-19 on rural Hoosier businesses, OCRA launched a second phase of the COVID-19 Response Program.Eligible applicants for this program could apply for up to $250,000 and include non-entitlement local units of government. The two eligible economic recovery activities included grants or loans to businesses to retain Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) jobs. Funding for the COVID-19 Response Phase 2 funding is derived from Indiana’s CARES Act allocation.Southeastern Indiana communities receiving a grant this cycle include:Grants to businesses to retain jobs – The City of Madison is awarded $250,000 to provide $5,000 to $10,000 grants to qualified businesses supporting LMI employees.The City of Shelbyville is awarded $250,000 to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses with fewer than 100 employees located within the City limits.Jennings County is awarded $250,000 to provide $5,000 to $10,000 grants to eligible for-profit businesses to assist with LMI job retention through employee salaries, rent/mortgage payments, health/ safety materials, or innovative technology services to accommodate remote work or a change in operations.Ripley County is awarded $250,000 to create the Small Business COVID Response Grant which will provide $10,000 to eligible businesses with less than 100 employees.Loans to businesses to retain jobs –Dearborn County is awarded $250,000 to create a revolving loan fund focused on small to medium-sized businesses that have seen a negative impact due to COVID-19.Fayette County is awarded $250,000 to assist small businesses, within Fayette County, by providing loans to fund working capital and to help pay for remote work technology.Switzerland County is awarded $250,000 to establish a Small Business Loan Program. The funds will provide working capital to local small businesses suffering significant losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newcastle plan to speak to a series of potential candidates for the vacant post of head coach once again as they attempt to move on swiftly from near-disaster. Managing director Lee Charnley, as he did following Alan Pardew’s departure for Crystal Palace in January, intends to hold informal talks with several men in order to gauge both what they have to offer and whether or not they could work within the prevailing system at St James’ Park. It is understood Patrick Vieira, head of Manchester City’s elite development squad, is among a small number of contenders with whom discussions will be held, with the name of long-term target Steve McClaren, now a free agent following his sacking by Derby, also on the list. Press Association Former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup too is available after his brief stint in the Middle East, and could be invited to share his thoughts on the position. However, it appears that John Carver, who took over from Pardew on an interim basis and suffered a tortuous second half of the season, has slipped in the pecking order after winning only three of his 19 Barclays Premier League games at the helm. The Magpies did much of the groundwork towards making an appointment at the turn of the year, but at that point, their preferred candidate was unavailable. They spoke to McClaren and Remi Garde, among others, at that stage, and the former England boss was offered the chance to return to the north-east, where he enjoyed a successful spell with Middlesbrough between 2001 and 2006. However, he opted to remain loyal to the Rams, and in turn, Newcastle decided to keep their powder dry until the end of the campaign. Little did they know how the remaining months of the season would unfold and McClaren was approached once again with three crucial games left and the club in dire need, with Derby’s promotion hopes having being dashed. Again, the answer was in the negative, but while that did not go down particularly well on Tyneside, the fact that he is now very much available – and perhaps significantly, there would be no compensation to pay – could prove attractive. Frenchman Vieira would be a very different candidate, one with no proven track record as a head coach, but with a glittering playing career behind him and the authority that brings, particularly among his compatriots, a sizeable number of whom are among the current Magpies’ squad. He is currently completing his coaching qualifications and would certainly be the kind of name to excite disgruntled fans. Charnle y is in no rush to make an appointment with the field having changed markedly since January, but with a big summer in the transfer market ahead of the club following owner Mike Ashley’s promise to invest in the squad, he cannot wait too long.
June 18, 2020 Frost’s salary is $5 million this year. Hoiberg is set to earn $3 million.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. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:____The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its flag. “It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi,” Commissioner Greg Sankey said Thursday in a statement. “Our students deserve an opportunity to learn and compete in environments that are inclusive and welcoming to all. In the event there is no change, there will be consideration of precluding Southeastern Conference championship events from being conducted in the State of Mississippi until the flag is changed.”The NCAA already said it would not schedule postseason events in Mississippi because of the flag that features the Confederate Battle Flag in the upper left corner. Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum released a statement after Sankey’s comments.“Clearly, the current national climate is such that this debate may produce unintended consequences for our student athletes here at Mississippi State University and those at the University of Mississippi,” Keenum said. “In addition, there may be similar unintended consequences for academic pursuits at our all our state’s public universities and negative economic impacts on the state’s communities as well.“Since 2015, our Student Association, Robert Holland Faculty Senate and university administration have been firmly on record in support of changing the state flag. I have reiterated that view to our state’s leaders on multiple occasions, including during face-to-face discussions in recent days and hours. On June 12, I wrote to the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Mississippi House reaffirming that support. The letter said, in part, that our flag should be unifying, not a symbol that divides us. I emphasized that it is time for a renewed, respectful debate on this issue.” Associated Press 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.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. ___Kentucky’s proposed athletics budget includes a 17% reduction in adjusted operating expenses to account for projected decreases in ticket revenue.The proposed budget of $148.5 million is down from nearly $156.5 million for 2019-20. That total includes a $7.5 million reduction in the adjusted operating budget to $37.1 million. The program will cut nearly $1.5 million for team travel and anticipates about $4.3 million less in K Fund donations.The department says in a release that the self-sufficient program anticipates hosting events as scheduled. But it’s monitoring COVID-19 and adds that it will work with partners if developments force budget adjustments.___ The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel wants to cancel its 50th anniversary edition in October because of the coronavirus pandemic.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.” 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.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. ___An Atlanta United player has tested positive for COVID 19, becoming the fourth Major League Soccer Player to contract the virus.The player, who was asymptomatic, was not identified because of privacy laws. The test result was confirmed Thursday, the team said, and the player is in isolation.Atlanta will test players on Friday before resuming practice. The team has returned to full group training in anticipation of the league’s MLS is Back Tournament, set to start July 8 in Florida.Players from FC Dallas, the Philadelphia Union and D.C. United also have contracted the virus. The Latest: SEC pushing Mississippi to change flag Manuel also stood by comments he made previously that he couldn’t envision sports at Michigan without students being on campus.“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. 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.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports 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.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.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.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.___ 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.” The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx are cutting pay and staff due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.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.
The Latest: Two Raiders opt out of NFL season.. Associated Press This year’s Tour, which was supposed to start in June, will now be held Aug. 29-Sept. 20 — starting in Nice.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.The Raiders relocated from Oakland, California, after last season.___The National Hockey League says there have been zero positive coronavirus test results since 24 teams entered quarantined bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.The league announced it had administered more than 7,000 tests to players, coaches, staff and officials over the past week. Teams with 52-member traveling parties entered the bubbles July 26. Gilbert joined the Browns last season to back up Baker Mayfield, a close friend from their high school days in Texas. Gilbert is third on the depth chart now after the Browns signed veteran QB Case Keenum. Last week, first-year Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said he didn’t see the need to keep his quarterbacks separated because of the virus. Other teams have considered the move in case of an outbreak.Gillan set a team record for net average last year as a rookie. He was placed on the COVID list last week after testing positive when veterans reported.___Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit. The player is isolating and several teammates are quarantining, the school said Monday. The team’s most recent workout was Friday. The next one will be Wednesday at the earliest.Northwestern went 3-9 overall last season and 1-8 in conference play to finish last in the Big Ten West.___The Cleveland Browns have placed third-string quarterback Garrett Gilbert on the reserve/COVID list and activated punter Jamie Gillan. He had tested positive for coronavirus. The Browns also placed safety Karl Joseph on the active/physically unable to perform list with a foot injury. He was signed during the offseason and is expected to start. ___Danish organizers say the Tour de France start due to take place in Copenhagen next year has been moved to 2022 to avoid being held in the same month as the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and the European Championship soccer tournament.Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen says the move means the three-stage Tour start in his city will now be planned for July 1-3, 2022, adding that he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will have passed by then.The 2021 Tour was scheduled set to start on July 2.The Tour’s French organizers have yet to announce a replacement city for Copenhagen, although there have been reports that the three-week event could start from the French region of Brittany in 2021. There were also zero positives the previous week when teams were still in their home cities for training camp.___Results of COVID-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team was traveling to New York to resume its schedule against the Yankees in a night game.The Phillies (1-2) have not played since July 26. Their opponent in that opening series, the Miami Marlins, had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. Although the Phillies didn’t have any players test positive, their games last week were postponed as a cautionary measure. August 3, 2020 The Raiders announced the decision Monday. They are the first two Raiders to choose to sit out this season because of the coronavirus.Killings has spent time on practice squads in Indianapolis and Green Bay but hasn’t played in a game.Valoaga has played 13 games for Detroit and San Francisco.___The Northwestern football team has paused workouts after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday.St. Louis has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals’ series last weekend was postponed, and the team is being tested daily. St. Louis last played July 29 at Minnesota and is tentatively set to resume its schedule this Friday at home against the Chicago Cubs.The Cardinals are the second team sidelined by the novel coronavirus since the season started July 23. The Miami Marlins are set to resume play Tuesday in Baltimore following an outbreak within their traveling party that sidelined half the players. Miami has not played since July 26. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Las Vegas Raiders defensive back D.J. Killings and defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga have chosen to opt out of the 2020 season over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the outbreak occurred in the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies were sidelined for a week while they were tested daily.___The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team sent a letter to season ticket holders on Monday saying that after discussion with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans.Officials last week declared “substantial completion” of 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the Raiders.