NewsRegional Death toll rises from immigrant boat accident by: – February 6, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share A total of six women and 12 men were confirmed dead.SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Monday February 6, 2012 –The death toll of migrants on board a boat which capsized over the weekend continues to rise. The death toll now stands at 18 while there are 19 known survivors, including the boat’s captain, who were among the 70 on board the vessel that attempted to sail from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico.Rescue efforts are expected to resume today after being discontinued due to darkness last night. However, rescue workers are doubtful that there will be any more survivors with the passage of time.A US Coast Guard cutter Capella, two speedboats and two rescued craft joined six fishing boats that volunteered to rescue people who were on board the boat that sank in Samana Bay on Saturday.A total of six women and 12 men were confirmed dead, while some of the 19 survivors are expected to be taken to the Sabana de la Mar Navy Station as suspects, and some to the hospital where they will be treated for various injuries.Caribbean 360 News 9 Views no discussions Share Tweet
— Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. says he is cancer free after surgery in March to remove a tumor from his prostate. Ripken was diagnosed in February and wasn’t experiencing symptoms, but bloodwork results prompted a visit to a urologist. He initially wanted to keep his story secret but hopes his experience encourages others to be tested.NFL-NEWSBrowns CB Johnson hospitalized with lacerated liverUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson remains hospitalized with a lacerated liver, a serious injury sustained in practice when rookie tight end Harrison Bryant landed on him during a routine play.Johnson was signed this past offseason by Cleveland and expected to be the team’s starting nickel back. He was admitted to University Hospitals on Wednesday. Tiger Woods opened with a 68 that featured five birdies over his last 10 holes.GOLF-WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENOlson leads Women’s British Open TROON, Scotland (AP) — American Amy Olson mastered brutal conditions at Royal Troon to shoot 4-under 67 and lead the Women’s British Open by three strokes after the first round. It is the first women’s major of a pandemic-affected golfing year.Sophia Popov of Germany and Marina Alex of the U.S. share second following 70s. They are the only other players to shoot under par in extremely windy conditions in eastern Scotland. Update on the latest sports August 20, 2020 — Notre Dame announced five football players have tested positive in two rounds of coronavirus testing this week. The athletic department said the football program decided to test twice this week in light of the university’s decision Tuesday to move to remote learning because of a COVID-19 outbreak on campus. — West Virginia’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 12. will be held without fans because of the pandemic. The school said in a statement only essential game operations personnel and families of the players and football staff will be allowed to attend. — Six UConn football players have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading the school to suspend all team activities. UConn canceled its football season this month, but the team still had been practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays and doing weight training on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. — South Carolina has lost one of its most anticipated offensive newcomers for the season after tailback MarShawn Lloyd tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at practice. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said it was a non-contact injury during workouts Wednesday.FOX-BRENNAMAN-GAY SLUR — The Bucks have rebounded from their Game 1 loss, building a 23-point, first-half lead and coasting to a 111-96 win over the Magic. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) led the way with 28 points and 20 rebounds for the Bucks, who let Orlando get within nine in the fourth quarter before pulling away. Brook Lopez finished with 20 points and Pay Cannaughton added 15 on 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Nikola Vucevic (voo-CHEH’-vihk) had 32 points for the Magic, who missed 13 straight field-goal attempts in the first half and 19 of 20 at one point.— The Rockets are up 2-0 in their opening-round series after James Harden’s 21 points and nine assists led a 111-98 win over the Thunder. Houston set an NBA playoff record by heaving up 56 3-point attempts, making 19. Danuel (DAN’-yoo-uhl) House Jr. delivered 19 points to help the Rockets win without Russell Westbrook, who sat out again with a right quad strain. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points for the Thunder, who led by six at halftime before scoring just 39 the rest of the way.NBA-DRAFT LOTTERYWolves win lotteryUNDATED (AP) — The Timberwolves have won the NBA draft lottery and will have the first pick in the October 16 draft. In other MLB news:— Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has returned to the starting lineup after missing almost three weeks with COVID-19. The nine-time All-Star was cleared by Major League Baseball to resume activities on Tuesday. His activation comes just as catcher Matt Wieters was placed on 10-day injured list with a broken toe.— Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas has become the first player sidelined by the team’s coronavirus outbreak to return. Rojas last played on July 26, when the virus spread so widely among the Marlins that their season was suspended for eight days. — The Yankees have placed reliever Zack Britton on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring after he was injured in Wednesday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Britton underwent an MRI before Thursday’s game and the Yankees put him on the IL about 90 minutes before the first pitch. — Pirates President Travis Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 and says he is “on the road to recovery.” He says he knows of no other positive tests within the organization. UNDATED (AP) — There’s a new occupant atop the AL East standings after the Tampa Bay Rays completed their first three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium in six years.Mike Zunino belted a three-run homer while the Rays scored five times in the sixth inning of a 10-5 victory in the Bronx. Yandy Díaz padded the lead in the ninth with a two-run homer, helping Tampa Bay withstand home runs by Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) and Luke Voit.The sweep comes after the Yankees tied a club record with 10 consecutive home wins to start the season. Thursday’s loss drops them a half-game behind the division-leading Rays, who have won 11 of their last 12.Elsewhere around the majors:— The Astros extended their major league-best winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 victory over the Rockies. Abraham Toro homered in the second of two five-run innings by Houston. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia St. QB out for seasonUNDATED (AP) — Georgia State freshman quarterback Mikele Colasurdo will not be able to play this season after being diagnosed with a heart condition related to COVID-19.Colasurdo announced the diagnosis Thursday on his Twitter account, depriving the Panthers of a top prospect who enrolled in the spring and was expected to contend for the starting position.In other college football news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSHeat take 2-0 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat have forged a two-games-to-none lead in their NBA first-round series at the bubble near Orlando. Semyon Varlamov stopped 21 shots for his third career playoff shutout and first since 2009 with the Capitals. He allowed just eight goals in the series.MLB-NEWSTwo Mets personnel test positive for COVID-19UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets are the latest major league team to see their schedule altered because of the coronavirus.MLB says two members of the Mets organization have tested positive for COVID-19. That has forced the postponement of their games Thursday in Miami and Friday against the New York Yankees. Major League Baseball says the postponements are “out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.” The Timberwolves were 19-45 this season, marking the 14th time in 15 years that they failed to make the playoffs and finished with a losing record. Golden State holds the No. 2 pick, Charlotte got the No. 3 pick and Chicago will pick fourth. The Hornets and Bulls both bucked some odds to move into the upper echelon.The lottery was conducted virtually because of the pandemic, with NBA officials doing the actual draw in Secaucus, New Jersey.MLB-SCHEDULERays sweep up Yankees — Nelson Cruz Jr. smacked a two-run homer and Jorge Polanco laced a two-run double in the Twins’ 7-1 downing of the Brewers. Jose Berrios (beh-REE’-ohs) struck out nine and limited Milwaukee to just one hit over six scoreless innings.— Lucas Giolito struck out 13 over seven innings and combined with Jimmy Cordero on a five-hitter in the White Sox’s fifth straight win, a 9-0 pounding of the Tigers. Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run homer, Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) drove in two and Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a homer while lifting his average to .379.— Clayton Kershaw struck out a season-high 11 in seven strong innings to pitch the Dodgers to their eighth win in nine games, 6-1 versus the Mariners. Cody Bellinger homered for the second straight game and Matt Beaty’s RBI double sparked the Dodgers’ four-run third.— The Blue Jays took the opener of their doubleheader by defeating the Phillies, 3-2 on an RBI single by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the seventh and final inning. Santiago Espinal had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and Craig Biggio tied the game with an RBI double in the sixth before Toronto completed its fourth win in a row.— The Blue Jays swept the seven-inning twinbill as Rowdy Tellez (teh-LEHZ’) homered and hit a go-ahead two-run single in a seven-run sixth that keyed a frantic comeback in a 9-8 win over the Phils. The Phillies jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning, capped by Andrew McCutchen’s three-run double. Fox says Brennaman won’t announce NFL gamesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Thom Brennaman will not be calling NFL games on Fox after using an anti-gay slur on air during a Cincinnati Reds broadcast on Wednesday.Fox Sports issued a statement Thursday saying that “we are moving forward with our NFL schedule which will not include him.” Fox also said Brennaman’s remarks were “abhorrent, unacceptable, and not representative of the values of Fox Sports.”Brennaman had been a part of Fox’s NFL announcer lineup since they started televising the league in 1994. He had also called Major League Baseball games for the network from 1996 to 2014.The Reds announced late Wednesday that the 56-year old broadcaster was suspended. The team also issued an apology for the “horrific, homophobic remark.” PGA-NORTHERN TRUST OPEN4-way tie through 18NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Harris English shares the lead with Kevin Streelman, Cameron Davis of Australia and Russell Henley through one round of the PGA’s Northern Trust Open near Boston.English birdied four straight holes on the back nine before signing off for a 7-under 64. He is ranked 27th in the FedEx Cup after beginning the year without a full PGA Tour card.Among those at 65 were Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn), Charley Hoffman and Scott Piercy, all well outside the top 70 of those trying to qualify for next week’s $9.5 million event. Associated Press NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSIsles oust Caps in 5TORONTO (AP) — The New York Islanders played their style for 60 minutes and advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by defeating the Washington Capitals, 4-0 in Game 5.The Islanders were 1-for-19 on the power play in the series until Anthony Beauvillier (boh-VIH’-lee-ay) scored with the man advantage midway through the first period. Beauvillier also tallied in the second period. Nick Leddy and Josh Bailey added empty-netters. Bailey also assisted on Beauvillier’s two goals. The team said the 28-year-old is resting comfortably and expected to remain in the hospital for at least another 24 hours for observation.Liver lacerations can range in severity from mild to very severe to fatal.In other NFL news:— Injuries continue to mount for the Super Bowl-champion Chiefs. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill left midway through practice Thursday with a hamstring injury. The severity of the injury was not immediately known. Kansas City was already missing wide receiver Sammy Watkins, left tackle Eric Fisher, defensive end Frank Clark, defensive tackle Chris Jones, cornerback Lavert Hill and tight ends Ricky Seals-Jones and Deon Yelder.— The Bills are calling their home field “Bills Stadium” after they were unable to find a new naming rights partner before the start of the season. The Buffalo-based New Era Cap Company backed out of its naming rights agreement last month at a time the global sports headwear and clothing apparel company was laying off more than 100 employees as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Duncan Robinson finished with 24 points and hit his first six shots, all from 3-point range to help the Heat beat the Pacers, 109-100. He provided Miami’s first three buckets and didn’t miss until midway through the third quarter on his way to a team playoff record-tying seven treys.Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler had 18 with six assists for the Heat. Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 22 points. He had been questionable for the game because of an injured left eye.Game 3 is Saturday.In other Game-2 NBA action:
The No. 14 USC men’s volleyball will host conference rival Stanford on Thursday night.Junior libero Matt Douglas leads the Men of Troy with 53 digs in the 2018 season. Katie Chin | Daily TrojanAfter a disappointing 0-2 road trip in Illinois, USC looks to put behind a rough 3-7 start to its season when it plays Stanford in just the second home game of the year for the Trojans. Having lost in three and four sets to Lewis and Loyola-Chicago, USC is searching for a much-needed win to regain some confidence in a team that is slowly tumbling in the national rankings. Stanford is coming off its second win of the season to a respectable UC San Diego team, but the Cardinal’s potential, like USC’s, may not be fully realized yet. Five of Stanford’s losses have been to top-10 teams, including Ohio State, Cal State Northridge, UC Irvine and twice to No. 1 Long Beach State. Stanford is also led by some very talented yet inexperienced underclassmen. Sophomore outside hitter Eric Beatty had a strong showing last game with a career-high 18 kills, one ace, one block and seven digs while hitting .364. Another key player is freshman outside hitter Jaylen Jasper, who recorded 14 kills, two aces and four digs over the Tritons. Junior setter Russell Dervay also had a career-high 45 assists and eight digs as Stanford hit a season best .339. USC’s trio of junior outside hitters Jack Wyett, Ryan Moss and Gianluca Grasso, and freshman middle blocker Sam Lewis, led the Trojans in their last game. Wyett recorded a match-high 16 kills, eight digs and two blocks. Moss had nine kills, six digs, two blocks and an ace, while Grasso chipped in with six kills, five digs and two blocks. Lewis hit .333 while accumulating 10 kills and two blocks. With the Cardinal and Trojans trending in opposite directions, it is crucial that USC sets the tone early and maintains a good offensive rhythm from the start of the match. In both matches last week, USC started strong, narrowly falling to Lewis by an absurd score of 42-40 and beating Loyola-Chicago 25-20 in the first set. However, the Trojans looked increasingly fatigued as the matches wore on, as the margin of defeat slowly grew each time. It will be interesting to see how head coach Jeff Nygaard adjusts his rotations to keep the energy up the entire game.
There’s a lot of pressure on MLB to decide what happens with the regular season immediately. Now that spring training games are likely to be suspended — again, the right move, though a few days late — it’s OK to take a breath and learn more about the situation. It doesn’t matter whether the regular season is delayed 12 days out instead of 14 days out. Chances are, things will continue to get worse — much worse — before they get better. Chances seem pretty good that the start of the 2020 baseball season will be delayed, and the season might be shortened. It’s almost hard to imagine that not happening. But it’s also OK to act based on facts and information rather than panic, and the best way to make that happen is to wait a few days to act. Three days ago, sitting in front of his locker inside the Astros clubhouse at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Josh Reddick stuck out his elbow. “We’re doing this now,” he said, with a grin on his face. Three days ago, the elbow tap had replaced the traditional interview introduction handshake. This was a precaution taken to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus in baseball, and it seems so quaint now. The world has changed a lot in three days, not for the better. Spring training will reportedly be suspended shortly, and that’s the right move.Announcement expected shortly that MLB will be suspending operations. More details to come.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 12, 2020What’s next? We’ll get to that in a minute. MORE: Current Opening Day schedule for all 30 MLB teamsBut continuing business as usual would have been wildly, recklessly irresponsible. There had to be a full stop, starting immediately. Teams can continue to prepare, but in their own facilities. Minor league players have arrived, and there are more than enough bodies to play intrasquad games and prepare for the start of the season, whenever that might arrive. This decision wasn’t just about the safety of the players, of course. Let’s be clear: In the big picture, with a global pandemic happening, players do not matter any more than the fans in the stands. This precaution had to be about the people who were still gathering in large numbers to see their favorite teams play. As long as the stadiums were open and games were being played, they were going to mingle on the concourses, sort through shirts in the team shop and stand in lines at the concession stands. Even with hand sanitizer stations around the ballparks and bathroom sinks available for hand washing, things were being touched and the virus was potentially being spread. One tidbit: I walked around the facility this morning to speak with fans, and no one wanted me to use their name. It’s almost as if they know they shouldn’t be here. The overarching opinion was that if MLB think it’s fine for them to attend, they’ll attend. So here we are.— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) March 12, 2020Here’s the thing: We have no idea how many people in the U.S. actually have the coronavirus. Numbers of confirmed cases remain low because it’s been nearly impossible for regular citizens to get tested. Chances are, as tests are finally made readily available — a massive failing of the government and health care system in our country — in the United States, numbers will skyrocket. We don’t know that for sure, but it’s not a large leap in logic.But wouldn’t we rather have a massive overreaction, where some games get canceled, than a massive underreaction, where the virus spreads rapidly at spring training games and thousands and thousands people contract the virus, leading to unnecessary deaths? The question facing Major League Baseball: What are they going to do next? While baseball fans wait for decisions on the regular season, the rest of the sporting world has sprung into action. Two NBA players tested positive for COVID-19, and the NBA has suspended its season. The NCAA has announced its signature tournament — March Freaking Madness — will be played in front of empty arenas, and speculation is rampant that it might not be played at all. The Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and pretty much every league aside from the Big East have canceled their tournaments. Leagues across the world have suspended their seasons; the list is long and growing. Baseball is in a bit of a unique situation, though. The biggest difference between MLB and other American sports is this: The baseball regular season doesn’t start until March 26, exactly two weeks from today. It’s OK for MLB to delay its decision — for a few days, at least — on what to do with Opening Day and the weeks and months that follow.Things have changed so rapidly on an hour-by-hour basis lately that it’s hard to even imagine what things might look like in a week. Think about how much happened just on Wednesday night. The NCAA announced its tournament will be played in arenas without fans. Tom Hanks announced that he had tested positive for the virus. NBA player Rudy Gobert tested positive too. The NBA shut down its season. That all happened within about an hour. MORE: Every sporting event canceled because of coronavirusThink about how much more we know now than when Reddick offered his elbow tap instead of a handshake.