Andrew Cole reveals he suffered kidney failure as he pulls out of charity match

first_img Press Association Cole said he had spent close to three weeks in hospital undergoing a kidney biopsy and dialysis, and he is continuing on a course of steroids which has led to a slight change in his appearance. In thanking his doctors at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, as well as his family, Cole added: “Together we have been through some dark days. However, the good news is that I am feeling better as each day passes and the consultant is hopeful that I will make a full recovery by next spring.” Cole said he would remain in his role as an ambassador for United. Former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole has withdrawn from an upcoming charity match at Old Trafford and revealed he has been suffering from kidney failure.center_img The 44-year-old, who won five Premier League titles and the Champions League during a trophy-laden spell with United, said he is not well enough to play in the UNICEF Match for Children, which will take place on November 14. “In June of this year I suffered kidney failure, caused as a result of contracting an airborne virus and I have been under medical care ever since,” Cole said in a statement. “I was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with a condition called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.” last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgWednesday’s decision ends the moratorium on combat sports in Nevada in place since March 14, when the commission stopped competition amid the coronavirus pandemic.The UFC immediately confirmed its plans to stage a show without fans in attendance on Saturday night at the UFC Apex arena on its expansive corporate complex, followed by the UFC 250 pay-per-view show at the same place June 6. Top Rank is expected to hold boxing shows at the MGM Grand on June 9 and June 11.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— A 16-player team tennis event featuring Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo) will take place next month at the LTP Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. The Credit One Bank Invitation will also include Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys. It will be played from June 23-28. Organizers say the event will be conducted without fans. The event will work with the Medical University of South Carolina to ensure safety and health protocols are adhered to. To minimize people necessary on site, players will call their own lines and get assistance from only one ball person and one official on court.— If the postponed French Open tennis tournament is held in September, it could be staged with a limited number of spectators or without any fans at all. The general director of the French tennis federation tells The Associated Press that limiting the number of people allowed inside the gates at Roland Garros to varying degrees is an option that is being considered. He says keeping everyone away from the tournament would be a last resort. The French Open set an attendance record in 2019 with more than a half-million spectators. Several general managers on Wednesday said they were told that would be the anticipated roster limit. Each team is limited to 50 personnel of any kind in one of the two cities that would host games.The NHL has decided to abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16, if play is allowed to resume. The top four teams in each conference would get byes. The other 16 would face off in best-of-five series in the qualifying round.The league says training camp isn’t expected to begin before early July. If the NHL goes ahead with its 24-team playoff format, games could begin in late July or early August.In other NHL news:— The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into whatever becomes of the NHL postseason without forward Nick Bjugstad (BYOOG’-stad). The team announced Wednesday that Bjugstad underwent spinal surgery to repair a herniated disk. General manager Jim Rutherford said the surgery was necessary after Bjugstad had a “setback” while recovering from a lower-body injury suffered just before the NHL went on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The surgery ends a star-crossed season for Bjugstad, who appeared in just 13 games in his first full year with the Penguins. Update on the latest sports May 27, 2020 The Times says one of the horses to test positive for lidocaine was Charlatan, considered a top contender for the Belmont Stakes in June.Baffert says he’s disappointed the Arkansas Racing Commission has violated its rules about confidentiality until the stewards have weighed in with a ruling.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — Packers running back Aaron Jones says he wants to remain in Green Bay for his entire career and that he won’t let speculation about his future distract him as he enters the final season of his contract.The Packers drafted Boston College running back A.J. Dillon in the second round last month, a move that raised questions about Jones’ long-term future with the franchise.During a Zoom session with reporters Wednesday, Jones said he won’t need his contract status to provide any extra motivation in following up a breakthrough season that ended one game shy of the Super Bowl.The 2017 fifth-round draft pick from UTEP tied Tennessee’s Derrick Henry for the NFL lead in touchdown runs with 16. He matched Carolina’s All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey for first place in total touchdowns with 19 last season. He was the first Packer to rank No. 1 in the NFL in either touchdown runs or total touchdowns since Jim Taylor in 1962.Jones, who also caught 49 passes last year, became the second Packer to gain 1,500 yards from scrimmage and score 19-plus touchdowns in the same season. Ahman Green accomplished it in 2003.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-NEWSNHL teams likely to have 28-player rostersUNDATED (AP) — The NHL has advised its teams to prepare for a roster of 28 players and an unlimited number of goaltenders for training camp and the playoffs if it can return this summer. — The pause in the NHL season has allowed the hard-luck Columbus Blue Jackets to get healthy again. The Blue Jackets had a group of veterans sidelined and were patching together lines with rookies when the season was halted in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now with plans for the playoffs moving forward for this summer, Columbus is expected to be at near full strength, according to general manager Jarmo Kekalainen. He said in a conference call Wednesday with reporters that includes star defenseman Seth Jones and the team’s leading scorer, Oliver Bjorkstrand, both of whom had broken a foot. And goalies Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins will be healthy simultaneously for the time since late December.— Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman (EYE’-zur-muhn) is keeping coach Jeff Blashill despite another lackluster season. Yzerman told reporters his previously announced plans to keep Blashill behind the bench have not changed. Blashill has a losing record over five seasons in Detroit. The NHL abandoned the rest of the regular season on Tuesday. Detroit had a league-low 17 wins in its 71-game season.— The NHL’s Vancouver Canucks are considering moving training camp to the United States because of Canada’s 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for those arriving in the country. Canucks general manager Jim Benning says the team is still in the early stages of that possibility. He said he has talked to colleagues with other Canadian teams about the quarantine regulation and how it might put them at a competitive disadvantage. Camps aren’t expected to begin before July 1.NFL-PACKERS-JONESPackers’ Jones says his contract status won’t distract him — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved Keeneland’s request for a five-day, spectator-free meet July 8-12 that will allow the running of marquee prep races for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Keeneland canceled its 16-day spring meet in March amid public health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. That initially eliminated the $600,000 Grade 2 Blue Grass and $400,000 Grade 1 Ashland, which award points toward the Derby and its sister race for fillies, Oaks. The Ashland and Blue Grass are now back in play for the Oaks and Derby, which are set for Sept.BAFFERT-HORSE DRUG TESTSReports: 2 horses trained by Bob Baffert fail drug testsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Published reports say that two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance.The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal have cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests occurred during the recent meet at Oaklawn in Arkansas. NBA-KNICKS-FRONT OFFICEKnicks hire 3 executives to work in Rose’s front officeNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks hired three executives Wednesday as they build the front office around new President Leon Rose.Brock Aller was hired as vice president of basketball and strategic planning, Walt Perrin is the assistant general manager for college scouting and Frank Zanin the assistant general manager for pro scouting.Aller spent seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the last three as senior director of basketball operations. Perrin had been with the Utah Jazz for 19 seasons, including the final 12 as vice president of player personnel. Zanin is a former assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Nets who had most recently worked as Oklahoma City’s pro scout for three years.The Knicks also announced a one-year extension for general manager Scott Perry through the 2020-21 season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNevada approves return of UFC, boxing in Las VegasUNDATED (AP) — Mixed martial arts and boxing are back in business in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission has unanimously agreed to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks.last_img read more

Marshall announces significant changes to its undergraduate curriculum

first_imgAfter 14 months of discussion among faculty, students and advisory boards from firms around Los Angeles, the Marshall School of Business has adopted a new curriculum that has received praise from many at USC.Taking care of business · The new undergraduate curriculum at the Marshall School of Business encourages students to explore other interests. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan Thirty faculty members led by Marshall’s Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs John Matsusaka spearheaded the changes to the school’s curriculum, which, according to Matsusaka, had been in place for at least 20 years.The new curriculum reduces the number of required entry-level classes and leaves students with more space to take electives and pursue a second major or minor. It will be in place for all incoming Marshall students, and current students will have the option of switching.“We didn’t change it because we thought it was a bad program. We changed it because we didn’t want to stand still,” Matsusaka said. “We have to keep innovating and thinking about what our students need for the future.”According to Matsusaka, globalization is important, and students must have a global mind-set to move across disciplinary boundaries. The new curriculum increases elective space by 60 percent to allow students to do just that.With the current curriculum, if students did not declare additional majors or minors their freshman year, many found it difficult to do so and graduate in four-years.“I wanted to pursue a computer science minor last semester, but it would have delayed my graduation by two semesters, so I’m not even taking those classes anymore,” said Gabe Paul, a sophomore majoring in business administration.According to Tyrone Callahan, academic director of Undergraduate Programs for Marshall, many of the foundation classes were reduced by two units to allow students to pursue interests outside of business.“We took a hard look at the curriculum to see how efficiently we could deliver the information,” Callahan said. “It’s not entirely accurate to say that this class has been added or eliminated but that the material that is being delivered has been repackaged.”Some students question whether the curriculum will be more difficult because fundamental classes have been condensed.“By combining two business classes into one, it seems like there will be a lot more information to cover. I wonder if students will even have time to study for another major or minor,” said Vivek Shah, a freshman majoring in business administration.Callahan said, however, that the new classes will not simply combine all of the material from the previous courses.“We are eliminating some of the introductory material that isn’t relevant to our students’ future studies. We want our students to learn exactly what is essential,” Callahan said.For incoming freshman who have interests outside of Marshall, the new curriculum is especially attractive.“I’m actually really excited about this because I know that a lot of students, including myself, don’t know exactly what we want to do after college, and this gives us a lot of wiggle room to pursue our interests,” said Sam Simmons, an incoming freshman who will be majoring in business administration.Courtney Rava, an incoming freshman who will be majoring in business administration, agreed.“It’s great that the business school will better allow students to minor because I want to get everything that I can out of school,” Rava said.Though current students may switch to the new curriculum next semester, Callahan said the change would not be convenient for rising seniors and juniors who would need to take additional classes to fulfill the requirements. For rising sophomores, however, Callahan said that they should meet with their advisers to determine which course plan works best.Since upperclassmen most likely will not utilize the new curriculum, some said they find the program bittersweet.“It’s nice to know that the university is taking steps to change, but it leaves a sour taste for some students who wish they could have minored or taken more advantage of other classes offered at USC,” said Mario Portugal, a senior majoring in business administration.Other students agreed.“[The new curriculum] will definitely be great for the school if it yields better students from USC and increases the value of a USC degree,” said Alex Noon, a junior majoring in business administration. “Even though I won’t have this new curriculum, I still gain some benefit by going here. Maybe not tomorrow or the next couple of years, but the curriculum will make [all Marshall graduates] look better.”Though Marshall has recently been ranked in the top 10 for its undergraduate program by U.S. News & World Report, Matsusaka said it was important for the school to continue improving and that the new curriculum will be a selling point for USC.“Ultimately, our students will have a very strong grounding in business and strong depth in some area outside of business, which will create what we feel is important for creating the business person of the future,” Matsusaka said.last_img read more

COVID-19: CAF to decide future of competitions on Tuesday

first_imgThe future of Africa’s football competitions will be decided today (Tuesday) when top officials the Confederation of African Football (CAF) meet to discuss how to resume their competitions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.All of the continent’s competitions have been left in limbo following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic that ravaged sports competitions across the globe and lockdown of countries.Africa’s governing body was left with no option than to indefinitely postpone its competitions in March in the wake of the pandemic that has caused the deaths of more than 500,000 people.With some countries beginning to open up and many leagues slowly restarting, CAF has lined up its top officials to meet to decide the future of its competitions.CAF’s executive committee will meet in an online conference today to decide what to do with Africa’s flagship football competition which is the Africa Cup of Nations.FIFA’s decision on Thursday to cancel September’s window for national team matches in all regions, except Europe and South America, has left CAF with fewer dates to try and complete the competition’s qualifying campaign and the finalize the field for the 24-team tournament.There is also a decision to be made on the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) which should have been held in April in Cameroon.A decision must be made whether to cancel the tournament hosted every two years for quasi national teams made up of home-based players only.A decision must also be made on the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, scheduled for November but with qualification also far from complete, its future will also be discussed.The Exco must also set out a possible process for completing this season’s two continental club competitions.The African Champions League and African Confederation Cup were suspended at the semi-final stage.The body will have to come up with a creative plan to finish the competitions with borders mostly shut, flights suspended and football stopped across the continent because of the pandemic.last_img read more

Angels Offseason Options: Sonny Gray

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros (This is the latest in a series of quick profiles on players who fit for the Angels to add over the winter. They are purely “informed speculation,” based on what we know about the Angels’ roster needs along with General Manager Billy Eppler’s preferences and history. We’ll have a new one every weekday, until the GM Meetings, which are the unofficial start of the hot stove season.)SONNY GRAY, RHP New York YankeesThe basics: Gray, who will be 29 next season, was once one of the better young pitchers in the majors. He finished third in the Cy Young voting in 2015. He was traded from the Oakland A’s to the Yankees in the middle of 2017, and he’s struggled since then.2018 season: Gray had a 4.90 ERA in 30 games, including 23 starts. He pitched 130-1/3 innings.Contract status: Gray has one year left before free agency. He’s eligible for arbitration this winter, due to make around $9 million. Why he makes sense: The Angels need starting pitching, and Gray figures to be available without much outlay in terms of prospects. Yankees GM Brian Cashman essentially announced last week that he’d be shopping Gray over the winter. The Angels, or whatever team ends up with Gray, will be banking on him returning to form out of the crucible of New York, where he’s become a lightning rod for criticism. Gray had a 3.17 ERA on the road this season, suggesting a change of scenery could help him. His average fastball velocity this season was 93.93 mph, compared with 94.20 mph in 2015. His other numbers measuring quality of contact are about the same as when he was in Oakland, with one notable difference being he’s thrown fewer pitches in the strike zone. He had a career-worst 3.9 walks per nine innings, which might simply suggest that he was pitching too passively in the tough hitters environments of the American League East. Maybe getting him to the more spacious parks of the AL West would restore his confidence.Why he doesn’t: There will be plenty of other teams that also see the upside in the Gray, so the Angels wouldn’t be able to get him for free. There would be some prospect cost. Also, he’s going to make $9 million, which eats up almost one-third of the Angels estimated space for additional payroll. That’s a significant gamble if he doesn’t bounce back. The Yankees might eat some of that, but they’d likely require the Angels to part with a better prospect.Previous players: C J.T. Realmuto, RHP Nate Eovaldi.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sean Payton compares backup Taysom Hill to Hall of Fame QB

first_img“If you look back at Steve’s career, people don’t remember the time before he came to the NFL, you have a very athletic player that, I think, advanced when he got to San Francisco,” Payton said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “He always had great ability with his legs, so you’re trying to create visions for players, and that’s no different than how you’d evaluate how he see Teddy Bridgewater progressing and what we think he can be. That’s the business we’re in.”Hill signed with the Packers out of BYU as an undrafted free agent in 2017 but was later claimed off waivers by New Orleans following his release from Green Bay after four months with the team. He’s become a valuable asset serving as more than just a quarterback, but a returner/runner/receiver as well. Related News Jimmy Garoppolo ‘obviously a little frustrated’ with lackluster preseason debut “We’ve seen significant growth with both him and Teddy,” Payton said. “You’re seeing things take place on a day-to-day basis that maybe weren’t happening a year ago.”Hill, 28, went 11-for-16 for 136 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Chargers.He should get plenty more reps in as the Saints are slated to visit the Jets on Saturday before wrapping up exhibition play at home next Thursday against the Dolphins. Sean Payton sees a lot of potential in Taysom Hill.So much, in fact, the Saints coach compared Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater’s backup to Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young.center_img Julio Jones’ agent headed to Atlanta to talk new Falcons deal, report says Taysom Hill’s TOP plays from yesterday’s win! #Saints @T_Hill4 pic.twitter.com/aVV9Sd1lYu— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 19, 2019With a future Hall of Fame QB already under center and an established quarterback behind him, Payton is confident Hill’s talents will only grow as he continues to learn from Brees and Bridgewater, who is on a comeback campaign of his own after suffering a horrific knee injury in August 2016.last_img read more

A junior from FK ” Sarajevo” Alden Bešić is going to Spain

first_imgAlden Bešić, one of the most talented juniors of the FK ” Sarajevo” football club will be leaving for Spain, where he will work at the camp of Valencia. If he satisfies all the criteria, he will also sign a professional contract.Scouts from one Spanish agency have been in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a visit and have followed the work of one of the best players of the ”Bordo” team.In the meantime, they have kept track of the football games of the team from ”Koševo” and saw the amazing talent that young Bešić possesses.last_img

Kenneth Miller, 78, South Haven: Sept. 19, 1935 – Oct. 29, 2013

first_imgKen MillerKenneth Miller, 78, of South Haven, Kansas died, Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at his home.Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be Friday, November 1, at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Burial will be at the Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington. A memorial has been established with Rivercross Hospice and may be left with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.Kenneth Leroy Miller was born September 19, 1935 the son of Marvin Leroy and Thelma Rose (Gulley) in Wellington.  He attended United School District 353. Kenneth joined the United States Army and served in the National Guard. On May 15, 1956 Kenneth was united in marriage to Oma Aline (Graham) at the First Baptist Church in Wellington. He worked at National Furniture for 14 years and retired from Welco after 38 years as a foreman. He lived in Wellington for 58 years and spent the last 20 years in South Haven.  Kenneth was a member of the First Baptist Church. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and going to the Regent Theater and drive ins, but most of all spending time with his family.Kenneth is survived by his wife, Oma A. Miller of the home, children: Thomas Miller and his wife Wilda of Wellington, Patricia Reynolds and her husband Jack of Hunnewell, KS, James Miller of Wellington, William Miller of Wellington, Robert Miller of Wellington, Johnny Miller of Wellington and Chris Miller and his wife Beth of Wellington; a sister, Dorothy Shaw of Henderson, NV, 19 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Billie Kabureck, and great grandchildren: Cristian Miller, Gage Andrew Mason and Katlynn Nicole Mason.last_img read more

UGANDA LINE-UP: Onyango to start against Ghana

first_imgGhana coach Avram Grant has admitted the pressure is on his team as they look to win a fifth Cup of Nations title, and a first since 1982. The Israeli almost led them to glory two years ago, but they lost on penalties to the Ivory Coast in the final in Equatorial Guinea.The majority of the 2015 side remains, including skipper Asamoah Gyan, who is preparing for his sixth Cup of Nations.“No disrespect to the Uganda team, but everybody knows statistically we are ahead of them,” said Gyan on Monday.“If they beat Ghana it’s big news for them. If we beat them, people might say it’s a normal thing.”BUILD-UP LIVE FEED:#MujjeTulumbe TweetsShare on: WhatsApp Uganda vs Ghana 7pmUganda XI: Onyango GK, Iguma Dennis ,Ochaya, Isaac Isinde, Wasswa Hassan,  Mawejje, Kizito,Azira mike, Miya , Luwaga Kizito, Geoffrey MassaGhana XI : Brimah, Afful, Rahman, Boye, Amartey, Wakaso, Partey, Atsu, A. Ayew, J. Ayew , Gyan. Doubts about the fitness of goalkeeper Denis Onyango were put to rest when Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic named him on Uganda’s starting line-up against Ghana.Onyango is Africa’s home-based footballer of the year and was in goal throughout the campaign as Uganda reached the Nations Cup finals for the first time since 1978 last year.Uganda returns to the tournament, nearly four decades on from their last appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations, with coach Micho describing a date with 2015 runners-up Ghana as their destiny.The only side from eastern Africa at the tournament in Gabon, the Cranes are tasting the Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978, before any of their current squad were born.Back then, they lost 2-0 to hosts Ghana in the final, and 39 years later the same opponents await them in their Group D opener in Port-Gentil at 1600 GMT.“I feel honoured, pleased and privileged to be here. We have worked very hard in Uganda to make this happen. Thirty-plus million people have dreamt to have us here,” said the Serbian Sredojevic, better known by his nickname “Micho” and who first began coaching in Uganda in 2001.“So many things you can escape but destiny you cannot — the last game of Uganda was in the final of the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana. Our first match back after 39 years is against Ghana so there is that symbolic aspect.”Uganda cannot compete with Ghana’s record at the Cup of Nations but they took four points off the Black Stars in their ultimately unsuccessful bid to qualify for the 2015 Cup of Nations and also held them to a 0-0 draw in Tamale in World Cup qualifying last October.last_img read more

England’s Home International hopes dashed by Scots

first_img14 Aug 2014 England’s Home International hopes dashed by Scots England’s hopes of retaining the Raymond Trophy were dashed when they went down 8-7 to Scotland on day two of the Home Internationals at Southerndown in Wales. Having tied with the Welsh on day one, England needed to beat the Scots but they were on the back foot after losing the morning foursomes 3-2. Three of the five foursomes were won by large margins, two going to the Scots with Daniel Young and Jamie Savage beating the Cumbrian pair of Adam Chapman and Seb Crookall-Nixon 5 and 3, while Luke Johnson and Paul Kinnear crashed 7 and 6 to Adam Dunton and Craig Ross. England’s big win was gained by Tomasz Anderson and European Amateur champion Ashley Chesters who beat James Ross and Chris Robb 6 and 5. The other two games saw Scotland’s Graeme Robertson and Jack McDonald beat Ryan Evans and Ben Stow 2 and 1 but Daniel Wasteney and Nick Marsh kept England in the hunt with a one hole win over Matthew Clark and Scott Gibson. The singles proved much closer affairs with both countries claiming five wins, which left England on the wrong end of the final scoreline. England’s wins were gained by Chesters, 4 and 3 over Robb, by Wasteney, 2 and 1 over Ross, Marsh by one hole against Gibson, Kinnear, who won 2 and 1 against Greig Marchbank, and by Johnson, who beat Clark by two holes. More details and scores can be found on the Golf Union of Wales website. Image of Ashley Chesters copyright Leaderboard Photography.last_img read more