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The dinners not only forging new friendships, but new leaders as well. “If you just come on Sunday morning, sometimes you don’t get to know people,” said organizer Pat Breneman. “When you have eight people in a group you get to know each other a bit better over dinner,” she said. “We make groups of people from different ages, singles and couples,” Breneman said. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — For years, Dinner With Friends has been bringing the Central United Methodist Church community closer together. At Sunday’s kick off dinner, members were divided into subgroups who will spend the next year going out to dinner and building friendships. “If you’re more comfortable around people maybe they’ll introduce you to somebody else and they’ll introduce you to somebody else,” she said. “The opportunities are endless,” At Sunday’s meeting, there was proof that the program really does create lifelong friendships. Gaylord says the opportunities don’t stop there. Breneman says this also makes people more likely to get involved with other aspects of the church. The groups will meet once a month for one year before being switched in order to get to know new people. “I started attending dinner with friends and that’s how the two of us met and ever since we’ve been the best of friends and she’s been my support system,” said Amber Gaylord of Endicott, referring to her friend and fellow Dinner with Friends member Marie King of Binghamton . “She really did get involved she now takes care of ushering and she gets the scripture readers all kinds of things in the Church now,” King “She’s one of our leaders,” “If people get to know each other they are more likely to get involved in the things that we have,” she said.
___Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been using some of his spare time in lockdown to teach British kids how to speak Spanish.The Argentina international has been signed up by the BBC as part of its home-schooling initiative while educational establishments are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.Aguero is teaching kids how to count in Spanish. His lessons became available on a day kids in Britain would have usually returned to school after the Easter holidays.Aguero says “it’s a tough time for children at the moment, and also for parents trying to keep them focused on their education from home.” April 20, 2020 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is a chance for large public gatherings later in the summer, which could lead to games at Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field.De Blasio announced Monday that parades and city-permitted events had been canceled through June because of the novel coronavirus but said progress in fighting the pandemic will determine what is allowed after that.“For all of us sports fans, we’re asking this question, can our leagues come back in 2020, at all? I think this is an area where we don’t know yet,” he said during a news conference. “I’m taking what I think is a cautious, steady approach to how we reopen New York City. And we have to always plan on the worst-case scenarios. We have to protect ourselves. But there’s also better-case scenarios that could come along and could get proven that might open up possibilities for later on, late in the summer, going into the fall. There may be opportunities.”___The family that owns the Minnesota Vikings has increased its donations to COVID-19-related causes to more than $5 million. Government officials and the presidents of the league and the federation met for nearly eight hours this weekend.The government says the league and the federation have agreed to use part of the money from soccer television rights to help other sports in Spain. It says they will also create a contingency fund of 10 million euros ($10.8 million) to aid more vulnerable athletes.___Contingency planning for the men’s Twenty20 World Cup will be among the topics for discussion when the heads of the top cricketing nations hold a specially convened meeting this week about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport.The chief executives of the International Cricket Council’s 12 full members and three associate representatives also will discuss the rescheduling of series, the program of future tours and the key factors behind the resumption of international cricket on Thursday’s conference call. The T20 World Cup is scheduled for Oct. 18-Nov. 15 in Australia. It is cricket’s biggest global tournament this year and hasn’t yet been called off.ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney says the organization is continuing to “take advice from experts and authorities” about the T20 tournament.Sawhney says there is a need to “share knowledge and … build a deep understanding of what it will take to resume international cricket.”___The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Dino Babers are taking voluntary pay cuts to help the university cope with the drain of financial resources due to the new coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Syracuse’s Boeheim and Babers taking pay cuts Associated Press Also taking the voluntary 10% pay cuts are women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, men’s lacrosse coach John Desko, and women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the austerity moves in a letter Monday morning to students and faculty. He said the university has been hit with more than $35 million in unplanned expenses and unrealized revenue.All new capital projects also have been placed on hold, except for the renovation of the Carrier Dome. The $118 million project includes a new permanent roof for the home of the school’s football, basketball, and lacrosse teams.___Regional government officials in Germany have discussed sports and the coronavirus pandemic on a conference call and say soccer could resume in mid-May. Fritz Keller writes in Kicker magazine “we guarantee that resuming play … will not cause a burden for the healthcare system.”He adds that “there will be no use by sportspeople of testing capacity which would be missed elsewhere.”No top league games have been played since March 11.The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players. That push is partly driven by fears that several clubs face financial collapse without TV and sponsorship money.German state and local officials could potentially veto games in their areas. Keller says unified rules for soccer around the country would help clubs “quickly and without bureaucracy.” ___The Professional Fighters League has canceled its upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to resume in spring 2021.The mixed martial arts promotion was expected to begin competition in May. The competition format includes a regular season, a postseason and a championship event, making it unique in MMA. Last year, the promotion staged six regular-season events, three playoff events and a championship event on New Year’s Eve.CEO Peter Murray says the PFL will pay its fighters a monthly cash stipend to help support them and their families throughout 2020.The 2021 season will be distributed on ESPN platforms in the U.S. and to 160 countries by the league’s international media partners. The PFL said it will produce new programming across ESPN and PFL platforms for the rest of this year. New York and New Jersey residents Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf announced Monday that the bulk of the money has been earmarked to support health care workers, the elderly, food banks, social service organizations and Jewish philanthropic causes in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Israel.Among the organizations receiving help are United Way Worldwide, the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, RWJBarnabas Health, Jewish Federations of North America, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus and Vikings.1rmg.com.“We are focused on trying to provide as many resources as possible to meet their needs and assist some of the most vulnerable populations during this unprecedented time,” Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf said.The family made an initial donation of $500,000 last month.United Way Worldwide is one of six national charitable organizations recommended by the NFL as part of its Draft-A-Thon fundraising campaign tied to this week’s NFL draft. ___The Spanish government says it has reached a deal with the country’s soccer league and federation for teams to return to practice.The government has not provided a timetable or given any other detail about when practice would resume. It says it will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and on decisions by health authorities.The government says strict protocols will have to be followed when teams begin training again. The Spanish league and the federation have created health protocols for the return to training.The league says the competition is not expected to resume until the end of May at the earliest and games will be in empty stadiums at first. A summary published by the city of Bremen says “continuing play in the soccer Bundesliga … is considered justifiable from the middle or end of May as per the current state of discussions.”Bremen senator Anja Stahmann chaired the call. She says resumption would require “the strictest hygienic and medical conditions.”The last top-level soccer game in Germany was played on March 11 but clubs have been pushing to resume the season in empty stadiums.Clubs are facing financial shortfalls without revenue from broadcast deals and sponsors.___ Aguero hasn’t played a competitive match since March 8 because soccer is shut down in England and across most of the world during the outbreak.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsLeaf coach Chris Shaw gave star goal scorer Connor McLaughlin the day off Sunday when Nelson hosted Columbia Valley in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.Good thing too because of late the Arizona native has logged more miles than Greyhound and needed the well deserved rest. “It was fun . . . it was a blast,” McLaughlin told The Nelson Daily when asked about his road swing last week with Trail of the B.C. Hockey League following Sunday’s 6-3 victory over the Rockies. “I had a whole bunch of fun with the (Smokies) and pulled out a couple of wins.”McLaughlin, 19, received the call from the Smokies to fill rosters spots from forwards Sam Mellor and Travis St. Denis. Both players were at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge playing for Canada West.Trail played Prince George and Quesnel during the three-game trip. One of the victories on the swing was powered by the 6’1”, 190-pound grinding forward from Nelson.Facing a 3-1 deficit, McLaughlin sparked the Trail comeback by scoring two goals six minutes apart to start the third period.The visiting Smokies scored two more times to rally to a 5-3 victory. McLaughlin added an assist for a three-point night good enough for second star status.“I’d like to keep my options open,” McLaughlin said when asked if he has any desires to leave Nelson for the bright lights of Tier II Junior A Hockey. “It’s good to have that option but I don’t want to burn any bridges.”McLaughlin, who scored 24 goals for Nelson last season, is on pace to for the same 20-plus stats this year. In 21 games McLaughlin has scored 11 times to tie teammates Gavin Currie and Patrick Martens for the goal scoring lead on Nelson. Currie leads the team in points with 33.“I getting lucky right now,” said McLaughlin, who scored twice during Saturday’s 5-1 win over Kamloops. “A few of (goals) are bouncing off me and into the net but I’ll take them any way I can get them.”[email protected]
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Yet another India vs Pakistan contest turned out to be a one-sided affair as Virat Kohli’s boys crushed Sarfraz Ahmed’s team by 124 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in their opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in Edgbaston.CLICK TO WATCH SPORTS TODAYIndia’s superiority over Pakistan was there for all to see as the Men in Blue completely outplayed the Men in Green in all three departments on Sunday to begin their title defence on a high.Riding on half-centuries from Rohit Sharma (91), Shikhar Dhawan (68), Virat Kohli (81*) and Yuvraj Singh (53), India posted a huge total of 319/3 from their quota of 48 overs in a rain curtailed match.The bowlers then stepped up and bundled out Pakistan for a paltry 164 from 33.4 overs with Umesh Yadav (3/30) being the pick of the bowlers. Ravindra Jadeja (2/43) and Hardik Pandya (2/43) supported him ably.Such was the difference in class between the two sides that off-spinner Harbhajan Singh termed the match as a practice game for India.”It felt like a practice game to be honest. There wasn’t any competition, Pakistan is not the same side anymore. It will take them, I don’t know what to, get back to what they were about 15 years back. It’s a sad feeling to see where they are going with their cricket. Obviously I’m really happy the way things have gone for India and I’m looking forward to the game against South Africa,” Harbhajan told India Today’s Boria Majumdar in an exclusive chat.Former captain Sourav Ganguly, also a part of the chat, echoed Harbhajan’s sentiments on the one-sided match.advertisement”It was one-sided and that’s been the case for quite a while now. I can’t remember last 7-8 years there was anything which was competitive. The last competitive game was probably the 2007 World T20 in South Africa which was 10 years ago. You don’t enjoy because you know when you wake up in the morning there’s only one team which is going to win, which is India,” Ganguly said.Ganguly also pointed out the instances where Pakistan lost the plot against India.”Left-arm spinner bowling the second over for Pakistan in English conditions was ridiculous. India didn’t field well and probably gave away more runs than Pakistan, but the pressure of the scoreboard from India was a lot more than that of Pakistan. They dropped Yuvraj at 8, Virat Kohli at 40 and those last four overs they gave 72 runs. When left-arm spinner Imad Wasim was bowling the last over it reminded me of Yuvraj bowling to Dmitri Mascarenhas at The Oval (when he smashed five sixes in a row).”It was a ridiculous way of going around an important game. You can say that for Sarfraz it’s his first big tournament as captain but then you have played for a while you know exactly what is happening,” Ganguly said.On Kohli’s knock Ganguly said: “You could see when he started he couldn’t get the timing right he was nervous and a bit tentative but that’s going to happen with all that was written about him in the last one week (on his rift with coach Anil Kumble). It’s pressure and it’s going to keep mounting on him. From that point of view it’s a good thing to put it out of the system at the start of a big tournament because India vs Pakistan is a big game however good India is. It will help India and as I said, this tournament is between five teams – India, South Africa, Australia, England and New Zealand.”Praising the performance of the Indian bowlers, former captain Mohammad Azharuddin said: “When you have a big total to defend it helps. I feel it was a outstanding performance and India really deserved this win and as Dada was saying before it was a very good practice game.”Ganguly also went on to say that South Africa will be the toughest opponents but India will definitely qualify for the semi-finals.”They will (qualify for semis). It’s like stepping up a ladder – Pakistan, Sri Lanka next and then South Africa who are the toughest which will prepare India for the semi-finals and then the finals,” Ganguly added.
Really? Man Utd yet to approach anyone over technical director jobby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are still to hold talks with any potential new technical director.Indeed, they’re yet to approach a candidate over the vacant technical director job.The Telegraph says United’s search is continuing but there is an expectation it will be one of the club’s former players.It is believed the club want someone who can quickly understand the club.Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar has been heavily linked with a return. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool defender Matip declares himself fit for Man Utd clashby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Joel Matip insists he’ll be fit to face Manchester United on Sunday.The defender has missed the Reds’ last two matches against Leicester City and RB Salzburg.”I’m back in training and hopefully I will stay fit,” he said on Thursday. “I’m back in training and I feel good. Of course, if I’m needed, I will be there.”Injuries [happen] to a player. Now I’m back, I hope I stay fit and I can focus on the positives.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
ESPN.Alabama is the favorite to win it all this season, according to nearly every sportsbook out there. Nick Saban disagrees with the oddsmakers. Who does the five-time national champion head coach think should be favored to win the national championship? The team his program defeated in last season’s College Football Playoff title game: Clemson. “How can they not pick Clemson?” Saban said during his appearance at ESPN today. “Deshaun Watson is most dominant player in college football since Cam Newton.”Bama 5/1 fav to win nat’l title. Nick Saban: “How can they not pick Clemson? Deshaun Watson is most dominant player in CFB since Cam Newton”— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 19, 2016Coach Saban starting the morning off in Bristol on @SportsCenter #RollTide pic.twitter.com/taAVky2Ohs— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) July 19, 2016This is just Saban trying to lessen the expectations for his team, but Clemson’s path to the national championship game is clearer than Alabama’s. The Crimson Tide are probably a more-talented team, but their quarterback situation is unclear and the schedule is pretty brutal. The Tigers, meanwhile, have a Heisman Trophy contender behind center and a more manageable schedule. Who are you betting on to win it all this year?