Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Resume High School and Other Summer Sports

first_img Press Release,  Public Health The Wolf Administration today issued preliminary guidance for high school and recreational sports teams to resume voluntary workouts and other in-person activities in the state’s yellow and green phases. The guidance includes college and professional sports.“Pennsylvania has some of the best athletes and teams in the country and they can now begin to safely return to organized sports,” said Gov. Wolf. This guidance balances keeping student athletes safe from COVID-19 while allowing them to participate in an important part of their lives.“This is another step toward reopening our state and getting things back on track. As students and teammates get ready to train and compete, it’s important that they follow precautions to protect each other and their community from the risk of COVID-19.”The preliminary guidance is a starting point for summer sports teams and the Wolf Administration will continue to work with stakeholders. The guidance for fall, winter and spring sports seasons may be updated.Public and private K-12 schools under the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PISAA) in the yellow and green phase can resume voluntary sports-related workouts. Schools must first develop an athletic health and safety plan in alignment with the Department of Education’s Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Schools guidance, that is approved by the local board of directors and posted on the school’s website.Recreational and amateur sports teams in the green phase that are not affiliated with a K-12 school can hold in-person activities, including games and practices. Examples include basketball, hockey, field hockey, football, soccer, swimming, baseball, softball, lacrosse, gymnastics and kickball. Youth sports organizations should follow CDC guidelines.Gatherings of all participants, including players, athletic staff, officials and spectators are limited to 25 in the yellow phase and 250, or 50 percent capacity, in the green phase, as outlined in the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.League and team staff must review CDC guidance for youth sports. Coaches and other adult personnel should wear face coverings and screen athletes for symptoms before practices and games. All participants must follow safe hygiene and social distancing practices, avoid unnecessary physical contact, and clean and disinfect equipment and facilities. Teams are encouraged to stagger drop-off and pick-up times at outdoor locations and designate entrances and exits to facilities.Parents and other spectators should practice social distancing, wear face coverings and not enter the field or bench areas. Parents should monitor children for COVID-19 symptoms and evaluate children at higher risk for severe illnesses.College sports sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), including intramural and club sports, can resume in-person activity after developing an athletic health and safety plan in alignment with PDE’s Postsecondary Education Institutions and Adult Education Programs guidance.Professional sports can resume immediately. Teams or leagues in the yellow phase, or if more than 250 people are on site in the green phase, must have a COVID-19 safety plan approved by the Department of Health.The guidance released today provides additional information.The Wolf Administration also updated guidance on outdoor recreation today and previously released summer guidance for camps, pools, and child care.All counties are in the yellow or green phase.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 10, 2020center_img Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Resume High School and Other Summer Sportslast_img read more

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EPL weekend team news: Ayew brothers set to face each other

first_imgSATURDAY (all kick-offs 2pm Ghana time unless stated)ASTON VILLA V SWANSEAAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad for the first time this season. Gabby Agbonlahor (calf) and Ciaran Clark (thigh) are available again for the Premier League strugglers, while Jores Okore (knee) could come into contention against Swansea as the defender looks to make his first appearance of the season. Swansea will give a late fitness test on Wayne Routledge’s calf injury that kept him out of Monday’s defeat against Stoke. Ghanaian brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew are set to feature for their sides in today’s game. This will not be the first time happening as they clashed last season in the Ligue 1 when Andre played for Marseille and Jordan for Lorient.LEICESTER V CRYSTAL PALACELeicester will have both Jamie Vardy and Jeff Schlupp available for the visit of Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew could give a rare start to either Patrick Bamford or Fraizer Campbell. NORWICH V WEST BROMNorwich midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will not be rushed back into first-team against against former club West Brom on Saturday following recovery from a fractured metatarsal after playing for the Academy side in midweek. West Brom will check on James Morrison ahead of the trip to Norwich.WEST HAM V CHELSEAWest Ham will be without Victor Moses and Winston Reid when they host Chelsea. Winger Moses is ineligible to face the Blues as he is on loan from Stamford Bridge, and defender Reid has not quite shaken off the knock which kept him out of the 3-1 win at Crystal Palace last weekend. Chelsea have no fresh fitness concerns for Saturday’s Premier League clash at West Ham. Striker Loic Remy and forward Pedro did not travel for Tuesday’s Champions League Group G clash at Dynamo Kiev due to minor injuries and are again absent. STOKE V WATFORDStoke boss Mark Hughes will make late calls on whether striker Mame Diouf and captain Ryan Shawcross are ready to play in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Watford. Watford midfielder Valon Behrami faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League visit to Stoke.ARSENAL V EVERTONArsenal will be missing Aaron Ramsey for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Everton, but Theo Walcott looks certain to retain his place at the focal point of the team. Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley is in contention to make his first-team return at Arsenal on Saturday as Roberto Martinez’s squad nears full fitness. SUNDAYSUNDERLAND V NEWCASTLE (11:00)Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has no fresh problems for the Tyne-Wear derby, but Steven Taylor, Gabriel Obertan and striker Emmanuel Riviere are among those still on the sidelines. For Sunderland, boss Sam Allardyce will welcome Sebastian Coates and Jeremain Lens back from suspension in his first home match in charge of the Black Cats.MANCHESTER UNITED V MANCHESTER CITY (13:05)Manchester United winger Ashley Young is back in training but not fit enough to play the Manchester derby, while City are without Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph due to injuries. BOURNEMOUTH V TOTTENHAM (13:05)Tottenham striker Harry Kane should return to the starting line-up for their Premier League trip to Bournemouth, while Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is still waiting to assess the full extent of goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s thigh injury.LIVERPOOL V SOUTHAMPTON (15:15)Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge remains a doubt for Sunday’s visit of Southampton after undergoing an ultrasound scan on a troublesome knee, while Southampton’s similarly injury-ravaged Jay Rodriguez could also miss out due to pain in his feet. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports. Catch all the games and highlights live on SuperSport, your world of champions.last_img read more

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NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Bulls, 2 others in the mix to sign Patrick Beverley

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Celtics among teams interested in Enes Kanter The Lakers will have around $32 million in cap space this summer, while the Mavericks reportedly believe Beverley is a “perfect fit.” Beverley was born in Chicago and said recently he’d consider joining the Bulls.“I am Chicago. I’m from Chicago. I bleed Chicago. I really think I can help the city. I think I can save the city,” Beverley said. “I inspire already. And I’d be a great inspiration just walking around the city of Chicago, knowing I’m from there, knowing that someone made it out and you can go and do the same. I’m a Chicago kid. So, of course, I’m open to playing for the Chicago Bulls if that’s a team that’s interested in me.”“There’s a growing belief around the league” Chicago is open to trading everyone on its roster except forwards Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr., according to an earlier report from The Athletic. NBA free agency rumors: Bulls expected to pursue Julius Randle Sources: Patrick Beverley is seeking a deal in the three-year, $40+ million range. Suitors include Mavs, Lakers, Bulls and Clippers. Agent Bill Duffy also represents Luka Doncic and is known to be intrigued by idea of pairing bulldog Beverley with the young playmaker.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 27, 2019Beverley averaged 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 78 games for the Clippers this season. The lockdown defender spent the first five years of his career with the Rockets before he was sent to Los Angeles as part of the Chris Paul trade in June 2017.“I feel like any team I’m on, I can help take that team to the playoffs,” Beverley told the Chicago Tribune recently. “Just me, my attitude, what I bring defensively, my grit and grind, my ability to play-make, rebound and make shots, the leader I am, I’m excited to see what door opens. If it’s a young team or older veteran team, I’m ready. Related News Patrick Beverley appears like he’ll have multiple options this offseason.The Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks and Clippers will all pursue the 30-year-old guard in free agency, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Beverley is seeking a three-year contract worth about $40 million. “This is my first time being an unrestricted free agent, so of course I’m super excited to go through the process, to be wooed, to see the hard work and everything I’ve been through to this point be rewarded. I’m just really happy and confident and excited with how this past season went. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” Lakers trade players, pick to Wizards to create cap space, chase max free agentlast_img read more

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Sony Pictures expects huge jump in IPL viewership

first_imgHyderabad, Apr 6 (PTI) Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is expecting a huge jump in viewership for this years edition of IPL T20 from last years approximate figure of 200 million put out by erstwhile rating mechanism of TAM.”To put it in perspective, media reports of last year suggested that on TAM, we had a viewership of approximately 200 million. This was when TAM was only monitoring urban India at around a 250 million base.TAM only monitored urban India and it has given way to a new rating mechanism of BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) that takes into account viewership in rural areas too.”BARC… the total base monitored is nearly three times of that. Definitely, there will be a huge surge in growth. At this point of time, it is difficult to predict what that number could be,” Prasana Krishnan, Executive Vice President and Business Head, Sports Cluster of SPN, told reporters here today.He did not discuss revenue aspects of the issue, but said it could roughly see a 15-20 per cent growth over last year.In the wake of the overwhelming response to the regional feeds last year, the network said the language feeds in Tamil, Telugu and Bengali would continue this year.As part of initiatives to bring in newer audiences, SPN will broadcast the matches in the local regional feed at the IPL “fan parks” that will be hosted across 35 cities in the country.The IPL T20 jamboree begins in Mumbai on April 9 with the first match being played between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants. PTI SJR RS NRB ANU RDSadvertisementlast_img read more

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