Wellington police notes: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, February 14, 2013•12:09 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicidal subject in the 500 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•1:33 a.m. Officers investigated a driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving on a suspended driver’s license, defective tag lights, and refusal to submit to an evidentiary blood test.•2:04 a.m. Jenny R. Townsend, 28, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving on a suspended driver’s license, defective tag lights and refusal to submit to an evidentiary blood test.•8:10 a.m. Officers took a report of lost property of a wallet in the 100 block. W. Lincoln, Wellington.•9:11 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1100 block. N. B, Wellington.•10:06 a.m. Curtis W. Callaway, 28, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.•10:06 a.m. Dustin T. Dwyer, 22, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.•10:06 a.m. Dustin T. Dwyer, 22, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Mulvane Warrant for failure to appear.•On February 13, 2013 at 2:35 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.•12:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 2000 block. N. B, Wellington.•1:44 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 1101 N. Park, Wellington.•4:03 p.m. Officers took a report of control of animals by a known suspect in the 200 block. N. Ash, Wellington.•5:18 p.m. Officers investigated cruelty to animals in the 800 block. E. Lincoln, Wellington.•Trevor Rusk, 25, was served a summons to appear for disorderly conduct.•7:51 p.m. Melisa A. Hatfield, 27, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington Bench Warrant for failure to appear.•8:56 p.m. Jeremiah D. Vega, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign.•11:14 p.m. Nichole A. Mitts, 23, Wellington was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, criminal restraint, obstruction of law enforcement and assault of a law enforcement officer in the 800 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img read more

WHS Golf preview: 10 Things to know about this year’s Crusader golfers

first_img10. And then there’s state… The regional winners will advance to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament in McPherson at the Turkey Creek Golf Course. on Tuesday, May 26. The top two teams at the six regionals and then the next five lowest individual scores that are not members of qualifying teams will compete.Follow us on Twitter. 5. The starters so far…In high school golf the top four scores of the team’s six players are accumulated.Yesterday, DeJarnett shot an 88, as Wellington’s top golfer.Jonah Luna, a freshman, finished with the Crusaders’ next low score, shooting a 95.Shane Hughes, a returning starter, finished with a 100, and Carson LeGrand rounded out the team scoring with a 105.Jake Walton, a junior, finished with a 117, and Ty Wilson, a freshman, shot a 118.“We gained a lot of valuable experience in this tournament,” Ginter said. “We will get better.” 3. Wellington and its first golf tournament… The Wellington varsity team made its 2015 debut in the Crestview Country Club tournament Monday afternoon in what was a great day to play golf.Unfortunately, the team finished 11th out of 14 teams. The Crusaders finished with a 388. Andover, the host, won the event with a 315 with Buhler finishing second at 317 and Wichita Collegiate at 312. Class 4A Regional Hughes, Shane11 6. The 2015 roster… Thurs., April 30Tex Consolver1Various teams Thurs., April 23Hesston1Various teams 4. So what does this mean?…It means Wellington has plenty of growth in its future.“We did not play as well as we would have liked, but there were some promising signs,” Ginter said. “We had three young men who played in their first varsity tournament yesterday.“This will only help them prepare for our upcoming tournament in Wellington.” Scott, Max9 Tues., May 12Winfield – Quail8AV-CTL tournament Mason, Aaeron11 8. The full schedule…Wellington has a full slate for the next two months… Thurs., April 30Hesston1Various teams. Haydon, Kelsie10 Wilson, Ty9 DeJarnett, Grayson11 Mon., May 4Wellington3Andover, And. Cent., Augusta, Buhler, Clearwater, Goddard, Goddard Ike. Heimer, Jack9 Friesen, Joseph11 2. Young but growing…How young is the Wellington golf program? There is just one senior: Jessica Reyes. There are five juniors, four sophomores, and eight freshman. That’s not to mention the 20 or so Wellington Middle School golfers who are part of the inaugural Knights middle school program.“Our numbers are up this year with 17 players,” Ginter said. “This is good news for the program.Ginter said the eight freshmen is the biggest number out for a particular for the sport in years.“With the addition of the middle school program, the future looks bright,” he said. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things to know about the Wellington High School golf team as it embarked on its first golf tournament Monday.1. Where we last left off …Wellington’s Chance Russell and Graysen DeJarnett made all league at the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League DIV tournament held in Winfield, a year ago.  Russell is gone but DeJarnett, a junior, will return after shooting an 86 at Quail Ridge in the AV-CTL tournament a year ago.WHS returns three varsity starters from that team a year ago, including DeJarnett, Shane Hughes, and Jake Walton.“The leadership will be vital to the growth and success of our young teams,” said James Ginter, Wellington head golf coach. Luna, Jonah9 Schoemann, Aaron9 Walton, Jake11 Levirich, Jake10 Tues., April 21Serra Hills3Various teams Mon., April 13Sierra Hills3Various teams Mon., April 6Crestview1Andale, Andover, And. Cent., Augusta, Buhler, Circle, Ike, Maize, Mulvane, V. Center, W. Collegiate, R. Hill, Eureka, W. Trinity. Thurs., April 9Wellington1Andover, And. Cent., Augusta, Circle, Clearwater, Goddard, Goddard Ike, Maize, Mulvane, Collegiate, R. Hill, Chaparral, Hesston, M. Lodge, Trinity. Wellington JV golfLocationTimeOpponents Class 4A State. Tues., May 5Newton – Sand Creek8Various teams. Wellington golfLocationTimeOpponents Thurs., May 7Tex-Consolver3Various teams. Fri., April 24Cherry Oaks3Various teams. Mon., May 18TBA 7. Tournament this Thursday…Wellington High School will be hosting its annual invitational this Thursday with 14 other teams from the area.It should be a good one. Andale, Andover, Andover Central, Buhler, Circle, Goodard Eisenhower, Maize, Mulvane, Wichita Collegiate, Rose Hill, Eureka and Wichita Trinity are scheduled for the event.Every boy, who placed in the top 10 in Crestview Monday, will be on the Wellington links Thursday. Tues., May 26TBA LeGrand, Carson10 McComb, Matthew9 9. Wellington to host regional…Wellington Golf Club will be the host of the Class 4A Regional on Monday, May 18 – one of six in Class 4A.Those participating will be Wellington, Andale, Augusta, Clearwater, El Dorado, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Circle, Wichita Trinity and Winfield. NameClass Bales, Blake9 Tues., May 5Clearwater3Various teams Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Thurs., April 2Winfield- Country3Various teams Reyes, Jessica12 Mon., April 13Andover Central3Andale, Andover, And. Central, Augusta, Buhler,Ike, Maize, Valley Center, Collegiate, Hesston. Harris, Jaylen9 Crittenden, Skyler10last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The SRMC becoming a municipal hospital question

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Do you feel Sumner Regional Medical Center should officially become a municipal hospital? Yes, if it will help the hospital survive. No, it will take away from the independence that SRMC now enjoys. What are you talking about? It is already a municipal hospital. The hospital should be sold to outside interests and alleviate the city of any responsibility Wellington doesn’t necessarily need a hospital. View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

WRC to host retire reception for Maria Holverson Friday

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington Recreation Commission is asking the public to come help them celebrate Maria Holverson’s retirement from the Wellington Recreation Commission as custodian. A retirement reception will be held on Friday, January 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the WRC.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Updated: Fire not considered suspicious; Wayne Bradford sent to Via-Christi St. Francis with burn injuries

first_imgSumner Newscow report —Wayne Bradford of 406 S. Blaine in Wellington was transferred to Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita after suffering from smoke inhalation and burns from a Thursday evening fire in a detached garage for which he lived.The Wellington Fire Department responded to a Sumner County 911 call at 8:25 p.m. Thursday.Upon arrival, the WFD found flames and heavy smoke coming from the garage. Firefighter began fire suppression when notified that an individual may be in the structure. Firefighters entered the structure and found one male, unconscious, who was dragged from the building and taken to St. Francis via Wellington Fire/EMS. He is listed in critical condition.Firefighters also removed a dog from the structure that was given oxygen on the scene. The dog survived and was taken to a veterinarian by Wellington Police.The cause of fire is still under investigation. The cause is unknown but there is speculation that the chimney flue may have been plugged. There was an estimated $10,000 to structure and contents. There wer 24 personnel on the scene that included three fire engines, one ladder, two ambulances and three pickups. Oxford, Belle Plaine and Mayfield Fire Departments provided mutual aid.Other agencies assisting included: Wellington Police, Sumner County Sheriff, Wellington Electric and Sumner County Emergency Management.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 PPV price: How much does it cost to watch the 2020 fight?

first_imgIt’s only the second month of the year, but the heavyweight rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is already looking like it’ll be the biggest fight of 2020. The two boxing giants (both in stature and reputation) come in undefeated — 42 wins for Wilder, 29 for Fury. Wilder and Fury share a “zero” in the loss column and, just as relevant, a “one” in the third column after their December 2018 fight ended in a disputed draw. Money, legacy and a heavyweight world title are on the line on Saturday night when the fighters star in the sequel. In the 14 months between the last fight and now, Wilder and Fury have been complimentary to each other in public comments. To the surprise of no one, the compliments ceased and trash talk took its place. Neither fighter held back at the final press conference on Thursday.  What time does Wilder vs. Fury 2 start?Start time: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PTMain event: 11 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)Wilder and Fury likely won’t head to the ring until after 11 p.m. ET but the coverage gets started much earlier. ESPN and FS1 will carry pre-show coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The undercard is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The main card coverage will shift to pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET with Wilder and Fury as the main event at approximately 11 p.m. ET. Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury fight cardMain cardDeontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight titlesCharles Martin vs. Gerald Washington; heavyweightEmanuel Navarrete vs. Jeo Tupas Santisima for Navarrete’s WBO Jr. featherweight titleSebastian Fundora vs. Daniel Lewis; Jr. middleweightUndercard Subriel Matias vs. Petros Ananyan; Jr. welterweightAmir Imam vs. Javier Molina; welterweightRolando Romero vs. Arturs Ahmetovs; lightweightGabriel Flores Jr. vs. Matt Conway; Jr. lightweightVito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Corey Champion; welterweight Isaac Lowe vs. Alberto Guevara; featherweight Wilder and Fury exchanged one shove each while on stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the same venue of Saturday night’s fight. The 6-9 Fury and 6-7 Wilder towered over the security that stepped in between them. The jabs then turned verbal as the fighters took their seats.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearFury suggested he was responsible for Wilder’s success because he brought him to big-time boxing by fighting him in 2018. Wilder snapped back. “Don’t he dare ever say he got me to big-time boxing,” Wilder said. “I’ll slap him. Don’t ever forget when I found you, you were strung out on coke. When I found you, you was like a big house [overweight] contemplating about killing yourself. So don’t you ever forget. I brought you back.”Fury has been open about his struggles with mental health, as well as his use of cocaine and alcohol. The 31-year-old didn’t back down from his own attack on Fury.”Deontay Wilder is spouting a lot of rubbish,” Fury said. “He gave me an opportunity, but I gave him the biggest payday of his whole life, brought him to the biggest stage in the world. And here he is. This is how he thanks me? I put millions in his account. You owe me everything. Welcome to big-time boxing.”Here’s everything to know about watching the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pay-per-view, including the price and channels that will be broadcasting the highly anticipated rematch.MORE: How much money will Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury make?Wilder vs. Fury 2 PPV: How much is the fight on pay-per-view?PPV price: $79.99The Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight costs $79.99 on pay-per-view. The fight can be purchased through ESPN+, Fox Sports Go, or via most major cable and satellite providers.How to watch, live stream Wilder vs. Fury 2TV channel: ESPN, Fox Sports 1Live stream (PPV): ESPN+, Fox Sports appThe pre-fight coverage and undercard will be available on ESPN and Fox Sports 1. The main card is available on pay-per-view through ESPN+ and the Fox Sports app. The two networks have come together to provide unprecedented promotion for the fight, including running an advertisement during the Super Bowl.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearlast_img read more

NCAA already monitoring coronavirus, continuing to prepare for 2020 NCAA Tournament

first_imgThe NCPA’s broad statement seemed to be more aimed at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, however.“In regard to the NCAA’s March Madness tournament and other athletic events, there should be a serious discussion about holding competitions without an audience present,” the statement said.”The NCAA and its colleges must act now, there is no time to waste.” “Otherwise, NCAA staff continues to prepare for all NCAA winter and spring championships, but we are keenly aware of coronavirus and will continue to monitor in coordination with state/local health authorities and the CDC.”MORE: Coronavirus’ impact on China could potentially cause NHL stick shortageThe NCAA’s statement comes after Ramogi Huma, director of the National College Players Association — an advocacy group for college athletes — released a statement over the weekend suggesting the NCAA should consider taking extraordinary measures and precautions in regard to the coronavirus.“In the wake of the emerging coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA and its colleges should take precautions to protect college athletes,” Huma’s statement read. “They should make public which actions will be taken and when. Precautions should include cancelling all auxiliary events that put players in contact with crowds, such as meet and greets and press events.”The NCAA Tournament will be played in 14 sites across the nation, beginning March 17 with the First Four in Dayton, Ohio. It will conclude with the Final Four and national championship game, contested in Atlanta on April 4 and 6, respectively.MORE: Red Sox quarantine Taiwanese prospect over coronavirus concernsAside from the 2020 NCAA Tournament, there will be another week’s worth of regular-season games in men’s basketball, 32 Division I conference tournaments, a virtually identical collection of women’s basketball events and championships and tournaments in ice hockey and wrestling over the next month. The NCAA is continuing to prepare for its various winter and spring championships — including the 2020 NCAA Tournament — while it monitors the potential spread of coronavirus, the organization confirmed to Sporting News on Monday. It is also making sure its member institutions are aware they should contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for any information about the virus.“The NCAA Sport Science Institute sent two memos recently to NCAA members directing schools and conference offices to Center for Disease Control and Prevention resources on the issue,” NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn told SN in an email.last_img read more

‘Warzone’ jailbreak: When it happens, what it means for ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ players

first_imgMORE: PS5 announcement newsThe specifics of jailbreak are causing some confusion in the community, but we’re here to help.Below is a full list of details on the added “Warzone” twist:What is jailbreak in ‘Warzone?’From the Activision Season 4 patch announcement: “All dead players, even those that are only spectating, come back to life.”It works for those still waiting in the gulag as well as those who are in spectator mode. Those still alive will get an update a minute ahead of time notifying them that a jailbreak is imminent.Even if your entire squad is dead, you can all be brought back by jailbreak.When does jailbreak happen in ‘Warzone?’There’s no guarantee it will occur in a given match — the feature randomly cycles with a feature that makes all items discounted by 80 percent and another one that drops a chopper into the world stacked with high-caliber loot. If it does happen, it appears it will be mid-match after the first drop kit and before the gulag closes.You will know one minute ahead of time that a jailbreak is on the way, lessening the amount of time you’re sitting around in spectator mode not knowing whether an added lifeline is coming. How often does the jailbreak activate?It will happen once in a game at most, but in many games won’t occur at all. Because it in effect wipes the entire slate of the game clean, it wouldn’t make sense to always occur.Something to note is that when jailbreak does happen, everyone will respawn into a game with significantly shrunken circles. Things are bound to be hectic.Is it worth waiting for the chance to come back?Whether you wait depends on when you die and your level of patience. If you’re eliminated in the opening minute, it might not be worth sitting around until a possible jailbreak is announced. By comparison, losing in the gulag just before a potential jailbreak is announced leaves you in a no-lose situation to wait things out for a bit. Refrain from immediately rage quitting if you lose your gulag match in “Warzone” — there’s now a chance you could still return to the “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” battlefield.The Season 4 update to the game, out for download Thursday, brings a host of substantial changes. Among the biggest is a jailbreak feature that restores all teammates to action, effectively providing a third life to those spectating after a 1v1 gulag defeat.last_img read more

Cubs’ Kris Bryant on MLB coronavirus testing delays: ‘We have a big problem’

first_imgAre MLB players safe from the coronavirus at summer training camps? Kris Bryant doesn’t think so.The Cubs third baseman believes his team gets tested too infrequently. According to the return-to-play agreement between MLB and the players union, players were promised they would be tested every other day and receive results within 24 to 48 hours.Speaking with reporters on Monday, Bryant said that some players had only been tested once within seven days.”I don’t want to be insensitive to people who haven’t been able to get tests, but as the country gets access to more of those, it’s appropriate to talk about our situation here,” Bryant said Monday. “What we agreed to was testing every other day, and we’ve had guys who showed up on Sunday [June 28] and hadn’t got tested again [until] seven days later. And you don’t get the results until two days later. That’s nine days without knowing.”If we want this to succeed, we have to figure this out. I wanted to play this year because I thought it would be safe. Honestly, I don’t really feel that.”Despite testing delays, MLB plans to start a 60-game season July 23. MLB’s regular season begins on July 23rd with two great matchups. pic.twitter.com/jXH6OO8Doc— MLB (@MLB) July 6, 2020MORE: MLB players opting out of 2020 seasonMLB released a statement about the testing delays on Monday. The league said the results for 98 percent of the samples taken from June 27 to July 3 have been reported as of Sunday night and added that 86 samples out of 3,740 remained pending as of Monday morning.”Our plan required extensive delivery and shipping services, including proactive special accommodations to account for the holiday weekend,” the statement read. “The vast majority of those deliveries occurred without incident and allowed the protocols to function as planned. “Unfortunately, several situations included unforeseen delays. We have addressed the delays caused by the holiday weekend and do not expect a recurrence.”As of Tuesday, six MLB teams have canceled practices and workouts because of concerns about the testing delays.”If we can’t really nail the easy part, which is right now, just our players, we have a big problem,” Bryant said.last_img read more

Is Lionel Messi going to leave Barcelona? Transfer exit saga, explained

first_imgLionel Messi has spent his entire professional career at Barcelona, having joined the club as a 14-year-old, and the Argentine’s glorious exploits have seen him become an honorary Catalan.He has helped the club to 10 league titles and four Champions Leagues, scooping a record six Ballons d’Or for his personal contributions along the way. His love for Barcelona is clear in his near lifelong commitment to the Spanish giants, but speculation persists nevertheless that La Pulga will ultimately join another club before he hangs up his boots for good.So is Messi about to bid farewell to Camp Nou? Goal breaks down the current situation.Is Lionel Messi going to leave Barcelona?Messi does not want to leave Barcelona, but the Argentina international has spoken in the past of potentially joining another club. Barca president Josep Bartomeu insists that the club will “enjoy [Messi] for much longer” after stressing that their star player is not interested in a departure.”I am not going to give details but Messi has said many times that he will end his football life in Barcelona,” Bartomeu said.He added: “Messi wants to continue and wants to end [his career] here. He has many years left and we are going to enjoy him for much longer.”Why is there speculation about a Lionel Messi Barcelona exit?Transfer speculation is very much part of football and Messi’s status as arguably the best player in the world has long marked him out at a desirable recruit for a host of top clubs.As such, he is periodically linked with other clubs, though in most cases the speculation is simply not credible.The rumour mill was cranked into action on this occasion after Cadena SER reported that the 33-year-old was ready to bring down the curtain on his illustrious Barcelona career, with his contract expiring in 2021.With the clocking ticking, a contributing factor in the speculation was the suggestion that contract talks between the club and Messi had been put on hold. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/3d/28/lionel-messi-barcelona-160602020_1bq3zyqj08e9n1nlp1s6j5fz1j.jpg?t=-1087509574&w=500&quality=80It’s understood that these issues – the reticence about signing a new deal and a possible exit – are related to Messi’s reported dissatisfaction with off-field, internal machinations at the club.The first major example of this bubbling discontent came in February, when the captain publicly hit back at Barca technical secretary Eric Abidal over his criticisms of the players.”Those in charge of sporting direction should also face up to their responsibilities and above all take charge of their own decisions,” shot the Argentine in a caustic Instagram post.Then, when confirming the players’ 70 per cent pay cut during the coronavirus lockdown, Messi directed a barb at figures within the club “who tried to put us under pressure to do something we always knew we would do.”Having kept his own counsel on internal political issues within the club over the years, Messi’s recent outspokenness indicates that he is now willing to exert his influence.Indeed, it has been suggested that the contract impasse could potentially precipitate a premature end to Bartomeu’s presidency, with club elections set to take place in June 2021.Which clubs could Lionel Messi sign for?Given his status as one of the best footballers who has ever lived, Messi would have no shortage of options if he ever did decide to leave Barcelona.He has notably been touted for a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in the past and the Premier League club are certainly among the few who would be well placed to afford him.Those links have been made again in light of recent rumblings, but Guardiola played down the suggestion that Messi could soon grace the Etihad Stadium, expressing a wish for the Argentine to remain at Barca.A return to Argentina is a very credible possibility, with his compatriot and friend Javier Mascherano emphasising that “anything could happen”.Mascherano himself returned home in 2020 to join Estudiantes and club chairman Juan Sebastian Veron joked that the No. 10 would be reserved for Messi if he wanted to sign for them.“If you want to come here [Estudiantes], you have the ’10’ ensured,” said Veron. “Beyond that, I don’t really imagine him outside Barcelona, but these are things that we say today and tomorrow we see him out there going to another club. “The reality is that he is the only one who has the decision and desire; no one else knows.”As well as Estudiantes, Messi’s boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys would surely be in the equation should he consider a return to his native land, while the likes of Boca Juniors and River Plate could possibly appeal.Former Barcelona star Rivaldo has spoken of the financial incentive for all involved if Messi were to link up with his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, though such an eventuality seems highly unlikely.“With all this speculation, I believe that some agents are already dreaming about a Messi-Ronaldo double at Juventus and how big it will be around the globe,” Rivaldo said.“If that happened there would be a world ‘boom’, and I believe Juventus would quickly recover any investment on the Argentinian thanks to the boost they would get from visibility and marketing.“It would be historical to see both playing together and I’m sure many Juve sponsors would love to help financially, so, it’s also a possibility for Messi.”While a dream team with Ronaldo at Juventus may be beyond contemplation for the Bianconeri, one Italian club that have been heavily linked are Inter.Having previously gone “all out” to lure the Argentine to San Siro in 2008, recent speculation prompted the head of Pirelli – Inter’s chief shirt sponsor – to hint that his company could help finance a move. The idea of Pirelli making a contribution has precedent in Fiat’s assistance to Juve when Ronaldo joined from Real Madrid in 2018. Old Trafford is another rumoured destination, with reports in Argentina suggesting Manchester United were readying a €120 million (£108m/$136m) part-exchange offer.In truth, any club in the world would be keen to sign Messi, such is his status, but in the event that he does leave, whoever does sign him will need deep pockets. Gettylast_img read more