Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditYANKEES-TANAKA INJUREDYankees pitcher Tanaka hit in the head by drive from StantonNEW YORK (AP) — Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he won’t play this season for the sake of his health and his family’s health. Sobering examples of the game’s potential danger took place at camps across the country as Major League Baseball teams continued preparing to start their pandemic-shortened season later this month. The return of baseball didn’t offer much cause for celebration on this Fourth of July. Update on the latest sports The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was back in third place and Lando Norris gave McLaren a boost by finishing fourth. Verstappen has won the past two years in Austria. Hamilton was chasing a record-extending 89th career pole. Ferrari struggled with Charles Leclerc nearly one second behind in seventh and Sebastian Vettel a miserable 11th.HORSE RACING-ENGLISH DERBYPacesetter Serpentine goes wire-to-wireEPSOM, England (AP) — The first English Derby to take place without spectators has taken a surreal turn as 25-1 shot Serpentine went out as the pacemaker and was never caught for a stunning six-length victory at an empty Epsom Downs. IndyCar does not have any Black drivers. Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in NASCAR’s top Cup Series. The initiative announced before Saturday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is aimed at both developing diversity within the sanctioning body and at the speedway, as well at the grassroots racing levels. F1-AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIXBottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GPSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by taking pole position for Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The event is allowing a limited number of fans and not requiring masks, though will provide them if requested.Tiafoe defeated Sam Querrey on Friday, but was showing symptoms after the match and a test was positive. He says he had tested negative for the virus as recently as a week ago.INDYCAR-DIVERSITY PROGRAMIndyCar donates $1 million to establish diversity program INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are making an active effort to increase diversity throughout the industry with a $1 million donation to a new “Race for Equality & Change” initiative. The initiative will support both internal and external programs. The nature of Serpentine’s wire-to-wire victory added to the bizarre feel of the 241st running of the classic. The course was fenced off and there were only a few hundred people on site at a prestigious event that usually attracts as many as 100,000 race-goers. Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien claimed a record eighth win in the race.It marked another triumphant day for O’Brien, who saddled the winner of the Oaks hours earlier. Race favorite Love was his eighth winner of the classic for fillies.SPORTSBOOK ERRORBellagio error may be biggest sportsbook loss for VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — The nearly quarter-million dollars in winning wagers reportedly placed at MGM Resorts last Sunday might be the largest sportsbook loss in Las Vegas history on bets made after an event has started. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports seven longtime Las Vegas bookmakers can’t recall a larger loss. ESPN reports Sunday’s bets were allowed to be placed because incorrect start times were posted on some Korean and Chinese baseball games due to a manual entry error. The Nevada Gaming Control Board is reportedly investigating the matter. — Shohei Ohtani is doing twice as much work as his Los Angeles Angels teammates again. The first serious two-way major league player in decades is alternating between batting practice and bullpen sessions this week. Ohtani is determined to contribute on the mound and at the plate when the Angels return to action later this month for the short major league season. He hopes to pitch about once a week and serve as the Halos’ designated hitter for a few games in between mound starts. He has been waiting to get back in full form since late 2018, when his AL Rookie of the Year campaign ended with Tommy John surgery.— Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is using his platform to educate himself and others about racial injustice. Bell says he felt angry following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police back in May. Bell is trying to channel his anger into positive change. He’s started a book club with his teammates that focuses on social issues. He is also using his Instagram account to promote “Social Reform Sunday,” which highlights different aspects of inequality. Bell says his ability to reach out to the community has helped ease some of the pain he felt after Floyd’s passing.NASCAR-BRICKYARDJohnson missing Brickyard 400 after testing positiveINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR’s extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus. MLS tournament match postponed by Dallas positivesDALLAS (AP) — The MLS Is Back tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed after six FC Dallas players tested positive for COVID-19.The group stage match was scheduled to take place Thursday. MLS officials announced the postponement Saturday and said a new time and date would come later.FC Dallas confirmed Wednesday that players had tested positive upon their arrival in Florida for the month-long tournament. The entire FC Dallas delegation is quarantining in their rooms at the walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.Vancouver’s team is scheduled to arrive in Orlando on Monday. Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic leadDETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Wolff shot his second straight 8-under 64 to move into position for his second PGA Tour victory. He was at 19-under 197 at Detroit Golf Club. Armour and Bryson DeChambeau were tied for second after 67s. Wolff made a 14-foot eagle putt at the 559-yard, par-5 14th to pull into a tie with Armour at 17 under, and added birdies on the par-3 15th and par-5 17th. He finished with the eagle, nine birdies, five pars and three bogeys.GOLF-KORN FERRY TOUR Each of the 22 teams that will be part of the season restart has been scheduled for three games.All three arenas at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex that will be used for the restart will also play host to the scrimmages.There will be between three and six games per day during that six-day span. The season will officially resume with the start of seeding games on July 30.Teams begin arriving at Disney for a brief quarantine followed by the start of their training camps on Tuesday.GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team’s first official summer camp workout. Tanaka’s hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground, cradling his head at Yankee Stadium. Trainers quickly ran to Tanaka, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up. Trainers tended to his head and appeared to check his vision. Tanaka was helped to his feet and walked off the field with help. Yankee’s Manager Aaron Boone also announced that All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York and are self-isolating at home. Elsewhere in the majors: Associated Press — Dodgers pitcher David Price won’t play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year. The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate in the 60-game season that’s scheduled to begin July 23. Price’s announcement came a day after Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout said he wasn’t comfortable with the current climate and might not play. Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado outfielder Ian Desmond and Arizona pitcher Mike Leake are among those who have already said they’re out this year.— Arizona’s new pitching addition Madison Bumgarner threw two innings of live batting practice. It was his first outing during the team’s summer camp at Chase Field as the D-backs prepare for a 60-game season. The left-handed Bumgarner signed with the Diamondbacks in the offseason after spending his first 11 seasons with the San Francisco Giants. Bumgarner’s trying to get his arm in shape and avoid COVID-19 as he prepares for opening day. Three players on the Diamondbacks’ 40-man roster have tested positive for coronavirus though the team hasn’t revealed any names.— Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus. Manager Brian Snitker says the four players, including right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma, agreed to have the team disclose their positive tests. Snitker says Freeman had a negative intake test before having a positive test on Friday. Snitker said Freeman has a fever and “is not feeling great.” He says “it will be a while” before Freeman can return to the team. The Braves signed Smith, the former Giants reliever, to a three-year, $39 million deal in the offseason.— With teams in two pro sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves are giving no indication they are willing to consider a similar change. The Cleveland Indians said Friday they’re reconsidering their name following the furor over the NFL Washington Redskins name. The Braves released a statement saying the team “honors, supports, and values the Native American community. That will never change.” The Braves said they “have much work to do on and off the field.” The Braves have not said if they will encourage the tomahawk chop and chant by fans this season.—Milwaukee Brewers veteran Ryan Braun says he’s more likely to play beyond 2020 because of the unusual circumstances of this pandemic-shortened season. Braun had said in January that the upcoming season could be his last. He now believes this year’s 60-game schedule won’t wear him out as much as a full, 162-game season. Braun can also benefit from the National League adopting the designated hitter this season. The former MVP is entering the final season of a five-year, $105 million contract and will turn 37 in November. It’s the first time in Dixon’s 20-year career he has opened the season with back-to-back victories. He won the season opener last month at Texas. Dixon, of Chip Ganassi Racing, also broke Team Penske’s five-year reign on the IndyCar GP title. Dixon’s 48 career wins are third all-time behind A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti.NBANBA announces schedule for Florida scrimmagesUNDATED (AP) — The NBA announced the schedule Saturday for scrimmages at the Disney complex in Florida, with 33 games set for between July 22 and July 28. MLB-BRUMMETT OBITEx-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crashAMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says ex-pitcher 35-year-old Tyson Brummett of Salt Lake City was flying the small plane, which crashed near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon just before 8 a.m. Friday. A witness said the plane went into a downward corkscrew motion as it crashed. TV station WPVI reports all four people on board did not survive. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. July 4, 2020 Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will miss what was supposed to be his final Brickyard 400 as he quarantines following the Friday test result. He was asymptomatic but wife Chani had tested positive, so Johnson had himself checked. Johnson on Sunday had hoped to tie Jeff Gordon and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers with five victories at Indianapolis. Instead, Justin Allgaier will drive the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet. INDYCAR-INDIANAPOLISDixon takes first IndyCar Grand Prix winINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon retook the lead with 18 laps to go and pulled away from Graham Rahal to earn his first IndyCar Grand Prix victory. The five-time series champion beat Rahal to the checkered flag by 19.9469 seconds. MLS said the postponement would allow both teams to have additional training days in Orlando before opening tournament play.FC Dallas will now play its first tournament match July 15 against the Seattle Sounders.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-TIAFOEFrances Tiafoe has coronavirus, exits Atlanta tennis eventATLANTA (AP) — Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament. He was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament in Atlanta involving eight top American men’s players. Zalatoris wins at TPC Colorado for first Korn Ferry titleBERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) — Will Zalatoris won the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes on Saturday for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory. Zalatoris closed with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chase Johnson. The former Wake Forest star earned $108,000 and jumped from fourth to first in the points race for 25 PGA Tour cards. Zalatoris finished at 15-under 273 for his fourth straight top-10 finish and sixth in nine starts this season. He birdied the par-3 16th and parred the final two holes to help off Johnson. Johnson finished with a 63.SOCCER-FC DALLAS
Even before this season began, UW women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stone had a feeling that this year’s team was special and unique. “They’re young,” Stone said. “The element of unknown is a good thing. Every game to them is a big game. The personality of this team is competitive. They want to win. They’re energetic, emotional.”That energy and emotion has led the Badgers to an 8-1 start, the best in Stone’s four year career.”[They’re a] very funny group,” Stone added. “They like to be around each other.”According to junior tri-captain Jolene Anderson, camaraderie is something that may have been missing is years past.”We’re a lot closer this year,” Anderson said. “Our team chemistry is great off the court as well as on the court. What we do off the court obviously represents what we do on the court.””When [we know each other] better off the court, there’s a better understanding [on the court],” agreed fellow tri-captain Danielle Ward. “If this were my freshman year, I’d feel a lot more comfortable talking. We talk all the time off the court. We’re kind of like sisters.”This group may be friendly among themselves, but they certainly haven’t been friendly to opposing teams, especially in the Kohl Center where they are a perfect 5-0.”Their talent level is awesome,” Stone exclaimed. “They get better every day; they want to get better every day. They come to work. I really, really enjoy being around them.”An 8-1 team with eight new players on the roster must have some exceptional leaders. Something Stone’s squad has plenty of.”These freshmen really need someone to lead them,” said sophomore forward Caitlin Gibson, the third tri-captain who has assumed one of these leadership roles. “Getting them prepared for [the Big Ten season] is going to be important.”With all the hype about the newcomers on this team, the veterans have begun to slip under the radar.”Those three juniors (Janese Banks, Ward and Anderson) have really elevated their game,” Stone said of her top three leading scorers. “Jolene is Jolene. She leads us in every category.”Despite the fact that there are so many freshmen and no seniors on this year’s roster, all three captains agreed that the transition from being underclassmen to leaders was an easy one.”The hardest part was [teaching the freshmen drills in practice],” Anderson said. Every member of this Badger roster is extremely focused on the task at hand: winning now. But because there are no seniors on the team, all of them should be returning next season.”This year is our learning year. And the way we’ve started out, it’s really exciting to think about next year,” Gibson noted enthusiastically.”Building up this year is going to help us for next year,” Anderson added. “Having everyone for the next two seasons is going to help us in the long run.”Illinois-Chicago Comes to TownWisconsin will square off against Illinois-Chicago (3-4) Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center. The Flames are in the midst of a three game losing streak, but took Illinois, another Big Ten opponent, down to the wire, losing by a mere six points.Senior forward Jacquay Holmes is the Flames’ leading scorer, averaging 12.7 points per game. Gibson and Ward will do what they can to keep her off the blocks.Senior guard Krystal Hugelier is the Flames’ most consistent three-point shooter while averaging 11.4 ppg this season. Stone said Anderson will be given the grueling task of trying to slow her down from beyond the arc.”We recruit the same players [as Illinois-Chicago],” Stone noted. “They’re very athletic; they’re young; they’re going to come to battle. They’ll give us a good challenge.”Fans should also expect to see the same starting lineup for the cardinal and white they have used all year.”We got a good thing going, and we want to keep it going,” Stone added with a smile.
Wellington Police Notes: Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14: Friday, August 12, 2016â€¢3:07 a.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 1000 block of E. Lincoln. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€¢6:12 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and found property in the 300 block of N. Olive. The bicycle and vehicle was eventually located.â€¢10:47 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a wallet from a vehicle in the 300 block of S. F.â€¢12:17 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 1400 block of Michigan.â€¢12:20 p.m. Larry J. Hooker, 59, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration.â€¢12:44 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary, criminal damage to property and conspiracy in 1000 block of W. 8th.â€¢2:20 p.m. Officers investigated a non-injury accident in the 1000 block of N Washington involving vehicles operated by Shannon K Fox, 29, South Haven, and Robert D. Hadley, 43, Wellington.â€¢3:02 p.m. Shannon K. Fox, 29, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear charged with inattentive driving.â€¢2:36 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary of tool/radio which was taken from residence in the 600 block of N Poplar.â€¢4:19 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of bicycle in the 700 block of E 4th.â€¢6:30 p.m. Scott L. McNett, 53, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration.â€¢8:12 p.m. Officers investigated report of dog running at large in the 700 block of N. F.â€¢8 p.m. Angela D. Arrieta, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog running at large.â€¢8:16 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 1400 block of Superior Court.â€¢10:43 p.m. Officers investigated an injury accident, hit and run, in the 700 block of S. G, involving a vehicle operated by unknown driver and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Cavin L. Whittley, Wellington.â€¢10:48 p.m. Officers investigated duty to report an accident, false information or report concerning accident and interference with law enforcement officer in the 700 block ofÂ S. G by known suspect(s).â€¢11:35 p.m. Officers investigated consumption of liquor by minor in the 700 block of S. G.Saturday, August 13, 2016â€¢12:15 a.m. Grayson L. Dejarnett, 18, Wellington was arrested and confined charged with consumption of alcoholic beverage by minor.â€¢5:36 a.m. Brian S. Boor, 24,Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 47 mph in a posted 30 mph zone.â€¢8:05 a.m. Robyn L. Halper, 34, Wichita was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone (radar).â€¢8:24 a.m. Officers took report of found cell phone in the 100 block of W. Harvey.â€¢8:34 a.m. Kristin M. Porter, 22, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 67 mph in a posted 55 mph zone.â€¢8:55 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1500 block of N Stewart.â€¢10:43 a.m. Officers investigated a felony theft and miscellaneous theft of vehicle, tools and an ipod in the 400 block of N Olive.Â Â â€¢11:30 a.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 1200 block of E.Harvey.â€¢1:17 p.m. Officers took report of found bicycle in the 400 block of W. 12th. It was returned to owner.â€¢1:38 p.m. Officers took report of found property.â€¢2:30 p.m. Anna M. Sandell, 52, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign.Sunday, August 14, 2016â€¢12:42 p.m. Michelle E. Grooms, 49, Haysville, was issued a notice to appear, charged with speeding 56 mph in a posted 40 mph zone.â€¢2:10 p.m. Officers made an outside assist in the 500 block of W. Harvey.â€¢3:55 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign.â€¢5:56 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of an iPhone in the 1000 block of S Jefferson.â€¢7:59 p.m. Officers investigated a hit and run accident in the 500 block of E. 4th involving an unknown vehicle and a fixed object( telephone meter).â€¢10:13 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 600 block of N F.â€¢10:54 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 400 block of N. Olive.