Heat indices to reach between 95-100 degrees thru the week

first_imgStatewide—The National Weather Services has issued a hazardous weather outlook for most of the State as well as Ohio this week.  The combination of temperatures in the mid-90s and high relative humidity values will result in heat indices in the 95-100 degree range this afternoon. Continued hot and humid conditions areexpected through the rest of the week as well.Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and take frequent breaks if engaging in outdoor activities.last_img

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White Castle Could Be Returning to FL, Plans Monday Announcement

first_imgThe White Castle hamburger chain could be bringing its famous sliders back to the Sunshine State, more than a half-century after closing all its locations here.A news release issued late last week states that the company plans to make an announcement at 10 a.m. Monday at the future site of Village at O-Town West, near Disney World.“It has been over 50 years since White Castle has had a Florida presence,” according to the release. “Florida cravers have been asking White Castle for years to open a restaurant in the Sunshine State. It’s time for an important update!,” it continuesThe Columbus-based, family-owned company has been in business for nearly a century. It has more than 375 restaurants in 13 states. White Castle operated locations in Florida, including the Miami area, beginning in 1959, but closed them eight years later because of the distance from its support facilities.A White Castle spokesman declined to provide additional information regarding the upcoming announcement.last_img read more

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Jos Buttler one of our greatest white-ball cricketers: Eoin Morgan

first_imgJohannesburg: With the series tied at 1-1, South Africa and England will go into the third T20I on Sunday with everything to play for. While England lost the opening game by one run, South Africa lost the second game by two runs. While both teams have been on the top of their games, England opener Jos Buttler has failed to rise to the challenge.And this follows a poor run during the Test series as well and skipper Eoin Morgan was asked if Buttler could be sent lower down for the final game of the series. But the skipper stood by his batsman and said that there would be no change in Buttler’s batting position for the series decider.“Not for Sunday, definitely not. Jos is one of our greatest white-ball cricketers, as a batsman, never mind with the gloves. We believe him, Jason (Roy) and Jonny (Bairstow) are our top three at the moment, moving forward,” he said. All-rounder Moeen Ali, who struck an 11-ball 39 in the second T20I, did mention that there could be a look at changing the order a bit as the team prepares for the World T20.“The lucky thing is that we can change it and we’d be just as strong or even stronger. Jos is brilliant at No. 5 but he’s also brilliant when he opens. So sometimes when he bats at five and plays the way he does, people say he could open and bat like that and bat for longer. Jos is one of our best finishers, but as a 5, 6, 7, 8 we have to get better as well. We can’t just rely on him. If he comes off at the top, we win the game in 10 overs,” he said. IANSAlso Read: Not quite performing to standards I need to: Jos ButtlerAlso Watch: All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam gherao State Cabinet Minister Sanjay Kisan’s residencelast_img read more

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The Latest: Boston College student-athletes returning

first_imgThe match against Proleter was also attend by about 20,000 fans. Both gatherings have drawn criticism from the public as Serbia records dozens of new coronavirus cases each day.___Croatian tennis player Borna Coric says he has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition event.The 33rd-ranked Coric posted the news on Twitter.He says “I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19. Please everyone who has been in contact with me for the last few days gets tested!” The tour issued a statement Monday following word that two top-35 players tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in unsanctioned exhibition matches organized by No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia.There were no social distancing measures observed at the Adria Tour exhibitions.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, who is currently No. 19, and his opponent in Croatia on Saturday, No. 33 Borna Coric, both said they have COVID-19.The ATP said it “continues to urge strict adherence to responsible social distancing and health and safety guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.”Exhibition events have been staged in various places around the world while the ATP and WTA tours have been suspended since March because of the pandemic. The tours announced last week they plan to return in August. June 22, 2020 Associated Press Schiano said players and coaches underwent a third screening on Monday.Incoming freshmen players also were allowed on campus on Monday and they were tested and put in a separate dormitory. They will not be integrated with the rest of the team until they pass a second COVID-19 test.The workouts are voluntary and Schiano said some players have elected to skip them.___The ATP men’s tennis tour says it is continuing to “plan and adjust” its precautions and protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic with an eye to its planned Aug. 14 resumption of competition. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Boston College says its football players began returning to the school Monday as part of its COVID-19 operational plan to bring all its student-athletes back to campus. Serbian soccer club Red Star Belgrade says five players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The club says the players are feeling fine and remain in isolation.Four of the players have displayed symptoms of COVID-19 while one has shown no symptoms at all.The club says the five players did not attend the match against Proleter on Saturday when the Serbian league champions completed their season.About 20,000 fans attended a Serbian Cup semifinal match against Partizan Belgrade this month as the country lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions.center_img The Latest: Boston College student-athletes returning ___Louisville football’s season opener against North Carolina State has been moved up a day to Wednesday, Sept. 2 to avoid conflicting with the rescheduled Kentucky Derby weekend at neighboring Churchill Downs.The Kentucky Oaks and Derby were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The preceding and highly attended Thursday race card known as “Thurby” was set for the same day as the Cardinals’ Atlantic Coast Conference matchup against the Wolfpack, but the schools announced Monday that they had agreed to the switch to avert logistical conflicts with parking and traffic.“We appreciate the NCAA, ACC and N.C. State honoring our request for a date change for the opening game,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a news release. “We are trying to be thoughtful about the shared city resources needed to host a football game and Thurby at the same time.”___ The school says its new protocols include limiting personnel at facilities, mandating face coverings be worn in common areas, as well as daily temperature checks for staff and athletes. Increased cleaning measures will also be in effect at all facilities.The protocols are being done in accordance with all federal, state, medical and university guidelines to begin voluntary workouts.Regardless of home state, all athletes will be required to self-quarantine upon arriving on campus for a maximum of 14 days. Quarantine time may vary based on additional guidance from the state and the phase of reopening in Massachusetts.All athletes will be tested for COVID-19 on or about Day 8 of quarantine. Protocols are also in place for the quarantine and treatment of positive COVID-19 cases should they occur.___ Two Rutgers football players have tested positive for the new coronavirus.Coach Greg Schiano discussed the test results Monday during a conference call. It was his first media availability since the team was allowed to return to campus last week for voluntary workouts.Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15, either with mail-in tests or after being tested locally. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was not allowed to return to campus and is being isolated at home.The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported. That player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were placed in quarantine.The university has a protocol for allowing players who test positive to eventually return, which includes a non-positive test, Schiano said. He says he is feeling well and has no symptoms.Coric was among about 1,000 people who were tested for the virus after Grigor Dimitrov announced that he tested positive. That led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play in the final.Coric played a match against Dimitrov in Zadar on Saturday in the second leg of the exhibition series.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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What the Big Ten’s conference-only season means for Syracuse

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse will have to find a replacement for its Sept. 12 football game against Rutgers.The Big Ten announced in a release on Thursday that it’ll follow a conference-only season for all fall sports, including football, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. League sources told ESPN that the move limits some long-distance travel and helps ensure universal testing procedures. Rutgers was the only Big Ten team on Syracuse’s 2020 football schedule, and the Orange were one of four Atlantic Coast Conference members — joining Boston College, Miami and Virginia Tech — with a Big Ten opponent. Head coach Dino Babers, Director of Athletics John Wildhack and Deputy AD Herman Frazier are in charge of football scheduling. Typically, FBS teams play 12-game schedules that include three or four nonconference games. But the coronavirus pandemic is shattering norms in every aspect of life, and the Big Ten’s conference-only decision may be the first glimpse at what college football will look like in 2020. Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren told Yahoo Sports that he’s “very concerned” about the potential of the fall season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse also has Colgate on its nonconference schedule, which should remain safe if the ACC maintains its traditional scheduling protocol. The Patriot League issued guidelines prohibiting teams from flying to road games, but that shouldn’t affect the Orange’s matchup against the Raiders. In a virtual press conference Thursday morning before the Big Ten news, Wildhack said that “obviously the goal would be to play a full schedule,” but outside factors might not permit that. Wildhack also said a conference-only format in the ACC is a possibility, as conference officials and athletic directors have been working through several scenarios in bi-weekly meetings. Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported Thursday afternoon that the ACC will also go to a conference-only format, but several other reporters said no such deal has been made yet.  Published on July 9, 2020 at 6:51 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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Warriors still too much for Clippers, beat them 115-112

first_imgRivers said he didn’t like the way Paul was running, thus his departure from the game.“Five minutes left in the game, and to me I look at the season as a whole and I just figured the way he was running it would lead to something else, so I’ll take him out,” he said.The Clippers were without Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers, both out with fractured hands. The Clippers are now 19-6 without Griffin.Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 25 points off the bench, Paul scored 24 and doled out six assists.Asked about his left thigh, which was in ice afterward, Paul just said, “I’ll be all right.”DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick scored 16 points apiece and Jordan grabbed a whopping 21 rebounds as the Clippers outrebounded the Warriors 49-39.Klay Thompson led Golden State with 32 points, Steph Curry had 23 on 5 of 15 shooting and Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes scored 18 apiece.Jordan was not a happy camper. When queried as to the difference in the game, he said, “They scored 115 and we scored 112.” He was then asked if the Warriors are simply better than the Clippers. He did not respond, instead looking around the room for the next question.Rivers had no problem labeling the Warriors the superior squad.“… They are the better team right now, so we have no choice but to improve,” he said.The Warriors held double-digit leads a good part of the game.“They played way better than us throughout the game,” Rivers said. “It was pretty clear that they trusted each other so much offensively.”It was also evident to Rivers that his players wanted the victory so much, it backfired.“I just thought we wanted to win the game, in my opinion, so badly that we could not win the game,” he said. “We were in the way of ourselves a lot tonight, I thought.”Crawford buys that.“I could see that, for sure,” he said. “We have history. A love-hate thing, I guess. We’ve been on the rise – both teams – for the last few years. Obviously, they won a championship and you always want to play well against the champs.”Thompson intimated losing 137-105 Friday at Portland was a motivating factor. The Warriors have not lost two in a row all season.“We wanted to redeem ourselves from that poor performance last night and it was a great time to do it because they are one of the best in the NBA, so I am proud of the way we fought.”The Clippers lost to Golden State by four and seven points in November with Griffin. When the L.A. Clippers took the floor against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, they did so knowing the Warriors were coming off a shocking 32-point loss the night before at Portland.That was probably the worst thing that could have happened to the Clippers as Golden State responded to that embarrassment by defeating the Clippers 115-112 before a sellout of 19,585 at Staples Center. Many of them were rooting for the Warriors.Golden State (49-5) is now 3-0 this season against the Clippers (36-19).• Box score | Photo gallery Chris Paul left the game with 4:47 to play with a thigh bruise. The Clippers were down by 16 (110-94) at the time. The Clippers were still down by 13 (115-102) after a 3-pointer by little-used C.J. Wilcox with 1:39 left.With reserves on the court, the Clippers cut the lead to 115-112 after Pablo Prigioni hit the second of consecutive 3-pointers with 5.1 seconds to play.Wilcox made a steal with 2.9 seconds left, but his long 3-point attempt at the buzzer was not close.Asked if he thought about bringing his starters back, other than the injured Paul, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, “No, those guys got the score close. They deserved to win or lose it.”After Prigioni’s basket, Warriors coach Steve Kerr did recall his starters.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Under the Radar at UFC Phoenix: Vicente Luque

first_imgPrior to every event, Under the Radar will cast the spotlight on an up-and-coming talent who shows the potential for growth in their division and isn’t getting enough attention as they head into battle.Name: Vicente Luque Record: 14-6-1 overall, 7-2 UFCDivision: WelterweightTeam: Cerrado MMAJust as Livia Renata Souza scored a second appearance in this series two weeks back ahead of her fight with Sarah Frota in Fortaleza, Vicente Luque is making is second appearance Under the Radar in as many fights because despite being on a three-fight winning streak and having won seven of his last eight in the Octagon — all of them by finish, I might add — people are still sleeping on the ultra-talented, clearly dangerous Brazilian welterweight.The last time I talked about Luque in this space, I likened him to Leon Edwards, who just so happens to be the last man to beat him, because both have quietly put together impressive winning streaks and shown a ton of upside, but received very little attention from the media or fans.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHeading into this weekend’s showdown with Bryan Barberena on ESPN, the more apt comparison feels like Alexander Volkanovski, the diminutive powerhouse who should have been on everyone’s radar following his wins over Jeremy Kennedy and Darren Elkins, but only took a real step into the spotlight after lighting up Chad Mendes at the end of the year.Luque, like Volkanovski at the start of last year, has already done enough to merit consideration for a place in the Top 15, yet is still on the outside looking in, while someone like Geoff Neal — who has been very good in three UFC appearances — cracks the rankings after a tough bout with Belal Muhammad … whom Luque starched in 79 seconds more than two years ago at UFC 205.Since then, the former “The Ultimate Fighter” contestant has dropped a decision to Edwards and rebounded with three straight stoppage wins over Niko Price, Chad Laprise and Jalin Turner. Always considered dangerous on the ground, the 27-year-old has shown in his last two outings that his striking is catching up to his submission game as he’s used sharp, quick hands to lay out Laprise and Turner, stopping both inside the first round.For whatever reason, people just can’t seem to get behind Luque as a potential contender in the 170-pound weight class, which has been undergoing major changes in the lower two-thirds of the Top 15 for the last two years, but he has the skills to establish himself as such this year and Sunday’s showdown with Barberena could be the matchup he needs to make a real splash with otherwise uninterested fans.“Bam Bam” is a perennial tough out — a guy who has gone 4-2 at welterweight in the UFC with losses to Edwards and ex-interim champion Colby Covington, neither of whom could finish the former MMA Lab product who now resides in Tennessee.If Luque can stride into the cage on Sunday in Phoenix and finished Barberena, who has only lost inside the distance once and has never been knocked out, it will be the kind of statement effort that is impossible to overlook. Being on the main card this weekend helps things as well, as the UFC tends to pass out bonus checks to main card fighters more often than naught and it is those performances that generally get the most post-fight coverage.Case and point: Luque’s win over Turner at UFC 229.The finish was outstanding, as Luque ate a spinning back elbow flush, grabbed Turner by the neck and fed him a short hook that sent the newcomer to the canvas. A string of clean left hands on the mat sealed the deal with just over a minute left in the opening round. But on a night filled with action inside and outside of the Octagon, the performance turned in by “The Silent Assassin” was swallowed up by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win and the chaos that followed, Tony Ferguson doing what Tony Ferguson does, Derrick Lewis authoring a last-second finish and Aspen Ladd mauling Tonya Evinger.Positioned as the second fight on a strong, but unspectacular main card this weekend, another big effort from Luque should generate much more conversation about his standing within the division, especially if he finishes Barberena inside the distance.If it doesn’t, you can expect to see Luque featured here for a third time later this year because I’ve got a seat up front on the Vicente Luque bandwagon and I’m getting kind of lonely sitting here all by myself.last_img read more

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Dzumhur is 73rd Tennis Player of the World!

first_imgBiH tennis player Damir Dzumhur is on the 73rd place on the new ATP list, and compared to last week’s list he fell for two positions.Mirza Basic and Aldin Setkic advanced for 2 places and currently occupy 130th or 209th position.Novan Djokovic from Serbia is ahead of Andy Murray from Britain and Roger Federer from Switzerland, and among the 10 best players of the world is Marin Cilic from Croatia, who pushed Richard Gasquet from France.ATP list:(1) Novak Djokovic 16.150(3) Andy Murray 8.435(2) Roger Federer 7.015(4) Stan Wawrinka 6.315(5) Rafael Nadal 5.675(6) Kei Nishikori 4.470(7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3.355(8) Tomas Berdych 2.850(10) Miloš Raonić 2.785(11) Marin Čilić 2.775…(71) Damir Džumhur 747(132) Mirza Bašić 445(211) Aldin Šetkić 257(339) Tomislav Brkić 136(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img read more

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Wellington gets another 2.0 inches of rain…

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The rain keeps coming. Wellington received 2.0 more inches of rain over night as of 8 a.m. this morning.Wellington now has a monthly total of 5.4 inches for August. Normally, we get 3.32 inches for the whole month of August. The most wet August we ever had was 13.37 inches in 1950. If this keeps up, we’ll break that record.The latest U.S. Drought Monitor won’t quite give up keeping Sumner County in the drought zone. Sumner County is still in the “abnormally dry” region which is a step from being normal (see drought meter here). Which begs Sumner Newscow to ask. Have these people been paying attention to the amount of rain we have been getting lately. It most certainly is not “abnormally dry.”last_img read more

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Uganda Cranes draw Rwanda, Kenya in World Cup qualifiers

first_imgIn other highlights from the draw, African football champions Algeria, led by Riyad Mahrez, will take on Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Niger in the second round of qualifying.Other heavyweights such as Senegal, relying on 2020 African Footballer of the Year Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah’s Egypt will take on less-fancied nations.Madagascar, surprise quarter-finalists in last year’s Africa Cup of Nations, will face the Democratic Republic of Congo.All five African teams failed to reach the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup, the first time that had happened since 1982. Uganda Cranes starting XI vs Malawi in their last game, a African Cup of Nations qualifier, at Namboole last year. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAGroup AAlgeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, DjiboutiGroup BTunisia, Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial GuineaGroup CNigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, LiberiaGroup DCameroon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, MalawiGroup EMali, Uganda, Kenya, RwandaGroup FEgypt, Gabon, Libya, AngolaGroup GGhana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, EthiopiaGroup HSenegal, Congo Brazzaville, Namibia, TogoGroup IMorocco, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, SudanGroup JDR Congo, Benin, Madagascar, TanzaniaAfrican champions Algeria to face Burkina Faso in World Cup qualifyingCairo, Egypt | AFP |  Uganda Cranes will face Rwanda, Kenya and Mali for a place in the final round of African qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.Uganda were placed in Group E, one of 40 teams that will compete in 10 groups after the draw in Cairo.“It is a group that presents great opportunity, but also intriguing challenges. We look forward to the journey,” said Uganda Cranes coach Johnny Mckinstry. The group will be a tough one, as Uganda will have four East African derby matches to overcome. It will also be interesting for the reason that Coach McKinstry was Rwanda coach before.“On the footballing level, obviously, Uganda has done better than Kenya and Rwanda in recent years. Derby games can throw up surprising results and are so unpredictable but we will play them with high perfection and a lot of focus. We shall be fully focused and professional to make sure we get the results we need” said McKinstry.The matches will take place from March 2020 until October 2021. Group winners will advance to the third round which will be played in November 2021. The five winners of the final round will secure berths in the 2022 World Cup.Uganda Cranes have never made it to the World Cup before.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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