Sports activities Digest: Vanderbilt soccer postponed due to COVID-19
Vanderbilt’s soccer sport at Missouri on Saturday has been postponed as a result of COVID-19 points have left the Commodores with out sufficient gamers.
The Southeastern Convention introduced Monday the sport has been tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12. It’s the first SEC sport rescheduled as a result of COVID-19-related issues and the twenty eighth FBS sport total to be postponed or canceled since Aug. 26.
The SEC began a conference-only schedule Sept. 26, a couple of weeks later than the remainder of the FBS conferences that started play in September.
Vanderbilt (0-3) performed with solely 56 scholarship gamers final week in a loss to South Carolina.
• Syracuse preseason All-American defensive standout Andre Cisco will miss the remainder of the season, coach Dino Babers stated Monday towards the tip of his weekly information convention.
Cisco was inserted because the rover within the Orange’s new 3-3-5 defensive scheme and had 11 tackles and one interception within the two video games he performed. He was injured in a freak collision with a teammate in pregame warmups for the Georgia Tech sport within the Provider Dome simply over two weeks in the past and hadn’t performed since.
• Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson will miss the remainder of the season after having surgical procedure on his throwing shoulder, leaving freshman Will Howard to steer the No. 22 Wildcats the remainder of the best way.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Kennesaw State Coach Agnus Berenato is taking a depart of absence following latest surgical procedure for breast most cancers.
Berenato, the previous Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech coach, introduced her analysis with most cancers on Sept. 28, 2019. She had surgical procedure on Oct. 1 and says she plans to take a depart of absence till spring of 2021.
Khadija Head, the affiliate head coach, will function interim coach. Head additionally coached with Berenato at Pittsburgh.
PREMIER LEAGUE: 5 folks on English Premier League golf equipment have examined optimistic for the coronavirus within the newest spherical of testing.
There have been 9 instances the earlier week. From Oct. 5-11, there have been 1,128 gamers and membership officers examined.
The 5 individuals who have been optimistic have been having to self-isolate for 10 days.
MLS: Black Gamers for Change, a gaggle of Main League Soccer gamers, has teamed up with the LeBron James-led nonprofit Extra Than A Vote to encourage voting within the Nov. 3 election.
“Crucial factor we will do as athletes on this second to fight the systemic racism and protracted injustice that plagues our nation is to encourage all of our followers to hitch us by getting off of the sidelines and into the poll field,” Portland Timbers ahead Jeremy Ebobisse stated.
Black Gamers for Change, which incorporates greater than 170 MLS gamers and employees members, launched a video Monday, “We’re in Stoppage Time,” which incorporates the voices of Toronto FC’s Justin Morrow, a BPC founder, and Chris Wondolowski, the league’s all-time main scorer, who’s of Native American descent.
James was among the many athletes and artists who began Extra Than a Vote in June. The group, which additionally seeks to struggle voter suppression, has already signed up greater than 10,000 ballot employees.
ST. PETERSBURG OPEN: Stan Wawrinka saved three match factors to attain a comeback win over Dan Evans and attain the second spherical, after the event was disrupted by an unnamed participant’s coronavirus case.
Serving to remain within the match at 5-6 down within the second, Wawrinka gave Evans three possibilities to seal the match however saved all of them after which received the second-set tiebreaker and deciding set to finish a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 victory. Wawrinka saved a match level in a win over Evans earlier than, when he went on to win the 2016 U.S. Open.
Wawrinka subsequent performs Evgeny Donskoy after the Russian wild card beat Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 7-6 (4).
An unnamed tennis participant was withdrawn from the occasion after testing optimistic for the coronavirus, the ATP Tour stated on Monday. The tour added the participant was in isolation and “is presently asymptomatic,” and efforts have been underway to establish folks with whom the participant had contact.