Etihad announces one-off return flights from Abu Dhabi to Toronto, Belgrade
Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways have announced two new one-off return flights to Toronto and Belgrade, both of which will depart Abu Dhabi on Thursday May 21.The one off service to Toronto, Canada, EY141 departs Abu Dhabi at 10am on May 21 and returns from Toronto to Abu Dhabi at 10:50am on Friday May 22.Meanwhile, the one off service to Belgrade, Serbia, EY71 departs Abu Dhabi at 8.30am on May 21 and returns to Abu Dhabi at 14.05 the same day.Passengers with appropriate approvals are welcome to book in both directions.Both routes are operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft.© Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2020. ...
'It was set to be a record year': Great Lakes cruise operators buckle up for a rough season in wake of the pandemic
May typically marks the start of the season for cruise vacations on the Great Lakes, a burgeoning segment of the market that was shaping up to have a banner year in 2020.Until the pandemic turned the tourism industry on its head, buzz had been building about Great Lakes cruises — and so had business.The magazine Travel + Leisure dubbed the Great Lakes one of the world’s top 50 spots to visit this year, crediting much of the kudos to the region’s growing cruise offerings. The number of port calls was expected to be way up in 2020, with 11 ships making an estimated 950 stops at dozens of docks f...
Mike Bianchi: Welcome to Florida — the post- pandemic sports capital of the nation
Pay no attention to the critics, my fellow Floridians.Let us embrace what we are about to become.Let us relish and revere our soon-to-be status as the post-pandemic professional sports capital of the United States.It’s no a secret that our state has never been known for having the best of professional sports teams (see Jaguars, Bucs and Dolphins), but it’s looking more and more like we may soon have the most professional sports teams.If you’re scoring at home, our state may soon harbor displaced teams from three leagues — the NBA, MLS and Major League Baseball — all here at one time in a despe...
For senior citizen athletes, coronavirus shutdown takes away time they don't have to spare
PHILADELPHIA — On the last Saturday in April, at about 5 in the afternoon, as shadows from the ornate gingerbread of Weightman Hall and from the south stands of Franklin Field crept across the deep red running track that is one of the most famous in the world, there was only stillness in this spring without the Penn Relays.A year ago, on that day and at that time — 5:10 p.m., to be exact, and Relays officials are renowned for their exactitude — the Masters 60-and-over 4x400-meter relay was contested. Six teams in the 60-and-over division, one team in the 70-and-over division, and one team in t...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Seahawks get four prime-time games, open Sept. 13 at Atlanta as 2020 schedule is set
SEATTLE — For all the talk of how the 2020 NFL schedule might look different due to the coronavirus pandemic, when it was finally unveiled Thursday Seattle’s slate looked pretty similar to most other recent years.Seattle will play four prime-time games for the eighth consecutive year (and could get the maximum five later if one is flexed), including its home opener Sept. 20 against the Patriots on “Sunday Night Football.” The Seahawks also will play on “Monday Night Football” on Nov. 30 at Philadelphia and will play on “Thursday Night Football” on Nov. 19 at home against Arizona.The Seahawks w...
The Seattle Times
Who is Marc Eversley? Here are 5 things to know about the new Bulls general manager.
CHICAGO — The Bulls officially announced Marc Eversley as their general manager on Friday.Eversley becomes the right-hand man of new vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas in the team’s remade front office, one tasked with turning around a stalled rebuild. Much like his new boss, Eversley comes with a representation for finding undervalued players in the draft during his years as an executive. Now the two will come together to lead the Bulls decision-making process.Karnisovas had settled on Eversley as his choice for general manager and made plans to call him this Monday. B...
New plan to restart MLB could see Yankees and Mets playing in same division and their own stadiums: report
MLB officials are optimistic that they can ram the 2020 season through the ongoing public health crisis as early as late June, according to a USA Today report. As part of that push, they’re also exploring a new realignment plan that would have every big league team playing in their home ballpark.The home park proposal, which was announced on Tuesday, includes teams like the Yankees and Mets playing in metro areas devastated by the ongoing spread of the coronavirus. The plan would call for the season to start no later than July 2.However, according to USA Today’s sources, the concept is gaining...
New York Daily News
Germany's Tim Stutzle could join countryman Moritz Seider in Red Wings' rebuild
DETROIT — Another German hockey star could be part of Steve Yzerman’s rebuild in Detroit.A year after the Red Wings’ general manager selected Mannheim defenseman Moritz Seider with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft, Seider’s former teammate Tim Stutzle is the No. 1-ranked European player for the 2020 draft and could form a potential one-two punch from Germany, one of the emerging hockey nations in the world.Yzerman knows all about Stutzle, a 6-foot, 190-pound winger who was named rookie of the year with 34 points in 41 games with the Mannheim Eagles in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Germa...
The Detroit News
Chicago Bulls continue to build their front office, reportedly adding Marc Eversley as the first black GM in team history
The Chicago Bulls have made the next step in building their new front office, reportedly agreeing to name Marc Eversley as the team’s new general manager, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reportedg.Eversley becomes the most high-profile addition made by new vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas since he began reshaping the organization earlier this month.Eversley, who is Canadian, would become the first black general manager in team history.To join the Bulls, Eversley leaves the Philadelphia 76ers organization where he has been since 2016, when then-president Bryan Colangelo hire...
Charlotte Hornets' James Borrego on needs, draft and terrible timing for season's halt
The interruption of the NBA season couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Charlotte Hornets.The Hornets never played better this season than the eight-game span leading up to the league shutting down March 11, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. They beat three playoff teams (at Toronto, home against Houston, at Miami) and put a scare into the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks. They were top-11 in that span, among 30 NBA teams, in both offensive and defensive efficiency.Beyond the numbers, they just looked different: Not intimidated by teams of greater experience and talent.“...
The Charlotte Observer