Will Phillies' Andrew McCutchen still be elite after return from knee surgery? Even medical experts don't know for sure.
PHILADELPHIA — Andrew McCutchen batted .709 as a high school senior. Of the 1,501 players drafted in 2005, he was taken 11th. He’s a five-time All-Star, a Gold Glove Award winner, and the 2013 National League MVP.And he did it all after blowing out his right knee at age 16.Let that serve as context for McCutchen’s response to a Feb. 17 question about feeling nervous that he will make an equally successful recovery from having the torn anterior cruciate ligament in the middle of his left knee reconstructed with a tendon grafted from his quadriceps last June.“No, (because) there’s no ‘hope’ in m...
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Handle return of native students carefully
By Yang Jingmin/Yang Xuedong | China Daily | Updated: 2020-03-31 07:18The rapidly worsening situation around the world due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced many countries to close down schools to curb the spread of the virus, which has affected Chinese students studying there, particularly those in the worsthit countries and regions.Aside from the threat posed by the novel coronavirus, a number of these students have also become the target of social discrimination and xenophobia in some places. As such, a large number of Chinese students studying overseas are returning home, puttin...
Panthers' Barkov on NHL's return: 'When everything is fine, we'll get hockey back'
Aleksander Barkov has spent the past few weeks like most in South Florida.The Florida Panthers’ captain and 24-year-old center is staying at his Boca Raton home (his mom is there, too), playing video games (primarily Call of Duty) and waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to slow down enough to continue his normal life.Barkov doesn’t know when hockey will resume — the National Hockey League paused its season on March 12 and has since targeted a mid-May return — but he is looking forward to the day he can get back on the ice with his teammates.“Not the best situation right now with all this happ...
Eternal City Rome looks for return of good fortune to Trevi Fountain
ROME: Many visitors to Rome will have tossed a coin over their shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, as legend has it that this means one day they will return to the Eternal City — and find love and good fortune.Thousands of visitors used to do that every day and night at this 17th-century masterpiece, one of the best-known landmarks in Rome alongside the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica.The coronavirus stopped that, nobody knows for how long. And that is at the expense of the poor in Rome who were receiving that money — nearly $1.7 million every year — through a charity that helps the many home...
Lessons from China as coronavirus-hit football faces difficult return
Shanghai (AFP) - With nagging concerns about coronavirus sweeping through teams and players scattered across the world, unable or hesitant to return, China is finding that restarting football is no simple matter.The problems faced by China, one of the first countries to suspend football and the epicentre of the pandemic, could be a glimpse into the future for other leagues called off around the world.The Chinese Super League (CSL) was a harbinger of the collapse of global sport when officials announced in January that the February 22 start date had been indefinitely postponed.Last week there w...
China: The slow return to normality
The Great Wall of China partially re-opened to visitors on Tuesday, two months after closing amid the coronavirus pandemic. It was the latest sign that life in China is slowly starting to return to normal.Beijing Zoo also re-opened its doors on Tuesday, while on the streets of major cities crowds and traffic are slowly returning as restaurants, businesses and public spaces re-open.As global cases of the virus continue to riseand countries around the world go into lockdown, Chinais lifting restrictions including in Hubei province, once the epicentre of the outbreak where a two-month lockdown ca...
Rooney wouldn't be surprised if season isn't finished until end of 2020 due to coronavirus
Wayne Rooney has revealed that he would not be surprised if concluding the 2019-20 football campaign took until the end of the year, cutting significantly into next season's projected calendar.The former Englandcaptain, who returned to English football in January with Championship outfit Derby County, stressed that it was vital the sporting world did not try to buck the trend and force a return to action before it is deemed safe amid the spread of Covid-19.Virtually all sport around the globe has been brought to a standstill amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the few remaining leagues expecte...
Malcom would ‘love’ Barcelona return despite struggling during initial stint at Camp Nou
Malcom may have struggled during a one-season stint at Barcelonain 2018-19, but the Brazilian says he would “love” the opportunity to head back to Camp Nou at some stage.The South American was a much sought-after talent after enhancing his reputation during a productive spell in Francewith Bordeaux.Roma appeared set to win the race for his signature at one stage, but Barca stole inand pipped the Serie Aheavyweights to a prized asset.Much was expected of Malcom in Catalunya, but he took in just 24 appearances for the club.He did enjoy highs with Barca, including goals against Real Madridand Int...
Cuadrado considered return to Colombia before penning new contract at Juventus
Juan Cuadrado admits to having considered leaving Juventusfor a return to his native Colombiabefore penning a new contract with the Serie Achampions.The South American committed to a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the Bianconeri in November 2019.That deal is due to keep him in Turin through to the summer of 2022, with the former Chelseaman set to have passed his 34th birthday by then.Cuadrado is pleased to have ended any uncertainty surrounding his future, as he had faced many questions when it came to deciding on his next move.A homecoming was mulled over, having started out at Independien...
Boga hints at €15m Chelsea return as Blues mull over triggering buyback clause
Jeremie Boga has hinted that he could return to Chelsea, as the Blues hold a €15 million (£14m/$16m) buyback option in his contract at Sassuolo, with a second stint at Stamford Bridge always part of his long-term plan.The 23-year-old winger was first acquired by the Blues in 2009 as he was added to a famed academy system in west London.Progress was made into the first-team fold, but just one competitive appearance was taken in.Fierce competition for places forced Boga to go in search of game time elsewhere, with loan spells enjoyed at Rennes, Granada and Birmingham.Eventually, in the summer of...