USWNT roster: Morgan, Lavelle and Heath miss out on October training camp in Denver
U.S. women's national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named a 27-player roster for the team's October training camp in Denver, Colorado.The squad will be entirely domestic based, as players currently in the Women's Super League such as Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis and Christen Press were left off the roster.“For this camp, it just did not make sense for the players in Europe to leave their club environments, where they are getting quality training games, as they are just starting to get settled," Andonovski said in a U.S Soccer release.“But this opens up the importan...
USWNT to gather for first time in seven months with October training camp in Denver
The U.S. women's national team has announced that it will hold a training camp outside of Denver, Colorado that will run from October 18 to 28 - the first time the squad has gathered in seven months.The gathering will be the first time the USWNT has been together since winning the 2020 SheBelieves Cup on March 11, with the coronavirus having halted all team activities for most of the year.There will not be any matches in the camp, and it has been scheduled to take place after the NWSL Fall Series is completed.The camp will likely feature only domestic-based players, as players currently in the...
Husband row: Saina Nehwal stays away from India badminton training camp
Dubai: India’s London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has yet to join a badminton training camp for next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics following a reported fallout with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Badminton Association of India (BAI).The collision comes after the SAI and BAI failed to add Nehwal’s husband and Tokyo hopeful Parupalli Kashyap to their list of potential players for next year’s Games in Japan.Kashyap won men’s singles gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and currently sits 24th in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings — making h...
Doug Pederson returns from coronavirus isolation in time for Eagles' first full practice of training camp
Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested negative for the coronavirus after 10 days away from the team, and has completed the league’s requirements to return, a source close to the situation told The Inquirer on Wednesday.The team is to take the field for its first full, non-walkthrough practice Wednesday.Pederson, 52, tested positive twice and had to step away on Aug. 2., with assistant head coach and running backs coach Duce Staley running day-to-day operations. But Pederson, who said he was asymptomatic, was still allowed to perform most of his duties remotely.After the 10-day absence and a ne...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Cowboys create COVID-19 bubble by moving players into hotel for training camp
The majority of the Dallas Cowboys players have checked into the Omni Hotel adjacent to the team’s headquarters at The Star in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday morning in an attempt to form a bubble so they could shield themselves and their families from COVID-19 during training camp, a source said.Rookies and free agents were already staying there and that option has been opened to the rest of the team.The veterans got together and decided it would be best if they all checked into the Omni as well. The Cowboys have been in camp for a little more than a week but will ramp up with padded practices in t...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Raiders' Will Stanback returns to training camp amid unspeakable heartbreak
A former Canadian League all-star who hopes to make a run at the Raiders roster returned to training camp Tuesday while dealing with the tragedy of losing both his parents, a team source confirmed.Running back Will Stanback lost his father William on July 21 from bladder cancer. His mother, Patricia, passed away on July 30 from a heart attack, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.According to a records search, William Stanback was 75 years old and Patricia Stanback was 68. They resided in Hempstead, N.Y., where Will grew up and went to high school.Stanback, 26, rushed for 1,093 yards on 170 ...
The Mercury News
Dan Wiederer: Matt Nagy is finding long-term planning difficult at Bears training camp amid uncertainty
CHICAGO — When the news spread Monday that Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson had tested positive for COVID-19 and was heading for quarantine, Matt Nagy took a moment to gather himself. Nagy reached out to his friend and former colleague and was encouraged to learn Pederson was asymptomatic and feeling fine.“We’re all here for one another,” Nagy said.But for the Chicago Bears coach, it was yet another reminder. This 2020 football expedition promises to be tricky throughout and, at times, quite treacherous.Stay alert. Stay flexible.Be ready for anything.“We all have to go into these days l...
Five position battles to watch ahead of Hurricanes training camp
We are within a week of Miami Hurricanes fall camp starting, with Friday set to be the first practice date, athletic director Blake James confirmed last Wednesday.UM’s spring drills were cut short four practices into the slated 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, so much still needs to be figured out regarding the depth chart.One position not in question is the starting quarterback role. The Hurricanes officially announced last week that D’Eriq King, the star grad transfer from Houston, will be the starter, as expected.Here are five positional battles to watch during training camp ahead of the...
'No pain in heaven' -- tributes as Hong Kong-Australian swimmer dies at 26
Hong Kong (AFP) - Record-breaking Hong Kong and Australia swimmer Kenneth To has died suddenly aged 26 after falling unwell at a Florida training camp, leaving fellow competitors in shock.Chinese star Sun Yang, a one-time team-mate of To's, was among the mourners for the popular swimmer who won Commonwealth and world championships medals with Australia before switching to represent his native Hong Kong.The Hong Kong Sports Institute said To, who held 16 Hong Kong swimming records, was on a three-month training programme at the University of Florida when he was taken ill."He felt unwell at a tr...
Baseball: Ohtani progressing toward DH at Angels' spring training camp
Shohei Ohtani swung off a tee and tracked pitches in the bullpen at the Los Angeles Angels' spring training camp Wednesday as the Japanese two-way star ramps up efforts toward a return as designated hitter in May.Ohtani, who had reconstructive elbow surgery on Oct. 1, took 40 swings on his sixth straight day batting off of a tee and said he felt good enough to take the next step, pending approval from the team."I have a feeling that I could (bat) well. All that's left is whether or not I'll be allowed to," Ohtani said.Including practice swings, Wednesday's preseason session marked Ohtani's 10t...