Thailand out of badminton showpiece as Ratchanok leads coronavirus withdrawals

Elwanda Tulloch

Thailand have withdrawn from badminton’s Thomas and Uber Cups after former world champion Ratchanok Intanon and other players pulled out over coronavirus fears, an official and her coach said.

Taiwan — the team of women’s world number one Tai Tzu-ying — and Australia are also skipping the tournaments, which will be played in a bio-secure ‘bubble’ in Denmark in October, the Badminton World Federation said.

The twice-postponed Thomas and Uber Cups, the men’s and women’s world team championships, will be the first international tournaments since the pandemic brought badminton to a halt in March.

Thailand had blamed its withdrawal on “special circumstances related to Covid-19 in addition to injuries to key players”, the BWF said in a statement.

Badminton Association of Thailand president Patama Leeswadtrakul said separately that the decision was triggered by the withdrawal of several players.

“Despite Denmark’s strict measures and procedures applied to players… it’s understandable for

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France retain Triathlon Mixed Relay World title in Hamburg

Elwanda Tulloch

France retained its title at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) 2020 Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships after a neck-and-neck final leg with the United States and Britain.

Dorian Coninx anchored home the quartet of Leonie Periault, Leo Bergere and Cassandre Beaugrand to finish top of a field of 19 teams in a time of 1 hour 18min 25sec.

The US were just eight seconds behind as they won silver while Britain ended the race 34 seconds behind the winners.

Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown showed the gulf in talent after the first leg, finishing 13 seconds ahead of a pack of chasers a day after her World Championship win in the women’s individual race.

In that group were the US, Belgium, Denmark, France, Norway and the Czech Republic with Brazil and The Netherlands close behind.

Barclay Izzard had the task of keeping Britain in front, but was caught on the swimming leg with

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Picking the best WSU basketball players of the 2010s

Elwanda Tulloch

Who are the best men’s basketball players in Wichita State history?

How about the best players from their respective eras? Instead of trying to rank all of the standout players spread across different eras, The Eagle examined players from the same era to select an all-decade team for each decade in the modern era of Shockers basketball.

Starting with the 1950s, we picked the best starting lineup — trying to adhere to a traditional lineup of two guards, two forwards and a center — complete with a bench of five players and a head coach.

You can view the previous all-decade teams here: 1950s and 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and 1990s and 2000s.

The 2010s all-decade team

Fred VanVleet

6-0 guard (2012-16)

Rockford, Ill.

Who else besides Steady Freddy? Before he became an NBA champion, he put together one of the greatest four-year careers in Wichita State history. VanVleet is

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Lack of Covid-19 testing in Football League concerns Newcastle boss Steve Bruce

Elwanda Tulloch

Steve Bruce has admitted his concern at the withdrawal of mandatory coronavirus testing for Football League clubs ahead of Newcastle’s Carabao Cup third round trip to Morecambe.

The Magpies, like all Premier League sides, have been operating in a bubble since their return in pre-season.

However after Sunday’s league clash with Brighton, will start preparations for their visit to Sky Bet League Two Morecambe with other top flight clubs having reportedly offered to pay for tests for their opponents following the relaxation of restrictions in the lower divisions.

Bruce, who was speaking on Friday hours after tougher rules were reintroduced in large parts of the north east, said: “Of course it’s a concern.

“It’s a concern for the whole of the north east at the moment. We always seem to get it tough up here, don’t we, more than anybody else? It’s something that the whole of the north east,

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Sports World React to Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Elwanda Tulloch

Ruth Bader Ginsburg sitting on a stage in front of a curtain

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Friday evening, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg had served on the Supreme Court since 1993.

Megan Rapinoe is among those in the sports world that have paid their condolences on social media to RBG:

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BWF publishes safety guidelines for return of sport during COVID-19 pandemic

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has released its health and safety guidelines prior to the restart of competition with its 2020 BWF World Tour.

Its most recent protocols also confirm that the BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus in Denmark will go ahead as planned from October 3 to 11.

BWF will publicise its Safety Protocols and Operating Procedures document and Protocols for Players and Team Entourage document outlining the safe return to international badminton.

These documents were shared with all member associations on August 27.

All tournaments during the European leg of the adjusted tournament calendar – including the Thomas & Uber Cup Finals – and the Asian leg tournaments, will be conducted in strict compliance with the Safety Protocols and Operating Procedures.

These guidelines will aim to provide a safe environment for the personnel, athletes, coaches and media at the events.

Accreditation for tournament personnel

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Devils Prospects: High school swim duo to future college teammates

The 6th and 12th-ranked swimmers in Arizona commit to ASU after swimming together in high school

Photo by Nghi Tran
| The State Press

“Devils Prospects: Promising players found by ASU recruiting.” Illustration published on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

For Jeremy Graunke, life was surrounded by swimmers, having two older brothers and a sister who all swam through high school. 

But for Christian Osterndorf, the process was a little different. As an outsider to competitive swimming, he learned more about the sport from his neighbor.

The duo, both going into their senior year at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, Arizona, have been racing each other ever since they met freshman year. 

Osterndorf, who is ranked 6th in Arizona, verbally committed to swim for the Sun Devils on May 19, 2020. 

“I didn’t hear from ASU until late junior year,” Osterndorf

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Ranking the Greatest Clutch Shots in Modern NBA Playoff History | Bleacher Report

Vince Carter: 2014 First Round, Game 3

Carter clearly doesn’t age on the same curve as the rest of us, and this miracle make as a 37-year-old reserve was one of a million pieces of evidence.

In just 1.7 seconds, Carter wrestled away from Manu Ginobili, pump-faked to buy a sliver of breathing room and launched a corner three while nearly bouncing into the stands. The shot found nothing but net, turning the Dallas Mavericks’ two-point deficit into a one-point win. But the eighth-seeded Mavs would eventually fall to the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in seven games.


Derrick Rose and LeBron James: 2015 Conference Semifinals, Games 3 and 4

When a pair of MVPs lock horns in a playoff series, this is exactly what hoop heads want to see.

Rose helped the third-seeded Chicago Bulls snag a 2-1 lead on a buzzer-beating bank shot over the outstretched arms of 6’9″

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Larry Frost, father of Nebraska football coach Scott Frost, has passed away | Local News

At Nebraska, he was the starting wingback on the 1969 Sun Bowl team.

“When I enrolled at Nebraska I probably thought, like most guys I suppose, that I was going to set the world on fire,’’ he told The World-Herald in 1969. “And there were times when I wished I had gone to a smaller school where I would have had the opportunity to play more.

“I would have to say without question or doubt that this year has made up for it all. Playing first string for a Big Eight championship team at Nebraska is all I ever could have dreamed. I wouldn’t trade it for four years of All-America at a smaller school.”

Before coaching his sons at Wood River, Larry’s career took them and his wife, 1968 Olympian Carol Moseke Frost, to six towns in Nebraska, Missouri and Texas.

At Palestine, Texas, where the Frosts lived from

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CFexpress: A Real-World Performance Comparison

The newest, best cameras coming on the market use a new kind of memory card called CFexpress Type B. They’re fast, but they’re new, so users don’t really have an impression of which ones might be better to buy. This review shows tests from the better of the ones available and presents the results so that readers can use the factors most important to them to choose the best card for themselves.

Performance can’t be summarized through tests into a single number. There are a bunch of different factors, and no card excels at all of them. The choice of the card that is best for you depends on what and how you shoot. This is more true with CFexpress cards than with any of the other formats because the newness of CFexpress leads to some, well, foibles. Well get into those, but the headline is this: generally, there are

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