The Latest: Thailand withdraws from Thomas and Uber Cups

Elwanda Tulloch

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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The Thai badminton federation says it has withdrawn from the Thomas and Uber Cups after high-profile players pulled out because of concerns regarding COVID-19.

The federation says the absences of former world champion Ratchanok Intanon, No. 3-ranked mixed doubles pair Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai and others meant the country couldn’t field a team in the Oct. 3-11 world teams event in Denmark.

Thailand badminton federation president Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul says “player safety and health has always been our priority concern. We respect the players’ decision.”

The Badminton World Federation said last month the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals would go ahead in Aarhus, Denmark, despite an overhaul of the tournament calendar following the shuttering of international competition during the coronavirus pandemic.

The BWF said international participants would not be required to undergo quarantine upon

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Kealakehe girls swimming takes down Punahou to win school’s first state championship in 2010

Elwanda Tulloch

Editor’s note: While the sports world is shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Hawaii Today will look back every Tuesday at memorable sports moments on the Big Island.

The Punahou girls showed up to the HHSAA swimming and diving championships in 2010 looking for their fifth consecutive state title. The Buffanblu girls had won — at that point — 45 championships in the sport, dating back to 1958.

The only thing in their way on Feb. 13, 2010 were the Kealakehe Waveriders and a former Buffanblu coach.

The Kealakehe girls swimming and diving team showed up to Kamehameha’s Naeole Pool that day and claimed the school’s first team state championship, securing the title on the final girls race of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay featuring Madison-Gail Hauanio, Jade Morton, Kelly Jernigan and Alyssa Foo, who took bronze.

Waverider coach Steve Borowski said winning the title that year

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Custom home listed at $579,900 features three levels of modern design

Elwanda Tulloch

MUNCIE, Ind. — Built in 2004, the uniquely designed home at 920 N. West Parkway Drive is currently listed at $579,900.

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The Latest: Wisconsin football, hockey taking 2-week break

Elwanda Tulloch


The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the school’s football and men’s hockey teams are taking a two-week break from team activities as part of the school’s COVID-19 testing protocols.

The announcement comes two days after Chancellor Rebecca Blank ordered undergraduate students to restrict their movements for the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Blank’s restrictions included closing all student gyms and recreational facilities through Sept. 21, dining halls offering carry-out only and dorms not allowing visitors.

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Middle Tennessee is allowing 20% fan capacity, or about 7,000 fans, inside Floyd Stadium on Sept. 19 for the Blue Raiders’ home opener against Troy.



Athletic director Chris Massaro announced the update Wednesday.

Tailgating will not be allowed. Massaro says the plan was drawn up after consulting with university, local and state

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The sports world is following the Lions’ lead. Matt Patricia is encouraged, and ready for more.

Elwanda Tulloch

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions canceled practice on Tuesday in protest of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin. That was unprecedented. Nobody had ever canceled anything in protest of police brutality, let alone an entire practice in the middle of the shortest offseason in NFL history.

This is the same league that blackballed Colin Kaepernick after his protest against police brutality in 2016. Four years later, you had an NFL general manager and NFL head coach standing outside team headquarters with all their players announcing practicing had been canceled.

It was unprecedented.

Now, the sports world is following their lead.

The Milwaukee Bucks, headquartered just 30 miles from the Blake shooting in Kenosha, announced on Wednesday night they would not play their playoff game against the Orlando Bucks. A few minutes later, Orlando showed solidarity by announcing it would not accept a win via forfeit.

A few minutes after

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