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

Elwanda Tulloch

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

Elwanda Tulloch

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

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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

Elwanda Tulloch

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

Elwanda Tulloch

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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