Pete Davidson Moved on With Ariana Grande in 2 Days

first_imgCazzie David and Larry David Cazzie David Recalls Shaking Uncontrollably in Dad Larry David Arms After Pete Davidson Moved on With Ariana GrandeCazzie David and Larry David attend the premiere of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” at the SVA Theatre in New York on September 27, 2017. Invision/AP/ShutterstockTwo years after Pete Davidson’s whirlwind engagement to Ariana Grande began (and ended), his ex-girlfriend Cazzie David is finally telling her side of the story.The 26-year-old actress and daughter of comedian Larry David was dating Davidson, also 26, for over two years when she hit pause on their relationship in May 2018. According to Cazzie, who detailed their breakup in her book of essays, No One Asked for This, she struggled to convince the Saturday Night Live star that she loved him during their relationship. The author told the Los Angeles Times that she was also scared to give Davidson space because “previously, self-harm and suicide threats had come about from trivial circumstances.”Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande at the MTV Video Music Awards 2018 Cazzie David Recalls Shaking Uncontrollably in Dad Larry David Arms After Pete Davidson Moved on With Ariana GrandePete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on August 20, 2018. PA Images/INSTARimages.com- Advertisement – As social media users continued to gush over Davidson and Grande, things got worse for Cazzie, who told the outlet she couldn’t stop picturing her ex and the pop star “immediately falling in love, accompanied by audio of her baby voice whispering sweet nothings in his ear, dubbed over his past declarations of love and trust to me.”Cazzie called the drama a “really pivotal moment” in her life.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – After eventually initiating a “break” with the King of Staten Island star, who has been open about his bipolar diagnosis, past drug use and mental health issues, Cazzie decided she made a mistake. While she called him two days later, he replied that he was “the happiest he had ever been” and ended their romance for good via text. She subsequently learned via Instagram that Davidson was with Grande — and covered up his Cazzie tattoos.According to the L.A. Times, Cazzie “shook uncontrollably” in her dad’s arms “for the entire flight” to her sister’s college graduation at the time. After falling asleep in their hotel room, she woke up “screaming in agony” — and Larry had enough.“CAZZIE, COME ON!” the Curb Your Enthusiasm star told his daughter. “YOUR ANCESTORS SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST!”- Advertisement – “And writing about it has caused me a ton of anxiety, especially because I talk so much about hating the attention it brought me. Why would I bring more attention to myself by writing about it? But there’s nothing that’s gonna be worse than what I already experienced with that,” she told the L.A. Times.Cazzie David and Pete Davidson in 2017 Cazzie David Recalls Shaking Uncontrollably in Dad Larry David Arms After Pete Davidson Moved on With Ariana GrandeMatt Baron/ShutterstockUs Weekly broke the news in May 2018 that Davidson and Grande were engaged after weeks of dating. They ended their five-month engagement that October. Two years later, Cazzie and Davidson are on good terms. She even thanked him in her book acknowledgments, writing, “Pete. I love you … Your bravery inspires me and your friendship means the world to me.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!last_img read more

Sergio Ramos has two penalties saved as Spain draw with Switzerland – Nations League round-up | Football News

first_imgSergio Ramos of Spain looks dejected after the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Switzerland and Spain at St. Jakob-Park on November 14, 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. – Advertisement – Highlights of the Nations League Group A3 match between Switzerland and Spain Sergio Ramos had two penalties saved in his 177th game for Spain – the record for most international caps by a European player – before a late goal by Gerard Moreno earned a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in the Nations League on Saturday.Ramos had scored all of his previous 25 penalties but was thwarted when Yann Sommer guessed the right way and repelled his spot kick in the 58th minute to preserve his side’s lead.- Advertisement – The Spain captain, who overtook Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon’s record for the most international caps by a European player (176), won the first penalty when his header hit Ricardo Rodriguez on the back of the arm, but he failed to capitalise on the advantage.Switzerland had gone ahead in the 23rd minute through Remo Freuler and could have doubled their lead in the second half but Ramos came to his side’s rescue with a goal-line clearance.Spain then earned a second penalty in the 79th minute which led to Swiss defender Nico Elvedi being sent off. However, Ramos was again outwitted by Sommer, who could not be fooled by the defender’s poorly-taken Panenka penalty and easily caught the ball. preview image 3:24 Highlights of the Nations League Group A4 match between Germany and Ukraine 1:35 Highlights of the Nations League Group A3 match between Portugal and France 2:41 Watch Sergio Ramos miss two penalties as Spain dropped points against Switzerland in their Nations League group A4 gamecenter_img France should have been ahead by half-time but Anthony Martial missed three chances, two saved by Rui Patricio and one hitting the crossbar. Jose Fonte hit the post as Portugal pressed for an equaliser in the second half.Timo Werner scored each side of the break to aid Germany’s comeback with a 3-1 win over Ukraine as they topped the Group A4 with a game left to play.The Germans got off to a strong start but had to come from behind after Roman Yaremchuk scored against the run of play to give Ukraine a surprise 12th minute lead.Leon Goretzka set up the next two goals, first launching a quick break and sending Leroy Sane through for the equaliser in the 23rd minute and then controlling a Robin Koch cross and lofting the ball for Werner to head the hosts in front 10 minutes later. 4:34 preview image The decision paid off quickly as the Juventus player had a stinging shot saved and created another chance for winger Emil Forsberg. He gave his side the lead when he held off Mateo Kovacic to side-foot home his first goal for his country in the 36th minute.Danielson made it two in first-half stoppage time, swooping in at the near post to send Sebastian Larsson’s corner flying into the net with a glancing header to cap Sweden’s best 45 minutes of the competition so far.They continued to dominate in the second half but Croatia muscled their way back into the game and pulled a goal back when an Ivan Perisic header deflected off Danielson and into the net.In Nations League C1, Cyprus recorded a first win of the campaign after coming from behind to pull off a shock 2-1 victory over Luxembourg, who finished with 10 men in Nicosia. Montenegro’s goalless draw in Azerbaijan, where they also had a player sent off, was enough to edge them top of the table.Nations League D1 leaders Faroe Islands extended their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw against Latvia in Riga. Malta came from behind to beat Andorra 3-1 and sit second on eight points, with a game against the leaders next on November 17.Saturday’s only D2 fixture saw leaders Gibraltar held to a goalless draw in San Marino, who played most of the second half with 10 men. Substitute Moreno saved Ramos’ blushes in the 89th minute, finally beating Sommer by lashing home a cross from Sergio Reguilon.Germany lead Group A4 with nine points, while Spain are second with eight and must win Tuesday’s showdown at home to Joachim Loew’s side in order to progress to the final four. Switzerland stay in last place and can avoid relegation to the Nations League League B by beating Ukraine on Tuesday.France handed defending Nations League champions Portugal a rare defeat, winning 1-0 in Lisbon with N’Golo Kante’s second-half strike enough to reach the competition’s final four at the expense of the holders.Kante scored only his second France goal in the 54th minute to leave them top of League A Group 3 with 13 points from five games, three ahead of Portugal and with the better head-to-head record to give themselves an unassailable lead. – Advertisement – Sweden 2-1 Croatia Ukraine almost equalised in the 53rd when Oleksandr Zinchenko’s deflected shot beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer but bounced off the post.Werner fired in his second goal of the evening in the 64th before Ukraine hit the woodwork twice more in a strong finish.Goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Marcus Danielson snapped Sweden’s four-game losing streak in the Nations League as they beat Croatia 2-1 in Stockholm.Needing a win to avoid relegation from Group A3, the victory keeps Sweden’s survival hopes alive as they head into their final group game against France in Paris on Wednesday, despite still being bottom of the group.Sweden boss Janne Andersson had to watch the game from home following a positive test for COVID-19 and 20-year-old forward Kulusevski was chosen to start up front with Marcus Berg. – Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Unprecedented’ consolidation of UK DC could see providers gain £1.5bn

first_img“The schemes involved are not simply going to be smaller master trusts set up to handle auto enrolment that will not meet upcoming capital adequacy requirements,” he said, “but will include many smaller employer-run DC schemes that will be looking to use the economies of scale and higher quality governance and administration available via a master trust in the face of rising compliance costs.”Smart Pension is not the only provider hoping to absorb smaller-scale DC providers, and IPE understands at least one other master trust in the market is including mergers with existing DC schemes within its business plan as a means of growing its asset under management, in addition to attracting new inflows.TPR is fully aware of the problems associated size of the UK master trust market, and its executive director for regulatory policy, Andrew Warwick-Thompson, has previously questioned how it should best prevent further growth in the number of providers in the market.Nigel Waterson, the chair of trustees at master trust Now Pensions, has previously suggested TPR act as a “marriage broker” in bringing about consolidation in the market, which, as of April, had seen the launch of 100 master trusts, of which over 70 were active.The regulator has championed the idea of consolidation since then, proposing it should be able to merge schemes it deems “sub-standard”. The consolidation of the UK master trust market will see £1.5bn (€1.7bn) in assets shift between pension schemes, according to estimates by one provider.Master trust Smart Pension predicted that the consolidation would occur among over 6,200 schemes with fewer than 100 members, which manage assets of £1.3bn according to figures from the Pensions Regulator (TPR).It added that a further £400m could also shift as around 20 established master trusts struggle to cope with new capital requirements the UK government has pledged to impose on multi-employer defined contribution (DC) schemes in an effort to avoid the cost of disorderly wind-ups being met by savers.Peter Walker, COO of Smart Pension, said the pensions market was set to see “unprecedented” movement within the market over the next two years as funds consolidate.last_img read more

Here’s your chance to own a bayside icon

first_img Celebrity holiday hideaway snapped up Want to become an instant multi-millionaire The home at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum. Picture: supplied.The most expensive home to sell in Wynnum is back on the market and expected to fetch a multimillion-dollar price. The waterfront property at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, known as San Remo, last sold for $2.5 million in September 2016. The home sits on a 1113sq m block with unobstructed water views, inground pool and landscaped yard. San Remo has a wraparound veranda with iron lacework, polished timber floors, high ceilings and a marble fireplace. The view from one of the bedrooms at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: Buy a waterfront home, get an incomecenter_img Owner Les Manning said the property was a “magnificent residence” enhanced by the waterfront address with a beach across the road. “We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. It’s a beautiful home in a beautiful spot,” he said.“Being a great family home was the big attraction for us, along with the views, the magnificent breezes and the direct water access.” “It’s on a good size block of land – you’re not crowded in. “And it’s a beautiful timber Queenslander with verandas right around. Inside it has high ceilings and there is plenty of elbow room.” The home has plenty of original character features. Picture: supplied.Mr Manning said he was selling due to a change in family circumstances but he hoped San Remo was bought by a family who appreciated the home’s traditional style. “It’s a home that won’t be out of fashion in 10 or 20 years time,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoPlace Manly principal Marc Sorrentino sold the property in 2016 when it set the suburb record for Wynnum and has taken the home to market again. Mr Sorrentino said San Remo was one of the bayside’s most iconic homes and had all the requirements for multimillion-dollar sale price. The view from the from veranda. Picture: supplied.“All properties that have set record prices in the area are waterfront homes on bigger than average blocks,” he said. “San Remo is on 1113sq m of waterfront land with a wide frontage and on a quiet part of the esplanade.“It is also a beautiful, lowset character home.” Mr Sorrentino said the property would “absolutely” set another record. The home at 25 Waterloo Esp, Wynnum, is for sale via tender with tender closing on December 6 at 4pm.last_img read more

Italy’s OLT Offshore picks LNG cargo tender winner

first_imgImage courtesy of OLT Offshore LNG ToscanaItaly’s OLT Offshore LNG Toscana, the operator of the floating import terminal off the coast between Livorno and Pisa, said it has chosen the winner of an LNG cargo tender which attracted six offers.The tender launched on October 2 by OLT Offshore LNG Toscana was “successfully concluded with the awarding of the peak shaving service for the sixth consecutive year,” the LNG terminal operator said in its statement.The company that was awarded the service will provide Italy’s Snam Rete Gas with about 109,000 cubic meters of LNG, which will have to be discharged by the end of this year, OLT Offshore said without revealing any further information.OLT Offshore LNG Toscana, set up from the association of Iren Group (49.07%), Uniper Global Commodities (48.24%) and Golar LNG (2.69%), owns and manages the floating regasification terminal FSRU Toscana.At full capacity, the terminal has a regasification capacity of 3.75 billion cubic meters a year.last_img read more

Petrofac reveals fresh cost-cutting plans

first_imgAccording to Petrofac, contract extensions in EPS, on the other hand, have remained strong with $500 million of new orders secured year to date. COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to Petrofac’s Engineering and Construction (E&C) projects. These actions included reducing overhead and project support costs by at least $100 million in 2020 and by up to $200 million in 2021. In order to mitigate the effects of coronavirus crisis and low oil prices, oilfield services provider Petrofac is taking further action to reduce costs and preserve balance sheet. Tender delays In an update on Friday, the company said it is targeting additional savings to those announced on 6 April, and now expects to reduce overhead and project support costs by at least $125 million in 2020 and by up to $200 million in 2021. “Whilst our bidding pipeline remains healthy and we are well-positioned on several opportunities this year, we are now prudently anticipating that the majority of 2020 tenders will be delayed until 2021”, Petrofac said. Looking ahead, Petrofac noted it remains unclear how long COVID-19 and low oil prices will continue to disrupt business activity and impact business performance. center_img However, Petrofac believes that its healthy order book, liquidity of $1.2 billion, and actions to reduce costs will protect it against near-term headwinds. Petrofac has already announced its decision to reduce its capex by 40 per cent, reduce salaries across the company, and reduce its personnel by about 20 per cent. This is evident in delays to current tenders in E&C, as well as the recent termination of the $1.5 billion Dalma contract. Whilst projects are still progressing, this has inevitably resulted in material delays in construction activity, which will not be recovered in 2020. In addition, the collapse in oil prices has been the catalyst for clients to review their future investment plans. In addition, suspension of the final 2019 dividend payment and a 40 per cent reduction in capital investment has conserved an incremental $145 million of cash flow.last_img read more

The Forgotten Ones

first_imgWhen a married man becomes a head coach in any sport, but basketball and football in particular, that leaves his wife a widow for several months. In some cases, it becomes almost a year-round sentence. With the demands in time placed on these coaches today with off-season training and coaching it takes a real loyal person to shoulder the load. If the husband wants to keep his job, he is expected–and really demanded–to do all these things, so it falls on the wife to raise the family. The coach’s day may start as early as 6 a.m. and go until well after midnight on certain days of the week. It takes a long time to chart every play in a game for all 11 players in football. Multiply this by the fact there is offense and defense with over 100 plays per game, and it takes hours. While the husband is doing his duties, his wife has to do her job plus run the household. If you have 2 or 3 active children, you know how many activities this could be. Add to this the season that is not going well, and the wife has a husband coming home in fear of losing his job. Then there are the nights after the game you led until one minute left and one play turned a win into a loss. The next time you see one of these ladies, tell her how good a job she is doing. She certainly deserves it!last_img read more

Staff exodus continues at City

first_img A City statement read: “Manchester City can confirm that Ivan Carminati, Fausto Salsano, Massimo Battara, Angelo Gregucci and Attilio Lombardo have left their respective roles at the football club. “We thank them for their contribution to Manchester City since their arrival and wish them well with their future careers.” Press Association Manchester City have confirmed the departure of five more members of Roberto Mancini’s backroom staff.center_img Mancini was sacked after three-and-a-half years as manager on Monday and his first-team coach David Platt left the following day. Among those also to have departed are defensive specialist Angelo Gregucci and reserve-team boss Attilio Lombardo, the former Sampdoria and Crystal Palace player. last_img read more

Willian joins Blues amid Eto’o talk

first_imgBrazil midfielder Willian completed his move to Chelsea as speculation intensified he could be joined at Stamford Bridge by his former team-mate Samuel Eto’o. The twice-capped 25-year-old was finally granted a work permit on Wednesday to complete his move from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala after agreeing a five-year contract with the Blues. And with their attempts to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United seemingly floundering, Chelsea were reported to be on the verge of signing another Anzhi player in the form of Cameroon striker Eto’o. On Thursday morning pictures emerged of the 32-year-old, who has been widely linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the last few days, apparently arriving at London St Pancras station on Wednesday night. Chelsea are keen to increase their attacking options, while Anzhi have been offloading players after owner Suleyman Kerimov decided to reduce his spending at the Dagestan club. Former Barcelona star Eto’o flourished under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s guidance when the pair were at Inter Milan together. And Willian, who was poised to join Tottenham before Chelsea made their move, admitted the lure of working with the Portuguese was a big factor in his decision to join the west London club. “I’m very happy to be here, it’s been a dream of mine to come and play here,” Willian said on Chelsea’s official website. “Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world and now I’m going to play for one of the best managers in the world. I’m very happy and looking forward to it.” Willian, who will wear the number 22 shirt, looked set to join Spurs last week only for Chelsea to hijack the deal and outbid their Barclays Premier League rivals. He had passed a medical at Spurs before Mourinho swooped to add him to Chelsea’s attacking options. Persistently linked with a move to England, he spent six years at Shakhtar Donetsk where he made his name as a creative midfielder player before joining Anzhi in January. He began his career in his homeland with Corinthians before moving to Europe with Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007. He made over 100 appearances for the Ukrainian club before moving to Anzhi. Friday night’s Super Cup match against Bayern Munich in Prague has arrived too soon for his Chelsea debut, so he must wait until the Premier League showdown with Everton on September 14 for his bow. His arrival has fuelled speculation that unsettled Spaniard Juan Mata could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge with Arsenal a possible destination. Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe team’s strength coach, Chris Doyle, has been placed on administrative leave and coach Kirk Ferentz’s leadership was called into question.About two dozen current players took to social media to voice messages of unity. None complained directly about his treatment.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKBrighton to have cardboard cutouts of fansUNDATED (AP) — English soccer club Brighton is offering fans the chance to have cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stadium when the Premier League resumes. Associated Press SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge will miss the remainder of San Antonio’s season while he recovers from surgery on his right shoulder. It’s a blow to the Spurs’ hopes of extending their streak of playoff appearances.Aldridge had surgery on April 24, stemming from an injury the Spurs said the seven-time All-Star suffered in a game at Utah on Feb. 21. He played in two more games after getting hurt, including one in which he scored 24 points in San Antonio’s win over Dallas.The Spurs have been to the playoffs in 22 consecutive seasons, matching the longest streak in NBA history.SOCCER-US WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM-ANTHEM POLICYUSWNT wants soccer federation to repeal anthem policy Games in the league will be closed to spectators for the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Five of Brighton’s nine remaining games are at home.The first is on June 20 against Arsenal. Fans need to send in a photo wearing a Brighton jersey and pay $25.In other coronavirus-related news— Brazil has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, arguing it cannot offer FIFA the financial assurances it needs because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Brazilian Football Confederation also says it will support Colombia’s bid against Japan and the joint candidacy of Australia and New Zealand. South America has never hosted the tournament. A final decision is expected on June 25. CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women’s national team wants the U.S. Soccer Federation to repeal the anthem policy it instituted after Megan Rapinoe started kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”The U.S. women’s team also wants the federation to state publicly that the policy was wrong and issue an apology to the team’s black players and supporters.Rapinoe took a knee during the anthem at a pair of national team matches in 2016. She said she wanted to express solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who silently took a knee during the national anthem before NFL games to raise awareness of police brutality and racial injustice.The U.S. Soccer Federation then approved a policy in February 2017 that stated players “shall stand respectfully” during national anthems. The policy remains in place, though the unions for the men’s and women’s teams believe it doesn’t apply to their players because of their collective bargaining agreements.MLB-CUBS DIVERSITY UNDATED (AP) — The NFL and the players’ union have sent a planner to the 32 teams outlining procedures for the full reopening of their practice facilities.A memo written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association describes protocols focusing on screening, testing, and infection prevention and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections.Also included are instructions on proper facility access, cleaning and disinfecting; physical distancing; hygiene, health education and medical services. There are instructions on food preparation; supplies; and team travel.No timetable has been set for the return of most players to team complexes. Only players rehabilitating injuries have been allowed to enter the buildings.COLLEGE FOOTBALL NCAA considering 6-week plan for football prepUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is considering a six-week plan for football teams to prepare for the start of their seasons that includes two weeks when teams can hold walk-throughs before full practices start.A copy of the Football Oversight Committee’s plan, which still needs to be approved by the Division I Council, was obtained by The Associated Press. Sports Illustrated first reported on the one-page document.The oversight committee has been working on a six-week model to lead into the season for weeks. It calls for two weeks preceding the start of a typical preseason practice schedule during which time teams can do up 20 hours per week or weight training, conditioning, film study, meetings and walk-throughs with coaches. Players would not be permitted to wear helmets and pads during walk-throughs, but a ball could be used for instruction.NCAA rules state teams can begin preseason practice 29 days before the date of their first game. The walk-through period would begin 14 days before preseason practice, according to the proposal. The plan has not been finalized but could be approved within two weeks.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA STRENGTH COACHIowa players voice unity amid racism allegations in programUNDATED (AP) — Iowa football players returned to campus to prepare for voluntary workouts amid an uproar.Former players over the past several days alleged systemic racism and other mistreatment in the program. Gutierrez’s hiring was announced by Alex Meruelo (mayr-WAY’-loh), who became the NHL’s first Latino controlling owner when he bought a majority stake in the Coyotes last year.Gutierrez previously served as managing director at Clearlake Capital Group and was chief investment officer of Meruelo Group, which is owned by Alex Meruelo. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have sparked protests across the country. Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed, pleading that he couldn’t breathe.NHL AMERICA PROTESTS-HOCKEY ALLIANCECurrent, former NHL players form Hockey Diversity AllianceUNDATED (AP) — Seven current or former black NHL players have formed the Hockey Diversity Alliance to fight racism and intolerance in the sport.Akim Aliu and San Jose’s Evander Kane will lead the group, which also includes Trevor Daley, Matt Dumba, Wayne Simmonds, Chris Stewart and recently retired Joel Ward. Update on the latest in sports: The alliance will be independent of the NHL but hopes to work in tandem with the league to promote diversity and inclusion.One goal of the group is to inspire future players to be able to “express their culture, identity, values and personality without fear of retribution.”NHL-COYOTES-GUTIERREZ HIREDGutierrez is NHL’s first Latino team presidentGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have made Xavier Gutierrez the first Latino team president and CEO in NHL history. — Iowa announced that one person tested positive for COVID-19 out of 237 tests performed on athletes, coaches and athletic department staffers to prepare for the beginning of voluntary individual workouts. The school did not reveal who tested positive or whether it was a player. Iowa says the school began testing May 29. Football players were cleared to begin voluntary workouts on Monday, mostly weight training and conditioning, in team facilities.— Wisconsin is permitting the voluntary return of football and volleyball players for initial health assessments and COVID-19 testing this week to clear the way for them to begin voluntary strength and conditioning activities June 15. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will return later this month, followed by the men’s and women’s hockey teams.— The group that runs the U.S. Open tennis tournament is eliminating 110 national positions and reducing travel costs over the next few years to deal with the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association also announced Monday that it will close its headquarters in White Plains, New York, and shift remaining staff to anNBA-SPURS-ALDRIDGEAldridge won’t return this season Epstein says Cubs planning to create diversity committeeCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are creating a diversity committee to help improve the organization’s standards and practices.President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein says team owner Tom Ricketts and President of Business Operations Crane Kenney are leading the plans.On a conference call ahead of baseball’s amateur draft, Epstein said the team stands “in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the protesters who are doing their best to make this a real inflection point in our history.”Epstein said the committee “set better standards” for the club and holds it accountable. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLNew MLB plan calls for 76-game seasonNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is making another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July. The proposal calls for a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries.Players have refused cuts beyond what they agreed to in March shortly after the pandemic began, part of baseball’s again acrimonious labor relations. The arduous negotiations have jeopardized plans to hold opening day around the Fourth of July in ballparks without fans and provide entertainment to a public still emerging from months of quarantine.MLB says it can’t afford to play in ballparks without fans, and in May the owners proposed an 82-game schedule. The union countered with a 114-game schedule at prorated pay that would extend the regular season by a month through October.NFL-FACILITIES-RETURN PLANNFL sends plan to teams for return to facilities June 9, 2020last_img read more