sshepard/iStock(CHICAGO) — A 1-year-old boy was shot in the head and critically injured in Chicago Thursday night, according to police. The little boy was rushed to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, said Chicago police spokeswoman Sally Bown. The boy, who was not named, was in a parked car with four other people when, at about 5:30 p.m., a car described by police as a dark, older model sedan pulled up next to them, Bown said. Someone either on foot or from inside that vehicle opened fire at the car, striking the baby, Bown said. No arrests have been made, she added. Shootings and murders are down this year in Chicago compared to the same time period last year, according to the Chicago Police Department. So far this year, the city has seen 134 shootings and 28 slayings, department data show. At this time in 2018, there were 189 shootings and 53 murders, police said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
According to Dicky, the death toll is a valid indicator of COVID-19 management in certain countries and regions. But he said Indonesia’s actual death toll could be three times the reported number.Read also: 160 deaths in one day: Indonesia sets bleak virus record“Indonesia should refer to the WHO [World Health Organization] definition of a COVID-19 death and should implement it in the country for our own sake,” Dicky said, as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.According to the WHO, a COVID-19 death is defined for monitoring purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19, for example, trauma. There should be no period of complete recovery from COVID-19 between the illness and death. A death due to COVID-19 may not be attributed to another disease, such as cancer, and should be counted independently of preexisting conditions that are suspected of triggering a severe course of COVID-19. Dicky said Indonesia’s more than 10,000 deaths were ones those that were confirmed.“Meanwhile, we do not count [the deaths of people with] probable or suspected statuses. If we count them all, we might see three times as many,” he added. (dpk)Topics : The actual COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia could be three times the reported figure, which reached 10,105 on Thursday.Dicky Budiman, an epidemiologist at Griffith University Australia, said that Indonesia had the highest number of COVID-19 deaths of any ASEAN country and that that the nation placed third in COVID-19 deaths among Asian countries.
NFL-SCHEDULECincinnati visits rival ClevelandCLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s two NFL teams celebrate the league’s 100th birthday with a Thursday night game. The Cincinnati Bengals and rookie quarterback Joe Burrow visit the Cleveland Browns.Both teams are coming off losses in Week 1. Burrow had some nice moments in his debut and the No. 1 overall pick is excited about playing in a rivalry he watched as a kid. The Browns played poorly in a season-opening rout at Baltimore and first-year coach Kevin Stefanski spent the past few days trying to address a number of problems. ROME (AP) — Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis has broken Sergey Bubka’s 26-year-old outdoor world record.Duplantis cleared 6 meters, 15 centimeters today at a meet in Rome with his second attempt, besting Bubka’s mark of 6.14 meters set in July 1994. The 20-year-old Duplantis, who was born and raised in the United States, also broke the indoor world record twice this season. Duplantis was a child prodigy who broke age-group records on his way to joining the pole vaulting elite. He chose to compete internationally for Sweden, his mother’s home country. He won the silver medal at last year’s world championships. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-US OPENThomas takes US Open lead with 65 on soft, kind Winged FootMAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Everyone was bracing for high scores at Winged Foot. But with soft conditions for the start of the U.S. Open, Justin Thomas shot a 65 for the lowest round ever in a U.S. Open at the Westchester County, New York, course. Thomas finished with a 25-foot birdie putt for one-shot lead over Patrick Reed among early starters. Rory McIlroy was another shot back. Thomas played with Masters champion Tiger Woods and PGA champion Collin Morikawa, who couldn’t get done fast enough. Woods finished with a double bogey and shot 73. Morikawa, who shot 40 on the back nine for a 76.Phil Mickelson opened his return to Winged Foot with two birdies but gave both shots back over the next two holes. Winged Foot was the site of the most painful of Mickelson’s six U.S. Open runner-up finishes, when he blew a one-shot lead on the 18th hole in 2006.Winged Foot is reputed to be among the toughest of all U.S. Open tests. Only two players have finished under par there in five previous Opens: Fuzzy Zoeller and Greg Norman in 1984. Zoeller won in an 18-hole playoff.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS Five Major League Baseball games have now been moved due to wildfires. Forty-five games have been postponed due to COVID-19. In other MLB news:— Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta (ehr-ee-ET’-uh) will not pitch again in the regular season because of a strained right hamstring. Arrieta was injured in his last start against the Mets on Tuesday night. Manager Joe Girardi said on Thursday that Arrieta could return to the rotation if the Phillies make the playoffs. The Phillies are chasing their first playoff berth since 2011. Arrieta walked off the mound of his last start, grabbing the back of his right leg.— New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is day-to-day after leaving his start Wednesday night with a right hamstring spasm. Manager Luis Rojas said deGrom played catch without pain on Thursday and had “bounced back after yesterday’s scary moment.” He exited after a surprisingly rough two innings that could put a wrinkle in his bid for a third straight NL Cy Young Award. The right-hander was pulled after only 40 pitches and one strikeout. He allowed three earned runs in a game for the the first time this season, pushing his ERA back over 2.00 at 2.09.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Islanders in Game 6EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are facing their biggest adversity of the playoffs after failing to eliminate the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. Coach Jon Cooper believes his team can overcome adversity, as it has previously during this postseason by winning in five overtimes and even with only nine forwards.Tampa Bay leads the series 3-2 going into Game 6 Thursday night but could again be without injured leading scorer Brayden Point. New York’s two victories this series have come with Point. Meanwhile, the Islanders got a boost in confidence by avoiding elimination and hope to keep the momentum going. The winner of this series will take on the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Final. Michigan mask order applies to Big Ten, but may be changedUNDATED (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office says her requirement that athletes wear masks applies to Big Ten football in Michigan, but a face shield will suffice for players and the administration is open to potentially changing the order.Her office said it will talk to the conference about the mandate, which covers organized sports in which athletes cannot keep distance “except for occasional and fleeting moments.” The state measure exempts professional sports and amateur sports like tennis, golf, cross country, baseball and softball.The Big Ten announced Wednesday it plans to open its football season the weekend of Oct. 23-24, reversing a decision to push fall sports to the spring in the name of player safety during the coronavirus pandemic.The Democratic governor’s order covers both training and competition. The league traces its roots to a meeting on Sept. 17, 1920 in nearby Canton, Ohio.NFL-NEWSChiefs fan at season opener tests positive for virusUNDATED (AP) — Health officials are telling 10 fans who attended last week’s Kansas City Chiefs game to quarantine after one fan tested positive for COVID-19. Kansas City health officials announced Thursday that a fan who watched the game from a group’s box tested positive the next day. The group was seated in the lower level of the stadium. Mariners-Padres series moved to San Diego due to air qualityUNDATED (AP) — The Mariners’ upcoming series against the Padres has been relocated to San Diego due to air quality concerns in the Seattle area. Seattle will be the home team for all three games of the series that begins Friday night, meaning the Padres could be in position to clinch their first playoff berth since 2006 while playing as visitors in their home ballpark. With the move, the Mariners have three home game remaining on their schedule beginning next Monday against Houston. The Mariners already had two games against the Giants moved from Seattle to San Francisco this week because of unhealthy air quality from numerous West Coast wildfires. The Mariners and Oakland Athletics played a Monday doubleheader in the smoke in Seattle and players expressed concern. NCAA D1 Council proposes framework for fall sports in springINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — National tournaments will have fewer teams and fewer sites for preliminary rounds under the NCAA Division I Council’s proposal for fall sports that were pushed to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic.The council approved recommendations from the spring sports’ competition committees on Wednesday and will forward them to the Division I Board of Governors for approval.For team sports, the field for national tournaments will be reduced to 75% of the normal number of teams. The Board of Governors has directed that the number of preliminary-round sites be reduced to support health and safety and operational management of the championships this spring.TENNIS-ITALIAN OPEN NBA-PLAYOFFSGame 2 for Miami vs. BostonLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat will try to improve to 10-1 in this postseason when they play the Boston Celtics Thursday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics will try to avoid an 0-2 series hole, something Boston has only managed to do once in eight tries this deep into a postseason. Miami took Game 1 of the matchup on Tuesday, topping the Boston Celtics in overtime after getting a tremendous blocked shot from Bam Adebayo at the rim in the final seconds. September 17, 2020 In other college football news:— Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike says he is opting out of the upcoming college football season and is declaring for the 2021 NFL draft. Onwuzurike was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season when he had 45 total tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks. He was an AP preseason second-team All-American selection this season. At 6-3, 288 pounds, Onwuzurike is rated as one of the top interior defensive line prospects for the 2021 draft. — Saturday’s football game between No. 12 North Carolina and Charlotte has been canceled after the 49ers announced that contact tracing had depleted the offensive line. Charlotte announced the decision Thursday, two days before the Conference USA program was to visit Chapel Hill for the first meeting between the schools. The Tar Heels opened last weekend with a win against Syracuse, but now have two straight open weekends on the schedule.— Graduate transfer Collin Hill will get the start at quarterback when South Carolina opens up against No. 15 Tennessee on Sept. 26. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced the decision on Thursday. Hill arrived at South Carolina from Colorado State and beat out last year’s freshman starter Ryan Hilinski. Hill played for ex-Colorado State coach Mike Bobo, who is now South Carolina’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Muschamp says the team is capable of succeeding with both Hill and Hilinski behind center. The coach says Hill had an edge at knowing Bobo’s schemes and terminology during camp. NCAA-FALL SPORTS International Tennis Federation President David Haggerty calls the move “long overdue.” He says “it’s fitting that the women’s world cup of tennis would be named after someone as iconic as Billie Jean King, who changed the face of women’s sports.”The 76-year-old American’s lifelong battle for equality and social justice laid the foundation for generations that followed.The rebranding follows earlier changes to bring prize money in line with the men’s Davis Cup and coincides with the upcoming 50th anniversary of King’s pioneering effort to launch a women’s pro tennis circuit. POLE VAULT RECORDDuplantis breaks Bubka’s outdoor world record The Chiefs said in a statement the organization worked Kansas City health officials to find the fans who were possibly exposed. Chiefs officials say contact tracing protocols showed the group were wearing masks when they entered the stadium and pinpointed anyone who had contact with the individual.In other NFL news:— The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener Sunday against Jacksonville, but that will change in October and increase with each of their next three home games. Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday the Titans will be able to have up to 10% of capacity at Nissan Stadium, or about 7,000 fans, on Oct. 4 against Pittsburgh. Barring setbacks, that will jump to 12.5% or 8,500 on Oct. 11 for a home game against Buffalo and up to 15% (10,000) on Oct. 18 for a game against the Houston Texans. The plan is to reach a fixed capacity of 21% for the Titans’ final four home games in November and December.— The New York Jets’ struggling offense could be without wide receiver Jamison Crowder against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Coach Adam Gase said Crowder would sit out practice today with a hamstring injury, leaving his availability for the game uncertain. Crowder was limited at practice yesterday, but the Jets want to be cautious with their leading receiver.MLB-NEWS ROME (AP) — Denis Shapovalov is backing up his U.S. Open performance with more wins in both singles and doubles at the Italian Open. The Canadian recovered from an early break in the second set to beat Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez 6-4, 6-4 today and reach the third round. He then went back on court for doubles and teamed with Rohan Bopanna to knock out the top-seeded duo of Juan Sebestian Cabal and Robert Farah. TENNIS-BILLIE JEAN KING CUPFed Cup changes name to honor tennis great Billie Jean KingUNDATED (AP) — The Fed Cup is changing its name to honor tennis great Billie Jean King. The Billie Jean King Cup will become the first major global team competition to be named after a woman. Associated Press
Comments Published on March 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm PITTSBURGH – Dion Waiters has a feeling Syracuse won’t come out sluggish on Saturday.After three tough contests in a row, he sees an attitude change in his teammates. The opening minutes against Kansas State, he believes, are going to go the Orange’s way.‘I feel as though we’re going to come out ready,’ Waiters said. ‘I can see it in everybody’s face. Everybody, the way they’re talking about it. We’re going to come out to a great start tomorrow.’If the top-seeded Orange (32-2) starts out hot against the No. 8 seed Wildcats (22-10), it will be a break from Syracuse’s recent trend. SU has trailed at halftime in two of its three postseason games, and in its last game of the regular season against Louisville, the Orange didn’t lead until almost 13 minutes in. That stretch has led to three single-digit wins and Syracuse’s second loss of the season.But Syracuse expects that to change at 12:15 p.m. in the Consol Energy Center on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s definitely important,’ forward James Southerland said. ‘If we throw the first punch, basically, I feel like we’ll have them on their heels, and we’ll be ready instead of giving them confidence by letting them throw the first punch.’Syracuse hasn’t thrown the first punch since Feb. 25, when it ran out to a 14-point halftime lead against Connecticut.The flatness to start games cost the Orange a shot at the Big East tournament title. Cincinnati buried eight 3-pointers and took a 34-17 lead after 15 minutes of action. Thursday, it nearly cost SU a birth in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.No. 16 UNC Asheville jumped out to a 34-30 halftime lead while Syracuse’s offense sputtered.C.J. Fair made it clear that underestimating the undersized Bulldogs had nothing to do with it.‘We didn’t take them lightly,’ he said. ‘We just came out a little sluggish against them.’Part of the issue has been the early struggles by seniors Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine. Head coach Jim Boeheim said after the loss to Cincinnati those seniors have determined Syracuse’s success for most of this year.Joseph is 3-of-18 with just 10 points and seven rebounds in the first halves of the last four games. Jardine hasn’t scored in three of those four halves and has just two points, six rebounds and eight assists.The seniors have been able to turn it on after halftime, but Jardine knows they’ll have to show up for the entire game if SU hopes to move on to the Sweet 16.‘We can’t allow that to happen as we advance in the tournament,’ he said. ‘We got to bring it for 40 minutes. The guys are looking to us to bring that intensity and bring that sense of urgency to the basketball game on both ends of the floor.’The explanations for SU’s slow starts have varied. Waiters said it was partly just misfortune, good shots simply weren’t falling. Southerland thought it was a lack of defensive awareness and pointed to Cincinnati’s eight first-half 3s as an example. He also added SU has had a lack of communication on the floor.But whatever has ailed the Orange at the start of games, it feels confident it will come out strong against Kansas State.Especially after a slow start almost sent it home early Thursday.‘Yesterday we got our jitters out,’ Fair said. ‘Tomorrow’s a new day. Everybody’s just got to keep being aggressive like they’ve been. Our shots are going to fall. I’m still confident in each one of my teammates to come out there and play well.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+