This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more updates. A 12 News crew arrived to the scene around 2:30 a.m. and saw police canines being used and part of the street was blocked off. Officials say they received the call at 1:01 a.m. They also say the scene is now cleared. —– 5:32 a.m. UPDATE: As of 3:50 a.m., Binghamton Police said the road is still blocked off, but they could not confirm any details with 12 News. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department tells 12 News it responded to a report of shots fired. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department responded to an incident on Doubleday Street in Binghamton early Friday morning. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more updates.
The league said in a release that “while NFL Media remains committed to negotiating an agreement and has offered terms consistent with those in place with other distributors, DISH has not agreed.”DISH said on its website that “the NFL has chosen to remove their channels during these unprecedented times” and that they hope to reach an agreement before the season starts. The NFL is still deep into the offseason with preseason games not scheduled to begin for another two months.The lack of an agreement impacts 11.32 million subscribers. DISH has 9.01 million and Sling TV accounts for another 2.31 million. — Michigan State’s athletic department says it conducted COVID-19 testing on 124 athletes, and one tested positive and will be isolated for 10 to 14 days. Michigan also disclosed results from its testing. A physician with the athletic department says the school has had two positive tests on athletes, out of 221 tests. Both schools said no athletic department staff members tested positive.— The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx are cutting pay and staff because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both teams are owned by Glen Taylor. The organization said it has temporarily reduced salaries for employees earning $70,000 or more annually and laid off an unspecified amount of its full-time workforce. The virus outbreak prompted the NBA to halt play on March 11. The WNBA has yet to begin the 2020 season.NFL NETWORK-DISHNFL Network, RedZone goes dark on DISH Network, Sling TVLOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV Thursday night as both sides try to reach a new distribution agreement. Associated Press Update on the latest sports June 19, 2020 The players responded Thursday to the latest MLB plan by proposing a 70-game regular-season schedule. That idea was immediately rejected by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, leaving the two sides 10 games and about $275 million apart. In Manfred’s words, “This needs to be over.”Both sides have envisioned spring training resuming June 26 — one week from Friday. That means pitchers and catchers would have to travel Monday for the start of medical intake testing the following day.In other news related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Japanese baseball has managed to do what American baseball has not: play ball. The world’s second-most famous league has opened a season that will be shortened from its regular 143 games to 120. That’s twice as many MLB figures to play. The regular season is to end on Nov. 7 and be followed by post-season play. The start of the season was delayed for three months by the coronavirus pandemic. All 12 teams were scheduled to begin play in stadiums without fans. Two games were in open-air stadiums in Tokyo and Yokohama. The other four were in domed facilities in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Saitama prefecture.— The University of Texas says 13 football players have tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive, and contact tracing has 10 more in isolation. Texas started bringing football players back to campus for workouts on June 8. The school has also identified four other players who tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody. Elsewhere, Kansas State officials reported Wednesday night that eight Wildcats athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 130 tested. — The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its Confederate-based flag. Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement that “It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi.” The NCAA has already said it would not schedule postseason events in Mississippi because of the flag that features the Confederate Battle Flag in the upper left corner.— The University of Florida is ending its “gator bait” cheer at football games and other sports events because of its racial connotations. The school’s president said in a letter to the university’s faculty, students and staff that the cheer has a “horrific historic racist imagery” involving African American people, especially children, being used as bait for alligators. The university’s sports teams in the Southeastern Conference are nicknamed the Gators. In the past, the school’s band would strike up a “gator bait” tune and fans would respond with their arms doing a chomping motion while shouting the slogan.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMLB rejects players’ proposal for 70-game seasonUNDATED (AP) — Baseball players and Major League Baseball are still at odds over plans to start the season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAMERICA PROTESTS-SPORTSTwins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarksUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks he made in 1978. Griffith’s statue was one of several installed when the team opened its ballpark in 2010. Griffith moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota for the 1961 season, and the team was renamed the Twins. During a 1978 speech to a Waseca Lions club, Griffith said he decided to do make the move “when I found out you only had 15,000 blacks here.” The team says it “cannot remain silent and continue ignoring the racist comments he made in Waseca.”Spokesman Dustin Morse said the removal was an internal decision, but the team had “certainly heard from outside fans and the community over the years” about Griffith’s remarks.Griffith sold the Twins to banker Carl Pohlad in 1984.In other developments related to the national protests against racial injustice:— A group of black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group that began after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which spawned a wave of nationwide protests against racism and policy brutality. Started by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, the group grew to some 70 MLS players, who decided to act and the Black Players Coalition of MLS was born.
Freshman Brittany Ammerman has already had a huge impact on the Badger offense with four goals and three assists in four games.[/media-credit]Siblings are notorious for being competitive with each other in basically everything. But not the Ammerman sisters.Now in her third season, junior Brooke Ammerman has proven to be a huge asset to the Wisconsin women’s hockey team. Freshman forward Brittany Ammerman is suiting up in cardinal and white alongside her sister, showing talent on the ice runs in the family.Last year Brooke led the team with 38 points and 20 goals and carried a target on her back all season. This year she’s starting out almost where she left off, with four points through four games. But little sister Brittany may be stealing her thunder with four goals and seven points on the season already.While Brooke may not be the Ammerman scoring the goals right now, she’s still proud of her little sister and is having fun with the experience.“It’s really fun,” Brooke said. “I’m really happy that she’s doing well and got those goals out of the way so the pressure is off. It’s really fun to play together. We’ve only played together once before. It’s easy to find each other, it’s easy to talk to each other. We’re sisters so we don’t take anything personally, so it’s really fun that way.”These sisters may be on the same team now, but growing up they didn’t have the opportunity. They both fell in love with hockey and discovered their talent for the sport, but they didn’t want to compare themselves to each other so they made a pact.“We got pretty good at hockey when we were younger and we made a pact that we wouldn’t compare each other and our family understood that,” Brooke said. “It made it easier for us to play with each other. It’s been pretty fun. It’s always joking. I’m really happy she was able to get those goals and have a great start to her freshman year and her career her.”There’s no denying it, both of the Ammermans have impressive resumes.In Brooke’s freshman year Wisconsin claimed its third national title in four years. Brooke put up 54 points with 27 goals that year, opening the door for what is already an impressive college career.Head coach Mark Johnson noted their achievements and how impressive the sisters are.“When they were growing up and up until they came here they were good players,” Johnson said of the sisters. “They were able to score goals and score at different levels. Brooke came in her freshman year and obviously showcased that she can put the puck in the net. If you ask her last year probably wasn’t a great year but she still ended up with 20 goals.”Brittany played with the 2009 U18 World Champion Team USA where she scored the first goal of the gold medal game. Not only does she have a knack for putting the puck in the net, she grew up surrounded by hockey.“This year Brittany came in with a similar resume,” Johnson said. “When she played for me in the under-18 tournament she scored goals. She’s showing right now in the early part of the season that she can get the puck in the net. If you have that disease as a player it’s a pretty good one to have.”With impressive resumes in tow, the sisters hope to find themselves and their team fighting for a national title.But Brittany feels like she wouldn’t have had so much success in her career so far if it weren’t for her older sister leading the way.“I think it’s great. I mean I couldn’t have done it without her because I’ve learned so much from her and have been able to watch her and play with her,” Brittany said. “We’re competitive on the ice when we go out against each other and work together, but we don’t compare each other ever.”This isn’t Johnson’s first time coaching sisters. While he has yet to meet Alev and Derya Kelter he coached Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux on the Olympic team last year.Johnson believes having a sibling in the same sport is helpful and makes things more competitive, and that pushes them and only helps make them better.“I think it’s helpful in regards if you have a sister playing or a twin sister playing because then you have somebody to hang out with, somebody that can push you, somebody that you can go to the rink with, somebody you can do off ice conditioning with,” Johnson said. “It probably makes it easier to have a sibling that’s close that likes what you like to do so you can push one another.”