USA Basketball tops Colombia 95-77 in World Cup qualifying
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — (AP) — USA Basketball is on the brink of qualifying for next year’s World Cup. John Jenkins scored 26 points and the U.S. defeated Colombia 95-77 on Monday night in a second-round qualifying game. It would take nothing short of an all-out collapse for the U.S. not to qualify for the World Cup. There are only four qualifying games left for each team. FIELD UPDATEIn addition to Philippines and Japan, which qualified as host nations, some spots in the 32-team World Cup field have been clinched in recent days.wftv.com
Notre Dame updates fight song’s lyrics to include ‘daughters’
New words: Notre Dame unveiled new lyrics to the "Notre Dame Victory March" at the conclusion of the school's "Golden Is Thy Fame" celebration gala dinner on Thursday, (Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame’s venerable fight song will now recognize female students who attend the university. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, announced in a statement Thursday that the “Notre Dame Victory March” will update its lyrics to recognize the “daughters” of the South Bend, Indiana, college. The “Notre Dame Victory March” has been played at the university’s athletic events since 1919, ESPN reported. In 1928, Notre Dame band director Joseph Casasanta rearranged the song to its current version, the school stated in a news release.wftv.com
Freeman aims for national title as he takes over No. 5 Irish
Notre Dame-Freeman Football Marcus Freeman answers questions during a news conference Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 at the Irish Athletic Center in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame formally introduced Freeman as its new football coach, a meteoric rise for the defensive coordinator. — (AP) — Saying he was “ready for this challenge,”Marcus Freeman was formally introduced Monday afternoon as Notre Dame’s 30th head football coach. “What they insisted I understand was that they had built the best culture in college football,” Swarbrick said. “The perspective that those seven captains offered to me put a heavy finger on the scale in favor of coach Freeman,” Swarbrick continued.wftv.com
Rape case arrest report contradicts Miami-Dade police union official’s ‘consensual’ claim
A high-level Miami-Dade police union executive followed a colleague into her hotel room in Palm Beach County, pushed her against a wall and then onto a bed and sexually assaulted her, according to an arrest report released Monday.news.yahoo.com
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened March 29 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Chicago residents who have medical conditions or are essential workers but hadn’t yet qualified for the coronavirus vaccine become eligible for the shot starting Monday. AdvertisementAdditionally, almost 70% of Illinois residents 65 and over have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, but an increase in COVID-19 cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations will keep the state from entering the “bridge” phase of Gov. Illinois public health officials on Monday reported 1,761 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths. There were 49,192 doses of the coronavirus vaccine administered Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of daily vaccine doses is 103,769. —Chicago Tribune staff11:06 a.m.: Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines prove highly effective in real-world use, CDC saysThe U.S government’s first look at the real-world use of COVID-19 vaccines found their effectiveness was nearly as robust as it was in controlled studies.chicagotribune.com
Notre Dame says it can vaccinate all students for COVID-19 by end of spring semester
The school will receive enough Pfizer vaccine for every student to be fully inoculated with both necessary doses before the end of May, university president Rev. John Jenkins said in a letter to students, faculty and staff Thursday night. A vaccination clinic is anticipated to open by Mid-April, but students are only being encouraged — not required — to receive the shots.chicagotribune.com
Brees, Saints pull away late for 21-9 playoff win over Bears
Brees completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray for touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 21-9 in an NFC wild-card game Sunday. Brees' first touchdown pass in the opening quarter was 11-yards over the middle to Thomas, back from a three-game absence to help heal a nagging ankle injury. The 2019 Offensive Player of the Year missed nine games this season and had not caught a touchdown pass since December 2019. That marked the second time this season a Bears player was thrown out for action taken against Gardner-Johnson after the whistle. The Bears have reached the playoffs twice since Pace took over in 2015, both times under Nagy, who was hired in 2018.
Notre Dame mandates coronavirus testing after football celebration
INDIANAPOLIS – University of Notre Dame students are now subject to mandatory coronavirus testing with stricter penalties if they leave town before getting their test results after thousands of fans stormed the football field and threw parties to celebrate a double-overtime upset over Clemson. All Notre Dame students are required to undergo coronavirus testing before they leave South Bend for the extended winter break, Notre Dame President the Rev. Following the win, Notre Dame moved up two spots to No. Notre Dame reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 220 active cases overall. The university has reported 1,355 positive cases since the start of the fall semester.
Tampa Bay's Godwin, Green Bay's Adams return from injuries
___GREEN BAY AT TAMPA BAYPackers: RB Tyler Ervin, CB Kevin King, QB Jordan Love. ___NEW YORK JETS AT MIAMIJets: QB James Morgan, QB Sam Darnold, CB Quincy Wilson, LB Jordan Willis, T Mekhi Becton, DL Nathan Shepherd. Dolphins: B/WR Malcolm Perry, RB Salvon Ahmed, RB Jordan Howard, LB Kyle Van Noy, DE Jason Strowbridge. ___HOUSTON AT TENNESSEETexans: WR Keke Coutee, CB Cornell Armstrong, RB Buddy Howell, ILB Peter Kalambayi, OT Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins. ___ATLANTA AT MINNESOTAFalcons: CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, S Jaylinn Hawkins, RT John Wetzel, DE Takk McKinley.
The Latest: China carries out 4.2 million tests in Qingdao
It wasn’t immediately clear whether any of those involved cases reported in Qingdao. ___DENVER — Colorado is experiencing another surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, prompting Gov. Michigan had 89 new cases per 1 million people per day, up from 81.6 cases last week, the health department said. After two days of no virus-related deaths, the latest numbers on Tuesday bring the statewide confirmed case total to more than 226,000 and the 5,767 confirmed deaths. With 80 new deaths confirmed in the past 24 hours, the death toll rose to 33,204.
DC government unable to connect with White House on outbreak
A member of the cleaning staff sprays The James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington. Bowser acknowledged on Monday that White House medical officials “have their hands full” at the moment. Instead it has been forced to entrust the White House medical staff to conduct its own contact tracing. Dr. LaQuandra Nesbit, head of the D.C. Health Department, said the process must begin with an official notification from a medical professional. White House spokesman Judd Deere said Monday that the White House "has established a robust contact tracing program led by the White House Medical Unit with CDC integration to provide appropriate recommendations.”He said those who com in close proximity to Trump would continue to be tested.
Trump's whirlwind week, disdain for masks, ended with COVID
Chris Christie, seen in an AP photo with his arm around another guest while chatting up several face to face, announced his positive virus test this weekend. Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who attended the debate and helped him prepare with Christie, has tested positive for COVID-19. White House officials said they began learning of Hicks’ positive test after Trump boarded Marine One to start his journey to New Jersey. Despite the abject failure to keep the president protected from the virus, White House officials defended their current protocols as well thought out. And masks still won't be required on the White House grounds for all West Wing employees.
Notre Dame's president tests positive for coronavirus
Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins stands at back right. – The University of Notre Dame’s president announced Friday he tested positive for the coronavirus less than a week after he attended a White House event without wearing a mask. Trump also announced early Friday that he and the first lady, Melania Trump, tested positive for the virus. Notre Dame’s football team suspended practice and postponed its scheduled Sept. 26 game at Wake Forest after 18 players tested positive for COVID-19. Jenkins Joined Notre Dame's faculty in 1990 and has been the school's president since 2005.
2nd presidential debate host withdraws amid virus outbreak
WASHINGTON The University of Notre Dame has become the second university to withdraw as the host of one of this fall's three scheduled presidential debates amid the coronavirus pandemic. The university was set to host the inaugural face-off between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 29. The first debate will now be hosted by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday. The commission has selected Cleveland Clinic as its health adviser for all three presidential debates and the one scheduled vice presidential debate. John Jenkins said the university made this difficult decision because the necessary health precautions would have greatly diminished the educational value of hosting the debate on our campus.The University of Michigan was scheduled to host the second presidential debate but withdrew last month.
NCAA to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts
The cancellation of the NCAA men's basketball tournament cost schools $375 million and more losses are expected, especially if football season is disrupted in the fall. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The Division I Council also passed a series of waivers that included suspending the minimum football attendance required of Football Bowl Subdivision members for two years. The move includes a 33% reduction in the minimum number of games needed for sponsorship and championship qualification in most sports. Under the plan, D-II schools must play at least five football games to maintain NCAA sponsorship and at least seven games to be eligible for playoff consideration.