Six Pakistan players get negative result in second COVID-19 test

first_imgLAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – Six of the 10 Pakistan cricketers bound for England who tested positive for COVID-19 have now registered negative results on re-testing, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said yesterday.Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz, however, must return a second negative result before they can join the main squad of 20 players who will leave for England today.“These players were asymptomatic, which means their chances of regaining complete fitness are higher and brighter than most,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said in a statement.“As soon as these players test negative twice through the PCB testing process they will be flown to England to join the squad.”Kashif Bhatti, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali and Imran Khan have tested positive again.Pakistan are scheduled to play three Test matches and three T20 internationals behind closed doors in August-September, although the exact dates and venues have not been announced yet.After reaching Manchester today, the players will undergo COVID-19 tests before moving to Worcestershire for a 14-day isolation period, the PCB said.Test captain Azhar Ali and limited-overs skipper Babar Azam will be in the first batch of players, accompanied by head coach Misbah-ul-Haq.Fast bowling coach Waqar Younis will travel to England from Australia, while Twenty20 specialist Shoaib Malik has been allowed to join late after meeting his family in India.“With the Test series being played first in August, Misbah is satisfied with the group of players that are travelling today as the focus will be on red-ball preparation,” the PCB CEO added.last_img read more

Worth County woman accused of running a puppy mill found guilty of animal neglect

first_imgNORTHWOOD — The owner of a Worth County dog breeding operation has been found been guilty of animal neglect.66-year-old Barbara Kavars of Manly was found guilty Friday of 14 counts of animal neglect in connection with the operation of a puppy mill.Prosecutors say Kavars was holding Samoyed dogs in inhumane conditions when officials raided her operation on Nov. 12 and took about 150 dogs. Court records say 17 dogs had fur matted by feces, skin conditions leading to fur loss, painful wounds, intestinal parasites and other maladies. One dog had to be euthanized.Officials say the dogs’ kennels lacked food and had water containers filled with ice.Kavars denied wrongdoing and testified she fed and gave water to the dogs every day.last_img read more

CONSISTENT MAXIM RATE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 HONEYMOON STAKES

first_imgCONSISTENT MAXIM RATE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 HONEYMOON STAKES AS EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES GO 1 1/8 MILES ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2019)–A nose shy of being undefeated in three starts, trainer Simon Callaghan’s Maxim Rate bids for her second consecutive graded victory as she heads Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita. For 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one eighth on turf, the Honeymoon has attracted a field of eight, including stablemate Hostess and the Richard Baltas-conditioned Lady Prancealot, both of whom were narrowly beaten by Maxim Rate when last they met.MAXIM RATEOwner:  Slam Dunk RacingTrainer:  Simon CallaghanA first-out one mile maiden turf winner from off the pace on Feb. 16, she was second, beaten a nose from off the pace in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Providencia Stakes on April 6. In her next out, Maxim Rate pressed the pace en route to an impressive half length win as the 6-5 favorite in the Grade III, one mile turf Senorita Stakes, a race in which Lady Prancealot finished second and Hostess checked in fourth, beaten 1 ¼ lengths. By Exchange Rate out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Catch My Eye, Maxim Rate will be ridden back by Kent Desormeaux.LADY PRANCEALOTOwner:  Donald Durando, Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone & Jerry McClanahanTrainer:  Richard BaltasBest suited as a deep closer, she finished strongly from way off the pace to finish third, beaten a head by Hostess two starts back in the Providencia on April 6 and finished well at 5-2 to be second, beaten a half length by Maxim Rate in the one mile turf Senorita on May 4. With a larger field and the prospect of a hotter pace, this Irish-bred rates a big chance stretching out a furlong with Joe Talamo riding back. Easily the most seasoned Honeymoon runner, Lady Prancealot took one out of five starts in England and is now 12-2-4-2 overall with earnings of $129,341.HOSTESSOwner:  Mr. J. Warren StableTrainer:  Simon CallaghanOne for three in her native England, Hostess came rolling to take her U.S. debut, the Grade III Providencia two starts back on April 6 and like Lady Prancealot, would appreciate a hot pace in the Honeymoon on Saturday. Off at 7-2 in the one mile turf Senorita on May 4, Lady Prancealot just nipped her for third money by a nose with Brice Blanc up. In what will be her third Santa Anita start, Hostess will be reunited with Drayden Van Dyke, who was up for the Providencia win.THE GRADE III HONEYMOON STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PT Lady Prancealot–Joe Talamo–120Over Emphasize–Alonso Quinonez–120Seranitsa–Flavien Prat–120Holly Hundy–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Dr. Wysong–Aaron Gryder–120Maxim Rate–Kent Desormeaux–124Sold It–Mario Gutierrez–122Hostess–Drayden Van Dyke–124First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney linked with return to Everton

first_imgRooney, who also lost his place in the England squad, has stated the only other Premier League side he would consider joining is Everton and with apparently interest fading from China either a return to Merseyside or a move to the United States looked to be his best options.The Daily Mail says Everton are hopeful of ‘thrashing out a deal’ while The Guardian noted that with one year remaining on his contract, United may demand a transfer fee but not a sizeable one for the player who joined the club in 2004 for £27 million (30.7m euros, $35m).The paper also said the deal would also lighten United’s annual wage bill by £13 million.Both Rooney and United favour a permanent deal rather than a loan, although Everton may balk at the wages demands, according to the reports.Rooney is not expected to demand a permanent first team place but is keen to play more often than he did at United where he made just 26 appearances last term.According to The Times, Rooney’s move to Everton is especially attractive to United as it could be part of a deal to bring Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku in the other direction and steal him from under champions Chelsea’s noses.Lukaku, who was sold by Mourinho when he was at Chelsea, is thought to have been one of Antonio Conte’s top transfer targets in the close season as they expect Spanish international striker Diego Costa to leave.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been linked with a return to former club Everton © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 6 – England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney could be set for a return to Everton, the club where he made his name, according to the British media.The 31-year-old who flourished at Everton — bursting onto the scene as a teenager and scoring 15 goals in 67 appearances — has become a peripheral figure at Manchester United since Jose Mourinho took over last year.last_img read more