Doug Ducey to launch an initiative that will help fund protective equipment for medical personnel, support nonprofits like food banks and homeless shelters, and provide disadvantaged students with technology to help with online learning. They´re treating the coronavirus shutdown like an offseason, staying home with their families and working out on their own. He is giving the Jacksonville Public Education Fund $50,000 to provide needed supplies and technology to students and teachers as they make the transition to digital home learning. The innovative technology has been developed by adidas and is designed to wick sweat away from the skin, ensuring faster evaporation and keeping you cooler and drier. Employees benefits were never changed and the teams plan on keeping their 1,500 hourly workers paid throughout the regular season. The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have cut salaries for employees making more than $100,000 and put them on a four-day work week as the franchises deal with the impact of the coronavirus. Groupe CH, which owns hockey’s most storied club, says the layoffs go into effect March 30. Groupe CH also is establishing a $6 million assistance fund that will enhance employment insurance to make sure employees receive 80% of their salary for the following eight weeks and be available for loans to employees.
Road race world champion Mads Pedersen of Denmark says he is happy the International Olympic Committee made the decision to postpone the Tokyo Games on Tuesday rather than wait weeks or even two months. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call. Local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. He also is giving the local chapter of the American Red Cross $50,000 in support of Anheuser-Busch’s initiative to support the continuation of blood drives throughout the country. Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona will undergo surgery for a subdural haematoma, a blood clot on the brain, his personal physician told reporters on Tuesday, after he was admitted to hospital a day earlier. After grabbing the opener in the tenth minute, he celebrated by donning an Argentina jersey bearing the No10, in a tribute to the late Diego Maradona. Paying tribute to the football legend, Marseille boss Villas-Boas said retiring the shirt would be the best way to honour him. Israel was eagerly awaiting the sold-out international friendly scheduled for Saturday night at Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium and the arrival of some of the world’s best players.
The group Global Athlete says it was appropriate for the International Olympic Committee to make the call Tuesday, instead of on a four-week timeline that it had suggested over the weekend. An International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations. In a statement, the group said that while it commended the IOC for its decision, it also pressed the committee to engage with athletes while deciding on a new date for the Olympics. He says he’s sorry for the athletes who had planned their seasons around the Olympics. The NHL’s Devils and the NBA’s Sixers are owned by Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment. The Devils of the NHL and the Sixers of the NBA are owned by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of HBSE. Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CEO Scott O’Neil announced the move in a letter posted on the Devils’ website.
Co-owner Josh Harris says after listening to his staff and players, it´s clear that the pay cuts was the wrong decision. The cuts are scheduled to last for three months. There are one or two genuinely spectacular sequences. He then secured a move to the Rams in 2020 but his issues off the field sadly saw him make just one appearances before he took the decision to recover. Walsh Jennings says she understands why the IOC wanted to wait to make the decision. Walsh Jennings and her husband, beach volleyball pro Casey Jennings, put up a mini-net in their yard. Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings says it was the “responsible choice” to postpone the Olympics. IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed. World swimming body FINA says it will talk to the Japanese organizers of the 2021 world championships about a possible schedule clash with the Tokyo Olympics. He repeated that feat in the World Cup warm-up clash at the Stade de France, and he looks set to offer France creativity off the bench to unlock defences that are proving hard to break down.