Curtain Up on Act One, Now Open on Broadway!

first_img wishes everyone at Act One a happy opening night. A moment like this only comes Once in a Lifetime! Act One Andrea Martin Tony Shalhoub View Comments Related Shows Santino Fontanacenter_img Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2014 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Act One, written and directed by James Lapine, celebrates its Broadway opening on April 17 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. The play brings to life the story of of Moss Hart, from childhood to Pulitzer-winning playwright and director. To commemorate the play’s opening night, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this portrait of Moss Hart at various stages of his life and the people that affected his legendary career. The sketch, from left to right, features Tony winner Andrea Martin as Aunt Kate, Matthew Schechter and Tony nominees Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub as Moss Hart and Shalhoub once more as George S. Kaufman.last_img read more

The Perfect Copilot

first_imgOf course, all of that being said, a look back on my list tells me I’m not even quite up to the task of being the perfect copilot, but it’s a nice thought.Now you tell me! When you’re in the car with someone, what makes you tick? It’s been over a week since I dropped my mother off at her home in northern Virginia. Initially, I assumed that two weeks on the road with her would feel like…well…two weeks. But in all honesty, the time flew by. My friends found it incredible that we had spent nearly every day together and had managed to walk away from the journey virtually unscathed (figuratively, I suppose, for she did suffer a few cuts and bruises along the way…sorry Ma).I, too, was rather surprised at the relative ease of bringing my mother along with me everywhere I went. Sure, we had our moments, as any mother-daughter-practically-sister duo can tell you. But I must say that my mother is probably one of the few people in this world who would not only want to spend fourteen consecutive days with me but who would also still love me at the end of it.Putting up with me is no easy task. I’m well aware of that. I can be cracking jokes left and right one minute and then frustrated to the brink of tears the next. I’m all over the place. You need only to take a quick peak at the interior of the car to know it’s true. But I’m also pretty easy to please, pretty laidback. Should I have someone riding shotgun, however, there are definitely a few things that really grind my gears.I started to notice some of my, what you might call, “pet peeves” after having a few friends spend varying amounts of time with me in the Jeep’s passenger seat. Although this list is by no means directed at any one of those dear friends nor has every one of the following worst-case-scenario-type situations necessarily happened, I’ve decided to lay it out there for any future passenger-seat passengers of mine. If out there, somewhere in this great big world there’s such a thing as the “perfect copilot,” s/he would be…1. organized.I struggle enough with being organized on my own. If you’re just as disorganized as I am, we’re going to have one helluva time finding anything and my patience is likely to wane with every sock of yours I find and every one of mine I lose…or just can’t find.2. minimalist.Along a similar train of thought, if you can’t fit everything you need for however long you’re accompanying me into one bag, you might want to reconsider what you “need.” Remember, my life is in that car. Yours doesn’t need to be too.3. not easily embarrassed.Look, I like to sing and/or dance while I drive. That’s not going to change, and I’m not going to “tone it down” because I suck. So, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Er. Me. And if you happen to be a better singer and/or dancer than me, which is likely the case, just pretend you suck so I can feel better about myself. 4. attentive.If you’re going to help me navigate, stick with it. I can get anywhere by myself just fine, but if you volunteer to help, don’t screw me over by being a space cadet. Do you know how hard it is to do a 3-point turnaround with a trailer on a Forest Service road? It’s not hard. It’s damn near impossible. 5. punctual.Like organization, timeliness is something I struggle with myself. If, on some rare occasion, I just-so-happen to be on time for something but I have to wait on you to brush your teeth or find your phone, well, your chances of being re-invited on another adventure tick away with every minute I’m tapping my foot.6. flexible.Yes, I know I said we would sleep in tomorrow, but there’s this really cool overlook an hour away where I would really like to shoot a time lapse of the sunrise. Don’t worry. I’ll set the alarm. 4am okay? Good. 7. awake.Or at least make an effort to be for the first 30 minutes. Effort is noted. Grabbing a pillow straight after buckling up is also noted.8. helpful.Or, again, at least offer to help. I’ve grown so used to setting up the Go by myself that I often go into autopilot mode right off the bat. After a few times of watching me set up and take down though, you should be able to slide in and help by assembling tent poles, inflating mattresses, etc. Don’t just stand there on Facecrack updating your status while I’m sweating my ass off setting up your bed.9. competent.In cooking abilities, particularly. Now, I’m not a picky eater. Really. So long as you don’t burn it and there’s no meat involved (yes, that includes seafood) I’ll eat just about anything. I don’t even care if your signature dish is EasyMac. Unless you’re my mother, don’t expect me to wait on you hand and foot.10. thick-skinned.Lastly, and I know some of you out there are reading this thinking, “hot damn, I’ll never ride with her,” but in all seriousness, I’m not that hard to travel with. If I do ask something of you, or make some correction, don’t take it personally.last_img read more

NAFCU to NCUA: Preserve alternative dollar limit under public unit, nonmember shares

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a letter to the NCUA Monday, NAFCU’s Andrew Morris shared the association’s support for its proposal to allow federal credit unions (FCUs) to receive public unit and nonmember shares up to 50 percent of paid-in and unimpaired capital and surplus less any public unit and nonmember shares.“The current 20 percent limit on public unit and nonmember shares – first established 31 years ago – does not reflect significant, intervening changes within the credit union industry,” wrote Morris, NAFCU’s senior counsel for research and policy. “The credit union system today is well capitalized, healthy, and operates under a host of modern safety and soundness regulations.”Under current regulation, all FCUs eligible to receive public unit and nonmembers shares are limited to 20 percent of the credit union’s total shares or $3 million, whichever is greater. NAFCU supports the higher limit as it better enables FCUs – particularly those that are low-income designated – to grow and safely expand access to financial services within their communities.While the proposed rule would eliminate the waiver option in exchange for a higher general limit and modify the method by which the limit is measured, Morris recommended that the NCUA retain the alternative dollar limit and consider increasing it to at least $5 million to ensure that smaller credit unions that rely on a large volume of nonmember shares obtain relief.last_img read more

Virus-hit Morocco locks down Casablanca, shuts schools

first_img‘Negative effects’ The decision not to reopen schools drew criticism on social media from Moroccans expressing their disappointment.”We spent the weekend labeling school supplies with the children, they were on cloud nine over returning to school tomorrow,” wrote one father on Twitter. “How do you explain this to a six-year-old and an eight-year-old?” Another parent was also indignant: “They tell us, without any notice, without delay and late in the evening… that we are being forced into semi-imprisonment,” he tweeted. Ahead of the planned opening, epidemiologists had raised concerns over the health risks of students returning to school and the capacity of the health sector to respond to a further spike in cases. Dr. Tayeb Hamdi, vice president of the national health federation had recommended postponing the start of the school year to “avoid schools becoming vectors of contamination”, in an interview published Monday by the news site Medias24.But the head of the child psychiatry department of the largest hospital in Casablanca, Ghita Benjelloun, also flagged “extremely negative effects” of keeping schools closed after a long lockdown that generated among young people “a lot of fear, anxiety and insecurity”.  Cases of suicide attempts, violence and conduct disorders among young patients — both children and adolescents — have tripled in her department since the lockdown, she said, according to Medias24. In mid-June, the Moroccan Pediatrics Society had alerted authorities to the possible “devastating effect” of lockdown on youths. “Therefore, drastic measures are required, otherwise the situation may get out of control in the coming days,” the official MAP news agency quoted him as saying.Morocco has seen a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. It recorded 2,234 new infections on Sunday, a record for a single day, with 42 percent of them in Casablanca, home to 3.3 million people.Since detecting its first case in early March, Morocco has recorded 72,394 cases of COVID-19 infection, including 1,361 deaths.The authorities blame the spread of COVID-19 on people’s failure to adhere to health protocols. Morocco imposed a lockdown on Casablanca and shut its schools Monday, the day pupils were due to return to classes, in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.The new measures, which include restrictions on movement and a night-time curfew, would be in place for two weeks in the commercial capital, the authorities said a statement issued late Sunday.”We risk being overwhelmed by the virus,” said Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb. Casablanca, along with Marrakesh, had already been subject to a series of restrictions three weeks ago, including beach closures and shortened business hours.Authorities decided on Monday to close educational institutions including primary, middle and high schools as well as universities.That came after epidemiologists voiced concern over the health system’s capacity to respond to the crisis, and the additional risks posed by the start of the school year.All exits to major cities were closed from midday, with travel only allowed with “exceptional authorization” issued by local authorities.  Topics :last_img read more

Lazio to complete David Silva deal on Monday

first_img Lazio are reportedly offering a three-year contract and use of a private jet to seal the deal. Silva holds the record for the player with the most Premier League appearances, wins and assists for City. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Loading… center_img Lazio are expected to complete the signing of free agent David Silva on Monday, according to various reports in Italy. The Spaniard’s 10-year stay at City will come to an end following their Champions League campaign, having already played his final game domestically. read also:Lazio forward set for coronation as Europe’s goal kingAdvertisementlast_img read more

Mackay in dark over Tan talks

first_img Mackay watched his side lose 3-0 at home to Southampton on Boxing Day as the Saints claimed a first win in seven games thanks to a double from Jay Rodriguez and a Rickie Lambert strike. Peter Whittingham had missed a great early chance for the Bluebirds but, aside from a brief rally early in the second half, they were outplayed by their visitors. The on-field performance added to the sense of off-field discontent caused by the ongoing battle between Mackay and Tan which has put the manager’s position in jeopardy. The lingering uncertainty over Mackay’s future, despite a statement from chairman Mehmet Dalman that he would be in charge for the “foreseeable future”, fuelled a pre-match protest where a group of supporters voiced their disapproval of Tan’s running of the club. Chants of ‘Don’t sack Malky Mackay’ and ‘We’ll always be blue’ also rang around the stadium during the game. But the woeful nature of the performance was such that by the full-time whistle not all of the boos from the remaining home fans were for the Malaysian owner, who himself left his seat five minutes before the end. Mackay revealed earlier this week that Tan had rejected two requests for the duo and Dalman to meet in an attempt to reconcile their differences. Press Association Sport understands the meeting could take place on Saturday, when the Bluebirds are due to face Sunderland. But when asked if a date had been set, Mackay said: “Not as far as I’m aware. I’ve not been told of any meeting. I don’t usually talk to him (Tan) on a game day. That’s not something that normally happens. I usually speak to other people. “I was informed we would try to have a meeting but there has been nothing to this point.” Press Association Malky Mackay insists he still does not know when he will hold critical talks with owner Vincent Tan which could decide whether he remains as manager of Cardiff. The poor performance could not have come at a worse time for the Scot, although he did not believe off-field matters had played a part. “I’m certainly not going to make any excuses at all as far as that is concerned,” he said. “People can draw their own conclusions. Myself, the staff and the players are fully focused on what we do on a Saturday or any given game day.” And the former Watford boss believes he should be in charge against the Black Cats come Saturday teatime. “It is something you’ll have to ask someone else, if that is the case or not,” he said. “But I have belief in my ability to be the manager here and that group of players are working hard for me. “The staff are working hard and everyone is pulling in that direction right now, so as far as I am concerned that group are competing well in this league. They are not in the bottom three at the moment and they are where they are supposed to be.” While Lambert and Rodriguez got the goals for the visitors, it was Adam Lallana who proved the stand-out player, with his movement and class on the ball proving too much for Cardiff to handle. It caps a memorable couple of days for the midfielder, who got married on Christmas Eve. The 25-year-old has been linked with the likes of Manchester United but manager Mauricio Pochettino is confident he can keep him on the south coast. The Argentinian said: “I think Adam and other players are going to stay with us. There is no pressure to sell them, Adam has said he is happy at Southampton and Southampton have no plans to sell him.” Of Lallana’s wedding, he added: “He has had a complete week. “He trained yesterday, then went off to get married and then went back to training. He did not even have a day off.” last_img read more

Rory handed early shot at Mickelson

first_img McIlroy and the rest of the European team laughed off the remarks, with the world number one revealing he had landed a few verbal “jabs” on the left-hander at the gala dinner in Glasgow. So perhaps it was appropriate that Watson also described the final morning fourball between McIlroy and Sergio Garcia and Mickelson and Keegan Bradley as the “main event in the first round”. “That last contest is the striking contest,” added Watson, who was also captain in the 1993 when the United States last won on European soil at The Belfry. “We are looking forward to that.” Mickelson and Bradley won all three of their matches together two years ago and Watson put another successful Medinah pairing, Webb Simpson and Masters champion Bubba Watson, out first against Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer take on Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler in the second match, with local favourite Stephen Gallacher and Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter out third against young rookie pairing Jordan Spieth, 21, and Patrick Reed, 24. Watson left out Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson but said all four would play in the afternoon foursomes, while European captain Paul McGinley said it was his intention to play Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Victor Dubuisson and Jamie Donaldson, although it was not “written in stone.” “I’ve gone with one rookie in the morning and Tom has gone with three. That might be a genius move by Tom, it might not,” McGinley said. ” My ideas might backfire, as well, but that’s what you do as captain, make your decisions, set out your stall, watch what happens and you adapt to what happens. “There will be decisions I’ll get wrong as captain, I’m prepared for that. But I’d like to think that I’ll be able to adjust things and go forward.” All four of Europe’s pairs have not played together in the Ryder Cup before, with McGinley revealing that McIlroy and Garcia had been asking for months to be paired up. ” These guys all know each other very well and you move forward,” said McGinley, who had spoken all week about not changing the successful European template. “Two years down the road, a different view and take on things, and games have evolved in slightly different ways and guys become more experienced. “Ian Poulter is a very experienced player now. There’s going to be a big atmosphere in that group, we’ll need a guy with a big attitude for that and I think Ian Poulter fits that bill. “Justin and Henrik spent a lot of time together at Lake Nona (in Orlando) over the years, know each other very, very well, and you have Sergio and Rory who have formed a real bond and friendship and respect for each other’s games during the summer period. “Things evolve and move. The template doesn’t mean pairings have to be the exact same pairings.” McIlroy and Garcia did battle for the Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational – both won by McIlroy – in the space of three weeks, but McGinley added of their pairing: “I probably wouldn’t have seen it to be honest. They kind of raised it to me around BMW time in Wentworth (in May) and I said, okay, let me think about that. “I didn’t really pay a lot of attention to it and it’s only as they started talking to me more and more around Firestone that my position became a little bit clearer.” US Open champion Kaymer hailed Bjorn as his “mentor” after the Dane’s influence on him while vice-captain in 2010 and 2012, the latter contest ending in Kaymer holing the putt to ensure Europe would retain the trophy. “Actually before we even qualified, we said we have to make the team so we can play with each other,” Kaymer said. “He was on the team earlier than me. I just needed to make sure to be on the team. And after the US Open, when he called me, I said maybe we get paired and we can play together.” Unsurprisingly, Poulter – who has won 12 of his 15 Ryder Cup matches and 11 of the last 12 – said he was “absolutely buzzing” at the prospect of playing alongside fellow wild card Gallacher, who lives just 35 miles from the course. But Watson said he had no fears that Spieth and Reed would be intimidated, adding: “These kids are tough kids and they are not dumb. “They know Ian has that reputation of being a great Ryder Cup player. If they beat him, it’s more power to them. “Same thing about the last group there. If Phil and Keegan win that match, just think of the boost it will give our team.” McIlroy explained how he got his own back on Mickelson over the litigation quip. ”I got a couple of jabs back at him at the gala dinner,” McIlroy told the Golf Channel. ”I know Phil well and we had a couple of laughs about it. We took it well. ”Myself and G-Mac confronted him at the gala dinner and it was all good fun.” Rory McIlroy has the chance to let his golf do the talking against Phil Mickelson in the opening session of the Ryder Cup, in a match US captain Tom Watson predicted should be a “barn-burner”. Press Association Mickelson joked on Wednesday about McIlroy’s court case against the Northern Irishman’s former management company Horizon, which has seen team-mate Graeme McDowell dragged into the dispute as he is still represented by them. “Not only are we able to play together, we also don’t litigate against each other and that’s a real plus,” said five-time major winner Mickelson. last_img read more

Man arrested after his girlfriend is found dead in Sunrise townhome

first_imgSunrise police have arrested 28-year-old Kacey Wilson overnight after they found his girlfriend, Belkis Rosales, stabbed to death Wednesday morning inside a townhouse where she lived with him.Wilson faces a charge of premeditated murder.Officers responded to a call  that came from the home of Wilson and Rosales at 8:20 a.m. at the Sunblest Townhomes community in the 4700 block of Northwest 89th Avenue.According to family members who told Local 10 News, Rosales was killed while her 3-year-old son was home, and that she tried to call for help before she died.A GoFundMe page has been created to help with Rosales’ funeral costs and to help care for her 3-year-old son.last_img read more

‘We can run in the top five’ …Jeffrey cites impressive Radical pace at Donington

first_imgGUYANESE motorcar racer Kristian Jeffrey opened his European career with mixed fortunes as the first of his multi leg Radical Tour concluded at Donington Park in England yesterday but was in impressive form.Speaking exclusively to Chronicle sport, the Guyanese, who signed a contract with the Radical Works team earlier this year,said that, “Our race pace was very impressive, we showed that we can run in the top 5.”After a rousing bit of practice, the Guyanese qualified 11h in race one of the 33 grid event before driving his way to finish in the top 10;placing Seventh.Race two saw him start badly but managed to finish just outside the top 10, in 11th, but that hadn’t dampened his always enthusiastic outlook.That enthusiasm,paired with his race craft,allowed him to push his way to fourth in the final race before an unavoidable incident ahead of him almost ended his day.He was however able to recover to finish 17th when the chequered flag dropped.“Race 3, we did some changes to the car, which I felt a lot more comfortable with. The team got the car handling to where I wanted;I clocked the 3rd fastest time.”According to the second generation racer, “I’m waiting for the results, but we should be in the top 10 for points after the first round.Our next round is at Spa in Belgium,”he added.“It was the first time racing the car which I acquired after the only person to drive was Lewis Hamilton. So after the weekend’s shakedown, I’m looking forward to a better result at the next round,” Jeffrey stated.“I’m proud to be a part of a great team, ‘Radical Works Team’, and hopefully we can keep putting Guyana on the map,” he concluded.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — Stefanie Dolson is the first Chicago professional athlete known to have contracted COVID-19, and the second from the WNBA.The Chicago Sky center announced the news in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft. She says her entire family tested positive, but that only her mother became seriously ill. She says her mother was admitted to the hospital but is back home and healthy again.Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese (wees) is the only other WNBA player to test positive for the virus.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— British horse racing’s most successful flat trainer of all time is recovering after contracting the coronavirus. Mark Johnston has been isolating since having the symptoms confirmed and his family says he is making good progress. In 2018, Johnston celebrated his 4,194th winner, which is the most of any trainer in British flat racing. He has won the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas classics as well as the Gold Cup at Ascot on three occasions. All racing in Britain is suspended amid the pandemic and no return date has been set. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBASEBALL-WINKLES OBITASU, Angels skipper Winkles diesTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bobby Winkles was among the most successful coaches in college baseball before serving as a major league manager. — West Ham chief executive Karren Brady says she believes the timescale for an English Premier League return is no clearer than when the coronavirus lockdown started almost a month ago. Brady feels that complex questions still need to be answered over player training, the presence of police at matches, virus testing, hygiene and medical protocols. The EPL stated after talks with the 20 clubs on Friday that its objective remains to complete the season but added that all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.— The mayor of Madrid says soccer matches and other sports events in Spain will take place in empty venues at least until the end of the summer. He says the coronavirus pandemic likely “won’t be under control” in time for events with big crowds to resume normally. The Spanish league is not expecting to resume at least until the end of May. It is working on several scenarios, including playing without fans through the fall.— Major League Soccer is putting on a five-week video game tournament starting Sunday that will be televised nationally. Each of the MLS teams involved picked a player to participate. The tournament will benefit Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.— Top-ranked men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) says he spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the pandemic. Djokovic described what he called a long conversation with Federer and Nadal about “how we can contribute and how we can help lower-ranked guys who obviously are struggling the most.” Djokovic talked about trying to amass somewhere around $3 million to $4.5 million to distribute, perhaps to players ranked from around 200th or 250th to around 700th.— Serena Williams’ coach says he is starting an independent tennis league to have professionals play matches without spectators starting in May at his academy in Nice, France. Patrick Mouratoglou says the plan is to live-stream 10 matches per weekend for five weekends in May and June. The ATP and WTA professional tours have been on hold since March and are suspended at least until mid-July. April 19, 2020 Associated Press RB Brian Hill signs fifth-round tender to stay with FalconsFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Running back Brian Hill has signed his $2.1 million tender offer to remain with the Atlanta Falcons.The restricted free agent received an original-round tender last month, giving the team a right to match any offer Hill received from another team or accept a fifth-round draft pick as compensation.Hill played in 12 games with two starts in 2019, rushing 78 times for 323 yards and two touchdowns along with 10 catches for 69 yards and one TD.INDYCAR-iRACINGcenter_img Winkles died Friday at age 90 with family and friends by his side. That word from Arizona State.Winkles became the Sun Devils’ first varsity baseball coach in 1959 and led them to national championships in 1965, 1967 and 1969. He went 524-173 at ASU while coaching such players as Reggie Jackson, Rick Monday, Sal Bando, Larry Gura and Gary Gentry. Arizona State retired his No. 1 jersey in 1972 and the field at Packard Stadium was dedicated in his honor in 2001.Winkles later managed the California Angels and Oakland Athletics from 1973-78, compiling a 170-213 record for teams that were either rebuilding or spiraling downward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSChicago Sky’s Dolson tests positive Update on the latest sports — The San Diego Junior Golf Association has canceled the 53rd annual IMG Academy Junior World Championships set for July 4-10. The event annually attracts more than 1,250 golfers from more than 50 countries to Torrey Pines and other San Diego golf courses. Many PGA and LPGA players faced their initial international competition at the Junior Worlds.— Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks. But its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options. The New York Racing Association helps produce “America’s Day at the Races” on Fox Sports, TVG has partnered with NBC Sports for a dozen hours of coverage each week and the hope is that the fledgling industry can stay afloat and gain more exposure.— Youth sports leagues are bracing for even bigger financial losses with no end in sight for the shutdown of activity because of the outbreak. Communities with sprawling, empty fields and arenas are losing millions of dollars with lucrative tournaments canceled or postponed. Team sports participation dipped after the 2008 recession, so officials wonder what youth sports will look like when kids begin to return to fields and courts. — An online petition addressed to Tokyo Olympic organizers and the city government has drawn tens of thousands of signatures for permission to occupy the massive Athletes Village going up alongside Tokyo Bay. The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the virus outbreak until July 23, 2021.NFL-FALCONS-HILL Pagenaud wins simulated IndyCar raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh) competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar’s race on a simulated Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.Pagenaud took advantage of a frantic final 10 laps to get the victory. Penske drivers Will Power and Scott McLaughlin were racing each other for the lead and a likely victory when they came upon the lapped car of Oliver Askew, causing Power to touch McLaughlin’s car. McLaughlin was livid and actively trying to calm himself on his simulator in Brisbane when he was spun into the wall and out of contention.Pagenaud then raced Power wheel-to-wheel and the cars appeared to touch before Pagenaud took the lead. He still had to hold off Scott Dixon’s last-lap attempt to pass him for the win.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more