Sen. Young: Incredibly talented potential nominees, including Judge Amy Coney Barrett

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Sen. Young: Incredibly talented potential nominees, including Judge Amy Coney Barrett Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews Twitter (Photo supplied/U.S. Senator Todd Young) Sen. Todd Young says he believes the Senate should act once the president announces his nominee for the next justice to serve on the Unites States Supreme Court, Saturday.Young, a Republican, said he would dutifully evaluate the nominee’s qualifications, but that he believes there’s precedent to support the quick action of the president in appointing someone to serve, following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.“When this Republican President was elected in 2016, and when the American people expanded the Republican majority in the Senate elections of 2018, the expectation of the American people was that should a Supreme Court vacancy arise that that vacancy should be filled,” said Young, in a Tuesday news conference in Washington.Young said he believes Hoosiers want him to act, so he will.“The President has put forward a list of incredibly talented potential nominees, including Indiana’s own Judge Amy Coney Barrett, but I think any of the judges that the President has been discussing in recent days would be an excellent choice. It is my intention to dutifully evaluate the records of whoever the President ultimately nominates and to ensure bold action following his nomination.”Young said he believes the American people will “be proud of” whomever is nominated and is ultimately appointed to the country’s highest court.Sen. Mike Braun, Indiana’s junior senator, also a Republican, said in a Tuesday conference call that he is also in favor of a justice being appointed before the presidential election, and he favors Barrett. By Network Indiana – September 23, 2020 0 515 Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDr. Woody Myers says he’ll be tough about face masks if elected GovernorNext articleSen. Braun: Vote to fill Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court should happen before election Network Indianalast_img read more

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The Latest: ACC scraps all athletic competition, practices

first_imgThe distribution of tests began last Thursday as part of the league’s actions to support its clubs during the pandemic. ___1:05 p.m.All horse racing in Britain will be suspended starting Wednesday.It was the last remaining major sport to be continuing in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Atlantic Coast Conference has canceled all athletics competition and practices through the rest of the 2019-20 academic year amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.The league announced the move Tuesday. The ACC had previously suspended those activities “until further notice.”The ACC’s statement said the cancellations came after a unanimous decision among league member schools, with Commissioner John Swofford saying league officials are “particularly disappointed for our student-athletes.” ___11:50 a.m. But the British Horseracing Authority says the race meetings in Wetherby and Taunton — being staged without fans on Tuesday — will be last until the end of April.The BHA says the decision was taken “to protect essential emergency services and the health and welfare of staff working in the racing industry.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says its “first duty is to the health of the public, our customers and to racing industry participants and staff,” while saying it will do its best to support those whose livelihoods depend on what Rust said is a “4 billion pound industry.”___1 p.m. Soccer in Russia has been suspended until April 10.The Russian league was the best attended sports competition still operating in Europe last weekend with more than 33,000 fans at one of its games.The Russian Football Union says its board agreed to immediately suspend all competitions at a meeting Tuesday.That follows a wave of tighter restrictions on public gatherings and events across Russia and a decision by CSKA Moscow to cancel its upcoming game against Zenit St. Petersburg.Fans made ironic references to the virus outbreak at games last week. Fans of Zenit chanted “we’re all going to die” on Saturday and CSKA supporters displayed a banner on Sunday with the club crest and the message: “This virus is inside me. I’m its carrier.” Hertha doctor Uli Schleicher says “the player complained about the usual symptoms and we immediately separated him from the group. A test then produced a positive result for the virus. All players in our squad must now stay at home for the next two weeks.”Hertha general manager Michael Preetz says “it was to be expected that the virus would reach the team sooner or later. The most important thing now is that everyone sticks to the rules.”___10:10 a.m.The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics. The Latest: ACC scraps all athletic competition, practices 10 a.m.The Kentucky Derby has been postponed from May to September because of the coronavirus pandemic.Churchill Downs officials said Tuesday the race will move from May 2 to Sept. 5, marking the first time in 75 years it won’t be run on the first Saturday in May.The last time the first leg of the Triple Crown wasn’t held on the first Saturday in May was in 1945, when the federal government issued a ban on horse racing because of World War II. The ban was lifted on May 8, and the Derby was held on June 9. The only other year the Derby wasn’t held in May was in 1901, when it was raced on April 29.The date change still must be approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its meeting Thursday. ___1:45 p.m.UK Athletics says all clubs and groups should not be training or taking part in competitive races amid the coronavirus outbreak.The guidance follows directives outlined by the British government about limiting social contact.UKA said the suspension also applies to coaching and officiating. The men’s and women’s European gymnastics championships have been canceled.The European Gymnastics Union says it tried to find ways to keep its events going despite the spread of the coronavirus but found it impossible because of government restrictions and travel bans.The events offered Olympic qualifying spots.The women’s championships were due to be held in Paris from April 30-May 3, and the men’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 27-31.Also called off are European rhythmic gymnastics championships in Ukraine and the European trampoline championship in Sweden, both in May. March 17, 2020 ___1:40 p.m.The Kontinental Hockey League and the VTB United League in basketball have suspended play.Both leagues say they will stop until at least April 10.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It had previously said it would pause for a week to draw up a new playoff format. It’s been left with six Russian teams in an eight-team bracket after Finnish team Jokerit and Kazakh team Barys withdrew. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the spreading coronavirus “makes football and all life in Europe quite impossible.”UEFA plans to play the tournament next year from June 11 to July 11. The 24-team competition is being hosted in 12 different countries.The postponement clears space to give national leagues and the Champions League and Europa League a chance to finish their seasons by June 30.European soccer is in a shutdown and it is unclear when games can resume.___ Associated Press center_img The following three races in Bahrain, Vietnam and China have all been postponed.In an open letter on the F1 website, Carey wrote: “We apologize to those fans affected by the cancellation in Australia, as well as the postponement of the other races to date. These decisions are being made … in rapidly changing and evolving circumstances, but we believe they are the right and necessary ones. We also want to extend our thoughts to those already affected, including those in the Formula 1 family.”On Monday, tire provider Pirelli said one of its staff tested positive for the virus and was undergoing treatment in Melbourne.___11:45 a.m. The French Open has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The French Tennis Federation announced Tuesday that the clay-court event will run from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. It is the first Grand Slam tennis tournament affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Main-draw competition was supposed to start in Paris on May 24.___3:20 p.m.The IOC says there is “no need for any drastic decisions at this stage” about staging the Tokyo Olympics with more than four months until the opening ceremony.After consulting with sports bodies about the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, the IOC says “any speculation at this moment would be counter-productive.” ___1:10 p.m.The Spanish soccer league has offered about 500 coronavirus tests for its clubs.The tests have been distributed prioritizing teams that traveled to risk areas or already have players infected.Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay on Sunday became the first Spanish league player infected with the virus. Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina.Kelmendi is the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic gold medal.Coach Driton Kuka is among the group. None of them has been infected by the virus.Kosovo has had 16 coronavirus cases. All sports and other entertainment or cultural activities have been suspended in the country and schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and pools have been closed.___ The International Olympic Committee says financial interests will not dictate its decisions “thanks to its risk management policies and insurance.”The IOC says 43% of places at the games have yet to be confirmed.___2:25 p.m.This year’s European Championship has been postponed for one year. 2:15 p.m.The Copa America has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.South American soccer body CONMEBOL says the tournament in Colombia and Argentina will be played between June 11 and July 11.CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez says “it is an extraordinary measure for an unexpected situation, and it answers the fundamental need to avoid an exponential development of the virus.”___ ___10:35 a.m.Hertha Berlin’s players and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus.The Bundesliga club doesn’t say which player was affected.The team had been due to return to training on Tuesday after three days of individual exercise. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___noon The UEG says it hopes the events can be rescheduled for the second half of the year.___12:10 p.m.Formula One CEO Chase Carey has apologized to fans for the early part of the series being called of by the coronavirus outbreak.The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne wasn’t canceled last week until teams and drivers forced it. A McLaren team member had tested positive and some drivers had already flown home, but F1 still waited to cancel until just before practices were scheduled to start. 9:55 a.m.The Diamond League has called off its first three track meets of the season.The Diamond League was scheduled to start in Qatar next month. Two meets in China in May were to follow. The Diamond League says travel restrictions and disrupted preparations caused by the coronavirus outbreak have made it impossible to stage those competitions on time.The season is now tentatively set to begin in Stockholm on May 24.Only one of the three canceled meets has been rescheduled. The event in Shanghai is now set for Aug. 13. The meet in Qatar and the second Chinese meet have been postponed indefinitely but could be restaged after the Diamond League final in September. The 2020 season was supposed to see a shift in how the Diamond League is run with an extended 15-meet season and fewer events at each.China has already resumed a partial track and field schedule after the virus outbreak subsided. It was supposed to host the world indoor championships this month in Nanjing but that event was moved to 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,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

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Dodgers lose to Diamondbacks and drop out of first place in NL West

first_img“I thought the ball was down, the stuff was really good,” said Roberts who had Caleb Ferguson and Alex Wood available as more conventional mid-game long-relief options.“This year Pollock has had a lot more success against right-handed pitchers than left-handers. Scott this year, he’s been in those situations. He has the ability to put the ball on the ground. It just didn’t work out.“I liked Scott right there. I really did. Got a couple punchouts then it ultimately landed on that matchup with Pollock.”The Dodgers have landed their own punches over the past month. But it comes down to a final weekend matchup with the Giants – with one eye on the Rockies.“We can’t do anything to affect them. They’re going to do their thing,” Stripling said. “We just have to go and get three wins and hope that puts us in a good chance to either win the division or play (game) 163 to win the division. If that’s not the case, we’ll go and play one game wherever. Control what we can control.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies The road to a sixth consecutive playoff appearance for the Dodgers has narrowed considerably. The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers clinched playoff spots with victories Wednesday (NL Central winner or wild card to be determined). The Dodgers hold a one-game edge over the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild-card spot, their only way into the postseason if they don’t catch the Rockies.“Be prepared to win a game on Friday. Nothing else you can do,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said. “We still have to take care of our business. We still have to go out and win games in San Francisco.”There was some doubt about whether they would try to do that with or without Turner. Paul Goldschmidt hit a hard ground ball at Turner in the fifth inning that hopped up and ricocheted off Turner’s glove.His left thumb swelled up and Turner came out of the clubhouse after the game, walking by the waiting media and heading for X-rays on this thumb. They were negative.There were no tests that can determine why the motivated team that won 11 of 14 games against the Rockies, Cardinals and Diamondbacks over a three-week stretch to climb atop the division has been once again replaced by a more familiar version. This one struggles to get a big hit that isn’t a solo home run and can only trust its bullpen long enough for it to let them down.Against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, seven of the first 12 Dodgers reached base against Zack Greinke. But that produced only single runs in the first and second innings.They had Greinke on the ropes in the third with the bases loaded and one out. Yasiel Puig lined out to shortstop, Yasmani Grandal grounded out and the Dodgers came up empty.“Yeah, Puig hit a 110-mph line drive right at somebody,” Turner said. “It’s just – can’t do anything about that. Good at-bat.”Greinke slipped away and retired 11 of the final 13 batters he faced, allowing only an infield single and a walk after escaping the bases-loaded situation unharmed.The Dodgers went without a hit from Cody Bellinger’s fifth-inning single to Matt Kemp’s two-out single in the ninth and never got another runner to second base after the fourth inning.“I thought we had a great gameplan against Greinke,” Roberts said. “You can look at that at-bat by Puig. Ball hit really well. Liner right at (Nick) Ahmed. That kind of changed the game right there. We had him on the ropes a little bit then he settled in after that.”Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks knocked restored starter Ross Stripling out of the game in the second inning, hitting for the cycle in a five-batter span and scoring three times.“Just wasn’t fooling anybody today. Couldn’t put anyone away,” Stripling said. “If I got behind I was just battling to try and execute pitches and was struggling with that. For whatever reason, it just wasn’t there for me.”Still, it was a one-run game into the fifth inning when Roberts brought in Scott Alexander.Alexander was pitching for a third consecutive day. But Roberts had reduced him to facing left-handed hitters only, one batter at a time, over his previous six appearances.This time, he asked him for more and Alexander gave up a three-run home run to right-handed hitting A.J. Pollock, the fifth batter Alexander faced.Related Articles PreviousPHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 26: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers takes off his batting gloves during batting practice during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig breaks his bat after popping out during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Diamondbacks in Phoenix. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 26: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the first inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. 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(Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)ExpandPHOENIX — It was just a week ago that the Dodgers swept the Colorado Rockies, dropped them 2½ games into their rear-view mirror and Manager Dave Roberts was saying how the Dodgers held their playoff fate in their own hands.Times have changed.The Dodgers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks for the second night in a row, falling out of first place in the National League West with a 7-2 loss Wednesday night.“As far as getting to the postseason, it takes us. We control our own fate,” Roberts said again.center_img It’s a very different potential fate now and Roberts acknowledged the Dodgers’ worldview now encompasses the wild card.“Sure. The playoffs,” he said. “The key is we have to win baseball games and however it plays out is how it plays out. But I know we’re a very dangerous team. I know we believe in ourselves.“Not how we scripted it. But that’s why you go out there and play. Now our focus has to turn to the Giants.”The Rockies have rebounded from that sweep to win six in a row – a weekend sweep of the same Diamondbacks and three more by a combined score of 34-4 over a fading Phillies team – while the Dodgers have split six against the Padres and Diamondbacks.That moves the Rockies a half-game up on the Dodgers with four days left in the regular season. The Rockies get another crack at the Phillies on Thursday while the Dodgers are off, giving them time to map the various scenarios that will get them into the playoffs before heading into a weekend series against a highly-motivated Giants team. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

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