Suprapto said the demand for train trips had been dropping. The operator recorded only 8,190 passengers on Sunday, compared to more than 40,000 passengers on March 1. About 44,000 passengers cancelled their trips between March 1 and 29.The train operator said it would fully refund all tickets for cancelled trips between March 23 and May 29. Normally, passengers only get 75 percent of the base fare in the case of a refund.KAI has advised passengers to cancel their tickets online through the KAI Access application or at train stations across the provinces.Surakarta Balapan station head Suharyanto said PT KAI had also suspended airport train services bound for Adi Soemarmo Airport in Surakarta through April. (nal)Topics : The trains affected by the policy are KA Taksaka Pagi, KA Taksaka Malam, KA Bogowonto, KA Gajah Wong and KA Fajar Utama connecting Jakarta and Yogyakarta; KA Lodaya Pagi and KA Lodaya Malam (Surakarta-Bandung); KA Senja Utama (Jakarta-Surakarta) and KA Sancaka (Yogyakarta-Surabaya).Read also: COVID-19: PT KAI cancels 28 Jakarta train routesKAI Daop 8 Surabaya spokesperson Suprapto said 18 train routes to East Java had also been cancelled in April.Among the affected trains were KA Jayakarta (Surabaya-Jakarta), KA Dharmawangsa Ekspress (Surabaya-Jakarta), KA Malioboro Ekspres (Yogyakarta-Malang), KA Sancaka (Surabaya-Yogyakarta), KA Majapahit (Jakarta-Malang), and KA Ambarawa Ekspres (Surabaya-Semarang). State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has cancelled additional long-distance trains routes to various destinations in Yogyakarta, Central Java and East Java in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.“We are extending the cancellations until after the Idul Fitri holiday [in May]. The operator initially planned to suspend operations only until March 31,” KAI operational region (Daop) 6 Yogyakarta spokesperson Eko Budiyanto said on Monday.KAI closed six routes connecting Yogyakarta and Jakarta; two routes connecting Surakarta, Central Java, and Bandung, West Java; and one route connecting Yogyakarta and Surabaya, East Java, from March 26 until mid-June.
Comment “You better be right playing away is an advantage!” ðMikel Arteta hopes @laura_woodsy is right as #AFC face four away games on the bounce when the Premier League restarts. #SkyFootballShow pic.twitter.com/0gg49uUEC7— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 11, 2020 Mikel Arteta looks ahead to Manchester City clash and provides Arsenal fitness update Advertisement Arsenal lost to Championship side Brentford a week out from visiting Man City (Picture: Getty)Asked if one positive of the hiatus has been getting players back fit again, Arteta told The Football Show: ‘Yeah, absolutely. And they’ve been looking after themselves really well during that period.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Obviously some live in apartments, some live in big houses, and we just tried to fulfil those limitations. But overall it’s been a very good experience to get to know each other much better.’On the squad’s fitness, he continued: ‘I think that’s a big question mark. That’s the biggest question mark because we’ve been training in big groups just for 10 days I think and competition, you can play a friendly game, you can play 45 minutes, but it’s not near the Premier League rhythm at all.‘And I will have to see that, I think it will be very difficult to sustain big rhythm for 90 minutes for the first few games at least. So let’s try to play that as well.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOn facing City next Wednesday, as well as Arsenal’s aim’s for the rest of the season, Arteta continued: ‘It’s going to be strange, I can’t deny that. Obviously I know everybody there, I spent four magnificent years with those players, those staff and the club.‘But I’m really excited as well. I can’t wait to start competing, playing again, and doing what we love most which is to play football. And yeah it was going to be very, very special for me, but I’m really looking forward to it. Advertisement ‘The ambition in this period, as I’ve said before, is to be a better team than we were before. In that moment we were on a really good run before we stopped for the coronavirus.‘I want to go day-by-day with this team and game after game be competitive in every game and go to any stadium and try to win. This has to be us. That’s the way I feel and the way I believe is the best way to approach every game.’MORE: Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford in friendlyMORE: Arsenal prioritise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract over new signingsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jun 2020 11:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares The Spaniard admits it will take players a while to get up to speed (Pictures: Getty / Sky Sports)Mikel Arteta is eagerly awaiting Arsenal’s return to Premier League action against Manchester City though admits the players will struggle to replicate their usual intensity and rhythm.The Gunners have ramped up their training a week out from their first fixture, which is a testing away trip to the Etihad to take on Arteta’s old club – though their preparation was far from ideal, losing 3-2 against Brentford in a friendly on Wednesday.Nevertheless, Arteta is looking forward to taking on City and says he has a fully fit squad to choose from, though has warned that players will be rusty after so long without playing competitively.
29 Ryan Ave, BalmoralA STUNNING hillside Balmoral home has sold under the hammer for $3 million.Three bidders registered to try to secure the home, at 29 Ryan Ave, Balmoral, which was owned by John and Danielle Bateman.The five-bedroom house has extensive views of the Brisbane city skyline and Mount Coot-Tha. 29 Ryan Ave, Balmoral“The record price on the hill is $4.2 million,’’ she said.“In that street the highest sale price is $4 million which we sold four years ago, so it is a good price for (this) home.’’ 29 Ryan Ave, BalmoralIt has high ceilings and skylights throughout and a large granite paved deck with built-in barbecue and frameless glass balustrades overlooking the pool.Marketing agent Sarah Hackett of Place – Bulimba said the home was painted, gardens were dug up and replaced and some cabinetry replaced in anticipation of the sale.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago 29 Ryan Ave, BalmoralMrs Hackett said stock was low at the moment, in the area for this type of property.She said a good floorplan for hilltop properties was vital and this home had a very good layout. 29 Ryan Ave, BalmoralShe said bidding came down to two parties, one local and another on the Gold Coast. It paused at $2.99 million before being placed on the market at $3 million and selling.Mrs Hackett said the buyers had a young family and were very keen to buy. 29 Ryan Ave, Balmoral.
Alvin Dark died recently in South Carolina at the age of 92. He was suffering from Alzheimer’s. Alvin Dark came to the major leagues in 1946 and was actively playing until 1960. He was Rookie of the Year with the Boston Braves when he batted .322 his first major league season. The Comanche, Oklahoma, native attended LSU before being drafted by the Giants. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Milwaukee.After his playing days he became a major league manager and led the Giants to 3 pennants. His managerial career included the Giants, Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A’s, and the San Diego Padres. This tenure lasted from 1961-1977.Besides Rookie of the Year, he earned the Lou Gehrig Award in 1955. Most of his playing career was as a shortstop where his fielding was as impressive as his hitting.
Odion Ighalo wants to spend “the rest of his life” at Manchester United, according to the striker’s personal trainer. Odion Ighalo Ighalo, 30, joined United on loan in the January transfer window and scored four times in his first eight appearances for the club before the Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Man Utd reportedly made securing his signature on a permanent basis a top priority for the summer ahead, Sky Sports have reported that parent club Shanghai expect Ighalo to return from his loan spell ‘for the start of the new Chinese Super League season,’ tentatively scheduled to begin in July. The article notes that Shanghai’s desire will only be offset if the Red Devils stump up the requisite fee to sign Ighalo on a permanent basis, with that sum stated to be around the £20m mark.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? As it stands, Ighalo’s contract at United expires at the end of May, but the forward’s personal trainer has said that the Nigerian wants to finish his career at Old Trafford. “He’s a wonderful athlete, I’ve never seen someone more passionate about their job than him,” Ekemini Ekerette told Goal. “I think he’s in excellent physical condition. He loves the game. He just wants to train. Even if the league wasn’t going to played in the next three months he would keep training every day. He is so disciplined. “His future was not making a difference to his intensity in training. He is just always focused on making sure he’s doing what he needs to do and then pushing himself even further. read also:Odion Ighalo opens up on Manchester United future “He’s a team player and has been talking about [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, [Mason] Greenwood, and how fantastic they all are, so he’s looking forward to hopefully getting to play with Rashford. He wants to stay and loves United, Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] and the fans and he would love to be a Red for the rest of his life.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Aug. 5) – After more than four inches of rain on Thursday evening, and the infield a muddy bog with a pond that the Canada geese enjoyed earlier, Marshalltown Speedway still pulled off a full night of racing Friday. A full pit of 116 cars, that included the IMCA Late Models in their first of five consecutive weekly appearances, put on a great night of exciting racing action for the fans.The 25-lap Late Model feature did not start well when the front row of Ben Seemann and John Emerson got together just after the race went green. This relegated them to the tail for the restart. When things got back underway, it was hometown driver Darrel DeFrance grabbing the lead.By lap three, Todd Cooney had moved from his sixth row starting position, to tag on to DeFrance’s tail. DeFrance held him off for a few more laps until Cooney’s move out of turn four put him into the lead as they crossed the finish line at lap seven.Cooney then hummed along on the topside the rest of the way to the checkers, scoring the comfortable win. Luke Goedert took second, third was DeFrance, Richie Gustin was fourth and Emerson finished fifth.After winning his first Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature a month ago, Trent Jackson repeated the feat. Jackson took the lead from Rod Clement with a handful of laps in the book, and never relinquished it, taking the comfortable win over point leader Jacob Murray in second place. Third place went to Jimmy Gustin, Ronn Lauritzen was fourth and Joel Rust took fifth.Damon Murty used his usual top side of the track and made it work once again, winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. He had to catch Jeff Wollam in doing so. Wollam led from the drop of the green but Murty had him at the flag stand on lap eight.For there on, Murty distanced himself from the field and took the easy win. Another visiting racer, Dave Brandies, scored the runner-up spot after starting 11th. Wollam took third place, fourth was Dave Atcher and Donavon Smith rounded out the top five.Austin Luellen started 11th on the grid in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main and inherited the lead at lap six when the front runners tangled, bringing out a yellow. Luellen went on to lead the remaining laps to take the win.Finishing second was Travis Petersen and Jared VanDeest, who had to tag the field after he was a non-starter in his heat, flew through the field to finish third. Twelfth starter Johnathon Logue finished fourth and Tyler Musselman was fifth. This was Luellen’s first win at Marshalltown in 2016.Eric Stanton went home with his 11th IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win. Stanton caught early leader Leah Wroten at lap six and then made the pass into the lead two laps later. Stanton kept the top spot to the checkers flying.Visiting racer Ryan Grochala raced his way from 12th starting to take the runner-up position, Wroten was third, Jamie Songer started finished fourth and Luke Bird, who raced for the first time at the speedway last week, finished fifth after starting 17th.
Zane Lawrence and Jeb Sessums completed the top five. Thirty-six cars vied in the second TSS show of the season. The lower line kept him there. BOYD, Texas (May 29) – The higher line took Chad Wilson to the front of the Texas Sprint Series feature field Friday at Boyd Raceway. Feature results – 1. Chad Wilson; 2. Lucas Scherb; 3. Logan Scherb; 4. Zane Lawrence; 5. Jeb Sessums; 6. Cody Whitworth; 7. Austin Burkham; 8. Brandon Howle; 9.Casey Merrell; 10. Cale Cozad; 11. Justin Melton; 12. Josh Harner; 13. Austin Saunders; 14. Jordan Rupe; 15. Jett Hays; 16. Michelle Parson; 17. Jerrad Warhurst; 18. Chase Brewer; 19. Gary Floyd; 20. Trey Burke. Chad Wilson collected his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers of the season Friday night, when the Texas Sprint Series traveled to Boyd Raceway. (Photo by Debbie Johnson) He moved to lower grooves from that point and won ahead of Lucas Scherb and Logan Scherb. “It was a stout field for sure and definitely one of the most fun races I’ve been in,” Wilson said following his first win of 2020. Wilson started the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car 20-lapper from ninth, found a line to his liking higher up on the oval and passed Brandon Howle for the lead before midway.
Poyet has made the capture of the 23-year-old Italian a priority, but is yet to get the answer he craves with time rapidly running down. Borini enjoyed a hugely successful 2013-14 season on loan at the Stadium of Light from Liverpool. The Uruguayan remains confident Borini wants to come, but despite the Black Cats having had an offer which could eventually amount to £14million accepted, the proposed transfer is yet to materialise. Poyet’s optimism is not necessarily shared by sources on Wearside, and even the manager admits the time will come when he has to draw a line under his pursuit. Asked if the club would set a deadline, he said: “I have asked myself many, many times. I don’t know, to be honest, I don’t know if we need to put a date on it or not. I don’t know. “It’s a daily thing. If something incredible comes in and we need to make a decision then, a player that we cannot say no to, then I am sure there will be a few phone calls saying ‘now or never’ both ways. “But at the moment, we haven’t found that player, but we will see.” However, Poyet revealed Sunderland came close to having to make that decision after just missing out on a deal for Chile forward Eduardo Vargas before he opted instead to join promoted QPR on loan. He said: “We were very close to getting Vargas. It was a matter of decisions between everybody – clubs and cities, living and possibilities and things, and in the end, everything didn’t come through for us to get the player. “That was close to us making a decision on whether Fabio was coming or not coming. It’s daily. We haven’t put a date on it, but it’s daily and we are looking for options.” In the event, Poyet will head into Sunday’s home clash with Manchester United with the situation unresolved. He has been encouraged though by the changes he has been able to make to his squad and a solid pre-season, luxuries which he did not enjoy on his arrival in October. Press Association He said: “I know the players very well, there are no doubts. Last year, I had too many doubts. Now I know exactly the players we have. “The squad at the moment is very compact and it’s easier to control. Everybody knows exactly what we want apart from the new players, who are trying to get used to it very quickly, so it’s better for the team. “There are fewer and fewer and fewer excuses, which is good for me.” The Black Cats, who will be boosted by the returns of Billy Jones and Santiago Vergini to the squad, will host a United side desperate to bounce back from an opening-day home defeat by Swansea which did little to dispel the misery of last season. Poyet, whose victory at Old Trafford in May was a key factor in their successful survival fight, said: “It’s very difficult to see Manchester United losing two games in a row. “It’s a difficult game. They have got quality and I am sure they are going to be up for it, they won’t let it go past. For us, it’s a special day – at home, it’s the first game of the season. “We need to play better than last week (a draw at West Brom) and be good on the ball to have a chance.” Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has warned top transfer target Fabio Borini he is primed to switch his attention elsewhere as the transfer window draws to a close.
It was Perez’s impudence which gave them the platform though, his back-heel flick reminiscent of Kanu’s goal for Arsenal at Middlesbrough in 1999. It helped lift the Magpies up to seventh in the league while the poor Baggies dropped to 13th with Saido Berahino, celebrating his first senior England call-up, anonymous. Youssouf Mulumbu replaced the suspended Craig Gardner for the hosts while Victor Anichebe came in for Stephane Sessegnon. Once again £10million record signing Brown Ideye failed to make the Baggies squad. Perez was rewarded with a start while Papiss Cisse, who had been struggling with a knee injury, was on the bench. With Gabriel Obertan sidelined with a torn thigh muscle and Steven Taylor injured, in came Remy Cabella and Massadio Haidara. The game initially lacked punch until Sammy Ameobi’s curling effort bounced off the top of Foster’s crossbar in the 10th minute after Craig Dawson’s poor header. And it took until the 16th minute for the Baggies to conjure their first chance. Ayoze Perez’s moment of magic inspired Newcastle to a comfortable 2-0 win at West Brom, their fifth successive victory in all competitions. The striker brilliantly scored a third goal in as many games with a back-heeled flick into the far corner past the helpless Ben Foster as Alan Pardew’s Magpies revival continued at the Hawthorns. Fabricio Coloccini’s header added the gloss for Newcastle, who have now won their last four Barclays Premier League games. A slick move involving Chris Brunt and Anichebe saw the former Everton striker set up Berahino but the striker’s shot was pushed over by the stumbling Tim Krul. There were signs of a blossoming partnership between Berahino and Anichebe and they combined again in the 27th minute to present Anichebe with chance, only for Paul Dummett to thwart him on the edge of the box. Anichebe was enjoying the physical battle with the Magpies defence but failed to get the better of Coloccini with the game meandering to the break. But Perez ended the monotony when his wonderful finish fired the visitors ahead just before the break. Newcastle’s quick play caught the Baggies out and, when the excellent Daryl Janmaat crossed low, Perez met it with an expert back-heel to divert the ball into the corner across Foster from 12 yards. It was a wonderful moment of skill which was so out of keeping with an otherwise scrappy game. The subdued hosts, with Berahino especially quiet, struggled to respond after the break. While there was plenty of effort the Baggies lacked quality and Newcastle batted Albion’s muted attacks away. And the Magpies doubled their lead in the 62nd minute when Coloccini crashed in a far-post header after another devastating right-wing cross from Janmaat. The goal put Newcastle in total control but Andre Wisdom wasted a gift with 11 minutes left when he was left with just Krul to beat after Anichebe pushed the ball into his path. The on-loan Liverpool defender, though, opted to take a touch before sending a wretched shot wide from just six yards. With the wasted chance went Albion’s final hope, and Foster prevented further misery when he denied Perez a second, superbly tipping over his close-range effort with four minutes left. Press Association
Bahrain F1 to run without fans due to virus as markets fallDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain says its Formula One race this month will only allow “participants only” over fears about the new coronavirus. Bahrain’s crown prince made the announcement Sunday via the state-run Bahrain News Agency. The crown prince says the decision was “to preserve the safety of citizens, residents and racing fans.” The race is scheduled for March 22. Across the Mideast, stock markets suffered sharp drops in early trading Sunday over fears about the new coronavirus as well as falling demand for crude oil. that came after a failure by OPEC and allied nations to cut production. The wider Mideast now has over 6,200 confirmed cases of the virus. Atkinson was 118-190 in 3 1/2 seasons of his first NBA head coaching job.Also in the NBA:— Warriors guard Stephen Curry missed Saturday’s game against the 76ers because of the flu. The team also said that Curry is not at specific risk for COVID-19 or coronavirus.— The Pacers say point guard Malcolm Brogdon will be out indefinitely with a torn left hip muscle. Brogdon is listed as week to week.NHL-SCHEDULE Devonte Graham had 23 points and PJ Washington added 22 to help the Hornets end a three-game losing streak.The Rockets wasted James Harden’s triple-double of 30 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds while Russell Westbrook sat out the game.Houston is 1 ½ games behind the Jazz in the West and only one game ahead of Dallas for the Southwest Division lead.The Jazz picked up their fifth straight win as Bojan (BOY’-ahn) Bogdanovic furnished 32 points in their 111-105 decision over the Pistons. Donovan Mitchell scored 25 for Utah, which squandered a 22-point, first-half lead before going on an 18-2 run in the fourth quarter.The Jazz swept a four-game road trip that also included games against the Cavaliers, Knicks and Celtics. Associated Press — Chris Tierney atoned for his missed penalty shot by scoring 35 seconds into overtime to give the Senators their fourth win in five games, 2-1 at San Jose. Nick Paul also tallied and Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots as Ottawa took the opener of a five-game road trip.PGA-ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONALHatton leads through 54ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton is the third-round leader at the Arnold Palmer Invitational as he seeks his first PGA Tour victory.Hatton braved strong winds in shooting a 1-over 73 that puts him two strokes ahead of Rory McIlroy and Marc Leishman. Hatton has earned four international victories during his career. NBA-NEWSKenny Atkinson out as Nets coachUNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have made a surprising coaching change with the team on track for a second consecutive playoff berth.The Nets have parted company with Kenny Atkinson and put assistant Jacque Vaughn in charge for the rest of the season. The move comes with the team 28-34 and seventh in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.General manager Sean Marks says it was a mutual decision. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEJayhawks take outright Big 12 crownUNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Kansas has wrapped up the Big 12 regular-season title with a little help from West Virginia. Devon Dotson had 17 points and the Jayhawks finished 17-1 in the conference by defeating Texas Tech, 66-62. Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah az-ah-BOO’-kay) was the key man for the Jayhawks, providing 15 points, 11 rebounds and a putback with 1:41 left that put them ahead to stay.Baylor’s chance for a share of the conference title ended when the Mountaineers used a big second half to down the fourth-ranked Bears, 76-64. West Virginia went on a 21-5 run and held Baylor without a field goal for eight minutes midway through the second half.Emmitt Matthews scored a season-high 18 points and freshman Oscar Tshiebwe (SHEEB’-way) added 16 with 12 rebounds for WVU.In other top 25 games Saturday:— Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) contributed 27 points and third-ranked Dayton rolled George Washington 76-51 to finish the regular season with its school-record 29th victory. Jalen Crutcher added 21 points on 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range in the Flyers’ 20th straight win, matching the team mark set in 1951-52. — Sam Merrill scored 17 of his 27 points in the second half, including a contested 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left to lift Utah State to a 59-56 victory over No. 5 San Diego State in the Mountain West Tournament championship. Neemias Queta scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half for the Aggies, who trailed 27-11 in the first half and at one point went nearly 13 minutes without making a field goal.— Sixth-ranked Kentucky rallied from 18 down to beat Florida, 71-70 at Gainesville. Nick Richards scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime to help the Wildcats avoid their first losing streak in three months.— No. 7 Florida State clinched the ACC regular-season title with its 16th consecutive home win, 80-62 against Boston College. Balsa Koprivica (koh-prih-VEET’-suh) posted 15 points and Dominik Olejniczak (oh-LAY’-nee-chuhk) had 14 points as the Seminoles finished 16-4 in the conference.— No. 22 Virginia picked up its eighth straight win as Mamadi Diakite (MAH’-mah-dee dee-ah-KEE’-tay) contributed 17 points and eight rebounds to a 57-54 downing of 10th-ranked Louisville. Kihei (KEE’-hay) Clark posted 18 points had a team-high 18 points for the Cavaliers, whose late-season surge allowed them to finish in a tie for second in the ACC.— Marcus Zegarowski made all five of his 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead 11th-ranked Creighton to a 77-60 victory against No. 8 Seton Hall and a share of the Big East regular-season title. The Bluejays finished the game on a 21-6 run, won for the 11th time in 13 games and came away with the top seed in next week’s conference tournament. McIlroy also shot a 73 to fall into a tie with Leishman, who carded a 72. Four others are within three strokes of the lead.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA tells teams to plan for empty arenasUNDATED (AP) — The NBA wants its teams to prepare to play games without fans if necessary because of the coronavirus crisis. The league circulated a memo to its teams Friday telling them to prepare in case it becomes necessary to play games without fans or media, as sports leagues in Europe have already done. The memo detailed potential actions that teams might need to take “if it were to become necessary to play a game with only essential staff present.”The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, says teams should identify which team and arena people would be needed to conduct games, and be able to communicate quickly with non-essential staff, as well as ticket holders and corporate partners. In other virus-related developments:— The Islanders and Hurricanes conducted postgame interviews outside their dressing rooms Saturday in an effort to avoid the spread of illness. Players convened in the hallway or near the corridor where the Islanders skate onto the ice.— The Giants, Nationals, A’s and other teams are taking Major League Baseball’s recommendation and pre-signing cards and baseballs to hand out to fans, cutting down on interactions around the ballpark. At the Giants’ complex in Scottsdale, Arizona, stadium personnel disinfected railings shortly before fans arrived for an afternoon game against the White Sox, and the team is spending extra time sanitizing around the clubhouse and other facilities.— The women’s world hockey championships in Canada have been canceled because of the virus. The two-week tournament was set to open March 31, with venues in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. The 2003 tournament scheduled for Beijing was called off because of the SARS outbreak in China.BAHRAIN’S FORMULA ONE RACE-NO SPECTATORS March 8, 2020 Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action:— Eric Paschall (PAS’-kul) scored 23 points, including a pair of free throws with 51.7 seconds remaining to push the Warriors past the 76ers, 118-114. Damion Lee finished with 24 points and six rebounds to help the Warriors end a 10-game home losing streak.— Kevin Love scored 27 points including the go-ahead basket with four minutes remaining as the Cavaliers downed the Nuggets, 104-102 to complete a sweep of the two-game season series. Collin Sexton also scored 27 points and Matthew Dellavedova (deh-lah-veh-DOH’-vah) had a career-high 14 assists to help Cleveland end a four-game losing streak.— Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO’-nuhs) had 27 points and 17 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ fourth win in five games, 118-101 over the Hawks. Rookie Ja (jah) Morant added 24 points for Memphis, which led by 26 points at one point and held Atlanta to 33.7% shooting.— Bogdan Bogdanovic was productive in the Kings’ 123-111 thumping of the Trail Blazers, contributing 27 points, eight assists and five boards. Buddy Hield (heeld) dropped in 22 points and Harrison Barnes added 20 for Sacramento, which piled up 77 points in the first half. The Penguins lost for the seventh time in nine games to fall five points behind the Capitals. Sidney Crosby scored for the third straight game and Evgeni Malkin notched his 22nd for Pittsburgh.The Flyers begin their game two points behind Washington.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Tampa Bay ended the Bruins’ four-game losing streak as Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev (SUR’-gah-chehv) scored short-handed goals just 62 seconds apart in the first period of the Lightning’s 5-3 victory at Boston. David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) scored his 48th goal for the Bruins, who trailed 3-0 after one period and watched their lead in the Atlantic Division shrink to seven points over the Bolts.— Edmonton is dead even with Vegas for the Pacific Division lead after Alex Chiasson (CHAY’-sahn) furnished a goal and an assist in the Oilers’ 4-1 victory against the Blue Jackets. Mikko Koskinen stopped 46 shots in the Oilers’ fourth win in five games. — The Predators pulled out a 1-0 win over the Stars as Juuse Saros (YOO’-see SAH’-rohs) blanked Dallas for the second straight game. Ryan Ellis scored a power-play goal in support of Saros, who made 37 saves in his fourth shutout of the season and 11th overall.— Vincent Trochek’s first goal as a Hurricane was the game-winner 1:36 into overtime as Carolina downed the Islanders, 3-2 to end a four-game skid. Josh Bailey tied it with 4:58 left in regulation before New York fell to 0-3-3 in its last six games.— Dustin Brown had three goals and an assist in the Kings’ fifth straight win, 7-3 over the Wild. Blake Lizotte and Trevor Moore scored 53 seconds apart in the second period to help Los Angeles improve to 8-2-1 in its last 11 games.— The Rangers are three points out of a playoff berth after Travis Zajac (ZAY’-jak) and Kyle Palmieri each had a pair of goals in the Devils’ 6-4 win against New York. Blueshirts netminder Igor Shesterkin (shehs-TUR’-kihn) allowed five goals on 23 shots over two periods in his first game since sustaining a rib fracture in a car accident on Feb. 23.— Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist while the Panthers scored three times in the third period to down the Canadiens, 4-1. Chris Driedger (DREE’-gur) stopped 33 shots on a night Florida retired Roberto Luongo’s (loo-AHN’-gohz) jersey No. 1. Flyers extend win streak, stay tied with CapsUNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have retained their share of first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division by earning their ninth consecutive win.Claude Giroux’s second goal of the game snapped a 1-1 tie midway through the third period of the Flyers’ 3-1 victory at Buffalo. Carter Hart turned back 38 shots in winning his seventh straight decision and 10th in his last 11 games.Both the Flyers and Capitals top the division with 89 points.Washington kept pace with a 5-2 win over the Penguins as Nic Dowd scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career. Nicklas Backstrom, Richard Panik and TJ Oshie (OH’-shee) also scored to back Braden Holtby, who stopped 26 shots in the Caps’ fifth victory in their last 14 games. — Vernon Carey Jr. poured in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead 12th-ranked Duke to an 89-76 win against arch-rival North Carolina. Tre Jones had 21 points and Cassius Stanley added 19 as the Blue Devils finished in a second-place tie with Virginia in the ACC.— Payton Pritchard hit for 29 points and 13th-ranked Oregon claimed the Pac-12 regular-season title by earning its fourth straight win, 80-67 over Stanford. Anthony Mathis chipped in 14 points and Will Richardson added 12 to help the Ducks improve to 24-7 overall.— Jermaine Samuels had a 3-point play with 5.6 seconds left as No. 14 Villanova survived a late scare to defeat Georgetown 70-69. Saddiq Bey (sah-DEEK’ bay) led the Wildcats with 18 points.— Samir Doughty made eight of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points as 17th-ranked Auburn beat Tennessee 85-63 to end a two-game slide. Doughty finished one off his career high in points, going 10 of 17 from the floor overall.— Miller Kopp provided 22 points and Northwestern pulled away in the second half to beat No. 20 Penn State, 80-69. The Wildcats scored a season-high 46 points in the second half and ended a seven-game home losing streak. — Nate Reuvers (REE’-vurs) scored 17 points and No. 24 Wisconsin held Indiana to just one basket over the final 10 minutes of a 60-56 comeback over the Hoosiers. The win gives the Badgers at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season crown.NBA-SCHEDULERockets lose againCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Houston Rockets have fallen another game behind Utah in the battle for the fourth seed in the NBA’s Western Conference and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Rockets have lost three straight after winning six straight and 10 of 12.Terry Rozier scored 24 points and had six assists for the fast-starting Hornets in a 108-99 win over the Rockets. Charlotte roared ahead 20-0 while Houston missed five 3-pointers and committed eight turnovers on its first 12 possessions. Update on the latest sports