BANGLADESH star Shakib Al-Hasan has requested a six-month break from Test cricket. Shakib played a starring role in his country’s recent 1-1 draw with Australia, taking 10 wickets and scoring 89 runs as the Tigers secured a historic win over Steve Smith’s side in Dhaka.The victory was Bangladesh’s first in the longest format against Australia.Shakib is the top-ranked all-rounder in all formats of cricket and has become a star in the Tigers’ continued emergence as a credible force, though his success has also drawn attention from lucrative Twenty20 leagues across the world.And with Bangladesh facing Test tours to South Africa and the West Indies, as well as a two-match series with Sri Lanka at home all before the Indian Premier League starts in April, Shakib may be wary of burnout.“Shakib has submitted a letter to the BCB asking for a six-month break from Test cricket,” Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus is quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.Shakib has scored 3 594 runs at 40.38 in Tests, while taking 188 wickets at an average of 32.27. (Omnisport.com)
Update on the latest sports NEW YORK (AP) — Simona Halep says she will skip the U.S. Open. The Wimbledon champion says she wants to put her health first amid the coronavirus pandemic. Halep writes on Twitter that she “always said I would put my health at the heart of my decision and I therefore prefer to stay and train in Europe.” Halep is a former top-ranked player who is currently No. 2. She won the title in Prague on Sunday. Six of the top eight women in the WTA rankings won’t play in New York. No. 1 Ash Barty and defending champion Bianca Andreescu have also withdrawn from the tournament. August 17, 2020 Associated Press Nikola Jokic finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. Murray took over in the extra period, sealing the game on a 3-pointer with 46.8 seconds remaining. Mitchell was the star of the show in the absence of Mike Conley, who left the NBA bubble to return to Ohio for the birth of his son. Mitchell was 19 of 33 from the floor and 13 of 13 from the free-throw line. He also had seven assists.It was no surprise this game went down to the wire. Denver went 3-0 against Utah this season but won by a combined margin of 11 points, including a 134-132 double-overtime thriller on Aug 8. Game 2 is Wednesday.NHL PLAYOFFSLightning win 2-1, put Blue Jackets on brink of eliminationTORONTO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 28 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. In other college football news:Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says his players have had 33 positive tests for COVID-19 this summer. Malzahn says one staff member also tested positive earlier this summer. The Tigers and other Southeastern Conference teams opened preseason camp Monday ahead of a season scheduled to start on Sept. 26. Malzahn says Auburn had no positive tests last week, but four players are still going through the testing protocols. He expects results back by the end of the week. He says the school has administered 863 tests among players, an average of more than seven times each. Mississippi starting center Eli Johnson says he won’t play football this season. Johnson announced on Twitter that he’ll sit out the season and focus on completing his master’s degree in criminal justice in December. The Southeastern Conference allows players to opt out of the season because of COVID-19 and remain on scholarship. Johnson started all 12 games last season, allowing only one sack. His father, David, was hospitalized this summer because of the virus.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNo fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium through Sept. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-PLAYOFFSDenver takes Utah in overtime 135-125LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 10 of his 36 points in overtime on a day Donovan Mitchell erupted for a Jazz playoff-record 57 points and the Denver Nuggets beat Utah 135-125 on Monday in Game 1 of their first-round series. Barclay Goodrow and Yanni Gourde each had a goal and an assist as the Lightning pushed the Blue Jackets to the verge of elimination after being swept by Columbus in the first round of the 2019 playoffs. Cam Atkinson scored for Columbus, and Joonas Korpisalo had 20 saves.The Blue Jackets seemed to have recharged after running out of gas in the Game 3 loss. They got the first goal early in the first period, but it was waved off because Alexandre Texier was offside entering the zone.Then the Lightning scored twice in the first five minutes of the second period. Game 5 is Wednesday.NHL NEWS Penguins star Malkin undergoes elbow surgeryPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has undergone surgery to repair a left elbow injury. The team did not provide specifics on the nature of Malkin’s injury or when it occurred. The 34-year-old Malkin led the Penguins with 74 points during the regular season but was ineffective during a four-game loss to Montreal in the qualifying round of the playoffs. Malkin recorded just one assist during the series and had a minus-3 rating. The expected recovery time for Malkin is about a month, meaning he should be available whenever training camp for the 2020-21 season opens.NFL NEWSCowboys newcomer Gerald McCoy out for season with leg injuryFRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right leg in the first padded practice of training camp. The Cowboys added plenty of depth on the defensive line in the offseason. But the loss of a potential starting tackle is a setback. McCoy will have surgery soon. He signed a three-year contract in March. There will be no fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for NFL and MLS games played in September. The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United say the coronavirus pandemic forced the decision. The teams say they will continue to collaborate with local and national health officials before deciding on the possibility for fans in games after September. In other virus-related sports news:The Canadian Football League has canceled its 2020 season because of the pandemic. The decision marks the first year since 1919 the Grey Cup won’t be awarded. The nine-team league announced the move Monday, dashing hopes of a shortened season in the hub city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the cancellation was in the “best long-term interests” of the league and the CFL is “absolutely committed” to 2021. TENNIS – US OPENWimbledon champion Halep opts out of playing at U.S. Open In other NFL news:The New York Giants have released placekicker Chandler Catanzaro. Coach Joe Judge announced the move Monday, just 16 days after the team hired the veteran following the release of incumbent Aldrick Rosas. New York is in talks with former Carolina Panthers veteran Graham Gano. He hit a career-long 63-yard field goal with :01 to play to help the Panthers beat the Giants 33-31 in 2018. Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes had surgery for a torn pectoral muscle, a significant setback to a defense in transition. The Bengals signed Waynes to a three-year deal as a free agent from Minnesota. He was expected to start along with William Jackson III, but now has a long recovery ahead. The Detroit Lions have signed running back Jonathan Williams, adding depth in the backfield behind Kerryon Johnson and rookie D’Andre Swift. Detroit released running back Wes Hills on Monday to clear a spot on the roster. Williams has 329 yards rushing on 79 carries with two touchdowns over parts of three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills. The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as team president. He’s the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history and at 38 becomes the league’s youngest team president. Wright spent seven years as an NFL running back, was an Arizona Cardinals captain and their Players Association representative. After retiring as a player, Wright earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and joins the organization after working at a strategy and management consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He will run the business side of the organization and join coach Ron Rivera in reporting directly to owner Dan Snyder. Cleveland Browns star running back Nick Chubb is being evaluated for a concussion after being tackled on the first day players were in pads. Chubb, who rushed for 1,494 yards last season, was taken down after catching a short pass by linebacker Mack Wilson during Monday’s workout. A team spokesman said Chubb is being examined for a possible head injury. COLLEGE FOOTBALLK-State OK’d for 25% capacity for football gamesKansas State will allow 25% capacity at its football stadium for games this season after getting approval Monday from the county commission. That means a maximum crowd of just under 15,000 fans. The Big 12 Conference is allowing schools to set their own attendance policies based on local jurisdictions. The Riley County Commission reviewed the rest of Kansas State’s return-to-play protocols, too. Fans will be required to wear face coverings where 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Tailgating will not be permitted in parking lots controlled by the school. There will be no reentry. There also will be hand sanitizing stations and other protective measures.
Facebook Twitter Google+ 1. Generate a pass rush and rattle Matt BarkleySomebody has to hit Matt Barkley. In order for Syracuse to be in the game near the end against Southern California, somebody needs to pressure the Trojans’ quarterback to disrupt his rhythm.And that somebody won’t be defensive end Chandler Jones. SU head coach Doug Marrone called him arguably the Orange’s best defensive player, but he’s out for the second straight game with a lower body injury.‘You just need other people to pick up the slack,’ Marrone said in his Wednesday teleconference.The rest of the SU defense will need to generate pressure without perhaps its best pass rusher.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSenior Torrey Ball will start in Jones’ place for the second straight game, but expect Brandon Sharpe and Micah Robinson to play some as well. Ball recorded a half-sack in the Orange’s season opener.But whoever lines up on the right side of SU’s defensive line will need to get past Matt Kalil to get to the quarterback. Kalil, the Trojans’ left tackle and one of the top prospects for next year’s NFL Draft, is 6 feet 7 inches, 295 pounds and is the son and brother of NFL offensive linemen.He’s a key reason why Barkley has been sacked just once in two games.‘We just got to make sure that we limit the amount of plays that (Barkley) can make,’ Marrone said. ‘But he’s a great player and he has great people around him. But there’s not many people getting to him.’2. Win the field position battleSyracuse hasn’t returned a kick or punt for a touchdown with Doug Marrone at the helm.The SU head coach admitted it’s been a long time coming for the Orange. In a game where Syracuse’s opponent, USC, is heavily favored and more athletic, a couple plays on special teams — whether they are scores or lead to scores — could make a difference.‘I think you hit it right on the head when you talk about field position,’ Marrone said. ‘I think that’s where it plays a critical part in this game. And then, we’re still waiting, it’s been a long time since we’ve been able to make a play on special teams from the standpoint of a return.’Syracuse kick returner Jeremiah Kobena has been close to breaking a couple of returns early on this season. The freshman took a kick against Wake Forest for 37 yards and seemed a block or broken tackle away from being able to take it for six.The Orange hasn’t done much on punts so far this season, with Steve Rene calling for a fair catch more often than attempting a return. But Marrone credited Rene with making some tough catches in traffic.On the other side, Syracuse’s kick coverage hasn’t allowed any big returns, but it hasn’t faced USC wide receiver and kick returner Robert Woods. He took one kick back for a touchdown last season and is a menacing presence whenever he’s on the field.‘They have some dangerous cats on that field now,’ Marrone said. ‘They got guys that can catch that football, take it for touchdowns.’3. Don’t let the crowd be a huge factorThe Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an intimidating presence for Southern California’s opponents.So at Syracuse’s practices this week, the Trojans’ fight song is being amplified through speakers to prepare the Orange for the hostile atmosphere.‘It’s part of my responsibility as a coach to make sure that we try to get the players used to the environment or the venue that they’re going to be playing in because we’ve never played out there before,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said.The average attendance for USC’s first two games against Minnesota and Utah is right around the 70,000 mark. And this past weekend, the Trojans had twice as many fans in attendance for their game against Utah (73,821) than SU did for its win versus Rhode Island (36,421).It’s going to be a new atmosphere for most of the Orange players. One that offensive lineman Lou Alexander, a California native, said will be intense.‘Growing up in Southern California I’m used to it,’ Alexander said. ‘Heard it all the time so it’s the same thing. We’re just going to pretend that it’s our band playing for us, and I think it will help us focus more.’firstname.lastname@example.org Comments Published on September 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: email@example.com | @mark_cooperjr
Liam Sheehan | Asst. Photo Editor Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse (19-12, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) teetering on the bubble heading into its second round ACC tournament matchup with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, The Daily Orange spoke with NCAA Tournament guru Patrick Stevens. Stevens’ projections appear in The Washington Post and, in 2014, he was the only bracketologist, out of 121, to correctly pick all 68 teams in the field, per Syracuse.com.Here’s what he had to say about SU’s chances at an NCAA Tournament bid.The Daily Orange: Not thinking ahead to Wednesday, where do you have Syracuse as we speak?Patrick Stevens: “At the moment, I have Syracuse as the last at-large team that does not have to go to Dayton. That’s No. 32 on the at large board. A 10 seed at the moment in the West Regional playing Wisconsin, which obviously won’t really happen because those teams already played. But that’s where things would stand at the moment.“For Syracuse at this point, obviously they could have helped themselves a great deal just by winning that game Saturday at Florida State. I think it would have been a very stress free week. At least in terms of selection had Syracuse won that game. Instead it certainly sizes up that Wednesday to open that round two in D.C. It’s a really, really significant game with Syracuse obviously not completely locked in and Pittsburgh really right on the edge of the field right now. I think you have two teams playing with some desperation.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: Do you look at Wednesday’s game as a must-win for Syracuse?P.S.: “As you compare the profiles, I think Syracuse, even with the two losses to Pittsburgh, has a better profile overall. And I think Pittsburgh pretty much needs to win that game to play its way into the field or at least have a chance. I think Syracuse could get away with losing, potentially. But it probably wouldn’t be very smart to chance it. You’ve already seen this weekend, Wichita State bump somebody, and who knows who that somebody ultimately is, but bump somebody out of the field in all likelihood … I think that steals a bid from the rest of the field.“I wouldn’t say with 100 percent certainty that Syracuse has to win Wednesday to make the field of 68. But I do think it would make life a whole lot easier for Syracuse to do so.” Published on March 7, 2016 at 10:47 am Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @SamBlum3 D.O.: You mentioned Wichita State as a bid-stealer. Are there any other teams or conference tournaments that SU fans should keep their eyes on that could potentially take away at-large bids?P.S.: “I’m not sure Monmouth is going to have the goods to make it as an at-large candidate. The bad losses and whatnot is really something that’s going to be held against it … It’s kind of a quiet spot on the schedule this Monday and Tuesday, as it is every year. You’ve got some conference championships but there’s not that many in leagues that are likely to produce multiple bids. I think that when you look at a league like the West Coast Conference, you get a Gonzaga-St. Mary’s final. Not that either of those teams is an overwhelming at-large candidate. But in this particular year, where you’re really sifting around and parsing these profiles and all of them have their weaknesses, there are things to be said for St. Mary’s and Gonzaga that haven’t really messed up a whole lot … That’s probably a league to keep an eye on.”D.O.: Is Syracuse in with a win on Wednesday?P.S.: “It would require considerable chaos. It would require a sequence that is a dream scenario for somebody betting on horse racing where there are like six or seven things that have to happen. It would be like, Virginia Tech has to win the ACC and Ohio State has to win the Big 10. I’m just giving a couple examples of teams that would have to surge up and really surprise everybody by winning conference championships this week.“I think with one more victory, you look at Syracuse’s profile overall. That’s probably going to be enough I think. They’re 6-8 away from home. So if they win that game it’s 7-9. They’d be a team with nine victories against the Top 100. No strength of schedule issues or anything like that … The Georgetown loss is back outside the Top 100 and the St. John’s thing is an eyesore. The thing that still stands out about Syracuse that makes me think it will end up in the field, assuming it can handle some business on Wednesday is that victory at Duke. It’s just a demonstration that it can win in a tough environment. And throw the Texas A&M game, beating a really tough team on a neutral floor. I think those are the two games that stand out for Syracuse that kind of differentiate them from the other teams that are hovering around the edge of the field.” Comments Related Stories Schneidman: Uncertainty surrounds Syracuse heading into ACC tournament after loss to Florida StateSyracuse basketball roundtable: How SU can make the NCAA Tournament, the Orange’s x-factor and moreSyracuse earns No. 9 seed in ACC tournament and will play PittsburghSyracuse drops ‘must-win’ game to Florida State, 78-73
As expected they have chosen Semple Stadium in Thurles for the July 12th clash of Tipp and Waterford in what will be a fitting tribute to the late Jimmy Doyle.Redevelopment work at Pairc Uí Chaoimh ruled out the Cork venue for the game while the Gaelic Ground in Limerick and Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney were also ruled out.Tipp FM will of course have live commentary of the game in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.
Share StumbleUpon Submit Betsson strengthens diversity commitment with AIDP membership May 7, 2020 Related Articles Payment Expert brings together industry leaders to conclude Digital Summit Payments track April 29, 2020 In this week’s edition of 6 of the Best, Kelly Kehn, Co-founder of All-In Diversity, tells SBC about her babymoon trip to Barcelona and San Sebastian, and which John Hughes movie tops the list as her best film.Best HolidayThere are so many good ones, I think the best one was when I was about 7 months pregnant with my first child — our ‘babymoon.’ We went to Barcelona and San Sebastian, Spain. Barcelona has always been one of my favourite cities and, if you don’t know, San Sebastian has the most Michelin stars per capita of any place on Earth… and I love food. It was my first (and only) 3 star Michelin dinner, but every meal was an experience. This holiday was a week full of great weather, art, food and lots of siestas! Perfect.Best BookI have to say one of the books that had the most impact on my general view on life was Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. I had just moved to NY when that book came out and he was the “it” chef. It was hard for me to turn any invitation to any restaurant down — I was single, on my own in a huge city and wanting to experience it all — sometimes in one night! That booked flipped my view of the NYC restaurant scene on it’s head… I still hesitate to eat the bread from the basket. (Don’t read if you are going to Betting on Sports America!) It also opened my eyes to how sheltered most of my life had been and how privileged I continue to be. Anthony Bourdain will always be one of my favourite storytellers of all time.Best AlbumSo much of what I say here has everything to do with my childhood and nostalgia. Hands down, the best album is Rumours from Fleetwood Mac. I know every word to every song. It used to play on the radio station my mom listened to in the car when we were little all the time. It’s the soundtrack to so many of my memories. I still think Stevie Nicks is a total legend. (Now you also know how old I am!!)Best Sporting ExperienceMy first job was working for The Jockey Club in Kentucky and every May I worked on the press team for the Kentucky Derby. In 2006, there was a horse running called Flashy Bull owned by Chris Therien — an NHL player. While sitting in the press box, everyone started buzzing around looking for their photographers. It was the first time in history, the Stanley Cup was going to be in the same room as the KY Derby Trophy — brought because Chris Therien was a Stanley Cup winner — and we had to get the shot. I sat and waited hoping for my glimpse of history. Finally a man in white gloves asked me to please get up because I was SITTING on the crate of the Stanley Cup. (For an image of said white gloved gentleman, google “keeper of the cup”)Best FilmBack to the nostalgia here and likely showing my American stripes as well… Anything directed by John Hughes but my favourite is Breakfast Club. What an iconic movie with an all-star cast!“You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely, The Breakfast Club.” Cue the iconic fist pump from Judd Nelson. Classic.Best BetI don’t gamble a lot but I’ll always get involved with an NCAA March Madness bracket. I take the University of Kentucky (my Alma mater) to win the NCAA championships every year and I always bet against Duke University during that tournament. I always bet on the Queen’s horses during Royal Ascot (if she’s got one). The best bet I ever made was a £50 bet on number 18 in roulette that came in. My friend tried to cash all my chips for me and push me out the door (take the money and run!!) after that win but the adrenaline and alcohol where no match for his voice of reason. The casino kept most of that win that night but the memory is priceless. Share DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020
“It’s getting better,” he said. “There are certain plays where we take a couple of steps back. I wish it didn’t. But it’s basketball. When you’re making plays like I make and do some of the things the way I do with how I play, naturally it’s going to happen.”Coach Frank Vogel said the medical staff has cleared Davis so far, but he also acknowledged the Lakers, who hope to be playoff-bound this season, could make decisions to rest Davis and other players at strategic moments if they believe it has long-term benefits.“We’ll continue … to keep the big picture in mind, whether it’s managing minutes throughout each game or managing whether a player needs to be off on a certain night,” Vogel said. “That’s something that we’ll evaluate day to day all throughout the year. So that could be a possibility.”Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers have played it especially safe with Rondo, who has been listed as “day-to-day” with a “mild right calf strain” since the regular season started but has yet to play. Rondo acknowledged Monday that the injury has been more serious than previously discussed: Medical staffers compared his strain to the one that Kevin Durant had in the playoffs last season, a precursor to his Achilles injury that has sidelined him for a year.“Once they said that, I kind of backed up as far as wanting to play right away,” he said. “I kind of took a little more time off and tried to listen to my body, day to day.”Rondo admitted that he’s been champing at the bit to play, but he’s woken up feeling achy several mornings. Over the last week, the Lakers have played him in increasingly challenging scrimmages hoping for his return. Vogel said Rondo played the entire live session in Monday’s practice.The Lakers’ biggest stars have been reluctant to embrace the tactic of load management, in which players are rested to limit their workload over the course of the season. LeBron James told ESPN over the weekend that if he’s healthy, he wants to play. Davis echoed that sentiment Monday, saying it pained him when New Orleans sat him for multiple games last season after his trade demand.“It’s tough sitting out of games and not being able to do anything and not being able to play the sport that you like and the sport that you love,” he said. “For me, anytime I get a chance to play, I want to play just because I missed so much time last year.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years EL SEGUNDO — Many of the Lakers’ ambitions this season rest on the shoulders of Anthony Davis, so it’s a bit alarming when one of the star forward’s shoulders isn’t at full strength.After a third-quarter blocked shot against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Davis came down wincing and grabbing his right arm – the same arm he injured two weeks ago against Charlotte. His arm hung slack at his side for several seconds as the 26-year-old recovered the use of his arm, going on to hit a few jumpers on the next few possessions.That play led to an admission by both Davis and the team that he’s been feeling right shoulder soreness, and the injury was aggravated Sunday night. He’s been added to the injury report as “probable” – while the Lakers think he’ll play against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, the slim possibility exists that Davis could miss his first regular-season game.It’s a possibility Davis would rather like to dismiss. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“At the end of the day, we have to see how it feels,” he said. “It feels good right now. We’re going in with the mindset that I’ll go through shootaround, see how I feel throughout the course of the day tomorrow and shoot before the game. If it feels good, then pencil me in.”While Davis’ status is the most pressing, other injury news looms for the team. Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo was upgraded to questionable after going through Monday’s practice. Meanwhile, guard Troy Daniels tweaked his left knee at practice, and the Lakers listed him as questionable with left knee soreness after an MRI.Davis said most of the time on the court, he feels fine, and the adrenaline of playing can keep his mind off any discomfort he feels. He gets sensitive to the shoulder when he takes hits, and in between games, he said he feels more strain.While he said the injury is moving “in the right direction,” he pined last week that he thought it would be the type of condition that would heal if he were to have four or five days off. The Lakers, of course, don’t have a four- or five-day stretch without a game until the All-Star break in February.Davis’ intention is to play through it.
*School Pictures will be on September 3. * Cowley County Community College will be here today at 12:30Â to collect payments and to deliver books. Today’s News:Â * Any student interested in Classic Movie Club can stop by room 205 and talk to Mr. Rose. *Auditions for the All school Musical (Seussical) will be heldÂ on MondayÂ andÂ Tuesday Aug. 25th & 26th. Â Please see Mrs. Kelly to sign up for an audition time.Monday’s lunch:Hamburger/bunRomaine and TomatoSweet Potato WedgesMixed FruitRice Crispy Treats *Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their sportsâ€™ Fee paid before the first game.
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Egan told SN he was talking to a friend in Germany just this week who said, “Usually we get these things right.”There are risks, but the top two divisions of German soccer have been doing frequent coronavirus tests since returning to practice last month, with only a handful of positive results turning up in that period.“I’m worried,” Egan said. “I just hope it’s done in such a safe manner that we continue to see the improvement and we see more and more leagues say ‘yes’ to a return.” “Of course it won’t be the same without fans,” Gio Reyna, the American teenager rapidly becoming a presence at Borussia Dortmund, said on the Fox Indoor Soccer program Monday. “But once you start playing again, it’s the same. And it all comes down to focus and needing to win the game as we make the final push to try to win the Bundesliga.”MORE: Bundesliga teams to followThe Bundesliga is known for its passionate and colorful game-day scenes, perhaps none more so than at Dortmund, where the Yellow Wall of 25,000 fans has been one of the most dazzling sights in world sport for nearly two decades.We have been given two months during the COVID-19 pandemic to fully understand, though, what soccer is like with no soccer. It seems unlikely that soccer with no fans could be an emptier experience.The American sports fan has been able, for a lifetime, to switch from baseball to football to basketball and hockey, depending on the season. With the emergence of soccer’s popularity here in the past quarter century, the American fan had the ability to be occupied year-round with MLS, the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams, the Premier League, Liga MX, the Champions League, the European Championships, Copa America, the Gold Cup and the men’s and women’s World Cups. Soccer on American television never abated.“I miss not knowing what’s going to happen,” said Kevin Egan, soccer analyst for Atlanta United and CNN International. “When you watch the old games back — and that’s what we’ve all been doing — you know what’s going to happen. I was watching Lionel Messi miss a penalty here in the U.S. for Argentina against Chile in the Copa America Centenario, and I was willing that ball to go in because I wanted to see Tata Martino and Argentina win a major trophy, but obviously knew it wasn’t going to happen. That feeling of unpredictability is something I greatly miss. Live sports, in any capacity, is going to be welcomed back.”The first game broadcast widely here in the United States will feature FC Schalke 04 against Dortmund, four points behind first-place FC Bayern Munich, at 9:20 a.m. Saturday on FS1. Schalke is in sixth place but out of the title race, though it is competing against at least four other clubs for positions in 2020-21 European competition.There are plenty of reasons for fans on this side of the Atlantic to be interested in what we’ll see:North American starsCanada’s Alphonso Davies, at 19, is the regular left back for Bayern, one of the world’s most prominent teams and winners of the past seven Bundesliga titles.“I think, quite honestly, Alphonso Davies has absolutely everything you need to be a successful professional. His attitude is exemplary. He’s unbelievably athletic,” Egan said. “A lot of people questioned him because he was playing for Vancouver and playing in Major League Soccer. I’m not just saying this: From day one, when I started watching him, I knew this was a next-level star.”Now an automatic starter for the U.S. men’s national team, midfielder Weston McKennie has been a regular at Schalke since the start of the 2017-18 season. RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams would be an automatic for the USMNT but has been injured for much of the past 18 months. He has started only five league games this season, but indications are the month of downtime and now the practice to prepare for this return put him in position to finish strong. But will he have a position to call his own, and will the squeeze to finish the season permit that?“For Adams and McKennie, because they can play defensive positions and in the midfield, those guys are going to get used in a bunch of different ways because of the congested schedule, running through things quickly,” Jason Davis, host of the United States of Soccer on SiriusXM, told Sporting News. “I’m not sure that’s a good thing. It’s better than not playing, but are they going to get reps at the positions that are going to become their established homes in the future, whether to club or country?“You can look at it as a credit to them that they can play so many positions in what might be the best or second-best league in the world. It’s great they’re going to get a chance to shine, but they’re going to get pulled all over the map.”Reyna has not yet started a Bundesliga game for Dortmund, but he came off the bench in each of the team’s final three victories before the league was suspended. And he scored one of the great goals authored this season by any player, anywhere, in a DFB Pokal cup victory over Werder Bremen.“I’m confident that he will become a star,” Egan said.The title raceBayern’s pursuit of an eighth consecutive title represents a challenge unlike any of those that preceded it. The first of its nine remaining games is Sunday against Union Berlin at noon on FS1, and the intent is to complete the season by the end of June. That’s a game every 4.7 days.And there are three teams within six points of Bayern’s 55: Dortmund at 51, Leipzig at 50 and Borussia Monchengladbach at 49. Bayer Leverkusen, at 47 points, will have a tough time winning it but still could be a factor.Of those remaining on Leipzig’s schedule, only the penultimate game — against Dortmund — requires facing a team standing higher than eighth. The average standing of Leipzig’s remaining opponents: 12th. Dortmund has four games against opponents standing seventh or higher, and the average standing of the nine remaining opponents is 10th. For Bayern, there are five games against teams eighth or better and an average standing of ninth for the remaining nine opponents.“In terms of the league title race, we see Borussia Monchengladbach race away to a lead and take top spot for large parts of the season, we’ve seen RB Leipzig have it for a while, and now Bayern Munich have it and are four points ahead,” Egan told SN. “It’s hard to go against them, knowing their dominance over the past seven years. But knowing the schedule Leipzig have, the rest they have had, the chance to get guys back fit, it’s thrilling. It really is.”It’s all we’ve gotBundesliga is the first major world league to return to action since the shutdown that developed in the second week of March. Champions League games were played on March 11, with Atletico Madrid eliminating Liverpool and Dortmund falling to Paris Saint-Germain. It has been so quiet since.Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion will be quiet, relatively, when the Black and Yellow face Schalke. It will not be empty, though. There will be coaches, officials, those necessary to put on a match. And most importantly, there will be athletes and competition.MORE: No fans is better than no games“I’m wrestling with it a little bit. I’m excited to see soccer again, because I guess it will be the first step toward something approaching normal,” Davis said. “But I guess I’m kind of cynical: I’ll believe it when I see it. The lack of fans will obviously have an impact. The Bundesliga has some great atmospheres, and the Bundesliga BL has some great talent, but it’s not going to be what we’re accustomed to.“I’m going to get up at 9 o’clock on Saturday. I’m going to settle in and see what it’s like. I’m going to try to be as open-minded as possible. I don’t want to hate it, but I think I’m going to hate it.“I think everyone wants it to work. We’re moving forward with this unspoken understanding that we want soccer to happen again, and we trust the Germans.” When Rafael Nadal won the Mexican Open at Acapulco in the last week of February, he and opponent Taylor Fritz did not toss the tennis ball to serve until everyone in the audience hushed. When classical music superstars Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Leonidas Kavakos appeared in Chicago in early March to perform several Beethoven piano trios, the Harris Theater was quiet as they played. When England’s Tyrrell Hatton won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill later that week, he was undisturbed while swinging the golf club precisely 284 times.We are more accustomed in this world to observing greatness in silence than we may realize, and it is true even in the world of sports. It’s just so rarely been the case in the world of soccer, but that’s what the atmosphere will be when German’s Bundesliga returns Saturday morning to complete the 2019-20 season.