News March 17, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Free Key Rights Defenders News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Government Arbitrarily Holds Darwish, Colleagues Despite UN Demands(Geneva, March 17, 2014) – The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 55 human rights organizations said today. The United Nations Security Council demanded the release of all arbitrarily detained people in Syria on February 22, 2014.Darwish and his colleagues, held in violation of international standards by government authorities for over two years, are in the Adra central prison in Damascus pending trial before the Anti-Terrorism Court.On March 10, the head of the Anti-Terrorism Court postponed the men’s trial for the seventh consecutive time, to March 24. The latest postponement was reportedly because a trial judge was sick but previous postponements were due to the government’s failure to present evidence against the three men. The trial has failed to comply with international fair trial standards, the organizations said. The detainees have not seen the evidence against them, and fear that evidence extracted under torture may be used against them. There have also been excessive delays. Syrian Air Force Intelligence arrested the three men on February 16, 2012, in Damascus, when officers raided the offices of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), a key local nongovernmental organization working to disseminate information regarding the human rights situation in Syria. The government has brought terrorism charges against the three men for their work at SCM, and despite credible reports that security forces subjected them to torture while in detention, there has been no investigation into the abuses. Their ongoing detention is a part of a wider campaign of threats and harassment against human rights defenders in Syria which appears intended to prevent them from carrying out their legitimate and peaceful human rights work, the organizations said.Despite repeated calls by the international community, including the United Nations, for the release of the three human rights defenders, the authorities have refused to release them. A May 15, 2013 UN General Assembly resolution included a demand for their immediate release and on January 14, 2014, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found their detention to be arbitrary and called for their release.The Syrian authorities should immediately carry out UN Security Council Resolution 2139 adopted on February 22, 2014, the organizations said. The resolution demands the immediate end of arbitrary detention, torture, kidnappings, abductions, and forced disappearances and the release of all arbitrarily detained persons. In so doing, the government should immediately and unconditionally release and drop all charges against Darwish, Ghareer, and Al-Zitani.The UN Security Council and the international community, in particular countries supportive of the Syrian government, should press for the immediate and unconditional release of all those currently arbitrarily detained, the organizations said.The 61 organizations are:· Albadeel for studies and research/ Jordan· Amnesty International· Ana Press· Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship· Arab Working Group for Media Monitoring· Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI)· Article 19· Asharq Center (Saudi Arabia)· Assyrian Human Rights Network· Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR)· Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS)· Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights ( BYSHR )· Cairo Institute for Human rights Studies (CIHRS)· Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)· Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria· Cham Center For Democratic and Human Rights Studies· CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation· Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)· Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA)· Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN)· Freedom Foundation (Yemen)· Front Line Defenders· Gathered Lawyers Kobani· Gulf Centre for Human rights (GCHR)· Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos)· Human Rights Watch (HRW)· Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)· International Center For Supporting Rights and Freedoms· International Media Support (IMS)· International Institute for Nonviolent Action· Iraqi Institution for Development· Iraqi Intuition for the Civil Development· Iraqi Journalists Rights Defense Association (IJRDA)· Iraqi Network for Social Media· Itana for Documentation· Jordanian Commission for Democratic Culture (JCDC)· Kurdish Organization for Human Rights and General Freedom in Syria (DAD)· L’Association Saharaouie des Victimes des Graves Violations des Droits de l’Hommes Commises par l’Etat Marocain (ASVDH)· Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L)· Maharat· Media International Support (IMS)· Monitor of Human Rights in Oman· Monitor of Human Rights on Saudi Arabia· My Right Syrian Organization for Woman And Children· Nooraldine Zaza Cutural Centre- Iraqi Kurdistan· Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)· Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)· Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)· PAX for Peace· PEN International· Reporters Without Borders (RSF)· Samir Kassir Foundation – SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom· Syrian Al Karama Media Center· Syrian Center for Legal Studies and Research· Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)· Syrian Network for Human Rights· Syrian Observer· Syrian Women for Development· The Day After Association· Violation Documentation Center in Syria (VDC)· Yemen Organization for Defending Rights & Democratic Freedoms March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Syria Help by sharing this information March 8, 2021 Find out more News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out more
News RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Do you mean that one can say anything at all in Denmark ?Absolutely. Two years before the cartoons were published, we had a very lively debate in Europe about the resurgence of anti-Semitism. At no time did you hear anyone say it was a free speech issue. Everyone agreed that this resurgence was bad and that anti-Semitism had to be combated. No one said there was a need to defend the right to express anti-Semitic opinions. But that is what happened during the cartoons crisis. And it was for political reasons. Instead of having a debate about growing Islamophobia, this other subject was chosen. Any debate about Islamophobia was rejected. Instead people said it was a free speech issue. Subsequent events showed that this was partly true. That freedom of expression was at stake. But people did not wait until there were threats of violence to take this position. It was a way of thinking that was established at that time and it is the way the debate continues to be framed. Do you think this is a result of the political situation in Denmark since 2001 ?Definitely. And a result of the fact that the liberal-conservative government that has been in power since 2001 cooperates closely with the Danish People’s Party, which has positions that are similar to those of other European far-right parties but has managed to cloak itself in respectability. In this situation, the government cannot spend its time criticising its ally. Instead, it tends to legitimise it, which plays in its favour. The result is that you cannot have a debate about Islamophobia or racism in Denmark. It would be much too uncomfortable for the government. It would threaten the prevailing political orthodoxy.We are talking about dangers to freedom of expression. Don’t you see any danger ?The attempted murder of Kurt Westergaard obviously represents a threat to freedom of expression. But I would not say that, as a result, criticism of Islam has been silenced. The debate continues to be very lively and even violent.Two men were arrested last autumn in the United States on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack on the Jyllands Posten newspaper. Then there was the attempt to murder Kurt Westergaard. On neither of these occasions did the Danish newspapers reprint the cartoons. Why ?The editors of the newspapers gave different explanations. What is clear is that this had nothing to do with free expression. People have finally understood in Denmark that these cartoons had become a symbol of hatred and represented a provocation and a humiliation for Muslims. Everyone has seen the cartoons. Everyone knows what this is about. Does this mean that not publishing them is an example of censorship or self-censorship? In my view it is a sign of maturity. What’s more, look at the United States, which has a much more entrenched free speech tradition than Europe. No American newspapers every published the cartoons.What do you deduce from that?Free speech is not regulated by legislation but by social norms in the United States. Free speech is not measured by the degree of aggressiveness or racism that is expressed. But in Denmark, if we cannot keep publishing the cartoons, it means that free speech is under threat.Are there other reasons for being concerned?In the autumn, the defence ministry tried to ban the publication of a book written by a member of an elite military unit. It was a censorship attempt that did not succeed for various reasons including the fact that we published the book in our newspaper. But the dangers to free expression were not mentioned at the time. People preferred to talk about the importance of protecting defence secrets because this case did not correspond to the dominant way the debate was being framed. Nonetheless, Denmark is definitely a country where freedom of expression knows no limits.Politiken recently published an apology to Muslims who may have felt offended by the cartoons which it reprinted in 2007. Why?In the summer of 2009, Faizal Yamani, the legal representative of around 100,000 descendents of the Prophet grouped in eight national organisations, asked the Danish newspapers that published Kurt Westergaard’s cartoon in February 2008 to apologise and not do it again. The negotiations with him allowed us to put into practice what we had constantly advocated, something that was missing from the cartoons affair – dialogue. With a bit more dialogue on the part of the Danish government in 2005-2006, there would have been no international crisis.What does the agreement say?We were very satisfied. It is the first example of an attempt to put an end to the unfortunate cartoons affair on the basis of an agreement respecting each side’s values. It is important to point out that Mr. Yamani abandoned his request to make us promise not to “do it again,” which allows us to preserve our freedom in the future. If we reprinted the cartoon tomorrow – something we have no desire to do – we would not have violated the accord.You have been accused of yielding to pressure from the Arab and Muslim world. Did the newspaper give up its freedom of expression ?As the agreement does not in any way limit our editorial freedom, the idea that we gave in to pressure is false. We wanted this agreement. Not to avoid a trial, which we would have won in any western court, I think. But to put into practice our belief in dialogue – both within Denmark and with the Muslim world (in the spirit of President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech). Is this part of the newspaper’s mission? Yes. We are neither diplomats nor politicians, but we are a responsible member of civil society. That is the perspective in which we accepted our responsibility.Haven’t you set a precedent and made things more difficult for yourselves in the future, not only for you but also for the other Danish newspapers, which are now exposed to the possibility of lawsuits ?The idea that an informal and symbolic agreement exposes other newspapers to the possibility of lawsuits is ridiculous. This agreement contains no sanction, does not refer to any court of arbitration and contains no other legal elements. It was simply an exchange of letters and texts. The risk of lawsuits is anyway nothing new in the relations between media and plaintiffs. On the contrary, we have shown an alternative way. Often all you need is for people to listen to each other a little bit. I hope that other Danish media take a similar decision. But that is a matter for their free will. Follow the news on Denmark Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Receive email alerts News DenmarkEurope – Central Asia November 23, 2020 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders continues its weekly look at the state of free expression and self-censorship in Denmark by publishing an interview with a leading figure from the world of the Danish media and arts.Following Flemming Rose, Carsten Jensen, and Lotte Garbers, president of the Danish Writers Association (Dansk Forfatterforening), this week’s interview is with Tøger Seidenfaden, editor of the daily Politiken.———————————–Why does free expression continue to be a prominent political issue in Denmark? Is it under threat ?It is very important to understand the very specific context and logic of this debate in Denmark. It all started with the storm over the cartoons. Since then, the criteria used to measure freedom of expression is the degree of aggressiveness towards the Muslim minority. Crudely put, if we do not spend our time insulting Muslims from morning to night, it is because there is no longer any freedom of expression. This is the context in which you have to analyse the results of a poll recently published in the LO trade union’s magazine.The poll finds that there is widespread self-censorship by Danish artists.Which is false. Very open-ended questions were put to artists. They were asked, for example, if they ever limited themselves in their work. Then the replies were interpreted as evidence that artists are afraid of being the victims of a terrorist attack. It is much more complex than that. People can also censor themselves in the search for quality. In that case it is not censorship in the strict sense of the term. It is the result of reflecting about one’s values. The artists felt betrayed by the interpretation that was given to their replies.Why is the debate about free expression always so closely linked with Islam ?Because it is constantly linked to the question of integration, immigration and relations between the majority and the minorities. To give you an idea of the tenor of the debate, let’s take two recent examples. Firstly, the comments of a Danish parliamentarian, who received a letter from a woman in his district asking him to help her recover her two children, whom she could not see because of a conflict with her husband. The parliamentarian replied that she had only herself to blame for marrying a Muslim. When questioned by a journalist, he stood by what he said, insisting that all Muslims were like that.The president of the Association for the Right to Print Freely – which is concerned above all about Islamist threats – said in an interview that all Muslims raped their daughters. A debate followed in which a parliamentary representative of the (far-right) Danish People’s Party – a protestant pastor and party intellectual – added that Muslims not only raped their daughters but also killed their children. The party leadership acknowledged that his choice of words was unfortunate but insisted that there was a problem that needed discussing. December 2, 2020 Find out more News March 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Are media, arts and culture really starting to censor themselves? (4) DenmarkEurope – Central Asia Organisation
About 350,000 people in Hong Kong currently hold British National (Overseas) passports, which allow visa-free access to Britain for up to six months, Johnson wrote. A pro-democracy demonstrator raises his British National Overseas (BNO) passports during a protest against new national security legislation in Hong Kong, China June 1, 2020. TYRONE SIU/REUTERS/FILE Another 2.5 million people would be eligible to apply for one. (AP) “Many people in Hong Kong fear their way of life – which China pledged to uphold – is under threat,” he wrote in an article for The Times newspaper and the South China Morning Post. LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China persists with its national security law.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite carved out his 18th first class hundred to surpass 7 000 first class runs as Barbados Pride dominated leaders Guyana Jaguars on the opening day of their eighth round game here yesterday.He was joined by West Indies teammate, Shai Hope, who gathered his fifth first class hundred as Pride, choosing to bat first at Kensington Oval, ended the day on 293 for two.Brathwaite struck 143 while Hope entertained with an unbeaten 118, the pair putting on 205 for the second wicket in a partnership that pulled the hosts around from 45 for one after left-hander Anthony Alleyne perished cheaply for eight in the first session.Playing only his second game of this season’s Regional four-day championship, the 24-year-old Brathwaite immediately made his presence felt.All told, he struck 17 fours in an innings lasting 236 balls and just over 4-3/4 hour, passing the 7 000-run landmark when he reached 36.Hope, meanwhile, extended his rich vein of recent form, counting 15 fours and two sixes in a knock spanning 257 deliveries and just under five hours at the crease.For Hope, it was his third hundred in seven games, following his back-to-back efforts in the semi-final and final of the Regional Super50 last month.Brathwaite combined with Alleyne to add 45 for the first wicket and to safely navigate the first hour for the hosts.Kraigg Brathwaite celebrates his century on the opening day of the eighth round match between Barbados Pride and Guyana Jaguars at Kensington Oval, (Photos by WICB Media/Kerrie Eversley)However, Alleyne seemingly lost concentration following the drinks break and fell to the second delivery, wafting at a short ball from left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer and nicking a catch behind to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.Any hopes Jaguars had of slicing through Pride’s top order were then dashed, however, as Brathwaite and Hope combined to keep the visitors wicket-less for the remainder of the session and the entirety of the post-lunch period.At lunch, Pride were 75 for one with Brathwaite on 43 and Hope, 16, and the pair added a further 88 in the second session to push the hosts up to 163 without further loss at tea.Brathwaite raised his half-century off 108 balls with his fifth four – a punch to the cover boundary off left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie and achieved triple figures in the fifth over after tea off 177 deliveries with 11 fours.Hope, meanwhile, brought up his half-century in style by clearing long-on with the ineffective West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to move to 49 before driving Reifer square in the next over.Unbeaten on 55 at tea, Hope reached three figures in the final hour of the day when he hoisted Bishoo to the mid-wicket boundary to move to 99 before taking a single.Brathwaite eventually perished with 150 beckoning, playing back to fast bowler Romario Shepherd and going lbw.Hope and Shamarh Brooks, unbeaten on 14, then steered Pride safely to the close in an unbroken third-wicket stand so far worth 43. PRIDE 1st inningsK. Brathwaite lbw b Shepherd 143A. Alleyne c wkp. Bramble b Reifer 8Shai Hope not out 118S. Brooks not out 14Extras: (lb-4, w-1, nb-5) 10Total: (2 wkts 94 overs) 293Fall of wickets: 1-45, 2-250.Bowling: Reifer 19-4-51-1 (nb-4), Pestano 16-2-56-0 (nb-1), Shepherd 17-4-65-1 (w-1), Motie 20-3-55-0, Bishoo 22-4-62-0.JAGUARS – L. Johnson, S. Hetmyer, R. Chandrika, V. Singh, S. Chanderpaul, R. Reifer, A Bramble, R. Shepherd, D. Bishoo, G. Motie, C. Pestano.
The league will consider playoff games in a bubble environment, noting that “all options are on the table.”The league sent game-day and travel protocols to the 32 teams this week. The extensive in-stadium specifics include rules for the field, sidelines, locker rooms, tunnels, entrances and training rooms.In other NFL news:— Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he is open to using a two-quarterback system this season. The Patriots have three quarterbacks on the roster with different skill sets — former MVP Cam Newton, veteran backup Brian Hoyer and second-year player Jarrett Stidham. — Browns starting linebacker Mack Wilson suffered a hyperextended left knee during practice and could miss significant time while recovering. His injury came one day after his high, hard tackle on running back Nick Chubb gave the Browns’ star running back a concussion. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors top Nets againLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are up two games to none in their NBA first-round series against Brooklyn. — The Dolphins say linebacker Vince Biegel suffered a torn right Achilles’ tendon during Tuesday’s practice. Biegel led Miami with 13 quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead with seven tackles for a loss. — The Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland for the first four games of the season because of off-the-field issues earlier this year. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the league intends to suspend Breeland following his arrest in April on multiple charges that included resisting arrest, marijuana possession and driving without a license.— The Giants have signed veteran placekicker Graham Gano (guh-NOH’) the same day it put receiver and special teams star Cody Core on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. New York has been without a placekicker since releasing Chandler Catanzaro on Monday. — Punter and kicker Kaare Vedvik got the boot again, this time by the Bills. Buffalo used the open roster spot to sign Australian-born punter Lachlan Edwards, who spent the previous four seasons with the Jets. — A Florida appeals court has ruled that police violated the rights of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly recorded video of them paying for massage parlor sex acts. The court decided that Kraft’s rights were violated under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Prosecutors could appeal to the state Supreme Court but if this ruling stands, charges against Kraft and others might be dropped. — The White Sox pulled out a 5-3 win over the Tigers on homers by Jose Abreu and Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kahr-nah-see-OHN’) in the eighth inning. Encarnacion also socked a solo shot in the second inning to help Chicago overcome Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario’s three-run blast. — Tampa Bay and the Yankees were tied 2-2 until Mike Brosseau and Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs) laced RBI singles in the eighth inning to give the Rays a 4-2 win in the Bronx. Ji-Man Choi and Mike Zunino smacked solo homers for the Rays against Gerrit Cole, whose 20-game winning streak is intact after getting a no-decision.— The Red Sox ended their nine-game losing streak as Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) homered and collected three RBIs in a 6-3 decision over the Phillies. Devers finished with three hits and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in two runs to help Boston avoid its first 10-game losing streak since 2014. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.— Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhk) has six homers in his last four games after belting two more in the Blue Jays’ 5-2 downing of the Orioles. Grichuk hit a solo shot in the second inning and put Toronto ahead for good with a two-run drive in the sixth.— Brad Keller pitched hitless ball into the sixth inning and extended his shutout streak to 17 2/3 innings while leading the Royals over the Reds, 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Keller has won all three of his starts this season after coming back from a positive test for COVID-19. Fred Van Vleet contributed 24 points and 10 assists as the Raptors knocked off the Nets, 104-99. Norman Powell also had 24 points on 11 of 17 shooting off the bench.Kyle Lowry had 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and forced a big turnover in the closing seconds for the second seeded Raptors.The Nets led by as many as 14 in the first quarter, and the Raptors didn’t go ahead until the three-minute mark of the fourth.Garrett Temple led the Nets with 21 points.In other NBA first-round action: Valdez was sharp over 7 2/3 innings, holding Colorado to one earned run and seven hits.Elsewhere around the majors:— Arizona’s six-game winning streak is over after Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) belted a two-run homer and Robbie Grossman lined a two-run double as the A’s topped the Diamondbacks, 4-1. Jesus Luzaro struck out seven and held Arizona to four hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings.— Avisail (av-ih-sah-EEL’) Garcia hit one of the Brewers’ four home runs and had four RBIs in a 9-3 thrashing of the Twins. Ryan Braun, Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) homered for Milwaukee, which got six innings of one-run ball from Brett Anderson.— Aaron Civale tossed a five-hitter and Carlos Santana smacked a three-run homer for the second straight day to lead the Indians’ 6-1 win at Pittsburgh. Domingo Santana added a three-run double to support Civale’s first career complete game. Associated Press The Bruins closed out their series by scoring a pair of second-period goals to beat the Hurricanes, 2-1.Boston trailed 1-0 entering the final five minutes of the middle stanza before scoring twice on the power play, the first from David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) with 4:40 left. Patrice Bergeron put the B’s on top for good with just 3.2 seconds remaining in the period.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nak) had two assists in his return to the lineup. Pastrnak was injured in the series opener.Jarolslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) made 23 saves and was perfect after Haydn (HAY’-dehn) Fleury beat him midway through the first period.Nathan MacKinnon’s two goals and two assists were among the Avalanche highlights in a 7-1 drubbing of the Coyotes. MacKinnon scored twice in 58 seconds of the second period to put Colorado up 5-0. — Jayson Tatum pumped in 33 points and the Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 128-101 to take a 2-0 series lead. Tatum scored a career playoff high for the second straight game after scoring 32 points in the opener Monday. Kemba Walker added 22 points and Jaylen Brown had 20 for the Celtics, who shot 51% from the field and committed just two of their seven turnovers in the first three quarters. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 34 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers.— The Jazz and Nuggets are tied at a game apiece after Donovan Mitchell scored 21 of his 30 points in a big third quarter that carried Utah past Denver, 124-105. Mitchell was 10 of 14 from the floor and helped the Jazz increase the lead to 31 in the fourth. His performance was on the heels of scoring a Jazz playoff-record 57 points in a 135-125 overtime loss in Game 1. Jordan Clarkson had a playoff career-high 26 points for the Jazz, who had 32 assists and hit 20 3-pointers.— The Mavericks also knotted their series at one game all by getting a combined 51 points from Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) and Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) in a 127-114 win over the Clippers. Doncic had a team-high 28 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists, while Porzingis chipped in 23 points and seven boards. The Clippers lost despite Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard’s 35 points and 10 rebounds.NHL PLAYOFFSBolts, B’s advance — The Reds turned the tables in the nightcap as Trevor Bauer fired a one-hitter in a 5-0 shutout of Kansas City. Jesse Winker and Eugenio (eh-oo-HEH’-nee-oh) Suarez homered off Matt Harvey, who was making his first major league start in a year.— Matt Carpenter belted a grand slam and five pitchers combined on a two-hitter as the Cardinals rolled to a 9-3 win over the Cubs. Tommy Edman had three hits and Kolten Wong scored four runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader. — In the nightcap at Wrigley Field, David Bote (BOH’-tee) hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh and final inning to send the Cubs past the Cards, 4-2. Winning pitcher Adbert Alzolay limited the reigning division champions to an unearned run and two hits while fanning six over five innings after being recalled from the team’s training site.— The Padres celebrated a 6-3 win over the Rangers after Manny Machado crushed a walk-off, grand slam in the 10th inning. Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. hit his major league-leading 12th home run of the season.— The Mariners ended the Dodgers’ seven-game winning streak by overcoming three home runs in a 6-4 triumph at Seattle. Austin Nola’s three-run homer and four RBIs trumped solo shots by Max Muncy, Joc Pederson and Cody Bellinger. — The Canadiens forced a sixth game in their first-round series by fending off the Flyers, 5-3. Nick Suzuki snapped a 3-3 stalemate with about nine minutes left, 22 seconds after Joel Farabee tied it for Philadelphia. Joel Armia (joh-EHL’ ahr-MEE’-uh) scored twice, including a short-handed tally 2:53 into the game. Carey Price stopped 26 shots in a physical game that featured numerous scuffles.MLB-SCHEDULEAstros clobber RockiesUNDATED (AP) — No major league team is hotter than the Houston Astros right now.The Astros coasted to their seventh straight win as Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker combined for seven hits and seven RBIs in a 13-6 pounding of the Rockies. Tucker capped his four-hit, four-RBI performance with a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Correa also homered and drove in three to help Framber Valdez get the win. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia Bulldogs planning to have fans between the hedges UNDATED (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have fans between the hedges this season.Mirroring other schools in the Southeastern Conference, the school announced a ticket plan that would allow 20-25% capacity at Sanford Stadium. That translates to crowds of about 18,500 to 23,000 for Georgia’s four home games.In other college football news: UNDATED (AP) — The Reds put outfielder Nick Senzel on the injured list and reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) to face his former team before Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. Senzel missed time earlier after reporting symptoms of Covid-19.Moustakas has been out since Aug. 4 because of an injured left quadriceps. He is hitting .238 through seven games.The Reds made even bigger news in the TV booth in Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader with Kansas City. Broadcaster Thom Brennaman used a gay slur during the broadcast.Brennaman used the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning. He did not seem to realize he was already on air.Brennaman apologized on the air during the fifth inning of the second game before leaving the booth. — Notre Dame canceled its Wednesday football practice and might take Thursday off, The decision is in response to the school’s decision to go to online classes because of a coronavirus outbreak on campus with 150 students have tested positive. — Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTInjured Koepka withdraws from Northern Trust, ending seasonNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) has withdrawn from The Northern Trust with what he described as nagging hip and knee injuries. Koepka was No. 97 in the FedEx Cup standings and would have needed a good week at the TPC Boston to reach the top 70 and advance in the PGA Tour’s postseason. Koepka started the year ranked No. 1 the world but hasn’t won in more than a year. US OPEN-DOUBLESBryan twins not in US Open doublesNEW YORK (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan are not on the entry list released for men’s doubles at the U.S. Open. This possibly signals the end of the 42-year-old American twins’ record-breaking careers. The Bryans won five of their 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together in New York, most recently in 2014. In other MLB news:— Blue Jays rookie right-hander Nate Pearson has been placed on the 10-day injured list after complaining of elbow tightness following his fourth big league start. Pearson has a 6.61 ERA despite throwing five shutout innings against Washington in his major league debut. NFL-NEWSNFL installs coronavirus committeeUNDATED (AP) — The NFL says it will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by earning Game 5 victories.Brayden Point’s goal 5:12 into overtime ended the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Blue Jackets. Oliver Bjorkstrand gave Columbus a 4-2 lead early in the third period, but Tampa Bay knotted the score on goals by Kevin Shattenkirk and Anthony Cirelli over the final eight minutes of the period. Point’s goal was his second OT tally of the series. He also ended the five-overtime marathon in the opener.Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 37 shots for the Lightning, who were swept by the Blue Jackets in the first round of last year’s playoffs. August 20, 2020 Update on the latest sports — The Giants notched a 7-2 win over the Angels as Wilmer Flores provided a three-run homer and four RBIs. Austin Slater hit a two-run shot and winning pitcher Johnny Cueto (WAY’-toh) struck out and while giving up two runs over 5 2/3 innings.— The Mets coughed up a 3-1 lead in the eighth before Michael Conforto slammed a two-run homer in the ninth to send New York past the Marlins, 5-3. The Mets’ bullpen blew a win for Jacob deGrom, who struck out seven and allowed four hits over six scoreless innings.— The Braves and Nationals were rained out in Atlanta. The game is now part of a Sept. 4 doubleheader at Truist Park.MLB-NEWSReds put Senzel on IL, reinstate Moustakas Nazem Kadri (KA’-dree) also scored twice for the second straight game to finish with five goals in the series. J.T. Compher had a goal and an assist to back Philipp Grubauer, who turned back 23 shots.Grubauer blanked Arizona until Clayton Keller scored with 13:09 remaining.Darcy Kuemper (KEHMP’-pur) allowed six goals on 30 shots before being replaced by Antti Raanta (AN’-tee RAHN’-tah) in the third period.Elsewhere on Wednesday’s Stanley Cup Playoff schedule:— The defending Stanley Cup champs are one loss away from elimination. St. Louis led 3-1 in Game 5 of their series before J.T. Miller, Jake Virtanen (vur-TAN’-ehn) and Tyler Motte (maht) scored in a 6:23 span of the second period to lift the Canucks past the Blues, 4-3. Motte also had a short-handed score in the first period, but the Blues responded with three straight goals. Jacob Markstom made 36 saves and blanked the Blues after Zach Sanford’s power-play goal 5:51 into the second period.
AUBREY BRUCE Sean Gibson said; “the event will be held on August 13 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel and will be the primary activity to honor the 100th anniversary of his great-grandfather.”Josh Gibson began playing professionally for the Pittsburgh Crawfords at age 16.Over the next 17 years, he was the catcher for both the Crawfords and Homestead Grays and best known for his exceptional home run-hitting power. Gibson died tragically in 1947.Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Franco Harris pointed out that “we look at a lot of different feats and things that were accomplished, but, just like in any sport, we know there were a lot of challenges also during that time, but the most important thing is that they met those challenges, came through those challenges and have left a great history for us, especially here in Pittsburgh.”Legendary MLB Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson will receive the 2011 Josh Gibson Legacy Award at the event. Jackson hit 563 home runs over his 21-year major league career. The Josh Gibson Foundation will also use this special night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Pirates fielding the first all-minority lineup in major league history.Former Pirates Centerfielder Al (scoops) Oliver also reminisced; “It wasn’t a big deal to most of us but, when you [take a] look back you appreciate it more today than when it happened, [just] to be a part of history.”Josh Gibson may be gone but his contributions and sacrifices should never be taken lightly by any American because he shed blood, sweat and tears not just to make the game of baseball better but to remove the cloak of racism from our lifestyles and our culture. What a difference one hundred years can make. “If you miss the train I’m on, you will know that I am gone. You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles. A hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles. You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.” (Hedy West) The Josh Gibson Foundation announced plans for the Josh Gibson Centennial Negro League Gala recently at a news conference held at the Heinz History Center.