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  • Plans in motion

    first_imgNeed a quick way to get around or to and from campus? An affordable, two-wheeled, sustainable option is on the way.Boston’s new bike-sharing program, Hubway, launches today (July 28), and University officials, in collaboration with the city of Cambridge, are planning to bring the program to Harvard’s main campus, possibly as early as this fall.Through the new system users can rent bikes from bicycle terminals around Boston.The University is sponsoring five of Boston’s Hubway stations. One is in the Longwood Medical area at the Avenue Louis Pasteur at Longwood Avenue. In Allston, there are stations at Soldiers Field Park, Barry’s Corner at 219 Western Ave., and Harvard Athletics at the corner of North Harvard Street and Soldiers Field Road. The final terminal, at the Harvard Innovation Lab (125 Western Ave.), will open when construction on the lab is completed later this year. Hubway is funded through government grants, sponsorships, station advertising, and user revenue.“Harvard is proud to support Boston’s launch of bike share and we look forward to its arrival in Cambridge,” said Harvard Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp. “The program fits perfectly with Harvard’s commitment to sustainable, environmentally friendly and healthy transportation options and will help us continue to reduce the University’s environmental footprint. We look forward to working closely with city officials in Boston and Cambridge to incorporate bike share locations across Harvard for the use and enjoyment of the campus community and the public.”Harvard is also committed to helping bring 14 Hubway terminals to Cambridge. The University has agreed to contribute to the establishment of four of these stations; they will be valuable additions to the transportation options available to the Harvard community.Harvard’s 12 Schools and various campuses have long supported cycling. Covered bike-parking stations are located at Francis Avenue and at the Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Longwood campuses. Bike racks throughout the Cambridge campus allow cyclists to lock their bikes while at class or work. In 2009, Harvard collaborated with the city of Boston on the design and implementation of bike lanes on North Harvard Street, and in 2010 the University collaborated with the city to stripe bike lanes and install a cycle track on Western Avenue.Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city’s director of bicycle programs, Nicole Freedman (a former Olympic cyclist), introduced Hubway in a kickoff event today at City Hall Plaza. City officials hope to make the program the country’s biggest regional bike share network, expanding Hubway into Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville in the coming months.“This system is sustainable and affordable and will offer Harvard students, staff, and visitors an easy and convenient way to commute to campus or simply get from one part of campus to the other,” said Kris Locke, manager of Harvard’s CommuterChoice Program.Hubway is based on a Montreal system called BIXI (bicycle and taxi), in which riders use credit cards to release bikes from hundreds of terminals for short trips around the city.John Nolan, Harvard’s director of transportation services, experienced the BIXI system firsthand last year, and he is eager to bring its sister system to Boston and the Harvard community.  “The new regional Hubway bike-sharing system is an exciting new commuting option which enhances Harvard University’s CommuterChoice Program to deliver additional commuting alternatives to its faculty, staff, students and visitors.  This system will give Harvard the ability to better connect with areas of campus not as well served by current transit programs as well as enable more transit connections between existing public and private transit systems for Harvard affiliates and the general public. This program will also help to contribute to the University’s sustainability goals by reducing inter- and intracampus vehicle trips.”Boston’s Hubway has 61 terminals at various locations around the city and 610 bikes. Using a credit card, a rider can access a casual three-day or 24-hour membership and 30 minutes of free riding. Rates start at $2 for the next half hour and continue to increase the longer the bike is in use. Yearly memberships are available for a special introductory rate of $60 and offer riders discounts on usage fees after the free first half hour.Alta Bicycle Share, a Portland, Ore., company that specializes in managing and maintaining bike share programs, will operate Hubway. Alta will be responsible for all bike repairs as well as the installation and upkeep of the modular, solar-powered terminals that house the bikes. The stations, which are temporary and can be easily relocated, will be in service from March through November and removed during the winter months.The program builds on Menino’s efforts in recent years to make Boston more bike-friendly. The work has included the creation of more bike lanes, the installation of additional bike racks around the city, and bike safety and awareness campaigns. Menino himself has become a biking enthusiast, often taking to the streets in the early morning to cycle around his Hyde Park neighborhood.“It works because it is so convenient,” said Freedman, who emphasized the importance of using the bikes for short trips around town. “It is much better than driving, and much better than taking a cab.”last_img read more

  • Sound of Music & Legendary Fiddler Star Theodore Bikel Dead at 91

    first_imgOscar and two-time Tony nominee Theodore Bikel, who created the role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in the original production of The Sound of Music on Broadway and played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof more than 2,000 times, died aged 91 on July 21. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bikel passed away of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.Bikel was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Miriam (née Riegler) and Josef Bikel, on May 2, 1924. After the Nazis took power in Austria in 1938, the family escaped to Mandatory Palestine. Bikel began acting as a teenager and in 1946 moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He later emigrated to the United States, where he became a citizen in 1961.Bikel began his professional acting career in 1948 as understudy for the parts of both Stanley Kowalski and Mitch in the West End premiere of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. By 1955 he made his Broadway debut in Tonight in Samarkand and in 1958 he received his first Tony nod for his performance in The Rope Dancers. His second Tony nomination came for The Sound of Music for the original 1959 production. Bikel first played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in 1967, and subsequently appeared in the role more than any other actor, even stepping into the North American tour in 2010 at the age of 86. He additionally wrote and starred in Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears, which had its world premiere in Washington in 2008.Oscar nominated for 1958’s The Defiant Ones, his numerous film credits included the Hungarian phonetics expert in My Fair Lady, The Little Kidnappers, The Enemy Below, The Pride and the Passion, The Russians Are Coming, The African Queen, I Want to Live!, See You in the Morning, Crisis in the Kremlin, Shadow Conspiracy, Dark Tower, Second Chances and Crime and Punishment. Notable television appearances included The Final Days, The Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, Law & Order, JAG, Colombo, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dynasty and Falcon Crest.Author of Folksongs and Footnotes, his autobiography Theo was published in 1994. Bikel founded the Newport Folk Festival in 1961; as well as being a renowned folk singer, he also appeared in opera productions including La Gazza Ladra at the Philadelphia Opera Company in 1989 and Ariadne auf Naxos at the Los Angeles Opera Company in 1992.A civil rights activist and board member for Amnesty International, Bikel served as president of Actors Equity from 1973-82. In 1977 President Carter appointed him to serve a five-year term on the National Council for the Arts.Bikel married four times. First to Ofra Ichilov in 1942; they divorced in 1943. In 1967 he wed Rita Weinberg Call with whom he had two sons, Robert and Daniel. They divorced in 2008 and in 2009 he married conductor Tamara Brooks, who passed away in 2012. He wed Aimee Ginsburg on December 29, 2013, who survives him, along with his children. View Commentslast_img read more

  • Marinelli joins Chittenden Bank

    first_imgBurlington, VT John W. Kelly, President and CEO of Chittenden Bank announces the hiring of Jan Marinelli as Chittenden Banks new Director of Community Development Services.Every year through the Chittenden Community Fund, the Card for Kids Program, Socially Responsible Banking, sponsorships and donations, Chittenden invests well over $1 million in programs and projects that support our Vermont community. Marinelli will oversee these programs and help Chittenden continue to invest in Vermont and its people.We are thrilled to have such talent in this very important role at Chittenden said Kelly. Chittenden has been a part of Vermont for 100 years and one of our main goals is to be sure we give back to the communities where we have all chosen to live and raise our families Kelly continued.Marinelli was formerly the Community and Economic Development Coordinator for U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords. In addition, she has worked for the University of Vermont, the Snelling Center for Government and for Vermont Legal Aid.Marinelli holds a B.A. in Comparative Religion from the University of Vermont.Marinelli is an active member of the community. She currently serves on the board of the United Way of Chittenden County and volunteers with the Many Milers childrens fitness program. Jan resides in South Hero, Vermont with her husband.Chittenden is a full-service, Vermont-headquartered and managed bank providing a wide range of financial services and products to individuals and businesses. As the largest Vermont-based bank in the state, Chittenden offers 51 locations. To find out more about Chittenden, visit our website at is external) or call your local branch.last_img read more

  • The Ultimate in Recycling: Four more farms plan CVPS Cow Power

    first_imgCentral Vermont Public Service March 30, 2006The Ultimate in Recycling: Four more farms plan CVPS Cow Power” generators, receive grantsRUTLAND CVPS Cow Power” is on the moooove, with four Vermont farms receiving CVPS Renewable Development Fund grant offers totaling $666,000 to defray the cost of building new farm based electric generating systems to support the states largest renewable energy program, Central Vermont Public Service announced today.Farms in Sheldon, Fairlee, West Pawlet and St. Albans will receive the grants from the CVPS Renewable Development Fund, set up in 2004 to encourage farm owners to develop new renewable generation and provide new manure management options.These grants will help develop about 8,400 megawatt-hours of clean renewable energy right here in Vermont, CVPS President Bob Young said. Thats enough energy to supply 1,395 average homes using 500 kWh per month.CVPS Cow Power” is the nations only direct farm-to-consumer renewable energy program, working with dairy farmers who want to process their cow manure and other farm waste to generate electricity. More than 2,500 CVPS customers have enrolled in the program so far, which provides farms with new manure management options, environmental benefits and income. The process reduces emissions of methane, which is roughly 20 times more effective as a greenhouse gas at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.The reduced methane from these four farms will provide an environmental benefit equivalent to taking xxxx??? cars off the road, CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said.The four farms include:” Montagne Farms in St. Albans, two farms owned by Dave Montagne, with 1,200 cows expected to produce 1.7 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year;” Green Mountain Dairy in Sheldon, owned by Brian and Bill Rowell, with 1,050 cows expected to produce 1.7 million kilowatt-hours per year;” Newmont Farms in Fairlee, owned by Walter Gladstone, with 1,020 cows expected to produce 1.4 million kilowatt-hours per year;” And Deer Flats Farm in West Pawlet, owned by Dick and Rich Hulett, who plan to use surplus crops and 270 cows to produce 3.6 million kilowatt-hours per year.The farms need Vermont Public Service Board approval to interconnect the generators, but all hope to be on-line later this year. CVPSs first Cow Power producer, Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, has been generating energy for over a year, serving as an example to other farms. The Audet family, which operates Blue Spruce, says they have a new revenue stream, eliminated over $60,000 in bedding costs annually by using dry solids left over from the digestion process, and substantially cut fuel bills by using waste heat from the generator to heat the office, the milking parlor, and hot water used for washing the milking equipment.Cow Power has done everything wed hoped it would do for us, and more, Earl Audet said. Its given us new income stream, reduced our costs, provided us options for handling our manure, and virtually eliminated the odor of manure spreading.CVPS customers can sign up to get all, half or a quarter of their electrical energy through CVPS Cow Power”. Customers pay a premium of 4 cents per kilowatt hour for CVPS Cow Power”, which goes to participating farm-producers, to purchase renewable energy credits when enough farm energy isnt available, or to the CVPS Renewable Development Fund. Farm-producers are also paid 95 percent of the market price for the electricity sold to CVPS.To generate the biogas fuel, manure is held in a sealed concrete tank at the same temperature as a cows stomach, 101 degrees. Bacteria digest the volatile components of the manure, creating biogas while killing pathogens and weed seeds. The biogas, which is part methane, fuels an engine/generator, and the energy is put onto CVPSs power lines for delivery to customers.last_img read more

  • Gubernatorial Appointments Made in May, June and July

    first_imgGubernatorial Appointments Made in May, June and JulyMontpelier Vt.- Governor Jim Douglas has released the list of appointments made in May, June and July, 2008.Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders:Alden Launer, GreensboroPatrice Thabault, BurlingtonVermont Aviation Advisory Council:George Coy, SwantonJohn McNerney, New HavenMary Paull, NewportState Rehabilitation Council for the Blind & Visually Impaired:Claire Bruno, WorcesterBuilding Bright Futures Council:Ann Dillenbeck, CharlotteCapital Debt Affordability Advisory Committee:David Coates, ColchesterJohn Valente, RutlandVermont Commission on Women:Anne McClaughry, KirbyMarion Milne, WashingtonVermont Community Development Board:Gary Reis, Saint JohnsburyHelen Whyte, ManchesterConnecticut River Watershed Advisory Commission:Beverly Major, PutneyJoseph Sampson, BradfordNathaniel Tripp, Saint JohnsburyDepartment of Disabilities Aging and Independent Living Advisory Board:Jennifer Fitzgerald, WilmingtonNancy Lang, BurlingtonPeter Meyer, CalaisDiane Novak, RutlandDistrict #2 Environmental Commission:Stephan Morse, NewfaneVermont Downtown Development Board:Peg Elmer, South RoyaltonJerry Goldberg, BrattleboroTim Halvorson, CharlotteMichael McDonough, BenningtonVermont Economic Development Authority:Steven Bourgeois, SwantonSusan Plausteiner, BrownsvilleRachel Schumacher, BenningtonVermont Economic Progress Council:Betsy Gentile, GuilfordStephan Morse, NewfaneNancy Port, BurlingtonState Board of Education:Alexander Melville, WoodstockElectricians Licensing Board:Leo Larocque, WhitingRobert Williams, PoultneyElevator Safety Review Board:William Henry, TopshamState Emergency Response Commission:Michael Collins, EssexFish & Wildlife Board:Edward Gallo, RichmondHearing Panels for Professional Public Educators:Kathryn Christy, BarreDana Cole-Levesque, MiddleburyCurtis Hier, Fair HavenLee Orlando, WillistonArmando Vilaseca, WestfordVermont State Hospital Governing Board:Paul Dupre, BarreVermont Housing Finance Agency:Thomas Pelletier, MontpelierVermont Council on the Humanities:Major Jackson, South BurlingtonVermont ICC for Families Infants & Toddlers:James Austin, AlburghMelissa Bailey, DuxburyKaren Barton, CambridgeStella Bukanc, South BurlingtonCatherine Burns, RichmondConstance Curtin, RichmondMonica Esch, BrookfieldErin Hand, MontpelierDanielle Howes, FaystonElizabeth Jordan-Shock, WillistonMichele LaRouche, RutlandLinda Michniewicz, NewportKate Rogers, East BarreSusan Ryan, ColchesterLarge Farm Operations Advisory Group:Harold Howrigan, FairfieldVermont Lottery Commission:Richard Bailey, Hyde ParkMartha O’Connor, BrattleboroVermont Milk Commission:Austin Cleaves, East MontpelierPaul Doton, WoodstockNew England Interstate Water Pollution:James Ehlers, ColchesterEugene Forbes, BurlingtonOccupational Safety & Health Review Board:Benjamin O’Brien, South BurlingtonVermont Pension Investment Committee:Vaughen Altemus, WillistonRichard Johannesen, StoweMichael Smith, Essex JunctionPlumbers Examining Board:Steven Goodrich, BenningtonThomas Nesbitt, WaterburyPublic Oversight Panel:Lawrence Hochreiter, University ParkVermont Rail Advisory Council:Joanne Erenhouse, BenningtonGovernor’s Snowmobile Advisory Council:Dennis Pudvah, HardwickBrent Tewksbury, BarreVermont Standards Board for Professional Educators:Brian Howe, BenningtonSusan Jensen, BarnetCassandra Major, WaterburyHeather McCollum, RichmondRonald Stahley, BrattleboroState Police Advisory Commission:Thomas Crowley, South BurlingtonUgo Sartorelli, BarreState Program Standing Committee for Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health:Joy Prior, HartlandRobin Yandell, BurlingtonState Rehabilitation Council:Paul Meier, FairfaxDavid Townsend, RutlandTravel & Recreation Council:Pennie Beach, VergennesPaula Maynard, ArlingtonVeterans’ Home Board of Trustees:Alan Cook, NorthfieldGary DeGasta, NorwichVictims Compensation Board:Duane Natvig, NorthfieldWorkforce Development Council:Gerald Brown, StoweMary Lintermann, StoweJeffrey Wright, RutlandWorkforce Development Leadership Committee:Mary Lintermann, StoweGovernor’s Workforce Equity & Diversity Council:Cecile Lushima, South Burlington xxxxlast_img read more

  • Ørsted begins construction of 752MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Power Technology:Danish renewable energy company Ørsted has started the construction works at a 752MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.The company has installed the first foundations at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm located 22km off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland.Ørsted Netherlands general manager Steven Engels said: “Borssele 1 & 2 will be our first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and is an important step in the Dutch government’s ambitious shift towards green energy. Once completed, Borssele 1 & 2 will be the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, able to supply renewable power to around one million Dutch households.”Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm will feature 94 monopile foundations that will be installed at water depths ranging from 14m to 39.7m. In April, 94 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines will be installed at the site.In November 2019, Ørsted officially inaugurated the Formosa 1 wind farm in Taiwan, which is the company’s first offshore wind farm in Asia-Pacific region.More: Ørsted begins construction works at 752MW wind farm in Netherlands Ørsted begins construction of 752MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlandslast_img read more

  • Colombia to Develop Training Aircraft with UNASUR

    first_img Colombia, whose delegation was headed by Yaneth Giha, Deputy Minister of Social Enterprise and Business Group Defense, participated in the exhibit for the first time, which is viewed as recognition of the advancements made by the Colombia in the security and defense industries during the last ten years. By Dialogo April 18, 2013 At the event, which gathered approximately 700 exhibitors and 65 official delegations from around the world, CIAC exhibited its capacity to develop aviation armor, introducing the T-90 Calima training aircraft, a flight simulator of the Black Hawk helicopter and the maintenance processes for aircraft such as the Hercules and CASA 212. These companies have developed highly specialized products and services, in order to support improvements for the public forces in the fight against transnational organized crime and illegal armed groups. Coctermar introduced their Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), the River Patrol Boats (LPR), and the Light and Heavy River Support Patrol Vessels (PAF-L and PAF-P, respectively). center_img CIAC is one of the four entities that are part of the Social Enterprise and Business Group Defense (GSED), which represented Colombia in the ninth edition of LAAD 2013, the most important security and defense exhibition in Latin America. Military Industry (Indumil), the Science and Technology Corporation for Naval, Maritime and Riverine Industry Development (Cotecmar), and the Police Revolving Fund (FORPO) also participated in the event. Indumil displayed the Córdova pistol, the Galil Ace rifle and air bombs, while Forpo exhibited uniforms and bulletproof vests. During LAAD 2013, the Colombian Aviation Industry Corporation (CIAC) signed an agreement with UNASUR for the joint construction of a training aircraft. last_img read more

  • Keystone XL Pipeline blocked; Hoosier senators ‘disappointed’

    first_imgThe red-dotted line shows the proposed 1,179-mile addition. (Image: The Washington Post)WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., spoke Tuesday following a vote on the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.The legislation failed to pass the Senate by a 59 to 41 vote, with 60 votes needed for passage. Last week, the House of Representatives approved an identical bill authorizing construction of the pipeline in a 252-161 vote.Both Hoosier lawmakers were in support of the failed bill.Sen. Coats said, “I’m disappointed but not surprised that this bill failed to pass the Senate,” said Coats.“Once again, Senate Democrats blocked passage of this important legislation that would have resulted in new American jobs and increased our energy independence. Passing a Keystone XL pipeline bill will be a top priority of a Republican Senate in 2015.”Donnelly said following his vote, “A strong energy economy is critical to both Indiana’s and our country’s economic success, and crucial to our national security.”“As a longtime supporter of the effort to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, I am disappointed the Senate failed to pass this bipartisan legislation. The Keystone XL pipeline would promote economic competitiveness and energy security for our country, so I will continue working Democrats and Republicans to push for approval of this commonsense project.”last_img read more

  • McDowell hits back to win in France

    first_img Press Association McDowell shrugged off the miserable conditions to retain his Alstom Open de France title, carding a closing 67 at Le Golf National, the joint-lowest round on a wet and windy day. But the former US Open champion also had plenty of help from American Kevin Stadler, who missed from two feet for par on the 18th to force a sudden death play-off. Graeme McDowell produced a brilliant final round to overturn an eight-shot deficit and successfully defend a tournament for the first time in his career on Sunday.center_img Stadler had seen his four-shot overnight lead disappear with a front nine of 41, but had battled back well with birdies on the 14th and 16th to pull within one of McDowell, who then carded his only bogey of the day on the 18th after finding heavy rough off the tee. That left Stadler needing two pars to force extra holes but after holding his nerve on the 17th, the world number 62 missed his second tap-in of the day to gift McDowell a 10th European Tour title. last_img read more

  • Update on the latest sports

    first_imgUNDATED (AP) — Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock will miss the 2020 season following his second serious knee injury in two years. Blaylock, a part-time starter in 2019, was one of the team’s top returning receivers and return specialists.Georgia says Blaylock, a sophomore, hurt his left knee on Wednesday in a non-ontact drill. Blaylock will need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2021 season. In other college football news:— A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a jury to force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln contends, among other things, the players lost opportunities for development in football, will lose exposure for possible professional football opportunities and won’t be able to market themselves in order to eventually capitalize on name, image and likeness revenue opportunities. The Big Ten had no immediate comment.NFL-JAGUARS-CONLEY’S CHARGE Defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and 20-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer are also among those absent in New York this year. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic did decide to play.The U.S. Open begins Monday. Players took their positions, then reserves and coaches filed out of both dugouts and stood silently for 42 seconds to honor Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in modern major league history. Both teams then returned to their clubhouses, leaving only a Black Lives Matter T-shirt at home plate.It was yet another MLB game to be boycotted following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last weekend.Oakland’s game at Texas was among six other major league contests that were postponed Thursday as teams boycott over racial injustice. Also postponed were Philadelphia at Washington, Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Minnesota at Detroit, Colorado at Arizona and Boston at the Blue Jays in Buffalo, New York. Without much apparent guidance from MLB, teams were left to make decisions for themselves.The only games being played Thursday are doubleheaders, three of which were makeup games following Wednesday boycotts:— Clayton Kershaw struck out four and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings Thursday, leading the Dodgers past the Giants, 7-0 in the opener. AJ Pollock belted a two-run homer and Dodgers star Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in his 824th game with his sixth-inning single. Austin Barnes doubled in two runs to highlight the Dodgers’ four-run fourth, when they also got RBI singles from Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. RACIAL INJUSTICE-SPORTS2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injusticeUNDATED (AP) — An unprecedented walkout over racial injustice has postponed a second day of the NBA playoffs. The NBA decided to postpone three more games Thursday to join the three that weren’t played Wednesday, when players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. The Milwaukee Bucks initiated the action in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Associated Press — Joc Pederson was the hitting star in the Dodgers’ 2-0, Game 2 victory, hitting a solo homer and scoring an insurance run on Will Smith’s double. Seven pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Los Angeles completed the sweep. The Dodgers won the nightcap despite collecting just three hits.— Cole Tucker singled home in the go-ahead run in extra innings and the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-3 in Game 1. The seven-inning game went to extras tied at one before the Bucs scored three times in the eighth, including an RBI single by Bryan Reynolds and an error by third baseman Brad Miller. Chad Kuhl delivered six innings of one-run ball for Pittsburgh.— The Pirates came away with a sweep as Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier provided RBI singles in a 2-0 decision over the Redbirds. Cody Ponce earned his first big league victory by pitching into the sixth inning of his first start, limiting St. Louis to five hits.— There was a thrilling end to San Diego’s 10-7, Game 1 win over the Mariners. Wil Myers hit a game-ending three-run homer with two outs in the Padres’ seven-run seventh. Manny Machado homered twice and had four RBIs, and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. hit his big league-leading 13th homer an estimated at 448 feet onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. — Rookie José Marmolejos hit his first grand slam and Shed Long Jr. also connected in a six-run first that carried the Mariners to an 8-3 victory and a split of their twinbill with San Diego. Manny Machado also went deep for his third home run of the doubleheader. — The missing father of Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee (kih-SIH’-mee) Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family. His son, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was jailed Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge after deputies say he beat up a man who had last seen his father.— 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called off practice after losing two more key players this week to injuries. Shanahan opted to hold a walkthrough instead of a full practice a day after a physical session with a roster with a number of players hurt.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OLSON OBITWildcats coach Lute Olson diesTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Longtime Arizona basketball coach and Hall of Famer Lute Olson has died, according to his family. Jaguars’ Conley calls on NFL QBs to lead charge for changeJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice.The sixth-year pro made it clear Thursday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Think Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson, for starters.Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up, but he doesn’t see it happening. He says there are leaders in the league who are speaking up and willing to make a sacrifice.In other NFL news: NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league hoped to resume Friday or Saturday. President Donald Trump criticized the NBA’s action, telling reporters that the NBA has become like “a political organization.”The WNBA also called off its three games for a second night.In related developments:— The NHL postponed its Stanley Cup playoff games scheduled for Thursday and Friday in response to the Blake shooting. The decision was reached by the league and the NHL Players’ Association, and was made after members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance asked the NHL to postpone the playing of games. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane says the HDA strongly feels this sends a clear message that human rights take priority over sports. Update on the latest sports TENNIS-US OPEN-DRAWOsaka-Gauff rematch could happen in US Open’s 3rd roundNEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 16-year-old Coco Gauff could face each other at the U.S. Open again. The tournament draw set up a possible third-round rematch. Other potential women’s quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova vs. No. 8 Petra Martic; No. 2 Sofia Kenin vs. No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka; and No. 3 Serena Williams vs. No. 7 Madison Keys.Only two of the top eight women in the WTA rankings entered the hard-court tournament. Among those missing are No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu. — The Reds knocked off the Brewers, 6-1 in Game 1 as Jesse Winker homered twice and prized prospect Jose Garcia singled in his first big league at-bat. Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray allowed four singles over five scoreless innings, striking out four and walking two. Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) accounted for Milwaukee’s run with a sixth-inning homer.— Eugenio (AY’-oo-HEH’-nee-oh) Suarez slammed a two-run homer and Wade Miley combined with two relievers on a one-hitter as Cincinnati blanked Milwaukee, 6-0 to complete a sweep. Winker and Kyle Farmer produced two hits and an RBI in the nightcap. Luis Urias singled off Miley in the third inning for the Brewers’ lone hit.MLB-BLUE JAYS-MARINERS TRADEMariners trade Walker to Blue Jays for player or cashSAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan (TY’-wahn) Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. — Several NFL teams canceled practices. The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team all decided to not take the field Thursday. — The tennis tours paused play Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.— Football practices were canceled at Boston College, Kentucky and South Florida in joint decisions made by coaches and players. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSNo. 4 Georgia loses WR Blaylock to season-ending knee injury Matsuyama leads amid tough conditionsOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama (maht-soo-YAH’-mah) birdied two of his last three holes for a 3-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Tyler Duncan through one round of the BMW Championship. Matsuyama carded one of only three rounds under par on a course that was long, tough, firm, fast and nothing like the last two weeks on the PGA Tour. Dustin Johnson opened with a 71 after winning The Northern Trust last week to move to No. 1 in the world. Tiger Woods finished with three straight bogeys for a 73. Woods needs to finish around fourth to have any hope of returning to East Lake next week in Atlanta to chase the $15 million bonus for the FedEx Cup winner. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEBoycotts highlight MLB scheduleUNDATED (AP) — It was a typical start to a major league game Thursday at Citi Field as players from the New York Mets and Miami Marlins stood in their dugouts for the national anthem. Olson spent 24 seasons with the Wildcats, revitalizing a fan base in the desert while transforming a program that had been to the NCAA Tournament just three times in 79 years before he was hired in 1983.Arizona began a string of 25 straight NCAA Tournament appearances in Olson’s second season. The streak would have been the third-longest in NCAA history, but the 1999 and 2008 appearances were later vacated by the NCAA for impermissible benefits to players and recruiting violations. The Wildcats won the 1997 national championship under Olson with a team led by Mike Bibby, Jason Terry and Miles Simon. Olson’s Arizona teams reached the Final Four four times and lost the 2001 national title game to Duke.The cause of death wasn’t immediately released by his family.PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIP August 28, 2020last_img read more