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Orlando NBA worries grow as Florida coronavirus cases increase

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The NBA’s quest to continue its season in the Orlando bubble at Disney World might lose its magic.

There is growing concern among players, executives and league offices, according to ESPN, when coronavirus cases in Florida continue to swell. The country has become a hot spot lately, with 4,049 new cases on Saturday, breaking the old one-day record – set on Friday. The positive rate for Saturday’s test was 12.4 percent, according to the report, but Governor Ron DeSantis said he had no plans to slow the reopening of the country.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently held “tense” talks with high-level team executives where he acknowledged the surge in cases in Florida, ESPN reported. His tone was “firm but gloomy,” according to the report, when he promised to move forward with the NBA’s plans.

The league “closely monitors data in Florida and Orange County and will continue to work collaboratively with the National Basketball Players Association, public health officials, and medical experts about our plans,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN.

The NBA plans to bring 22 teams to Orlando, with matches to begin on July 30 and potential champions crowned in October. Players, including Nets guard Kyrie Irving, have raised concerns about having to spend up to four months living in a bubble, aiming to keep everyone healthy. The League recently issued a long memo outlining strict protocols in place.

Starting Tuesday, the team will reportedly be allowed to have up to 10 coaches in their facilities with training camps on the horizon, even as alarming numbers continue to increase in Florida.

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“Cannot say I was surprised, given the country’s approach to reopening,” NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN about increasing numbers. “We are clearly monitoring the situation. Although we feel calm knowing that our players will not travel commercially to get to Orlando, that access to campus is very limited and, of course, all the other health and safety protocols available, the numbers will remain our concern. If we need to add further restrictions regarding third parties (Disney staff) who have access to campus, we will work to implement it. “

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced this Sunday a minute of silence at the competitions it organizes, namely the Portuguese Cup, in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred in Indonesia.

“The Directorate of the Portuguese Football Federation announces a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred at the football stadium in Indonesia. The official website of the organization.

In the same note, FPF President Fernando Gomes says that “with great surprise and a feeling of deep pain, but also indignation” he learned “of the tragic scale of the events that have taken place in the stadium. in Indonesia”.

“It is with great sadness that I deplore the dramatic consequences of this tragedy, which resulted in the death of more than 170 fans, including many children. A football stadium should be a stage for celebration and joy, not for violence and death,” he said. concluded.

A moment of silence will be observed at the competitions organized by the FPF, namely the Portuguese Cup, the second stage of which will take place this weekend.

Indonesian authorities said 174 people were killed in unrest at the end of a football match in East Java, but acknowledged that the number could rise as many of them were critically injured.

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The tragedy, one of the worst in the history of football, occurred on Saturday evening when about 3,000 fans took to the field after Arema’s home team lost 3-2 to rivals Persebay Surabaya.

Police fired tear gas to try to contain the angry supporters, but their actions caused panic and thousands of people rushed to the exit.

Many people were trampled to death in the chaos of the stampede. At least two police officers were killed in the unrest that spread outside the stadium.

The Indonesian league was suspended and the authorities ordered an investigation into the incidents.

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New serious injury of the player of the national team of Portugal

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Extremo português oferecido ao Manchester United Lesão Pedro Neto

An injury forces Pedro Neto to be substituted in the Wolves game.

Bad news for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Pedro Neto. The Portuguese received a new injury, and, according to Bruno Lage, it could be serious.

Away to West Ham, where the Portuguese lost 2-0, Pedro Neto was replaced in the 24th minute by Adama Traore, and after the match, the Wolves coach said that the injury could be “ugly”.

Wolves are now in the Premier League relegation zone, and Pedro Neto may be left with no hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

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The expedition will explore “an area still little known”: the Portuguese Sea.

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The expedition will explore "an area still little known": the Portuguese Sea.

The Oceano Azul Foundation has joined the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra and Sintra and set off together this Saturday on the ship “Santa Maria Manuela” for a scientific expedition that will last until 12 October.

On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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