first_img“The movement of oil prices is very hard to predict,” Arifin emphasized before a meeting with the House of Representatives’ Commission VII overseeing energy. The government expects domestic ready-to-use oil and gas production to reach between 1.76 million and 1.91 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) in 2021, as part of macroeconomic assumptions in next year’s draft state budget.The expectation is higher than this year’s expected 1.70 million boepd but lower than last year’s 1.80 million boepd due to corresponding changes in crude oil prices, Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Arifin Tasrif said on Monday.The government expects the local benchmark Indonesian Crude Prices (ICP) to hit between US$40 and $50 per barrel next year, rebounding from this year’s $33 price tag but still lower than last year’s $62, which was before COVID-19 ravaged the global energy industry. The House is currently working on the 2021 annual state budget (APBN), which relies on ministry forecasts to estimate state revenue.Energy ministry data also shows that the decline in ready-to-use production was entirely driven by lower expectations over oil lifting. The government expects increased gas lifting next year, even when compared to 2019.Indonesia plans to become a major global gas exporter by 2030 as domestic oil production has been unable to reach export levels. Gas exports are expected to help plug the country’s gaping trade deficit.Global oil and gas prices collapsed in the second quarter of 2020 after many countries, including Indonesia, implemented lockdowns that curbed economic activity in containing COVID-19.Compared to the energy ministry’s estimates, international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects global crude oil prices to average $45 per barrel in 2021, while the United States’ Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects an average of $47.88 per barrel that same year.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe US has also requested the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on fraud charges, further damaging relations between China and Canada, where she is under house arrest. China’s Huawei has overtaken Samsung to become the number-one smartphone seller worldwide in the second quarter, industry tracker Canalys said Thursday.Canalys said embattled firm, which is facing US sanctions, shipped 55.8 million devices — overtaking Samsung for the first time, which shifted 53.7 million units.The research group said the US sanctions had “stifled” Huawei’s business outside mainland China, but that it had grown to dominate its substantial domestic market. Topics :center_img More than 70 percent of its smartphones are now sold in the country, Canalys said.Huawei said in a statement it was a sign of “exceptional resilience”.Overseas shipments, however, fell nearly a third in the second quarter and Canalys analyst Mo Jia warned that strength in China alone “will not be enough to sustain Huawei at the top once the global economy starts to recover”.Huawei has become a pivotal issue in the geopolitical standoff between Beijing and Washington, which claims the firm poses a significant cybersecurity threat. last_img read more

first_imgDanish TSO Energinet has issued a tender that concerns consultants working on board the cable laying vessels as Marine Warranty Surveyors for the full duration of Viking Link interconnector laying campaigns.Prysmian is responsible for the development of offshore section of the Viking Link, which is the first submarine cable connection between the UK and Denmark, executed in collaboration between National Grid Viking Link Limited and Energinet.The tendered contract will comprise two Marine Warranty Surveyors who will be working in shifts during the survey, so that one will take over for the other upon crew change.The Contracting Authority intends to prequalify the 4 applicants who are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tender. Only these applicants will be invited to submit a tender. If more than four applicants meet the minimum requirements listed above, the selection of the applicants will be based on the submitted references.The offshore cable operations will be performed using Prysmian’s new installation vessel.Commissioning of the Viking Link is scheduled for the end of 2023.last_img read more

first_imgFranklin County, In. — Law enforcement officials in Franklin County U.S. 52 say is closed between State Road 1 and State road 46 due to a fatal accident. There is no estimated time to reopen the roadway.last_img

first_img Press Association Martinez felt his side suffered after a significant victory at Old Trafford and a well-deserved draw at Arsenal last weekend. “It wasn’t one of our best days. I was a bit fearful before the game as mentally we were going to be fatigued after the two away games which were very demanding,” said the Spaniard. “Physically we were fine but mentally the way we moved the ball it wasn’t as sharp as usual, we couldn’t see our normal patterns going forward. “The first half we controlled the game and had we scored the second goal (earlier) it would’ve changed the game. “Second half you have to give great credit to Fulham. They were well organised, pressing us high up, stopping us from playing. “Once you get that equaliser I have seen many times before the home team collapse and you start panicking and you lose the game. “What we did really well was the mindset changed. We didn’t have anything to lose, we just wanted to win the game and we were brave, adventurous and creative in the final third. “I don’t think it was a 4-1 performance but we deserved the three points.” The only downside was a hamstring tear to youngster Gerard Deulofeu which is likely to rule him out for several weeks. “Gerard is the big negative. He is a sprinter and those players are exposed to those injuries and he has pulled his hamstring,” said Martinez. “We don’t know how big the tear is going to be but we expect Gerard to be out for some time. “It is unfortunate because I thought he was ready to play a big role in the side but we are going to have to be patient and wait for him to come back in the final third of the season as strong as he can be.” Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen was in full agreement with Martinez about the scoreline flattering the hosts. “I do think it didn’t reflect the actual game,” said the Dutchman. “I thought we came back really strongly in the second half, changed a few things, put them under pressure, and that resulted in a few early chances. “We got the equaliser and then conceded too soon after. That took the wind out of our sails. “The 3-1 settled the game from that corner. We spoke about it, to concede another for 4-1, it didn’t reflect the game.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez felt mental fatigue played a part in a disjointed performance against Fulham which was turned around late on to win 4-1. Having gone ahead through Leon Osman’s 18th-minute goal, the Toffees failed to press home their advantage and Dimitar Berbatov equalised from the penalty spot midway through the second half. However, just when it seemed the visitors were threatening a winner Seamus Coleman, Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas all scored in the last 17 minutes to make the scoreline look somewhat harsh on the Cottagers. last_img read more

first_img Wenger has challenged his squad to generate consistency for the season’s business end, to capitalise on what he believes could be one of the tightest title races in years. “It’s very tight at the top, Liverpool are in the race as well, and they have an advantage as it is the only competition they play,” said Wenger. “I hope it will be tight until the end, because then it will be interesting and if you are consistent then you have a chance to win. “You need to be at your best to find the resources to win games, this is a big game for us and of course this weekend we just want to focus on the three points. “We got the three points against Sunderland who are a tricky team, so we want to do it again. “We have to look at our results, just focus on that and not speculate too much because we’re in a period where we have to move forward.” Tony Pulis’ muscular Stoke side intimidated Arsenal’s cosmopolitan crew into untold headaches over the years, but now new boss Mark Hughes is battling to expand that regimented gameplan. Wenger admitted Arsenal may be more suited to taking on a team built by the former Manchester United and Wales striker than facing up to Pulis’ pressgang tactics. Brendan Rodgers’ Reds trail league leaders Chelsea by four points, but Gunners manager Wenger believes Liverpool’s lack of European battles will boost their title chances, in a statement potentially designed to deflect focus from his own side’s silverware aspirations. Arsenal take on Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, keen to build on their 4-1 thumping of Sunderland. “We had some bad memories but also some good ones as well,” said Wenger. “It’s a stadium where before, first of all the pitch was narrow and difficult to play, a bit more open to the wind. “But recently we have shown as well it’s down to the performance on the day. “If you perform on Saturday that’s all that counts. “Yes it probably is better for us now though, because we went sometimes to Stoke, who had a rough style, we had young players and it was difficult. “But they have good players, they have done well in the league, they qualified for the Europa league. “So they are a real challenge. “Every manager has his own style, he (Hughes) has experience and has shown he can do well. “Given time he will print his own style of play.” Press Association Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Liverpool should be considered as genuine Barclays Premier League title contenders.last_img read more

first_img If results had gone their way, United would have started this week second in the Barclays Premier League, but now they are looking over their shoulders after dropping to fourth in the standings. After winning six on the bounce, United have lost successive games for the first time under Louis van Gaal and they will be just four points ahead of Liverpool if Brendan Rodgers’ side win their match in hand versus Hull on Tuesday. Press Association Chris Smalling hopes Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat to Everton will serve as a “massive wake-up call” to those who felt Champions League qualification was already in the bag. After West Brom’s visit this weekend, United head to Crystal Palace and then host Arsenal before rounding off the season at Hull. “We are in the final stage of the season and we must try to win each of the remaining games,” said Mata, who was substituted in the 63rd minute after a poor showing at Goodison Park. “The goal is to get four wins in the last four games of the Premier League. “We need to return all the support we get from our fans (at Goodison Park they were brilliant, once again) and we hope to do it this coming Saturday at Old Trafford against West Brom. “We all want to be in the Champions League next season and, in order to get there, we must go back to the right path with good performances and good results.” United’s chances of making the top four would decrease if Wayne Rooney were ruled out for part of the run-in. The United skipper was replaced by Robin van Persie in the 88th minute after suffering a kick to the knee. The sight of the 29-year-old hobbling off prompted fears among the United fans, but the medical staff were happy to allow the striker to travel to London on Sunday night for the PFA Awards. The England skipper did not limp and showed no signs of discomfort during the event at the Grosvenor Hotel, which is positive news for United ahead of their match against the Baggies. United, meanwhile, will announce the final details of their pre-season tour of the United States on Tuesday. For the second year running, they will play in the International Champions Cup – a 10-team tournament involving United, Chelsea, Barcelona, Porto, Paris St Germain, Fiorentina, the Los Angeles Galaxy, the New York Red Bulls, Club America and the San Jose Earthquakes. Details of the tournament’s fixtures will be revealed at a press conference on Tuesday at 3pm (BST) in New York. United took part in five matches on their tour of the US last year, but it is expected they will play fewer times this summer as Van Gaal is worried about his players undertaking the same amount of travelling. The International Champions Cup takes place from July 11 to August 5 although it is unlikely that United will stay to the end as the Premier League starts on August 8. Smalling agreed with Van Gaal’s assessment that United lacked aggression from the first whistle and he wants an instant response from his team-mates on Saturday when West Brom come to Old Trafford. “This is a massive wake-up call for us,” the United defender told MUTV. “Right from the first minute we were off the pace and they had a pressure that we usually have. “We haven’t been the second-best team in games this season, even when we’ve lost, we’ve always had that aggression and those tackles but on Sunday we were far from it. I think we’ll see a different Manchester United next Saturday against West Brom. “We’ll make sure we learn from this, the fans deserve a lot better.” Smalling’s team-mate Juan Mata echoed Smalling’s thoughts. “We can’t afford another game like this one,” the Spaniard wrote on his blog. Mata has challenged his team-mates to secure a Champions League place in the coming weeks by winning all four of their remaining games. last_img read more

first_imgMadrid: Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui needs his side to kick off their La Liga campaign with a convincing win when they entertain Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday night.Real Madrid’s 2-4 defeat to Atletico Madrid in Wednesday’s European Supercup final has set alarm bells ringing after a summer which saw Zinedine Zidane step down as coach to be replaced by the former Spain coach and Cristiano Ronaldo move to sign for Juventus, reports Xinhua news agency.The only new faces so far in the Madrid squad are right back Alvaro Odriozoloa and 18-year-old Brazilian winger Vinicius Jr, who was actually signed a year ago. Consequently the pro-Real Madrid press have spent the past 48 hours focusing on who the club could sign before the transfer window shuts at the end of August.Valencia striker Rodrigo, a former Real Madrid B-team player, could be the favorite, but there will be no new arrivals before Getafe visit the Bernabeu and Lopetegui will once again look to Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to fill his attack on Sunday.Bale and Benzema combined well for the Frenchman to score on Wednesday, although Bale faded after halftime and Benzema tended to drop too deep. Meanwhile Asensio was unfortunate not to hit the target with several decent efforts.Should their fortunes change and Madrid win with ease, it will ease the pressure on Lopetegui, while at the same time making his long term job harder by persuading club president Florentino Perez he doesn’t need to dip into the transfer market again this summer.The closure of the Italian transfer market means Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will not be moving to Inter Milan this summer and the Croatian will probably start on Sunday, while there is a slight doubt over midfielder Casemiro who limped out of Wednesday’s game.Lopetegui’s biggest decision this weekend will be whether he continues with Keylor Navas in goal or decides to give a debut to Belgian international Thibaut Courtois, who arrived from Chelsea a fortnight ago. IANSlast_img read more

first_imgLondon: Arsenal’s game against Manchester City, set to be played on Wednesday night, became the first English Premier League fixture to be called off because of the coronavirus after players from the London club were put into quarantine.In a statement, Arsenal said players will be isolated for 14 days after coming into contact with the owner of Greek club Olympiakos, who has tested positive for COVID-19.“Following yesterday’s news that Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis has recently contracted Covid-19, we have been taking medical advice and tracing any individuals who had what the guidelines define as close contact with him at the game 13 days ago,” Arsenal said.“As a result of this exercise we identified that a number of players met the Olympiacos owner immediately following the game,” it added.Arsenal said the players and four staff who met Marinakis after the game at their stadium will remain at their homes until the quarantine period is complete.“The medical advice we have received puts the risk of them developing Covid-19 at extremely low. However, we are strictly following the government guidelines which recommend that anyone coming into close contact with someone with the virus should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the last time they had contact,” said Arsenal“The players will remain at their homes until the 14-day period expires. Four Arsenal staff – who were sitting close to Marinakis during the match – will also remain at home until the 14 days are complete.”Meanwhile, Manchester City said the postponement was a “precautionary measure” and that information about rescheduling would be available in the coming days.Many sporting events across the world have been put on hold. Over 1,00,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far across the world and more than 3,500 people have lost their lives due to the deadly disease. (IANS)Also Read: South Africa players may avoid handshakes in light of coronavirusAlso Watch: UK Queen Elizabeth II recognizes Jadav Payeng from Assam with ‘Commonwealth Points of Light’ Awardlast_img read more

first_imgIn other sports developments related to the coronavirus:— The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the outbreak. The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit. The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.— The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. John Coates told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.” Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.— The Penn Relays has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The prestigious track event was scheduled for April 23-25 in Philadelphia and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The University of Pennsylvania hosts the event and says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June.— The Sun Belt Conference has canceled all organized athletics and related activities, including practices, through the remainder of the academic year. In a written announcement the Sun Belt says the decision was made Monday in consultation with the league’s presidents, chancellors and athletic directors “to address growing concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus.” NFL cuts down on travel, expects to hold draft as scheduledNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has barred in-person interviews with free agents and is requiring local physical examinations for them rather than team-conducted exams.The league also banned travel by team personnel to meet with free agents as well as those players traveling to team facilities. The moves were included in a memo sent to all 32 teams.The NFL also says it will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas. It’s not yet clear, however, if the draft itself will be held in the city. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the draft will take place April 23-25 as scheduled but under a modified format still being developed. Update on the latest in sports: — A person with knowledge of the move said the Redskins have agreed to re-sign inside linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year, $6.6 million deal.— According to a person familiar with the deal, free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.— The Bills have announced re-signing offensive lineman Quinton Spain to a three-year contract.— The Colts have released defensive tackle Margus Hunt and will re-sign receiver Daurice Fountain.— The Cardinals have placed the transition tag on running back Kenyan Drake, which allows the team to match any offer he receives from another team during free agency. — The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green. That gives them time to try to work out a long-term deal with the star who is one of the most accomplished receivers in franchise history and would be a vital part of breaking in a new quarterback.— The Chiefs have placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Chris Jones, raising the possibility that the Pro Bowl defensive tackle will remain with the Super Bowl champions for at least one more season.— The Patriots have placed a franchise tag on left guard Joe Thuney.— The Giants have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams.— Longtime Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster is retiring. The 11-year veteran made the announcement on Instagram. Associated Press Panik hit .381 with a triple, two home runs and five RBIs in 21 at-bats over 10 spring training games. The left-handed hitter batted .244 with five homers and 39 RBIs in 438 at-bats last year for the Giants and Mets.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 MLB has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the new coronavirus. The decision follows the federal government recommendation restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams. His office issued a statement saying teams remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins.The season was slated to begin March 26.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLPlayers can return home, self-isolate Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBBaseball season won’t start until mid-May, at the earliestNEW YORK (AP) — This was supposed to be the earliest start to the major league season. Instead, it will be the latest. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKSpeedway officials take wait-and-see approachUNDATED — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The speedway issued a statement Monday saying officials are aware the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000. The draft will be televised regardless of its venue or format. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCARNASCAR shut down until MayUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR has suspended its season until May as part of the CDC’s recommendation to postpone gatherings for the next eight weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision came after at least two Monday conference calls between the sanctioning body and its team owners. The series plans to return to the track at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia on May 9.center_img Elsewhere around the NFL:— Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has accepted a two-year, $66 million contract extension. Cousins was entering the final season of the fully guaranteed, three-year, $84 million contract he signed as a free agent in 2018. He was scheduled to count $31 million against the salary cap, but a personal familiar with the trade tells The Associated Press the new pact will reduce by $10 million the team’s charge for 2020.— The Cardinals have picked up three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans for running back David Johnson and draft picks. That’s according to a person familiar with the trade. Hopkins has three years remaining on a five-year, $81 million deal he signed in 2017. He caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns last year.— The Titans have tagged Derrick Henry as their franchise player, making sure they keep the NFL rushing leader around for at least this season. Henry had 1,540 yards rushing during the 2019 regular season before gaining another 377 yards in Tennessee’s first two playoff games, leading the Titans to the AFC title game.The Buccaneers have placed the franchise tag on NFL sack leader Shaquil Barrett, who would be scheduled to make just under $16 million this season. Bruce Arians stated late last season that the 27-year-old outside linebacker “ain’t going anywhere” after setting a team record with 19½ sacks in 2019. The move likely means the departure of quarterback Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston, who will become an unrestricted free agent if the Bucs don’t re-sign him by Wednesday. 49ers deal Bucker, keep ArmsteadUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have lost one talented defensive lineman while retaining another.The Niners have shipped defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year’s draft. A person familiar with the deal said Buckner will receive a new contract worth $21 million a year from the Colts.The fourth-year pro had 7 ½ sacks and 34 solo tackles last year.The trade was completed immediately after the 49ers announced a deal to keep defensive lineman Arik Armstead with a five-year contract worth up to $85 million. Armstead recorded 10 sacks and 18 quarterback hits last season. He’s been with the Niners since being selected 17th overall in the 2015 NFL draft. UNDATED (AP) — Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell says he showed no symptoms of being sick before testing positive for the coronavirus and continues to have no signs of illness since going into isolation.Mitchell also revealed in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that it “took awhile for me to kind of cool off” at Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’), his All-Star teammate who was the first NBA player to have a positive test for the virus revealed. Gobert has said in recent days that he did not take the threat of the illness seriously.MLB-BLUE JAYS-PANIKJays put Panik on big league rosterTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have added second baseman Joe Panik to their 40-man roster. — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Denver Broncos have agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with free agent offensive lineman Graham Glasgow. He has started 58 games in four seasons with the Detroit Lions, who drafted him in the third round out of Michigan in 2016.— Free agent tackle Jack Conklin has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Browns, according to his agent. Conklin is perhaps the best tackle available on this year’s market. His agent says Conklin will get $30 million guaranteed and earn $20 million in his first year.— The Dolphins made Byron Jones the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback, surpassing his new teammate, Xavien Howard. The Dolphins upgraded their pass rush by reaching agreements with linebacker Kyle Van Noy and defensive end Shaq Lawson, and also swung a deal with offensive lineman Ereck Flowers.— The Vikings have reached an agreement with punter Britton Colquitt on a three-year, $9 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.— The Falcons have acquired tight end Hayden Hurst from the Ravens. That’s according to a person familiar with the deal. Atlanta has released backup tight end Luke Stocker and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo. The Falcons also will cut running back Devonta Freeman and cornerback Desmond Trufant. March 16, 2020 — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Vikings have placed the franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris.— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Jets and former Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant have agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $30 million.— Ben Watson is hanging up his cleats for the second time. The 39-year-old tight end announced his retirement in a message on Twitter on Monday, marking the end of a 15-year NFL career that included two stints in New England, as well as stops in Cleveland, New Orleans and Baltimore.NBA-JAZZ-MITCHELLMitchell feeling fine, admits he was angry with Gobert UNDATED (AP) — NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.The league cautioned that it will not be able to even provide guidance on the potential reopening of team practices for another 45 days, which could make May the earliest possible restart date.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction.The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL — The Cowboys have placed their exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, securing his rights for an estimated $31.5 million while the sides continue working on a long-term deal. Prescott has played his entire four-year NFL career with the Cowboys and threw for over 4,900 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season.— The Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent quarterback Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH’-tah) to provide an experienced backup behind starter Derek Carr. A person familiar with the deal confirmed the Raiders’ deal with the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft.— Dallas has re-signed Blake Jarwin to a three-year, $24 million package that includes $9 million guaranteed. Jarwin had 31 receptions for 365 yards and three touchdowns in 2019.— The Steelers are holding onto Bud Dupree by placing the franchise tag on the outside linebacker. Dupree could make around $16 million in 2020 if he signs the tag. Dupree collected a career-high 11 1/2 sacks in 2019.— A person familiar with the situation says Saints starting defensive tackle David Onyemata will re-sign with New Orleans instead of entering free agency. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Onyemata started all 15 regular-season games in which he played and the Saints’ lone playoff game last season. — Keeneland race track in Kentucky has canceled its spring meet because of COVID-19. The meet was scheduled for April 2-24, with the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes awarding 170 points toward the Kentucky Derby, the highlight of the opening weekend.— The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.— The Kontinental Hockey League is taking a one-week pause in its playoffs to come up with a new format and schedule for the six remaining Russian teams. Finland-based Jokerit and Kazakhstan-based Barys Nur-Sultan pulled out of the playoffs amid the oronavirus pandemic.— McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.” The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday. With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.NFL-NEWSlast_img read more