"He feels that it's his duty to protect the game from the future and from the commercialization of football. He treats it like an amateur. The money is neither here nor there. He lives humbly. It's never about him. He will not take the credit for anything, but he will take responsibility for everything." … [Read more...] about Marcelo Bielsa aims to bring whole new ball game to Premier League
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Right now, the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols are incredibly strict and, on the whole, working. Of the thousands of players in the NFL, there are only six of them on the COVID-19 list. The primary reason has been the testing: Players have been tested every single day since training camp began, a practice that will continue during the season. (Players will only not be tested on game days themselves.) But teams have also had the advantage of not traveling during training camp, which will obviously end once the season begins, since there is no bubble, and teams will playing at their home fields. The NFL had the advantage of watching other sports deal with the pandemic and seeing what worked and what didn’t, and their plan most closely resembles Major League Baseball, the other unbubbled major sport. MLB had a major outbreak with the St. Louis Cardinals, but not because the team violated the protocols, but because they obeyed them. The Cardinals, after several players tested … [Read more...] about The NFL Is Returning To a Different World. Can It Adapt?
“It's really important that everyone acts responsibly and follows the public health guidance when outside of the home if we are to keep our community safe," Gillian Gibson, Sunderland's director of public health, said in a statement. "The best way to help protect our families, friends and [neighbors] is to follow the basic rules of Hands, Face, Space — wash your hands for 20 seconds often, cover your face in public, stay 2 meters [6 feet] apart and stay at home if you have symptoms or are waiting for COVID test results." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus outbreak at UK charity soccer game leads to dozens of cases, hundreds asked to self-isolate
China hopes strong ties with the Philippines will reduce U.S. clout in the South China Sea dispute, where the People’s Liberation Army has a lead over neighboring states. U.S. officials periodically warn Beijing to leave the South China Sea open for international use. Washington doesn’t claim the sea but periodically sends naval ships over to show that the waterway is still open. … [Read more...] about China or US ? Philippines Foreign Policy Plays Both Sides
Even so, being over 1,000 miles away from the nearest post-game scrum still triggers an old, paranoid tic for Herring: his habit of scanning the room to see which player might be huddled off to the side, offering up a choice nugget to which reporter, or spotting a colleague who’s perfected the time-honored journalistic practice of sidling. While he had no desire to join the bubble, exorbitant five-figure price tag for the full, three-month stay or not, on some level, “I’m jealous of the people that are down there.” Herring said. Both he and Arthur worried about what might fall by the wayside now that almost all of their interactions are mediated by screens … [Read more...] about How Sportswriters Capture the Action From Outside the Bubble