Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgLast Renegade had yet to make his racing debut for trainer Peter Eurton. According to the California Horse Racing Board website, the colt died Friday. No further details were provided. A required necropsy is pending.The track in Arcadia has been closed for racing since March 27 by order of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, horses are allowed to train.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest in sports: Ross Chastain drove the No. 6 Ford in place of Newman for three races before the NASCAR season was suspended March 13 because of the coronavirus pandemic.Newman said Sunday on Fox Sports he will be ready to race when NASCAR calls drivers back to the track. NASCAR says Newman still must be medically cleared. HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER KILLEDLouisville recruit killed in shootingORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a high school football star who had signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Louisville was fatally shot late Saturday night. Associated Press Orlando police say Dexter Rentz Jr. was the only one killed when four people were shot in a crime called in to authorities shortly after 11 p.m.The senior wide receiver planned to play for Louisville next season. As a sophomore in 2017, he set a state record when he intercepted five passes in a single game.In a radio interview last year, he said his goal was to grow as a leader and help other “young guys see that there’s more to it than football.”SANTA ANITA-FATALITYARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old colt has died after what’s being called an accident at Santa Anita, making it the 12th fatality at the Southern California track since late December. Nicaragua’s government insists that the country has been barely touched by COVID-19.NASCAR-NEWMAN RETURNRyan Newman says he’ll be ready to raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman says he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes competition.Newman suffered a head injury in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. The Indiana native spent less than 48 hours in the hospital before walking out holding hands with his two daughters. Boxing resumes in NicaraguaMANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Although sports events remain canceled in most of the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, boxing has resumed in Nicaragua with a televised card of eight fights.The promoter, former boxing champion Rosendo Álvarez, had dismissed the threat of the virus, saying that the three deaths reported by the Nicaraguan government had all been among people who “came from outside.”Still, his offer of free tickets appeared to fill only about a tenth of the 8,000 seats in the gym.He said he had signed up the 17 local boxers for the card because they needed to work. April 26, 2020 MIAMI (AP) — A return to competition in the NBA may still not be imminent, but there’s word that some players will be able to start practicing in team training facilities next week.A person familiar with the league’s decision says players will be allowed to return to those facilities starting Friday, as long as their local governments don’t have a stay-at-home order prohibiting it.The workouts would be voluntary, and they’d be limited to individual sessions. Group practices wouldn’t be allowed, and teams couldn’t organize workouts.Georgia and Oklahoma are among the states that have allowed some businesses to reopen, and some cities in Florida are expected to loosen their stay-at-home policies in the coming days. But health officials are warning that such moves are being made too quickly.NICARAGUA-BOXING RESTARTS The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because negotiations were ongoing.Winston passed for 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns last season but also threw 30 interceptions. Tampa Bay has replaced Winston with ex-Patriots QB Tom Brady.Meanwhile, the Saints says reserve QB Taysom Hill has a new two-year contract.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBA FACILITIESAP source says NBA training facilities to begin to reopen Friday Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SAINTS-WINSTONAP source: Saints, Winston in ‘advanced’ negotiationsNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees. The person says the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks.last_img

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