Sprint king Bolt tests positive for coronavirus: Report

first_imgTopics : Usain Bolt was in quarantine on Monday as Jamaican media reported the sprint legend had tested positive for the coronavirus, just days after he celebrated his 34th birthday with a lavish party.The retired 100m and 200m world-record holder didn’t confirm his test result, but he urged anyone who had been in contact with him to go into quarantine.”I did a test on Saturday to leave [Jamaica] because I have work,” Bolt said in a video posted on Twitter. “I am trying to be responsible so I am going to stay in and be safe. “Also, I am having no symptoms, I will quarantine myself and wait on the confirmation to see what is the protocol and to see how I go about quarantining myself from the Ministry of Health.”Until then, I will call my friends and tell them once they came in contact with me to be safe, quarantine and take it easy,” said Bolt.According to the Jamaica Observer, health and wellness minister Christopher Tufton confirmed late on Monday that the eight-time Olympic champion had tested positive.Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness also said police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Bolt’s birthday party.center_img “There are reports of an activity related to Usain Bolt,” Holness told a virtual news conference.”These matters are all being thoroughly investigated and the police will give a report on these matters in near future.”Bolt last competed internationally at the 2017 World Championships in London. He and partner Kasi Bennet welcomed the birth of a daughter in May.last_img read more

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B’ville boys soccer survives sectional scare vs. RFA

first_imgThrough 16 regular-season games, 15 of them victories, the Baldwinsville boys soccer team rarely trailed and, on most occasions, secured stress-free victories, richly earning the top seed for the Section III Class AA playoffs and a no. 2 state ranking, too.But when no. 8 seed Rome Free Academy showed up at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium for last Wednesday’s sectional quarterfinal, it turned into a close affair that built up in tension before the Bees were able to break through late, its patience rewarded with a 1-0 win.As can often happen in soccer, one team can dominate possession time and find itself kept off the board, as B’ville was during the first half, the Black Knights playing effective defense and a string of Bees shots flying off target.The second half continued this pattern, B’ville constantly attacking and constantly getting turned back, with RFA’s pair of goalies, Noah Hammon and Aidan Goodwin, combining for 13 saves.These are the type of circumstance that can, on occasion, produce an unlikely result if an underdog capitalizes on a counterattack. To its credit, the Bees never let the Black Knights do much, limiting them to a single shot.Staying patient, B’ville finally got the goal it needed in the 59th minute, Chase Hornsey finding the net off a feed from Jared Kantak, and over the remaining 20-plus minutes the Bees were able to protect that margin without serious stress.B’ville had made it through – and found out, 24 hours later, who it would face in the sectional semifinals while, at the same time, further realizing just how fragile any team’s place in the post-season can be.No. 4 seed West Genesee’s 1-0 win over Cicero-North Syracuse means that the Bees and Wildcats would meet up Wednesday at Jamesvile-DeWitt, a berth in the title game at stake.More significantly, Fayetteville-Manlius, the only team to give B’ville a blemish this season (a weather-shortened 2-2 draw on Oct. 1) was no longer in the Bees’ way.Despite its 14-1-1 record and no. 6 state ranking, F-M was shocked in the quarterfinals by no. 7 seed Liverpool, who was once 3-10 before it won three straight games to close the regular season.Then the Warriors dragged the Hornets through 80 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime at 0-0 before eliminating them in the seventh round of penalty kicks when F-M’s last shooter hit one off the crossbar.Thus, it’s Liverpool against no. 6 seed Henninger, who got its own 1-0 quarterfinal win at no. 3 seed Utica Proctor, in an unlikely sectional semifinal to see who plays B’ville or West Genesee in next Monday’s final, also at J-D.On that same Wednesday night, the Baldwinsville girls soccer team, with its no. 2 playoff seed, has its own sectional semifinal match with West Genesee at Central Square, with the winner to get F-M or Cicero-North Syracuse in Saturday’s final at Liverpool High School Stadium. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys soccerlast_img read more

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