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Study probes patterns in previous triple-reassortant swine flu infections

Study probes patterns in previous triple-reassortant swine flu infections

first_imgMay 7, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Triple reassortant swine influenza A viruses that contain genes from avian, human, and swine influenza viruses emerged and became predominant in North American pig herds by the late 1990s and have been detected in humans 11 times since 2005, authors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments reported today. Nine of the patients had been exposed to pigs to various degrees at sites ranging from pig farms to a custom slaughtering house. In 8 of the 11 cases, pigs reportedly showed signs of respiratory illness. Exposure wasn’t known for one of the patients, and another was epidemiologically linked to a person with a suspected infection, suggesting human-to-human transmission of the triple reassortant swine flu virus. Preliminary data suggest no cross-reactivity between ferret antisera against the triple-reassortant isolates and the seasonal influenza A viruses, the authors reported. Isolates from all 11 patients were susceptible to older antiviral drug group called the adamantanes as well as the newer neuraminidase inhibitors. “Our findings underscore the need for close communication and collaboration between human and animal health agencies for ongoing surveillance, investigation, research, prevention, and control efforts,” the group wrote. According to surveillance reports and investigation by state health departments of two of the earlier cases, the median age of the patients was 10 years (range, 16 months to 48 years), and 8 patients were younger than 18. All lived in the Midwestern or southern United States. Among the clinical findings, 4 of the 11 patients had underlying medical conditions, and at least 3 had received the current season’s influenza vaccine. More detailed information was available for 10 of the patients. Symptoms included fever, cough, headache, sore throat, and diarrhea. The median fever was 103.5°F. Incubation ranged from 3 to 9 days. The first such infection in humans was reported to the CDC in 2005, and in June 2007 human infection with novel influenza A viruses was classified as a notifiable disease in the United States, according to the group’s findings that appeared today in an early online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Their report describes epidemiologic and clinical data from 11 cases reported to the CDC from December 2005 through February 2009 Reasons for increased case reports since 2005 are unclear, but the authors suggested that improved surveillance and testing and new requirements for reporting might have played a role, though a true increase in human infections may have stemmed from changes in zoonotic transmission.center_img Viruses in all 11 cases were subtyped at the CDC with real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and the hemagglutinin-inhibition assay. Complete genome sequence analysis was performed on viruses from respiratory fluid samples to determine if the virus was a triple reassortant. The authors concluded that the incubation for the triple-reassortant influenza appeared longer than for seasonal flu and that some of the patients had severe lower respiratory illness and signs that are unusual for influenza, such as diarrhea. Among four hospitalizations, two were severe: a 48-year-old woman with an underlying health condition and a 26-year-old woman who was previously healthy. All of the patients fully recovered. They advised clinicians to consider animal influenza infections in patients presenting with febrile respiratory illnesses, especially when human influenza viruses are not circulating. Tests showed that 10 of the patients were infected with triple-reassortant swine flu A H1N1, and 1 was infected with the H1N2 subtype. Analysis of virus hemagglutinin genes from five of the patients found that the viruses came from two different phylogenetic lineages circulating in North American swine. Shinde V, Bridges CB, Uyeki TM, et al. Triple-reassortant swine influenza A (H1) in humans in the United States, 2005-2009. N Engl J Med 2009 Jul 2 early online edition published May 7 [Full text]last_img read more

Hammerson hits the bull’s-eye at Bull Ring

Hammerson hits the bull’s-eye at Bull Ring

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Chinese military researchers move a new COVID vaccine candidate into human trial

Chinese military researchers move a new COVID vaccine candidate into human trial

first_imgA Chinese military research institute has been approved to test its second experimental coronavirus vaccine in humans, the eighth candidate in clinical trials for China as it emerges as a front-runner in the global fight against COVID-19.No vaccine has been approved for sale against the virus that has killed over 470,000 people, but more than a dozen candidates have entered different stages of human test globally.The new drug is developed by the Academy of Military Science (AMS), a research institute affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army, and was approved to proceed to human trial by China’s National Medical Products Administration. AMS’ latest candidate, named ARCoV, uses mRNA technology, an approach that is also used for candidates developed by Moderna Inc in the United States and German firm CureVac but has never been tested in China-based clinical trials, the institute said in its social media WeChat late on Wednesday.”The core raw materials and equipment are all domestically produced, and rapid production capacity ramp-up is achievable,” Qin Chengfeng, a researcher responsible for the mRNA project, said in the statement.The Chinese Clinical Trial registry, without naming ARCoV, said a phase 1 clinical trial for an mRNA vaccine, sponsored by AMS, Yunnan Walvax Biotechnology and Suzhou Abogen Biosciences, would start on Thursday and evaluate the safety of the candidate. http://www.chictr.org.cn/showproj.aspx?proj=55524Separately, Ad5-nCoV, a vaccine candidate co-developed by AMS and CanSino Biologics using a different technique, is under phase-2 clinical trial in China and has won approval to begin human testing in Canada.Topics :last_img read more

Young couple lands major bargain by looking past furniture and tanks

Young couple lands major bargain by looking past furniture and tanks

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201959 Ardentallen Road, EnoggeraMr Smith of Raine & Horne Brisbane Central said the three bedroom, single bathroom, single car space home at Ardentallen Road in Enogerra sold for $499,900 because it had been used as an office and led to the entrance of the army barracks.“It wasn’t until a young couple envisaged what it would like look like that it sold,” he said, coming in not just lower than the Brisbane median house price ($655,000) but also below the Enoggera median ($690,000).“The reason it went so cheap is it was used as an office. It just really took away the appeal of being a house. They had filing cabinet where the stove was supposed to be. The bedrooms had boardroom tables, projectors, whiteboards and all that. It was never presented as a house and a lot of people found it hard to envisage it being a home.” The house at Ardentallen Road, Enoggera. Picture: Realestate.com.auA YOUNG couple landed a $155,000 discount on Brisbane’s median price just 6km from the CBD because they looked past the furniture – and army tanks.Real estate agent Zak Smith of Raine & Horne said the couple scored a bargain because they were not fazed by the fact that there was a filing cabinet where the stove should have been – or that an occasional tank could come down the street. 59 Ardentallen Road, Enoggera.He said some potential buyers were also turned off by the fact that the street was the entrance to the Enoggera Army Barracks. “It’s not a busy street but it is the entrance to the army barracks with sometimes a lot of activity in the area.”Even so, Mr Smith said the buyers had landed one that could deliver good gains for them, given the street had attracted prices above $850,000. He sold a neighbouring home for $855,000 and another for $872,000, while a builder who cleared a nearby block to put in a new build landed a sale price over $1m.Realestate.com.au classified Enoggera as a high demand market, with 851 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 306.last_img read more

Eagles winger listed for Nantes Player of the Month

Eagles winger listed for Nantes Player of the Month

first_img Loading… Super Eagles winger, Moses Simon, is among the nominees for Nantes’ Player of the Month award for February. The Nigeria international has been in impressive form for the Yellow Canaries this month, scoring a goal in their 2-1 defeat to PSG on February 4 and in their 3-3 draw against Dijon four days later.Advertisement The 24-year-old, who was named the club’s best player in October, will be aiming to see off competition from Imran Louza, Nicolas Pallois and Kader Bamba to secure his second award. Read Also:Moses Simon welcomes permanent Nantes stay After firing blanks in their 3-1 win against Marseille last Saturday, Simon will be hoping to find the back of the net when Nantes welcome Victor Osimhen’s Lille to Stade de la Beaujoire for Sunday’s Ligue 1 game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right NowWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBO6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Rising Star Casino Resort Opens Sports Betting on November 11 with first bet by former Bengals players

Rising Star Casino Resort Opens Sports Betting on November 11 with first bet by former Bengals players

first_imgRising Sun, IN— Rising Star Casino Resort will become the latest Indiana casino to offer wagering on sporting events when it opens its BetAmerica sports book on Monday, November 11 at noon.The sports book will open with a ribbon-cutting by Rising Star General Manager Ben Douglass and former Bengals players Ickey Woods, Joe Walter, Louis Breeden, Robert Jackson, Kevin Walker, Richard Carey, and Joe Kelly, who will all make the first wagers at the BetAmerica Sports Book.“We are excited to be able to offer sports betting to our guests here at Rising Star,” said Douglass. “The sports betting industry is expected to provide Indiana with hundreds of new jobs as well as an additional $150 million in annual state tax revenue over the next five years.”The Indiana Gaming Commission lists 23 events approved for sports betting, including NFL, MLB, NBA, MMA, motorsports, soccer and more. Professional leagues and NCAA Division I sports are included, but no youth or high school games.last_img read more

Spurs keep striker options open

Spurs keep striker options open

first_img The England international was substituted during the second half of Spurs’ 2-2 draw against Stoke last weekend as a precaution following a kick to the calf. “Always it is important for us. We have players like Chadli, Lamela and now N’Jie who can play like a striker, but I think we need one more striker to be sure for different games, sometimes to play together. We need one more offensive player,” said Pochettino, who takes his side to early Barclays Premier League pacesetters Leicester on Saturday. Pochettino believes N’Jie can have a big impact in the Premier League. “He is a very good player,” said the Spurs boss, who will make a late decision whether to include the 22-year-old in the matchday squad at the King Power Stadium. “He is fast, technical, his condition is high. “Last season in Lyon he scored and gave the assists. He is very direct player and he is brave. “He can play in different positions, you know my system is always one where the players can change, move and we are flexible.” Manager Mauricio Pochettino claims Tottenham would be in big trouble if they did not have at least a couple of targets in their sights as the club aim to land a striker ahead of the transfer deadline. While not being drawn on any specific targets, Pochettino accepted it would be foolish for Spurs not to have more than one iron in the fire. “Yes, we have confidence we will bring in an offensive player but I can’t give the name today,” the Argentinian coach said. “Yes, this is true (you need to have more than one option), because if you only have one, and after you fail to sign them , you are dead.” Pochettino believes Spurs are an attractive proposition to any prospective new signing, with the club having recently moved to a state-of-the-art training facility in Enfield while White Hart Lane is about to be redeveloped. “Players that we want to bring here are always happy to join us,” he said. “Tottenham is a big club, we play very attractive football and our philosophy is very clear. “I promise you: if we want to bring a player they want to come, but we need to bring the right profile for us.” Pochettino is aware of the need to take some of the burden off forward Harry Kane. Spurs earlier this week brought in Cameroon forward Clinton N’Jie from Lyon, while a £15million bid is said to have been lodged for West Brom striker Saido Berahino. QPR forward Charlie Austin, Crystal Palace’s Yannick Bolasie and Dynamo Moscow frontman Aleksandr Kokorin have all been linked with a switch to White Hart Lane ahead of the September 1 cut-off. Press Associationlast_img read more

Northern Ireland finish top of Group F after draw against Finland

Northern Ireland finish top of Group F after draw against Finland

first_img Press Association Thursday’s win over Greece had already guaranteed a trip to France next summer, but manager Michael O’Neill was desperate to finish the job as pool winners. It was mission accomplished on that front and their return of 21 points tells its own story. They managed just seven in O’Neill’s first campaign at the helm. That 10 of those points have come away from home is an incredible achievement for a nation so long afflicted by chronic homesickness. Watford defender Cathcart was probably the only player on the pitch who salvaged something for his scrapbook, but his team-mates will have plenty of chances when Northern Ireland contest their first major tournament in 30 years. O’Neill promised on the eve of the match that there would be no undue experimentation and he delivered a strong starting XI bolstered by the return of seven-goal top-scorer Kyle Lafferty and midfielder Chris Baird. But with Finland listless and the vast Olympic Stadium sparsely populated on its last active night before demolition, the opening fell flat. It took an errant pass from Arajuuri to jolt Northern Ireland into action, Stuart Dallas picking up the loose ball and drilling a low shot too close to the goalkeeper. The subsequent corner was only cleared as far as Chris Brunt on the edge of the area and his sweetly struck drive might have crept under the crossbar had it not struck his team-mate Gareth McAuley flush on the back. Northern Ireland were denied a seventh win of their triumphant Euro 2016 campaign, but a point in Finland was still enough to see them break new ground by winning Group F. There was an injury scare in the 13th minute when Manchester United’s Paddy McNair crumpled after a challenge from Jere Uronen but, after lengthy treatment, he was fit to continue. Finland were struggling to string together anything of note, but the visitors were also too sluggish to take advantage. The first scare at the Northern Ireland end came when Brunt miskicked a clearance high into his own area and McNair failed to connect with his intended header. That left Tim Sparv to take a shot at goal but he screwed his effort wide. Lafferty failed to connect with an inviting Brunt pass across the six-yard line but Northern Ireland found a way through just after the half-hour. Brunt’s corner was recycled on the right by McNair, who slipped Niall McGinn down the channel. The Aberdeen winger crossed to the near post and Cathcart, still forward from the set-piece, was in place to flash a header across Lukas Hradecky. The closest Finland came to a first-half equaliser saw Joel Pohjanpalo steal inside Brunt at left-back only to be denied by Michael McGovern at the near post. Finland came out brightly after the break, Pohjanpalo finally asking some questions of the Northern Irish defence. He might have been rewarded with a goal after 50 minutes, Robin Lod and Uronen combining to tee him up as he raced into the area. Pohjanpalo connected well at speed but the shot kept rising and disappeared on to the running track. The initial burst of energy from the Finns did not last. Cathcart’s goal mean t the onus was on them to find a foothold in the game and they simply did not have the wherewithal, leaving O’Neill’s side seemingly comfortable. O’Neill went to his bench three times, handing Conor McLaughlin, Shane Ferguson and Josh Magennis the chance to make an impression. Magennis made a a nuisance of himself up front but it was Finland who managed to raise their game at the last. Substitute Kasper Hamalainen cushioned a header for Arajuuri to stab past McGovern in the 87th minute, but it barely registered with the 2,200 buoyant Northern Irish fans who responded by toasting their heroes’ imminent trip to France. In doing so they held off Romania and became the first fifth seeds in European qualifying history to finish top of the pile. Craig Cathcart looked to have delivered even better when he headed home a maiden international goal in the first half but, after a lethargic display, Finland nicked a 1-1 draw three minutes from time through Paulus Arajuuri. last_img read more

Roger Federer survives huge scare; Novak Djokovic eases through

Roger Federer survives huge scare; Novak Djokovic eases through

first_imgMELBOURNE: Roger Federer faced down local battler John Millman 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(8) in a five-set thriller on Friday night to reach the last 16 of the Australian Open and restore some normality to Melbourne Park after a day of big upsets.The 20-times Grand Slam champion made an extraordinary 82 unforced errors to go with 62 winners as he went toe-to-toe with the world number 47 over more than four hours on Rod Laver Arena to secure his 100th Australian Open victory.Millman, who got the better of the Swiss at the 2018 US Open, had all the early momentum and won the opening set before Federer grabbed the second on a tiebreak and the third with a late break of serve.The tireless Australian was never going to fold, however, and took the fourth set before forcing the third seed to battle back from a break down to seal the victory in the tiebreak.Champion Novak Djokovic put on an impeccable serving display against Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka to canter to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win in the third round, staying on course for a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park.The Serb, who defeated another Japanese in Tatsuma Ito in his previous round, smashed 17 aces, won 93% points on his first serve and faced just a single breakpoint against the hapless Nishioka in the match that lasted only an hour and 25 minutes.Considered widely as the best returner of first serves and baseline player among contemporaries, Friday’s match at the Rod Laver Arena showed that Djokovic was also right up there with the best servers in the game.In astonishing statistics, the second seed lost just a single point on serve in the first two sets and eight overall against the 24-year-old Nishioka.”Definitely one of the best serving matches I’ve had lately, inspired by my coach Goran Ivanisevic,” Djokovic said.”There are a lot of technical details you can talk about, but sometimes less is more. It’s all about the rhythm and balance … So far, it’s been working really well.”Djokovic, who beat Rafa Nadal in last year’s final to win a record seventh Australian Open title, broke his left-handed opponent’s serve once in the first set, twice each in the next two, and hit 40 winners.The victory on Friday was the 21st straight win for Djokovic at Grand Slams against left-handed players since the 32-year-old Serb lost to Nadal in the 2014 Roland Garros final.Djokovic will next meet Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who beat Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-2 6-3 7-6(7) earlier on Friday, an opponent the world number two termed as “one of the quickest players on Tour”.Canadian Milos Raonic served and volleyed with robotic precision to bundle Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas out of the Australian Open with a 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(2) victory in the third round.Raonic, who reached the last four at Melbourne Park in 2016 and the Wimbledon final the same year, hit 19 aces and 55 winners and did not give ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas a single breakpoint opportunity in the match.Spanish ninth seed Roberto Bautista Agut was beaten by Marin Cilic in a marathon 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-0, 5-7, 6-3 match. Agencies Also Read: Undercooked Roger Federer hopes for fast startAlso Watch: AASU among other indigenous organizations staged ‘Khilongiar Ranna Hunkarr’ program in Tinsukialast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press September 10, 2020 MLB-NEWSAnother Braves pitcher hurtUNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ banged-up starting rotation suffered another setback Thursday when left-hander Tommy Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.Milone has a 14.90 ERA in three starts for NL East leaders since being acquired from the Orioles at the trade deadline. He allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in the Braves’ 29-9 victory over Miami on Wednesday night. The Braves recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa to the active roster and outrighted utilityman Charlie Culberson to the team’s alternate training site.Atlanta has six pitchers on the IL, including ace Max Fried (freed). NASCAR-WALLACEWallace leaving Petty MotorsportsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver told the team Thursday that he would not sign a contract extension. He will finish the final nine races.The 26-year-old Wallace has driven Petty’s iconic No. 43 the last three seasons. He has a career-best five top-10 finishes this season and is ranked a career-best 23rd in the Cup Series standings. Wallace did not make the playoffs in any of his three Cup seasons and is winless at NASCAR’s top level. Killorn suspended for hit on NelsonEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL has slapped Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn (kih-LOHRN’) with a one-game suspension that will be served during Game 3 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final on Friday.Killorn was punished and issued a one-game suspension for his blindside hit that rammed New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson face-first into the boards. Killorn was issued a match penalty and ejected for the hit 5:55 into the game.The Lightning won the game, 2-1 and own a two-games-to-none lead in the series.In other NHL news: September 10, 2020 In other NFL news:— Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton injured his right shoulder while landing awkwardly after catching a high pass in practice. Sutton’s injury occurred 48 hours after the Broncos lost star linebacker Von Miller to a serious ankle injury on the final play of another practice. — The Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. The 28-year-old Ogletree adds depth to the Jets’ inside linebacker spot. — Black and white Dolphins players and coach Brian Flores have released a video on social media saying they’ll protest racial injustice by remaining in their locker room during the national anthem. The two-minute, 15-second video features nearly 20 players trading stern rhymes about the nation’s social protest movement. — Forbes estimates the Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion. It’s the 14th consecutive year they’ve held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones’ team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. The Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams are worth at least $4 billion. In other MLB news:— The Giants have released Pablo Sandoval, parting ways for a second time with the former fan favorite and 2012 World Series MVP. The 34-year-old Sandoval was batting .220 with one home run and six RBIs in 33 games.— Former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks after struggling for nearly three straight seasons. The 29-year-old looked like a future star at third base just a few years ago. He made the NL All-Star team in 2017 before setting career-highs with 30 homers and 105 RBIs that year. Since then, he’s battled injuries and inconsistency while hitting just 12 homers over the past three seasons. — The Nationals have selected the contract of 32-year-old rookie Yadiel Hernández, who played professionally for five years in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016. Hernández has put up impressive numbers in the minors but has yet to play in the majors, stuck in the Nationals’ system behind younger outfielders like Juan Soto and Victor Robles.NHL-LIGHTNING-KILLORN Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULETigers hammered againUNDATED (AP) — It’s been a rough two days for the Detroit Tigers. About 24 hours after absorbing a 19-0 loss to the Brewers, the Cardinals tagged them for a 12-2 setback in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Update on the latest sports — Jorge Alfaro capped a two-RBI night by slashing a walk-off, RBI single in the ninth to complete the Marlins’ 7-6 comeback win over the Phillies. Starling Marte tied it with a three-run double in the eighth and finished with four ribbies to help Miami win the opener of a COVID-induced, seven-game series.— The Athletics knocked off the Astros, 3-1 as Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah) carried a perfect game into the sixth inning to win his fourth straight start. Matt Olson’s two-run homer helped Oakland move 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Houston in the AL West.— Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) slammed a two-run homer and provided a tie breaking, RBI single in the seventh inning to push the Red Sox past the Rays, 4-3. Bobby Dalbec also went deep for the fifth straight game to help Boston overcome home runs by Hunter Renfroe and Brandon Lowe (low).— Brady Singer fell four outs shy of a no-hitter before the Royals completed an 11-0 thumping of the Indians. Maikel (MY’-kehl) Franco and Adalberto (ad-ul-BEHR’-toh) Mondesi each hit three-run homers and Edward Olivares added a solo shot to back Singer, who left after Austin Hedges broke up the no-hitter with a single.— The Yankees and Orioles were postponed by rain in New York. The game has been rescheduled as part of a Friday doubleheader. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-LAKERS/ROCKETSDavis, Rockets hold off RocketsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis has powered the Lakers to within one victory of an all-Los Angeles Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs. — The Athletics knocked off the Astros, 3-1 as Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah) carried a perfect game into the sixth inning to win his fourth straight start. Matt Olson’s two-run homer helped Oakland move 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Houston in the AL West.— The Yankees and Orioles were postponed by rain in New York. The game has been rescheduled as part of a Friday doubleheader.MLB-NEWSAnother Braves pitcher hurtUNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ banged-up starting rotation suffered another setback Thursday when left-hander Tommy Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. — The Nationals have selected the contract of 32-year-old rookie Yadiel Hernández, who played professionally for five years in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016. Hernández has put up impressive numbers in the minors but has yet to play in the majors, stuck in the Nationals’ system behind younger outfielders like Juan Soto and Victor Robles.NFL-NEWSJags try to solve RB issuesUNDATED (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Devine Ozigbo on injured reserve with a left hamstring injury and signed former Tampa Bay running back Dare Ogunbowale to fill his roster spot. Ogunbowale might have to play in the team’s opener Sunday against Indianapolis since Jacksonville has little depth at the position. The Jaguars waived Leonard Fournette last week and put Ryquell Armstead on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia State quarterback cleared to play, no virus issuesUNDATED (AP) — After initially being ruled out for the season with a coronavirus-related heart condition, Georgia State freshman quarterback Mikele Colasurdo has been cleared to play. The school says follow-up cardiac evaluations showed Colasurdo does not suffer from myocarditis or any other heart ailment that would prevent him from taking the field. Colasurdo initially planned to sit out the season after being stricken with COVID-19 over the summer break. center_img In other NFL news:— Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton injured his right shoulder while landing awkwardly after catching a high pass in practice. Sutton’s injury occurred 48 hours after the Broncos lost star linebacker Von Miller to a serious ankle injury on the final play of another practice. — The Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. The 28-year-old Ogletree adds depth to the Jets’ inside linebacker spot. — Forbes estimates the Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion. It’s the 14th consecutive year they’ve held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones’ team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. The Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams are worth at least $4 billion.NASCAR-WALLACE Next up for Osaka is the winner of the Serena Williams-Victoria Azarenka match.MLB-SCHEDULETigers hammered againUNDATED (AP) — It’s been a rough two days for the Detroit Tigers. About 24 hours after absorbing a 19-0 loss to the Brewers, the Cardinals tagged them for a 12-2 setback in Game 1 of a doubleheader.Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina crushed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning while wearing No. 21 in honor of fellow Puerto Rican, Roberto Clemente. Molina jumped into the air after passing first base and appeared to wipe away a tear with his uniform sleeve as he approached home plate. In other college football news:— The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game.,Update on the latest sports Davis had 29 points and 12 rebounds while dominating the paint in the Lakers’ 110-100 win over the Houston Rockets. Davis also helped Los Angeles compile a 52-26 rebounding edge.Houston also had trouble stopping LeBron James, who finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.Alex Caruso chipped in 16 points and Rajon Rondo (RAH’-zhahn RAHN’-doh) had 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.The Rockets showed fortitude after trailing by 23 midway through the third quarter. An 18-2 run got Houston within 103-96 as the Lakers turned the ball over on four consecutive possessions during that stretch. L.A. recovered to take a 3-1 lead in the conference semis.Game 5 is Saturday. Milone has a 14.90 ERA in three starts for NL East leaders since being acquired from the Orioles at the trade deadline. He allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in the Braves’ 29-9 victory over Miami on Wednesday night. The Braves recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa to the active roster and outrighted utilityman Charlie Culberson to the team’s alternate training site.Atlanta has six pitchers on the IL, including ace Max Fried (freed).In other MLB news:— The Giants have released Pablo Sandoval, parting ways for a second time with the former fan favorite and 2012 World Series MVP. The 34-year-old Sandoval was batting .220 with one home run and six RBIs in 33 games.— Former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks after struggling for nearly three straight seasons. The 29-year-old looked like a future star at third base just a few years ago. He made the NL All-Star team in 2017 before setting career-highs with 30 homers and 105 RBIs that year. Since then, he’s battled injuries and inconsistency while hitting just 12 homers over the past three seasons. Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina crushed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning while wearing No. 21 in honor of fellow Puerto Rican, Roberto Clemente. Molina jumped into the air after passing first base and appeared to wipe away a tear with his uniform sleeve as he approached home plate.Lane Thomas, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt and Rangel Ravelo (RAHN’-hehl rah-VEH’-loh) also homered for St. Louis, which has won five of seven. Ravelo’s estimated 487-foot blast is the longest in Cardinals history since the Statcast era.Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered for the Tigers.Detroit gained a split by scoring five times in the seventh and final inning to beat the Redbirds, 6-3. Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario put the Tigers ahead with a two-run single before Jorge Bonifacio (boh-nih-FAH’-see-oh) smacked a two-run homer in Detroit’s third win in 10 games.Elsewhere around the majors: TENNIS-US OPENOsaka advances to 2nd Open final since 2018NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka remains on course from her second U.S. Open women’s singles title in three tries.Osaka finally surged ahead midway through the last set with the only service break she would get to beat Jennifer Brady, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. Osaka got a little help from a fortunate net-cord and an incorrect line call to oust the American in the first semifinal match of the day.Each player hit 35 winners and combined for just 42 unforced errors in the 1-hour, 45-minute match. — Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) is the third Flyer to be chosen as the league’s top defensive forward. The center was revealed as the Frank J. Selke Trophy recipient Thursday, finishing ahead of four-time winner Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins and Ryan O’Reilly of the Blues, last season’s winner. Couturier received 117 first-place votes and was named on 163 of the 170 ballots cast by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.NFL-NEWSJags try to solve RB issuesUNDATED (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Devine Ozigbo on injured reserve with a left hamstring injury and signed former Tampa Bay running back Dare Ogunbowale to fill his roster spot. Ogunbowale might have to play in the team’s opener Sunday against Indianapolis since Jacksonville has little depth at the position. The Jaguars waived Leonard Fournette last week and put Ryquell Armstead on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks. Associated Press Lane Thomas, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt and Rangel Ravelo (RAHN’-hehl rah-VEH’-loh) also homered for St. Louis, which has won five of seven. Ravelo’s estimated 487-foot blast is the longest in Cardinals history since the Statcast era.Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered for the Tigers.Detroit gained a split by scoring five times in the seventh and final inning to beat the Redbirds, 6-3. Candelario homered in both ends of the doubleheader and put the Tigers ahead with a two-run single in Game 2 Jorge Bonifacio (boh-nih-FAH’-see-oh) smacked a two-run homer in Detroit’s third win in 10 games.Elsewhere around the majors:— The Braves fell behind 5-0 before Freddie Freeman homered twice and Dansby Swanson belted a tie breaking shot in the eighth inning of a 7-6 triumph over the Nationals. Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yuh) Jr. also hit a two-run homer for the Braves, who weathered another ineffective outing from their makeshift rotation. Wallace leaving Petty MotorsportsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver told the team Thursday that he would not sign a contract extension. He will finish the final nine races.The 26-year-old Wallace has driven Petty’s iconic No. 43 the last three seasons. He has a career-best five top-10 finishes this season and is ranked a career-best 23rd in the Cup Series standings. Wallace did not make the playoffs in any of his three Cup seasons and is winless at NASCAR’s top level. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS — The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game. Georgia State quarterback cleared to play, no virus issuesUNDATED (AP) — After initially being ruled out for the season with a coronavirus-related heart condition, Georgia State freshman quarterback Mikele Colasurdo has been cleared to play. The school says follow-up cardiac evaluations showed Colasurdo does not suffer from myocarditis or any other heart ailment that would prevent him from taking the field. Colasurdo initially planned to sit out the season after being stricken with COVID-19 over the summer break. In other college football news:last_img read more