S’pore running event in support of those with special needs goes virtual amid Covid-19, Community News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – For 19-year-old student Wesley Neo, who has autism spectrum disorder, running is a passion that allows him to stay healthy and relaxed.

Mr Neo, who goes on runs twice a week, is looking forward to taking part in this year’s Run for Inclusion, an event aimed at bringing the community and people with special needs together that kicked off on Sunday (Nov 21).

Organised by Runninghour, a sports co-operative that promotes integration of persons with special needs through running, the event will be held virtually for the first time since its inception in 2015, due to the Covid-19

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Manchester United v Young Boys tie could be moved because of Covid-19 restrictions

Young Boys beat Manchester United 2-1 in their first group-stage meeting in September

Manchester United’s Champions League tie against Swiss side Young Boys at Old Trafford on 8 December could be moved because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Concerns around the new Omicron variant mean anyone entering Switzerland from the UK has to isolate for 10 days.

Governing body Uefa is seeking clarification over whether that would apply to the Young Boys party.

If so, then Uefa rules state a neutral venue should be found, though the game could be moved to a different date.

United have already qualified as Group F

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Eddie Howe: Newcastle United boss to miss first game after positive Covid-19 test

Howe joined Newcastle on a contract until 2024

New Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe will miss his first game in charge of the club after testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

The Magpies, who are second bottom in the Premier League, host Brentford on Saturday at 15:00 GMT.

Assistant head coaches Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones will take charge of the team in Howe’s absence.

“I’m very disappointed that I won’t be there with you all at St James’ Park tomorrow,” Howe said.

Howe was appointed earlier this month, following the Saudi Arabia-led takeover of the club, but will now

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Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City playmaker tests positive for Covid-19

Kevin de Bruyne scored for Belgium on Tuesday

Manchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne has tested positive for Covid-19 on his return from international duty.

The 30-year-old will isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss Sunday’s Premier League match at home to Everton and Wednesday’s Champions League game against Paris St-Germain.

De Bruyne, who is vaccinated, scored for Belgium in their World Cup qualifying draw with Wales on Tuesday.

“The symptoms will be minor hopefully,” said City manager Pep Guardiola.

“As soon as possible, he can come back. We do not worry about what we are going to miss.

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Basketball Star Bradley Beal’s Misleading Comments About COVID-19

Bradley Beal, No. 3 of the Washington Wizards, during the Sept. 27 media day in Washington, D.C. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images.

“Yeah, I had [COVID-19] but that doesn’t mean I can’t get it again. It is no different than with somebody with the vaccine. Yes, I developed the antibodies for it so my chances would be less likely now as well, right? But still a possibility I may get it. Just like there are players and coaches and staff who are [vaccinated] and missing camp because of [COVID-19] right now,” Beal said.

Beal is right in saying he should

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Why N.B.A. Referees Agreed to a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Late last month, the N.B.A. sent out a short news release announcing an agreement with the union representing the league’s referees to mandate Covid-19 vaccines. It stipulated that all referees must to be fully vaccinated to work games, including “recommended boosters.”

Otherwise, the statement said, referees couldn’t work.

The announcement came after a tumultuous N.B.A. season in which several referees had to miss games because they had been in contact with someone who had tested positive, sometimes forcing the league to call up G League officials to fill the gap.

The agreement was notable at a time when labor unions

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SEC establishes forfeit policies for college football games canceled due to COVID-19


The Power Five conferences have made it clear: If you can’t play due to COVID-19, you will take a loss. The SEC became the latest to announce its cancellation policy on Monday with a forfeit mandate similar to the rest of the Power Five. The policy will hand a forfeit to any team that is unable to play due to COVID-19 issues, while assigning a win in the conference standings to the team able to play. The SEC also will consider financial reimbursement to any team whose game was canceled through no fault of its own. 

If both teams

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Memphis basketball assistant Larry Brown on COVID-19, Jalen Duren

Memphis basketball assistant coach Larry Brown contracted the delta variant of COVID-19 following the 2021 Nike EYBL Peach Jam Basketball Tournament last month. Brown disclosed the news  during an appearance on the Jason and John Show on 92.9 FM ESPN Friday.

“Unfortunately I got sick, right after it was over, I got that delta variant, and I was kind of out for about 10 to 12 days, but I’m all good now and you know anxious to get back,” Brown said. 

Brown, 80, is vaccinated and said he has made a full recovery.

The recent hire attended the event with

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US gymnast Kara Eaker and basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Olympics

Kara Eaker, a member of the US gymnastics team, tested positive Sunday, her father confirmed to CNN affiliate KMBC by telephone on Monday morning.

And Katie Lou Samuelson, a member of the US Olympic 3×3 women’s basketball team, announced on Instagram that she will not be able to compete in the Games after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

In addition, Zach LaVine of the US Olympic men’s basketball squad will not travel with the team to Japan on Monday as planned because of health and safety protocols, USA Basketball announced. No other details were released, but USA Basketball said it was … Read More

Euro 2020: Staging semis and final in London is ‘recipe for disaster.’ Is football — and Covid-19 spike — coming home?

“Harry Kane finally scored!” he said, referring to the England captain’s first goal at Euro 2020.

After England’s quarterfinal victory against Ukraine on Saturday, all the talk among English fans is whether football is “coming home,” the chorus to “Three Lions,” the adopted anthem of the team’s supporters. England will play Denmark in Wednesday’s semifinal, while Italy faces Spain on Tuesday.

More than 60,000 fans will be allowed to attend the semifinals and final under the UK government’s roadmap for allowing large crowds at events without social distancing.

Fans will have to follow strict guidelines to attend the games, including

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