The White House had said it was looking for a “James Baker-like” figure to lead its postelection attempt to somehow find a way to win a second term. Mr. Baker is the former secretary of state who led the Republican charge during the 2000 Florida recount that secured the presidency for George W. Bush. They settled on Mr. Bossie, who is not a lawyer, but is one of Mr. Trump’s favorite defenders on television.Mr. Bossie, the deputy campaign manager in 2016 and the head of the conservative group Citizens United, is a veteran of 30 years of partisan warfare in Washington. His combative approach has always appealed to Mr. Trump. – Advertisement – In the days since Election Day, the Trump campaign has engaged in scattered efforts aimed at raising concerns and objections to voting issues in several states. Trump family members and a handful of loyalists, as well as the president himself, have held news conferences claiming irregularities, without presenting evidence. But there has been no single person in charge.- Advertisement – President Trump’s campaign is installing a Trump adviser, David Bossie, to lead the charge on lawsuits and other efforts related to contesting the outcomes of the election in several states, a campaign official said on Friday.Mr. Bossie was tapped by the Trump campaign manager, Bill Stepien, and the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to take on the role, as the president’s advisers have vowed to continue legal fights over the tabulation of votes in a string of states, officials said.- Advertisement – Putting Mr. Bossie there is an attempt to rectify that.
Marion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf HOFUNDATED (AP) — Marion Hollins has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.She was elected through through the contributor’s category, joining a 2021 class that so far includes Tiger Woods.Hollins was a visionary in golf course architecture. She financed and developed a club only for women in New York in the early 1920s. And she was the brains behind Cypress Point Club and Pasatiempo in California.Hollins died in 1944 when she was 51. — The Blue Jackets have signed All-Star goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) to a two-year contract worth a reported $5.6 million. The Finnish-born netminder has a 19-12-5 record, 2.60 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and two shutouts in 37 appearances this season. Korpisalo has established career highs in games played, wins and goals-against average since taking over as the starter when Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) left via free agency last summer.WNBA-DRAFTIonescu goes to Liberty with top pickNEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in Friday’s WNBA draft, going to the New York Liberty in an Oregon sweep of the top two picks.Ionescu set the NCAA record for triple-doubles and was the first college player to have over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her career. UNDATED (AP) — Two of college basketball’s young stars have announced they are entering the NBA draft before completing their eligibility.The list of draftable players now includes consensus All-American and Mountain West Conference Player of the year Malachi Flynn, who will forego his senior season at San Diego State. Flynn became the most decorated player in Aztecs history in his one season at SDSU after transferring from Washington State and sitting out a year. Flynn averaged 17.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds this season as the sixth-ranked Aztecs went 30-2.Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft after just one season at North Carolina. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill. The son of former NBA player Greg Anthony set an ACC freshman record by scoring 34 points in his conference debut and finished the season averaging a team-high 18.5 points for the Tar Heels.NHL-JETS-BYFUGLIENJets, Byfuglien split Ducks teammate Satou Sabally went second to Dallas after becoming one of three juniors to forego their last year of college eligibility and enter the draft.It’s the third time in the history of the draft that the top two picks were from the same program.Lauren Cox went third to Indiana and Chennedy Carter was the fourth selection by Atlanta. Dallas took Bella Alarie with the fifth pick.Due to the pandemic, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced selections from her home in New Jersey, holding up the jersey of the player being chosen.GOLF HALL OF FAME-HOLLINS NBA players will see 25% of their paychecks taken out starting May 15 in an agreement with the league. The decision was finalized today in a board of governors meeting and was done in concert with the National Basketball Players Association.The cutback in salary has been expected for some time in response to the NBA’s shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The NBA playoffs would have started Saturday. If none of the 259 outstanding regular season games are played, the players would lose about $800 million in gross salary.Commissioner Adam Silver said it remains impossible for the NBA to make any decisions about whether to resume this season and that it is unclear when that will change.In Friday’s other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA player payroll slashed due to pandemicUNDATED (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a bite out of NBA salaries. Associated Press April 17, 2020 — Von Miller says he is in good spirits and “not feeling sick or hurting” after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Broncos linebacker told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested.— The NFL will hold a practice remote draft on Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered all team facilities closed in March, and later required club personnel to conduct the draft from their homes. Because of the reliance on free-flowing communication, the league decided to stage a mock draft to ensure that the proceedings next week would go smoothly.— NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia with the state under a stay-at-home order until June 10. It gave no indication when the season will resume. NASCAR suspended its season four events into the year when sports shut down because of the pandemic. It had listed Martinsville as its first race to resume.— English Premier League clubs discussed the coronavirus testing required and scenarios that could salvage the season. The league hopes to restart on June 8, presenting an optimistically tight timeframe for players to return to game shape if social distancing is relaxed. Clubs in the three professional leagues below the Premier League have been told by the English Football League that May 16 is the earliest training sessions are recommended to start.— Nippon Professional Baseball’s season openers will not take place in May due to the new coronavirus pandemic, with no firm date set for the start. Representatives of the 12 teams decided Friday to also scrap interleague play. The removal of 18 interleague games from each team’s calendar would make for a 125-game regular season. Update on the latest sports — The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana. The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.— Major League Soccer says it is pushing back restarting the season to at least June 8. Teams had played two matches before the season was suspended on March 12 because of the pandemic. The league had been looking at possibly resuming play in mid-May.— The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus. World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTSDSU’s Flynn, UNC’s Anthony turning pro UNDATED (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn) have agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman’s contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career.No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million remaining on his contract for this season and next. Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said a conversation in September led him to believe Byfuglien was healthy but “had lost his desire to play in the National Hockey League.”The Jets suspended the 35-year-old for not reporting to training camp. They received a call from his agent in October that he was considering a return. Byfuglien underwent ankle surgery in October and rehabbed into the winter.Byfuglien filed a grievance through the NHL Players’ Association believing he should be paid while recovering from ankle surgery.Also in the NHL: The induction is planned for March in Florida.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Facebook Twitter Google+ Stanislovaitis stood with tears in her eyes, faced with the reality that her time as a member of the Syracuse volleyball team was over. Even though the Orange missed the playoffs in her final season, it didn’t affect the way Stanislovaitis felt about her time with the team. She felt fortunate to be a part of it all. ‘I think looking back on it, I’ve been given a gift,’ Stanislovaitis On Senior Day, Syracuse’s volleyball season came to an end after a 3-1 loss at the hands of Louisville. Stanislovaitis Hayley Todd and Sarah Hayes didn’t get the chance to go to the playoffs in their final year with the Orange. At times during the year, the thought that this team wouldn’t be making the trip to Pittsburgh for the Big East tournament would have been incomprehensible.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text There were highs and lows. Huge wins and crushing losses. Stretches of nothing but dominance mixed with stretches of struggles. Syracuse beat some of the conference’s best teams and lost to some of the worst. Any player on the team will attribute that to life in the Big East, where anything is possible. ‘I always thought we were going to make it,’ said Hayes, a defensive specialist. ‘It can’t always work. We did everything we could.’ At times, everything was enough. Especially during the Orange’s nonconference schedule, when it piled up victories over teams that never had a chance. During one stretch of the season, the Orange went 10 straight matches without losing a single set. Winning was easy. Each victory was just one step closer to Syracuse making the postseason. There was nothing stopping the Orange as it went through the schedule unchallenged. SU may have been beating teams that weren’t up to its level, but to the Syracuse coaches, that schedule was filled with teams that were far from pushovers. ‘Any given day, if you have a bad day, any of those teams are going to beat you,’ assistant coach Carol LaMarche said. ‘Those were intense games. Any moment, we could’ve lost any of them.’ ‘Any moment’ never came. Syracuse won them all. But those moments did come once the Orange opened up its Big East schedule. Suddenly, SU couldn’t make any mistakes during those matches because opponents would capitalize. And the fact that on any given day Syracuse could lose was true more than ever. Throughout the season, LaMarche said the best team on the court for those two hours during a match is going to win. And that team doesn’t have to have the best record or the best talent. Just the best two hours. Once conference play started, having the best two hours began to be a problem for Syracuse. Winning became increasingly difficult, and losses started to send the Orange to the bottom of the conference standings. ‘We knew we were going to have to perform every weekend in order to push forward to the tournament,’ outsider hitter Todd said. ‘It didn’t exactly go the way we wanted it to.’ Syracuse finished the season with a 5-9 Big East record. Some of the losses during the year made sense. The Orange lost to some of the best conference teams, including Cincinnati, Louisville and Marquette. Other losses didn’t. At the bottom of the conference is DePaul, which beat one Big East team — Syracuse. Through all of that, the highs and the lows, the big wins and the crucial losses, being a part of the team that has the program’s best start to a season isn’t lost on any member of the Orange. Even though the playoffs remained elusive, every player can be proud of the season overall, LaMarche said. That will make it easier to wipe away the tears. ‘It’s a pretty significant start,’ LaMarche said. ‘They can’t forget that. Although we didn’t make it to the Big East (tournament), it’s not a failure.’ email@example.com Published on November 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman Comments