In the second study, the researchers from University Heart and Vascular Centre, in Hamburg, Germany, analyzed heart tissue from 39 people who died of after catching coronavirus. Of those 39, pneumonia from COVID-19 was listed as the cause of death for 35. … [Read more...] about Big Ten and Pac-12 become the first ‘Power Five’ football conferences to postpone fall sports due to COVID-19 – but officials remain hopeful they can play the season in the spring of 2021
'Could we? Certainly. There's a difference between can you do something and should you do something in life. We've actually set up our schedule with our own health protocols; we could, if that's the circumstance, operate on our own. I'm not sure that's the wisest direction.' … [Read more...] about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis courts college athletes from conferences that cancelled fall sports due to COVID-19 as the Big Ten and Pac-12 postpone football season until the spring of 2021
The sport is also a favoured vehicle for companies to burnish their green credentials – Santos’s sponsorship of the TDU is by no means unique. The British chemicals and gas company Ineos is the title sponsor of the peloton’s dominant team, formerly Team Sky. When the deal was announced in 2019, anti-fracking activists protested against the sponsorship at the Tour de Yorkshire, while Friends of the Earth decried it as “greenwashing”. … [Read more...] about ‘This is a wake-up call’: How will pro cycling address its own climate crisis?
To the uncharitable, he is the Steven Bradbury of Australian cycling. But Matthews’ success at the Tour de France was no fluke. While he benefited from the early disqualification of Peter Sagan and Marcel Kittel’s late withdrawal, Matthews is a deserving wearer of the green jersey. When Kittel retired midway through the Tour’s final week, his Australian rival was a mere nine points behind. And, as the winner himself says, “ultimately you have to get to Paris”. … [Read more...] about ‘I deserve the jersey’: Michael Matthews’ sprint crown a lesson in virtues of perseverance
On Tuesday Matthews’ Team Sunweb clinically executed the strategy devised by sports director Luke Roberts, an Australian who twice rode the Tour. Sunweb attacked early and often, causing the peloton to split with green jersey wearer Kittel left behind. Matthews was untroubled for the intermediate sprint, before hanging on against fast-finishing Edvald Boasson Hagen to secure the stage result. “Luke has had the game plan set perfectly over these last few days,” Matthews commented afterwards. … [Read more...] about Michael Matthews heading for Tour de France showdown on streets of Paris