The global FIFPro footballers union has joined the request to suspend competitions due to the threat of the coronavirus, expressed by numerous players from around the world and by the AFE itself, and has called for “transparent, reasonable and consistent decisions to be made throughout the football industry.”“We ask that employers and organizers of competitions respect the wishes of players to take precautionary measures in the short term, including the suspension of training and competitions. We support players who have requested the suspension or postponement of soccer activities in their countries or regions, “FIFPro said in a statement.The union recalled that “international travel and party attendance create a high risk that affects everyone from spectators and players to referees and club staff.” “To provide a reliable and clear course of action that prioritizes people and public health, we ask the authorities and the organizers of the competitions to make transparent, reasonable and consistent decisions based on the advice of governments,” he asked.In addition, FIFPRO stressed that “professional football is greatly affected by this situation in multiple ways.” “Closed matches and cancellations have a considerable effect on the income of small and medium-sized clubs. Therefore, the football industry should consider extraordinary solidarity measures to protect the industry and support clubs that need it through, for example, financial assistance or advance payments “, he proposed.
Live Audio Following Sunday’s home game, Drake closes its non-conference slate at Iowa Dec. 21. Tipoff against the Hawkeyes is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Print Friendly Version Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – After more than a week off for finals, the Drake University women’s basketball team returns to the Knapp Center court to host South Dakota State Sunday afternoon. Tipoff against the Jackrabbits is set for 2 p.m. and the action will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Sunday’s game is a Bulldogs’ Holiday Hoops game with fans able to take a holiday photo with Santa Claus before tipoff. It’s also the program’s annual alumni weekend with a halftime recognition ceremony for alums in attendance and the always popular alumni scrimmage will take place on the Knapp Center court following the contest. Drake and South Dakota State have played each other just once. The Bulldogs held off the Jackrabbits, 54-52, on Nov. 20, 2005 at the Knapp Center. In its last game Dec. 9, Nebraska edged Drake (5-5), 89-84, in a back-and-forth double overtime contest. It was the second multiple overtime game in six days for the Bulldogs, who equaled a program-record with a four-overtime game against Creighton on Dec. 3. Sophomore Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) scored a season-high 20 points as three others joined her in double figures. Junior guard Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) tied her season-high with 18 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists, a career-high three blocks and two steals. Bachrodt made four buzzer-beaters in the defeat, including a jumper at the top of the key to force the second overtime period. Bachrodt, who was named to the MVC preseason first team, is averaging 12.8 points, 4.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game this year. Drake Game Notes Buy Tickets South Dakota State currently holds an 8-2 overall record with five wins in its last six games. The Jackrabbits’, who play at Creighton Friday night, lone loss during that span was to then No. 3/4 Louisville, 68-64. SDSU is coming off its 11th consecutive postseason appearance and is the preseason favorite to win the Summit League. Live Stats The Valley on ESPN3