Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has entered the NBA’s concussion protocol and is doubtful for Monday’s game against the Nuggets, the team announced.Hayward was injured Saturday against the Hawks after running into a screen set by Hawks forward John Collins only a minute after checking in to the game in the first quarter. Hayward made contact with Collins’ shoulder and was visibly shaken. He went to the locker room for further evaluation, and the team later described his injury as a “strained neck” that kept him out of the remainder of the game.Hayward looked groggy coming off the floor, and coach Brad Stevens described him as “woozy” in his post-game comments (per MassLive.com). Related News Hayward, 28, has averaged 11 points with 4.3 rebounds this season while shooting 44.8 percent from the field as he has gradually worked his way back to full health and productivity from the season-ending broken ankle he suffered in the Celtics’ opener in 2017-18.He has been relatively healthy this season, appearing in 64 of Boston’s 70 games, though he missed some time with ankle issues.The Celtics (43-27) enter Monday’s game against the Nuggets (46-22) in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, a game back of the fourth-place Pacers and two games behind the third-place 76ers. It’s not clear how long Hayward will be sidelined. The NBA’s protocol is a multi-step process that compares the injured player’s current status with a baseline neurological scan taken before the season. Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors star (ankle) out vs. Thunder
Roman Reigns will not compete in his scheduled match at WrestleMania 36 because of concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.ProWrestlingSheet.com reported the news Thursday, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise given Reigns’ lengthy battle with leukemia. Sources with knowledge of the situation told ProWrestlingSheet.com that Reigns doesn’t feel comfortable wrestling because he’s immunocompromised and doesn’t want to risk his health. View this post on Instagram MORE: The Undertaker’s best moments in WWEReigns was scheduled to challenge WWE Universal champion Goldberg at WrestleMania 36, which is slated to be held at the company’s performance center in Orlando on April 4 and 5. WWE is expected to name Reigns’ replacement soon. We know that it is tough for all kids right now having to stay home and not see their friends. This is even more so for children with cancer, like leukemia survivor, King. @LLSUSA and I encourage you all to hang in there. Stay home, stay safe, work hard and study. LLS is here to help cancer survivors, patients and caregivers. Learn more about LLS’s resources during these difficult times in the link in my bio.A post shared by Joe Anoai aka “Roman Reigns” (@romanreigns) on Mar 26, 2020 at 8:47am PDT WWE will reportedly test temperatures before people step foot into the performance center, but even then, it’s too risky for Reigns given his health history.After all, it was only October 2018 when Reigns announced to the WWE Universe that he’d been fighting leukemia for 11 years and the disease had returned. In February 2019, Reigns was pleased to update fans by revealing that his cancer went into remission and he was ready to resume his in-ring duties.While the spread of COVID-19 wreaks havoc around the world, Reigns has done his part to bring awareness to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), especially touching on the heartache of children with leukemia having to practice social distancing.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University coach Olsen Racela believes defending champion Ateneo is a cut above the rest of the competition in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.Racela also sees the formidable Blue Eagles very much capable of sweeping the 14-game elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Ateneo, led by Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Angelo Kouame, also turned heads in the preseason after representing the Philippines in the William Jones Cup, where they beat the likes of Chinese Taipei to finish in fourth place, two months ago.As far as his team is concerned, Racela hopes the Tamaraws make a return trip to the Final Four. They were 7-7 in Season 80, just one game ahead of University of the Philippines for the last semifinals slot.“Making the Final Four is going to be tough. I always tell my players, losing one game can make a difference between making it to the Final Four or not,” Racela said.National University coach Jamike Jarin, meanwhile, thinks Ateneo, La Salle, FEU and Adamson are the Final Four favorites while University of the East’s rookie coach Joe Silva echoed Racela’s sentiments.“Ateneo’s the champion for a reason. They have a big target on their back, everybody wants to beat them,” Silva, the former Ateneo Blue Eaglets mentor, said. “I agree with coach Olsen, it’s Ateneo then, everyone else.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Everyone has a fair chance but Ateneo has the best chance,” said Racela during the UAAP Season 81 press conference Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.“With the way they played in the preseason, I think I’ll be surprised if they will lose a game in the eliminations,” Racela added. “Ateneo is there and after Ateneo, I think it’s going to be a fair fight for the other teams.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Last season, Ateneo lost only once to finish the eliminations as the No. 1 seed.The Blue Eagles then, edged the Tamaraws in a Final Four rubber match before topping the Green Archers in a thrilling three-game finals series. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last 8, dad-to-be Isner keeps home hopes alive View comments
Those trying to predict whether Washington lawmakers will dole out $450 million this year for the Columbia River Crossing might not be any more enlightened Monday, when House Republicans plan to unveil a package of transportation bills.Unlike the House Democrats’ transportation package, a funding proposal that specifically marks $450 million for the CRC project, the Republicans’ bill package is not about funding projects. Instead, it focuses on proposed reforms aimed at reducing the state’s transportation costs, said Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama.If those savings are achieved, Orcutt said, Republicans might be willing to put some of those savings toward the state’s most crucial transportation needs.“Bottom line: We’re trying to make taxpayer dollars go farther before we go farther into taxpayers’ pockets,” Orcutt said Friday. “If we can pass all of our reforms and get very significant savings, then we may be able to support a little bit of added revenue to address some of the most pressing transportation issues.”Specifics of the Republican’s transportation package won’t be available until Monday.During a press conference this week, House Republicans criticized the transportation plan proposed by their Democratic counterparts.The Democrats’ package would allocate nearly $10 billion to the transportation system and is projected to create 56,000 jobs during 10 years. It would be paid for by a gas tax increase of 2 cents every year for five years, a 0.07 percent excise tax on vehicles, bonds, and other fees.