Lebanon surpasses record daily virus deaths amid protests

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon has hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown measures put in place to curb an exhausting surge in infections. The health ministry said Tuesday the number of new virus-related deaths in a day climbed above 60 for the first time, bringing the total number of deaths in the small country to nearly 2,500. Daily infections have soared in recent weeks and hospitals have struggled with COVID-19 patients, reporting near full occupancy of ICU beds. Nearly 286,000 infections have been recorded since last year.last_img read more

#AFCONonCiti: Morocco vs Benin [Match Preview]

first_img Source: Bernard Esar | citisportsonline.com | Ghana The stage is set for continental glory as the 2019 AFCON reaches the round of 16.The Atlas Lions of Morocco will take on the Squirrels in the first Round of 16 game of the tournament.Morocco has never lost a competitive game against Benin and coming into this game, they will fancy their chances against the West Africans.MOROCCO:The North Africans have had an impressive run in the tournament as they have won all three games they have played.Morocco finished the group stage with nine points, scoring three goals and not conceding any as they topped Group D.With the vast experience of their coach, Herve Renard, the Atlas Lions will be looking to going a little further in the tournament. The French coach knows how to win the AFCON as he has two titles under his belt with Zambia and Ivory Coast.PREDICTED LINEUP: (4-2-3-1)Bounou, Dirar, Benatia, Saiss, Achraf Hakimi, Mbark Boussoufa, El Ahmadi, Hakim Ziyech, Nordine Amrabat, Belhanda and En Nesyri BENIN:The Squirrels of Benin qualified into the round of 16 with three straight draws in the group stage.The West Africans started the tournament by holding the Black Stars to a draw in a goal fest in Ismailia. The two goals they got in that game are the only ones Michel Dussuyer’s team have got so far.They have been strong-willed, and most of the credit certainly goes to their French manager. He will be looking at frustrating his compatriot in the other dugout.PREDICTED LINEUP (5-4-1)Farnolle, Baraze, Adilehou, Adenon, Verdon, Imorou, Pote, Sessegnon, D’Almeida, Djigla, Mounie. PREDICTIONThe squad depth of Morocco should be enough to see them through to the quarter finals.The game will be played at the Al- Salam Stadium, Cairo at 16:00GMT and will be live on Citi TVlast_img read more

Angels’ Dino Ebel expected to be among Dodgers’ coaching hires

first_img Dodgers lose a wild game to the Giants in 11 innings The Dodgers plan to begin filling the vacancies on their major league coaching staff in the next few days and Angels coach Dino Ebel is expected to be among the new hires.The 52-year-old Ebel has spent the past 14 seasons on Mike Scioscia’s coaching staff with the Angels, serving as the third-base coach for most of that time and Scioscia’s bench coach for four seasons. He would replace Chris Woodward, the Dodgers’ third-base and infield coach over the past three seasons who left to become the Texas Rangers’ new manager.The Dodgers have three other vacancies to fill. Hitting coach Turner Ward left for the same position with the Cincinnati Reds. Assistant hitting coach Luis Ortiz joined Woodward’s staff in Texas. And gameplanning/communications coach Danny Lehmann is also not expected to return in 2019.Ebel began his professional career in the Dodgers’ organization, spending six seasons as an infielder in the minor leagues. After serving as a player-coach with minor-league teams in San Antonio and San Bernardino, he was a full-time coach and manager in the Dodgers’ farm system until joining the Angels as manager of their Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City in 2005. He joined Scioscia’s major-league staff after bench coach Joe Maddon left to become the Tampa Bay Rays manager in 2006. Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Meanwhile in roster moves, the Dodgers released relievers Erik Goeddel and Zac Rosscup who were designated for assignment last week. Utilityman Tim Locastro was also DFAed last week. He was traded to the New York Yankees for minor-league right-hander Drew Finley (the son of Dodgers vice president of amateur and international scouting David Finley).Also, Villa Park grad Jacob Scavuzzo has signed with the San Diego Padres as a minor-league free agent. A 21st-round draft pick of the Dodgers in 2012, Scavuzzo hit .308 with a .945 OPS and 13 home runs in 61 games at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2015 but stalled out at Double-A over the next three seasons.Staff writer Jeff Fletcher contributed to this story. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more