Royal Mail’s red rubber band use revealed

first_img Share 22 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet News Royal Mail’s red rubber band use revealed by: – February 24, 2011 Share BBC News The Royal Mail said the bands were re-used Postal workers get through two million red rubber bands per day, the Royal Mail has revealed.In the past five years, the organisation has spent almost £5m on four billion bands which are used to bundle letters together.Keep Britain Tidy has called for their use to be reduced because they say wild animals can choke on them.The Royal Mail says the bands are necessary and that they use biodegradable ones.The figures were released to the Daily Telegraph under the Freedom of Information Act.It said that the amount the postal organisation spends on bands has increased by 40% in five years.Keep Britain Tidy has long campaigned against the use of rubber bands.In 2009, about 13,000 discarded bands were collected by people and sent in to the charity who then delivered them to the Royal Mail’s headquarters.Dickie Felton, from Keep Britain Tidy, has previously said: “We accept that dropping an elastic band is hardly the worst littering offence in the world, but none-the-less it is litter.“The bands look terrible strewn on the floor and pose a choking danger to pets and wildlife.”A Royal Mail spokesman said: “Royal Mail regularly reminds postmen and women about the importance of avoiding litter.“The vast majority of rubber bands are re-used by our people in delivery offices and mail centres across the UK.”last_img read more

Arsenal regret losing Chukwueze for just £4m

first_img Just three years later, the Nigeria international’s valuation has rocketed up to around £60m. He has attracted a wide range of interest after scoring four goals and adding a further four assists in 26 appearances this season. Former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has confirmed his former club’s interest in his team-mate at Villarreal. When asked if he gets many calls from England about Chukwueze or Pau Torres, he said: “Yes, friends from Arsenal especially. “They ask me about them and think they can make the jump to the Premier League tomorrow. “It’s good that great teams are interested in young players from Villarreal, but for the moment I tell them to leave them alone. Read Also:La Liga: Chukwueze’s Villarreal beat Levante to continue UCL push “They still have to take steps forward. They both have a great personality, and their feet are on the ground.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThis Is Probably The Happiest Dog On InstagramWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Awesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesTop 10 Disney Male Role Models The Gunners, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are among the clubs that have been linked to the 20-year-old Villarreal star whose value has now skyrocketed to  £60million. The in-demand winger was heavily linked with a move to the Gunners three years ago, but his academy blocked the move. Speaking to Tribal Football, Chukwueze said: “It was very close for me to sign for Arsenal, I almost had the contract in my hands. “Unfortunately, it did not work out fine with my academy due to the side of agreement and payment. “They did not agree with the terms of the contract. “I was very happy thinking of signing and dreaming of playing for Arsenal, but my academy did not allow it to happen.”Advertisement English side, Arsenal are now regretting to have lost Samuel Chukwueze three years ago when his value was just £4m. Loading… last_img read more

Partha Lou Swingle, 83, Olean

first_imgPartha Lou Swingle, 83, of Olean passed away at 1:55am, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. She was born in Peotone, Illinois on Sunday, October 14, 1934 the daughter of Carl and Marjorie Handlon Benham. She was married to Robert Bradford who preceded her in death, and on December 14, 1963 she was married to Arthur Swingle and he survives. Other survivors include two sons David (Lynnette Young) Swingle of Versailles and Duane (Christy) Swingle of Sunman; three daughters Barbara (Eddie) Smith of Cross Plains, Janet (Dennis) Hewitt of Versailles, and Dianna (Mark) Jeffries of Olean; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one brother Jerry (Sharon) Benham of Aurora. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister Carlene, and her step-mother Velta Benham. Mrs. Swingle was a 1952 graduate of Versailles High School. Partha was a full time mom and also worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground where she did clerical work. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed being part of the local card club. Partha was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 16 at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery at Olean. Visitation will also be on Friday from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Kebbi rumbles as construction begins on FIFA Mini-Stadium

first_img Loading… In his welcome address, Kebbi State FA chairman Abubakar Ladan gave kudos to Governor Bagudu for expeditious approvals towards securing the strategic 4-hectare land space for the project, and for the administration’s recognition, encouragement, and support for football as a veritable youth empowerment sector. read also:Pinnick restates NFF’s support for Nigeria Pitch Awards as seventh event moves to November An emotional Dr. Sanusi thanked God for the realisation of the project, underscoring the power of football as a powerful tool for driving the youth away from social vices and other unproductive ventures. Governor Bagudu and the dignitaries present later performed the symbolic ground-breaking rite, with the certificate of mandate presented to the contractors, Aron Nigeria Limited led by Engineer Adeola Adenuga. Also at the occasion were the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri, a dozen members of the State executive council, Architect Gambo Ahmadu, NFF Director of Media and Communications, Ademola Olajire and former Nigeria international and personal assistant to the NFF President, Nasiru Jibril. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a mini-stadium in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Kebbi State on Monday turned out a very colourful event, as Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu led top officials of his administration to the site of the project powered by world football –governing body, FIFA and enabled by the Nigeria Football Federation. Governor Bagudu, his deputy, Colonel Samaila Yombe-Dabe (Rtd), members of the State executive council, permanent secretaries and special advisers joined the representative of the NFF President, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, a couple other NFF officials and the contractors to set off the project. Bagudu praised FIFA and the NFF for considering Kebbi State worthy of the first of the FIFA Forward 2-0 projects in Nigeria and charged the teeming youth population of the State to take good advantage of the facility to hone their talent and become challengers for global laurels in good time. “I am excited by this project, and it is important that we make good use of it to the maximum. I have always said that sport is an important tool of development in any society. A society can only develop if it searches for, encourages and rewards performance. “We have a couple of sports facilities in this State but this project will be the premier one by the time the construction is completed. Our youth should take good advantage of these facilities. All you need is to work hard. A man can be the very best if he believes no one else is better than him and he works towards being the best.” In his remarks, President of the NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, congratulated the people of Kebbi State on the momentous occasion while praising FIFA, Kebbi State Governor Bagudu and his administration for total support for the project and the Kebbi State Football Association led by Alhaji Abubakar Ladan for their commitment and resilience.center_img Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One Movie8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

Lille set to offload Osimhen

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Gunners survive West Ham scare Reported Arsenal target, Victor Osimhen, is a man in demand and Lille may have just sourced his replacement, according to a report by Le10 Sport. The Nigeria international has enjoyed a superb season, claiming 18 goals and six assists in 38 games in all competitions, while his Ligue 1 tally stands at 13 goals and five assists from 27 games. The 21-year-old’s exploits helped Lille up to fourth in the table and in the race for a European place prior to global football shutdown. According to French outlet, Le Quotidien du Foot, Osimhen is on the radar of Gunners’ boss, Mikel Arteta, as well as of Tottenham Hotspur and other clubs. Le10 Sport claimed that the interest in Osimhen has forced Lille to start considering a successor, and they are now “seriously thinking” about Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard. The Scottish Premiership sharpshooter has himself recently been linked with Arsenal and the latest Le10 Sport report values him at €30 million to €40 million (around £26 million to £45 million). An earlier report from the same outlet suggests that Lille may be looking for a club record fee for Osimhen, potentially the region of €100 million (£92 million), while his Transfermarkt value stands at £24.3 million. Osimhen has certainly shown this season that he is a high-calibre player and seemingly destined for a higher level, hence, it’s little surprise that he has been linked with the likes of Arsenal. The Gunners have the impressive Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette on their books, but both of their futures are somewhat uncertain. It remained to be seen how much Osimhen would go for, but if either Aubameyang or Lacazette ask the club to leave, Arsenal could recoup a decent amount of money to then invest in a player who has been compared to Didier Drogba. “I’m sure he’s going to be a phenomenon,” former Charleroi teammate, Nicolas Penneteau told Voix du Nord earlier this season. “I’d compare him to Didier Drogba. He really makes me think of him. He has the same profile. He can do everything and he’s phenomenally powerful.”Tags: LOSC LilleMikel ArtetaOdsonne EdouardTottenham HotspurVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce sets sights on big-name scalp

first_imgSam Allardyce has admitted Sunderland have to shock one of the Barclays Premier League big boys if they are to stay in touch with the race for survival. The Black Cats currently lie in 19th place in the table four points adrift of safety and facing yet another scrap to drag themselves out of trouble with time running out fast. They welcome Manchester City to the Stadium of light on Tuesday evening before heading for Liverpool at the weekend and entertaining Manchester United seven days later, a run of fixtures which would send a shiver down the spine at the best of times. Press Associationcenter_img Sunderland have made something of a habit in recent seasons of pulling off unexpected results against Premier League aristocrats with campaigns drawing to a close, with both Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal having suffered at their hands. Asked if his team could draw upon that experience, Allardyce said: “Somewhere in the next three games, we have got to pull one of those games off – more if we can, hopefully. It would be a pretty miraculous run if we pulled off two victories in these three fixtures. “It would be fantastic if we could do that, but certainly if we could get one and upset one of the big boys and get one victory out of the three, that would lift everybody. “But for me, how many positive results can we get? We have got to get a result in two out of the three games, or we have got to try to get at least one win out of the three games if we want to stay in touch.” Allardyce has repeatedly bemoaned his side’s inability not to lose games they cannot win – they recorded their first draw under his charge in 16 attempts against Bournemouth last time out – and that his why his early focus during the January transfer was on his rearguard. Former Lorient defender Lamine Kone and fellow new arrival Wahbi Khazri are available after receiving international clearance and they, along with striker Dame N’Doye, will hope for debuts. If Kone does get the nod against a City side which has lost only once in 10 outings in all competitions, he could face the task of trying to shackle in-form striker Sergio Aguero, who has scored seven times in his last seven games. Asked if Aguero is as good a striker as the Premier League has seen, Allardyce replied: “Yes, I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. “He’s been here a long time now and he has proved it year in and year out once he’s been 100 per cent fit. Every time he’s got over his injuries and them come back, people say, ‘He doesn’t look as sharp as he did last season’, but then when he gets his full match fitness back again, he delivers outstanding goals. “We have got to pay particular attention to him and try to nullify those strengths as much as we can on Tuesday because he can turn the game in a split-second.” last_img read more

New Zealand tour of India, 1st Test …

first_imgBoult, Santner rip through India(ESPNCricinfio) – India seemed to have made the ideal start to their 500th Test. They had won the toss on a pitch full of cracks that were expected to widen and offer lots of help for the spinners from the third day onwards. Their top order had made a confident start, and halfway the first day they were 154 for 1.New Zealand, though, had come to India with the belief that they had the tools they needed to compete hard. Over the second half of the day, their five-man attack showed what they were capable of, and left India 291 for 9 at stumps.By then, each of the New Zealand bowlers – two left-arm quicks of differing methods, an off-spinner, a left-arm orthodox spinner, and a leg-spinner – had struck at least one vital blow. Mitchell Santner, attacking the stumps with his left-arm spin and varying his pace well, chipped out three wickets.Ish Sodhi took out the set M. Vijay in the last over before tea. Mark Craig dismissed Ajinkya Rahane in a testing post-tea spell of flight and drift.Trent Boult went wicketless with the first new ball, but swung the second one devastatingly to rip through India’s lower order. The biggest wicket, though, went to Neil Wagner, who turned the mood of the match with the wicket of Virat Kohli.It was the definitive hinge moment. New Zealand had just broken a century stand between M. Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara, and the opposition’s captain and best batsman had walked in to deafening noise.Kohli had begun confidently, slapping Santner to the cover point boundary and then stepping across to hook a good short ball from Wagner to the backward square leg boundary, with a bit of help from a Sodhi fumble on the boundary.Two balls later, he tried the same shot, but this time Wagner had switched from left-arm around to left-arm over. Kohli had to work against the angle, and only managed a top-edge that settled nicely in Sodhi’s hands.Green Park went quiet.Unlike Kohli, Vijay hadn’t taken on Wagner’s short balls, and through both his spells – one with the new ball and another, spanning seven overs, in the afternoon session – he had swayed out of the way, dropped his wrists, and simply watched balls go through to the keeper.He had been similarly watchful against the other bowlers, permitting himself only one indulgence – the late cut. This shot, played off balls that were barely short or wide, had fetched him boundaries against Wagner, Santner, and Trent Boult, but in the last over before tea, batting on 65, he tried it against Ish Sodhi’s leg spin and nicked to the keeper BJ Watling.Four down at tea, India were quickly five down as Rahane, reaching out to defend Craig’s off-spin, failed to get near the pitch of the ball, and inside-edged to short leg.Rohit Sharma had looked edgy against Craig, outside-edging him past slip, inside-edging him wide of short leg, and surviving a close lbw appeal when he tried to sweep him off the stumps, but grew more comfortable as his sixth-wicket stand with R Ashwin neared and passed the half-century mark.But not for the first time in his Test career, the itch to hit over the top consumed him, against the run of play. Trying to hit Santner down the ground, he managed only to loop a simple catch to mid-on.The dismissal exposed India’s lower order to a ball that was only three overs old. Boult, fast and accurate, swerved one back in from over the wicket to sneak between Wriddhiman Saha’s bat and pad. Then he went around the wicket to Ashwin – who had just become India’s highest run-getter in 2016 – and snaked an off-cutter away from him. Rooted to the crease, he nicked to gully.Then another full, swinging left-arm classic bowled Mohammed Shami. India were 277 for 9.last_img read more

Day three of second Test washed out

first_imgDAY three of the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh was washed out due to heavy rain yesterday.Umpires officially abandoned play at the start of the final session without a ball being bowled at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.Play will resume today at 10:30 (local time) to make up for lost time.The second Test remains evenly poised, with New Zealand 260-7 in response to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 289.Tim Southee and Henry Nicholls are unbeaten at the crease as the Black Caps still trail by 29 runs with three wickets remaining.Shakib Al Hasan (3-32) and Kamrul Islam Rabbi (2-48) have starred for the tourists.The Kiwis lead the two-Test series 1-0 following their remarkable seven-wicket victory in Wellington.last_img

‘Dark horses’ Camptown looking to get back to winning ways

first_imgTHE once-celebrated Camptown Football Club, who were held in high esteem in the football industry locally, have a chance on Sunday in the Turbo Knock Out Football Cup to steal the headlines once more, when they lock horns with the Guyana Police Force.The team, who have over the past couple of months had good showing in the last few tournaments, seem intent on solidifying that by taking the first title in years.The success, however, hinges on the sometimes very inconsistent unit harnessing confidence and form against the rampaging Police team.THE ‘PRODIGAL SON’ RETURNS Camptown will not have to look far for the deliverance, as goalkeeper Richie Richardson has been somewhat of a rescuer in the uprights with his safe pair of hands.Richie Richardson, who once plied his trade with the Campbellville-based side before leaving for stints with Alpha United and SV Nissan 42 in Suriname, has made the trek back to his home side.Camptown have been steadily improving as a football team, under the guidance of coach Troy Prescott. Their more recent success was a quarter-final placing in the inaugural Corona Beer Football Tournament.The quarter-final game saw the former national player Richardson, who was filling a void in the midfield, taking up the keeping duties.Richardson, no stronger between the uprights, and having represented the Golden Jaguars as recent as late 2016, made immediate impact.Richardson’s intervention enabled them to hold Northern Rangers to a regulation time draw before losing on penalty kicks.The keeper, speaking ahead of the highly anticipated clash with Police squad, says he is not worried about being arrested on December 3.He added that despite history and records, football is played on the day and in the field and he believes that his young squad have a good chance as any for success in the Turbo Cup finals.Police for their part have reached six straight finals in the past, and are showing no signs of letting up winning more than half of those finals.Richardson, however, said that regardless of Police dominance, they intend to stick to their game plan and employ good football.TURBO CUP JOURNEY The team’s victories in the Turbo tournament have been impressive, taking a 2-nil win over Buxton, a penalty kick victory over Silver Shattas of Linden, then taking a needle victory over Pouderoyen.Richardson, who is also the assistant coach, said the main reason for the team’s success has been a rigorous training schedule and the unit possessing a positive outlook.WOW FACTORAs Richardson secures the goal post, the likes of Jamal Codrington, Wayne Sharples, and Ozeal Small will be required to be explosive on the offensive end.Small has been the most consistent of the three, with three goals. However, Codrington has shown the ability to produce that magic at the top.Richardson also showed his chops, as the first custodian in years to score a goal from his box against Pouderoyen.The two teams will battle for a purse of half a million dollars and the bragging rights as the first Turbo Cup Knock Out football champs.last_img read more

The Latest: Some of FC Dallas’ traveling party back in Texas

first_imgThe team says five other Tier 1 individuals also missed the workout for the same reason. Tier 1, according to baseball’s 2020 operations manual, includes players and other on-field personnel.“Out of an abundance of caution, we think it makes sense for the six of us to wait for clarity,” Ross said in a release. “Situations like this have not been a worrisome indicator of a positive test result to date.”The Cubs say there should be “further clarity” later in the day.___The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed its virtual Football Kickoff media event. The league says the event to preview each teams’ prospects heading into fall training camp is delayed until further notice. The three-day event was originally scheduled to be held beginning July 21.The ACC says future decisions and announcements will take place “at the appropriate time.”___The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League in canceling fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Division I conference says it has still not determined whether winter and spring sports competition will be held and that it will consider holding fall sports in the second semester. The Ivy League made a similar announcement last week. The Patriot League is the first conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s playoffs to suspend its season. The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster.Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.The 10 teams are already playing in midweek and on weekends to finish the season on Aug. 2 and meet a UEFA deadline for European competition entries. It is unclear when Zurich can play a re-scheduled game against Sion.Zurich is in sixth place but in contention to earn a Europa League entry by finishing fourth.___ The team didn’t give any specific numbers but said the group that returned home included individuals who had tested positive for coronavirus after the team arrived in Florida last month. They have since tested negative in multiple follow-up tests. Those who recently tested positive remain isolated in their hotel rooms at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, where they will remain until cleared by medical officials to return to Texas. FC Dallas previously revealed that all players and staff tested negative for the coronavirus before leaving Texas for the tournament on June 27. Two players tested positive upon arrival and subsequent tests found eight more infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.The team plans to resume training at home later this week.___ July 13, 2020 Sandoval disclosed his positive test Monday from the Angels’ summer camp, calling the virus “unlike anything I’d ever felt before.” He says he tested positive on June 22.Sandoval thinks he caught it while golfing with a friend,because he had been careful about being out in public for several weeks beforehand. He said he endured three days of body aches, chills and fever before his symptoms lessened. He rejoined the Angels last week.Sandoval went 5-3 with a 3.66 ERA last season as a rookie with the Angels, making three starts. He is among several candidates for a spot in the back end of the Halos’ rotation.___Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is skipping the team’s Monday morning workout because he is awaiting his completed result from his Saturday coronavirus test. If student-athletes have university housing and have tested positive, they are being isolated in a designated area on campus.N.C. A&T student-athletes who are living on campus live in groups of 8-10 people and also are conducting workouts in groups of that size.___Kentucky says three of 42 student-athletes initially screened from men’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer tested positive for past coronavirus infection through antibody testing. The school did not specify in a release which programs the positives came from. Those that tested positive were required to quarantine. Men’s soccer players returned to campus last week and are undergoing initial screening before starting voluntary workouts.The release added that Kentucky has implemented proactive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing in response to evolving circumstances. Changing workouts have made social distancing and personal protective equipment more difficult to implement, the release said, forcing the change to also align with the campus plan released last month. Forty-one student athletes and 21 staffers from those three programs participated in PCR testing. One student-athlete provided documentation of self-testing.All 108 football players currently working out and 58 staff members participated in PCR testing last week with zero positives.___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Some of the FC Dallas traveling party returned to Texas on Monday, a week after the team was withdrawn from the MLS is Back Tournament because 10 players tested positive for coronavirus. One person has tested positive in the latest round of checks for COVID-19 on players and club staff in the English Premier League.The league says a total of 2,071 people were tested last week.The person has not been identified. ___The Chicago Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Junior College Athletic Association says it will not have a fall season and will instead attempt to play football and other sports in the spring. Men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball will also be moved to the spring. Winter sports, such as basketball, will be slated to start in January, with a majority of championship events moved from March to April.Major college football programs frequently recruit players from the top junior colleges, but without a fall season it will be more complicated for coaches at four-year colleges to evaluate those players.___North Carolina A&T says four student-athletes have tested positive for coronavirus since returning to campus on July 6. All four student-athletes are asymptomatic. The race was scheduled for Oct. 11. Organizers say registered participants are eligible for a refund or can defer their place and entry fee to the Chicago Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023.“Hope drives us as runners and as humans,” Carey Pinkowski, the executive race director of the Chicago Marathon, said in a release. “My hope was to see everyone on the start line on Sunday, October 11, but our highest priority has always been the safety of our participants and our volunteers.”Organizers say they are working on plans for a virtual experience “to recognize the dedication and commitment of everyone who would have taken part in the 43rd running” of the marathon.___The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts. Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League in many sports, including basketball, but not in football. The Patriot League said Army and Navy are exempt from the fall sports cancellation, which also includes women’s soccer and volleyball.Athletes will be permitted to practice and train with coaches and in team facilities “provided health and safety conditions support such activities,” the conference said.___Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home.Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The Latest: Some of FC Dallas’ traveling party back in Texas That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2.The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.___Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval is back with the team after contracting coronavirus last month. More AP sports: and read more