Comment Usually 3pm kick-off games are not televised (Picture: Getty)There is a crucial shareholders meeting on Monday between the Premier League clubs where chiefs aim to reach a consensus on playing the remaining games at eight to ten neutral grounds.Some clubs have expressed reservations about this plan, but Project Restart remains on track to kick off on 12 June.The aim is to finish the football calendar by the end of July, but there continues to be concerns about the safety of resuming action.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPlayers will need to be convinced to go back to work having not played any football since March 13.News that the German government have given the go ahead for the Bundesliga to resume in late May will serve as a boost to the Premier League’s chances of finishing the season.Safety protocols are set to be presented to the Professional Footballers’ Association and the League Managers’ Association before Monday’s shareholders’ meeting.The Premier League plan to then present the safety measures to each team in a teleconference call, the aim being to allay any fears players, managers and club personnel might have.MORE: ‘My intention was to stay’ – Ander Herrera reveals real reason he left Manchester UnitedMORE: Barcelona drop transfer interest in Arsenal transfer target Layvin KurzawaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryWednesday 6 May 2020 6:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link578Shares Project Restart: TV broadcasters draw up epic football schedule with almost 200 games to be shown live Advertisement Advertisement Liverpool are top of the table (Picture: Getty)Almost all of the remainder of the Premier League and Championship season will be televised, according to reports.Football chiefs are pushing to receive the green light from the British government to resume action behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandmeic.Boris Johnson has said lockdown measures will be relaxed in the near future and there are 200 games still left to play in the 2019/20 Championship and top flight seasons.The Times claim Sky Sports and BT Sport plan to broadcast almost every game possible, with three matches a day at different kick-offs.ADVERTISEMENTUsually there is a TV black-out for games at 3pm, but there are 98 games left in the Premier League and 108 in the Championship.AdvertisementAdvertisement Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveThere has been talk of matches airing for free on Youtube, as 45 of the 98 remaining Premier League fixtures are not scheduled to appear on Sky or BT Sport.The British government are keen for football to return, as Health Secretary Dominic Raab offered his backing to Project Restart by saying it would ‘lift the spirits of a nation’.
MILWAUKEE — Nothing says summer like baseball. And nothing says baseball like Mr. Baseball himself, Bob Uecker.Some might argue for Vin Scully, but as a Wisconsin native there’s no one I’d rather hear call a baseball game than Uke.Especially on a pitch that’s “juuuuust a bit outside.”Columnist Mike Bauman put it best Tuesday, writing: “Listening to Uecker broadcast a game is like listening to the funniest guy at your neighborhood bar. The difference is that Uecker is simultaneously dispensing completely accurate information and insight about an event that is going on even as the one-liners keep coming.”That’s why Tuesday’s announcement that Uecker was going to have heart surgery Friday and miss 10-12 weeks of games came as such a shock to so many.For Uecker, a Milwaukee native, the nearly three-month absence will be his longest since beginning his baseball career as a player in 1956 with the Milwaukee Braves and broadcasting career in 1971.Previously he had missed more than a month in 1991 after having surgery to repair two abdominal aortic aneurysms. Aside from that, Uecker has been a constant fixture in baseball for nearly 55 years, with all but four of them being in Milwaukee.As word began to spread about Uecker’s heart surgery Tuesday, there was an incredible outpouring of support for the 75-year-old Brewers broadcaster. Several players, including Prince Fielder, Craig Counsell and Casey McGehee, stood by during the press conference to show their support for Uecker, who is considered by the players to be “part of the team.”Afterward, the sentiments expressed by a pair of Wisconsin natives rang true for me, and showed just why the heart surgery of the Brewers broadcaster means so much to so many.“Baseball is every day, and he becomes part of your summer,” Counsell, who grew up in Whitefish Bay, said. “It’s going to be like one of your friends is gone.”“You have a lot of people in different parts of the country that talk about someone being a voice. But Uecker has been here from the beginning. He is the Brewers,” Pirates pitcher and Racine native Jack Taschner told MLB.com. “Obviously, I hope the best for him. He is everything to baseball in Milwaukee.“Bud Selig saved the team, but Bob Uecker is the voice.”Need further proof that Uecker is an essential part of Brewers baseball?Take a look around Miller Park.In left field, there’s the sign that reads, “Get up, get up, get outta here, gone!” High above right field, Uecker’s name, with the No. 50 marking his more than half century in baseball, hangs alongside four Brewers greats — Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Robin Yount and Paul Molitor — and Jackie Robinson.Without Uke, baseball in Milwaukee just won’t be quite the same.Still, it’s important to remember one thing: He’s not dead, nor is he dying.He’s simply having the aortic valve and a portion of his aortic root in his heart replaced. As his doctor said in the press conference yesterday, no heart surgery is ever routine, but it is a commonly performed operation.With that in mind, we’d all do well to follow the lead of Uecker himself. Staring at heart surgery in just a few days, Uecker opened the press conference the only way he knew how: With a deadpanned one-liner.“A lot of you don’t know, some do,” he said. “I have been added to the active roster.”On a day when he was announcing he’d have heart surgery and be away from the game and team that he loves, Uecker still wanted to keep things light.As Brewers manager Ken Macha said after the press conference during his daily briefing with reporters, Uecker has a positive attitude about him that’s contagious.Having met Uecker earlier this month, I can attest to that. Seeing Uke at the ballpark, talking to him about baseball — or professional wrestling on one occasion — it brings a smile to your face and brightens your day a little bit.“No matter what, he’s always a happy person,” Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder said. “He has a good aura about him. Whenever he’s around, it’s a good time.”As the Brewers travel to the west coast this weekend, Uecker will not be with them. Undoubtedly, his voice, the voice of Brewers baseball, will be missed.Taking his place alongside Cory Provus, for at least the current road trip, will be former Major Leaguer and FSN broadcaster Davey Nelson. It will likely be a bit of a tough trip for both of them in Uecker’s absence.Taking over full time for a legend like Uecker is no small task for Provus, who previously alternated every two innings with Uke.Likewise, Nelson will be called upon for color commentary, something Uecker provides plenty of in addition to his play-by-play. Certainly, it will not be fair to compare Nelson or Provus to the legendary Mr. Baseball, but inevitably that is what will happen, and there’s simply no way either could possibly measure up.Of course, if it were up to Uecker, that wouldn’t even be an issue.“I’ll be broadcasting right from the O.R.,” Uecker joked during the second inning of Wednesday’s game.You get the feeling that if they would let him do it, he would.As Jim Gantner said before Tuesday’s game, “There’s only one Bob Uecker.”Uke certainly will be missed, but the silver lining is that he will be back, and it will be, just as he would say, “Nice. Real Nice.”Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Have a favorite memory of Bob Uecker that you’d like to share? E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiger Woods started slow but finished in a big way on his front nine in Round 3 on Saturday.After starting the day with six straight pars, Woods birdied six, seven and eight to move to 8 under and one shot back of leaders Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele and Webb Simpson at 9 under. Masters 2019: Tiger Woods almost taken out by sliding security guard at Augusta Woods is trying to win his first major championship in more than a decade and the 15th of his career this weekend.If he were to take home the green jacket Woods would be the second oldest winner in Masters history behind Jack Nicklaus who won the event at 46 years, 2 months, 23 days in 1986 and ahead of Ben Crenshaw who won it at 43 years, 2 months, 29 days in 1995.Woods is currently 43 years, 3 months, 15 days old. Other than that little missed putt though, Tiger has been very steady throughout the day as he hasn’t been frazzled by the superb play of guys like Finau, who came within one shot of breaking the front nine record at Augusta National.Finau’s birdie putt at the ninth did not go in, but he still tied the course record for the front with a 6-under 30. He also scrambled nicely to save par at the ninth after an errant tee shot forced him to play a safe shot short of the green to set up a chip off the green.Dialed. In.Two straight birdies for @TigerWoods … pic.twitter.com/Y8shm8zSUs— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 13, 2019Woods actually had a putt to tie the lead on the eighth, but his eagle attempt slipped just past the hole on the left side. Related News
CLEAR LAKE — A Minnesota man is in jail after a rollover accident just outside of Clear Lake late Sunday night.The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover with injuries just after 10:00 PM at the intersection of 255th Street and Jonquil Avenue. After investigating, deputies say 26-year-old Luis Rodriguez of Worthington Minnesota had intentionally drove head-on into an oncoming vehicle. Both drivers swerved to avoid a collision, with Rodriguez losing control of his vehicle, rolling into the north ditch before the vehicle came to rest on its top.Rodriguez was taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail and was charged with OWI-second offense, reckless driving and failure to maintain control. He’s being held on a total of $2000 bond.