The NHL has announced the 2019-20 season would be put on hold for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When, or even if, the season will be resumed is anyone’s guess, which raises the possibility there will not be a 2020 Stanley Cup champion. It’s too early to tell what will happen, but while having no winner would be quite a turn of events, it would not be the first time Lord Stanley’s Cup wasn’t awarded.Here’s a look at the other years the season did not end with a Cup champion.CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Every sporting event canceled so far as COVID-19 spreads in United States, CanadaHow many years has the Stanley Cup been awarded?The Stanley Cup was first handed out in 1893 to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association as part of the Challenger Cup. Beginning in 1915, it was awarded to the winner of a series that pitted the National Hockey Association against the Pacific Coast Hockey Association.It officially became the NHL’s trophy in 1926.Now, you may be thinking, 1893 to 2019, that’s 126 champions — but that’s not the case, it’s only 124.When was the last time there was no Stanley Cup champion?In 2004-05, the NHL was in the midst of a lockout, the Stanley Cup Final was not played and, therefore, the Cup wasn’t awarded. The previous year, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in a seven-game series against the Calgary Flames; the following year, it was the Carolina Hurricanes over the Edmonton Oilers in another series that went the distance.The 2005 postseason is not the only one where there wasn’t a Stanley Cup champion. CORONAVIRUS: NBA | MLB | NCAAWhat was the first year the Stanley Cup was not handed out?Back in 1919, when the world was also dealing with pandemic — this time The Spanish Flu — the championship series between the Seattle Metropolitans and Montreal Canadiens was halted with the series being tied. Members of the Canadiens had contracted the virus and defenseman Joe Hall died a few days later.MORE: Inside the 1919 Stanley Cup Final
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AMES — Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton expects to have more of a leadership role as the Cyclones prepare for next month’s trip to Italy. Haliburton started 34 games this past season and is part of an ISU team that will count on several newcomers.Haliburton gained international experience earlier this summer when he was part of the USA squad that won the Under 19 World Cup Tournament.Iowa State will play three games in Italy between August 10th and the 20th. EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — No pair of teammates in 2018 totaled more than the 215 catches amassed by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. With Thielen and Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings were one of only four teams with two members of the 1,000-yard club last year. The necessity of a third receiver in this passing-oriented NFL, however, was evident during a second-half fade by the offense. Whether Chad Beebe, Jordan Taylor, Laquon Treadwell, Brandon Zylstra or one of the rookies, the Vikings need someone else to emerge. == 3A Quarterfinals – Tuesday, July 3011:00 — #1 Xavier of Cedar Rapids (38-2) vs. ADM (13-17)1:30 — #4 Marion (32-5) vs. Bishop Heelan of Sioux City (29-10)4:30 — #3 Central DeWitt (36-3) vs. #9 Centerville (24-6)7:00 — #2 Assumption of Davenport (31-4) vs. Boone (20-12) — State baseball== 2A Quarterfinals – Monday, July 29#2 North Linn 8, West Branch 1Des Moines Christian 9, Central Lee 7West Sioux 7, #7 New Hampton 2#5 Van Meter 17, Underwood 7 (6 innings)
JOHNSTON — Governor Reynolds yesterday announced that Test Iowa screenings would be open to anyone who wants a test. During her press conference this morning she said many people took advantage of submitting an assessment.She says, “As of 8:00 AM this morning, nearly 1700 appointments were scheduled at sites across the state. For Iowans returning to work and restaurants and retail stores or other establishments that serve the public, this is a resource that you can use at any time to ensure your health and well being.”Reynolds says there’s no restrictions now for people who feel they may need to be tested. “For health care workers, first responders and law enforcement that are at high risk of exposure at work, having the ability to be tested frequently is important. For anyone who is symptomatic or thinks they may have been exposed, getting tested as soon as possible is critical, whether it’s a Test Iowa site or through your own doctor.”Reynolds says increasing the number of Iowans tested is one of the best things that can be done for the overall health of the state. “If you’re interested in being tested, the first step is to complete an assessment on TestIowa.com. Even if you’ve already taken an assessment, you’ll need to take it again, or be sure and take it when you get the reminder if you’ve taken one before. Your health changes from day to day, and the information you provide tells us about your condition, and it might also identify other information that’s important for public health and may identify new trends that will help us continue to better understand the virus.”Reynolds announced that new Test Iowa testing sites will open next week in Burlington, Council Bluffs, Marshalltown and Sioux Center.
DES MOINES — The board that governs the three state universities has approved $65.4 million in budget cuts. Board of Regents president Michael Richards warned this may not be the end of the cuts.“We certainly anticipate that the detailed plans that our universities have made public for the fall 2020 semester will continue to be refined, added to and adjusted,” Richards said, “if need be.”University of Northern Iowa president Mark Nook said the budget reflects the “brutal facts” of the current situation.“We have been living and working in very uncertain times over the past several months and that uncertainty remains with us and will continue for several more months,” Nook said. “…As a university, we have become comfortable being uncomfortable.”University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld already ordered a salary freeze for 4200 campus employees.“Shutting down was one thing. Reopening is another,” Harreld said. “Every pocket of our university has been impacted by this virus.”The board approved early retirement incentives at Iowa State and ISU president Wendy Wintersteen estimated 100 faculty positions will be reduced through attrition.“We are addressing unprecedented revenue losses due to COVID-19: projected enrollment declined, reduced state appropriations,” Winterstein said. “…and the increased cost of preparing for the fall semester with a prioritization for health and safety.”The board approved salary cuts for the three university presidents. Iowa’s president is taking the largest — a 50 percent pay cut. The salary for Iowa State’s president will be reduced by 10 percent. UNI’s president is taking a nearly 12 percent pay cut, plus his deferred compensation will be cut in half.“I have been personally very impressed by our institutional leadership being willing to take pay reductions to help with the economic challenges our schools are facing,” Richards, the Board of Regents president, said. “…Everything we can do makes a difference in this pandemic.”In a news release, the board announced that due to the volatility surrounding college sports, the athletic budgets for the Hawkeye, Cyclone and Panther programs will be reviewed in September. A decision on the next phase of improvements to Iowa State’s Hilton Coliseum was delayed as well.
Snow conditions left a lot to be desired in the Outaouais region, but the skiers dealt with it. Before the races, there had been rain and warm temperatures; on race day, the weather was fine — sunny, and a bit below freezing.Julien Locke of Rossland’s BlackJack Ski Club won the sprint in the previous Buff race, and also in the US Nationals in January.This time, Locke earned a narrow win over Knute Johnsgaard in the first semi-final. In the final, Locke revved up on the last hill and gained a lead that he held past the finish line for another win. Earlier this season Locke won a bronze medal in the 1.5 kilometer Sprint Distance at the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan.In March of 2015, Locke, born and raised in Nelson, won a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont.The 22-year-old Locke, who started racing for the Nelson Nordic Ski Team at the age of six, joined the Black Jack squad at 14 years of age and has been competing with the Rossland-based club since his teens.Lock, who trains and races full time at the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland, also runs a web design, photography and filmmaking business.Congratulations to Julien Locke. BlackJack and the Kootenays are proud of you.
The Federation is not having anything easy organizing the final of the Copa del Rey of the 2019-2020 edition. So far it has had to suspend the match between Athletic and Real Sociedad that was going to take place in Seville on April 18 since the coronavirus crisis has fully affected him and the RFEF has preferred to be cautious with a double objective: to preserve the health of footballers and fans and, furthermore, that this match not be played behind closed doors because it would be a totally lackluster show. But there is more. In his new organizational plans he has encountered more problems along the way. The other date he was managing after listening to the two finalist clubs this week, on May 31, does not seem to be coming to fruition either. A massive concert by Extremoduro on the 30th in that same stadium, the one with the largest capacity on his farewell tour, could prevent this.According to what AS has learned, the Federation has tested the Spanish rock band through the company that organizes the events in the Olympic stadium, to study the possibility that the farewell concert of Robe and company change the date or, failing that, move to another stadium in the Andalusian capital, either at Sánchez Pizjuán or Benito Villamarín. Despite the fact that the concert is one day before the date in which the match would be held, the Federation would not have time to prepare for the entire operation of the final, so it would need to vacate the stadium several days before if it wanted to. carry out the Basque derby on 31. Extremoduro has refused to change its plans out of respect for its fans, Since he understands that it is not a concert where only people from Seville will attend, but there will be faithful from all over Spain and even from America who have already bought their ticket and have reserved their hotel. However, several Sevillian institutions trust that in the end Extremoduro will yield (maybe with some type of compensation) to hold his concert at Benito Villamarín, with a similar capacity. AS has contacted the representative of Extremoduro, Alén Ayerdi, to give his version of events: “On Wednesday they called us from the La Cartuja stadium because the Federation had asked about the possibility of whether the date was free. Logically they were told no. Extremoduro is busy and has sold 70,000 tickets for that day. Then they called me to say if we could change the venue or the date and we logically said no again. Of these entries, there are many people who come from America and many others from all corners of Spain. I told them we couldn’t please them. We believe that they will already be looking for another option. Neither the Federation nor the King of Spain nor anyone from football will want to leave these 70,000 people without their concert and without their trip with the hotel and travel expenses they have already paid.. Let’s hope that they respect us and that soccer respects culture as culture has always respected soccer all of life. That is what we expect. “Extremoduro’s agent believes that the RFEF will no longer force this situation: “I don’t think anything will happen. We can’t please them. We can do anybody a favor if it’s in our hands, but right now we can’t do such a favor. I would be surprised if they continued down this road and I suppose they are already driving other scenarios, especially because that same day the stadiums of Betis and Sevilla are free. If the final has to be done in Seville because they have already agreed, it does not necessarily have to be in ours. In any case the request was made from the highest education and there is nothing to object. We have not heard from them since. I have heard that they have postponed the decision until next week because there are more important issues to focus on now. “The Federation, asked about this issue, points out that “it cannot be ventured” to give any date yet for the dispute of this final because it is necessary to see how this coronavirus crisis evolves and now it’s time to focus on general health. The next week the RFEF could already give some news to the clubs, so they can organize themselves, but until March 25 Rubiales and his team did not want to specify more. Then they will meet to analyze all the open fronts in reference to the future of national competitions and it will be then when all the alternatives are put on the table so that this Athletic-Real is disputed with all the guarantees and without anyone being harmed. According to various federal sources consulted, even on the 25th there are no guarantees that the official date of the final is already known. In favor of the RFEF the fact that a possible delay of the Euro Cup, and even its postponement to 2021, plays It could help the Cup final to be played in June at La Cartuja. Passing it that May 31 to Sánchez Pizjuán or Villamarín, as the manager of Extremoduro proposes as a Solomonic measure, is unlikely since the RFEF signed a three-year contract with the promoters of the Olympic stadium in Seville.
Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees The Red Lions remain the heavyweights and will be gunning for their third straight title while the Pirates are coming off a historic season where they went 18-0 in the elimination round before getting swept in the finals.“I think the teams that figured in the finals before and that’s San Beda and Lyceum [are the teams to beat],” said University of Perpetual Help coach Frankie Lim, who is making his NCAA comeback six years after stepping down as San Beda’s coach following his involvement in a brawl that got him a two-year ban from the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownInterestingly, Lim and the Altas, who are the Season 94 hosts, play the Lions in the very first game of the season.“I think every year has been the same. It’s the host school against the defending champion,” Lim said. “It should be an exciting game to watch. We’ll give a good fight.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Reigning champion San Beda and finalist Lyceum were the consensus favorites to no one’s surprise ahead of NCAA Season 94, which opens on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT The Pirates, with MVP CJ Perez back, are expected to give the Red Lions their stiffest challenge.The new season, however, won’t be all about San Beda and Lyceum. Coaches are also convinced that all schools have bolstered their lineups, making it a level playing field.“After San Beda and Lyceum, all the rest I think have improved a lot in terms of keeping the competition balanced,” said College of St. Benilde coach TY Tang.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Soltones pours her heart out to lift PayMaya to deciding semis game Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ
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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Akhuetie leads all players in the MVP race after the first round of the tournament, having accumulated a total of 77 statistical points.The 6-foot-8 center averaged 15.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists throughout the first seven games for the Fighting Maroons, who ended the first round with a 3-4 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUniversity of the East’s Alvin Pasaol is in second after amassing 71.5714 statistical points for the 1-6 Red Warriors.The burly 6-foot-4 power forward is the league’s top scorer, averaging 23.7 points, the only player so far to norm at least 20 points a game, while being the fifth-best rebounder with 10.1 rebounds per game. Adamson vows to get back at La Salle after painful loss MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum University of the Philippines’ imposing center Bright Akhutie is at the forefront for the top individual prize in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame is in the third spot with 68.4286 statistical points after averaging 12 points, 12.4 rebounds while also being the best shot-blocker with 3.9 swats a game.De La Salle’s Justine Baltazar is in fourth with 64.5714 statistical points with averages of 13.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks.Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez De Liaño is in fifth with 60.5714 statistical after averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists for the Fighting Maroons.University of Santo Tomas forward CJ Cansino was the only rookie in the top 10 of the MVP race after putting up 57.4286 statistical points and per-game averages of 14.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.Cansino could’ve been in the fifth spot of the race if not for his five-point deduction after he was called for an unsportsmanlike foul in the Growling Tigers’ 85-53 loss to the Blue Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.
The Vice President, Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai, has called on journalists in the country to step up and present the true picture of unfolding development in Liberia.Mr. Boakai made the clarion call recently at a one-day media meeting held in Monrovia.“I have no doubt that we as a nation are moving in the right direction, though there are some turbulent situations. We are confident that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Therefore, we refused to embrace the ill-conceived notion that this country is retrogressing,” Vice President Boakai told Liberian journalists.The statement of the Vice President, perhaps, comes from the backdrop of the numerous complaints of economic hardship in the country expressed by citizens. Majority of people in the country— especially the youth— are unemployed. Many cannot afford decent meals on a daily basis as government still spends millions of dollars every year for food importation. With these conditions, some members of opposition political parties have concluded that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration has failed the people of Liberia.However, this government has constantly denied these allegations, emphasizing that there have been massive improvements aimed at restoring the image of Liberia both locally and internationally.Speaking to journalists, Mr. Boakai continued, “We know that there remain challenges in our drive to meet some of the critical needs of our country,” he said.He said that the cooperation of the media in Liberia was highly critical to the country’s recovery process.“You have most likely heard that ‘when the sore is ready to heal that is the time it itches most.’ The darkest hour comes just before day light,” he asserted.According to him, despites the gains by this government, there are others who have wrongly and selfishly dismissed their (government’s) achievements.“At times we are faced with the unfortunate reality that our progress and achievements as a nation are measured by others using their own yardstick. Often times these assessments predict hopeless situations for our people,” he explained.He said this was one of the reasons the media was needed to provide proper information to the public and international community so the truth about the level of development being undertaken in the country could be used to inspire hope in the lives of the people of Liberia.The Liberian VP used the occasion to call on the press to remain critical on reporting issues.He said that the media plays a pivotal role in the democratic process and must therefore continue to be seen as the ‘Watch dogs’ of society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)