The Latest: Stanford eliminating 11 varsity sports programs July 8, 2020 Manager Terry Francona says Reyes was re-tested for the coronavirus and may now participate in training camp. He is scheduled to take batting practice Wednesday and speak to the media on Thursday.Also, Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19, is traveling to Cleveland after he had one negative test. The team says DeShields experience minor symptoms from the virus. He’ll be tested again when he arrives and can rejoin his teammates as long as he doesn’t test positive again.DeShields is in his first season with the Indians, who acquired him in December from Texas in the trade involving ace Corey Kluber.___The Chicago White Sox are giving fans the opportunity to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves that will be displayed at Guaranteed Rate Field during the team’s season-opening homestand. Programs affected include men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. The university is the first Power Five school to cut any sports programs. It also said Wednesday that it’s eliminating the jobs of 20 support staff as part of the realignment. ___Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes has been cleared by the team’s medical staff to return to the field after being isolated for attending a party over the July Fourth weekend.The team kept Reyes away from Progressive Field as a precaution after he attended a holiday gathering without wearing a mask. The Indians learned of Reyes’ off-field actions from social media. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Stanford has announced it’s eliminating 11 varsity sports programs after the 2020-21 academic year. Associated Press The cutouts cost $49 and will be available while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit the team’s charitable arm.The White Sox open with a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins starting on July 24.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Phoenix Open: Final pairing a familiar one; Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Justin Thomas to tee off together Phoenix Open: Rickie Fowler enters final round in charge; Matt Kuchar, Justin Thomas trail “My dad’s always been here, my grandparents have always been here,” Fowler said. “So it’s always been pretty disappointing to have been there and feel like we were so close to getting a win. … It’s nice to finally get that done. I’m happy for now.”Fowler’s fifth PGA Tour championship was almost spoiled on the par-4 11th hole. His third shot went into the water and he was handed a one-stroke penalty after his dropped ball rolled back into the water. He finished with a triple bogey and moved into a tie for first place.Rickie Fowler has made a triple bogey 7.The lead is down to 1. pic.twitter.com/1gZxTfJvVJ— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 3, 2019“It wasn’t really fun there for a couple of holes,” he said. “I mean to have what happened on 5, but then 11. (I) kind of just rolled with the punches.”Fowler edged out Branden Grace, who moved two spots up the leaderboard after carding a 2-under 69 to finish in second place (15 under) in his Phoenix Open debut. Grace was going toe-to-toe with Fowler until a bogey on the 17th hole took him out of contention.Branden Grace has found the water on No. 17.He now trails Rickie Fowler by 1. pic.twitter.com/PhYTx3hylN— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 3, 2019″This place was nuts,” Grace said. “It’s everything and more than what I expected and what a fun week it was. I can’t take anything for granted and I had to dig deep today and I did that, it’s just unfortunately one bad shot.” Justin Thomas rounded out the top three. He was paired with Fowler in the final group but two bogeys and one double bogey on the par-4 ninth hole dropped Thomas down to third (14 under). He finished 1-over 71 on the day.Chez Reavie, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar finished in a three-way tie for fourth place (12 under). Gary Woodland, the 2018 Phoenix Open champion, placed in seventh (11 under) with two other golfers. This year, however, there was a much sweeter ending. Fowler won the Phoenix Open by two strokes after carding a double and triple bogey. He finished Sunday shooting 3-over 74 for a tournament total of 17 under.It wasn’t fun, he said, as the rain fell at TPC Scottsdale, but in the end, it was worth it. He handed his grandpa the winning ball and proceeded to hoist a trophy he’s been in contention for many times before. Related News SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It was a handoff Rickie Fowler has been wanting to make.In 2018, he entered the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open as the solo leader but dropped to finish in a tie for 11th place after shooting 2 over. He was moved to tears after his round with friends and family present, including his grandpa who had never seen him win in person.