Oakland A’s bench coach apologizes for ‘Nazi salute’ in dugout | Sport


Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized after making a gesture which the Major League Baseball team said “looked like a Nazi salute” following Thursday’s 6-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Christenson raised his arm to make the gesture as players walked off the field. Closer Liam Hendriks pushed Christenson’s hand down and bumped his forearm, before the 46-year-old coach turned around and raised his arm a second time.

“I made a mistake and will not deny it,” Christenson said in a statement posted to Twitter.

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Lehigh Valley municipalities close sports fields, permits after Wolf announcement


Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement Thursday that school sports should not resume until January because of the COVID-19 pandemic sent Pennsylvania youth sports associations and leagues into a tailspin.

The recommendation, which is not a mandate, applies to school districts and non-school youth sports, but not to college or professional athletics.

On Friday, Allentown and Lehigh County announced changes in the wake of the announcement.

Allentown is closing all city-owned and maintained sports fields until further notice, and field permit applications are not being accepted. The city said it will issue refunds where appropriate.

“We have had to make some very

CHSAA releases schedule, sport modification information for upcoming year


More details were provided Thursday regarding Colorado high school sports modifications in the coming year.

The Colorado High School Activities Association released the required changes for various sports. Administrators still need to determine the changes and schedules for some sports. Those will be released at a later date.

All of the sports will have shorter seasons with fewer contests, though others require more adjustments to ensure student safety.

Here is an overview of changes teams can expect for the coming year:


Football season, to be played in the spring, will only feature seven games for each classification. Only eight

No high school football this fall? PA governor recommends no sports until January 1


“The guidance is we ought to avoid any congregate settings — and that means anything that brings people together is going to help that virus get us,” Wolf said

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) – Fall without high school football? That might be the case in Pennsylvania following a recommendation by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Many high schools in the state have already begun preparations for the 2020 fall sports season.

But Wolf ended his Thursday press conference with a strong recommendation that no sports take place until January 1.

“The guidance is we ought to avoid any congregate settings — and that