Berlin rejects German Cup final fans request

first_img However, football stadiums and other sports events could be subject to an exception and allowed to admit limited number of fans, but the subject is under discussion. A Hamburg-based virologist said even a tiny crowd of 1,000 fans in the cavernous Olympic Stadium would be too many. “You have to limit the number of spectators,” said scientist Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit. Read Also: Ronaldo fails to lift Juve as Napoli claim Coppa Italia “I think a figure in the low three-digit range could definitely be implemented. “The danger is that there will be ‘a superspreading’ at an event, where an unidentified infected person in the stadium can infect hundreds of people in those two hours.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Next month’s German Cup final will be played behind closed doors after the country’s football association’s application for fans to be present was turned down by the local Berlin government on Wednesday. Bayern Munich will defend the German Cup at a near-empty Olympic Stadium Earlier in the day the German football associaton (DFB) said they hoped up to 1,000 fans could be allowed into the capital city’s Olympic Stadium when holders Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen on July 4. The ground has a capacity of 75,000 but all football matches have been played behind closed doors since the Bundesliga resumed in mid-May. “The response to our request was negative,” the DFB said. “The rules currently in place in Berlin mean that any gathering of more than 1,000 in the capital is forbidden until August 31,” it added. The numbers are limited to playing staff, coaches, club officials, media and match officials with fans locked out. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government wants to ban events with large crowds until at least the end of October over fears of renewed transmission of the coronavirus, according to an official draft seen by AFP.last_img read more

Dodgers end Wilmer Font experiment, designate right-hander for assignment

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Font is 27 years old. The only teams for which he’s pitched consistently exist at the minor league level. But since Font was out of minor league options, the Dodgers could not easily send him to Triple-A to begin the season. They now have seven days to place Font on waivers, and 10 days in which to trade him, release him or outright him to the minor leagues.“We know there’s some interest in him out there in the market,” Roberts said. “Hopefully he lands somewhere on a big-league club.”Font was the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year in 2017, when he went 10-8 with a 3.42 ERA in 25 starts for Oklahoma City.ROTATION CHOICESThe Dodgers’ choices to start Monday’s game were limited. Besides Buehler, who was scheduled to start Sunday for Oklahoma City, right-hander Brock Stewart and left-hander Manny Banuelos had ample rest since their last starts at Triple-A.Now, a special set of circumstances could keep Buehler in the Dodgers’ rotation beyond Monday. The Giants and Dodgers will be permitted a 26th player for Saturday’s doubleheader in San Francisco. The Dodgers could option Buehler to Triple-A on Tuesday, bring up an extra player, then recall Buehler specifically for Saturday’s start as the 26th man. “With the extra player available for the doubleheader, he’s certainly under consideration,” Roberts said of Buehler.If Stewart starts Tuesday as scheduled, that would line up Buehler as the most realistic choice for Saturday’s start. Banuelos isn’t on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster and would require a corresponding move to pitch in San Francisco; Buehler and Stewart would not.ALSORich Hill will pitch a simulated game Tuesday, Roberts said. “It’ll be around 70, 75 pitches, something like that. Once he checks that box we’ll continue to project where he pencils in.” Hill is on the 10-day disabled list with a cut on the tip of his left middle finger. … Logan Forsythe, on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, played catch from a distance of 60 feet.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — Wilmer Font’s 14 innings as a Los Angeles Dodger did not go well.In nine appearances out of the bullpen – three as a September call-up last year and six more in 2018 – Font was scored upon in all but two. Seven different men hit home runs against him. His 12.86 ERA was the second-highest of anyone who has thrown 10 innings or more in a Dodgers uniform since at least 1884.The experiment ended on Monday, when Font was designated for assignment and Walker Buehler was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Buehler got his first start of the season against the Miami Marlins.“We needed to make room for Walker, number one,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “Carrying nine relievers is a little excessive. We just didn’t have the innings for (Font) to pitch consistently.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more