Out of the Shark Zone, April 9, 2019

Terry Francona gets 2-year extension

Terry Francona, the manager of the Cleveland Indians, signed a new contract. His job as manager has been extended until the 2022 season, from the original 2020 end of his contract.  According to the Associated Press, “Since being hired in 2013, Francona has led the Indians to three consecutive AL Central titles and the World Series in 2016, when Cleveland lost Game 7 in 10 innings to the Chicago Cubs. The Indians, favored to win the division again in 2019, have made the postseason four times, had a winning record six times and have the AL’s best record under Francona.”

Players stand with Moise Kean after racist abuse

Italian soccer player, Moise Kean, was “subjected to a torrent of racist abuse from the other team’s fans” after scoring a goal against Cagliari, according to the Associated Press. Sources stated that, “Cagliari captain Luca Ceppitelli tried to protect Kean, rushing to his side and pleading with the fans to stop. Instead, Ceppitelli appeared to almost be hit on the head by a bottle thrown from the stands.

Tennis matches time reduced for Olympics

The time of matches for the men’s tennis singles final at the next Olympics will be shortened to three-sets match. This is being done to reduce player’s workload. According to the Associated Press “It means all matches across the men’s and women’s singles are now best of three sets with tiebreakers. “In another alteration, the men’s and women’s doubles matches will have a Champions Tiebreak to 10 points when the score is 1-1 in sets, like in mixed doubles.”

Canadian Women’s Hockey League to disband

The Canadian Women’s Hockey League will disband as of May 1. According to the Associated Press, “Laurel Walzak, chairwoman of the league’s board of directors, said that the C.W.H.L.’s management had realized in the past few weeks that funding would not be available to continue next season.”

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