‘Jeopardy!’ Honors Alex Trebek in 1st Show After His Death

first_img– Advertisement – Jeopardy Honors Alex Trebek in 1st Show After His DeathAlex Trebek ABC/Eric McCandlessAhead of the Monday episode, the game show announced it would be honoring the late star, who died on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. “Today’s show features a special message on behalf of everyone in the Jeopardy! family. 💜,” the show’s official Twitter page wrote, noting that the host had taped shows through December 25. “They will air as he intended, in his honor.”- Advertisement – “Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” the Wheel of Fortune host, 74, tweeted. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers. I was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”White, 63, said she will “cherish the many memories” she’s shared with the late star, noting she will “always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.”The Dancing With the Stars judge, 52, paid tribute to Trebek via Instagram, writing, “Today the light of life dims with the loss of one of the brightest lights … Alex Trebek you will be missed dearly.”The longtime television host publicly revealed in March 2019 that he suffered from stage IV pancreatic cancer.“Now, normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m gonna fight this,” he said in a YouTube video at the time. “I’m gonna keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”The Canada native detailed his battle with the disease in his memoir, The Answer Is, which was published in July.“I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it. I know that,” he wrote.Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan, and their two children, Matthew, 30, and Emily, 27.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Gone, but not forgotten. Jeopardy! paid tribute to longtime host Alex Trebek in first show back following his death on Sunday, November 8.At the top of the Monday, November 9, episode, executive producer Mike Richards opened the show, sharing that Trebek had died at age 80 over the weekend.- Advertisement –center_img One day prior, Jeopardy! confirmed Trebek’s passing after his nearly two-year cancer fight.“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the announcement read via Twitter. “Thank you, Alex.”Fans of the hosting legend, including Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Carrie Ann Inaba, mourned the loss of Trebek via social media.- Advertisement – “This is an enormous loss for our staff, crew, for his family, for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, he taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago,” Richards said, holding back tears. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family. We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted. On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything Alex. This is Jeopardy!”last_img read more

Lewandowski, Haaland tackle one another for Bundesliga title

first_imgBorussia Dortmund have a recent history of turning out great No.9s. Read Also: Osimhen gets private jet to attend father’s funeral rites “But I’ve worked hard during this period and I’m not surprised that I scored.” Haaland scored on his Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League debut with Dortmund and is looking to add the Klassiker to his collection. But Lewandowski is waiting for him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Erling Haaland has been hitting all the headlines since his January move, but the side also moulded current Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski into a world-class forward. The two front men are dominating the Bundesliga goalscoring charts at the moment and their goals could be crucial in deciding who wins this year’s title, as Bayern face Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Tuesday, May 26. Lewandoski joined Dortmund in 2010 before heading to Bayern in 2014, and he clearly thinks highly of Haaland. “It would be good for him [Haaland] if he stayed in the Bundesliga longer. He has enormous potential,” Lewandowski said ahead of the Klassiker. “But I don’t want to put pressure on him with my statements. If he works hard, he can reach the highest level.” So far, Haaland is pretty much neck-and-neck with Lewandowski in terms of their goalscoring record. Both are the top scorers in the Champions League, with Haaland on 11 goals whilst Lewandowski has 10. Haaland has also scored more goals up to this point in a campaign with 28 than what Lewandowski did in the season prior to joining Dortmund: 21. What’s more, Haaland has 13 goals from his first 13 games at Dortmund, while Lewandowski managed only two in his first 13 appearances at the club. Since signing for Bayern, Lewandowski has shown that he’s capable of becoming the goal ‘king’ of German football. Bayern coach Hansi Flick believes the Polish striker could still break Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a season. “He’s fit. He still has time to break Gerd Muller’s record,” said Flick. “If anyone can, he can.” What is evident is that the battle for the 2020 Bundesliga title will come down to goals and most likely goals from these two men. So far in the 2019/2020 season, they have scored a combined total of 41 strikes. It’s their level of precision that elevates them above other strikers in the Bundesliga. Throughout their respective careers, both have scored 39 goals from inside the box and they’ve also managed to get important goals in the dying minutes of matches. The Bayern striker has hit the back of the net eight times after the 75th minute and Haaland has done so on 13 occasions. “Knowing your opponent’s resources is just as important as playing in the air or protecting the ball,” said Lewandowski. “For me, a great striker must always be precise.” In terms of effectiveness the former Red Bull Salzburg striker is sweeping him aside: 76 percent of his shots on goal have hit the target, compared to the 47 per cent of the Polish international. “I’m not the same yet,” explained Haaland after his first Revierderby against Schalke. One of Haaland’s greatest attributes is his desire to keep getting better and never settling for anything less than perfection. “I’ve got a lot to improve!” the Norwegian stated. “My right foot, my aerial play, my technique, my left foot, my movement… Everything!” Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has also praised the young striker’s mental approach to the game. “He has a great mentality and always looks ahead,” said Favre. “When he loses or doesn’t score in a training match, you can tell he’s not happy.” Promoted Content9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: In other developments related to the virus:— Cleveland State women’s basketball coach Chris Kielsmeier has tested positive for the coronavirus. CSU has issued a statement saying Kielsmeier is the first confirmed case of the virus at the school, as confirmed by Cuyahoga County health officials.— In Los Angeles, the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Staples Center have joined together to set up a fund to provide financial help to all hourly arena workers impacted by the stoppage of games. The fund will help compensate for lost wages through the end of the NBA and NHL regular seasons. Payments will go to over 2,800 workers.— The United Center ownership and the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks say they will pay day-of-game employees through the end of their scheduled seasons. The NBA and NHL seasons have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement attributed to Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, the teams say their employees “are family, and we will navigate this unprecedented situation together.”— Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says it will pay its part-time and hourly employees impacted by the cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak for the next 30 days. The company also is calling on its vendors and partners to do the same. KSE has suspended all events at the Pepsi Center, home of the Nuggets and Avalanche, Paramount Theatre, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids, and the 1STBANK Center for 30 days. — Falcons fullback Keith Smith has agreed to a three-year contract extension rather than test the free agent market that opens Wednesday. Smith started five games and led the team with eight special teams tackles last season after playing all 16 games for the 2018 Raiders.— The Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach, giving him a chance to play in his 17th NFL season. He is second on Detroit’s career list with 244 games played.MLB-NEWSNats release StricklandWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have released relief pitcher Hunter Strickland in a series of moves by the reigning World Series champs. — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH’-bay) says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. He says the virus outbreak hasn’t reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe. Abe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee. President Donald Trump suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics, which are scheduled to open July 24.— The Pac-12 Conference has canceled all spring sports and championships following a meeting of conference executives and athletic directors. The conference also announced that all organized team activities are not allowed until at least March 29, when that decision will be revisited. The smaller Southland Conference also announced a similar move.— The ECHL board of governors approved the cancellation of the remainder of the season. The professional hockey league has 26 teams in the United States and Canada.— The XFL says a player with the Seattle Dragons has tested positive for coronavirus. The fledgling football league says the unidentified player reported his symptoms to team medical staff on Tuesday and has been in quarantine ever since. He was tested for COVID-19 and received the result Friday.— A leading executive at a relegation-threatened Premier League team has called for the English soccer season to be abandoned, saying officials were in “dreamland” if they thought play could resume early next month after games were suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a column in The Sun newspaper, West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady wrote that “The only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.” West Ham is in 16th place in the 20-team division. The Premier League said it hopes to be back up and running, if possible, by the weekend of April 3-4 – meaning two rounds will have been missed – but Brady sees that prospect as unlikely. Redskins give franchise tag to ScherffUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Redskins have placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff as they attempt to keep him in the fold next season.The team didn’t designate the exclusive, franchise tag on Scherff, meaning he can still talk to other teams. Washington would have the right to match another offer or receive two first-round picks as compensation.The 28-year-old Scherff was the fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft and has been a force for Washington when healthy.In other NFL news: Strickland was expected to stabilize Washington’s bullpen after being acquired from Seattle at the July 31 trade deadline last season, but he recorded a 5.14 ERA in 21 innings over 24 appearances for the Nationals. He didn’t pitch for the Nats during the postseason.The Nationals also dropped David Hernandez, who surrendered five earned runs over 2 1/3 innings over four appearances this spring.IDITARODIditarod mushes on; fans being urged to skip finish in NomeANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As Iditarod mushers drove their dog teams across Alaska on Saturday, race officials scrambled to make last minute changes prompted by concerns over the new coronavirus, including asking fans not to fly to Nome for the finish. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Pistons forward Christian Wood has contracted the virus and is feeling fine. The team confirmed it had a player who tested positive without revealing his name.Wood’s diagnosis was revealed one week after he played against the Utah Jazz, spending much of that night matched up with Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’). The NBA opted to suspend its season Wednesday, immediately after Gobert became the first league player to test positive.Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell also has tested positive.Wood was enjoying a breakout season, averaging career highs of 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds while starting 12 of 62 games. He’s been exception over his last 10 games, providing 24.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest.Meanwhile, Gobert has donated $500,000 to support health services in the U.S. and France and employees of the team impacted by the coronavirus. His donation was announced by the Jazz, who said some of the money will go to COVID 19-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system. — The Chinese soccer team that was originally stuck in Spain because of the outbreak is going back home to try to avoid its rapid spread in Europe. Wuhan Zall was expected to return to China on Saturday, nearly 1 1/2 months after it arrived in Spain for preseason training. The team had not been able to leave because of the restrictions in China but expedited its departure because of the worsening situation in Spain. Confirmed coronavirus infections have reached nearly 6,000 people in Spain and the government has declared a two-week state of emergency.— The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions. In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.” Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths.— The International Triathlon Union has suspended all competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April. Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.— The Edinburgh Marathon that was to take place on May 24 has been postponed. Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday.— The men’s curling world championships in Scotland have been canceled, along with the mixed and senior events in Canada.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPistons’ Wood tests positive for coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — Another NBA player has tested positive for the coronavirus. March 15, 2020 — German cyclist Maximilian Schachmann has won the Paris-Nice race in a rare case of a sporting event still going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSPitino returning to college hoopsUNDATED (AP) — Rick Pitino is a college basketball coach once again.Pitino has accepted the head coaching position at Iona, three years after being forced to leave Louisville. Officials late Friday night urged race fans, especially those from out of state, to skip the finish this week. City officials in Nome followed most other Alaska cities in closing or limiting access to most public buildings in wake of the state’s first positive test, that of a man from outside the United States. The man was tested Thursday at an Anchorage hospital after earlier arriving in the city on a private cargo plane.The Iditarod had previously postponed post-race events in Nome, including the musher’s banquet and an annual meet-and-greet with mushers.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Pitino was the first coach to take three different schools to the NCAA Final Four, doing it with Louisville, Kentucky and Providence. He won national championships with the 2013 Cardinals and 1996 Wildcats, although his Louisville title was vacated over NCAA violations involving the team’s director of basketball operations.The 67-year-old Pitino has a 770-271 overall record in college. He replaces Tim Cluess, who resigned Friday for health reasons after 10 seasons and six NCAA Tournament appearances.In other college basketball news:— Freshman Brycen Goodine is transferring from Syracuse after averaging just nine minutes and 1.9 points this past season. He appeared in 23 of the Orange’s 32 games and hit just three of his 23 3-point attempts.NFL-NEWS Associated Press last_img read more