Sport Minor League box scores, Sept. 24
South Africa vaccinates some kids in test of Chinese vaccine
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa on Friday started vaccinating children and adolescents as part of the global Phase 3 clinical trials of China’s Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 6 months and 17 years. The global study will enroll 2,000 participants in South Africa and 12,000 others will be taking part in Kenya, the Philippines, Chile and Malaysia. The first children in South Africa were inoculated at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in the capital Pretoria to kick off the trials and others will get shots at 6 different sites across the country, the Sinovac company said in a statement Friday.
The season is over for five of theMinor League affiliates: the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Giants Orange and Giants Black teams from the Arizona Complex League, and the Giants Orange and Giants Black squads from the Dominican Summer League.
Which leaves just three teams: the AAA Sacramento River Cats, who still have a few games left in their season, and the High-A Eugene Emeralds and Low-A San Jose Giants, who are both competing for their respective league’s championships.
Both Eugene and San Jose entered Friday’s contests holding a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five series. A win and they celebrate a title. A loss and they play a winner take all Game 5.
As world marks 9/11, Taliban flag raised over seat of power
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban raised their iconic white flag over the Afghan presidential palace Saturday, a spokesman said, as the U.S. and the world marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The banner, emblazoned with a Quranic verse, was hoisted by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the prime minister of the Taliban interim government, in a low-key ceremony, said Ahmadullah Muttaqi, multimedia branch chief of the Taliban’s cultural commission. © Provided by Associated Press A man walks down the stairs at dusk in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
Let’s see how everyone did:
AAA Sacramento River Cats:
High-A Eugene Emeralds:
Low-A San Jose Giants:
I added those links before the games. So this is the point where I celebrate or say “get ‘em next time.” Pick whichever one is fitting for each team.
Europa League, live! How to watch, schedule, odds, predictions .
The Europa League group stage is here, as the competition has been revamped for the 2021-22 season and there are mouthwatering ties galore. [ LIVE: Europa League scores ] After the creation of the Europa Conference League (a third-tier competition which sits underneath the Champions League and Europa League which Tottenham are playing in) there are now 32 teams in the Europa League group stage instead of 48.