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first_imgThe PGA Tour said he died Friday in a Chicago hospital of Alzheimer’s.Gonzalez played 119 events over a four-year span from 1985 through 1988, when he finished 207th on the money list. The Californian’s lone victory was in 1986 when he made five birdies and an eagle over his final nine holes of the second round for a 63 and a one-shot lead. But the 36-hole final because of rain was wiped out, and Gonzales was the winner.His largest payoff was $48,000 for a tie for third in the Vantage Championship, two weeks after his victory in Pensacola. That tournament was cut to 54 holes because of bad weather.Gonzalez played at least one PGA Tour event every year through 2003. He also worked at a beverage distributorship in Las Vegas. His lone PGA Tour Champions event after turning 50 was the Senior British Open in 2011. He missed the cut.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OBIT-HOFFPAUIR In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NFL teams have been given the league’s OK to begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it. In a memo to the 32 teams obtained by The Associated Press, Commissioner Roger Goodell stressed that the clubs must follow protocols developed by the league medical officer and comply with any additional public health requirements in their jurisdiction.” Facilities have been closed since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.— Horse racing is in a state of transition at a time usually reserved for Triple Crown season. The Preakness would have been run Saturday in Baltimore, but Pimlico Race Course and many tracks across North America remain dark because of the coronavirus pandemic. There is some light at the end of the tunnel as tracks including Churchill Downs in Kentucky and Santa Anita Park in California are getting back to live racing without fans. That trend could be a lifeline for owners and trainers with smaller barns who have been suffering without steady income.— The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year’s Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. Speaking at a joint news conference with the IOC, the WHO’s director general called for “national unity and global solidarity” to fight the coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Olympics. The Summer Games, postponed this year, should bring athletes from more than 200 countries to Japan. The opening ceremony is now due on July 23, 2021.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 16, 2020 Associated Press Ex-Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir dies at 26UNDATED (AP) — Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who was recently hired to coach safeties on the University of Northern Colorado football team, has died at age 26. The university says he died in his sleep Thursday.Hoffpauir earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league system after starring as an outfielder on the Cardinal baseball team. He was close friends with Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey. It was Christian’s father Ed McCaffrey who hired Hoffpauir in February at Northern Colorado.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSGerman soccer resumes after two-month breakcenter_img Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-OBIT-GONZALEZErnie Gonzalez, winner of 1986 Pensacola Open, dies at 59PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ernie Gonzalez, who spent four years on the PGA Tour and won the Pensacola Open in 1986, has died. He was 59. UNDATED (AP) — Professional soccer has resumed in Germany after a two-month break.It returned today with four games in the second division, followed a short time later by a match in Germany’s top league, the Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh). The games are being played in empty stadiums amid strict hygiene measures.As Borussia Dortmund prepared to host Schalke in a normally fierce local rivalry, the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” a favorite of Dortmund fans, echoed around the stadium. The arena has an 81,000 capacity but league rules permit just 213 people, including players, to be inside for the game, none of them supporters.The starting whistle could be heard outside. Calls and shouts from coaching staff and players, and the thud of the ball being kicked, reverberated around the mainly deserted stands.Team staff, and players who didn’t start, wore masks. Substitutes took their positions in the stands, rather than beside the fields as customary, while balls and seats were disinfected.last_img read more

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