U.S. goaltender Hope Solo went on a Twitter rant against former player Brandi Chastain on Saturday for comments made during the broadcast of the Americans' 3-0 win over Colombia at the Olympics.
Navy and Notre Dame will no longer hold the 94th edition of their rivalry in Dublin, Ireland this year.
Navy football announced the location change on Tuesday. The game will ideally be played at the Midshipmen's home stadium, the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md, the release stated.
Moving the game is due to concerns surrounding travel during the coronavirus pandemic. The Naval Academy, Notre Dame and the Irish government determined postponing their game at Aviva Stadium would be the best interests of all parties.
The historic game will still be played this year, likely on Labor Day weekend and broadcast on ESPN or ABC.
"We are obviously disappointed not to be traveling to Ireland this August," Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk said. "But, as expected, our priority must be ensuring the health and safety of all involved. I am expecting that we will still be able to play Notre Dame as our season opener, but there is still much to be determined by health officials and those that govern college football at large. Once we have a definitive plan in place, we will announce the specifics pertaining to the game."
"I am extremely grateful to all that were involved in the planning of our game in Aviva Stadium, especially John Anthony and Padraic O'Kane who created what would have been another extraordinary event in Dublin. I realize many are disappointed and were looking forward to the spectacle of this event and a visit to the Emerald Isle, but I do know there is a complete understanding of why it's in our best interests to make every effort to relocate the game," he added.
This was set to be the third time that the longest continuous intersectional rivalry was to play in Ireland. Notre Dame won both previous contests in 1996 and 2012, although the Fighting Irish vacated their 2012 victory. The two programs look to return to Ireland in the coming years.
Notre Dame has won the rivalry game each of the past three seasons. The Fighting Irish hold a 77–13–1 lead in the all-time series.
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Wes Unseld passed away at the age of 74 Tuesday.
The Bullets/Wizards legend and basketball Hall of Famer was surrounded by his family and died peacefully in the hospital, according to a statement released by the Unseld family.
"It is with profound sadness that we share that our adored husband, father and grandfather Wes Unseld passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by family following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia," the family wrote. "He was the rock of our family, an extremely devoted patriarch who reveled in being with his wife, children, friends and teammates. He was our hero and loved playing and working around the game of basketball for the cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C., he proudly wore on his chest for so many years."
Statement from the family of Wes Unseld.— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 2, 2020
Rest easy, Wes ♥️ pic.twitter.com/NwEtuofgG9
Unseld spent the entirety of his basketball career with the Bullets/Wizards franchise. He played from 1968-81, made five All-Star games, won the MVP award as a rookie and helped bring Washington its only NBA championship in 1978. He remains the franchise's all-time leader in minutes, games and rebounds and is top five in franchise history in field goals, assists and points.
After his playing career, he coached the Bullets from 1988-94 and then took over as general manager from 1996-2001 and then again from 2001-03.
We also mourn the loss of Wes Unseld today. Rest In Peace to a franchise icon and one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. You will be missed. Thank you. ❤️ https://t.co/Ai379vrViZ— Zach Leonsis (@ZacharyLeonsis) June 2, 2020