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Fauci casts doubt on football this fall

Thu, 2020-06-18 11:52
With the United States bracing for a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Thursday cast doubt on the National Football League playing this year.

Djokovic says important all players free to travel to U.S. Open

Thu, 2020-06-18 11:22
World number one Novak Djokovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing at the U.S. Open but says it would only be fair if every player eligible is able to compete.

Le Mans schedule condensed due to pandemic

Thu, 2020-06-18 06:31
The rescheduled 24 Hours of Le Mans in September will be condensed into a four-day timetable incorporating free practice, qualifying, warm-up and the race, organizers announced on Thursday.

Water polo: Hungary's triple Olympic champion Benedek dies at 47

Thu, 2020-06-18 06:31
The former captain and coach of Hungary's water polo team Tibor Benedek, who won three straight Olympic golds as a player in the 2000s and a world championship as coach, died on Thursday aged 47, the Hungarian Water Polo Federation said.

CONMEBOL, Colombia complain to FIFA about 2023 World Cup bid report

Thu, 2020-06-18 04:32
Colombia's soccer chief and the head of South American football confederation CONMEBOL have written to FIFA complaining of "erroneous and discriminatory conclusions" in the assessment of the country's bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

Kvitova hopes for 'easy' U.S. Open decision, Barty also waits

Thu, 2020-06-18 04:30
Petra Kvitova is yet to make a call on participating in the U.S. Open and hopes the health situation in New York will improve to make her decision easier, the two-times Wimbledon champion told Reuters.

Kvitova hopes for 'easy' U.S. Open decision

Thu, 2020-06-18 02:58
Petra Kvitova is yet to make a call on participating in the U.S. Open and hopes the health situation in New York will improve to make her decision easier, the two-times Wimbledon champion told Reuters.

High penalty count will open game up eventually: Gatland

Thu, 2020-06-18 02:33
Fans should get used to a greater number of penalties in the early stages of Super Rugby Aotearoa as teams adjust to new rule interpretations but the end result should be a more open, free flowing game, Waikato Chiefs coach Warren Gatland has said.

Exclusive: La Liga television audiences soar 48% in first week back

Thu, 2020-06-18 02:08
Spanish football's international viewing figures have increased by over 48% since the season returned after being halted for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organising body La Liga said on Thursday.

On this day: Born June 19, 1978 - Dirk Nowitzki, NBA player

Thu, 2020-06-18 02:03
Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki was one of the finest imports to feature in the NBA and became the first European player to win the league's Most Valuable Player award (MVP) in 2007 before he led the franchise to a maiden championship in 2011.

Speaking about social issues more normal for players now: Rashford

Thu, 2020-06-18 01:40
Expressing opinions on social issues and campaigning for change is becoming more normal for the current generation of players, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has said.

Football to return in Brazil on Thursday

Wed, 2020-06-17 23:38
Brazilian football will kick off again in Rio de Janeiro this week after the city's mayor gave the go ahead for the local league to start after a three-month hiatus caused by the new coronavirus.

Alcott slams U.S. Open 'discrimination' over wheelchair omission

Wed, 2020-06-17 21:54
Australian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it "disgusting discrimination".

NBA coaches union expresses concerns over Orlando plan

Wed, 2020-06-17 21:07
The NBA coaches' union is concerned that the league's return-to-play setup at Walt Disney World Resort will risk their members' health and hurt their future job prospects.

Trump backs ex-QB activist Kaepernick returning to NFL

Wed, 2020-06-17 20:06
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be in favor of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick returning to the field.

Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: NTSB

Wed, 2020-06-17 18:57
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday.

McLaren considering sale of a minority stake in F1 team: Sky

Wed, 2020-06-17 17:57
McLaren are considering selling a minority stake in their once-dominant Formula One team to raise funds to help the company weather the COVID-19 crisis, Sky News reported on Wednesday.

MLB and players agree framework for 2020 season

Wed, 2020-06-17 16:18
Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Wednesday he met with the head of the MLB Players Association this week and they put together the framework of a deal to salvage a 2020 season amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Manfred, MLBPA's Clark agree to framework of 2020 season

Wed, 2020-06-17 16:17
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and players union executive director Tony Clark re-opened talks geared toward getting baseball back on the field and away from the negotiating table and are closing in on an agreement.

Soccer: Players take a knee as Premier League restarts

Wed, 2020-06-17 15:27
Premier League players, including champions Manchester City, took a knee before kickoff in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement as the English season restarted on Wednesday.