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Golf: You should be here, McIlroy tells European players upset about rankings

Wed, 2020-06-17 15:13
The European players who opted not to travel to the United States for the PGA Tour's restart after a three-month COVID-19 break should not complain about losing out on world ranking points, world number one Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday

Racing Point get 2020 F1 car on track at Silverstone

Wed, 2020-06-17 15:01
Racing Point became the first Formula One team to get their 2020 car on track after the COVID-19 shutdown when Lance Stroll took part in a limited-mileage private test at Silverstone on Wednesday.

Golf: Top three eye rebound at Harbour Town after rough re-start

Wed, 2020-06-17 14:40
The top three golfers in the world - Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka - will all try to bounce back from a rough return to competition when they tee it up at this week's RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

French Open pushed back a week, ATP and WTA announce August resumption

Wed, 2020-06-17 13:53
The re-scheduled French Open has been pushed back a further week and the ATP Tour and WTA Tour have both issued revised calendars as professional tennis gears up to emerge from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

French Open to be held with fans: French federation president

Wed, 2020-06-17 13:52
The French Open, unlike its U.S. counterpart, will be held with fans when it takes place from Sept. 27-Oct. 11, the head of the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Wednesday.

Horse racing: Favourite Tiz the Law draws eighth post for Belmont

Wed, 2020-06-17 13:42
The Belmont Stakes's 6-5 favourite Tiz the Law will break from the eighth post on Saturday, at the start of American horse racing's prized Triple Crown.

Lamine Diack should serve four years in jail, French prosecutor tells court

Wed, 2020-06-17 13:38
French financial prosecutors on Wednesday sought a four-year jail sentence for Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics' governing body, on trial for corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal.

Serena 'cannot wait' to play in this year's U.S. Open

Wed, 2020-06-17 13:07
Fears that strict health protocols due to the COVID-19 outbreak could deter the game's biggest names from competing at this year's U.S. Open were somewhat allayed on Wednesday when Serena Williams confirmed she will play the New York event.

French prosecutors request four-year jail sentence for Lamine Diack

Wed, 2020-06-17 12:39
French financial prosecutors on Wednesday asked for a four-year jail sentence for Lamine Diack, former head of world athletics, on trial for corruption, money laundering and breach of trust.

French Open pushed back one week, includes qualifying draw

Wed, 2020-06-17 12:32
The re-scheduled French Open will begin a week later on Sept. 27 following a qualifying draw, organizers confirmed on Wednesday after the ATP and WTA Tours announced their revised calendars.

UEFA praises players for taking political stance

Wed, 2020-06-17 11:47
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Wednesday praised footballers for taking a political stance and said the European soccer governing body's own attempts to tackle racism in the game were "not enough."

ATP and WTA Tours announce August resumption

Wed, 2020-06-17 11:38
The men's ATP Tour and women's WTA Tour on Wednesday issued revised calendars for the resumption of professional tennis after the shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

World No. 2 Halep currently does not plan to play U.S. Open

Wed, 2020-06-17 11:33
Simona Halep does not currently plan to play the U.S. Open with the health protocols put in place by the organisers for the Grand Slam due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian women's world number two told Reuters on Wednesday.

Champions League to be completed with eight-team tournament in Lisbon

Wed, 2020-06-17 09:53
This season's Champions League, suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be completed with an eight-team mini-tournament which will be held in Lisbon in August, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Wednesday.

Sprint star Coleman facing ban after another whereabouts failure

Wed, 2020-06-17 09:29
World 100 meters champion Christian Coleman, who narrowly escaped a ban last year for missing three doping tests, was provisionally suspended on Wednesday and could miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after again breaching whereabouts rules.

Cycling: French label Paule Ka to sponsor Bigla-Katusha team

Wed, 2020-06-17 05:55
French fashion label Paule Ka will become Bigla-Katusha's main sponsor from next month until the end of 2024, the Swiss women's cycling team said on Wednesday.

Canada's Dabrowski slams decision to go ahead with U.S. Open

Wed, 2020-06-17 05:04
Canadian doubles specialist Gabriela Dabrowski has hit out at the decision to go ahead with this year's U.S. Open, saying that despite strict health protocols it will be "impossible" to protect players in a bio-secure bubble throughout the event.

Coleman provisionally suspended after whereabouts failure

Wed, 2020-06-17 04:01
World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Wednesday and could miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after violating anti-doping whereabouts rules.

Rashford emerges as joint-favourite for British Sports Personality of 2020

Wed, 2020-06-17 02:49
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has emerged as the bookmakers' joint-favourite to win Britain's sports personality of the year award after his successful campaign for school food vouchers to be provided over the summer holidays.

Halep 'highly unlikely' to play restricted U.S. Open

Wed, 2020-06-17 02:46
World number two Simona Halep is "highly unlikely" to play in the U.S. Open with organisers set to put strict health protocols in place for the Grand Slam due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a spokeswoman for the Romanian told Reuters.