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Athletics: Blech stars in drive-in pole vaulting event

Fri, 2020-06-12 18:37
Fans deprived of live athletics action were treated to a mini pole vaulting competition on Friday as German Torben Blech won the Flight Night event at a drive-in cinema in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Google, NFL latest to call for Juneteenth commemorations

Fri, 2020-06-12 18:33
Google and the National Football League have joined a growing list of U.S. private sector organizations choosing to commemorate June 19th, the date marking the emancipation of the last remaining slaves at the end of the U.S. Civil War.

Report: WNBA proposal includes full salaries for '20

Fri, 2020-06-12 17:08
An updated proposal from WNBA owners for the 2020 season includes full salaries for a 22-game regular season, ESPN reported Friday.

Golf: Spieth keeps his cool to overcome hiccup at Colonial

Fri, 2020-06-12 16:27
Jordan Spieth's decision to work on his mental game during the PGA Tour's three-month break paid off on Friday as he recovered from a late ugly stretch at the Charles Schwab Challenge to card a 65 and seize momentum.

Antonio Brown sentenced to probation in assault case

Fri, 2020-06-12 15:12
Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown was sentenced to two years probation, ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation and enroll in a 13-week anger management course in a Florida court on Friday.

Golf: Flurry of birdies gives Varner early second-round lead

Fri, 2020-06-12 14:41
Harold Varner III opened with a triple bogey and closed with a flurry of five birdies over his last six holes to surge into the early second-round lead at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday.

Pandemic means no podium ceremonies for Formula One

Fri, 2020-06-12 14:19
Formula One drivers can forget about podium celebrations this season under new rules to protect them from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jankovic undecided on future after comeback at Djokovic event

Fri, 2020-06-12 13:12
Former world number one Jelena Jankovic is still unsure whether she would resume her tennis career after playing for the first time in nearly three years at fellow Serb Novak Djokovic's charity tournament on Friday.

Djokovic relishing fan influx at charity tournament

Fri, 2020-06-12 11:35
World number one Novak Djokovic is looking forward to returning to action in front of fans at the Serb's charity tennis tournament in Belgrade this weekend.

Women's game in great spot, men need new champions - Cahill

Fri, 2020-06-12 09:19
Women's tennis is currently in a great place with a flurry of new champions while the men's circuit needs its younger generation to break through and win Grand Slams, Australian coach Darren Cahill has told Reuters.

As many as 80% of venues secured for next year's Games: Tokyo 2020

Fri, 2020-06-12 08:26
Tokyo 2020 organisers announced on Friday that 80% of the venues required to run a successful Olympics have been secured ahead of next year's rearranged Games.

Thiem joins Mouratoglou's innovative new league in France

Fri, 2020-06-12 07:37
World number three Dominic Thiem will be the fourth top-10 player from the men's ATP Tour to join the field in the innovative new tennis league starting in France on Saturday, organisers announced.

Mitchelton-Scott becomes Team Manuela Fundacion in sponsor switch

Fri, 2020-06-12 07:35
Spanish charity Manuela Fundacion is becoming Mitchelton-Scott's main sponsor for the remainder of the season and into 2021, the Australian elite team said on Friday.

80% of venues secured for next year's Games: Tokyo 2020 CEO Muto

Fri, 2020-06-12 04:50
Tokyo 2020 organisers announced on Friday that 80% of the venues required to run a successful Olympics have been secured ahead of next year's rearranged Games.

Commonwealth Games: Athletes to be allowed to take a knee in protest, says Games chief

Fri, 2020-06-12 03:05
Athletes competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England will be allowed to take a knee in support of worldwide anti-racism movements, competition organisers said.

Sport-On this day: Born June 13, 1982: Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian runner

Fri, 2020-06-12 02:11
Ethiopia's three-time Olympic and five-time world champion Kenenisa Bekele is one of the African continent's finest athletes but he still wants to seal his golden legacy by becoming the fastest marathon runner of all time.

Tennis: Thiem joins Mouratoglou's innovative new league in France

Fri, 2020-06-12 01:31
World number three Dominic Thiem will be the fourth top-10 player from the men's ATP Tour to join the field in the innovative new tennis league starting in France on Saturday, organisers announced.

Hamlin lands pole for Homestead-Miami race

Fri, 2020-06-12 01:07
Denny Hamlin, one of four two-time winners in the NASCAR Cup Series this year, will start on the pole Sunday for the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Player names to be replaced by 'Black Lives Matter' when Premier League resumes

Fri, 2020-06-12 00:52
English Premier League players will pay tribute to worldwide anti-racism movements by wearing shirts with the words "Black Lives Matter" on the back during the opening round of fixtures at the season's restart, British media reported on Thursday.

Olympic hopeful U.S. boxer cleared of doping violation caused by sex

Fri, 2020-06-12 00:45
U.S. Olympic team boxer Virginia Fuchs has been cleared of a doping violation after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) determined that banned substances in her sample had been transmitted during sex with her boyfriend.

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