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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sports events around the world

Thu, 2020-06-11 08:16
Major sports events around the world that are in the process of re-starting or which have been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Bayern close in on eighth straight Bundesliga crown

Thu, 2020-06-11 07:13
Bayern Munich could cap a memorable season with their eighth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday and should they wrap it up with a home victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach the plaudits would go to coach Hansi Flick who turned their campaign around.

U.S. Open protocols won't work for Halep, says coach Cahill

Thu, 2020-06-11 07:03
The COVID-19 protocols proposed by the U.S. Open organizers are "incredibly difficult" and would probably not work for world number two Simona Halep, her coach Darren Cahill said.

Tigers draft Torkelson first overall, move him to 3B

Thu, 2020-06-11 05:17
The Detroit Tigers announced a position change while making the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, selecting Arizona State junior Spencer Torkelson as a third baseman on Wednesday.

Report: NBA might allow players to opt out of season's restart

Thu, 2020-06-11 05:16
Not all NBA players are thrilled about the league's plan to restart action in a central Florida "bubble," ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday.

Red Sox confirm past racist incidents at Fenway

Thu, 2020-06-11 05:15
The Boston Red Sox, the last team in Major League Baseball to integrate, owned up to another ugly chapter in the their past on Wednesday.

Blazers founder/GM Glickman dies at 96

Thu, 2020-06-11 05:13
Portland Trail Blazers founder and longtime general manager Harry Glickman died Wednesday at age 96.

Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium workers went months without pay: Amnesty

Thu, 2020-06-11 04:28
A Qatari company helping build a 2022 World Cup stadium has been banned from the event's projects after its labourers went unpaid for months, organisers said on Thursday, in a case Amnesty International said showed inadequate worker welfare standards.

Collins slams Djokovic's U.S. Open concerns over COVID-19 protocols

Thu, 2020-06-11 04:00
American tennis player Danielle Collins has hit out at men's world number one Novak Djokovic for his opposition to the COVID-19 protocols proposed by the U.S. Open organisers, saying players need to start earning money again.

LeBron James backs effort to prevent U.S. black vote suppression

Thu, 2020-06-11 02:22
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is starting a group with other black celebrities to work to prevent the suppression of the African-American vote, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Motor racing: McLaren's Norris loses followers for support of BLM protests

Thu, 2020-06-11 02:11
Formula One driver Lando Norris for McLaren says he lost followers on social media after expressing his support for anti-racism protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.

On this day: Born June 12, 1983: Bryan Habana, South African rugby player

Thu, 2020-06-11 02:07
If ever a player mirrored the speed and agility of the Springbok it was surely South Africa wing Bryan Habana, who would forge a reputation as one of rugby's all-time great finishers over his 12-year international career.

New Zealand Olympic Committee supports athletes' right to speak up amid racism protests

Thu, 2020-06-11 00:35
The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has told its athletes they should speak openly about social and political issues, especially those involving racism, as calls to change rules restricting protest at the Olympics grows louder.

Golf: Villegas playing with heavy heart after daughter diagnosed with tumours

Wed, 2020-06-10 22:30
Four-time PGA Tour winner Camilo Villegas has said his 20-month-old daughter has tumours in her brain and spine and is in her second round of chemotherapy.

Rowing: Olympic champ Drysdale to push through to postponed Tokyo Games

Wed, 2020-06-10 21:41
Olympic champion rower Mahe Drysdale has confirmed he will attempt to win a third successive single sculls gold medal at next year's postponed Tokyo Olympics at the age of 42.

U.S. Soccer says it will allow protests during anthem

Wed, 2020-06-10 21:32
The U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday said it had repealed its requirement that players stand during the national anthem, saying the policy was wrong and detracted from the Black Lives Matter movement.

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from race tracks

Wed, 2020-06-10 21:10
NASCAR on Wednesday banned the Confederate flag from all races as the sport moved to distance itself from a checkered past on race amid global protests against the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.

Tigers draft Torkelson as MLB promises return to play

Wed, 2020-06-10 20:41
The Detroit Tigers drafted Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson with the first pick of the 2020 MLB draft on Wednesday, the same day the league's commissioner said baseball would return this year despite the coronavirus pandemic.

NASCAR bans Confederate flag; Wallace to drive with #BlackLivesMatters livery

Wed, 2020-06-10 18:30
NASCAR banned the Confederate flag on Wednesday from all events, and Bubba Wallace, the only African American driving in the NASCAR Cup Series, will use a #BlackLivesMatter livery on his car for a race on Wednesday night at Virginia's Martinsville Speedway.

NASCAR bans Confederate flags at tracks

Wed, 2020-06-10 18:17
In the wake of nationwide protests of racism, NASCAR moved Wednesday to ban the Confederate flag from its racetracks and facilities.