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McIlroy delivers winner as live golf returns to TV

Rory McIlroy delivered the money shot Sunday as live golf returned to television for a skins game that revealed plenty of rust and raised more than $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, who had not won a skin since the sixth hole, had a chance to win the final six skins


Football executive warns of ‘100 clubs’ going bankrupt

Football faces losing many clubs to bankruptcy because of the coronavirus pandemic.A slowdown in the multi-billion-dollar transfer market, and possible defaults on payments from player deals made before the shutdown, were cited as concerns in a debate hosted by a FIFA-backed research center on Wedne


Japanese Grand Slam champion Osaka using lockdown to get over her shyness

Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is using the novel coronavirus shutdown as one of self reflection to try and overcome her crippling shyness. The tennis season was suspended in early March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the hiatus will continue until at least mid-July with many countrie


La Liga chief wants restart by June 12 despite 8 new positive tests

The president of Spain’s La Liga on Sunday said he hopes the tournament can resume on June 12 but that their hands are tied by government health policy. Javier Tebas was speaking just hours after five players from Spain’s top two leagues had tested positive for coronavirus. He then con


Copa del Rey finalists agree to delay match until fans can watch

Spain's football association (RFEF) has said it would grant the request of Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad to reschedule the postponed Copa del Rey final for when the coronavirus is no longer a threat, so that the match can be played with spectators. The first final between the two prestigious Ba


Early resumption of Premier League not safe for players amid coronavirus: Neville

Rushing to resume the 2019-20 Premier League season stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic could jeopardize the lives of players and staff, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville said. English foobtall has been suspended since March 13 due to the novel coronavirus, which has led to the deaths of


More substitutes and option to stop VAR when football season resumes

Teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when the season resumes after a Fifa proposal to help with fixture congestion was approved. The change applies to competitions due to be completed within this calendar year, and the decision on whether to implement the changes is for each relevant compe


NFL: '21 salary cap to shrivel due to COVID-19

Unknown financial implications from the coronavirus pandemic might force the NFL to reduce the 2021 salary cap by as much as 50 percent, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. With uncertainty around the 2020 season, including whether fans will be able to attend games at any point, and other revenue-


FA faces 'worst-case scenario' of 300 million pounds deficit over four years

The English Football Association (FA) plans to slash its annual budget by 75 million pounds ($93.20 million) to tackle a possible deficit of 300 million pounds over the next four years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Chairman Greg Clarke also warned FA Council members in a letter here published on the


Teams worried about coronavirus affecting older staff

The NBA will have to decide who is considered essential game staff should play resume amid the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported. One of the concerns weighing on NBA teams is the age of people typically deemed essential to a team, such as a member of the coaching staff or a general manager, or wh


Swiss to try PSG chief, Qatari BeIN Sports CEO Nasser al-Khelaifi in September

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi and FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke will be tried in September in a corruption case linked to the attribution of broadcasting rights, the Swiss judiciary said Tuesday. The two will be tried in the southeastern Swiss city of Bellin


The Boston Marathon Was Postponed Due to the Pandemic, So This Guy Ran It on His Roof

The Boston Marathon, traditionally held on Patriots' Day each year, was postponed until Monday September 14 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has led to the cancelation of numerous large gatherings and sporting events, including the Olympic Games. But one keen runner didn't want to let a


NBA sets guidelines and timeline for reopening facilities

The National Basketball Association announced on Monday it is modifying guidance on player training, which could allow team facilities to open as early as May 8 in U.S. states easing stay-at-home orders put in place to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak. The opening of facilities would be the fir


NBA franchises set to reopen training facilities

NBA players may come back to team gyms on Friday in the US states where local authorities have loosened or did not impose "stay-at-home" restrictions in response to COVID-19, the basketball association said late Saturday. It stated that only personal workouts were allowed rather than team training.


FIFA to release $150 mln in funds to member associations due to COVID-19 crisis

FIFA will release operational funds for 2019 and 2020 amounting to $150 million to its member associations as the first step of a relief plan to help negate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global football body said on Friday. Each of FIFA’s 211 member associations would rece


Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee reveals bid for 2030 Asian Games

Saudi Arabia announced that it has submitted a letter of intent to hold the 21st Asian Games in 2030 in Riyadh, according to a statement. The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is the largest sporting event in Asia with all 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia eligible to participate. Saudi Ara


Experts call for inquiry into Cheltenham Festival decision

Public health experts have called for an investigation into whether the decision to allow the Cheltenham racing festival to go ahead in early March led to a rise in coronavirus cases locally. Mortality figures compiled by the Health Service Journal show that Gloucestershire hospitals NHS trust, whi


Tokyo 2020 asks IOC to remove Abe comment regarding Olympic costs

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee on Tuesday requested that the IOC remove a comment from their website that referred to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when discussing the financial impact of postponing the Games.The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese gover





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