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Windies will miss Bravo and Hetmyer in England, says Holding

(Reuters) – Pace great Michael Holding believes West Indies will particularly miss batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer on their tour of England after they, along with all-rounder Keemo Paul, opted out of the series because of COVID-19 fears. The three-test series is scheduled to be played in July behind closed doors at ‘bio-secure’ venues […]

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Ole! La Liga fires up again after old foes unite

BARCELONA (Reuters) – After an almighty push by all parties concerned, Spain’s La Liga roars back into action next week after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with matches taking place every day and with everything to play for. The season resumes on Wednesday in bizarre circumstances with the second half of a […]

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Michael Jordan announces $100 million donation to fight for racial equality

(Reuters) – Basketball great Michael Jordan and his Jordan Brand on Friday pledged $100 million over the next 10 years to organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality. The announcement came as protesters have taken to the streets in U.S. cities over systemic racism and police brutality, following the death last week of an unarmed black […]

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Bulgarian top tier resumes amid coronavirus rules violations

SOFIA (Reuters) – The Bulgarian league resumed on Friday after an almost three-month break due to the novel coronavirus pandemic with fans allowed at stadiums but many of them violated the rule for occupying every third seat in the stands. On Tuesday Sports Minister Krasen Kralev issued an order, allowing spectators at stadiums if they […]

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Golf: Memorial cleared to be first PGA Tour with fans amid COVID-19

(Reuters) – Next month’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio will be the first on the PGA Tour’s revamped schedule to allow spectators amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers announced on Friday. “Thanks to state approval and support from the PGA Tour, patrons will be permitted to attend the 45th edition of the Memorial,” the tournament, hosted […]

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Ten-man Gladbach sunk by superb Petersen header at Freiburg

FREIBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Ten-man Borussia Moenchengladbach suffered a 1-0 defeat at Freiburg after substitute Nils Petersen’s superb second-half header dented their Champions league qualifying hopes in a lively Bundesliga game on Friday. The result left Gladbach, who had Alassane Plea sent off after 68 minutes, fourth on 56 points from 30 games, with fifth-placed […]

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Italian federation agrees to allow five substitutions

MILAN (Reuters) – Serie A is set to allow five substitutions per team when it resumes on June 20 following the novel coronavirus stoppage after the temporary rule change was approved by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Friday. The FIGC said in a statement that its decision-making council had agreed “to allow a maximum […]

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North America's start-up sports operations hit by COVID-19 fallout

TORONTO (Reuters) – On the North American sports scene the Canadian Premier League is a corner store operation and, like all small businesses that have been hit by the new coronavirus, the future is uncertain. Last year, the professional soccer league’s first, the eight team CPL established a toehold in the Canadian sports market but […]

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Solskjaer talks up Manchester United mentality ahead of Spurs match

(Reuters) – Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he expects his players to hit the ground running when they face Tottenham Hotspur in their first game back when the Premier League season restarts this month. Soccer in England has been suspended since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but clubs have voted to restart […]

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Three Russians' samples test positive for same banned substance, IWF says

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Friday that doping samples taken from three-time world weightlifting champion Nadezhda Evstyukhina and two other Russian weightlifters had tested positive for the same banned substance. The substance, Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone metabolite, is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as an anabolic agent. The 32-year-old Evstyukhina, who […]

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