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Record-setting kicker Dempsey battling COVID-19

Posted 74 minutes ago

Record-setting New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey has tested positive for COVID-19. [Link]

Norris to shave his head after esports fundraiser

Posted 86 minutes ago

McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris will have to shave his head after raising more than $10,000 from esports racing in the fight against coronavirus. [Link]

Mickelson 'working on' rematch vs. Tiger

Posted 86 minutes ago

Phil Mickelson says he is "working on" a rematch with Tiger Woods. [Link]

North American sports will return, but will the fans?

Posted 3 hours ago

When North American sports leagues return to action after the coronavirus crisis, questions are sure to linger over whether the fans will be willing, or have the resources, to pack stadiums as they once did, sports analysts have said. [Link]

Old-style frugality pays off for PGA pro in uncertain times

Posted 3 hours ago

Cameron Percy has long lived with unfashionable frugality almost unbecoming of a golfer on the world's most lucrative circuit, but his decision to eschew a lifestyle of the rich and famous is suddenly looking wiser. [Link]

Factbox: Sports events around the world hit by coronavirus pandemic

Posted 3 hours ago

Major sports events around the world that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic: [Link]

We will win fight against coronavirus, says marathon great Kipchoge

Posted 3 hours ago

Eliud Kipchoge, the world's greatest marathon man, reckoned his first reaction was shock when he heard at home in Kenya that the 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. [Link]

Red Bull's Marko suggested 'corona camp' for F1 drivers

Posted 3 hours ago

Red Bull's motorsport head Helmut Marko suggested his Formula One and junior drivers should catch the coronavirus while racing is on hold so they would be protected from sickness later in the year. [Link]

Only 479 days to go: Tokyo resets the clock on Olympics

Posted 4 hours ago

Within hours of Olympic organizers confirming that the rescheduled Games would start on July 23 next year, Tokyo's main countdown clock had been reset to show that 479 days remain until the opening ceremony of the sporting event is held. [Link]

Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

Posted 4 hours ago

The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan and prepare for them properly this year. [Link]

British authorities suspend Saunders' boxing license

Posted 6 hours ago

WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders had his license suspended by Britain's boxing authorities on Monday after a social media post in which he advised men how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown. [Link]

Dates in summer 2022 being sought for 2021 world championships

Posted 6 hours ago

Athletics' world championships have been postponed until the summer of 2022 and the global governing body is seeking new dates for the event in Eugene, Oregon that was originally scheduled for 2021. [Link]

Next year's Olympics set for July 23 2021 start, Tokyo games organizers say

Posted 7 hours ago

Next year's Olympic Games have been set to begin on July 23, 2021 and will run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori said on Monday, after he made the decision with the International Olympic Committee. [Link]

Tokyo 2020's Muto: venue problems already apparent for next year's Games

Posted 8 hours ago

Problems have already become apparent in planning for venues for next year's Olympics, although organizers have yet to be told that they can't use any venue, the CEO of Tokyo 2020, Toshiro Muto, told a news conference on Monday. [Link]

Bananas, baseball and headaches - counting the cost of Tokyo's Olympic delay

Posted 9 hours ago

Japan's Olympic delay has upended years of careful planning by organizers and spawned costly headaches for small businesses, hotels and even pro baseball teams, compounding a $12 billion price tag. [Link]

Japan, IOC agree for next year's Olympic Games to start on July 23, Kyodo says

Posted 9 hours ago

Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games would start on July 23, 2021 and run until Aug. 8, Kyodo news reported. [Link]

Baseball: Masked South Korean players in practice game broadcast online

Posted 10 hours ago

The twanging sound of bat hitting ball pierced the eerie silence of an empty baseball stadium as a Lotte Giants player wearing a white surgical mask doubled to right field during an in-house practice game on Monday. [Link]

Coronavirus sees China's Geely Automobile facing one of toughest years

Posted 10 hours ago

China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said on Monday 2020 may be one of its toughest years yet, as pressure stemming from the coronavirus outbreak on production and sales persists. [Link]

Triathlon: No swimming but Zaferes keeps running and cycling toward Olympic goal

Posted 10 hours ago

Triathlon world champion Katie Zaferes has been unable to keep on top of her swimming while she is on an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic but she is confident that come 2021, competing at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be more meaningful. [Link]

Decision on Olympics tickets still under discussion: Tokyo Games committee

Posted 11 hours ago

A top official from the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee on Monday said that a decision on the status of tickets purchased for the 2020 Games was still being considered, and acknowledged that the additional costs to delay the Games remained unclear. [Link]

IOC member Malago predicts delayed Games will be held in July next year

Posted 11 hours ago

The head of Italy's Olympic Committee (CONI) believes that the Tokyo Games, postponed by a year because of a coronavirus pandemic, will start on July 23, 2021, he said in a television interview. [Link]

China's BAIC, Didi plan car leasing service amid new car sales slowdown

Posted 15 hours ago

Chinese automaker BAIC Group and ride-hailing service provider Didi Chuxing plan to team up with other industry players to lease BAIC's cars to customers amid concerns about ride hailing and vehicle sharing eating into car sales. [Link]

Exclusive: U.S. investigates child labor in Ivory Coast cocoa supply chains

Posted 15 hours ago

U.S. customs authorities have asked cocoa traders to report where and when they encounter child labor in their supply chains in top grower Ivory Coast, three industry sources said, following calls from American lawmakers to ban some imports. [Link]

Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France

Posted 15 hours ago

From the stage of an evangelical superchurch, the leader of the gospel choir kicked off an evening of prayer and preaching: "We're going to celebrate the Lord! Are you feeling the joy tonight?" [Link]

Russia's PM asks regions to consider Moscow-style coronavirus restrictions: RIA

Posted 15 hours ago

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asked Russia's regional governors on Monday to consider imposing the same restrictions on movement to halt the spread of the coronavirus that have been imposed in Moscow, the RIA news agency reported. [Link]

India says no plan to extend coronavirus lockdown as poor struggle

Posted 15 hours ago

India has no plans to extend a 21-day lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Monday, as it struggled to keep essential supplies flowing and prevent tens of thousands of out-of-work people fleeing to the countryside. [Link]

Netanyahu aide diagnosed with coronavirus, unclear if Israeli PM affected

Posted 15 hours ago

An aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Monday, but it was not immediately clear if the 70-year-old leader had been exposed or his work affected. [Link]

Thailand reports two new coronavirus deaths, bringing total to nine

Posted 15 hours ago

Thailand's public health ministry said on Monday that two more people have died from the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to nine. [Link]

Mexico president visits 'El Chapo's' home turf, shakes hands with his mother

Posted 16 hours ago

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday shook hands with the mother of the country's most infamous drug trafficker, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, during a visit to their hometown, long a stronghold of the Sinaloa cartel. [Link]

Ukraine parliament to vote on new ministers in special session

Posted 16 hours ago

Ukraine's parliament will hold a special session on Monday to vote on plans to replace the country's finance and health ministers, who have both been in office for less than a month. [Link]


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