Coronavirus: Hospital beds replace astroturf at Welsh rugby stadium

LLANELLI (REUTERS) – Workers were laying floors and connecting electricity sockets on an expanse of astroturf on Monday (March 30) as they raced to create a hospital for patients with Covid-19 inside a Welsh professional rugby team’s training facility. With the sporting calendar blank for an indefinite period due to a national lockdown, the Scarlets have offered to convert several […]

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Swimming: Fina eyes world championships change after Olympics rescheduled

PARIS (AFP) – The international swimming federation (Fina) said on Monday (March 30) it welcomed the new dates for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and would now examine ways to “revise” dates for its 2021 world championships. “Fina welcomes the announcement of revised dates for Tokyo 2020 and the clarity they bring,” the federation said after the International Olympic Committee and […]

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Cricket: World Cup win was nothing, says Sharma as he polices virus curfew

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Joginder Sharma bowled the key final over when India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the first Twenty20 World Cup cricket final in 2007, but says he faces more pressure as a police officer making sure people stay home during the coronavirus crisis. The International Cricket Council (ICC) and others have hailed the efforts of the 36-year-old as […]

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Karl Dorrell: Coronavirus “uncertainty” hurting CU Buffs recruiting

The iPhone’s groovy and all, but for Karl Dorrell, there’s no time like actual, in-person face time — especially for a new football coach making recruiting pitches. And right now, Dorrell admits, the coronavirus isn’t just wreaking havoc on his first spring with the CU Buffs. It’s putting a crimp on those recruiting efforts, too. “I understood that could happen,” […]

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Coronavirus: Rugby Australia says Ireland Tests 'highly unlikely'

SYDNEY (AFP) – Rugby Australia admitted on Monday (March 30) that July’s Tests against Ireland were looking “highly unlikely” while expressing confidence that all four of the country’s Super Rugby teams could survive the coronavirus shutdown. The Wallabies are due to face the Irish in Brisbane on July 4 and then at Sydney a week later, before they take on […]

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How Skiing Through a Pandemic Can Create a Community Crisis

North American ski resorts have closed in response to the coronavirus, but mountain sports have still drawn crowds, alarming public safety officials. By Shauna Farnell As winter sports resorts in North America closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak, skiers and snowboarders began flocking to backcountry trails or to slopes where they could trek uphill and then take a downhill […]

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Tokyo Olympics could be held in summer 2021, signs suggest

Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested there would be no major change from 2020. “The games are meant to be in summer, so we should be thinking of a time between […]

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