Coronavirus: Horse racing in England and Wales set to be run behind closed doors

LONDON (GUARDIAN) – British racing is likely to go behind closed doors from later this week, initially until the end of March but potentially for much longer, following a recommendation of the industry’s Covid-19 working party, which will be considered on Monday (March 17) by racing’s senior executives. Possible changes to the fixture list will also be considered, while a […]

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Updates on Sports Canceled by Coronavirus

Tiger Woods, in one of the most memorable sporting events of 2019, came from behind to win the tournament last year. It was Woods’s 15th major championship. Woods has been sidelined in recent weeks resting his surgically repaired back. After initially announcing that the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., another of its important events, would proceed without fans, […]

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N.C.A.A. Basketball Tournaments Canceled Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

In Indianapolis, where the Big Ten opened its men’s tournament on Wednesday, Brandon Johns Jr., a sophomore at Michigan, led the Wolverines into a largely empty Bankers Life Fieldhouse and jokingly acknowledged the crowd that was not there. Moments later, the players from Michigan and its opponent, Rutgers, were ushered off the floor, their game and the rest of the […]

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An Important Year for Women's Sports, Paused By Coronavirus

Attendees and millions watching on TV and online listened to Ionescu say that if Kobe saw her as the present of the game, he saw Gianna, also known as Gigi, as the future. “I wanted to be a part of the generation that changed basketball for Gigi and her teammates,” Ionescu said through tears. “Where being born female didn’t mean […]

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From Rocky Season to No Season, Inside the N.B.A.’s Decision to Freeze

Cuban's hope that the season could avoid a complete derailment most likely stemmed from a Wednesday afternoon conference call conducted by the N.B.A. with owners and high-ranking representatives from each of the league’s 30 teams. They debated how to keep the season going while managing public health concerns. Although some teams had been privately fearful that suspending the season was […]

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Twenty-Four Hours When Sports Hit the Halt Button

Late in the afternoon, the N.C.A.A.’s national basketball tournaments, among the most anticipated sporting events of the season, were canceled, planting a dramatic exclamation point onto a relentlessly depressing day. Then at night, the PGA Tour announced that it was canceling The Players Championship, which was supposed to begin its second round on Friday, as well as all other competition […]

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Cyclists ride high, dream big

There is no formula for starting a professional cycling team that can be easily Googled but that has not stopped the Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) from unveiling its most ambitious plans to date. With its announcement of a partnership alongside GreenEdge Cycling, SCF president Hing Siong Chen believes the targets of winning an Asian Games road cycling title and having […]

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Abe says Japan to host 2020 Olympics as planned

Trump on coronavirus disrupting olympics: I wish Prime Minister Abe luck President Trump discusses how the olympics could be disrupted by the coronavirus and what possibilities lie ahead. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. Continue Reading Below Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling […]

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Athletics: I'm supernatural, says Semenya, as she pursues Olympics 200m slot

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Double Olympics 800m champion Caster Semenya called herself “supernatural” on Saturday (March 14) after saying she hoped to compete in the 200m at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 29-year-old South African cannot defend her 800m title as she refuses to abide by World Athletics testosterone-reducing regulations covering races between 400m and the mile. “I call myself supernatural,” […]

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#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: Discussing Singapore's first privatised football club Lion City Sailors

TAP/CLICK TO LISTEN: #GameOfTwoHalves Ep 71: Singapore’s first privatised football club; Man City’s European ban  10:02mins Synopsis: #GameOfTwoHalves is The Straits Times’ weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday. Money FM’s Bernard Lim calls up ST sports correspondents David Lee and Sazali Abdul Aziz. Last Friday, Singapore’s first privatised professional football club was unveiled as the Lion City Sailors […]

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