• September 23, 2021

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Rafael Nadal is latest tennis star uncertain about competing in Tokyo Olympics

Rafael Nadal is latest tennis star uncertain about competing in Tokyo Olympics

Rafael Nadal joined the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts regarding competing in the Tokyo Olympics. Third-ranked Nadal, in Rome for the Italian Open, stated Tuesday that his status for the Tokyo Games is unclear.…

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European Tour’s French Open in May postponed

European Tour’s French Open in May postponed

May’s French Open has been postponed due to coronavirus restrictions in the country. Le Golf National outside Paris was due to host the event from May 6-9. However, the decision to postpone comes following an…

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Alphonso Davies, Bayern capture Club World Cup to add to trophy haul

Alphonso Davies, Bayern capture Club World Cup to add to trophy haul

Bayern Munich defeated Tigres 1-0 to win the Club World Cup on Thursday for its sixth title under coach Hansi Flick, hours after midfielder Thomas Muller tested positive for the coronavirus. In front of a…

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Canadian Ben Flanagan’s win in half marathon debut a boost to Olympic pursuit

Canadian Ben Flanagan’s win in half marathon debut a boost to Olympic pursuit

Ben Flanagan couldn’t think of a better time for his half marathon debut. With limited opportunities to race due to the coronavirus pandemic, a fall event fit within his schedule and current training with Reebok…

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F1 serves up an instant classic on long-awaited return to action

F1 serves up an instant classic on long-awaited return to action

The Austrian Grand Prix was the perfect way for F1 to return after the long hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. What at one point looked like being a fairly routine contest for victory between the…

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Juventus won’t accept title after coronavirus

Juventus won’t accept title after coronavirus

Juventus would not accept winning the Serie A title as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina. Maurizio Sarri’s side lead the Italian league by a single…

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Oilers, Flames announce temporary layoffs due to coronavirus pandemic

Oilers, Flames announce temporary layoffs due to coronavirus pandemic

The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames have reported temporary staff reductions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The moves on Monday come with nearly all major sports leagues and events suspended because of the novel coronavirus.…

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RFU cancels domestic season bar Premiership

RFU cancels domestic season bar Premiership

The English Rugby Football Union has put an end to all its domestic competitions with the only exception of the Premiership due to coronavirus. Premiership Rugby has been suspended for at least five-weeks, but whether…

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Canada will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Games

Canada will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Games

The Canadian Olympic Committee will not send a team to the Tokyo Games if they are held in 2020. The COC “urgently” asked for a one-year postponement, citing coronavirus risks. The COC called its action…

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Pirelli team member test positive for coronavirus

Pirelli team member test positive for coronavirus

In the wake of the Australian Grand Prix being cancelled following a McLaren team member testing positive for COVID-19, several other staff members from the paddock were put in to self-isolation after displaying symptoms of…

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Premier league suspended over coronavirus

Premier league suspended over coronavirus

All soccer games in England, including the top-flight English Premier League, will be suspended until April 4 because of the coronavirus outbreak. “Following a meeting of shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the…

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Canadian Hockey League suspends season

Canadian Hockey League suspends season

The Canadian Hockey League season was suspended Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Sarnia Sting are done for awhile and maybe for the rest of the campaign. The OHL campaign was suspended indefinitely Thursday…

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Australian GP called off due to coronavirus fears

Australian GP called off due to coronavirus fears

The Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled on the eve of the first day of practice due to coronavirus concerns, it has been confirmed. McLaren decided to withdraw from the Grand Prix in Melbourne following…

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Canada’s Olympic focus remains despite coronavirus fears

Canada’s Olympic focus remains despite coronavirus fears

Despite the growing number of cancelled sporting events, Canada’s Olympic athletes stay committed and focused on Tokyo, chef de mission Marnie McBean says. In an interview with CBC News, McBean — who was named Team…

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Mbappe test negative for coronavirus

Mbappe test negative for coronavirus

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe might not be able to play in his team’s must-win Champions League game on Wednesday as the French star is dealing with a throat infection and a fever.  Mbappe was…

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Despite coronavirus, IOC unwavering on Tokyo Olympics starting in july

Despite coronavirus, IOC unwavering on Tokyo Olympics starting in july

Despite worldwide concern and speculation about whether the fast-spreading virus outbreak will affect the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC’s leadership is not joining in the debate. “Neither the word cancellation nor the word postponement was even…

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WTA cancels Kunming Open due to coronavirus

WTA cancels Kunming Open due to coronavirus

The women’s Kunming Open tennis tournament scheduled to start in April in China’s Anning city has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the WTA Tour informed on Tuesday. The April 27-May 3 claycourt event,…

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PGA tour delaying China circuit over coronavirus

PGA tour delaying China circuit over coronavirus

The PGA Tour Series-China is postponing two qualifying tournaments and delaying the start of its season by two months due to the coronavirus epidemic, it said on Wednesday. The decision to put back the begining…