HONG KONG (Reuters – Sports bodies in China have been banned from organizing events that will draw large crowds until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s National Sports Bureau said in a directive issued on Tuesday. In a letter sent to sporting bodies across China, the bureauRead More →

The NBA and the players association are in discussions regarding withholding player pay in the event regular-season games are canceled, ESPN reported Tuesday night. FILE PHOTO: Basketball – NBA – Charlotte Hornets v Milwaukee Bucks – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – January 24, 2020 NBA commissioner Adam Silver during aRead More →

The NBA is the latest professional sports league to turn to esports in the absence of real events, as the league, the players association and 2K Sports announced Tuesday the formation of a players-only NBA 2K20 tournament to benefit charity. FILE PHOTO: May 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Golden StateRead More →

Like so many in the world right now, NASCAR champion Joey Logano is spending his downtime figuring out ways to make a positive difference in his community. FILE PHOTO: Mar 8, 2020; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) celebrates after winning the FanShield 500 at PhoenixRead More →

FILE PHOTO: May 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets in game four of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports – 12657562Read More →

A field hospital is set up by Rio de Janeiro state government, amid a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, next to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Lorries and labourers moved into the famous Maracana stadium in Rio deRead More →

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the tennis calendar paused and the Tokyo Games postponed to 2021, Olympic champion Monica Puig finds herself having to navigate a longer runway to her title defense and the long hours of quarantine felt by many communities across the globe. FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio OlympicsRead More →

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo (Reuters) – The International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s non-compliant list, WADA said on Tuesday following a vote byRead More →

(Reuters) – Organizers of next year’s World Games said on Tuesday they were urgently reviewing their options after the rescheduling of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic. The World Games are held every four years and showcase over 35 sports not on the Olympic program, with nextRead More →

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tweeting from her Toronto couch two weeks ago, six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser had two words for the International Olympic Committee, which had yet to postpone the Tokyo Summer Games amid the coronavirus pandemic: “Insensitive and irresponsible.” FILE PHOTO: Team Canada women’s ice hockey player and CanadianRead More →

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: PGA Tour player Cameron Percy practices at his homeRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – “The Match In Africa” Exhibition Match – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa – February 7, 2020 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after winning the exhibition match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo MUMBAI (Reuters) – Roger Federer delighted fans by posting a video onRead More →

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Tennis could lose the remainder of the 2020 season to the coronavirus pandemic, Tennis Australia (TA) chief executive Craig Tiley has said. Tennis – Official Presentation of ATP Team Competition – The O2, London, Britain – November 15, 2018 Tennis Australia CEO, Craig Tiley during a pressRead More →

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tweeting from her Toronto couch two weeks ago, six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser had two words for the International Olympic Committee, which had yet to postpone the Tokyo Summer Games amid the coronavirus pandemic: “Insensitive and irresponsible.” FILE PHOTO: Team Canada women’s ice hockey player and CanadianRead More →

TOKYO (Reuters) – 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. The digital clock in front of theRead More →

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Radio Sport has ceased broadcasting indefinitely because of the coronavirus shutdown, bringing to an end nearly a quarter of a century of commentary, interviews and sport-related chat. Long the home of national and international rugby union, cricket, rugby league and tennis match commentary in theRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Mar 13, 2020; Augusta, GA, USA; The front entrance at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Friday morning. Mandatory Credit: Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via USA TODAY NETWORK (Reuters) – Augusta National Golf Club said on Monday it is donating $2 million to assist the Augusta areaRead More →

Record-setting New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey has tested positive for COVID-19. Dempsey, 73, is battling Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at a senior-living facility in New Orleans. At least 50 residents of the facility have been affected by the coronavirus, with at least 13 dying, NOLA.com reported. Ashley Dempsey, hisRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia – March 12, 2020 McLaren’s Lando Norris arriving to the circuit REUTERS/Loren Elliott LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris will have to shave his head after raising more than $10,000 fromRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Mar 12, 2020; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Phil Mickelson tees off on the 11th hole during the first round of the 2020 edition of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports Phil Mickelson says he is “workingRead More →