Champ speaks out on racial injustice with shoes and words

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Golf played on even as other sports in America stopped, and it gave Cameron Champ a chance to speak out at the BMW Championship. First, with his shoes. Then, with powerful words about a desire to find a solution to racial injustice. Champ is one of four players of Black […]

Croatia sets border restrictions for other Balkan countries

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Wednesday announced border restrictions for the citizens of several other Balkan countries after a spike in cases of the coronavirus and an outbreak at an exhibition tennis tournament organized by top-ranked Novak Djokovic. Officials said people coming from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo and North Macedonia will have to self-isolate for […]

Djokovic defends packed stands at tennis charity tour event

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — There was no social distancing and few among the thousands of fans wore face masks — and Novak Djokovic approved. The fans filled the makeshift stands on Friday at Djokovic’s Belgrade tennis club on the banks of the Danube River for the opening day of his charity tennis tour organized by […]

The Latest: NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to full team training on May 30 […]

The Latest: MLB bat factory resumed production

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Baseball may be weeks away from playing again, but the factory that supplies bats to many of its players resumed production Monday in Kentucky. The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville Slugger bats had been idled for […]

The Latest: Division II league in Calif suspends fall sports

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended all fall sports for the upcoming year, the league announced on Tuesday. The NCAA Division II conference currently has 13 members but will lose one with UC San Diego moving to Division I. […]

The Latest: 3 players on Brazilian soccer team test positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of Brazil say three players have tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement 293 employees were tested, including all players, their families and people working at home. […]

Murray’s cursing, muttering highlight virus video tennis

A little glimpse of what a mic’d-up Andy Murray might sound like on a real-life court — cursing, muttering, grunting — provided the highlights for the coronavirus pandemic’s first video game tennis tournament involving pros. Alas, the gaming itself was full of glitches galore as the four-day event wrapped up Thursday. Murray and his semifinal […]

The Latest: Serena, Venus, Sharapova in tennis gaming event

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova are scheduled to compete in a video game tennis tournament for charity called the “Stay at Home Slam.” The IMG agency says Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are also among the tennis players […]

Fake injury, glitches: Madrid Open tennis tries COVID gaming

So here’s a dose of realism — or surrealism — for the first video game tournament of the coronavirus pandemic involving professional tennis players: A match supposedly was postponed Monday because of Rafael Nadal’s balky back, except the tournament director later admitted he was just kidding. That bit of silliness from Day 1 at the […]

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