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Golf: Immelman says Masters in November presents new challenge

Trevor Immelman may not be putting the finishing touches on his Masters preparations this week but the former champion already has a good understanding of what to expect should the postponed tournament be contested in November.

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Pandemic forces postponement of Canadian F1 Grand Prix

The June 14 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal joined a growing list of Formula One races postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, with the 2020 season yet to get on the starting grid.

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Golf-Immelman says Masters in November presents new challenge

Trevor Immelman may not be putting the finishing touches on his Masters preparations this week but the former champion already has a good understanding of what to expect should the postponed tournament be contested in November.

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Motor racing: Canadian Grand Prix postponed due to new coronavirus

The June 14 Canadian Formula One Grand Prix in Montreal has been postponed due to the new coronavirus, the local promoter said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Qatar denies U.S allegations of World Cup bribes

The organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have strongly denied allegations from the U.S. Department of Justice that bribes were paid to secure votes for the hosting rights to the tournament.

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Formula One furloughs staff as bosses take pay cuts

Formula One has put almost half its staff on furlough until the end of May due to the novel coronavirus with chairman Chase Carey and senior management also taking a pay cut, an F1 spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Guineas Festival and Derby postponed, Royal Ascot closed to public

The Guineas Festival at Newmarket in May and June’s Epsom Derby have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Royal Ascot will not be open to the public in June but may be held without spectators, horseracing authorities said on Tuesday.

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South Africa tour commissioner predicts difficult future for golf

South Africa’s Sunshine Tour has created a fund for players and caddies to provide financial assistance for the next two months, but commissioner Selwyn Nathan said the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic could take the game back 20 years.

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Athletics: Olympic qualification suspended until December

The governing body of athletics has suspended Olympic qualification until December due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has forced the Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2021, it said on Tuesday.

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MLB plays down talk of May return to action amid coronavirus

Major League Baseball threw cold water on reports it is developing plans to restart play as early as May in an isolation bubble protected from the novel coronavirus outbreak, saying on Tuesday several options were being considered.

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Steelers QB Roethlisberger ‘on schedule’ for next step

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was ready to put his surgically repaired right elbow on display at organized team activities.

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McVay: Rams didn’t expect to lose Gurley

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is planning to turn to a committee of running backs to replace Todd Gurley.

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Ravens’ Harbaugh concerned about cybersecurity of draft

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh is concerned about the cybersecurity of team and league data during the upcoming NFL draft, which will be a “virtual” event for the first time, commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Monday.

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MLB considering ‘numerous plans’ including closed-door restart in Arizona

Major League Baseball is exploring the possibility of restarting its season with games behind closed doors at facilities in the Arizona area, multiple media outlets reported late Monday night.

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Cam Newton uncomfortable without NFL home

Cam Newton is focusing on self-improvement during his first foray into free agency.

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BWF seek clarity on Denmark’s ability to host Thomas & Uber Cup Finals

Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Denmark said on Tuesday they are seeking clarification from Danish authorities on how the ban on large gatherings will affect their ability to stage the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in August.

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Formula One furloughs staff, bosses take pay cuts

Formula One has put almost half its staff on furlough until the end of May due to the novel coronavirus with chairman Chase Carey and senior management also taking a pay cut, an F1 spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Immelman named International team captain for 2021 Presidents Cup

Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman has been named captain of the International team for the 2021 Presidents Cup, event organisers and PGA Tour officials announced on Tuesday.

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World Athletics aims to be carbon neutral by 2030

The governing body of athletics aims to become carbon neutral by 2030, it said on Tuesday, recognising that the sport has a significant environmental footprint.

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MotoGP events in Italy, Catalunya join list of postponed races

The MotoGP season will not begin until mid-June after the Italian and Catalan races were postponed on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fukushima Olympic Flame display cancelled over virus concerns

The exhibition of the Olympic Flame, due to remain on display in Fukushima until the end of the month, will be cancelled over coronavirus concerns, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced on Tuesday.

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FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the only major scheduled football event left unchanged after this year’s calendar was wrecked by the coronavirus, has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new U.S. Department of Justice indictment.

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Parisians banned from outdoor sports between 10am and 7pm

French authorities tightened their lockdown measures in the capital on Tuesday by banning Parisians from outdoors sports activity between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time, aiming to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Report: MLB looks at possible closed-door restart in Arizona

Major League Baseball is exploring the possibility of restarting its season with games behind closed doors at facilities in the Arizona area, multiple media outlets reported late Monday night.

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Tokyo 2020 delay gives everyone a fair chance, says Riner

Double Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner believes that staging the Tokyo Games in 2021 will put all athletes on an equal footing after the sports extravaganza was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak.