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(Reuters) – UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says his fight against American Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 is off as he is in quarantine in Russia amid the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Russian mixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov attends a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Makhachkala, Russia September 12, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via
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LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren became the first Formula One team to furlough staff because of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz joining senior management in taking a pay cut. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Pre Season Testing – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – February 21, 2020 McLaren’s Lando
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Wimbledon championships were canceled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season. FILE PHOTO: A Wimbledon logo is seen inside the grounds at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London
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(Reuters) – Four-times Olympic champion Simone Biles has finally broken her silence on the year-long postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and said on Wednesday that while the news left her in tears it was the right call. FILE PHOTO: Artistic Gymnastics – 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Women’s Floor Final – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart,
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LONDON (Reuters) – The 41st edition of golf’s biennial women’s amateur Curtis Cup tournament due to be held in June at Conwy in Wales has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the coronavirus, organizers said on Wednesday. The Royal & Ancient (R&A) and U.S. Golf Association (USGA) said revised dates would be issued in due
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Aprilia MotoGP team slammed an 18-month doping ban for Italian rider Andrea Iannone as absurd on Wednesday and said they would back his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. FILE PHOTO: MotoGP – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – August 23, 2019 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s
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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 a pre match press conference REUTERS/Benoit
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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 State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35)
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