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Players Association seeking 'certainty' before return

National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN on Tuesday that players are seeking a "level of certainty" regarding their return from the hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

 

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Tiafoe wants to draw more black kids to tennis

MUMBAI (Reuters) - American Frances Tiafoe has already changed the lives of his immigrant parents thanks to his tennis career and the 2019 Australian Open quarter-finalist hopes he can also inspire more black kids to take up the sport. More »

 

League proposes steep cuts to players' salaries for return of games: ESPN

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A proposal from Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring back live games would see players' salaries slashed, with higher-earning players taking a bigger hit, ESPN reported on Tuesday https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/—/id/29224973/sources-mlb-proposal-includes-pay-cuts-highest-paid-players, More »

 

League says players should expect daily COVID-19 testing if play resumes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Hockey League (NHL) players can expect daily COVID-19 testing if a proposed 24-team playoff competition is able to go forward this year, league officials said. More »

 

Dolphins owner says 2020 season will 'definitely' happen

(Reuters) - Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said on Tuesday he believes the NFL's 2020 season will take place as scheduled later this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic and that his team's plan is to have fans in attendance. More »

 

On this day: Born May 28, 1888: Jim Thorpe, American athlete

(Reuters) - Jim Thorpe, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and formidable American football and baseball player, was one of the greatest U.S. athletes of all time but the public often failed to recognise him as one of their own during his lifetime. More »

 

Cuban proposes NBA regular-season restart, extra playoff rounds

While the NHL is preparing to restart its season by leaving off seven of its 31 teams, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants all of the NBA's 30 teams to be in action when basketball resumes. More »

 

World TeamTennis to allow up to 500 fans at matches

(Reuters) - World TeamTennis, an innovative mixed-gender professional tennis league, will start from July 5 at the Greenbrier, West Virginia, and up to 500 fans will be allowed to attend matches during its three-week season, tournament organisers said on Tuesday. More »

 

Elliott ends Busch's Truck Series dominance

In the closing laps of Tuesday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Chase Elliott held off a determined charge from Kyle Busch in the closing laps to earn the victory and a $100,000 bounty offered to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who could beat Busch. More »

 

Japanese fans can cheer remotely at empty stadiums

TOKYO (Reuters) - As Japan’s sports teams prepare a cautious return to action after novel coronavirus suspensions, a company has developed an app that allows fans to cheer remotely for their teams playing in empty stadiums. More »

 

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