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Dixon takes win on IndyCar return

Scott Dixon rocketed to career win No.47 at the Genesys 300 on Saturday as the IndyCar season got off to a crash-filled start at the Texas Motor Speedway after a nearly three-month delay because of the novel coronavirus.
Soure:Reuters : 2020/6/7 17:13:41

Sports world backs US protesters

If Megan Rapinoe decides to take a knee at next year's Olympic Games, she could get a reprimand.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/4 16:43:43

Five great sporting comebacks

All Blacks legend Dan Carter announced his return to Super Rugby at the age of 38 on Thursday, extending the career of the double Rugby World Cup winner and three times world player of the year.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/4 16:43:42

Carter in shock Super Rugby comeback

Two-time All Blacks World Cup winner Dan Carter announced a shock Super Rugby comeback with Auckland Blues on Thursday at the age of 38, saying he realized during coronavirus lockdown how much he missed the game.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/4 16:43:41

Kaepernick defends protesters after police killing

Former NFL quarterback-turned-civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick on Thursday voiced support for protesters who have demonstrated against the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/4 15:23:41

F1 unveils schedule

The curtailed Formula One season will start with two races behind closed doors in Austria on July 5 and 12 followed by six other Grands Prix in Europe, the organizers said on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/3 17:13:40

What future is there for sport and sponsors after coronavirus lockdowns?

Global sport is facing the “mother of all wake-up calls” as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, with uncertainty over what the landscape for participants and sponsors will look like.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/2 16:48:41

English sport passes exam on COVID-19 resumption

English horseracing's resumption after being at a standstill for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic was like “the first day at a new school,” Mark Spincer, managing director of the racing division of Arena Racing Company (ARC), told AFP.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/2 16:48:40

F1 season to open in Austria

Formula One's truncated coronavirus-hit season will finally get underway with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, the Austrian government announced Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/31 16:28:41

FIA agrees to F1 spending cap of $145m for 2021

Spending by Formula One teams will be capped at $145 million in 2021 with a subsequent limit of $135 million by 2023, it was announced Wednesday as the sport's rulers attempt to stem the bleeding from the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/28 15:48:40

McLaren scales back F1 racing

British Formula 1 team and supercar maker McLaren said Tuesday it will cut 1,200 jobs and signficantly scale down its racing division after the coronavirus crisis hit sales.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/27 16:08:41

What now for cricket in 2020? Four key questions

The coronavirus may have struck shortly before the English cricket season was due to start but it threatens to have major implications for the game worldwide.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/25 16:33:40

Croquet, bowls players hope grass is greener after virus lockdown

The peculiarly British sports of croquet and bowls are taking baby steps to return from the coronavirus lockdown, away from the glare of publicity.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/24 16:48:44

Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei: how badminton's great rivalry was born

Fifteen years ago in a packed Kuala Lumpur stadium, rising stars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei met in a final for the first time, setting the stage for what would become badminton's greatest rivalry.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/20 16:08:41

NASCAR returns

Kevin Harvick and NASCAR both celebrated victories on Sunday as the stock car series returned to live racing from a two-month novel coronavirus forced hiatus at an empty Darlington Raceway.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/5/18 16:18:41

MLB may kick off in early July

Major League Baseball team owners have approved a proposal for starting the coronavirus-delayed 2020 season in early July in ballparks without spectators, according to multiple reports Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/14 11:08:42

Cricket's enfant terrible faces reckoning

If ever a soap opera were to be made about Pakistan cricket, Umar Akmal might be a good candidate for the role of enfant terrible.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/14 11:08:41

Sport bids to step out of coronavirus shadow

Sports' big ticket events, the 2020 Olympics, European football championships, Wimbledon and the British Open golf tournament have been driven to the wall by the coronavirus.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/11 16:13:40