SPORTS | F1 Cancels Azerbaijan, Singapore And Japan Races

LONDON – Formula One has already cancelled four other races, including the showcase Monaco Grand Prix in May, and published a revised and shortened provisional schedule due to start in Austria on July 5. ‘As a result of the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19, we and our promoters in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have taken … Continue reading SPORTS | F1 Cancels Azerbaijan, Singapore And Japan Races

SPORTS | Saudi Arabia Will Resume Sports Activities, Without Fans starting from June 21

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will resume its sports activities without fans starting from June 21, taking all precautions and preventive measures, state media said on Friday. Resuming activities includes returning to training. Playing games will start after Aug.4, with decisions left to every sport’s union.

SPORTS NEWS | Mourtaglou Targets New Fanbase With Innovative League

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Patrick Mouratoglou, the long-time coach of Serena Williams, feels tennis need to reinvent itself and hopes his new league will make the sport more attractive and engaging for a younger generation. The Ultimate Tennis Showdon (UTS), which kicks off in France next Saturday, will have three top – 10 players … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | Mourtaglou Targets New Fanbase With Innovative League

SPORTS NEWS | F1 Set For A Series Of Firsts With Revised Race Calendar

LONDON – Formula One is set for a series of firsts after publishing a revised eight – race schedule on Tuesday that will see Austria’s Red Bull Ring and Britian’s Silverstone circuit each host two grands prix without spectators in July and August respectively. The season, which originally envisaged a record 22 races, has been … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | F1 Set For A Series Of Firsts With Revised Race Calendar

SPORTS NEWS | Hamilton Criticizes F1 For Staying Silent On Floyd Death

LONDON – Six times Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floys, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck. The death in Minneapolis triggered a wave of outrage and violent protests in the United … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | Hamilton Criticizes F1 For Staying Silent On Floyd Death

SPORTS NEWS | European Soccer’s Return To Action After Coronavirus

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Professional soccer leagues around Europe are gearing up for a return to action following the novel coronavirus stoppage, but some are more advanced than others. Here is a roundup of the state of play: GERMANY The Bundesliga restarted on May 16, games played without fans and with a strict health protocol … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | European Soccer’s Return To Action After Coronavirus

SPORTS NEWS | Soccer: European Season Will Finish In August, Says UEFA President

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA -  UEFA has a plan to finish the 2019-2020 season by August, including the Champions League and European League campaigns, the European soccer governing body’s president Aleksander Ceferin has said. The majority of European league seasons were suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic but a few leagues have announced plans … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | Soccer: European Season Will Finish In August, Says UEFA President

BUSINESS NEWS | Serie A TV Rights Holders Freeze Payment Amid Virus Uncertainty

MILAN – The companies holding the broadcasting rights to Italy’s top-flight Serie A soccer championship, including Comcast’s Unit SKY, have not paid the last installment of the 2019/2020 season, which has been halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, three sources familiar with the matter said. Serie A was suspended on March 9 and the league … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Serie A TV Rights Holders Freeze Payment Amid Virus Uncertainty

SPORTS NEWS | British GP Could Go Ahead Despite Quarantine Restrictions

UK – Formula One is working to put on a British Grand Prix in July Even if the country imposes quarantine measures on visitors during the COVID-19, F1, sources said on Sunday. The Sun newspaper quoted a government source as saying there would be an exemption for sports, with Formula One and soccer teams free … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | British GP Could Go Ahead Despite Quarantine Restrictions

SPORTS NEWS | U.K. Considering Restarting Sports League Behind Closed Doors, Minister Says

LONDON - - The British government is looking at the option of restarting sports league behind closed doors, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday. Asked during a news conference about the possibility of sports matches restarting, Raab said it would ‘lift the spirit of the nation’. ‘(The sports minister) has also been working on … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | U.K. Considering Restarting Sports League Behind Closed Doors, Minister Says