By Koji Ueda and Stephen WadeTOKYO - Japan's professional baseball and football leagues will begin allowing fans this week, the heads of both leagues said on Monday.Football and baseball officials said the first day with fans will be on Friday. ...
Jul 6, 2020
MORE golf enthusiasts can now return to the fairways as Navy Golf Club and Villamor Golf Club have opened their gates to unaccompanied guests.Courses continue to ease restrictions after Navy opened three weeks ago to military personnel and civilian members, and ...
Jun 24, 2020
MADISON Keys, the 2017 US Open runner-up, has not played a real tennis match since January, so she was thrilled when a partial schedule was released for the sport's true return after its coronavirus-forced hiatus."Halfway through the ...
Jun 20, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona was held at Sevilla to 0-0 on Friday for its first stumble since the resumption of play in the Spanish league following a three-month stoppage for the COVID-19 pandemic.The slip gives Real Madrid the chance ...
Jun 20, 2020
MADRID - In its first match without fans at the 99,000-capacity Camp Nou Stadium since the Spanish league was suspended because of the coronavirus, Barcelona defeated Leganés, 2-0, Tuesday with a goal by Lionel Messi.Ansu Fati also scored ...
Jun 17, 2020
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - The Auckland-based Blues held on to beat the Wellington-based Hurricanes 30-20 in a Super Rugby Aotearoa match played in front of 41,000 fans on Sunday, the largest crowd in 15 years for a Super Rugby ...
Jun 14, 2020
FORT WORTH, Texas - The PGA Tour went three months without playing. It took three days to show fans what they were missing, even if all they could do was watch on TV.Eight players had at least a share of the lead ...
Jun 14, 2020
NAPLES, Italy - Dries Mertens set a club record by scoring the decisive goal as Napoli advanced to the Italian Cup final after drawing with Inter Milan, 1-1, on Saturday.In both sides' first match in more than three months due ...
Jun 14, 2020
DUNEDIN, New Zealand - They call one section of the stadium The Zoo, and it's easy to see why: thousands of university students in team colors standing on their seats, steadying trays of beer, swaying to music and erupting with joy ...
Jun 14, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Dayton Moore remembers so clearly the vast sections of empty seats inside Kauffman Stadium when he took over as general manager of the Kansas City Royals, and he remembers just as vividly - nearly a decade later - how those seats ...
Jun 8, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls' new top basketball executive wasn't ready to make any announcements about the coaching staff on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Arturas Karnisovas still has not met in person with head coach Jim Boylen. And that' ...
Jun 7, 2020
FORT WORTH, Texas - The PGA Tour returns after three months, and some of its biggest stars are ready to play.The 148-man field for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial features the top five in the world - Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, ...
Jun 6, 2020
THE chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year's Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month.Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour ...
Jun 4, 2020
PARIS - Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing.The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12, governing ...
Jun 3, 2020
THE course Jack Nicklaus built is getting golf's version of a doubleheader.The PGA Tour has reached an agreement with Workday Inc. to be title sponsor of a one-time tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. It ...
Jun 3, 2020
FORT WORTH, Texas - Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring break ready to start the season."We geared up, we had the offseason, we had done all the preseason testing ... you kind ...
Jun 3, 2020
A MID-morning greyhound race in a virtually empty venue in the central English city of Birmingham wouldn't typically be an occasion warranting special attention.For English sports fans, it was a moment to savor.When six dogs flew out ...
Jun 2, 2020
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and a commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start ...
Jun 1, 2020
THE losing captain thanked the winning team's players for their personal sacrifices leading into the match. A charter flight pilot received a big round of applause when his plane beat incoming fog to touch down after midnight following another game. ...
May 31, 2020
PARIS - French clubs can play friendlies in July with a view to starting the new football season in August, the league said on Friday.The remaining men's and women's matches this season were canceled in April due to ...
May 30, 2020
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