Brooks Koepka overcomes concerns about injuries to go down in history at the US PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka overcomes concerns about injuries to go down in history at the US PGA Championship

During various moments of this US PGA Championship’s second round, injury appeared the greatest danger to Brooks Koepka’s bid to make history. Koepka was seen flat on his back, undergoing physiotherapy treatment in scenes that raised fears over his very ability to complete this event. Beware the injured golfer, they say. By the time Koepka walked from Harding Park’s 18th green, he had just converted a birdie putt from 10ft after playing the shot of the day from a fairway bunker. A 68 moved Koepka to six under and within…

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U.K. Sports Minister says rugby union outside the elite may have to move away from machinations

U.K. Sports Minister says rugby union outside the elite may have to move away from machinations

The sports minister Nigel Huddleston has indicated that there will have to be changes to the way recreational rugby union is played before it is allowed to return, including potentially no scrummages until after Christmas. Community rugby remains on the second stage of a six-part roadmap for a phased return, with players allowed to exercise within a small group of six players provided they maintain social distancing. However, no face-to-face contact is permitted and equipment sharing must be kept to a minimum. The RFU, which has submitted detailed proposals for…

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Marshals offended by refusal to test them for Covid-19 at British Grand Prix

Marshals offended by refusal to test them for Covid-19 at British Grand Prix

British marshals have expressed anger and disappointment that they will not be tested for Covid-19 at the forthcoming British Grand Prix and the 70th anniversary grand prix which follows it at Silverstone. Critical to driver safety at races, marshals had originally been told they would be tested as part of Formula One’s coronavirus safety protocols. However, those working outside the paddock will not be tested, a decision they described as a slap in the face and potentially a health risk. F1 has successfully completed three grands prix using its coronavirus…

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Lewis Hamilton tempests to shaft position for Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton tempests to shaft position for Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton delivered another masterclass to take pole for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The Briton said his remarkable achievements over the single lap, with 90 poles now and counting, were almost hard to take in. His Mercedes team, however, served blunt evidence in Budapest they are in a class apart, locking out the front row and to what could be considered the front-four places. Hamilton now occupies rarefied air indeed in the qualifying pantheon. His seventh pole in Hungary matches the track record held by Michael Schumacher and he is…

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Flemish cycling organization has decided that fans will have to cover up their faces

Flemish cycling organization has decided that fans will have to cover up their faces

Fans watching Flemish cycling events in person will in future have to don a face covering Cycling Vlaanderen, the Flemish cycling organization has decided. Until now social distancing was deemed to be sufficient, but experience showed this wasn’t really the case. Social distancing was the norm at the start and finish of all Flemish cycling races, but Cycling Vlaanderen noticed that enthusiastic cycling fans get so excited they forget about such matters and all got too close. The organization felt duty bound to intervene.  For the cyclists themselves, carers and…

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Raheem Sterling demands English football to give black managers a chance

Raheem Sterling demands English football to give black managers a chance

Raheem Sterling has called for English football to seize the moment and finally address its lack of black representation in positions of power. The Manchester City and England forward made the comments during an appearance on the BBC’s flagship political programme, Newsnight, in the wake of anti-racism protests that have taken hold across the world. Advance clips had shown the 25-year-old offering his support to those who have taken to the streets in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in the United States, but the full interview…

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Brees apologizes after LeBron James backlashes criticism of QB Anthem protests

Brees apologizes after LeBron James backlashes criticism of QB Anthem protests

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has apologized for his lack of “compassion or empathy” after he said he disagrees with athletes protesting against racism during the national anthem. Brees registered his opposition to the non-violent protest movement launched by Colin Kaepernick during the 2016 NFL season in an interview with Yahoo Finance published on Wednesday. “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” the 41-year-old said. “Let me just tell what I see or what I feel when the national anthem…

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Illegal football match is a concern in the French virus point

Illegal football match is a concern in the French virus point

An illegal football match played in France’s eastern city of Strasbourg sparked fears on Tuesday (26 May) the game could lead to a resurgence of the coronavirus virus in one of the worst-affected areas in the country. The match, played on Sunday between teams from the city’s districts of Neuhof and Hautepierre in a local stadium, attracted some 400 spectators in defiance of rules still in place to battle the virus. France began easing strict lockdown measures a fortnight ago, but gatherings remain limited to 10 people. The football game…

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Ferrari is expected to sign Carlos Sainz instead of Vettel in the 2021 F1 season

Ferrari is expected to sign Carlos Sainz instead of Vettel in the 2021 F1 season

Ferrari are shortly expected to conclude a deal to sign Carlos Sainz from McLaren to replace Sebastian Vettel for the 2021 Formula One season. As a result Daniel Ricciardo is believed to be moving from Renault to replace Sainz. Both moves are expected to be announced before the end of the week. Ferrari taking on Sainz to partner Charles Leclerc ends conjecture that Lewis Hamilton would join the Scuderia. Ferrari announced on Tuesday they would not be renewing Vettel’s contract after this season and the team wants to quickly conclude a deal…

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Kiosk merchants issue a security alert on the planned return of horse racing to action

Kiosk merchants issue a security alert on the planned return of horse racing to action

Some races should be started without stalls as a means of reducing risk when the sport returns to action, two stalls handlers have told the Guardian. The men, who did not wish to be named, said they could not imagine how the established rules of physical distancing could be maintained during their skilled and dangerous work of guiding racehorses into the starting stalls. Neither of the men has been given any information about what safety precautions will be put in place, even though there is talk of the sport resuming…

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