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Motor racing-Verstappen suffers the first retirement of F1 season

SPIELBERG, Austria, July 5 (Reuters) - Max Verstappen's hopes of an Austrian Grand Prix hat-trick disappeared on Sunday when the Red Bull driver retired from Formula One's season-opening race at his team's home track. More »

 

Soccer-Xavi renews Al-Sadd contract for 2020-21 season

July 5 (Reuters) - Xavi Hernandez has renewed his managerial contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd for the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Sunday amid speculation he could return to his former club Barcelona. More »

 

UPDATE 1-Tokyo governor re-elected after plaudits for COVID-19 response - exit poll

TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Yuriko Koike was re-elected Tokyo governor on Sunday, according to an exit poll released by public broadcaster NHK, after winning over voters with her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Japanese capital. More »

 

Romania's Halep hopes to play in Palermo next month

(Reuters) - Romanian women's world number two Simona Halep hopes to take part in next month's Palermo Open, the first WTA event to be held after the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, she said on Sunday. More »

 

Tennis-Romania's Halep hopes to play in Palermo next month

July 5 (Reuters) - Romanian women's world number two Simona Halep hopes to take part in next month's Palermo Open, the first WTA event to be held after the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, she said on Sunday. More »

 

Soccer-Sissoko urges patience with Spurs' record signing Ndombele

July 5 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur should be patient with Tanguy Ndombele and give him time to fulfill his potential after making the switch to the Premier League last year, his team mate Moussa Sissoko has said. More »

 

Soccer-mad Argentines get kicks at social distance with 'human foosball'

PERGAMINO, Argentina (Reuters) - Soccer-mad Argentines in the country's farm belt city of Pergamino have devised a clever way to keep playing while avoiding risk of spreading COVID-19: a human foosball pitch with zones for each player to avoid physical contact. More »

 

Tokyo incumbent governor Koike wins second term-NHK exit poll

TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Voters in Tokyo re-elected incumbent Yuriko Koike as their next governor, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday, citing its exit poll, as the Japanese capital grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and prepares for next year's Olympics. More »

 

Motor racing-Masks and remote-control trolleys for F1's new-look podium

July 5 (Reuters) - The top three finishers in Sunday's season-opening Austrian Formula One Grand Prix will have towels and water delivered to them by remote-controlled trolley before they can get their hands on any champagne. More »

 

Yankees' Tanaka released from hospital after line drive to head

(Reuters) - New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of teammate Giancarlo Stanton on Saturday, has been released from hospital, the Major League Baseball team said on Saturday. More »

 

Baseball: Freeman among four Braves players to test positive for COVID-19

(Reuters) - Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was among four players from the Major League Baseball (MLB) outfit to test positive for COVID-19, team manager Brian Snitker said. More »

 

Las Vegas Aces say Liz Cambage set to miss 2020 WNBA season

(Reuters) - Australia and Las Vegas Aces centre Liz Cambage is expected to miss the 2020 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) season, Aces General Manager Dan Padover said in a statement https://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-center-liz-cambage-expected-to-miss-2020-wnba-season. More »

 

Basketball-Las Vegas Aces say Liz Cambage set to miss 2020 WNBA season

July 5 (Reuters) - Australia and Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the 2020 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) season, Aces General Manager Dan Padover said in a statement https://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-center-liz-cambage-expected-to-miss-2020-wnba-season. More »

 

Freeman among four Braves to test positive for virus

Four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman is one of four members of the Atlanta Braves to test positive for the coronavirus, manager Brian Snitker announced Saturday. More »

 

Aces C Cambage to sit out season

Las Vegas Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage will sit out the 2020 season, general manager Dan Padover announced Saturday night. More »

 

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