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The Latest: British Open says postponement is an option

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British Open organizers say postponement is an option for this year’s tournament at Royal St. George’s because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The R&A released a short statement in response to media speculation about the staging of the event in July. Chief executive Martin Slumbers says the “process is taking some time to resolve” because of a range of external factors.

Slumbers says “we are well aware of the importance of being able to give clear guidance to fans, players and everyone involved and are

The Latest: French MotoGP postponed because of virus

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The French Grand Prix scheduled for May 17 in Le Mans has been postponed, becoming the sixth MotoGP race to be called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The motorcycling series has yet to start its season.

The season-opener in Qatar was canceled, the Thailand, Americas and Argentina races were postponed to October-November, and the Spanish MotoGP has yet to find new dates.

The next race at risk is the Italian MotoGP on May 31.

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World Sailing has canceled the World Cup Series Final in

The Latest: World Sailing event in Japan canceled

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World Sailing has canceled the World Cup Series Final in Enoshima, Japan, in June because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The regatta was to give valuable competition for the Olympic classes just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Games.

The Olympics have been postponed to 2021.

World Sailing and Japanese officials were in talks to return to Enoshima in 2021 before the rescheduled Olympics.

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Brescia president Massimo Cellino says he will forfeit his team’s remaining Serie A matches if the

The Latest: Brescia would forfeit matches if play resumes

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Brescia president Massimo Cellino says he will forfeit his team’s remaining Serie A matches if the Italian soccer league resumes.

Brescia is the third-worst hit province in Italy with more than 8,500 coronavirus cases and more than 1,300 deaths.

In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Cellino says “this season doesn’t make sense anymore.”

He says “returning to activity is pure craziness. If they force us to I am ready to not put out the team and lose the matches 3-0 by default out of respect for

The Latest: Potential Asian Cup bidders given more time

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Potential hosts of soccer’s 2027 Asian Cup have been given more time to enter the contest by the Asian Football Confederation.

The AFC says the March deadline to show interest was extended by three months to June because many of its member federations have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Saudi Arabian soccer body said in February it wanted to host the 24-team tournament.

China will host the 2023 edition. A return to western Asia is possible after the United Arab Emirates staged the

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Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII

UNDATED (AP) — Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The All England Club announced Wednesday after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis will not be held in 2020.

Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS

Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII

UNDATED (AP) — Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The All England Club announced Wednesday after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis will not be held in 2020.

Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball

Update on the latest sports

VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS

Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII

UNDATED (AP) — Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The All England Club announced Wednesday after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis will not be held in 2020.

Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball

The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

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A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season.

The Union did not identify the player. He reported mild symptoms.

MLS suspended all league and team activities March 12. The Union said no other club players or staff would be tested because the case fell beyond the 14-day window of possible interaction with the player.

A member of the Seattle Sounders’ support staff and a

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS

Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII

UNDATED (AP) — Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The All England Club announced Wednesday after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis will not be held in 2020.

Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball