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The Latest: Russian soccer league calls off another game

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The Russian soccer league says another game involving FC Orenburg has been called off following an outbreak of coronavirus at the club.

The league says the regional public health body did not sign off on Orenburg hosting Ural Yekaterinburg. Orenburg already forfeited a game on Saturday against FC Krasnodar.

The league says 10 people at Orenburg have been confirmed to have the virus. The club said last week that six players and two staff members had tested positive.

There was no mention of any plan to

Biscuits, Minor League Baseball Season officially Cancelled

  STATEMENT FROM THE BISCUITS: Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Virus Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball have announced that the 2020 MILB Season has been cancelled. The Montgomery Biscuits are saddened by the news and what it means for fans and the Montgomery community. The cancellation of the season will have an impact on a…

The Latest: Sevens rugby world series canceled

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The rest of the rugby sevens world series has been canceled and New Zealand declared winners of the men’s and women’s titles.

The Hong Kong, Singapore, Langford, London and Paris legs were postponed but World Rugby canceled them after discussion with all of the host unions.

New Zealand was awarded the titles for leading the standings when the coronavirus pandemic stopped the series after six of the 10 men’s rounds and four of the five women’s rounds.

South Africa was second and Fiji third in the men’s

The Latest: No 2020 Davis Cup finals because of cornavirus

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The Davis Cup men’s tennis competition has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will pick up again in 2021.

Matches were scheduled for this September and the Davis Cup finals were set for November in Madrid.

Now the World Group I and World Group II preliminary matches will be played in various sites in either March or September 2021. The finals will be in Madrid during the week of Nov. 22, 2021.

The International Tennis Federation says the 18 nations that already qualified for

The Latest: 2 Diamond League track meets canceled

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Diamond League track meets in France and the United States have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers say the Sept. 6 event in Paris and the Prefontaine meet on Oct. 4 in Eugene, Oregon, cannot be held because of the current restrictions on mass gatherings and international travel.

A meet in Gateshead, England, has been postponed from Aug. 16 to a possible date in mid-September.

The next possible Diamond League meet is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Monaco.

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The Latest: Berlin Marathon canceled because of virus

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This year’s Berlin Marathon has been canceled following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers say “after extensive examination and various discussions” they were not able to find a later date. Authorities in Germany have blocked the hosting of major events through October.

The marathon was scheduled for Sept. 27.

The Berlin Marathon is one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.

It will be the first year with

FBI: No Charges Planned in Noose Incident at Talladega Superspeedway

The noose found hanging in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, according to investigators. Federal authorities say no charges are planned. Wallace, a native of Mobile, is the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. He successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its…

The Latest: Karate worlds postponed by 1 year to 2021

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This year’s karate world championships have been postponed for one year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The World Karate Federation says the championships will now take place from Nov. 16-21, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The governing body says “the well-being and safety of competitors and fans could not be ensured amid the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19.”

Karate was set to make its debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but that event has also been postponed by a year.

The karate worlds are