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Golf: Nicklaus not letting virus stop Memorial handshake tradition

14 Jul 2020

The congratulatory handshake with Jack Nicklaus that follows a win at the Memorial Tournament he hosts is a coveted prize in golf and the 18-times major champion said on Tuesday he will not let the COVID-19 outbreak get in the way of tradition.

Golf: Morikawa eager to extend love affair with Muirfield

14 Jul 2020

Collin Morikawa, fresh off his dramatic playoff win at Muirfield Village Golf Club, returns to the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout for this week's Memorial Tournament where the course he quickly fell in love with will present a much sterner test.

NFL's Washington team to retire Redskins name and logo

13 Jul 2020

The U.S. National Football League's Washington team announced on Monday it will retire its Redskins name and logo, which it has used since 1933 but which has long been criticized as racist by Native American rights groups. | Video

NFL: Odds favor Redtails for Washington football team's new name

13 Jul 2020

Moments after the NFL's Washington team said on Monday it would retire the Redskins name and logo, long criticized by Native American activists as a racist slur, debate over the team's new identity lit up the internet.

NHL to resume virus-hit season August 1 in Canada

11 Jul 2020

TORONTO The National Hockey League will resume its virus-interrupted season next month with a Stanley Cup tournament in Canada after players ratified a return-to-play plan and extension to a labor deal, both sides said on Friday.

Venue selection for 2026 World Cup delayed by COVID-19 - FIFA

06 Jul 2020

A final decision on the venues for the 2026 World Cup being jointly hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico has been significantly delayed by the COVID-19 outbreak, global soccer's governing body FIFA said on Monday.

PGA Tour scraps plan to have fans at Memorial due to COVID-19

06 Jul 2020

The PGA Tour said on Monday next week's Memorial Tournament in Dublin Ohio, which was supposed to be the first since the circuit's return from a three-month COVID-19 hiatus to include spectators, will instead be held without fans.

Golf: DeChambeau muscles his way to three-shot victory in Detroit

06 Jul 2020

A bulked-up Bryson DeChambeau, who has been knocking on the door since the PGA Tour's return from a COVID-19 hiatus, finally blew it open as he cruised to victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit on Sunday.

Wolff lets ice cream truck steer him to three-shot lead in Detroit

05 Jul 2020

Matthew Wolff said he got a sense of calm from the ice cream truck that circled Detroit Golf Club on Saturday as he capped a solid round with a superb finish to grab a three-shot lead at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Cleveland Indians to consider changing franchise's nickname

04 Jul 2020

The Cleveland Indians followed the lead of the NFL's Washington Redskins on Friday as the Major League Baseball club said it too will consider changing a team nickname that has been in place for 105 years. | Video

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