Coronavirus and Sports,..The Effects.

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Bob Arum says Top Rank cards to resume in June, likely in Nevada
A few weeks ago, Arum expressed some interest in staging fights in Florida, where the WWE has been deemed "essential" by the governor's office. But because Top Rank's headquarters are located in Las Vegas, holding these first few events in Nevada makes the most logistical sense for the company, Arum said.

WBC issues plan for boxing to return amid coronavirus
Promoters are devising plans for boxing to return after the sport was shut down in March, as states and nations prepare to ease restrictions around the staging of live sports events without fans.
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NBA facilities are reopening, but is the season any closer?
But one thing has changed -- the growing acceptance that if and when the NBA does resume, it will be in a world where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is ever-present. If the NBA is to come back in some form, there will be, by definition, risk.

Top NBA prospect Killian Hayes won't play in German league finale
Several German teams have given their players final say in deciding whether to participate in the tournament, a source said, especially import players who will need to travel back to Germany from the United States.

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Champion boxer Claressa Shields sizes up her MMA debut



Claressa Shields was supposed to fight on May 9, defending two of her championship belts and trying to win a vacant third against Marie-Eve Dicaire in Shields' hometown of Flint, Michigan. Instead, like the rest of the sports world during the coronavirus pandemlc, she's waiting to find out when she'll fight again. In an as-told-to story with Michael Rothstein, she shares what life has been like during this time.
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How will MLS return from COVID-19 hiatus?
Detailing the league's plan to come back from the coronavirus

With Major League Soccer allowing players to train by themselves outdoors at team facitities starting May 6, the wheels are officially in motion for the top flight in the U.S. and Cansda to resume playing, although no firm date has been set for resumption. The league suspended the 2020 regular season after just two rounds of games on March 12. The initial pause was set for 30 days, but that has since been extended twice, with June 8 the most recent date put out by the league as the earliest games would resume. Each of the 26 MLS clubs will have to lay out their respective plans for how they expect to do this, which will then be reviewed and approved by the club's medical staff and local officials before being submitted to Major League Soccer for final approval.

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Coronavirus live updates: Oregon governor says no large public events until September

The rapid spread of the coronavirus is causing cancellations and postponements of sporting events and affecting sports around the globe. One of the biggest developments is that Japan and the International Olympic Committee have decided to postpone the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo until next year. As of Tuesday evening, there have been at least 1.4M confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, according to CBS News, and more than 81,000 people have died worldwide due to the virus. In addition, multiple states are under a state of emergency politicians from the local to federal level along with public health officials are recommending large gatherings of people, including sporting events in coronavirus hotspots be canceled or closed to the public.

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NBA owners, execs hopeful for return after call with Adam Silver, sources say
Owners and executives on the call were encouraged about the league's progress toward minimizing health risk upon a return and the league office's positive conversations with the National Basketball Players Association about the players' desire to eventually restart the season, sources said.

Arizona governor says pro sports can resume without fans May 16
Ducey said Tuesday that professional sports, including MLB, the NBA, the NHL and the NFL, can resume without fans on Saturday.
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Panthers owner optimistic for NFL games with fans

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper believes there should be enough coronavirus tests by the fall so that NFL teams can play games in stadiums with some fans. "You won't be playing having full stadiums, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fans in the stadium either," Tepper told CNBC on Wednesday. "If you're comfortable being in a closed airplane for a cross-country trip, 18 inches apart, maybe with two seats in between you and being 5 feet away from each other, you might be comfortable in an open-air stadium." The Panthers are one of 20 NFL teams with open-air stadiums. Five more have retractable roofs. The NFL hasn't officially said when players and team personnel can return to their facilities for offseason workouts, but the league did release the 2020 schedule last week, with games beginning the second week in September.

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