The Latest: Bellator postpones its three cards scheduled for May


Latest information on the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic on sports activities around the globe:


Bellator has postponed its three maps scheduled for May following the coronavirus pandemic.

The MMA group says it would attempt to reprogram the Bellator 242 set for May 9 in San Jose, California, a card on May 16 in London and the Bellator 243 on May 29 in Temecula, California.

Bellator says it would attempt to reschedule the occasions as quickly as attainable.


Football gamers in Germany may very well be examined for coronavirus earlier than video games if the season resumes.

The German Football League has declared that it has arrange a medical working group which is engaged on a "procedure for the strict and independent control of players and other staff members, including immediately before match days".

The league can be enjoyable its guidelines of monetary honest play, because it expects golf equipment to search out it tough to regulate to a chronic shortfall in tv revenues, tickets and sponsorship.

Clubs coming into insolvency proceedings this season is not going to profit from a obligatory 9 level deduction. The groups' “liquidity situation” can even not be taken into consideration when issuing licenses for subsequent season.

The Bundesliga has not performed a match since March 11. The golf equipment of the 2 important divisions voted to increase the suspension till a minimum of April 30.


The new group of Kansas City Royals homeowners, in addition to the group's gamers, employees and charity, donate greater than 500,000 meals to Harvesters, a neighborhood meals financial institution that helps folks in want through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Royals president John Sherman, who purchased the membership late final yr from David Glass, stated in a press release that his group of gamers, executives and buyers "share a link deep with the Kansas City community, that's why the whole Royals family comes together to do our part. "

The Royals opened their season towards the White Sox final week in Chicago. Their first residence recreation would have been Thursday towards the Mariners. At this level, nobody actually is aware of when the membership will take the sector.

Longtime outfielder Alex Gordon donated to the Royals' meals drive. He says his household stays at residence through the pandemic, however "we feel very blessed and we want to make sure our neighbors are taken care of."


Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame President and CEO John Doleva stated the group is transferring ahead with its London Showcase double program scheduled for December, which can pit Kentucky towards Kentucky Michigan and the Marists towards the UMBC.

Doleva stated in a press release that he "remains diligent in monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interest of public health". He added that the well being and security of gamers, followers and employees is of "utmost importance" and can talk with the 4 colleges with updates as wanted.


The FIFPro world soccer union says that Belarusian footballers are involved in regards to the persevering with coronavirus pandemic.

FIFPro Secretary General Jonas Baer-Hoffmann stated "it is not understandable" that the Belarusian league continues to be taking part in after kick-off this month. It is the one excessive degree European league in motion.

Baer-Hoffmann says "that there are players who turn to them concerned".

Fans coming into stadiums in Belarus over the weekend obtained hand sanitizers, however few wore protecting masks.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko objected to not restrict folks's actions, saying "it is better to die standing than to live on your knees".

Baer-Hoffmann stated that FIFPro has no member union in Belarus however "we will lobby" to introduce precautions.


The Bundesliga soccer season will stay suspended till April as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

The 36 golf equipment of the 2 important divisions of Germany have agreed to just accept the advice of the league authority to increase the interval with out matches till a minimum of April 30.

The final recreation performed was March 11.

The president of the League, Christian Seifert, declared that "the most important thing without any doubt is to control the epidemic of the virus and especially to protect the groups at risk".

The coaching of the 36 golf equipment should stay suspended till April 5.

UEFA is because of meet with its 55 members on Wednesday to debate the destiny of different Champions League, Europa League and worldwide matches.


Scottish rugby coach Gregor Townsend agreed to a 25% wage deferral from April 1 to September 1.

Coaches from two skilled groups, Richard Cockerill in Edinburgh and Dave Rennie in Glasgow, have made the identical deal, though Rennie begins his new teaching place in Australia in July.

Scottish Rugby additionally introduced that CEO Mark Dodson is taking a 30% carryover and the board 25%.

English coach Eddie Jones agreed to a 25% pay reduce final week.


ABC / ESPN moved till April 19 the premiere of the 10-part docuseries "The Last Dance" starring Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls of the 90s. The docuseries will air on ESPN on Sunday night and on Netflix in exterior the United States.

It was initially scheduled to be launched in June, however sports activities followers have been calling on social media for the collection to be moved following the coronavirus outbreak and most sporting occasions have been canceled or postponed.

The information was introduced on Good Morning America.

The Bulls gained six NBA titles within the 1990s and have been led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman.


Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Kapas, 26, wrote in an Instagram publish that she needed to bear exams to renew coaching.

She says her first check was adverse however a second check confirmed that she had the virus. She stays in quarantine at residence for two weeks.

Kapas says: "I have no symptoms yet and that is why it is important for you to know that even if you feel healthy, you can spread the virus."

Kapas gained gold within the 200 butterfly on the 2019 world championships in China and a bronze medal within the 800 meter freestyle on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


FIFPro world soccer union says seven-time Slovak champion Zilina has opted for chapter after providing gamers an 80% pay reduce.

FIFPro says it believes Zilina is the primary European membership to enter liquidation for the reason that coronavirus epidemic.

The union says Zilina "refused to negotiate with the (Slovak) players' union".

The transfer follows the truth that the membership bought 20-year-old striker Róbert Boženík to Feyenoord in January for an introduced quantity of round 4.5 million euros (4.9 million euros). of {dollars}).

Zilina is second within the now suspended Slovakian league. The membership performed within the Champions League in 2010-2011, however misplaced all six video games to a bunch that features Chelsea and Marseille.


The World Badminton Federation has frozen the world rankings whereas the circuit is suspended.

The rating was backdated to March 17. It was the day after the final worldwide match, the All England Open. They would be the foundation for registration and rating within the subsequent worldwide tournaments, when they’re.

The world tour is suspended on the finish of April, however the BWF expects extra tournaments to be postponed in May and June.

He says he has not but determined how the rating will probably be unlocked.

The BWF says "it is difficult to define the exact procedure until we have an exact idea of ​​what the international calendar will look like after the game is resumed and the suspended tournaments rescheduled".

With the Tokyo Olympics delayed till 2021, the BWF says it’s reviewing the Olympic qualification course of. He famous that the results of the freeze on the planet rating didn’t apply to Olympic {qualifications}.


Jamie Murray, double champion of the combined doubles, thinks that Wimbledon will probably be canceled.

The All England Club board of administrators will maintain an emergency assembly on Wednesday to debate the destiny of the 2020 match.

The budding season solely lasts six weeks and Wimbledon takes place when the daylight are longest in Britain. The membership acknowledged the quick window at its disposal and excluded from taking part in with out spectators.

The French Open has been postponed from May to September.

The brother of double Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was requested if he thought a cancellation was extra doubtless than a postponement. He advised BBC Radio 4: "I think so. I think for them it is difficult to back off the tournament for many reasons, as you run into other tournaments. "


Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis match in Roger Federer's hometown of Basel have introduced that ticket gross sales will begin on time on Thursday.

The match is scheduled to happen from October 26 to November 1. The organizers predict that tickets will probably be reimbursed "if the coronavirus crisis continues and if the highlight of Swiss tennis does not take place".

The ATP Tour is at the moment suspended till a minimum of June.

Federer and his spouse donated a million Swiss francs ($ 1.04 million) final week to assist households in want in his residence nation through the pandemic.

Federer is 10 occasions champion of the Swiss Indoors and will probably be 39 years previous earlier than this yr's match. He was twice a ball participant on the occasion and made his debut as a participant in 1998 on the age of 17. He misplaced within the first spherical to Andre Agassi.

On Monday, Federer posted pictures of his accounts on social media exhibiting that he was choosing up stones throughout his rehabilitation after a left knee operation in February.


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