Coronavirus: the latest news from Italy and the world related to the world of sport
10.30 am – Golf, Ryder Cup: Koepka thinks about the boycott
The big names in golf could decide to turn to the facts in case the PGA of America decides to stage the Ryder Cup 2020 behind closed doors in September (25-27) in Wisconsin. American Brooks Koepka thinks about the boycott. From Fort Worth (Texas) where today he will be among the protagonists of the Charles Schwab Challenge, the first post-pandemic event, he explained: “We all know why the organizers want the USA-Europe challenge to take place. And the motivation – he said making the gesture of money with his hands – is of an economic nature. I’m pretty sure that the organizers won’t opt for a closed door event, so I don’t think boycotting is an option that I will have to consider.
10.12 – Malagò: “With the Games we will review sport as before”
“From the matches of the Italian Cup, the world of Italian football starts up again, while with Tokyo2020 we can review the sport as it was before.” These are the words of the president of CONI, Giovanni Malagò, who spoke at the “Maratona Sport, ideas for the post Covid-19” event on the elevensports.it website. “The IOC is addressing the topic of the Olympics: I am fortunate to be part of the International Olympic Committee and some commissions, we are all convinced that from the Tokyo Games you can go back to speaking for the first of a real global event, with 10,800 athletes, 206 Olympic committees and then to follow the whole Paralympic world “. On the possibility of bringing the Games back to Rome, Malagò is negative: “I am a realist, I know the reality of the IOC. There is no possibility in the medium to short term that the Olympics can return to Rome. “
9.40 am – Kyrgios: “Selfish Atp”
Nick Kyrgios accused the ATP of being “selfish” for continuing with the plan to play the US Open despite the United States still being in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and protests against racism. According to Kyrgios, it is too early to play Flushing Meadow, on the line of other players, such as Novak Djokovic. “The ATP is trying to get the US Open to play. Selfish with everything that’s going on right now, ”Kyrgios wrote on Twitter. “Covid, the protests. Together we have to overcome these challenges before tennis returns to me. ”
9.35 am – Golf: Pga Tour, all tests negative for players
There are no positives among the Pga Tour players who will take part in the Fort Worth Charles Schwab Challenge after 3 months of lockdown from today to Sunday. The balance of the Korn Ferry Tour is 4 positive (3 caddy and 1 player among the infected after taking the test before going to Florida), the minor circuit of the American men’s tour still starting today but from Ponte Vedera Beach, with the Korn Ferry Challenge. A total of 1559 coronavirus tests with only 4 positives, however in the US circuit less expected. Satisfied the commissioner of the PGA Tour, Jay Monahan. “We have overcome important obstacles in recent months and now we just want to go back to playing safely.”
9.31 am – In Belgrade the Djokovic tournament with open doors
Over the weekend Novak Djokovic returns to the field in the charity tournament hosted and organized in Belgrade by the number one in the world, with open doors. The Adria Tour will be held until July 5 in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia. At the first stage of the tournament, Saturday and Sunday, the Serbian star will be reached by the number three in the world Dominic Thiem, in addition to Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov. The ATP and WTA tournaments have been suspended since March due to the pandemic and will not resume until at least the end of July. The four tennis stars will play under regulations that allow up to 1,000 people to participate in outdoor sporting events, which were introduced Monday in Serbia. The matches will be played at the Novak Tennis Center, funded by the Djokovic family, overlooking the Danube River. Tickets sold out in seven minutes after they went on sale online. The event will be broadcast live in over 100 countries. After Belgrade, the tournament will move to Zadar, where Marin Cilic and Borna Coric will also be on the field. After Montenegro, the event will end on July 5 with an exhibition match between Bosnian number one Damir Dzumhur and Djokovic. All games will be played on the ground. The money raised will be donated to various charities.
8.55 am – Two positive football players in Texas
The University of Texas has announced that two football players have tested positive and a third tested positive for Covid 19 antibodies. This week Texas has brought 58 players to campus, otherwise closed to students. One of these presented symptoms during pre-screening and was tested before arrival. The announcement did not indicate whether any of the players were part of a group that marched with coach Tom Herman last week from the campus football stadium in honor of George Floyd.
8.21 – Tennis: thousand dollars contribution to players out of the top 500
Tennis players ranked outside the top 500 in singles or outside the top 175 in doubles are eligible for contributions of up to $ 1,000 from the International Tennis Federation to help manage the tournament stop due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ITF announced Wednesday the details of an assistance fund of over $ 2.5 million.
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