Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Has More Cases Than Any Other Country

States plead for more federal help, but White House cancels ventilator production plan. As the United States became the global epicenter of the pandemic, state and local leaders urged President Trump to take more aggressive steps to mobilize the production of critically needed supplies. Instead, the White House suddenly called off a venture to produce […]

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U.S. Open cancels first stage of qualifying

U.S. Open cancels first stage of qualifying (Reuters) – The first stage of qualifying for this year’s U.S. Open has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns, the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) announced on Tuesday. The championship scheduled for June 18-21 at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York is still on, however, with the USGA labeling […]

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NASCAR cancels more races but still plans full schedule

NASCAR cancels more races but still plans full schedule (Reuters) – NASCAR on Monday postponed five more races due to the coronavirus outbreak but said it still intends to reschedule them and run all 36 events on its calendar. The postponements bring to seven the number races cancelled, following last Sunday’s race in Atlanta and […]

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NCAA cancels ‘March Madness’ tournaments over coronavirus

NCAA cancels ‘March Madness’ tournaments over coronavirus NEW YORK (Reuters) – NCAA has canceled its ‘March Madness’ Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, citing concern over the coronavirus pandemic which has hit sporting events across the world. “This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events […]

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Motor racing: WEC cancels Sebring race after U.S. travel clampdown

Motor racing: WEC cancels Sebring race after U.S. travel clampdown (Reuters) – The World Endurance Championship (WEC) has canceled next week’s Sebring 1,000 Miles race in Florida after the United States imposed restrictions on travel from Europe for 30 days amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The WEC said that a large number of drivers, […]

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Russia cancels flagship St Petersburg economic forum over virus fears: Ifax

Russia cancels flagship St Petersburg economic forum over virus fears: Ifax MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has canceled its flagship annual St Petersburg International Economic Forum this year as a precaution against coronavirus, the Interfax news agency cited First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov as saying on Thursday. The forum, usually chaired by President Vladimir Putin, […]

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Motorcycling: MotoGP cancels season-opening Qatar race due to coronavirus

Motorcycling: MotoGP cancels season-opening Qatar race due to coronavirus By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) – Next weekend’s season-opening MotoGP race in Qatar has been canceled because of travel restrictions on passengers from Italy and elsewhere due to the coronavirus epidemic, MotoGP said on Sunday. The floodlit night race was scheduled for the Losail circuit on […]

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Boxing: AIBA cancels European Forum amid coronavirus fears

Boxing: AIBA cancels European Forum amid coronavirus fears (Reuters) – The international boxing federation (AIBA) has canceled its European forum, which was scheduled to take place in the Italian town of Assisi on Saturday, amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak, AIBA said on Thursday. Italy has reported over 400 cases of the flu-like virus — […]

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Placido Domingo cancels Madrid ‘La Traviata’ show following sexual misconduct claims – EFE

Placido Domingo cancels Madrid ‘La Traviata’ show following sexual misconduct claims – EFE MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish opera star Placido Domingo canceled his scheduled performances of “La Traviata” in Madrid’s Teatro Real following allegations of sexual misconduct, EFE news agency reported on Thursday citing a statement from the singer. Domingo apologized on Tuesday to the […]

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