UEFA is nearing a decision to postpone the European Championship by a year to 2021 as the continent grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The governing body is assessing the options over what to do with its flagship national teams’ competition. A final decision will come when the UEFA executive committee meets on Tuesday after talks with clubs and leagues.

But the person said delaying Euro 2020 by a year is the main option now being explored at UEFA, which had been insisting publicly up to this week

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The PGA Tour plans to keep playing, just without anyone watching from outside the ropes.

Commissioner Jay Monahan said Thursday that fans will not be allowed at the final three days of The Players Championship or three other tournaments — one in Florida, two in Texas — leading up to the Masters.

Even as other leagues were cancelling tournaments and events for a month or more, Monahan leaned on golf not being a contact sport and being played outdoors across sprawling acreage as a reason not to shut down entirely.

“Our players are making their

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The ATP suspended all men’s professional tennis tournaments for six weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the WTA said Thursday it was calling off one event in April and would decide on any further changes to the women’s tour schedule within a week.

After the men’s tour said it would halt ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour competition until late April, WTA spokeswoman Amy Binder told The Associated Press the women’s tour was not immediately prepared to do the same.

“At this point in time,” Binder wrote in an email, “we are not looking to put in a 6

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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for COVID-19. Mitchell himself confirmed the results on his Instagram page.

Reports broke late Wednesday that Jazz centre Rudy Gobert had tested positive for coronavirus — the first among NBA players. The league responded quickly by suspending the 2019-20 season indefinitely, with several teams advised to self-quarantine.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Gobert’s teammates said he “had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings.”

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MIAMI — The Miami Open tennis tournament that was scheduled to start later this month was cancelled Thursday because of the new coronavirus outbreak.

The tournament had been scheduled for March 23 to April 5 at the NFL Dolphins’ stadium complex in Miami Gardens. The tournament moved there last year from its former home on Key Biscayne.

Virtually all of the world’s top players had been scheduled to participate except for Roger Federer, who is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

It’s the second top tennis tournament affected in five days. The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells,

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Mackenzie Hughes has never hit the ball in the water on the iconic island-green hole at TPC Sawgrass.

Off the tee, that is.

The Canadian – one of five in The Players Championship field this week, a record number – remembers his one “minor mishap,” when he cleared the water off the tee, but ended up in the bunker on the front-right portion of the safe area.

From there he hit it in the water.

The par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass has taken on a life of its own as a hole that’s equal parts

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The Fed Cup finals have been postponed indefinitely in response to concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus.

The 12-team women’s tennis tournament was set to be played April 14-19 in Budapest, Hungary. The International Tennis Federation said it still hopes to stage the event in 2020, but did not announce a date.

The Fed Cup serves as a qualifying event for the Olympics and the ITF said it "is working closely with the IOC to address any impact this may have on athlete eligibility" for the Tokyo Games.

All playoff matches between lower-ranked teams, which were set to … Read More