MADRID — Standing in his living room with family photos in the background, the fitness trainer for Spanish soccer club Leganes started the day’s online session.

Using an elastic band, a couple of large water bottles as weight and a chair, Pol Lorente began demonstrating the exercises players had to do back home while in a lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.

Monday’s live session was transmitted online through the Twitch app, and the club opened the feed to anyone who wanted to participate.

“The idea was to work a bit with the players, and since the state

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The WTA has called off three tournaments as part of its upcoming clay-court swing and has suspended its Tour until May 2 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the organization announced Monday.

The WTA said its events in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague will not be held as scheduled.

“We regret this is the case for all of our loyal fans, players, sponsors and all those who support women’s professional tennis,” the Tour said in a statement.

The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Istanbul Open were slated to be held from April 20 to April 26, while … Read More

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NBA teams operating G League franchises reportedly expect the rest of the minor-league season will soon be cancelled, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.

The regular season for the G League would have run until the end of March, with playoffs happening into April.

Players have been

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Englishman Judd Trump landed a sixth snooker ranking title in the 2019-20, setting a new record, but nobody was there to see it happen.

Judd Trump became the first snooker player to win six ranking titles in a season as the world champion landed the Gibraltar Open behind closed doors on Sunday.

The feat of five wins in a season has previously been achieved by Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui and Mark Selby, but Trump went one step further with his latest success.

Three centuries in a 4-3 win over fellow Englishman Kyren Wilson gave him a £50,000 winners’

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TORONTO — Major League Soccer, which has suspended match play for 30 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak, has extended its moratorium on team training through March 20.

The league says during that time MLS players “are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures.”

MLS says it is working with public health authorities, in collaboration with its clubs, MLS Players Association and other North American pro leagues “to finalize a protocol that would permit players to access training facilities for rehab or individual training under safe conditions during the … Read More

Brooks Koepka said Sunday he has no interest in the Premier Golf League, another setback to a league promising guaranteed money and a team concept that now won’t have the two of the top players in the world.

“I am out of the PGL. I’m going with the PGA Tour,” Koepka told The Associated Press. “I have a hard time believing golf should be about just 48 players.”

Rory McIlroy, who replaced Koepka at No. 1 in the world a month ago, said last month in Mexico City that he was not interested in the new league. He said he

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