PARIS — Rule changes aimed at adding flexibility to the heavily disrupted Formula One season during the coronavirus outbreak were approved on Tuesday.

The first eight of 22 scheduled races this year have been called off, with the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the showpiece Monaco GP cancelled altogether.

There is currently no start date for the season, with the next races scheduled to be Canada on June 14, France on June 28 and Austria on July 5. Postponed races could be rescheduled later this year, if the championship gets underway.

One main change means that governing body FIA and

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Winners of 10 games in 2019, their best season in a decade, the Buffalo Bills look to be the biggest beneficiaries of Tom Brady’s decision to leave New England. But despite making a number of key personnel moves and the departure of their archnemesis, the Bills continue to lag behind the Patriots as plus-130 second favourites on the odds to win the AFC East next season at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Bills made a bold move to give quarterback Josh Allen some help downfield by trading for wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and bolstered their defence by signing veteran cornerback

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With the NBA season on hiatus, players are looking for other ways to keep fans entertained.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the league is planning a players-only NBA 2K tournament that could start as early as Friday.

It’s unclear which players will be participating in the tournament but Haynes adds that each team is expected to have a representative. It’s expected the event will feature “some big-name players.”

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The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an area that houses indoor courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows will begin to be converted into a medical facility starting Tuesday.

New York state and city officials are trying to increase hospital capacity by up to 87,000 beds to handle the outbreak.

Widmaier adds that kitchens at Louis Armstrong Stadium — the second-largest arena used for

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Virtual racing has been the small saving grace for motorsports since the coronavirus pandemic brought nearly everything to a halt.

Timmy Hill’s iRacing victory on national television gave the journeyman driver and his sponsors exposure they would never receive during a normal NASCAR weekend.

“What I’ll gain from this is recognition. It’s hard to get that recognition because of the level of competition that we are in real life,” said Hill, who at 27 has bounced around NASCAR’s three national series since 2011 before making his first Daytona 500 this year.

“We just don’t have the money,

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TORONTO — Golf Canada has postponed three regional qualifying tournaments for the 2020 RBC Canadian Open due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournaments were slated to start May 14 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley in Caledon, Ont., May 19 at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, B.C., and May 21 at Club de golf Pinegrove in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

Golf Canada also announced that four upcoming tournaments in its NextGen Championships junior series have been cancelled, and the Canadian University/College Championship scheduled to start May 24 at Club de golf Les Quatre Domaines, Mirabel, Que., has been postponed.

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His latest fight postponed because of the UFC’s inability to find a place to stage it due to COVID-19, Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser is chilling in his condo with a couple of 40-pound dumbbells, a medicine ball and skipping rope.

“I make do,” says Boser, who normally trains twice a day at the gym.

The 28-year-old from Bonnyville, Alta., who now calls Edmonton home, landed on a March 28 UFC card originally scheduled for Columbus, Ohio, when Brazilian Carlos Felipe dropped out due to visa issues, according to the UFC. Boser was to face American Jeff (Lights Out)

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