Wimbledon was cancelled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won’t be played.

Britain imposed a nationwide lockdown just over a week ago, and the All England Club announced after a two-day emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020. That hadn’t happened since 1945.

Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club’s grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.

Instead, the next edition of the tournament will be June

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Gronk is coming to iRacing.

Rob Gronkowski and WWE star Mojo Rawley are set to serve as the grand marshals for the NASCAR virtual racing event on Sunday. Gronkowski, the retired New England Patriots tight end, is also scheduled to host WrestleMania. WrestleMania, WWE’s signature event, is held over two days on Saturday and Sunday this year for the first time in history.

Rawley and Gronkowski, also a Fox Sports analyst, are long-time friends and the two will start Sunday’s iRacing event on the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway track. The race is set for 1 p.m. and scheduled to air … Read More

TORONTO — While Toronto’s ban on city-led events through June 30 does not prohibit professional sporting contests during the COVID-19 pandemic, two major annual events say they are close to making announcements on their status for this year.

Woodbine Racetrack says it is discussing the “potential postponement” of the Queen’s Plate on June 27. Golf Canada and RBC say they will have further announcements on the RBC Canadian Open June 11-14 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in the coming week.

The Queen’s Plate, the first jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of horse racing, has been run annually since

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has pleaded guilty to his second drunken driving offence in New Mexico.

Court records show the 32-year-old mixed-martial arts fighter entered his plea Tuesday and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. Jones also was ordered to complete a minimum of 90 days of out-patient treatment, pay maximum fines and fees, and complete community service.

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NEW YORK — Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets and backup quarterback David Fales have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team can’t announce deals until they’re officially signed. ESPN first reported Fales’ return to the Jets.

The 29-year-old Fales spent most of last season with New York after signing with the Jets in September following Sam Darnold’s mononucleosis diagnosis and Trevor Siemian being lost for the season with an ankle injury.

Fales joins Darnold and Mike White

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The five 3D printers at NASCAR’s Research & Technology centre — two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago — are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car.

But when racing came to a stop March 13 amid the coronavirus pandemic, a handful of NASCAR engineers wondered if the printers could be used to address the shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers. They contacted suppliers and came up with designs for face shields the printers could make. They met with Novant Health, which serves medical facilities

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John Herdman had planned to be coaching the Canadian men’s soccer team against Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday in Langford, B.C.

Instead he was in his Vancouver-area home, working on a weekend coaching webinar and other duties.

“It’s a strange feeling … Just another layer of (the) reality of what we’re dealing with now,” he said. “When football stops, you know there must be a crisis in the world. There’s nothing much that seems to stop football anywhere.

“But to actually think that we’ve had to forget about football and start focusing on our health, to collectively fight against something,

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