Basketball-Australia’s NBL denies Hawks sold to NBA prospect Ball

Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) has denied the struggling Illawarra Hawks club have been sold to teenage NBA prospect LaMelo Ball after the player’s manager said it was a “done deal”. Ball, seen as a potential number one pick in the 2020 NBA draft, had an injury-blighted stint at the Wollongong-based Hawks last year but …

Report: Masters could move to November, U.S. Open could shift west

A tentative plan for a revised professional golf calendar calls for the Masters to be held in November, and the U.S. Open possibly could get moved to California, Golfweek reported Thursday. The report indicated that the release of the new schedule is on hold pending a decision about the fate of The Open Championship. The …

European football focusing on restart in July and August

European football, currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus, is focusing on a restart in July and August with clubs and leagues being told that stopping competitions should “really be the last resort.” UEFA, the European Club Association and the European Leagues umbrella group sent a joint letter to their members on Thursday saying …

Report: PGA Tour executive tests positive for coronavirus

A PGA Tour staff member tested positive for the coronavirus but is “feeling better” and anticipating a complete recovery, Golfweek reported Thursday. Senior vice president of player affairs Ross Berlin confirmed his test results in an email to PGA Tour players and staff Wednesday night, according to the report. After feeling sick and getting diagnosed …

F1 driver Norris live shaves his head for charity

McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris fulfilled a fundraising pledge by shaving his head live on his Twitch streaming channel on Thursday, even if he stopped short of becoming “Baldo Norris”. “It doesn’t suit me, it just doesn’t,” the previously curly- haired 20-year-old complained after inspecting the self-inflicted buzz cut. An appreciative audience of more …

FIFA chief says football will be totally different after coronavirus

Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global soccer body FIFA Gianni Infantino said on Thursday. “Football will come back, and when it does, we’ll celebrate coming out of a nightmare together,” he told the Italian news agency ANSA in an interview. “There is one lesson, …

Swimming: Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh to put off career finale after Tokyo Games postponement

Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh has resolved to “keep going” for his dream to end his career with a golden swansong at what would be his fifth Olympic appearance in the Tokyo Games, postponed to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics – Swimming – Final – Men’s 200m Butterfly Semifinals …