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Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul        Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south        Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town        NIA to probe gold smuggling case, ex-Consulate woman employee moves HC for anticipatory bail        Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark        Holder wins early battle with Stokes as Windies take control        Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup in September        We have asked every state to adopt one sport: Rijiju        Rupee slips 9 paise to 75.02 against USD        ICICI Bank to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore to bolster capital base        Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen        Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225        Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez        Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action        CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia        301 test positive in Kerala,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,000 mark        Dhoni turns 39, wishes pour in from all corners        New era for cricket as England-West Indies series begins        India''s COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Govt        Rahul asks why no mention of Galwan Valley in MEA statement on talks        
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Sports News
Competitive sports resume in England after 75-day shutdown
 
London, Jun 1 (AP) A mid-morning greyhound race in a virtually empty venue in central Birmingham wouldn't typically be an occasion warranting special attention.

For English sports fans, it was a moment to savor.

When six dogs flew out of the traps at Perry Barr at 10:21 a.m. on Monday, it marked the return of competitive sports in England after a 75-day shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The name of the winning horse Im Sophie will likely be the answer to a quirky quiz question in years to come.

Greyhound racing was the first of three sports to resume Monday, with horse racing and snooker also taking place without spectators and on the condition that competitors and officials follow government-approved coronavirus protocols.

A 10-race card is scheduled at Gosforth Park's all-weather track in the northeast city of Newcastle, where 369 entries from competition-starved horse owners were whittled down to 120 runners. Jockeys will be wearing face masks and only limited personnel will be allowed on the course. That means no bookmakers or bettors, with even the owners themselves barred from attending.

Horse racing was the last live sport to shut down in Britain on March 17.

It's time to return and I really feel we can come back in a safe way in a way the public can be proud of, champion jockey Oisin Murphy said Monday, adding that he and his rivals would physically feel very close to 100%.

But the mental sharpness will only come after a few weeks with some practice.

Snooker's Championship League was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. in Milton Keynes, north of London, with top-ranked Judd Trump in action in the first match.

There are 64 players competing in the tournament and they must all test negative for COVID-19 before entering the arena for matches.

Soccer in England is set to resume on June 17 with two Premier League games.


Holder wins early battle with Stokes as Windies take control
Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup in September
We have asked every state to adopt one sport: Rijiju
Dhoni turns 39, wishes pour in from all corners
New era for cricket as England-West Indies series begins
New Zealand offers to host IPL after UAE and Sri Lanka: BCCI Official By Bharat Sharma
Stokes is a bit like Kohli, he will turn out to be an excellent captain: Hussain
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Forgot count of how many team meetings were held to discuss Tendulkar: Hussain
We stay clear of engagement with Kohli as it brings out the best in him: Hazlewood
There was environment of fear in Pakistan team during 2019 WC: Inzamam
Liverpool thrashed 4-0 by Man City in 1st game as champions
Younis once held a knife to my throat when I offered him advice: Flower
Swiss soccer player positive after Serbia visit
Messi scores 700th goal, Barcelona held 2-2 by Atl tico
Baseball's minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons
Wisden name Ravindra Jadeja as India?s ''Most Valuable Test Player'' of 21st century
Six Pak players, including Hafeez, test negative for COVID-19; to join squad in England
India''s Nitin Menon becomes youngest umpire to enter ICC Elite Panel
Ian Botham claims had COVID-19 in Jan, but mistook it for ''bad flu''
KERALA NEWS
Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark
 Thiruvananthapuram: With COVID19 cases continuing to spiral, Kerala on Thursday recorded the biggest  
Kerala reports 272 fresh cases; 68 infected through contact
Will take appropriate decision at appropriate time:Jose K Mani
Kerala reports 131 new COVID cases, 75 recoveries, 2,112 patients under treatment
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul
 Seoul: The Mayor of this South Korean capital was found dead at Bugaksan mountain here on Thursday,
Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south
Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen
Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225
NATIONAL NEWS
Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town
 Ujjain: History-sheeter Vikas Dubey ? the prime accused for whom Uttar Pradesh Police had launched a
Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez
Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action
CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia
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