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End of promotion and relegation in rugby’s Premiership moves a step closer

Ring-fencing of top tier could take place for at least four years from 2021 to 2025 under a plan to restructure English club rugbyJuly 29, 2020 2:40 pmUpdated July 29, 2020 2:47 pmPromotion to the Premiership would cease for at least four years from 2021 to 2025, and possibly much longer, under a plan to…

NYRA, city officials ask fans to stay home as Saratoga track preps for opening

1of18The stands will void of fans this year during the meet at Saratoga Race Course due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union)Lori Van Buren/Albany Times Union2of18The stands will void of fans this year during the meet at Saratoga Race Course due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, July…

A St. John’s Fencing Coach Is Fired After Making Racist Remarks

Sports|A St. John’s Fencing Coach Is Fired After Making Racist Remarksan edited video, the coach, Boris Vaksman, was recorded saying that black people are troublemakers “because they don’t want to work.”“They steal,” he said. “They kill.”“I think, what’s his name, Lincoln, made a mistake,” he added, a reference to President Abraham Lincoln, who ended slavery…

Swimming with turtles: Lockdown training makes a splash in India

Sport India's swimmer SP Likith trains in a makeshift pool he shares with turtles and fish at a farm in Adyanadka, Karnataka state. (Photo: AFP/Handout) 30 Apr 2020 11:50AM(Updated: 30 Apr 2020 11:57AM) NEW DELHI: From swimming in a makeshift farm pool with turtles and fish to fencing with a dummy on a terrace, India's locked…