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Basketball 20 Jun 2020 | 3:52 PM

NBA-Lakers owner calls for unity against racism on Juneteenth

(Reuters) - LA Lakers owner Jeannie Buss said on Friday, the Juneteenth holiday, that she is no longer willing to ignore hate and called on white people to come together and acknowledge the racism that exists in the United States.

Other Sports 16 Jun 2020 | 10:48 AM

Mixed martial arts firm One Championship raises $70 million, but cuts 20% of staff

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian mixed martial arts promotion firm One Championship said on Monday had raised $70 million (£55.4 million) in a new funding round, but was cutting 20% of its staff - a move which comes after not being able to stage events since February due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rugby 11 Jun 2020 | 5:53 PM

Four tribes go to war as professional rugby makes return

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand fans starved of live sports will welcome the return of rugby union on Saturday following the coronavirus shutdown, as the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition kicks off and promises to be a war of attrition according to coaches and players alike.

Football 10 Jun 2020 | 1:49 AM

Espanyol the biggest name at stake in crowded La Liga relegation battle

BARCELONA (Reuters) - As many as 10 La Liga sides will be fighting for their top-flight futures when the season restarts this week after a long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with league mainstays Espanyol facing the biggest threat of relegation.

Motorsport 09 Jun 2020 | 7:25 PM

Rally Wales GB cancelled for the first time in over 50 years

(Reuters) - The Rally Wales GB, scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1, was cancelled for the first time in more than 50 years due to uncertainties surrounding travel and mass gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the race said on Tuesday.