Changes in sports due to corona, every badminton player will be tested for corona

Elwanda Tulloch

At present, the whole world is facing severe problem of COVID-19 epidemic. To get rid of its infection, sports institutes have issued guidelines. The World Badminton Federation has announced the standard operating procedure for restoring the game in the midst of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. It states that all players and officials will have to undergo at least one mandatory COVID-19 check in all tournaments and major championships of the World Tour.

Players have been asked to take special precautions in view of the continuous increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19. The World Badminton Federation said, ‘In order to provide the safest atmosphere for players and staff, the World Badminton Federation will mandate COVID-19 screening in every major championships and world tour tournaments. All players and support staff must conduct COVID-19 screening in every major championship and world tour tournament.

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48 Years Since Mark Spitz Went 7-For-7 at Munich Games

Elwanda Tulloch

Happy Anniversary: 48 Years Since Mark Spitz Went 7-For-7 at Munich Games

Today, Sept. 4, 2020, marks the 48th anniversary of Mark Spitz’s seventh gold medal of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Each of Spitz’s titles was won in world-record time, and the accomplishment became the sport’s measuring stick for greatness for more than three decades. The following piece takes a look at Spitz’s march to Olympic glory.

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The mustache. The confident look. The chiseled physique. All are standout characteristics of Mark Spitz. Once among the most revered athletes on the planet, Spitz remains an iconic figure in the sporting world. Even today, nearly a half-century after he emerged as the star attraction at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Spitz’s image is easily identifiable.

Success at the Olympic Games can make a career, forever defining an athlete. It’s why the mere mention of Jesse, Nadia and Carl

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Bronny James teams up with FaZe Clan

Elwanda Tulloch

LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. has joined esports FaZe Clan.

The younger James is a promising basketball player who also is known as an avid consumer of video games. The 15-year-old is expected to stream for the organization, which announced their affiliation in a pair of tweets on Sunday.

One of them included a video that mixed some of James’ best moves on the basketball court with his best action in Fortnite and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

James, a sophomore at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Calif., is a 6-foot-2 guard listed at No. 24 in ESPN’s recruiting rankings for the Class of 2023. In the video game world, he’ll play as “FaZe Bronny.”

Last week, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons joined FaZe Clan as an investor and member, calling the esports company a “home away from home.”

Simmons will be an ambassador for content under the name “FaZe Simmo.”

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College Football Holds Its Breath as Season Approaches

Elwanda Tulloch

Alabama recently reported 1,200 positive COVID-19 tests among its students.

Auburn returned to practice Monday without 16 football players for virus-related reasons.

Iowa, while taking a Big Ten-ordered pandemic pause from games, called off all athletic practices because of a virus spike until Sept. 7.

Notre Dame just announced only students, players’ families, faculty and staff will be permitted inside its stadium on game day. 

Kansas will play football without any fans. 

In a virus-free world, the Michigan-Washington game would have been played Saturday.

OK, what football season?

As the college game pushes toward the FBS season openers on Thursday — roughly 60 percent of the teams are pursuing games while the others are sitting out the season — the novel coronavirus is still not cooperating. 

There remains a general sense that while the coming NCAA season will launch for most of the 76 hard-liners over the next month, it’s

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Active Brands Reexamining Endorsement Deals in Intermittent Sports World

Elwanda Tulloch

After months of a world without professional sports, the leagues, elite athletes and their sponsors hope that pandemic-weary consumers will tune in now that games are finally restarting. But where endorsement deals will go from here is another story altogether.

Some have greeted the delayed start of the National Basketball Association’s season and current playoff rounds with a shrug. The season may be short-lived anyway though, as it’s been reported several NBA players are discussing a boycott following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc., on Sunday. On Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks players didn’t take to the floor for their game against the Orlando Magic, and following that, the NBA postponed the night’s two other playoff games. (Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers as well as four WNBA teams later joined the NBA teams’ stance and called off their Wednesday games.)

Others are wary of how the recent spikes in … Read More