Badminton: Covid-19 forces two clusters in world badminton

Elwanda Tulloch

PETALING JAYA: The badminton World Tour calendar, which has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, has been downsized from the planned 16 tournaments in 16 weeks to just two clusters – one each in Europe and Asia. Each cluster will have only two tournaments, for a total of four. These will be in addition to the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Aarhus, Denmark, from Oct 3-11 and the World Tour Finals in December.

Denmark have also been given the honour to organise the two meets in the European cluster – the Danisa Denmark Open 1 (Oct 13-18) and Denmark Open 2 (Oct 20-25). This will ensure players already in Denmark for the Cup Finals do not need to travel.

The two tournaments in Asia will be held from Nov 10-15 and Nov 17-22 but the world body have yet to confirm the host country.

BWF are sticking with

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Big Ten reacts to letter from leaders of six state legislatures wanting football

Elwanda Tulloch

The Big Ten released a letter in response to leaders of six legislatures in the conference’s footprint, asking commissioner Kevin Warren to reconsider the decision to postpone the fall football season.

The letter was written on the letterhead of Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and also signed by statehouse leaders from Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

“Recent actions taken by other conferences around the country to start football and other fall sports have placed the Big Ten, its members and students at a disadvantage,” the letter said. “These athletes are losing a vital part of student life and are becoming less marketable to future employers with each passing week. Additionally, our local universities stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars that support vital student scholarships.

“This is even more frustrating when we think of how our Big Ten athletic programs are leading the way by providing outstanding health

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Wide World of Electronic Sports: Episode 60

Elwanda Tulloch

Asif and Blake are back in the building and talking through all the week’s biggest esports developments and reactions from the last week, plus what we watched over the weekend.

Hello, folks. Monday is back up in your ass with the resurrection and that means an all-new episode of The Wide World of Electronics Sports. If you aren’t familiar, the Shacknews Twitch Channel plays host to the internet’s best discussions and overviews of the top moments and competitors on the electronic sports scene with hosts Blake and Asif.

On today’s episode of WWES, replacement Blake and Asif deliver the goods on a weekend of esports, including RLCS North American regionals, Overwatch League, LPL Summer Playoffs, and much more.

The show begins at 6:45 PM EDT (3:45 PM PDT) on the Official Shacknews Twitch Channel. Make sure you don’t miss a second!

As always, we’d like

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