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first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Fans are heard despite ban from gamesUNDATED (AP) — Even though fans are barred from soccer games in Germany’s Bundesliga because of coronavirus restrictions, supporters of Union Berlin were still able to make themselves heard today.About 30 people gathered in a forested area near the stadium, standing apart for social distancing. Their chants were clearly heard in the stadium and on TV. The game ended in a draw.Players from both teams — and two other German teams — knelt before the games in support of the protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.TENNIS-NEW TOURNAMENT Associated Press New tennis tournament in France aiming for younger audiencePARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved.Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis Showdown can change the way tennis is viewed by allowing a younger audience to access the raw feelings of players.The UTS features ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas and U.S. Open semifinalist Matteo Berrettini. There will be 10 players with matches every weekend for five weeks in a round robin format.Matches will be streamed live with organizers saying every sight and sound will be captured.  Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFOOTBALL-OBIT-KEN RILEYFormer Bengals star Ken Riley dead at 72ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Cincinnati Bengals standout Ken Riley, who was also a coach and athletic director at his alma mater Florida A&M, has died. The university made the announcement Sunday. FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon was the fast driver for most of the all-in-one-day delayed opener for IndyCar.Five-time champion Dixon took the checkered flag at dusk Saturday for his fourth win at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked oval in Texas. He had been the fastest in practice earlier in the day and qualified second.The 39-year-old New Zealander raced to his 47th career victory and matched A.J. Foyt’s record of 18 seasons with a win.After a restart with three laps left, Dixon sped away in the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Honda.GERMANY-SOCCER Riley was 72. He played 15 seasons for the Bengals as a defensive back, with 65 career interceptions for 596 yards, and five touchdowns. The interceptions rank fifth in NFL history. He also recovered 18 fumbles.Before his NFL career, Riley was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Rattlers. Later, he returned to become Florida A&M’s head football coach and then athletic director.The university did not reveal a cause of death.INDYCAR-TEXASDixon takes checkered flag June 7, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-MAYERBoxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return boutUNDATED (AP) — Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Mayer announced her positive test on social media two days before her scheduled bout against Helen Joseph in the Top Rank show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.Mayer is a former U.S. Olympian and a rising star in the 130-pound division. Mayer is asymptomatic, but she says she tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The rest of Mayer’s camp has tested negative, including her longtime coach, Al Mitchell.last_img

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