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Sports: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

19 May 2020 Sports

Governors Open States To Sports, Bull Riding With Fans, USGA Cancels Qualifying

The Governors of Texas, California, and New York said yesterday that pro sports could resume in their states soon. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s encouraging major sports teams to plan to reopen without fans. California Governor Gavin Newsom said sports could resume without fans as soon as the first week or so of June. And Texas Governor Greg Abbott said sports without fans could resume at the end of this month.

Bull riding may be the first pro sport back to allow fans. PBR has announced a new competition that will end in South Dakota on July 10-12 with live crowds. Organizers said they’d give masks to fans, space seats 4-6 feet apart and control the flow of the crowd in an out of the arena. Seating would be at 35 percent of capacity.

The USGA announced Monday that it’s canceling local and sectional qualifying for the US Open golf tournament, saying it would be too difficult to hold them during the pandemic. Usually, half the tournament makes it into the field through qualifiers. The US Open was scheduled for June 18-21, but has been postponed until September.

And, the attorney for Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer said during a hearing Monday that an argument related to Latimer’s four year old son led to his arrest on charges including assault and menacing. The incident allegedly took place during a poker game Friday night.

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