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Redblacks[/url]" got named in 2013 and there's no racial implication. Makes me think of Sandinistas.

Don't underestimate the ability of some to find racial connotations in anything.
At least it's better than the All Blacks.
http://www.wexfordfootballleague.com/in ... all-blacks

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:39 pm
When they're finished with the Eskimos, they'll come after the Redblacks and then the Canucks. Eventually, everyone will have a name like Banana Slugs or Geoducks, and then PETA can take over the offence offensive.
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The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Banana Slugs compete in Division III of the NCAA as an independent member. There are fifteen varsity sports – men's and women's basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, swimming and diving, cross country, and women's golf. UCSC teams have been Division III nationally ranked in tennis, soccer, men's volleyball, and swimming. UCSC maintains a number of successful club sides.
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O Really wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:05 am
Vrede too wrote:
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The "Redblacks" got named in 2013 and there's no racial implication. Makes me think of Sandinistas.

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Viva.

There was one ethnic controversy with the Redblacks, Big Joe (mascot), but that was a French-English thing and being Canadian they fixed it.

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Don't underestimate the ability of some to find racial connotations in anything.
Let's hope they google before making asses of themselves ironically exploiting nonwhites
At least it's better than the All Blacks.
http://www.wexfordfootballleague.com/in ... all-blacks
I wondered.
The Original All Blacks (also known simply as "The Originals") were the first New Zealand national rugby union team to tour outside Australasia.

... the Express and Echo in Devon, reporting after the Originals' match there, referred to "The All Blacks, as they are styled by reason of their sable and unrelieved costume." The new name quickly became popular throughout Britain, though its acceptance into popular culture took longer back home in New Zealand. On 5 March when the team returned home, the Herald acclaimed the "New Zealand Footballers", however, the following day its report of the official function was headed "Return of the All Blacks".
Also apparently nonracial.

This could have been deemed exploitative, but apparently it's alright, perhaps because the team has always been integrated :clap: . I'm glad for it, I think it's sooo cool.
THE HAKA - In the Beginning

Some authorities record the first use of the haka by the New Zealand team as occuring in Britain in 1905/6. Sydney based Kiwi journalist Spiro Zavos however claims the very first New Zealand team, in New South Wales in 1884 "used a Maori war cry to introduce itself to its opponents before each of its matches"....

Ringa pakia
Uma tiraha
Turi whatia
Hope whai ake
Waewae takahia kia kino

English Translation

Slap the hands against the thighs
Puff out the chest
Bend the knees
Let the hip follow
Stamp the feet as hard as you can.

Ka Mate! Ka Mate!
Ka Ora! Ka Ora!
Tenei te ta ngata puhuru huru
Nana nei i tiki mai
Whakawhiti te ra
A upane ka upane!
A upane kaupane whiti te ra!
Hi!!

English Translation

It is death! It is death!
It is life! It is life!
This is the hairy person
Who caused the sun to shine
Keep abreast! Keep abreast
The rank! Hold fast!
Into the sun that shines!

KAPA O PANGO
Kia Whakawhenua Au I Ahau
Hi Aue, Hi!!
Ko Aotearoa E Ngunguru Nei!
Au, Au, Aue Ha!
Ka Kapa O Pango E Ngunguru Nei!
Au, Au, Aue Ha!
I Ahaha!
Ka Tu Te Ihihi
Ka Tu Te Wanawana
Ki Runga Ki Te Rangi E Tu Iho Nei, Tu Iho Nei, Hi!
Ponga Ra!
Kapa O Pango, Aue Hi!
Ponga Ra!
Kapa O Pango, Aue Hi, Ha!

English Translation

Let me become one with the land
This is our land that rumbles
And it's my time! It's my moment!
This defines us as the All Blacks
It's my time! It's my moment!
Our dominance
Our supremacy will triumph
And we will be placed on high
Silver fern!
All Blacks!
Silver fern!
All Blacks!
Is this the most intense haka EVER?

New Zealand and Tonga stars square off in heated showdown before crunch World Cup game in front of thousands of rowdy fans
The Tongan and New Zealand rugby league teams engage in fierce showdown.
Both teams performed their traditional challenges ahead of the world cup game.
Star forwards Andrew Fifita and Nelson Asofa-Solomona ended up face to face.
The Tongan and New Zealand rugby league teams have engaged in a fierce showdown ahead of their crunch World Cup match.
Both sides performed their traditional challenges – the haka and the sipi tau, respectively – in front of thousands of rowdy fans in Hamilton, New Zealand.
The New Zealand Kiwis performed their haka first, led by captain Adam Blair.
As it came to an end, the teams began marching towards each other and ended up face to face in what was a fiery encounter.
Cronulla Sharks star Andrew Fifita and the Melbourne Storm’s Nelson Asofa-Solomona had their faces pressed against each other before there was a shove and the team’s separated.
The Tongans then responded with their sipi tau fronted by North Queensland Cowboys player Jason Taumalolo.
One of the game’s best forwards, Taumalolo controversially rejected a call-up from the Kiwis to represent the country of his birth.
Despite the game being played in New Zealand, the crowd is a sea of red as Tongan fans outnumbered supporters for the home side.
A spectator at the game told Daily Mail Australia the crowd was 'about 70 per cent' Tongan supporters.
In the end Tonga claimed a victorious win over New Zealand with the result standing at 28-22 by full time.
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I'm guessing that would get a "taunting" foul in the NoFunLeague. :lol:

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:21 am
I'm guessing that would get a "taunting" foul in the NoFunLeague. :lol:
Meh, they'd look like wimps doing it with all of that protective gear on, anyhow ;) .

Aside: When I started playing football at around 12 or 13 - it didn't work out - my mom was very disappointed to learn that what she had been looking at all of those years were partially athletic cups. I remember being a little scandalized by my randy mother :oops: :D .
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Here's some alternatives to names like "Redskins" and "Eskimos"...
https://www.campusexplorer.com/Top-10-W ... e-Mascots/

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O Really wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Here's some alternatives to names like (Washington's) and (Edmonton's)...
https://www.campusexplorer.com/Top-10-W ... e-Mascots/
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Vrede wrote:
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:26 pm
I still like Capital Punishment or DC Comics.
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:53 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Here's some alternatives to names like (Washington's) and (Edmonton's)...
https://www.campusexplorer.com/Top-10-W ... e-Mascots/
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Vrede wrote:
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:26 pm
I still like Capital Punishment or DC Comics.
I like DC Comics, but there may be trademark issues.

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https://247sports.com/college/auburn/Ar ... 144913315/

Fans will not be allowed to attend any SEC sporting events as the threat of coronavirus spreads across the country.


How's your school reacting?

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:44 am
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:53 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Here's some alternatives to names like (Washington's) and (Edmonton's)...
https://www.campusexplorer.com/Top-10-W ... e-Mascots/
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Vrede wrote:
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:26 pm
I still like Capital Punishment or DC Comics.
I like DC Comics, but there may be trademark issues.
Or, it's a corporate tie-in goldmine.
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https://247sports.com/college/auburn/Ar ... 144913315/

Fans will not be allowed to attend any SEC sporting events as the threat of coronavirus spreads across the country.


How's your school reacting?
My alma maters and Lady O's all decided they didn't want to play and threw their last game to avoid being exposed. :lol:

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Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:23 am
My alma maters and Lady O's all decided they didn't want to play and threw their last game to avoid being exposed. :lol:
:lol: Clever of them (and you ;) ).
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Even the athletes are brainy at your schools :-|| .
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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:16 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:44 am
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:53 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Here's some alternatives to names like (Washington's) and (Edmonton's)...
https://www.campusexplorer.com/Top-10-W ... e-Mascots/
:D
Vrede wrote:
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:26 pm
I still like Capital Punishment or DC Comics.
I like DC Comics, but there may be trademark issues.
Or, it's a corporate tie-in goldmine.
Could be. Should we go ahead and request a t-shirt franchise?

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:29 pm
Could be. Should we go ahead and request a t-shirt franchise?
Nah, the Snyders have shown themselves to be immune to rationality, or even financial self-interest, for decades. Maybe there's some semi-pro team out there, though, but I suspect that DC Comics already has its own artists and t-shirt infrastructure :( .

We could push the ominous Capital Punishment, instead. Rugby? Pro wrestler? MMA club?
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Here's somebody that needs an infusion of imagination...
A soccer team named "Sockers"

https://www.sdsockers.com/

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Here's somebody that needs an infusion of imagination...
A soccer team named "Sockers"

https://www.sdsockers.com/

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I heard someone say that they may change their baseball team name to "the Bases or the Bats". Football already has a lock on the Throwers.

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San Diego Padres were last in the NL West last year, at 70-92, only slightly better than the hapless Marlins. Apparently thoughts and prayers aren't sufficient for them, either.

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San Diego Padres were last in the NL West last year, at 70-92, only slightly better than the hapless Marlins. Apparently thoughts and prayers aren't sufficient for them, either.
Idk, so far this season is looking better for them:
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The coronavirus has caused the cancellations and postponements of thousands of sporting events around the world, from archery to rugby to the NHL and many more.

Expect many more changes as we head toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan, which are scheduled for late July-early August. In the immediate future, in the U.S., MLB, NBA and NHL are preparing for interruptions in their schedule.

The worldwide death toll has topped 4,000 as of Tuesday and the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases approached 117,000. Here is a list of sports events that have been altered as a result of the coronavirus:

ARCHERY

ISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed.
World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 canceled.
ATHLETICS

World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.
World half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on March 29 postponed to Oct. 17.
Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 canceled.
Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 canceled.
Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed.
Tokyo Marathon on March 1, restricted to elite runners.
Paris Half Marathon on March 1 postponed to Sept. 6.
Nagoya Women’s Marathon on March 8, restricted to elite runners.
Rome Half Marathon on March 8 canceled.
New Taipei City Marathon in Taiwan on March 15 canceled.
Suzhou Half Marathon in China on March 15 canceled.
Barcelona Marathon on March 15 postponed to Oct. 25.
Seoul Marathon on March 22 canceled.
Chongqing International Marathon in China on March 22 canceled.
Wuxi Marathon in China on March 22 canceled.
Rome Marathon on March 29 canceled.
Paris Marathon on April 5 postponed to Oct. 18.
Milan Marathon in Italy on April 5 postponed.
Daegu International Marathon in South Korea on April 5 canceled.
Kyiv Half Marathon in Ukraine on April 5, no foreign runners.
Wuhan Marathon in China on April 12 canceled.
Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea on April 12 canceled.
Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon in China on April 12 postponed.
Dongying International Marathon in China on April 26 canceled.
AUTO RACING

Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix on March 22, no spectators.
Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 postponed.
Formula E: Sanya E-Prix in Japan on March 21 canceled.
Formula E: Rome E-Prix on April 4 postponed.
Formula E: Jakarta E-Prix on June 6 canceled.
BADMINTON

China Masters in Hainan from Feb. 25-March 1 postponed.
Asian team championships in Manila from Feb. 11-16: China and Hong Kong withdrew.
German Open in Mulheim from March 3-8 canceled.
Portuguese International Championships in Caldas da Rainha from March 5-8 canceled.
Polish Open in Krakow from March 26-29 postponed.
Vietnam International Challenge in Hanoi postponed from March 24-29 to June 2-7.
Asia championships moved from Wuhan, China to Manila on April 21-26.
A pre-season baseball in Japan is being played behind closed doors.
BASEBALL

Nippon Professional Baseball: All preseason games from Feb. 26-March 15, no spectators. Season, due to start on March 20, postponed.
Olympic qualifying tournament in Taichung and Dou Liu, Taiwan moved from April 1-5 to June 17-21.
BASKETBALL

Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament moved from Foshan, China, to Belgrade, Serbia, from Feb. 6-9.
3x3 Olympic qualifying tournament in Bengaluru, India from March 18-22 postponed.
Asia Cup qualifiers postponed: Philippines vs. Thailand on Feb. 20; Japan vs. China on Feb. 21; China vs. Malaysia on Feb. 24. Matches scheduled for Hong Kong moved to opponents’ homes.
South Korean Basketball League: All games from Feb. 25-March 31, no spectators.
Serie A in Italy: Games on March 7, no spectators. From March 8-13, postponed.
EuroLeague: Milan vs. Real Madrid in Milan on March 3; Valencia vs. Milan in Valencia on March 5; Milan vs. Olympiakos in Milan on March 12, no spectators.
EuroLeague Women: Famila Schio vs. Sopron on Feb. 26; Reyer vs. Riga on Feb. 26, canceled.
EuroCup: Brescia vs. Reyer on March 3, Monaco vs. UNICS Kazan on March 4, Darussafaka vs. Bologna on March 5, no spectators.
3x3 Asia Cup in Changsa, China from March 13-17 postponed to Sept. 9-13.
Basketball Africa League due to start on March 13 delayed.
BIATHLON

Olympic test event in Zhangjiakou, China from Feb. 27-March 2 canceled.
World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic from March 5-8, no spectators.
BOXING

Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifier moved from Wuhan, China, to Amman, Jordan, from March 3-11.
CANOE-KAYAK

Asian canoe slalom championships in Pattaya, Thailand on March 22 postponed to April.
Asian Olympic canoe sprint qualifying tournament in Pattaya, Thailand on March 26 postponed to April.
CRICKET

Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A between Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu in Malaysia from March 16-26 postponed.
Everest Premier League in Nepal, due to start on March 14, postponed.
Women’s ODI Quadrangular between Thailand, Ireland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe in Chiang Mai, Thailand from April 3-11 canceled.
CYCLING

UAE Tour cancelled on Feb. 27 after 5 of 7 stages.
Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy on March 7 canceled.
Paris-Nice from March 8-15: Mitchelton-Scott, Ineos, Astana, UAE Team Emirates, CCC, Movistar, Jumbo-Visma teams withdrew. From Stage 2 of 8, no spectators.
GP Larciano in Pistoia, Italy on March 8 canceled.
Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy from March 11-17 canceled.
Ronde van Drenthe (women) in the Netherlands on March 15: Mitchelton-Scott, Movistar, Rally Cycling teams withdrew.
Milan-San Remo on March 21 canceled.
Trofeo Alfredo Binda (women) in Cittiglio, Italy on March 22 postponed to June 2.
Settimana Coppi e Bartali in Italy from March 25-29 canceled.
Giro di Sicilia in Italy from April 1-4 canceled.
SPORT CLIMBING

Asian Championships in Chongqing, China from April 25-May 3 to be relocated.
Olympic test event in Tokyo on March 6, no athletes and spectators.
World Cup in Wujiang, China from April 18-19 canceled.
World Cup in Chongqing, China on April 22 canceled.
EQUESTRIAN

Hong Kong showjumping leg of Longines Masters Series from Feb. 14-16 canceled.
FIELD HOCKEY

Hockey Pro League women’s matches between China and Belgium on Feb. 8-9 and Australia on March 14-15 postponed.
Australia’s Hockey Pro League matches in Spain, Germany and Netherlands from March 14-29 postponed.
New Zealand’s Hockey Pro League matches in Germany on March 19 and the Netherlands on March 29 postponed.
India women’s tour of China from March 14-25 canceled.
Ireland women’s tour of Malaysia in March-April canceled.
GOLF

LPGA Tour

Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya from Feb. 20-23 canceled.
HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore from Feb. 27-March 1 canceled.
Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island from March 5-8 canceled.
European Tour

Kenya Open in Nairobi from March 12-15 canceled.
Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from April 16-19 postponed.
China Open in Shenzhen from April 23-26 postponed.
Japan LPGA Tour

Daikin Orchid Ladies in Okinawa from March 5-8 canceled.
Meiji Yasuda Life Women’s Yokohama Tire Tournament in Konan from March 13-15 canceled.
Asia Tour

Royal Cup in Pattaya, Thailand from March 12-15 postponed.
GYMNASTICS

Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew.
All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew.
Artistic World Cup in Doha, Qatar on March 18-21, no spectators.
All-Around World Cup in Tokyo on April 4-5: Russia team withdrew.
HANDBALL

Olympic women’s qualifying tournament in Montenegro from March 20-22: China withdrew. Hong Kong declined invitation to attend.
HORSE RACING

Japan Racing Association: All races from Feb. 27 to have no spectators.
ICE HOCKEY

Women’s world championship in Canada from March 31-April 10 canceled.
Women’s world championship Division I Group A in Angers, France from April 12-18 canceled.
Women’s world championship Division I Group B in Katowice, Poland from March 28-April 3 canceled.
Women’s world championship Division II Group A in Jaca, Spain from March 29-April 3 canceled.
Men’s world championship Division IV in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from May 3-5 canceled.
Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia in Manila, Philippines from Feb. 23-28 canceled.
Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia Division I in Manila, Philippines from Feb. 23-28 canceled.
National League and Swiss League in Switzerland suspended from March 2-15.
Chinese clubs in Supreme Hockey League playing home games in Russia.
US-Based Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association tour of Japan from March 4-7 canceled.
JUDO

Paris Grand Slam on Feb. 8-9: China team withdrew.
Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany on Feb. 21-23: China team withdrew.
Rabat Grand Prix in Morocco on March 6-8 canceled.
Swiss Open in Winterthur on March 7-8 canceled.
Ekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia on March 13-15 canceled.
Santiago Panamerican Open in Chile from March 14-15 canceled.
Lima Panamerican Open in Peru from March 21-22 canceled.
Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia from March 27-29 canceled.
Antalya Grand Prix in Turkey from April 3-5 canceled.
MODERN PENTATHLON

World championships moved from Xiamen to Cancun, Mexico, from May 25-31.
World laser run championships moved from Xiamen in May to Weiden, Germany, in August.
MOTORCYCLING

MotoGP

Qatar Grand Prix in Doha on March 8 canceled.
Thailand Grand Prix in Buriram on March 22 postponed to Oct. 4.
Aragon Grand Prix in Spain moved from Oct. 4 to Sept. 27.
Americas Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on April 5 postponed to Nov. 15.
Valencia Grand Prix in Spain on Nov. 15 moved to Nov. 22.
World Superbikes

Qatar Round on March 15 postponed.
ROWING

World Cup I in Sabuadia, Italy from April 10-12 canceled.
Asia and Oceania Olympic qualifying regatta in Chungju, South Korea from April 27-30 canceled.
European Olympic qualifying regatta in Varese, Italy from April 27-29 canceled.
World Cup II in Varese, Italy from May 1-3 canceled.
RUGBY LEAGUE

Super League: Catalans vs. Leeds in Perpignan on March 14, no spectators.
RUGBY UNION

Six Nations: Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 7; Italy vs. England in Rome on March 14; France vs. Ireland in Paris on March 14, postponed.
Women’s Six Nations: Italy vs. Scotland in Legnano on Feb. 23; Scotland vs. France in Glasgow on March 7; Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 8; Italy vs. England in Padua on March 15; Wales vs. Scotland in Cardiff on March 15; France vs. Ireland in Villeneuve-d’Ascq on March 15, postponed.
Pro14: Zebre vs. Ospreys on Feb. 29; Treviso vs. Ulster on Feb. 29; Cardiff vs. Zebre on March 21; Treviso vs. Munster on March 21; Munster vs. Treviso on March 27; Zebre vs. Connacht on March 27, postponed.
Super Rugby: Sunwolves vs. ACT Brumbies on March 8 moved from Osaka, Japan to Canberra, Australia. Sunwolves vs. Crusaders on March 14 moved from Tokyo to Brisbane, Australia.
Japan’s Top League: Round 7 on Feb. 29-March 1 and Round 8 on March 7-8 postponed. All matches suspended from March 14-31.
Hong Kong Sevens moved from April 3-5 to Oct. 16-18.
Singapore Sevens moved from April 11-12 to Oct. 10-11.
Asia women’s championship in Hong Kong moved from March 14-22 to May 8-16.
Olympic test event (Asia Sevens Invitational) in Tokyo from April 25-26 canceled.
SAILING

Clipper Round the World Race moved sixth leg stopover in Qingdao, China to Subic Bay, Philippines from March 11-21.
Asian Nacra 17 Championship in Shanghai from March 1-6 moved to Genoa, Italy, from April 12-19.
Asian 49erFX Championship in Hainan, China from March 20-29 moved to Genoa, Italy, from April 12-19.
SHOOTING

World Cup in New Delhi from March 15-26 postponed to May 5-12 and June 2-9.
Olympic test event in Tokyo from April 16-26 canceled.
SKIING

Alpine World Cup Finals in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy from March 18-22 canceled.
Alpine World Cup in Yanqing, China from Feb. 15-16 canceled.
Nordic World Cup in Oslo, Norway from March 6-8, no spectators.
Engadin Skimarathon in Switzerland on March 8 canceled.
Snowboard World Cup in Livigno, Italy on March 10 canceled.
Snowboard World Cup in Winterberg, Germany on March 14-15 canceled.
Alpine World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia from March 14-15, no spectators.
World ski flying championships in Planica, Slovenia from March 17-22, no spectators.
Junior ski cross and snowboard cross world championships in Saint-Lary, France from March 19-25 canceled.
Snowboard World Cup in Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic on March 20-21 canceled.
SNOOKER

China Open in Beijing from March 30-April 5 postponed.

SOCCER

Asian Champions League: Matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG postponed to April-May. Beijing FC allowed to play from Feb. 18. Matches involving South Korean clubs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Suwon Samsung Bluewings and FC Seoul to be played with no spectators from March 3. Matches involving Iranian clubs Esteghlal, Persepolis, Shahr Khodro, Sepahan on March 2-3 postponed. All West Zone group matches from March 2 postponed. East Zone matches postponed to May 19-20 (Match Day 3), May 26-27, (Match Day 4), June 16-17 (Match Day 5), and June 23-24 (Match Day 6). Round of 16 postponed to Aug. 11-12 and 25-26, quarterfinals to Sept. 15-16 and 29-30, and the semifinals to Oct. 20-21 and 27-28.
Champions League: Valencia vs. Atalanta on March 10; Paris Saint-Germain vs. Borussia Dortmund on March 11; Juventus vs. Lyon on March 17; Barcelona vs. Napoli on March 18; Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea on March 18, no spectators.
Europa League: Basel vs. Eintracht Frankfurt on March 19, suspended. Inter Milan vs. Ludogorets on Feb. 27; Inter Milan vs. Getafe on March 12; Sevilla vs. Roma on March 12; Olympiakos vs. Wolves on March 12; LASK vs. Manchester United on March 12; Wolfsburg vs. Shakhtar Donetsk on March 12; Getafe vs. Inter Milan on March 19; Roma vs. Sevilla on March 19, Copenhagen vs. Istanbul Basaksehir on March 19, no spectators.
Asian women’s Olympic qualifying Group B tournament relocated from Wuhan to Sydney from Feb. 3-13. China vs. South Korea playoffs on March 6 and 11 postponed to April 9 and 14, and postponed to June 1-10; China home game in Sydney. Vietnam vs. Australia in Cẩm Phả on March 11, no spectators.
Asia World Cup qualifying: China vs. Maldives on March 26 and vs. Guam on March 31 moved to Buriram, Thailand, no spectators. Matches from March 23-April 9 postponed: China vs. Maldives, Philippines vs. Guam, Maldives vs. Syria, Guam vs. China, China vs. Philippines, Guam vs. Syria, China vs. Syria, Philippins vs. Maldives, Australia vs. Kuwait, Nepal vs. Taiwan, Kuwait vs. Jordan, Nepal vs. Australia, Australia vs. Taiwan, Nepal vs. Jordan, Taiwan vs. Kuwait, Australia vs. Jordan, Iran vs. Hong Kong, Bahrain vs. Cambodia, Hong Kong vs. Iraq, Cambodia vs. Iran, Iran vs. Bahrain, Iraq vs. Cambodia, Iran vs. Iraq, Bahrain vs. Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia vs. Yemen, Palestine vs. Singapore, Yemen vs. Uzbekistan, Singapore vs. Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia vs. Palestine, Uzbekistan vs. Singapore, Saudi Arabia vs. Uzbekistan, Palestine vs. Yemen, Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan, India vs. Qatar, Afghanistan vs. Oman, Qatar vs. Bangladesh, Bangladesh vs. India, Oman vs. Qatar, Bangladesh vs. Oman, India vs. Afghanistan, Japan vs. Myanmar, Tajikistan vs. Mongolia, Myanmar vs. Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia vs. Japan, Japan vs. Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan vs. Mongolia, Japan vs. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan vs. Myanmar, United Arab Emirates vs. Malaysia, Thailand vs. Indonesia, Malaysia vs. Vietnam, Indonesia vs. United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates vs. Thailand, Vietnam vs. Indonesia, Thailand vs. Malaysia, United Arab Emirates vs. Vietnam, South Korea vs. Turkmenistan, North Korea vs. Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan vs. Lebanon, Sri Lanka vs. South Korea, South Korea vs. North Korea, Lebanon vs. Sri Lanka, South Korea vs. Lebanon, North Korea vs. Turkmenistan.
Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs: Slovakia vs. Ireland in Bratislava on March 26, no spectators.
Women’s Euro 2021 qualifying: Montenegro vs. Ireland in Budva on March 11, no spectators.
English Premier League: Manchester City vs. Arsenal on March 11 postponed.
La Liga and Segunda Division matches from March 10, no spectators.
Serie A, B, C, D and Women’s Serie A matches in Lombardy and Veneto regions postponed from Feb. 22. Serie A: 6 matches on Feb. 29-March 2 postponed. All matches from March 4, no spectators.
Italian Cup semifinals: Juventus vs. AC Milan on March 4, Napoli vs. Inter Milan on March 5, postponed. Final moved from May 13 to May 20.
Bundesliga: Cologne vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach on March 11; Fortuna Düsseldorf vs. Paderborn on March 13; Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke on March 14; Cologne vs. Mainz on March 14; Hoffenheim vs. Hertha Berlino on March 14; Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich on March 14; Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach on March 15; Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg on March 15; Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen on March 16, no spectators.
French league: Strasbourg vs. Paris Saint-Germain on March 7, postponed. All matches in Ligue 1 and 2 from March 13, no spectators.
Chinese Super League, due to start on Feb. 22, delayed.
Iran Pro League: All matches from Feb. 24, no spectators; season suspended from March 4-April 2.
J League in Japan: All matches from Feb. 25 postponed.
K League in South Korea, due to start on Feb. 29, delayed.
Swiss Super League and Challenge League from Feb. 28-March 23 postponed.
V League in Vietnam from March 7, no spectators.
First League and Second League in Bulgaria from March 8, no spectators.
Romania, all league matches from March 9, no spectators.
Primeira Liga in Portugal from March 10, no spectators.
Ekstraklasa in Poland from March 10, no spectators.
Austrian Bundesliga and 2nd Liga from March 10 postponed.
Premier League in Egypt from March 10, no spectators.
AFC Cup: All group stage and playoff matches in east zone delayed to April 7.
Asian men’s futsal championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from Feb. 26-March 8 postponed to Aug. 5-16.
Japan vs. South Africa men’s friendly on March 27 canceled.
FC Copenhagen matches in March, no spectators.

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Re: SPORTS!!!

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O Really wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:54 pm
The coronavirus has caused the cancellations and postponements of thousands of sporting events around the world, from archery to rugby to the NHL and many more.

Expect many more changes as we head toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan, which are scheduled for late July-early August. In the immediate future, in the U.S., MLB, NBA and NHL are preparing for interruptions in their schedule.

The worldwide death toll has topped 4,000 as of Tuesday and the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases approached 117,000. Here is a list of sports events that have been altered as a result of the coronavirus:

... BADMINTON ...
Oh, the humanity, the tragedy!
"When you can make people believe absurdities, you can make them commit atrocities."
-- Voltaire

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