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Business / Economy May 19, 2020

U.K. jobless claims surge by record amount as pandemic hits

Unemployment claims in Britain jumped by a record amount in April to their highest level since the 1990s, underscoring the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the economy despite government programs to keep workers on payrolls. Jobless claims surged by 856,000 in April, to ...

Nagoya's Legoland Japan to partially reopen from Friday

Business May 19, 2020

Nagoya's Legoland Japan to partially reopen from Friday

Legoland Japan Resort, a theme park in Nagoya, will partially reopen from Friday, after intermittent closures since late February due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its operator said Tuesday. Opening hours will be shortened to 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays ...

Business / Corporate May 19, 2020

Hitachi to support ventilator production boost

Hitachi Ltd. will help medical equipment makers boost ventilator production to address the coronavirus pandemic by procuring electronic parts for them through its worldwide supply chains, according to sources. The government is asking automakers, electronics makers and other companies that usually don't manufacture medical goods ...

Aussie Rules players seek clarity over league's 'bonk ban'

More Sports May 19, 2020

Aussie Rules players seek clarity over league's 'bonk ban'

Australian Football League players are seeking clarity from the game's administrators about love in the time of coronavirus with biosecurity rules banning casual guests to their homes. The AFL’s "return to play" protocols prohibit players from having visitors other than their partner, or a friend ...

Saliva ban could change the swing of things in cricket

Cricket May 19, 2020

Saliva ban could change the swing of things in cricket

A move to ban the use of saliva to shine a cricket ball because of the danger of transmitting COVID-19 may force bowlers to relearn or reinvent one of the sport’s most prized but troublesome skills. The International Cricket Council’s cricket committee, comprising a roll ...

NHL vetting neutral sites for restart: Gary Bettman

Ice Hockey May 19, 2020

NHL vetting neutral sites for restart: Gary Bettman

The NHL is zeroing in on a return to action with neutral-site games. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday that the league is eyeing "probably eight or nine different places" that each would play host to approximately 12 teams. Multiple media outlets have indicated that Las Vegas ...

Celtic awarded ninth straight title after Scottish league called off

Soccer May 19, 2020

Celtic awarded ninth straight title after Scottish league called off

Celtic won its ninth straight Scottish title on Monday after the country’s top soccer league was cut short because there was no immediate prospect of play restarting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Scotland joined France, the Netherlands and Belgium in calling off the season early, with ...

Virus has NFL prospects pondering threat of a lost season

Football May 19, 2020

Virus has NFL prospects pondering threat of a lost season

Joe Burrow was a competent if unspectacular quarterback as a backup at Ohio State and during his first post-transfer season at LSU. In 2019, he transformed into Super Joe. Imagine if a pandemic had shortened or wiped out that last, golden season for Burrow, who ...

Premier League could face year of coronavirus restrictions

Soccer May 19, 2020

Premier League could face year of coronavirus restrictions

The Premier League has been told by government experts that coronavirus restrictions could endure for at least a year across English soccer, with players allowed to resume only non-contact training from Tuesday. England's top division has been studying how the Bundesliga was able to resume ...

LeBron James 'Definitely not giving up on the season'

Basketball / NBA May 19, 2020

LeBron James 'Definitely not giving up on the season'

LeBron James reiterated Monday that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardized by a return to play. The Los Angeles Lakers star, speaking on the Uninterrupted platform’s "WRTS: After Party” show ...

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt becomes father for first time

Track & Field May 19, 2020

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt becomes father for first time

Olympic sprint legend Usain Bolt has become a father for the first time after welcoming the birth of a baby girl with partner Kasi Bennett, reports said Monday. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed in a congratulatory tweet on Monday. "Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain ...