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Russian ping-pong? Belarussian soccer? In the age of coronavirus, sports gamblers find a way | David Murphy

March Madness and the NBA playoffs might not be happening, but gamblers are getting creative.

Union player tests positive for coronavirus, is first player case in Major League Soccer

The team said the player, who would like to keep his identity private, “experienced mild symptoms and is feeling well and in good spirits." The team's training facility has been closed since March 12.

Union player tests positive for coronavirus, is first player case in Major League Soccer

The team said the player, who would like to keep his identity private, “experienced mild symptoms and is feeling well and in good spirits." The team's training facility has been closed since March 12.

Union set up fund to pay Subaru Park workers during MLS’ coronavirus suspension

“We recognize the impact that this unprecedented situation has caused and are proud to be able to give back to our community in a time of need,” a team statement said.

Union set up fund to pay Subaru Park workers during MLS’ coronavirus suspension

“We recognize the impact that this unprecedented situation has caused and are proud to be able to give back to our community in a time of need,” a team statement said.

U.S. Soccer’s new president Cindy Parlow Cone and CEO Will Wilson face pressure right away

Between the U.S. women's players' lawsuit, the men's players' lack of a collective bargaining agreement, and the coronavirus' effect on all of soccer, Cone and Wilson don't have much of a grace period.

U.S. Soccer’s new president Cindy Parlow Cone and CEO Will Wilson face pressure right away

Between the U.S. women's players' lawsuit, the men's players' lack of a collective bargaining agreement, and the coronavirus' effect on all of soccer, Cone and Wilson don't have much of a grace period.
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Will Wilson, Andrew Luck’s uncle, is new CEO of U.S. Soccer Federation

The 52-year-old England native is fluent in Spanish. His brother-in-law, Oliver Luck, is commissioner of the XFL.

MLS, USL extend suspensions of seasons to May 10, NWSL delays kickoff

MLS said in a statement that it has “a target return date of May 10,” and “remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season." The playoffs could be pushed into late November and December.

USWNT on alert after reports Japan FA president brought coronavirus to U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves Cup

Kozo Tashima likely contracted the virus while attending UEFA meetings in Amsterdam March 2-3. He then flew to Orlando, where Japan played Spain and the U.S. played England on March 5.

UEFA postpones men’s Euro 2020 until because of coronavirus

The virus currently "makes football and all life in Europe quite impossible," UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said.

After moving men’s Euros, UEFA president eyes postponing 2021 women’s Euros

"I don't think that we should cannibalize the women's Euro with the men's Euro just one month before," Aleksander Čeferin said after the men's Euros were moved from this summer to 2021.

Copa América postponed until 2021 because of coronavirus by South America’s CONMEBOL

The tournament was to be played this summer in Colombia and Argentina. It will now be played from June 11 to July 11 of next year, the same dates as the postponed European Championship.

A note from the Sports Editor regarding coronavirus: We will raise our game to give readers the coverage they deserve

The games have been canceled, but there’s plenty to write and read about, and you will continue to find the best of Philadelphia sports journalism right here.

Cindy Parlow Cone disavows U.S. Soccer’s ‘offensive assertions’ in USWNT equal pay lawsuit

Under new president Cindy Parlow Cone, the U.S. Soccer Federation asked to withdraw legal arguments that women's national team players have lesser skills and responsibilities than their male counterparts.

MLS, NWSL to keep players off field for another week

Both leagues said their players are to stay in their respective markets while the training moratoriums are in place.

Cindy Parlow Cone becomes U.S. Soccer president at critical time

Cone's first challenge will be to confront the fallout over the federation's widely condemned legal stance in the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team.

Union shut down all operations until at least Monday; Concacaf suspends men’s Olympic qualifying

Players can still use team facilities for individual workouts, but there will be no formal practice sessions until Monday at the earliest.

MLS, U.S. national teams and European soccer leagues shut down because of coronavirus

MLS is suspended for 30 days, U.S. national team games in March and April have been canceled, and all the major European leagues have stopped playing.

While coronavirus stops most of soccer world, Mexico and Australia play on

Here’s a look at some games on tap this weekend that you can watch.

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