While American leagues are completely shut down due to the coronavirus, live sports are still happening in other corners of the globe—at least for now.
Australia’s National Rugby League began its season on Thursday and will play games this weekend in full stadiums before the country’s ban on large gatherings goes in to effect on Monday.
After scoring a try for the Brisbane Broncos on Friday, Kotoni Staggs gave all the fans watching an important lesson how to deal with the global outbreak.
Good job, boys. The only issue is that you didn’t wash up for at least 20 seconds.
These guys really don’t like each other
What do you get when you put two bitter rivals in the biggest game they’ve ever played? Lots and lots of hate.
Brazilian soccer teams Grêmio and Internacional have shared the city of Porto Alegre for over 100 years, but they had never met in the Copa Libertadores (a prestigious South America-wide tournament) until last night.
The result was predictable.
Though the game ended 0–0, the real fireworks were the eight—eight!—red cards handed out, all in a span of less than 10 minutes.
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Surreal scene inside the Garden
Kevin Love is donating money to make sure Cleveland arena employees get paid during the NBA suspension
Some cool sports stuff is happening
Donovan Mitchell thanks fans after testing positive
Thank god for typos adding levity to this situation
Of course Dana White is bucking the trend
Finally, somebody in golf with a sense of humor
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I wish I had this much time
A good song
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