Dim­itrov’s virus test leads to can­cel­la­tion

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS -

Grigor Dim­itrov said Sun­day he has tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19, lead­ing to the can­cel­la­tion of an ex­hi­bi­tion event in Croa­tia where top-ranked No­vak Djokovic was sched­uled to play.

Dim­itrov, ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semi­fi­nal­ist, is the high­est-pro­file cur­rent player to say he has the virus and his an­nounce­ment on his In­sta­gram page comes at the end of a week when the U.S. Open said it would go for­ward.

The pro­fes­sional ten­nis tours have been sus­pended since March and are plan­ning to re­sume in Au­gust.

Six-time For­mula 1 world cham­pion Lewis Hamil­ton is to set up a com­mis­sion to in­crease di­ver­sity in mo­tor sports. The Mercedes driver said the aim of the Hamil­ton Com­mis­sion would be to make the sport “be­come as di­verse as the com­plex and mul­ti­cul­tural world we live in.”

Max Tuerk, an All-Amer­ica of­fen­sive line­man at South­ern Cal­i­for­nia who was drafted by the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers, has died. He was 26. USC an­nounced his death Sun­day on Twit­ter, but not say when Mr. Tuerk died or pro­vide a cause of death. Mr. Tuerk played for the Tro­jans from 2012 to 2015. He was a fresh­man All-Amer­i­can and an all-Pac-12 first-team se­lec­tion in 2014. The Charg­ers se­lected Mr. Tuerk in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft, but a knee in­jury dur­ing his se­nior year af­fected his progress. De­spite mak­ing the Charg­ers’ ros­ter, he was in­ac­tive all sea­son.

Doc­tors treat­ing Ital­ian auto rac­ing cham­pi­onturned-Par­a­lympic gold medal­ist Alex Zanardi said he re­mains sta­ble af­ter a crash on his hand­bike but is at risk of un­fore­seen com­pli­ca­tions. In a med­i­cal up­date, the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospi­tal in Siena said the longer Zanardi’s vi­tal signs re­main sta­ble, the bet­ter off he is. But the up­date warned that his neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion re­mained grave and that doc­tors can­not “ex­clude the pos­si­bil­ity of ad­verse events.” Zanardi, who lost both of his legs in an auto rac­ing crash nearly 20 years ago, has been in a med­i­cally in­duced coma and on a ven­ti­la­tor since he crashed his hand­bike into a truck near the Tus­can town of Pienza dur­ing a re­lay race Fri­day.

A horse in­jured af­ter cross­ing the fin­ish line of a race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., was eu­th­a­nized, mak­ing it the 15th fa­tal­ity at the track since late De­cem­ber. Strictly Biz, a 4-year-old colt, frac­tured his right knee while gal­lop­ing past the fin­ish of the sixth race Satur­day.

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