Dimitrov’s virus test leads to cancellation
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.