Friday December 16, 2020.

The editor on duty is Jesús Sierra until 2000 GMT. After that time, Luis Ruiz takes over, both from Mexico City.



LONDON – Gareth Bale could make his second Tottenham debut on Sunday against West Ham in a Premier League match. Tottenham manager José Mourinho believes Bale arrives in good condition and could give the 31-year-old winger a chance to form an offensive trident with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. By Rob Harris. 502 words. AP Photo. SENT.


BUENOS AIRES – Defending champion Boca Juniors will face Lanús, while River Plate will collide with Banfield when the Argentine league resumes on October 30 after eight months stopped by the coronavirus pandemic. The League Cup will be played under a new format of six groups with four teams each and without relegation. 316 words. SENT.


DOHA, Qatar – Qatar will host the postponed final of the Asian Champions League after having staged knockout rounds like a tournament bubble during the coronavirus pandemic. The Asian Football Confederation announces the decision to remain in Doha, but does not say in which stadium for the 2022 World Cup the final will be played on December 19. 256 words. SENT.


MONTPELLIER, France – French soccer club Montpellier reports that 10 of 12 positive cases of COVID-19 among its players and other staff that it had previously reported are negative on a second test. 157 words. SENT.



WIMBLEDON, England – Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but All England Club officials announce plans for their return next year. All options depend directly on the status of the standards set by the government and public health authorities. 230 words. SENT.

—SAINT PETERSBURG: Andrey Rublev advances smoothly to the semi-finals of the St. Petersburg Open after beating Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-1. The third-seeded Russian will face Canadian Denis Shapovalov for a ticket to Sunday’s final. SENT.



NO PROVENANCE – A coalition of human rights groups met last week with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to request that it withdraw the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing. In the online meeting, the IOC repeated its position: It is not a political body and does not take positions on human rights issues. Just organize sporting events. By Stephen Wade. 477 words. AP Photo. SENT.


Coronavirus League

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, USA – The New England Patriots cancel training after a member of the organization tests positive for COVID-19, a source reveals to The Associated Press. Indianapolis Colts Close Training Facility After “Multiple Individuals” Tested Positive for COVID-19; however the confirmatory tests were negative. By Barry Wilner. 643 words. AP Photo. SENT.


EAGAN, Minnesota, USA – NFL leading running back Dalvin Cook will miss Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings game against the Atlanta Falcons with a groin injury, resulting in Alexander Mattison gave him the chance to make his first start at that position. 200 words. AP Photo. SENT.



MONSELICE, Italy – Diego Ulissi closes at speed to claim victory on the 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia, while João Almeida retains the overall leader’s pink jersey. It is Ulissi’s second victory at this year’s Giro and his eighth overall. 266 words. AP Photo. SENT.



SAN DIEGO – After missing two chances to end the American League title series, the Tampa Bay Rays will once again seek their ticket to the World Series with a victory over the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the series. By Bernie Wilson. 300 words. AP Photos. Publishers: game starts at 2107 GMT.


ARLINGTON, Texas – The Dodgers head into Game 5 of the National League Championship Series with the intention of avoiding being eliminated by the Atlanta Braves, By Stephen Hawkins. 300 words. AP Photos. Publishers: game starts at 0008 GMT.


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