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Today β€” March 30th 2020Your RSS feeds

They Can’t Afford to Quarantine. So They Brave the Subway.

By Christina Goldbaum and Lindsey Rogers Cook

Subway use has plummeted in recent weeks, but in poorer areas of New York City, many people are still riding.

Online, Virtual Games Escape the New Reality

By Kevin Liles

With their ability to be played online, e-sports are one of the last bastions of competitive sports in a world upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

Future Players Take a Big Hit as M.L.B. Navigates a Crisis

By Tyler Kepner

The baseball draft could be drastically reduced in a deal cut with the players’ union to address complications of the game’s suspension.

Online, Virtual Games Escape the New Reality

By Kevin Liles

With their ability to be played online, e-sports are one of the last bastions of competitive sports in a world upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Future Players Take a Big Hit as M.L.B. Navigates a Crisis

By Tyler Kepner

The baseball draft could be drastically reduced in a deal cut with the players’ union to address complications of the game’s suspension.

Operator Is Killed in a Subway Fire in Manhattan; Arson Is Suspected

By Christina Goldbaum and Nate Schweber

Seventeen people were injured in the blaze at the 110th Street Central Park North subway stop that officials believe was deliberately set.

How the N.F.L. Draft Process Works From Home

By Ken Belson

With in-person contact limited, teams are rethinking their typically rigorous approach to assessing prospects. “The organizations that handle the stress best will win,” one team executive said.

With No Basketball Tournament, N.C.A.A Slashes Payments to Universities

By Billy Witz

The annual payment to conferences was cut to a total of $225 million, down from the $600 million that was budgeted before the coronavirus led to widespread cancellations in sports.

One Person Dies and 16 Are Injured in a Subway Fire in Manhattan

By Christina Goldbaum and Maria Cramer

The New York Fire Department said reports about the fire, at the 110th Street Central Park North subway stop, came in at about 3:20 a.m.

Golden visas and passports still widespread in Europe, study finds

By Vlagyiszlav Makszimov

Citizenship and residence-for-pay schemes continue to be widespread across the EU, according to a new report, which calls on the European Commission to propose EU-wide rules to phase out golden passports while taking action against governments that operate schemes in breach of EU law.

German government concludes β€˜freight transport pact’ to ensure food supply

By Florence Schulz

The German logistics industry and the food trade are taking joint measures to ensure food safety. However, problems still exist with seasonal workers need to work in the fields. EURACTIV Germany reports.

With No Basketball Tournament, N.C.A.A Slashes Payments to Universities

By Billy Witz

The annual payment to conferences was cut to a total of $225 million, down from the $600 million that was budgeted before the coronavirus led to widespread cancellations in sports.

Work Out With Venus Williams. Then Debate Stefon Diggs.

By Victor Mather

Have you always wanted to work out with a professional athlete? Now may be the time. Here’s how athletes are keeping busy today.

Bulgaria proposes to take over EU truck cargo, drive it to Turkey

By Georgi Gotev

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will propose to EU leaders during their teleconference on Thursday (26 March) that his country would transship goods of trucks from EU countries going to Turkey. The alternative is that EU drivers would wait 14 days before being allowed to enter Turkey.

W.N.B.A. Will Hold β€˜Virtual’ Draft in April

By Howard Megdal

The league is keeping its scheduled date of April 17 but adapting the format to allow draftees to have their moment in the spotlight no matter where they are.

MEPs join call for ban on live animal transport amid COVID-19 border delays

By Gerardo Fortuna

More than 40 members of the European Parliament have joined a coalition of NGOs calling for a ban on long-distance animal transport during the coronavirus crisis. They argue that the reintroduction of border controls has resulted in delays which risk affecting animal welfare and, by extension, human health.

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