LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer will miss whatever remains of the coronavirus-impacted 2020 tennis season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee. The 20-time major champion had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in February. Federer posted a statement on Twitter to say he needed an “additional quick arthroscopic procedure" and will take his time to return to 100% fitness.
UNDATED (AP) — Petra Kvitova will play at a tennis exhibition event next month in Berlin and Tommy Haas will come out of retirement to join in. Organizers added the two-time Wimbledon champion to play against a women’s lineup of Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens, Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic. Haas hasn’t played since 2017 and is tournament director of the Indian Wells event. He was added to a men’s tournament alongside Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios and Jannik Sinner.
UNDATED (AP) — Major League Soccer is set to resume its season with a tournament starting July 8 in Florida. The league suspended play on March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak after its teams had played just two games. The league’s 26 teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. Following the tournament, teams will resume the season in their home markets.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The British soccer team Manchester United has had to cancel one of its exhibition matches ahead of the resumption of the Premier League after the manager of the opposing team tested positive for the coronavirus. Stoke manager Michael O’Neill had tested negative in five previous rounds of COVID-19 checks before a positive result came from a test administered Monday.
UNDATED (AP) — Steve Stricker now gets six captain's picks for his U.S. Ryder Cup team, and qualifying has been extended by one week. The changes announced today account for golf not being played for three months during the coronavirus pandemic. Those three months wiped out three majors from the qualifying period. It all depends on whether the Ryder Cup is played Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits as scheduled. A decision is expected by the end of the month.