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The KBO says it could shorten the regular season if infections erupt ## ## . The league will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials.Soccer with fans in TurkmenistanSoccer has resumed in Turkmenistan with spectators as the Central Asian nation lifted a suspension of its national league.Around 500 people attended Sunday’s game between Altyn Asyr and Kopetdag in a 20,000 capacity stadium in the capital, Ashgabat. It was the first fixture played in the Yokary Liga since March 20.The crowd size was broadly in line with typical domestic league games in Turkmenistan and, as usual, attendance was free. The game ended 1 1.Because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, the iconic race around France will now start on Aug. 29 and finish on Sept. 20. The Giro d’Italia and the Spanish Vuelta, cycling’s two other Grand Tours, will take place after the French race.The International Cycling Union announced the Tour’s new dates on Wednesday after consulting with race organizer Amaury Sport Organisation.”Holding this event in the best conditions possible is judged essential given its central place in cycling’s economy and its exposure,” the UCI said in a statement. “In particular for the teams that benefit on this occasion from unparalleled visibility.”From the AP: The University of Cincinnati eliminated its men’s soccer program Tuesday as other colleges weighed cutbacks because of budget problems resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.College are grappling with revenue losses from spring sports cancellations, including the NCAA basketball tournament. Eliminating sports is considered a last resort by athletic directors who face difficult choices.Earlier this month, Old Dominion eliminated wrestling as part of its response to the pandemic. Cincinnati athletic director John Cunningham expects other schools to face similar choices because of the uncertainty over fall sports, including football.