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SPORTS

MOTOR-F1-BRITAIN-HAMILTON

Motor racing: Hamilton takes pole for home British GP in record time

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton shattered the Silverstone track record with a blistering lap to put dominant Mercedes on pole position for his home British Grand Prix on Saturday.

TENNIS-MADRID

Tennis: Organisers told not to hold Madrid Open amid surge in COVID-19 cases

MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid Open organizers have been advised by local health authorities not to stage the tournament next month due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Spanish capital and are evaluating their options, they said on Saturday.

ICEHOCKEY-NHL

No player protests as NHL makes return

TORONTO (Reuters) - The National Hockey League returned from a COVID-19 shutdown on Saturday without the players showing support for Black Lives Matter or any other social justice causes that have marked the reopening of other sports.

UPCOMING

SPORTS

SOCCER-BELGIUM-BRU-ROA/REPORT (PIX)

Soccer Soccer-Belgian Cup final

Champions Club Brugge will meet Royal Antwerp in the Belgian Cup final behind closed doors at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.

1 Aug 18:30 ET / 18:30 GMT

SOCCER-ITALY-NAP-LAZ/REPORT

Soccer - Italy - Serie A - Napoli v Lazio Napoli host Lazio in a Serie A match.

1 Aug 18:45 ET / 18:45 GMT

SOCCER-ITALY-ATT-INT/REPORT (PIX)

Soccer - Italy - Serie A - Atalanta v Inter Milan Atalanta host Inter Milan in a Serie A match.

1 Aug 18:45 ET / 18:45 GMT

SOCCER-ITALY-MIL-CAG/REPORT

Soccer - Italy - Serie A - AC Milan v Cagliari AC Milan host Cagliari in a Serie A match

1 Aug 18:45 ET / 18:45 GMT

SOCCER-ITALY-JUV-ROM/REPORT (PIX)

Soccer - Italy - Serie A - Juventus v AS Roma Juventus host AS Roma in a Serie A match.

1 Aug 18:45 ET / 18:45 GMT

GOLF-LPGA/

Golf - LPGA - Drive On Championship

Action from the LPGA Tour's new Drive On Championship in Ohio. The three-day tournament marks the return of the elite women’s professional golf circuit from its COVID-19 shutdown.

1 Aug 20:30 ET / 20:30 GMT

RUGBY UNION-NEWZEALAND/

Rugby Union - Super Rugby Aotearoa - week eight Otago Highlanders v Auckland Blues

2 Aug 03:30 ET / 03:30 GMT

GOLF-EUROPEAN/

Golf - European Tour - English Open Round four of the English Open in Birmingham.

2 Aug 07:00 ET / 07:00 GMT

GOLF-STJUDE/ (TV)

Golf - WGC - FedEx St Jude Invitational Round four of the WGC - FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis Tennessee.

2 Aug 12:45 ET / 12:45 GMT

MOTOR-F1-BRITAIN/ (PIX) (TV)

Motor racing - Formula One - British Grand Prix Silverstone hosts the British Grand Prix.

2 Aug 13:10 ET / 13:10 GMT

SOCCER-CHINA/

Soccer - Chinese Super League - Round Two Round up of the second round of the Chinese Super League, which is taking place in hubs in Dalian and Suzhou because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 Aug 14:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

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