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The NBA season has started again with all games being played at Disneyland.

Officially the sport has been in lockdown for 140 days, 21 hours and 30 minutes.

In order to get the season restarted, all NBA players are now part of a bubble – all living at Walt Disney World. All games are being played on two specially made courts.

Since being in lockdown no NBA player has tested positive since the Disney campus opened three weeks ago.

The NBA has been creative in trying to replicate a basketball atmosphere. Inside the arena, video boards surrounded the court on three sides and fans are shown using special computer graphics.

American Magic, one of Team New Zealand’s challengers for the America’s Cup have completed their first day of testing.

In contrast, three other challenging syndicates, INEOS Team UK, Italy’s Luna Rossa and Stars and Stripes USA, have yet to arrive.

American Magic have spent almost five months in New Zealand, preparing their boat.

Their session today lasted five hours on the Waitemata Harbour.

American Magic represent that syndicate from the New York Yacht Club. One of the most famous yacht clubs in the world.

Their AC-75 foiling boat, named Defiant, spent much of the training session sailing around areas that organisers have designated as five potential race courses.

The Wellington Phoenix are sitting in second place on the A-League table.

Coach Ufuk Talay has his sights set on retaining second place and securing their best place finish in their history.

Last weekend the Phoenix drew 1-1 with Adelaide United to move ahead of Melbourne City on goal difference.

Sydney FC has already clinched top spot and Talay wants the Phoenix to hold on to second place, for their final three games, and secure a home semi-final.

The Phoenix have played three games in nine days, after a fourth month break, taking four out of a potential nine points.

The Central Pulse have won their 10th straight game in the ANZ Premiership.

In their last game they overturned a two goal deficit at three quarter time to run away with a 46-36 win over the Northern Stars in Auckland.

The defending champions are 16 points clear of second-place Tactix and a commanding 19 points clear of third place, the Northern Mystics. The Stars remaining forth, a further four points back.

At this stage it looks unlikely that anyone will catch the Pulse with only 3 games of regular season remaining.

Major League Baseball is finally underway in America after games restarted last Friday.

Regarded as the U.S. national pastime, games are now being played but at this stage crowds are not allowed.

Normally teams play 162 games in a season but this year the 30 MLB clubs will instead play a 60 game season.

In an effort to speed up play and prevent overtaxing pitchers, extra-inning play will begin with a runner on second base.

Major League Baseball teams will fly across the country and play in their own stadiums.

Further changes include the banning of spitting or licking fingers – which includes saliva, sunflower seeds, peanut shells and tobacco, is prohibited at all times in club facilities and on the field.

MLB has also said pitchers may no longer lick their fingers while on the mound in a bid to get a better grip on the ball but may instead carry a wet rag in their back pocket.

Liverpool have lifted the English Premier League trophy for the first time in their club history.

The Reds beat Chelsea 5-3 at Anfield before a presentation at the end of the match.

Liverpool have dominated the 2019/20 Premier League season. Below are some of their stats with one game to play.

Record: 31-3-3, 96 points (2.59 per game), 1st in Premier League (1st Tier)

Home Record: 55 points (18-1-0) Away Record: 41 points (13-2-3)

Goals: 82 (2.22 per game), Goals Against: 32 (0.86 per game), Diff: 50

After beating Chelsea the Liverpool players were joined by captain Jordan Henderson on the famous Kop stand to lift the trophy.

Henderson was presented the trophy by Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish. He was manager when Liverpool last won it in 1990.

American Noah Lyles has had his world record ruled out due to an incorrect track measurement.

Lyles appeared to have set an astonishing new 200m world record of 18.90 seconds in the Inspiration Games. However, it was later revealed he ran only 185m.

Lyles’ time would have smashed the 19.19-second mark set by Jamaican great Usain Bolt back in 2009.

Given Lyles’ personal best is 19.50 and he was running into a strong headwind, the time was immediately challenged.

“That cannot be right!” said BBC commentator Steve Cram.

Around five minutes later Cram revealed world champion Lyles, running on his own in Florida, had started from the wrong lane and run 15m less than his rivals at other tracks.

The Inspiration Games were run at different venues around Europe and broadcast live on TV.

Athletes competed from different venues around the world with starting guns firing simultaneously and athletes’ efforts shown alongside each other on television in a split-screen broadcast.

Lyles, was racing opponents Christophe Lemaitre and Churandy Martina, competing in Switzerland and the Netherlands respectively.

The All Whites are set to play the world’s top-ranked side Belgium in October.

New Zealand Football has confirmed it has provisional plans to take on Belgium in Brussels on 9 October. The All Whites are ranked 122nd in the world. 

With most of the New Zealand football players based in Europe, the fixture should be accessible for our top players.

All Whites coach Danny Hay described the opportunity for his side as “massive”.

“This is a real opportunity for the team to test themselves against some of the best players on the planet. Playing any game in this environment is going to have its difficulties but I can’t wait to be back with the squad.”

The Washington Redskins American football team have announced they will be changing their name.

The current name has long been criticised as racist toward Native Americans.

The team said it would “be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of a review”.

A number of the team’s sponsors had called on the team to change the name.

Amazon, Walmart and Target, Nike and other retail stores recently removed the team’s merchandise from their websites.

The announcement does not immediately change the name of the team, and a new one must be chosen before the 2020 season begins in September.

Some names suggested as replacements include the Washington Senators, the Washington Warriors and the Washington Red Tails.