7 July 2020
PGA not permitting spectators at Memorial tournament following a spike in coronavirus cases in Ohio. The PGA has gone back on its decision to allow spectators at next week's memorial tournament following a spike in cases near the host course. The tour had hoped that fans would be present at the event hosted by Jack Nicklaus, but with 968 active cases in the state, a number that is continuously rising, no spectators will be permitted on the course. 6 USA PGA golfers have tested positive for coronavirus since the tour resumed last month, with two caddies also testing positive.
Ireland Cricket confirm One Day series against England. Ireland Cricket has confirmed that they will face England in a One Day International series. The series will consist of three matches and will take place in Southampton from 30 July to 4 August. The series will be the first matches for the Irish team as part of the new World Cup Super League which will determine qualification for the 2023 World Cup.
RFU to make 139 staff members redundant. England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced its plans to make 139 staff members redundant as its finances have been hugely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Executive Bill Sweeney expects that the union will lose £107 million revenue in the short term and is projecting a recovery period of up to 5 years. Losing out on ticket sales has impacted the organisation significantly, and there is still no certainty as to when fans will be allowed back in stadiums.