Source: BBC Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich comfortably beat Union Berlin in another strange game as the league’s return continued during the coronavirus pandemic.It has been allowed to restart without fans, most people off the pitch wearing masks and muted goal celebrations.Robert Lewandowski gave the champions the lead with a penalty – his 40th goal in 34 Bayern games this season.And Benjamin Pavard headed in a late second from Joshua Kimmich’s corner.Saturday’s games gave us an indication of what football will look like for the foreseeable future, as the Bundesliga became the first elite league to return.And it was more of the same on Sunday, with substitutes and coaches socially distancing on the bench – including using the front rows of the otherwise empty stands.The footballs were disinfected by ball boys and left in certain spots around the pitch, rather than handing them directly to the players.Even goal celebrations were mostly done without embracing, although Pavard hugged David Alaba after his late goal.Players and coaches were quarantined in their team hotels this week, undergoing regular coronavirus testing and only leaving to go to training together.Union Berlin coach Urs Fischer had to miss this match because he broke quarantine when his father-in-law died.The lack of fans was a real shame for Union, whose link with their supporters is legendary in Germany.This is their first ever season in the top flight, with the fixture against Bayern – who have won the past seven Bundesliga titles – always one of the games fans look forward to the most.Bayern were comfortable winners in the end, despite only having three shots on target.Thomas Muller had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee for offside before Lewandowski scored the opener following a foul by Neven Subotic on Leon Goretzka.Pavard’s header with 10 minutes to go wrapped up the victory to take them four points above Borussia Dortmund at the top.
The previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 race will be the NASCAR Cup Series’ first on the road course at Daytona. The start time for Thursday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is a later than originally scheduled now that it’s a night race in July rather than an afternoon race in late May. The rescheduled Kansas race not only has a new date and a new start time, but a new TV channel, too.Due to the same coronavirus pandemic-related issues that shut down live sports in March, NASCAR created a modified schedule of races for May, June and July that continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET at the 1.5-mile oval located in Kansas City, Kan. It is the second NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled to be shown on NBCSN this season. Scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday night’s race at Kansas will feature 267 laps for a total of 400 miles.Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Thursday night’s NASCAR race at Kansas and beyond.MORE: Watch tonight’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Race: Super Start Batteries 400 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Kansas SpeedwayDate: Thursday, July 23 Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET (Green flag at 7:48 p.m. ET)The green flag for Thursday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas is scheduled to wave at 7:48 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.The Kansas race, rescheduled after it was postponed by the virus, was turned into a weeknight event rather than a Sunday afternoon race so NBCSN could benefit from such a time slot. The race is scheduled for 267 laps around the 1.5 mile oval in Kansas City, Kan.Kansas Speedway obviously has lights, so the later start time won’t have too much of an impact on NASCAR’s ability to get the race in late Thursday night in the event weather threatens a delay.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCSNLive stream: NBC Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)NBCSN is the TV channel for Thursday night’s race at Kansas even though it originally was scheduled to broadcast on FS1 before COVID-19 took its toll on the Cup Series schedule. Of the 20 NASCAR Cup Series races NBC will broadcast in 2020, 12 were scheduled to be shown on NBCSN with the other eight on NBC’s flagship cable network.As for Thursday night’s race on NBCSN, the network has a channel finder feature for viewers to find the TV channel options in their areas.As is the case for all the Cup Series races on NBC and NBCSN this season, Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.NASCAR live stream for Kansas raceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Thursday night’s NASCAR race at Kansas live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox closed its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15.
Hawaiian Gardens/Lakewood Little League: Ages 5-18. Signups. Challenger Division also available. Info: Bob McKittrick (562) 429-8073. Lakewood Village Little League: Ages 7-9. Late signups ongoing. Fee: $120 for 7-year-olds and $85 for 6 and 5-year-olds, plus $50 Snack Bar work deposit. Registration forms on lvlittleleague.com website. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 429-5206. Plaza Little League Baseball: Ages 4 1/2-18. Proof of residency required. Lower division (4 1/2-12) signups are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Upper division (13-18) signups are Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. At Plaza Little League snack bar on corner of Palo Verde Avenue and Carson Street. Info: Norm (562) 243-7135 or Lori (562) 420-1060 or Dave (562) 420-2906. BASKETBALLAll-Star Basketball: Ages 11-17. Private and group lessons. Info: Kareem Muhammad at (562) 235-6799 or email@example.com Youth Basketball League: Ages 6-12. Practices on Mondays 3:45 p.m. Games on Wednesdays (age 6-9) or Thursdays (age 10-12) 3:45 p.m. Fee: $45 AJCC Member/$60 Public. Eight-week league. Info: Cindy Jarvis (562) 426-7601 x1047 or firstname.lastname@example.org FOOTBALLBen Agajanian Kicking Camp: All ages. Camps are Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Los Alamitos High, 3591 Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos. Clinic is conducted by the NFL’s first full-time kicker, Ben Agajanian. Info: (562) 596-7775. Lakewood Pacific Junior Football and Cheer: Signups. March 10, 31, April 21, May 5, 19, June 6, 16 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Del Valle Park. Fee: $170 tackle football/cheer, $90 flag football/cheer. Info: (562) 731-0419 or www.lakewoodfootball.org. Long Beach Poly Junior Athletic Association: Ages 5-13. Signups every Saturday. Info: Chris Morrison at (562) 637-6415. FUTSALKing Indoor Futsal: Ages 6-15. Classes at Hollywood Sports Park. Monday’s and Friday’s from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Info: Coach Luis Oliveira (562) 327-1581 or email@example.com or www.letsplayfutsal.com GOLFGolf camps: Year-round golf camps run Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Info: Cerritos, (562) 916-8400; Lakewood, (562) 866-9771. Johnson Junior Golf: Ages 7-17. Year-round program offers tournaments on regulation golf courses in Southern California. Info: (562) 866-8685 or www.jjgt.org. Long Beach Golf Learning Center: Ages 4-17. Girls-only, parent-child classes available. Info: Joesjgolf@aol.com or (562) 896-2539. GYMNASTICSLakewood YMCA: New classes forming for boys. Info: (562) 425-7431 or denise.porazzo@LBYMCA.org. INLINE SKATINGInline Skating: Ages 4-18. Classes for beginners through advanced available at Facility Center Court, 10340 Orr & Day Rd., Santa Fe Springs. Info: (562) 869-1724, or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.afspeed.org. ROWINGLong Beach Junior Crew: Long Beach Junior Crew: Grades 9-12. Tryouts and Signups ongoing at the Pete Archer Rowing Center, 5750 Boathouse Lane at the Marine Stadium. Tryouts daily from 3:45-6:00 p.m. No experience needed. Free one-week trial period. Info: Bill Bater (562) 425-0148, (562) 425-0830, www.eteamz.com/lbjc SOCCERCerritos United Soccer Club: Seeking players for boys U9, U10, U11 teams. Info: (562) 402-0502 or Benprado@aol.com. Players also need for girls U9 team. Info: (323) 842-3762, (714) 894-1977 or www.cuscsoccer.org. Cerritos United Soccer Club: Seeking players for boys U12. Info: Raul Albeno (562) 762-6472 or www.cuscsoccer.org. Cerritos United Soccer Club: Seeking players for boys U13. Info: Steve Nadal (562) 920-8202 or Ben Prado (562) 402-0502. Cerritos United Soccer Club: Seeking players for girls U9, U10, U11. Info: Javier Benito (562) 809-1404 or Ben Prado (562) 402-0502. City of Compton AYSO: Ages 4-16. Signups start Monday at recreation office, 1108 N. Oleander Ave., Compton. Info: (310) 605-5688. Also at Macdonald Park. Fee: $11.75. Info: (310) 638-6414.d Long Beach girls U10 Signature team:Looking for experienced field players. Info: Hamid Mamnoon (562) 833-7771 or email@example.com Long Beach Soccer Club: Girls U17 team looking for experienced players. Ongoing tryouts Tuesdays and Thursdays at Stanford Middle School, 5871 Los Arcos St., Long Beach. Info: (562) 755-5377. Long Beach Soccer Club: Boys U14 team looking for experienced field players. Info: (562) 714-0025. Long Beach Soccer Club: Boys and girls U10-U18 team tryouts. Practices at parks and schools in Long Beach. Info: www.longbeachsc.com or Trey Scharlin at (310)-650-2208. Long Beach Supreme Soccer Club: Boys U11 team looking for experienced field players. Ongoing tryouts Mondays and Wednesdays. Info: (562) 221-0055 or (562) 424-4060 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Long Beach Supreme Soccer Club: Girls U13 team seeking players. Ongoing tryouts Mondays at Mayfair Park. Info: (562) 225-6440, email@example.com or www.lbsupremesc.com. SOFTBALLLos Altos ASA: Ages 5-14. El Dorado Park in the back-four fields. Info (213) 305-6124 Jim McConnell or www.losaltosybs.com SWIMMINGLong Beach Poly Aquatics: Ages 12-18. Swimming clinic. Feb. 24 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Register on the web at http://www.breakoutswimclinic.com/ Long Beach Swim Club: Ages 7-18. Competitive year-round program at the Belmont Olympic Pool Plaza. Tryouts and signups ongoing with free two-week trial period. Cross-training program also available. Info: (562) 597-9744 or www.beachswimclub.com. Barracuda Aquatic Club: Boys and girls ages 5-18. Ongoing signups and tryouts for year-round competitive swim team at Thompson Park in Bellflower. Info: bacswimming.org. Seal Beach Swim Club: Ages 5-18. Tryouts and signups ongoing daily at U.S. Water Polo National Aquatics Center in Los Alamitos from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and at McGaugh School in Seal Beach from 4-5:30 p.m. Info: Coach Patti Haney (562) 431-7526 or manager Maria Fattal (562) 430-1092 or www.sealbeachswimclub.org. TRACKBay Cities Unleashed youth Track Club: Ages 5-18. Signups ongoing. At Vernon E. Hemingway Memorial Park. Practice times are Tuesday Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Info: Head coach George Cannon (310) 632-3908. Long Beach Sprinters Youth Track Club: Practice ongoing. Heartwell Park, Monday and Wednesdays at 4-6 p.m. Fees: $175. Paid at time of registration. Practice days: Monday & Wednesday 4-6 p.m. Info: Head coach Chucky Hampton (562) 428-2466 or Assistant coach Deborah Reid (310) 346-4149. VOLLEYBALLUnited States Youth Volleyball League: Ages 8-14. League runs Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. at Whaley Park in Long Beach. Info: (888) 988-7985 or www.usyvl.org. WATER POLOLong Beach Viking Aquatics Water Polo: Beginning players are always welcome. Info: Chris Oeding (562) 938-4056 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Long Beach Shore Aquatics Water Polo/Swim Team: Ages 5-14. Signups. Age group practices are held weekdays from 5-7 p.m. High school practices Monday-Thursday from 6:45-8:30 p.m. Info: www.shoreaquatics.com or email@example.com. Los Alamitos Youth Water Polo Club: Boys and girls 3-14. Club seeking new members and no previous experience required. At Los Alamitos High and U.S. Aquatics Center on the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. Info: (562) 433-3612 or www.losalamitoswaterpolo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Youth signup details can be sent to email@example.com. Include with each submission the final date the ad should appear in the newspaper. All leagues require birth certificates. Proof of age is necessary for entry and placement. BASEBALLBixby North Little League: Ages 5-16. Signups and tryouts Sunday at Ramona Park. Managers and Coaches needed. Info: James at (562) 499-9783 or Wendie at (562) 499-9784. Downey kids baseball league: Ages 3-13. Signups weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 8136 East Rosecrans Ave., Paramount,CA. Info: (562) 824-3190 WWW.KIDSBASEBALL.ORG