Bianca Andreescu of Canada who beat Serena Williams in women's singles at U.S. Open in 2019. Photo: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the U.S. Open tennis tournament will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 without an audience as part of the state's phased coronavirus reopening protocol.

The big picture: The U.S. Tennis Association said players and staff will be tested for COVID-19, and that there will robust health precautions to protect players like additional cleaning, extra locker room space and dedicated housing and transportation.

  • The event would normally be the tennis season’s fourth and final Grand Slam tournament.
  • It will instead be only the second of the year, since the tour was suspended in March due to the pandemic.

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6 players test positive for coronavirus before MLS comeback tournament

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Six FC Dallas players have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last four days after arriving in Orlando, Florida, the team and Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday.

Why it matters: The league announced last month that it will return to action on July 8 with all 26 teams competing in a 54-game, 35-day, World Cup-style tournament at Disney World, Axios' Kendall Baker reports.

Jul 1, 2020 - Sports

Study finds racial bias in soccer broadcasts

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton (L) and Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal "take a knee" before their teams face each other in a Premier League match. Photo: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Soccer commentary is full of racial bias, according to research conducted by Danish sports data company RunRepeat and published by the Professional Footballers' Association.

By the numbers: Researchers sampled 80 games from the 2019-20 seasons of the English Premier League, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A and Spanish La Liga, analyzing over 2,000 statements made by commentators about 643 players.

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Cash can't fix the economy's problems until the coronavirus is curbed

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There's plenty of money. It's just not moving to where it's needed.

Driving the news: Thursday's jobs report showed 4.8 million jobs created in June, but those were overwhelmingly people beginning to return to places where they had been temporarily laid off. The number of "permanent job losers" went up, not down, rising 25% in just one month to 2.8 million from 2.2 million.