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Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz scores their first goal against Werder Bremen, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bremen, Germany, May 18, 2020. Stuart Franklin/Pool via REUTERS

Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz scores their first goal against Werder Bremen, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bremen, Germany, May 18, 2020. Stuart Franklin/Pool via REUTERS

Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz scores their first goal against Werder Bremen, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bremen, Germany, May 18, 2020. Stuart Franklin/Pool via REUTERS
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A Liverpool fan is held up as he looks over a fence to watch training at Melwood following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Liverpool, Britain, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

A Liverpool fan is held up as he looks over a fence to watch training at Melwood following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Liverpool, Britain, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

A Liverpool fan is held up as he looks over a fence to watch training at Melwood following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Liverpool, Britain, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff
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Cars approach the starting line in front of empty stands to start the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Darlington, South Carolina, May 17, 2020. Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

Cars approach the starting line in front of empty stands to start the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Darlington, South Carolina, May 17, 2020. Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

Cars approach the starting line in front of empty stands to start the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Darlington, South Carolina, May 17, 2020. Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network
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A member of the media wearing a protective face mask is seen before the match between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Bremen, Germany, May 18, 2020. Stuart Franklin/Pool via REUTERS

A member of the media wearing a protective face mask is seen before the match between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Bremen, Germany, May 18, 2020. Stuart...more

A member of the media wearing a protective face mask is seen before the match between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Bremen, Germany, May 18, 2020. Stuart Franklin/Pool via REUTERS
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Cars get into position for a four wide salute, usually done to acknowledge the fans, before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature at Knoxvillee Raceway in Iowa on Friday, May 8, 2020. The race will be the first race for the series, and the first at the track since COVID-19 halted all live sports in mid-March. Brian Powers/The Register via USA TODAY NETWORK

Cars get into position for a four wide salute, usually done to acknowledge the fans, before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature at Knoxvillee Raceway in Iowa on Friday, May 8, 2020. The race will be the first race for the...more

Cars get into position for a four wide salute, usually done to acknowledge the fans, before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature at Knoxvillee Raceway in Iowa on Friday, May 8, 2020. The race will be the first race for the series, and the first at the track since COVID-19 halted all live sports in mid-March. Brian Powers/The Register via USA TODAY NETWORK
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Life-size cardboard figures with the photos of football fans are positioned in the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium for the next game, which will be played without spectators, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Moenchengladbach, Germany, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Life-size cardboard figures with the photos of football fans are positioned in the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium for the next game, which will be played without spectators, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in...more

Life-size cardboard figures with the photos of football fans are positioned in the stands of the Borussia Moenchengladbach soccer stadium for the next game, which will be played without spectators, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Moenchengladbach, Germany, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Players sanitize their hands as the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League (NRL) train at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Players sanitize their hands as the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League (NRL) train at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Players sanitize their hands as the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League (NRL) train at Redfern Oval in Sydney, Australia, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic wearing a protective face mask and gloves arrives at Malpensa Airport from Sweden to begin a two-week quarantine period before a return to training with the team in Milan, Italy, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic wearing a protective face mask and gloves arrives at Malpensa Airport from Sweden to begin a two-week quarantine period before a return to training with the team in Milan, Italy, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic wearing a protective face mask and gloves arrives at Malpensa Airport from Sweden to begin a two-week quarantine period before a return to training with the team in Milan, Italy, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
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FC Bayern Munich players Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich demonstrate social distancing rules in this screengrab taken from an undated video obtained on May 11, 2020. FC BAYERN/via REUTERS

FC Bayern Munich players Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich demonstrate social distancing rules in this screengrab taken from an undated video obtained on May 11, 2020. FC BAYERN/via REUTERS

FC Bayern Munich players Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich demonstrate social distancing rules in this screengrab taken from an undated video obtained on May 11, 2020. FC BAYERN/via REUTERS
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Jairzinho Rozenstruik (blue gloves) reacts after being knocked out by Francis Ngannou during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jairzinho Rozenstruik (blue gloves) reacts after being knocked out by Francis Ngannou during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jairzinho Rozenstruik (blue gloves) reacts after being knocked out by Francis Ngannou during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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Sprint cars race around the Knoxvillee Raceway in front of empty stands during the first race of the year in Knoxville, Iowa, May 8, 2020. Brian Powers/The Register via USA TODAY NETWORK

Sprint cars race around the Knoxvillee Raceway in front of empty stands during the first race of the year in Knoxville, Iowa, May 8, 2020. Brian Powers/The Register via USA TODAY NETWORK

Sprint cars race around the Knoxvillee Raceway in front of empty stands during the first race of the year in Knoxville, Iowa, May 8, 2020. Brian Powers/The Register via USA TODAY NETWORK
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Members of the media get a COVID-19 coronavirus antibody test before UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Members of the media get a COVID-19 coronavirus antibody test before UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Members of the media get a COVID-19 coronavirus antibody test before UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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Players wearing masks sit on the bench before the match between Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC v Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Jeonju, South Korea, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Players wearing masks sit on the bench before the match between Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC v Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Jeonju, South Korea, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Players wearing masks sit on the bench before the match between Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC v Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Jeonju, South Korea, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Media members work with empty stands behind them during the fight between Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Media members work with empty stands behind them during the fight between Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Media members work with empty stands behind them during the fight between Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, May 9, 2020. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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Filip Minarik on Kadrun (L) wears a protective visor during the 14.00 Neue Bult Maiden Steher-Cup in Hanover, Germany, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Filip Minarik on Kadrun (L) wears a protective visor during the 14.00 Neue Bult Maiden Steher-Cup in Hanover, Germany, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Filip Minarik on Kadrun (L) wears a protective visor during the 14.00 Neue Bult Maiden Steher-Cup in Hanover, Germany, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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People wearing protective face masks watch as horse racing resumes in Hanover, Germany, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

People wearing protective face masks watch as horse racing resumes in Hanover, Germany, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

People wearing protective face masks watch as horse racing resumes in Hanover, Germany, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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Brazilian player Hulk of Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League takes part in the first public training following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Brazilian player Hulk of Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League takes part in the first public training following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Brazilian player Hulk of Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League takes part in the first public training following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Dummies replace the audience before the match between the SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles during the KBO Regular season in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dummies replace the audience before the match between the SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles during the KBO Regular season in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dummies replace the audience before the match between the SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles during the KBO Regular season in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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SK Wyverns' Ro Soo-kwang in action during the KBO Regular season game against the Hanwha Eagles in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SK Wyverns' Ro Soo-kwang in action during the KBO Regular season game against the Hanwha Eagles in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SK Wyverns' Ro Soo-kwang in action during the KBO Regular season game against the Hanwha Eagles in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Cheerleaders wearing protective face masks are seen as the SK Wyverns play the Hanwha Eagles in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Cheerleaders wearing protective face masks are seen as the SK Wyverns play the Hanwha Eagles in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Cheerleaders wearing protective face masks are seen as the SK Wyverns play the Hanwha Eagles in Incheon, South Korea, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Angel Blass wears a protective face mask as he is bandaged by his team before his fight in Managua, Nicaragua, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Angel Blass wears a protective face mask as he is bandaged by his team before his fight in Managua, Nicaragua, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Angel Blass wears a protective face mask as he is bandaged by his team before his fight in Managua, Nicaragua, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Fans wearing protective face masks observe social distancing as they watch a boxing match in Managua, Nicaragua, April 25, 2020.  REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Fans wearing protective face masks observe social distancing as they watch a boxing match in Managua, Nicaragua, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Fans wearing protective face masks observe social distancing as they watch a boxing match in Managua, Nicaragua, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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A family watches the Virtual Grand National at home in Davenham, Britain, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

A family watches the Virtual Grand National at home in Davenham, Britain, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

A family watches the Virtual Grand National at home in Davenham, Britain, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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