Formula One races are traditionally named after the nation in which they are held, but with the unusual back-to-back races at a single track, a new nomenclature was needed. So the Austrian Grand Prix will be followed by the Styrian Grand Prix, named for the Austrian state. For the second race in England, the name chosen was the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, perhaps puzzling in that the British Grand Prix is 90 years old. (It has been a part of the F1 series for 70 years.)
For logistical and health reasons, the decision was made to hold all the races in Europe. That leaves out, at least for now, originally planned races in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and North and South America.
Major League Soccer and its players completed a one-year extension of their collective bargaining agreement through 2025 that will allow M.L.S. to restart its season.
A deal had been agreed to in February, but not formally ratified. In the interim, owners asked for concessions to offset the revenue lost to the coronavirus pandemic, and threatened to lock out the players if they did not get them. The league will lose $1 billion in revenue because of the pandemic, its commissioner, Don Garber, claimed Wednesday. M.L.S., more than other major leagues in North America, relies heavily on game day revenue more so than television money.
Under the new deal, the players agreed to a 7.5 percent salary cut, multiple news media sources reported.
Like the N.B.A., the league is hoping to start its season at Disney World in Florida, beginning sometime this summer. After about a month, the league hopes to resume games in home stadiums, although it said it was not ready to announce any specifics. Garber did say that he expected that even those games would very likely be played without fans.