Round-Up: KBO opens to more fans, RA sets Super Rugby deadline, US Open withdrawals, and more

The stands at a Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) League opening game in May. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images).

The Korean KBO basketball league yesterday increased the number of fans allowed into games from 10 per cent of stadium capacity to 25 per cent – Naver

Rugby Australia has given New Zealand Rugby three weeks to accept its proposals for the format of a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition in 2021. RA said the deadline was due to its upcoming talks with broadcasters about a media-rights deal for the 2021 season. RA chief executive Rob Clarke said he believed NZR’s main domestic media-rights partner, the pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand, was keen on a trans-Tasman competition next year – AFP/CNA

Rugby star Sonny Bill Williams has called for more diversity in the administration of Australia’s National Rugby League – Reuters/CNA

Former Singapore figure skater Jessica Shuran Yu has called on the International Olympic Committee to ban abusive coaches from the Olympic Games – Reuters/CNA

Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD has become a strategic partner of the Chinese Canoeing Association around a project to promote dragon boating as an Olympic sport. The partnership will involve the design and production of dragon boats for competition – SportsMoney

The Sports Information Centre at China’s General Administration of Sports has agreed a strategic cooperation with technology firm Huawei – SportsMoney.cn

Chinese internet group Tencent has officially offered to facilitate a merger between Chinese games streaming platforms Huya and DouYu, in both of which it owns a stake – The Motley Fool

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Barbora Strycova and Wang Xiyu have become the latest tennis players to withdraw from the upcoming US Open tennis grand slam in New York due to concerns over Covid-19 – Yahoo Sport

Indian table tennis competition Ultimate Table Tennis has been postponed due to Covid-19. The 2020 tournament was to take place from August 14 to 31 – Times of India