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Round-Up: PGA Tour measures, Asian Beach Games ploughs on, UK govt training guidelines, and more

The city of Sanya, host of the 2020 Asian Beach Games.

Details have been reported of a 37-page memo from golf’s PGA Tour to its players, outlining the Covid-19 measures that will be taken when the series resumes next month. They include Covid-19 testing, daily temperature and symptom checks, and 10-day quarantines for those testing positive for the virus. – AFP/Channel News Asia

Preparations for the Asian Beach Games in Sanya in November and December this year are progressing as planned, the organising committee has said. Seventeen venues are being built for the games, and are due to be complete by September 30. A wider infrastructure upgrade of the city and Sanya Bay scenic area is part of the project. Organisers said construction was running 24 hours per day. – Xinhua

The Asian Swimming Championships scheduled for the Philippines on November 7-17 have been moved to an unspecified date next year – SwimSwam.

The UK government has issued a two-step plan for the return of elite sportspeople to training during the Covid-19 pandemic, although have not yet given the return a green light. Step one involves athletes, players and coaches returning to training facilities for training individually or in small groups and adhering to social-distancing rules. Step two allows closer contact, including tackling, sparring and sharing equipment. – AFP/Channel News Asia

Chinese state news agency Xinhua published an editorial saying that the collapse of the Tianjin Tianhai football club this week was a “warning” for other Chinese clubs. “When funds are cut off from the parent company that controls the majority of shares, and a new investor cannot be found, it will only lead to bankruptcy,” the editorial read. “Who out of the other football clubs can guarantee that the same tragedy won’t befall them? Through the Tianhai tragedy we once again see that most Chinese professional football clubs have fatal flaws in their viability.” – AFP/Channel News Asia

Chinese football club Xi’an FC has agreed a “strategic cooperation” with the Shanxi Lingshi Guangjinbao Coal Industry Company. SportsMoney reported that the company has “invested in the club and will build a club for 100 years” – SportsMoney

The Korea Football Association has officially launched new third- and fourth-tier league competitions in the country – SpoTV News

The Pakistan Hockey Federation plans to launch a five-a-side league, among other new initiatives to try to increase its revenues after a “financial crunch” over the past few years – The Hindu.

Japanese fencer Ryo Miyake, who was due to compete at Tokyo 2020, has begun delivering food for Uber Eats to keep up his fitness and earn extra cash during the sports shutdown – Reuters.

A 28-year-old sumo wrestler has died in Japan after contracting Covid-19 – AFP/Channel News Asia.