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Sports events in Britain called off following death of queen – Brospar Daily News

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday aged 96 and several sporting events in the UK have been canceled out of respect. Organizers of the BMW PGA Championship golf event responded to news of the Queen’s death by immediately suspending play. Many players are still on the course at Wentworth. Courts and practice facilities will be closed on Friday. On Friday, England and South Africa’s second Test at the Oval will not take place, the England and Wales Cricket Board said. Horse racing meetings in the UK were suspended on Thursday evening and Friday, with the governing body wanting to “remember his extraordinary life and contribution to our sport and our country”. Domestic rugby matches in England and Scotland have been canceled on Thursday and also at the weekend There will be no competition. Cycling tour organizers have declared the race over after canceling Friday’s stage and two other weekend races. Gonzalo Serrano, who led the stage on Thursday, was declared the winner. The Premier League has paid tribute to the Royal Family, saying it is “deeply saddened” to learn of the Queen’s passing. He did not immediately say whether the race would continue this weekend. The English Football League, which sits in the three divisions below the Premier League, canceled matches scheduled for Friday night and said it would discuss the weekend game on Friday morning, following discussions with the British government and sport at large. Manchester United’s Europa League game against Real Sociedad took place hours after the Queen’s death. There was a minute’s silence before kick-off at Old Trafford, with both teams wearing black armbands and flags in the stadium being lowered to half mast as a mark of respect. There was no music before the game and the digital billboards around the stadium were turned off. A minute’s silence was observed in other European games involving British teams such as Arsenal, West Ham and Hearts. The USTA observed a minute’s silence before the first US Open women’s semifinal on Thursday night – Anse won Jabeur over Caroline Garcia in straight sets. “We wanted to stop by and honor Queen Elizabeth II,” the stadium announcer said. “Our thoughts are with the British people today. Remember to be one of us in silence. Rafael Nadal expressed his ‘most respectful, sincere and deepest condolences’, the former footballer Englishman and TV commentator Gary Lineker also tweeted: “What a sad day. A truly incredible woman who served her country with dignity, loyalty and grace. Always in the life of most of us A consolation. Rest in peace, Your Majesty. Brazilian soccer superstar Pelé has tweeted his admiration for the Queen since visiting the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro in 1968. “Her story has influenced generations,” Bailey wrote. “This legacy will last forever,” said the All England Club, hosts of Wimbledon, and the Queen “has fulfilled 70 years of office with great wisdom, dignity and charm”. The Queen is the Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, thanked her “for years of service on this extremely sad day”.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday aged 96 and several sporting events in the UK have been canceled out of respect.

Organizers of the BMW PGA Championship golf event responded to news of the Queen’s death by immediately suspending play, with many players still on the Wentworth course. Classes and practice facilities will be closed on Fridays.

England and South Africa’s second game at the Oval on Friday will not be played, the England and Wales Cricket Board have said.

Horse racing sessions in the UK were suspended on Thursday evening and Friday, with the governing body wanting to “remember his extraordinary life and his contribution to our sport and our country”.

Domestic rugby matches in England and Scotland were canceled on Thursday and there will be no matches at the weekend.

Cycling tour organizers have declared the race over after canceling Friday’s stage and two other stages this weekend. Gonzalo Serrano, who led after Thursday’s stage, was declared the winner.

The Premier League has paid tribute to the Royal Family, saying it is “deeply saddened” to learn of the Queen’s passing. He did not immediately say whether the race would continue this weekend.

The English Football League, which runs the three divisions below the Premier League, canceled matches scheduled for Friday night and said it would make a decision on the weekend game on Friday morning after discussions with the UK government and sports in general.

Manchester United’s Europa League match against Real Sociedad took place hours after the Queen’s death. There was a minute’s silence before kick-off at Old Trafford, with both teams wearing black armbands and flags in the stadium being lowered to half mast as a mark of respect.

There was no music before the game and the digital billboards around the arena were turned off.

There was a minute’s silence in other European games involving British teams such as Arsenal, West Ham and Hearts.

The USTA observed a moment of silence before the first US Open women’s semi-final on Thursday night – Anse Jaber defeated Caroline Garcia in straight sets.

“We wanted to stop by and honor Queen Elizabeth II,” the stadium announcer said. “Our thoughts are with the British people today. Remember to be a part of us in silence.

Rafael Nadal expressed his “most respectful, sincere and deepest condolences”, and former England footballer and TV commentator Gary Lineker also tweeted: “This is a very sad event. Day. A woman truly remarkable man who served his country with dignity, loyalty and grace. There is still a comfort in the lives of most of us. Rest in peace, Your Majesty.

Brazilian soccer superstar Pelé has tweeted his admiration for the Queen since the Queen’s visit to the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro in 1968.

“Her story has influenced generations,” Bailey wrote. “This legacy will last forever.”

The All England Club, host of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, said the Queen had “discharged 70 years of office with great intelligence, dignity and charisma”.

The Queen is the Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, who thanked her for “years of service on this deeply sad day”.

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