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Former Leeds defender Norman Hunter has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 76 years old.

Leeds says Hunter was admitted to the hospital last week and died on Friday.

Hunter has made 726 appearances for Leeds and has also played 28 times for England. He was part of the 1966 World Cup winning team and earned the nickname “Bites Yer Legs” due to his tough tackle.

Hunter also won two league titles and the FA Cup with Leeds.

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The BMW International Open in Germany and the French Open golf tournaments were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Scottish Open was postponed.

The BMW International Open was scheduled to be played in Munich from June 25 to 28, and the French Open was scheduled to take place a week later.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has banned large public rallies in the country until August 31, and the French government did so until mid-July.

The Scottish Open was scheduled for July 9-12. Discussions on a new date are underway.

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