DHS to permit foreign athletes to enter despite coronavirus travel ban

Homeland Security will exempt foreign professional athletes from President Trump’s strict coronavirus travel ban, acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced late Friday, saying the nation needs its sports competitions back up and running.

Mr. Wolf’s order says it’s in the “national interest” to let in foreigners who compete in the top pro leagues for baseball, hockey, and both men’s and women’s golf, basketball and tennis.

“In today’s environment, Americans need their...