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Egyptian Premier League set for late summer restart amid coronavirus pandemic

The start of August will see the Egyptian Premier League become the latest football competition to resume the 2019-20 season after the interruption brought about by the spread of the Covid-19. The league had been suspended since March 14, 2020 as fears of pandemic brought almost all sporting compet


Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian Grand Prix

Austria: Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in t


Redskins announce review of name after sponsor threat

The Washington Redskins have launched a review of the team’s name, the NFL franchise said Friday, following a fresh wave of calls to scrap the moniker long-criticized as racist.In a statement which came just 24 hours after Washington’s stadium sponsor FedEx demanded a name change, the fr


Chelsea, Leicester losses open up Champions League chase

With Leicester and Chelsea both losing, the race for European spots is heating up in the Premier League. Leicester once looked certain of returning to the Champions League, but is now winless in four games after a 2-1 loss to Everton on Wednesday. Only Chelsea’s 3-2 loss at West Ham kept Leic


Formula One season starts amid shadow of Black Lives Matter movement

SPIELBERG, Austria: Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend on another continent and in a different-looking world.There will be no fans on hand at the remote Spielberg track in Austria, with the coronavirus still


Mounir Lazzez paving a path for generation of Arab MMA fighters

When three weeks ago Mounir Lazzez received a call inviting him to take part in UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, his instant reaction was a mixture of joy and pride. He would also no doubt have allowed himself a smile of self-satisfaction as, during the Covid-19 lockdown, the Tunisian fighter had dil


Liverpool fans slammed for ‘unacceptable’ celebrations

Liverpool on Saturday criticized some of its own fans for “wholly unacceptable” behavior after they crowded parts of the city to celebrate the team’s first championship in 30 years.In a joint statement with Merseyside Police and Liverpool City Council, the club condemned supporters


Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus as Adria Tour claims another victim

World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the player. Djokovic had received criticism for organising the Adria Tour in the Balkan region which resulted in Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and Viktor Troicki testing positive for the virus.


Liverpool fans flood Anfield to celebrate Premier League title

Liverpool fans gathered outside the Anfield stadium on Thursday and celebrated late into the night after the Reds were crowned Premier League champions. Thousands of Liverpool fans made it to Anfield as their 30 year wait for the league title came to an end. Jurgen Klopp's side secured the title a


France allows up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadiums

 Up to 5,000 spectators will be allowed to attend sports events in stadiums in France when they re-open on July 11, the French government announced on Saturday.The limit applies to “big events, stadiums and concert halls,” the government said, but it may be raised later in the summe


Neymar ordered to pay Barcelona 6.7m euros

Neymar must pay 6.7 million euros ($7.53m) to Barcelona, a court ordered Friday after the player’s case against his former employer was dismissed.After his world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 the Brazilian forward sued Barca for 43.6 million euros that he claimed he was due fo


Americans 'selfish' to go ahead with U.S. Open - Kyrgios

Australian Nick Kyrgios says the United States Tennis Association is being “selfish” by pressing ahead with the U.S. Open on its original dates from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.Multiple media reports on Monday said the USTA would confirm the Grand Slam tournament would go ahead without fans desp


Saudi Arabia to resume sport activities from June 21

Saudi Arabia will resume sports activities starting June 21, allowing clubs to continue their practices, state news agency SPA reported.The decision was made following a coordination with a committee responsible for following up the status of coronavirus in the state, the Ministry of Sport said.Foot


Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll

 Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020’s corporate sponsors are undecided on whether to continue supporting the Games now the event has been pushed to 2021, according to a new survey.In the poll published late Thursday by Japanese public broadcaster NHK, 65 percent of the sponsors surveyed said they h


Tokyo must decide by March if postponed Olympics can go ahead

Next spring has been set by former Olympic minister Toshikai Endo as a possible deadline for deciding whether the postponed Tokyo Games can go ahead. “March next year is a time when we face major questions on whether athletes can be selected,” Endo was quoted as saying by Japanese broad


Qatar completes third FIFA World Cup stadium

Qatar is set to inaugurate a third football stadium completed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Education City Stadium, a 40,000-capacity venue on the outskirts of the capital Doha, is right in the middle of some of Qatar's leading universities."The stadium's completion will be marked on June 15 wit


The best online workout classes to keep fit at home

The world’s most in-demand fitness instructors are ready to raise your pulse. Push back the sofa, pump up the volume and move your body Yoga for every ailmentTexan yoga guru Adriene Mishler is one of the best things to have come out of the Lone Star State since Dr Pepper. Unpreachy but wise,


Austria gives OK to crowd-free Formula 1 races on July 8, 12

Austria’s health ministry on Saturday gave the green light to two Formula One motor races on July 8 and 12 - the delayed season-openers - to be held without spectators in line with plans aimed at halting the spread of COVID-19. The races are due to be held in the village of Spielberg, about 2





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