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UEFA likely to move Champions League final from Istanbul

This season’s Champions League final will not be held in Istanbul as planned due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the New York Times reported on Friday. Quoting a person with knowledge of the matter, the report said organizer and European football’s governing body UEFA is considering

Dortmund, Favre face tough questions after Bayern’s ‘big step’

Dortmund were forced to deny rumors that he is set to resign, and face Paderborn attempting to at least keep some pressure on reigning champions Bayern, who sit seven points clear with six matches remaining. Second-placed Dortmund may also have to make do without Erling Braut Haaland, after the tee

English Premier League to restart on June 17

The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17, three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, British media reported on Thursday. No matches have been played since Leicester's 4-0 win over Aston Villa on March 9, with Liverpool just two wins away from securing the tit

Kvitova ‘pretty gutted’ by Wimbledon cancellation

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said Tuesday she had been “pretty gutted” by news that her favorite tournament was canceled over the coronavirus pandemic. “Of all tournaments that have been canceled, the news about Wimbledon was the most upsetting for me,” the 30-y

Woods, Manning win TV charity match as good as real thing

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn’t miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson. The PGA Tour is set to return in just over two weeks, and it has a tough act to follow. In the second

Arsenal’s 1989 title win at Anfield: Football’s most dramatic finale

It’s up for grabs now. If you recognize these words, then you probably know one of the most dramatic moments in football history. On May 26, 1989, Arsenal went to Anfield needing to beat reigning champions Liverpool by two goals to win their first league title in 18 years. Everyone thought i

Bournemouth player tests positive for COVID-19

An unnamed Bournemouth player has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League club announced Sunday, becoming the eighth case involving an English top-flight club.Bournemouth added the player’s identity would not be disclosed due to “medical confidentiality” and that he would

No postponement of Tokyo Games beyond 2021, says Olympics chief

Olympics chief Thomas Bach agreed that 2021 was the “last option” for holding the delayed Tokyo Games on Thursday, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever. Bach said he backed Japan’s stance that the Games will have to be canceled if the coronavirus pandemic is not under

Ronaldo back to training at Juventus after two months

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 35-year-old arrived at the Juventus Training Center in a Jeep with tinted windows around 9:20 a.m. (0720 GMT), leaving three hours later with a smile

Six positive tests for coronavirus at Premier League clubs as restart is considered

Six positive cases for coronavirus have been detected at three Premier League clubs after players and staff were tested ahead of a return to training, England’s top flight said Tuesday.“The Premier League can today confirm that, on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club st

McIlroy delivers winner as live golf returns to TV

Rory McIlroy delivered the money shot Sunday as live golf returned to television for a skins game that revealed plenty of rust and raised more than $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, who had not won a skin since the sixth hole, had a chance to win the final six skins

Football executive warns of ‘100 clubs’ going bankrupt

Football faces losing many clubs to bankruptcy because of the coronavirus pandemic.A slowdown in the multi-billion-dollar transfer market, and possible defaults on payments from player deals made before the shutdown, were cited as concerns in a debate hosted by a FIFA-backed research center on Wedne

Japanese Grand Slam champion Osaka using lockdown to get over her shyness

Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is using the novel coronavirus shutdown as one of self reflection to try and overcome her crippling shyness. The tennis season was suspended in early March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the hiatus will continue until at least mid-July with many countrie

La Liga chief wants restart by June 12 despite 8 new positive tests

The president of Spain’s La Liga on Sunday said he hopes the tournament can resume on June 12 but that their hands are tied by government health policy. Javier Tebas was speaking just hours after five players from Spain’s top two leagues had tested positive for coronavirus. He then con

Copa del Rey finalists agree to delay match until fans can watch

Spain's football association (RFEF) has said it would grant the request of Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad to reschedule the postponed Copa del Rey final for when the coronavirus is no longer a threat, so that the match can be played with spectators. The first final between the two prestigious Ba

Early resumption of Premier League not safe for players amid coronavirus: Neville

Rushing to resume the 2019-20 Premier League season stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic could jeopardize the lives of players and staff, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville said. English foobtall has been suspended since March 13 due to the novel coronavirus, which has led to the deaths of

More substitutes and option to stop VAR when football season resumes

Teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when the season resumes after a Fifa proposal to help with fixture congestion was approved. The change applies to competitions due to be completed within this calendar year, and the decision on whether to implement the changes is for each relevant compe

NFL: '21 salary cap to shrivel due to COVID-19

Unknown financial implications from the coronavirus pandemic might force the NFL to reduce the 2021 salary cap by as much as 50 percent, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. With uncertainty around the 2020 season, including whether fans will be able to attend games at any point, and other revenue-

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