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Organisers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time, experts say

The Tokyo Olympics next July will be a “uniquely risky” event, demanding flexibility from organisers amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly if a vaccine has not been rolled out by then, medical experts say.Japan and the International Olympic Committee made the unp

How ‘The Last Dance’ started with a simple idea in 1997

The year was 1997. Andy Thompson had an idea. Adam Silver liked his plan. Neither had any clue what they concocted. The ESPN and Netflix documentary “The Last Dance” — the story based around Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls — premieres Sunday night with the firs

Premier League: Ian Wright says people wrong to 'have a go' over restart

The Premier League should not be criticised for discussing how the season should be concluded, says former England striker Ian Wright. Top-flight clubs held a meeting on Friday at which finishing the season in a 40-day window was one of the scenarios discussed. The Premier League has been criticis

Barcelona Setien: If I have to leave and Xavi comes in, then it's not a problem

Quique Setien has admitted that he won't have a problem with being replaced as Barcelona coach.The former Las Palmas and Real Betis boss was appointed as Ernesto Valverde's successor in January, only after Xavi Hernandez rejected the job."Let's hope Xavi [eventually] comes and that he does very well

Serie A teams to be tested for coronavirus, then isolated when training resumes

The players and staff at Serie A clubs should be tested for coronavirus and then isolated in training camps when they begin preparing for the re-start of the season, the Italian football federation (FIGC) recommended on Wednesday. The recommendation will be among the guidelines drawn up by the FIGC

Liverpool, Real Madrid to join others in FIFA 20 charity event

Real-life pro football players from powerhouse European teams such as Liverpool and Real Madrid will compete in EA Sports’ FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup, Electronic Arts announced Thursday. The online charity event, scheduled to start Wednesday and run through April 19, will feature the football

Football League clubs scramble to agree player wages deal in Covid-19 crisis

Football League clubs face a race to agree a deal on player wages and avert a cash crisis before April’s salaries are due next week. Talks are continuing between the EFL, clubs and the Professional Footballers’ Association on how best to stem the financial losses brought about by the co

No league is worth risking a single human life, says FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned against re-starting football too early amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling FIFA's 211 member associations on Friday that such behavior would be irresponsible. Soccer around the world has come to a standstill with domestic leagues on hold and major tourn

Formula One considering closed races once season starts due to coronavirus

Formula One is considering holding closed races without spectators, most likely at European circuits, once the season is able to start after being stalled by the new coronavirus pandemic. The Australian opener on March 15 was canceled and every race up to the French Grand Prix on June 28 has been p


Eight players remain in the NBA 2K Players Tournament after a first round that saw Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell and DeMarcus Cousins getting knocked out. The No. 1 seed by virtue of being the highest ranked player in the game, Durant selected the Los Angeles Clippers in his opening game on Friday

FIFA draws up guidelines to tackle pay-cut complaints

FIFA is getting ready to deal with complaints and appeals over wage cuts for players, producing guidelines for clubs and football bodies looking to cut costs during the stoppage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, an internal document seen by Reuters showed. The issue of pay cuts for players has ex

At least I can be Wimbledon champion for two years, says Halep

Simon Halep is trying to look on the bright side regarding the suspension of the tennis season due to the coronavirus pandemic, which means at least she will be referred to as reigning Wimbledon champion for two years.The Romanian former world number produced a flawless performance to beat Serena Wi

UEFA cancels Champions League, Europa League until further notice

UEFA bowed to the inevitable on Wednesday and suspended all Champions League and Europa League football matches "until further notice" due to the coronavirus pandemic. European football's governing body also said all national team games scheduled for June have been postponed, including playoff matc

Broadcaster predicts Spain’s La Liga restart in July with no fans

Spain’s La Liga could recommence in July without spectators, the head of a major broadcaster has said, adding that the season was likely to be canceled if a player tested positive for the coronavirus once the campaign had restarted. All organized football in Spain has been on hold since March


Baseball in America got suspended indefinitely during the coronavirus pandemic. That does not mean baseball players from both the minor and major leagues aren't still getting paid. While many people in America have lost jobs, or had their hours and pay reduced because of coronavirus, a minor league

Villa’s Grealish apologizes, fined for breaking isolation rules

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish posted a public apology on Monday for breaking UK government guidelines on social distancing as police opened an investigation into an incident in which a Range Rover crashed into parked cars.Villa expressed their disappointment with Grealish and said the 24-year-ol

'Virtual' WNBA Draft to be held April 17 as scheduled

The “virtual” WNBA Draft will go on as scheduled April 17 with precautions in place to minimize health risks during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s announcement of all picks will air live on ESPN2. Top prospects will take part remotely, a plan

Roger Federer donates £860,000 to aid Switzerland’s fight against pandemic

Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, have donated one million Swiss Francs (£860,000) to aid vulnerable families during the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Switzerland is one of the worst affected nations, with over 10,000 confirmed cases of the disease, and the 20-time

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