The coronavirus may have struck shortly before the English cricket season was due to start but it threatens to have major implications for the game worldwide.
England’s Premier League on Saturday said that two more individuals from two different clubs have tested positive for coronavirus, just three weeks from a proposed restart of the season.
South Africa’s Rugby World Cup winner Handre Pollard’s French side Montpellier announced on Saturday they will emerge from the coronavirus lockdown and restart training on June 2.
Rugby union’s Pro14 is preparing for a return to action in late August, with plans unveiled for matches between the four Irish provinces.
Tiger Woods couldn’t resist a little last-minute needling before Sunday’s charity showdown with Phil Mickelson, with a deadpan prediction that he and partner Peyton Manning would dominate.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is confident the top-flight season will resume in June as ‘Project Restart’ gathers pace.
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, making $37.4 million (34.3 million euros) in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported Friday.
Wallabies forward Izack Rodda and two teammates are parting ways with the Queensland Reds, after they were suspended for refusing a pandemic-prompted pay cut.
Cuban former athlete Javier Sotomayor has jumped higher than anyone else in the history of the world.
Mamelodi Sundowns and coach Pitso Mosimane have reached an agreement to extend his stay at the club.
England’s Lee Westwood, in line to play in his 11th Ryder Cup, says spectators are “essential” to the US-Europe golf showdown despite the possibility of empty stands due to COVID-19.
South African World Cup winner Bismarck Du Plessis penned a new two-year contract with Montpellier on Wednesday which will take him up to his 38th birthday.
Elite swimmers are picking up injuries and losing motivation while limited to dryland training.
England bowlers are set to report for training on Thursday, leading the way as cricket chiefs step up plans to start a season heavily delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sport Football clubs forced to rethink recruitment strategy as virus impacts transfer market

Around Europe, football is waking up from the coronavirus shutdown, but it is different to before for players and supporters and it is changing behind the scenes too.

World Sport NBA in ‘exploratory’ talks to restart season in Florida

The National Basketball Association said Saturday that they are in “exploratory” talks with The Walt Disney Co. about a late-July restart at one of their Florida resorts.

Sport La Liga can resume week of June 8 – Spanish Prime Minister

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that La Liga can resume from its coronavirus lockdown on the week of June 8.

Sport WTA pros take the court in Florida mini-tournament

Americans Alison Riske and Danielle Collins and Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic were among the winners Friday on the opening day of a women’s tennis mini-tournament in Florida that offered pros a chance to play amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Formula 1 No quarantine exemption puts British Grands Prix at risk

Formula One’s hopes of hosting two races at Silverstone were dealt a blow on Friday as elite sport was not handed any exemption to the UK government’s plans to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for those entering the country.

World Sport Froome relishing ‘new challenge’ in virtual cycling race

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome said he was relishing a new test as he headlines ‘The Challenge of Stars’ virtual cycling race against an Italian backdrop this weekend.

Sport LPGA players permitted to carry their own bags: report

LPGA players will be free to decide whether or not they want to use a caddie when the tour gets up and running amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sport Coronavirus costs LPGA another 2020 tournament

The LPGA cancelled the Meijer LPGA Classic on Wednesday, axing a tournament that had already been postponed from June to October amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

NFL set to lose $5.5 billion if it plays to empty stadiums

World Sport NFL set to lose $5.5 billion if it plays to empty stadiums

Athletics star takes to rooftop to train in virus-hit Iran

Sport Athletics star takes to rooftop to train in virus-hit Iran

F1 demands quarantine exemptions for elite sport

Formula 1 F1 demands quarantine exemptions for elite sport

Man Utd urge fans to stay away if matches resume

Sport Man Utd urge fans to stay away if matches resume

Rugby League’s Challenge Cup final postponed by virus

World Sport Rugby League’s Challenge Cup final postponed by virus

Lakers’ LeBron eager to get back to basketball

World Sport Lakers’ LeBron eager to get back to basketball

Alonso open to Formula One return

Formula 1 Alonso open to Formula One return

Celtic declared champions as Scottish season is ended

Sport Celtic declared champions as Scottish season is ended

Harvick wins closed-door race in NASCAR return

World Sport Harvick wins closed-door race in NASCAR return

Showers and spitting off limits as MLB eyes safe return to games, report

World Sport Showers and spitting off limits as MLB eyes safe return to games, report

Athletics chief says sport could rebel against pandemic rules

Sport Athletics chief says sport could rebel against pandemic rules

Britain’s Silverstone ‘to stage two grands prix’

Formula 1 Britain’s Silverstone ‘to stage two grands prix’

Belgian GP could be held behind closed doors in August

Formula 1 Belgian GP could be held behind closed doors in August

IOC creates $800m fund to address coronavirus crisis

World Sport IOC creates $800m fund to address coronavirus crisis

Tour of Britain cancelled due to virus

World Sport Tour of Britain cancelled due to virus

Sainz to succeed Vettel at Ferrari as Ricciardo heads to McLaren

Formula 1 Sainz to succeed Vettel at Ferrari as Ricciardo heads to McLaren




 

 

 

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