Williams potentially up for sale, McLaren and Renault cutting staff and world champions Mercedes having to deny they are pondering a dramatic exit from Formula One.
South African Franco Smith has been confirmed as head coach of Italy’s rugby team, the Italian rugby federation (FIR) announced on Saturday.
Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (95.5 million euros).
Alex Hales and World Cup-winner Liam Plunkett were both left out of a mammoth 55-man England training group announced Friday.
Andy Murray will return from his latest injury problem on June 23 in a tournament organised by his brother Jamie to raise money for a UK National Health Service charity.
The Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in the event’s 124-year history because of ongoing coronavirus fears, officials confirmed on Thursday.

World Athletics Olympic champion Rudisha out for 16 weeks after ankle fracture

Two-time Olympic champion and world 800m record holder David Rudisha will be sidelined for 16 weeks after fracturing his left ankle.

World Tennis Kvitova hails ‘bizarre’ Czech tournament as new start for tennis

From face masks, racquet bumps, poplar tree fluff everywhere and the prospect of a final played at the press centre, Prague’s first post-lockdown tennis tournament offered a plethora of bizarre moments.

World Rugby World Rugby aims to reduce contact by cutting scrums, adding orange cards

Elite rugby union could see the introduction of orange cards after World Rugby unveiled trials of 10 temporary optional laws to cut the risk of coronavirus infection.

Sport Fake cheers and cardboard spectators greet rugby league’s return

Canned cheers and cardboard spectators greeted the return of professional sport to Australia Thursday with the Parramatta Eels beating the Brisbane Broncos as the National Rugby League resumed after a lengthy coronavirus break.

World Rugby World Rugby rejects ‘Virus Cup’ plan

World Rugby has dismissed an idea for a major international event to be held in England next year, designed to ease the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis, less than a day after it was made public.

Sport Kobe Bryant’s induction to hall of fame postponed: report

The late Kobe Bryant’s induction into America’s basketball hall of fame has been postponed to 2021, US media reported on Wednesday.

World Cricket England captain Morgan wary of Hales return

Alex Hales’s hopes of an international recall suffered a setback Wednesday when England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan said it would take yet “more time” for the Nottinghamshire batsman to regain trust following a drugs ban.

World Tennis Roland Garros planning for fans not empty seats

Roland Garros chiefs insisted Wednesday that the French Open, delayed until September due to the coronavirus, will have fans attending even with social distancing rules.

Sport Olympic chief Bach consults with IOC members over virus fallout

Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Wednesday held a series of talks with International Olympic Committee members on the potential consequences of the coronavirus pandemic that has seen the Tokyo Games pushed back a year to 2021, sources said.

World Cricket Cummins backs IPL to replace a delayed World Cup

The Indian Premier League could fill the void left by the Twenty20 World Cup if it is delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Aussie cricketer Pat Cummins said Wednesday.

Sport Empty Japan stadiums could soon hear the sound of app-lause

A new Japanese smartphone app will allow fans to send virtual cheers and jeers to sports stadiums in the hope of creating atmosphere at matches played behind closed doors due to coronavirus.

World Cricket ‘God of cricket’ Tendulkar looms over India prodigy Shaw

Comparisons to India’s “god of cricket” Sachin Tendulkar have not always helped Prithvi Shaw as he seeks to put a doping ban and injury worries behind him and cement his place in the national side.

World Tennis Kenin, Stephens to play WTT season before fans at resort

Reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens will compete in a 2020 World TeamTennis season played at a mountain resort with spectators starting July 12.

World Golf McIlroy hopes Ryder Cup will be moved to 2021

Rory McIlroy believes the Ryder Cup will be moved back to 2021 under pressure from players to not lose the unique atmosphere of the biennial event behind closed doors.




 

 

 

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