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Russian boxers post videos that appear to flout self-isolation rules | Sport

Several members of Russia’s national boxing team have posted online pictures or videos that appear to show them flouting self-isolation rules imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus, social media posts reviewed by Reuters show. The Russian national boxing team returned home last week after an Olympic qualification tournament in …

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Anna Kournikova provided blueprint for success not guide for glamorous failure | Tumaini Carayol | Sport

Anna Kournikova with Martina Hingis in 1999

“You lost here today, sum up your day at Wimbledon,” asked a stuttering voice from behind the BBC camera. A few hours earlier, Anna Kournikova had fallen in the first round of Wimbledon in 2002. She was ranked 55, her career plunging into a spiral as the media lapped up …

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Wage cut row intensifies as Premiership players take legal advice | Sport

Premiership players have been given legal advice on how to challenge the blanket 25% pay cuts imposed by the clubs as domestic rugby’s row over wage reductions intensified on Thursday. In the Championship, Newcastle Falcons have been plunged into turmoil with their players expected to reject their proposed swingeing pay …

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Tour de France could be staged this summer without any spectators | Sport

The peloton ride the Champs-Elysees at the end of the 2019 Tour

Professional cycling reacted with a mix of cautious optimism and scepticism after the French sports minister, Roxana Mărăcineau, confirmed that together with the Tour de France organisers ASO, her officials were exploring ways of running a scaled down Tour with restrictions on spectator access this summer even though the country …

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Jimmy Anderson has no plans to retire even if England’s summer is wiped out | Sport

Jimmy Anderson has given no thought to the prospect of having bowled his last ball in Test cricket and will plough on through to 2021 if that is what the coronavirus pandemic dictates. England’s record wicket-taker turns 38 in July and so could be feeling the indefinite hiatus more than …

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Real Madrid’s stadium to be used in fight against coronavirus | Football

The Santiago Bernabéu will be turned into a storage and distribution centre for medical materials donated to the health authorities as the coronavirus crisis continues in Spain. Two days ago the head of the Madrid regional government, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, publicly thanked Real Madrid for what she described as a …

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How are you staying active and keeping fit during lockdown? | Sport

It takes some ingenuity to keep fit and healthy while gyms are closed, sporting events are cancelled and there are limits on how long we can spend outdoors. Yet some people have dealt with the restrictions with impressive creativity. The freestyle skier Andri Ragettli normally spends his time flying over …

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Chess: Candidates stopped at midway point after Russia suspends air traffic | Sport

The world championship Candidates in Ekaterinburg was abruptly stopped on Thursday morning, with seven of 14 rounds played, after the Russian government announced that international air traffic would be suspended from Friday. Fide, the global chess body, planned a charter flight to Amsterdam enabling the Chinese, Dutch, French, and US …

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World Rugby readying plan to save nations from financial collapse | Sport

World Rugby is drawing up an action plan to ensure leading unions do not go to the wall as the financial impact of coronavirus starts to bite. The governing body is examining the books of all tier one nations, pledging to quickly help the most needy and prioritising the Test …

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Football quiz: guess the missing clubs in these goalkeepers' careers

Can you identify the missing names in these lists of clubs? More quizzes: sliding doors, globetrotters, stadiums and La Liga Let’s start with one of the greats. Peter Schmeichel: Hvidovre > Brondby > Manchester United > Sporting > ??? > Manchester City Ajax Aston Villa Aalborg AEK Athens Keeping it …

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