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Formula One could lose four teams due to lost income, says McLaren chief | Sport

The McLaren chief executive, Zak Brown, has warned of potentially devastating results for Formula One teams because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Brown cautioned that as many as four teams could be lost if F1 does not act aggressively to tackle the substantial loss of income they …

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The football books you should read during the coronavirus lockdown | Football

The Club

Stillness and Speed, by Dennis Bergkamp Dennis Bergkamp’s book is different. Produced with the excellent Dutch football writer David Winner, the former Arsenal striker’s memoir is all the richer for allowing Bergkamp to share his footballing philosophy instead of being a chronological journey through his life. But thanks to Winner’s …

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Streaming service DAZN asks Premier League to defer rights payments | Football

An online streaming service has written to the Premier League to defer payments due to the suspension of competition due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is understood that DAZN, which holds rights to stream all English top-flight matches in Brazil, Canada, Japan and Spain, is in negotiations to halt payments …

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The Open 2020 cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic | Sport

The R&A has taken the unprecedented non-wartime step of cancelling this year’s Open Championship. The 149th edition of golf oldest major, due to be held at Royal St George’s in Kent from 16 July, will instead take place at the same venue, near Sandwich, in 2021. This will mark the …

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‘There will be a huge financial hit’: cricket clubs count cost of lockdown | Sport

Sport is hardly a priority amid an unprecedented global crisis, but, while cricket grounds soak up some welcome spring sunshine in perfect isolation, there are ugly storm clouds circling. This is usually one of the busiest times of the year at club grounds up and down the country, as armies …

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Premier League players and pay cuts: the key questions answered | Football

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has fronted a campaign to help children unable to access free school meals.

Why are footballers’ wages in the news? Even in normal times the amount of money earned by top players is a hot topic. The average wage of a Premier League footballer reached £3m last season according to the Global Sports Salary Survey. This compares with the an average national wage …

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‘Peace out’: Bubba Wallace ‘rage quits’ as tempers flare in Nascar’s virtual race | Sport

William Byron easily won Nascar’s iRacing event on Sunday at a virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where the drivers would have been racing before the coronavirus pandemic caused sports to shut down. The entertainment again came from the drivers, most of whom streamed their gaming experiences for fans to eavesdrop on …

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Cycling quiz: how much do you know about the Giro d'Italia?

With this year’s race delayed, here are 15 questions to keep you entertained. Warning: some of them are pretty tricky More quizzes: Tour de France, Six Nations, football assists Who won last year’s Giro d’Italia? Vincenzo Nibali Richard Carapaz Chris Froome Primoz Roglic Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi both won …

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Club World Cup to be put forward as radical new rugby union competition | Sport

A radical proposal for an annual Club World Cup featuring 20 teams from around the globe will be put to leading unions this week as part of an effort to boost rugby’s finances. The competition, proposed by the French federation president, Bernard Laporte, could mean the end of the European …

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Katherine Grainger: ‘We’re suddenly in a very different world’ | Donal McRae | Sport

“We are asking hard questions like who might be facing bankruptcy in the short term, because that’s the reality right now,” Katherine Grainger says as, in her role as the head of UK Sport, she considers the financial devastation of the global pandemic. “These are the honest conversations we need …

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