Tag Archives: Club

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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Liverpool become latest Premier League club to furlough non-playing staff | Football

Liverpool have become the latest high-profile club to furlough non-playing staff on the day Burnley warned that some Premier League clubs could lose £100m as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Premier League leaders announced their decision to put approximately 200 employees on furlough as managers, captains and representatives …

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Coventry rugby club take legal advice as coronavirus insurance row escalates | Sport

Coventry have taken legal advice and launched a petition that has been signed by thousands of businesses in the leisure industry after the Championship club’s insurer refused to pay out when the season ended prematurely. Income from the club’s stadium, Butts Park Arena, stopped abruptly because of the coronavirus lockdown. …

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How will club cricket survive the coronavirus crisis? | Barney Ronay | Sport

Players line up for official launch of the Hundred last October. The new competition, expensively assembled for this summer, is surely in danger of cancellation amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The doomsday clock ticked a little closer to midnight for cricket’s summer of 2020 when the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday that all recreational cricket should be suspended indefinitely. A letter from the chief executive, Tom Harrison, to county boards, clubs and leagues said the decision was …

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Stevenage’s Phil Wallace: ‘We’ve always been a community club’ | Football

Phil Wallace is assailed by worry from all sides. As if being stuck to the bottom of League Two were not bad enough, Stevenage’s chairman fears the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic could force his club to fold. For the moment, though, he is concentrating on even more urgent …

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Barnet lay off all non-playing staff as club counts cost of coronavirus | Football

Barnet’s Wesley Fonguck has a shot blocked against Halifax Town in January.

National League club Barnet have responded to the suspension of football during the coronavirus crisis by putting all the club’s non-playing staff on immediate notice of redundancy. The club’s owner, the businessman Tony Kleanthous, told the Guardian there are approximately 60 employees being laid off, and he was holding meetings …

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European roundup: Union Berlin game suspended after further fan protests | European club football

Duván Zapata scored a hat-trick as Atalanta won 7-2 at Lecce.

The Bundesliga saw further protests against Hoffenheim investor Dietmar Hopp on Sunday, twice prompting the referee to stop play during Wolfsburg and Union Berlin’s 2-2 draw. Offensive banners insulting Hopp were unveiled by Union Berlin fans just before half-time prompting the referee to stop the game and order the players …

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The running club giving asylum seekers friendship and sense of home | Sport

Some of the Sanctuary Runners.

For many years the Irish journalist Graham Clifford travelled the world, reporting from refugee camps and charting the often perilous journeys of asylum seekers to Europe. For all the time and energy he put into his newspaper and radio reports, he ultimately felt unable to make a lasting difference. That …

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Use of Club Drug ‘Special K’ Could Be Underreported

News Picture: Use of Club Drug

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Ketamine use among electronic dance music party-goers is much higher than previously thought. And unintentional use appears to play a role, a new study finds. Ketamine is known as Special K on the party scene. The operating …

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Sydney Roosters are World Club champions after Manu mauls St Helens | Sport

Daniel Tupou scores the first Sydney Roosters try against St Helens.

Sydney Roosters will wake up on Sunday morning and know they were in a battle with the Super League champions, St Helens; but in the end this was a familiar outcome and a brutal lesson in the supreme quality possessed by the NRL’s standard-bearers. Trent Robinson’s side are the first …

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