Tag Archives: Coronavirus outbreak

Football authorities fear season is unlikely to resume before start of June | Football

Uefa will lead Europe-wide conference calls on Wednesday to try and find a solution.

Senior executives contemplating how to steer football through the unprecedented crisis of Covid-19 are now talking about June being optimistic as a potential time to restart the season rather than the previous hope of having 30 June as a date to conclude it. At conference call meetings of Europe’s 55 …

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Rory McIlroy: ‘I had to take a long, hard look at myself after Portrush’ | Sport

Rory McIlroy at Portrush

Rory McIlroy turned responses to personal adversity into an art form long ago. His Masters capitulation of 2011 was followed up by winning the US Open. A courtroom appearance against his former management and the high-profile cancellation of a wedding preceded the hitting of professional heights. McIlroy was at it …

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Sadiq Khan urges London’s top football clubs to aid NHS and ‘protect lives’ | Football

The mayor of London has written to every Premier League and Championship club in the capital asking they provide assistance to the NHS in “unprecedented times” amid the fight against coronavirus. In a letter sent this week, Sadiq Khan asked clubs to provide help in three key areas – access …

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Everton players see specialists on Zoom and Skype to recover from injuries | Football

Everton have arranged for Morgan Schneiderlin to see his knee surgeon on Zoom next week as part of their strategy for treating injured players during the coronavirus lockdown. While players across the world follow individual and group training routines at home to keep fit during the crisis, the challenges facing …

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Daniel Levy calls on Premier League managers and players to take pay cuts | Football

Daniel Levy, pictured in January, said: ‘The club’s operations have effectively ceased.’

Daniel Levy has called on Premier League managers and players to help English football deal with the financial problems caused by the coronavirus crisis by accepting lower pay after revealing that Tottenham Hotspur have reduced the wages of their 550 non-football staff by 20%, in some cases by placing them …

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Australia’s future rugby landscape to be shaped by pay cut talks | Bret Harris | Sport

The good news from Rugby Australia’s annual general meeting on Monday was that the game is still solvent. But after the game’s governing body posted an operating deficit of $9.4m, there are doubts over how much longer that will be the case. The loss might have been expected after a …

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Mose Masoe must leave hospital early to make room for coronavirus patients | Sport

Hull KR’s Mose Masoe has been told he will have to leave hospital in the next 72 hours and continue his rehabilitation from a career-ending spinal injury at home. The rugby league team’s co-captain will be discharged from Wakefield’s Pinderfields hospital this week, with beds being freed up for coronavirus …

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The pleasures of Small Sport can help us all through lockdown | Jonathan Liew | Sport

The 2012 Olympics was meant to get a nation hooked on taking part in sport - but could the coronavirus crisis have more impact on our activity levels?

So, how’s quarantine going for you? For me, perhaps the most striking discovery of the past couple of weeks is the revelation that my many deferred and undone tasks – the books not read, the films not watched, the camera rolls not tidied, the shelves not rearranged – were never …

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Joe Root predicts pay reduction talks for centrally contracted England players | Sport

Joe Root expects talks over a possible pay cut for England’s centrally contracted players may be on the horizon, even if this is not a feature of cricket’s upcoming rescue package. The England and Wales Cricket Board is expected to announce measures designed to ease cash-flow problems for the 18 …

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Australia may cancel autumn tour to Europe because of coronavirus | Sport

Australia have warned that tours to Europe in November may be sacrificed if the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic extends, a move that would have a significant impact on the four home unions who either have or are about to agree wage cuts to combat a sharp fall in …

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