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Wimbledon 2020 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic | Sport

This summer’s Wimbledon has been cancelled, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced on Wednesday in a move that had become increasingly inevitable amid the spread of coronavirus. Ultimately there was no way the championships could proceed as scheduled given the seriousness of the pandemic, which has seen most of …

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‘Our players are afraid’: Nicaraguan football ploughs on amid the crisis | Football

Managua celebrate after scoring against Diriangén.

On Wednesday night the players of Diriangén, the oldest club in Nicaragua, will put on their face masks before they line up for kick-off and hope for the best. They are third in the country’s Liga Primera and a home match against fourth-placed Walter Ferretti offers a chance to put …

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From marble racing to balcony marathons: the sports that are filling the void | Andy Bull | Sport

If you know one thing about CB Fry, it’s that he was a man of many talents. He made a Test century against Australia, tied the world long-jump record, took a five-wicket haul at Lord’s, won a cap for England at right-back, started an FA Cup final for Southampton and …

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UKA urged to gift Tokyo Anniversary Games to ease tension with West Ham | Sport

UK Athletics can end its spat with West Ham United over whether the Premier League club can stage the Anniversary Games at the London Stadium in July by gifting this year’s event to Tokyo free of charge instead, says the UKA’s former chair. Ed Warner, who led UK Athletics from …

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British Grand Prix’s fate to be decided by late April amid coronavirus threat | Sport

A decision on whether the British Grand Prix is to be postponed will be be made at the end of April. Silverstone and F1 have issued a joint statement acknowledging that while other major events set for this summer have already been called off, the grand prix – scheduled for …

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My favourite game: Graham Gooch v India, Lord’s 1990 | Sport

Graham Gooch celebrates his triple century.

I was 17. The end of the summer term had been dominated by Italia 90 and Friday nights dabbling in snakebite and black. I had little idea what I was doing with my life, apart from extra shifts behind the bread counter at Sainsbury’s and getting down to the business …

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Which great goalscorer has endured the longest goal drought? | The Knowledge | Football

Wayne Rooney suffered a barren patch in the latter stages of the 2009-10 season – and at the World Cup in South Africa.

“Which great goalscorer suffered the longest goal drought?” asks @iisskaa on Twitter. Tom Aldous gets the ball rolling by drawing our attention to a Match of the Day pundit. “I’m sure I won’t be the only person with this one but Alan Shearer went 12 games without scoring for England …

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For the love of the game: Life as a minor leaguer on $8,000 a year | Sport

By the end of January, John O’Reilly was chomping at the bit to get to spring training. Like most minor leaguers, the 24-year-old pitcher, newly assigned to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, viewed baseball’s preseason as a mecca of opportunity. Sure, O’Reilly who played last season in Double-A, minor league baseball’s …

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Talking Horses: Newton Abbot feels pinch from ‘cruel hand’ of coronavirus | Sport

Richard Dunwoody leads Grosvenor (centre, with noseband) to victory in the Weatherbys Turf News Handicap in 1999.

Newton Abbot is one of British racing’s great delights: a small, independent jumps course a short walk from a station on the famous Riviera line from Exeter to Paignton. However your luck runs at the races, the train ride down from Exeter St David’s with the sea, at times, just …

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