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Elite sports have plenty to offer in the war against coronavirus | Emma John | Sport

Manchester City are one of the teams making their facilities available to frontline NHS workers in the fight against coronavirus.

In the last months of the first world war, a ship arrived at Manchester from the US, its passengers deathly ill. They were mostly southerners, infected with a powerful influenza that had overtaken them on their transatlantic journey and quickly turned into pneumonia. The matron of a nearby Red Cross …

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British sports bodies fear financial ruin because of coronavirus pandemic | Sport

Some British sporting bodies, including those sending athletes to next year’s Olympics, fear they could go under because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Guardian can reveal. A handful of national governing bodies have privately told UK Sport that they face an existential threat due to the crisis, while at least …

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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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Fitbit 4 leak reveals integrated GPS, Spotify music controls, and a special Sports Edition (Updated)

Fitbit 4 leak reveals integrated GPS, Spotify music controls, and a special Sports Edition (Updated)

Back in 2018, Fitbit launched the Charge 3 fitness tracker, which looked a lot like its predecessor, but gained several features that essentially turned it into a smartwatch, thanks to its larger greyscale display with touch input. Even though the company is about to get absorbed by Google, it’s continuing to …

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Sports clubs across Australia unite to pitch in during coronavirus crisis | Scott Heinrich | Sport

Sport has always been more than a game to Craig Foster. Digest any of his musings on football, and Foster’s view of sport as a vehicle to effect change, break down boundaries and bring people together is palpable. The former Socceroo and SBS presenter is also a dab hand at …

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Live sports have shut down. When they come back, we must demand better | Musa Okwonga | Opinion

Sport is gone, at least for the time being. The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic has taken it from our screens, courts and stadiums – the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until 2021 is the inevitable final part of a wave obliterating elite sport and beyond. The evenings, afternoons and …

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Anyone for The Ocho? With nothing to broadcast, US sports TV burrows into the past | Sport

The most haunting reminder of America’s pandemic-driven sports hibernation is brought to you, fittingly enough, by All-State. The latest of the insurance company’s ads stars pitchman Dennis Haysbert (aka President Palmer, aka Pedro Cerrano) at home bingeing college hoops with friends. Just as the faux contest intensifies, the 30-second spot …

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‘Everything went to hell’: stadium workers on the US sports shutdown | Sport

Tell us about your job… Mike Dougherty (St Paul, Minnesota): “I have been a food and beverage vendor since 1989 when I started at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Coincidentally the first day I vended was the same day as my first day of classes at law school. …

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With Live Sports Gone, Announcer Offers Play by Play of the Everyday

With Live Sports Gone, Announcer Offers Play by Play of the Everyday

The narration begins customarily, with the play-by-play announcer enthusiastically welcoming his audience live to a competition unfolding on the screen. But this is no ordinary competition. “It’s the final of the two lonely blokes in a park contest,’’ the announcer, Nick Heath, begins, setting the scene of two men idly …

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ESPN+ Has Loads Of Original Content To Watch, With Live Sports Suspended

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ESPN+ has always focused on producing original content, but now with the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever. With the majority of Americans stuck at home – either working from home, or currently unemployed – they are watching more and more content. Even though Live Sports are currently suspended, …

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