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QPR 'appalled' by quick restart for English Championship

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Queens Park Rangers CEO Lee Hoos says he is "stunned" and "appalled" by plans for the Championship to return on June 20 …

Man Utd extend Ighalo's loan deal until January 2021

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Manchester United extended Odion Ighalo's loan spell until January 2021 on Monday to ensure the Nigerian striker will be …

Man Utd's Rashford fears 'society more divided than ever'

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford fears society is "more divided than ever" in the violent aftermath of George …

Waqar urges Afridi and Gambhir to end social media war

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Former Pakistan star Waqar Younis has called on Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media war, and for …

England v Australia rugby league series cancelled

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The Rugby Football League and the Australian Rugby League Commission on Monday announced the cancellation of this year's …

Pigeon racing beats snooker to the sporting start line in England

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Pigeon racing will beat snooker and horse racing to be the first sport to return following the easing of coronavirus …

'Plain angry' Jordan joins sports world's call for change after Floyd death

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NBA legend Michael Jordan decried "ingrained racism" in the United States as the sports world's reaction to the death of …

Japan race cancelled over coronavirus as MotoGP looks to Europe

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The Japanese MotoGP was cancelled over the coronavirus on Monday as organisers said they would concentrate on holding as …

Rugby Australia slashes a third of staff to stay afloat

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Rugby Australia announced the sacking of a third of its staff Monday as the embattled organisation works to recover from …

Hitler, Dr. Death among NRL 'fans'

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A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cut-outs of themselves at Australian rugby league games has been …

India's Bumrah seeks 'alternative' to saliva on cricket ball

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Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah said cricket should seek an "alternative" for shining the ball if the game's governing …

Smith 'in best shape' despite not picking up bat in months

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Australia star Steve Smith admitted Monday he has barely picked up a bat since cricket shut down, but said he was in his …

Hamilton slams 'white-dominated' F1 for silence over Floyd death

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World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the "biggest of stars" in "white-dominated" Formula One for failing to speak …

Serial killer and Dominic Cummings among NRL 'fans'

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A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cut-outs of themselves at rugby league games in Australia has been …

Japan's Sunwolves exit Super Rugby as Australia bid fails

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Japan's Sunwolves bowed out of Super Rugby on Monday as they failed to join an Australian offshoot of the …

What now for tennis in 2020?

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Professional tennis has been in cold storage since March due to the coronavirus pandemic with tournaments unlikely to …

'Plain angry' Jordan joins sports world call for change after Floyd death

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NBA icon Michael Jordan decried "ingrained racism" in America Sunday as the sports world's reaction to the death of …

Bundesliga footballers join LeBron and Jordan in US protest

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NBA icon Michael Jordan decried "ingrained racism" in America Sunday as the sports world's reaction to the death of …

Postcards from the edge: Snapshots of European football's return

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In the shadows of Germany's Bundesliga, football is gradually restarting in countries across Europe, in almost all cases …

Protests and fireworks: Three things from German football

May 31 2020

Marcus Thuram, Jadon Sancho and Weston McKennie joined the protests against racism and police brutality in the US while …

Sancho nets hat-trick, joins US killing protest as Dortmund cruise

May 31 2020

England winger Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick and revealed a "Justice for George Floyd" protest message in Borussia …

Fiji's Singh reportedly opts out of Korn Ferry Tour start after criticism

May 31 2020

Former world number one Vijay Singh won't tee it up on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour in June after all, Golf Channel …

'I thought I'd die': Atalanta coach Gasperini reveals he had coronavirus at Valencia

May 31 2020

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini revealed Sunday he thought he would die as he suffered coronavirus symptoms when the …

Sancho hits hat-trick, joins 'Justice for George Floyd' protest

May 31 2020

Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick and revealed a "Justice for George Floyd" T-shirt …

Bundesliga footballers Thuram and Sancho join US killing protests

May 31 2020

French star Marcus Thuram and England international Jadon Sancho joined the protests over racism and police brutality in …

England's Sancho in 'Justice for George Floyd' protest

May 31 2020

England winger Jadon Sancho revealed a T-shirt on Sunday demanding "Justice for George Floyd", another protest in the …

Footballer Thuram takes a knee, joins Osaka, Gauff in US killing protest

May 31 2020

Marcus Thuram joined an array of sporting personalities in protesting racism in the United States when he took a knee …

Liverpool's training return a 'massive lift' for Klopp

May 31 2020

Jurgen Klopp admitted on Sunday that it has been a "massive lift" to see his Liverpool squad back training together as …

Thuram takes a knee in US killing protest as Gladbach go third

May 31 2020

Borussia Moenchengladbach routed Union Berlin 4-1 on Sunday to go third in the Bundesliga with French striker Marcus …

Thuram makes protest by taking a knee in Bundesliga

May 31 2020

Marcus Thuram made not only a footballing statement as he scored twice in the Bundesliga on Sunday, he also made a …

Man City's Mahrez has watches worth £300,000 stolen: reports

May 31 2020

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez had three luxury watches worth more than £300,000 ($370,000) stolen when thieves …

World long-jump champion Mihambo to work with Carl Lewis

May 31 2020

Reigning world long-jump champion Malaika Mihambo revealed Sunday that she plans to move to the USA to be trained by …

Five-subs 'awful' idea, says Gasperini

May 31 2020

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini on Sunday slammed as 'awful' the new rule which now allows teams to make five …

Atalanta coach Gasperini reveals he had coronavirus at Valencia game

May 31 2020

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini revealed Sunday he thought he would die as he suffered coronavirus symptoms when the …

Icardi signs four-year PSG deal

May 31 2020

Paris Saint-Germain have signed Argentina international Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan on a four-year deal after taking …

ECB welcome British government advice over restart

May 31 2020

The England and Wales Cricket Board will step up plans to restart the sport behind closed doors after the British …

The return of La Liga: What's at stake?

May 31 2020

La Liga resumes on June 11 after a three-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Villa's Mings says Premier League return driven by finance

May 31 2020

Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings says players were the "last to be consulted" over the Premier League's "financially …

Former Wales assistant Howley reveals grief that sparked World Cup exile

May 31 2020

Former Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has revealed grief over his sister's death sparked the gambling spree that saw …

Sri Lanka's cricket team resume outdoor training after virus halt

May 31 2020

Sri Lanka's cricket team will resume training Monday under strict health measures after a two-and-a-half-month hiatus …

UFC mixed martial arts card brings sport back to Las Vegas

May 31 2020

Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday as Brazil's Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion Tyron …

NFL commissioner Goodell says 'need for action' after Floyd death

May 31 2020

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday there "remains an urgent need for action" as violent protests rocked the …

Racing under starters orders on road to redemption

May 31 2020

English racing will on Monday offer a beacon of hope after months of nationwide gloom when it becomes the first sport in …

'Road Runner' Davies dazzles as Flick betters Guardiola's Bayern record

May 31 2020

'Road Runner' Alphonso Davies lived up to his nickname with another lightning sprint Saturday while Hansi Flick bettered …

UK government hails 'sporting recovery' as live events get go-ahead

May 30 2020

"The British sporting recovery has begun" the UK government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive …

Nike says "Don't Do It" on racism

May 30 2020

Nike has taken a stand against racism with a "Don't do it" campaign, a twist on its famous catch phrase, as protests …

Tennis star Osaka adds powerful voice to protests over police brutality in US

May 30 2020

Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka joined the chorus of athletes condemning the death of an unarmed black …

Scotland coach Townsend backs call for fewer Test windows

May 30 2020

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has welcomed moves to reduce the number of international windows in rugby union's …

Lewandowski hits brace as Bayern Munich go 10 points clear

May 30 2020

Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-0 drubbing of …

Simunovic, Hayes leave Celtic

May 30 2020

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic announced on Saturday they have decided against extending the contracts of both …

British government hails 'sporting recovery' live events get go-ahead

May 30 2020

"The British sporting recovery has begun" the UK government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive …

Bremen boost survival hopes with win at struggling Schalke

May 30 2020

Werder Bremen boosted their survival hopes in Germany's top flight on Saturday with a 1-0 win behind closed doors at …

'Justice for George': Schalke's US footballer in armband protest

May 30 2020

Schalke's American midfielder Weston McKennie on Saturday wore a 'Justice for George' armband as part of the growing …

UK government authorises return of live sport

May 30 2020

The British government has approved the return of domestic competitive sport behind closed doors from June 1.

Franco Smith confirmed as Italy rugby head coach

May 30 2020

South African Franco Smith has been confirmed as head coach of Italy's rugby team, the Italian rugby federation (FIR) …

F1 season to open in Austria after government backs Spielberg double act

May 30 2020

Formula One's truncated coronavirus-hit season will finally get underway with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, the …

Kane warns Spurs they can't slip up in quest for Champions League

May 30 2020

Harry Kane believes Tottenham Hotspur will have to win eight of their remaining nine Premier League games if they are to …

Thiem, Kyrgios to play July grass, hard-court events in Berlin

May 30 2020

Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens will compete in grass and hard-court events in Berlin in …

Provisional green light for South African sport to resume

May 30 2020

Professional sport in South Africa was on Saturday given a provisional green light to resume training.

Townsend grateful for Palace support

May 30 2020

Andros Townsend has thanked Crystal Palace for their backing during the coronavirus crisis but understands why some …

Austria to stage F1 season-opener in July

May 30 2020

Formula One's truncated coronavirus-hit season will finally get underway with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, the …

La Liga clubs to resume full training next week

May 30 2020

La Liga have confirmed players will be allowed to return to full training on Monday, giving them 10 days to work …

Thiem to host eight-man tournament in July

May 30 2020

World number three Dominic Thiem will host an invitational eight-man tennis tournament in Kitzbuehel with a "limited …

Italy's Fognini has surgery on both ankles

May 30 2020

Italy's Fabio Fognini announced on Saturday he will take advantage of the coronavirus-enforced break from tennis to …

Five-sub rule could count against Barca - Setien

May 30 2020

Barcelona could suffer from the new rule that allows teams to make five substitutions in a match instead of three, their …

Bayern players accept salary cut until 'end of season'

May 30 2020

Bayern Munich players have accepted a salary cut which will last until the "end of the season" to help the Bundesliga …

Tottenham's Parrott set to miss Premier League restart after appendix removal

May 30 2020

Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is set to miss the restart of the Premier League season after his club said on Saturday …

West Indies approve 'bio-secure' Test tour of England

May 30 2020

West Indies cricket chiefs have given their approval to a Test tour of England where the team will stay in a "bio-secure …

Australian youngster Perese signs for Bayonne despite drugs charge

May 30 2020

Australian back Izaia Perese signed for French Top 14 club Bayonne on Saturday, despite being released by rugby league …

As football restarts around Europe, France questions decision end to season early

May 30 2020

It is the land of the world champions, but is it really a football country? That is the question some in France have …

Six talking points in Formula One

May 30 2020

Williams potentially up for sale, McLaren and Renault cutting staff and world champions Mercedes having to deny they are …

Havertz fires Leverkusen third with Freiburg winner

May 30 2020

Exciting youngster Kai Havertz broke another Bundesliga record on Friday after scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory at …

'Am I next?' Tennis phenom Gauff upset by unarmed black man's death

May 29 2020

Rising US tennis star Coco Gauff has added her voice to those expressing outrage at the death of an unarmed black man in …

Cuban wants play-in games as NBA boss, owners ponder return

May 29 2020

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants an expanded playoff system when the NBA comes back from a coronavirus shutdown …

Serie A confirms June 20 return

May 29 2020

Serie A on Friday confirmed that top-flight football will return to Italy after a three-month coronavirus-enforced …

Klopp wants Liverpool to be 'best stay at home fans' amid police concerns

May 29 2020

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool supporters to prove themselves the best "stay at home fans in the world" after English …

'In a hurry': Vendee Globe entrants happily hit the water

May 29 2020

"It feels good," said English sailor Samantha Davies after her first night at sea in seven months as many of the …

England bubble will have 'bridge to outside'

May 29 2020

England cricketers can look forward to a "bridge to the outside" if their home international season goes ahead.

Spanish La Liga confirm season will resume on June 11

May 29 2020

The Spanish league season will resume after a three-month coronavirus lockdown on June 11 with the Seville derby, and …

Istanbul hopes to host 'historic' Champions League final despite uncertainty

May 29 2020

Fifteen years after the "Miracle of Istanbul" that cemented Steven Gerrard's status as a Liverpool legend, the Turkish …

Federer tops list of world's highest-paid athletes

May 29 2020

Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup …

Horse racing back on track as Moscow lockdown eases

May 29 2020

Since mid-May, Russia's main race course has echoed to the shouts of jockeys and the pounding of hooves, while the …

Horce racing back on track as Moscow lockdown eases

May 29 2020

Since mid-May, Russia's main race course has echoed to the shouts of jockeys and the pounding of hooves, while the …

Leicester boss Rodgers says virus like 'walking up Kilimanjaro'

May 29 2020

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said Friday that being afflicted with the coronavirus was akin to climbing Mount …

New Australia coach Rennie wants public squabbling to stop

May 29 2020

Incoming Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has urged Australian rugby union's warring factions to stop airing their …

Coe urges kids to take up sport to battle virus

May 29 2020

World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe called on children to take up sports to combat "shocks" like the coronavirus as his …

Leicester boss Rodgers left with 'no strength' by virus

May 29 2020

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers revealed Friday he "had no strength" after contracting the coronavirus in March.

UEFA considers 'all options' for Champions League format

May 29 2020

UEFA is studying "all the options" for the format of this season's interrupted Champions League, amid reports on Friday …

Five key points on European Tour golf ahead of its July return

May 29 2020

Golf's European Tour is set to resume in late July after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a run of six tournaments …

Fans could return for 20-21 season: Premier League chief

May 29 2020

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Friday that fans could be allowed to attend top-flight matches in …

League-by-league guide to the return of football around Europe

May 29 2020

With Switzerland on Friday following Italy's Serie A in setting a date for its return from the coronavirus shutdown, and …

Former Mexico star Galindo undergoes brain surgery

May 29 2020

Former Mexican international midfielder Benjamin Galindo, an assistant coach for Major League Soccer's San Jose …

Police want Liverpool title clincher played at neutral venue

May 29 2020

British Police want at least six Premier League matches and any Liverpool title clincher to be played at neutral venues …

The return of Serie A: What's at stake

May 29 2020

Italy's Serie A has been given the all-clear to return on June 20 after a three-month enforced absence in one of the …

No place for Hales or Plunkett as England name 55-man training group

May 29 2020

Alex Hales and World Cup-winner Liam Plunkett were both left out of a mammoth 55-man England training group announced …

La Liga hoping to start next season on September 12, says Tebas

May 29 2020

La Liga president Javier Tebas said on Friday that the league is hoping the 2020/21 season can start on September 12.

Small ceremony marks 35 years since Heysel disaster

May 29 2020

A short ceremony was held in Brussels on Friday to mark the 35-year anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster, with a …

Dortmund midfielder Dahoud out for rest of season with knee injury

May 29 2020

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the …

Dutch coach Koeman had cardiologist appointment postponed before suffering heart problem

May 29 2020

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman on Friday said that he "was lucky" after suffering a heart problem just a few weeks …

Police want several Premier League games played at neutral venues

May 29 2020

British Police want at least six Premier League matches and any Liverpool title clincher to be played at neutral venues …

Kompany turns down offer to be Guardiola's assistant: reports

May 29 2020

Vincent Kompany has turned down an offer from Manchester City to become Pep Guardiola's assistant coach, according to …

FA Cup final set for August 1 after virus delay

May 29 2020

The FA Cup final is set to take place on August 1 after the English Football Association announced provisional dates to …