• Uruguayan football federation lays off 400, including coach Tabarez
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    Uruguayan football federation lays off 400, including coach Tabarez

    The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) announced that almost all of its staff, including coach Oscar Tabarez, have been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic that has frozen sport worldwide. "The executive committee informs that, due to the current health crisis which has brought to a halt

  • Eight West Ham players have virus symptoms says Brady
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    Eight West Ham players have virus symptoms says Brady

    West Ham have eight players in self-isolation after showing mild symptoms of the coronavirus, according to the club's vice-chairwoman Karren Brady. The Hammers are the latest Premier League club to be hit by the pandemic. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi -- both now

  • Former Liga winger dons white coat to take on coronavirus
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    Former Liga winger dons white coat to take on coronavirus

    Journeyman footballer Toni Dovale put his football boots to one side and slipped into a pharmacist's white coat in the front line struggle against coronavirus in Spain. The 29-year-old pharmacy graduate and former top-level sportsman had been playing football for a Thai club, but was visiting his

  • Vela's potential loan to Barcelona vetoed by LAFC: report
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    Vela's potential loan to Barcelona vetoed by LAFC: report

    Reigning MLS Most Valuable Player Carlos Vela says he had a chance to join FC Barcelona earlier this year but his current side Los Angeles FC vetoed the deal.

  • Defoe backs Gerrard to become top manager
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    Defoe backs Gerrard to become top manager

    Rangers striker Jermain Defoe believes his boss Steven Gerrard has the personal qualities that will take him all the way to the top in his management career. At 37 Defoe is nearing the end of a career that has seen the forward work with the likes of managers Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce during spells

  • 'I struggled to breathe:' Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare
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    'I struggled to breathe:' Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

    Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he "struggled to breathe" after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy. The Argentine international announced last Saturday he was one of three Juventus players to catch the virus along with Daniele Rugani and Blaise

  • Ex-Newcastle winger Solano arrested over virus offence
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    Ex-Newcastle winger Solano arrested over virus offence

    Iconic former Newcastle United winger Nolberto Solano was detained in his native Peru for breaking the country's coronavirus lockdown to go to a party, according to reports on Friday. The 45-year-old became the first Peruvian to join an English Premier League team when he signed for Newcastle in

  • Ireland star McClean fined over balaclava post
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    Ireland star McClean fined over balaclava post

    Ireland international James McClean has been fined two weeks' wages by Stoke City and agreed to delete his Instagram account after posting what the Championship club termed "an inappropriate social media post". Balaclavas are associated in Northern Ireland with the paramilitary Irish Republican

  • Intl TV Newswire: LaLiga Fest Details, Dancing Ledge Promotes, Red Arrow Deals
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    Intl TV Newswire: LaLiga Fest Details, Dancing Ledge Promotes, Red Arrow Deals

    In this week’s International TV Newswire, Spain’s LaLiga announces details of Saturday night’s LaLigaSantader Fest; Argentina’s INCAA updates: Red Arrow wheels and deals; and Fremantle’s Dancing Ledge Productions promotes Chris Carey to managing director. La Liga, Universal Music Team for LaLiga Santander

  • Lampard wary of pushing Chelsea players too hard during virus lay-off
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    Lampard wary of pushing Chelsea players too hard during virus lay-off

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes it is unrealistic to "push and push" players to maintain their fitness levels during the coronavirus pandemic with no concrete timetable as to when football will return. Football in England has been suspended until at least April 30, but that date is

  • Dancing Klopp says Liverpool spirits are high despite virus lockdown
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    Dancing Klopp says Liverpool spirits are high despite virus lockdown

    Jurgen Klopp says the mood at Liverpool is upbeat despite the coronavirus lockdown, even admitting he has tried to copy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's dance moves to keep himself occupied. The Premier League leaders were on the verge of their first top-flight title for 30 years when English football

  • When is the Orlando Pirates vs DC United Esports match and how can I watch?
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    When is the Orlando Pirates vs DC United Esports match and how can I watch?

    All you need to know ahead of the clash between Mohamed Alioune Diop and Muhammed Faiz Mahomed who happen to be former teammates at Bucs

  • Djokovic donates 1 million euros to help Serbia combat coronavirus
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    Djokovic donates 1 million euros to help Serbia combat coronavirus

    Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic said Friday he was donating one million euros ($1.1 million) to help his native Serbia buy respirators and other gear to combat the coronavirus. "Our donation is for the purchase of life-saving respirators and other sanitary equipment," said the tennis

  • Man Utd to offer refunds, season ticket delay to fans
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    Man Utd to offer refunds, season ticket delay to fans

    Manchester United will refund supporters if they have to play their remaining home games of the season behind closed doors or if they are scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for season ticket renewals for next season has also been suspended, with no indication as to when the current

  • eSports: How Football Manager, FIFA 20 and virtual racing are helping sport stars during coronavirus lockdown
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    eSports: How Football Manager, FIFA 20 and virtual racing are helping sport stars during coronavirus lockdown

    Sport, as we know it, may never fully recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. But even in these difficult times, eSports is providing a beacon of hope that the damage can be repaired.Fixtures have been cancelled and postponed and there remains a very strong possibility that league campaigns

  • Lessons from China as coronavirus-hit football faces difficult return
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    Lessons from China as coronavirus-hit football faces difficult return

    With nagging concerns about coronavirus sweeping through teams and players scattered across the world, unable or hesitant to return, China is finding that restarting football is no simple matter.

  • Italy's sports minister 'doubtful' of early May return for Serie A
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    Italy's sports minister 'doubtful' of early May return for Serie A

    Italy's sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said Thursday he was "very, very doubtful" that Serie A action would return as hoped in early May. Both Spadafora and Italian football federation chief Gabriele Gravina had last week expressed their hope that the championship could resume on the

  • WWE Exec Stephanie McMahon Breaks Down Company’s Coronavirus Measures
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    WWE Exec Stephanie McMahon Breaks Down Company’s Coronavirus Measures

    While most of the entertainment and live event industries have shut down of late, WWE has forged ahead with its weekly TV programming amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Having relocated their shows to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, the company is embracing new measures to protect talent and

  • Arteta reckons Arsenal 'homework' could lead to new coaches
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    Arteta reckons Arsenal 'homework' could lead to new coaches

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes the 'homework' he has set his players during the coronavirus outbreak could see some of them become coaches. With the Premier League halted and Britain in a state of lockdown, players are having to train at home. "There is the psychological support

  • Key questions as Wimbledon faces postponement or cancellation
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    Key questions as Wimbledon faces postponement or cancellation

    The All England Club will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss the possible postponement or even cancellation of Wimbledon in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. What are the options for Wimbledon this year? -- Wimbledon, which is scheduled to take place from June 29 until July 12, has

  • Newcastle's Bruce wants games every day to finish season
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    Newcastle's Bruce wants games every day to finish season

    Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce suggested Thursday playing games every day in a bid to get the Premier League season finished when it is safe for the campaign to resume following the coronavirus pandemic. "We have to try and get this season finished, whatever that takes, everybody wants that

  • In sports, coronavirus shows no respect for stars or youth
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    In sports, coronavirus shows no respect for stars or youth

    High-level sports was one of the first social activities shut down by the coronavirus pandemic and many athletes, who play in front of crowds and train with team-mates, have been among the high-profile victims. While only one sports personality, the 76-year-old former Real Madrid president, Lorenzo

  • France's Euro 84-winning coach Michel Hidalgo dies aged 87
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    France's Euro 84-winning coach Michel Hidalgo dies aged 87

    Michel Hidalgo, the coach of the great France team that won the 1984 European Championship, has died at the age of 87, the French players union and the French Football Federation said on Thursday. Hidalgo, who had been ill for a number of years, died "of natural causes" at home in Marseille

  • Bundesliga big four pledge financial aid for rivals
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    Bundesliga big four pledge financial aid for rivals

    Four of Germany's biggest football clubs have pledged 20 million euros ($22 million) to help Bundesliga rivals facing financial difficulty in the coronavirus crisis, the German Football League (DFL) announced Thursday. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig -- all of whom

  • Italian football opens national training centre to coronavirus patients
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    Italian football opens national training centre to coronavirus patients

    Italian football bosses confirmed on Thursday the national team's training centre at Coverciano in Tuscany will be made available to local authorities for the treatment of coronavirus patients. Italy is now the global epicentre for the disease which now killed 7,503 in the country and infected almost