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Premier League clubs vote to resume contact training

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Premier League clubs voted unanimously on Wednesday to resume contact training as "Project Restart" took a huge step …

Olympic chief Bach consults with IOC members over virus fallout

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Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Wednesday held a series of talks with International Olympic Committee members on the …

Saracens sign Wales scrum-half Aled Davies

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Wales scrum-half Aled Davies is joining Saracens ahead of their campaign in the second-tier English Championship.

Mourinho does not expect to see 'crazy' transfers after virus

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has warned that the transfer market will look drastically different due to the coronavirus …

Aussie Miller to join Ducati in 2021

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Australian Jack Miller will ride for Ducati in 2021, the Italian MotoGP manufacturer announced on Wednesday.

Favre hints at Dortmund exit after Bayern defeat

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Swiss coach Lucien Favre has hinted that he may leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season after defeat by Bayern …

Empty Japan stadiums could soon hear the sound of app-lause

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A new Japanese smartphone app will allow fans to send virtual cheers and jeers to sports stadiums in the hope of …

Lifting Premier League trophy in empty stadium would be 'strange', says Henderson

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says playing at an empty Anfield and winning the Premier League title with no fans …

China coach Li Tie wants discipline to improve fortunes

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Coach Li Tie is taking a tough line with his players on and off the pitch as he attempts to rescue China's hopes of …

Cummins backs IPL to replace a delayed World Cup

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The Indian Premier League could fill the void left by the Twenty20 World Cup if it is delayed by the coronavirus …

Serie A meeting Italian government to discover fate of season

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Serie A's hopes of following Germany and Spain back onto the pitch will be decided on Thursday in a meeting with the …

'God of cricket' Tendulkar looms over India prodigy Shaw

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Comparisons to India's "god of cricket" Sachin Tendulkar have not always helped Prithvi Shaw as he seeks to put a doping …

NHL to restart with 24-team playoff in two hub cities

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The National Hockey League announced Tuesday it will abandon the rest of the regular season and proceed directly to a …

Audi parts with Formula-E star who used ringer in virtual race

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Audi Sport on Tuesday parted ways with German racing driver Daniel Abt for cheating in a charity video game race in …

Bayern Munich down Dortmund to close on Bundesliga title

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Joshua Kimmich described his winning goal as "brutally important" after Bayern Munich took a huge step towards an eighth …

No Yellow Wall, Losing Leverkusen, the best photos from Tuesday's Bundesliga action

May 26 2020

Bayern Munich moved seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table in front of an empty Yellow Wall, Bayer …

Bayern's Mueller turns on charm in English as Bundesliga woos world

May 26 2020

There might be no fans in the stadiums but the Bundesliga knows the world is watching and on Tuesday Bayern Munich's …

Flick's delight as Bayern take "big step" towards title

May 26 2020

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said they took "a big step" towards an eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday as …

Solskjaer counting on Pogba, Rashford for restart

May 26 2020

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday he is confident of having Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford …

McIlroy, Felix among made-for-TV stationary bike riders

May 26 2020

World number one golfer Rory McIlroy, NBA All-Star Gordon Hayward and six-time Olympic track champion Allyson Felix are …

No playoff chance, no play says Blazers ace Lillard

May 26 2020

Portland star Damian Lillard says he won't play if the resumed NBA season doesn't offer the Trail Blazers any chance of …

Kenin, Stephens to play WTT season before fans at resort

May 26 2020

Reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens will compete in a 2020 World …

Britain's McLaren scales back F1 racing due to lockdown losses

May 26 2020

British Formula 1 team and supercar maker McLaren said Tuesday it will cut 1,200 jobs and signficantly scale down its …

Kvitova 'pretty gutted' by Wimbledon cancellation

May 26 2020

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said Tuesday she had been "pretty gutted" by news that her favourite …

Schalke lose top-scorer Serdar for rest of season

May 26 2020

Schalke 04, who are struggling for form in the Bundesliga, have lost their top-scorer Suat Serdar for the rest of the …

McLaren says to cut 1,200 jobs due to pandemic

May 26 2020

British Formula 1 team and supercar maker McLaren said Tuesday it plans to cut 1,200 jobs after the coronavirus crisis …

Leipzig's Poulsen out for 'foreseeable future'

May 26 2020

RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen could be out for the rest of the season after the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday he …

Medical staff are the 'special ones' - Guardiola

May 26 2020

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the protocols he and his players must follow for football to return are a …

McIlroy hopes Ryder Cup will be moved to 2021

May 26 2020

Rory McIlroy believes the Ryder Cup will be moved back to 2021 under pressure from players to not lose the unique …

Bournemouth's Ramsdale shocked by coronavirus diagnosis

May 26 2020

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale described finding out he had tested positive for coronavirus as "scary and …

Scientist slams decision to hold Liverpool match and Cheltenham Festival

May 26 2020

Liverpool's Champions League game with Atletico Madrid and racing's showpiece Cheltenham Festival "caused increased …

Football makes gleeful return to coronavirus-scarred Wuhan

May 26 2020

For nearly three months football enthusiasts in Wuhan were left kicking their heels indoors as the coronavirus raged in …

When China went to war on endemic football corruption

May 26 2020

When Tianjin Tianhai surprisingly thrashed Rafael Benitez's Dalian Yifang 5-1 to stay in the Chinese Super League in …

NRL to make against-the-odds return for sports-starved Australians

May 26 2020

Australia's National Rugby League has battled player scandals, top-level resignations and dire financial revelations …

NRL makes against-the-odds return for sports-starved Australians

May 26 2020

Australia's National Rugby League has battled player scandals, top-level resignations and dire financial revelations …

Saliva ban may make cricket 'boring', says Starc

May 26 2020

Australian paceman Mitchell Starc warned Tuesday that cricket risks becoming "pretty boring" if ball-tampering rules are …

Top 14 rugby clubs' financial 'bubble bursts' due to COVID-19

May 26 2020

Some of French rugby's leading agents have warned the big spending power of the Top 14 clubs in attracting global …

NHL targets return to practice in early June

May 26 2020

National Hockey League teams could be able to hold training sessions for small groups of players in early June in the …

NBA great Ewing out of hospital

May 25 2020

NBA great Patrick Ewing has left hospital and is recovering at home after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his son said on …

Kvitova would 'rather cancel' Grand Slams than play without fans

May 25 2020

Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova said on Monday she would prefer Grand Slams did not take place as opposed to …

Quarantine measures could push Silverstone races into August

May 25 2020

Two proposed British Grands Prix could be moved into August if it means the UK government do not insist on a 14-day …

Kolbe's Toulouse begin training return protocol

May 25 2020

South African Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe's Toulouse announced on Monday their players had returned to the …

Young pretender Haaland takes on master Lewandowski for first time

May 25 2020

One of world football's fastest-rising young stars goes head-to-head with one of its most accomplished goalscorers on …

Kvitova relishes return to action in all-Czech tournament

May 25 2020

There will be no audience and no handshakes with rivals, but Czech players including two-time Wimbledon champion Petra …

Marseille fans blast board's 'ruinous management'

May 25 2020

Supporters groups of French Ligue 1 club Marseille united on Monday in castigating the board for what they called "years …

Marseille fans blast board's 'ruinous manegement'

May 25 2020

Supporters groups of French Ligue 1 club Marseille united on Monday in castigating the board for what they called "years …

Atletico's Felix sprains knee in La Liga restart preparation

May 25 2020

With Atletico Madrid ramping up their training for a potential La Liga restart their Portugal attacker Joao Felix has …

Bayern coach Flick bemoans lack of fans at 'special' Dortmund clash

May 25 2020

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick says the absence of spectators for Tuesday's top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash at …

EuroLeague basketball season cancelled due to coronavirus

May 25 2020

This season's EuroLeague has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Europe's top basketball competition …

Premier League to vote on return of contact training

May 25 2020

Premier League clubs will vote on proposals for a return to contact training on Wednesday as the English top-flight …

La Liga return 'what we all need', says Atletico's Correa

May 25 2020

Atletico Madrid winger Angel Correa on Monday said that a return to football "is what we all need" ahead of a possible …

Hummels '99 percent' ready for Dortmund's showdown with Bayern

May 25 2020

Second-placed Borussia Dortmund are set to include chief defender Mats Hummels for Tuesday's Bundesliga showdown at home …

China's football team 'more united' under coronavirus

May 25 2020

Coronavirus has indefinitely postponed the Chinese Super League (CSL) season but it has given the national team time to …

Kruis, Parkes head for Japanese rugby side Panasonic Wild Knights

May 25 2020

England lock George Kruis and Welsh centre Hadleigh Parkes have signed to play for Panasonic Wild Knights in next year's …

Former NBA star Bogut leaves Sydney Kings during virus shutdown

May 25 2020

NBA championship-winning centre Andrew Bogut announced Monday that he would not be renewing his contract with the Sydney …

Pro tennis bounces back with New Zealand tournament

May 25 2020

New Zealand Tennis said Monday it was set to host the southern hemisphere's first professional tournament since the …

Woods-Manning prevail in star-studded match, raised $20m for charity

May 25 2020

Tiger Woods says while his surgically repaired back may never be 10-out-of-10 again, it won't stop him from being …

No home rule: Bayern out to show Dortmund who's boss

May 25 2020

Bayern Munich aim to continue the Bundesliga's current trend of teams winning on the road behind closed doors when they …

Football clubs forced to rethink recruitment strategy as virus impacts transfer market

May 25 2020

Around Europe, football is waking up from the coronavirus shutdown, but it is different to before for players and …

What now for cricket in 2020? Four key questions

May 25 2020

The coronavirus may have struck shortly before the English cricket season was due to start but it threatens to have …

From 'dust' to glory, Liverpool's 'miracle' of Istanbul

May 25 2020

Steven Gerrard said Liverpool did not "believe in miracles" and Jamie Carragher thought his "dreams had turned to dust", …

Unsung equestrian heroes champing at the bit after virus lockdown

May 25 2020

For every jockey who wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup or showjumper crowned champion, there are unsung heroes taking care of …

Liga boss wants June 11 Seville derby to restart season

May 25 2020

La Liga president Javier Tebas said Sunday he hopes the resumed season will start on June 11 with the Seville derby, …

'Should I continue racing?': Hamilton reveals lockdown low

May 25 2020

Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton admitted Sunday that he questioned his future in Formula One during the …

The man who wasn't there: Abt disqualified after gamer takes place in virtual race

May 24 2020

Racing driver Daniel Abt was disqualified from a virtual FormulaE race on Sunday after admitting getting a professional …

Sweet-toothed Werner bags hat-trick as Leipzig trounce Mainz

May 24 2020

Sweet-toothed striker Timo Werner bagged a hat-trick as RB Leipzig thrashed Mainz 5-0 on Sunday to climb back to third …

German Bundesliga: Who said what

May 24 2020

Who was saying what in the Bundesliga this weekend:

Liverpool-Atletico match linked to '41 additional' virus deaths - report

May 24 2020

The decision to let Liverpool's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid go ahead may have "led to 41 additional …

Georgian tennis star Basilashvili charged with assaulting ex-wife

May 24 2020

Georgian tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili, ranked 27th in the world, was charged on Sunday with physically assaulting …

Werner bags hat-trick as Leipzig trounce Mainz

May 24 2020

Timo Werner bagged a hat-trick as RB Leipzig routed Mainz 5-0 behind closed doors on Sunday to climb to third in the …

Herrlich makes belated touchline debut as Augsburg thump Schalke

May 24 2020

Heiko Herrlich enjoyed a perfect first Bundesliga game on the touchline as Augsburg coach on Sunday when his side …

Clijsters determined to press on with comeback

May 24 2020

Kim Clijsters is looking forward to returning to the US Open even though the coronavirus pandemic means that since her …

Bournemouth player tests positive for coronavirus

May 24 2020

An unnamed Bournemouth player has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club announced Sunday, becoming …

Dortmund waiting on defender Hummels for Bayern clash

May 24 2020

Borussia Dortmund is waiting on the fitness of defensive chief Mats Hummels for Tuesday's Bundesliga top-of-the-table …

La Liga faces heated debate as it prepares to resume

May 24 2020

Spanish media rejoiced on Sunday after the government said La Liga could resume, but restarting in June presents many …

Bournemouth player tests positive for COVID-19

May 24 2020

An unnamed Bournemouth player has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League club announced Sunday, becoming the …

Croquet, bowls players hope grass is greener after virus lockdown

May 24 2020

The peculiarly British sports of croquet and bowls are taking baby steps to return from the coronavirus lockdown, away …

Bayern's Mueller expects sparks to fly in Dortmund showdown

May 24 2020

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Mueller expects sparks to fly in Tuesday's behind closed doors, top-of-the-table clash at …

La Liga can resume week of June 8 - Spanish Prime Minister

May 24 2020

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that La Liga can resume from its coronavirus lockdown in the …

NBA in 'exploratory' talks to restart season at Disney in Florida

May 24 2020

The National Basketball Association confirmed Saturday that they are in "exploratory" talks with The Walt Disney Co. …

Premier League says two more people test positive for coronavirus

May 24 2020

England's Premier League on Saturday said that two more individuals from two different clubs have tested positive for …

Kaepernick's girlfriend blasts NFL for 'retired' tag

May 23 2020

The girlfriend of exiled NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed to his defence on Saturday after the league listed his …

German Bundesliga: Who's saying what

May 23 2020

Who's saying what in the Bundesliga on Saturday:

No fans, no saliva, hand sanitisers on boundary: Welcome to a new-look T10 cricket

May 23 2020

No fans allowed, no saliva on the ball and hand sanitisers on the boundary ropes.

Bayern see off Frankfurt fightback to stay four points clear

May 23 2020

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich resisted a second-half fightback by Eintracht Frankfurt to claim a 5-2 win behind …

Bundesliga player ignores virus protocols to hug 'life-saver' manager

May 23 2020

Bundesliga second division footballer Dimitrij Nazarov said he ignored coronavirus health protocols to embrace his team …

Sights and sounds from the Bundesliga this weekend

May 23 2020

Bayern Munich cruised to victory once more as Borussia Dortmund kept within touching ahead of next week's top-two …

NBA in 'exploratory' talks to restart season in Florida

May 23 2020

The National Basketball Association said Saturday that they are in "exploratory" talks with The Walt Disney Co. about a …

Austria's Veith announces retirement from skiing

May 23 2020

Austrian skiing star Anna Veith announced her retirement from the sport on Saturday, ending a stellar career at the age …

Not cut out for this! Gladbach crash in front of 13,000 'cardboard fans'

May 23 2020

Despite having 13,000 cardboard cut-outs of watching home fans, Borussia Moenchengladbach lost ground in the Bundesliga …

Dortmund beat Wolfsburg to close in on Bayern ahead of title showdown

May 23 2020

Borussia Dortmund warmed up for Tuesday's top-of-the-table clash against Bayern Munich with a 2-0 win at Wolfsburg on …

Scottish football 'likely' to be back in August

May 23 2020

Scottish Football Association chief executive Ian Maxwell believes a return to action in August is likely after the …

World Cup winner Goetze to part ways with Dortmund

May 23 2020

Borussia Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc confirmed Saturday that Mario Goetze, who scored the winning goal in the …

Top of table Porto main event in Primeira Liga restart

May 23 2020

Leaders Porto will travel to Famalicao as the Portuguese top-flight returns to action on June 3 after more than two …

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

May 23 2020

With the German Bundesliga on its second weekend back following the two-month coronavirus shutdown and La Liga given the …

When will I see you again? Sport bids to step out of virus shadow

May 23 2020

Sport's big ticket events, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, European football championships, Wimbledon and the British Open golf …

Setien keen on Neymar Barca return

May 23 2020

Barcelona boss Quique Setien says he would love to coach Neymar and would be "delighted" if the Brazilian returns to the …

Pollard's Montpellier back training in June

May 23 2020

South Africa's Rugby World Cup winner Handre Pollard's French side Montpellier announced on Saturday they will emerge …

Rugby's Pro14 plans August return to action in Ireland

May 23 2020

Rugby union's Pro14 is preparing for a return to action in late August, with plans unveiled for matches between the four …

Pochettino wants Premier League return

May 23 2020

Mauricio Pochettino says returning to the Premier League is his "priority", stating he is eager to manage again six …

'Not on pitch but on console': Euro 2020 kicks off without footballers

May 23 2020

Euro 2020 may have been swept from the calendar due to coronavirus, but UEFA's video-game eTournament version kicks off …

Seeking the spotlight, athletics takes a leap in the dark

May 23 2020

With traditional competition shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, athletics has begun experimenting with imaginative …