Alex Hales: England opener goes into self-isolation

England batsman Alex Hales says he is in self-isolation having developed coronavirus symptoms after returning home from Pakistan. In a statement, the 31-year-old said he had developed a fever and dry and persistent cough. Hales was playing in the Pakistan Super League, which on Tuesday postponed its Twenty20 competition, but returned home to be with […]

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Coronavirus: McLaren team member ‘recovering well’ after contracting virus

McLaren say the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix is “recovering well” and is now free of symptoms. The McLaren employee’s positive test on Thursday in Melbourne triggered the cancellation of the race after a series of meetings into Friday morning. All McLaren personnel who travelled to Australia will stay away […]

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A member of tyre supplier Pirelli’s Formula 1 team has tested positive for coronavirus in Melbourne. It is the second positive test by an F1 team member, after a McLaren employee’s illness led to the cancellation of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Pirelli said the person is “following all the relevant procedures put in place by […]

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Coronavirus: Ferrari Formula 1 team goes into self-isolation as a precaution

The Ferrari Formula 1 team have all gone into self-isolation since their return from the Australian Grand Prix – some in hotels paid for by the company. The move is a precaution – no member of the team have so far had any symptoms of the coronavirus, Ferrari said. Ferrari offered to put up in […]

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Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic Games plans ‘irresponsible’, says IOC member

International Olympic Committee member Hayley Wickenheiser says that plans for the Tokyo Games to go ahead are “insensitive and irresponsible”. On Tuesday, Japan’s Olympic minister said the nation is still planning for a “complete” staging of the Games, despite the coronavirus pandemic. “This crisis is bigger than even the Olympics,” said Wickenheiser. “We don’t know what’s happening […]

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Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast: Premier League captains

Any great Premier League team needs a great captain, and there have been several legendary players to wear the armband over the years – but who is the greatest? That was the subject discussed by Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright on the new Match of The Day: Top 10 podcast. Taking themselves out of the […]

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Roberto Firmino: Liverpool forward’s journey from humble origins to starring Anfield role

With giant palm trees stooping towards turquoise water, high-rise hotels glimmering in the sun, and opulent beachside restaurants selling lobster and expensive liqueurs, it’s easy to see why Maceio, the capital of Alagoas state, is known as Brazil’s Caribbean. Yet like most cities in the country’s underdeveloped north east, this picture postcard scene tells only […]

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Euro 2020 postponed until next summer

Euro 2020 postponed until next summer

  • Mar 18, 2020

Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. European football’s governing body made the decision during an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders on Tuesday. The tournament, due to take place from 12 June-12 July this summer, will now run from 11 June to 11 July next year. […]

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