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  • Fines paid by players and clubs in Brazil to go into coronavirus fund

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    Fines paid by players and clubs in Brazil to go into coronavirus fund

    BRASILIA, April 7 — A large portion of fines levied on Brazilian football clubs and players will be paid into a fund to help in the fight against the new coronavirus, Brazil’s...

  • Coronavirus not an opportunity for athletes to dope, says Wada president

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    Coronavirus not an opportunity for athletes to dope, says Wada president

    LONDON, April 7 — Athletes are fooling themselves if they think they can use the chaos caused globally by the coronavirus pandemic to cheat, World Anti-Doping Agency president...

  • Players and clubs lack common ground in wage-cut talks amid Covid-19 pandemic

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    Players and clubs lack common ground in wage-cut talks amid Covid-19 pandemic

    MANCHESTER, April 7 — With the best paid footballers in the world, billionaire club owners, under-pressure politicians and even a millionaire trade union leader involved, it is...

  • Phelps urges athletes to take care of mental health after Games delay

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    Phelps urges athletes to take care of mental health after Games delay

    NEW YORK, April 7 — Olympic great Michael Phelps has voiced his concerns over the negative impact on athletes’ mental health of the Tokyo Games postponement prompted by the...

  • Formula One teams Williams and Racing Point drivers take pay cuts

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    Formula One teams Williams and Racing Point drivers take pay cuts

    LONDON, April 7 — The British-based Williams and Racing Point Formula One teams yesterday followed McLaren in temporarily furloughing staff as a result of the new coronavirus...

  • Serie A angers players by recommending wage cuts

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    Serie A angers players by recommending wage cuts

    MILAN, April 7 — Italy’s Serie A league has recommended that clubs impose wage cuts of between two and four months’ pay on playing and coaching staff during the coronavirus...

  • Augusta National reschedules Masters for November

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    Augusta National reschedules Masters for November

    NEW YORK, April 7 — Augusta National Golf Club said yesterday that it had identified November 9-15 as a possible date for the rescheduled Masters. Augusta National had earlier...

  • Former Fox executives indicted in US Fifa corruption probe

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    Former Fox executives indicted in US Fifa corruption probe

    NEW YORK, April 7 — US prosecutors yesterday accused two former 21st Century Fox Inc executives of paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure lucrative media and marketing...

  • British Open cancelled for first time since World War II due to virus

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    British Open cancelled for first time since World War II due to virus

    LONDON, April 6 — The British Open has been cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus. The 149th Open was scheduled to take place at Royal St...

  • Fifa urges clubs and players to reach agreement over wages, say sources

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    Fifa urges clubs and players to reach agreement over wages, say sources

    LAUSANNE, April 6 — Fifa today urged clubs and players to reach agreement on wage reductions to protect clubs suffering financial damage because of the coronavirus crisis,...

  • BWF postpones May-July tournaments

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    BWF postpones May-July tournaments

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has postponed all tournaments including grade two and three competitions from May to July due to the global Covid-19...

  • Guardiola’s mother dies after contracting virus

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    Guardiola’s mother dies after contracting virus

    LONDON, April 6 — Pep Guardiola’s 82-year-old mother has died after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City announced today. “The Manchester City family are devastated to...

  • England boss Southgate, FA’s top earners take wage cuts due to virus

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    England boss Southgate, FA’s top earners take wage cuts due to virus

    LONDON, April 6 — England manager Gareth Southgate and the Football Association’s top earners will take wage cuts of up to 30 per cent as the governing body deals with a...

  • F1 team Williams furlough staff as drivers take pay cut

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    F1 team Williams furlough staff as drivers take pay cut

    LONDON, April 6 — Williams became the second Formula One team to furlough some staff due to the coronavirus pandemic as drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi agreed to cut...

  • Walker faces Man City probe after hosting ‘sex party’ during lockdown

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    Walker faces Man City probe after hosting ‘sex party’ during lockdown

    LONDON, April 6 — Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City after reportedly breaking coronavirus lockdown conditions by hosting a “sex party” even...

  • Bayern Munich to resume training today

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    Bayern Munich to resume training today

    BERLIN, April 6 — Bayern Munich said Sunday that players will return to training on Monday for the first time since the Bundesliga was suspended due to the coronavirus. Bayern...

  • Italian FA boss says Serie A season could run to October

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    Italian FA boss says Serie A season could run to October

    ROME, April 6 — The Serie A season could be extended to September or October, the head of the Italian FA (FIGC) said on Sunday, warning that there could be an “avalanche of...

  • Report: Russian Smolov breaks Spain’s lockdown to return home

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    Report: Russian Smolov breaks Spain’s lockdown to return home

    MADRID, April 6 — Celta Vigo’s Russia international Fedor Smolov has flouted Spain’s lockdown to return to his home country, becoming the second Celta player to break the...

  • McLaren boss Brown warns F1 must change to survive

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    McLaren boss Brown warns F1 must change to survive

    LONDON, April 6 — Formula One is in “a very fragile state” due to the new coronavirus crisis and risks losing some of its 10 teams unless some big changes are made, McLaren...

  • Uefa denies Aug 3 deadline to complete Champions League

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    Uefa denies Aug 3 deadline to complete Champions League

    LONDON, April 5 — Uefa has denied there is an Aug. 3 deadline to complete this season’s Champions League after a report by German broadcaster ZDF quoted the body’s President...

  • Man City says will not ask government to pay staff

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    Man City says will not ask government to pay staff

    LONDON, April 5 — Manchester City will not seek to use the government job retention scheme and furlough staff during the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier...

  • Fifa draws up guidelines to tackle pay-cut complaints

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    Fifa draws up guidelines to tackle pay-cut complaints

    MANCHESTER, April 5 — Fifa is getting ready to deal with complaints and appeals over wage cuts for players, producing guidelines for clubs and football bodies looking to cut...

  • Rooney says handling of Premier League pay row ‘a disgrace’

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    Rooney says handling of Premier League pay row ‘a disgrace’

    LONDON, April 5 — Wayne Rooney has criticised the government and the Premier League for placing footballers in a “no-win situation” over proposed pay cuts after players were...

  • Perak footballers train at home to maintain fitness

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    Perak footballers train at home to maintain fitness

    IPOH, April 5 — The enforcement of the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 is not an excuse to neglect physical training, especially for...

  • Malaysian lifters barred from Tokyo Olympics, MWF suspended a year

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    Malaysian lifters barred from Tokyo Olympics, MWF suspended a year

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — National weightlifters can kiss goodbye to their Olympic dreams after the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) barred Malaysians from competing...

  • China’s once-dominant Liaoning face closure as players go unpaid

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    China’s once-dominant Liaoning face closure as players go unpaid

    HONG KONG, April 5 — Three decades ago Liaoning FC were the standard bearers of Chinese football, sweeping aside all before them domestically and across Asia, but their 67-year...

  • Burnley could run out of money by August, says chairman

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    Burnley could run out of money by August, says chairman

    LONDON, April 5 — Premier League Burnley could run out of money by August if the season does not resume by then, club chairman Mike Garlick said on Saturday, three weeks after...

  • Report: NBA, ESPN working on game of H-O-R-S-E

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    Report: NBA, ESPN working on game of H-O-R-S-E

    NEW YORK, April 5 — A staple of driveways everywhere, a H-O-R-S-E competition among top NBA players could be coming to national television in the near future, ESPN’s Adrian...

  • Ecclestone says 2020 F1 championship should be cancelled

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    Ecclestone says 2020 F1 championship should be cancelled

    LONDON, April 5 — Bernie Ecclestone says this season’s Formula One championship should be cancelled because it appears unlikely that enough races can be completed for it to be...

  • Bryant heads 2020 Hall of Fame honorees

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    Bryant heads 2020 Hall of Fame honorees

    LOS ANGELES, April 5 — Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant headed a star-studded list of honorees named to basketball’s 2020 Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Los Angeles Lakers...

  • Liverpool blasted over virus furlough, players in £200m wage cut warning

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    Liverpool blasted over virus furlough, players in £200m wage cut warning

    LONDON, April 5 — Liverpool were accused of betraying their “morals and values” on Saturday for their move to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus pandemic as...

  • Trump hopes virus-hit sport back ‘sooner than later’

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    Trump hopes virus-hit sport back ‘sooner than later’

    WASHINGTON, April 5 — President Donald Trump said Saturday he believed US sports leagues hit by the coronavirus pandemic would resume “sooner rather than later” but declined...

  • Liverpool furlough non-playing staff amid Covid-19 pandemic

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    Liverpool furlough non-playing staff amid Covid-19 pandemic

    APRIL 4 — Premier League leaders Liverpool have furloughed some of their non-playing staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic and are holding talks about the prospect of salary...