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Tottenham stars seen out jogging side-by-side in a training session led by Jose Mourinho

A video appeared on social media on Tuesday afternoon which appeared to show defender Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon jogging side by side on Hadley Common.
Daily Mail - 07.04.2020 19:51

Transfer window to be moved and players such as Willian at Chelsea to have contracts extended, FIFA proposes

Transfer window dates will be moved to the summer and players’ contracts will be extended to the end of the season due to the coronavirus crisis, FIFA has proposed. Uncertainty remains over when, and indeed if, the football season will be completed amid the pandemic. It’s clear that if football does resume, the season is […]
TalkSport - 07.04.2020 19:43

Qatar, Russia deny buying World Cup rights

Qatar and Russia hit back at allegations of bribery on Tuesday after US prosecutors accused them of paying millions in bribes for the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. According to US Justice Department documents released Monday, FIFA officials received bribes to vote in favour of awarding the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar. The US legal action is linked to a wide-ranging 2015 corruption scandal that left world governing body FIFA in turmoil and led to the downfall of then-president Sepp Blatter.
Yahoo - 07.04.2020 19:32

Thomas Muller signs new two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich, ending Manchester United transfer links

Thomas Muller has signed a new two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old had been linked with a Bayern exit earlier this season with Manchester United reportedly reigniting their interest in one of their long-term targets. Muller, whose new deal runs until 2023, has rediscovered his form with the Bavarians under boss Hans-Dieter Flick […]
TalkSport - 07.04.2020 14:04

Premier League stars will 'play part', says union chief

The head of the union representing Premier League players says they have "agreed to play their part" during the coronavirus pandemic as pressure mounts to find a collective pay deal. The Premier League has urged players to accept wage cuts of 30 percent but ongoing talks have hit a stumbling block, with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) warning that Britain's National Health Service could suffer from the loss of tax receipts as a result of players taking pay cuts. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock was among senior politicians calling for players to take a cut and "play their part", a call that sparked off angry reactions from players.
Yahoo - 07.04.2020 13:05

Gordon Taylor earns £2m-a-year as PFA chief executive… but he will NOT take pay cut during coronavirus pandemic

Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, will continue to receive his £2m-a-year salary in full during the coronavirus pandemic. All union staff over the age of 60 will be paid their full wages Taylor confirmed in an interview with the Guardian, with the 75-year-old PFA chief included in that. After confirming […]
TalkSport - 07.04.2020 11:58

Radomir Antic: Luton Town legend and former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid manager dies, aged 71

Luton Town and Atletico Madrid have paid tribute to Radomir Antic, who has passed away at the age of 71. The former Yugoslavia international was a legend as a player for the Hatters, before moving into coaching and taking charge of Atletico Madrid, rivals Real Madrid and also Barcelona. Antic enjoyed his biggest success with […]
TalkSport - 07.04.2020 10:08

La Liga eyeing May return, says league boss Tebas

La Liga could return to action as early as next month, its president Javier Tebas said on Tuesday, as the league awaits a chance to restart following the coronavirus shutdown. Tebas also warned Spanish clubs could lose as much as one billion euros ($1.1 billion) if the season is not completed, pushing football bosses in the country to search for a late finish to the current campaign. "The different scenarios we have been looking at with UEFA to go back to competing are most probably starting on the May 29 June 6-7 or June 28," Tebas said.
Yahoo - 07.04.2020 02:58

Liverpool reverse furlough decision as CEO Peter Moore tells fans he is ‘truly sorry’ for coming to ‘the wrong conclusion’

Liverpool have admitted they came to the ‘wrong decision’ and have decided to reverse their decision to place some non-playing staff on the Government’s furlough scheme. The Premier League club, who in February announced pre-tax profits of £42million for 2018-19, were heavily criticised after they announced their intention to turn to the scheme during the […]
TalkSport - 06.04.2020 20:17

Premier League and sports news LIVE: Liverpool reverse furlough decision, Pep Guardiola’s mum dies after contracting coronavirus, The Open scrapped and new golf calendar revealed

We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar.. Headlines: Manchester City announce Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors, has died after contracting coronavirus Tyson Fury EXCLUSIVE: Deontay Wilder win was so ‘easy’, maybe costume excuse was genuine Tyson Fury EXCLUSIVE: ‘Gypsy King’ surprised […]
TalkSport - 06.04.2020 19:47

Tottenham confirm forward Heung-Min Son will complete national military service in South Korea this month

Heung-Min Son will undergo mandatory national service in his native South Korea this month, Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed. The four-week service is required by law in Son’s home country, with the forward currently observing a two-week isolation period after flying in from London when football was put on hold. Now that football is suspended indefinitely, […]
TalkSport - 06.04.2020 18:21

Southgate pay cut as FA considers furlough scheme

England manager Gareth Southgate has taken a 30 per cent pay cut as the Football Association considers the government's furlough scheme as "a contingency plan".
SkySports - 06.04.2020 13:35

Champions League and Europa League could be abandoned if coronavirus restrictions remain in September, says Uefa president

The Champions League and Europa League could be abandoned if coronavirus restrictions remain in place into September, according to Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin.
BBC - 05.04.2020 18:09

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UPDATE 1-Golf-U.S. Open postponed due to coronavirus, new dates for Masters, PGA

The U.S. Open golf championship, which was set for June 18-21 at Winged Foot in New York, has been rescheduled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Golf Association said on Monday.
Reuters - 06.04.2020 18:08

Mutua Madrid Open To Be Played Online From Home

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prevented the 2020 Mutua Madrid Open from taking place from 1 to 10 May and forced the ATP and WTA to postpone all activity on their tours until 13 July, the organisers of the only ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Mandatory event in Europe have announced the creation of the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, an innovative tournament that will be a virtual replica of the tennis competition, with the world’s biggest tennis stars squaring off from their own homes. The news means that the biggest ATP and WTA stars will clash in the Manolo Santana Stadium, recreated in exquisite detail in the Tennis World Tour video game, while swapping their racquets for a game controller. “Since we announced that the Mutua Madrid Open would not take place on the dates planned, we have been working on ideas for bringing tennis to the fans”, said Feliciano López, the tournament director. “The birth of the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro highlights the tournament’s technolog...
ATP - 06.04.2020 17:44

How Kiefer Is Doing His Part In Coronavirus Support Efforts

Former World No. 4 Nicolas Kiefer has found a unique way to help during the coronavirus pandemic, as the company that produces his clothing label pivots to producing masks. Kiefer has been working with Holger Gartz, a textile producer and refiner, whose company is based in Kassel, Germany. That company produces Kiefer’s own clothing label, NK #kiwifash — based on Kiefer’s nickname — which typically makes casual and tennis clothing. But when the coronavirus began spreading, Gartz approached Kiefer and said they had to find a way to help. Gartz had the idea of producing reusable masks, an idea Kiefer fully put his support behind. Those masks are now being sold, online only, mainly in Germany, but also throughout Europe. “I was immediately enthusiastic and told him that we can also distribute these masks through my channels to reach more people,” Kiefer told ATPTour.com. “That’s running pretty good and it’s nice to see what support we...
ATP - 05.04.2020 06:32

'There may be no more tennis this year', says Wimbledon chief Lewis

Tennis may not return until 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the entire grasscourt season and most of the claycourt campaign, All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) chief executive Richard Lewis said on Thursday.
Reuters - 02.04.2020 18:30

UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

The Wimbledon championships were cancelled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season.
Reuters - 01.04.2020 18:00