Spanish league wants to resume with Seville derby on June 11

The president of the Spanish soccer league said Sunday the competition could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis. Javier Tebas made the announcement a day after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the league would be allowed to resume from June 8 as long as the country continued to keep the coronavirus outbreak in check. “It will depend on how the training progresses, but hopefully it will be possible to restart with our first match on Thursday, June 11,” Tebas said in his weekly Sunday night interview with league broadcaster Movistar.
Yahoo - 25.05.2020 00:12

Aubameyang considering own esports team after virtual F1 debut

Arsenal's top-scoring striker and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who raced for McLaren in Sunday's virtual Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, is considering setting up his own esports team. The Gabonese is a keen video gamer, and has been getting in plenty of practice during the COVID-19 lockdown with the Premier League out of action. "I play FIFA of course, but this year a lot of Fortnite and I definitely need to play Warzone: Call of Duty," he said in a video conversation with McLaren's regular F1 race driver Lando Norris ahead of Sunday's race.
Yahoo - 24.05.2020 23:14

Bundesliga RESULTS: Kai Havertz and Timo Werner put Premier League clubs on red alert with more goals, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund win

If Premier League clubs were interested in Kai Havertz before the Bundesliga returned, they’ll be totally infatuated now. The Manchester United and Liverpool target netted his second brace in as many games, helping Bayer Leverkusen to a 3-1 victory at high-flying Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. Havertz, 20, delivered a cheeky finish to slot the visitors […]
TalkSport - 24.05.2020 19:57

The Latest: NY governor says pro teams can resume training

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months. ''Starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps,'' the Democratic governor said during a news conference Sunday. Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL are discussing the resumption of their seasons with their players' unions.
Yahoo - 24.05.2020 18:37

Werner bags hat-trick as Leipzig trounce Mainz

Timo Werner bagged a hat-trick as RB Leipzig routed Mainz 5-0 behind closed doors on Sunday to climb to third in the German league table as the striker moved to within three goals of the Bundesliga's top-scorer Robert Lewandowski. It was the 24-year-old's third Bundesliga hat-trick having also netted three times when Leipzig romped to an 8-0 home win against Mainz last November. Werner's treble leaves him on 24 goals, while Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski claimed his 27th Bundesliga goal this season in the league leader's 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Yahoo - 24.05.2020 17:48

Two people connected to Hull City test positive for coronavirus

Hull City have confirmed two positive coronavirus tests. The Championship club announced the news on Sunday after the first round of testing in the second tier. In a brief statement on Twitter, Hull said: “Hull City can confirm that two people have tested positive for COVID-19 following the first round of testing at the training […]
TalkSport - 24.05.2020 16:27

Bournemouth player tests positive for coronavirus

An unnamed Bournemouth player has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club announced Sunday, becoming the eighth case involving an English top-flight side. Bournemouth added the player's identity would not be disclosed due to "medical confidentiality" and that he would self-isolate for seven days. "Following strict adherence to the Premier League's return to training regulations, the club's training ground remains a safe working environment for players and backroom staff, who will continue to be tested for COVID-19 twice per week," said Bournemouth in a statement.
Yahoo - 24.05.2020 15:17

Two people from two Premier League clubs test positive for coronavirus, league says

SHOWS: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - DECEMBER 9, 2019) (REUTERS) 1. LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, WALKING OUT FOR TRAINING WITH PLAYERS 2. SADIO MANE 3. MANE WARMING UP WITH MOHAMED SALAH 4. KLOPP WITH STAFF 5. PLAYERS WARMING UP 6. SALAH PASSING BALL 7. ROBERTO FIRMINO 8. KLOPP STORY: Two people from two Premier League clubs have tested positive for the coronavirus after a second batch of testing, the Premier League said on Saturday. Since the players returned to limited group training on Tuesday, eight positive tests for the virus have been confirmed from England's top-flight clubs. "The Premier League can today confirm that on Tuesday 19 May, Thursday 21 May and Friday 22 May, 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs," the statement said. "The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. "Players or club staff who have tested positive will no...
Yahoo - 24.05.2020 04:47

Dortmund waiting on defender Hummels for Bayern clash

Borussia Dortmund is waiting on the fitness of defensive chief Mats Hummels for Tuesday's Bundesliga top-of-the-table showdown at home to leaders Bayern Munich. The 2014 World Cup winner aggravated his Achilles tendon in Saturday's 2-0 win at Wolfsburg which kept second-placed Dortmund four points behind leaders Bayern, who are chasing an eighth straight league title. Hummels came off at half-time on Saturday, but Dortmund still hope he can lead the hosts' defence against his former club Bayern.
Yahoo - 24.05.2020 02:53

Two more positive coronavirus tests in Premier League

Two people from two Premier League clubs have tested positive for the coronavirus after a second batch of testing, the Premier League said on Saturday.
Reuters - 24.05.2020 00:14

Hilderaldo Bellini is the World Cup icon whose trophy celebration has influenced everyone from Jordan Henderson at Liverpool to Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid

Whatever the sport, this lot changed the game and here, looks at those pioneering men and women every week. Here, it is Brazil captain Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, whose iconic celebration offered something different. It’s trophy season – at least it should be – with May and June usually the time of year when fans […]
TalkSport - 23.05.2020 15:00

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says soccer league in Spain can resume from June 8

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says soccer league in Spain can resume from June 8
Fox Sports - 23.05.2020 14:26


French Open organisers working with authorities to avoid US Open clash

French Open director Guy Forget said he was working hand in hand with tennis authorities to make sure the dates of the claycourt Grand Slam tournament and those of the U.S. Open do not clash, adding that Flushing Meadows would make an announcement next month.
Reuters - 23.05.2020 17:08

Aussie Legend Ashley Cooper Passes Away

Four-time singles Grand Slam champion Ashley Cooper AO has died, aged 83. A winner of the Australian, Wimbledon and US Championships during an outstanding 1958 season, Cooper also won the Australian Championships in 1957. Rod Laver said of his fellow Australian, "So said to hear of Ashley's passing. He was a wonderful champion, on and off the court. And what a backhand! So many cherished memories. Farewell my friend." More to follow...
ATP - 22.05.2020 15:29