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Tokyo 2020: IOC sets deadline for decision on Games amid coronavirus

Tokyo 2020: IOC sets deadline for decision on Games amid coronavirus

The International Olympic Committee is considering a postponement of Tokyo 2020, and has given itself a deadline of four weeks to make a decision. The IOC’s executive board met on Sunday amid mounting pressure from athletes and national Olympic committees for the Games to be delayed because of the coronavirus crisis. “In light of the […]

Coronavirus: How might 2019-20 season play out?

Coronavirus: How might 2019-20 season play out?

It will be some time before we see another trophy lifted, promotion achieved or relegation confirmed, but that does not prevent us offering some educated predictions about the outcome of this season. Elite football in Britain and across Europe’s major leagues has been suspended, with all football in England on hold until at least 30 April […]

Lewis Hamilton breaks down in Formula 1 testing

Lewis Hamilton breaks down in Formula 1 testing

Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure that cut his running to just a handful of laps on the penultimate day of Formula 1 pre-season testing. The world champion’s car had what Mercedes described as “an oil-pressure anomaly, which made the engine shut down as a precautionary measure”. Investigations into the cause meant Hamilton did not […]

Bob Willis: Former England cricket captain dies aged 70

Bob Willis: Former England cricket captain dies aged 70

Former England captain Bob Willis has died at the age of 70. The fast bowler took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984, claiming a career-best 8-43 to help England to a famous win over Australia at Headingley in the 1981 Ashes. He captained England in 18 Tests and 29 one-day internationals before […]

England in New Zealand: Drawn second Test seals 1-0 series win for hosts

England in New Zealand: Drawn second Test seals 1-0 series win for hosts

Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day five of five): New Zealand 375 (Latham 105) & 241-2 (Williamson 104*, Taylor 105*) England 476 (Root 226, Burns 101; Wagner 5-124) Match drawn; New Zealand won series 1-0 Scorecard New Zealand sealed a 1-0 series win over England as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor centuries helped secure a draw in the second […]

Ben Stokes using David Warner to sell book – Australia captain Tim Paine

Ben Stokes using David Warner to sell book – Australia captain Tim Paine

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is using Australia opener David Warner to sell his new book, says Australia captain Tim Paine. Stokes said Warner’s comments to him on the field inspired his match-winning innings in the third Ashes Test at Headingley in the summer. Asked whether it was a cheap shot by Stokes, Paine said: “Oh absolutely.” […]

Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on

Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on

On 10 November 2009, the Germany squad were in their hotel restaurant preparing for a home friendly match against Chile. Assistant coach Oliver Bierhoff stood up to tell them some news. “No-one talked for 25 minutes,” recalls the former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker. “No-one could believe it, no-one could say a word, no-one could do […]

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