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Philadelphia Phillies & Toronto Blue Jays close facilities after coronavirus outbreaks

Philadelphia Phillies & Toronto Blue Jays close facilities after coronavirus outbreaks

Two Major League Baseball teams have closed their training facilities after players and staff members tested positive for coronavirus. The Philadelphia Phillies shut down their facilities in Clearwater, Florida after five players and three staff members returned positive tests. The Toronto Blue Jays also closed their base in Dunedin, Florida after one player displayed symptoms. […]

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder ‘desperate to make up for lost time’

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder ‘desperate to make up for lost time’

Paul Pogba is “desperate to make up for lost time” after making an impressive return to the Manchester United side, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. World Cup winner Pogba, 27, came back from an ankle injury to play for the first time since 26 December. He came off the bench to win a penalty, converted […]

London Marathon: Race organisers ‘still have hope’ for October event

London Marathon: Race organisers ‘still have hope’ for October event

London Marathon organisers have “not given up hope” of holding the event in October, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 40th edition of the race was originally scheduled for 26 April but was pushed back to 4 October at the start of the outbreak. Race director Hugh Brasher said he “hopes that the world will have […]

Transfer rumours: Luiz, Kante, Havertz, Pogba, Sanchez, Coutinho, Dyche

Transfer rumours: Luiz, Kante, Havertz, Pogba, Sanchez, Coutinho, Dyche

Brazilian defender David Luiz’s contract with Arsenal runs out on 30 June and his agent says the 33-year-old’s future at the club will be sorted by the end of the week. (Talksport) Luiz wants a two-year deal to stay with the Gunners but they are only prepared to extend his stay by 12 months. (Mail) Manager Mikel Arteta has […]

WNBA: Renee Montgomery opts out of 2020 season for social justice reform

WNBA: Renee Montgomery opts out of 2020 season for social justice reform

Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery has opted out of the 2020 WNBA season to focus on social justice reform. Protests against racism and police brutality have been held globally after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. The WNBA season will start on 24 July and run until mid-October. “This year is bigger than […]

Newcastle United takeover: Saudi deal must be blocked, MP tells government

Newcastle United takeover: Saudi deal must be blocked, MP tells government

The government has been urged to block the Saudi Arabia-led takeover of Newcastle United until it investigates TV piracy in the country. Earlier this week the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled that Saudi Arabia helped breach international piracy laws in relation to the broadcaster beoutQ. It has been accused of illegally broadcasting a range of […]

Coronavirus: One positive result in latest round of Premier League testing

Coronavirus: One positive result in latest round of Premier League testing

The Premier League has confirmed one person returned a positive result in its latest round of Covid-19 testing. A total of 1,541 players and club staff were tested for coronavirus this week. The person, who has not been identified, will now self-isolate for seven days. Last week a Norwich player was one of two positive results from […]