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Premier League tells PFA players will have to share in financial pain

Deferrals of wages not cuts wanted by footballers’ unionEnglish leagues stress that players must share financial lossesThe Premier League and EFL have urged the footballers’ union to accept that players will have to take pay cuts, not just deferral of …

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Leeds Rhinos chief says Challenge Cup final may move from Wembley

Change of date for showpiece means venue in doubt Super League season may have to run into 2021Super League may have to extend the season into next year to fulfil contractual obligations and the Challenge Cup final may have to move from Wembley.Many wi…

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Women’s European Championship: Tournament to be moved back a year

The Women’s European Championship – set to be held in England in 2021 – will be moved to the summer of 2022. The tournament was expected to be shifted after the men’s Euro…

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Premier League clubs have failed the smell test in furloughing their staff | Paul MacInnes

Belts are being tightened across the UK, but it should not be the taxpayer that picks up the bill for a gold-laced leagueUnder the shadow of coronavirus new rules are being made and unmade. Things that were unknown and alien a week ago are increasingly…

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Pape Diouf: Marseille’s fearless leader who changed French football forever

Diouf, who has died after contracting coronavirus, was the first black president of a top-tier football club in EuropeBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt is difficult to write about the importance of one man at the time of untold tragedy. Payi…

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Better late than never to cancel Wimbledon but what took them so long? | Kevin Mitchell

The health, safety and lives of players, staff and spectators so obviously override mere Wimbledon. How could that ever have been in doubt?Hung juries have taken less time than the All England Club to convict a villain as bang to rights as coronavirus….

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Clubs run on the smell of an oily rag face tough times as coronavirus hits community sport | Scott Heinrich

The lifeblood of Australian sport is suffering in silence, waiting for word from above and fearful of the futureAustralia coronavirus blog for live news and updatesSign up for Coronavirus: Australia at a glance, our daily email newsletterCoronavirus Au…

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RFU in talks to cut England players’ £25,000 match fees in new pay deal

Existing pay agreement expires at the end of this seasonEddie Jones urges his team to ‘become better citizens’The Rugby Football Union is holding talks over cuts to England players’ £25,000 match fees as the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic…

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The Fiver | The Premier League, pay cuts and the plight of wild mushrooms

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!There was consternation among Premier League clubs on Wednesday after they were accused by a major public figure of completely running out of wild mushrooms. Furious MP Julian Knight, chief suit of the…

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Women’s Euro 2021 in England postponed by a year, says Danish FA

Move widely anticipated amid coronavirus pandemicMen’s Under-21 European Championship also moved to 2022The women’s European Championship, which was due to be held in England next summer, has been postponed until 2022, according to the Danish FA. The m…

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Wimbledon 2020 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

All England Lawn Tennis Club forced to make decisionFirst Wimbledon cancellation since the second world warCoronavirus: latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThis summer’s Wimbledon has been cancelled, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announ…

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe takes ‘significant voluntary’ pay cut

Three other senior club employees are doing the sameBournemouth furlough some staff but they will get full payEddie Howe and three other senior employees at Bournemouth have taken a “significant voluntary” pay cut in response to the coronavirus crisis,…

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Champions League & Europa League suspended ‘until further notice’

All Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended “until further notice” by Uefa because of the global coronavirus pandemic.All national team …

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Horse Racing – Paisley Park still Coleman’s pick

Paisley Park may have relinquished his crown in the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival but he remains number one in Aidan Coleman’s eyes.

The rider landed the Racing Post Arkle on the Henry De Bromhead-trained Put The Kettle On at last month’…

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Soccer – Adams hails Werner prowess

RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams has described Timo Werner as a special player, saying the forward is a pleasure to play with.

Since signing from Stuttgart in 2016, the 24-year-old has notched 88 goals in 150 appearances in all competitions for Die …

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Soccer – Loftus-Cheek excited to be back

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has opened up about his injury hell and has admitted he can’t wait to get back on the pitch after months on the sidelines.

Loftus-Cheek enjoyed a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign, making 40 appearances and scoring 1…

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Simone Biles fears mental toll on athletes after postponement of Tokyo Olympics

Gymnast was set to be one of the stars of this summer’s GamesAmerican says she agrees with decision to delay Tokyo OlympicsSimone Biles has spoken of her fears of the mental toll on athletes as they ponder an extra year of preparation for the Tokyo Oly…

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Premier League: ‘Only fair way is to finish season’ – Eddie Howe

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says completing all Premier League fixtures is the “only fair way to finish the season”.English football is suspended because of the coronavi…

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Champions League and Europa League could be completed in August

Uefa meeting taking place on Wednesday International fixtures set to be postponedThe remaining rounds of the Champions League and Europa League could be played this summer if the coronavirus crisis is sufficiently contained, Uefa is expected to announc…

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Football quiz: Premier League managers when they were players

Who did not enjoy fish? Who stopped the bus? Who rejected a cap?Which current Premier League manager won the Champions League as a player in 2004?Daniel FarkeFrank Lampard Ralph Hasenhüttl Nuno Espírito SantoDavid Moyes signed his first professional co…