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Second-tier sport video games, toilet roll skills and Scotland v Netherlands | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a rugby league rumpus and a thwarted horse’s previous endeavours1) While most of us are cooped up indoors, it’s a great time to dig out old games consoles from the attic to reaquaint yourselves with some old favourites…

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Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing?

From Arsenal to Wolves, we look at what the clubs are doing regarding pay for players, non-playing staff and casual staffArsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s d…

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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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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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Which great goalscorer has endured the longest goal drought? | The Knowledge

Plus: the latest date a league title has been won, keepers winning penalties and deliberate own goals Mail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Which great goalscorer suffered the longest goal drought?” asks @iisskaa on Twitter.Tom Aldous gets t…

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Former French Open champion Patrick McEnroe confirms he has coronavirus

53-year-old won doubles title in Paris in 1989McEnroe is a familiar voice on ESPN alongside brother JohnThe tennis commentator and former French Open doubles champion Patrick McEnroe has confirmed he has tested positive for Covid-19.The 53-year-old ann…

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National League ‘indefinitely suspends’ season due to coronavirus outbreak

National League North and South also affectedFixtures were initially postponed until 3 April The National League, National League North and National League South competitions have been suspended indefinitely, the National League Board has announced.The…

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National League ‘indefinitely suspends’ season due to coronavirus outbreak

National League North and South also affectedFixtures were initially postponed until 3 April The National League, National League North and National League South competitions have been suspended indefinitely, the National League Board has announced.The…

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Former Jaguars All-Pro Tony Boselli reportedly in hospital with coronavirus

47-year-old receiving treatment after leaving intensive careTackle was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade team The former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Tony Boselli is in hospital after contracting Covid-19, according to Bleacher Report’s Mike…

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Football classics, alternative realities and staying occupied | Classic YouTube

Plus … remembering Johan Cruyff and esports taking over from the real thing 1) To accompany our retro MBM series, here’s some actual footage of the events we’re retrospectively describing. Scott Murray talked us through Chelsea’s 1970 FA Cup final re…

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NBA star Towns says his mother is in coma with coronavirus symptoms

Timberwolves All-Star tells story in emotional video24-year-old’s mother and father fell ill last weekMinnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday night detailing the events that led to his mother, Jacqueline Cr…

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NBA star Towns says his mother is in coma with coronavirus symptoms

Timberwolves All-Star tells story in emotional video24-year-old’s mother and father fell ill last weekMinnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday night detailing the events that led to his mother, Jacqueline Cr…

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Which teams have played in front of fake fans or pumped-in atmosphere? | The Knowledge

Plus: prolific single-season penalty scorers, unusual ways to decide a tournament and moreMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“With the increase in games with no spectators because of the coronavirus outbreak, have there been instances in t…

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Panthers to release former MVP Cam Newton after failing to find suitors, say reports

30-year-old led Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl 50Concerns over injuries hits appetite for quarterbackThe Carolina Panthers will release quarterback Cam Newton, the man who led them to Super Bowl 50, on Tuesday according to multiple reports.The decisio…

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Two former college basketball stars die after coronavirus diagnoses

David Edwards and Lee Green died earlier this week Edwards was a standout at Texas A&M during 90sGreen became a police officer after playing at St John’sTwo former college basketball players have died after being diagnosed with Covid-19. David Edwa…

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Hoyer joins Patriots as team rebuild quarterback unit after Tom Brady’s exit

Reports say Hoyer has agreed one-year deal with New England34-year-old in third spell with team where he started careerThe New England Patriots have made their first move to reassemble their quarterback corps following the departure of Tom Brady with m…

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Brora Rangers named Highland League champions as virus finishes season early

• Leaders were 13 clear at top with six to play• Teams agreed to end season prematurely Brora Rangers have been crowned champions in Scotland’s Highland League after a decision to finish the season early amid the coronavirus pandemic. The new champions…

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Former Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham dies aged 35

Whittingham suffered head injuries in fall this monthCardiff pay tribute and say they are ‘heartbroken’The former Cardiff City and Aston Villa midfielder Peter Whittingham has died at the age of 35, the Welsh club have said. Whittingham had what South …

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Former Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham dies aged 35

Whittingham suffered head injuries in fall this monthCardiff pay tribute and say they are ‘heartbroken’The former Cardiff City and Aston Villa midfielder Peter Whittingham has died at the age of 35, the Welsh club have said. Whittingham had what South …

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Liga MX gold, the best of the XFL and absentee handshakes | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a Ronaldinho’s prison kickabout and a tribute to Martin Fourcade1) Whilst the rest of the sporting world is shutting down, the relatively low spread of coronavirus in Mexico means that Liga MX was one of the few major …