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Barry Hearn returns home after surgery following minor heart attack

High-profile snooker and darts promoter ‘in good spirits’Boxing promoter son Eddie reveals news on Twitter Barry Hearn has undergone surgery after suffering a minor heart attack over the weekend. The 71-year-old sports promoter is chairman of Matchroom…

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Jimmy Greaves in hospital as fears grow for England World Cup winner’s health

Tottenham confirm news about their record goalscorerGreaves suffered a severe stroke in May 2015Tottenham’s all-time top scorer Jimmy Greaves is currently receiving treatment in hospital, the club have confirmed.Nobody has scored more top-flight goals …

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Fifa approves extended player contracts and later transfer windows

Contracts should run until seasons end, says FifaDeals agreed for next season will be delayed by Covid-19 Fifa has approved the extension of player contracts until seasons are able to finish, with the coronavirus pandemic also seeing transfer window da…

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EFL set to contest decision to clear Birmingham of misconduct

Blues docked nine points in 2018-19 for alleged financial breachIndependent commission cleared Birmingham last monthThe English Football League is to appeal against a decision to clear Birmingham of a misconduct charge related to an alleged financial b…

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Streaming service DAZN asks Premier League to defer rights payments

Company looking for ‘reasonable solutions’Burnley manager Sean Dyche defends playersAn online streaming service has written to the Premier League to defer payments due to the suspension of competition amid the coronavirus outbreak. It is understood tha…

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Wayne Rooney leads footballers’ backlash against pay cut criticism

Rooney accuses government of making players ‘scapegoats’Gary Lineker and Gary Neville also back Premier League starsWayne Rooney has criticised the government and Premier League for putting Britain’s top-flight footballers in a “no-win situation” over …

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Anthony Yarde’s grandmother dies of coronavirus days after father’s death

Follows death of his father as a result of the pandemic‘People are still going out when they don’t need to,’ says boxerBritish light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde has announced his grandmother has died from the coronavirus only a few days after his father’…

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Matt Hancock ‘deflecting blame’ on to footballers, says Andros Townsend

Health secretary wants Premier League players to take pay cutsCrystal Palace winger describes footballers as ‘easy target’The health secretary Matt Hancock is “deflecting blame” on to footballers by saying they should take a pay cut during the coronavi…

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Coronavirus leaves Aaron Cresswell ‘petrified’ for his newborn baby

Defender says Premier League should not be pressured to return‘The important thing is health and wellbeing. Football can wait’The West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has admitted the coronavirus pandemic has left him “petrified” for his newborn baby and …

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Belgian league set to be abandoned with leaders Club Brugge awarded title

League expected to officially end season on 15 AprilBrugge would also qualify for Champions LeagueThe Belgian league has become the first major European competition to recommend ending its season with the current standings declared final because of the…

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Son Heung-min set to carry out national service in South Korea during shutdown

Spurs forward faces mandatory four-week military serviceSon recovering from broken arm and flew home last week The Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is hoping to carry out his mandatory four-week national service in South Korea during football’s coronavi…

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Tour de France in doubt after UCI announce racing suspension until June

Riders must resume training in April to keep 27 June start dateTour: ‘most important thing by far is the fight against pandemic’Doubts continue to grow around this year’s Tour de France after the UCI announced it was extending the suspension of all cyc…

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Solskjær says footballers should act as role models but calls NHS ‘real heroes’

Manchester United manager: ‘Our players have been really good’‘Health is a critical thing, sorry for the political message’Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes footballers have a responsibility to act as role models and support the “r…

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Eoin Morgan open to two England teams playing different formats on same day

Test and white-ball teams could play at different venues‘I see every option being viable during this extraordinary time’Eoin Morgan believes the prospect of England fielding Test and white-ball teams on the same day at separate venues could be a “viabl…

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USA Rugby files for bankruptcy as coronavirus takes toll on game

Governing body cites ‘insurmountable financial constraints’Rugby is one of fastest growing sports in the StatesThe board of USA Rugby has voted to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of “insurmountable financial constraints” in the wake of the c…

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Coronavirus crisis forcing Hull KR’s Mose Masoe to leave hospital early

Hull KR prop: ‘I’m not really ready to go home at all’Masoe is recovering from a career-ending spinal injuryHull KR’s Mose Masoe has been told he will have to leave hospital in the next 72 hours and continue his rehabilitation from a career-ending spin…

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Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss dies after contracting coronavirus

Lancashire Cricket confirms death of 71-year-old‘He was respected throughout the cricketing world’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageLancashire chairman David Hodgkiss has died after contracting coronavirus. Hodgkiss, 71, is…

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‘We will come back stronger, kinder … and a bit fatter,’ says Pep Guardiola

City manager says we must listen to scientists and doctorsGuardiola donated €1m for battle against coronavirus in SpainCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coveragePep Guardiola has said he is deeply missing football but underlined th…

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Helmut Marko wanted Red Bull’s F1 drivers to deliberately catch coronavirus

Season break is ‘ideal time’ to get virus, says MarkoIdea ‘has not been well received’ by his superiors at Red BullCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageRed Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko has revealed he suggested the team’…

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Marcus Rashford puts Manchester children first in coronavirus crisis

United striker helping to feed youngsters on free school mealsRashford says he feels 10 times better after back injuryCoronavirus – latest updatesMarcus Rashford says helping children is his top priority after working to get food to those who relied on…