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Italian Olympic 800m finalist Donato Sabia dies of coronavirus aged 56

Sabia twice competed for 800m medals in 1984 and 1988Former runner is first Olympic finalist to die of the virusTwo-time Olympic 800m finalist Donato Sabia has died from Covid-19 at the age of 56, the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) said on Wednesday….

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Greg Clarke warns Covid-19 could force clubs across country to ‘collapse’

FA chairman issues stark warning of economic impact‘We face danger of losing clubs and leagues as finances collapse’Greg Clarke, the chairman of England’s Football Association, has warned that clubs across the country could vanish as their finances col…

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Luke Shaw says season should be scrapped if restart not possible

Manchester United defender wants fans present‘If we can’t carry it on, it’s got to be void’The Premier League season must be scrapped and declared null and void if it cannot be restarted, Manchester United’s Luke Shaw has said.The Premier League confir…

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Bayern Munich to return to training on Monday ‘in small groups’

German league said clubs should not train until 5 AprilItalian FA says Serie A season could be extended to OctoberCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageBayern Munich players will return to training on Monday for the first time …

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‘At least the championship starts here:’ Tajikistan season opens amid shutdown

Rare spotlight on Istiklol v Khujand Super CupNo announced cases of coronavirus in the countryTajikistan’s domestic football season is kicking off on schedule despite almost every other league around the globe having ground to a halt due to the Covid-1…

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NBA hopeful LaMelo Ball reportedly buys Australian pro team he played for

Ball, 18, has reportedly bought the NBL’s Illawarra HawksBrother of Lonzo Ball is potential No 1 pick in NBA draftPotential No 1 draft pick LaMelo Ball and his business manager, Jermaine Jackson, purchased the Illawarra Hawks, Ball’s pro team in Austra…

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Neymar denies breaking social-distancing rules in return to Brazil

PSG forward sunbathing and playing foot-volley with friendsStatement said everyone was in quarantine togetherNeymar has denied flouting social-distancing rules following his return to his native Brazil after posting pictures on Instagram which showed h…

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Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber in hospital with coronavirus

Rustu’s wife says this is a ‘critical period’ for her husband108 have died from Covid-19 in TurkeyFormer Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber has been taken to hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus and is currently in a “critical period”, his w…

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Last league standing: Belarusian football basks in new-found popularity

Belarusian Premier League has signed 10 new TV rights dealsOnly cases of coronavirus reported in the countryWith professional football at a virtual standstill around the globe, fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to the Belarusian Premier Leag…

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Last league standing: Belarusian football basks in new-found popularity

Belarusian Premier League has signed 10 new TV rights dealsOnly cases of coronavirus reported in the countryWith professional football at a virtual standstill around the globe, fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to the Belarusian Premier Leag…

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Last league standing: Belarusian football basks in new-found popularity

Belarusian Premier League has signed 10 new TV rights dealsOnly cases of coronavirus reported in the countryWith professional football at a virtual standstill around the globe, fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to the Belarusian Premier Leag…

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Nolberto Solano sorry after being detained for breaking Peru curfew

Former Newcastle midfielder seen out after 8pm cut-off timeSolano said trip out for meal had lasted longer than expectedCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano apologised on …

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Nolberto Solano sorry after being detained for breaking Peru curfew

Former Newcastle midfielder seen out after 8pm cut-off timeSolano said trip out for meal had lasted longer than expectedCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano apologised on …

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Russian boxers post videos that appear to flout self-isolation rules

Members of national boxing team shown at training facilitiesVideos posted after return from Olympic event in LondonSeveral members of Russia’s national boxing team have posted online pictures or videos that appear to show them flouting self-isolation r…

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Germany’s Champions League quartet create €20m fund for struggling clubs

Dortmund, Bayern, Leipzig and Leverkusen provide helpMoney is for clubs in top two tiers hit by coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest update | See all our coronavirus coverageBorussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen have come …

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Fifa suggests player contracts and transfer windows be changed

Internal document says contracts should end when season doesFifa also urges clubs to find solutions to salary paymentsCurrent contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic football seasons, according to an i…

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Italian football season could finish in August, says federation president

I don’t give up easily, says Gabriele GravinaSerie A season has 12 match days remainingCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe president of the Italian Football Federation has refused to write off the Serie A season because o…

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Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder rematch may be moved to October

Arum says fight will not be held on 18 July as planned‘Everybody has to take a step back. Boxing is not isolated’The anticipated third bout between heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will be pushed back from 18 July due to the coronavirus pande…

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Pep Guardiola makes €1m donation to aid Spain’s fight against coronavirus

City manager makes donation to Angel Soler Daniel FoundationFoundation will help with purchase of medical equipmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has donated €1m towards providing…

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Ronald Koeman expects early summer internationals to be called off

Netherlands coach says Greece and Wales games ‘won’t happen’September seen as most likely resumption dateCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Netherlands coach, Ronald Koeman, expects international matches scheduled for la…