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Sheffield Wednesday’s Darren Moore on leave due to Covid-19 complications

Moore: ‘I have developed pneumonia as result of Covid’46-year-old expected to miss at least next two matchesThe Sheffield Wednesday manager, Darren Moore, will take a further period of leave after developing complications from Covid-19, including pneum…

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Lionel Messi helps obtain 50,000 Covid vaccines for South American players

Messi sent three autographed tops to SinovacControversial plan to inoculate players before Copa AméricaLionel Messi has helped to obtain 50,000 Covid vaccines from China for an ambitious but controversial plan to inoculate all of South America’s footba…

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The Guardian view on the Tokyo Olympics: must the show go on?

With coronavirus surging in Japan and internationally, this summer’s Games are a risky prospectAs coronavirus swept the globe last spring, Japan portrayed the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics until this summer as an opportunity as wel…

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Sachin Tendulkar released from hospital after treatment for coronavirus

Tendulkar pays tribute to medical staff after returning homeFormer batsman to remain isolated while continuing recoverySachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to medical staff after returning home from hospital where he was treated for coronavirus. Related: …

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Sachin Tendulkar released from hospital after treatment for coronavirus

Tendulkar pays tribute to medical staff after returning homeFormer batsman to remain isolated while continuing recoverySachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to medical staff after returning home from hospital where he was treated for coronavirus. Related: …

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Japan denies planning to prioritise Olympic athletes for Covid vaccine

Reports the government was considering the move have provoked outrage on social media See all our coronavirus coverageJapan’s government moved to cool a social media furore by saying it was not looking to prioritise Covid-19 vaccines for Olympic athlet…

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Raphaël Varane ruled out of Liverpool game after positive Covid test

Real Madrid lose key defender on morning of first legSergio Ramos already ruled out for Spanish sideThe Real Madrid defender Raphaël Varane has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the Champions League match against Liverpool on Tuesday. Related:…

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North Korea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics, citing coronavirus fears

With the Games just months away, the regime’s sports ministry says it wants to protect athletes from the ‘global health crisis’ North Korea’s sports ministry said on Tuesday that it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics this year to protect its at…

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India great Sachin Tendulkar admitted to hospital with coronavirus

47-year-old had been quarantining with mild symptomsTendulkar says he hopes to be discharged ‘in a few days’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageSachin Tendulkar has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus. The 47-year-old,…

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Supporters to be allowed back into Wembley for Carabao Cup final

Limited number of Spurs and Man City fans to attend on 25 AprilLocal residents allowed into Leicester v Southampton FA Cup tieWembley is ready to welcome crowds back this month after being empty for more than a year. Although only local workers and res…

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Supporters to be allowed back into Wembley for Carabao Cup final

Limited number of Spurs and Man City fans to attend on 25 AprilLocal residents allowed into Leicester v Southampton FA Cup tieWembley is ready to welcome crowds back this month after being empty for more than a year. Although only local workers and res…

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Vaccine volley: debate rages over ambivalence of tennis professionals

The ATP and WTA support Covid-19 vaccination but some players have shrugged their shoulders as they would have to remain in tournament bubbles regardlessAs the Miami Open marched towards its climax, one of the many off-court discussions that have raged…

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Football teams retain home advantage with no crowd, study finds

Research carried out during Covid spectator bans suggests support is not a key factor in match resultsWhile football players sweat it out on the field, their supporters in the stadium shout and sing, giving those playing at home an advantage. When Covi…

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No play, no pay: Covid drives Zimbabwe’s pros to unofficial football matches

Informal games are a lifeline while the Premier League is locked down, but at what risk to players?Sweaty and tired, the players tussle before the winning goal is scored on a red-dust pitch at the No 1 ground in Mufakose, a township west of Harare. The…

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‘Get your trainers on’: public urged to resume sport after lockdown

Facilities allowed to reopen from MondayGovernment hopes for increase in exerciseEngland has been urged to “get its trainers on” and comply with medical advice on exercise, with the prime minister joining a series of English sports stars in cajoling th…

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Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar contracts Covid-19 as cases surge

Country reports highest daily infections level since OctoberCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageSachin Tendulkar has revealed that he has contracted coronavirus and has mild symptoms, as infections continued to surge in India…

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Tokyo Olympic torch relay begins as sign of hope in Japan amid Covid curbs

Torchbearers ran through sparsely populated streets in Fukushima as large crowds and cheering were discouraged due to the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe official countdown to the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games has b…

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Tokyo Olympic torch relay begins as sign of hope in Japan amid Covid curbs

Torchbearers ran through sparsely populated streets in Fukushima as large crowds and cheering were discouraged due to the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe official countdown to the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games has b…

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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organisers confirm overseas fan ban

‘Covid-19 situation in Japan … still very challenging’Overseas ticket holders will be refunded, organisers sayCoronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageNo overseas spectators will be permitted to attend this summer’s rearranged Olympic…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay legs could be cancelled if Covid rules broken

Organisers say spectators must stay distanced, wear masks and avoid loud cheeringCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSections of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay could be scaled down or even cancelled if spectators lining the …