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US midfielder McKinnie is second Juventus player to test positive for Covid-19

News comes one day after Cristiano Ronaldo tests positiveSerie A champions will head into self-regulated isolationThe USA and Juventus midfielder Weston McKinnie has become the second player from the Serie A champions to test positive for Covid-19.The …

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World No 1 golfer Dustin Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

American has withdrawn from this week’s CJ Cup36-year-old began experiencing symptoms at the weekendWorld No 1 Dustin Johnson has pulled out of this week’s CJ Cup after testing positive for Covid-19, the PGA Tour said in a statement on Tuesday. Related…

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Mitchelton-Scott pull out of Giro d’Italia after four positive Covid tests

Jumbo-Visma team leader Steven Kruijswijk also outReports of other riders testing positive for Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageMitchelton-Scott has withdrawn its entire team from the Giro d’Italia after four staff mem…

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Mitchelton-Scott pull out of Giro d’Italia after four positive Covid tests

Jumbo-Visma team leader Steven Kruijswijk also outReports of other riders testing positive for Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageMitchelton-Scott has withdrawn its entire team from the Giro d’Italia after four staff mem…

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Florida Gators coach insists he wants 90,000 fans at game despite pandemic

Dan Mullen stands by comments he made after weekend lossMore than 15,400 people have been killed by Covid-19 in FloridaFlorida Gators coach Dan Mullen was given several more chances on Monday to clarify any confusion regarding his comments about wantin…

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Five Republic of Ireland players out of Wales match after Covid-19 positive test

Five stood down from Nations League after one tests positiveOthers out had been in close contact with unnamed playerFive players have been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s Nations League match with Wales on Sunday afternoon after one of them test…

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New York Jets players and coaches sent home after positive Covid-19 test

Jets sent home from training facility after positive testTitans report no positives day after outbreak increased to 23New York Jets players and coaches have been sent home from their training facility after a presumptive positive coronavirus test, a pe…

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Titans could face ‘historic’ punishment for secret practice amid Covid outbreak

Titans practiced at high school while Covid spread through teamTeam’s case total increased to 23 on Thursday with new positiveThe Tennessee Titans were told players could not gather together for any in-person activities either at the club’s facility or…

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Worcester want answers before agreeing to face Sale in play-off decider

Wednesday’s concluding Premiership game remains in doubt Worcester to question why 13 Sale players not self-isolatingWorcester have called for answers as to why Sale have been able to pick 13 players who featured against Northampton last week for the c…

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Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL publish letter calling for fans’ return

Letter details plans to allow supporters to attend games ‘We ask government for consistency in their policy’The Premier League, EFL, Football Association, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have united to call for the return of fans to match…

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Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL publish letter calling for fans’ return

Letter details plans to allow supporters to attend games ‘We ask government for consistency in their policy’The Premier League, EFL, Football Association, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have united to call for the return of fans to match…

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Twitter removes campaign video of Trump scoring touchdown against Covid-19

Video comes after president leaves hospital following treatmentTrump shown as member of 49ers … who went on to lose the gameDonald Trump’s election campaign may claim the president has beaten Covid-19, but it fell foul of the NFL’s copyright rules on…

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Premier League clubs ready to provide funds for those in Football League

Shareholders’ meeting will discussion conditions of bailoutDecision likely to made over additional live TV games Premier League clubs have accepted they will have to offer financial assistance to the Football League as they prepare for a key meeting af…

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Will Covid-19 postpone the NFL season? There are 16bn reasons why it won’t

A coronavirus outbreak closed two teams’ facilities on Tuesday. Expect the league to do everything in its power to keep the games goingWell, they had been. Until Tuesday, only 36 people in the NFL – seven players and 29 staff – had tested positive for …

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Premier League to pay for compulsory Covid tests for EFL opponents in cups

Policy applies to FA Cup and to Carabao Cup after this weekTop-flight teams agree to use points per game if season curtailedThe Premier League is to pay for Covid-19 testing for EFL opponents in cup competitions this season. Under the terms of an arran…

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Exeter’s Rob Baxter calls for end to coronavirus tests for rugby players

Coach believes there are medical and cost reasons to stopPremiership Rugby recorded five positives in latest 1,056 testsExeter’s Rob Baxter believes it is time to stop testing professional rugby players for Covid-19 amid growing evidence that few posit…

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Jacinda Ardern: All Blacks will not be granted quarantine leave pass

Team face spending Christmas in isolationPlayers ‘uncomfortable’ with special treatmentNew Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water on the All Blacks’ hopes of avoiding Christmas in quarantine after the Rugby Championship, saying t…

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Premier League told to help smaller clubs as government outlines sport plan

Oliver Dowden will be ‘asking sports to help themselves’Leicester Tigers chairman, Peter Tom, warns of disasterThe government has ramped up the pressure on the Premier League by confirming for the first time that it expects them to help lower league cl…

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Never waste a crisis: Covid-19 trauma can force sport to change for good | Barney Ronay

Elite sport will be fine in the end but the entire structure needs rethinking and taxpayers’ money should go to the grassroots Pack up the flags. Close the turnstiles. Cover the plastic seats with an inspirational tarpaulin. The gates are being closed….

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From top to bottom, rugby union is now staring into the abyss | Robert Kitson

From the best-run Premiership club to the grassroots, all parts of the game are in peril but not all its ills can be pinned on CovidThere is nothing quite like a pandemic for exposing hard, uncomfortable truths. And, give or take stand-up comedians, ni…