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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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Brescia president Cellino threatens to forfeit games if Serie A restarts

Former Leeds owner says it would be ‘madness’ to continueClub are bottom but Cellino adamant relegation is no concernCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageMassimo Cellino, the president of bottom-of-the-table Brescia, has said …

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Open postponement possible but R&A says no final decision is made

R&A ‘continuing to work through our options’ for July eventUSGA is yet to postpone or cancel the US Open in JuneCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe R&A’s chief executive, Martin Slumbers, has admitted postponement…

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Quiz: how much do you know about the Six Nations?

Who scored 26 tries? Who lost badly? Who dislikes ‘sausages’? More quizzes: commentators, globetrotters, managers and keepersHow many grand slams did Wales win under their former head coach Warren Gatland?NoneOneThreeFiveWho is the leading points-score…

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Eddie Jones says he has unfinished business as England head coach

Australian extends contract to end of 2023 Rugby World CupRFU will know about Japan summer tour by the end of April Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageEngland will know by the end of the month whether the summer tour to Japa…

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Magnus Carlsen to stage richest online chess tournament in history

Seven top players to join world No 1 with $250,000 prize fundOnline chess gains popularity during coronavirus lockdownCororavirus latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe world chess champion Magnus Carlsen says he will stage the richest on…

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Magnus Carlsen to stage richest online chess tournament in history

Seven top players to join world No 1 with $250,000 prize fundOnline chess gains popularity during coronavirus lockdownCororavirus latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe world chess champion Magnus Carlsen says he will stage the richest on…

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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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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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My favourite game: Liverpool v Arsenal, Premier League 2004

A young Neil Mellor, seen by Liverpool fans as a hybrid of Owen, Fowler, Rush and Ronaldo, won it with a thunderous strikeWhoever you asked, the prediction was the same. Neil Mellor was going to be a Liverpool legend. The kid could not stop scoring. Be…

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The Breakdown | Vive la différence: French rugby tome still resonates 60 years on

The Rise of French Rugby, written in 1960, offers insights into the Gallic game as it was then, and partly still is nowSixty years ago, two writers decided on a book explaining the history and unique features of French rugby before the national side’s …

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The Breakdown | Vive la différence: French rugby tome still resonates 60 years on

The Rise of French Rugby, written in 1960, offers insights into the Gallic game as it was then, and partly still is nowSixty years ago, two writers decided on a book explaining the history and unique features of French rugby before the national side’s …

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Jonathan David: the in-demand striker with his sights on the very top

Gent and Canada goalscorer is among the world’s most wanted youngsters and says he would love a Premier League chance“I don’t think I would have been here otherwise, to be honest,” admits Jonathan David. The Canada forward was six when his parents emig…

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‘This is a calling’: A nurse’s journey from UFC fighter to Covid-19 frontline

Phillipe Nover was trained to inflict damage on his opponents in the octagon. Now he is helping save lives in a city stricken by coronavirusAmong the steady stream of stretchers nurse practitioner Phillipe Nover saw pass through his New York City area …

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Fears for animal welfare as first Australian state bans horse and dog racing amid coronavirus crisis

Tasmania ban comes as other states quietly try to make arrangements to house thousands of furloughed racehorses in the event of a national ban Tasmania has banned horse and greyhound racing “effective immediately” in the latest wave of shutdowns intend…

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How the LA Rams’ new logo managed to anger an entire fanbase

With the rest of the sports world on hold, the Los Angeles Rams had a news cycle all to themselves last week. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with footballMaybe the first mistake was the timing. With the rest of the sports world effectively shut do…

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NRL Island: Queensland resort manager reveals plan to rescue coronavirus-hit season

Resort 40km off Brisbane could house 500 players and staffAll games would be played in QueenslandManager promises thorough isolation from Covid-19It may sound like a desperate pitch for a bad reality TV show, but the NRL season may yet be saved after a…

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Talking Horses: Punchestown Festival scrapped to bring end to jumps season

Punchestown and Irish Grand National will not be rearrangedWillie Mullins and Paul Townend take champions’ awardsIrish racing bowed to the inevitable on Wednesday with an announcement that the five-day Punchestown Festival, which was due to open on 28 …

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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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Khabib Nurmagomedov defies Dana White and says he will not fight at UFC 249

Lightweight champion says he won’t leave quarantineUFC president keen for action to continue during pandemicUFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won’t leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White…