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FIFA plans huge emergency fund to support ailing soccer industry

Faced with mounting concerns and daily updates about the crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic on the global soccer industry, FIFA is drawing up plans for an emergency relief fund

Cooler tone in new US Soccer women`s equal pay filings

Cooler tone in new US Soccer women`s equal pay filings

Women players suing US Soccer say in court documents filed Tuesday that the federation has acknowledged the jobs of men and women footballers require equal skill.The language seemed to signal

Coronavirus: Cricketers, organisers extend helping hand

The Cricket Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) has decided to extend their helping hand to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.In a press release sent on Wednesday, CWAB said it has

Buttler auctions World Cup final shirt for hospital appeal

Buttler auctions World Cup final shirt for hospital appeal

England's Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore in last year's dramatic World Cup final win in support ofhospitals treating the coronavirus.The 29-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman played a key role in

Olympic Solidarity programs related to Tokyo 2020 will be extended into 2021

Agency  :All Olympic Solidarity programs related to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be extended into 2021, according to a statement released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission

Broadcaster predicts La Liga restart in July with no fans

Agency :Spain's La Liga could recommence in July without spectators, the head of a major broadcaster has said, adding that the season was likely to be cancelled if a player

Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

BBC Online :Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club have announced.The Senegalese was president between 2005 and 2009 when Marseille finished second in

Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since World War II

AgencyWimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar.The

Umar Akmal submits reply to PCB in anti-corruption case

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday confirmed that it has received Umar Akmal's response to the Notice of Charge, which was issued on March 17 for two violations of

Coronavirus: Cricketers, organisers extend helping hand

UNB, Dhaka :The Cricket Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) has decided to extend their helping hand to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.In a press release sent on Wednesday, CWAB said

Benzema  makes  unflattering  comparison  between  him and Giroud

Benzema makes unflattering comparison between him and Giroud

AP, Paris :Karim Benzema made an unflattering comment about fellow forward Olivier Giroud, comparing himself to a Formula One car and his former France teammate to a go-kart.Benzema has

World Athletics to postpone 2021 World Athletics Championships to 2022

World Athletics to postpone 2021 World Athletics Championships to 2022

Agency :The global athletics governing body released a statement on Monday to support the new 2021 dates of the Tokyo Olympic Games and promised to postpone the 2021 World

AIFF hopeful of organising FIFA women's U-17 World Cup in November

AIFF hopeful of organising FIFA women's U-17 World Cup in November

Agency :The All India Football Federation (AIFF) remains hopeful of organising the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in November despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing cancellation and postponement of top

Rohit Sharma donates Rs 80 lakh to get India 'back on its feet'

Rohit Sharma donates Rs 80 lakh to get India 'back on its feet'

LANS, Mumbai :India cricketer team opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday donated Rs 80 lakh in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Rohit said he has donated Rs

Lord's opens up for NHS & local community in UK

LANS, London :In light of the current situation regarding the outbreak of Covid-19, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has decided to help the medical staff by providing them parking

South Africa set deadlines for tours

South Africa set deadlines for tours

Agency :The South African team will require six weeks of preparation before embarking on any tours, Cricket South Africa's acting director of cricket, Graeme Smith, said on Tuesday.With South

Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss dies due to coronavirus

Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss dies due to coronavirus

LANS :Lancashire Cricket Club chairman David Hodgkiss has died after contracting coronavirus. He was 71.Hodgkiss, who had been on the board at Emirate Old Trafford for 22 years, is

Australian documentary 'motivates' England skipper Root for Ashes

AFP, London :England Test captain Joe Root has said watching the first few episodes of a documentary about the Australian cricket team has been a "motivator" ahead of the

A man walks past a countdown display for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo on Tuesday. The countdown clock is ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics. They will be July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021. The clock read 479 days to go. This seems light years away, but also small and insignificant compared to the worldwide fallout from the coronavirus.

A man walks past a countdown display for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo on Tuesday. The countdown clock is ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics. They will be July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021. The clock read 479 days to go. This seems light years away, but also small and insignificant compared to the worldwide fallout from the coronavirus.

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Juventus shares surge after players' take pay cut

Shares in Italian football giants Juventus surged Monday after the club's decision to cut their players' salaries in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Serie A champions announced on

BCB announces one-time monetary support for women cricketers

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a one-time monetary allowance of BDT 20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Taka) per person to assist women cricketers who had appeared in the 2018-19 Women's NCL

Xavi wants `total harmony` to return to Barcelona as coach

Xavi wants `total harmony` to return to Barcelona as coach

Xavi Hernandez has reiterated his desire to coach Barcelona in the future but suggests he will not return until a different board brings a new sense of direction to the

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021.The announcement comes less

Harry Kane refuses to commit long term future to Tottenham

Harry Kane refuses to commit long term future to Tottenham

Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane says that, although he loves the club, he would not rule out a move in order to increase his chance of winning titles.Kane has lost

Paulinho among footballers stranded by China's coronavirus lock-out

Paulinho among footballers stranded by China's coronavirus lock-out

AFP, Shanghai :Oscar and Hulk jetted in just in time but fellow Brazilian Paulinho reportedly heads a long list of foreign stars locked out of China as the country attempts

Covid-19: Pandya brothers turn home into stadium

Covid-19: Pandya brothers turn home into stadium

The coronavirus outbreak has seen all sporting events across the globe either getting cancelled or postponed. And this has also seen the Indian cricketers get time out with their families

Jose to take Spurs training via video

Jose to take Spurs training via video

Jose Mourinho and his staff will start live video training sessions with Tottenham players from Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic.With the Premier League suspended until April 30 "at the

Europe mulls finishing football season at end of year

AFP, Rome :Europe's football bosses have not given up hope of finishing this pandemic-hit season - even if it might have to be done at the start of the next

Star batsman Smith's leadership ban ends

Star batsman Smith's leadership ban ends

A two-year leadership ban slapped on Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ended Sunday, leaving the master batsman free to skipper Australia again.The 30-year-old captained the team

Young Atletico striker dies at 14

Young Atletico striker dies at 14

In a shocking bit of news, Atletico Madrid announced teenage forward Christian Minchola's death on Saturday. No cause was given.Minchola had turned 14 last month and joined Atletico's academy as