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Not players’ job to help fellow professionals – Berrettini

Matteo Berrettini thinks tennis players should not be put in a position where they have to provide financial aid to fellow professionals and it should be the responsibility of those governing the sport, the Italian world number eight has said. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had urged players to contribute to a fund set up

Sports Minister says Serie A restart depends on contagion curve

Serie A's hopes of restarting after the novel coronavirus stoppage will depend on the progress of the contagion curve in the next few days, Italy's Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Tuesday. The Italian league has been suspended since March 9 and hopes to start in mid-June but is still waiting for government approval. Deaths from

Clough to leave as club cuts costs due to COVID-19

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough and two members of his backroom staff will step down as part of cost-cutting measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the League One (third-tier) club said in a statement on Monday. Clough, 54, will be replaced by skipper Jake Buxton, who will serve as player-manager, the club added. Clough returned

Bolt becomes father for first time

Athletics great and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett welcomed their first child on Sunday, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed in a congratulatory tweet on Monday. Jamaica's Bolt, who holds world records in the 100m and 200m distance, confirmed Bennett was expecting a daughter in an Instagram video in

Okenwa for burial on June 10

The Nigeria Football Federation has received notice from the Enugu State Football Association that Hon. Chidi Offor Okenwa, a member of the NFF executive committee who died on May 05 will be buried on 10th June 2020. The Enugu FA letter signed by the secretary, Francis Ugwu, read, inter alia: “We humbly wish to inform

Italian football leaders ask govt to rethink medical protocol

Italian football leaders have asked the government to re-consider the medical protocol it has authorised as a condition for allowing Serie A to re-start after the coronavirus stoppage. The Serie A league said after a meeting with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and representatives of team doctors on Friday that parts of the protocol were

League Two clubs vote to end regular season

League Two (fourth-tier) clubs in England have unanimously voted to end their season early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the English Football League (EFL) said on Friday. The decision will need to be ratified by the EFL's board. "In addition, clubs asked for consideration to be given to suspending relegation to the National League for 2019/20 as

Lewandowski calls on Sane to join him at Bayern

Robert Lewandowski has urged number one Bayern Munich target Leroy Sane to join him at the Bavarian club. The Manchester City has been the number one transfer target for the German giants for some time after missing out on signing him last summer, while reports last week suggested a five-year deal has already been agreed

“I was eating cardboard’ – Balotelli on lockdown cooking woes

Mario Balotelli has revealed his struggles during coronavirus lockdown and joked that he "eating cardboard for the first three days". Balotelli is set to return to group training his Brescia team-mates ahead of the planned June 13 Serie A return date. The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker admits his football skills will be rusty when he

Empty stands will force me to watch my language – Nagelsmann

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann will have to pick his words carefully when he coaches his players in front of empty stands and hundreds of millions of television viewers as the Bundesliga becomes the first major league to restart on Saturday. Nagelsmann's team host Freiburg and only 300 staff and officials will be in and