NFL | Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins’ first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins and

Football | Union: 30% pay cut for EPL players would harm health service

English Premier League players failed to reach an agreement on Saturday with clubs to take 30% pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, escalating a bitter public row as their union

Pandemic | Rugby in crisis as unions engage in ‘unprecedented dialogue’

The U.S. has filed for bankruptcy. The Australians are facing a black hole of more than $70 million. English rugby leaders have drawn up worst-case scenarios of an even bigger

After Tokyo move, swimming looks for new worlds dates

After new dates were announced for the Tokyo Olympics, the swimming’s governing body is going back to the drawing board to figure out when to hold its next world championships. The

Football | Tottenham announces salary cuts as chair’s pay rise emerges

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says salaries for non-playing staff are being cut due to the coronavirus pandemic as the club has disclosed his pay package more than doubled to 7

Football | Messi says Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut

In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi said yesterday he and his teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the

IndyCar goes iRacing as latest series to offer fans content

The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master

Tokyo Games | Looking for a new date for opening, closing

The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021. Nothing much can get done until those dates are worked out by the International Olympic Committee, the

Tokyo’s delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be? The most likely answer is —

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 yesterday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Olympic Committee made

Football | UEFA formally postpones Champions League final amid shutdown

UEFA formally postponed the Champions League final — an inevitable move with European soccer in total shutdown and four Round of 16 games yet to be completed. The final was scheduled

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen – but in 2021, not 2020

The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was

Global athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics

A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control. “As the world unites to limit the spread

Golf | South African player tests positive for the coronavirus

The first player under the PGA Tour umbrella has tested positive for the new coronavirus after returning home to South Africa from playing a developmental tour event in Mexico. The PGA

Football | England suspends leagues until April 30, will extend season

English soccer will remain suspended until at least April 30 because of the coronavirus outbreak, with authorities agreeing yesterday to extend the season “indefinitely” beyond its previous cut-off point of

TENNIS | Virus forces French Open delay; US Open switch ‘possibility’

The French Open was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September and juggling the tennis calendar. The French tennis federation said it will

Football | UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by one year

This year’s European Championship was postponed for one year yesterday because of the coronavirus outbreak. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the spreading virus currently “makes football

Tokyo 2020 | IOC official says no deadline for decision on Olympics

The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead

Wuhan soccer team leaving Spain to escape virus

The Chinese soccer team that was originally stuck in Spain because of the coronavirus outbreak is going back home to try to avoid its rapid spread in Europe.

Football | Juventus player Rugani tests positive for coronavirus pandemic

Italian soccer club Juventus announced yesterday that one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19. Rugani, who also plays for the

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