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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi donate to hospitals in fight against coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi donate to hospitals in fight against coronavirus

Footballers from around the world are joining together to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each reportedly giving €1 million ($1.1 million) to the cause. Clinic Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that it had received a donation from the Argentine, which will go towards both treating infected patients and…MORE

Athletes come to terms with ‘heartbreaking’ Tokyo 2020 postponement

Athletes come to terms with ‘heartbreaking’ Tokyo 2020 postponement

Athletes from around the world are coming to terms with Tokyo 2020’s postponement with a mixture of relief and sadness. The decision to push back competition until 2021 came as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) faced mounting pressure to delay the Games, which were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9…MORE

Gary Neville: ‘Inconceivable’ for English Premier League to return anytime soon

Gary Neville: ‘Inconceivable’ for English Premier League to return anytime soon

Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville says it’s “inconceivable” football fans will be able to watch English Premier League action before July or August as Britain grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The division has been temporarily suspended until at least April 30 amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, with organizers committed to finishing the…MORE

Japanese PM and IOC chief agree to postpone 2020 Olympics until 2021

Japanese PM and IOC chief agree to postpone 2020 Olympics until 2021

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to postpone the Olympics until 2021. The IOC has been facing mounting pressure to delay the Games, which were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. It was also announced that…MORE

Jose Mourinho helps out at local food bank amid coronavirus outbreak

Jose Mourinho helps out at local food bank amid coronavirus outbreak

With football leagues around the world postponed for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak, players and managers have found themselves with plenty of free time on their hands. One man putting that time to good use is Jose Mourinho, who has been volunteering at a food bank in Enfield, North London. Wearing a…MORE

Longtime IOC member Dick Pound predicts Tokyo Olympics will be postponed

Longtime IOC member Dick Pound predicts Tokyo Olympics will be postponed

International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound predicted the 2020 Games in Toyko will be postponed because of the coronavirus, which would make it the largest event yet halted or rescheduled by the global pandemic. The Games are scheduled to take place in Japan from July 24 to August 9, but there have been calls to…MORE