Manchester City manager donates 1 million Euros to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain
Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has donated one million euros to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. The money will be used to buy medical equipment and protective gear for health workers in the country. Spain is currently one oft he hardest-hit countries in Europe. Messi and Ronaldo have also made large donations to these causes this week.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until 2021
Japanese Prime Minister told reporters on Tuesday that he proposed to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for about a year and the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach agreed 100%, the games will now take place in summer 2021. A postponement was already on the cards after some nations announce withdrawal from the event due to the health concerns of players and the public
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Canada pulls out of 2020 Olympics as doubts grow about postponement
Canada has become the first major country to withdraw from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the Coronavirus. Organizers of the event have not deiced to postpone the event yet but it seems likely that they will make such an announcement in the near future. Australia has already told its athletes to prepare for the 2021 games.
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Ex-Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini tests positive for coronavirus
Marouane Fellaini, the 32-year-old ex-Manchester United star who currently plays for the Chinese football club Shandong Luneng, has revealed that he has been tested positive for the coronavirus infection. According to media reports, Fellaini is undergoing treatment and is being kept in isolation in Jinan hospital, and is the only reported Chinese Super League player to have contracted COVID-19.
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Ex-President of Real Madrid Lorenzo Sanz died due to coronavirus
Lorenzo Sanz, the former Real Madrid President from 1995 to 2000 who steered the team to victory at the European Cup in 1998 after a break lasting 32 years, has died aged 76 due to the coronavirus infection. The announcement was made by his son, Fernando, a former Real Madrid football player. Sanz had stayed home for eight days initially, despite worsening symptoms to avoid over-burdening the hospital's facilities.
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UK athletics chair says 2020 Olympics date should be postponed
Nic Coward, the chairman of UK Athletics, has said that the 2020 Olympics should be postponed as holding them in July would put too much pressure on the system. A number of other sports boards have made similar requests, claiming the decision to hold the Olympics so soon would be irresponsible and dangerous.
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Olympics organizers claim it is too early to cancel Olympics
The International Olympic Committee has said that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could still take place on 24th June, despite the coronavirus outbreak. They claim that things could change and the situation may settle down by the time June rolls along. It would be very difficult to move the Olympics to a later date due to the scale of the event.
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Floyd Mayweather's uncle and boxing champ Roger dead at 58
Uncle and trainer to boxing superstar and unbeaten welterweight and featherweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., Roger Mayweather has died aged 58 after a long battle with several health problems, including diabetes. Like his nephew, Roger was also a respected boxing champion, winning the super-featherweight title in 1983 and the WBC super-lightweight title in 1987.
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NBA star Kevin Durant tests positive for coronavirus
One of the National Basketball Association's biggest stars, Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, is the latest of four Nets players to test positive for the COVID-19 infection. The team's spokesperson has stated that the players were tested on priority due to their frequent travel and interaction with large crowds. Currently, at least seven NBA players have been confirmed as having the coronavirus.
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Euro 2020 postponed
Euro 2020 postponed
UEFA confirmed the postponement of Euro 2020 for at least 1 year amid the Coronavirus epidemic. All the major stakeholders arranged an emergency video conference call on Tuesday to discuss the situation. The tournament was scheduled to take place from 12-June to 12 July this year across 12 European venues, the tournament will now run from 11 June to 11 July 2021.
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Football coach Francisco Garcia dies from coronavirus
Francisco Garcia, the 21-year-old youth coach for the junior team of the Malaga-based football club Atletico Portada Alta, has died after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Garcia suffered from leukemia, which had gone undiagnosed until he was in the hospital receiving care for his COVID-19 diagnosis, with the underlying condition making him more susceptible to succumb to the virus.
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Olympics organizers to discuss coronavirus impact on the event
The committee in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be meeting via teleconference in order to discuss the coronavirus developments and their impact on the event. The opening relay is currently scheduled for 26th March and the organizers have to discuss the disruptions to the qualifying events for the Games.
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Wayne Rooney claims footballers are 'coronavirus guinea pigs'
Football star Wayne Rooney has said that professional footballers are being treated as guinea pigs for the coronavirus as it took a long time for football to be suspended. It was only after Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus that the sport was canceled. He said that the delay was because of all the money that is involved in the sport.
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Cristiano Ronaldo offers his 4-star hotels as hospitals for coronavirus patients
Portuguese Juventus F.C star football player and one of the world's most well-paid athletes, Cristiano Ronaldo has offered his chain of 4-star hotels in Portugal as hospitals for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes his 4-star hotel in Funchal, located in his native island of Madeira, and in the capital city Lisbon. Ronaldo has isolated himself in his home in Madeira to be close to his mother.
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Arsenal manager claims he is feeling better already after coronavirus infection
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said that he is feeling better already, just a few days after testing positive for the coronavirus. All elite football has been suspended in the Uk due to the coronavirus and many teams have also had to go into quarantine. Arteta has said that everyone's health is all that matters now.
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European football leagues to be suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic
The Union of European Football Associations is expected to soon announce the suspension of its current seasons of the Champions League, the European League, and Euro 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen several professional football players testing positive for the infection, such as Juventus' Daniele Rugani, forcing teams to quarantine squads and abandon matches.
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All major US sports seasons have been canceled due to coronavirus
The professional American football league XFL was the latest to announce the cancellation of its regular season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, joining all major US sports leagues such as the NCAA, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Soccer in abandoning their current seasons.
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English Premier League suspends all matches until 3 April
English Premier League decided to suspend all matches until 3 April to avoid coronavirus outbreak during matches. Bosses of all 20 clubs met in London headquarters and unanimously decided to take a break until 3 April. Premier League’s management aims to reschedule all the displaced matches when it is safe to do so. Premier League’s chief executive Richard Masters described the situation as “unprecedented”
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NBA to go on hiatus due to coronavirus concerns
The NBA has announced that it will be suspending all play due to the spread of the coronavirus. The organization is currently planning and meeting with experts in order to find the best way to move forward. Some players from Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder have tested positive for the virus.
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Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after a climactic match with Atletico Madrid
Liverpool will now be unable to defend their Champions League title after losing 3-2 to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. The team has had a remarkable run this season but was unable to maintain their record-breaking winning streak. The match went far into extra time and Atletico took the lead in the 105th minute.
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Football team owner Evangelos Marinakis tests positive for coronavirus
Evangelos Marinakis, the Greek owner of the Nottingham Forest and Olympiakos football teams, has been tested positive for the COVID-19 infection. Marinakis revealed the diagnosis through a post on his Instagram, and senior team management members who came into contact with Marinakis have started a period of self-isolation to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
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SA tour to India, players won't shake hands due to coronavirus
On the South African cricket team's current tour in India, cricket authorities have announced that the Indian and South African teams will not be shaking hands with each other as a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 infection, but will instead be exchanging fist bumps, and will always be accompanied by a Chief Medical Officer in their upcoming matches in Dharamsala, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
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Spain's top football matches to happen without a live audience due to coronavirus
All La Liga matches that take place in the next two weeks will take place without a live audience due to the spread of the coronavirus. Barcelona's next Champion's League match will also follow the same guidelines that were set by Spain's football council. Italy, on the other hand, has entirely canceled all sporting events until April 3rd.
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Aston Villa legend Gordon Cowans opens up about Alzheimer's
Gordon Cowans, who played for several clubs in his football career but achieved fame for his time with Aston Villa, for whom he won the European Cup in 1982 and the old First Division championship and the League Cup. has opened up about his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. Cowans has stated that the prognosis for his life is excellent, and he will be continuing to perform match-day duties for Aston Villa.
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So proud to reach 1000 official games in my career: Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his happiness on twitter after playing 1000 official games. He posted that he feels proud to achieve this milestone. He thanked his teammates, coaches, family, friends,and fans for supporting him throughout his journey. Juventus registered a win against Inter Milan earlier to reach the top of the table. Italy canceled all the outdoor sporting events and the match was played behind closed doors due to coronavirus
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