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Australian pro soccer player tests positive for coronavirus

The unnamed player, who plays for the Newcastle Jets in New South Wales state, was tested Friday as a precaution before an international flight. He played in recent A-League matches against Brisbane and Melbourne City. An A-League soccer player has become the first Australian professional footballer to test positive for the new coronavirus. The unnamed […]

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SAI’s online workshop for athletes earns praise from Pullela Gopichand

The sessions on opening day was attended by athletes and para athletes from all sport, including Olympic probables shooters Divyash Panwar, Apurvi Chandela, Abhishek Verma, Anish Bhanwala, boxers Lovlina Borgohain and Nikhat Zarin along with swimmer Srihari Nataraj. The frustration to remain in the confines of their homes amid COVID-19 lockdown is palpable and no […]

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EPL chiefs set for ‘difficult’ coronavirus decisions

England’s Premier League and Football League said on Friday they faced ‘difficult decisions’ about the financial fall-out of the coronavirus but would not re-start until it was safe to do so. The leagues have set April 30 as a date for a possible return to action but that appears to be optimistic given the country […]

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When coronavirus left this footballer struggling for breath…

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, one of the highest-profile players to be infected with the coronavirus, has started training again after recovering from the illness which he said left him struggling for breath. Dybala is one of three players at Juventus who have tested positive for the virus alongside defender Daniele Rugani and midfielder Blaise Matuidi, […]

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People are dying, life comes first: PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu talks about her life in self-quarantine, and why sport is trivial in these testing times For as long as she can remember, PV Sindhu has started her days even before the sun has risen. Training and playing in big arenas; jumping, leaping, smashing, sweating. Never a still moment. And never alone. The last […]

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Olympic champion Whitlock coming to a living room near you

Parents with captive children may wince at the ‘broken vase potential’ of them copying Max Whitlock and using the sofa as an improvised Pommel Horse, but they might thank the two-time Olympic champion in the weeks ahead as he brings gym classes straight to the living room. With Britain’s 1,200 gym clubs having fallen silent […]

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Marquez chasing a virtual victory in #StayAtHomeGP

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez can celebrate his first win of the season on Sunday when the Spaniard takes part in a virtual race from the comfort of his home. The dominant Honda rider has had no opportunity to triumph on the real racetrack so far in 2020, with this month’s opening Qatar round […]

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Inside Tokyo’s decision to delay the Olympics

Officials in charge of staging Tokyo’s Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s residence late Tuesday, wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Minutes later, Abe emerged to inform a gaggle of reporters that he had just spoken with Thomas Bach, the […]

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Already-qualified athletes will keep spots at 2021 Games in Tokyo

All athletes who had qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will keep their spots for the Games next year following their postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The IOC and Japanese organisers postponed the July 24-Aug 9 event earlier this week but confirmed that those among the 11,000 […]