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Premier League offers women’s football £1m – Masters

Premier League offers women’s football £1m – Masters

Chelsea were awarded the WSL title after the season was ended prematurely because of the pandemicThe Premier League has offered English women's football £1m to…Read More »

Chelsea were awarded the WSL title after the season was ended prematurely because of the pandemicThe Premier League has offered English women's football £1m to help enable the 2020-21 season to start, chief executive Richard Masters has told MPs.That investment would help cover coronavirus testing costs at the top end of the game.Masters also told…

Saudi Arabian FA writes to sports bodies after WTO report

Saudi Arabian FA writes to sports bodies after WTO report

A proposed £300m Newcastle takeover deal is 80% financed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment FundThe Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has written to major sports…Read More »

A proposed £300m Newcastle takeover deal is 80% financed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment FundThe Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has written to major sports bodies acknowledging it has a "responsibility" to help fight broadcasting piracy.In what could be a highly significant attempt to reassure its critics and break the deadlock over the country's controversial…

‘England could lose next superstar’ – Wood’s fears for grassroots cricket

‘England could lose next superstar’ – Wood’s fears for grassroots cricket

Cricket is the latest sport to be suspended at grassroots levelBowler Mark Wood fears "the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root" could be lost to…Read More »

Cricket is the latest sport to be suspended at grassroots levelBowler Mark Wood fears "the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root" could be lost to the game if grassroots cricket cannot restart this summer.Club cricket in England has been banned since March because of coronavirus and is still not permitted despite Tuesday's easing of lockdown…

Cricket Australia: Chief executive Kevin Roberts resigns

Cricket Australia: Chief executive Kevin Roberts resigns

Roberts had 18 months remaining on his contractCricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has resigned after months of criticism over his handling of the coronavirus…Read More »

Roberts had 18 months remaining on his contractCricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has resigned after months of criticism over his handling of the coronavirus crisis.The 47-year-old was criticised for his cost-cutting measures, including asking 80% of staff to take a pay cut.He was appointed in October 2018 following James Sutherland's 17-year tenure.Englishman Nick Hockley,…

Rugby chiefs at odds over rescheduling 2020 fixtures

Rugby chiefs at odds over rescheduling 2020 fixtures

By Chris Jones BBC rugby union correspondent The Six Nations, which is typically played in February, could be moved to later in the calendarThe prospect…Read More »

By Chris Jones BBC rugby union correspondent The Six Nations, which is typically played in February, could be moved to later in the calendarThe prospect of a ground-breaking global calendar remains alive after a crucial World Rugby meeting, but rugby chiefs remain at odds over how to schedule the rest of 2020.Key figures from across…

New Zealand great Carter joins Auckland’s Blues

New Zealand great Carter joins Auckland’s Blues

Dan Carter with Blues coach Leon McDonald during a training session on ThursdayNew Zealand great Dan Carter will play for the Blues in Super Rugby,…Read More »

Dan Carter with Blues coach Leon McDonald during a training session on ThursdayNew Zealand great Dan Carter will play for the Blues in Super Rugby, which starts next weekend.Carter, 38, was a free agent after finishing his spell in Japan with Kobelco Steelers.The fly-half played 112 times for New Zealand, helping them win the World…

James Anderson: Coronavirus break may add ‘a year or two’ to career

James Anderson: Coronavirus break may add ‘a year or two’ to career

Anderson is part of a 55-player group that has returned to trainingEngland fast bowler James Anderson believes the enforced break from cricket due to the…Read More »

Anderson is part of a 55-player group that has returned to trainingEngland fast bowler James Anderson believes the enforced break from cricket due to the coronavirus pandemic could prolong his career.Anderson, 37, is part of a 55-player group that has been asked to return to training, with the first Test against West Indies set to…

NFL says players’ protests should now be allowed

NFL says players’ protests should now be allowed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Colin Kaepernick (centre) and two other players kneel during the national anthem in 2016 The National Football League has…Read More »

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Colin Kaepernick (centre) and two other players kneel during the national anthem in 2016 The National Football League has said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem as rallies against racial discrimination continue. "We were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all…

Hong Kong’s legislature disrupted over national anthem bill

Hong Kong’s legislature disrupted over national anthem bill

Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a contentious bill that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthemBy ZEN SOO Associated PressJune 4, 2020, 11:08…Read More »

Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a contentious bill that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthemBy ZEN SOO Associated PressJune 4, 2020, 11:08 AM4 min readHONG KONG -- Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition…

The Latest: Floyd family expected at memorial service

The Latest: Floyd family expected at memorial service

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer…Read More »

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — West Virginia National Guard pursuing discipline after soldier threatened protesters. — Los Angeles police have arrested more than 2,700…