Uefa ‘optimistic’ about avoiding ‘dark scenario’ of Euro 2020 postponement due to coronavirus

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin remains optimistic Euro 2020 will go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus outbreak and does not want to consider “dark scenarios” such as relocating matches or cancelling the tournament at this stage. There are now almost 90,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide and European football’s governing

David Beckham celebrates Inter Miami’s first MLS game despite defeat by Los Angeles FC

David Beckham has praised his Inter Miami squad following the team’s 1-0 loss to Los Angeles FC in their first-ever MLS match. The former England captain took to Instagram to congratulate the club’s players and staff and share his excitement for the team’s future. “Very proud moment for our club

MotoGP cancels opening two races of 2020 season due to coronavirus outbreak as pressure grows on F1

The second MotoGP race of the season, which was scheduled to be held in Thailand this month, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Thai Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday. The decision to postpone the 22 March Thailand Grand Prix in the north-eastern province of Buriram

Premier League top scorers 2019/20: Jamie Vardy, Tammy Abraham, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane

The race for the Premier League golden boot last season was as intriguing as ever with a three-way tie.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could not be split after all registering 22 goals.  It was Salah’s second successive golden boot, with Harry Kane winning the award in the

Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey among untradeable players

The life of a football player can be nomadic. Consider Tom Brady. The greatest of all time has been in New England longer than many of you have been alive — but he could be on the move this offseason, maybe lacing them up with the Titans, Chargers or Raiders.

ICC rejects request for back-up World Cup semi-final date

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts says the International Cricket Council has rejected a late inquiry for a back-up day for Thursday’s T20 World Cup semi-finals. Wet weather threatens to spoil Australia’s chances of advancing to Sunday’s final at the MCG. If Australia and South Africa cannot bowl 10 overs

NRL makes call on star charged by police

The NRL has decided not to stand down Canberra recruit Curtis Scott despite a number of serious police charges hanging over his head. The NRL announced on Wednesday that Scott is free to play the Raiders’ season opener against Gold Coast next Friday. Todd Greenberg had earlier this week inspected

Chelsea vs Liverpool result: Ross Barkley’s sensational solo goal knocks Reds out of FA Cup

Chelsea into the quarters, Liverpool with their form – and maybe ambitions – quartered. That is undeniably the main impact of this entertaining 2-0 home win, beyond the FA Cup draw. A previously relentless and almost invincible Liverpool have now lost three of their last four games, and had the

Confirmed: Ellyse Perry ruled out for rest of T20 World Cup

Ellyse Perry has been ruled out for the rest for the Women's T20 World Cup. Australia's worst fears were confirmed on Tuesday with team officials announcing the hamstring injury Perry picked up against New Zealand on Monday would force her out of Thursday's semi-final at the SCG and a potential

Tyson Fury, Kobe Bryant and how sporting success covers every sin

Uncomfortable about sportswashing? It is easy to be disturbed when oil-rich nations with dubious human-rights records use clubs or athletes to promote their image abroad. Manchester City’s battle with Uefa has wider ramifications. City are a proxy of Abu Dhabi, an instrument of soft power for the Emirate. There used