March 6, 2020

Threat of COVID-19 pandemic prompts thrill of entrepreneurial enthusiasm

The rapid rise in cases of COVID-19 has met with fear, uncertainty and panic in countries across the world - with one exception: certain corners of the tech sector.
March 6, 2020

Soccer-Strasbourg v PSG postponed because of coronavirus – League

Saturday's Ligue 1 game between RC Strasbourg and champions Paris St Germain has been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, the French League (LFP) said on Friday.
March 6, 2020

Women’s Scotland-France Six Nations game postponed due to player with coronavirus

The women's Six Nations game between Scotland and France on Saturday in Glasgow has been postponed after a home player tested positive for coronavirus, Scottish rugby said on Friday.
March 6, 2020

Second coronavirus death confirmed in UK

A second person has died after contracting coronavirus covid-19
March 6, 2020

UK calls in its sports bodies, broadcasters to discuss coronavirus plans – sources

The British government has called a meeting with its sports authorities and broadcasters to discuss how events could be staged without fans present if the coronavirus outbreak escalates, two people familiar with the matter said.
March 6, 2020

Players banned from handing towels to ball-kids in Indian Wells

Players will be banned from handing their towels to ball-kids at next week's BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, organisers said on Friday.
March 6, 2020

Factbox: Sports events hit by the coronavirus epidemic

Here is a list of international sports events hit by the outbreak of a coronavirus:
March 6, 2020

Cortina d’Ampezzo World Cup finals cancelled because of coronavirus

The Alpine skiing World Cup finals in Cortina d'Ampezzo have been cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Italian winter sports federation (FISI) said on Friday.
March 6, 2020

Formula E postpones Rome ePrix due to coronavirus

A Formula E race scheduled for Rome on April 4 will not take place due to the coronavirus, the all-electric series announced on Friday, but alternative venues are being considered.
March 6, 2020

Flybe: could it be time for a government-backed regional airline?

The airline operates almost two in five of the UK's domestic routes.
March 6, 2020

England’s Devoto handed four-week ban for high tackle

England centre Ollie Devoto has been handed a four-week ban for a high tackle that will rule him out of the remainder of the Six Nations, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday.
March 6, 2020

Lampard expects warm Chelsea welcome for ‘gentleman’ Ancelotti

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes Carlo Ancelotti will receive a warm reception from the home supporters when he returns to Stamford Bridge with Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.