March 22, 2020

Australia freezes proposed domestic rugby competition due to coronavirus

Rugby Australia has shelved plans for a domestic competition in lieu of Super Rugby following a government crackdown on non-essential travel because of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 22, 2020

Real Madrid’s Asensio wins gaming tournament after swapping pitch for Playstation

Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio has missed the entire season with a serious knee injury but the time away from the pitch paid unexpected dividends when he was crowned champion of La Liga's FIFA 20 video game tournament on Sunday.
March 22, 2020

Factbox: Reaction to possible IOC postponement of 2020 Tokyo Games

A round-up of reaction to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcing it is considering postponing the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while ruling out cancelling the Games.
March 22, 2020

Tokyo Games not feasible in July says World Athletics chief Coe

The Tokyo Olympics are not feasible at their current July starting date because of the coronavirus pandemic and must be delayed, World Athletics president said on Sunday.
March 22, 2020

Carl Lewis calls for 2020 season to be wiped out, Olympics to be held in 2022

Nine-times Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis on Sunday called for the 2020 athletics season to be scrapped and July's Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands.
March 22, 2020

Athletes are not superheroes, postpone the Games says British Olympian

The Olympic Games should be postponed with immediate effect to protect athletes against the coronavirus pandemic, says Callum Skinner, head of the competitor-led movement Global Athlete.
March 22, 2020

McDonald’s is closing all its UK stores in Covid-19 fight

The fast food chain will be distributing food to community groups during the indefinite closure
March 22, 2020

Azerbaijan Grand Prix set to be latest F1 postponement

Formula One's Azerbaijan Grand Prix in June looks set to become the latest casualty of a season that has yet to get started due to the coronavirus outbreak.
March 22, 2020

Seven-year-old girl dies after being stabbed in a ‘random attack’

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder
March 22, 2020

Car dealer Cazoo raises £100m despite virus turmoil

The online car retailer launched three months ago by one of Britain's most successful technology entrepreneurs is raising another £100m from investors despite the havoc wreaked in financial markets by COVID-19.
March 22, 2020

The latest coronavirus death toll for the UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the number of those being asked to stay indoors would be as high as 1.5m
March 22, 2020

Coronavirus: BA boss hints at job cuts during ‘very tough times’

British Airways' chief executive has hinted at job cuts and says he will waive his salary for the next two months as the airline struggles with the Coronavirus crisis.