March 26, 2020

Arteta feared infecting Arsenal team during coronavirus scare

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta feared who he might have infected when he tested positive for coronavirus, but said on Thursday he has completed his recovery and is ready to return to work with the Premier League side.
March 26, 2020

Ticket sales on hold for Rugby League World Cup

Ticket sales for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England have been delayed to September as organisers said they will make more than 20,000 available free to healthcare workers on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
March 26, 2020

Self-employed coronavirus bailout has ‘sting in the tail’

This is, as far as the Treasury is concerned, the final part of the big jigsaw puzzle of measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19. 
March 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Outsourcers told to pool workforces

Britain's biggest outsourcing groups are to pool their workforces to ensure the delivery of public sector contracts in an unprecedented move to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
March 26, 2020

Six contract coronavirus after London Olympic qualifiers

Organisers of a suspended Olympic boxing qualifying tournament in London hit back at accusations of irresponsibility on Thursday as the number of competitors and coaches testing positive for coronavirus grew to six.
March 26, 2020

‘Helicopter money’ may not avoid US crash but could soften landing

Anyone doubting the need for the $2trn stimulus package approved by the US Senate this week will have been disabused by the shock rise in jobless claims.
March 26, 2020

England’s lower non-league divisions and grassroots game to end

All English soccer below the three divisions of the fifth tier National League will end immediately due to the coronavirus pandemic with all results from the season expunged, the FA said on Thursday.
March 26, 2020

England coach Jones agrees to pay cut to help RFU

England coach Eddie Jones has accepted a pay cut of over 25% to help ease the financial burden on the Rugby Football Union (RFU) which is set to lose millions of pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 26, 2020

France mourns Euro 84-winning coach Hidalgo, dead at 87

Michel Hidalgo, who coached current world champions France to their first major soccer title at the 1984 European Championship, has died at the age of 87.
March 26, 2020

European clubs facing ‘existential threat’ over coronavirus stoppage

European football clubs have been told by their umbrella organisation that they face an "existential threat" over the standstill caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
March 26, 2020

Self-employed to get 80% of monthly profits paid by govt – up to £2,500 a month

The chancellor has announced that self-employed people will be able to claim a grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits - up to £2,500 a month.
March 26, 2020

Kaka and Cannavaro to take part in live FIFA Twitter chats

World Cup winners Kaka and Fabio Cannavaro will be among the former players to take control of FIFA's Twitter account over the next few weeks as the global soccer body seeks to reach out to fans stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.