April 9, 2020

Sports events around the world hit by coronavirus pandemic

Major sports events around the world that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic:
April 9, 2020

Mayweather to return to boxing ring … in virtual matchups

Floyd Mayweather went undefeated during his storied career and will now hope to maintain that dominance in simulated bouts after agreeing to put his digital likeness up against other boxing greats, it was announced on Thursday.
April 9, 2020

Milan rivals to play first ‘virtual derby’

AC Milan and Inter Milan will play their first-ever virtual derby on Saturday after joining forces with digital sports broadcaster DAZN, the clubs said in a statement on Thursday.
April 9, 2020

Briton scales ‘indoor Everest’ – with help from frozen peas

The anti-coronavirus lockdown may have left plenty of Britons ready to scale their walls in frustration, but runner John Griffin has put his pent-up energy to better use - by climbing the height of Mount Everest up his staircase.
April 9, 2020

ITF to furlough staff, 900 tournaments postponed

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) said 900 tournaments across all its circuits had been postponed so far because of the coronavirus pandemic and that it was furloughing half its staff.
April 9, 2020

Playing a dummy; Belarus club puts virtual fans in the stands to fight virus

Belarus's FC Dynamo Brest, one of a handful of soccer clubs still playing in Europe, is filling its stands with mannequins sporting cut-out portraits of fans to boost the atmosphere as many supporters stay home because of the coronavirus.
April 9, 2020

Stock markets rally despite latest evidence of virus economic hit

Stock markets have rallied despite latest evidence of the catastrophic impact of the coronavirus on the global economy - as central banks stepped in with more help.
April 9, 2020

Food banks set up around New York after millions register as unemployed

Hundreds of food banks have been set up around New York to provide three meals a day to the newly unemployed and struggling.
April 9, 2020

Former Fox executives plead not guilty in FIFA soccer corruption probe

Two former 21st Century Fox executives and a South American sports marketing company pleaded not guilty on Thursday to criminal charges in New York in the long-running corruption probe surrounding FIFA, the world governing body for soccer.
April 9, 2020

No Masters, so Woods battling son Charlie for green jacket

Tiger Woods should have been trying to keep his Masters green jacket out of the clutches of the world's top golfers over the next four days, instead he will battle his 11-year-old son Charlie for it over putting competitions.
April 9, 2020

PFA chief Taylor slams UK government for singling out footballers

Premier League footballers were unfairly asked by the British government to take a paycut during the coronavirus outbreak when hedge-fund managers and bankers were not subjected to similar demands, players' union chief Gordon Taylor has said.
April 9, 2020

UK lockdown to continue for at least another week

“We mustn’t give the coronavirus a second chance to kill more people and to hurt our country.” - Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab