May 1, 2020

Many top male players support ATP-WTA merger, says Murray

Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer's call to merge the men's and women's tours, saying that many top male players believe it will be a positive step for tennis.
May 1, 2020

Tesla shares tumble $13bn after Musk tweets they’re too expensive

About $13bn (10.3bn) was wiped off Tesla's shares after chief executive Elon Musk tweeted that the electric car company's "stock price is too high".
May 1, 2020

World Rugby election decision imminent – BBC

World Rugby could announce it's next boss as early as Saturday with current chairman Bill Beaumont and vice-chairman Agustin Pichot favourites to land the role.
May 1, 2020

British champ ready for virtual shot put showdown

World sport may have ground to a standstill because of the coronavirus pandemic but 160 athletes will take part in a virtual shot put competition on Saturday.
May 1, 2020

Three test positive for COVID-19 at FC Cologne

German top-flight soccer team FC Cologne said on Friday that group training was continuing despite three people at the club testing positive for COVID-19.
May 1, 2020

Not quite Wimbledon, but professional action resumes

It was a case of back to basics but live tennis returned on Friday with the opening matches at the Tennis Point Exhibition Series event staged near Koblenz in Germany.
May 1, 2020

On this day: Born May 2, 1975: David Beckham, English footballer

When an 11-year-old David Beckham walked into a local newspaper office in east London with his mother in 1986 the trainee reporter summoned to reception could never have known he was about to meet a future international football and cultural icon.
May 1, 2020

FIA warns championships against post-pandemic ‘turf wars’

Motor racing's world governing body has warned its various championships against waging 'turf wars' in rearranging their calendars once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
May 1, 2020

‘I’m out of shape with gyms closed’, says Britain’s Cunningham

British gymnast Dominick Cunningham says he is slowly getting "out of shape" with no place to train for next year's Olympic Games after gyms were closed down to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
May 1, 2020

Sprinter Thomas denies charge after she and Stevens suspended by AIU

American sprinter Gabrielle Thomas said on Friday she expected to be cleared of charges by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of failing to make herself available for anti-doping tests.
May 1, 2020

Clubs told neutral venues only for any Premier League return

Premier League clubs have been told they cannot use their own stadiums for any resumption of games this season with only "approved neutral venues" to host remaining fixtures in a campaign currently on hold due to the new coronavirus pandemic.
May 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Charles Tyrwhitt puts its shirt on rival TM Lewin

The shirtmaker Charles Tyrwhitt is plotting a takeover of rival TM Lewin as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates a shake-up of Britain's fashion retailing sector.