May 5, 2020

French Open in talks with governing bodies amid rescheduling reports

French Open organisers have been in talks with the sport's governing bodies to fine-tune the tennis calendar amid media reports that the Grand Slam tournament is being delayed by a week.
May 5, 2020

UK and US begin talks on ‘ambitious’ free trade deal

The UK and US have begun negotiations on an "ambitious" post-Brexit free trade deal.
May 5, 2020

Harrington accidentally unveils Luke Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captain

Europe captain Padraig Harrington let slip that former world number one Luke Donald is one of his vice-captains at this year's Ryder Cup during a live broadcast on Tuesday.
May 5, 2020

Oil price rallies above $30 as lockdowns ease worldwide

Oil prices have surged as the easing of lockdown measures in some countries fuelled hopes for a return of demand - also helping to lift battered global stock markets.
May 5, 2020

Tennis world commits over $6 million for COVID-19 player relief program

Tennis's governing bodies and the organisers of the four Grand Slams said on Tuesday they will raise over $6 million (4.8 million pounds) to help players affected by the sport's current shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 5, 2020

England cricketer Stokes completes first half-marathon to raise funds for NHS

England cricketer Ben Stokes completed his first half-marathon on Tuesday to raise money for Britain's National Health Service (NHS) in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 5, 2020

Governing bodies must balance calendar, says Becker

Tennis governing bodies should use the time during the lengthy coronavirus shutdown to align their interests and fix the imbalance in the calendar, six-times Grand Slam winner Boris Becker told Reuters on Tuesday.
May 5, 2020

New Paris-Roubaix race boosts women’s cycling

The COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc on the cycling calendar but female riders were able to celebrate the addition of a new race in 2020 when the International Cycling Union (UCI) unveiled its revised schedule on Tuesday.
May 5, 2020

Coronavirus: Government in supply chain funding talks

Ministers are considering a new multibillion pound intervention into the coronavirus crisis through a scheme that would accelerate payments to cash-starved small businesses.
May 5, 2020

More Serie A teams training amid suggestions of neutral venues

Players at Serie A champions Juventus were among those who returned to training following the coronavirus stoppage on Tuesday amid suggestions that matches could be played at neutral venues if the league restarts.
May 5, 2020

Face masks yes, empty middle seats no, says airlines body

Wearing masks on board has been recommended by the world airline industry body as one of a range of measures needed to resume flying.
May 5, 2020

Circus industry could ‘die’ after ‘falling through the cracks’ for govt funds

The circus industry could "wither and die" if government funding is not made available during the coronavirus pandemic, according to one of the biggest names in the business.