May 21, 2020

AstraZeneca to begin supply of potential COVID-19 vaccine in September

AstraZeneca has said it has the capacity to manufacture one billion doses of the University of Oxford's potential COVID-19 vaccine and plans to begin supplying it in September.
May 21, 2020

Premier Inn owner to raise £1bn for virus fight amid nightmare for hospitality

The owner of Premier Inn, Whitbread, is planning to raise £1bn through a rights issue as its brands remain mostly crippled by coronavirus restrictions..
May 21, 2020

Cricket: Bruised, not broke: Pakistan line up plans to shore up finances

The Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as it seeks to mitigate financial setbacks stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, its chief executive, Wasim Khan, has told Reuters.
May 21, 2020

Waratahs’ Penney coaching ‘sausages’ from quarantine

New South Wales Waratahs coach Rob Penney almost did not make it back to Australia last Sunday but has now got used to coaching a group of "sausages" while being confined to quarantine.
May 21, 2020

On this day: Born May 22, 1946 – George Best, Northern Irish footballer

George Best was arguably the finest footballer never to have played in a World Cup yet his absence from the biggest stage did little to harm his international fame.
May 21, 2020

EasyJet to resume flights next month with strict face mask rule

EasyJet says it plans to resume a small number of flights next month with strict safety protocols for passengers and crew alike.
May 21, 2020

Coronavirus: easyJet founder grills board over Airbus links

The founder of easyJet will on Friday seek to establish the extent of the low-cost airline’s links to Airbus at a shareholder meeting he has convened to seek the ousting of four board members.
May 21, 2020

Pole vaulters to make big screen debut at Duesseldorf drive-in cinema

Fans starved of live athletics action could consider bringing popcorn to an event in Duesseldorf next month with top pole vaulters set to compete at a drive-in cinema.
May 21, 2020

Rugby: Jet-heeled McKenzie fails to beat Barrett’s ‘Bronco’ record

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett's record in the dreaded 'Bronco' fitness test still stands after Damian McKenzie failed to better the mark despite posting a "jet shoes quick" time on Thursday.
May 21, 2020

LPGA cancels 2020 Q-school and Meijer Classic

The LPGA has decided to cancel Tour qualifying "Q-schools" this year because of the coronavirus pandemic with most players retaining their status for the 2021 season, the elite women's golf circuit said on Wednesday.
May 21, 2020

Hamlin earns second win of NASCAR season in rain-hit race

Denny Hamlin won the rain-shortened Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway on Wednesday for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver's second victory of the season in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series.
May 21, 2020

How shops could enforce social distancing after lockdown revealed

NEW PLANS for how shops will cope when more lockdown restrictions are lifted have been announced.