May 22, 2020

Coach company Shearings collapses into administration

More than 64,000 bookings have been cancelled and more than 2,500 jobs lost
May 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Shearings collapses with loss of 2500 jobs

The owner of Shearings, the coach holidays provider, has crashed into administration, resulting in the immediate loss of 2500 jobs and thousands of customers' holidays being cancelled.
May 22, 2020

Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan dies at 78

Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan, who coached the Utah Jazz for 23 seasons and led them to two NBA finals, died on Friday due to complications from Parkinson's disease, his former team said. He was 78.
May 22, 2020

Osaka becomes world’s highest-earning female athlete

Japan's Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world's highest-paid female athlete, raking in $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements over the last year, according to Forbes.
May 22, 2020

Soccer: Slovakia’s top-tier league may resume on June 13

Slovakia's top-tier soccer league will resume on June 13 in a shortened format of five rounds of championship and relegation groups if state authorities approve proposed conditions, the Union of League Clubs (ULK) said on Friday.
May 22, 2020

CVC Capital boosts rugby portfolio with 28% stake in Pro 14 league

CVC Capital Partners has acquired a 28% stake in the Pro 14 rugby league in a deal that could increase the private equity firm's influence in ongoing discussions to remodel the global rugby calendar.
May 22, 2020

How the movie industry is fighting lockdown

COVID-19 has hit the film industry hard, but some enterprising film-makers are already plotting ways to cope with the 'new normal'.
May 22, 2020

Soccer: Former Inter coach Simoni dies at 81

Former Inter Milan coach Gigi Simoni, winner of the UEFA Cup with a side which included the Brazilian Ronaldo, has died at the age of 81, the club said on Friday.
May 22, 2020

Competition watchdog launches investigation into fake online reviews

Consumer group Which? has previously warned of the prominence of fake or misleading reviews
May 22, 2020

Mentality is key to success in empty stadiums – Bayern’s Flick

Bayern Munich players must work harder to motivate each other to maintain a winning mentality while playing in empty stadiums, coach Hansi Flick said on Friday.
May 22, 2020

Scientists predict exact date coronavirus crisis will end in UK

Lockdown rules will have to stay in place for some time
May 22, 2020

Holiday bookings for UK trips up 276 per cent

People are booking trips for this summer, and choosing self-catered property