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Coronavirus: Eoin Morgan keen to help in COVID-19 fight, disputes England pay cut claims

Wednesday  23:45,   01 april 2020

As calls for sports stars to take pay cuts amid the COVID-19 crisis grow, England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan says he want to help.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a £61 million ($AU125 million) support package on Tuesday to >>>

Clash likely in Australia if football reaches cricket season

Wednesday  19:27,   01 april 2020

The biggest collisions of the Australian football season could come after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. And the heaviest impacts could be sports competing for space. There are only so many marquee venues in the sports-mad nation of 25... >>>

McLachlan rules out best-of-three AFL GF

Wednesday  17:51,   01 april 2020

Football great Leigh Matthews is a big supporter of a best-of-three grand final series, but AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has ruled it out.The theory was given support by AFL legend Leigh Matthews as a way of increasing revenue in 2020 as the... >>>

NRL coronavirus: CEO Todd Greenberg agrees to take same pay-cut as players

Wednesday  17:28,   01 april 2020

In what is being described as a 'show of solidarity', NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has announced he will take the exact same pay-cut as all the players in the competition are taking. Earlier in the week, reports surfaced that Greenberg and fellow... >>>

Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since WWII

Wednesday  17:05,   01 april 2020

Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar. The cancellation of the only grasscourt Grand Slam... >>>

Olympic flame to stay a month in Fukushima; next stop unsure

Wednesday  16:40,   01 april 2020

TOKYO (AP) The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official handover ceremonyon Wednesday, April 1, at the J-Village National... >>>

Fittler's plea to the NRL after schoolgirl scandal

Wednesday  16:30,   01 april 2020

Brad Fittler has urged to the NRL to start looking at mobile phones and what more can be done schoolgirl sex scandal.Bulldogs duo Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera had their registrations cancelled by the NRL today for their role in the... >>>

Gould doubts NRL optimism after missed chance

Wednesday  11:25,   01 april 2020

Phil Gould has revealed he received an offer from the NRL to help shape the 2020 season, before ultimately turning it down. Gould has been sceptical of the NRL's mission to return to the field in 2020 ever since the decision was made to shut the... >>>

Dogs duo deregistered after schoolgirl scandal

Wednesday  10:50,   01 april 2020

Bulldogs duo Corey Harawira-Naera and Jayden Okunbor have had their registrations cancelled by the NRL today. In a statement, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg revealed that the league's show-cause process found the behaviour of both players to have seriously... >>>

Coronavirus: Solskjaer tells Man Utd forwards to work on finishing during break

Wednesday  07:41,   01 april 2020

Manchester United players should be working on certain parts of their games, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.United were fifth in the Premier League table when the season was suspended due to the coronavirus... >>>

Coronavirus: Kevin Durant headlines NBA 2K20 tournament

Wednesday  06:50,   01 april 2020

The winner of the tournament, which runs until April 11, will receive $100,000 to give to a charity in support of the coronavirus relief.With the NBA postponed due to COVID-19, players have time on their hands, so a select group will go head-to-head >>>

Football Victoria stands down staff and cuts exec pay in survival bid

Wednesday  06:07,   01 april 2020

Football Victoria, which oversees the NPL and all grassroots soccer in the state, has stood down half its workforce and reduced the salaries of the remainder.The soccer body, which controls hundreds of thousands of juniors and amateur players across >>>

Western Sydney Wanderers stand down entire squad

Wednesday  05:50,   01 april 2020

Western Sydney Wanderers have become the third A-League club to stand down its entire squad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The club is facing significant cash flow problems as a result of the competition's shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, losing >>>

MARTIN SAMUEL: Slashed salaries for the little people - a £7m bonanza for the executive breaking the bad news... Daniel Levy's timing is appalling

Wednesday  04:31,   01 april 2020

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Daniel Levy, Tottenham's chairman, may not have been an outlier in his reaction to the coronavirus crisis, but the juxtaposition was little short of appalling. No sooner had Levy announced that Tottenham's... >>>

UFC 251 in Perth: Tickets, fight date, who is fighting, undercard

Wednesday  03:30,   01 april 2020

The UFC is coming to... >>>