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Super League plans have fixture models for 16 August restart

Rugby

Super League plans for rugby league resuming in Britain and beyond suggest a 16 August restart. There are three scenarios for how the rest of the 2020 season could pan out. In all of those possible paths, playing in front of limited crowds from 1 October is the aim. This is a key part of Super League plans as it reduces the financial impact made by behind closes doors matches. Rugby l...

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10 Premier League players who are out of contract on 30 June

Football

The Premier League has been determined to complete the 2019-20 season ever since it was put on hold in mid-March, but one of the biggest sporting obstacles has been the issue of out of contract players. No fewer than 66 players have deals up on 30 June and could, as things stand, walk away for free on that date. Given that the 2019-20 campaign is not expected to be finished until the en...

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Celtic dream of 10 in a row nearly realised as Lennon’s Bhoys match Lisbon Lions

Football

No team really wants to be crowned champions on a points-per-game average, but it has brought Celtic a step closer to 10 in a row - their Holy Grail. The Bhoys last dominated Scottish football like this in the mid-1960s through to the mid-1970s. In domestic terms at least, the Celtic of today can say they match the mighty Lisbon Lions. Both then and now, nine consecutive Scottish leag...

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Premier League state of play: Player welfare and broadcast refunds issues surrounding Project Restart

Football

Project Restart initially aimed to bring Premier League football back on 12 June, but the intended kick-off date is on the verge of being pushed back by a week. That is demonstrative of the hurdles the Premier League has yet to clear as it battles with issues of health and safety, sporting integrity and diminishing revenues. The first major casualty of the plan was the declaration tha...

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Longchamp preview: Emoji can put a smile on punters’ faces in Prix Vanteaux

Horse Racing

Emoji puts her unbeaten record on the line at Longchamp this Thursday in the Group 3 Prix Vanteaux (11:10). Trained by Francis-Henri Graffard, this filly by Solider Hollow has progressed since leaving Germany. After bolting up by 14 lengths in a Baden-Baden maiden, Emoji changed owners. She moved to France to the stable of last year's Prix de Diane winning trainer Graffard. If Emoj...

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Professional sport won’t return in UK until 1 June at earliest

Football

No professional sport in the UK will happen before 1 June at the earliest following a British government announcement. When allowed to resume, it will all take place behind closed doors. "Avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact" while providing "a much-needed boost to national morale" is the aim. A hot topic in the 50-page government document released, professional sport will ...

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French Guineas Trials Day preview: Victor Ludorum a strong fancy at Longchamp

Horse Racing

French Guineas Trials Day goes ahead at Longchamp on Monday with a bumper card. In the 1m Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau for colts (11:55), Victor Ludorum is all the rage to continue his undefeated record. Trained by Andre Fabre for Godolphin, this son of Shamardal is a Group 1 winner over the trip. His victory in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at this venue on Arc weekend is clearly the bes...

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Premier League state of play: Neutral venues a key part of Project Restart

Football

As the Bundesliga gets set to resume next weekend, the majority of Premier League clubs hope they will not be far behind albeit with neutral venues hosting the action. Yet although Project Restart has come a long way in the last couple of weeks, significant hurdles still need to be cleared before English football is ready to be beamed to television audiences the world over once more. ...

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Seven great Champions League comebacks from the knockout phase

Football

It is a year to the day on Thursday that Liverpool stunned the world of football with one of the great Champions League comebacks. Their 4-0 second leg victory over Barcelona at Anfield saw them come from 3-0 down on aggregate to win the tie. The La Liga giants had one foot in the Madrid showpiece after the first leg at the Nou Camp, but braces from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Orig...

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Provisional British horse racing schedule revealed with aim of 15 May start

Horse Racing

A provisional British horse racing schedule - assuming a 15 May resumption - has been published for the first three weeks of the Flat season proper. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) drew up a revised Flat fixture list that keeps some key Listed and Group races. It is unlikely that the traditional venues where these events are held will host the action, however. If the Britis...

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Premier League state of play: Resumption rests on return to play protocol

Football

No games were played, of course, but it has been an eventful week in European football about the 2019-20 season. Last Friday, the Eredivisie announced that the 2019-20 season would not be finished and that there would be no title winners or relegation. French football followed in the Netherlands’ footsteps earlier this week, although Ligue 1 has since decided to award the championship...

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Ligue 1 season ended by French government

Football

Ligue 1 has become the second major division of top flight football in Europe to end its season. This follows a French government ban on sport until September. The decision has wider implications than just football with the Tour de France - professional cycling’s main annual event - set to be delayed further. However, the ban does not extend to horse racing which comes under the Frenc...

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What we know so far about Project Restart

Football

Premier League football moved a step closer to resuming thanks to a plan called Project Restart and further details should emerge later this week. On Monday, it was reported that three clubs - Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United - opened their training grounds so players could resume light individual routines. Tottenham Hotspur have since made some of their trainin...

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Premier League state of play: The issues surrounding football when it resumes

Football

In ordinary times, the finishing line would be approaching in the Premier League. The title race would almost certainly have been over at this point, but there would likely still be plenty to play for in the battle against relegation and the tussle for the top four. These are not ordinary times. Almost seven weeks have now passed since the most recent Premier League match - Leicester ...

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Next Northern Ireland manager: Baraclough and Robinson lead market on O’Neill successor

Football

The search for the next Northern Ireland manager begins after Michael O’Neill left the role for good. He had combined coaching his country with a club job at Championship side Stoke City since November. However, the cancellation of Northern Ireland’s Euro play-offs means a permanent departure for O’Neill. An IFA statement confirmed his exit and added a successor would be in place f...

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