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Djokovic gives rallying cry to help lower-level players

Novak Djokovic has called on the tennis world to contribute to a relief fund for players struggling financially during the coronavirus shutdown and to show lower-ranked professionals that they have not been forgotten. The men’s ATP Tour, the WTA, which runs the women’s circuit...

Historic all-Basque Spanish cup final hailed from region's balconies

Football fans in Spain’s Basque region have pledged to celebrate Spanish Cup final day in style on Saturday despite the historic match being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The region’s two biggest teams, Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad had reache...

Athletes banned until 2020 can compete at Olympics: Athletics Integrity head

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will allow athletes banned until 2020 to qualify for the Games next year as doping bans are based on time periods and not events, Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) head Brett Clothier told Reuters. Last month, the International Olympic Committee and the...

Thomas raises £300,000 with turbo bike challenge

Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has raised £300,000 ($375,299, 345,288 euros) for Britain’s National Health Service after a 36-hour indoor cycling stint. The Welshman rode a trio of 12-hour rides over three days on a turbo bike in the garage of his home in Cardiff in a b...

KHK Heroes Challenge goes global

TDT | Manama KHK Heroes Challenge, which was started as a National Campaign, has quickly become a global one. KHK ...

NBA players to receive 25% less in paychecks starting May 15

Commissioner Adam Silver said it remains impossible for the NBA to make any decisions about whether to resume this season and that it is unclear when that will change. But in a clear sign that at least some of the 259 remaining regular-season games that were not played becaus...

Gabriel details origin of Topuria rivalry

TDT | Manama One of Featherweight’s biggest fights seems inevitable at this point as Brazil’s Gabriel “Fly” and Ilia Topuria, from Spain, have continued to exchange insults since they first crossed paths, back at BRAVE CF 26, last September, in Col...

KHK Heroes Challenge goes beyond border

TDT | Manama Master Rudimar Fedrigo, founder of Chute Boxe Muay Thai Academy and Team has accepted KHK Heroes Challenge from Brazil. Initiated by HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the campaign aims to help those most vulnerable during the Coronavirus Pandemic. ...

Rafael Nadal expects lengthy wait before tennis returns

Madrid Rafael Nadal thinks the global nature of tennis means there is little chance tournaments will go ahead any time soon as sport continues to be paralysed by the coronavirus pandemic. Novak Djokovic also anticipates a lengthy delay before tennis can be played even beh...

Rams Allen 1st NFL player to reveal positive COVID-19 test

Los Angeles Rams centre Brian Allen says he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press (AP) reported. The third-year pro is not hospitalized a...

Europe bands together for BRAVE CF campaign 

TDT | Manama BRAVE Combat Federation has made it one of its missions to take mixed martial arts to a new level and has seen Europe as key to the development of the sport. Since 2018, the fastest-growing organisation in the world has been hosting events in the continent an...

Ricciardo will take a pay cut, says Abiteboul

Paris Daniel Ricciardo will take a pay cut to help Renault through the coronavirus pandemic but talks about his future are already complicated, according to his Formula One team boss Cyril Abiteboul. The Australian is one of the sport’s highest-paid drivers, earnin...

Tour de France called off amid virus, no new dates set

After weeks of holding out hope the Tour de France would be able to go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s most famous cycling race was finally added to the list of sporting events called off. It may still happen this year, but it’s clea...

AFC postpones May, June matches

The Asian Football Confederation says it has postponed “all matches and competitions scheduled to take place in May and June until further notice.” Most of the 32 Asian Champions League teams played two group games in February before the coronavirus outbreak cause...

Historic women’s golf event in Saudi Arabia set for October

The first women’s professional golf event to be staged in Saudi Arabia has been rescheduled for Oct. 8-11 after it was postponed last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have confirmed. The Saudi Ladies International, which is part of the Ladies European Tour (LET), wi...

FIFA VP: International games could be off until 2021

Zurich Most international soccer might not be played until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions and the need to give club competitions the chance to resume, a FIFA vice president said Monday. Victor Montagliani, a Canadian who is pres...

NFL, union approve virtual offseason workout program

New York The NFL and its players union have agreed to conduct “virtual” offseason workout programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic until every team is permitted to open its facilities. Teams can hold voluntary classroom instruction, workouts...

Liverpool legend Dalglish released from hospital after Covid-19 test

London Former Liverpool star and manager Kenny Dalglish is recovering at home after contracting Covid-19, said a dpa report. The 69-year-old was submitted to hospital for treatment on an unrelated infection and after being tested for Covid-19 as a matter of routin...

Labbadia's low-key Bundesliga return at Hertha amid coronavirus

Bruno Labbadia made a low-key return to Bundesliga coaching on Monday at Hertha Berlin and will forgo "a large part" of his salary as long as the action is suspended because of the coronavirus. Managing director Michael Preetz made this announcement at Labbadia's official pre...