Lord Coe insists it is too early to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympics


. The Olympic torch relay in Greece was canceled on Friday, March 13 – just a day after the flame was lit in Olympia.

Large crowds defied Hollywood actor Gerard Butler as he lit the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta, despite repeated warnings for spectators not to attend due to coronavirus.

That forced the decision of the Greek Olympic Committee to stop the torchlight procession on Greek soil on the second day of the planned eight-day trip. It is the only third time that a relay to Athens for the summer games has not been completed.

The Olympic flame is still being handed over to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Thursday March 19, but with no fans present. The start of the Japanese relay race, in Fukushima, will take place without fans and local authorities cancel their welcome ceremony.

Due to the magnitude of the outbreak in Japan, senior member of the International Olympic Committee Dick Pound described the disease as & # 39; the new war & # 39; which threatened Tokyo 2020 and warned that the Games may need to be canceled if the virus is still in May.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Olympic organizers told athletes to train normally without decision on cancellation

The Japanese government later insisted on Pound's comments were not the official position of the IOC, but doubts remain as to whether the summer showcase may still cause health problems.

Athletes have been told to keep training and the plan remains to keep the Games in Japan as planned, but training for about 80,000 volunteers has been postponed until May – it should start on February 22.

On Friday, March 13, US President Donald Trump suggested postponing the Tokyo Olympics for a year because the color onavirus was immediately shot by the Japanese Olympic minister.

& # 39; The IOC and the Organizing Committee are not considering cancellation or postponement – absolutely not & # 39; said Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, at a news conference in Tokyo.

On Tuesday, March 17, Kozo Tashima, one of the vice presidents of the Japanese Olympic Committee and president of the Japanese Football Association, tested positive for coronavirus.

The International Olympic Committee and the organizers of Tokyo have been kept informed since the viral outbreak in China three months ago across Asia and around the world: matches will open as scheduled on July 24 .


The World Indoor Athletics Championships, which are scheduled to take place from March 13-15 in Nanjing, will be postponed to March 2021.

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North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April impose a border fence due to the level of the outbreak in South Korea, where the Seoul Marathon is canceled to protect runners.

The Paris Half Marathon is canceled and the French government has also decided to ban all public gatherings of more than 100 people before ordering people to stay at least 15 days from March 15. The race with some 44,000 participants was scheduled for Sunday, March 1. Organizers said the race will be postponed to a date to be determined.

The London Marathon, which would take place on April 26, has been postponed to October 4. More than 40,000 runners would participate.

The Barcelona Marathon, scheduled for March 15, has been postponed to October. International Olympic Committee, but held in Amman from March 3-11.

The IBF title fight between Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 was postponed by Matchroom due to restrictions in Italy after the outbreak.

The Japanese Boxing Commission has canceled all combat tickets scheduled for March on the advice of the government to suspend all pending sports matches. They are not moved.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce & # 39; s Battle of Britain has been pushed back from April to July

The British Boxing Board of Control announced on Tuesday March 17 that all boxing events under their jurisdiction for March will be postponed due to the corona virus.

That decision led to the heavyweight clash between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce being postponed. That fight, which was framed for April 11, has been moved to July 11 at the O2 Arena.

Matchroom Boxing has also postponed all scheduled events for March and April, including Josh Kelly's European title fight against Russian David Avanesyan (scheduled for March 28).

The European Olympic boxing qualifying tournament in London has been suspended. It was thanks to the Tokyo 2020 qualification for 77 male and female boxers, with 322 participating.

Edroom Hearn, chief of Matchroom Boxing, said Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defense against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, can be rescheduled for July. All battles promoted by Matchroom in March and April have been postponed.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders, destined for May in Las Vegas, was delayed before they were even announced, but the Mexican is reportedly still planning to host the game in June.


The English tour of Sri Lanka was postponed on March 13, indicating the English and Wales Cricket Board & # 39; Total Unprecedented Times & # 39 ;.

The decision was confirmed while Joe Root & # 39; s squad was in the field at Colombo & # 39; s P Sara Oval, where he fought a warm-up match for a series of two tests.

On March 18, the West Indies offered to organize England's upcoming home tests against them in the Caribbean rather than the UK – should the coronavirus outbreak have not improved by then. England will face the Windies in a series of three tests, which starts at the Oval on June 4, but can be delayed until September. If playing the series in England proves to be unworkable, CWI has offered to step in for this series, as well as the three England tests against Pakistan that will start on July 30. Although there are Covid-19 cases in the Caribbean, the impact there has been limited so far.

The start of the Indian Premier League season has also been postponed to April 15. The 2020 campaign would begin on March 29. The IPL franchises are also ready to quarantine their foreign players for a period of 14 weeks. days, when the travel restrictions are lifted so that they can arrive.

On March 13, India's ongoing one-day international series against South Africa was postponed, while Australia's one-day internationals against New Zealand are played behind the scenes

Scotland's one-day series against the United States and UAE has been postponed. The games are said to be played in Florida in April.


Cycling's Giro d & # 39; Italia has been canceled and the race is scheduled for May in Hungary.

The last two stages of the UAE Tour were canceled after two race officials were suspected of the disease.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Danish cyclist Michael Morkov was tested for coronavirus after being placed in isolation

The Tour de France is in danger of being canceled. The planned start in Nice will take place in just over three months, on June 27. The British and French governments expect the pandemic to last through the summer, and race organizers are studying. alternative planning.

The Paris-Roubaix cycling race, another important event on the French sports calendar, was postponed due to the pandemic, while the April 5 Tour of Flanders, previously canceled during the First World War, was also postponed in a further sign that Le Tour is under serious threat.


This summer's Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed to the following summer (2021) after a UEFA conference held in March 17. The postponement provides an opportunity for completion of European club competitions.

Top-level English and Scottish football was suspended until April 3 at the earliest. The Football Association, Premier League, English Football League, FA Women & # 39; s Super League and FA Women & # 39; s Championship all agree to put an end to competitive action with immediate effect . by the virus, or individuals who isolate themselves as a precaution after reporting symptoms consistent with Covid-19.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The Premier League has moved to cancel games after the worldwide outbreak of coronavius ​​

The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, had already been delayed as a "precaution". after Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus for weeks after seeing his Greek team play at the Emirates Stadium.

On March 13, UEFA announced that all scheduled Champions League and Europa League games have been postponed, as well as the quarterfinals draw for both leagues. UEFA hopes to complete the games in the summer, but dates are not yet known.

All Chinese domestic matches at all levels were postponed and the season was pushed back, the first football hit by the outbreak in the country of origin. However, there are reports suggesting that the competition may resume on April 18 if China master the virus.

Asian Champions League games with Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG are postponed to April.

] The start of the Korean K-League season is postponed. The four teams in the AFC Champions League play their matches behind closed doors.

The Japanese J-League has postponed all domestic games until mid-March, but further delays are inevitable.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ludogorets players took no chances after the coronavirus outbreak in Italy

Italy, the country most severely affected by the virus outside China, was canceled before the government locked the population. All sports, including Serie A matches, were suspended until at least April 3 to catch the virus.

In France, it was announced on Friday March 13 that there will be no top football in France for the foreseeable future after their governing body postponed all matches.

In Spain, the final of Copa del Rey on April 18 between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad has been postponed. LaLiga is also being postponed until at least the end of March.

The German Bundesliga, the other major European league, will also be suspended until at least April 3.

The Dutch Eredivisie and the Primeira Liga of Portugal have also been suspended.

The Irish Football Association has announced that all football under its jurisdiction will end until March 29.

Major League Soccer has been suspended for 30 days to mid-April with the delay of Inter Miami's first home game at David Beckham.

The South American Football Association has postponed this year's Copa America, which will take place from June 12 to July 12, until 2021.

FIFA said the newly expanded Club World Cup, originally scheduled to take place in China in June 2021, will be postponed and a new date will be announced when 'there is more clarity on the situation & # 39 ;.

On March 13, the FA announced that all England games are scheduled for the month. would be postponed, including that of development teams. It means that England's friendly matches with Italy and Denmark have been canceled.

Euro 2020 play-off games to be held on March 26, including Scotland against Israel, have been postponed to June.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for the coronavirus

Manchester United clash on Austrian side Lask was behind closed doors, and United handed out £ 350 to each fan to help with travel and accommodation after selling 900 tickets to the Europa League game.

Newcastle United forbade their players to shake hands amid fears of the corona virus.

Cristiano Ronaldo became isolated in Madeira after it was revealed that his Juventus teammate, Daniele Rugani, has coronavirus. Blaise Matuidi from Juventus also tested positive for coronavirus.

Elsewhere in Italy, Fiorentina striker Patrick Cutrone, loaned by Wolverhampton Wanderers, tested positive for coronavirus.

In Spain, 35% of the Valencia team staff tested positive for coronavirus, with all cases asymptomatic.

The Real Madrid first-team squad was quarantined after a member of the basketball team tested positive for Covid-19. The two teams share the same training facility.

Liverpool has announced a charity match between Reds Legends and Barcelona Legends, to be played in Anfield on March 28, has been postponed.

FIFA says it will postpone the South American World Cup qualifying matches taking place in March.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on March 12, placing the entire squad of the first team in isolation. Gunners' game against Brighton, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed.

In the early hours of Friday, March 13, Chelsea announced that winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had diagnosed the disease.

The club's first team became self-insulated, while two buildings were closed on their training ground in Cobham.

Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, have sent players home to train only after the British government's increasing crackdown on mass gatherings and unnecessary social contact.

Premier League clubs will hold crisis talks on Thursday March 19 as the possibility of the season becoming incomplete becomes more and more realistic. West Ham chief Karren Brady called for the season to be annulled, while Aston Villa believes no team should be relegated. In this situation, Liverpool, the runaway league leaders, may experience the horror of being refused the title, despite being on the verge of making their first league trophy in nearly 30 years.

Reports suggest football organizations across England and the rest of Europe are bracing for a reported total closure of each league until September.


The seasonally opening Australian Grand Prix was called off after a McLaren team came up with Covid-19, leading the British team to withdrew before it was decided whether the race would continue.

The announcement came hours after Lewis Hamilton said it was & # 39; shocking & # 39; was that the race continued.

The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 was the first race to be postponed, without deciding whether to re-enter the 2020 calendar for later in the season.

The Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for March 20-22, is also being canceled, as is the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on April 5 in Hanoi.

We hope that the Dutch Grand Prix on May 3 will be the first race of the new season, but there is growing concern that much of the Formula 1 calendar will be missed due to Covid-19.

The iconic Monaco Grand Prix on May 24 is still under threat.

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On March 13 the Masters was postponed. In a statement released online, Fred Ridley, president of Augusta National Golf Club, stressed that decision makers hope the championship will be "later". hold. The first major of the year for men would begin on April 9.

The US PGA Championship, the second major of the year, has now joined and postponed the Masters. It was supposed to take place at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park May 11-17, but it moved later this summer.

After deciding to play without spectators from the second round of the Players Championship after that, the PGA Tour canceled the event completely after the first round on March 12.

They also canceled the following three events leading up to the Masters, but then canceled four other events in April and May – the RBC Heritage, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Wells Fargo Championship, and the AT&T Byron Nelson – also the dust. It is hoped that the season can be summarized by the end of May.

The European Tour canceled all tournaments until the popular Made in Denmark event on May 21. Many of them would take place in China or East Asia in countries hard hit by the outbreak.

The women's game has also been affected by postponement and cancellation, with the first major of the year, the ANA Inspiration, the most famous victim.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The Masters has been postponed for the first time since World War II

Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari were withdrawn from the Oman Open for medical reasons after Gagli showed symptoms of the virus. He shared a hotel room with Molinari and was told to isolate himself. They were later placed back into the tournament after being tested negative for the virus.


The Grand National was canceled due to new British government restrictions to control the spread of the corona virus, making it impossible to catch the Aintree flagship on April 4 to organise. Cheltenham Festival continued under some criticism before tightening social distance measures.

The Japan Racing Association has revealed that & # 39; government-approved races & # 39; will take place behind closed doors.

Racing in Ireland takes place until March 29 behind closed doors.

The World Cup meeting in Dubai continues on March 28 & # 39; without paid hospitality spectators & # 39 ;.

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<p> <img id= Cheltenham Festival continued despite travel disruption caused by virus


This year's Six Nations will have to wait for the conclusion with all remaining games postponed.

The English game with Italy and the journey from Ireland to France had already been canceled with Wales and Scotland, so the game was canceled until the day before.

Saturday, October 31, is a possible date for the last weekend of games.

The Women's Six Nations has also been affected by procrastination.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The Irish Six Nations meeting with Italy postponed on March 7

The RFU suspended all levels of rugby in England until April 14, with the announcement shortly after the five-week premiership was discontinued.

The quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have also been postponed. Those games were scheduled for April 3, 4 and 5.

The RFL and the Super League of the rugby league have now followed the same example and postponed all matches for at least three weeks. Eight Leeds Rhinos players were found to be self-insulating.


The French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, is postponed to September due to a wide closing in France.

The clay-court major was scheduled for May 24-June 7, but that has shifted to September 20-October 4, after the US Open, which was to be the last major of the year.

Players have quickly criticized the move, which has sparked a conflict with the Laver Cup men's team event led by Roger Federer, and a women's tournament in China.

All events on the ATP Tour are suspended for six weeks.

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, which was scheduled to begin on March 9, was postponed at eleven. It came after a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the nearby Coachella Valley.

The final of an ATP Challenger event in Bergamo, Italy, between Enzo Couacaud and Illya Marchenko of Ukraine, has been canceled. Both players received ranking points and prize money for reaching the final. They were not given the opportunity to play behind closed doors.

China lost a Davis Cup tie because the men's team was unable to travel to Romania for the playoff from March 6 to 7.

WTA events have also been canceled. The WTA has announced that they are evaluating their schedule with a number of events scheduled for China in the second half of the season.

The International Tennis Federation has announced that the Fed Cup finals have been postponed. The event would be held in Budapest in April, and the league's playoffs, which would take place in eight different locations, have also been put on hold.

The WTA also announced that there will be no tournaments. staged for at least five weeks.


The NBA has been suspended indefinitely after two Utah Jazz players contracted the virus. On March 17, Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus alongside three unnamed teammates.

In a tool to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus, the NBA had told players not to take items such as signature seeker's pens, markers, balls, and jerseys.

The NHL has announced it has interrupted the 2019-20 season without a confirmed date for it to resume.

The UFC has canceled its next three events, although President Dana White continues for the long-awaited lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.

MotoGP has canceled the first two races of the season in Qatar and Thailand.

South Korea's baseball league canceled all 50 preseason games scheduled for March 14-24. It is the first time since the start of the competitions in 1982 that a whole series of exhibition games has been eliminated.

The draw of the first stage for the World Table Tennis Championships, scheduled for South Korea from March 22-29, is postponed.

A beach volleyball tournament, held in Yangzhou from April 22-26 from April, will be postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The World Short Track Speed ​​Skating Championship in Seoul is canceled.

The World Triathlon Series event in Abu Dhabi was postponed as a precaution.

The World Ice Hockey Women's Championships in Canada have been canceled.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= All 72 preseason baseball games must take place behind closed doors

In badminton, the German Open (March 3-8), Vietnam Open (March 24-29) and Polish Open (March 26-29), all Olympic qualifying events, are canceled due to 'strict health protection' 39 ;.

The Japanese professional baseball league decided to play their 72 games for the season until March 15 behind closed doors. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan.

Doubts remain as the Asian Weightlifting Championships, scheduled for March, are moving from Kazakhstan to neighboring Uzbekistan. They can still be postponed.

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Racing ready to become last major sport to go behind closed doors as early as next week 

Racing, ready to become the last big sport to go behind closed doors, with courses that will ban the crowds next week

  • Reports indicate large public gatherings will be coming soon banned
  • Five British meetings were held on Saturday despite changes on the horizon
  • The big question is what to do for the Grand National at Aintree on April 4

Race professionals prepare for the sport being held behind closed doors from next week.

Reports suggesting that large public gatherings will be banned soon means that the position of racing as the last major sport still practiced is usually about to end.

Trainer Nicky Henderson said, "The government is in charge, not horse racing, but I can't believe we won't be behind closed doors sooner or later. It is inevitable. & # 39;

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Race professionals are preparing for the sport that is being held behind. closed doors next week

On Saturday, five British meetings were held, with approximately 9,000 attendees at Midlands National in Uttoxeter and 2,200 racers in Kempton.

With the Scottish government already closing public meetings, Kelso will hold the first limited meeting on Monday, with numbers limited to 500.

The big question is what to do for the Grand National at Aintree on April 4, making 150,000 for the three-day meeting near Liverpool.

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Trainer Nicky Henderson said it was "inevitable" was that the sport moved behind doors

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Jofra Archer on target for an early comeback after elbow injury

Jofra Archer on goal for an early comeback because after two weeks he seems to be bowling again after a stress fracture of his right elbow

  • Bowler Jofra Archer has suffered an elbow injury since last month
  • He hopes to go bowling again in two weeks and be fully fit again within six weeks
  • Van Archer is known to be eager to play in the IPL, but the ECB has the power of veto

Jofra Archer is on track to bow in just more than fourteen days and hopes to be fully fit within six weeks from the stress fracture of his right elbow.

That timeframe would prepare the fast bowler of England for action in mid-April and possibly put him on a collision course with the ECB.

She closed him out of involvement with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League when the low grade fracture was unveiled a month ago on the tour of South Africa .

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<p> <img id= Jofra Archer is aiming for an early comeback to go bowling after suffering an elbow injury

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<p> <noscript> <img id= He hopes about something more then bowling again for two weeks and wants to be fully fit within six weeks

The initial prediction for the 24-year-old d & # 39; s recovery was three months, which brought him to May, but after a scan on Thursday and discussions with ECB staff in Hove he plans to go bowling again within two to three weeks , awaiting a further scan to check if the joint has continued

If everything goes according to plan, the 2019 World Cup hero would be ready to return around April 17 – exactly one month before the last one group competition of the IPL. The final is carded for May 24.

Van Archer is known to like to play and Rajasthan – who also has Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Tom Curran in their team – have repeatedly refused to exclude him. Although he has an annual deal worth £ 800,000 with the Royals, the ECB has the veto right under the terms of his nearly seven-digit central contract and is likely to be cautious in a year in which an attempt is being made to get 50-over and Twenty20 world titles to unite in Australia.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= He is around it known to play in the IPL, but the ECB has a veto and may be more cautious

Obtaining more high-level T20 experience would be beneficial in that regard, but England will finish that off to weigh against preparing Archer for a summer that includes test series versus his native West Indies and Pakistan from June 4. Issues such as the one that Archer has been pursuing since last summer

England bowler Chris Woakes has withdrawn from this season's Premier League Indi. Woakes was picked up by Delhi Capitals for £ 160,000 at the December design of the tournament, but withdrew in an attempt to keep himself fit for the international summer.

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David de Gea blunder gifts Everton early opener against Manchester Utd

& # 39; He's done! & # 39 ;: David De Gea makes a disastrous foul against Everton while Manchester United goalkeeper Dominic Calvert-Lewin and throws in his own net with only THREE minutes on the clock in Goodison Park


  • Manchester United made the worst possible start to the game in Everton
  • David de Gea hit a clearance against an Everton player and in his net
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin couldn't believe his luck when the Toffees took an early lead


Manchester United Goalkeeper David de Gea looked like he wanted Goodison Park to swallow him after his terrible mistake on Sunday gave an early lead to Everton .

The Spanish goalkeeper released his release against Toffees sending Dominic Calvert-Lewin to his own net and looked desperately after yet another controversial mistake that cost the Red Devils a goal this season.

The Gea was also in the line of fire against Watford in December when he tried to catch a floating cross, but it rumbled into the target.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= David de Gea could never hide an early lead to Everton after his mistake

There were only three minutes on the clock in the game of United away at Everton when the goalkeeper collected a ball from Harry Maguire in his own area, looking for a thump high on the field and an attack to

Unfortunately for De Gea, striker Calvert-Lewin was hunting to chase him and give him little time to hit the ball.

When the Spaniard was looking for a target and under pressure to launch the ball, he struck him in the Everton star and watched in despair how to loop into his own net.

The 29-year-old's response said it all , walking back to his goal and bowing his head.

As expected, the world of social media has not resisted the temptation to give the goalie a stick.

Some fans of United have turned their man on the sticks and said that he & # 39; finished & # 39; and others were joking about the crisis that Spain has with fellow countryman Kepa Arrizabalaga who is also struggling to shape.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The Spanish goalkeeper holds his hands up to to apologize for having cost United in Goodison Park

Piers Morgan quickly criticized De Gea, saying that he should lose his world-class tag and add it not being the best goalkeeper in Manchester.

& # 39; How many more terrible cock-ups does De Gea have to make before he gets the & # 39; best goalkeeper in the world & # 39; lose? he wrote on Twitter. & # 39; He is not even the best goalkeeper in Manchester. & # 39;

A United fan suggested that De Gea was the reason why the club missed Champions League football last season after an error against Chelsea, who wrote: & # 39; So you mean to tell me that Did the Gea cost us top four against Chelsea last season and that he may have just done this again this season? He is soooo ready. & # 39;

Calvert-Lewin couldn't believe his luck after scoring the opening goal of the game for Carlo Ancelotti, giving them the perfect start before Bruno Fernandes took the tying run for the Red Devils .

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Jason Kenny hopeful of finding form ahead of Tokyo Olympics after early exit at World Championships

& # 39; We'll just have to cheer it up! & # 39 ;: Jason Kenny hopefully taking shape for the Tokyo Olympics after an early sprint exit at the World Championships

  • Jason Kenny suffered an early sprint exit at the World Championships
  • The British track star claimed that he should now & # 39; wring & # 39; at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • Kenny is worried that he no longer has races to find his form again
  • But the former gold medalist is hopeful to challenge himself again in the summer

Jason Kenny claimed he must & # 39 ; wing & # 39; & # 39; at the Olympic Games of in Tokyo after his early exit in the sprint at the World Championships.

The British track cyclist went out in the last 16-stage and leaves Berlin with only the silver medal he won in the team sprint, but also failed to reach the keirin final on Thursday .

Kenny won gold in all three events in Rio 2016 and although he is undoubtedly better in Tokyo when he will have a new set and bike, he fears that he will no longer race has to take shape in the next five months.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Jason Kenny suffered an early exit at the World Sprint Championships in the final-16 stage


& # 39; It's a shame not to get a little further to race a little more, & # 39; he said. & # 39; That is what is currently missing. It's not that long to go to the Olympics.

"The Worlds is at the end of the World Cup season and the Olympic Games are only in the summer. We will just have to blow it up! & # 39;

Kenny made a historic start between the Olympic Games, but he made the final of the sprint in the pre-Games World Championships in 2012 and 2016.

Asked if he still expects a challenge in Tokyo, the six-time Olympic gold medalist added: & # 39; It is possible. We will try. The gap has narrowed, so we just have to continue in the same way.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The track cyclist is worried that he has too little time to take shape of the Olympic Games

We will focus on physically appearing in the best possible form. Hopefully we are right at the sharp end. & # 39;

Jason's wife Laura also returned home with only one silver, which she claimed for her share in the team pursuit.

Already a broken breastfeeding shoulder after a crash in Canada last month, she was involved in a new accumulation in Friday's omnium, requiring four stitches above her right eye, which turned black.

Jason was in their hotel room with their two-year-old son Albie when he heard news about Laura & # 39; s fall.

& # 39; Albie is now used to seeing her with a black eye, & # 39; he laughed. & # 39; Maybe she needs to extend her hand now and then instead of her head to break her fall. Fortunately, she came away relatively unscathed. I think she is happy to be home. & # 39;

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Jason & # 39; s wife Laura also returned home with only one silver after her participation in the team pursuit

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If Britain does not add to their current count of two medals in Berlin, this will be their worst performance in the annual World Championships since 2001.

It will also be the first time since 1992 that she won no gold medal on the worlds in an Olympic year, spelling problems for Tokyo.

Meanwhile, Danish cyclist Michael Morkov got the all-clear to compete in Sunday's madison despite 34 hours in isolation over fears he could spread coronavirus.

He was confined to his hotel room after traveling to Berlin from the UAE tour, which was canceled after two Italian staff members were suspected of having the virus, although both have now been erased.

Morkov was in the velodrome on Thursday evening and saw Denmark win the chase of the men's team. "It's a big relief," he said. & # 39; I realized that I could be a potential carrier of the virus. I felt really guilty that I might have brought this virus to other people and teammates. & # 39;

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Arsenal reveal a £27.1m LOSS in their accounts AND have to refund fans over early Europa League exit

Arsenal reveals £ 27.1 million LOSS in their accounts … and now they are faced with losing millions AND repaying their fans at the early exit of the Europa League

  • Arsenal recorded a £ 27 million loss for the fiscal year until May 2019
  • The previous year the Gunners revealed a healthy £ 56.5 million profit
  • The report excludes £ 141 million spent on summer transfers
  • Unai Emery spattered a £ 72 million club record on Nicolas Pepe
  • The club president said that missing the Champions League damages them
  • Arsenal will also have to pay to season ticket holders for their European exit

Arsenal has revealed a a whopping £ 27 million loss in their accounts when the club president admitted that the lack of income from Champions League damages the club's finances.

The accounts cover the year until May 2019 and show a huge hit to the Gunners Treasury after registering with £ 56.5 million after-tax profit the year before.

To further increase the insult, the exhaustion of the club Europa League on Thursday for Olympiacos will further hinder their finances ahead.

Arsenal has recorded a loss of £ 27 million a year after its disclosure with £ 56 Million profit

] The defeat means that they will not only lose money through potential tournament winnings and TV revenue, but that they will also have to pay to their season ticket holders.

If the club does not play the required number of seven European matches in the Emirates, fans receive a discount.

With Arsenal in ninth place behind a busy field, Europa League qualification seems likely to dodge them this season, further deteriorating their situation.

The report does not include hefty spending in the summer after Unai Emery broke the club's transfer record to bring in Nicolas Pepe for £ 72 million.

Another £ 70 million was spent on the acquisitions of Kieran Tierney, William Saliba, David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Unai Emery has £ 72 million splashed on Nicolas Pepe, which is not included in this year's report

Arsenal raised £ 48 million in the window, largely through the sale of Alex Iwobi, but the large signatures could have consequences for next year's accounts.

In response to the accounts, the president of the club, Sir Chips Keswick said: & # 39; The profit of our player trade for this financial year was limited and this in combination with a second consecutive season of Europa League- football has the club recorded its first total loss since 2002.

& # 39; For 2019/20 we see increased commercial income from Adidas and our renewed deal with Emirates, but another season outside the Champions League will be busy continue to exercise our financial results. & # 39;

The report shows one of the biggest changes between 2018 and 2019 in the club's accounts is the sale of players.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The loss of the Europa League means that the club must pay to their season ticket holders

In 2018, Arsenal earned £ 122 million from the sale and lending of players, while the most recent year made only £ 16.8 million.

A statement on the club's website reads: & # 39; Player Trade Profits have a significant effect on overall profitability, especially when other corporate profits are adversely affected by participation in the UEFA Europa League as opposed to the more lucrative UEFA Champions League. & # 39;

The news comes shortly after Manchester United announced a similarly damaging report with the lack of Champions League football that also affects Old Trafford.

While Arsenal's revenues were boosted by reaching the Europa League final last season, it will pale in comparison to Liverpool's win from the Champions League, which will be included in their next fiscal year such as the took place in June.

The Reds made a pre-tax profit of £ 42 million last year despite a record £ 223 million in players.

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British Cycling suffers major funding blow aa HSBC ends £20m sponsorship deal four years early

British Cycling suffers funding blow if HSBC terminates £ 20 million sponsorship agreement four years early and blames Rio's gold medalist Callum Skinner for & # 39; weak leadership & # 39; and scandals for decision

  • The bank has a break clause only three years in an eight-year contract
  • HSBC announced last week that 35,000 jobs will disappear after the profit has fallen by a third in 2019
  • Skinner says a series of recent controversies may have contributed to decision

British Cycling has inflicted a major financial blow after HSBC pulled the plug out of their £ 20 million sponsorship agreement four years earlier.

The bank has activated a break clause to end their partnership with the sport after the Tokyo Olympics despite the signing of an eight-year contract that would run until Paris 2024.

HSBC, which replaced Sky as the British Cycling main sponsors in 2017, saw & # 39; a shift in UK marketing and collaboration priorities & # 39; and the news came the same day they announced 27 branch closures in the UK.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= HSBC pulled the plug from the £ 20m sponsorship of British Cycling pulled four years early

But former British cyclist Callum Skinner, who won a gold and silver medal in Rio 2016, believes that a series of recent controversies within the sport may have contributed to the decision from HSBC to break the ties.

The Scot tweeted: & Weak leadership in dealing with historical and contemporary issues could have cost the sport millions. This will clearly be a major challenge and it will be courageous if it cuts valuable frontline work. & # 39;

In 2017, British Cycling was criticized by an independent assessment of their culture following accusations of bullying and sexism.

Ex-driver Jess Varnish has to appeal later this year after losing an employment case against the governing body last January. While British Cycling's former senior physician Richard Freeman was accused of buying testosterone with the intent to sedate a rider and resume his medical tribunal in the spring.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Callum Skinner believes recent controversies have contributed to HSBC's decision

British sources maintain that HSBC & # 39; s decision has nothing to do with these issues and is purely financial. However, it has presented the governing body with a major cash challenge with a financial loss in their most recent accounts – and they must now find a new sponsor for 2021.

Speaking on the eve of the Track World Championships in Berlin, CEO of British Cycling, Julie Harrington, said: “We will say goodbye to HSBC UK as regular friends and look forward to working with them to support our riders to achieve their best results in Tokyo. With a view to 2021, we will actively engage the market to find a new partner that is part of the next phase of our exciting journey. & # 39;

HSBC & # 39; s current sponsorship agreement includes naming rights at the National Cycling Center in Manchester and their logo is displayed on teamkit. They have also supported a number of grassroots programs with the aim of having two million people cycle by the end of 2020.

However, the bank's profit fell by a third in 2019 and, just like the closure of branches on Tuesday, they announced 35,000 job losses worldwide last week.

Upon the termination of their deal with British Cycling, Ian Stuart, British CEO of HSBC, added: & We are immensely proud of what our partnership has delivered over the past three years and are excited about what it can achieve this year.

& # 39; When we went traveling together, we wanted two million people to cycle regularly and we are on our way to break through this year. We wanted this partnership to become an inheritance and it is. & # 39;

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Pep Guardiola insists Aymeric Laporte will be fit to take on Real Madrid despite coming off early

& # 39; He asked me to be submerged … he is not hurt & # 39 ;: Pep Guardiola insists that Aymeric Laporte will be fit to tackle Real Madrid – because he reveals that the defender came to Leicester because he struggled with their pointed!

  • After 57 minutes, Aymeric Laporte was replaced by defender Nicolas Otamendi
  • It was his third appearance since his return from a long resignation with a knee injury
  • Pep Guardiola said there was no fresh injury problem for the Frenchman
  • But the pace of Leicester's attack was a severe test for a player finds his rhythm

Pep Guardiola has faith Aymeric Laporte is ready to play 90 minutes against Real Madrid on Wednesday night despite the defender being asked to be replaced during Saturday's 1-0 victory in Leicester.

Laporte was replaced by Nicolas Otamendi after 57 minutes of Saturday's game, his third appearance since his return from a long resignation with a knee injury.

Guardiola said there was no fresh injury problem for the Frenchman, but the pace of Leicester's attack was a tough test for a player who is still rediscovering his rhythm.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Aymeric Laporte was replaced by Nicolas Otamendi after 57 minutes of the match of Saturday

& # 39; He asked me to immerse, & said Guardiola. & # 39; He is not injured. We must not forget that he was injured for four or five months. They run a lot, (Jamie) Vardy, Kelechi (Iheanacho), (Harvey) Barnes, they are all so fast.

& # 39; It was very different to West Ham (on Wednesday) where they were only one striker so it was easier to check, but it's OK. & # 39;

Asked if Laporte was ready to play the full game at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, Guardiola simply said: & # 39; Yes & # 39 ;.

Laporte has made a gradual return to knee injury action against Brighton on August 31.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Pep Guardiola is convinced that Laporte is ready is to play Real Madrid for 90 minutes next week

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<p> <img id= Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy came close to breaking the deadlock, but touches e de Paal

He played 78 minutes against Sheffield United on January 21, but then did not appear again until Wednesday's 2-0 win over West Ham, which completes 65 minutes in the Etihad.

The city has not conceded a goal while Laporte is back in action and Guardiola wants his best defender to pitch for as long as possible against Madrid.

But for everything he did to strengthen the defense of City, Laporte was almost guilty of giving Leicester the opening goal on Saturday night, with his loose pass that allowed Youri Tielemans to play in Jamie Vardy only for the former English man to see his shot come back after just eight minutes.

Vardy started the season in electric form, scoring 17 goals for Christmas, including a series of nets in eight consecutive games between October 19 and December 8, but he has not scored since the 3-1 loss of Leicester against City in the Etihad on December 19.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Gabriel Jesus (left) celebrates scoring the winner for Manchester City with Riyad Mahrez

Brendan Rodgers was one of those who were convinced that it had changed when Vardy initially got his shot past Ederson, raising his arms before he saw the ball hit upright.

& # 39; It was a great pass, a great run, great everything, & Rodgers said. & # 39; It was classic Jamie. He has done everything well, crossed the keeper and with a bit of luck hitting the post and going in and it is another start of the game.

& # 39; He threatened all night, he and Kelechi (Iheanacho) and then Harvey (Barnes). They were a constant threat and the defenders of Man City knew they could not rest. & # 39;

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Copenhagen 1-1 Celtic: Forster rescues Bhoys after N’Doye cancelled out Edouard’s early strike

Copenhagen 1-1 Celtic: Fraser Forster saves wasteful Bhoys with penalty save after Dame N & D 39 attempted to cancel Odsonne Edouard's early strike in the Europa League match

Odsonne Edouard scored Celtic & # 39; s first away match in a European knockout round since 2003 to advance Celtic in the 14th minute.

But striker Dame N & D 39 hit Doye seven minutes after the break to the level for the home team on Thursday-evening.

Celtic missed a hateful chance before goalkeeper Fraser Forster saved a late penalty from Jens Stage.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Odsonne Edouard scored Celtic's first goal in a European knockout round since 2003

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Edouard came twice close to Copenhagen in the first three minutes against Copenhagen

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Copenhagen striker Dame N & # 39; Doye (right) scored the tying run just after the break

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson was among the crowd in Copenhagen on Thursday evening

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Liverpool star Fabinho says Firmino, Mane and Salah arrive at the gym an hour early EVERY DAY

& # 39; They always want more! & # 39; Liverpool star Fabinho reveals the famous trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah arrive EVERY DAY an hour earlier in the gym while spurring the title charge

  • Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has the dedication of his husband revealed teammates
  • He said that Roberto Firmino Sadio Mane and Mo Salah arrive an hour before training
  • He complimented the team if they try to deliver the league title
  • Jordan Henderson and James Milner help motivate the players, he has added

Liverpool star Fabinho has revealed how committed his teammates are to the cause this season – admit that Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all turn up an hour before training in the gym.

The men of Jurgen Klopp sail to a first Premier League crown in 30 years in an undefeated season so far that only one point has fallen, and the Reds have left the field See that they are ready to give anything to secure the title.

And Fabinho has shed light on how much work behind the scenes has gone into the record-breaking Liverpool season.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah all come to the gym an hour early, says Fabinho

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Fabinho has collected praise for his teammates in Liverpool while they are on their way are to the league title

& (39) (Jordan) Henderson and (James) Milner know how to pass on motivation & # 39 ;, he said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais . & # 39; The team is receptive because it is very professional.

& # 39; But it is unbelievable for the team that their three stars, Mané, Salah and Firmino, are inexhaustible. They are in the gym an hour earlier every day. They always want more! & # 39;

The Brazilian also reserved praise for Liverpool & # 39; s two offensive backs Alexander Trent-Arnold and Andy Robertson for their heroic deeds this season, saying that he is trying to offer them coverage so that they can bomb ahead and help the team.

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<p> <noscript> <noscript> <img id= Fabinho said that Jordan Henderson ( L) and James Milner were the main motivators in the side

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<p> <noscript> <img id= He added that Andy Robertson (L) and Alexander Trent-Arnold were crucial for the team


Premier League

Performances : 17

Start : 12

Minutes : 1175

Objectives : 1

Champions League

Starts : 6

[6 Assisted : 1

Trophies won : UEFA Super Cup

& # 39; With the quality they have, they can (push up)) as much as they want because I will protect (them). They always help us a lot in games. Both in the construction of the plays and with assists and goals.

Their (crosses) have great precision and they spend 90 minutes coming and going. My role is to cover them.

& # 39; If we attack the left, I take care of Robertson's back; and when the ball is on the right, I take care of Alexander-Arnold.

& # 39; If I don't have time, it is central. The three left behind must make these decisions based on how we see the game. & # 39;

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Fabinho had his season this season played role for Liverpool despite being hit back by an ankle injury

Fabinho has played 26 times this season in all Liverpool matches despite missing 13 matches after damage to his ankle bands in November.

He has made a total of 67 appearances for the Reds since he signed for Monaco in 2018 for £ 40 million.

The Brazilian started both the Champions League final against Tottenham and the UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea as h and helped the team to lift both trophies.

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