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2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2020 Olympics have been postponed to 2021 on March 24 – one of the last major sporting events that fell victim to the corona virus this summer.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a pivotal conference call with the chief of the Olympics, Thomas Bach, on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and they have chosen to delay for 12 months.

The decision also means that the Tokyo Paralympic Games will be delayed for a year.

Despite the delay, the name of the delayed Games will still be Tokyo 2020, city manager Yuriko Koike revealed.

A joint statement by the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee stated: & # 39; In the current circumstances and based on information provided by WHO today, the IOC President and Prime Minister Mini & # 39; ter of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo should be postponed to a date after 2020 but no later than summer 2021, to ensure the health of the athletes, everyone involved in the Olympics and the international protect the community.

& # 39; Leaders agreed that the Tokyo Olympics could be a beacon of hope for the world during these difficult times and that the Olympic flame could light at the end of the tunnel in which the world is present.

& # 39; Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will remain in Japan. It has also been agreed that the Games will retain the name Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. & # 39;

There was a lot of skepticism that the Olympics would go ahead and continue as planned, while events related to the games were called off. The Olympic torch relay in Greece was canceled on Friday, March 13 – just a day after the flame was lit in Olympia.

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Large crowds defied Hollywood actor Gerard Butler while lighting the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta, despite repeated warnings to spectators because of the coronavirus.

That compelled the decision by 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 without fans.

Athletes were told to continue training, but many had difficulty considering the government's final measures.

On Friday, March 13, US President Donald Trump's proposal to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the corona virus was shot immediately 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 kept up to date since the viral outbreak in China three months ago across Asia and around the world: matches will open as scheduled on July 24 .

The organizers of Tokyo 2020 received the Olympic flame during a scaled-down transfer ceremony in the Greek capital on March 19.

TOUR

The World Indoor Athletics Championships, scheduled to be held March 13-15 in Nanjing, will be postponed to March 2021.

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North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April sol harrowing a barrier 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 already decided to organize 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.

BOXING

Olympic qualifications for boxing in Wuhan were canceled by the International Olympic Committee, but took place 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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That decision has postponed the tough game between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce. 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.

CRICKET

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 for England's three tests against Pakistan starting on July 30. While 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 closed

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.

The English cricketers only played a recast test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean on December at the earliest in December, which appeared on March 19.

CYCLING

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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The Tour de France is in danger of being canceled, with the planned start in Nice in just over three months, on June 27. The British and French governments expect the pandemic to last through the summer, tournament 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.

FOOTBALL

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.

All football in England will be suspended until at least April 30, but the 2019-20 season must eventually be completed after the FA has amended its own rules to extend the SURE campaign after holding crisis talks on March 19. ovid-19.

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The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, had already been delayed as & # 39; precaution & # 39; after Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus weeks after watching his Greek team plays 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, reports suggest the competition could resume on April 18 if China mastered 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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Italy, the country most 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 contain 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 Copa del Rey final of 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 playoff games to be held on March 26, including Scotland against Israel, have been postponed to June.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Olympiakos & # 39; owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for the coronavirus

Manchester United clash on Austrian side Lask was behind closed doors, with United handing out £ 350 to each fan to help with travel and accommodation after getting 900 tickets before 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. Squad members Blaise Matuidi and Paolo Dybala also tested positive.

Elsewhere in Italy, Fiorentina striker Patrick Cutrone, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, tested positive for coronavirus.

In Spain, 35% of Valencia team members tested positive for coronavirus, with all cases being 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 alone following the British government's growing crackdown on mass rallies and unnecessary social contact.

West Ham chief Karren Brady called for the season to be annulled, while Aston Villa believes no team should be banned. 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.

Top level English and Scottish football was initially suspended until April 3 at the earliest. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, the FA Women's Super League and the FA Women's Championship all agreed to end the competition with immediate effect.

FORMULA ONE

The seasonally opening Australian Grand Prix was called off after a McLaren team member went down with Covid-19, leading to the British team retiring earlier to decide if the race will 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, will also be cut short, as will the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on April 5 in Hanoi.

It was hoped that the Dutch Grand Prix on May 3 would be the first race of the new season, but that has also been postponed due to Covid-19.

The iconic Monaco Grand Prix on May 24 was canceled for the first time in 66 years before Formula 1 announced their race in Azerbaijan had been postponed.

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GOLF

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 four more events were canceled in April and May after that – the RBC Heritage, the New Orleans Zurich Classic, 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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Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari were withdrawn from the Oman Open on medical grounds 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.

HORSE RACING

The Grand National was canceled due to new restrictions imposed by the British government to combat the spread of the corona virus, making it impossible to spot the Aintree showpiece to be organized on April 4. 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 catering spectators & # 39 ;.

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RUGBY

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

England game with Italy and Ireland The trip to France had already been canceled with Wales and Scotland until the day before the game was canceled.

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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The RFU has suspended all levels of rugby in England until April 14, with the announcement shortly after the premiere ship was discontinued for five weeks.

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.

TENNIS

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

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

Players have quickly criticized the move, which has caused 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 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 March 6-7 playoff.

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.

OTHER SPORTS

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. such as signature seeker pens, markers, balls and sweaters.

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 drawing of the first leg 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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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 because of & # 39; strict health protection & # 39 ;.

The Japanese professional baseball league has made the decision to play its 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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West Ham facing fight to hold onto Josh Cullen with Bournemouth, Leeds and West Brom interested


West Ham is confronted with a fight to hold rising star Josh Cullen with Bournemouth, Norwich, Leeds and West Brom, all interested in the international Republic of Ireland

    West Ham becomes faced with a fight to hold rising star Josh Cullen in the summer
  • The midfielder made an impression during a loan period with Charlton Athletic this season
  • Bournemouth, Norwich, Leeds and West Brom are all watching the player.

West Ham are facing a fight to keep Josh Cullen in midfield amid growing interest in international Ireland.

Premier League duo Bournemouth and Norwich plus the top two of the Leeds Championship and West Brom are all excited about praising the 23-year road of the London Stadium.

Cullen noted this period during his second season on loan at the Charlton Championship, which, despite Addick's fight, emerged as one of the striking midfielders in the division.

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West Ham has activated an option to extend Cullen's stay for another year until 2021 in the light of increasing interest.

But they still have to reach an agreement with the youngster born in Essex about a longer-term agreement, which has encouraged his suitors.

Cullen made his West Ham debut back in the 2015/16 season and has played a total of nine times for the Hammers' first team, building up most of his senior experience during loan periods in Bradford, Bolton and, most recently, Charlton.

He also broke into the senior Ireland line-up and will be part of Mick McCarthy's team for their upcoming Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia.

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Josh Navidi backed to leave England blue at Twickenham in Six Nations


Josh Navidi supported to leave England blue in Twickenham because the No. 8 is fit to start in the Six Nations collision in Wales after suffering hamstring problems

  • Josh Navidi is now ready to start against England after problems with his hamstring
  • He has withdrawn to cause England problems after his role in last year's victory
  • Liam Williams is also immediately back in the team after a four-month injury dismissal

Josh Navidi once played All Blacks is at the head and is now supported to make England blue in Twickenham.

The 29-year-old is back in the Wales team, replacing the previously unbeatable Taulupe Faletau at No. 8, for his first game since January

Navidi suffered from hamstring, but is now fit to start, just like Liam Williams, who, as Sportsmail reported yesterday, is thrown directly into the team after a four-month dismissal period.

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And Wales boss Pivac reckons both are ready to shine.

& # 39; Josh Navidi i is a fantastic player about the ball, & # 39; said Pivac. "It is the demolition work that he does, his defensive work and also balancing.

" When he played for Wales against New Zealand, Steve Hansen asked who he was because he was so impressed with him.

& # 39; He is a tough character and someone who puts a lot of pressure on the opposition.

& # 39; If you look at last year's Six Nations game, he played a huge role in that victory for Wales and plays well in big games.

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& He stood up and played in some very big games for us, so we are convinced he can do it again. & # 39; And on the return of Williams, his first game since the World Cup quarter-final in Japan last year, Pivac added: & # 39; He is at a level that we think is safe to play. He is very experienced and knows his body like everyone else.

& # 39; We are confident that he can do our work. & # 39; Pivac made significant changes to his starting team, with Rob Evans for Wyn Jones, Faletau falling for Navidi and Tomos Williams for Gareth Davies. Rhys Carré, Aaron Shingler and Rhys Webb are sitting on the couch.

Pivac said that Faletau could not train until yesterday (THU) after catching a stroke for Bath last weekend.

Wales insisted that Dan Biggar, who hyper-stretched his knee for Northampton on Saturday, be ready to play.

& He ran yesterday (THU) and he runs today (FRI) in the run of the captain, Pivac said.

& # 39; He's doing well. He has been kicking and he is good to go. & # 39; If Biggar plays, it would be a quick turn for the No 10, and if he doesn't, Jarrod Evans, 23, will be parachuted as the most inexperienced Welsh fly-half starting at Twickenham since Iestyn Harris in 2002.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Navidi played a major role in the victory from Wales to England in the Six Nations last year

Dragons playmaker Sam Davies travels with the team as a precaution.

Warren Gatland never lost three Six Nations games in a row with Wales, and Pivac wants to avoid that fate against England – and he has seen the temperature rise this week with the old enemy on the horizon.

& # 39; All you have to do is listen to Alun Wyn Jones during the week, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; The intensity is in his voice and everything he did during the training. It is led at the front.

& # 39; The level of intensity has increased noticeably in training, especially in live things and it is not blocked.

& # 39; No one has stopped. That tells me that a big performance is coming. & # 39;

WALES: Halfpenny; North, Tompkins, Parkes, L Williams; Biggar, T. Williams; R. Evans, Owens, Lewis, Ball, AW Jones, Moriarty, Tipuric, Navidi (No8).

Bank: Elias, Carré, Brown, Shingler, Faletau, Webb, J Evans, McNicholl.



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‘He plays well in big games’: Wales coach Wayne Pivac backs Josh Navidi to shine against England


& # 39; He plays well in major games & # 39 ;: Wales coach Wayne Pivac supports Josh Navidi to shine against England

  • Navidi has replaced Taulupe Faletau at number 8 for his first competition since January
  • The 29-year-old had hamstring problems but is now fit to start on Saturday
  • Liam Williams is named in the starting line-up after a severance payment of four months

by Will Kelleher For The Daily Mail

Josh Navidi once played All Blacks is in charge and is now supported to leave England blue in Twickenham.

The 29-year-old is back in the Wales team, replacing the previously unbeatable Taulupe Faletau at number 8, for his first game since January

Navidi had hamstring problems, but is now fit to begin with, just like Liam Williams, who as Sportsmail reported Thursday, is thrown directly into the team after a four-month resignation.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Josh Navidi (center) has Taulupe Faletau on number 8 replaced for his first game competition since January

And Wales boss Wayne Pivac reckons both are ready to shine.

& # 39; Josh Navidi is a fantastic player about the ball, & # 39; said Pivac & # 39; It's the demolition work that he does, his defensive work and ball-wearing too.

& # 39; When he played for Wales against New Zealand, Steve Hansen asked who he was because he was so impressed with him.

& # 39; He is a tough character and someone who puts a lot of pressure on the opposition.

& # 39; Looking at last year's Six Nations game, he played a major role in that victory for Wales and he plays well in major games.

& # 39; He got up and played in some very big games for us, so we are convinced he can do that again. & # 39;

And at the return of Williams, his first game since the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan last year, Pivac added: & # 39; He is at a level that we think he is safe to play. He is very experienced and knows his body like everyone else.

& # 39; We are confident that he can do our work. & # 39; Pivac made significant changes to his starting team, with Rob Evans for Wyn Jones, Faletau falling for Navidi and Tomos Williams for Gareth Davies. Rhys Carré, Aaron Shingler and Rhys Webb are sitting on the couch.

Pivac said that Faletau could not train until Thursday after catching a blow to Bath last weekend.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Navidi is now ready to start and Wales boss Wayne Pivac thinks the 29-year-old is ready to shine

Wales insisted that Dan Biggar, who is hyperbiting his knee stretched for Northampton on Saturday, ready to play.

& # 39; He ran yesterday and he will run in the run of the captain, & # 39; said Pivac.

& # 39; He's fine. He has been kicking and he is good to go. & # 39;

If Biggar plays, it would be a quick turn for the No 10, and if he doesn't, Jarrod Evans, 23, will be parachuted as the most inexperienced Welsh fly-half starting at Twickenham since Iestyn Harris in 2002.

Dragons playmaker Sam Davies travels with the team as a precaution.

Warren Gatland never lost three Six Nations games in a row with Wales, and Pivac wants to avoid that fate against England – and he has seen the temperature rise this week with the old enemy on the horizon.

& # 39; All you have to do is listen to Alun Wyn Jones during the week, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; The intensity is in his voice and everything he did during the training. He is led from the front.

& # 39; The level of intensity has increased noticeably during training, especially in the live stuff and it is not blocked.

& # 39; No one has stopped. That tells me that a big performance is coming. & # 39;



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Josh Adams ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations with ankle injury 


Wales received a huge blow when winger Josh Adams was excluded from the rest of the Six Nations with ankle injury

  • Josh Adams got an ankle injury during Wales & # 39; match against France
  • The winger has turned his leg awkwardly and is expected to be out for three months
  • Wales is now faced with a selection dilemma for their crunchclash with England

Josh Adams is from the Six Nations in a crushing blow to Wales, who is now confronted with an enormous headache before the competition in England.

The 24-year-old winger, who was the best try-scorer at the recent World Cup with seven, suffered a nasty ankle injury in the 65th minute against France .

He turned his leg awkwardly and scanned Adams will now be operated on this week and is expected to miss three months of action, meaning he will no longer appear in the championship.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Josh Adams is excluded from the remainder of the Wales Six Nations campaign

"It is intended that he can return within 12 weeks for the final stages of the Guinness PRO14," said a WRU statement about Adams' injury.

With George North at the center of the return to protocols after his concussion against France and Liam Williams who has not played with his own ankle injury since October, Wales have now gained considerable experience

They are also shaved from their most powerful attack option. Adams has scored 10 attempts in his last 12 tests.

Williams and North might be well suited for the Twickenham trip, but if they aren't, Johnny McNicholl would probably have to step up to get started.

Cardiff Blues winger Owen Lane is also out of the tournament, so Hallam Amos replaced him earlier in the team in the team.

Because Amos has 22 caps, he would be a more experienced player who will be included in the match-day team. The other options – Jonah Holmes and Louis Rees-Zammit – have largely not been tested.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Adams suffered a nasty ankle injury against France in the 65th minute and will undergo surgery

Holmes from Leicester has three caps and Rees-Zammit has yet to make his debut. The 19-year-old would be the bold choice to perform spectacularly well for Gloucester in his breakthrough season.

Rees-Zammit scored 12 attempts in only 16 senior appearances for the Cherry & Whites.

Wales has not yet hired an extra player for their Six Nations team.



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Josh Adams is looking for leaders to steady the Welsh ship in Six Nations showdown with France 


Josh Adams is looking for leaders to stabilize the Welsh ship in the Six Nations confrontation with France

  • Wales & Josh Adams believes that senior players need their leadership qualities
  • The Wayne Pivac players have shown deception to win the last two tests against France
  • Fly-half Dan Biggar is capable of to play after a concussion two weeks ago
  • Wales organizes France at the Principality Stadium at 4.45 pm on Saturday

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The last two tests between Wales and France were edge-of-the-seat thrillers.

Both were won by cunning Wales just when they looked lost: coming back from 16-0 a year ago at half time in Paris, then sweeping the French aside after Les Bleus led 12-0 in the quarterfinals of the Worldcup.

These are the only two games that Josh Adams played against France, and he explained how his tight matches ensure his senior team mates have a steady hand on the wheel. "We have some great leaders," said the winger, who has returned to fitness.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Josh Adams says senior Wales players authority in the match against France

& # 39; These guys have so many caps under their belt, they have played at the highest level, in the biggest matches. On some occasions, such a experience helps you, a calm head in moments of madness when you are against it. & # 39;

Wayne Pivac fields on Saturday the most experienced Six Nations team ever, with 859 caps. Captain Alun Wyn Jones plays his 68th international match in Cardiff. Wales will need all that nous against a flying side of France that is unbeaten in this Six Nations.

Home advantage also works well for Wales. At the Principality Stadium they haven't lost in the Six Nations since England beat them in 2017. It's a record run of seven in a row. , Jones said.

Fly-half Dan Biggar passed fit to play after a concussion two weeks ago, another calm hand on the tiller to send Wales through turbulent waters today.

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Man United chief Ed Woodward ‘gave Bournemouth 15 minutes to accept Josh King bid’


& # 39; You have 15 minutes to accept or we sign a player from China & # 39 ;: what Ed Woodward & # 39; told Bournemouth chief & # 39; move more than £ 25 million Josh King offer for Odion Ighalo

] Manchester United desperately wanted to sign a new striker in January

  • Bournemouth's Josh King, a former United player, was one of the options
  • ] United chief Ed Woodward & # 39; gave Cherries 15 minutes to £ 25 million bid to consider & # 39;
  • Bournemouth did not reply and United finally signed Odion Ighalo on loan
  • Ighalo was able to make his debut when United traveled to Chelsea on Monday evening
  • Manchester United executive vice Chairman Ed Woodward & # 39; gave Bournemouth 15 minutes to accept a £ 25 million offer for Josh King & # 39; before taking the decision to loan Odion Ighalo.

    Signing a new striker became a matter of urgency for the Old Trafford club in the closing days of the January transfer window after the back injury of Marcus Rashford had left them in front .

    King, a former graduate of the American academy who made two first-team appearances was a potential target when the clock ticked the deadline.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Joshua King of Bournemouth was one of the strikers who in January by Man United were considered

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<p> <noscript> <img id= United Vice President Ed Woodward & # 39; gave Bournemouth 15 minutes to accept a £ 25 million offer for King & # 39;

    ] And according to The Athletic Woodward chose to put pressure on Bournemouth by telling their director Neill Blake that he had 15 minutes to complete a accept or leave £ 25 million offer for King.

    & # 39; You have 15 minutes to tell us if you accept or whether we will sign a player from China, & # 39; Woodward says to Blake.

    Bournemouth let time pass without a decision and United finally signed the former Watford striker Ighalo on loan from the Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the sea son.

    Ighalo will probably make his United debut when they appear on Monday evening d travel to Chelsea in the Premier League.

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<p> <noscript> <noscript> <img id= King made two first team appearances for United after passing through their academy

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<p> <noscript> <noscript> <img id= King, 28, has until now far this season scored three goals in 18 games for Bournemouth so far

    King this season

    All Matches

    Matches 18

    Minutes 1,359

    Goals

    Assists Assists] 2

    But King remained disappointed behind his & # 39; dream & # 39; back to United was not completed.

    Speaking after Bournemouth's 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United last Sunday, King discussed the subject with Norwegian TV2 channel.

    & # 39; How close it was, I don't have a complete answer. I have to watch what I say, & the striker said.

    & # 39; I had some confidence that it would happen. And it was a bit sensitive for me, considering that when I was 16 years old I moved to England to achieve my dream and wanted to reach that goal at Manchester United.

    & # 39; It didn't work [happen] and then I made a choice and left. If you hear that you are connected to United and a bid is made, the feelings you had as a 16-year-old will come back to you.

    & # 39; But I don't know why it didn't happen. I am a Bournemouth player and I really enjoy it. But it was a dream come true, I will not lie. & # 39;





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    Josh Warrington re-signs with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions


    Josh Warrington signs again with Eddie Hearn & # 39; s Matchroom Promotions, while IBF champion leaves featherweight Frank Warren to seek unification and title fights in America

    • Josh Warrington has redrawn with Matchroom after a three-year divorce
    • At that time he was with Eddie Hearn & # 39; s Matchroom Promotion rival Frank Warren
    • Warrington won the IBF featherweight title during his time under Warren
    • He now focuses on lucrative unification parties in the United States after a successful third defense against Sofiane Takoucht in October

    Undefeated IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington has redrawn with Eddie Hearn & # 39; s Matchroom Promotions.

    Warrington & # 39; s move comes three years after he split with Hearn to join rival Frank Warren, citing disagreements.

    The Leeds hunter focuses on lucrative unification parties in the United States after a successful third defense of his title against Sofiane Takoucht in October.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Josh Warrington works again with Matchroom Promotions and Eddie Hearn

    Warrington said: & # 39; It's great to be back with Matchroom. Now I am looking forward to achieving my dreams of both fighting in the US and uniting the division. & # 39;

    Warrington became the first male world champion of his city when he defeated Lee Selby to claim the title in Elland Road in May 2018.

    He then conquered bicolor world champion Carl Frampton in a & # 39; fight of the year & # 39; contestant before an edgy points Kid Galahad win.

    Hearn said: & # 39; I am delighted to welcome Josh Warrington back to Matchroom.

    & # 39; We have had some fantastic times to build Josh in Leeds and now we reunite at a time when he is the king of the division. & # 39;

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<p> <noscript> <img id= He focuses on profitable unification parties in the US after defending his title against Sofiane Takoucht



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    Josh King admits it would have been ‘a dream come true’ to rejoin Manchester United


    Josh King admits that it is & # 39; a dream come true & # 39; would be to join Manchester United again in January after the club left a deadline deal for striker when Bournemouth demanded £ 40m

    Josh King broke his silence on the deadline – day move to Manchester United that was never, and admitted that he was convinced that his & # 39; dream & # 39; switch would have been completed.

    United was frantically searching for reinforcements at the end of the window, after injury to first-choice striker Marcus Rashford.

    The 28-year-old made his first venture into English football with United, after he signed for the club's youth ranks in 2008. Now he has admitted that it was his dream to return to Old Trafford and play a leading role.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= United was commissioned by Bournemouth to pay £ 40 million after their first bid for the star was rejected

    Speaking after the Bournemouth defea 2-1t in Sheffield United on Sunday, King discussed the subject with the Norwegian channel TV2 .

    & # 39; How close it was to which I have no complete answer. I have to watch what I say, & the striker said.

    & # 39; I had some confidence that it would happen. And it was a bit sensitive for me, considering that when I was 16 years old I moved to England to achieve my dream and wanted to reach that goal at Manchester United.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= A switch would make King an emotional return to have made the club he played for a teenager

    & It didn't work [happen] and then I made a choice and left. When you hear that you are connected to United and a bid comes in, the feelings you had as a 16-year-old come back to you, & he added.

    After quoting £ 40 million from Bournemouth, who realized that they were unable to find a suitable replacement in time, United turned to former Watford forward Odion Ighalo and arranged a loan from £ 3m to get the Nigerian from Shanghai until the end of the season.

    King, born in Oslo, Norway, did not give up hope of entering English football after he was moved by United as a youngster.

    Proverbs at Preston North End, Hull, and Blackburn Rovers would follow before King settled in Bournemouth and began to make a name for himself.

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    Regarding the Cherries, King insists that he remains committed to the club on the south coast and their fight for the Premier League to stay.

    & # 39; But I don't know why it didn't happen. I am a Bournemouth player and I really enjoy it. But it was a dream come true, I won't lie & # 39 ;, he added.

    & # 39; That did not happen and I will give everything to Bournemouth as long as I am in this club.

    & # 39; The coach [Eddie Howe] was absolutely fantastic with me during those days and was very helpful with me. I respect how he behaved with me during the small episode. & # 39;





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    Brentford’s Josh Dasilva throws down the gauntlet ahead of Tuesday’s promotion showdown versus Leeds


    & # 39; Anyway, Leeds is a big game & # 39 ;: Josh Dasilva of Brentford throws the glove for Tuesday's promotional showdown

      Brentford stimulated their promotion with a nervous feeling at home on Saturday

    • A late objective of Ollie Watkins gave the bees all three points against Middlesbrough
    • They organize promotion competitions Leeds on Tuesday in a massive championship conflict

    Josh Dasilva has no illusions about the importance of Brentford faced Leeds United on Tuesday.

    The confrontation at Griffin Park has gained even more significance in the race to reach the Premier League after the West The London side defeated Middlesbrough late.

    Only two points separate the two teams, after Leeds had crashed against fellow promotion rivals Nottingham Forest and the victory would bring Brentford above their Yorkshire opponents.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Josh Dasilva is all too aware of the importance of Tuesday's home game at home for Leeds United

    Like the rest of his teammates, Dasilva refuses to look too far ahead, but he admits that Tuesday could have huge consequences.

    He said: & # 39; Wherever you look Leeds is a big game. We're fighting to go up, whether it's one of the top two or top six, and it's going to be huge.

    & # 39; But that is why we are here, these games are the reason we play football.

    Under the lights in Griffin Park, we couldn't ask for more.

    & # 39; I haven't started figuring out how many games we still have to win to get promoted – you can't look too far ahead because you have to respect the competition.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Dasilva tries to win the ball from Middlesbrough & Hayden Coulson during Saturday's match

    & Once you lose focus in this division, teams can surprise you. We are confident and we believe in ourselves, but we are also humble and we respect every opponent.

    & # 39; We know that Leeds likes to own the ball and the boss, so it is important to stay with our game plan and keep believing. & # 39;

    Although Brentford is still a surprising name in the race for the top flight, their form is no coincidence, although they had to leave it late against their Teeside opponents.

    Julian Jeanvier gave them a lead after scrambling, which was awarded via goal line technology.

    Middlesbrough, however, posed a threat and started three goals after the break for six minutes.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ollie Watkins (center) celebrates his late winner for home fans in Griffin Park

    Lewis Wing equalized with a distance attempt, before Bryan Mbuemo restored Brentford's advantage.

    Ashley Fletcher withdrew with a header before Ollie Watkins decided the draw to go with three more minutes.

    The twentieth goal of the campaign sets Watkins as a joint top scorer in the division, but it achieved a result that might be tough for the visitors.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Henrik Dalsgaard passionately celebrates victory after the full-time whistle

    For Fletcher, himself with six goals in his last eleven, the standard of the game did not match the outcome.

    He said: & # 39; That was a decent performance that was only spoiled by the result, but we must be encouraged by the way we played.

    & # 39; Of course we have to find the middle line between the right game and winning matches, but we have been a team in transition this season. & # 39;



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