Some international friendly fixtures ‘irresponsible’, says Fifpro

International friendlies may cause “huge problems” during the coronavirus pandemic, says the world players’ union general secretary. Fifpro’s Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said clubs and players are concerned about having to isolate should they catch the virus. He believes “economic pressures” are…

COVID-19: China’s Qingdao to test nine million in five days

The Chinese city of Qingdao is testing its entire population of nine million people for Covid-19 over a period of five days. The mass testing comes after the discovery of a dozen cases linked to a hospital treating coronavirus patients…

Singapore offers ‘pandemic baby bonus’ to boost births

Singapore is offering a one-off payment to encourage people to have babies during the coronavirus pandemic. The worry is that citizens are putting off parenthood as they struggle with financial stress and job layoffs. Details of the amount that could…

James Cameron confirms “Avatar 2” has finished shooting

James Cameron has revealed that filming has been completed on Avatar 2, and the team have had a massive head start on Avatar 3, too.  Avatar 2 was one of many movies which faced delays due to the coronavirus pandemic,…

COVID-19: Lagos may lose N240bn, says Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration envisaged a N240bn revenue decline in the state, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Sanwo-Olu said this during his keynote address at the 10th annual public lecture of…

Tour de France shrouded in COVID-19 uncertainty as teams gather for Nice start

Already delayed, the Tour de France sets off Saturday shrouded in uncertainty, flying in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the imponderable question of how many of the 176 riders will avoid infection and endure three exceptionally tough weeks…

African national teams resume October – CAF

African national teams are set to resume playing this October, according to CAF, with a nine-day window available for friendly matches ahead of 2022 Cup of Nations qualifiers one month later. No international matches have been possible in the continent…

Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race: Hundreds join Istanbul competition

While many sporting events have been cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic, a unique swimming challenge took place in Istanbul on Sunday. Hundreds of competitors took part in the 32nd Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, which is considered one of the…

FIFA confirms AFCON postponement to 2022

FIFA has confirmed that the African Cup of Nations, originally scheduled to hold in Cameroon in January next year, has been rescheduled for 2022. The tournament, FIFA said, has been pushed back 12 months due to the global health crisis…

Serena completes comeback to beat Venus in 31st meeting between sisters

There was zero interaction between the two, not even a furtive glance, when Venus Williams walked past Serena Williams in the Top Seed Open’s warmup area Thursday before their 31st matchup as pros. Moments later, both headed to the court,…

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