Coronavirus: Premier League writes to clubs to offer advice

The Premier League has written to its 20 clubs, advising on the latest contingency plans to deal with the spread of coronavirus. League officials are liaising daily with the government’s public health experts to provide up-to-the-minute advice on how best to counteract the spread of the virus. Fixtures lists and kick-off times remain unaffected. Coronavirus latest: Coppa Italia semis off Handshakes suspended in Scottish Premiership However, clubs have been asked

Alan Shearer calls Virgil van Dijk's Liverpool display v Watford a 'horror show'

Virgil van Dijk might be the best defender in the world but his performance at the weekend has been labelled a "horror show" by Alan Shearer. The Dutchman was part of a Liverpool defence that shipped three goals at Watford as the Reds lost their first Premier League game of the season. Ismalia Sarr was a constant nuisance with his pace and power difficult to handle and Troy Deeney's third

Mohamed Salah handed Real Madrid and Barcelona warning amid transfer links

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will snub a move to La Liga. That’s according to former Reds are Real Madrid hero Steve McManaman, who reckons the balance of power has shifted in European football. The Egypt international has been a standout player for the Reds since joining the club in 2017. He’s bagged an astonishing 90 goals in 140 games to firmly establish himself as an elite player on the global

Chicago State cancels hoops games due to virus

CHICAGO — The Chicago State University men’s basketball team will not travel for two regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference games this week, and its women’s team will not host two games, the school said late Tuesday, citing the spread of the coronavirus. The school said in a statement it was making the move with the “health and well-being of the campus community in mind.” The cancellations are believed to be

Boston's Jayson Tatum: 'The kid is special.' Just ask LeBron James.

LOS ANGELES — Boston’s Jayson Tatum chose to keep a postgame exchange with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to himself. James, however, didn’t hold back when asked what he thought of Tatum following Tatum’s career-high 41 points in Los Angeles’ 114-112 victory over Boston on Feb. 23. "The kid is special," James said. "There’s a reason he’s a first-time All-Star. He’s been special all year." James followed up on Instagram

Billy Gilmour hailed as 'star of the show' and better than one Chelsea first-team player

Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour brings more to the Blues midfield than first-team regular Jorginho, says England legend Alan Shearer. Gilmour, 18, was handed a start in the Chelsea side for the FA Cup fifth-round tie against Liverpool on Tuesday. It was the teenager’s sixth appearance of the season under Frank Lampard. Gilmour lined up in midfield alongside Kovacic at Stamford Bridge, with Jorginho dropping to the bench. And Shearer hailed

Calipari says Kentucky 'got manhandled' by Vols

Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn’t in a mood to mince words after the host Wildcats were on the wrong end of a 17-point, second-half collapse in a 81-73 loss to Tennessee on Tuesday. “We got manhandled. I got manhandled,” Calipari said. “This is one that I know I gotta watch the tape.” The Wildcats (24-6, 14-3 Southeastern Conference) appeared in control while leading 51-34 early in the second half. Then

John McEnroe compares Tom Brady and Roger Federer during Laver Cup launch in Boston

Tennis legend John McEnroe was in Boston on Tuesday promoting the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, where he compared sporting greats Roger Federer and Tom Brady. The rest of the World team captain was introduced to Celtics forward Gordon Hayward before the game as the excitement of the Laver Cup builds up in Boston. McEnroe then watched a thrilling NBA contest as Caris LeVert scored a career-high 51 points,

Pep Guardiola's assessment of Houssem Aouar amid Arsenal and Chelsea links

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reckons Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar is the real deal. The midfielder is one of the hottest prospects in Ligue 1 and has earned plaudits for a host of eye-catching displays. He’s racked up seven goals in 30 appearances as we get towards the business end of the season. Competition for his signature in the summer is expected to fierce. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have

Chelsea player ratings vs Liverpool: Ross Barkley shines as team-mate gets a 9

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard can continue to dream of lifting silverware in his maiden campaign as Blues boss after knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup. The Blues progressed to the last eight after a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Adrian’s blunder in the 13th minute gifted the hosts the lead as he fumbled Willian’s vicious shot into the back of the net. A string of chances at either end made