Formula One’s August shutdown will be brought forward to deal with coronavirus pandemic

Formula One’s August shutdown will be brought forward and extended to a mandatory 21 successive days in March and April as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the governing body FIA said on Wednesday. The 2020 race calendar has already been suspended, with last weekend’s Australian season opener in Melbourne cancelled and the next three races at least postponed. The sport hopes to race again at the end of May.

Andros Townsend wants Premier League season to be completed

‘One way or another this season has to finish’: Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend wants Premier League chiefs to do everything in their power to ensure campaign is completed The Premier League will meet on Thursday to decide on how the season ends   Andros Townsend has pleaded with chiefs to try and get the campaign finished  The Crystal Palace winger has argues that there is ‘too much riding’ on it 

Coronavirus: Le Mans 24-hour race postponed until September due to ‘current exceptional circumstances’

The Le Mans 24-hour race has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The motor-racing event was initially scheduled for 13–14 June, but will now take place 19–20 September this year. It was set to be the 88th edition of the oldest and most famous motor-car race in the world. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines A statement released by race organisers

Michael Irvin says Bill O'Brien compared DeAndre Hopkins to Aaron Hernandez, didn't like his 'baby mamas' around

We may now have more insight as to why the relationship between DeAndre Hopkins and Bill O’Brien went wrong. Earlier in the week, the Texans coach and GM traded one of the league’s best receivers to the Cardinals for David Johnson and a second-round pick. It was a head-scratching — and ridiculed — decision, given the caliber of player Hopkins is and the return O’Brien got. While reports swirled that

Chelsea make contact with Barcelona over Philippe Coutinho as Blues eye loan deal

Chelsea have made contact with Barcelona as they sound out the possibility of signing Philippe Coutinho, according to reports. The Brazilian playmaker is currently on-loan at Bayern Munich but the Blues are interested in bringing the former Liverpool star back to the Premier League. Chelsea are said to be at the front of the queue to sign Coutinho who has struggled to make an impact at Barcelona since his move

Greenwood unveils FIFA Ultimate Team but Bruno Fernandes is in the reserves

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes incredibly only makes the reserves in Mason Greenwood’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team. Greenwood is clearly keeping himself busy with the Premier League currently suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The Red Devils striker has taken to Twitter to share his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team as well as challenging any gamers out there to a match. Greenwood’s team, named Mason FC, is certainly full of

Jadeveon Clowney hasn't found market he expected

News has been sparse on the best edge defender hitting the open market as we barrel toward the new league year at 4 p.m. ET today. Jadeveon Clowney, the top player remaining on’s Top 101 free agents board, hasn’t had his name bandied about as much as some other big-name players. LATEST ANALYSIS  › Winners, losers from Tuesday’s moves  › Battista: Brady turns NFL on its head  › FA tracker: Key additions

Coronavirus: Arsenal to return to training on Tuesday after completing 14-day isolation

Arsenal players remain on course to return to training next Tuesday following their period of self-isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak. Head coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 last week, prompting Arsenal’s game at Brighton to be postponed and playing a part in the Premier League opting to cancel all fixtures until April 4, at the earliest. Redknapp: PL must offer help to smaller clubs European leagues commit to June

Doctor says baseball can 'lead the way' on coronavirus response

The man is a chemist by trade, with a passion for baseball, and a hunger to save the world. The name is Dr. Lawrence Rocks, 86, whose son, Burton Rocks, is a baseball agent, with a client — St. Louis Cardinals All-Star shortstop Paul DeJong — who has a passion for science. Just like Major League Baseball played an integral role in the civil rights, with Jackie Robinson integrating the

Coronavirus: Tottenham publish financial results amid virus outbreak

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says the coronavirus pandemic represents the biggest challenge of his 20-year tenure and has vowed to make sure the virus does not “undermine the future stability of the club”. Levy was speaking as the club announced their financial results for 2018-19, when Spurs recorded £460 million in revenue – the fourth most in the Premier League. A quarter of that income was a result of their run