Coronavirus

How distributing PPE has helped me and other football fans through the uncertainty of coronavirus

I am a football podcast producer that has been furloughed due to the financial impact of coronavirus. The absence of the game has seen my day-to-day routine vanish as a large chunk of my life revolves it. Throughout this pandemic I, like countless others, have found myself struggling with anxiety, mainly due to all the uncertainty. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

The NHL's coronavirus pause: What the playoff format means for all 31 teams, updates on testing, more

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. It has been 75 days since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. As the cancellations and postponements around the world of sports continue, there have also been continuous nuggets of new information regarding the potential resumption of the season, the draft, the playoffs and how it all

Ramsdale second Premier League star to share shock at positive coronavirus test

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has become the second Premier League star to share his shock at testing positive for coronavirus. The Cherries confirmed one of their players had tested positive after the Premier League said two more players or staff had done so in the second round of 996 tests. It took the total to eight positive cases in the top flight after six players or staff out of an

Two more cases of coronavirus in Premier League after second round of testing

After the second round of testing for coronavirus at Premier League clubs, two more positive results have emerged from 996 people tested. Tests were carried out at training grounds across the country on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and the results were sent out on Saturday. The two positive cases are from two clubs and are seperate from the six cases found in the first round of testing. A Premier League

Stuart Broad shares training experience as England bowlers return to work

Stuart Broad gave a glimpse into the protocols England players face on their return to individual training on Thursday. Broad revealed he was one of the England bowlers selected for individual sessions as they look to get in shape for a proposed behind-closed-doors series with West Indies in July. Broad chronicled his return to Trent Bridge through his Instagram story, where he showed himself taking his temperature with a digital

NWSL planning month-long tournament in June

The National Women’s Soccer League is set to move forward with plans for a month-long, single-city tournament starting in late June, according to media reports. The tournament will take place at Rio Tinto Stadium and Zions Bank Stadium in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, with “regular” COVID-19 testing expected for all participants, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, and with some team members expected to arrive as early as next

Premier League lockdown survey: Should football return despite coronavirus? VOTE now

No part of regular life has been untouched since coronavirus entered the world – including our beloved football. Every weekend used to be filled with the buzz, adrenaline, elation and despair of following your team, but for the past two months, that has been lacking as all competitive action in England was put on hiatus. In the weeks since, debate has raged about its return: Should it happen? When will

Coronavirus: Immunodeficient Larry Nance Jr concerned about practice return risks

Larry Nance Jr wants to play basketball. If only an accurate measure of his personal risk could help guide his decision as to when it will be safe to return during the coronavirus pandemic. Jordan's Last Dance on Sky Q Watch The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary on the 1997-98 Bulls, on Netflix via your Sky Q box Nance, who has Crohn’s disease and requires a treatment that significantly weakens his immune

Coronavirus: Clubs must respect players’ health concerns, says Sam Allardyce

Premier League clubs must reassure players there will be no repercussions if they are unwilling to risk their health by returning to action during the COVID-19 pandemic, former England manager Sam Allardyce has said. Several players have expressed concerns about the league’s plans to resume amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 4.64 million people globally, causing over 310,200 deaths. “Getting the players fit in four weeks could

Tennis extends coronavirus suspension: No ATP and WTA Tours until August

Professional tennis on the ATP and WTA tours has been suspended until August because of the coronavirus pandemic. The US Open, which takes place in New York at the end of August, remains pencilled in for that date. All ATP tournaments in July have been suspended, including the Hamburg Open – a third-tier 500 level event. WTA events in Bastad, Bucharest, Lausanne and Jurmala have been called off, with similar