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Canadian Grand Prix ninth race off amid coronavirus crisis

Canadian Grand Prix ninth race off amid coronavirus crisis

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The Canadian Grand Prix has become the latest Formula 1 race to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis.The Montreal event is the ninth race to be affected so far this season.It was due to be held on 14 June, but organisers had to make a decision now because of the length of time required to set up the track. Attempts will be made to find a slot for the popular race on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the earliest opportunity in the summer.Canadian Grand Prix president Francois Dumontier said: "I am proud to see how such wonderful initiatives and technical advancements stemming from Formula 1 are being applied in a time of crisis. "At the moment it is crucial that all of our energi...
Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu wins John R. Wooden Award

Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu wins John R. Wooden Award

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April 6 (UPI) -- Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu won the John R. Wooden Award on Monday for the second consecutive season. Ionescu becomes the sixth woman to win more than one Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's most outstanding player. She joins Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart, Maya Moore, Brittney Griner and Seimone Augustus as the only players in women's history to receive the honor multiple times. Ionescu, who recently won the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy, is the fifth player to win the Wooden Award in back-to-back seasons. "I mean, it's just crazy to come from my freshman year when there was about 1,000 to 2,000 people in the stands to now having 12,000 people and people fighting over tickets," Ionescu said Monday about impacting the culture at Or...
NFL All-Decade Team: Tom Brady, Von Miller among unanimous selections

NFL All-Decade Team: Tom Brady, Von Miller among unanimous selections

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April 6 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller were among the eight unanimous selections for the NFL's All-Decade Team, announced Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas and former Ravens guard Marshal Yanda were the other unanimous selections. The 48-member Hall of Fame selection committee selected the 55-member All-Decade Team. Eligible players were required to have been named an All-Pro, made a Pro Bowl or been selected to the Pro Football Writers of America's all-conference squad from 2010 to ...
Premier League players to negotiate proposed wage cuts on club-by-club basis

Premier League players to negotiate proposed wage cuts on club-by-club basis

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Premier League players are set to start negotiations on a club-by-club basis over proposed wage cuts. It comes after talks aimed at a collective pay deal in response to the coronavirus crisis broke down without resolution over the weekend. The Premier League proposed a 30% pay cut, but the Professional Footballers' Association says that may harm the NHS. The row has escalated into one of the most serious disputes between players and clubs in the league's history. The government has said it expects the football authorities to "come together with an agreement urgently."Writing in Monday's Telegraph, the culture secretary Oliver Dowden said "the deadlock between the PFA and the Premier League cl...
Bayern Munich players to return to training in ‘small groups’ on Monday for first time since Bundesliga was suspended, German champions confirm

Bayern Munich players to return to training in ‘small groups’ on Monday for first time since Bundesliga was suspended, German champions confirm

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Bayern Munich players are set to return to training for the first time since the Bundesliga was suspended on March 13. The German top flight recommended clubs should not train until Sunday, April 5 and the division pace-setters will welcome back players in small groups from Monday. Bayern Munich players will return to training on Monday A club statement read: “The FC Bayern Munich first team will return to training in small groups from Monday, 6 April. “This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities. It goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed. “Training will take place with no members of the public present. Giving COVID-19 the red card The quicker we w