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Coronavirus in sport live updates: Football in England suspended until April 30, Manchester United make pledge to casual workers, F1 season delayed until June

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]All the latest updates on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting sport… All the events cancelled due to coronavirus, including Premier League, EFL, golf’s Masters, boxing and England cricket tour Professional football in England postponed until at least April 30 The EFL has announced a £50million short-term relief package to assist cash-strapped clubs The summer […] talkSPORT
NFL: How tablets are speeding up American football

NFL: How tablets are speeding up American football

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Tablets are being used to provide all 32 National Football League teams with instant tactical information. Capable of displaying snapshots of the games from different angles, the devices allow the coaches to draw tactical plays on them and instruct players with new strategies. BBC Click's Omar Mehtab finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Ed Reed returns to Miami Hurricanes’ football program as chief of staff

Ed Reed returns to Miami Hurricanes’ football program as chief of staff

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Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed is returning to his alma mater and rejoining the Miami Hurricanes' football program. The school announced Thursday that Reed was hired as the chief of staff for the Hurricanes. The agreement will be finalized when the university completes a standard background check. "We are thrilled to welcome Ed back to Coral Gables," Hurricanes head football coach Manny Diaz said in a statement. "He is not only one of the most decorated players in Miami football history but also a devoted Cane who cares deeply about this program. All of our players, coaches and staff will be fortunate to tap into his experience, knowledge and passion on a regular basis." As the Hurricanes' chief of staff, Reed will serve in an advisory role to Diaz "in all aspects of...
Declan Rice lays into VAR in furious rant after controversially disallowed equaliser against Sheffield Untied: ‘Football shouldn’t be like that’

Declan Rice lays into VAR in furious rant after controversially disallowed equaliser against Sheffield Untied: ‘Football shouldn’t be like that’

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An emotional Declan Rice ripped into VAR after West Ham had a late equaliser controversially ruled out during their 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United. Robert Snodgrass thought he earned a valuable point for the Hammers in injury time before VAR spotted a handball from Rice in the build-up. Getty Images - Getty Declan Rice was penalised by VAR in injury-time for an unintentional handball There was little Rice could do to prevent the ball striking his arm from point-blank range, but the law states that any goal scored or created with the use of the hand or arm will be chalked off, even if it is accidental. Blades fans inside Bramall Lane greeted the decision like a last-minute winner for their side, which it effectively was, and Rice insists that’s not ho
Oliver Luck: High-scoring XFL to have fantasy football component

Oliver Luck: High-scoring XFL to have fantasy football component

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Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Commissioner Oliver Luck says the XFL's new rules are designed to create fast-paced and high-scoring games. The XFL is also talking to several providers to make fantasy football an in-game component. The XFL -- a planned professional football league -- originally started in 2001, but lasted one season. WWE chairman Vince McMahon relaunched the league in January, with the new season to kick off Feb. 8. Luck and XFL head of officiating Dean Blandino worked to create the league's rules. Blandino previously served as the NFL's vice president of officiating. The XFL engaged with focus groups to create the rule book, finding fans wanted a faster game with more rhythm and flow compared to other football leagues. "We took that information and said, 'How can we build our league a...