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Rugby union: All summer tours off amid coronavirus pandemic

Rugby union: All summer tours off amid coronavirus pandemic

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All of this summer's tours have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, World Rugby has confirmed.With many countries restricting people's movements and some borders closed or under strict controls, the news is not unexpected.Wales were due to tour Japan and New Zealand, while England have long been resigned to not going to Japan. Scotland were due in South Africa and New Zealand, with Ireland heading to Australia.The sport has been suspended at domestic level throughout the world amid the pandemic, with only New Zealand having announced plans to resume its Super Rugby competition.In a statement, World Rugby said: "Extended travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to numerous...
Willian sensationally claims that moving to Arsenal or Tottenham ‘would be fine’ with Chelsea contract set to expire this summer

Willian sensationally claims that moving to Arsenal or Tottenham ‘would be fine’ with Chelsea contract set to expire this summer

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Willian has sensationally claimed he would be ‘fine’ moving to either Arsenal or Tottenham this summer.The Chelsea star’s contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of the season, with negotiations stalling as the Brazil international holds out for a three-year extension. Getty Images - Getty Chelsea star Willian is attracting interest from Tottenham and Arsenal Talks have come to a standstill and recent reports have suggested that Tottenham and Arsenal may be looking to capitalise by offering Willian a contract to join the club in the summer. And despite admitting the respect he has for Chelsea fans, the Brazil star said it would be ‘fine’ for him to move to a rival club. When asked about a move to either Arsenal or Spurs in an interview

Coronavirus in sport live updates: Premier League ‘to resume in June’ with all games behind closed doors, International Olympic committee set final deadline over summer Games

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest updates on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting sport and how clubs across the world are reacting… How Premier League plan to finish season and start 2020/21 campaign on time Professional football in England postponed until at least April 30 Rugby Football Union cancels 2019/20 season for all […] talkSPORT
U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- United States women's national soccer team star Alex Morgan said she plans to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo despite expecting her first child less than four months before the start of the event. Morgan, 30, announced her pregnancy on social media two weeks ago. She is expecting a baby girl in April, about three months before the beginning of the Olympics. "I hope to get back on the field as soon as possible," Morgan told reporters Tuesday. "After having a healthy baby, I want to get back with the national team and look forward to playing in Tokyo." Morgan, who helped guide the U.S. women's national team to a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and wins in the 2019 World Cup and the 2015 World Cup, said she believes she will continue to play at a high level after h...
Summer heatwave ‘death spike’ seen in UK

Summer heatwave ‘death spike’ seen in UK

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There was an increase in deaths when Britain had its hottest day on record this summer, provisional figures for England and Wales show. On 25 July, Cambridge recorded a temperature of 38.7C, exceeding the past record of 38.5C in Kent in 2003. About the same time, deaths per day rose from about 1,100 to nearly 1,500.Hot weather puts strain on the body. People with existing medical conditions and the very young or old are particularly vulnerable. Heatwaves and the human body Summer heat killed nearly 1,500 in France, officials say The Office for National Statistics says it is too early to tell how many of the deaths can be attributed to the heat.And the 2019 toll may still rise because of the amount of time it can take for deaths to be registered.ONS head ...