CoronaVirus Watch

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer expects a significant decrease in transfer fees following the coronavirus pandemic. Deals worth in excess of €100million have been commonplace in the past four years,…
Serie A clubs could be allowed to finish the 2019-20 season as late as October, according to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina. Italy's top flight was suspended indefinitely…
Aritz Aduriz does not see his retirement nor Athletic Bilbao's Copa del Rey final with Real Sociedad as important amid the coronavirus pandemic. The veteran striker, who has scored 172…
Ben Foster believes Premier League clubs must commit to a blanket policy on pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, or else it could "get a bit messy". The topic of…
West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins will give up 100 per cent of his salary for the duration of English football's suspension during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the Championship club…
Manchester City became the first Premier League club to confirm that their non-playing staff will not be furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic after leaders Liverpool were heavily criticised for…
UEFA has denied president Aleksander Ceferin set a deadline of August 3 for the Champions League and Europa League finals to be completed. Ceferin was widely reported as telling German…
Tom Dempsey, who once held the record for the longest NFL, has died of coronavirus, the New Orleans Saints confirmed. Dempsey, 73, played for the Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles…
Fiorentina trio Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella and Dusan Vlahovic are clear of coronavirus, the Serie A side announced on Sunday. Vlahovic was the Viola's first confirmed case of COVID-19, with…
Australia coach Justin Langer is open to the idea of playing games behind closed doors once cricket can resume after the coronavirus pandemic. Langer watched on as his side emphatically…
Rugby Australia (RA) declared "good progress" had been made as emergency pay talks with the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) continued, though an agreement is yet to be reached between…
Juan Martin del Potro was "still nervous" as he watched a replay of his US Open final win over Roger Federer in 2009. The coronavirus pandemic has brought sport to…
The NBA is contributing one million surgical masks to New York to help fight coronavirus, working with the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and China's consul general Huang Ping. New York has…
Former midfielder Danny Murphy labelled Liverpool's decision to furlough some of their staff as "grotesque". The Premier League leaders announced on Saturday they had placed some staff on furlough due…
United States president Donald Trump is unsure when sport can resume in the country, but hopes it is "sooner rather than later". With the coronavirus pandemic having brought sport to…
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed August 3 as the latest possible date for the 2019-20 Champions League final. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a prolonged hiatus for sport in…
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander will be donating the paycheques he receives from the MLB during the coronavirus pandemic to charity. According to reports, Verlander will receive $33,411 per week…
Dietmar Hamann is the latest former Liverpool player to criticise the club's decision to place staff impacted by the Premier League's suspension on furlough, stating they are going against their…
Could Rafael Nadal return to tennis in an all-Spanish series of tournaments before the global ATP season swings back into action? That was the possibility raised on Saturday by a…
The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) claims "essential public services" would lose important revenue if players take the 30 per cent pay cut proposed by Premier League clubs. Highly-paid stars have…
Potters Corner was the victor in Saturday's Virtual Grand National, with the computer-simulated race organised to raise money after the real event was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bookmakers created…
Jamie Carragher has blasted Liverpool for their decision to place staff impacted by the Premier League suspension on furlough, suggesting the move loses the club "respect and goodwill". Members of…
Chris Wilder has branded criticism of footballers amid the coronavirus pandemic as "distasteful". The Sheffield United boss feels people have been too quick to target players, with widespread calls for…
Jos Buttler feels players will be open to everything, including two England matches being played in the same day, once cricket returns after the coronavirus pandemic. The explosive batsman understands…
Bernie Ecclestone believes the 2020 Formula One season should be abandoned. The former head of the motor racing series says the coronavirus pandemic is likely to make it too complicated…
Bayern Munich's contract negotiations with a quartet of key players will not be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, insists CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, David Alaba and Thiago…
Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) chairman Peter V'landys is "very confident" the NRL season will resume on June 1, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The NRL postponed the 2020 campaign through…
Brooklyn Nets superstar and top seed Kevin Durant was upset in the opening round of the NBA 2K20 tournament on Friday. With the NBA postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, a…
FIFA's COVID-19 working group has recommended the postponement of all international matches due to be played in the June window. The working group, which the world game's governing body recently…
The French Football Federation (FFF) will delay any decision over the outcome of its leagues until containment measures in the country have been lifted. With the coronavirus pandemic having put…
Premier League clubs have agreed to consult their players about taking 30 per cent pay cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. The proliferation of COVID-19 has seen the majority of…
The Ryder Cup should not be held this year if it reaches a stage where captains choose all 12 players and fans are unable to attend, according to Chris DiMarco.…
Andros Townsend has accused British politicians of "deflecting blame" on to footballers after they were urged by government officials to take a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic. Football is…
Milan have reached the €500,000 mark in donations for their coronavirus fundraiser. The Serie A club set up a GoFundMe page with local charity Fondazione Milan with the aim of…
Ben Ainslie expects athletes set to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will be relieved by the postponement. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has pushed the Games back by…
The decision to push the French Open back to September amid the coronavirus pandemic was rushed and selfish, Pablo Cuevas has said. Last month the French Tennis Federation announced the…
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