Magnus Carlsen to stage richest online chess tournament in history

Sean Ingle  -  The  Guardian The world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen: ‘Chess is unique in the sports world as the moves are the same whether played on a wooden board or a computer screen.’ Photograph:...

It was wrong to play against Atlético, says Liverpool’s public health director

David Conn  -  The  Guardian Packed stands at Anfield for Liverpool’s Champions League game against Atlético Madrid. Photograph: DeFodi Images/Getty Images Liverpool’s Champions League tie at Anfield with Atlético Madrid should not have been played, the...

Uefa puts all football on hold but could target August Champions League finish

  International games, including Euro 2020 play-offs, called off Champions League postponed until further notice Paul MacInnes and David Conn -  The  Guardian Uefa has called off June’s round of international fixtures, including the Euro 2020...

Wimbledon cancelled first time since 1945

In 2020, Wimbledon was supposed to be held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club between June 29 and July 12, but for the coronavirus pandemic. The Wimbledon Championships, third Grand Slam tournament...

UEFA announces postponement of national team, Champions League and Europa League fixtures

Sporting Life · Journalist The Euro 2020 play-off ties featuring Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland have been indefinitely postponed. The semi-final and final ties, originally due to be played last month, had been...

Galatasaray coach with COVID-19 discharged from hospital after improvement in condition

Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim has been discharged from the İstanbul hospital where he has been receiving treatment for COVID-19, the Diken news website reported on Monday. The development was announced by the Liv Hospital Group...

Study Shows Pandemic’s Potential Impact on Football Transfer Market

The coronavirus pandemic which has caused football to grind to a halt will also have a major impact on the transfer market value of players in Europe's leading leagues, according to a study published...

Wimbledon 2020 ‘to be cancelled on Wednesday’ as French Open fury grows

PA Media It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the...

Lionel Messi reveals Barcelona players will take 70% pay cut and pledge donations to...

Press Association · Journalist Barcelona's players have accepted a 70 per cent pay cut and pledged donations to help the club's non-sport staff continue to receive their full wages. Lionel Messi announced the move in an...

Uefa meeting to discuss options over end of football season

  Working groups set up on 17 March and will report back Player contracts beyond 30 June one possible sticking point David Conn -  The  Guardian Aleksander Ceferin, the president of Uefa, has said one option...

Japan, IOC Agree to Open Olympic Games in Tokyo on 23 July 2021 –...

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were previously indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Japan has agreed with the International Olympic Committee to open the Olympic Games in Tokyo on 23 July 2021, NHK reported on...

German national playing for Fenerbahçe reveals he tested positive for COVID-19

Fenerbahçe footballer Max Kruse revealed in a recent interview that he was the unnamed player with the team who had tested positive for COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the Turkish media. Fenerbahçe...

Xavi keen to manage Barcelona as long as dressing room is not ‘toxic’

  Former midfielder says he is ‘clear’ he wants to coach his old club Xavi names Jadon Sancho and Serge Gnabry as potential recruits PA Media Xavi Hernandez is currently head coach at Al Sadd in...

Jürgen Klopp says he cried when NHS staff sang You’ll Never Walk Alone

Andy Hunter -  The  Guardian Jürgen Klopp has said he was moved to tears by footage of NHS staff singing You’ll Never Walk Alone and hopes the response to the coronavirus pandemic will generate greater...

Premier League players likely to accept wage deferrals to ease pressure on clubs

  Decision to be made collectively with all 20 teams involved Clubs concerned about cash-flow problems Jacob Steinberg  -  The Guardian Premier League footballers are likely to accept wage deferrals as clubs look to ward off...

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund stars to take pay cut during the coronavirus crisis

BBC.COM-Bayern's players in training before the coronavirus lockdown Players and directors at Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have agreed to take a temporary pay cuts. Both German giants said the move was to help the other...

Barcelona in talks to cut player wages by up to 70% during coronavirus lockdown

  Players understood to be receptive to salary reduction English Football League in discussions with PFA over wages Sid Lowe and Ben Fisher – The Guardian Lionel Messi (left) and his Barcelona teammates are in discussions...

Pep Guardiola makes €1m donation to aid Spain’s fight against coronavirus

Reuters Before Pep Guardiola’s €1m contribution, the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation’s campaign had raised €33,000 in three days. Photograph: Javier García/BPI/Shutterstock The Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has donated €1m towards providing medical equipment for the...

How Tokyo’s 2020 hopes turned to ashes – but can rise again in 2021

Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 The inside story of how it went from ‘no plan B’ to postponement in little more than a week – yet with hopes of eventual resurrection Sean Ingle Chief sports reporter...

Seventh heaven for Germany in historic World Cup semifinal

While Germany's 7-1 semifinal win against Brazil didn’t win them the 2014 World Cup, it was the moment they announced their return to the top of the football world. DW looks back at an...