Coronavirus pause could force global football to change Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

PARIS, (AFP): Football has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the immediate concern is the simple survival of many clubs because of the financial impact, but there is hope that the global game could ultimately emerge better from this crisis. "We are living through something none..

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Osaka disappointed but supports Olympic delay Saturday, March 28th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP): Japanese star Naomi Osaka says she's disappointed not to compete at the Tokyo Olympics this year but supports the decision to postpone the event to 2021. The 22-year-old former world number one said on Twitter Saturday that she thinks the event will be better for moving to next..

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Athletes qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep 2021 spots Thursday, March 26th, 2020

TOKYO, (AFP): Athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed will keep their places when the showpiece takes place in 2021, sources told AFP on Thursday. Around 57% of the 11,000 scheduled participants for Tokyo had already made sure of taking part when..

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Milk jugs and GPS: football training in the age of COVID-19 Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Miami (AFP): Inter Miami captain Luis Robles never imagined his first few months in South Florida would be like this. Two weeks ago, the veteran Major League Soccer goalkeeper had been preparing to lead David Beckham's new franchise into their first ever home game. But 48 hours before that..

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On hold: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

By EDDIE PELLS, STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI, TOKYO (AP): The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the globe and making planning for a massive worldwide..

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Japan welcomes Olympic flame as doubts swirl over Games Thursday, March 19th, 2020

TOKYO, (AFP): The Olympic flame arrived in Japan Friday to a muted reception, what should have been a joyous celebration dramatically scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic that has cast doubt over whether the Tokyo Games can even go ahead. The flame landed on a special charter flight into..

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Premier League ‘may not finish’, says FA chief

LONDON, (AFP): Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has reportedly told the Premier League he does not believe the domestic football season will be completed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League suspended all fixtures at an emergency meeting on Friday. Matches in the..

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Afghanistan’s first buzkashi league gets roaring reception Thursday, March 12th, 2020

KABUL, (AFP): The fear of terror attacks or coronavirus did little to deter thousands from packing a Kabul stadium Thursday to watch horsemen play polo with a headless goat carcass in Afghanistan's first buzkashi league. The standing-room-only crowd cheered, hooted and whistled as riders dressed..

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Aaha Rara gold cup: MMC into final

POKHARA: Manang Marsyangdi Club has entered the final of the 18th Aaha Rara gold cup football tournament. MMC defeated Tribhuvan Army Club by 3-2 to book a place in the final. It will now play against Nepal Police Club in the final on Saturday. The winner will win a cash prize of Rs. one million..

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What Trump Needs To Say Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Recently, a reporter at the daily White House coronavirus briefing asked US President Donald Trump what he would say to his fearful fellow citizens. Here is what..