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    COVID-19: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since World War II

COVID-19: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since World War II

The 2020 Wimbledon tournament has been cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus pandemic. The championships had been scheduled to hold from June 29 to July 12. The All England Club, the tournament’s management committee, however, announced the cancellation after an emergency meeting on Wednesday -- a development which is the first of its kind in [...]

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    Ndidi Nwosu, Nigeria’s Paralympic gold medalist, dies from ‘lung infection’

Ndidi Nwosu, Nigeria’s Paralympic gold medalist, dies from ‘lung infection’

Ndidi Nwosu, Nigeria's para-powerlifting gold medalist at 2016 Olympic games in Brazil, has died. According to Brila FM, Nwosu died last month, in Owerri, Imo state, following complications arising from a lung infection. Queen Uboh, former president of Nigeria Powerlifting Federation, also confirmed the sad news from her base in Canada. She said Ndidi sustained an injury from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and [...]

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    Pape Diouf, ex-president of Marseille, dies from COVID-19

Pape Diouf, ex-president of Marseille, dies from COVID-19

Pape Diouf, former Olympique Marseille president, has died after suffering complications from Covid-19, the club said. The French club broke the sad news via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday night. He died at 68. "It is with great sadness that Olympique de Marseille learned of the death of Pape Diouf. Pape will remain in the hearts of the Marseillais forever, as one [...]

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    Idaho becomes first US state to ban trans athletes

Idaho becomes first US state to ban trans athletes

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    Ronaldo and Juventus teammates agree 4-month pay cut amid coronavirus crisis

Ronaldo and Juventus teammates agree 4-month pay cut amid coronavirus crisis

Juventus, Italian Serie A champions, have agreed a deal with the first team squad to freeze their remaining salaries of the season’s calendar to help the club successfully navigate financial woes accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The club disclosed this on Saturday in a statement on its official website. The statement said both players and coaches agreed to the deal. “Juventus [...]

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    Nouri, Ajax star, wakes up from coma after nearly three years

Nouri, Ajax star, wakes up from coma after nearly three years

Abdelhak Nouri, Ajax star, has miraculously awoken from a coma after two years and nine months. Nouri suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack in July 2017, causing him to collapse on the pitch. Doctors warned Nouri's family that the Dutchman would never fully recover after he was permanently brain damaged from the incident. Abderrahim, Nouri's brother, however, told Dutch TV show De Wereld Draait [...]

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    COVID-19: Anthony Joshua self-isolates after meeting Prince Charles

COVID-19: Anthony Joshua self-isolates after meeting Prince Charles

Anthony Joshua, British-Nigerian boxer, has gone into self-isolation after meeting with Prince Charles, who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus on Wednesday. The world heavyweight champion had met the heir to the throne some weeks ago during a Commonwealth Day celebration service at Westminster Abbey. The Prince of Wales was however said to have tested positive for COVID-19.   A spokesman of the royal residence was quoted as [...]

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    Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have postponed the summer event by one year due to the coronavirus crisis. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. "In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the World Health Organisation today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the [...]

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    Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada and Australia have pulled out of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are also calling for a year postponement of the Olympics. The moves came after the IOC announced a four-week deadline to decide the fate of the games, which are set to start on July 24, although it said cancellation was not an option. "While [...]

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    Fellaini tests positive for coronavirus

Fellaini tests positive for coronavirus

Marouane Fellaini, a Belgian international and former Manchester United midfielder, on Sunday, confirmed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 32-year-old player, who currently plies his trade in China, took to his Twitter page to disclose that he is currently in isolation at Jinan hospital which specializes in infectious diseases. The footballer, who formerly wears an afro and now plays [...]

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