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FIA agrees to F1 budget cap of $145m for 2021

AFP Paris Spending by Formula One teams will be capped at $145 million in 2021 with a subsequent limit of $135 million by 2023, it was announced on Wednesday as the sport’s rulers attempted to stem the bleeding from the coronavirus ..

Premier League clubs vote to resume contact training

AFP London Premier League clubs voted unanimously on Wednesday to resume contact training as the English top-flight took a significant step towards restarting in June. The Premier League was put on hold in March due to the ..

Messi looking forward eagerly to ‘weird’ La Liga restart

Madrid: Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi said he was eager to start playing again but thought La Liga games behind closed doors would feel “weird”. Messi, who after a few weeks confined like the rest of Spain by the ..

DPA Belgrade Serbia is allowing spectators to attend football matches and other outdoor sports from June 1 onwards as long as social distancing rules are obeyed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fans are to be kept one metre apart, the ..

AFP Tunis The Tunisian football championship will resume its season, in August behind closed doors, the Tunisian football federation said Wednesday. Play was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Closed-door ..

AFP Tokyo A new Japanese smartphone app will allow fans to send virtual cheers and jeers to sports stadiums in the hope of creating atmosphere at matches played behind closed doors due to coronavirus. Instrument maker Yamaha said its ..

London: Scottish football club Livingston have taken an unusual approach to working out whether to keep goalkeeper Gary Maley... asking supporters on Twitter to decide his fate. The part-time goalkeeper’s contract expires in ..

Rome: Serie A club Bologna announced on Wednesday a member of their coaching staff might have tested positive for coronavirus which could lead to quarantine. The Italian top-flight has been suspended since March but the league ..

LONDON: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says playing at an empty Anfield and winning the Premier League title with no fans present would be “pretty strange”. Liverpool were 25 points clear of 2019 champions Manchester City and ..

AFP London Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has warned that the transfer market will look drastically different due to the coronavirus fallout, saying football will not be ready for “crazy numbers”. Spurs bought Steven Bergwijn for ..

Agencies Melbourne Cricket Australia has locked in four venues for the financially crucial Test series against India and the first match is tentatively set for a December 3 start in Brisbane, as per local media reports. Two ..

Agencies LONDON The postponement of this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia to 2022, which might open up a window for the lucrative Indian Premier League in October, is expected to be formalised when the International Cricket ..

Agencies KARACHI The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it would not support any move to reschedule this year’s World T20 Cup to 2021 as it would hit the entire international calendar. A PCB official, ahead of the International ..

AFP Sydney The Indian Premier League could fill the void left by the Twenty20 World Cup if it is delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Aussie cricketer Pat Cummins said on Wednesday. Due to begin in Australia in October, the T20 ..

DPA Los Angeles Germany’s Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers only realised he would end the NHL regular season as the top points scorer when he received a flood of congratulatory text messages. He had watched a video message from ..

TCA/DPA Los Angeles After major league players made clear they had no interest in participating in a revenue-sharing plan for an abbreviated 2020 season, owners proposed that players instead accept a sliding scale of pay cuts. ..