Horse Racing

Covid-19 put over 1,500 racehorses at risk of being abandoned

An emergency fund has been set up to help owners suffering financial trouble as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. It comes after a study in April found more than 1,500 racehorses were at risk of being abandoned. The Racehorse Relief Fund will help mitigate potential welfare issues due to Covid-19. Figures from the Racehorse […]


Golf: World number one Dustin Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – World number one Dustin Johnson has tested positive for Covid-19, the PGA Tour said in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 13). The 36-year-old American, who last competed at September’s US Open, has withdrawn from this week’s CJ Cup in Las Vegas in light of the diagnosis as he begins to self-isolate, […]


Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus. The Juventus forward is feeling well and hasn't been suffering with symptoms, but is now self-isolating and will play no part in Portugal's clash with Sweden. The rest of the Portugal team have returned negative tests and are available for selection. Portugal's Football Federation said: "Cristiano Ronaldo was […]


Football: Chinese Super League re-enters virus 'bubbles'

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Chinese Super League teams are returning to two secure “bubbles” designed to keep out the coronavirus, with the second half of the disrupted season starting on Friday (Oct 16). The first part of the campaign saw the players confined to one hotel in Suzhou and one in Dalian for 10 weeks, allowed […]


Basketball: Lakers' victory party on hold because of pandemic

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – A public celebration of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 17th NBA title will have to wait because of the coronavirus pandemic. Los Angeles County still has a moratorium on large gatherings, meaning no victory parade will be held anytime soon to cheer LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of their Lakers […]


Arsenal close Hale End academy after positive Covid-19 test

Arsenal have closed their Hale End academy after a senior member of staff tested positive for Covid-19. According to The Athletic, the individual travelled abroad and returned to the academy before receiving the results of the test. The test then came back positive at 5pm on Wednesday evening, leading to Arsenal closing down the Hale […]