SPORTS NEWS | European Soccer’s Return To Action After Coronavirus

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Professional soccer leagues around Europe are gearing up for a return to action following the novel coronavirus stoppage, but some are more advanced than others. Here is a roundup of the state of play: GERMANY The Bundesliga restarted on May 16, games played without fans and with a strict health protocol … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | European Soccer’s Return To Action After Coronavirus

SPORTS NEWS | Soccer: European Season Will Finish In August, Says UEFA President

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA -  UEFA has a plan to finish the 2019-2020 season by August, including the Champions League and European League campaigns, the European soccer governing body’s president Aleksander Ceferin has said. The majority of European league seasons were suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic but a few leagues have announced plans … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | Soccer: European Season Will Finish In August, Says UEFA President

BUSINESS NEWS | Serie A TV Rights Holders Freeze Payment Amid Virus Uncertainty

MILAN – The companies holding the broadcasting rights to Italy’s top-flight Serie A soccer championship, including Comcast’s Unit SKY, have not paid the last installment of the 2019/2020 season, which has been halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, three sources familiar with the matter said. Serie A was suspended on March 9 and the league … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Serie A TV Rights Holders Freeze Payment Amid Virus Uncertainty

SPORTS NEWS | British GP Could Go Ahead Despite Quarantine Restrictions

UK – Formula One is working to put on a British Grand Prix in July Even if the country imposes quarantine measures on visitors during the COVID-19, F1, sources said on Sunday. The Sun newspaper quoted a government source as saying there would be an exemption for sports, with Formula One and soccer teams free … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | British GP Could Go Ahead Despite Quarantine Restrictions

SPORTS NEWS | U.K. Considering Restarting Sports League Behind Closed Doors, Minister Says

LONDON - - The British government is looking at the option of restarting sports league behind closed doors, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday. Asked during a news conference about the possibility of sports matches restarting, Raab said it would ‘lift the spirit of the nation’. ‘(The sports minister) has also been working on … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | U.K. Considering Restarting Sports League Behind Closed Doors, Minister Says

SPORTS NEWS | McLaren Boss Expects To ‘Hit A Glitch’ In F1 Season Plans

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Formula One can be expected to ‘hit a glitch’ as the sport tries to complete a 2020 season stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic but 14-15 races looks feasible, McLaren boss Zack Brown said on Monday. The American told motorsport.com that number could be achieved at 10 circuits. Organizers have said they … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | McLaren Boss Expects To ‘Hit A Glitch’ In F1 Season Plans

SPORTS NEWS | F1 Still Face A Challenge With Revised Season Plan

JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – Formula One plans to start its stalled season with two races behind closed doors in Austria in July before more of the same at Britain’s Silverstone circuit, insiders said on Monday. If they go ahead as planned, it will be a first for a sport that has yet to see … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | F1 Still Face A Challenge With Revised Season Plan