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Ajax denied title as Dutch Eredivisie season declared void

  No top-flight league title will be awarded in the Netherlands after the COVID-19 pandemic brought the campaign to a premature close but Ajax Amsterdam and AZ Alkmaar will qualify for next season's Champions League, Dutch media reported on Friday. The...

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus

  Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for coronavirus and is in hospital but is showing no symptoms, his family have announced. Dalglish was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics. The 69-year-old...

Pep Guardiola’s mother dies after contracting coronavirus aged 82

  Manchester City have announced the death of Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, after she contracted coronavirus aged 82. Spain has the pandemic’s second-highest death toll in the world and City confirmed their manager’s mother passed away in Barcelona on...

Paolo Maldini, son test positive for coronavirus

  AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini and forward Daniel Maldini have both tested positive for Covid-19. Milan hadn't previously had any players affected by Covid-19, confirmed that the father and son have both tested positive. "Paolo Maldini, the club’s Technical Director,...

Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, says Japan’s prime minister

    Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe said that the Olympics will take place as scheduled in Tokyo this summer.   “We will overcome the spread of the infection and host the Olympics without problem, as planned,” Abe said.   The final decision, however, will...

Premier League and EFL suspended until 3 April at earliest

  All league football in England has been suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus. All Premier League games, EFL fixtures and matches in the FA Women's Super League and Women's Championship have been...

Coronavirus: Champions League, Europa League postponed

  All Uefa competitions, including Champions League and Europa League matches due to be played next week, have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The draws for the next rounds, set for 20 March, have also been postponed. All Uefa Youth...

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus

    Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive for coronavirus.   “Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and has not been at the training ground since then as a precaution, the club said. “However, his test came in...

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta tests positive for coronavirus

  Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement the club said Arsenal employees who have had recent close contact with Arteta will now self isolate and that they expect this to be a significant number...

3 Leicester City players in self-isolation after showing symptoms of coronavirus

  Leicester City have confirmed that three unnamed players are in self-isolation after showing symptoms of coronavirus. These players are the first in the Premier League to have been mentioned as showing symptoms of COVID-19 but it has been reported they...
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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases rise by 553 in one-day record

  Nigeria has recorded 553 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise since the outbreak...
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At last, 286 stranded Nigerians in China Arrive in Abuja, quarantined

    After several weeks of sending a ``Save-Our-Souls’’ to the Federal Government, the 286 Nigerians stranded in China as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown...

Brendan Rogers says he had coronavirus

  Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says he "had no strength" after contracting the coronavirus in March. "I could hardly walk and it reminded me of...

Four years after, Pres. Buhari reconstitutes NNPC six-member board

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has got a new board following the expiration of the tenure of board members appointed in 2016 by...

Trump threatens protesters with ‘vicious dogs’ and ‘ominous weapons’

  Instead of quelling some of the outrage expressed by demonstrators near the White House who were protesting the killing of George Floyd, President Trump...