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Athletics returns with 'Back on the Track' meeting in Czech Republic [Video]

Athletics returns with 'Back on the Track' meeting in Czech Republic

Two-time Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova began her season with victory in the women's javelin.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:12Published
It's weird playing without fans, says Kvitova [Video]

It's weird playing without fans, says Kvitova

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova gives Reuters her thoughts after winning an All-Czech exhibition tournament under coronavirus safety rules.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:58Published
Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes [Video]

Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes

Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete for 2020 with Lionel Messi knocked off the top spot amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:38Published
Kvitova wins at all-Czech tennis tournament under strict social-distancing measures [Video]

Kvitova wins at all-Czech tennis tournament under strict social-distancing measures

Petra Kvitova easily advances in an all-Czech tournament in Prague on Tuesday beating Barbora Krejcikova 7-6(3) 6-2.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:19Published
Petra Kvitova ready for return headlining all-Czech tournament [Video]

Petra Kvitova ready for return headlining all-Czech tournament

Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is happy to finally play tennis again for fans - even if they can only watch from television.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:29Published
Roland Garros' doors firmly locked on what should have been opening weekend [Video]

Roland Garros' doors firmly locked on what should have been opening weekend

The French Open should have started this weekend - instead Roland Garros remains closed to the public, with hopes the tournament will still take place later in 2020.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:59Published
Djokovic announces Balkans-based tour for June and July [Video]

Djokovic announces Balkans-based tour for June and July

World number one Novak Djokovic is bringing together some of the world's top tennis players for a series of matches to run from Jun. 13-Jul. 5 in the Balkan region.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:48Published
'Health and safety are the priority' [Video]

'Health and safety are the priority'

AFC Wimbledon commercial director Ivor Heller says health and safety must be the priority as the majority of League One clubs look to end the season now.

Credit: Sky Sports UK     Duration: 00:57Published
Murray, Rashford on struggles with early fame [Video]

Murray, Rashford on struggles with early fame

Andy Murray and Marcus Rashford have both admitted they struggled with the media spotlight early on in their careers. Both were 18 when they made their breakthroughs - Murray at Wimbledon and Rashford..

Credit: Sky Sports UK     Duration: 04:09Published
Novice cyclist raising money to help prolong life of dying friend [Video]

Novice cyclist raising money to help prolong life of dying friend

Joe Ogunmokun is a novice cyclist who has taken on the challenge to ride the equivalent distance of Wimbledon to Saint-Tropez in France (1377.6km), to raise money for his mentor, Ben Chatfield, who is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 03:26Published
Andy Murray in profile [Video]

Andy Murray in profile

A look at former world number one and Olympic gold medal winner Andy Murray's career.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published
Rashford v Murray in lockdown quiz! [Video]

Rashford v Murray in lockdown quiz!

Andy Murray takes on Marcus Rashford in a quiz on each other's career ... with box tickets to watch Manchester United or Wimbledon centre court seats the prize!

Credit: Sky Sports UK     Duration: 02:16Published
Martina Navratilova to miss first Wimbledon since 1973 due to coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Martina Navratilova to miss first Wimbledon since 1973 due to coronavirus pandemic

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is in lockdown in her home in Florida and says she is coping with the situation, but saddened that she will not be at Wimbledon for the first time since 1973, now the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published
Boris Becker fears for calendar if 2020 French & U.S. Opens are cancelled [Video]

Boris Becker fears for calendar if 2020 French & U.S. Opens are cancelled

Becker also believes the current coronavirus crisis presents the sport with a unique opportunity to restructure, drop tournaments and bring the men's and women's game closer together.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 06:56Published
On this day: Born May 2, 1975: David Beckham, English footballer [Video]

On this day: Born May 2, 1975: David Beckham, English footballer

David Beckham turns 45 on May 2

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Brits seen sun bathing and enjoying the sun during lockdown [Video]

Brits seen sun bathing and enjoying the sun during lockdown

Members of the public seen sitting in groups, sun bathing and standing around, against advised guidelines.As the government warns that we are still on lockdown, Brits continue to flout the..

Credit: SWNS STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published
For once, Nadal found wanting as he is flummoxed by Instagram [Video]

For once, Nadal found wanting as he is flummoxed by Instagram

Rafael Nadal struggles to get in touch with Roger Federer and Andy Murray during Instagram live chat.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 09:04Published
'EFL need to enforce player pay cuts' [Video]

'EFL need to enforce player pay cuts'

Wimbledon Commercial Director Ivor Heller believes the EFL needs to enforce pay cuts across their leagues in order for clubs to cope financially with the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Sky Sports UK     Duration: 00:53Published
U.S. Open decision to be made in June - behind closed doors unlikely [Video]

U.S. Open decision to be made in June - behind closed doors unlikely

The organisers of the U.S. Open say a decision on whether to hold the grand slam this year amid the coronavirus outbreak will be made in June, and playing it without fans is on the table but highly..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 05:38Published
Mother of tennis star Jennifer Capriati finds furry friend during coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Mother of tennis star Jennifer Capriati finds furry friend during coronavirus pandemic

Finding companionship in a furry friend. A Singer Island woman saw one of WPTV's stories on a local animal rescue trying to clear their shelter and ended up finding the perfect partner.

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach     Duration: 01:46Published
Federer makes emotional plea to fans [Video]

Federer makes emotional plea to fans

Roger Federer has narrated a Wimbledon video urging fans to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The 20-time Grand Slam champion put his voice to a video released by the AELTC, which praises..

Credit: Sky Sports UK     Duration: 01:16Published
Pandemic Insurance: Wimbledon's Organizers Set For Huge Payout [Video]

Pandemic Insurance: Wimbledon's Organizers Set For Huge Payout

LONDON — The All England Lawn Tennis Association, which organizes the Wimbledon tennis tournament, is set to recover half of its losses from canceling the event thanks to the $2 million pandemic..

Credit: TomoNews US     Duration: 01:49Published
Federer on Wimbledon: We must come together by staying apart [Video]

Federer on Wimbledon: We must come together by staying apart

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has addressed tennis fans across the globe, asking them to cheer for new champions this summer.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published

Ashleigh Barty: Won't rush into it

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty voiced caution on Friday about resuming tennis too soon, saying she needed more information before committing to the US Open in August. The Australian, who surged to the top..
Mid-Day - Published

2020 BAFTA TV nominations: Chernobyl rules with 14 nominations

HBO and Sky's nuclear drama Chernobyl takes a huge step towards the 2020 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards with sweeping 14 nominations. The..
Mid-Day - Published

Rafael Nadal: Won't travel for US Open in current circumstances

If it weren't for a pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title. Instead, he's home in..
Mid-Day - Published

Coronavirus: The Canceled and Postponed Events in Tech, Media, Sports and Entertainment (Updating)

coronavirus: the canceled and postponed events in tech, media, sports and entertainment (updating)
Updated May 6 with cancellation of Pitchfork Music FestivalWorries about the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected more than 1 million people in the United States and killed at least..
The Wrap - Published

Sport24.co.za | Tennis legend Cash believes Djokovic is the GOAT

Throwing his opinion into the hat of the never-ending GOAT debate, former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash claims Novak Djokovic is ahead of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
News24 - Published

French Open will take place in September this year

French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli confirmed on Tuesday that 2020 edition of the French Open will take place this year. The entire tennis season has been ravaged due to coronavirus..
Mid-Day - Published

34-year-old has played for QPR, AFC Wimbledon, Barnet and Plymouth during career

34-year-old has played for qpr, afc wimbledon, barnet and plymouth during career
Luke Pennell and Niall Maher also commit to the Tigers for next season
Gloucestershire Echo - Published Also reported by •Stroud LifeGloucester Citizen

'Weird' playing without fans, but good to be playing again - Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova has 27 career titles but winning an all-Czech exhibition tournament last week was a different experience for her and it felt "weird" to play in the absence of fans, the two-time Wimbledon..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

COVID-19 outbreak: Is US Open 2020 on track?

Charter flights to ferry US Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralised housing. Daily..
Mid-Day - Published

Jaguar's new design era: the man behind its future

New design director and self-professed maverick Julian Thomson is promising big changes at the British brand. What will it be like? We ask him Like all great car designers, and quite a few who..
Autocar - Published

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova takes all-Czech tennis crown

Thursday's Prague tournament was one of the first after professional tennis was suspended in early March as the world went into lockdown.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Fan-craving Petra Kvitova thanks little ball boy

A little ball boy peeking from behind a fence gave Petra Kvitova the only touch of the fan support she misses at a Prague tournament played behind closed doors. "It was after I played a decent passing..
Mid-Day - Published

Qatar- Kvitova 'pretty gutted' by cancellation of Wimbledon

(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said yesterday she had been 'pretty gutted by news that her favourite tournament wa...
MENAFN.com - Published

Cancel Grand Slams rather than playing behind close doors: Petra Kvitova

Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova said on Monday that she would prefer Grand Slams did not take place as opposed to playing them behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on..
Mid-Day - Published

Sport24.co.za | Kvitova 'pretty gutted' by Wimbledon cancellation

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she had been "pretty gutted" by news that her favourite tournament was cancelled over the coronavirus pandemic.
News24 - Published

Sport24.co.za | Wimbledon winner would 'rather cancel' Grand Slams than play without fans

Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova says she would prefer Grand Slams did not take place as opposed to playing them behind closed doors.
News24 - Published

Kvitova: Cancel Grand Slams if there are no fans

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she would prefer canceling the remaining Grand Slam events to playing them without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Reuters - Published

Tranmere owner Mark Palios hits out at EFL’s proposed PPG solution if season ends and offers up fairer alternative

Tranmere owner Mark Palios slammed the potential use of a points-per-game table as being unfair to teams facing relegation. If the League One season were to end with immediate effect, Tranmere would be..
talkSPORT - Published

Sport24.co.za | When will I see you again? Sport bids to step out of virus shadow

Sport's big ticket events, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Wimbledon and the Open tournament have either been postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus.
News24 - Published

AFC Wimbledon CEO believes L1 clubs will vote to end the season

afc wimbledon ceo believes l1 clubs will vote to end the season
A 51% majority is required for the EFL to make a definitive decision on the future of the 2019/20 campaign
Bristol Post - Published

League One: AFC Wimbledon chief executive believes season is 'moving towards cancellation'

AFC Wimbledon chief executive Joe Palmer thinks League One clubs will vote to end the season early.
BBC Sport - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Eight-time Grand Slam champ Ashley Cooper of Oz no more

Eight-time Grand Slam tournament winner Ashley Cooper has died aged 83, Tennis Australia announced on Friday, with Rod Laver hailing him as a "wonderful champion".  The former Australian, Wimbledon..
Mid-Day - Published

Tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas: Lockdown is beneficial for environment

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas opened up regarding life in lockdown and stated humans should be out under lockdown once every year as it will be 'good for our planet'. The World No.6 also stated..
Mid-Day - Published

Robinsons maker Britvic hoping for lockdown soft drinks spike

Robinsons and J2O maker Britvic may not get to showcase its hugely expensive sponsorship of Wimbledon this year due to the coronavirus crisis.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

4-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper dies at 83

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ashley Cooper, who won four Grand Slam singles titles including the Australian, Wimbledon and U.S. championships in 1958, has died. He was 83. Tennis Australia said Friday..
Seattle Times - Published

Tennis: Australian tennis great Ashley Cooper dies

tennis: australian tennis great ashley cooper dies
Ashley Cooper, who won four Grand Slam singles titles including the Australian, Wimbledon and US championships in 1958, has died. He was 83.Tennis Australia said that the former No. 1-ranked player and..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Coco Gauff on her whirlwind Wimbledon run: "Life literally changed in seconds"

Teenage phenom Cori "Coco" Gauff is focusing on her future after a whirlwind run at Wimbledon. The 15-year-old captivated the world after defeating one of her idols, Venus Williams, in the first round...
CBS News - Published

Sport24.co.za | Moya surprised Nadal won at Wimbledon

Former world number one Carlos Moya says Rafael Nadal is a "beast" but was surprised that he won on the grass of Wimbledon.
News24 - Published

Novice cyclist rides 856 miles to raise money for friend with terminal cancer

A novice cyclist is on the brink of completing a ride the distance of Wimbledon to St Tropez to raise money for his friend with terminal cancer.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

The LTA makes first profit in four years

The LTA returns a profit for the first time in four years - partly due to the financial success of last year's Wimbledon.
BBC Sport - Published

Emotional ex-Wales captain Vinnie Jones opens up on the loss of his wife

emotional ex-wales captain vinnie jones opens up on the loss of his wife
In the ITV programme, former Wales and Wimbledon footballer Vinne Jones spoke candidly about the loss of his wife Tanya to skin cancer
Wales Online - Published

When will tennis return? Wimbledon has been cancelled as ATP Tour hope to restart in August

The world of tennis has been put on hold as the sport continues to be gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 calendar has been halted with no action since the beginning of March. Novak Djokovic..
talkSPORT - Published

When Paolo Di Canio was in tears singing Nessun Dorma ahead of Charlton reserves game before scoring twice

Paolo Di Canio was an enigma both as a player and as a person during his time in English football. He had moments of magic on the pitch like the incredible volley for West Ham against Wimbledon but..
talkSPORT - Published

Tennis hottie Eugenie Bouchard agrees to go on a date with fan for Rs 64.2 lakh

Canadian tennis ace Eugenie Bouchard continues to raise funds for charity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, she agreed to go on a date with fan who bid to pay GBP 70,000 (approx R64.2..
Mid-Day - Published

Nick Kyrgios tells Andy Murray: You are better than Novak Djokovic

Nick Kyrgios told Andy Murray on Saturday the British tennis star was better than world number one Novak Djokovic, claiming the Serb "dodges" his serve while the Scot "is on it like a light". By his..
Mid-Day - Published

On this day: Born May 18, 1909: Fred Perry, British tennis player

When Fred Perry crushed the unfortunate Gottfried von Cramm to win the 1936 Wimbledon title little did he know he would be the last Briton to get his hands on the men's trophy for 77 years.
Reuters - Published

Brits urged to binge on berries amid fears of glut

Cancellation of Wimbledon and other summer events over coronavirus set to squash soft fruit demand
FT.com - Published


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