NRL players meeting to decide pay cuts in 2020 season

Monday morning’s meeting between club bosses, player representatives and NRL executives is expected to break the deadlock in player pay cut negotiations as the game explores all options to stay alive in the ongoing coronavirus turmoil.

Fear grips Swedish soccer as virus delays start of season

Walker said Djurgarden was actually in good shape to withstand the initial brunt of this crisis, because of last year’s title triumph and having sold captain Marcus Danielson to Chinese club Dalian for a reported fee of more than 50 million kronor ($4.8 million) in February.

Fox Cancels Stephen Dorff’s Police Drama Deputy After One Season

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NBA, union negotiating player-pay plan

The current collective bargaining agreement calls for players to lose roughly 1 percent of their salary for every game canceled per a force majeure provision — triggered when a contract cannot be fulfilled by an unforeseen circumstance. A pandemic is among those circumstances in the NBA’s CBA.

Commentator Andrew Voss calls for 20 minute quarters on NRL return as June restart floated

I am convinced when the @NRL returns we must have 4 quarter football. It could even be that we have seen our last games with 40 minute halves. It is one of the only ways to add to TV broadcasters revenue streams and maintain levels of rights deals. @FOXNRL @telegraph_sport

Braith Anasta’s brutal recall of the 2003 NRL round 9 game between the Bulldogs and Roosters

Shifty threw a 20-meter pass, cutting out three players and hit Matt Utai on the chest. Utai then sized up his opponents, and instead of trying to run around them, went straight over the top of them leaving a trail of destruction in his path.

How the Covid-19 crisis locked Airbnb out of its own homes

To try and make some income from their empty properties landlords have flooded the rental market with their Airbnb flats. On Edinburgh’s Princes Street, for example, there are 209 Airbnb listings on a road of just 494 homes. Property portal Rightmove said the number of new rentals coming on to the market in the week […]

England Cricket Stars Donate £500,000 to Board

“Following a meeting today of all of the England men’s centrally contracted cricketers, the players have agreed to make an initial donation of £0.5million to the ECB and to selected good causes,” said a statement issued by the PCA on behalf of England’s Player Partnership group. “The precise details of the charitable donation will be […]

Play your part, health minister tells Premier League stars

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester United v Watford – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – February 23, 2020 General view of a match ball held by Manchester United’s David de Gea during the warm up before the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Footballers are not greedy and will always be charitable to those in need

So instead of politicians getting on their high horses and telling footballers to forsake big chunks of their salaries, perhaps the Government should make sure football’s contribution to our tax revenues goes to where it is needed most in a time of national emergency.