British government, fans hail nation’s ‘sporting recovery’

Publication date 31 May 2020 | 21:34 | ICT

“The British sporting recovery has begun” the UK government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive action behind closed doors from Monday. Major professional competitions have been shut down since March because of the

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    Publication date 28 May 2020 | 21:25 | ICT

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