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



  • Woods and Manning beat Brady, Mickelson, raise $20M for charity

    Publication date 25 May 2020 | 21:57 | ICT

    Tiger Woods says while his surgically repaired back may never be 10-out-of-10 again, it won’t stop him from being healthy and ready to go when the PGA Tour starts up again.

  • Bayern’s Mueller expects sparks to fly in Dortmund showdown

    Publication date 24 May 2020 | 20:57 | ICT

    Bayern Munich striker Thomas Mueller expects sparks to fly in Tuesday’s behind closed doors, top-of-the-table clash at Borussia Dortmund which could help settle this season’s title race.

  • NBA legend Jerry Sloan dead at 78

    Publication date 24 May 2020 | 20:56 | ICT

    US Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan Jerry Sloan, who coached the Utah Jazz for 23 seasons before retiring in 2011, died on Friday at age 78, the team announced.

  • Spanish Prime Minister: La Liga can resume in two weeks

    Publication date 24 May 2020 | 20:55 | ICT

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that top national football league La Liga can resume from its coronavirus lockdown on the week of June 8.

  • Tennis star Djokovic sizzles into Dubai second round

    Publication date 24 May 2020 | 20:52 | ICT

    Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic continued his hot early season form on Monday, cruising past Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 into the second round of the Dubai Championships.

  • Croquet, bowls take baby steps from lockdown

    Publication date 24 May 2020 | 20:51 | ICT

    The peculiarly British sports of croquet and bowls are taking baby steps to return from the coronavirus lockdown, away from the glare of publicity.

  • Report: NBA teams may start recalling players on June 1

    Publication date 21 May 2020 | 20:37 | ICT

    NBA teams expect the league office to issue guidelines around June 1 allowing teams to begin recalling far-flung players in anticipation of resuming the coronavirus-disrupted season, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

  • Olympics virus logo labelled ‘incensitive’

    Publication date 21 May 2020 | 20:36 | ICT

    A satirical mock-up depicting the Tokyo Olympics logo as the new coronavirus has been pulled after Olympic organisers branded it “insensitive” and said it infringed copyright.

  • Adidas AG commemorates Canadian runner Terry Fox

    Publication date 21 May 2020 | 20:35 | ICT

    Replicas of vintage Adidas shoes worn by Canadian athlete and amputee Terry Fox sold out within an hour of going on sale on Wednesday, his foundation said.

  • MLB’s Nationals to unveil World Series rings in virtual ceremony

    Publication date 20 May 2020 | 21:58 | ICT

    The Washington Nationals (Nats) will unveil their 2019 World Series championship rings in a virtual event on Sunday, the Major League Baseball (MLB) champions said on Tuesday.