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Udinese chief Marino says Premier League will cancel rest of season The Premier League will follow Belgium's top flight and cancel the rest of its season, according to Udinese sporting director Pierpaolo Marino. With Liverpool 25 points clear atop the table, the Premier League was suspended last month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

'Waiving salary is like a donation in vain' - Real Madrid star Kroos against players taking pay cuts Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has come out against players taking pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, instead saying they should be free to donate to a cause of their choice.

'He brings players to another level' - Liverpool star Mane salutes 'amazing' Klopp Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has lavished praise on manager Jurgen Klopp, saying that the German has been able to take his players to a new level. Klopp has developed a reputation as one of the best coaches in the world, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund before joining Liverpool in 2015.

Tottenham legend Greaves being treated in hospital Tottenham and England icon Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to hospital, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday. Spurs issued a statement confirming the 80-year-old has been admitted and that they are in contact with his family.

'We need the culture to change' - USWNT star Lloyd responds to sexist US Soccer arguments in lawsuit United States women's national team star Carli Lloyd has spoken out about U.S. Soccer's sexist legal arguments against her team that caused widespread outrage.

La Liga players should lose money because of coronavirus like everyone else - Tebas - La Liga players have been told it should be "normal" for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

'I don't think anybody is trying to be greedy' - Barnes on Liverpool's furlough U-turn Former Liverpool winger John Barnes has given credit to the club for reversing their recent controversial decision to use the UK government's furlough scheme in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Liverpool came under fire last week after announcing the initial decision, with fans and former players blasting the club.

Charlie Davies shares emotional memories ahead of re-air of 2010 World Cup Qualifying classic vs. Costa Rica The US men's national team's 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match against Costa Rica was part of a harrowing five-day span for the team, within which the US experienced the high of qualifying for the World Cup before the devastating low of the news that teammate Charlie Davies endured life-threatening injuries in a car accident.

Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison on house arrest after 32 days in jail Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis have been released from prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest. The pair were arrested in early March after allegedly using a false passport to enter the country.

Iwobi needs time to match huge expectations at Everton - Yobo Nonetheless, the wideman has failed to find his best form so far at Goodison Park, with three goals in 22 appearances across all competitions to show for his performances. Yobo, however, has no concerns over Iwobi, claiming he simply needs more time to adapt to life at his new club in the wake of his injury worries.

'It's unbelievable what you are doing' - Liverpool boss Klopp issues message to 'incredible' health service staff Jurgen Klopp has sent a message to the "incredible" people working in health services, saying it is "unbelievable" how people have stepped up in the face of the coronavirus.

Sports news LIVE: Premier League faces losses of 'at least £1billion', FIFA reveals plan for transfer window and player contracts Coronavirus COVID-19 has affected sporting events around the globe.

Dortmund star Haaland explains how Solskjaer helped him become deadly finisher Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has explained how guidance from former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer helped him become a deadlier finisher. Haaland has become one of Europe's hottest properties, scoring an incredible 12 goals in just 11 appearances for Dortmund since moving from Red Bull Salzburg in January.

Coronavirus: Nigeria suspends 2020 Africa Women's Cup of Nations bid The Nigeria Football Federation has suspended their hosting rights bid for the 2020 African Women's Cup of Nations amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 12th edition of the continental women's showpiece is slated for November 23 to December 20 this year but no host has been named yet.

Russia flatly denies US allegation of World Cup bid bribes GENEVA - Russian officials on Tuesday flatly denied bribing a FIFA voter with millions of dollars to support the country's winning 2018 World Cup bid, after American prosecutors revealed new details about the alleged payments.

Ex-Nigeria star Mikel shouldn't have left Trabzonspor - Dosu Former Nigeria international Dosu Joseph has criticised John Obi Mikel's decision to take to social media to criticise the Turkish football authority. Following the outbreak of Covid-19, major football leagues across the world were suspended to curb the spread of but the Super Lig was allowed to continue behind closed doors.

Russia and Qatar deny bribing FIFA officials to secure World Cup hosting rights Officials from Russia and Qatar have hit back at an indictment from the United States that alleges they secured World Cup hosting rights through bribery.

Muller is closing in on Rummenigge and Beckenbauer - the numbers behind a Bayern legend Bayern Munich tied down Thomas Muller to a new deal on Tuesday and he has had quite the career at Allianz Arena.

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Video: Player Profile - Jesse Lingard Could a rumoured switch to Arsenal for Jesse Lingard help the Manchester United man rejuvenate his career?

'Kane was like a young Shearer' - Taylor remembers Tottenham star's early days at Millwall Maik Taylor has said that Tottenham star Harry Kane reminded him of a young Alan Shearer during his time on loan at Millwall.

'Individuals in question should be subject to penal sanctions' - FIFA 'closely following' latest corruption allegations Fifa announced that the organization is "closely following" the situation unfolding in the United States after allegations of bribery were unveiled on Monday in relation to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The U.S.

Ranjit Bajaj - A man who has won it all Ranjit Bajaj, who founded Minerva Punjab Football Club in 2013, was gearing up for a rollercoaster ride into the wilderness of Indian football.

Something never done before in I-League! Ranjit Bajaj sets history with sale of Punjab FC This is where Ranjit Bajaj stands out. Unlike other club owners, Bajaj made his club a successful unit single-handedly under difficult financial circumstances and has ensured that even while he steps away, his club's financial future looks secure. Of course, the deal would have seen his time and effort in the past six years or so made worthwhile.

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