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La Liga: Barcelona to resume title defence against Real Mallorca on 13 June

Barcelona beat Real Sociedad in their final La Liga match before lockdownBarcelona will resume their La Liga title defence against Real Mallorca following the coronavirus shutdown.Football was suspended in Spain on 12 March but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said it can resume.Barca will travel to face Real Mallorca on 13 June, two days after…

Silverstone: F1 races given go-ahead by UK government

Silverstone has been closed under lockdown laws during the coronavirus pandemicFormula 1 has been given the go-ahead by the UK government to hold two races at Silverstone this summer, BBC Sport has been told.F1 sources say people involved in elite sports events will be exempt from a requirement on international travellers to self-isolate for 14…

Transfer rumours: Sane, Havertz, Telles, Osimhen, Werner, Camavinga

Bayern Munich want to sign Manchester City and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24, and compatriot Kai Havertz, 20, from Bayer Leverkusen as part of “a new era” at the club, says their deputy chairman. (Bayern 1, via Evening Standard)Chelsea lead Paris St-Germain to sign Porto’s Brazilian left-back Alex Telles, 27. (Tuttosport via Express)Lille have received…

Championship season set to restart on 20 June as coronavirus lockdown eases

Leeds United have won each of their past five matches in the ChampionshipThe Championship season is set to resume on 20 June, more than three months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.The EFL said the date was “provisional” and “subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and government guidance is…

George Floyd death: Jadon Sancho & Marcus Thuram join protests against racism

Jadon Sancho took off his shirt in the 57th minute after scoring for Borussia DortmundEngland forward Jadon Sancho was among a number of sports stars adding their voice to worldwide protests against racism on Sunday.Protests have been held after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being restrained by Minneapolis police. Sancho unveiled a…

SC Paderborn 1-6 Borussia Dortmund: England’s Jadon Sancho scores hat-trick on return

Only Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi have had more goal involvements (goals or assists) than 20-year-old Jadon Sancho since August 2018England’s Jadon Sancho scored the first hat-trick of his career on his first start since the Bundesliga resumed as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Paderborn.After an uneventful first half, Thorgan Hazard put Dortmund ahead with…

Floyd protests: Minneapolis police arrest CNN crew live on air

Police in Minneapolis released a Black CNN reporter who was led off in handcuffs along with his film crew while reporting live on television early on Friday morning during violent protests in the city. Officers gave no explanation as they escorted reporter Omar Jimenez away. He had just shown a protester being arrested when about half a dozen police officers…

Saudi Arabia confirms Yemen donors’ conference with UN next week

Saudi Arabia has confirmed it will host a virtual donors’ conference next week for Yemen together with the United Nations, which has said the conflict-riven nation risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus. The state-run Saudi Press Agency on Friday cited a directive from King Salman confirming Tuesday’s donor conference with which the UN aims to…

China’s Hong Kong law ‘grave concern’, sanctions no solution: EU

The European Union has criticised China for asserting more control over Hong Kong and suggested the move would have an impact on China-EU relations – but the 27-nation bloc ruled out taking any action against its major trading partner. “We express our grave concern at the steps taken by China,” EU foreign policy chief Josep…

George Floyd death: Live updates as protests erupt across US

Protests erupt in cities across the United States over the deadly arrest of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, who was pinned to the ground by the knee of a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The fired officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, as Floyd pleaded “I can’t breathe”, has been charged…