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Formula 1 2020: Mercedes’ domination continues in free practice even as F1 returns with new look
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Formula 1 2020: Mercedes’ domination continues in free practice even as F1 returns with new look

Despite the changed circumstances under which Formula One sprung back to life, Mercedes continued from where they left off with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas emerging fastest in the first practice session ahead of Sunday’s race.

LaLiga: Lionel Messi to break ties with Barcelona, unwilling to renew contract, says report
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LaLiga: Lionel Messi to break ties with Barcelona, unwilling to renew contract, says report

The report said Lionel Messi and his father Jorge had begun discussing renewing his last deal with the club, which was signed in 2017, but that he no longer wishes to stay at the Camp Nou.

NBA: Anthony Davis feels LA Lakers' chances to lift title have improved after coronavirus break
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NBA: Anthony Davis feels LA Lakers' chances to lift title have improved after coronavirus break

After a few homebound months spent largely improving his video game skills, Anthony Davis is back at work as the Los Angeles Lakers attempt to achieve their interrupted goals.

Human foosball: Football-starved Argentines develop new form of sport for coronavirus pandemic
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Human foosball: Football-starved Argentines develop new form of sport for coronavirus pandemic

Human foosball players acknowledge that some of the magic is missing, particularly the game's friction, the 'in the ear' trash talk and the kicks followed by apologies. But the point of the new system is to keep a distance.

Premier League: Liverpool reiterate need for safe celebrations ahead of Aston Villa clash
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Premier League: Liverpool reiterate need for safe celebrations ahead of Aston Villa clash

Liverpool’s 30-year wait for their 19th English top-flight crown ended last week when Manchester City lost at Chelsea and thousands of fans turned up at their Anfield stadium to celebrate.

Premier League: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says fearing the sack is not an option
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Premier League: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says fearing the sack is not an option

Eddie Howe's five-year tenure in the top flight is under threat after one point from their last seven games has left them second from bottom.

Cancer-stricken former boxer Dingko Singh recovers from COVID-19, placed under home isolation in Imphal
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Cancer-stricken former boxer Dingko Singh recovers from COVID-19, placed under home isolation in Imphal

Having recovered from the extremely contagious disease after a month-long battle, Asian Games gold-winning former boxer Dingko Singh will be isolated at his Imphal residence for a fortnight.

Serie A: Lazio strikers Ciro Immobile, Felipe Caicedo to miss AC Milan clash due to suspension
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Serie A: Lazio strikers Ciro Immobile, Felipe Caicedo to miss AC Milan clash due to suspension

Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo, who between them have provided 37 of second-placed Lazio’s 66 Serie A goals this season, are suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

IOC-led paper fears salary cuts could lead to rise in corruption post-COVID-19 crisis
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IOC-led paper fears salary cuts could lead to rise in corruption post-COVID-19 crisis

The paper, commissioned by the IOC in collaboration with UN and INTERPOL, advises organisations and federations against slashing salaries of sports professionals, which could lead to criminal groups taking advantage of the situation.

Premier League: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says 'sky is the limit' for Mason Greenwood
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Premier League: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says 'sky is the limit' for Mason Greenwood

Greenwood, 18, scored his 13th goal of the campaign in all competitions against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday, before delivering an inch-perfect cross for Bruno Fernandes to volley home United’s third in a 3-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Open 2020 cancelled due to worsening COVID-19 situation
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Open 2020 cancelled due to worsening COVID-19 situation

The Hero Indian Open, which was originally supposed to have been held between 19 to 22 March, has been cancelled for this year due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India.

Formula 1: McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl not to protest against Racing Point’s ‘Pink Mercedes’
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Formula 1: McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl not to protest against Racing Point’s ‘Pink Mercedes’

Racing Point's pink liveried RP20 car gained nickname 'Pink Mercedes' from the moment the covers came off because of the visual similarities to last year’s title-winning Mercedes, raising some questions about its legality.

India's Jehan Daruvala set to make his Formula 2 debut at the Austrian GP this weekend
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India's Jehan Daruvala set to make his Formula 2 debut at the Austrian GP this weekend

Indian racing driver Jehan Daruvala in February made headlines after Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing inducted him into their junior programme.

We cannot be a club that sells our best players to facilitate squad improvements, says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
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We cannot be a club that sells our best players to facilitate squad improvements, says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said, "...when you ask me in that moment how I feel about Auba’s future, in this moment I feel that he wants to continue with us."

Coronavirus Outbreak: Romanian second division match called off over six COVID-19 cases
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Romanian second division match called off over six COVID-19 cases

Four-times Romanian champions Petrolul, founded as Juventus Bucharest, said the infected players had been isolated and local health authorities were working to determine how they got infected.

Bundesliga: Werder Bremen play out 0-0 draw against Heidenheim in first leg of relegation playoff
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Bundesliga: Werder Bremen play out 0-0 draw against Heidenheim in first leg of relegation playoff

Werder Bremen, who finished third from bottom in the top division, will have to do without captain Niklas Moisander for the second leg on Monday after he was sent off late with his second yellow card for a poor challenge.

Premier League: Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola defend champions Liverpool's attitude after 4-0 loss
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Premier League: Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola defend champions Liverpool's attitude after 4-0 loss

Liverpool had previously lost only one league game this season, leading some observers to suggest last week’s title win - their first in 30 years - and subsequent celebrations had affected play on Thursday.

Former world boxing champion Roberto 'Hands of Stone' Duran recovers from coronavirus
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Former world boxing champion Roberto 'Hands of Stone' Duran recovers from coronavirus

Roberto Duran fought over five decades, held four different world titles, and his record stands at 103 wins, with 70 knockouts and 16 losses.

Serie A: Atalanta halts Napoli's winning run as fight for third place intensifies with Inter Milan
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Serie A: Atalanta halts Napoli's winning run as fight for third place intensifies with Inter Milan

Atalanta's 2-0 win halted a run of five straight league wins for Napoli, which also won the Italian Cup last month.

LaLiga: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos leads way towards title with late goal against Getafe
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LaLiga: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos leads way towards title with late goal against Getafe

Real Madrid, who have not won the title since 2017, lead the table on 74 points, four ahead of Barcelona with five games left and have a superior head-to-head record over the Catalans