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LIST: How the coronavirus has hit global sports

Mar 27, 2020 - 5:59 PM

(UPDATED) Sporting events worldwide come to a complete standstill as the virus continues to wreak havoc

MAJOR HIT. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been pushed back to 2021. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA-EFE

How Premier League stars keep busy during the coronavirus shutdown

Mar 16, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Manchester United star Paul Pogba, for example, organized a fundraising page as he celebrated his 27th birthday

MORE THAN FOOTBALL. Paul Pogba gives back to the community amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo from Instagram/@manchesterunited


Players treated like 'guinea pigs' over coronavirus – Rooney

Mar 15, 2020 - 10:59 PM

Former England captain Wayne Rooney says he'll 'never forgive the authorities' if anyone from his family gets infected

FURIOUS. Wayne Rooney slams British football officials for their late action on the virus pandemic. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

Liverpool left to wait and wonder after virus strikes

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:29 PM

'If it's a choice between football and the good of the wider society, it's no contest,' says manager Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool's title bid grounds to a halt

FULL CONTROL. Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Salah (right) celebrates with teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after scoring in their Premier League match against Bournemouth.Photo by Geoff Caddick/AFP

Sporting calendar shredded as coronavirus ravages top events

Mar 14, 2020 - 11:06 PM

All major sporting events worldwide are swept aside by the coronavirus pandemic

More European football players test positive for virus

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:10 PM

All 5 of Europe's top football leagues have been suspended as more players fall victim to the coronavirus

OUTBREAK. Paderborn's German defender Luca Kilian becomes the first Bundesliga player to contract COVID-19. Photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

Premier League in doubt as Arteta, Hudson-Odoi get coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta test positive for the virus as other players show symptoms

POSITIVE. The Premier League plans to hold an 'emergency talk' after Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi (left) and Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta  contracted the virus. Photos from AFP

Premier League suffers first postponement as Arsenal players quarantined

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Arsenal players and staff have been isolated at their homes after coming into contact with the owner of Olympiakos, who tested positive for the virus

ISOLATED. Liverpool players are being quarantined at home for 14 days. Photo from Instagram/@liverpoolfc


Liverpool bounces back, Arsenal closes gap on top 4

Mar 08, 2020 - 12:28 PM

Liverpool is on the brink of claiming the Premier League title as the Reds bounce back from their 1st Premier League loss this season

BOUNCING BACK. Liverpool is 9 points away of ending its Premier League title drought. Photo from Twitter (@LFC)

Premier League drops pre-match handshake over coronavirus concern

Mar 06, 2020 - 12:41 PM

Teams have been told that they will still line up as usual before kickoff, but the home team will walk past the away side without shaking hands

CAUTIOUS. Liverpool says it will not use child mascots as Premier League leaders take action against the virus. Photo from Instagram/liverpoolfc


'It is not over': Liverpool warns after unbeaten run ends

Mar 01, 2020 - 5:17 PM

‘We don't think it is the biggest catastrophe in world football,’ says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

UPSET. Liverpool's star midfielder Mohamed Salah (left) vies with Watford defenders Craig Cathcart (center) and Christian Kabasele in the showdown that resulted in a shocker. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Lim, Orbon strike double gold in Ukraine Karate Premier League

Feb 23, 2020 - 4:06 PM

National karatekas Jamie Lim and Joane Orbon bring home a pair of gold medals from the 2020 Ukrainian Premier League

DYNAMIC DUO. Joane Orbon (left) and Jamie Lim impress in the Karate Premier League tournament in Ukraine. Photo from Richard Lim/ Karate Pilipinas Inc

Junna Tsukii bags 2nd straight bronze in Paris Premier League

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii secures another podium finish to rake in more points and boost her bid for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

ON A ROLL. Junna Tsukii shows her fine form with her second international bronze in a span of two weeks. Photo courtesy of Junna Tsukii

Liverpool in a hurry to end 30 years of hurt

Jan 13, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool solidify their hold of the top spot in the Premier League with their 20th win in 21 games this season

ON TOP. Roberto Firmino and Liverpool have collected a league-leading 61 points in the Premier League so far. Photo from Twitter/@LFC


Liverpool thrashes Leicester to open up 13-point Premier League lead

Dec 27, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Still looking unstoppable, Liverpool tightens its grip on the Premier League title race

MAGNIFICENT. Liverpool's English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) puts up a spectacular showing against Leicester. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Pogba hailed as 'best midfielder in the world' by Solskjaer

Dec 25, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Paul Pogba delivers for Manchester United in his return to football action after a long injury lay-off

BEST. Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba remains to be the best in the world. File photo by Alain Grosclaude/Rappler

Liverpool beat Man City to boost hopes of historic title triumph

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Liverpool solidify their bid for a first Premier League title in 30 years with a nine-point lead over defending champion Manchester City

TRIUMPHANT. Liverpool take down titleholders Manchester City. Photo from Twitter/@LFC


'They just defend': Klopp frustrated as stubborn Man Utd hold Liverpool

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Liverpool see their 17-game winning run in the Premier League snapped

MISFORTUNES. Jurgen Klopp says "pretty much everything went against" Liverpool against Manchester United. Photo from Twitter/@LFC


'We fight for everything': Klopp salutes Liverpool's perfect start

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Liverpool notch their sixth straight league win to move 5 points clear of defending Premier League champion Manchester City

LONG OVERDUE. Liverpool chase their first club title since 1990. Photo from Twitter/@LFC


Tragic footballer Sala and pilot 'exposed to carbon monoxide'

Aug 15, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Investigation results show that Argentine striker Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to carbon monoxide in the fatal plane crash

TRAGEDY. Emiliano Sala's family says the new findings 'raises many questions.' Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Arsenal stars targeted by 'knife-wielding carjackers'

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:48 PM

In a video circulated on social media, Arsenal footballer Sead Kolasinac defends teammate Mesut Ozi from an attacker

UNHARMED. Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac (right) escapes an attempted robbery. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

With or without Cardiff, Etheridge eyes Premier League return

May 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

'I want to go back to play in the Premier League. I feel it’s where I belong,' says Etheridge

HOLDING ON. Neil Etheridge dreams of making it back to the Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

WATCH: Manchester City wins thrilling title race, breaks Liverpool hearts

May 13, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Manchester City becomes the first team in 10 years to retain the Premier League title

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (C) holds up the Premier League trophy after their 4-1 victory in the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on May 12, 2019. - Manchester City held off a titanic challenge from Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League on Sunday by coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 on Sunday. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Neil Etheridge named Cardiff City Player of the Year

May 06, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Philippine Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge impresses in the Premier League after finishing 2nd in saves

IMPRESSIVE. Neil Etheridge is voted for the coveted award in just his second year with the Welsh Club. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter account (@Neil38Etheridge)


Philippine Premier League folds after opening weekend

May 04, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The country’s top-tier football league reverts to its old name, the Philippines Football League, and plans to resume mid-May

ILL-FATED. Air Force and Mendiola battle into a draw in the short-lived Philippine Premier League.

Kaya wins, Air Force draws in PPL debut

Apr 28, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Kaya demolishes Green Archers United while Air Force figures in a draw with Mendiola in the first-ever match day of the Philippine Premier League

MAIDEN TRIUMPH. Kaya FC-Iloilo clinches the first win in the Philippine Premier League. Photo from PPL


Philippine Premier League postpones opening games

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The Philippines' top tier football tournament will be pushed back by a month

Liverpool oust Manchester City for Premier League's top spot

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Liverpool survive a scare from Fullham to be in the running of ending a 29-year title drought

PACK LEADER. Liverpool gain a two-point advantage over defending champions Manchester City. Photo from Twitter (@LFC)


Premier League's Fab 4 dominate Champions League quarterfinals

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

For the first time in a decade, half of the Champions League quarterfinalists are from the Premier League

NEXT ROUND. Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva celebrates with his teammates as Manchester City advances to the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Sala tragedy sparks unsavory legal wrangle

Feb 21, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Premier League club Cardiff City and French side Nantes threaten to go to court over transfer fees following the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala

CONTROVERSY. Cardiff has so far refused to pay Nantes the transfer fee of the late Emiliano Sala. File photo

5 things we learned from the Premier League

Feb 11, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Manchester City blank Chelsea in a dominant display of their offensive firepower

TOP TEAM. Manchester City proves it is ahead of the pack in the Premier League. Photo from Twitter (@ManCityPT)


Body from wreck of Sala plane taken to Britain

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:26 PM

The body recovered from the plane wreckage has been transported to Britain for identification

IN MEMORIAM. Flowers have been put in front of the entrance of training center La Joneliere in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre days after the plane of Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala vanished. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP)

Body recovered from wreck of Sala plane

Feb 07, 2019 - 8:44 AM

(UPDATED) British investigators confirm that a body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine football star Emiliano Sala

Philippine Premier League revamps club football

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'The PPL is a new entity, it’s a rebirth, it's a reboot,' says PPL commissioner Bernie Sumayao

'REBIRTH'. Bernie Sumayao leads the Philippine Premier League which will change the country's club football scene. Photo from release

Three and easy: Pogba stars again in Man Utd win

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Since coach Jose Mourinho got sacked, the change in mood in Manchester United is palpable, no more so in the performances of Paul Pogba


ALL GOOD. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba (right) celebrates with Eric Bailly after scoring the opening goal against Bournemouth for their third straight win. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

WATCH: Klopp hails 'brilliant' Liverpool in Arsenal thrashing

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Roberto Firmino hits a hat trick to take Liverpool 9 points clear at the top of the Premier League

HAT TRICK. Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino shoots from the penalty spot to score his team's fifth goal against Arsenal. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

WATCH: Liverpool tests new title favorite tag

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Arsenal and Manchester City look to challenge Liverpool's title credentials in the next Premier League games

UNBEATEN. Liverpool tries to sustain its perfect run behind star striker Mohamed Salah (right). Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Tottenham manager sad to lose on-fire Son to South Korea once more

Dec 27, 2018 - 7:56 PM

The 26-year-old forward has been in his deadly form, scoring 5 goals in his last 3 games as the Spurs soared to 2nd place in the Premier League

NATIONAL TEAM FIRST. Son Heung-min will miss some time for the Tottenham Spurs as he reinforces Korea in the Asian Cup. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP


WATCH: 'Legend' Solskjaer named Manchester United caretaker manager

Dec 19, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes over as the club looks for a new full-time coach

OLD SPIRIT. After sacking Jose Mourinho, Manchester United hopes to ‘bring back some of the spirit’ with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvaag/AFP

Rebranded PFL steps in ‘difficult time’ as Davao Aguilas FC folds

Dec 16, 2018 - 10:15 PM

'It was either witness the decline of Philippine pro football as a distant observer, or start working and do something about it. I chose to do something about it,' says new league commissioner Bernie Sumayao

CRUCIAL. Davao Aguilas FC leaves the Philippines Football League with only 5 teams. Photo from Davao Aguilas

5 things we learned in the Premier League

Dec 10, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Chelsea prove Manchester City are not invincible while Liverpool remain unbeaten to climb to the top of the table

SCORING MACHINE. Mo Salah (right) powers Liverpool over Bournemouth with a hat-trick. Photo from AFP


5 things we learned from the Premier League

Nov 26, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Tottenham taint Chelsea's spotless record while Manchester City keep their grasp of the top spot

CONTENDERS. Liverpool remain Manchester City's most likely challengers. Photo by AFP


Man City back on top with derby win as Liverpool maintains title pursuit

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accepts there is now a different in class between the two Manchester clubs

ON TOP. Manchester City returns to the top of the leaderboards. File photo Paul Ellis/AFP


5 things we learned in the Premier League

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:38 AM

English football unites to mourn the death of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha while Manchester City returns to the top

DEDICATED. Leicester delivers a win a week after team owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash. Photo from Instagram (@vardy7)


Delight to despair: Thais stunned by death of billionaire Vichai

Oct 29, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Thais mourn the abrupt death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the 5th richest man in the country

A Thai newspaper featuring the headline news about Leicester City Football Club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crash is pictured at a newsstand in Bangkok on October 29, 2018. Leicester City's Thai billionaire boss Srivaddhanapraha was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed and burst into flames in the Premier League side's stadium car park moments after taking off from the pitch, the club said on October 28. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Cardiff scores 1st win over Neil Etheridge's former team

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Neil Etheridge proves his worth over Fulham where he spent his early professional footballing days as a reserve

PROVING HIMSELF. From being a young keeper finding his way though professional football, Neil Etheridge finally got to show his former club Fulham how much he has grown. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter.

Mourinho plays down touchline melee after 'awful' Chelsea draw

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to be restrained after a late equalizer salvaged Chelsea's unbeaten record

DRAW. Chelsea midfielder Willian (center) vies for the ball with Manchester United's Luke Shaw (left) and Paul Pogba during the English Premier League football match that ended in a thrilling draw. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

'It's a manhunt': Mourinho slams critics after United escapes

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Jose Mourinho's future as Manchester United manager remains the subject of intense speculation

FIGHTBACK. Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka saves a chance from Manchester United striker Anthony Martial (right) during their Premier League match where United completed a comeback win. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Mourinho facing end of Manchester United reign

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:59 AM

A British report says manager Jose Mourinho would be sacked this weekend regardless of the results of Manchester United's game

EMBATTLED. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (right) has reportedly lost the confidence of the board after the team suffered its worst start in 29 years. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Chelsea ends Liverpool's perfect start

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge hits late equalizer after Eden Hazard’s Chelsea strike

PULSATING. Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (bottom) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during their English Premier League football match. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP