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Coronavirus and sport: How sporting world changed during March

A selection of striking photographs showing how sport has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in March. Wembley Stadium, London, 1 March: The month started with Manchester City celebrating their third League Cup win in succession - and their fourth in five years - with victory over Aston Villa at a packed Wembley (Photo by…

BBC Sport’s five things to do today

1 Apr From the section Sport Read this...As season two of Sunderland 'Til I Die drops on Netflix, we speak to the men behind the programme:'There were tears in the edit suite' Watch this... Media playback is not supported on this device Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock's five exercises to try at home Try…

The truth about Michael Jordan’s MLB prospects: ‘I swear, he was going to the majors’

8:00 AM ETSteve WulfESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Around long enough to have written about athletes from Hank Aaron to Ben Zobrist and Super Bowls from VII to XLVI. Joined ESPN The Magazine as a founding editor in 1998. Also wrote for Time, Sports Illustrated, the Fort Lauderdale News…

BBC Sport’s five things to do today

Read this...He's the second-fastest man in British history and he's targeting a place at next year's rearranged Tokyo Olympics, but you may not even have heard of him.Meet James Dasaolu, the part-time personal trainer and part-time professional athlete who has overcome injury and crowdfunded his way back on to the 100m stage.Watch this...Left foot, right…

Big Leak Reveals the OnePlus 8’s Design and Specs Ahead of Launch

Leaks say this is what the OnePlus 8 will look like. Photo: Winfuture.de (OnePlus)Recently, OnePlus has started hyping up its next big phone—the OnePlus 8. And now, a big leak has just revealed a ton of critical info about the design and features of OnePlus’ next flagship handset. Based on official-looking product renders and specs…

Sam Tomkins: Catalans Dragons star on coronavirus lockdown in France

With much of the planet now in complete shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, people from all walks of life have had their worlds turned upside down - including sports stars who have been left with no sport to play.As part of a new BBC Sport series, England international Sam Tomkins, who joined Super League…

BBC Sport’s five things to do today

Read this...We all dream of representing our country on the international stage, right? Meet the team competing as 'England' in 2020... by chanceWatch this...Kids interrupting work was something of a novelty two weeks ago but now it is part of our daily routine, as Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford knows all too well... Media playback…

Camaraderie, confrontation & characters – life inside the dressing room

Dressing rooms are the one place at a football stadium the television cameras rarely enterThe dressing room is football's inner sanctum, a place which can be defined by great togetherness or deep division, where games can be won or lost before a ball is even kicked.What goes on between players and managers behind closed doors…

A letter from the great quarantine: Missing football, pasta and friendship

8:00 AM ETWright ThompsonSenior Writer CloseWright Thompson is a senior writer for ESPN and is executive producer of TrueSouth and co-executive producer of Backstory. He is the author of New York Times bestselling The Cost of These Dreams.OXFORD, Miss. -- On Wednesday, someone sent me a video clip of a quarantined Italian man playing the…

How Belarus is fighting the coronavirus: vodka first, soccer second

11:30 AM ETArtur PetrosyanESPN.com writer Belarusian football is not something even the most fanatical game lovers across the globe have been following over the years. Belarus is ranked 32nd out of 56 UEFA member associations, between Liechtenstein and Israel, while the national team -- ranked 87th, between Haiti and Zambia, in the FIFA World Ranking…

‘Too early for Tour de France decision’

Egan Bernal became the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour de France in 2019The Tour de France is considering the option of going ahead without fans, says France’s sports minister. The race is due to run from 27 June to 19 July but is in doubt, with most major sports events off…

Burgers, beer or the buzz: What do you miss about sport?

All forms of professional sport in the UK are suspended because of the coronavirus outbreakWe're all getting used to days on end without live sport, without the excitement and frustration of seeing our teams or our favourite sports stars doing what they do best.But as well as the obvious gap in live action it seems…

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How to Get Health Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo: ShutterstockRecent world events may have led you to believe that this would be a bad time to not have health insurance right now. And while we can’t judge your individual need for insurance, we can probably say that in general, you should think about getting coverage.But if you don’t have coverage through work—or you…

France orders Google to pay news companies for showing article extracts

After the law came into effect last year, Google said that it would simply remove snippets altogether unless publishers granted it the right to do so. However, the ruling body (called l’Autorité de la Concurrence) said that the “the vast majority of press publishers have granted Google licenses to use and display their protected content...…

Facebook will provide free Portal devices to UK hospitals and care homes

Facebook’s support for the fight against COVID-19 now includes a simple but important addition: keeping people in touch. It’s partnering with the UK’s National Health Service to offer up to 2,050 free Portal video calling devices to the country’s hospitals, care homes, hospices and other medical settings. The hardware will help patients contact friends and…

Here’s what Twitter’s weird ‘data-sharing’ notification really means

Twitter Prior to this update, Twitter allowed users to opt out of data sharing that enabled Twitter to tell advertisers how users interacted with ads for mobile apps, and share some “non-public” information like device identifiers. Now, most Twitter users have no choice whether or not that data is shared with Twitter’s advertisers. Those in…

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