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UK sport effectively cancelled as PM advises against mass gatherings

Media playback is not supported on this device Boris Johnson: "It look as though we are now approaching the fast growth part of the upward curve" Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised against mass gatherings in the UK amid the coronavirus outbreak - effectively cancelling all remaining sporting events.Johnson said that from Tuesday mass gatherings…

No rationale for cancelling sport events in UK, says government

Some fans wore protective face masks during Liverpool's Premier League match against Bournemouth on SaturdayThere is "no rationale" to postponing sporting events in Britain because of coronavirus, according to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.A meeting between the DCMS and sport governing bodies on Monday discussed potential responses if the outbreak worsens and mass…

Big hitting, big money, big hype

Media playback is not supported on this device Wilder v Fury II weigh-in: 'The atmosphere & buzz is phenomenal' WBC world heavyweight title: Deontay Wilder v Tyson FuryVenue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Date: Saturday, 22 February Time: About 05:00 GMT on Sunday, 23 FebruaryCoverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website, plus…

Steroids at 16: South Africa’s schoolboy rugby scene faces a widespread doping problem

Salmon van Huyssteen's story is just one of many around a widespread problem in South African rugbyThe butcher in Salmon van Huyssteen's home town did more than sell meat.It also operated as an informal post office, a collection point for parcels and packages in his Pretoria suburb.In September 2012, a delivery arrived for Van Huyssteen.…

Coronavirus wipes out most of world’s major sports events on an unprecedented day

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he was "feeling better" after testing positive for coronavirusThe coronavirus pandemic wiped out most of the world's major sporting events in an unprecedented 24 hours.As Friday began, the Premier League was one of the last football competitions standing - albeit with fans awaiting the outcome of an emergency meeting.During the…

NFL players approve deal that adds an extra game to the regular season

Kansas City beat San Francisco at Super Bowl 2020 in FebruaryNFL players have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the league's team owners that will see major changes to the sport - including an expanded playoff field and an extra game each season.The new deal, which runs until 2030, means play-offs will be increased…

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Man City’s penalty woe & Aubameyang’s Sunday best

Manchester City edged closer to equalling an unfortunate record from 12 yards as Kasper Schmeichel denied Sergio Aguero to claim family bragging rights.Plus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang delivered his Sunday best, Dwight McNeil continues to show plenty of promise and why Diogo Jota puts the consistent in inconsistent.BBC Sport takes a look at the weekend's key Premier…

Coronavirus: All sport in Italy to be suspended because of outbreak

Juventus had no fans to celebrate with when they scored against Inter Milan at the weekendAll sport in Italy has been suspended until at least 3 April because of coronavirus, the country's prime minister Giuseppe Conte has announced.This includes Serie A but not Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions. Serie A -…

More hygiene measures in place at UK races because of coronavirus

By Cornelius Lysaght BBC horse racing correspondent Racegoers using hand sanitiser at Cheltenham RacecourseEnhanced hygiene measures used at jump racing's Cheltenham Festival have been extended to all racecourses as the sport continues to hold fixtures. Regulator the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) provided all trainers, jockeys, racecourses and other race-day participants with information.The BHA said hand…

2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport photos leak online

We like what we see. Juggernaut via Facebook A few images of the 2021 Ford Bronco leaked online Monday, showing the new SUV in two- and four-door body styles. The photos were posted to the Juggernaut Facebook account. Juggernaut via Facebook Photos of the smaller Bronco Sport model made their way online Monday, as well, from…

Discovery in Tomb Reveals Ancient Game of Donkey Polo

Skeletal remains of a donkey found in the tomb.Image: S. Hu et al., 2020/Antiquity/GizmodoArchaeologists in China have unearthed a tomb belonging to a 9th-century noblewoman who was buried alongside her donkeys, which she likely rode while playing an ancient version of polo.New research published this week in Antiquity describes the tomb of Cui Shi, an…

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Elizabeth Warren campaign open sources its organizing tools

The campaign will have "more to say" in the weeks ahead about what it did with technology.It isn't unheard of for American candidates to rely on software for election runs, but developing open source tools is relatively rare. It may become more common, mind you. The Warren team noted that Spoke alone saved the campaign…

Some Tesla factory employees still had to work after the production shutdown

Local officials have confirmed that Tesla stopped making electric cars in California on Monday, March 23rd, in compliance with a shelter-in-place order brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But dozens of workers had to report to the company’s automotive factory to finish processing the final batches of cars this week, according to an email…

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web browser to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on your web habits. According to Apple’s John Wilander, the WebKit engineer behind the feature, Safari now blocks all third-party cookies. That means that,…

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