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Rooney calls pay cut pressure on players a ‘disgrace’

Wayne Rooney questioned why the Premier League had announced publicly that it was looking for its players to give up or defer 30% of their wages. Former England captain Wayne Rooney. Picture: @WayneRooney/Twitter. LONDON – Former England captain Wayne Rooney said the public pressure being exerted on elite footballers to …

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Liverpool puts non-player staff into partial unemployment

Three other elite clubs, Tottenham, Newcastle, and Norwich had already announced similar measures. Liverpool announced on Saturday that it will place part of its non-player staff on short work due. JOHANNESBURG – Liverpool announced on Saturday that it will place part of its non-player staff on short work due to …

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Netball SA President Cecilia Molokwane recovers from COVID-19

Following her results announcements, there was a public outcry from various corners of the sports fraternity and a call to action for those that had been with the President to have themselves tested. Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane. Picture: Supplied JOHANNESBURG – Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane has …

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Age limit could be raised for Olympic football tournament

Olympic football is usually restricted to under-23 teams for the men’s tournament, with three overage players allowed per team. ZURICH – The age limit for the Tokyo Olympics men’s football tournament could be raised so that players who were eligible in 2020 will not miss out following the postponement of …

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Joshua-Pulev heavyweight title fight postponed

Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles was set to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles was set to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. JOHANNESBURG – The world heavyweight title fight between Briton …

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Kobe Bryant to be inducted into Hall of Fame

The ceremony is set to take place at The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, in August. FILE: Los Angeles Lakers #24 Kobe Bryant takes a shot during free play. Picture: AFP LONDON – Kobe Bryant is set to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. …

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