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Past articles by Jack:

Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp urged not to sign Timo Werner by former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann

Former Liverpool midfielder believes Werner is a complete contrast to Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, which leaves it hard to identify how he would fit into the current starting line-up → Read More

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua could happen before Deontay Wilder rematch because of coronavirus lockdown

Tyson Fury’s all-British heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua could happen much sooner than initially thought because of the coronavirus pandemic and the effect of President Trump’s United States travel ban, promoter Bob Arum has admitted. → Read More

Lewis Hamilton opens up on being criticised for fighting climate change as an F1 driver and coping with defeat

Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has opened up on his inability to cope with defeat and how it drives him on to be the very best in the sport, and has also explained where his passion to fight climate change stems from despite the obvious impact that falls on being a racing driver. → Read More

Manchester United have Old Trafford rail seating plan approved for 1,500 fans to begin next season

Manchester United have been given approval to install rail seating for up to 1,500 supporters at Old Trafford, with the new plans set to be in place for the start of the new season. → Read More

Marty Smith death: Legendary motocross champion and wife die in dune buggy crash aged 63

Three-time American National Motocross champion and Hall of Fame rider Marty Smith has been killed in a dune buggy accident along with his wife Nancy, aged 63. The American Motorcyclist Association great died on Monday after a crash on the Imperial sand dunes in the Californian desert along with his wife, according to close friend Lee Ramage. → Read More

Newcastle takeover: Khashoggi’s fiancée urges Premier League to block Saudi bid

The fiancée of murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi has written a letter to the Premier League chief executive Richard Masters expressing her dismay at Newcastle United’s imminent takeover, and has called for officials to step in and block the bid that is being led by the country’s Public Investment Fund. → Read More

Formula One won’t really be back until the fans are too

It is inevitable that sport will return without fans. From the 92 outstanding Premier League matches, to boxing bouts in purpose-built studios, those who pay the most for the privilege to watch live sport will, for the foreseeable future, have to do so from their living rooms. It is a measure that will take away something that means a great deal to many, yet must be respected → Read More

French Grand Prix the 10th F1 race to be called off

Le Castellet will not host a race in 2020 after talks with the French government left it ‘impossible’ to stage a Grand Prix under the current coronavirus lockdown restrictions → Read More

F1 confirms plan to start season with Austrian Grand Prix at start of July with final race before end of the year

Chase Carey reveals plan to stage up to 18 races in 2020 that will see the European races start behind closed doors in July before Grands Prix are held across Eurasia, Asia and the Americas before a Middle East double-header finale → Read More

British Grand Prix will not take place in front of fans, confirms Silverstone

Silverstone owners have confirmed that July’s British Grand Prix will not take place in front of fans as a race “under normal conditions is just not going to be possible”. The Grand Prix has not yet been postponed or cancelled, but Silverstone’s managing director Stuart Pringle wrote a letter to all fans who have already purchased tickets to reveal the decision, which will see → Read More

NRL embarrassed after players break coronavirus lockdown restrictions to go on camping trip

Australia’s National Rugby League has criticised two players for their “unacceptable” actions after they broke lockdown restrictions to go on a camping trip in New South Wales. Australia internationals Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr camped together at the former’s farm near Taree, located on the mid-north coast in New South Wales, with Addo-Carr posting pictures of the → Read More

Alan Pardew hits back at relegation bonus reports after giving entire payment to non-playing staff and health service

Alan Pardew has hit back at “untrue and ill-informed” reports that he collected a £100,000 relegation bonus from ADO Den Haag after the Eredivisie season was cancelled, with the former Crystal Palace and Newcastle United manager confirming that he immediately asked for the sum to be given to healthcare workers in the Netherlands as well as the club’s non-playing staff. → Read More

Everton condemn Moise Kean for 'unacceptable' actions after breaking coronavirus lockdown by hosting party

Club have issued a strong reprimand tot he 20-year-old forward after he filmed himself with guests at his home over the weekend, and are expected to take disciplinary action for the breach of government guidelines → Read More

Fifa begin $150m payments to all nations as part of coronavirus emergency relief fund

Fifa will pay out $150m (£121m) to its 211 national associations in the coming days to fast-forward payments due at the end of the season in an effort to help governing bodies through the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Isle of Man TT: Losing that winning feeling hurts far more than podiums and records for Peter Hickman

Once the dust had settled on the 2019 Isle of Man Senior TT, the exhausts had cooled and the champagne had been swigged, there was one overriding feeling throughout the motorcycling community: ‘Boy I can’t wait to do it all again next year’. → Read More

National League cancels rest of the football season despite vote yet to be completed

All remaining National League fixtures have been cancelled following a vote by clubs that ended overwhelmingly in favour of ending the 2019/20 season immediately, even though the last few responses are yet to be received. → Read More

‘It’s too late now’: Novak Djokovic condemned for ‘creating misconception’ around coronavirus vaccination

Novak Djokovic has been accused of “creating misconceptions” surrounding a coronavirus vaccination by one of Serbia’s leading epidemiologists. The 17-time Grand Slam champion expressed his reservations against taking a vaccination in the future in order to return to competitive tennis, having given his views on what may be required to start travelling the world again on the → Read More

Tottenham players Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko apologise for breaking lockdown restrictions in third club incident

Tottenham Hotspur footballers Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko have issued an apology after breaking lockdown restrictions by training together – the third time that the club’s personnel have breached government guidelines in the space of two weeks. → Read More

Uefa deny receiving WHO advice to suspend football until end of 2021 after claims Arsenal could qualify for Champions League

Uefa has denied receiving a request from the World Health Organisation to suspend all football until the end of 2021 following reports that the coronavirus pandemic could see the sport in Europe suspended for more than 21 months. → Read More

‘My heart is broken’: Mo Farah pays emotional tribute to former trainer Neil Black after his sudden death

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah says his “heart is broken” after former trainer Neil Black died suddenly at the weekend. → Read More