• English sport handed £300 million 'winter survival package'
    Reuters

    English sport handed £300 million 'winter survival package'

    The British government announced a 300 million pounds ($397.11 million) 'winter survival package' on Thursday to help sport through the COVID-19 pandemic, with rugby set for the biggest share but nothing for top level soccer and cricket. Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston told parliament it was clear some clubs would go to the wall unless action was taken to protect them. Support will be provided to rugby of both codes, horse racing, the National League and women’s soccer, motorsport, tennis, netball, basketball, ice hockey, badminton and greyhound racing.

  • Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones names NBA icons LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as key inspirations
    The Independent

    Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones names NBA icons LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as key inspirations

    Nineteen-year-old draws from stars in the world of sport at large as he looks to improve his game

  • NBA to cut season to allow players to compete in Tokyo - IOC
    Reuters

    NBA to cut season to allow players to compete in Tokyo - IOC

    Team owners and the NBA players' association have agreed on a shortened season to allow players from the world's best league to compete in next year's Tokyo Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday. "The owners of NBA teams have agreed with the players' association on an early and shortened NBA season starting on Dec. 22," Bach told a news conference.

  • NBA and players agree to 72-game season
    PA Media: Sport

    NBA and players agree to 72-game season

    The previous campaign was interrupted by Covid-19 and eventually led to 22 teams entering an isolation zone at Disney World in Florida.