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Premier League grounds could be used as auxiliary hospitals in the fight against coronavirus

Premier League grounds could be used as auxiliary hospitals in the fight against coronavirus

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: A number of top-flight clubs have virtually handed over their stadiums to the NHS, with football suspended and the pandemic continuing to surge.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Gordon Taylor is fighting a battle he can't win

MARTIN SAMUEL: Gordon Taylor is fighting a battle he can't win

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Gordon Taylor is not a stupid man. He must know how bad this looks. He must appreciate how rapidly his members are falling from favour.

Liverpool's move to sign Timo Werner placed on hold as they delay all recruitment plans

Liverpool's move to sign Timo Werner placed on hold as they delay all recruitment plans

The Premier League leaders have been heavily linked with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner and there have been persistent reports about the Germany international having a £51million release clause.

Coronavirus UK: English football referees could be quarantined once the season resumes

Coronavirus UK: English football referees could be quarantined once the season resumes

On Friday, English football authorities will discuss the prospect of quarantining officials once the season recommences. The protection of players from Covid-19 will be on the agenda.

R&A chief rejects claim The Open has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

R&A chief rejects claim The Open has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

The R&A moved swiftly on Thursday to knock down a report from America that the Open would suffer the same fate as Wimbledon and be cancelled.

Liverpool warned Mohamed Salah could have to miss THREE months of next season by Mido

Liverpool warned Mohamed Salah could have to miss THREE months of next season by Mido

The winger is a crucial player for Egypt and almost guaranteed to miss a chunk of action for Liverpool in January due to the African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

Man Utd star Marcus Rashford jokes about with kid who supports City during an interview

Man Utd star Marcus Rashford jokes about with kid who supports City during an interview

The Manchester United striker was the star turn as a group of kids, who are on the cusp of joining sides in the city, sat in a room and were given the chance to grill a Premier League player.

How Ben Stokes performed the second Miracle of Headingley (with a little help from Jack Leach) 

How Ben Stokes performed the second Miracle of Headingley (with a little help from Jack Leach) 

EXCLUSIVE BY LAWRENCE BOOTH: Stokes and Leach pulled off an incredible run chase at Headingley in 2019 by chasing more than they had ever managed to keep Ashes alive.

Eddie Jones signs new deal to stay on as England head coach and lead them into 2023 World Cup

Eddie Jones signs new deal to stay on as England head coach and lead them into 2023 World Cup

Eddie Jones says he has the hunger to make England great having re-signed until the 2023 World Cup. As Sportsmail revealed on Thursday the Australian has extended his contract by two years.

Jose Mourinho's transfer hopes are in grave danger as Tottenham get set to reduce summer's budget

Jose Mourinho's transfer hopes are in grave danger as Tottenham get set to reduce summer's budget

Spurs' projected income is expected to take a further blow as doubts emerge over the viability of sealing a lucrative naming rights deal due to the financial crisis that has engulfed the business world.

PFA refuses to back down in row over Premier League salaries

PFA refuses to back down in row over Premier League salaries

The PFA has come in for heavy criticism over their handling of the situation, having even sent out letters urging players not to agree to blanket pay cuts despite public pressure.

Charlie Methven, the star of Netflix's Sunderland 'Til I Die series 2, reflects on becoming TV star

Charlie Methven, the star of Netflix's Sunderland 'Til I Die series 2, reflects on becoming TV star

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CRAIG HOPE:There is one scene that Charlie Methven - the overnight star of Sunderland 'Til I Die series two - had to watch through his fingertips.

The PFA sent letters to players telling them NOT to agree to pay cuts - but is a deal in the offing?

The PFA sent letters to players telling them NOT to agree to pay cuts - but is a deal in the offing?

The Professional Footballers' Association sent out letters urging players not to agree to blanket pay cuts despite public pressure amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus UK: No Premier League side has announced a wage cut... it is a terrible look

Coronavirus UK: No Premier League side has announced a wage cut... it is a terrible look

COMMENT BY IAN HERBERT: The genuine acts of sacrifice are the ones there is little song and dance about. There have been acts of kindness from others across the game.

Wimbledon without spectators still needed 5,000 people on site

Wimbledon without spectators still needed 5,000 people on site

Holding a proper Wimbledon behind closed doors would still have involved having at least 5,000 people at the All England Club. That is said to be the startling internal estimate circulated.

Gary Neville on the 'emotional' Manchester United Class of 92 break-up

Gary Neville on the 'emotional' Manchester United Class of 92 break-up

Gary Neville has opened up on his time at Manchester United, revealing how hard it was to watch his fellow Class of '92 players leave one-by-one over the years.

West Ham star Aaron Cresswell says not to bring Premier League back unless it is safe

West Ham star Aaron Cresswell says not to bring Premier League back unless it is safe

Aaron Cresswell has urged authorities to respect players as well as fans by not prioritising entertainment over their health and safety and resuming football too soon.

Chelsea announce partnership with charity Refuge in bid to raise money to tackle domestic abuse

Chelsea announce partnership with charity Refuge in bid to raise money to tackle domestic abuse

Chelsea have joined up with charity Refuge to raise money to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Valencia plan to return to training on April 13 after being given a clean bill of health

Valencia plan to return to training on April 13 after being given a clean bill of health

There was an outbreak of coronavirus within Valencia's camp - with the La Liga outfit confirming there were five positive tests at the club, including Garay, Gaya and Mangala.

PSG join Chelsea and Juventus in the race to sign Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi

PSG join Chelsea and Juventus in the race to sign Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi

Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly joined the race to sign Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi this summer.

Luka Modric 'set to stay at Real Madrid until his contract expires in 2021'

Luka Modric 'set to stay at Real Madrid until his contract expires in 2021'

There have been suggestions that the 34-year-old could move on in the near future due to the young players coming through - not least Martin Odegaard, who is impressing on loan.

Coronavirus: Carlos Tevez - 'A footballer can live six months without getting paid'

Coronavirus: Carlos Tevez - 'A footballer can live six months without getting paid'

Former Manchester United, Manchester City and West Ham forward Carlos Tevez believes top-flight footballers should offer to cut their wages during the coronavirus crisis.

Conor McGregor says Khabib CHICKENED OUT of Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 249

Conor McGregor says Khabib CHICKENED OUT of Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 249

Khabib Nurmagomedov announced on Wednesday evening that he was back in his native Dagestan and ruled out the prospect of breaking the coronavirus quarantine to compete at UFC 249.

Kevin De Bruyne admits Premier League season may have to end early

Kevin De Bruyne admits Premier League season may have to end early

In recent days, Sportsmail has highlighted the fears of coaches and players over returning to action following the coronavirus, particularly in view of sustaining muscular injuries.

Gary Lineker insists Premier League clubs have thrown players under the bus by paying them in full

Gary Lineker insists Premier League clubs have thrown players under the bus by paying them in full

Tottenham, Newcastle and Norwich have come in for heavy criticism for cutting salaries of their non-playing staff and putting them on furlough, while continuing to pay full wages to their players.

Coronavirus: Tokyo organisers counting the cost of postponement of Olympic Games

Coronavirus: Tokyo organisers counting the cost of postponement of Olympic Games

Olympic Games organisers are still counting the cost of postponement and say it is 'premature' to put any accurate figure on the financial impact of pushing the event back to 2021.

Eddie Jones may be Marmite but there was no obvious candidates to replace him as England head coach

Eddie Jones may be Marmite but there was no obvious candidates to replace him as England head coach

CHRIS FOY: There has been a polarised response to the news that Eddie Jones will remain England's head coach until the 2023 World Cup. Many people are delighted. Others are aghast.

Manuel Neuer shows his reflexes are razor sharp amid Chelsea interest

Manuel Neuer shows his reflexes are razor sharp amid Chelsea interest

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has taken to Instagram to show off how he is keeping his reflexes sharp during the football shutdown.

Premier League clubs facing pressure as Julian Knight MP calls for windfall tax if wages aren't cut

Premier League clubs facing pressure as Julian Knight MP calls for windfall tax if wages aren't cut

DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight is calling for a windfall tax to be imposed on Premier League clubs that refuse to cut the salaries of highly-paid star players.

Virtual Grand National 2020 Q&A: How it works, runners, betting and profits to NHS

Virtual Grand National 2020 Q&A: How it works, runners, betting and profits to NHS

Usually an appetiser before the main event, the virtual version of the famous steeplechase takes centre stage on Saturday after the famous Aintree race was cancelled due to coronavirus.

Wolves star Raul Jimenez has no release clause in his contract

Wolves star Raul Jimenez has no release clause in his contract

Manchester United and Real Madrid may have to wait to get their target, as Raul Jimenez has no release clause in his contract. The striker also turned down a big money move to China.

Matic ropes in his kids and Djokovic uses a frying pan as stars find new ways of staying fit at home

Matic ropes in his kids and Djokovic uses a frying pan as stars find new ways of staying fit at home

Sports stars are refusing to let the coronavirus lockdown stop them from keeping fit with many coming up with unique 'stay at home' training methods.

Atletico Madrid players and coaches agree to 70% wage cut to pay non-playing staff

Atletico Madrid players and coaches agree to 70% wage cut to pay non-playing staff

The Spanish giants needed to make cuts across the club to guarantee their financial stability, with most teams around the world struggling in the face of the global pandemic.

Coronavirus UK: Brighton confirm a SECOND player has contracted Covid-19

Coronavirus UK: Brighton confirm a SECOND player has contracted Covid-19

The unnamed player is recovering at home and feeling fine, while the rest of Graham Potter's Brighton squad remain in isolation on the south coast.

Heavyweight boxer Martin Bakole delivers grovelling apology for sharing vile child sex abuse video

Heavyweight boxer Martin Bakole delivers grovelling apology for sharing vile child sex abuse video

The heavyweight fighter, who has previously acted as Anthony Joshua's sparring partner, posted the video at the weekend to his 7,000 followers.

Patriots team plane ships 1.2 MILLION N95 masks in from China

Patriots team plane ships 1.2 MILLION N95 masks in from China

The New England Patriots' plane is hauling 1.2 million N95 masks from China to after owner Robert Kraft paid $2million to help replenish Massachusetts' dwindling supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League clubs 'want FIVE subs' if they have to cram in fixtures to finish 2019-20 season

Premier League clubs 'want FIVE subs' if they have to cram in fixtures to finish 2019-20 season

Premier League clubs are reportedly requesting the use of five substitutes if they end up having to endure a fixture pile-up to complete the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

'They're threatening to pay us £13.46': Anonymous Championship star lifts lid on players' wage cuts

'They're threatening to pay us £13.46': Anonymous Championship star lifts lid on players' wage cuts

There is a clamour for footballers to cut their wages at the moment but not every one of us is an affluent millionaire. If you are playing in the lower leagues, you can't afford to take a wage cut.

Coronavirus UK: Jockey Club to give 10,000 free tickets to NHS workers

Coronavirus UK: Jockey Club to give 10,000 free tickets to NHS workers

The Jockey Club announced the first day of the 2021 festival would be renamed Liverpool's NHS Day, with thousands of tickets donated to NHS and professional carers in Merseyside.

Belgian First Division CANCELLED and Club Brugge crowned champions

Belgian First Division CANCELLED and Club Brugge crowned champions

Belgian football chiefs have cancelled the rest of the season and crowned Club Brugge champions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wolves striker reveals club have BANNED squad from visiting supermarkets during coronavirus lockdown

Wolves striker reveals club have BANNED squad from visiting supermarkets during coronavirus lockdown

Wolves are keeping in regular contact with their stars to offer safety advice - one of which is to stay away from supermarkets when shopping for food. Striker Pedro Neto has revealed the measures.

Jose Antonio Reyes was killed when his back-left tyre on his Mercedes 'exploded'

Jose Antonio Reyes was killed when his back-left tyre on his Mercedes 'exploded'

A police report has revealed former Arsenal superstar Jose Antonio Reyes was driving at 116 mph when his "back-left tyre exploded" leading to his car crash. Reyes and a cousin were both killed.

Paulo Dybala told Cristiano Ronaldo he is hated in Argentina

Paulo Dybala told Cristiano Ronaldo he is hated in Argentina

Paulo Dybala has told Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo he is hated in Argentina because of his figure and how he walks. But Dybala also said that he has been left surprised by Ronaldo.

Coronavirus UK: Generous Juventus star Aaron Ramsey makes second £10,000 donation to NHS charities

Coronavirus UK: Generous Juventus star Aaron Ramsey makes second £10,000 donation to NHS charities

Ramsey pledged the money to the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, which serves an area including Caerphilly, where the midfielder was born.

Manchester United 'handed transfer boost' with Ivan Rakitic 'free to leave Barcelona for £17.6m'

Manchester United 'handed transfer boost' with Ivan Rakitic 'free to leave Barcelona for £17.6m'

Manchester United have been handed a transfer boost with long-term target Ivan Rakitic free to leave Barcelona for just £17.6million this summer, according to Spanish outlet Marca.

Gordon Taylor is football's fattest cat... he was meant to step down a year ago

Gordon Taylor is football's fattest cat... he was meant to step down a year ago

KIERAN GILL: In a sport full of fat cats, who is the fattest of them all? Perhaps it is the man who is still digging his claws deep, 12 months after announcing his resignation.

RFU will complete the Championship season with 'a best playing record formula'

RFU will complete the Championship season with 'a best playing record formula'

The RFU will determine the final places of the Championship - the second tier of domestic competition - with a 'best playing record formula' after ending the season early due to coronavirus.

Chelsea handed boost over Barca in chase for Alex Telles as he switches agents to Abramovich aide

Chelsea handed boost over Barca in chase for Alex Telles as he switches agents to Abramovich aide

Chelsea could be a step closer to signing Alex Telles from Porto as the left-back has hired friend of Roman Abramovich, Pini Zahavi, as his agent.

Robin Van Persie and his son Shaqueel show off mesmerising synchronised footwork

Robin Van Persie and his son Shaqueel show off mesmerising synchronised footwork

In a video posted to Instagram, Van Persie can be seen lining up on an all-weather pitch at his home with his son Shaqueel, before the pair of them embark on a rehearsed footwork drill.

Ramires reveals the REAL reason John Terry wore his full kit to Chelsea's Champions League final

Ramires reveals the REAL reason John Terry wore his full kit to Chelsea's Champions League final

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has revealed the REAL reason John Terry wore his full kit at the 2012 Champions League final - and says it was the club's idea.

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