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12:50 p.m. Nov. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. averaging 150,000 COVID-19 cases a day as expert warns of pending ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ Experts are worried that President Trump’s refusal to concede election could cause more cases, hospitalizations and deathsThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 54.5 million on Monday, while the U.S. tally topped 11 million after adding 1 million new cases in six days, with 50 states and territories recording rising numbers and the virus showing no sign of slowing.
5:58 a.m. Oct. 10, 2020 - By Cara Lombardo
Red Sox and Liverpool owner in talks to take sports holdings public Potential deal with RedBall Acquisition would value Fenway Sports Group at around $8 billion including debtBoston Red Sox owner John Henry is in talks to join with an investment vehicle for an $8 billion deal that would take his famed sports holdings public, according to people familiar with the matter.
10:11 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
British counterculture brand Fred Perry to Proud Boys: Hands off our laurel wreath The Black/Yellow/Yellow twin tipped shirt has been adopted by various subcultures without prejudice, the company says — no longerThe Fred Perry tennis look has spanned Mod to Brit Pop and beyond, including a skinheads appropriation along the way. Now, the Proud Boys have claimed the ubiquitous laurel emblem.
6:33 a.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - Associated Press
FC Barcelona and La Liga signal unwillingness to allow Lionel Messi to walk away Soccer superstar a no-show at required coronavirus testing on SundaySoccer superstar a no-show at required coronavirus testing on Sunday.
1:22 p.m. Aug. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
Bayern Munich beats Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to win another Champions League title Paris native Kingsley Coman heads in winning goalKingsley Coman headed Bayern Munich to a sixth Champions League title on Sunday, scoring against boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain to seal a 1-0 victory in the first final to be played without fans.
11:00 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 20.7 million and U.S. suffers biggest one-day death toll since May The U.S. is ‘an anomaly among the higher-income countries of the world in that we never did lock down sufficiently; we only slowed down to get the virus activity by May to a so-so level,’ says Dr. Michael OsterholmThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose above 20.7 million on Thursday and the U.S. suffered its biggest death toll since May with almost 1,500 fatalities counted in a single day.
11:55 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Aubameyang goals clinch FA Cup for Arsenal, beating Chelsea The win sealed Arsenal’s fourth FA Cup in seven seasons and a place in the Europa League, after only finishing eighth in the Premier LeaguePierre-Emerick Aubameyang clinched a record-extending 14th FA Cup for Arsenal on Saturday, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at an empty Wembley Stadium.
11:16 a.m. July 24, 2020 - Associated Press
State Department inspector general to prepare report on ambassador’s reported pitch for British Open play at Trump club U.S. Ambassador to the Court of Saint James’s Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson also faces accusations of inappropriate remarks about women and minoritiesU.S. Ambassador to the Court of Saint James’s Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson also faces accusations of inappropriate remarks about women and minorities.
6:08 a.m. July 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Ballon d’Or — world football’s top individual award — will not be presented this year Reigning Ballon d’Or awardee Leo Messi of Barcelona has won the trophy a record six timesReigning Ballon d’Or awardee Leo Messi of Barcelona has won the trophy a record six times.
5:30 a.m. July 20, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Ex-Goldman banker’s buyout group snaps up French Soccer club ToulouseRedBird Capital Partners looks to end French soccer club Toulouse’s losing streak.
7:14 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus pandemic could get much, much worse, according to this health expert ‘If we don’t get the growth of this pandemic under control now, in a few months, when the weather turns cold and forces people to spend more time indoors, we could face a disaster that dwarfs the situation today,’ says John M. BarryThe coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 3.4 million Americans and killed more than 136,000 could get much, much worse, unless action is taken now to contain it, according to a leading public health expert.
1:40 p.m. July 3, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
‘Let the music play’: Eric Clapton, Iron Maiden and Ed Sheeran and 1,500 leading musicians tell U.K. government Chart-topping singers have banded together to call for a government rescue for live musicEd Sheehan, Iron Maiden and Eric Clapton are among 1,500 U.K. musicians urging the government to support the live music industry.
2:21 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 2.6 million, and top Republicans now call on Americans to wear face masks FedEx, General Mills and Constellation Brands benefit from pandemic buying, while Michael Kors parent Capri takes a hitThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the U.S. climbed above 2.6 million on Wednesday, a day after Dr. Anthony Fauci said it could spike to more than 100,000 a day if the fresh clusters emerging in the South and West are not brought under control.
12:05 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Five things to know about Leicester: the U.K. city that’s key to preventing a second wave of coronavirus infections Leicester is the U.K.’s first city in a ‘local lockdown,’ a move that could become more common as the world opens back upLeicester, the English town famous for cheese, pork pies, and football, will be kept in lockdown for weeks while the rest of the country enjoys pubs, hairdressers, and restaurants reopening on July 4.
1:58 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Selin Bucak
Sports are back on the pitch. So is private equity — and the competition is heating up For buyout groups that are persisting with the view that sport has significant growth potential, this has been a good time to buyBuyout groups are scouting for bargains among teams and leagues that are battling with the impact of COVID-19.
6:16 a.m. June 27, 2020 - Associated Press
Kop joy: Liverpool fans flood Anfield, 1st title in 30 years It took 30 years, 58 days and the return from a three-month lockdown caused by a global pandemic but, finally, Liverpool are the football champions of England once again.The sun had just set over Anfield — and on a 30-year wait to be champions of England again — when the fireworks started to explode into the twilight.
1:58 p.m. June 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Liverpool ends 30-year drought, clinches Premier League title Loss by Manchester City secures English championship for RedsLiverpool clinched its first league title since 1990 on Thursday, ending an agonizing title drought without the players even having to take the field.
3:11 p.m. June 19, 2020 - By Callum Keown
U.K. foreign secretary criticized for saying taking a knee comes from ‘Game of Thrones’Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has faced a backlash after saying taking the knee comes from Game of Thrones
4:48 a.m. June 18, 2020 - By Callum Keown
The English Premier League has finally returned after 100 days away — here’s what happenedThe English Premier League returns on Wednesday after more than three months with the first of 92 games in just 40 days.
12:55 a.m. June 5, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Airlines, retailers, even German companies — the businesses borrowing billions in coronavirus loans from the Bank of England The Bank of England has lent more than £16 billion of coronavirus loans to 53 U.K. and overseas companies so far.
6:23 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
From politicians and diplomats to Pope Francis and stars of European soccer, global outcry grows over George Floyd’s death Global protests, tweets and tributes pour inA chorus of global criticism has been ballooning against the U.S. over the death of a black man at the hands of policeman last week, and President Donald Trump’s response to the millions that have taken to the streets to protest there.
4:43 a.m. May 29, 2020 - By Callum Keown
English Premier League restart date revealed: Manchester City vs. Arsenal kicks things offPremiership clubs have agreed to start contact training as preparations intensify for the resumption of English football.
8:40 a.m. May 21, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Why coronavirus has caused a glut of gourmet food from canceled summer events A lack of celebrations and long-lasting lockdowns have hit demand for regional specialties Champagne and Stilton cheeseThe Champagne region of France has cut sales of bubbly and Prince Charles has urged Brits to back cheesemongers.
8:54 p.m. May 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Fist bumps and masks: Professional soccer returns in Germany Saturday matches in top two German football divisions are first since the game was put on hold March 13 but were played in empty stadiums amid strict hygiene measuresProfessional soccer resumed in Germany after a two-month break with four games in the second division on Saturday taking place behind closed doors.
4:29 a.m. May 15, 2020 - By Agence France-Presse
Slovenia opens borders after declaring epidemic overSlovenia opened its borders on Friday after declaring an end to its coronavirus epidemic, despite new infections still being reported.
6:17 a.m. May 7, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Meet the seniors raising millions to combat coronavirus — first Capt. Tom, raised $39 million with his garden walks, and now Sgt. Zina has raised $26,000 by knitting British army veteran Tom Moore has turned 100 and raised the equivalent of $38 million for the U.K.’s health service, and now others are following his leadCaptain Tom has celebrated his 100th birthday and raised £32 million since the coronavirus outbreak, now others are following his lead
9:24 a.m. May 6, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Everything you need to know about the English Premier League’s planned return as the U.K.’s Raab says it will ‘lift the spirits of the nation’ Project Restart — the Premier League’s plan to resume the season — would see matches begin in JuneThe return of English football and other sports would “lift the spirits of the nation” amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday as talks to restart the season progressed.
8:41 a.m. April 27, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Blinking in the sunlight: Children make halting return to Spain’s streets after weeks of coronavirus lockdown From Madrid to Barcelona, weeks of lockdown end for the youngest populationSpain began what could be the start of relaxed rules for its citizens on Sunday, starting with the youngest.
3:28 a.m. April 21, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
A glimmer of light at the end of the lockdown tunnel in Spain Relief on the way for stir-crazy children in coronavirus-battered nationAs Spain enters its sixth week of lockdown, the country’s confined children swing into focus as the government tries to ease tight restrictions to battle the deadly virus.
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