French motorcyclist Pierre Cherpin dies after Dakar Rally crash

French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin has died five days after crashing during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, organisers said on Friday. Key points: Pierre Cherpin was competing in his fourth Dakar Rally when he crashed on stage seven Cherpin was the first fatality of this year’s race Kevin Benavides of Argentina won the … Read more

How is the Australian Open dealing with international tennis players to ensure they are COVID-free?

Tennis stars and their coaching staff have started to arrive in Australia ahead of the Australian Open, which begins on February 8. About 1,200 players and coaching staff are expected to travel to Australia for the tournament, which has been delayed by three weeks. But there have already been hiccups, with Andy Murray and Madison … Read more

English Premier League football players told to stop hugging or risk matches being stopped

The British government is increasingly alarmed by the sight of soccer players hugging and kissing in celebrations, risking coronavirus infections and the sport’s ability to be allowed to continue during the latest lockdown. Key points: UK Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said footballers were “no exception” to COVID rules The EPL said clubs will be punished … Read more

Coronavirus concerns push Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix to late 2021, says Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll

The Australian Grand Prix will be postponed to the back end of the Formula 1 season with Bahrain replacing it as the opening race in March, according to Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll. Key points: There has been speculation that quarantine requirements for international arrivals in Australia would make it logistically difficult to stage … Read more

England cricketers Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes in isolation after Ali tests positive for COVID-19 on Sri Lanka tour

England all-rounder Moeen Ali was isolating in Sri Lanka on Monday after testing positive for coronavirus upon his arrival in the south Asian country for the team’s two-Test cricket tour. Key points: England cricketers Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes are both isolating after Ali tested positive to COVID-19 on arrival in Sri Lanka The spinning … Read more