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SPORTS: Sergio Perez tests positive for Covid-19

SPORTS: Sergio Perez tests positive for Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS, FORMULA 1, Sports
Racing Point's Sergio Perez has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend's British Grand Prix. The Mexican is the first Formula 1 driver to test positive since the 2020 season made a belated start in Austria this month. Perez has gone into self-quarantine, along with all his close contacts, as per F1's track-and-trace system. A statement from governing body the FIA said "procedures… have provided for swift containment". The statement adds that Perez's positive test "will have no wider impact on this weekend's event". Racing Point said Perez was "physically well and in good spirits, but he will continue to self-isolate under the guidelines of the relevant public health authorities, with safety the ultimate priority for the team and the sport". The team s...
SPORTS:  Ronaldo blow in golden shoe hunt

SPORTS: Ronaldo blow in golden shoe hunt

Soccer, Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo's hopes of finishing as Europe's top scorer were dealt a blow as he failed to score as champions Juventus were beaten by Cagliari. Ronaldo has scored an incredible 31 Serie A goals this season but found himself frustrated on Wednesday night. Luca Gagliano's close-range finish and Giovanni Simeone's powerful drive secured the win for the hosts. Ronaldo trails Lazio striker Ciro Immobile by four goals in the battle for Europe's Golden Shoe. Immobile scored his 35th goal of the season as Lazio beat Brescia 2-0 on Wednesday. With one game of the Serie A season remaining, Immobile is the outright leading scorer in Europe as his latest strike moved him ahead of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, who finished the Bundesliga season with 34 goals. Immobile is a...
ENTERTAINMENT: Africa’s First Sports, Media & Entertainment Practice Launched by Centurion Law Group

ENTERTAINMENT: Africa’s First Sports, Media & Entertainment Practice Launched by Centurion Law Group

AFRICA, Entertainment
The practice will be offering local and international companies and stakeholders a full suite of legal and management servicesJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 27, 2020/ -- African athletes, along with the continent’s entertainment, sports, advertising, and media industries are important to the regional and the global economy. In order to further support the rapidly growing sports & entertainment industry across Africa, Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com) is delighted to announce the launch of a new dedicated practice.Across sub-Saharan Africa, sports, media & entertainment have increasingly become revenue-generating industries for African countries, pillars of jobs creation, and important drivers of economic diversification. Beyond just Nollywood, the African entertainm...
Coronavirus – South Africa: Sports, Arts and Culture on the status of Coronavirus COVDI-19 relief to the creative sector industry

Coronavirus – South Africa: Sports, Arts and Culture on the status of Coronavirus COVDI-19 relief to the creative sector industry

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, South Africa
Department of Sport, Arts and Culture on the status of relief to the creative sector industryCAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 6, 2020/ -- In line with the National Development Plan's 2030 vision, our intention as a Department is to build a cohesive society in which everyone has access to sport., arts and culture resources . facilities and opportunities.Whilst COVID-19 has robbed our industry of gaining fruitful employment, this challenge has further inspired us to ensure that our mandate becomes even more pronounced.101 days into lockdown in South Africa, the relief fund process has provided much needed relief and has enabled us to empower over two thousand practitioners from the creativeindustry.We remain resolute in improving the quality of the lives of South Africans, in spite of the huge...
SOCCER: Liverpool have taken Man City’s Premier League title, now they want their records – Alan Shearer

SOCCER: Liverpool have taken Man City’s Premier League title, now they want their records – Alan Shearer

Soccer, Sports
There won't be any fans inside Etihad Stadium on Thursday, but I am still expecting it to be a very lively night. Manchester City will show Liverpool great respect with a guard of honour before the game, but it will hurt Pep Guardiola and his players to have to do it, and they will want to prove a point on the pitch afterwards. The level Liverpool are at might depend on how much partying they have done since becoming Premier League champions last week. They deserved those celebrations but they have had a few days to get them out of the way, and my guess is they will want to be at their very best again when they play City. This is a big game even without any silverware riding on it. Liverpool have already taken City's title, and now they want their records too - most points, bigge...
SPORTS: AFCON postponed to 2022.

SPORTS: AFCON postponed to 2022.

AFRICA, Sports
The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has announced the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON to January 2022 citing the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to take place between January and February next year. The football governing body, however decided that the local version of the AFCON, the Championship of African Nations, CHAN, will take place in January 2021. It had originally been slated to be played in April this year. Both competitions will be hosted by Cameroon. In a March 2020 announcement suspending the 2020 CHAN, CAF Organizing after a meeting in Cameroon cited amongst others, the confinement of population in many countries, restrictions imposed on grouping of teams and officials and the closure of...
SPORTS: FUFA to get $ 300,000 COVID-19 relief fund from CAF

SPORTS: FUFA to get $ 300,000 COVID-19 relief fund from CAF

AFRICA, Sports
Confederation of African Football Association (CAF) has confirmed to release financial aid to all the 54 member associations worth $ 300,000 each (1,118,514,300.00 Ugandan Shilling) as relief fund in the telling times of Coronavirus Pandemic. This was communicated on Tuesday, 30th June 2020 during a CAF Executive Committee conducted by video conference. This meeting was to discuss the future of African competitions and other related issues, in a context marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. CAF has allocated an additional USD 16.2 million to lighten the financial burden on Member Associations in a context marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Member Association will receive an amount of 300,000 USD This money is a big boost after FIFA also confirmed to released $1.5M per the 21...
SOCCER: Bundesliga transfer window adjusted by DFB board

SOCCER: Bundesliga transfer window adjusted by DFB board

Soccer, Sports
The DFB board has decided to make changes to the upcoming transfer window for licensed and contracted players. The background to the changes is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on football matches. "Because of the coronavirus crisis and the resulting shifts in seasons, national and international adjustments to the transfer windows are necessary, so that the previous period [1 July to 31 August 2020] had to be updated. We have now made this adjustment together with the DFL and in coordination with FIFA," said Peter Frymuth, DFB Vice President for Match Operations and Football Development. The result of the joint vote, also in conjunction with the DFL Presidium, is a split and extended transfer period. Accordingly, the transfer window will be open on 1 July 2020 for a single day (c...
SOCCER: Leicester’s home game with Crystal Palace could be postponed after the city was put back into lockdown.

SOCCER: Leicester’s home game with Crystal Palace could be postponed after the city was put back into lockdown.

CORONAVIRUS, Sports
Leicester's game against Crystal Palace at the weekend could be postponed, according to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.  The city was confirmed as the UK's first area to be hit by a 'local lockdown' after a regional flare-up of coronavirus cases, with schools to be closed from tomorrow and the abandonment of national easing measures, set to be implemented on July 6. Leicester's King Power Stadium is just south of the city centre which is at the heart of the lockdown zone - along with nearby suburbs such as Birstall and Oadby - meaning games, including the Foxes' upcoming home fixture against Palace, are at risk of either being moved away or postponed. Leicester's game against Crystal Palace could be postponed, according to Richard Masters M...
SPORTS: Rio Ferdinand “very upset” with Man Utd keeper Dean Henderson after latest perfomance.

SPORTS: Rio Ferdinand “very upset” with Man Utd keeper Dean Henderson after latest perfomance.

Sports
Rio Ferdinand says he would be "very upset" as a defender with Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson after Arsenal's last-gasp winner at the shot-stopper's loan club Sheffield United. Henderson - who has impressed for the Blades - was beaten at his near post by Dani Ceballos as the Gunners booked their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. It came after David McGoldrick thought he had forced extra-time by cancelling out Nicolas Pepe's opener from the penalty spot at Bramall Lane. There has been some talk Henderson could usurp David de Gea as United's No.1 next season following a string of errors by the Spaniard over the last couple of years. But Ferdinand was seemingly unimpressed by the England Under-21 international conceding the late goal. He told BT Sport: "I sp...
SPORTS: Karim Benzema secures a win for Real Madrid ahead of Barcelona in race for La Liga.

SPORTS: Karim Benzema secures a win for Real Madrid ahead of Barcelona in race for La Liga.

Soccer, Sports
Karim Benzema delivered a moment of magic as Real Madrid took a two-point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga by beating bottom club Espanyol. Benzema's volley against Valencia could be goal of the season and he might now have a claim to best assist too after his brilliant back heel teed up Casemiro to finish for a crucial 1-0 win. Real's advantage in the table, coming after Barca's draw at Celta Vigo on Saturday, is their biggest since February and puts them within sight of their second league title in eight years. "It's a very important win," said Benzema. "I can't say we don't look at Barcelona, of course we do. But we're focused on our own league. There are not many games left and every game now is a final." By the time Real play at home to Getafe on Thursday they mi...
SPORTS: NBA announces Game and National Television Schedules for ‘Seeding Games’ to Restart 2019-20 Season.

SPORTS: NBA announces Game and National Television Schedules for ‘Seeding Games’ to Restart 2019-20 Season.

BASKETBALL, Sports
NEW YORK, United States of America, June 27, 2020/ -- Season Resumes on July 30 with Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers in TNT Doubleheader; ESPN’s Game Coverage Restarts on July 31 with Celtics vs. Bucks and Rockets vs. MavericksThe NBA today released its complete game schedule and national television schedules for TNT, ESPN , ABC and NBA TV for the “seeding games,” which will be played July 30 – Aug. 14 to tip off the resumption of the 2019-20 season.The 22 teams participating in the season restart will play eight seeding games each at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  The team-by-team schedules for the seeding games are available here (https://on.nba.com/2Vo8swK).On Thursday, July 30, the season will resume with a TNT doubleheader as th...
SPORTS:  Juventus’s victory over Leece secures their position in Serie A.

SPORTS: Juventus’s victory over Leece secures their position in Serie A.

Soccer, Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 23rd goal of the season as Juventus moved seven points clear at the top of Serie A with victory over 10-man Lecce. The visitors had Fabio Lucioni sent off for a foul in the first half before Paulo Dybala struck from outside the box just after the break. Ronaldo drove home a powerful penalty after being brought down before setting up substitute Gonzalo Higuain. Defender Matthijs de Ligt then headed in a late third for the dominant hosts. Ronaldo, who also scored a penalty in the 2-0 win at Bologna on Monday, has now scored 23 goals in 24 league appearances this season. The win means Juventus extend their advantage over title rivals Lazio, who have a game in hand and could reduce the deficit back to four points if they beat Fiorentina on Saturday....
SPORTS: SC Villa Football Club Custodian signs contract extension

SPORTS: SC Villa Football Club Custodian signs contract extension

Soccer, Sports
KAMPALA – SC Villa has secured goalkeeper Saidi Keni to a new contract. Keni who is heading into his third year at the clubs signed a one and half year contract extension. The development was confirmed on Thursday through a press statement released by the club’s PR. “We are excited to announce that Saidi Keni has put pen to paper on a new contract which will keep him at SC Villa until January 2022. Reads part statement. The contract Keni signed has an option for another 12 months’ extension. Speaking after signing the extension, Keni who joined Villa from Proline FC in 2019, spoke highly of the Jogoos. “I am happy to commit my future to this great club because as a young boy growing up, I dreamed of playing for one of the great clubs of Uganda and they don’t come any gre...
SPORTS: John Kennedy Snr passes away at 91.

SPORTS: John Kennedy Snr passes away at 91.

Sports, WORLD
Hawthorn legend John Kennedy Snr has passed away. The coaching great died peacefully on Thursday morning aged 91. Hawthorn released a statement on Thursday morning confirming the sad news. “On behalf of the Kennedy family, Hawthorn football club is deeply saddened to hear inform the football community of the passing of AFL legend John Kennedy Snr,” the statement read. “John passed away peacefully this morning at the age of 91.” Just three weeks ago Kennedy Snr became the 29th person elevated to Legend status in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He led Hawthorn to three premierships in 1961, 1971 and 1976. Kennedy Snr played 164 VFL matches for the Hawks and won four best and fairests (1950, 1951, 1952 and 1954) during that time. His legendary ‘Don’t think, do s...
SPORTS: Bamweyana as new Wakiso Giants FC coach,Uganda.

SPORTS: Bamweyana as new Wakiso Giants FC coach,Uganda.

Soccer, Sports, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Wakiso Giants FC have confirmed Douglas Bamweyana as head coach. This was announced on Wednesday via the club’s official social media handles. Bamweyana replaces Deo Sserwadda who was in charge of the side until the close of the just concluded 2019/20 Uganda Premier League season. He becomes the fourth head coach of the Purple Sharks since they were promoted to the top tier in 2019. Bamweyana will be assisted by former Vipers’ assistant coach Richard Wasswa and Steven Bengo while Ali Kiggundu will be the club’s goalkeeper coach. Speaking after his appointment, Bamweyana expressed his excitement to be joining Wakiso and noted that the club will be challenging for honour in a few years. “I’m excited about the project, the quality of the lads and the challenge to ...
SPORTS: Tyson Fury splits from advisor Daniel Kinahan after Anthony Joshua ‘agreement’

SPORTS: Tyson Fury splits from advisor Daniel Kinahan after Anthony Joshua ‘agreement’

Sports, WORLD
Tyson Fury has split with his advisor Daniel Kinahan ahead of his rematch with Deontay Wilder and his mega fight against Anthony Joshua next year. Earlier this month, Fury publicly thanked Kinahan for playing a key role in negotiations which have led to a two-fight deal with Joshua in 2021. But the WBC heavyweight champion faced backlash for praising Kinahan, who has been identified by the High Court in Dublin as a senior figure in an organised crime gang involved in international drug trafficking and firearm offences. Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s taoiseach, also criticised Fury for his decision to thank Kinahan. And now Bob Arum, Top Rank’s founder and CEO, has confirmed that Kinahan will no longer play a role in negotiations involving Fury. ‘Over the weekend I’ve had a lot of conversation...
SPORTS: Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to join Liverpool

SPORTS: Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to join Liverpool

Soccer, Sports
According to Sport Bild, Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to join Liverpool after refusing to sign a new contract at the Allianz Arena. The Bundesliga giants were hoping the Spain international will put pen to paper on a new deal last month, but he has changed his mind and they believe he wants to leave, with Liverpool said to be his preferred choice following talks with his teammates. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wants to add a few quality additions to his ranks ahead of next season’s title defence, and Thiago will definitely be a great signing for Liverpool. With Naby Keita struggling for consistency, the Anfield outfit have been linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves, but they will have to part with £50 million to have a chance of landing the Portu...
CORONAVIRUS: Arsenal Manager Arteta tests positive to the disease.

CORONAVIRUS: Arsenal Manager Arteta tests positive to the disease.

CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, Soccer, Sports, WORLD
Arsenal managerMikel Artetatested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night, according to a statement on the club’sofficial website. In the statement,Arsenaldetailed the measures taken to protect those who had been in close contact with Arteta and prevent further spread of the virus: “Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.” The Gunners also believe those who weren’t in contact with Arteta can return to work in a few days. Meanwhile, a deep clean of club f...
WORLD: All sports events in Italy postponed following the Coronavirus outbreak.

WORLD: All sports events in Italy postponed following the Coronavirus outbreak.

CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, Sports, WORLD
All sport in Italy has been suspended until at least 3 April because of coronavirus, the country’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte has announced. This includes Serie A but not Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions. Serie A – Italy’s top flight – had already said all games would be played behind closed doors until 3 April. Conte extended a series of strict quarantine measures, including a ban on public gatherings, to all of Italy. Earlier, Italy’s Olympic committee (CONI) recommended the move to suspend all sport at all levels after hosting a special meeting of sporting federations on Monday. Italy has been the European country worst hit by coronavirus so far, with over 9,000 confirmed cases and more than 450 deaths. “This situatio...