Leeds face the toughest possible start to their first Premier League campaign in 16 years
Champions Liverpool will face Championship winners Leeds United in the standout opening weekend game of the 2020-21 Premier League season.
Championship play-off winners Fulham will host Arsenal, while West Bromwich Albion, the third promoted side, are at home to Leicester City.
The opening round of fixtures will take place on the weekend of 12 September.
However, Manchester City v Aston Villa and Burnley v Manchester United will be rearranged.
Those two games will not be played on the opening weekend to give City and United 30 days since their defeats in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the Europa League respectively.
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Man City vs Olympique LyonEstadio Jose Avalade, LisbonSaturday, 15-08-2020 @10pmRef: Danny Makkelie (Holland)
Man City and Lyon will square off in the final UEFA champions league quarter final on Saturday night.
With PSG, RB Leipzig and Bayern taking up the first three semi final spots, Saturday will decide the other team completing this season’s final four.
The group stage was a walk in the park for City, who went undefeated, scoring 16 goals and conceding just four. However, they were paired up against the kings of the competition – Real Madrid in the Round of 16.
They were not to be stopped, though, as they scored four past them over two legs, conceding two thanks to a tactical masterclass from Pep Guardiola.
For Lyon, they were handed a relatively tighter group, led by ...
Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei ensured a thrilling return for competitive athletics on Friday as he shattered the much-vaunted 16-year-old 5,000m world record at the Monaco Diamond League.
Cheptegei's astonishing display capped a warm welcome back for track and field for a season almost wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, with fellow world champions Noah Lyles and Karsten Warholm also shining on the track.
Lyles had worn a black glove on his right hand and raised his fist at the start of the 200m to show his support for recent anti-racism protests.
In perfect conditions, with little wind and temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius (81F), Cheptegei clocked 12min 35.36sec to shatter Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele's previous best of 12:37.35, set in 2004.
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NAKAWA – URA FC are off and running in the 2020 summer transfer window.
Despite being linked to a host of players, the Tax Collectors have had to wait until August 11, to complete their first signing.
The player in question is attacking midfielder Jackson Nunda.
Nunda joins the Tax Collectors as a free agent after his contract with KCCA FC expired at the end of June.
The left-footed playmaker is believed o have signed a three year deal at Sam Simbwa’s side and will play for them until-at least 2023.
Nunda claims he joined the Tax Collectors because of their ambitions and expects to fight for a starting role in the team as they try to win trophies.
“I chose URA because it’s an ambitious team and I love the competitiveness in the club. Noted Nunda.
“Of course, I don’t e...
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (Agg: 3-0)Allianz Arena, MunichSaturday, 08-08-2020 @10pmRef: Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)
Chelsea travel to Germany to take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg, with the herculean task of turning a 3-0 deficit around if they are to secure an unlikely berth in the quarter-final.
A tetchy Blues back line was taken to the cleaners when the two teams met last time out, as a brace from Serge Gnabry followed by a 76th minute strike from Robert Lewandowski summed up a captivating a 3-0 win for Bayern.
The German champions, owing to the form they’ve maintained since Hansi Flick’s arrival, already have one foot inside the quarter-final.
While Bayern have their batteries recharged after over a month’s break from their DFB-Pokal triumph, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...