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  1. Belarus fans & players on still playing football

    Football is continuing in Belarus despite the ongoing pandemic.

    BBC World Service spoke to fans and players to get their views on what is going on.

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  2. NBA stars team up for HORSE challenge

    There will be some sport - of sorts - this weekend as Oklahoma City Thunder's 10-time All-Star Chris Paul leads a cast of current and retired players in the first NBA HORSE challenge.

    The one-on-one competition sees one player describes the shot they are about to take.

    If they make it, their rival must recreate the shot - and if the second player misses, they accumulate a letter in "H-O-R-S-E".

    The first player to spell out the world loses. Like a reverse Countdown.

    The event sponsor, State Farm, will donate more than US$200,000 for coronavirus relief efforts.

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  3. Zlatan making the most of 'less rigid' rules in Sweden

    Football

    AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic participated in Thursday’s training with Hammarby - the Swedish club he part owns.

    “Zlatan has been spending his time in Stockholm with his family during the lock down in Italy, and he felt he wanted to get out on the pitch again and play football," said the club's sports director Jesper Jansson.

    "Of course he was welcome to train with us, so he visited us today and took part in our training session. If he wishes, he is more than welcome to join our upcoming training sessions, but if he will is yet to be seen."

    On the issue of coronavirus in Sweden, the club's press officer said: "It is not as rigid as in many other parts of the world. We're allowed to gather in groups up to 50 people.

    "This week training with the team is optional, so about half of the squad trained today. On Monday, regular training begins again."

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  4. Man Utd trigger Fosu-Mensah contract extension

    Football

    Timothy Fosuh-Mensah

    Manchester United have triggered the one-year extension clause in TimothyFosu-Mensah's contract.

    The 22-year-old joined from Ajax in 2014 and progressed through the OldTrafford youth ranks, making his first-team debut against Arsenal in February 2016.

    Fosu-Mensah signed a new contract with United until 2020 that October, with the deal including the option to extend it by a further year.

    The defender's contract is now extended until the end of the 2020/21 season.

    Fosu-Mensah hasn't made a first-team apparence for the club since May 2017 follwoing season-long loans at Crystal Palace and Fulham.

    A knee injury has prevented him playing for United's first-team before the coronavirus saw the 2019/20 season suspended.

  5. 'We must come together by staying apart' - Federer

    Tennis

    Roger Federer

    "This summer, sadly, we must come together by staying apart. No tents will be pitched, no records broken, no trophies engraved," Roger Federer said in a letter to tennis fans around the world.

    "But as we say thank you for your passion and support, we remind ourselves that countless champions will be crowned.

    "As frontline workers across the globe compete for us, we cheer for them. For now, with play suspended, we are united in hope that tomorrow will be better than today."

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  6. 'Support frontline workers' - Federer

    Tennis

    Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has asked for tennis fans to cheer for new champions this summer.

    In a moving letter published by Wimbledon with the tournament postponed due to coronavirus, narrator Federer calls for fans to stay positive and look forward to coming together in the future.

    The Swiss is 38 and doubtless in the latter stages of his time on the grass courts he has dominated for nearly two decades, but he had a warm message for SW19 fans about the future."Since 1877, Wimbledon fans have embraced the Championships.

    "We have watched through multiple types of screen, at all hours of the day and night, descended from afar, even queued... my how you have queued," he said.

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    Roger Federer
  7. Murray to compete in virtual Madrid Open

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent

    Andy Murray will compete in a virtual version of the Madrid Open at the end of the month.

    16 men and 16 women will take part in a four day online tournament in the Manolo Santana Stadium - from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

    Prize money of 150 thousand euros will be directed to good causes - with the winners able to donate part of it to players currently struggling financially.

    Andy Murray
  8. City dig up Etihad pitch

    Mike Minay

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Manchester City have dug up the pitch at the Etihad Stadium but, unlike some reports across social media, this is not in anticipation of the season being cancelled.

    Instead it is allowing time for the necessary work to be done with thoughts of a potential shortened time frame in the off-season.

    Other Premier League clubs are also understood to be doing similar including Leicester, Burnley, Aston Villa and Chelsea.

  9. Footballers are good people - Coady

    Wolves captain Conor Coady has been talking about the #PlayersTogether initiative, which was launched last night.

    Premier League players have joined together to donate money to the NHS and others on the frontline of the pandemic.

    “Footballers are good people,” Coady said.

    “It’s about everybody coming together, not trying to point fingers at certain people within the world and trying to say they’re not doing enough.

    “I think it is important we come together. No matter what people do, that we come together because the time we’re in now is absolutely horrible.”

    Coady
  10. Bolton press officer runs marathon in living room

    Bolton Wanderers press officer Paul Holliday has raised £2,000 for charity after running a marathon in his living room.

    He ran 4,500 laps of his front room - and, luckily, the carpet is still in one piece.

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    Video caption: Bolton Wanderers press officer runs marathon in living room for charity
  11. ICU to furlough employees

    The International Cycling Union has furloughed some employees after calucating that 30% of the cycling calendar has been wiped out.

    The cuts include full or partial furlough for all 130 employees, as well as pay cuts for senior management and "resizing" grants to nationalfederations.

    "Our international federation is going through a crisis without precedent since the Second World War," president David Lappartient said.

    "The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the multiplication of postponements and cancellations of events on the UCI International Calendar, and the uncertainty that weighs on the second part of the season are having a large impact."

    David Lappartient
  12. Recap: Today's headlines

    Here's some of the biggest stories so far today:

  13. Ronaldo’s Galacticos video call - the best bits

    The old gang, back together.

    "Who would make your dream video call?" is the new, "who would make your dream dinner party?"

    Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, aka OG Ronaldo, aka Brazilian Ronaldo, aka El Fenomeno, hosted a video call live on Instagram last night for himself and his former Real Madrid team-mates.

    The line-up included David Beckham, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Iker Casillas - Ronaldo chatting to each individually in turn.

    Click here to see what they had to say.

    Screen grabs of Ronaldo's Galacticos video call
  14. 'David Warner's house looks like Rocky 4 movie!'

    Finally from Pat Cummins on the BBC's Stumped podcast, the Australian fast bowler was asked about keeping in touch with his team-mates during the lockdown.

    "It's weird because you spend every day with the boys and we haven’t seen anyone," he said. "We've been contacting each other via WhatsApp - David Warner is very vocal on his gym sessions, his house looks like the Rocky 4 movie!

    "Justin Langer, the coach, has been sending workout videos every day. Everyone’s been enjoying their time separately but keeping in touch. By the time we get back on tour we’ll be annoying each other in person rather than just over the phone."

    Listen to the Stumped podcast.

  15. Cummins would support playing IPL behind closed doors

    Australia bowler Pat Cummins says he would support the Indian Premier League being played behind closed doors if it is not safe for fans to attend matches.

    The IPL season was postponed from 29 March until 15 April because of coronavirus, but is expected to be further delayed or cancelled with India’s lockdown set to be extended.

    Asked whether he would support games without fans, Cummins told the BBC's Stumped podcast: "Of course - whatever it takes to try and get cricket up and play those big events safely.

    "The first priority is safety but the second one is getting back to normality. It's finding that balance. If that unfortunately means no crowds for a while then that’s that but hopefully people can watch at home on television."

    Cricket in the UK has been postponed until at least 28 May, with England's first game scheduled to start on 4 June.

    Listen to the Stumped podcast.

    Pat Cummins
  16. 2019 Rewind: England battle to save Ashes series

    BBC Test Match Special

    Australia didn't have last year's Ashes series all their own way though.

    They went into the third Test at Headingley knowing victory would see them retain the Ashes but England battled to keep the five-Test series alive.

    Click here to listen back to Test Match Special's live commentary of day two at Headingley and follow how a dramatic Test unfolded.

  17. Cummins on 'honour' of Wisden recognition

    Pat Cummins has been named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year for his performances in last year's Ashes and the Australian fast bowler has spoken to the Stumped podcast about the honour.

    "The first I heard about it was a couple of months ago," he said. "The award held in high regard in Australia, I remember my dad and grandad talking about it. It caught me off guard to get it but I feel very honoured and privileged to win it. I had to keep it quiet, I hadn't told anyone.

    "I have so many favourite moments from the Ashes series," he added. "There was a plan years in advance, I was in good form and fitness. To have a good series personally is great. It’s the one big event you really look forward to, and I'm proud to get through five Tests. In terms of moments, the two wins – the first win at Edgbaston, starting the first Test match with a win, then obviously retaining the Ashes at Manchester late in day five would be another moment."

    Listen to the Stumped podcast.

  18. Tiger Roars Again - BBC Two to show Woods' 2019 Masters win

    This weekend should have seen the playing of the 84th Masters at Augusta - the first men's major of the year.

    Last year, Tiger Woods completed one of the most remarkable sporting comebacks to claim his first major in 11 years, a 15th overall and fifth Green Jacket.

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing this year's tournament to be postponed until 12-15 November, BBC Sport is giving you an Augusta fix this Sunday.

    BBC Two will show The Masters 2019: Tiger Roars Again at 17:00 BST. The programme will also be available via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

    Tiger Woods celebrates winning the 2019 Masters
  19. 'Players' NHS initiative not knee-jerk reaction to Hancock comments'

    The Premier League players' initiative supporting the NHS was "not a knee-jerk reaction" to Health Secretary Matt Hancock talking about their wages, says Bournemouth captain Simon Francis.

    Francis says Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson pitched the idea to his fellow Premier League captains.

    Donations to the initiative will be anonymous and will depend on what clubs are "comfortable with donating".

    "It's the power of everyone coming together," Francis, 35, told BBC Sport.

    The initiative - named #PlayersTogether - has been set up to "help those fighting for us on the NHS frontline" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Bournemouth defender Simon Francis