COVID-19: Tokyo games could lead to emergence of ‘Olympic’ COVID variant, warns top Japanese medic

A leading doctor in Japan has warned this summer’s Tokyo games could lead to the emergence of an “Olympic” strain of the coronavirus. Dr Naoto Ueyama, head of the Japan Doctors Union, said with people from more than 200 nations and territories set to arrive, the event poses a danger. Opposition to the games – now just eight weeks away

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Joshua Buatsi could fight world champ Dmitry Bivol ‘at end of the year’ says Eddie Hearn after Dos Santos demolition

JOSHUA BUATSI could be in line to challenge light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol 'at the end of the year'. The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist extended his record to 14-0 with a brutal knockout of Daniel Dos Santos. It was his first fight under new trainer Virgil Hunter, renowned for guiding Andre Ward's career, while he maintained his No2 WBA ranking. Bivol,

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Five managers who could replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid including club legend Raul and Everton boss Ancelotti

RUMOURS about Zinedine Zidane's future are circulating as sources report he will leave his position as Real Madrid manager at the end of the season. The Frenchman has won two LaLiga titles and the Champions League three times during his time at the Spanish giants and will not be easy to replace. Reports suggest Zidane, 48, has already informed his

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Barcelona could face disciplinary action after Lionel Messi holds barbecue with team-mates and Wags at mansion

BARCELONA could face disciplinary action from LaLiga after Lionel Messi held a team barbecue at his house on Monday. League bosses are looking into whether their strict Covid-19 protocols were breached by the party, which saw Messi invite the entire squad to his pad to socialise. Social-distancing measures are understood to have been observed with tables spread out between guests.

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How Arsenal could line up against Newcastle with Aubameyang up front, Bellerin returning and David Luiz pushing to play

ARSENAL could welcome skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and defender Hector Bellerin back to the starting line-up for Sunday's trip to Newcastle. Neither began the 2-1 defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday with Aubameyang coming off the bench after recovering from a bout of malaria. The Gabonese forward could lead the line in the absence of

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How Juventus could line up under Max Allegri with NO Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala taking limelight

JUVENTUS are reportedly set to hire old coach Max Allegri and rebuild their squad around Paulo Dybala rather than Cristiano Ronaldo. The Old Lady's decade of Serie A dominance has come crumbling down under the stewardship of Andrea Pirlo. And now the Bianconeri are struggling to even secure the vital fourth Champions League qualifying spot despite having claimed nine Scudettos

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