Rugby league: PM tackles NRL plan – No Covid exemption for Auckland league grand final

The Prime Minister has effectively put the kibosh on any NRL bid to host its grand final in Auckland. Jacinda Ardern said the Australian league competition would not be given special quarantine exemptions allowing the game to bypass Covid travel restrictions. The NRL’s all-powerful boss Peter V’landys fears the October 3 grand final will be badly devalued if it is

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Marcos Llorente gets over COVID diagnosis, Euro 2020 exit with topless girlfriend

Marcos Llorente is in great spirits despite being forced out of the European Championship with a positive COVID-19 test. The 26-year-old Spanish soccer star is enjoying time away from the team with girlfriend Patricia Noarbe. The couple showed off PDA at a beach in Mykonos in new photos Noarbe shared to Instagram over the weekend. The fitness influencer, who goes

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Nearly £4billion worth of Covid PPE contracts appear to be corrupt, bombshell report reveals

NEARLY £4 billion worth of Covid PPE contracts appear to be corrupt, a bombshell report reveals. A staggering one in five of all contracts doled out in the pandemic “raise one or more red flags” for being dodgy, a major new study found. 🔵 Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates The Transparency International report slammed the VIP lane which

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Coffin manufacturer in east Los Angeles is facing a wood shortage amid rising demand due to COVID-19 deaths

A coffin manufacturer in east Los Angeles is facing a rare wood shortage for caskets amid rising deaths from COVID-19, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday, offering a grim reality in light of the rising COVID-19 deaths in the county. Auriel "Guero" Suarez, owner of the Universal Caskets Manufacturing Corporation, told The Daily Beast that wood is "getting scarce, especially pine,

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Chaos hits the Big Ten as Michigan cancels rivalry game making Ohio State ineligible for the conference championship

The game between Ohio State and Michigan scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to COVID-19. The rivalry, known simply as "The Game," will not be contested for the first time since 1917. The cancellation leaves both Ohio State and the Big Ten scrambling, as according to rules set before the season, the Buckeyes now cannot qualify for the conference

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Ben Roethlisberger among 4 Pittsburgh Steelers players added to COVID-19 list

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed four more players on their Reserve/COVID-19 list, including star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He along with Jerald Hawkins, Jaylen Samuels and Vince Williams will need to isolate for five days and pass coronavirus tests throughout the week in order to be considered to play against the Cincinnati Bengals next weekend. We have placed QB Ben Roethlisberger,

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