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2017 Tour de France samples re-tested for unnamed substance - report

Samples from the 2017 Tour de France are being re-tested as authorities look for a previously undetectable performance-enhancing substance, Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported on Saturday.

Tennis: Italian Fognini undergoes surgery on both ankles

World number 11 Fabio Fognini underwent surgery on both ankles on Saturday to cure a long-standing problem.

La Liga clubs free to start full training from Monday

Clubs in Spain's top two soccer divisions can hold full training sessions from Monday for the first time since returning to activity after action was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers La Liga have said.

Uluru Camel Cup kicks up some dust in Australian outback

Australia's Northern Territory held the 2020 Uluru Camel Cup competition on Saturday, going digital for the first time in its nine-year history to play safe despite having no active cases of coronavirus.

Cricket: West Indies to temporarily halve salaries of staff and players

Cricket West Indies (CWI) said on Friday it will halve salaries for staff and players for up to six months as it struggles to deal with the "debilitating economic challenges" caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Two coaches in Australia's A-League quit before competition restart

Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory will be seeking new head coaches ahead of the resumption of Australia's A-League in mid-July, with both Gertjan Verbeek and Carlos Salvachua walking away from their roles.

England want ICC to allow coronavirus substitutes

The England and Wales Cricket Board is in talks with the International Cricket Council (ICC) about allowing coronavirus player substitutions in its upcoming planned test series against West Indies and Pakistan, an ECB official said.

Factbox: European soccer's return to action after coronavirus

Professional soccer leagues around Europe are gearing up for a return to action following the novel coronavirus stoppage, but some are more advanced than others. Here is a roundup of the state of play:

Leicester boss Rodgers says he caught coronavirus but has recovered

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said he could hardly walk after contracting the novel coronavirus in March but he has since made a full recovery.

Premier League boss optimistic fans can return next season

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters says there is optimism that fans will be allowed into stadiums next season, although it will probably happen gradually.

Red Star crowned champions as Serbian league restarts

Red Star Belgrade clinched their third successive and a record-extending 31st league title with a 5-0 win at city rivals Rad on Friday as Serbia's first division resumed after it was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March.

Mercedes has 'clear intention' to continue in F1 for years

Mercedes plans to stay in Formula One for years to come, parent company Daimler has said after renewed speculation about the world champions' future and the intentions of team principal Toto Wolff.

Coppa Italia final to be played before Serie A restart

The Italian football season will resume with the final stages of the Coppa Italia knockout cup before Serie A gets under way on June 20, following a vote by the 20 top-tier clubs on Friday.

Havertz goal gives Leverkusen 1-0 win at Freiburg

Bayer Leverkusen secured a scrappy 1-0 Bundesliga victory at Freiburg on Friday, bouncing back from a midweek setback to win with an opportunist goal by forward Kai Havertz.

Salzburg win Austrian Cup as season restarts

Salzburg won the Austrian Cup with a ruthless 5-0 destruction of second tier Austria Lustenau in the final as the season resumed following the coronavirus stoppage on Friday.

West Indies cricket bosses approve England tour

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has given its approval in principle for a test series in England, the body said on Friday.

New Zealand sports among those 'woefully unprepared' for pandemic, TV official says

Sports bodies were among those "woefully unprepared" for the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of New Zealand's Spark Sport said.

'Am I next?' Tennis star Gauff joins chorus of protest after Minneapolis death

Teenage tennis phenomenon Coco Gauff released a video protesting killings of African-Americans in the United States on Friday, joining a chorus of outrage across the country that followed the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.

Premier League says 'home and away' venues remains wish

The Premier League, which will resume on June 17, says its aim is for the remaining games to be played on the usual home and away basis but that they have a contingency plan for neutral venues.

Athletics: 2020 Multisport World Championships moved to 2021 due to COVID-19

This year's Multisport World Championships, scheduled to take place in Almere from Sept. 4-13, have been pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, World Triathlon said on Friday.

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