EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: England batsman Joe Denly admits his nerves almost got the better of him during this winter's tour to South Africa when he presented Zak Crawley with his first cap.
MARTIN SAMUEL: Group administration would see every Championship club placed into administration on the same day. Staff would be temporarily let go. Players would become free agents.
Tottenham and England legend Jimmy Greaves is in hospital sparking concern about of the greatest goalscorer English football has ever seen. Greaves was taken to hospital in Chelmsford.
A compromise to squeeze three major championships into the summer of 2022 is set to be concluded in the next 48 hours.
Warren Gatland has floated the idea of the Lions facing a home 'decider' against the All Blacks next June, before setting off to South Africa for their eight-match 2021 tour.
In the Championship, things are not always simple. Players are under pressure from the public to take cuts, but it's not easy, as the discrepancy between what lads earn at this level can be huge.
EXCLUSIVE BY IAN HERBERT: Many clubs are increasingly sanguine about losing players, because critical cash flow problems mean they will soon be insolvent.
EXCLUSIVE: FIFA will today announce that they have approved plans aimed at rescuing the football season which will see player contracts extended and transfer windows put back.
The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal has joined a growing list of Formula One races postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, with the 2020 season yet to get on the starting grid.
Cristiano Ronaldo isn't particularly impressed at Bruno Fernandes' reaction to his ab workout challenge on Instagram, and took the time to troll his Portugal team-mate on Tuesday.
Tottenham's players are unhappy with the club's decision to furlough staff, which has increased their resistance to taking pay-cuts. Sportsmail understands senior players are particularly angry.
EXC INTERVIEW BY DEREK LAWRENSON: If you had to rank Sir Nick Faldo's six major championship wins, his successful defence of his Masters title 30 years ago might well finish bottom.
The coronavirus outbreak has given plenty the chance to stop and take stock. Here, Sportsmail's experts offer their suggestions as to how football could improve once it returns.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed how all-English Champions League ties were always the most pressurised matches he played in club football.
EXCLUSIVE: Leeds United have agreed to pay their players a bonus of around two per cent of the wages they are deferring during the shutdown, so they will end up being better off.
EXCLUSIVE: Premier League clubs are set to scale back the training regimes of their isolated players amid the acceptance that it will be months rather than weeks before football resumes.
The 40-year-old is set to be put on house arrest at a hotel in the country's capital of Asuncion after reportedly paying a £1.3million bond.
Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has urged players to settle their pay cut disputes, calling on them to 'share the pain' of the coronavirus crisis.
Ryder Cup captains Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker have issued a joint letter stressing Europe and the US must remain united in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Jerome Boateng's year in the Premier League between 2010 and 2011 was one to forget. He failed to earn a first XI place at Manchester City and was often played out of position at right back.
Liverpool announced on Tuesday they had reversed their decision to accept government funding three days after that stating they would use the Coronavirus Job retention scheme.
Jos Buttler placed the powder blue one-day jersey on eBay last week, and the 29-year-old received an incredible response with 82 bids made before the 7.30pm deadline on Tuesday.
Toni Kroos would prefer to receive a full salary, allowing him to do 'sensible' things and help out with the money, rather than see players' wages reduced during the coronavirus crisis.
Caught up in the crossfire of clubs struggling financially and trying to complete the 2019-20 season, players whose deals run out in 2021 are being left frustrated over their futures.
A video appeared on social media on Tuesday afternoon which appeared to show defender Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon jogging side by side on Hadley Common.
Juventus are willing to let star player Cristiano Ronaldo go back to his former club Real Madrid for a bargain price, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Wolves forward Diogo Jota has revealed he has been playing computer game Football Manager to pass the time during the Coronavirus lockdown after the Premier League season was suspended.
The Dutch FA (KNVB) plans to resume the suspended season for its top two divisions on June 19 without supporters attending matches after a meeting of clubs and other major stakeholders.
Haaland had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United at the start of the year before the shock announcement that Dortmund had pipped them, despite his previous relationship with Solsk...
In the summer of 2013, Jadon Sancho was with Watford's academy and 13 years old, when one training session saw his age group paired with the 16-year-olds. But Sancho was no ordinary youngster.
Approach the Anfield Road entrance at Liverpool Football Club and there, above you, inscribed in gold on the gates, read the words: 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. Except actions speak louder than wor...
New dates will now have to be sought for the four Classics, which are the 2,000 Guineas on May 4 and the 1,000 Guineas on May 5 at Newmarket, as well as the Oaks on June 5 and Derby on June 6.
EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL AND ADRIAN KAJUMBA: Southampton were locked in talks to avoid the controversial step of furloughing staff on Tuesday.
Moussa Dembele isn't the only Lyon starlet making waves across Europe. Midfielder Houssem Aouar has become their latest young talent to arouse the interest of the Premier League's elite.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly considering putting the club's ground staff who have not been furloughed to work on his private estate during the coronavirus outbreak.
David Beckham's Inter Miami are competing with AC Milan for the signature of Manchester City star David Silva, Reports in Italy claim Milan have already entered talks to sign the Spaniard.
With exercise options reduced with gyms across the country now shut under government orders Lawrence is streaming his own brand of home workouts online at 8am every morning.
A mainstay for 24 years at Old Trafford, Ryan Giggs made 963 appearances for Manchester United claiming 25 major trophies. It is no surprise, then, that those who played with him the most also cl...
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters came out in defence of top flight clubs choosing to use the job retention scheme, saying they had shown 'restraint'.
The Uruguayan signed for the Gunners in 2018 for £30m with hopes of becoming the tough-tackling player they had been craving to break up attacks and add some steel in midfield.
Sevilla defender Diego Carlos has dismissed reports that he's received an offer to join Liverpool in the summer.
A statement said the decision had been taken for public health and safety reasons. It might be possible to stage the biggest meeting of the flat season in June behind closed doors.
The 22-year-old broke into the first team at the Nou Camp in the first half of the campaign, making 10 La Liga appearances and netting his first league goal for the club against Real Betis in Aug...
The Tottenham striker returned to his home nation this month to take part in a period of training. All able-bodied men from the country are required to serve for two years in South Korea.
KIT HOLDEN: For days on end, the manicured lawns at Bayern Munich's training ground lay empty. Not a ball in sight, not a Qatar Airways-branded tracksuit to be seen.
Andriy Shevchenko became Ukraine head coach after their group-stage exit at Euro 2016. But their video analyst Andrea Maldera claims Shevchenko now wants a move to England or Italy.
Lady Karren Brady has revealed she has taken a 30 per cent pay cut to her £898,000 salary to ease the financial burden on West Ham United and its staff during the coronavirus crisis.
According to ESPN , while Sanchez is also keen to cut short his United nightmare, he does not want to take a wage cut and is willing to see out the remainder of his deal without playing a game.
Traore has enjoyed a breakthrough season which has seen the speedster score six goals and provide 10 assists to help keep Nuno Espirito Santo's side firing this campaign.
The president of the Spanish league, Javier Tebas, said he believed LaLiga could return as early as the end of May, warning that not playing out the rest of the season could mean £880m losses.
Sunderland have placed its first-team players, contracted academy players and backroom staff on furlough leave due to coronavirus.
Prior to making the move to England in 2006 Berbatov impressed for German outfit Bayer Leverkusen. The former Bulgaria international has opened up on his time at the club.
The Premier League's players remain adamant they will not be forced into taking pay cuts by their clubs following fresh talks this week. But they are willing to discuss deferrals if they get the ...
The Bundesliga giants have already started looking at transfer plans ahead of the summer window and both the RB Leipzig striker and Manchester City winger are firmly on their radar.
Nunez, who would bring a youthful presence to the Gunners' defence at the age of 23, has a release clause of £26.45million and, according to La Razon, the Gunners are prepared to meet it.
The Wales international is recognised as one of the quickest players in the Premier League and has demonstrated his lightening speed on the wing for United this season.
Newcastle United and their controversial owner Mike Ashley have no plans to reverse their decision to furlough non-playing staff despite a huge backlash from fans amid the coronavirus crisis.
Tottenham's official supporters' group have gone public with their criticism of the club's decision to furlough non-playing staff, begging them to reverse their decision.
The iconic Swedish striker signed for the Red Devils on a free transfer in the summer of 2016. He played at Old Trafford until March 2018, scoring 29 times in 53 appearances.
The NBA became the first major U.S sports league to shutdown on March 11 due to the coronavirus with a month of the regular season remaining.
Those suffering from withdrawal symptoms at the lack of live football can rejoice at BT Sport's plans to replay the enthralling conclusion to last year's Champions League.
Taylor has been firm in talks for the players' union with league representatives over the possibility of stars taking pay reductions in a bid to help the nation battle the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Manchester City full-back was forced to issue a grovelling apology on Sunday after it emerged he had ignored the measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus and hosted a sex party.
Club executives including director of football Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano will also reportedly take a cut so that non-playing staff can be paid in full during the pandem...
For much of the season, Olivier Giroud had been playing second fiddle to Tammy Abraham under Frank Lampard and he was expected to be let go this summer with his contract expiring in June.
Dana White revealed that due to difficulty in bringing international fighters to the United States, infrastructure is being 'worked on' on the private island to make it ready to host fights.
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy has been showing off how is keeping fit and staying ready for action during the coronavirus lockdown.
Napoli have reportedly lowered their asking price for Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz down to £52m with the midfielder looking set to leave the Serie A side in the summer.
West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins will take a 100 per cent pay cut, with Baggies senior management team having also offered to take large reductions in their wages.
James McClean has attempted to defend his controversial Instagram post in which he appeared to mimic the IRA in a home schooling session with his children.
Wigan's Chey Dunkley has been given special dispensation to use the club's ghost training ground as he continues to make big strides in his recovery from a double leg break.
Players are said to be furious over the proposals to force them into accepting a proposed 30 per cent reduction in wages after the Premier League met the PFA on Saturday.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has voiced his opposition to the formation of a European Super League.
The 27-year-old last featured for the Dark Blues during the World Cup last year and was left out of the Six Nations for an alleged late-night drinking session at team hotel.
A Liverpool staff member has expressed their disappointment following the club's controversial decision to furlough some of their non-playing workers in response to the coronavirus crisis.
The Reds opted to place their staff on the government scheme, which sees the taxpayer pay 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500, despite recording a £42million profit last year.
Sunday is the anniversary of the night when Kevin Speight and Christopher Loftus, who travelled to Istanbul to watch Leeds play Galatasaray in the UEFA Cup semi-final, were fatally stabbed.
Italian Football Federation are hoping to restart the Serie A season in mid May, and with that in mind Juventus have allowed Adrien Rabiot to return to France for the remainder of the lockdown pe...
Sir Andrew Strauss has admitted to mistakes in the way he handled Kevin Pietersen during the dispute that was to ultimately tear one of the best of all England teams apart.
The 29-year-old broke strict curfew rules in Serbia by having dinner in a hotel and the incident comes a few weeks after Real Madrid forward Luke Jovic also breached quarantine rules in Belgrade.
A new contract for Manuel Neuer is no closer. Amid interest from Chelsea and with the clock ticking on his current deal, Neuer and his agent Frank Kroth are digging their heels in during talks wi...
Gary Neville has slammed the Premier League's approach over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, labelling the last few days as a 'PR disaster'.
There were calls earlier this week, most notably from Matt Hancock, for players to give up a chunk of their wages, with the health secretary urging Premier League footballers to 'do their bit'.
With football across Europe suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American is using his spare time to hone his skills, doing keepy-uppys whilst moving in tune to Drake's new single.
Wayne Rooney says Cristiano Ronaldo's infamous 'wink' after he was sent off in the 2006 World Cup brought the pair closer together and inspired years of Manchester United glory.
Arsenal are confident they are leading the pursuit of Ryan Fraser, with the Bournemouth winger set to be a free agent in the summer. Fraser has been a long-time target after earning attention la...
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and Chelsea centre-back John Terry played together when they were both on international duty for England between 2003 and 2010.
Neymar's time in France has been overshadowed by constant rumours linking him with a move back to Spain and the 28-year-old is gearing himself up for a return to the Nou Camp this summer.
Few players are heading into the summer with their future as uncertain as Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho. With that in mind, Sportsmail assesses his potential landing spots - and where he suits be...
Inter Milan 'are resigned to losing Lautaro Martinez' this summer after they offered the Argentine striker a new contract worth a fraction of what he could earn elsewhere.
The Reds announced the decision on Saturday, joining other Premier League sides in Newcastle, Spurs, Bournemouth and Norwich in using the government's job retention scheme.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is one of the most highly-coveted players in Europe, and has attracted interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool this season.
Ajax technical director Marc Overmars called last week for the Dutch FA to conclude the current season, with the club currently top of the Eredivisie on goal difference.
RFU CEO Bill Sweeney has also said that the Marriott hotel adjoining the stadium could be used to accommodate doctors and nurses, and the north car park for drive through testing.
Silva, regarded as one of the greatest players in the club's history, announced he'll leave City at the end of this season. He has been linked with a move to David Beckham's Inter Miami
Fosu-Mensah is out of contract this summer and while rated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United wanted to see how he returned from a cruciate injury before deciding whether to trigger an extension.
Xavivplayed with both during his career at Barcelona, with Messi essentially replacing Ronaldinho as the star player upon Pep Guardiola's arrival as manager in 2008.
Before this season, few Premier League campaigns had been more barmy than 2004-05, when conventions were ripped up and troublemaking footballers hit the front pages as well as the back.
UEFA has confirmed the Champions League final will be cancelled if the competition can't be concluded by August 3 and says one-legged play-offs are an option being discussed.
Eddie Jones has urged Joe Marler not to quit rugby and has scheduled a meeting with the prop once the lockdown is over. Marler was handed a 10-week ban for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals.
In his third week in isolation, the England and Exeter wing hears from Eddie Jones and his dog, buys a bbq, wins at FIFA, orders some monkfish and is running pain free for the first time in a whi...
The Old Trafford hierarchy reportedly accepted that hijacking van de Beek's switch to Spain may prove difficult, but could reignite their interest after the 22-year-old confirmed his future remai...
MARCUS TOWNEND: We've had the void Grand National, the bomb scare Grand National and dramas like Devon Loch collapsing on the run-in with the race at his mercy in 1956.
OLIVER HOLT: And so, after all the years of taking, when the nation was plunged into a crisis and football's rainy day came, Premier League's billionaire owners had a simple message for us.
IAN HERBERT: Appearances are deceptive where the 75-year-old chief executive of the PFA is concerned. His meandering sentences create a sense of mild eccentricity.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY OLIVER HOLT: When they go for their daily walk near their house in Cornwall, Neil Warnock and his wife, Sharon, take the same precautions as the rest of us.
As Burnley voiced fears that the coronavirus pandemic pay cost them £50m in lost revenues this season, Sportsmail can reveal the financial hits being faced by Premier League clubs.
JAMES SHARPE: And still they play on. Football around the world has long since hung up its dusty boots in its attempts to starve the coronavirus yet one league remains standing.
Bournemouth are set to cash in on their star players this summer in a reversal of their big-money spending policy, according to The Sun.
DEREK LAWRENSON: An extraordinary three-week run in September could include the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the Open at Royal St George's and the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.
DOMINIC KING: It's the jarring sight of the Blue Anchor that first strikes you. This huge pub, a furlong from the Melling Road, is usually such a bouncing venue for the three days.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY NIK SIMON: Last month, Guy Thompson had just finished his morning session in Oadby when his world was turned on its head.
Usually an appetiser before the main event, the virtual version of the famous steeplechase takes centre stage on Saturday after the famous Aintree race was cancelled due to coronavirus.
With boxing rightly taking a step out of the ropes, a magnitude of fighters have decisions to make about their impending or any possible bouts. Sportsmail takes a look at the options for the top ...
Sir Alex Ferguson recognised instantly the threat of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal. 'He's a novice. He should keep his opinions to Japanese football,' he scorned as soon as the Frenchman arrived.
Though expected, the cancellation of this year's Wimbledon for the first time since the Second World War caused an outpouring of emotion among tennis fans.
LEANNE PRESCOTT - LIVERPOOL FAN VIEW: Raheem Sterling's career has been an excellent one to date. His move to Manchester City from Liverpool has played a key part in that.
The R&A moved swiftly on Thursday to knock down a report from America that the Open would suffer the same fate as Wimbledon and be cancelled.
Clubs in the seventh, eight and ninth tiers of English football were left in complete shock after the Football Association declared their seasons null and void due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Eddie Jones says he has the hunger to make England great having re-signed until the 2023 World Cup. As Sportsmail revealed on Thursday the Australian has extended his contract by two years.
The Professional Footballers' Association sent out letters urging players not to agree to blanket pay cuts despite public pressure amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
There was an outbreak of coronavirus within Valencia's camp - with the La Liga outfit confirming there were five positive tests at the club, including Garay, Gaya and Mangala.
It was announced earlier this week that Levy would use the Government's furlough scheme and that 550 Spurs employees would have to take a 20 per cent pay cut while football is suspended.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has taken to Instagram to show off how he is keeping his reflexes sharp during the football shutdown.
The heavyweight fighter, who has previously acted as Anthony Joshua's sparring partner, posted the video at the weekend to his 7,000 followers.
There is a clamour for footballers to cut their wages at the moment but not every one of us is an affluent millionaire. If you are playing in the lower leagues, you can't afford to take a wage cu...
The Jockey Club announced the first day of the 2021 festival would be renamed Liverpool's NHS Day, with thousands of tickets donated to NHS and professional carers in Merseyside.
Belgian football chiefs have cancelled the rest of the season and crowned Club Brugge champions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves are keeping in regular contact with their stars to offer safety advice - one of which is to stay away from supermarkets when shopping for food. Striker Pedro Neto has revealed the measures...
A police report has revealed former Arsenal superstar Jose Antonio Reyes was driving at 116 mph when his "back-left tyre exploded" leading to his car crash. Reyes and a cousin were both killed.
Paulo Dybala has told Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo he is hated in Argentina because of his figure and how he walks. But Dybala also said that he has been left surprised by Ronaldo.
Ramsey pledged the money to the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, which serves an area including Caerphilly, where the midfielder was born.
Manchester United have been handed a transfer boost with long-term target Ivan Rakitic free to leave Barcelona for just £17.6million this summer, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
LAWRENCE BOOTH: Words were not enough, but the captains tried anyway. 'Extraordinary,' said Morgan. 'Gutted,' said Williamson. More or less everyone else was left speechless.
EOIN MORGAN: As we took the field to defend 15 in the super over in the World Cup final last summer, Jos Buttler told me he hoped I had a couple of shamrocks in my pocket.
KIERAN GILL: In a sport full of fat cats, who is the fattest of them all? Perhaps it is the man who is still digging his claws deep, 12 months after announcing his resignation.
The RFU will determine the final places of the Championship - the second tier of domestic competition - with a 'best playing record formula' after ending the season early due to coronavirus.
Chelsea could be a step closer to signing Alex Telles from Porto as the left-back has hired friend of Roman Abramovich, Pini Zahavi, as his agent.
In a video posted to Instagram, Van Persie can be seen lining up on an all-weather pitch at his home with his son Shaqueel, before the pair of them embark on a rehearsed footwork drill.
Jerome Boateng has been fined by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich after crashing his Mercedes on the motorway while driving back from visiting his ill son.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CRAIG HOPE: Former Newcastle star Steven Taylor has got his mojo back and loving life playing for Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand.
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to take its toll, footballers are looking to interact with their fanbases more and more through social media. But one appears to have overshared.
Two of the greatest tennis players of all-time have reacted after Wimbledon was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Roger Federer and Serena Williams both revealed their shock on Wednesday...
Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has revealed the REAL reason John Terry wore his full kit at the 2012 Champions League final - and says it was the club's idea.
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is prepared to play football every day in order to complete the Premier League season as soon as possible.
James Maddison has added fuel to the fire over a potential summer transfer to Manchester United by naming Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire as his best ever team-mates.
Bacary Sagna has described his former club Arsenal as a 'circus' and questioned why the Gunners hierarchy can't attract a better calibre of player.
Baseball's London Series has become the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic after Major League Baseball cancelled this summer's event at West Ham's London Stadium.
While the programme sellers and stewards are taking 20 per cent wage cuts and being bailed out by the government, top stars are still earning hundreds of thousands a week.
Chelsea, Man City and Manchester United target Ben Chilwell has been tipped to become one of England's best left-backs by his Leicester team-mate Christian Fuchs.