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Could Mayweather fight YouTuber Paul in exhibition bout?

In this week's Fight Talk we look at reports American great Floyd Mayweather has been approached by YouTuber Logan Paul to take part in an exhibition fight later this year. We also discuss the heavyweight clash between Briton Derek Chisora and Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk, while former heavyweight king Mike Tyson, 54, nearly takes his coach's…

What Bellingham can bring to Dortmund

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Karen Carney spent nine years of her playing career with hometown club Birmingham City. She is writing columns for the BBC Sport website and providing punditry on BBC Radio 5 Live this season.When Jude Bellingham came through at Birmingham City at the age of 16, you thought 'wow'.If he has…

Barcelona agree to sell Suarez to Atletico

Suarez was told he was not a part of new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman's plans going forwardBarcelona have agreed to let striker Luis Suarez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.Suarez is not wanted at Barca and the Catalans were happy to release him for free, providing he did not join certain other top clubs.The Uruguayan…

Ex-Ferrari boss Domenicali to head F1

Stefano Domenicali on the podium at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix along with Ferrari pair Fernando Alonso (second left, race winner) and Felipe Massa (right, third) and Kimi Raikkonen, then of Lotus, who came secondFormer Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is to become the new boss of Formula 1 next year.The Italian, who left Ferrari…

Wednesday’s gossip column

Manchester United are in talks to sign France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, from Barcelona. (Daily Record)external-linkParis St-Germain are confident Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, wants to join them on a season-long loan deal. (Mail)external-linkNorwich City's 20-year-old English defender Max Aarons has agreed a five-year contract at Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)external-linkArsenal's French…

Man Utd beat Luton in EFL Cup

Henderson kept 13 clean sheets in 36 Premier League games while on loan at Sheffield United last seasonDean Henderson said it was "unbelievable" to realise a dream and make his Manchester United debut as the goalkeeper helped his side beat Luton to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round.Henderson made a superb save to deny Tom…

West Ham manager Moyes has Covid-19

David Moyes and two West Ham players immediately left Tuesday's home fixture when they were told they had Covid-19West Ham United manager David Moyes and two of the club's players have tested positive for coronavirus.The club were informed of the positive tests while preparing for Tuesday's home Carabao Cup tie against Hull City - which…

Andreescu pulls out of French Open

Bianca Andreescu won the US Open on her first appearance in the main drawBianca Andreescu will miss her third Grand Slam of 2020 after pulling out of the French Open to focus on recovering from a knee injury before a busy 2021.Andreescu, 20, won the 2019 US Open but was injured at the WTA Finals…

EFL Cup: Four games with West Brom, West Ham & Man Utd in action

Post updateWest Brom 0-0 BrentfordWest Brom continue to look the more likely to break the deadlock. A cross is swung deep into the box but Matt Phillips can't get enough of his head to it to steer it goalwards.Post updateNewport 0-0 WatfordNot lots happening so far at Rodney Parade, Newport had a penalty appeal which…

Orient v Spurs off after positive tests

League Two club Leyton Orient have made an unbeaten start to the 2020-21 campaignTuesday's Carabao Cup tie between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur has been called off because a number of O's players have coronavirus.Discussions are ongoing over the implications of not holding the third-round match on Tuesday, with a further update to be provided…

From Stokes’ sidekick to a summer without a game

Leach has taken 34 wickets at an average of 29.02 in 10 Tests since making his debut in 2018A year ago, Jack Leach was the cult hero of English cricket.Fast forward to the present and the end of a 12-month period in which Leach has endured illness, frustration and a lack of cricket.The left-arm spinner…

Delayed return of fans is ‘devastating’

Middlesbrough hosted 1,000 socially-distanced fans in their Championship match against Bournemouth on 19 SeptemberThe postponement of plans for fans to return to sporting events in England may lead to the "devastating impact" of football clubs folding, says Tranmere Rovers vice-chair Nicola Palios.The Premier League said it was "disappointed" by the announcement.It added that "the football…
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Important for Alli to perform – Mourinho

Dele Alli (left) signed for Tottenham from MK Dons for £5mJose Mourinho said he was "tired" of questions about Dele Alli and expects the midfielder to stay at Tottenham beyond this transfer window.The Spurs boss did suggest the 24-year-old, limited to just 45 minutes' play this season, needed to improve.Alli has been included in the…

Sweden’s high coronavirus death toll could be linked to a mild flu season, chief scientist says – CNBC

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Trump’s ‘Herd Mentality’ Is Going to Kill Us – The Daily Beast

As Donald Trump found himself under such harsh criticism for having no plan for handling the coronavirus pandemic as the death poll approached 200,000, he concluded that revealing he has one, however appalling, is better than having none at all.Washington only does one thing at a time and Trump is thrilled to change the subject…

When will a coronavirus vaccine really be ready? – msnNOW

As much of America enters its seventh month of quarantine measures, more than 200,000 people have died from the coronavirus, and the mental and financial health of the country is wearing thin. Hopes of returning to normalcy are now pinned on one thing: finding a vaccine.  Developing, testing and distributing a vaccine is normally a…