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A refrigerated trailer serving as a temporary morgue at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

New York’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 9/11

As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pandemic began lifted its final restrictions on movement Wednesday as deaths there plummeted.
The Dutch football federation (KNVB) said Tuesday it was hoping the top two divisions would restart on June 19 following their suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dutch FA plans for league to resume on June 19

The Dutch football federation (KNVB) said Tuesday it was hoping the top two divisions would restart on June 19 following their suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.
La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

Javier Tebas: La Liga players should expect coronavirus wage cuts

La Liga players have been told it should be "normal" for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I have presented my resignation as president of La Liga in order to begin new presidential elections, in which I will be a candidate,” Tebas said on Twitter.

La Liga sets target dates for 2019-20 season restart

La Liga president Javier Tebas is looking at potential dates to restart the 2019-20 campaign, according to The Guardian. There are three proposed dates for the league to restart: May 28, June 6 and June 28.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

La Liga chief Javier Tebas confirms talks over May return

La Liga president Javier Tebas has predicted that clubs could miss out on €1 billion (£882m/$1.1bn) worth of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, while stating talks are being held over resuming the season as early as May 28.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to bounce back from his big miss in Arsenal's Europa League defeat against Olympiacos.

Barcelona handed boost as Arsenal drop Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang price tag

Arsenal have reportedly knocked £15million off their asking price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they look for a quickfire sale this summer. Manchester United and Barcelona have been keeping close tabs on the striker’s availability.
Genk head coach Hannes Wolf says it is a pity that the Belgian Pro League has been cancelled due to coronavirus, with his side missing out on a place in Europe due to the decision.

Genk boss Hannes Wolf reacts Belgian Pro League cancellation

Genk head coach Hannes Wolf says "it is a pity" that the Belgian Pro League has been cancelled due to coronavirus, with his side missing out on a place in Europe due to the decision.
Former Nigeria goalkeeper Peter Rufai has picked Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as the next players in the running for a potential African record transfer.

Sadio Mane, Mo Salah tipped to break African transfer record

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Peter Rufai has picked Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as the next players in the running for a potential African record transfer.
Governor Oyetola briefing journalists at the Government House in Osogbo

Osun coronavirus index case tests negative, discharged

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced that the state has discharged its first patient of COVID-19 in the state from the hospital after testing negative twice.
Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and ​John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the ​appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.

Damien Duff, John O’Shea join Republic of Ireland coaching staff following Kenny appointment

Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and ​John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the ​appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.
Liverpool star forward Sadio Mane donated £41,000 to help fight coronavirus in his country Senegal.

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland rates Sadio Mane above Mo Salah, Wilfred Ndidi

Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has given his verdict on who he considers to be Africa’s best player at the moment and his choice might not come as a shock to many.
European giant Lazio is showing a strong interest for dubbed Nigerian Neymar Chidera Ejuke this summer transfer window, according to a report from Italy.

Lazio want to sign inform Nigerian forward dubbed as Neymar

European giant Lazio is showing a strong interest for dubbed Nigerian Neymar Chidera Ejuke this summer transfer window, according to a report from Italy.
Scottish clubs were due to meet by video-conference on Friday with the possibility of following the Belgian league’s recommendation to call their season to an end amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

UEFA demand leaves Scottish football clubs in the lurch

Scottish clubs were due to meet by video-conference on Friday with the possibility of following the Belgian league’s recommendation to call their season to an end amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Odion Ighalo confirms he wants to stay at Manchester United

Ighalo, 30, has scored four goals in eight appearances and quickly became popular with supporters before English and European football was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Health experts continued to question Britain’s low rate of testing compared with most other European nations, after cabinet minister Michael Gove said that the government “must go further and faster” in its testing programme.

Britain records 569 new coronavirus deaths

Britain’s deaths linked to novel coronavirus jumped again with a new daily record of 569 deaths on Thursday, taking the country’s total deaths to almost 3,000.

Passenger bus stoned in DR Congo capital

A bus transporting people of European extraction came under attack in Kinshasa, from locals who claimed they had brought coronavirus to the DR Congo.
Club Brugge of Belgium Striker, David Okereke has hailed the resilience of his teammates after they came back from a goal down to secure a draw against Standard Liege and consequently restored their three points advantage at the top of the Jupiler League.

Emmanuel Dennis, David Okereke win Belgian League title with Club Brugge

Nigerian duo, Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke, have been crowned champions of Belgium after Club Brugge were named as league champions and the rest of the season voided no thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team.

Cyriel Dessers ready to dump Heracles, targets Europe’s top five leagues

Heracles Almelo forward Cyriel Dessers hopes to play in one of the top five leagues in Europe, but has not rule out joining a big club in Belgium.

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A refrigerated trailer serving as a temporary morgue at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

New York’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 9/11

As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pandemic began lifted its final restrictions on movement Wednesday as deaths there plummeted.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Coronavirus: We will not wait for Nigerian government – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will not wait for the Federal Government in its commitment to provide palliatives for Rivers people during the trying period of checking the spread of coronavirus.
Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of a fourth-place Premier League finish following the Premier League's winter break, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United coach advised to sign Super Eagles hopeful instead of Borussia Dortmund star

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been advised to sign Super Eagles hopeful Bukayo Saka from Arsenal instead of £120m top target Jadon Sancho in the summer transfer window.

Coronavirus: Lekki-Epe expressway on traffic lockdown

The Lekki-Epe Expressway was on traffic gridlock, yesterday, for the second day, despite the lockdown introduced by the Federal Government to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating in more than 200 countries as the World Health Organisation’s latest updates put global confirmed cases at least 1,282,931.

Coronavirus is the end of globalisation as we know it – German media

The COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating in more than 200 countries as the World Health Organisation’s latest updates put global confirmed cases at least 1,282,931.