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Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.

Mattia Binotto: F1 could race into January if necessary

Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.
Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne before the Australian GP’s cancellation. Stephen Blackberry-Action Plus-Rex-Shutterstock

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton self-isolates as precaution

Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him.
Wayne Rooney impressed on his Derby County debut as he provided a stunning assist in a 2-1 win over Barnsley at Pride Park.

Coronavirus: Wayne Rooney criticises authorities for treating footballers like ‘guinea pigs’

Wayne Rooney has claimed "footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs" before the 2019-20 campaign was put on hold, with the coronavirus causing huge disruptions to the sporting calendar across the world. Wayne Rooney has claimed "footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs" before the 2019-20 campaign was put on hold, with the coronavirus causing huge disruptions to the sporting calendar across the world.
General view of media as they listen to Formula One group CEO Chase Carey during a press conference after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus. REUTERS-Edgar Su

Formula One to call off Bahrain and Vietnamese GPs

Formula One will call off the next two races in Bahrain and Vietnam after the cancellation of Sunday’s Australian season-opener due to the coronavirus outbreak, multiple F1 sources told Reuters on Friday.
Formula One group CEO Chase Carey, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Paul Little, Race director Michael Masi and Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott during a press conference after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

How the coronavirus has hit global sport

AFP looks at the effects on the sport of the coronavirus, which by Thursday had killed over 4,600 people while infecting more than 127,000 in 115 countries and territories.
Formula One group CEO Chase Carey, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Paul Little, Race director Michael Masi and Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott during a press conference after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Formula One in turmoil after Australia GP scrapped due to coronavirus

The Formula One season was thrown into doubt on Friday with the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix due to the coronavirus, with chief executive Chase Carey saying it was “challenging” to predict when the next race might take place.
World champion Lewis Hamilton on Thursday said he was “very surprised” that the Australian Grand Prix was going ahead during a coronavirus pandemic, as more Formula One staff were isolated and teams limited contact with fans.

Lewis Hamilton slams plans to hold Australian GP despite coronavirus

The Mercedes star, who is gunning to match Michael Schumacher’s record seven world crowns this season, sat alongside Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo in the media session, but a large open space separated them from the press.
Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on Sunday on the eastern oil-producing province of Qatif, home to all 11 people in the kingdom who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and suspended all schools and universities nationwide.

South Arabia locks down Qatif region, suspends schools over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on Sunday on the eastern oil-producing province of Qatif, home to all 11 people in the kingdom who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and suspended all schools and universities nationwide.
This month's Bahrain Grand Prix will take place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak, organisers have announced.

Spectators barred from Bahrain F1 Grand Prix due to coronavirus

“Convening a major sporting event, which is open to the public and allows thousands of international travellers and local fans to interact in close proximity would not be the right thing to do at the present time,” the Bahrain International Circuit said.
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Lebron James won’t play in empty arenas as NBA mulls coronavirus strategy

Basketball superstar LeBron James said Friday he won’t play if his Los Angeles Lakers have to hold games behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A man walks past an NBA logo at an NBA exhibition in Beijing, China October 8, 2019. REUTERS-Jason Lee

NBA looks at coronavirus contingency plans – report

The NBA has reportedly told teams to look into strategies on how to play games without fans in the arena amid concerns over the new coronavirus outbreak.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

How coronavirus has hit global sport

The Six Nations rugby union match between Italy and England was postponed on Thursday, the latest high-profile sports event to be scratched from the international calendar due to the global spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Thailand’s MotoGP was postponed over the new coronavirus on Monday as motorcycling’s premier championship took its second hit in two days from the deadly outbreak.

Thailand MotoGP postponed as virus wrecks season’s start

Thailand’s MotoGP was postponed over the new coronavirus on Monday as motorcycling’s premier championship took its second hit in two days from the deadly outbreak.

Table tennis world team championships postponed over coronavirus

Table tennis’s world team championships, due to take place next month in the South Korean city of Busan, were postponed on Tuesday following a leap in novel coronavirus cases.
Lewis Hamilton

F1: Max Verstappen comments ‘sign of weakness’ – Lewis Hamilton

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has said an apparent failure by title rival Max Verstappen to acknowledge his achievements was a “sign of weakness”.
Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family.

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchild breaks up with Canadian wife

Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family.
A promotional banner for the HSBC Women’s World Championship flies in central Singapore Monday after the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus

Coronavirus chaos ravages Asia’s sporting calendar

The chaos in China’s sporting programme caused by the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has already forced China to cancel or reschedule a host of events, is spreading into Asia’s sporting calendar.
The Mercedes Formula One team confirmed on Saturday that they had dismissed four members of staff following an internal investigation into an incident of racist bullying.

Mercedes confirm dismissal of four staff for racist offences

The Mercedes Formula One team confirmed on Saturday that they had dismissed four members of staff following an internal investigation into an incident of racist bullying.

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