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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.
Hannover defender Timo Hubers has tested positive for coronavirus, the 2. Bundesliga side have confirmed.

German Bundesliga star tests positive for coronavirus

In a statement released on Wednesday, Hannover said Hubers immediately self-isolated after going to the doctor for tests once he had learned he had been in contact with someone who had the virus.
Arsenal first-team operations manager Ameesh Manek has been charged with improper conduct by the FA for his behaviour during Sunday's defeat to Crystal Palace.

Coronavirus: Arsenal players quarantined, game postponed

Arsenal’s game at Manchester City was postponed on Wednesday after players from the London club were put into quarantine, making it the first Premier League fixture to be called off because of the new coronavirus.
Mikel Arteta's side desperately needed a morale-boosting success after Olympiakos snatched a late winner to knock them out of the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

Arsenal reach FA Cup quarters to ease Europa League exit woe

Mikel Arteta's side desperately needed a morale-boosting success after Olympiakos snatched a late winner to knock them out of the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane-Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta: Lack of Champions League can impact Arsenal transfer plans

Arsenal could struggle to attract top talent if the Premier League club fail to qualify for the Champions League again, manager Mikel Arteta has said.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes had some kind words for Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo after last night’s 5-0 victory against Club Brugge in the return leg of the Europa League Round of 32.

Manchester United to play Austria’s LASK in Europa League last 16

Manchester United will meet Austrian club LASK in the last 16 of the Europa League, while Wolves were pitted against Olympiakos in Friday’s draw in Nyon.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta acknowledged it will be very hard for the Gunners to secure Champions League qualification via the Premier League after crashing out of the Europa League.

Arsenal manager to sell £160 million worth player for two new signings

Mikel Arteta is ready to sell £160m worth of talent to bring in two new Arsenal signings; while Liverpool are plotting a huge new deal for Virgil Van Dijk, according to Friday’s Paper Talk.
Mikel Arteta watched Arsenal suffer late Europa League heartbreak against Olympiakos and said- It hurts, big time.

Mikel Arteta blames Arsenal player as Gunners crash out of Europa League

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has blamed his goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, for his side 2-1 loss to Olympiakos in the Europa League on Thursday.
Arsenal could lose starlet Bukayo Saka if they fail to secure European football for next season, according to reports.

Bukayo Saka: I never thought I could make it to Arsenal first team

Bukayo Saka admitted he doubted he could play for Arsenal’s first team, given the array of stars in the Gunners squad.
Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka is proud to help the Gunners secure a place in the next round of the English FA Cup.

Mikel Arteta: I’m building Arsenal around Bukayo Saka

Mikel Arteta has revealed he’s building Arsenal’s team around Bukayo Saka, and not slotting him in to fill a gap.
Manchester City advanced to the EFL Cup final following a 3-2 aggregate over Manchester United.

Five top games to watch in Europa League this week

The Europa League knockout phase begins on Thursday, with VAR being introduced to Europe’s secondary club competition for the first time outwith the final for the last 32, first-leg ties. AFP Sport picks five games to watch this week
Bukayo Saka admits Arsenal “need to win games and win trophies” after hitting a serious slump, with Mikel Arteta being backed to turn the tide in north London.

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka not distracted by new contract talks

The 18-year-old has been flourishing under the guidance of manager Mikel Arteta and shone last weekend, when he grabbed an assist to help his side secure a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Newcastle United.
Nicolas Pepe starred for Arsenal against Newcastle (Image- Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta: Nicolas Pepe needs consistency

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants Nicolas Pepe to be more consistent after a fine performance in the 4-0 Premier League thrashing of Newcastle United on Sunday.
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Olympiakos wants Genk’s Stephen Odey on loan

Nigerian striker Stephen Odey might be heading out on loan from Belgian Champions RSC Genk following his inability to break into the first team.
VAR will be introduced in this season's Europa League from the beginning of the knockout stages, UEFA have confirmed.

Europa League last 32 draw

First legs to be played February 20; Second legs to be played February 27
Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring Manchester United's third goal against Brighton on Sunday afternoon

Manchester United draw Club Brugge, Arsenal get Olympiakos in Europa League

Manchester United will take on Club Brugge in the last 32 of the Europa League while struggling Arsenal will face Greek side Olympiakos following Monday’s draw in Nyon.
José Mourinho felt compelled to apologise to Eric Dier after substituting him after just 29 minutes of Tottenham’s 4-2 Champions League win over Olympiakos, which ensured the club’s qualification for the last 16 of the competition.

Jose Mourinho reacts on ballboys display after Tottenham comeback

Jose Mourinho was quick to praise the work of a Tottenham ball boy in the UEFA Champions League and this wasn’t the first time that Mourinho understood the importance of quick ball boys.
José Mourinho felt compelled to apologise to Eric Dier after substituting him after just 29 minutes of Tottenham’s 4-2 Champions League win over Olympiakos, which ensured the club’s qualification for the last 16 of the competition.

Tottenham hit back to beat Olympiakos in Jose Mourinho’s home bow

Jose Mourinho’s first home game as Tottenham Hotspur manager suffered a shocking start but ended happily as Harry Kane’s record-breaking double helped his side come from behind to beat Olympiakos Piraeus 4-2.

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Odion Ighalo has been nominated for Manchester United's Player of the Month award for March.

Odion Ighalo close to extending Manchester United loan deal – agent

Odion Ighalo’s representative Ladi Salami has revealed that his client could remain at Manchester United beyond next week.
Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.

South Korea’s unification minister visits estuary to renew commitment to inter-Korean cooperation

Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.
A candidate for the Chairmanship of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Hon Aminu Zang, has said that he would reconcile all aggrieved factions and unite with Senator Jonah David Jang, Gen Jeremiah Useni (retd) and former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu to bring the party back to power in 2023.

Aminu Zang: I’ll unite with Senators Jang, Useni, Mantu for PDP victory in 2023

A candidate for the Chairmanship of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Hon Aminu Zang, has said that he would reconcile all aggrieved factions and unite with Senator Jonah David Jang, Gen Jeremiah Useni (retd) and former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu to bring the party back to power in 2023.
The photo-sending app that boasts 229 million users – better known for filters that turn your face into puppy or vampire – is a new battlefield for opponents President Donald Trump & former vice president Joe Biden, both of whom are in their 70s.

No masking it: Joe Biden eyes stark contrast with Donald Trump over virus

Joe Biden squared off with Donald Trump on Tuesday over the wearing of masks one day after the White House challenger emerged from coronavirus-imposed lockdown donning one while the president attended two events bare-faced.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Governor Matawalle: All expelled almajiris welcome to Zamfara

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, suspended the planned expulsion of street children known as almajiris from the state.