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Two more positive coronavirus tests in Premier League

23 May 2020

LONDON Two people from two Premier League clubs have tested positive for the coronavirus after a second batch of testing, the Premier League said on Saturday.

Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

20 May 2020

LONDON Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge. | Video

Fourteen million Britons ready to get on their bikes

17 May 2020

LONDON Britain could experience a transport revolution sparked by the coronavirus pandemic with up to 14 million people ready to swap cars for bikes, British Cycling believes.

Premier League clubs set to vote on return to group training

17 May 2020

LONDON The Premier League hopes "Project Restart" will move a step closer to becoming reality on Monday when clubs hold an emergency meeting to vote on a return to group training amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On this day: Born May 18, 1909: Fred Perry, British tennis player

17 May 2020

When Fred Perry crushed the unfortunate Gottfried von Cramm to win the 1936 Wimbledon title little did he know he would be the last Briton to get his hands on the men's trophy for 77 years.

UK has chance to change transport forever - Boardman

15 May 2020

LONDON It has taken a pandemic, empty roads and one of the sunniest Springs on record for Britons to fall back in love with the bicycle but the fear keeping Chris Boardman awake at night is that it will be a brief flirtation.

On this day: Died May 5, 1996: British cyclist Beryl Burton

04 May 2020

LONDON One September day in the Yorkshire Dales back in 1967, a handful of women riders set out behind 99 men to compete in a 12-hour time trial organised by Otley Cycling Club.

Not quite Wimbledon, but professional action resumes

01 May 2020

It was a case of back to basics but live tennis returned on Friday with the opening matches at the Tennis Point Exhibition Series event staged near Koblenz in Germany.

On this day: Born May 2, 1975: David Beckham, English footballer

01 May 2020

LONDON When an 11-year-old David Beckham walked into a local newspaper office in east London with his mother in 1986 the trainee reporter summoned to reception could never have known he was about to meet a future international football and cultural icon.

ECB pushes inaugural The Hundred back to 2021

30 Apr 2020

LONDON The launch of The Hundred was postponed until 2021 on Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic forced the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to put its new limited overs experiment on hold.

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