Pilot crowd schemes in England cancelled
LONDON • Fans will not be allowed to attend pilot sports events for at least two weeks due to a spike in Covid-19 infection rates, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday. That means no fans will be allowed at today's Glorious Goodwood horse racing event or the World Snooker Championships.
Fulham set to take on Brentford for EPL spot
LONDON • Fulham advanced to the English Championship play-off final 3-2 on aggregate, despite a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on Thursday. They will face London rivals Brentford at Wembley on Tuesday to determine the final Premier League promotion place.
Fifa has to suspend Infantino: Blatter
BERN • Former Fifa chief Sepp Blatter has called for Gianni Infantino to be suspended by the global football body after criminal proceedings were opened against the latter. The Swiss authorities said proceedings had been launched against the current Fifa boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had with Swiss Attorney-General Michael Lauber.