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Father of Aston Villa manager Dean Smith dies after contracting coronavirus

The father of Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has passed away from coronavirus aged 79, the English Premier League club has confirmed. Smith’s father Ron had been living in a care home having been diagnosed with dementia six years ago​, according to the football club. ​In a statement, they said he contracted Covid-19 four weeks…MORE

Professional footballer Christian Mbulu dies aged 23

Professional footballer Christian Mbulu dies aged 23

Professional footballer Christian Mbulu has died at the age of 23, according to a statement from his team, Morecambe FC. The defender, who spent his career in the lower leagues of British football, made three appearances for the League Two side this season. “Everyone at Morecambe FC is deeply saddened to learn of Christian Mbulu’s…MORE

Here’s where sports leagues stand on reopening

Here’s where sports leagues stand on reopening

After months of sports season suspensions, professional leagues are trying to figure out how to kick things back into gear. Teams across various organizations are beginning to reopen their practice facilities for individual players to train. Leagues are in talks to resume their seasons, albeit under very different circumstances. And while sports are unlikely to…MORE

‘The Match II’ is the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television

‘The Match II’ is the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television

It’s official: People really have missed live sport. The proof was in Sunday’s charity golf match between Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady which attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers. According to Turner Sports, the spectacle was the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television after appearing domestically on…MORE

Meet the Manchester United fanatic opening a 33,000-piece museum in Finland

Meet the Manchester United fanatic opening a 33,000-piece museum in Finland

The Finnish capital of Helsinki may not be the first place you’d expect to find a museum crammed with Manchester United memorabilia, but thousands of miles from Old Trafford is a building where Jere Virtanen houses the fruits of a longstanding obsession. Virtanen’s love for United is as old as his love for the game…MORE

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