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Premier League loses another game to a Covid outbreak
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Premier League loses another game to a Covid outbreak

The Premier League lost another match to a COVID-19 outbreak in a squad when Aston Villa’s home game against Burnley was postponed around two hours before kickoff on Saturday. Villa said it did not have enough players to field a team following more positive tests in its squad that were reported early Saturday. The league approved Villa’s request to postpone the match “based on the number of COVID-19 cases, injuries and illness.” Five matches scheduled for this weekend had already been called off because of coronavirus outbreaks in squads amid a worsening health emergency in Britain as the omicron variant spreads. Aston Villa can confirm that today’s Premier League fixture with Burnley has been postponed due to an increased amount of positive Covid-19 test results within ou...
Watford’s Burnley clash postponed due to Covid outbreak | Football News – Times of India
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Watford’s Burnley clash postponed due to Covid outbreak | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Burnley's Premier League clash against Watford was postponed less than three hours before kick-off because of "an ongoing Covid outbreak" within the Hornets' squad on Wednesday. Burnley revealed the match at Turf Moor had been cancelled at the last minute after their opponents were hit by the coronavirus. "Burnley Football Club can confirm tonight's match against Watford has been postponed due to an ongoing Covid outbreak within the opposition squad," the Clarets said in a statement. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore...
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Marcelo test positive for COVID-19
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Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Marcelo test positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid players Luka Modric and Marcelo have tested positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga club said in a statement on Wednesday. Real did not say if the two were suffering any symptoms, but that they have been moved into quarantine in line with Spain’s health protocol and will miss Sunday’s league game against Cadiz. The number of COVID-19 cases growing around Europe is also impacting the world of soccer. Valencia confirmed four cases on Monday, including their head coach and two players. In England, 42 Premier League players and staff tested positive in the past week – the most recorded in the league over a seven-day period. An outbreak at Tottenham Hotspur led UEFA to postpone their Europa Conference League game against French side Rennes last week. !func...
covid:  Man United’s Brentford clash could be off as Covid hits Premier League | Football News – Times of India
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covid: Man United’s Brentford clash could be off as Covid hits Premier League | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester United are in talks with the Premier League over the potential postponement of Tuesday's match at Brentford after the Old Trafford club became the latest top-flight team to be hit by a coronavirus outbreak. United halted first-team operations at their Carrington training complex for 24 hours on Monday after several players and staff tested positive for the virus. Ralf Rangnick's squad will not travel to London for the match until the outcome of the discussions with the Premier League was known. Aston Villa and Brighton also revealed positive tests on Monday as the virus threatened to wreak havoc on the fixture list. "Manchester United can confirm that following PCR test confirmation of yesterday's positive LFT Covid-19 cases among the first-team staff and players, the...
Emma Raducanu positive for Covid; US Open champ out of exhibition
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Emma Raducanu positive for Covid; US Open champ out of exhibition

U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu tested positive for COVID-19 and pulled out of an exhibition match in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. Organizers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship announced Raducanu’s withdrawal, saying the British teenager is isolating and following protocols. A replacement for Raducanu is being sought to fill in and play Belinda Bencic in Abu Dhabi. Mubadala World Tennis Championship organisers regrettably confirm that @EmmaRaducanu has tested positive for COVID-19 and has withdrawn from this week's Championship. (1/4)#MWTC pic.twitter.com/tNuF2Jb09V — Mubadala World Tennis Championship (@MubadalaWTC) December 13, 2021 Raducanu won the U.S. Open in September to become the first qualifier to claim a Grand Slam singles title. Ranked just 150th ...
COVID-hit Tottenham risks forfeit as UEFA scraps Rennes game
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COVID-hit Tottenham risks forfeit as UEFA scraps Rennes game

Tottenham’s postponed Europa Conference League game against Rennes will not be played, UEFA said Saturday, putting Spurs at risk of having to forfeit the match and be eliminated from the competition. Tottenham said this week it couldn’t play Thursday as scheduled because of its COVID-19 outbreak that also forced the postponement of the team’s Premier League match at Brighton on Sunday. The French club accused Tottenham of making an “unilateral decision” to postpone the game, and UEFA announced early Saturday that the clubs had not been able to agree on a date to reschedule the match. UEFA have released the following statement regarding our Europa Conference League fixture against Stade Rennais. We shall continue to update supporters as matters progress. — Tottenham Hotspur...
Tottenham’s EPL game vs. Brighton postponed after outbreak
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Tottenham’s EPL game vs. Brighton postponed after outbreak

This weekend’s Premier League game between Brighton and Tottenham has been postponed because of an outbreak of COVID-19 among the London club’s players and staff. Tottenham’s Europa Conference League game against Rennes had already been pushed back this week and the Premier League said Thursday that it approved a request from Spurs to postpone the Brighton match. We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 14:00, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon. Full statement ⤵️ — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 9, 2021 Tottenham’s training ground has been closed after manager Antonio Conte said Wednesday that eight players and five members of staff have tested positive fo...
India vs New Zealand: Axar Patel relishes dream year, says he wants to improve | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand: Axar Patel relishes dream year, says he wants to improve | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: It's been a bitter-sweet year for Axar Patel, one of India's three spin bowling allrounders in the team. The left-arm spinner, made the most of the helpful tracks to scalp 27 wickets against England in the four-Test series earlier this year. And now, in the ongoing two-Test series against New Zealand he has picked nine wickets thus far to take his tally in 2021 to 36 from five Tests at an impressive average of 11.86. With another five New Zealand wickets remaining in the second Test at Wankhede, the 27-year-old can raise his count further. While he has tasted instant success in Test cricket in his debut season, Patel has had to deal with a few setbacks, too. The allrounder, soon after walking away with all the accolades against England, was laid low by Covid and was quarantined ...