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TOP STORIES

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SOCCER-FIFA

Soccer-Player contracts should be extended due to coronavirus - FIFA internal document

Current contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic soccer seasons, according to an internal FIFA document presented to its Coronavirus Working Group.

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/FRANCE-TOUR

Tour de France may go ahead without roadside spectators - sports minister

It is too soon to decide whether the Tour de France can go ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic, but if it does it may be without roadside spectators in order to minimize infection risk, the French sports minister said.

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/OLYMPICS

IOC working toward July-August Olympics in 2021 - Yomiuri

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-August window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month, Japan's Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday.

UPCOMING

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/WHO BRIEFING (TV)

WHO holds briefing over corona virus outbreak

GENEVA - World Health Organization holds briefing on the latest worldwide developments of the coronavirus outbreak.

27 Mar

SPORTS

RUGBY-UNION-SUPER/

SUSPENDED - Rugby - Super Rugby week nine

The 2020 Super Rugby season continues. Individual match reports on merit with a wrapup after the final match of the round.

27 Mar

CRICKET-TEST-LKA-ENG/ (PIX)

EVENT POSTPONED-Cricket International Cricket - Sri Lanka v England - Second Test-Day one.

England team will play two test matches against Sri Lanka under the ICC World Test Championship.

27 Mar 00:30 ET / 04:30 GMT

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