Due to the corona virus, almost all sports matches have been canceled or postponed in the near future. In this live blog we will keep you informed of all developments.

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Arsenal records big win in
exhibition game Arsenal wins its first exhibition game in the run-up to the restart of the Premier League season with large numbers. The Londoners are 6-0 too strong for Charlton Athletic at the Emirates Stadium behind closed doors. Edward Nketiah provided a hat trick and the other goals were scored by Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Joe Willock.

馃彑 We won 6-0 against Charlton Athletic in a behind closed doors friendly held at Emirates Stadium earlier today馃棡 Read the match report 馃憞

AvatarAvatar Author Arsenal Moment of Places 19: 35 - June 6, 2020

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Former Brazilian international Fred cycles 600 kilometers to his new club Fluminense. With his trip, he collected thousands of food packages for poor families.

Brazilian striker Fred cycles 600 kilometers to the new club

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Trainer Fiorentina recovered from coronavirus
Fiorentina trainer Giuseppe Iachini has also been infected with the coronavirus, according to chairman Rocco Commisso of the Italian club. The 56-year-old Italian coahc has now fully recovered and is also present during the training sessions in Florence.

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Barcelona has Su谩rez back for restart
Luis Su谩rez can be used again for FC Barcelona. The attacker from Uruguay was operated on his right knee in January and that immediately seemed to be the end of the season for him, but due to the corona crisis, Su谩rez can be used again by the Catalan club. The medical staff has given the green light for a return. Barcelona will resume the season in La Liga next Saturday on a visit to Real Mallorca.

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Astana rider Merhawi Kudus comes across a different kind of peloton during his training in Eritrea.

Today I had company for training 馃憣馃徑馃槅Have a nice weekend everyone 馃檭 #backontheroad #cycling #Eritrea @AstanaTeam

AvatarAvatar Author Merhawi Kudus Moment of Places 09: 43 - June 6, 2020

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Nathan Aspinall won the first edition of the PDC Home Tour yesterday and that earned him this 'prize'.

Our @OfficialPDC # Low6Playoffs champion @NathanAspi with his makeshift 'trophy' after winning tonight 馃弳To be fair he did serve it up to all of the other three finalists tonight 馃憖

AvatarAvatar Authorlow6Moment of places23: 35 - June 5, 2020

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Djokovic is certainly not the first tennis player to take a critical look at plans to resume the season. Earlier this week, Rafael Nadal emphasized that no rush should be made. The Spaniard even called a vaccine against the corona virus "the key" to a resumption of professional tennis. "Only then can we really travel and play without fear. My feeling is that we have to wait a little longer. Step by step," said the number two in the world. (2/2)

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Djokovic calls protocol for US Open 'impossible and extreme'
Novak Djokovic has little sense in a US Open if it continues in the way the plan is now. According to the number one in the world, the protocol is extreme and it is almost impossible for him to comply with the regulations. "I've been told what to do during the US Open, which is extreme. We don't have access to Manhattan, have to sleep in airport hotels, and are tested two to three times a week." (1/2)

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The cabinet must agree to the emergency plan of the KNVB to provide a maximum of EUR 140 million in public support for professional football.

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Aspinall first PDC Home Tour winner
Nathan Aspinall crowns first PDC Home Tour winner. The 28-year-old Englishman wins all games in the final round, including the Dutchman Jelle Klaasen (6-3), thereby leaving Gary Anderson behind in the battle for the title in the digital darts tournament.

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Klaasen also loses last match to Gary Anderson
The final round of the PDC Home Tour ends in a sof for Jelle Klaasen. 35-year-old Alphenaar also loses the third party in the virtual darts tournament, 3-6 against Gary Anderson, and is therefore left empty-handed. Previously Klaasen had to give up against Nathan Aspinall (3-6) and Jonny Clayton (2-6).

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Van Rijn about KNVB plan: 'Doing homework'
Minister Martin van Rijn of Health, Welfare and Sport considers the emergency plan that the KNVB submitted for professional football today to be 'realistic and sound'. The driver informs De Telegraaf of this . "We will meet again at the end of June to discuss further. Then I expect that I will also be able to see the OMT's advice on whether full training can be resumed before September 1 and whether practice matches can take place earlier. So we have both sides still some homework to do. "

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Klaasen definitively eliminated for Home Tour title
Jelle Klaasen has been definitively eliminated in the battle for the title in the PDC Home Tour. The 35-year-old Alphenaar also loses the second game in the final round of the virtual darts tournament, 6-2 against Jonny Clayton, and can therefore no longer finish first. Klaasen had to give up earlier this evening against Nathan Aspinall.

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Van Gerwen announces participation in World Matchplay
Although the PDC does not yet mention the field of participants, Michael van Gerwen seems to be present at the World Matchplay. The tournament, scheduled for July 18-26 in Blackpool, is the first major darts tournament since the March coronavirus outbreak.

Now I have something to aim at. Time to get ready and go through the gears. I want this one back 馃挌 https://t.co/cr7zN1ZECr

AvatarAvatar Author Michael Van Gerwen Moment of Places 21: 14 - 5 June 2020

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Jelle Klaasen has started his second match in the final round of the PDC Home Tour. Only a victory over the Welshman Jonny Clayton is enough to keep a glimmer of hope for the final victory in the virtual darts tournament. Klaasen lost the opening game to Nathan Aspinall an hour ago.

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Five substitutions also allowed in Serie A
Also in Serie A, five changes are allowed for the remainder of the season, the Italian federation FIGC has determined. The Italian league follows the example of the German Bundesliga, the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga, where the extra exchange options were previously introduced. FIFA's game rules committee, IFAB, proposed the temporary measure not to put too much physical strain on players. Serie A will resume on June 20 after an absence of more than three months.

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Klaasen loses opening match at PDC Home Tour
Jelle Klaasen can already memorize the title at the PDC Home Tour. The Alphenaar loses the opening game in the final round of the virtual darts tournament 6-3 to Nathan Aspinall.

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Jelle Klaasen has a bad start to the final round of the PDC Home Tour. The Alphenaar quickly falls 3-0 behind in the opening match against Nathan Aspinall and is therefore immediately facing a catch-up race.

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These games are on the menu tonight in the final round of the PDC Home Tour:

8.30pm: Nathan Aspinall-Jelle Klaasen
9pm: Gary Anderson-Jonny Clayton
9.30pm: Jelle Klaasen-Jonny Clayton
10pm: Nathan Aspinall-Gary Anderson
10.30pm : Gary Anderson-Jelle Klaasen
11pm: Jonny Clayton-Nathan Aspinall

Best of 11 legs

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Jelle Klaasen makes a bid for the title at the PDC Home Tour, a virtual darts tournament, from 8.30 pm. The 35-year-old Alphenaar first has to deal with Gary Anderson, Jonny Clayton and Nathan Aspinall in the semifinals. Klaasen starts the match against Aspinall.

There have been signs that @ JelleK180 is returning to form recently - could the title be heading to the Netherlands? # Low6Playoffs

AvatarAvatar Author PDC Darts Time of places 19: 44 - 5 June 2020

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Jadon Sancho reacts furiously to the fine he received earlier today for not wearing a mouth mask while visiting a home hairdresser. "Absolutely a joke, DFL," the Borussia Dortmund player wrote on Twitter.

Absolute Joke DFL! 馃檯馃徑鈥嶁檪锔

AvatarAvatar Author Jadon Sancho Time of places 18: 06 - 5 June 2020

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'Clubs bankrupt if government does not provide financial support'
If supporters are not welcome at football matches for an entire season and the government does not provide financial support, several clubs in professional football in Netherlands will go bankrupt as a result of the corona crisis. That says Eric Gudde, director of professional football of the KNVB, at  FOX Sports . "The situation is dire. If there is no public welcome for an entire season and there are no help lines, we will not survive."

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football requires a maximum of EUR 140 million in emergency support Professional football requires a maximum of EUR 140 million in government support to deal with the corona crisis. Eric Gudde, director of professional football at the KNVB, informs the  NOS . The remaining 200 million euros in damage is resolved by the sector itself. "If we play without an audience for an entire season, the safety net we need from the government will be a maximum of 140 million," said Gudde. "That will be less if the current NOW scheme is extended and if we can play with the audience before." (1/2)

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'Minister's response to plan was positive'
Gudde submitted an emergency plan to responsible minister Martin van Rijn earlier today on behalf of all parties involved in professional football to get through the corona crisis. "We were able to discuss the plan in detail. Fortunately, the minister's response was positive," said Gudde. "He thought it was a realistic and solid plan and is pleased that we as a sector already do a lot ourselves." (2/2)

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'KNVB wants full stadiums again on 1 January'
The KNVB has put 1 January 2021 on the horizon as a dot on which the public is once again fully welcome at professional football matches. This is evident from the emergency plan that the football association handed over to the cabinet today, of which  De Telegraaf has a summary. The KNVB would like to work in steps towards opening up the stadiums. Part of the public would be admitted first. The football association hopes to resume professional competitions in September without an audience.

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World Matchplay first darts tournament since corona
The World Matchplay will be the first darts television tournament to be held since the corona virus outbreak. The PDC reports that the tournament will be held in Blackpool, England, from July 18-26. The darts association hopes that the public is also welcome. The PDC will receive a definite answer from the British government on 4 July. The field has not yet been announced.

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Sancho and Akanji fined for visiting home hairdresser
Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund have been fined by German competition organizer DFL for violating the corona guidelines when visiting home hairdresser Winnie Nana Karkari. Karkari posted photos of the haircuts of the players on Instagram, which showed that the hairdresser and the players did not wear a mask while cutting, while that is mandatory in Germany. Borussia Dortmund had previously addressed the players about this. It is striking that four other players, who also dropped Karkari, are not fined by the DFL. The amount of the fine was not disclosed.

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Season ticket holders with passport photos on Royal Antwerp shirt.
A remarkable promotion at Royal Antwerp. Supporters who take a season ticket for the club from the Belgian Jupiler Pro League for the coming season, have their passport photo on the jersey number of the competition shirt. With the action, Royal Antwerp tries to entice season ticket holders to renew their subscription despite the uncertainties surrounding the corona virus.

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KNWU: Good hope that NK time
trial will take place this year. The KNWU is hopeful that the NK time trial will take place in Emmen this year. The cycling association is currently in talks with organizer Jansen Event Sportmanagement and the municipality of Emmen about an exact date, but expects to announce it soon. "Obviously, we are largely dependent on the developments of the coronavirus and the associated measures," says organizer Wim Jansen. The government has banned all sports games until September 1 to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

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At AZ, boredom strikes through adapted training
At AZ, boredom strikes slowly now that the players are still training in adapted form. Due to the corona crisis, all Dutch athletes have to keep athletes 1.5 meters apart on the training field. "If you have to train for a long time with adapted shapes and without resistance, the enthusiasm will decrease," notes trainer Arne Slot in  De Telegraaf . "That is why we hope that we will be told in the short term that we can start training again with resistance, so that we can also play real games in the coming block."

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They can also count on a loyal audience in Alkmaar. Already 6,000 supporters have extended their season ticket.

馃憦馃徑 Support! 6 6,000 season tickets have already been extended.鉃★笍 https://t.co/TcucZ8isoe #AZMijnClub

AvatarAvatar Author AZMoment of places14: 25 - 5 June 2020

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Chelsea women despite second place champion in England
Strange but true: Chelsea women have been named champion of the Women's Super League by the English Football Association (FA), while they were in second place when the league was shut down. The London club was one point behind league-leader Manchester City with one game less. However, the FA decided today to award the title based on point average per game, so Chelsea emerges as the winner. The Arsenal of Orange internationals Vivianne Miedema, Dani毛lle van de Donk and Jill Roord finishes third and just missed out on participating in the Champions League. The Liverpool women are relegated and make way for Aston Villa.

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Royal Antwerp rewards loyal supporters with a spot on the competition shirt. 
Supporters of Royal Antwerp FC who have ordered a season ticket for the coming season will receive a nice present in return. The Belgian club processes the photos of the fans in the jersey numbers of the new competition shirts. The Belgian club finished fourth in the league table in the season that had stopped. The team also qualified for the cup final, which is scheduled for August 1 and will be played without an audience. Club Brugge is the opponent.

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Renew your season ticket now, no matter what! 鉂わ笍馃More info: https://t.co/fVsVcgUP3v #waterookmogegebeuren #RAFC

AvatarAvatar Author Royal Antwerp FC Moment of places 07: 45 - 5 June 2020

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'KNVB top agrees with salary reduction'
Following almost the entire Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie, the KNVB top, including national coach Ronald Koeman, also makes a wage sacrifice to absorb the blows of the corona crisis. This can be seen from a statement that the football association this morning has spread to various media. According to  De Telegraaf , chairman Just Spee even completely renounces his salary. The KNVB states in the statement that the union has an exemplary function and for that reason cannot lag behind the clubs that previously implemented a temporary salary cut. The Football Association does not reveal how much Koeman and associates hand in and for how long the scheme applies.

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Decision on continuing Olympics presumably in March
In the spring of 2021, it will probably be decided whether the Olympics in Tokyo can continue. That has everything to do with how the coronavirus develops, says Toshiaki Endo, one of the vice-presidents of the organization. "We will have to make a decision as an organization that takes into account the situation," he told Kyodo News on Friday  . "It is therefore far too early to determine whether the Games can continue. As far as the development of the coronavirus is concerned, we can now only rely on estimates."

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At Red Bull Racing, they can't wait until the Formula 1 season finally starts. In exactly a month, the first race will take place at the Spielberg (Austria) circuit.

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Exactly four weeks until we are back on track at the Red Bull Ring! 馃檶馃嚘馃嚬 #AustrianGP

AvatarAvatar Author Aston Martin Red Bull RacingMoment of places10: 29 - June 5, 2020

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The FIFPro players' union is deeply concerned about the consequences of the corona crisis for Indonesian football. The clubs have temporarily reduced players' salaries by as much as 75 percent. In order to keep their heads above water, the affected players come up with other ways to get money. This video shows how two pros are forced to sell food on the street.

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Footballers in Indonesia are selling food on the street to make ends meet.Their salary was reduced by 75% https://t.co/gUYMAg5JbE

AvatarAvatar Author FIFPROMoment of places09: 40 - June 5, 2020

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The selection of Olympique Lyon will start training again next Monday, the club says. This is done under strict conditions: for example, all personnel are extensively tested. The French league was recently discontinued.

L'Olympique Lyonnais informe de la reprise de son activit茅 lundi 8 juin prochain, qui se fera dans un cadre sanitaire tr猫s strict et dans le respect de la protection de la sant茅 des collaborateurs qui est une priorit茅 absolute. https://t.co/8I0LHyNnnY

AvatarAvatar Author Olympique Lyonnais Time of places 09: 00 - June 5, 2020

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NHL teams on the ice again in small groups from Monday
Following the NBA and the MLS, the resumption of the ice hockey league NHL is imminent. Under certain conditions, the teams may train again in small groups from next Monday. This is done on a voluntary basis: players who prefer to stay at home because of the virus are not obliged to come. It previously became clear that the NHL plans to start the playoffs immediately during the restart of the league, which will include 22 instead of the usual 16 teams. The players' union still has to vote on that proposal.

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Keukeleire recovered from coronavirus
Jens Keukeleire appears to have been infected with COVID-19. The Belgian cyclist of EF Pro Cycling has now recovered. "I got tested a few weeks ago and I had the virus," he told Sporza . "For three weeks now I have been feeling that everything is back to normal. My body reacts normally to the stimuli that I give. The legs are turning well again. I am glad I didn't have anything left."

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"Short F1 season counts as World Cup"
If the Formula 1 season is limited to the eight races in Europe that are now on the calendar, the winner can just call himself world champion. Although the rules state that racing must be held on at least three continents, the corona crisis is the exception to that rule, Formula 1 director Ross Brawn told Motorsport . "In theory, the eight races count as a championship." Races outside Europe are still being looked at, but Brawn does not dare to look too far ahead. "The situation changes every day."

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"Spurs" take out 拢 175 million loan
Tottenham Hotspur is claiming a special loan, intended for companies hard hit by the corona virus. The Premier League club fears that they will lose 拢 200 million (222 million euros) due to the crisis and therefore want to take out a loan of 拢 175 million to cover the costs. The loan is intended to cover costs around the stadium, so cannot be used for transfers, for example.

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DTM season delayed further
The season in the DTM can hardly start in the weekend from 10 to 12 July. The municipality of Nuremberg does not give permission to run the touring car race on the Norisring. All major sporting events in Germany are prohibited until September 1, although an exception has been made for football. The next race on the DTM calendar will be at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in early August. Robin Frijns is the only Dutch driver in the championship.

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Also five changes in Premier League
Just like in the Bundesliga, five changes can be made in the Premier League for the rest of the season. In addition, the number of reserve players allowed to sit on the bench has been increased from seven to nine. The rule change was recently put forward by the RULES Committee IFAB and approved by FIFA. Due to the corona crisis, the rest of the leagues are finished in a shorter time frame, meaning players play more matches and have less rest.

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W Series for this year deleted
The W Series, the formula car championship for women, is canceled this year. The eight races from the championship have been canceled due to the corona virus. The class has announced big plans for next year. Two races will be held in Formula 1 in 2021, at the United States Grand Prix in Austin and the Mexico Grand Prix in Mexico City. With Beitske Visser, there is one Dutch active in the class. She finished second in the championship last year.

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Nadal does not like the US Open for the time being
Rafael Nadal is currently not keen to participate in the US Open, which should start on August 31. The Spaniard is defending champion at the tournament that will be decided later this month. "It's not an ideal situation," he says. "If you ask me now if I want to travel to New York and play there, I say no. But you don't know what it will look like in a few months."

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Mugello circuit may make F1 debut
Behind the scenes work on the rest of the Formula 1 calendar is underway as the first eight Grands Prix are announced. According to Auto, Motor und Sport , the organization wants to organize two more weekends in Europe after the eighth race in Italy, in which the circuits of Hockenheim, Imola and Mugello would be candidates. Mugello, which has been the setting for Ferrari's MotoGP races and tests, has never been part of the Formula 1 calendar. In the rest of the season, a double Grand Prix in Sochi would be among the options.

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Dumfries trains separately after being present at the demonstration.
PSV does not take any risks with Denzel Dumfries, who has to train individually until June 10 after he was present yesterday at a demonstration against racism and police brutality in Rotterdam. Not everyone there adhered to the corona rules. "The PSV medical staff also continues to monitor the health situation of Dumfries, just as is the case with the other players," said the club.

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BILD would n't be BILD if it weren't for a scandal in the football world. The German sports newspaper publishes that Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho, Rapha毛l Guerreiro, Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard invited a well-known hairdresser without adhering to the corona rules. Dortmund has now announced that the six will once again point out the rules.

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