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June 23, 2019
Former England cricketer Paul Allott remembers his great friend and team-mate Bob Willis

Former England cricketer Paul Allott remembers his great friend and team-mate Bob Willis

PAUL ALLOTT: Bob would have been the last person to think of himself as an all-action hero, but it described my old friend better than he ever knew.

Joe Root urges public to stay at home and Jos Buttler donates top as England cricketers support NHS

Joe Root urges public to stay at home and Jos Buttler donates top as England cricketers support NHS

England's World Cup winning cricketers have come together to raise awareness about the importance of staying at home, protecting the NHS and saving lives.

England cricket stars to give up £500k in wages during coronavirus pandemic

England cricket stars to give up £500k in wages during coronavirus pandemic

England's top cricketers joined the rush of sports stars doing their bit to fight the coronavirus crisis when they pledged £500,000 to the ECB and 'good causes'.

Candy is pick of the mix to secure victory during the hotly-contested virtual Grand National 

Candy is pick of the mix to secure victory during the hotly-contested virtual Grand National 

PETER SCUDAMORE: Despite big weight, dual winner Tiger Roll must surely go close to landing a Grand National hat-trick in Saturday's virtual race, but KIMBERLITE CANDY is my bet.

Sportsmail's Virtual Grand National Preview: Tiger Roll is the heavy favourite

Sportsmail's Virtual Grand National Preview: Tiger Roll is the heavy favourite

The first Saturday in April could have been one of the biggest days in racing in recent memory, but this year's Grand National will instead be held virtually. Here, Sportsmail's Sam Turner provides his tips...

It's official: the greatest all-round county of the last six decades is... Lancashire

It's official: the greatest all-round county of the last six decades is... Lancashire

Late last year, and with a heavy heart, I was rereading Bob Willis's Diary of a Cricket Season, written in 1978. After only three paragraphs, Bob was in off the long run.

Premier League clubs agree to discuss wage cuts or deferrals of up to 30 PER CENT

Premier League clubs agree to discuss wage cuts or deferrals of up to 30 PER CENT

Premier League clubs have all agreed to discuss their players taking wage cuts or deferrals of up to 30 per cent after their latest round of talks on Friday.

Sky and BT want to broadcast more games next season as price for not demanding compensation

Sky and BT want to broadcast more games next season as price for not demanding compensation

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Sky Sports and BT Sport will ask the Premier League for the right to broadcast more matches next season as the price for not demanding a huge compensation fee.

Brentford admit club can no longer 'reliably forecast' when new stadium will open

Brentford admit club can no longer 'reliably forecast' when new stadium will open

Brentford say they can no longer 'reliably forecast' when their new stadium will be completed having been forced to scale back work on the project due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiger Roll can still make Grand National history, even if it is in a virtual world

Tiger Roll can still make Grand National history, even if it is in a virtual world

It is just for fun but go on, admit it, you're just a little bit curious to see if Tiger Roll can make Grand National history - even if it is only in a virtual world.

Anthony Yarde confirms death of his nan with coronavirus

Anthony Yarde confirms death of his nan with coronavirus

British light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde has announced his grandmother has died from the coronavirus just a few days after his father's death as a result of the pandemic.

Coronavirus UK: Mo Farah still going for Tokyo gold next year after Olympic Games were postponed

Coronavirus UK: Mo Farah still going for Tokyo gold next year after Olympic Games were postponed

Mo Farah insists he will be prepared to race at the rescheduled Olympics next year. The Tokyo Games were postponed last week due to coronavirus.

Dele Alli hails the heroics of the NHS... as Tottenham star opens up on double training sessions

Dele Alli hails the heroics of the NHS... as Tottenham star opens up on double training sessions

SAMI MOKBEL: Dele Alli is no stranger to adulation. But, make no mistake, he knows precisely who deserves the biggest round of applause.

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder - where does coronavirus leave heavyweight stars?

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder - where does coronavirus leave heavyweight stars?

With boxing rightly taking a step out of the ropes, a magnitude of fighters have decisions to make about their impending or any possible bouts. Sportsmail takes a look at the options for the top heavyweights.

Sky Sports News cause outrage after asking viewers to judge whether presenters are 'sexy'

Sky Sports News cause outrage after asking viewers to judge whether presenters are 'sexy'

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: Sky Sports News are facing a staff backlash after sending an online survey to viewers in which they were asked to judge whether the presenters are 'sexy'.

Huge loans may cripple Premier League clubs as broadcasters consider £762m repayments

Huge loans may cripple Premier League clubs as broadcasters consider £762m repayments

EXCLUSIVE: Premier League clubs are facing a further potential financial headache with many having taken out bridging loans on the basis of receiving all of their TV money.

FA miss out on TV millions due to IMG withholding payment relating to the quarter-finals

FA miss out on TV millions due to IMG withholding payment relating to the quarter-finals

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: Sportsmail can reveal that IMG, who negotiated the lion's share of the £820million FA Cup contract, have withheld a payment relating to the quarter-finals.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Players have finally made dinosaur Gordon Taylor redundant

MARTIN SAMUEL: Players have finally made dinosaur Gordon Taylor redundant

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: By his own admission, Taylor was not the greatest player, but on Friday members of his union finally got the ball at their feet and left him for dead.

Premier League captains hold discussions over fund to help the NHS in the fight against coronavirus

Premier League captains hold discussions over fund to help the NHS in the fight against coronavirus

DOMINIC KING: Jordan Henderson, Liverpool's skipper, was instrumental in getting the talks off the ground but all his contemporaries have been heavily involved in finding a solution.

In defence of Olivier Giroud: Why Karim Benzema was wrong to make 'go-kart' comparison

In defence of Olivier Giroud: Why Karim Benzema was wrong to make 'go-kart' comparison

Benzema took a swipe at Giroud as the 'go-kart' to his 'Formula One' to describe what he believes is a difference in quality between himself and Giroud, who replaced him in the France team.

Saturday 3pm blackout 'lifted for the rest of the season with matches to be broadcast live'

Saturday 3pm blackout 'lifted for the rest of the season with matches to be broadcast live'

The measure has been relaxed in order for any matches played at that time to be broadcast live. Top flight games at that time may now be shown on Sky Sports and BT Sport.

Coronavirus UK: Carlo Ancelotti insists Premier League stars can recover in two weeks from break

Coronavirus UK: Carlo Ancelotti insists Premier League stars can recover in two weeks from break

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his players will require just 14 days to recover before returning to action following the suspension of the Premier League season.

Ask Crouchie! Our resident columnist is back to answer more of YOUR questions

Ask Crouchie! Our resident columnist is back to answer more of YOUR questions

This week, Peter Crouch has reflected on playing time in Sweden, Xabi Alonso, the best Premier League midfielder that you've never heard of and... crisp sandwiches!

Premier League clubs poised to agree financial masterplan as they try to avoid huge losses

Premier League clubs poised to agree financial masterplan as they try to avoid huge losses

MARTIN SAMUEL AND SAMI MOKBEL: Sportsmail can reveal every manager and captain will hold a video conference call aimed at thrashing out a salary reduction package.

IAN HERBERT: Premier League stars must come to swift agreement over pay cut in coronavirus crisis

IAN HERBERT: Premier League stars must come to swift agreement over pay cut in coronavirus crisis

IAN HERBERT: It was precisely 15 days ago that the players of Borussia Monchengladbach agreed that they would go without pay for as long as was necessary .

HOT OR NOT: Vincent Kompany has shown his class once more with Anderlecht offer

HOT OR NOT: Vincent Kompany has shown his class once more with Anderlecht offer

It's Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail's Riath Al-Samarrai reveals what's been making him feel warm and what's been leaving him cold this week.

Coronavirus UK: Anthony Joshua's world title fight with Kubrat Pulev POSTPONED

Coronavirus UK: Anthony Joshua's world title fight with Kubrat Pulev POSTPONED

Anthony Joshua's world title fight with Kubrat Pulev that was scheduled for June 20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, has been postponed.

DCMS committee chairman Julian Knight takes aim at Premier League

DCMS committee chairman Julian Knight takes aim at Premier League

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee chairman Julian Knight has criticised the Premier League after they announced they would ask players to accept wage cuts of up to 30 per cent.

Sportsmail scoop two honours at British Press Awards

Sportsmail scoop two honours at British Press Awards

Sportsmail has won the top two accolades for sport in the 2019 British Press Awards, announced on Friday. The paper won Sports News Story of the Year.

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Gary Cahill opens up on Mauricio Sarri, his Chelsea 'whirlwind' and lockdown fitness

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Gary Cahill opens up on Mauricio Sarri, his Chelsea 'whirlwind' and lockdown fitness

EXCLUSIVE: The defender who earns his living by not giving opponents an inch is contemplating the fact he now has to steer two metres clear for the foreseeable future.

British tennis pull together £20MILLION bailout package in bid to save the sport

British tennis pull together £20MILLION bailout package in bid to save the sport

British tennis pulled together a £20 million bailout package on Friday night, as the governing body put its considerable financial muscle behind the sport's survival efforts.

Marcos Llorente names his dog Anfield a month after Atletico Madrid star's Champions League heroics

Marcos Llorente names his dog Anfield a month after Atletico Madrid star's Champions League heroics

Llorente has gone to extreme lengths to commemorate his memorable performance at the famous stadium, and shared his hilarious choice of name with his Instagram followers.

Crunch EURO 2020 qualification play-offs will no longer be played days apart from each other

Crunch EURO 2020 qualification play-offs will no longer be played days apart from each other

The play-offs to determine the final four countries at Euro 2020 are no longer expected to be played just days apart. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland are all due to play.

From Pochettino and Gnabry to Mourinho and Dier - the story of Spurs' first year in their new ground

From Pochettino and Gnabry to Mourinho and Dier - the story of Spurs' first year in their new ground

KIERAN JACKSON: A starlit grand inception to a senior first-team player confronting a home supporter on the terraces. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has had quite the opening salvo.

Tyson Fury and other boxing stars unite for a rendition of classic song 'You've Got A Friend'

Tyson Fury and other boxing stars unite for a rendition of classic song 'You've Got A Friend'

The newly-crowned heavyweight champion lent his voice, alongside several other notable names, to ensure the public keeps talking during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eddie Jones stuck in Japan as England's July tour of the country is likely to be called off

Eddie Jones stuck in Japan as England's July tour of the country is likely to be called off

Eddie Jones is stuck in Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak where England still intend to tour in July - although it is increasingly likely the trip will be called off this month.

Hansi Flick agrees new contract extension to remain as head coach at Bayern Munich until 2023 

Hansi Flick agrees new contract extension to remain as head coach at Bayern Munich until 2023 

Bayern Munich have sealed a contract extension for Hansi Flick that will see the head coach remain at the club until 2023.

Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes reveals desire to stay at Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes reveals desire to stay at Old Trafford

Gomes is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal at Old Trafford despite reportedly being offered a new £25,000 a week contract by the club.

Coronavirus: French doctor insists Lyon's clash with Juventus caused an explosion of cases

Coronavirus: French doctor insists Lyon's clash with Juventus caused an explosion of cases

Marcel Garrigou-Grandchamp, a retired Lyon doctor, told Gazzetta Dello Sport 'football was an accelerator of the epidemic'. The doctor published a chart showing an explosion of cases.

Danny Drinkwater's FoodWell restaurant loses nearly £2m in first 12 months

Danny Drinkwater's FoodWell restaurant loses nearly £2m in first 12 months

Danny Drinkwater's FoodWell restaurant has received rave reviews since opening its doors in March 19, but that hasn't stopped it from racking up losses of nearly £2m over the past year.

Andros Townsend slams Matt Hancock for 'deflecting blame' after telling players to take pay cut 

Andros Townsend slams Matt Hancock for 'deflecting blame' after telling players to take pay cut 

Andros Townsend has accused Health Secretary Matt Hancock of painting footballers as 'villains' and 'deflecting blame' after he said they should take a pay cut to help fight coronavirus.

Khabib Nurmagomedov hits out at Conor McGregor after Irishman tries to gatecrash rival's interview

Khabib Nurmagomedov hits out at Conor McGregor after Irishman tries to gatecrash rival's interview

Nurmagomedov was being interviewed by an ESPN reporter on Instagram and McGregor sent a request to be in the video . To which Nurmagomedov responded: 'You know what I feel?

Arsenal target Jonathan David eyes Premier League move and wants to be 'one of the best'

Arsenal target Jonathan David eyes Premier League move and wants to be 'one of the best'

The Gunners have been scouting the 20-year-old Gent striker extensively this season according to reports. Mikel Arteta has been keeping tabs on David as they could lose at least one of their strikers.

Tyson Fury WILL be Anthony Joshua's opponent of choice if restricted to one fight in 2020

Tyson Fury WILL be Anthony Joshua's opponent of choice if restricted to one fight in 2020

Tyson Fury will be Anthony Joshua's opponent of choice if he is restricted to one fight this year, promoter Eddie Hearn has said. Joshua is scheduled to fight Kubrat Pulev on June 20.

Manchester United stars donate to NHS in their coronavirus fight by taking 30% wage cut

Manchester United stars donate to NHS in their coronavirus fight by taking 30% wage cut

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: Sportsmail understands that stars have agreed to forgo 30 per cent of wages for one month on the proviso that the money is instead to be used to benefit the NHS.

Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez REJECTED Real Madrid at 18 as he 'wanted to succeed at Racing'

Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez REJECTED Real Madrid at 18 as he 'wanted to succeed at Racing'

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is a prime transfer target for Barcelona in the upcoming window. It has now been revealed that Martinez rejected their biggest rivals at 18 years old.

Gary Neville opens up on Wayne Rooney apologising to the Manchester United squad

Gary Neville opens up on Wayne Rooney apologising to the Manchester United squad

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has recalled the time he thought Wayne Rooney's time at the club was over, seven years before he actually left.

AFC Wimbledon set to become latest Football League club to furlough their playing squad

AFC Wimbledon set to become latest Football League club to furlough their playing squad

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: AFC Wimbledon are set to become the next EFL club to furlough their footballing staff, Sportsmail understands.

Nani reveals he was stunned by 'phenomenal' Paul Scholes at Manchester United

Nani reveals he was stunned by 'phenomenal' Paul Scholes at Manchester United

Nani, who now plays his football for MLS side Orlando City, has reflected on his early days at Manchester United and admits he was taken aback by Scholes' talent on the training pitch.

Napoli 'to offer PSG's Edinson Cavani £6million deal' to secure striker's return in free transfer

Napoli 'to offer PSG's Edinson Cavani £6million deal' to secure striker's return in free transfer

Napoli are preparing to offer Edinson Cavani a £6million-a-year deal to bring him back to the San Paolo, seven years after leaving for PSG. The Uruguayan spent three goal laden season in Italy.

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