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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Paris Saint-Germain is selling a new jersey online with the profits going to local hospitals and nursing staff dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

The French champion’s jersey bears the emblem “Tous Unis” (All United) on the front.

A total of 262,500 euros (about $288,000) will be raised if all 1,500 jerseys priced at 175 euros ($192) are sold.

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi says “we can only be sensitive to and grateful for the astounding work” that medical staff on the front line have done against the virus.

The Spanish Grand Prix on the MotoGP circuit scheduled for May 3 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

It is the fifth MotoGP race to be canceled or postponed.

The next race at risk is the French Grand Prix on May 17 at Le Mans.

The Turkish Boxing Federation says national team member Serhat Guler and trainer Seyfullah Dumlupinar tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from an Olympic qualifying competition in London.

The federation says the boxing team went to a training camp in Sheffield on March 3 to prepare for the competition and traveled to London on March 11. All team members stayed at the same hotel and ate at the same cafeteria.

The IOC is running the qualifying competitions for boxing because governing body AIBA has been suspended.

The Turkish team competed on March 15 and 16 and returned home on March 17 after the IOC halted the competition. All team members were quarantined on return.

The federation says Guler and Dumlupinar are being treated in the hospital. Two other boxers who complained of high fever are awaiting the results of their tests.

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Alberta’s Ambassador for Sport issues #HealthyatHomeAB challenge – The Morinville News

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Albertans are urged to maintain physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer and Olympic champion and Alberta Ambassador for Sport and Active Living Erica Wiebe announced the #HealthyAtHomeAB hashtag on Sunday.

The two stressed the importance of being active while staying at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 and feel Albertans may find themselves unsure how to stay active.


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“COVID-19 has created a very different sense of what’s normal. We must adapt to the situation for the good of all Albertans,” Aheer said in a media release Sunday. “Erica’s experiences as an Olympic athlete have given her the tools to overcome adversity and adapt to new and difficult situations. Her approach is accessible and positive in a time when we need that most. I hope all Albertans take up the challenge and join us in being active and healthy at home.”

Wiebe stressed the importance of keeping routines with children to maintain the continuation of physical literacy while at home.

“Easing back on certainty-seeking behaviours such as checking the news constantly allows a bit of calmness and routine back in your day,” Wiebe said. “There are many things we can’t control right now, but we can control our physical wellness, routines and thoughts. Take back control – maybe try something new or make a healthy meal every single day, or reach out to someone you haven’t heard from in a long time.”

Wiebe is challenging all Albertans to try to get outside or get their heart rate up for at least 15-30 minutes every day or take time to do some bodyweight exercises, including squats, burpees or pushups, for repetitions. Weibe is also recommending deep breathing or meditation to manage stress.

The two are asking Albertans to post their home wellness activities during COVID-19 using the hashtag #HealthyAtHomeAB.

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1-On-1 With USF Coach Jeff Scott

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TAMPA, FL – The following is a 1-on-1 conversation between USF Football Head Coach Jeff Scott and Spectrum Sports 360’s Chris Torello.

Chris Torello: “So, coach, obviously a difficult time for you being that this is the first year of a program and you were looking forward to get out on to the field more. What did you see when you were able to get out on the field?”

Jeff Scot: “Number one I saw a team that was excited about a new start. There is something special about a fresh start and new beginning. Just the energy and excitement level from our players was evident to myself and our staff. I felt like a 16-year-old who got a new car, went out to the driveway, put my seatbelt on and turned the car on, but before I could even put the car in drive the ‘check engine’ light came on and now my parents are telling me its going to be in the shop for two months.  That’s how it feels like – it was just a tease.”

Chris Torello: “How’s the communication and the relationship building going with those guys? I know you had some time going into this, so how is that going?”

Jeff Scott: “It’s going good. I think we are the sixth youngest coaching staff in Division-1 college football. So, maybe that helps a little bit now that we are coaching through technology. The biggest message to our coaches and our players is we need to find a way to make this an advantage for us. No doubt it’s a challenge, but our attitude and the way we respond to this challenge is going to determine our success on the field next fall. We need to really respond in an uncommon way and have a great attitude, make no excuses, and everybody do their part while we are away.”

Chris Torello: “A couple of your players have been out there training, working with some different guys. Does it kind of excite you that guys are stilling finding time in the day, safely, to go out there and get their work in a little bit?”

Jeff Scott: “There is definitely a balance there.  We are telling our guys number one: we want them to stay safe and definitely practice the social distancing and all the recommendations out there. When there has been opportunity to get out on the field by themselves, they’re ready. Just like its been frustrating for the coaches, its frustrating for those players because they have been working extremely hard these last three months to get in position to go out and practice. And now they are being told they can’t practice because of everything that is going on. So, they are itching to get back out there and once it’s feasible and safe I know they will.”

Chris Torello:  “Have you found at all, a little bit of downtime with your family, watch Netflix, have you read a book, take us into that a little bit?”

Jeff Scott: “I think for myself and all our other coaches moving down here to Tampa we have had more time than you typically would to help our wives and kids and unpack boxes and just getting everything set up. So, one silver lining is that we have been able to spend time at home.”

Chris Torello:  “Have you been able to watch Netflix at all? There is this show, ‘Tiger King’ have you heard about this one?”

Jeff Scott: “My wife just told me about it and said we need to be watching. I just got the internet hooked up to the TV in my living room so I think we are going to start watching some Netflix in the evenings.”

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Wayne Rooney: Going to 2006 World Cup with England while injured was wrong decision | Football News

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“Back then I was 20, it was my first World Cup and there was so much expectation on me,” says former England striker

Last Updated: 05/04/20 1:09pm

When the World Cup kicked off in June 2006, Wayne Rooney had become one of England's key players at the age of 20

When the World Cup kicked off in June 2006, Wayne Rooney had become one of England’s key players at the age of 20

Wayne Rooney has conceded he should not have gone to the 2006 World Cup with England, after suffering a serious foot injury before the tournament.

England’s all-time record goalscorer was a major doubt ahead of the finals in Germany that year after breaking three metatarsals while playing for Manchester United in a 3-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea the previous April.

A nightmare sight for England fans in April 2006 as their star man Rooney breaks a bone in his foot against Chelsea, just two months before the World Cup

A nightmare sight for England fans in April 2006 as their star man Rooney breaks a bone in his foot against Chelsea, just two months before the World Cup

Rooney was passed fit to play in England’s second Group B game against Trinidad and Tobago after making a quicker-than-expected recovery – but he then tore a groin in team training and, rather than concede defeat, battled on.

He told the Sunday Times: “I hit it [the ball] from the halfway line, trying to strike the crossbar and felt my groin tear. I knew straight away.

“I got one of the physios to work quietly on it every day. I was taking painkillers. I didn’t want to say anything because a lot of people had put a lot of work into getting me fit.

“I didn’t report the injury until the tournament was over and there was a 6cm tear in my groin.”

Rooney was sent off for stamping on Ricardo Carvalho as England crashed out against Portugal in Gelsenkirchen

Rooney was sent off for stamping on Ricardo Carvalho as England crashed out against Portugal in Gelsenkirchen

Rooney’s World Cup ended with a red card in England’s quarter-final loss to Portugal.

He added: “Looking back, I should never have gone to that World Cup.

“If the Euros were going ahead this summer, I’d have said to Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford that if they were struggling in any way, not to push it.

“Of course it’s hindsight. Back then I was 20, it was my first World Cup and there was so much expectation on me.”

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