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Sh*t-talking, pointless cheerleaders and elbow bumps: What it’s like to watch live sports with no fans

SYDNEY -- Cheerleaders were leading no cheers. Executives on the sideline awkwardly greeted each other by bumping elbows. Players who were talking sh*t were as audible as their squeaky shoes.

NRL Live: PM’s blunt NRL bail-out plea reply as Gould raises elephant in the room

The NRL is treating the rapidly changing coronavirus crisis as an hour by hour proposition as they aim to save the 2020 Telstra Premiership season.

Super Rugby’s shutdown will save the Waratahs from embarrassment

Wallabies and NSW great Phil Kearns says he doesn’t see any “light at the end of the tunnel” for the Waratahs and that his former side might have been saved from further embarrassment by the suspension of the Super Rugby tournament.

Behind closed doors, condensed season: FFA’s radical crisis plan to ‘ensure A-League continues’

The A-League season and W-League final will continue amid the global coronavirus crisis, despite two of the 11 clubs currently in a 14-day isolation, albeit behind closed doors, FFA chairman James Johnson has confirmed.

‘$20m hit’: Peter V’landys’ dire forecast if 2020 State of Origin is cancelled

ARLC Chairman has Peter V’landys has detailed the financial hit the game could experience if the 2020 State of Origin series is cancelled.

Live: Collingwood skipper quarantined with flu-like symptoms as VFL suspended indefinitely

The AFL competition is all set to go ahead on Thursday without any fans.

The Aussie reshuffle that could see Super Rugby continue amid crisis

The Brumbies are open to a Super Rugby draw shuffle that would see them complete Australian conference matches while international travel bans impact the competition through the coronavirus crisis.

Cricket Australia’s coronavirus solution for the Sheffield Shield is music to NSW’s ears

New South Wales is in line to be crowned Sheffield Shield champion should this month’s final be cancelled, as expected.

Rugby Australia close headquarters for cleaning after coronavirus scare

Two members of the Australian sevens program have been tested for coronavirus after showing signs and symptoms associated with the pandemic.

NRL Round 2 Team Tips: Cowboys enforcer returns, Broncos skipper’s comeback bid

The Cowboys are set to welcome back firebrand Josh McGuire for their clash with the Bulldogs.

Keeping a sense of humour: New Olympic look amid virus crisis

With less than five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is planning emergency talks with member organisations, sources close to the IOC said on Sunday.

Sporting competitions around the world have been postponed. Trent Cotchin says it ‘raises an alarm’ for AFL

Premiership captain Trent Cotchin says the cancellation and postponement of sporting competitions around the world “raises an alarm” for the AFL as it prepares to play round one matches behind closed doors this week.

Glenn Maxwell celebrates upcoming nuptials with ‘Indian engagement’

Glenn Maxwell has been making the most of his time away from cricket, celebrating his engagement to Vini Raman in Melbourne.

Fight on: Defiant Dana White digs heels in over UFC ... and says other sports are ‘panicking’

Dana White insists the show will go on for the UFC despite another obstacle caused by the coronavirus, vowing only a “total shutdown of the country” will force cancellation of events.

Euro 2020 set to fall to coronavirus chaos as Italy pushes for postponement

Italy’s football federation will ask for Euro 2020 to be postponed over the coronavirus outbreak so they can complete the Serie A season.

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