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  1. 'Rugby reporters more balanced than their football counterparts'

    Rugby union

    England and Saracens lock Maro Itoje has been speaking to the BBC about a range of topics, including racism in sport.

    Itoje says rugby journalists are "more balanced" than their football counterparts, when reporting about individual players.

    "I definitely think that rugby union reporters are a lot more fair than their football counterparts. I think they give a more accurate report about their players in the game," Itoje told Nick Robinson’s Political Thinking podcast.

    "Rugby’s in a far superior place than football. In football the problem is really bad."

  2. Quiz: Test your La Liga knowledge

    Football

    Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and Diego Costa will all return to action this weekend, but how much do you really know about La Liga?

    Have a go at our quiz here and see if you can name the top 50 (well, 52) La Liga goalscorers since the start of the 2000-01 season. Good luck.

    Real Madrid player
  3. League One playoff dates announced

    Football

    The League One season will finish on 13 July after the EFL announced dates for the playoffs.

    Clubs voted to curtail the season earlier this week.

    In the playoffs, Portsmouth will take on Oxford on 3 July, before Fleetwood host Wycombe later that evening.

    The return legs will take place on 6 July with the final a week later at Wembley on 13 July.

  4. Live darts to return in July

    Darts

    Live darts will return on 8 July with the launch of the PDC Summer Series.

    The tournament will see all 128 Tour Card holders given the opportunity to compete in five one-day Players Championship events from July 8-12.

    It will take place behind closed doors in Milton Keynes.

  5. Five-step plan for athletics return in Scotland

    Scottish athletes have been given a five-step roadmap setting out the return to performance sport.

    Step one of the plan now in place includes athletes being allowed to travel more than the government's five-mile limit guideline to train.

    Groups can also now train together, if they adhere to social distancing.

    The five-step plan ends with performance sports being allowed to hold competitions with no restrictions - and crowds present.

    More here.

  6. 80% of venues secured for rearranged Tokyo 2020

    Olympics

    Tokyo 2020 organisers say that 80% of the venues needed to run a successful Olympics have been secured for next year's rearranged Games.

    Negotiations on the rest are continuing, which include the Athletes Village, the International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre.

    In a news conference, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto later admitted that nobody could give a 100% guarantee the Games will go ahead given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  7. 'Leeds are quietly confident'

    Football

    Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford says the club are "quietly confident" they can secure promotion to the Premier League when the season restarts, but admits the Whites - currently top of the Championship table - have "still got to prove it".

    You can hear more from Bamford's interview with Adrian Chiles on BBC Radio 5 Live from 11:35 this morning.

    "We know what the Championship's like. If you'd have looked at last year, we were in a great position, then we just petered off, and that was a real disappointment," he says.

    "The Championship is about consistency, so it's never a forgone conclusion. We're quietly confident that we have the ability to do it, and we've learnt from our mistakes, but we've still got to prove it. And we've still got to play a lot of decent teams. Nothing's decided yet."

    Patrick Bamford

    On returning to play out the season:

    "It's going to be interesting to see how different teams approach it, because if Leeds were mid-table, and we had no chance of going up and no chance of going down, in the back of your mind you'd have 'is it worth it, because of the risk?'" Bamford says.

    "There's always that niggling feeling whether there's actually any point in playing the season out. So I think that might affect some teams - and their approach to the game.

    "To get a real go at the Premier League, this is a brilliant chance, so we're not letting anything get in the way of our focus. That's got to be the main drive. Obviously we've got to be sensible and be careful and take precautions, but we don't want to miss out on this chance"

  8. India won't tour Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe

    Cricket

    India will not tour Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe this summer because of the "current threat" of coronavirus.

    They were due to play three ODIs and three T20s against Sri Lanka before three ODIs in Zimbabwe in August.

    The BCCI said: "The Indian cricket team will not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe owing to the current threat of Covid-19.

    "Team India was originally scheduled to travel to the island nation from June 24 for three ODIs and as many T20Is and to Zimbabwe for a series comprising three ODIs starting August 22.

    "The BCCI will conduct a camp for its contracted players only when it is completely safe to train outdoors."

  9. Australia to allow small crowds at sporting events

    All sport

    Australia will allow crowds of up to 10,000 people at small stadiums to watch sport as the country looks to ease its lockdown restrictions in July.

    The move would only be permitted in stadiums with capacities of up to 40,000.

    In Australia, 102 people have died with coronavirus.

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: "It would have to be a large, open area. There would need to be seats at the appropriate distance.

    "It would need to be ticketed, so people would be able to understand who was in attendance at that event."

  10. National League clubs to vote on ending season using PPG

    Football

    National League clubs are to vote on ending the season via points per game.

    Under the plan Barrow would be promoted to League Two as champions while only bottom side Chorley would be relegated.

    The proposals would allow play-offs for a second promotion place to the English Football League, but no play-offs in National Leagues North and South - with only the champions going up.

    Wealdstone would win National League South while Kings Lynn would leapfrog York City to take the North title.

  11. BreakingThree more Grands Prix cancelled

    Formula 1

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    The Japanese, Singapore and Azerbaijan Grands Prix have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Formula 1 has tried to find a way to hold the races in 2020 but announced on Friday that was not possible in the uncertain global situation.

    The historic event at Suzuka is off as a result of Japan's ban on many international travellers.

    Races in Singapore and Baku cannot be held because the street circuits cannot be built in the current climate.

    The cancellations mean F1 has lost a further three key grands prix to the Covid-19 crisis that has already claimed the season-opening race in Australia and the blue-riband Monaco event.

  12. 'Everyone's raring to go' - Gatland

    Rugby Union

    Warren Gatland has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast this morning from New Zealand, where the Super Rugby Aotearoa season will restart this weekend.

    Former Wales head coach Gatland coaches the Chiefs, who are away to the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday.

    This week, New Zealand declared itself free of coronavirus.

    "In fairness to the New Zealand government, they've done a great job in terms of eliminating the virus and going through the lockdown levels," he said.

    "We've still got to take some precautions but everyone's pretty buzzed about being able to watch some live sport. We're expecting a big crowd tomorrow [in Dunedin] and a big crowd in Auckland on Sunday.

    "We were thinking we would play behind closed doors. The first four games we were going to charter planes, fly in and out on the day, and play in front of empty stadiums.

    "But New Zealand has done such a great job in terms of eliminating the virus. I think it's brilliant for the players to go out and experience a normal game.

    "I think everyone's been itching for some sort of sport and particularly live sport. It's great for the players and the fans and everyone's raring to go."

    Warren Gatland during a Chiefs training session
  13. Good morning

    Hello and welcome to Friday.

    We'll have all the latest updates for you as sport continues to slowly emerge from the coronavirus lockdown.