Coronavirus in sport LIVE: Tony Ferguson faces Justin Gaethje at UFC 249, Pep Guardiola’s mum tragically dies – The Sun

THE CORONAVIRUS continues to ravage the world of sport and further tragedy has struck as Pep Guardiola's mum has passed away after contracting the illness.

Meanwhile the new UFC 249 main event has been revealed, with Tony Ferguson set to fight Justin Gaethje.

Follow all the latest news and updates as the sporting world deals with the threat of coronavirus…

  • RIP

    Radomir Antic has died aged 71 after a long illness, with clubs mourning the legendary boss who managed Real Madrid, Barcelona AND Atletico Madrid.

    The former Luton Town defender was the only man to ever manage all three of the Spanish giants.

    During his time playing for Luton Town, from 1980 to 1984, he scored a famous goal at Maine Road that saw Manchester City relegated and kept The Hatters up.

    Antic helped Atleti to their famous double of 1995-96, where they clinched both the LaLiga title and Copa del Rey trophies.


    Danny Rose paid for hundreds of Domino's pizzas to be delivered to NHS staff, just days after his generous £19,000 donation to the fight against coronavirus.

    The Newcastle star, on loan from Tottenham, paid for mountains of pizza and potato wedges to be delivered to North Middlesex University Hospital.


    Manchester City's Premier League rivals have paid tribute to Pep Guardiola's mum after she sadly passed away at the age of 82 after contracting coronavirus.

    The Citizens announced the tragic news earlier today on social media, where they stated Dolors Sala Corrio died in Manresa, Barcelona.


    Manchester United have emailed their 900-strong staff to confirm that none of them will be furloughed amid the coronavirus crisis.

    The Red Devils informed their workers on Monday that they will continue to be paid in full despite other Premier League clubs taking the decision to put their own staff on the government's furlough scheme.

    Staff who are unable to work or find themselves with a reduced workload have been asked to undertake volunteer work with the NHS or a local charity.

    Meanwhile, non-match day casual workers will be paid until June 1 after the date was extended by Ed Woodward.

    The United chief also assured workers they will be able to fit their schedules around their family too.


    Liverpool have reversed their decision to put their staff on furlough leave after a huge backlash from Reds fans.

    Jamie Carragher led the outcry from Kop legends after Anfield bosses furloughed their non-playing staff.

    In a letter to Liverpool fans on the club website, chief executive Peter Moore wrote: “We believe we came to the wrong conclusion last week to announce that we intended to apply to the Coronavirus Retention Scheme and furlough staff due to the suspension of the Premier League football calendar, and are truly sorry for that.

    “Our intentions were, and still are, to ensure the entire workforce is given as much protection as possible from redundancy and/or loss of earnings during this unprecedented period.

    “We are therefore committed to finding alternative ways to operate while there are no football matches being played that ensures we are not applying for the government relief scheme.

    “We would like to acknowledge the great army of staff and casual workers who work tirelessly to ensure Liverpool is a club that operates to the highest of standards.”

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