England vs Republic of Ireland: James McCarthy out due to ‘family reasons’ | Football News

first_img West Brom forward Callum Robinson had already been forced to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus, while Brighton striker Aaron Connolly will miss the Republic’s three games during the international break after picking up an unspecified injury in training. Kick off 7:45pm – Advertisement – This is a breaking football news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh this page for the latest updates.Sky Sports brings you live updates as they happen. Get breaking sports news, analysis, exclusive interviews, replays and highlights.- Advertisement –center_img Sky Sports is your trusted source for breaking sports news headlines and live updates. Watch live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, F1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, NFL, Darts, Netball and get the latest transfers news, results, scores and more.Visit skysports.com or the Sky Sports App for all the breaking sports news headlines. You can receive push notifications from the Sky Sports app for the latest news from your favourite sports and you can also follow @SkySportsNews on Twitter to get the latest updates. Wednesday 18th November 7:30pm James McCarthy will miss Republic of Ireland’s friendly international with England due to ‘family reasons’.The Crystal Palace midfielder – who turns 30 on Thursday – was named in Stephen Kenny’s squad for Thursday night’s game at Wembley but will not now take part.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NBA won’t commit to players’ pay beyond April 1

first_imgNBA players will get their paychecks as scheduled on April 1, but the fate of salaries beyond that date is unclear, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday night. The next payday after April 1 would be April 15. At that point, it’s possible the NBA could cut or suspend salaries with the league still shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a league memo sent Friday to the teams, Wojnarowski reported.The lost revenue from the shutdown reportedly could prompt the league to invoke a clause in the collective bargaining agreement that permits reducing players’ salaries by 1/92.6 per canceled game due to “catastrophic circumstances.” The list of such conditions includes war, natural disasters and epidemics/pandemics, per the report.The NBA regular season had been scheduled to end April 15. While all teams have played between 63 and 67 of their 82 games (77 percent to 82 percent), ESPN’s Bobby Marks reported that players will have received approximately 90 percent of their salaries once they get their April 1 checks.The league closed down on March 11, after a positive coronavirus test for Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was shared with the team and the NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver announced March 12 that the hiatus would last at least 30 days.Wojnarowski reported Sunday that NBA owners are preparing for a scenario in which games won’t resume before mid-June — the point when the playoffs are normally concluding.Silver said Wednesday in an ESPN interview that the league could consider restarting its schedule with games played in empty arenas. He added that it’s possible the 2020-21 season could end up running December through August instead of October through June.Ten NBA players are known to have tested positive for COVID-19, though only five of those have been publicly identified: Gobert, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, injured Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant, Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood and Boston Celtics guard Marcus SmartThree other Nets players and two Los Angeles Lakers players also tested positive. —(Field Level Media)last_img read more