Quarterback Cam Newton has been released by the Carolina Panthers after nine years with the franchise. Newton, 30, was named the NFL’s most valuable player for 2015 after leading the Panthers to Super Bowl 50 where they lost to the Denver Broncos. He has struggled with shoulder and foot injuries in recent seasons, playing just two games in 2019. Last week the Panthers gave Newton permission to seek a trade but a deal was not agreed.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has donated 1m euros to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. Guardiola, who is at his home in Barcelona, has been working with his lawyers over the past few days to work out the best way of using the money. It will go to a campaign being promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation. Spain is one of the worst affected countries in Europe.