Sebastian Vettel is to leave Ferrari at the end of the year after contract talks between the two broke down with no agreement. Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said the decision was mutual and was “not easy to reach, given Sebastian’s worth as a driver and as a person”.
La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes Spain’s top flight will restart on 12 June and says coronavirus tests will mean “practically zero” risk to players during games. The league said on Sunday that five players had tested positive for the virus across Spain’s top two divisions. La Liga started testing players last week as it plans to resume training and play matches behind closed doors.
Basketball great Shaquille O’Neal says the NBA should “scrap the season” because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 campaign was halted in March with five regular-season games and two months of play-offs remaining. “Everybody go home, get healthy, come back next year,” said four-time NBA champion O’Neal, 48, who now works as a television pundit.
Atalanta midfielder Andrea Rinaldi has died aged 19 after suffering a brain aneurysm on Friday while training at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Rinaldi was part of the youth system at Atalanta and had been on loan at Serie D side Legnano this season. “Always available and positive, he knew how to make himself well-liked by everyone,” said an Atalanta statement.
Somerset have cancelled the contract of South Africa seam bowler Vernon Philander by mutual agreement. The 34-year-old was due to join the county for the summer on a Kolpak deal, which meant he would not count as an overseas player.