English Premier League players’ names will be replaced on the back of their shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ for the first 12 matches of the restarted season. The Premier League will also support any player who chooses to ‘take a knee’ before or during matches. Players in Germany have made gestures of solidarity with people protesting about the death of George Floyd.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm set a world record in the seldom-run 300m hurdles as top-level athletics emerged from lockdown at the Impossible Games. Warholm, 24, took 0.7 seconds off the mark set by Britain’s Chris Rawlinson in 2002, clocking 33.78 in Oslo.
The NFL has pledged $250m over a 10-year period to help combat systemic racism in the United States. The fund will “support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans”. Last week, the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem.
Thirteen-time winners Juventus reached the Coppa Italia final on the away goals rule at AC Milan’s expense as Italy’s football season restarted. After drawing 1-1 in Milan on 13 February, Juve could not find the net in a semi-final second leg played behind closed doors in Turin. Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty awarded for handball before Milan’s Ante Rebic was sent off.