FIFA considering emergency fund to help clubs and leagues with financial challenges due to coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the sporting world to a standstill and has resulted in quite the economic impact in soccer. Numerous club, including Juventus and Barcelona, have seen players take significant pay cuts to their wages to help balance the books and ensure other club employees are getting paid Read more

UEFA emergency meeting: What to expect with Euro 2020, Champions League decisions looming

Tuesday is a big day for UEFA as the organization discusses the immediate future of the sport in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly every European league has been postponed as numerous clubs have confirmed positive cases. Representatives of the sport are scheduled to meet in an emergency meeting with Read more

Premier League postpones fixtures in March after emergency coronavirus meeting

The Premier League on Thursday initially announced that matches this weekend would be played “as normal” with fans in the seats despite coronavirus concerns. However, the league changed its course after it held an emergency shareholders meeting on Friday following the news that Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea forward Read more

Premier League to hold coronavirus emergency meeting after Arteta tests positive for COVID-19

The Premier League on Thursday initially announced that matches this weekend would be played “as normal” with fans in the seats despite coronavirus concerns. However, the league might change course after Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19. The Premier League will hold an “emergency club meeting” on Friday Read more

Baseball Hall of Famer Larry Walker to serve as emergency backup goalie for Colorado Avalanche

We’ve heard of emergency backup goaltenders getting famous (see: David Ayres last month), but what about already-famous people serving as emergency backup goaltenders? That’ll be the case in Colorado this weekend with former MLB outfielder Larry Walker set to serve as an honorary emergency backup for the Avalanche-Golden Knights game Read more

Emergency goalie David Ayres named honorary North Carolinian by governor Roy Cooper

Carolina Hurricanes goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek both left with injuries against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. With no other goalies available, 42-year old Zamboni driver David Ayres — who was in the building because he works for the Leafs — suited up for the opposing Hurricanes. Read more

Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres picks up win over Maple Leafs after James Reimer, Petr Mrazek injuries

Injuries to both James Reimer and Petr Mrazek forced the Carolina Hurricanes to bring on emergency goaltender David Ayres in the second period of Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple leafs. Reimer was hit with an injury late in the first period, and Mrazek was injured after Kyle Clifford decked Read more

Carolina Hurricanes forced to use emergency goalie David Ayres after James Reimer, Petr Mrazek injuries

Injuries to both James Reimer and Petr Mrazek forced the Carolina Hurricanes to bring on emergency goaltender David Ayres in the second period of Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple leafs. Reimer was hit with an injury late in the first period, and Mrazek was injured after Kyle Clifford decked Read more