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Premier League returns zero positive coronavirus tests, 10 in Championship

The Premier League's planned restart on June 17 received a further boost on Saturday when the latest batch of coronavirus tests produced no positive results.

The EFL, meanwhile, announced that 10 individuals from eight Championship clubs tested positive in their latest round of tests.

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Eberechi Eze won't make 'rush decision' about Nigeria Super Eagles

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze has given consideration to playing his international football with Nigeria, but says he is holding out on making a decision immediately.

Eze has been on the radar of Nigeria for at least three years, without getting capped, and he was among a posse of players of Nigerian descent who were invited to train with the Super Eagles in March 2017 following a cancelled friendly with Burkina Faso.

Ola Aina, one of the players in that training camp, has gone on...

UK government 'opening the door' for Premier League to return in June

Mark Ogden and Don Hutchison explain why players and clubs are pushing back against the league's approach.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens react to details of a burglary at Dele Alli's home.
ESPN FC's Mark Ogden discusses why Paul Pogba could stay at Manchester United despite interest elsewhere.

The Premier League's plans to resume the season in June was given a boost after the secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, said the government was "opening the door" for football to return in June.

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Dowden said he held a "positive meeting" with football authorities -- which included the Premier League, the English Football League and the Football...

English Championship to return on June 6, before Premier League - sources

Mark Ogden and Don Hutchison explain why players and clubs are pushing back against the league's approach.
Mark Ogden reacts to Danny Rose's comments about the Premier League's return during a pandemic.
Shaka Hislop and Craig Burley recount their experiences of how crowds can impact the game.

Football in England could return from the coronavirus shutdown as early as June 6, with the EFL close to finalising the restart of the Championship before the anticipated resumption of the Premier League, sources have told ESPN.

Discussions between the Premier League, its 20 clubs and the government over "Project Restart" have yet to result in a clear outline of where and when the top flight will be able to resume, despite UEFA imposing a deadline of May 25 for European leagues to confirm plans...

How Rory Delap's long throw-ins ruffled Arsene Wenger's parka and showed us all their importance

Don Hutchison reacts to Craig Burley's proposal for the Premier League ending the current season.
Mark Ogden and Danny Higginbotham weigh in on how to handle promotion and relegation if the season can't finish.
Craig Burley explains there is no longer a feasible path to restart the current Premier League season.

The Rory Delap era at Stoke City almost never happened. Poor Arsene Wenger.

"He was on loan from Sunderland when we were still in the Championship. He played against them about a week into his loan ... and broke his leg, right in front of where I was sat," said Mark Taylor, an analyst who consults for Premier League clubs but also roots for Stoke City. "Instead of sending him back, which we could have, we rehabilitated him and honoured the subsequent fee. Shows how keen [former Stoke manager Tony]...