Italian Footballers' Association (AIC) president Damiano Tommasi wants players to have at least four weeks of training before resuming the Serie A season.

Clubs have been cleared to start team training amid the coronavirus pandemic, although Serie A is not expected to return until at least June 15, with the campaign having been suspended in March.

There is expected to be further detail on May 28, when it is set to be known when and if the season will restart.

Tommasi said players wanted at least four weeks of training before returning to action.

"At least four weeks of training to avoid injuries, although some speak of six," he told RAI on Tuesday.

"Prudence comes first because at this point you need real certainties from a medical and health point of view. Footballers need days to find their condition.

"We hope to accelerate in the coming weeks."

Juventus held a one-point lead over Lazio atop the Serie A table when the season was stopped.

The NFL is king in the United States, but that does not mean the coronavirus is going to bow before it.

"You have to focus on fitting football inside of this world of coronavirus and don't get caught up in trying to fit coronavirus inside this world," Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter said on Tuesday on a conference call.

"The way coronavirus has kind of changed how every industry is working, you can't expect just to throw football back in and think that the virus is going to kneel down to almighty football."

Elected president of the NFL Players Association just days before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sports world in March, Tretter is tasked with helping develop a plan for playing the 2020 season while keeping the league's players healthy.

How exactly the league plans to keep its players safe is a big unknown within a sport that involves high levels of physical contact.

"The way this thing passes along is through contact, and that's what we do for a living," Tretter said.

"We interact with each other at the facility, at practice, weight lifting, at the meal room, it is shoulder to shoulder standing by each other, passing things around. So there is a long list of ideas we need to come up with on how to make this environment safe for us. And that's why it's going to be a lot of thinking involved in that."

Earlier in the day, the NFL's chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, said the league fully expects to have positive cases of coronavirus but the key will be identifying it early and preventing the spread. 

"There's no bad idea at this point, and you kind of have to think outside the box," Tretter said. "And just because it's an idea doesn't mean things are definitely going to happen, but you need to explore it, and you need to understand it."

Testing will be paramount in order for the NFL to return, but Tretter acknowledges once the league gives the green light for players to return to their team's facilities and practices to commence there are still risks involved and the chance of contracting the coronavirus is still possible.  

"There's a level of risk to everything," Tretter said. "You're facing a level of risk right now going to the grocery store. There's always going to be a level of exposure that people are going to face in this. So I don't think we'll ever get to a point where there's no risk of exposure. 

"Coming in contact with other people is a risk of exposure. So that's never going to be down to zero. Our job is to try to get that to as close to zero as possible, and that's why you kind of have to look at everything."

The MLS All-Star Game, scheduled for July, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Los Angeles was due to host the game between the best MLS players and a Liga MX side on July 29, but it was officially cancelled on Tuesday.

It means this year will be the first since the concept was launched in 1996 that a game will not be held.

MLS has been suspended since March due to COVID-19, which has killed more than 324,000 people worldwide.

The United States has been hit hardest, with more than 1.5 million confirmed cases and a death toll exceeding 93,000.

MLS announced the Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup had also been cancelled for this year.

Cristiano Ronaldo looked happy to be back in training with Juventus, glad to "get through the difficulties".

The 35-year-old returned to training with the Serie A giants on Tuesday as officials look to resume the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a post on Twitter, Ronaldo was pictured smiling and offering two thumbs up.

"When we become patient and consistent, we find the way to get through the difficulties #backontrack #beresponsible," the Portuguese star wrote.

Ronaldo has scored 25 goals in 32 games for Juventus this season.

Juve were top of Serie A, in the Champions League last 16 and Coppa Italia semi-finals when the campaign was suspended.

A player is among three people to test positive for coronavirus at Premier League club Watford.

The Hornets confirmed on Tuesday that all three will now self-isolate for seven days, in line with competition protocols, before being tested again.

"Watford Football Club confirms that three people have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus following testing at the training ground over the past 48 hours," the club said.

"Of those three positive tests, one is a player and two are members of staff. All three have asked that medical confidentiality be respected and, therefore, the club will not be naming those involved.

"All three will now self-isolate for seven days – in line with the protocols set out in Premier League guidelines – before being tested again at a later date.

"Strict adherence to the Premier League guidelines has ensured the training ground remains virus-free and a safe environment for the players to continue to work."

There were six positive results for COVID-19 from among 748 tests carried out on Premier League players and staff throughout Sunday and Monday.

Ian Woan, the Burnley assistant manager, has been named as one of the positives. The Clarets said he was asymptomatic and self-isolating as per regulations.

Watford captain Troy Deeney has previously spoken out in opposition to plans to get the 2019-20 campaign back underway, with the Premier League having been suspended since March.

Teams have been allowed to resume non-contact training this week with a view to a return to matches next month as part of 'Project Restart'.

However, Deeney insisted he was not prepared to risk becoming infected at training and then spread it to his family, particularly amid concerns that black, Asian and minority ethnic people are more susceptible to the virus.

He told Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew on Talk the Talk YouTube show: "It only takes one person to get infected within the group and I don't want to be bringing that home.

"My son is only five months old, he had breathing difficulties, so I don't want to come home to put him in more danger."

One major obstacle for the NFL opening team complexes for players is dealing with the spread of the coronavirus within a sport that involves constant contact among humans.

The NFL has been conducting a virtual offseason due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 324,000 people worldwide.

But when and if the NFL gets going, its chief medical officer said there would be positive tests for coronavirus.

"Obviously football and physical distancing is not compatible," NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills said on a conference call on Tuesday.

And Sills acknowledges with all the physical contact, there will be positive tests of COVID-19 among players.

"We fully well expect that we will have positive cases that arise," Sills said. "Because we think that this disease will remain endemic in society, it shouldn't be a surprise that new positive cases arise.

"Our challenge is to identify them as quickly as possible and prevent spread to any other participants. We're working very diligently on that, and we'll have some detailed plans at a later time."

Some NFL teams were able to open their facilities for essential staffers, medical personnel and rehabbing players on Tuesday, but there is still no word on when all players and coaches will be cleared to attend their team's complexes.

"We're not putting dates on the calendar," Sills said. "When we and the NFLPA [NFL Players Association] together feel that we're at a point of satisfaction with the science, we'll move forward. We're moving as fast as the science and data take us."

The NFL announced on Tuesday new policies to increase employment and advancement opportunities for minorities and women. 

Team owners approved changes to the Rooney Rule, which has now been expanded. All teams are now required to interview at least two minority candidates from outside the organisation for head coaching jobs; at least one minority candidate for any of the three coordinator vacancies; and at least one minority candidate from outside the organisation for football operations or general manager positions. 

"The NFL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which I believe is critical to our continued success," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

"While we have seen positive strides in our coaching ranks over the years aided by the Rooney Rule, we recognise, after the last two seasons, that we can and must do more. The policy changes made today are bold and demonstrate the commitment of our ownership to increase diversity in leadership positions throughout the league."

In the last two seasons, only two of the 13 open head coaching positions were filled by minorities. Currently in the NFL there are only four minority coaches and two general managers. 

The league also announced that NFL teams are no longer able to block assistant coaches from interviewing for coordinator jobs with other clubs. Teams may still prevent an interview if they believe it is not for a "bona fide" position, and any clarification on what is deemed a "bona fide" position will be determined by Goodell. 

"We believe these new policies demonstrate the NFL owners' commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the NFL," said Art Rooney II, Pittsburgh Steelers owner and chairman of the league's workplace diversity committee.

"The development of young coaches and young executives is a key to our future. These steps will assure coaching and football personnel are afforded a fair and equitable opportunity to advance throughout our football operations.

"We also have taken important steps to ensure that our front offices, which represent our clubs in so many different ways, come to reflect the true diversity of our fans and our country." 

While the league is taking steps to increase diversity, one of the more controversial proposals, which would have rewarded teams that hired minority coaches or general managers with higher draft picks, was tabled by the owners. 

Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Teams in England's top flight were permitted to return to small group training on Tuesday as part of the initial phase of the league's 'Project Restart'.

In a statement, the Premier League reported six people from three clubs had returned positive tests out of 748 conducted under the medical provisions in place.

No details regarding the clubs or individuals involved were put forward by the Premier League "due to legal and operational requirements".

However, Burnley issued a statement later in the day to announce Sean Dyche's number two Woan had tested positive following a test on Sunday.

"The Burnley first team squad and playing staff were all tested last weekend, ahead of a return to training," the statement read.

"In line with strict Premier League requirements and following a positive test, Ian will now self-isolate for a period of seven days, with a view to being tested again week commencing Monday, May 25.

"Ian is asymptomatic and is currently safe and well at home.

"He will remain in close communication with club personnel regarding his re-engagement in training once he is clear of the virus.

"Everyone at Burnley Football Club sends their best wishes to Ian and his family.

"Burnley Football Club will continue to follow the first stage of the return to training protocol, while adhering to Premier League guidance in terms of testing all players and backroom staff twice per week."

The Premier League, like most major sporting competitions across the globe, has been on hiatus since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A decision to suspend the competition was taken after Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi were both found to have contracted COVID-19.

The Bundesliga became the first major European league to resume action at the weekend, while Premier League clubs have voted to return to training in small groups without contact work from Tuesday, despite reports over conflicts of interest among the 20 teams on aspects to do with 'Project Restart'.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Monday there was flexibility on the June 12 target for fixtures to be played.

Mike Tyson will be ranked by the WBC if boxing competitively is part of his comeback plans, says the governing body's president Mauricio Sulaiman.

Former two-time heavyweight champion Tyson has sparked excitement and no little consternation through a succession of social media videos that show him going through explosive pad workouts.

During one such clip, the 53-year-old declared: "I'm back."

Tyson's old rival Evander Holyfield, himself now 57, has stated he would be prepared to face a man who infamously bit off a chunk of his ear in their 1997 rematch.

That would be a third meeting between Tyson and Holyfield, while 48-year-old heavyweight Shannon Briggs claims to have signed to fight his fellow Brooklyn native.

Both of those mooted bouts would seemingly be exhibition events for charity, although another of the division's all-time greats – Larry Holmes – remarkably suggested this week that the winner of Holyfield-Tyson III could then be pitted against a current top-10 contender.

When this was put to Sulaiman, who was speaking to Stats Perform News courtesy of @trcksuits, he responded: "Mike Tyson was the youngest to win a world championship. Maybe he will be the oldest! He’s a tremendous, legendary figure. He’s an icon for the sport, an icon for the WBC.

"He could knock out anyone with one punch, at any time! So of course we will support him.

"I don't like to speculate. This is a topic we are all entertained by. An exhibition is one thing; if he comes back he has to be licensed and has to go through a thorough process.

"I’m not going to kill the dream. I’m going to be very supportive of Mike Tyson, he deserves it. If the dream is to say 'I will be ranked', I am saying yes we will rank him.

"Every world champion has a provision that he can come back, like Sugar Ray [Leonard] who was inactive. But Tyson’s case is different, he’s been away many years.

"But I am in full support of Mike Tyson. I believe this will bring entertainment and he’s doing it for charity. He wants to serve the world in this difficult moment."

Sulaiman was keen to point to Tyson's considerable ring absence, considering his decorated ring career ended in 2005 on the back of consecutive stoppage losses to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

"We need to first understand what it is. I think it’s an exhibition. The safety has to be top priority," he said.

"It is great to see athletes promoting the sport. Mike Tyson had a very complicated life in boxing.

"Now to see him losing weight, active, healthy, is great and we have to support him. But we have to see if it is a real fight. I am hearing that it’s an exhibition and we are fully behind him."

Tyson's complex life in and out of the ring has led to concerns over the adverse effects him lacing gloves again could have for the sport as a whole.

However, Sulaiman balked at the idea any negative publicity would be problematic

"Don’t watch it, if you don't like it," he added. "I love to see NFL players do reunions, I love to see legends doing something.

"Why not allow them to do something for charity? The only thing we have to be careful about is their safety. Why would we block it otherwise? We offer him our full support."

On the same day that NFL teams can start reopening their facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic if state and local governments give the go-ahead, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady worked out with his new team-mates.

This session, though, took place on a field at a preparatory school in Tampa.

The Tampa Bay Times published pictures of Brady and several of his team-mates during a roughly two-hour throwing session at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, with Brady donning an orange practice jersey over his shoulder pads.

According to ESPN, an NFL spokesperson said the workout is allowed as long as Brady and his team-mates follow the recommendations and guidelines of state and local authorities and medical experts along with NFL Players Association guidelines.

A six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots, Brady has often been in the news since joining the Buccaneers on a two-year, $50million contract in March.

Brady was ejected from a closed Tampa park last month after being spotted working out. Tampa mayor Jane Castor later issued a light-hearted apology to Brady, saying: "Tom, my apologies for the miscommunication when you arrived – not the best first impression.

"But given my law enforcement background, I couldn't help but have someone investigate the sighting of a G.O.A.T running wild in one of our beautiful city parks. No harm, no foul, and thanks for being a good sport."

Brady also avoided a trespassing charge and fine from the NFL for his bungled visit to the home of Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich late last month.

The NFL opened an investigation into Brady visiting Leftwich's house to pick up his playbook and determined that he did not violate any offseason work rules.

Brady's visit to Leftwich’s home would have flown under the radar had he not entered Leftwich's next-door neighbour's house by mistake.

RB Leipzig's quarantined training camp has helped Dani Olmo integrate into the team quicker, according to Yussuf Poulsen.

Olmo surged into the spotlight with his Champions League performances for Dinamo Zagreb in the first half of 2018-19, leading to interest from Barcelona – who he left as a 16-year-old – and Juventus.

However, it was Leipzig that came out on top in the race for his signature in January.

Olmo was only able to make five appearances under Julian Nagelsmann before the coronavirus pandemic brought the Bundesliga season grinding to a halt for two months.

While he may have missed out on training time, Poulsen believes Olmo has benefited on a personal level from being kept in close proximity to his new team-mates.

Poulsen told Stats Perform News: "He can give us a lot. He is a very good, talented player and he will also get enough time on the field in the future. I'm sure of it, because he's a really good footballer.

"I think the coronavirus period was hard for him. Because especially the new players can't train the processes on the field, because we trained in small groups.

"On the other hand, we were in quarantine for a week now, where you have more to do with each other on a personal level.

"I think that definitely helped him a lot, because he integrated into the team faster on a personal level."

Coronavirus tests carried out on Premier League players and staff returned six positive results across three clubs, it has been confirmed.

The Premier League announced the results after 748 tests were administered across Sunday and Monday.

Those who were positive have been ordered to self-isolate for a week.

A statement read: "The Premier League can today confirm that, on Sunday May 17 and Monday May 18, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19.

"Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs.

"Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days. 

"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and oversight.

"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the Premier League due to legal and operational requirements."

The Premier League, like most major sporting competitions across the globe, has been on hiatus since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A decision to suspend the competition was taken after Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi were both found to have contracted COVID-19.

The Bundesliga became the first major European league to resume action at the weekend, while Premier League clubs have voted to return to training in small groups without contact work from Tuesday, despite reports over conflicts of interest among the 20 teams on aspects to do with 'Project Restart'. 

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Monday there was flexibility on the June 12 target for fixtures to be played. 

FIA president Jean Todt is not concerned about the possibility of Ferrari vetoing a move to lower the Formula One budget cap from 2021.

F1 teams are set to vote on reducing the limit on spending to $145million in 2021, with annual $5m reductions for the following two years.

Ferrari have claimed they would have to consider their future in the sport if the restrictions become too great, with McLaren and others wanting the cap set around the $100m mark.

Asked about Ferrari using their controversial veto to shoot down the proposals, Todt told Sky Sports: "Don't be provocative or negative. I don't have any fears on that.

"I hope that everybody will have the good sense of responsibility in the present situation to help us to achieve what is needed for the best of Formula One, the competitors, the promoters and the governing body, the fans.

"That's what we try to achieve. I do respect Ferrari for their history and their contribution and I am sure they are willing to keep at a high level their contribution to what we are building."

He added: "What we are going to present for the future is going in the right direction. Clearly, we are going through an unprecedented economic situation and that it is why there is an opportunity to take a direction we would not have taken.

"I really hope that everybody will be able to stay on board and in that sense the purpose of the new global regulations is to give as much chance for all the competitors to remain in the sport in the future.

"It will be the post-COVID-19 situation, where it will have hurt and damaged a lot of manufacturers, competitors, private teams sporting federations, sponsors and media so we will need to see how we can all work together to be as supportive as possible towards each other. That will be the next step."

Ferrari will be without Sebastian Vettel following the 2020 season after they were unable to reach an agreement on an extension to the four-time champion's contract.

With Renault appearing the only realistic option – though Mercedes are understood to be monitoring the situation – and Fernando Alonso also linked to that seat, it has been suggested the German could head into retirement.

Asked if that could be the case by 2021, Todt said: "Again, I correct you. Be more positive.

"Sebastian Vettel is one of the greatest talents in motorsport. An announcement has been made that he will not drive for the team beyond 2020.

"There are a lot of other opportunities. We can only wish him the best and I mean that. Whoever will take him will be very lucky.

"Maybe he will be a good president of the FIA in the future. You never know."

Serena Williams is the greatest women's player of all time, says Boris Becker, who believes she can still equal Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam singles titles.

Williams has won 23 slams in an incredible career, but the 38-year-old's quest to catch and potentially overtake Court has been dealt a blow by the suspension of the WTA Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The spread of COVID-19 has led this year's Wimbledon - where Williams has won seven singles titles - to be cancelled. The French Open has been pushed back to September but both Roland Garros and the US Open remain in doubt.

Williams' recent record in finals also throws her hopes of equalling Court into question. She has lost each of her last four grand slam finals since returning to the tour following the birth of her daughter.

However, Becker is confident Serena can still win slams, telling "Can Serena equal Margaret Court? She is past 30 and she's become a proud mother.

"I'm sure she would love to play the US Open this year. They call her the greatest of all time on the women's circuit, and she certainly deserves the title.

"Me, being German, I still think of Steffi Graf as our queen, but Serena is certainly, certainly the greatest. Margaret Court is the most successful. Having said that, back in the day they played three of the four majors on grass, so it was easier if you're comfortable on grass to win more.

"I'm sure Serena wants to reach 24, I think that's the reason she's playing. You know, she's a role model for all the mothers out there who are professionally involved in sport. As long as she wants to play, I think she can win. So as long as Serena is good enough to reach a final, she's good enough to win.

"Having said that, the young generation won't sleep. You know once you are in a final you're not playing the name, you're playing the title. That was Bianca Andreescu at the US Open final or Simone Halep in Wimbledon last year. They didn't play the name."

Dave Allen believes he would beat a 53-year-old Mike Tyson and feels that provides ample reason for the heavyweight great never to set foot in a ring again. 

Speculation is mounting of Tyson's future plans after the former world champion posted several videos online of him thrashing through some explosive pad workouts. 

Tyson's old rival Evander Holyfield, now 57, has also suggested he is ready to comeback for exhibition and charity bouts – even stating he is open to a third meeting with the man who infamously bit off a chunk of his ear when they last met in 1997. 

Nevertheless, British heavyweight Allen – who holds a career record of 18 wins, five defeats and two draws – is uneasy over the prospect, with particular concerns over Tyson making a return over 33 years since the start of his first reign as champion. 

"If I got offered the Mike Tyson fight, the money would be fantastic but it wouldn’t sit right, would it?" Allen said in an interview with talkSPORT 2. 

"A lot of people would laugh at this, but this is the fact – I would beat a 53-year-old Mike Tyson. 

"And that is the saddest thing any boxing fan wants to hear. For that reason alone, he should never box again. 

"I think fighting’s a young man's game. I'm 28 years old, I've had a lot of hard fights and people are saying to me, 'David, you’re coming to the end of your career now'. 

"I've talked to people saying I should stop before because I've had some hard fights. 

"People see him on the pads, a little minute clip, and say, 'Oh, he could come back and beat everybody'." 

Allen feels the romantic notion of Tyson giving Father Time the slip in his sixth decade obscures the reality of a painful career denouement at the start of the century, when a one-sided hammering against Lennox Lewis preceded defeats to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride – two fighters a prime 'Iron Mike' would have dealt with handily, in all probability.

"I remember 18 years ago him losing to Lennox Lewis after seven one-sided rounds," he added.

"A year later he lost to Danny Williams, then again he lost to Kevin McBride. This is 16 years ago.

"Mike Tyson's one of the greatest fighters of all time, but you can’t turn back the clock and he'll never be what he was. So I don't really want to see it."

Andy Murray will benefit from tennis' extended break as it means he is not losing ground on the ATP's big three, according to Boris Becker.

Murray made his return to professional tennis after a second hip surgery last June, winning the doubles at Queens Club alongside Feliciano Lopez.

After contesting the men's and the mixed doubles - the latter with Serena Williams - at Wimbledon, Murray enjoyed increasingly encouraging results on the singles circuit, culminating in an emotional triumph at the European Open in October.

However, another hip issue forced him to pull out of the Australian Open and he has not played since the Davis Cup last November, with the coronavirus pandemic ensuring he would not have been able to return yet anyway.

But Becker, a six-time grand slam champion and former coach of world number one Novak Djokovic, believes the suspension of the ATP Tour will boost Murray's hopes of re-joining Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the top of the sport.

He told of the former world number one: "I think Murray will benefit because he isn't fully fit yet after his hip injury and the long break is actually good for his recovery, so he's not losing ground."

While Becker talked up Murray's prospects, he is hopeful 2021 will see a member of the big three finally beaten in a grand slam final by one of the game's promising young talents.

Dominic Thiem has reached two French Open finals and the 2020 Australian Open showpiece but the breakthrough from the ATP's NextGen has yet to come.

Indeed, 33 of the 40 majors in the 2010s were won by either Djokovic, Nadal or Federer, with Murray (3), Stan Wawrinka (3) and Marin Cilic (1) the only players to interrupt their stranglehold.

Djokovic won the first slam of 2020 in Melbourne but Becker said: "Maybe 2021 will see the breakthrough of the young guns because they will be a year more experienced and the older players are another year older.

"I would like to see the top three still at their best and being beaten. I don't want the young generation to take over when the top three won't play anymore or are actually too old.

"I want to see a final between a 22-year-old and a 33-year-old. That would be the best thing in tennis."

Australia and Queensland great Greg Inglis will come out of retirement to play for Warrington Wolves in the 2021 season, the Super League club have confirmed.

Formerly of Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs, Inglis established himself as one of the leading lights of the modern era in rugby league over the course of 263 NRL appearances, before announcing his retirement in April last year.

The 33-year-old also won 39 caps for the Kangaroos and made 32 State of Origin appearances, and he is relishing the next and unexpected chapter of a decorated career in England.

"I can't wait to get over there and play for a club that has so much rich heritage," said 2013 World Cup winner Inglis, whose move is subject to a visa.

"I've seen the success the team have had in the Challenge Cup and I want to help the team to deliver more glory.

"I've played over in England many times in representative footy and love how passionate and vocal the supporters are.

"To get the opportunity to live in the UK, to play for such a powerhouse club that I believe is on the rise is something I'm looking forward to and hopefully I can add value to the team."

Warrington are the reigning Challenge Cup holders after beating St Helens 18-4 at Wembley last year but have frequently been on the receiving end of showpiece heartache, suffering four Super League Grand Final defeats in the past eight seasons.

Head coach Steve Price hopes Inglis can help Wire to take that elusive final step and claim the top prize in England for the first time since 1955.

"Greg is a world class athlete and has received the highest honours within our game," Price said.

"Having had 12 months out of the sport he has had time to refresh both mentally and physically, and he is focussed on having a positive influence on Warrington Wolves.

"I'm looking forward to working with him on a professional and personal level, and I'm excited to welcome him into our group."

Paul Gallen would consider coming out of retirement to help the depleted New Zealand Warriors when the NRL season resumes.

The former Australia prop retired at the end of last season after spending his entire NRL career with Cronulla Sharks, including captaining them to their first ever premiership in 2016.

However, the 38-year-old has declared his willingness to make a comeback for the Warriors, who face a shortage of forward options ahead of a return to action at the end of May after the coronavirus-enforced suspension to the 2020 campaign.

Due to the strict biosecurity measures put in place ahead of the competition's restart, the Warriors are to be based in Gosford and play their home games at Central Coast Stadium.

But injuries are already an issue for the team, with Leeson Ah Mau joining fellow props Bunty Afoa and Jackson Frei on the sidelines. Jazz Tevaga is also a long-term absentee.

"The sacrifices they've made, I would consider it," Gallen told radio 2GB's Wide World of Sports show on Tuesday.

"Look, I only retired last year. I was doing plenty of contact work in training with the [Cronulla] Sharkies up until two months ago.

"It's probably a long shot, but I would consider it."

The Warriors - who lost their opening two games prior to the break - plan discussions with the NRL over potential loan signings to bolster their squad, though a previous request was rejected.

"We've been declined already from the NRL for loan players, but we're going to have a second discussion with them," Warriors CEO Cameron George said, according to Fox Sports.

Re-signing Fernando Alonso would be a "no-brainer" for Renault, but McLaren chief executive Zak Brown wonders whether he has the appetite.

Renault will lose Daniel Ricciardo to McLaren at the end of the 2020 Formula One season but Alonso and Sebastian Vettel are high-profile candidates to replace him.

Alonso, a two-time F1 world champion with the French outfit, walked away from the series in 2018 following four tough years with McLaren and has gone on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and participate in the Dakar Rally, while a third attempt at the Indy 500 is planned for this year.

The Spaniard's manager Flavio Briatore this week claimed the 38-year-old is ready to return to F1 and Brown thinks it makes sense for Renault to make an approach.

However, he is unsure Alonso would be willing to drive for a team that is not challenging for victories.

Brown told Sky Sports: "I spoke with him the other day, I was kinda poking around, and I think he's undecided.

"If I was running Renault that's who I'd put in the car; a big name, fast as anyone, won two championships with them so he's got history.

"So from a Renault perspective I think he's a no-brainer to put in, but whether Fernando wants to get back to 22 races with a car that doesn't look like it's capable of winning yet.

"With Fernando's stature what would get him to jump in a seat is if he thinks he can be on the top of the podium.

"Given they're on a similar journey back to the front [to McLaren] - and I think they'll get there, they're a great team, great resources, great company whose been there done that before - I don't know if Fernando has the appetite to be on a three-year journey rather than getting in a car that he can win in in '21."

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said a move for Vettel would be "a good marketing story" for the Silver Arrows, who look like the four-time champion's only other option to Renault.

News of the German's decision to leave Ferrari after the 2020 campaign came too late for McLaren to make a move and Brown hopes it does not leave him without a seat next season.

"We were already far down the path with Daniel, we knew it was either going to be Daniel or Carlos in our car. We knew that in the winter. By the time this all popped up with Seb, our ship had sailed," said Brown.

"I like where Daniel's at in his career, he's got something to prove, he's hungry. Seb's an awesome champion. I don't know what will happen with him, kinda like Fernando because if he wants to get in a car where he can go and win the championship right away it doesn't appear those seats are available, so does he want to hit the reset button and get on a three-year journey somewhere or is he done?

"I think he clearly still wants to race so it would be unfortunate if you had a four-time world champion who wants to race but can't find that seat that he deserves."

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