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Live ReportingPosted at 9:069:06The top 50 sport filmsRocky. The Mighty Ducks. Blades of Glory. Sport on the big screen.With pretty much all sport halted as the world looks to combat the spread of coronavirus, film is one of the few places we can turn to get our fix of football, cricket, rugby and the rest.To…

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  1. The top 50 sport films

    Rocky. The Mighty Ducks. Blades of Glory. Sport on the big screen.

    With pretty much all sport halted as the world looks to combat the spread of coronavirus, film is one of the few places we can turn to get our fix of football, cricket, rugby and the rest.

    To help you sift through the many sporting films out there, BBC Sport journalists have picked 50 of the best and have had a go at selling them to you.

    We have made our picks to ensure a broad selection of sports are covered, along with a number of different genres, including some comedies and documentaries.

    And we’ve supplied you with an indication of how each might give you your sporting fix or use a bit of artistic licence to get you invested.

    You can see the full list here.

  2. Bundesliga clubs allowed to train again

    Clubs in Germany’s top flight will be allowed to return to team training on Monday, with some opting to work in small groups.

    Football has been suspended in Germany for almost a month and there will be no further action until at least 30 April.

    Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich said their players will train whilst still adhering to measures in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.

    Bayern Munich training

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  3. Pulev pledges from purse of Joshua fight

    Kubrat Pulev has pledged half of his purse – an estimated £2m – from his world heavyweight title fight against Britain’s Anthony Joshua to help the battle against coronavirus.

    The fight – scheduled for 20 June at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium –was postponed because of the pandemic.

    Pulev, 38, is expected to earn around $5m (£4.07m) from the fight.

    He said: “I will give doctors, nurses and hospitals the necessary equipment to deal with this devilish virus.”

    Kubrat Pulev

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  4. Premier League clubs should ‘think carefully’

    Amidst the ongoing row over how Premier League clubs should be reacting to the issues raised by coronavirus, culture secretary Oliver Dowden has said clubs, players owners should be “thinking very carefully” about their next move.

    Five clubs have chosen to furlough non-playing staff, while the Professional Footballers’ Association says proposals for a 30% pay cut for Premier League players would be “detrimental to our NHS”.

    Writing in the Telegraph, Dowden said: “Leaving the public purse to pick up the cost of furloughing low paid workers, whilst players earn millions and billionaire owners go untouched is something I know the public will rightly take a very dim view of.

    “At a time of national crisis, our national sport must play its part. I expect to see the football authorities judge the mood of the country and come together with an agreement urgently.”

    Oliver Dowden

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  5. Post update

    Good morning.

    Throughout the day, we will keep you updated on how the ongoing coronavirus crisis continues to affect the world of sport.

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