Betty White, 98, 'Doing Very Well' amid Coronavirus Pandemic: 'We Always Have Laughs,' Rep Says

Along with staying indoors, White is keeping busy with a new TV project.

Earlier this month, the actress signed on to star in a Lifetime Christmas movie, in which her character helps ready would-be Santas for the holidays as her work leads everyone to wonder if she's secretly Mrs. Claus, according to Entertainment Weekly.

As TV shows and movies await production to begin after the pandemic lockdown, Lifetime told EW that the network's holiday movies are in "various stages of production."

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England’s Stuart Broad says 8-15 in 2015 Ashes was ‘amazing feeling’ and left him in a ‘daze’

Eight wickets for 15 runs in 9.3 overs.

Stuart Broad picked up career-best figures on a staggering morning at Trent Bridge in August 2015 as England razed Australia for just 60 to take an iron-clad grip on the Ashes urn.

On a special watchalong of the opening session of the fourth Ashes Test five years ago, Broad reflected on his dazzling spell on his home ground in the absence of the injured James Anderson.

“It was an amazing feeling, especially being at Trent Bridge, somewhere where I have got such great connections,” Broad told Sky Sports Cricket.

“It was a bit of a daze up until Joe Root walked off at the end of the day when it was game done [England were 274-4 and leading by 214].

“I never expected to be having a cup of tea watching Alastair Cook walk out to bat pre-lunch having bowled.”

Read below to hear Broad discuss his 300th Test wicket, Ben Stokes’ stunning, one-handed catch, why he did not take the most important wicket of the day, and bowling to left-handers…

On making Chris Rogers his first victim of the day and 300th of his Test career…

“Shane Warne walked past me just before the toss and said, ‘this could be a bowl-first day’. That was coming from the most bat-first person in the world! I was nervous [opening the bowling]. It was the first time I ever bowled the first ball of the Test match, the first time I ever had to set the tone. It was nice to get [the 300th Test wicket] early, but I don’t remember the 300th being on my mind, it was more about setting the tone without Jimmy. Looking back you see how attacking we were with the fields. For Cooky to be brave enough to put catchers there made this possible – any mistake for the batsmen was just out.”

On why Mark Wood getting David Warner out was the “biggest wicket of the day…”

“I always find with Warner that if there is movement in the pitch and you are searching for an area, he goes after the fuller ball and is so dangerous. He hits width when it is swinging very well. To get him for nought was huge – you could see the celebrations from everyone. I think that was the biggest wicket of the day.”

On his plans to Australia captain Michael Clarke…

“When I was a bit younger, I had a bit of success with the short ball against him. I felt that if I had a short leg, it just affected his footwork slightly, that if I could get him expecting it, then that brought the fuller ball into the equation. I remember he pulled Woody and we said on this pitch and with the pressure Australia were under, we weren’t sure the short ball was the way to go. [For the wicket ball], the plan was to go a bit fuller having pretended I was going to bowl a short ball. I had done the old ‘I’m going to bowl a bouncer here, everyone!'”

On dismissing Shaun Marsh and bowling to left-handers…

“Marsh came hard at the ball, liked to feel bat on ball, so we thought that he would push quite hard. [The ball did] the perfect amount. As bowlers, we never want the ball to nip a long way, we want it to nip half a bat’s width, that’s when it’s so dangerous. I hadn’t bowled that much around the wicket before this series but the wickets of Marsh and Rogers gave me lot of confidence. It was exactly what I was looking to do – hold the seam up straight, target off stump and bring batsmen forward.”

On Ben Stokes’ stunning slip catch to remove Adam Voges – and subsequently losing his run-up…

“Stokesy has this finger that we call ‘The Claw. He badly broke it when he was younger and it is almost double the thickness of a normal finger. I genuinely think it helps the ball stick in his hand! The 2019 World Cup catch [at the Oval, against South Africa] was awesome but I think this one for reaction, for instinct was so special. I don’t know if it was the emotion of seeing Stokes take that catch but I lost my run-up. I was stood at my mark forgetting whether I go off my left foot or right. It sounds ridiculous! Fortunately, I got it back in the next over. If I ever feel like I have lost my rhythm, I sing a random song as it stops me thinking.”

On being desperate to wrap up the Australia innings…

“I have memories of frustration of that day. I remember when I got Johnson or Starc out that it felt like they had got 70 each and it had been overs and overs. I remember feeling relief – that came from how quick things had happened in the first six overs and how it then felt everything was happening quite slowly. What you also didn’t want was the last two whacking 30 each as we still didn’t know what a good score was. If they got 130 and we got 150 the game was still wide open. We wanted to finish the innings as quickly as possible.”

If you look at these conditions and the beautiful length Broady bowled all the way through – always trying to push it fuller and get people coming forward. – if Anderson had been partnering him, I probably wouldn’t ever have got the ball in my hand!

Steve Finn

On his devastating spells for England in Test cricket…

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Fox News meteorologist blames New York governor Andrew Cuomo for coronavirus deaths of parents-in-law in nursing home – The Sun

A FOX News senior meteorologist who lost parents-in-law to the coronavirus has blamed New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for their deaths. 

Janice Dean spoke out after seeing Cuomo on CNN joking about his brother, Chris, needing a large cotton swab for a Covid-19 test because of his big nose.

It comes as Governor Cuomo has been on the defensive after a state directive requiring nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients is being blamed for thousands of deaths.

More than 4,300 New York patients who were confirmed or suspected to have coronavirus were discharged from hospitals straight to nursing homes. 

Dean, who appeared on Tucker Carlson’s prime time show, blasted the governor because both of her in-laws died at a nursing home in New York State.

She said that her mother and father-in-law, Michael and Dolores Newman, both died of the virus after they were exposed to the virus in nursing homes.

Her father-in-law, Michael, an Air Force veteran and former New York City firefighter, was placed in a nursing home after it became apparent he was suffering from dementia.

The fact that I am seeing, last night, him … making fun, inappropriate jokes and insensitive jokes, cruel jokes… it is not something to joke about

Dean said that she and her husband were notified a week before Michael’s death that the nursing home was moving him to another floor.

She said: "I believe that floor was used for recovering COVID patients.

"I can’t prove that. We can’t get any confirmation on any of this."

She said she was speaking out after watching a CNN interview in which anchor Chris Cuomo —  the governor's younger brother — failed to address the growing controversy and instead performed prop comedy with giant cotton swabs.

During Wednesday’s episode of Cuomo Prime Time the New York governor recounted how he was tested for coronavirus on live TV during his daily press briefing on Sunday.

This led his brother to joke he had a big nose and required a baseball bat-sized nasal swab for a test.

Dean said: "The fact that I am seeing, last night, him … making fun, inappropriate jokes and insensitive jokes, cruel jokes … make no mistake.

"I am glad that Chris Cuomo has recovered from Covid because he apparently did have it. 

"And I'm glad that their family is well, but my family is not well. And that is not something to joke about."

A state directive on March 25 said nursing homes could not refuse patients who had been discharged from hospitals with coronavirus 

The justification was that officials feared the hospital system would be overwhelmed and was focused on creating as much hospital space as possible.

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Ill. Boy, 12, Is Fatally Shot in Front of Twin Brother Who Tried to Save Him on Way to Hospital

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“I can’t hold my baby anymore please turn yourself in,” Katherine Brown, Demetrius’ mother, told WGN-TV.

Brown described Demetrius as a good-natured sixth-grader who loved basketball, video games, and math class, the Tribune reports.

“He was so happy. He was just a happy person,” Brown told the Tribune.

“Everybody loved him. Everybody loved the twins,” Brown added.

Gary mayor Jerome Prince told the Tribune the city’s has assigned five detectives to the case.

“I want to make it perfectly clear incidents like this make no sense. These incidents will not be tolerated,” Prince said.

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ESPN Orders Tom Brady Docuseries Following Michael Jordan's The Last Dance Success

Following the success of the Michael Jordan docuseries, The Last Dance, ESPN has chosen another sports legend to feature: Tom Brady.

On Thursday, the sports network debuted the trailer for Man in the Arena, a docuseries that will follow the football star’s 20-year career, including his nine Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots. The series is set to air in 2021, Brady announced on his Twitter page Thursday.

“I have quoted Theodore Roosevelt’s ‘Man in the Arena’ speech since I saw it painted on our weight room wall at UM in 1995,” he wrote alongside the trailer for the ESPN series. “It’s a constant reminder to ignore the noise, buckle my chinstrap, and battle through whatever comes my way.”

"Realizing my potential is what my career has been all about. Things that I've dreamed about have actually come true," Brady, who recently left the Patriots and signed on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, says in the trailer.

"Things have happened in my life as I kind of hoped they would happen,” he continues. “It's been, I mean, just a complete evolution, you know, how I just kind of kept fighting and clawing to continue to power forward. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and you keep trying to make progress, so when I look at over 20 years, I look at how far I've come."

Man in the Arena, produced by Gotham Chopra's Religion of Sports and Brady's 199 Productions, will air in nine parts.

The Last Dance, which aired its final episodes Sunday, proved to be a phenomenal hit for ESPN. Jordan — considered the best basketball player of all time — was famous for his intensity on the court, often trash-talking opponents and even his teammates. But he was undoubtedly the pivotal piece to the Bulls’ six championships during the 1990s.

The 10-part documentary series takes a deep dive into the 1997-1998 Bulls season, which saw the team enter the NBA at the time as two-time defending champions. Despite their success, it would be the last time the team’s core players, such as Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman and coach Phil Jackson, would all be together.

The first two parts of the docuseries premiered in April, and more than six million viewers tuned in, making it the most-watched documentary on ESPN in history at the time.

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Missing Woman is Found Stabbed to Death Under Blankets on Boyfriend's Living Room Floor: Police

Investigators were then dispatched to Bryant's home to conduct a welfare check.

According to the statement, "officers made contact with Bryant who eventually allowed officers inside to determine if the victim was there."

As the officers stepped inside, "they immediately noticed something on the living room floor that had been covered with blankets that appeared to be the size of a human body."

The statement continues: "Officers removed the blankets and located a deceased female with multiple stab wounds on her back. Bryant was immediately detained and transported to the police department for an interview."

At this point, Bryant has only been charged with a single count of murder.

"Due to the condition of the victim's body, it is believed that the victim had been deceased for several days," the statement adds.

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Bryant remains in custody without bond.

No known motive has been established by detectives.

Bryant has yet to enter a plea to the charge against him, and PEOPLE was unable to determine if he has retained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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Michael Jordan’s Former Teammate Calls Him a ‘Damn Snitch’ After The Last Dance Finale

Grant believes Jordan made the accusations because he holds a "grudge" against him.

"I think he proved that during this so-called documentary," Grant told ESPN. "If you say something about him, he's going to cut you off, he's going to try to destroy your character."

He then referenced Jordan's rift with former friend Charles Barkley.

"Charles Barkley, they've been friends for over 20, 30 years," Grant said. "And he said something about Michael's management with the Charlotte Bobcats or the Charlotte Hornets, and then they haven't spoken since then."

"My point is, he said that I was the snitch, but yet — and still after 35 years he brings up his rookie year going into one of his teammates' rooms and seeing coke and weed and women," he continued. "My point is: Why the hell did he want to bring that up? What's that got to do with anything? I mean, if you want to call somebody a snitch, that's a damn snitch right there."

A rep for Jordan did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Jordan, 57, was well aware that his documentary series — which aired its finale on Sunday — was bound to be controversial. In an interview with The Athletic ahead of the premiere, Jordan warned viewers he was going to come off as a "horrible guy."

“Winning has a price,” Jordan said in an early episode. “And leadership has a price. So I pulled people along when they didn’t want to be pulled."

"I challenged people when they didn’t want to be challenged," he explained. "And I earned that right because my teammates who came after me didn’t endure all the things that I endured.”

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4pm Chelsea news LIVE: Griezmann and Coutinho for SALE, Kante reveals new hairstyle, Callum Hudson-Odoi LATEST updates – The Sun

CHELSEA are back in training as the return of the Premier League draws closer.

And the Blues may have had a boost on the transfer front with Barcelona putting their entire squad up for sale, including the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho.

Follow all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge below…


    Olivier Giroud proved to Karim Benzema he is no “go kart” by rocking up at Chelsea training in a stunning Ferrari.

    The Blues frontman was on the receiving end of a harsh jibe from his French compatriot in March.

    Real Madrid's Benzema slammed comparisons between the two strikers – by suggesting the gulf between them is like that of a Formula One car against a go kart.

    Giroud, however, is the first-choice central striker for Didier Deschamps as he closes in on 100 caps.

    And the Blues man, 33, proved he has plenty of class off the pitch, too, with his stylish arrival at Cobham.


    Manuel Neuer has signed a new contract at Bayern Munich in a major blow to Chelsea.

    The Blues had hoped to bring the German legend to Stamford Bridge to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer.

    Neuer, 34, was expected to quit Bayern this summer after the club controversially brought in Alexander Nubel as his long-term replacement in January.

    But the German's new deal will see him surely end his career at the Allianz Arena – as he will be aged 37 by the time his deal expires.


    Victor Moses is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea with the winger set to be dumped by Inter Milan after his flop loan spell.

    The Nigerian has struggled to hold down a first-team place while in Italy, making just seven appearances, mostly as a substitute.

    The 29-year-old has also had injury problems, failing to stay fit and not being a major part of Antonio Conte's starting plans.

    It is understood Inter have made an enquiry to Chelsea and were told he would cost around £10.75m to seal a permanent transfer.

    But the Italian club would only be willing to pay around £6m due to financial constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic.

    However, Conte is a big fan of Moses and could ask his old club whether they can take him back on loan for the whole of next year.


    Chelsea target Philippe Coutinhois back training on his own for Bayern Munich as the German giants consider extending his deal, according to reports.

    The Brazilian is on loan with the Bundesliga giants from Barcelona and is recovering from an ankle injury which he had surgery on in April.

    Coutinho was due to return to the Nou Camp at the end of the season but Bayern are considering extending his stay on a short term basis until the Champions League is finished, according to Spanish outlet Sport.

    But despite the brief respite, the Bundesliga giants are not expected to make his move permanent and his Barcelona future also looks in doubt.

    Latest reports suggest Bayern have offered Manchester City star Leroy Sane Coutinho's No10 shirt and a bumper pay rise in a bid to land him in the next transfer window.

    The Bavarianshave been desperate to sign the German winger, 24, since last summer, before his season-ending injury in August's Community Shield.


    Chelsea reminded two members of staff of their responsibilities after they reportedly broke lockdown rules to sign two eight-year-olds.

    Saturday was the first day clubs could sign players for under-9 football next season and the West Londoners are said to have flaunted lockdown rules in order to get there first.

    Pictures reportedly seen by Football London appear to show the Blues' local head of recruitment and another member of staff enter the youngsters' homes to sign deals.

    The club had planned to deliver the contracts in hard copy and exchange at a safe distance, according to the Standard.

    Clubs are often in a hurry to snap up the best young talent but other London clubs are said to have acted in a more professional manner by recruiting youth players over Skype, Facetime and Zoom.

    A scout at one of Chelsea's rival clubs called the move “disrespectful” and some reportedly view it as a move to get ahead in the “very competitive market” for kids currently in year three at school.


    Chelsea and Man Utd have been urged to make a move for Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho by Owen Hargreaves.

    The former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder believes the Brazilian would be a welcome addition back to the Premier League.

    Speaking on BT Sport, the 39-year-old said: “I love his game, I love him as a player.

    “He is obviously going though a bit of a tough time after leaving Liverpool.

    “Barca didn’t work and Bayern hasn’t really worked, but there is still plenty of time and I would never count him out.

    “I would love to see him back in the Premier League. He makes a lot of teams better.

    “Premier League teams are probably the only ones with the capacity to sign him and, let’s be honest, when he was here he was a dream to watch.


    Chelsea have been handed a huge boost in the race to land Philippe Coutinho after Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick cast doubt over the Brazilian's long-term future in Germany.

    The Brazilian playmaker was left out of the Bavarians squad for their 2-0 win over Union Berlin following a setback he suffered from an ankle injury.

    The 27-year-old now faces a fight to be fit for the rest of Bayern's games before he finishes his season-long loan from Barcelona.

    The Bundesliga champs have the option to make Coutinho's move permanent but have so far seemed unwilling to meet Barca's £100million price tag.


    Frank Lampard snubbed the chance to be Ipswich boss – because they had no money.

    His uncle Harry Redknapp revealed the current Chelsea chief was offered the Tractor Boys’ hotseat before he took over at Derby two years ago.

    Redknapp said: “I got him the job at Ipswich.

    “I phoned Marcus Evans and said ‘Listen you need a manager, Frank Lampard’s your man.’

    “He met him, loved him, offered him the job. Frank said ‘Harry, they’ve got no budget, it’s difficult there. I can’t bring any players in. What can I do?’

    “I said ‘It’s a great club, Ipswich, Frank but you’re going to need a bit of help. You ain’t got a magic wand.’

    “Then suddenly the Derby job became available and I rang Mel Morris. He’s got a house up the road from me and I get on ever so well with him.


    Chelsea great Michael Essien has revealed he almost signed for rivals LIVERPOOL instead.

    Essien recalled: “I had a lot of offers when I was at Bastia. I was close to signing for Liverpool when Gerard Houllier was their coach.

    “I even went to Melwood to meet the coach. We had a talk, and I returned to France.

    “But the offers were still coming – from PSG, Marseille.

    “However I told Bastia I didn't want to move, and they also didn't want to sell me. They wanted me to stay another year.

    “That was fine with me. I didn't want to leave the club, so I stayed for my third year with them.

    “Lyon joined the three aforementioned clubs to enquire about me. I thought it was too early for me to move to England.”


    Jadon Sancho remains likely to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer with Manchester United at the front of the queue ahead of Chelsea, according to reports.

    The 20-year-old has persistently been linked with a move away from Signal Iduna Park this season – but the financial effect of the coronavirus has changed the financial dynamics of every club in Europe.

    Ed Woodward himself last month warned of the changes that fans would see in the transfer market this summer.

    But according to The Athletic, the Red Devils are still in contact with Borussia Dortmund and a deal remains likely.

    Speaking on the Ornstein & Chapman Podcast, the former said: “Sancho was expecting to move this summer and there’s still a very high chance that will happen.

    “There’s an understanding between Sancho and Borussia Dortmund that if the right price arrives that he can go and there’s no expectation that Dortmund wouldn’t honour that, they’re said to be very honourable in these sort of situations.

    “They’re looking for no less than €120million [£107m], some say to me no less than €130m [£116m] and that certainly the figure that they want is around what they received or agreed for Ousmane Dembele.”


    Uefa chief Aleksander Ceferin is “absolutely sure” fans will be back in stadiums “very soon” despite fears football faces 12 months of being played behind-closed-doors.

    When asked why he felt the disease would not impact football in the long-run, Ceferin told The Guardian: “It's a serious situation but it is going down now and we are being more cautious.

    “We know more about the virus and in general I'm an optimistic person.

    “I don't like this apocalyptic view that we have to wait for the second and third waves or even a fifth wave … people you know are likely to die one day, but do we have to be worried today? I don't think so.

    “We are ready and we will follow the recommendations of the authorities but I'm absolutely sure, personally, that good old football with fans will come back very soon.”


    Roberto Carlos has revealed that he came “very close” to joining Chelsea in 2007.

    He told Goal: “I had two proposals, Fenerbahce and Chelsea. Chelsea didn't work out so I signed for Fenerbahce.

    “But, with Chelsea, it got very close. It was literally agreed and I just had to go there and sign the contract.

    “It was just a week before I signed for Fenerbahce and I had been to Paris to meet both Roman Abramovich and Peter Kenyon.

    “Unfortunately, in the final moments something didn't work out just before finalising, which happens a lot in football. There was an issue with the lawyer.

    “It was all agreed, though, and I am 100 per cent sure I would have done well in the Premier League and it would have suited my characteristics.”


    Chelseafans couldn't believe their eyes when N'Golo Kante rocked up to training with a full head of HAIR.

    The midfielder, 29, has only ever been seen with a shaved head since he made the move to England back in 2015.

    The likes of Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial decided to brave the shave while on lockdown.

    But Kante clearly resisted the urge to give himself a haircut at home before he made his return to Cobham.

    Chelsea's squad returned to training on Tuesday in small groups as they prepare for the return of the Premier League.


    Chelsea have been handed a huge blow by reports that Dries Mertens has agreed a new three-year deal to remain at Napoli.

    The Belgian was the subject of concrete interest from the Blues back in January, but a move failed to materialise.

    Frank Lampard was said to be interested in returning for the 33-year-old this summer when his contract expires on June 30.

    But he faced competition from former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who had offered Mertens a three-year deal worth £170,000 a week to join Inter Milan.

    According to the Guardian, Napoli could not match their Serie A rivals' proposal but nevertheless have convinced the attacker to remain at the club.

    The report adds that Mertens has agreed a £140k a week extension to remain at the San Paolo Stadium and will also receive a £2.2million signing-on bonus.


    Chelsea are leading the chase for highly-rated Dutch teen Xavier Mbuyamba from Barcelona.

    That’s according to the agent of the 18-year-old centre-half, who has been compared to a young Virgil van Dijk.

    Mbuyamba moved to the Nou Camp last summer from MVV Maastricht in his homeland but his representative confirmed he is already looking to continue his development.

    Carlos Barros told Voetbal International: “Almost all major clubs in Europe have asked about Xavier.

    “Real Madrid are also there, they are serious about their youth system, but that would of course be a sensitive switch. Juventus and Inter are interested, as are top clubs from Germany and England.

    “Chelsea have the best papers. Of course we discussed this extensively last year. Chelsea gave a fantastic presentation. There is a unique football atmosphere there.”


    Chelsea may get Jadon Sancho in a bargain deal due to the coronavirus pandemic crippling transfer fees.

    The England winger, 20, was valued in excess of £100m by the German giants – but his valuation could be cut due to the ongoing health crisis.

    As reported by Football London, a senior figure at Borussia Dortmund has acknowledged that “expectations of high fees will go down”.

    Head of sales, marketing and business development Carsten Cramer said: “Usually at this time of year the squad for next season is already done. Maybe you sell some players but the plans are done.

    “Everyone has to be as flexible as possible. I'm very sure the business on loan will become of higher relevance than periods before and for sure it will take a longer time to plan your squad.

    “I'm very, very sure that not on July 1 or even August 1 your team is done. Flexibility is very important, patience will be important.

    “I'm very sure the expectations of high fees will go down as well.”


    Didier Drogba revealed how Chelsea's squad used Andre Villas-Boas' sacking to inspire them to Champions League glory.

    Villas-Boas was axed by Chelsea in March 2012 after spending less than year a charge of the Premier League giants.

    In a series of posts on Twitter, Drogba admitted the players felt “partly responsible” for his premature departure.

    After John Terry, Frank Lampard and Petr Cech addressed the group in a meeting, they went on to lift the silverware that season.

    Drogba tweeted: “Eight years ago, the manager had been sacked by the club and we, the players had a team meeting where we recognised being partly responsible for his departure.

    “The captain @johnterry spoke, @franklampard @petrcech and others leads in the group too.”


    Chelsea have been put on red alert by Barcelona placing their entire squad on the transfer list, except for three players.

    The Sun has exclusively revealed that Barca are desperate to balance the books due to the coronavirus crisis.

    And Chelsea are long-time admirers of Bayern Munich loanee Philippe Coutinho, who they would be delighted to sign for the right price.

    Antoine Griezmann was also linked with the Blues in January following a stuttering start to his Barca career.

    But goalkeeping target Marc-Andre ter Stegen will not be joining as he is one of the big three the Catalans want to keep, along with Frenkie de Jong and, of course, Lionel Messi.


    Will Caballero has been given another year at Chelsea after the club triggered an extension clause in his contract.

    The No2 keeper was due to leave at the end of next month but is now staying put.

    The prospect of Premier League football being played this summer due to the coronavirus was a factor in the decision.

    But as with striker Olivier Giroud, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to keep some of his more experienced players to help oversee his blossoming young squad for another season.

    The 38-year-old has made 31 appearances for the Blues since arriving on a free transfer in 2018 – with nine of them having come this season.

    He also featured at the 2018 World Cup for Argentina, although will want to forget his costly mistake against Croatia.

    Caballero’s deal means Chelsea have only veterans Pedro and Willian approaching the ends of their contracts this summer.


    Chelsea players returned to Cobham for socially-distanced training yesterday for the first time since the lockdown started.

    Callum Hudson-Odoi was cleared to join his team-mates for training despite his arrest on suspicion of rape.

    The winger underwent a coronavirus test on Monday and was then allowed to start phase one of preparations for restarting the Premier League season next month.

    Hudson-Odoi, 19, has been released on police bail and it was feared he may have picked up coronavirus in his dealings with the authorities over the weekend.

    The Premier League confirmed there were six positive coronavirus tests from three Premier League clubs this week.

    A total of 748 players and staff were checked and the six individuals will self-isolate for seven days.

    On the transfer news front, Chelsea were dealt a blow with reports that Dries Mertens is close to agreeing a new three-year deal at Napoli.

    However, there were boosts in their pursuits of two other transfer targets.

    Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick cast doubt over Philippe Coutinho’s long-term future in Germany, possibly opening the door for a summer move to Stamford Bridge.

    And the Blues are leading the race to sign highly-rated Barcelona’s 18-year-old defender Xavier Mbuyamba, dubbed the new Virgil van Dijk, according to his agent.

    SunSport revealed Kai Havertz is a target for three Premier League clubs – including Chelsea.

    The Bayer Leverkusen star has taken the Bundesliga by storm – adding another two goals on Monday night – and is also wanted by Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

    And finally, the biggest news of all, N’Golo Kante has grown his hair for the first time since arriving in England five years ago, showing off his new style in training.


    Plenty of Blues players have taken to social media this evening to express their delight at returning to training.

    Chelsea had their first socially-distanced session at Cobham but it was clear the stars are buzzing to be back.

    Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James, Emerson and Billy Gilmour all tweeted.


    N’Golo Kante has a full head of hair.

    Yes, that’s right. N’Golo Kante has grown his hair.

    The midfielder, 29, has only been seen with a shaved head since he made the move to England back in 2015.

    But Kante clearly resisted the urge to give himself a haircut at home before he made his return to Cobham.


    Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole revealed Didier Drogba’s Champions League final equaliser is a “blur”.

    The Ivorian powered in a bullet header with two minutes to go against Bayern Munich in 2012 before going on to slot home the winning penalty in the shootout.

    Cole told Football Journalism at the University of Derby: “The Drogba goal was a blur really.

    “I was physically and mentally drained but after the goal went in I was ready to go again and knew we would win.”

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    Kai Havertz is a summer transfer target for three Premier League clubs, SunSport can reveal.

    The Bayer Leverkusen star, 20, has taken the Bundesliga by storm this season.

    He added two goals to his tally on Monday night against Werder Bremen and there is a battle for his signature.

    And it is a battle Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all in – while Bayern Munich also remain keen.


    Callum Hudson-Odoi has been cleared to join his Chelsea team-mates for training despite his arrest on suspicion of rape.

    The winger underwent a coronavirus test on Monday and was then allowed to start phase one of preparations for restarting the Premier League season next month.

    Hudson-Odoi, 19, has been released on police bail and it was feared he may have picked up coronavirus in his dealings with the authorities over the weekend.

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard had a meeting with club medics this morning ahead of the planned return. Hudson-Odoi was given the nod to start working as part of the group of four or five players permitted at this stage.

    Hudson-Odoi was arrested after a woman who went to his house at the weekend phoned the police complaining she felt ‘unwell’.

    The squad came together for the first time in more than nine weeks today as training is stepped up. 

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Pink Reveals She Discovered Son Jameson, 3, Has 'Bad' Food Allergies During Testing for Coronavirus

Pink is getting creative in the kitchen for the sake of her son.

Over a month after revealing in early April that she and 3-year-old Jameson Moon had battled coronavirus (COVID-19), the "What About Us" singer revealed this past Saturday on her Instagram that she learned he also had "bad food allergies" in the process.

"Jamo has, turns out, pretty bad food allergies, which we were able to find out in some of the blood testing that we had to do recently because of COVID. So he's allergic to wheat, dairy and eggs," said Pink, 40, in the video.

As such, the mother of two came up with her own "vegan, gluten-free, egg-free cherry-tart recipe" that she then shared with her followers, saying she was inspired because she "couldn't find a good recipe" and her family has "a cherry tree, and our favorite thing to do every year is pick cherries."

"If you want to make a crust, get some vegan graham crackers. I know some of you out there are throwing up in your mouth, but trust me, they're delicious and they might even be better than the real ones," she said.

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Pink Opens Up About Coronavirus Battle, Calls It the "Scariest Thing I've Ever Been Through"

Pink went on to advise her fans to "throw some vegan butter on it," insisting that the substance is "delicious."

"Mix all that up, melt the butter, put it in the graham crackers — mortar and pestle or food processor, I do everything by hand — make a crust, put it in the oven, like so," she added, panning the camera to her oven.

"For the filling, I did a coconut yogurt, which is delicious. I added vanilla extract and brown sugar, and I've got my fresh cherries here. And my filling here, right next to the most important part of my night," Pink quipped, showing a glass of red wine next to her ingredients.

"Good luck. Send me pictures! I'll send you pictures when it's done," the "Just Like Fire" hitmaker finished.

Ahead of the Mother's Day holiday earlier this month, Pink wrote an essay for NBC News reflecting on the current coronavirus pandemic and what it means for mothers around the world.

"Battling COVID-19 along with my 3-year-old son was the most physically and emotionally challenging experience I have gone through as a mother," she wrote. "Weeks after receiving our test results, my son was still ill and feverish. It was a terrifying time, not knowing what might come next."

Added the star, who also shares 8½-year-old daughter Willow Sage with husband Carey Hart, "But our story is not unique; there are mothers all over America, and the world, that are facing this same uncertainty every single day."

"Not every family, especially those living on reservations, or in refugee camps, slums, or favelas, are able to practice social distancing," Pink said. "In many parts of the world it can take hours just to access water, and even then, soap may be an impossible luxury."

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Ahmaud Arbery Was Chased for More Than 4 Minutes Before Being Shot and Killed: Attorney

Earlier this month, both Gregory, 64, and Travis, 34, were charged with murder and aggravated assault after the video surfaced more than two months after the deadly confrontation.

Arbery's manner of death was ruled a homicide by the GBI, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by PEOPLE last week.

He was shot three times and "died of multiple shotgun wounds sustained during a struggle for the shotgun," the autopsy report said. The report also revealed that Arbery had sustained two close-range gunshot wounds in the chest, as well as a graze wound on his right wrist.

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The footage was captured by William "Roddie" Bryan, whose lawyer, Kevin Gough, said in a press conference on Monday that he took a lie detector test. His attorney said Bryan was not armed during the time and had not made contact with either of the McMichaels before the killing.

"Without Mr. Bryan, there would be no video. Without that video, there would be no case. He is a key witness," said Gough, adding, "Take the target off his back."

On Tuesday, Merritt wrote on Twitter that Bryan "never offered a word of solace to this family before the video he shared with his friends was leaked to the public."

Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, told Good Morning America earlier this month that she may never watch the gruesome footage, which shows two men struggling and three gunshots can be heard. As Ahmaud tries to run from the men, he falls, lifeless, onto the street.

"I don't think I'll ever be in a mental state where I can actually watch the video," Cooper-Jones said. "I had others watch and share what they saw, and that was enough."

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