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Major Link Soccer: Daniel Sturridge suspended for betting actions

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He didn’t actually place the bets but he released information that violated betting rules.

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Coronavirus is causing games to be moved or canceled, NHL Seattle is releasing ticket prices, Federico Higuain is trading black and gold for black and red, and why Watford beating Liverpool is the biggest Premier League upset ever.

Seattle

Port Side Defender Danny Reynolds Wants to Add Goals, Assists to Tacoma Defiance. Meet Danny Reynolds | Tacoma Defiance

Two years ago this past Sunday, NHL Seattle launched a season-ticket drive in which fans put down 10,000 deposits of $500 and $1,000 within the first 12 minutes. NHL Seattle’s season-ticket prices will likely cause some sticker shock — but there’s a reason for it | The Seattle Times

MLS

After years of success against United, Pipa is coming to the District as a player/coach. D.C. United signs former Columbus Crew captain Federico Higuain - Black And Red United

Mexico legend Rafa Marquez believes MLS has become a more attractive option for Mexican players returning from Europe than Liga MX. MLS more attractive to Mexican stars than Liga MX - Rafa Marquez

This MLS season won’t be the same without Josef Martinez. Josef Martinez’s ACL injury is a major blow to MLS - SBNation.com

The impact of losing Josef Martinez to a long-term injury goes beyond the team. Sam Jones explains how it will leave a hole in the heart of Atlanta sports fans in 2020. What losing Josef Martinez means to Atlanta and Atlanta United supporters | MLSsoccer.com

Atlanta United have stepped firmly into “there are no bad ideas” territory, even if the signing can’t be a Designated Player. Who can replace Josef Martinez? Here are 10 transfer targets for Atlanta United | MLSsoccer.com

USA

US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne shares his thoughts on the dramatic growth across American soccer over the past three decades. Kevin Payne: U.S. men’s national team programs have backslid dramatically - SoccerWire

USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski says coronavirus is a concern, but the team is here to do their job and staying focused as they prepares for the Olympics this summer. USWNT coach says Coronavirus scare is a concern as team prepares for Olympics | ClickOrlando

What the ...um...this is just interesting. Rutgers baseball postponed a game because its equipment was sprayed with jet fuel - SBNation.com

World

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ridiculed suggestions the Premier League title could become null and void due to the coronavirus outbreak. Klopp: Liverpool's Premier League title bid won't fail due to coronavirus

Watford lay claim to the biggest upset and Crystal Palace leap into the history books - BBC Sport takes a look at the weekend’s Premier League statistics. Premier League stats: Why Watford's win over Liverpool might be Premier League's biggest ever upset - BBC Sport

Asia’s pre-season International Champions Cup matches are cancelled and the Swiss league is postponed due to the coronavirus. Coronavirus outbreak: International Champions Cup matches cancelled as Swiss League is suspended - BBC Sport

RB Leipzig have been forced to apologise for an ‘error’ towards Japanese fans during the game against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. RB Leipzig apologise to Japanese fans for coronavirus 'error' | Football | The Guardian

Dazn’s initial focus will be on boxing when it expands to 200 countries, including UK, in May. 'Netflix of sport' to target Premier League rights after UK launch | Technology | The Guardian

“If I remotely knew what these idiots wanted from me, it would be all the easier for me to understand.” - Dietmar Hopp Dietmar Hopp tells 'idiot' fans: I won't stop coming to Hoffenheim games

The German federation’s power struggle with fans escalated dramatically when Bundesliga games were interrupted by protests and threat of being called off. Showdown between fans, federation leads to Bundesliga chaos

The FA Women’s League Cup had its first new winner since 2014 and was an engrossing tie that might just give new legs to an ailing competition. Arsenal and Chelsea breathe life back into tired Conti Cup | Prost International

This is probably the correct decision. International Champions Cup cancels all Asia matches this summer due to COVID-19 outbreak. - Cartilage Free Captain

La Liga has announced it will donate five tonnes of disinfectant gel to Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. La Liga to donate disinfectant gel to coronavirus-hit Wuhan

Daniel Sturridge has been suspended from all football-related activity until June 17 after he was found guilty of breaching betting rules. Daniel Sturridge suspended until June 17 for breaking gambling rules

What’s on TV?

9:30 AM - Saarbrucken v. Fortuna Dusseldorf - DFB Pokal - ESPN3, ESPN Deportes

11:45 AM - Schalke 04 v. Bayern Munich - DFB Pokal - ESPNU, ESPN Deportes

11:45 AM - Chelsea v. Liverpool - English FA Cup - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Hibernian v. Hearts - Scottish Premiership - B/R Live

12:00 PM - Reading v. Sheffield United - English FA Cup - ESPN+

12:00 PM - West Brom v. Newcastle United - English FA Cup - ESPN+

7:00 PM - Tijuana v. Toluca - Copa MX - Fox Deportes