Yet another week in lockdown has passed by without any major live sport, but there have still been some entertaining stories.
From a heavyweight legend showing he’s still got it to a special NHS tribute football kit, we have listed some of our favourite bits below…
Mike Tyson impresses with ferocious training at age 53
Tyson, whose last professional fight was 15 years ago in 2005, proved he’s still got that explosive power and frightening speed which made him so fearful during a glittering career.
WWE icon Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson commented: “My brother you got me ready to run thru a MF wall now. To the gym I go.”
Meanwhile, UFC lightweight champion Khabib wrote: “Can’t believe, this is another level.”
talkSPORT’s Laura Woods hosts end-of-season awards for relegated Sunday League club
Our new Breakfast Show presenter spent her Friday night hosting the end-of-season awards for Riverside Rovers.
The Southampton-based team famous for their utterly atrocious pitch took a punt on Twitter to see if Woodsy was available for the gig.
And with the whole lack of any actual sport going on right now, it turns out she was free. Who wouldn’t make time for such a prestigious event?
Andy Murray donates winnings to the NHS after winning Madrid Open Virtual Pro
The Scotsman overcame Goffin on a tiebreak 7-6 on PlayStation game Tennis World Tour in a competition arranged to replace the postponed Madrid Open, which the 32-year-old has won twice in his career.
Murray will be donating half of his £35,000 prize money to the NHS and the other half to the tennis player relief fund, while the charity initiative will donate £43,600 to the Madrid Food Bank to help reduce the social impact of COVID-19.
“Going to get ‘virtually’ legless celebrating my win online @mutuamadridopen,” he said. “Hope anyone who watched got some sort of enjoyment out of it in these tough times.”
Tyson Fury makes U-turn on retirement plans and says he’ll fight until he’s 40
Following his sensational victory over Deontay Wilder, the new WBC heavyweight champion revealed he probably had two fights left before hanging up the gloves.
However, he’s now told ESPN: “I’m going to fight on until I’m 40 years old.
“I’ve been thinking about it, and there isn’t much else to do anyways. So yeah, I may as well keep fighting.”
Brighton pay tribute to the NHS by releasing special edition kit with ‘thank you’ message
American Express has given up their usual spot on the front of the Seagulls’ strip for a one-off design paying tribute to those on the frontline.
The kit features a ‘Thank You NHS’ logo across the front, with ‘Thank You Key Workers’ written on the sleeve.
A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase by supporters and all the proceeds will go towards NHS charities via the club’s Albion As One fund, which was recently set up by the players.
Conor McGregor helps deliver supplies to hospital following €1million donation
‘The Notorious’ helped personally deliver supplies to Crumlin Children’s Hospital where he met with staff and posed for photos, while socially distancing.
The Irishman donated €1million worth of PPE for staff, oxygen equipment and monitors for hospitals around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hospitals around the country have been showing their appreciation to the UFC star for his incredible generosity.
Micheal Sheridan, CEO of the Mercy Hospital, wrote on Twitter: “Huge thanks to @NotoriousMMA for donating thousands of pieces of #COVID19 PPE to @MercyCork #FrontLineHeroes. Some very happy porters collected these this morning at our @MercyfoundCork offices.”
Phil Neville calls brother Gary an ‘idiot’ for ‘playing up to the cameras’ when Everton played Manchester United
He said: “It was one of the early games, and I went down the tunnel, and you just think, he’s going to say hello. And he didn’t. He’s going to say something. I turned round.
“Giggsy said hello, Scholesy said hello. I think Wes [Brown] was there and said hello.
“And then there’s a camera right in front of where the captains are and I thought, ‘typical Gary – he’s playing to the cameras, playing for show’.
“The minute we went past the camera, seriously, he went, ‘all right Phil, how’s it going?.
“What an absolute idiot. For the cameras, for Sky Sports and his image, he thought, ‘I’m not saying hello to him’. I thought, ‘Nah, that’s not for me, kidda’.”
Dillian Whyte pays tribute to his mum, who is working as an NHS nurse
Whyte told talkSPORT: “My mum’s a nurse. I tried to get her to stop in this time but her mindset is ‘I’m old and there’s a lot of old people not being reached or not having the service they need’.
“My mum said ‘I’m old. While I’m still working and in good health I’m going to try and help those people. I’m not going to think about myself and say because I’m scared and nervous I’m going to hide away. No I’m going to help them because soon I will be in the same boat as them’.
“I said ‘well I can’t say anymore than that’. I’m very proud of her for being brave and doing that.”