Chelsea boss Frank Lampard makes ‘direct contact’ with Dries Mertens ahead of summer transfer swoop for Napoli attacker – The Sun

Prince’s first wife continues to sell late musician’s possessions

Coinciding with the anniversary of Prince’s death, his first wife, Mayte Garcia, has put up some of the Purple One’s possessions for sale.

According to antiques dealer M.S. Rau, the items include a pair of 14K gold stacked rings for $24,500, plus an ear cuff and the singer’s signature Versace “Medusa” sunglasses. Garcia last year put up items for sale including Prince’s pendants and Versace bracelets. In 2016, she and Prince’s former manager auctioned off a collection including a Prince guitar, demo tapes, handwritten lyrics, Garcia’s engagement ring, and a pair of rhinestone handcuffs from his act.

All-star chefs contribute to e-book benefiting restaurant workers

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Danny Meyer, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and more all-star foodies have contributed recipes to upcoming e-book “Serving New York” to benefit ROAR and the Robin Hood foundation’s restaurant-worker relief fund.

Angie Rito of Village eatery Don Angie submitted a pasta e fagioli recipe, and told us: “It’s something that our mothers and grandmothers made.”

Other recipes are from Gramercy Tavern and Momofuku. The book’s out in May.

Coronavirus death toll tops 200,000 globally

The number of people who died from the coronavirus worldwide is now more than 200,000, statistics show.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported the death toll from COVID-19 stands at 200,698 as of Saturday.

Globally, the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus stands at more than 2.85 million. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the US now has the highest rate of infection with more than 905,000 confirmed cases and 51,949 deaths.

Mo Salah would feel ‘CURSED’ if coronavirus KO’s season and Liverpool are denied Premier League title – The Sun

MO SALAH would be devastated if the Premier League season is canned by Covid-19 and Liverpool are denied lifting the title.

But the forward, 27, already has experience of a league campaign finishing prematurely — and it proved to be the turning point of his career.

Darts star Rob Cross reveals ‘heartbreaking’ time since losing grandad Colin, 68, to coronavirus – The Sun

ROB CROSS has revealed for the first time his heartache at losing his grandad to Covid-19.

The 2018 world darts champion says he has experienced family trauma over the past few weeks as Colin Miles passed away, aged 68.

Laura Prepon and Ben Foster are remaining mum on newborn son’s name

Laura Prepon and husband Ben Foster welcomed a son in February — but have yet to publicly reveal his name.

“We announced the sex, but we just haven’t said the name yet,” Prepon told “The Moms” Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein. “Honestly since he’s been born, we’ve been so wrapped up in him and our [older] daughter, and a whole bout of trying to negotiate the COVID-19 of it all, we honestly haven’t had that conversation,” but, “we will tell people.”

Eleanor Davis was supposed to be running London Marathon but instead is helping fight coronavirus on the frontline – The Sun

ELEANOR DAVIS was supposed to be at Blackheath in running kit this morning for the start of the 40th London Marathon.

Instead, she will be in doctor’s scrubs at hospital in Greater Manchester, combating Covid-19 on the frontline.

British boxing ready to return this summer – but it’ll still take time after lockdown is lifted – The Sun

BRITISH boxing is on course to return this summer, but only if our NHS champions are back on their feet.

Worldwide sport has been floored by the Covid-19 pandemic and the British Boxing Board of Control has banned all bouts until June, at the earliest.

Brad Pitt Just Obliterated Trump’s Coronavirus Comments On ‘SNL’

During Saturday Night Live‘s second At-Home edition on April 25, a familiar face showed up to comment on President Trump’s recent suggestion that disinfectant could be "injected" to cure COVID-19. Brad Pitt played Dr. Anthony Fauci on SNL, where he poked fun at the president’s now-infamous White House briefing.

More to come…

Boxer SPRAYED before fight as ring girls and trainers wear masks for night in Nicaragua – The Sun

A HUGELY controversial boxing event went ahead last night where fighters were sprayed with disinfectant before their bouts.

Despite almost all sporting events coming to a halt over the coronavirus pandemic, an eight-fight boxing card with fans took place in Nicaragua. 

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard makes ‘direct contact’ with Dries Mertens ahead of summer transfer swoop for Napoli attacker – The Sun

FRANK LAMPARD has made contact with Napoli's Dries Mertens as he looks to bolster his attack, according to reports.

The Chelsea boss will make it a priority to improve his front line this summer as he looks to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.

Lampard has already signed Ajax talent Hakim Ziyech ahead of the new campaign.