Sport in brief
Toronto Wolfpack’s Super League future is in increasing doubt after a warning that they could face sanctions for withdrawing from the rest of the 2020 season less than two weeks before the competition’s scheduled restart. Robert Elstone, the Super League chief executive, has refused to commit to Wolfpack, who had lost all six of their matches prior to the shutdown, retaining their place for 2021 despite a decision to suspend relegation and promotion for this campaign. Wolfpack chairman Bob Hunter admitted the club had missed multiple payroll dates over the past year. Hunter said: “The ideal situation is we stay in Super League and we compete in 2021. The worst case is that they tell us they don’t want us to play any more.”
Gary Anderson laid down his marker at the PDC World Matchplay by beating James Wade. The 2018 champion was too good for Wade in Milton Keynes and won 11-8 to set up a possible quarterfinal with Michael Van Gerwen. Michael Smith is also in the last eight after he came from behind to beat Mensur Suljovic 14-12, but sixth seed Nathan Aspinall crashed out.