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Round-Up: Endeavor loan, Japan rugby league delayed, Victorian teams resume training, and more

Endeavor co-founder Ari Emanuel (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Sports and entertainment group Endeavor has secured a $260m loan to help it through the Covid-19 downturn, the Wall Street Journal reports. The loan supplements an existing $2.8bn loan, and has an interest rate of just under 11 per cent. JPMorgan Chase & Co and Oaktree Capital Group are among the financial institutions involved in arranging it. The Journal said Endeavor's revenue has fallen 70 per cent due to the pandemic. A report in Variety carried additional details.

The English Premier League is considering cutting short its 2019-20 season for the first time, as talks continue about how to restart following the Covid-19 shutdown, the Financial Times reports. Several clubs are pushing back against proposals to play matches at neutral venues, to avoid fans turning up at their home stadiums, Reuters reports.

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