West Ham have eight players in self-isolation showing mild symptoms of coronavirus.Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady revealed the number in her column in The Sun as the pandemic continues to cause major disruption to the sporting calendar.Brady wrote: "I am relieved to say they are all showing mild symptoms and, along with their families, seem to be well."But it is no more than a handshake, sneeze or cough away from any of us, so no one should be complacent."The West Ham squad all have fitness programmes to do at home, with the current plan that they will resume training when this lockdown period ends on 13 April.
Juventus players have agreed to the club stopping their salaries for four months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Serie A club's squad, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Ramsey, plus coach Maurizio Sarri will not be paid their salaries from March to June. The club estimate the move will save them €90m (£80.7m).
Should games restart in Italy, which has been the hardest-hit European country in terms of the pandemic, the club says it will look at the situation again ‘in good faith’.
Don't look now Liverpool fans but Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says that this season could be lost.
Football across nearly all of Europe has been suspended and time is running out to restart leagues in time.
"Nobody knows when the pandemic will end," Ceferin told Italian dailyLa Repubblica. "We have a plan A, B or C: to restart in mid-May, in June or at the end of June.
"If then we wouldn't be able to do any of these, the season would probably be lost. There is also the possibility of ending this season at the start of the next, which would then be postponed, starting a little later."
Former England captain Alastair Cook would rather the County Championship was not played at all this season rather than attempt a condensed campaign.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has already confirmed that the county season will not start until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus crisis.
Cook, who won the county title last season with Essex, said; "If there is not time for a meaningful Championship, say only three or four games, there is probably not much sense us having it," the 35-year-old told BBC Radio 5 live.
"Over the next six months, the bigger picture is the most important."
British tennis player Katie Swan and her family have been collecting food and supplies for disadvantaged families in Wichita, Kansas.
Swan moved to America six years ago and her mum has been spearheading the campaign to get supplies to the needy and vulnerable.
The Daily Mail says that the group has so far raised more than £3,000 and dispensed more than 70 packages to those in need.
Manchester City have offered the NHS free use of the Etihad Stadium during the pandemic.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the stadium will likely be used to hold training sessions for some nurses.
Great Britain's doubles player Jamie Murray has created a workout for people to follow in lieu of going to the gym.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has urged people to stay at home during the pandemic.
Former England captain Alastair Cook has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about what the county season could look like.
No professional cricket will be played before 28 May because of the coronavirus outbreak.
"Whatever happens, if we do play any sort of cricket which hopefully we will, what I hope is that they don’t try and have a six-game County Championship or something like that," the Essex opener said.
“I would rather have one or two full tournaments, because if you do then play that tournament or two tournaments it is so much more rewarding to win it.
“I would rather concentrate on two full tournaments rather than saying we have four tournaments that we need to play, let’s get them all in even if we have to shorten them."Copyright: Getty Images
A nice gesture from boxing promoters Matchroom.
Eddie Hearn said: "We can't thank you enough for all of your support. NHS workers, you have been absolutely incredible, and you are the pride of our country.
"Stay well everyone, stay safe, stay at home and we'll get through this soon."
Now here's an innovative way of combating confinement. Gareth Allen is running a marathon in his garden. His acreage is not precisely 26 miles and 385 yards, but he is still going to cover the distance and you can see how he has achieved the impressive feat in the link below.
More from Tommy Fleetwood on the last golf tournament before the coronavirus shutdown, the Players Championship, which was cancelled after one round on 13 March. "We thought because the event had started maybe we were going to have to finish it so it was kind of a relief," he told BBC Radio 5 live. "I was missing the cut anyway, I'd shot a million.
"It was a relief to know we could go straight home because at that point they still had events on so you were in a dilemma about staying out in America and then being on my own without my family or do I try and get home. When the news came it was good in a way that my mind was made up and I could get home."Copyright: Getty Images
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World number 10 Tommy Fleetwood has recalled the speed of events leading up to the closure of sport because of the coronavirus.
Fleetwood was playing at the Players Championship in Sawgrass earlier this month, which was cancelled after one round, and he told BBC Radio 5 live: "Everything escalated very quickly. As soon as the event got called off I was on a plane home as soon as I could.
"The announcement was at 12 about playing behind closed doors, I teed off at 2 and when I got in the whole of any sporting event, plus Disney had shut, it was four and a half hours where the world was starting to shut down very rapidly."
Durham's Riverside ground has been offered to key workers fighting coronavirus.
The international venue in Chester-le-Street, which is closed to the public during the outbreak, is to be made available for use by local authority and NHS staff.
Terry Collins, chief executive of Durham County Council, said: "It is a fantastic demonstration of community spirit – something that is vital in this time of uncertainty.
"We are looking at how we may be able to take up on the offer in order to best support the work of the council and its partners in continuing to deliver services whilst keeping people safe and well across the county."
Tommy Fleetwood says he is making the most of lockdown by spending quality time with his family. "At the moment it's out of any players group's hands or any sporting body, it's run by the government and the World Health Organisation so that's simple enough, but I guess when things start getting better, hopefully sooner rather than later, each individual sport will maybe get the chance to make their own decisions, but all you can do is speculate at the moment.
"It's a time that more than likely we will never get again because even if I took a month off there would always be events going on, so don't try and take me out of this calm place where I'm very happy!"Copyright: Getty Images
World Athletics say Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Haddadi has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Chelsea's Spanish winger Pedro has spoken of the difficulties of being without his children during the lockdown.
The 32-year-old has remained in the UK, while his family are in Spain and he has been unable to travel back to his home country.
"It’s hard not to be seeing your children, your parents, your siblings, not having them close by at a complicated, difficult time for us all," he told the Chelsea website.
"We are in permanent contact on the phone, keeping in touch about what we are up to in isolation and trying to be as close as possible."
Premier League clubs could use the coronavirus shutdown to replace their main pre-season break.
Top-flight clubs are considering telling players to treat the current hiatus as a replacement of their traditional summer holiday.
Players could be told to take a full rest now and then carry out a mini pre-season before the Premier League resumes.
It is meant to resume on 30 April.