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El portugués Cristiano Ronaldo, de la Juventus, hace una gambeta frente a Antonio Candreva, del Inter, durante el partido disputado el domingo 8 de marzo de 2020 en Turín. Cristiano y sus compañeros de Juventus, además del técnico Maurizio Sarri, acordaron renunciar a 90 millones de euros (100 millones de dólares) el sábado para ayudar al club durante la crisis del coronavirus. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Spanish league raises $740,000 for virus relief

Mar. 29, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Spanish league says more than 665,000 euros ($740,000) has been raised for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak with the help of athletes and musicians in Spain. The final tally was announced a day after the athletes...

In this Aug. 18, 2010, photo, Cincinnati Reds' Jim Edmonds waits for the pitch as he bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a baseball game in Phoenix. Former All-Star outfielder Edmonds announced on his Instagram page Saturday, March 28, 2020, that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Jim Edmonds has pneumonia, awaiting virus tests

Mar. 29, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on...

An Indian worker works at a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

The Latest: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

Mar. 28, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have restarted their efforts to raise money for those affected by the new coronavirus. They announced their decision Saturday on social media. The two had set up a...

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos reacts during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Players and musicians in Spanish festival to fight virus

Mar. 28, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Soccer players and celebrities will take part in a global music festival on Saturday organized by the Spanish league in order to raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus. Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Sevilla’s Jesús Navas...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, the Camp Nou stadium is illuminated in Barcelona, Spain. All upcoming professional soccer games in Spain, France and Portugal, as well as some in Germany and a European Championship qualifying match in Slovakia, will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Barcelona donates 30,000 masks to help fight coronavirus

Mar. 28, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the club said Saturday. The masks were made in China and donated by insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club. Barcelona said the “daily use” masks...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

In this Friday, March 20, 2020 photo, Boris, 42, from Bulgaria, sleeps under a blanket in the street in Barcelona, Spain. While Spanish authorities tell the public that staying home is the best way to beat the coronavirus pandemic, some people are staying out because home has come to mean the streets of Madrid and Barcelona. Authorities are scrambling to get as many homeless people off the streets without cramming them into a group shelter, where the risk of getting infected with the virus could be even greater. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

AP PHOTOS: Virus accentuates isolation of Spain's homeless

Mar. 25, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Spanish authorities tell the public that staying home is the best way to beat the coronavirus pandemic, some people are staying out because home has come to mean the streets of Madrid and Barcelona. Spain, which ranks fourth worldwide among the countries with the most virus...

A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020

Mar. 25, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to...

A woman wearing a protective mask walks past Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 13, 2020. Real Madrid have said its players were being placed in isolation after one of the club's basketball players, who share facilities with Madrid's soccer players, tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. That led to the instant decision by the Spanish league to bring matches to a halt for the next two rounds. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Lower-division soccer clubs among hardest hit by pandemic

Mar. 21, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish third-division soccer team had just started selling a special membership package for the decisive portion of the season, hoping to bring in some extra income. Another was counting on the boost from revenue on the back of ticket sales for the upcoming derby against a regional rival,...

The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team and the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team, is seen nearly empty, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Philadelphia. All games at the Center have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Latest: Big South Conference cancels all spring sports

Mar. 18, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Big South Conference became the latest to announce it is canceling all spring athletic activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The conference said its chief executive officers and athletic directors...