Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and his wife Anna have contributed one million euros (£923,900) to fight coronavirus. Team-mates Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich have also set up a fund called We Kick Corona to combat the pandemic and contributed one million euros between them. Manchester City winger Leroy Sane also made a considerable financial donation.
Serie A side Roma are to fund three intensive care ventilators and eight beds for a hospital in Rome as the coronavirus crisis deepens in Italy. The clubs first-team players and coaching staff each donated a day’s salary to take the club’s fundraising campaign to 460,000 euros.
The World Snooker Championship has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Judd Trump had been due to defend his title at the tournament, which was scheduled to take place from 18 April to 4 May. Organisers hope to reschedule it in July or August. The championship, the 17th and final ranking event of the season, has taken place for 43 years running at the Crucible in Sheffield. World Snooker Tour chairman Barry Hearn said: “These are tough times for everyone but we are determined to get through it.