Athletics anti-doping programme 'severely disrupted' - AIU
The AIU, the independent anti-doping watchdog for track and field set up in 2017, operates testing procedures in more than 100 countries.
French MotoGP postponed over coronavirus
The French MotoGP is the latest sporting casualty of the coronavirus pandemic and follows the cancellation of the elite category season-opening MotoGP in Qatar.
Togo declares 'state of emergency' over virus
The tiny West African nation of eight million has so far recorded 36 confirmed infections and two deaths from the disease.
Spurs' Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report
All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to serve in the military for nearly two years, making up the bulk of Seoul's 600,000-strong forces -- who face off against North Korea's army of 1.3 million.
Boateng fined for leaving Munich and visiting injured son 'without permission'
According to TVO television, the 31-year-old had left the city in order to visit his son who suffered minor injuries in a road traffic accident on Tuesday.
Jones to lead England at 2023 World Cup
The 60-year-old Australian took charge following hosts England's first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup.
Duterte tells Philippine police to shoot dead lockdown troublemakers
About half the country's roughly 110 million people are currently under quarantine, including millions in deep poverty, left jobless by tough restrictions on movement.
Athletes banned from group training as Italy extends lockdown
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday that the lockdown would be extended and would now also include training sessions.
US virus deaths pass 5,000: Johns Hopkins
The US death toll is lower than those of Italy and Spain but above the 3,316 recorded for China, where the pandemic first emerged in December.
Facebook feature lets people reach out for help in pandemic
The Community Help feature was added to the social network four years ago as a way to find shelter, food or supplies during natural disasters, and this week added the COVID-19 crisis to that list.
WHO concerned at 'rapid escalation' of pandemic as deaths double in a week
'The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week... in the next few days we will reach one million confirmed cases and 50,000 deaths,' WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference.
France reports record 509 more coronavirus deaths, toll tops 4,000
There are now 24,639 people hospitalised in France with COVID-19, with 6,017 of them in intensive care, health official Jerome Salomon told reporters in his daily update.
Botswana president tests negative for COVID-19, exits quarantine
The southern African country's leader went into a 14-day self-quarantine on 21 March after a visit to neighbouring Namibia for an inauguration ceremony.
Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus: organisers
'The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic,' organisers said in a statement.
Senegal prepares to offer food aid to millions
The government plans to purchase tonnes of rice, pasta, sugar and cooking oil in order to help some of the country's poorest, according to a public tender published in local newspapers.
Spain deaths top 9,000 but epidemic passes peak
Spain has the world's second-highest death toll after Italy, with the virus so far claiming 9,053 lives after a record 864 people died over the past 24 hours, while the number of confirmed cases reached 102,136.
Measles threat grows amid COVID-19 crisis: vaccine group
While it may not be too big a deal to delay vaccines for some of those diseases for a few months, timely immunisation against the more contagious ones like measles is essential.