Man Utd vs Man City at Old Trafford (AFP/Oli SCARFF)

Europa League not spared from virus chaos as Manchester United go behind closed doors

Manchester United's Europa League last 16, first leg away to LASK Linz in Austria is one of five matches in the competition set to be played behind closed doors.

Ronaldinho at Asuncion's Justice Palace (AFP/Norberto DUARTE)

'No crime?': Paraguayan judge orders Brazil's football icon Ronaldinho to remain in prison

Brazilian football great Ronaldinho will remain in pre-trial detention in Paraguay after being refused bail or house arrest on accusations of entering the country with a fake passport.

Cristiano Ronaldo an empty Juventus stadium (AFP/Vincenzo PINTO)

Euro 2020 dilemma: Coronavirus as deadly as two World Wars for football-crazy Italy 

Only the gunfire of two World Wars have previously stopped the 'calcio' in football-mad Italy.

Bahrain's Formula 1 Grand Prix (AFP/Andrej ISAKOVIC)

No spectators, only drivers and teams: Coronavirus forces Bahrain to host F1 Grand Prix to an empty arena

Bahrain's Formula 1 Grand Prix scheduled for March 20-22 will be held without spectators, the organisers said on Sunday in the latest sporting event to be hit by measures to contain the coronavirus.

Centre court at Indian Wells (Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP)

Coronavirus lands its first big US sports casualty as Indian Wells tennis tournament is cancelled

The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over fears surrounding the new coronavirus outbreak.

Basketball superstar LeBron James (Harry How/Getty Images/AFP)

LeBron James says he won't play in empty arenas as NBA mulls over a virus strategy

Basketball superstar LeBron James said on Friday that he won't play if his Los Angeles Lakers have to hold games behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Katy Perry meets Harmanpreet & Co (Photo: IANS)

Katy Perry meets Harmanpreet & Co in Melbourne ahead of Women's T20 World Cup final

Katy Perry on Saturday met the Indian cricket team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where they would face Australia in the much-anticipated final of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.

Maria Sharapova (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

No goodbyes: Maria Sharapova quietly retires from tennis at age 32 with five Grand Slam titles

There was no goodbye tournament, no last moment in the spotlight, for someone so used to garnering so much attention for so long, with or without a racket in hand.

Olympic rings near the New National Stadium, Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Tokyo Olympics: Organisers, IOC going ahead with plans despite coronavirus outbreak

A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organisers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics.

MS Dhoni (Photo: IANS)

MS Dhoni's hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani turns bodyguard ahead of ad shoot in Mumbai

Dhoni is expected to make a comeback to the cricket field in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League where he will lead the Chennai Super Kings.

Srinivas Gowda sets a Kambala record (AFP/Rathan Barady)

Complete story: Kambala star, 'India's Usain Bolt' Srinivas Gowda turns down SAI trials 

Srinivas Gowda, the Kambala star who gained international recognition overnight, has refused to take part in a track and field trial hosted by the Indian Sports Ministry.

March 22, 1958 file photo: Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg (PA via AP)

Harry Gregg, Munich air crash hero and Manchester United goalkeeping great, dies at age 87

Harry Gregg - hailed as a hero for saving lives in the air crash which killed eight of Manchester United's 'Busby Babes' in Munich - has died at the age of 87.

Mourners pay respect to Kobe Bryant (Xinhua/Li Ying/IANS)

Hundreds of Sikhs gather at California gurdwara in a special prayer meet for Kobe Bryant

Hundreds of Sikh worshippers turned up wearing the Lakers colours - purple and yellow - at the Gurdwara Nanaksar in Fresno, California, in a special prayer meeting for basketball great Kobe Bryant.

A torchbearer and Satomi Ishihara with the Olympic torch (AFP / JIJI PRESS / STR)

Tokyo hosts Olympic torch relay rehearsal despite looming spectre of coronavirus epidemic

Tokyo Olympic organisers held a dummy run for the torch relay as fears over the coronavirus epidemic continue to cast a dark shadow over preparations for this summer's Games.

NBA changes All-Star Game format (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Place your bet! New NBA All-Star format raises doubts in sports gambling, betting industry

While some basketball purists are sceptical about this year's new format for the NBA All-Star Game, the changes have curiosity brewing within the betting industry.