Coronavirus updates LIVE: Lebron optimistic NBA season can resume

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 89,000 people and spread across 209 countries. We provide you the live updates of how it has hit global sport.

LeBron James is optimistic the coronavirus-hit NBA season can resume, though the Los Angeles Lakers superstar would struggle to find closure if the campaign did not conclude.

LeBron James is optimistic the coronavirus-hit NBA season can resume, though the Los Angeles Lakers superstar would struggle to find closure if the campaign did not conclude.   -  AFP

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread worldwide, taking the lives of over 86,000 people, and spreading across 209 countries.

The biggest news from the world of sport is the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics from July 24, 2020 to July 23, 2021. Additionally, the Wimbledon has been cancelled and the Champions League and Europa League have been suspended. The England Football Association has also announced that the Premier League has been suspended indefinitely. Several other tournaments, including the IPL, Premier League and French Open have been postponed.

Suspensions or cancellations have also impacted the British Open, Moto GP, Bundesliga, ATP and WTA Tours, La Liga, Euro 2020, BWF Tour, ICC World Test Championship, Copa America, and several Formula One (F1) races among others.

Here are the updates from around the world as they happen: