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Coronavirus latest: What sporting action still took place on Wednesday?

There was action in football, Basketball and ice hockey.

Some sporting action is still taking place around the world despite the havoc wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at some events which were able to take place on Wednesday.


Malachi Ohawuma's double helped Rivers United to maintain their challenge for the Nigeria Professional Football League title with a 3-0 win over Warri Wolves.

However, leaders Plateau United were in no mood to allow their advantage to slip as Ibrahim Mustapha matched Ohawuma's feat with a 16th-minute penalty and a second goal nine minutes later to secure a 2-1 home victory against Kwara.

In Singapore's Premier League, Tampines Rovers launched a late blitz to ensure they sat at the top of the table when the final whistle sounded in their clash with Lion City Sailors.

Boris Kopitovic, Zehrudin Mehmedovic, Jordan Webb and Shah Shahiran all struck inside the last half-hour to claim the points in a behind-closed doors encounter.

There were also no spectators to witness Swedish club Brage's 8-2 friendly win over Gefle, while Alper Onal scored inside the opening five minutes and Ahmet Sun and Omer Bozan both did so after the 85th to cement a 3-0 Turkish Lig 2 White Group victory at Gumushanespor.


There was basketball action in Russia and Turkey
There was basketball action in Russia and Turkey (Simon Cooper/PA)

MBA Moscow needed overtime to snatch a 107-105 Russian Super League victory over Yekaterinburg after the sides were tied at 89-89 at the buzzer.

There were no such problems for Rodniki Izhevsk, who trounced University-Ugra 107-73, Spartak Primorie, 112-94 winners against Burevestnik Jaroslav and Vostok 65, who beat St Petersburg 94-77 with all four games taking place behind closed doors.

In Turkey, Balikesir overturned a four-point deficit going into the final quarter to get the better of Final Spor 89-88, but there were more comfortable wins for Konyaspor against Manisa, Yalova Bld against Bandirma Kirmizi and Gemlik against Mamak Bld.

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey was still taking place in Belarus and Russia
Ice hockey was still taking place in Belarus and Russia (OIS/IOC/PA)

Artyom Levsha's overtime winner saw Neman Grodno level their Belarus Extraleague play-off semi-final series against Soligorsk at 2-2.

They led 2-0 after the first period and 3-2 after the second, but eventually edged to a 4-3 win.

In Russia, Tverishi scored twice in each of the first two periods to lay the foundation for a 5-3 victory over GUOR Kareliya.

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Thursday's key events

· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
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