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Coronavirus latest: What sports stars got up to on Monday, April 6

Coronavirus latest: What sports stars got up to on Monday, April 6
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Bristol City also offered help.

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to help their local communities – plus find new ways to amuse themselves – during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from April 6.

Football

On-loan Newcastle defender Danny Rose last week made a £19,000 donation to the North Middlesex University Hospital in London, and he was helping out again on Monday as a bumper delivery of pizzas arrived for staff to enjoy.

Chelsea revealed that England internationals Mason Mount and Declan Rice would go head to head in a game of FIFA20 between the Blues and London rivals West Ham on Monday night.

Bristol City made Ashton Gate available for an ambulance crew who are able to undertake cornavirus tests for NHS staff.

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Australian Nick Kyrgios took to Instagram to ask anyone left without an income to message him and said he would share whatever food he could with them, dropped off on their doorsteps.

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Cricket

Lancashire announced they would offer up to 5,000 tickets to NHS workers to a Vitality Blast match this season as a gesture of support for their efforts against the Coronavirus. Dates will be confirmed once the cricket schedule has been finalised.

Warwickshire steward Keith Morris got a surprise when he picked up the phone and heard first-team seamer Olly Hannon-Dalby on the other end of the line as players call around members and staff during the lockdown.

“I had a lovely chat to Olly,” Morris said. “We were chatting for almost an hour. How amazing for the players to take time out to call us and check how we are doing.”

Essex players Tom Westley, Simon Harmer, Shane Snater, Rishi Patel, Robin Das and Eshun Kalley spent the day in the kitchen to provide meals for NHS staff.

Sussex coach Jason Gillespie got a pedicure from his daughter.

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Cycling

Team Ineos rider Luke Rowe has been thanked after he provided a replacement bike to an NHS worker following a theft in Cardiff.

Anaesthetic registrar Tom Roberts wrote about the theft on Twitter, prompting both Rowe and ex-Olympic champion Chris Boardman to offer help.

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And Rowe’s team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski has been helping health workers in his native Poland by offering up free accommodation to those who need it.

The former world champion wrote on Facebook that he was making a number of apartments available to frontline medical staff.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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