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Amid coronavirus pandemic here are some sport's positive stories you should know

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From football and rugby to F1 and horse racing, there is not a single sport across the globe that has not been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.[br][img src=""][br]And while it has brought continuous breaking news of sporting events either being cancelled or postponed, it has also brought about acts of compassion, kindness and solidarity in face of this adversity.[br][br]Ronaldo & agent Mendes donate €1m to fund intensive care units[br][br][img src=""][br]Cristiano Ronaldo and agent Jorge Mendes pledged €1 million toward funding three intensive care units in Portugal to aid in coronavirus relief.[br]The donation will cover two ICUs in Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon and one at the Santo Antonio hospital in Porto.[br]Paulo Barbosa, the president of the board of Centro Hospitalar Universitario do Porto, thanked Ronaldo and Mendes for their donation. [br]“This unit will allow the opening of 15 intensive care beds, fully equipped with fans, monitors and other equipment. The Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto thanks Cristiano Ronaldo and Jorge Mendes for this very useful initiative, at a time when the country needs everyone so much," Barbosa said.[br][br]Messi donates €1m to a hospital in Barcelona & medical centre in Argentina[br][br][img src=""][br]Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has joined the fight against the coronavirus by donating one million euros to combat the pandemic.[br]The amount will be shared between the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona and another medical centre in Argentina.[br]"Leo Messi made a donation to the clinic to fight the coronavirus," the hospital posted on social media.[br]"Thank you very much, Leo, for your commitment and your support."[br][br]Guardiola donates €1m to Catalan foundation[br][br][img src=""][br]Pep Guardiola has donated one million euros on Tuesday to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation for the acquisition and supply of medical equipment amidst the pandemic emergency.[br]The money will be spent to buy protection material such as such as masks, glasses, gloves, disinfectants and respirators, all of which will be distributed to various medical centres in Catalonia.[br]In addition to the purchase of material, they will also finance the production of artificial respirators and other necessities through 3D printing.[br][br]Ramos donates 264,571 masks and 15,000 testing kits[br][br][img src=""][br]Sergio Ramos and his wife Pilar Rubio will donate 264,571 masks, 1,000 items of protective equipment and 15,000 tests to help in the fight against coronavirus in Spain.[br]The donation from the Real Madrid captain and his partner will be made through international NGO, Unicef, for which the Spanish defender is an also a global ambassador.[br][br]Lewandowski couple donate €1m[br][br][img src=""][br]Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski and his wife have contributed €1m in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.[br]Lewandowski's Bayern team-mates Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich have also set up a fund called "We Kick Corona" to combat the outbreak and have contributed €1m between them.[br]"We Kick Corona" has already raised more than €2.5m Euros and charities and social institutions can apply for funds from the organisation on its website.[br]Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has also made a considerable financial donation.[br][br]Liverpool stewards offer to help at supermarkets[br][br][img src=""][br][br]Liverpool stewards are ready to volunteer at supermarkets in a bid to help crowd control and support the elderly, says the club's chief executive officer Peter Moore.[br]Stores across the country have reported an increase in demand for products and seen long queues, while a number of branches have introduced restrictions to prevent panic buying during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.[br][br]Arsenal donate £100k to local charities[br][br][img src=""][br][br]Arsenal have donated £100,000 across a number of local charities in a bid to support the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.[br]The north London club will also provide company cars to transport NHS workers and assist in the delivery of vital supplies, driven by Arsenal in the Community staff.[br][br]PSG donate €10k to help vulnerable people[br][br][img src=""][br][br]Paris Saint-Germain Foundation is providing aid and support to children, the elderly and the homeless who have all been hit hard by the public health crisis, as well as supporting the Secours Populaire Français’ doctors working in the field on a daily basis and helping to train volunteers.[br]This €100,000 donation is in addition to the €400,000 partnership agreement between the Club and the Secours Populaire Français, renewed in March 2020 for three additional years and which will help the Secours Populaire Français in its daily work to help thousands of people in difficulty.[br][br]Tottenham's Alderweireld donates electronic tablets to hospitals[br][br][img src=""][br][br][br]Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is donating "dozens" of electronic tablets to hospitals to help sick people keep in contact with family and friends.[br]The 31-year-old, who recommitted his future to Spurs earlier this season, wants to help people feel less alone during the coronavirus pandemic and while football is postponed for the foreseeable future.[br][br]Scottish part-time player turns to YouTube to coach kids[br][br]Despite not being able to play football or coach kids due to the pandemic, Arbroath's David Gold has turned to YouTube to help keep kids engaged via drills on their YouTube channel.[br]The 27-year-old midfielder co-owns a soccer academy that included working in schools and at local authority sports centres before the coronavirus forced it to stop.[br]Arbroath are one of two part-time teams in the Scottish Championship with Gold admitting the current situation has left him, and many others, in limbo.[br][br]Cuban, Doncic and Powell donate $500k for childcare[br][br][img src=""][br][br][br]Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, star guard Luka Doncic and center Dwight Powell have partnered with the team's foundation to donate $500,000 to support childcare for healthcare workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.[br]Funds will be allocated to the frontline caregiving staff at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital.[br][br]Giggs & Neville - Helping NHS workers 'right thing to do'[br][br][img src=""][br][br]Ryan Giggs insists making the two hotels he part-owns with former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville available free of charge to NHS workers is the "right thing to do".[br]Hotel Football, located near Old Trafford, and The Stock Exchange in the city centre are owned by the pair through their GG Hospitality group.[br]Chelsea announced last week that the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge will be used by NHS staff assisting with the coronavirus outbreak and Giggs and Neville quickly followed suit.[br]

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