CURLING: Two-time Scottish champion Vicky Wright has put her full-time sporting career on hold to return to the NHS frontline. After a career break to pursue her Winter Olympics dreams, Wright, 26, has returned to her role as a general surgical ward nurse after the world championships in Canada were cancelled. ‘It was an emotional rollercoaster and we were gutted,’ said Wright. ‘There was no world champs and the bigger picture was that helping out at home was more important.’
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‘I work in the blood-science lab as an assistant. But I have taken on extra hours to help support the service. I’m still trying to make time to practice — but feel like I am needed more at work for now’ — Darts player Keegan Brown, the world No.30, has put his day job on the backburner as the NHS employee takes on extra shifts at a hospital on the Isle of Wight to help with the coronavirus crisis
■ SPANISH football chiefs have announced an indefinite suspension of the game as the nation continues its battle against the coronavirus pandemic. La Liga and the Spanish football federation have issued a joint statement confirming the league programme will only resume once the government and health bodies were satisfied there was no longer a risk to public health.
■ GB Taekwondo has suspended all centralised elite training and closed its national base in Manchester until further notice. The sport’s governing body said in a statement: ‘Our focus remains on athlete/staff welfare and we are doing all we can to be supportive in these uncertain times.’