WHILE domestic top-flight sport in the UK is looking all the more certain to be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak in the coming days and weeks, major events that are being hit are growing by the hour.

Manchester City's Champions League fixture at home to Real Madrid, scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed.

Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand this weekend has been postponed in the wake of British team McLaren withdrawing from the event after a team member tested positive for coronavirus, the PA news agency understands.

Saturday's Super League game between Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos in Perpignan will be played behind closed doors.

Wales' international match with the United States, which was scheduled for March 30 in Cardiff, has been postponed, the Welsh FA has announced.

The Premier League darts double-header at Rotterdam Ahoy which was scheduled for March 25-26 is the latest PDC event to be postponed.

Three PDC European Tour events planned for Germany during March and April were postponed earlier this week due to restrictions put in place by regional federal governments.

Sports governing bodies in the United Kingdom attended a meeting with broadcasters and Government officials on Monday to discuss contingency plans.

UEFA has called an emergency meeting next Tuesday to discuss whether the Champions League, the Europa League and Euro 2020 can continue to be played amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Reports from Spain said the Champions League and Europa League could be immediately suspended, following the news that Real Madrid's players had been quarantined as a precautionary measure after a member of the club's basketball team tested positive for coronavirus.

That followed news on Wednesday night that Juventus' Daniele Rugani had tested positive for Covid-19 and that isolation procedures were being put in place for other squad members who may have had contact.

A statement from UEFA says: "In the light of the ongoing developments in the spread of Covid-19 across Europe and the changing analysis of the World Health Organisation, UEFA has today invited representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, to attend meetings by video conference on Tuesday March 17 to discuss European football's response to the outbreak.

"Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020. Further communication will be made following those meetings."

Meanwhile, the Danish football federation expects the friendly against England at Wembley on March 31 will be cancelled.

England are due to face Italy in a match scheduled for March 27, but with Italy in lockdown it seems hugely unlikely that the game will happen.

A number of Scottish sporting events are set to be postponed or played behind closed doors following an announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who told the Scottish Parliament she would recommend the cancellation of gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday.

The decision is set to come into force the day after Rangers host Celtic in one of this weekend's Ladbrokes Premiership fixtures.

Former Southampton forward Manolo Gabbiadini has also tested positive for coronavirus, his current club Sampdoria have confirmed.

The NBA season has been suspended indefinitely after a Utah Jazz player tested positive ahead of a match against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Basketball's world governing body FIBA is suspending all its competitions from Friday onwards, while EuroLeague Basketball is also suspended until further notice.

The ATP has announced a six-week suspension of the men's tour.

News had come earlier from the mayor of Miami-Dade County that the Miami Open would not take place, and a statement from the ATP confirmed no tournaments will be held until the end of April at the earliest.

That includes another Masters event in Monte-Carlo along with tournaments in Barcelona, Houston, Marrakech and Budapest.

The International Tennis Federation, which runs the lower tiers of the professional game as well as the junior and senior circuits, followed the ATP by announcing there will be no tournaments on any of its tours until April 20 at the earliest.

The ITF postponed next month's Fed Cup finals and play-off ties on Wednesday.

Major League Soccer has announced the suspension of matches for 30 days with immediate effect.