Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Published 9:19 a.m. ET March 30, 2020 CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Mark Medina discusses NBA star Stephen Curry’s interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYSoccer star Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates agreed to a 70% pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic. Messi will also make an undisclosed financial contribution so that no Barcelona workers will have their wages docked with soccer suspended in the country because of Spain’s state of emergency — in place since March 12. Spain has had more than 85,000 COVID-19 positive cases and 7,000 deaths since the outbreak. Messi said in a statement posted to social media Sunday, speaking on behalf of Barcelona’s first-team players, that previous reports about team members rejecting the club’s proposal for salary cuts were misconstrued. According to ESPN, an agreement has been reached between the players and the club, affecting the men’s first team and all professional teams — including basketball. “We want to clarify that our desire has always been for a reduction to be applied to our salaries because we understand that this is an exceptional situation and we are the first that have ALWAYS helped the club with what they have asked

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