Cancellations, empty arenas: Here’s where the sports world stands in the midst of the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting sports leagues and events on a global scale, with events being canceled or otherwise altered seemingly by the minute.

Here are updates from across the sports world:


On Wednesday night, the NBA suspended its season due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.


On Thursday morning, Major League Soccer suspended games for 30 days.

College Basketball

On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would continue as planned for now, but fan attendance would be limited:

However, on Thursday morning, multiple conferences have decided to cancel their conference tournaments:

Early Thursday, the Big East had decided to continue with its tournament:

But at halftime of the two morning games, the Big East changed course:

Many are waiting to see if the NCAA tournament will be canceled, but even if it does go on, it will be without two of its big fish:

International Soccer

After a Real Madrid basketball player tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, La Liga has suspended play for the first and second divisions:

Real Madrid players are currently quarantined:

The cancellations have spread to USA soccer, UEFA and CONCACAF:


Even though it’s not NFL season, teams are still taking precautions regarding coronavirus:


The NHL has put a pause on the 2019-20 season:

College Football

As universities continue to cancel in-person classes, their football programs are following suit:


Major League Baseball is expected to suspend spring training and delay Opening Day:

The effects of Donovan Mitchell’s positive diagnosis on Thursday have reached the New York Mets organization:


NASCAR made a public statement on Thursday about its upcoming events:

PGA Tour

The PLAYERS Championship will continue as scheduled, but without fans:

ATP Tour

Men’s professional tennis took its own measures to combat coronavirus on Thursday morning:

Stay tuned for more updates.

Source: Fox Sports

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