A Full List of Canceled & Suspended Sports Due to Coronavirus
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- Almost every major American sports league and conference is suspending play or canceling events due to Coronavirus.
- The NCAA Tournament has officially been canceled, and The Masters will be postponed, as well.
- Here's a running list of what each league has announced so far.
The sports landscape is changing rapidly in response to COVID-19, with leagues and conferences suspending play or canceling major events.
Here’s an updating list of cancellations or suspensions that each sport has announced.
Sports Canceled for Coronavirus
Last updated: Friday, 12 p.m. ET
Updated, 4:15 p.m. ET: The NCAA Tournament is officially canceled.
BREAKING – NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. #Covid_19
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) March 12, 2020
Updated, 3 p.m. ET: Every conference tournament has been canceled. The MEAC was the last holdout, but canceled just before 3 p.m. ET.
Updated, 2 p.m. ET: Both Duke and Kansas have suspended all athletic activities, meaning they would not play in the NCAA Tournament even if it happens.
MLB has suspended spring training, and the start of the regular season has been pushed back by at least two weeks.
MLB is Pushing start of season back by minimum of two weeks and will continue to monitor and see when is best to resume. Spring Training games cancelled as of 4pm ET today.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 12, 2020
The NBA suspended play until further notice after Utah’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for Coronavirus.
The latest, according to Bruce Arthur, is that the league will be suspended for at least 30 days.
The NBA has told its teams that the league will be suspended for 30 days, minimum.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 12, 2020
It sounds like the rest of the regular season will not be played, but the league may return for the playoffs over the summer.
The NHL has suspended its season, the league announced at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Hearing that on-ice officials who are on the road now to work NHL games have been told to book flights home ….
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 12, 2020
The PGA has canceled the PLAYERS Championship after the first round, and all events through the Valero Texas Open in early April.
10 a.m. ET Friday update: The Masters is also postponed until a later date.
Second text says that all events through the Valero Texas Open have also been canceled. https://t.co/Y3aCswvWNS
— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) March 13, 2020
NASCAR has canceled races for the next two weeks.
Champions League and Europa League matches have been postponed. Champions League action was set to resume Tuesday.
JUST IN: UEFA set to suspend the Champions League and Europa League
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) March 12, 2020
The XFL has suspended its season, according to reports.
Breaking: I just had a solid source reach out to me and #XFL has suspended their season. More info to come.
— Konnor Fulk (@KonnorFulk_XFL) March 12, 2020
MLS has suspended its season until further notice.
MLS is suspending its season immediately until further notice due to coronavirus, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Sports Illustrated.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) March 12, 2020
The ATP has canceled all events for six weeks, including the Miami Open. The WTA is expected to follow soon.