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

College Basketball

Updated, 4:15 p.m. ET: The NCAA Tournament is officially canceled.

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.


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.

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.


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.


NASCAR has canceled races for the next two weeks.

Champions League

Champions League and Europa League matches have been postponed. Champions League action was set to resume Tuesday.



The XFL has suspended its season, according to reports.


MLS has suspended its season until further notice.


The ATP has canceled all events for six weeks, including the Miami Open. The WTA is expected to follow soon.