Coronavirus: Canceled or Postponed

With the Cornavirus spread continuing in the United States and Internationally here is a list of how it is affecting sports.

CANCELLED

The Players Championship

the 5th most prestigious tournament in men’s golf was cancelled after a single round of play.

Professional Golf Association

the PGA has canceled all of their events through the Valero Open which was slated for April 2-5th. It is the final tournament before the Masters which is April 9-12th, the first Major of the season which has been postponed.

These cancellations including the Korn Ferry Tour and the Latin American Tour.

Conference Basketball Tournaments

All Conference Basketball Tournaments were shut down as of Thursday, March 12th. As of Monday, the 9th they had determined to play to empty crowds, but changed their mind by Thursday.

NCAA National Championship Basketball Tournament

The entire tournament was shut down and will not be played. This ends March Madness, the biggest college basketball event of the year, a month early with no crowning of a national champion in either men’s nor women’s basketball.

All NCAA Winter Championships which include the following sports

Hockey (Men and Women)

Swimming and Diving (Men’s and Women’s)

Track and Field (Indoor)

Wrestling

Gymnastics (Men and Women)

Bowling

Fencing

Rifle

Skiing

All NCAA Spring Sports Championships which include:

Baseball

Softball

Golf

Lacross

Tennis

Track and Field (outdoor)

Men’s Volleyball

Women’s Waterpolo

Beach Volleyball

Rowing

MLB Spring Training

SUSPENDED or POSTPONED

The following sports organizations have suspended play

The National Basketball Association (NBA)

This was the organization that launched all the massive action. They did it after two of their players tested positive for the virus. There is no timeline for the resuming of the NBA.

The Masters

The first golf Major of the year and arguably the most prestigious has been postponed. The tournament was supposed to be played April 9-12th.

ATP Tour

The international body for professional men’s tennis has said all of their events will be suspended for 6 weeks. They expect to resume play April 27th.

WTA

The women’s tennis tour has not suspended play as the men’s tour has, but they have cancelled all events that were supposed to happen the week of March 14th including The Miami Open, The Volvo Car Open, Copa Colsanitas in Bogota and the WTA 125k in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Major League Baseball

The MLB was slated to open their season on March 26th. It has been delayed at least two weeks but with no solid new Opening Day.

National Hockey League

The NHL has paused their season with no resume date yet expressed.

Major League Soccer

MLS has suspended play for 30 days.

Premier League

The major soccer organization in Europe has postponed all play until April 4th.

XFL

Unsure whether their statements denotes cancelling or suspending. They say they will not be playing their regular season games.

CONTINUING WITH EXCEPTIONS

NASCAR

NASCAR will hold it’s races in Atlanta on March 15th, but no fans will be in attendance. They have continued the no fans for the following weeks race in Homestead-Miami on the 22nd.

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