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NCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletes

Fri, March 13, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_NCAA_Eligibility_81295The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus.

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Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

Fri, March 13, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_Sports_15755The world's sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus.

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NBA suspends season; March Madness going without fans

Thu, March 12, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_US_Sports_Basketball_63188The NBA became the first major American sports league to suspend play because of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions Wednesday night about the future of college basketball's March Madness and other pro sports.

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Brownlow: In a span of just 22 hours, the coronavirus got real, and the ACC Tournament got canceled

Thu, March 12, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_ACC_Basketball_50040In a span of just 22 hours, the ACC Tournament scene in Greensboro turned from one centered around basketball to one of uncertainty, fear and perspective, and it left everyone dazed as sports as we know them have been put on indefinite hiatus because of the coronavirus.

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No fans, now no players: PGA Tour shuts down for a month

Thu, March 12, 2020

Players_Championship_Golf_07780The Players Championship went from having no fans to having no players.

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NBA says virus hiatus will likely last "at least" a month

Thu, March 12, 2020

NBA_All_Star_Game_Adam_Silver_03292NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday night that the league’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely last at least a month, or roughly what would have been the remainder of an uninterrupted regular season.

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ACC suspends all athletics, won't participate if NCAA Tournament goes on

Thu, March 12, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_ACC_Basketball_50040The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments Thursday because of the coronavirus, putting in doubt this month's NCAA Tournament -- one of the biggest events on the American sports calendar.

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US Soccer president quits after gender discrimination suit

Thu, March 12, 2020

US_Cordeiro_Quits_Soccer_16023Carlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the women's national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterpar ....

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MLB, minor leagues delay opening day by at least 2 weeks because of virus

Thu, March 12, 2020

Yankees_Nationals_Spring_Baseball_57518Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida's west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins when he got the call.

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NCHSAA, NCISAA suspend all high school athletics statewide; basketball championships postponed

Thu, March 12, 2020

Boys Basketball: Farmville Central vs. Kinston (Mar. 3, 2020)After a second conference call with participating teams on Thursday afternoon, the N.C. High School Athletic Association has decided to postpone the 2020 boys & girls basketball state championship games.

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