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NBA-SCHEDULE

NBA suspending season amid coronavirus

UNDATED (AP) — The NBA season will be suspended until further notice following tonight’s schedule.

The decision was announced after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, and only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. A person with knowledge of the situation said the player who tested positive was Jazz center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’).

The league says it will use the hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward regarding the pandemic.

The

PGA Tour: Players Championship set to start as scheduled

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):

12:20 p.m.

The PGA Tour says it is going forward with plans to open play Thursday in The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

“With the information currently available, The Players championship will continue as scheduled, although we will absolutely continue to review recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and local health administrations,” the tour said in a statement.

“This is obviously a very fluid situation that requires

The Latest: WAC women’s game postponed by sick player

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):

12:05 a.m.

A Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball game between CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon in Las Vegas has been postponed until Thursday after a player got sick and was taken to the hospital to be tested for coronavirus.

The WAC said the player was never in the arena and the game was postponed out of caution, pending test results. The game had not started when it was postponed was rescheduled for 9:30 a.m.

A previously-scheduled meeting between university presidents and athletic

The Latest: Darvish expects MLB virus diagnosis eventually

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):

11:57 p.m.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish thinks a Major League Baseball player will get coronavirus eventually, and when that happens, he expects MLB to suspend its season just as the NBA did Wednesday night.

“At some point, somebody will get coronavirus I think,” the Japanese right-hander said. “If somebody would get it, I think MLB will do the same thing as the NBA.”

A message was left seeking comment from MLB after the NBA announced the suspension of its season.

Darvish visited a hospital last

Update on the latest sports

NBA-SCHEDULE

NBA suspending season amid coronavirus

UNDATED (AP) — The NBA season will be suspended until further notice following tonight’s schedule.

The decision was announced after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, and only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. A person with knowledge of the situation said the player who tested positive was Jazz center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’).

The league says it will use the hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward regarding the pandemic.

The

The Latest: NHL consulting with experts about season

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):

10:15 p.m.

The National Hockey League says it is aware of the NBA’s decision to suspend its season and is continuing to consult with medical experts and evaluate options. The NHL says it expects to provide another update Thursday.

So far, the NHL has not made any declarations about even holding games without fans in the stands. The Columbus Blue Jackets became the first team to announce that, beginning with their game Thursday night against Pittsburgh. The San Jose Sharks said they would hold their