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The Latest: International tennis officials postpone Fed Cup

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

2:45 p.m.

The Fed Cup finals have been postponed indefinitely in response to concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus.

The 12-team women’s tennis tournament was set to be played April 14-19 in Budapest, Hungary. The International Tennis Federation said it still hopes to stage the event in 2020, but did not announce a date.

The Fed Cup serves as a qualifying event for the Olympics and the ITF said it “is working closely with the IOC to address any impact this may have on athlete eligibility”

The Latest: A’s-Giants exhibition in San Francisco canceled

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

2:35 p.m.

An exhibition baseball game in San Francisco between the Giants and Oakland Athletics has been canceled because of the virus outbreak. The Bay Area teams were set to play at Oracle Park on March 24. That was two days before the start of the regular season in Major League Baseball. The announcement came Wednesday after the San Francisco mayor banned gatherings of 1,000 or more people.

2:05 p.m.

The Mariners will move home games from Seattle through end of March following the state of

The Latest: Warriors to play Nets at home without fans

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

2:30 p.m.

San Francisco is banning all large gatherings of more than 1,000 people for the next two weeks and the Golden State Warriors intend to play at least one home game without fans.

Mayor London Breed announced the ban Wednesday. She says she understands the order “is disruptive, but it is an important step to support public health.” She says the Warriors are in support of the efforts, and the team announced it would host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night with no fans, making it the first NBA

The Latest: Warriors to play Nets at home without fans

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

2:30 p.m.

San Francisco is banning all large gatherings of more than 1,000 people for the next two weeks and the Golden State Warriors intend to play at least one home game without fans.

Mayor London Breed announced the ban Wednesday. She says she understands the order “is disruptive, but it is an important step to support public health.” She says the Warriors are in support of the efforts, and the team announced it would host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night with no fans, making it the first NBA

The Latest: Gathering limits in Seattle to affect Mariners

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

2:05 p.m.

The Mariners will move home games from Seattle through end of March following the state of Washington’s decision to ban large group events in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Seattle had been scheduled to open the season at Safeco Field with a four-game series against Texas from March 26-29, then host Minnesota in a three-game series from March 30 through April 1.

The Mariners say they are working with the commissioner’s office on alternative plans.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on

The Latest: Stanford restricting attendance of sports events

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

1:35 p.m.

Stanford is still willing to host the NCAA women’s basketball tournament with a strict limit on spectators if selected to do so next week.

The school in Northern California said Wednesday that all sporting events on campus will be closed to the public through May 15 or until further notice in response to the spread of the new coronavirus.

Only participants, coaches, working staff, officials, credentialed media and a very limited number of family members, friends and guests of the competing

The Latest: 2020 CBI canceled amid coronavirus concerns

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

1:20

One of college basketball’s postseason invitational tournaments has been canceled.

Organizers of the College Basketball Invitational, widely known as the CBI, say they’ve decided to cancel this year’s event because of the “uncertainty about the coronavirus and the impact it is having on college campuses across the country.”

The tournament is played at campus sites for teams that aren’t invited to the NCAA Tournament or the NIT.

The statement issued Wednesday says officials look forward to

The Latest: Health official recommends no fans at NBA games

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

1 p.m.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told a congressional committee Wednesday that he would recommend the NBA not allow fans at games in response to the coronavirus.

That answer by Dr. Anthony Fauci came hours before NBA owners are scheduled to meet to discuss the next steps in responding to the growing concern about the virus.

Fauci was responding to a question from Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin Republican, during a meeting of the House Oversight