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Fla St. meets Clemson in ACC quarters

Clemson (16-15, 10-11) vs. No. 1 seed Florida State (26-5, 16-4)

Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Thursday, 11:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: A spot in the ACC semifinals is on the line as Clemson matches up against Florida State. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Feb. 29, when the Tigers shot 48.2 percent from the field en route to a one-point victory.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: This game represents a North Carolina homecoming for Tigers sophomore John Newman III, who has averaged 9.5

The Latest: World Figure Skating Championships canceled

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

4:10 p.m.

The World Figure Skating Championships set for next week in Montreal have been canceled due to public health concerns related to the spread of the new coronavirus.

Quebec Province Health Minister Danielle McCann made the announcement Wednesday.

The event was scheduled to bring nearly 200 skaters from more than 50 countries to Montreal. It is the premier competition of the skating season in non-Olympic years. It is scheduled for Stockholm next year.

On Saturday, the Women’s World Hockey

The Latest: Ohio order to affect NCAA First Four games

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

3:45 p.m.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he will be issuing an order regarding “mass gatherings” due to the coronavirus that will affect NCAA Tournament games in Cleveland and Dayton.

DeWine says the order will include banning spectators from games and that he’ll be asking people to make “informed decisions.”

During a news conference Wednesday, DeWine said he will issue an order in the next 24 to 36 hours. Dayton will host the NCAA’s First Four next week at Dayton Arena, and first- and second-round

The Latest: Final women’s Alpine World Cup races called off

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

3:20 p.m.

Skiing officials have called off the last races of the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup because of public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus.

The decision to call off the three-day event in Are, Sweden, hands Federica Brignone of Italy the overall title and denies Mikaela Shiffrin a return to racing this season.

Brignone becomes the first Italian women’s overall champion in the 53-year history of the World Cup.

Shiffrin, the defending overall champion, had announced

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