Sports organizations call time out in coronavirus response

Sports organizations across the U.S. are suspending seasons or canceling them altogether in response to the coronavirus.

The NCAA on Thursday canceled all remaining championships for winter and spring sports. The organization’s annual basketball tournament has not been canceled in its history, dating back to 1939. St. Louis was scheduled to host first- and second-round games of the tournament this year.

The NBA has suspended its season for an indefinite amount of time after two players tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, CBS Sports reports.

The NHL will pause its season. However, Commissioner Gary Bettman is hopeful that the Stanley Cup playoffs will not be affected. The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues generated $171 million in revenue last season, according to Forbes.

Major League Baseball has canceled the remainder of spring training and pushed back its regular season.


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