Following in the footsteps of the NBA, MLS decided to suspend its season immediately on Thursday morning. Here are updates from across the sports world.

Following in the footsteps of the NBA, MLS decided to suspend its season immediately on Thursday morning. Here are updates from across the sports world.

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting sports leagues and events on a global scale.
Here are updates from across the sports world:
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NBA
On Wednesday night, the NBA suspended its season due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight’s Games pic.twitter.com/2PTx2fkLlW
— NBA (@NBA) March 12, 2020
Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA@Stadium.
Sources say Gobert is feeling good, strong and stable and was feeling strong enough to play tonight.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
Sources: Donovan Mitchell was the only Jazz player/personnel to test positive for coronavirus out of 58 tests administered on Wednesday night. Remaining tests came back negative.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
MLS
On Thursday morning, Major League Soccer suspended games for 30 days.
Major League Soccer Suspends Season for 30 Days pic.twitter.com/FLUqzttwrK
— MLS Communications (@MLS_PR) March 12, 2020
Breaking: MLS is suspending its season until further notice because of the coronavirus, first reported by Sports Illustrated and confirmed to ESPN. pic.twitter.com/Qp3X2aJMvl
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2020
MLS is suspending its season immediately until further notice due to coronavirus, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Sports Illustrated.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) March 12, 2020
MLS planning to reschedule postponed matches on the back-end of the season in the fall. Last season and this season have ended a month earlier than typical in order to stream-line the campaign, so there is flexibility.
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) March 12, 2020
BREAKING: Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas: “We’ve made a decision as a league this morning, as owners, that play will be suspended temporarily.”
MLS shutting down. Mas says the target is 30 days.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) March 12, 2020
College Basketball
On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would continue as planned, but fan attendance would be limited:
NCAA President Mark Emmert statement on limiting attendance at NCAA events: https://t.co/TIHHJjdse5pic.twitter.com/8I1HdceDfN
— NCAA (@NCAA) March 11, 2020
However, on Thursday morning, multiple conferences have decided to cancel their conference tournaments:
Presidents voted unanimously to cancel the Big Ten tournament, source told @Stadium. https://t.co/tOJD1JrOq8
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 12, 2020
BREAKING: AAC has canceled mens basketball tournament
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) March 12, 2020
Just spoke to AAC commissioner Mike Aresco: “There was no way we could defend playing this. We wanted to be proactive in protecting our student athletes.” Quite a flurry in the past 20 minutes here. Big 12, SEC, Big Ten have followed suit.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 12, 2020
ALERT: Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference today announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Mens Basketball Tournament in Nashville.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) March 12, 2020
Big 12 latest to cancel its tournament
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) March 12, 2020
Conference-USA has cancelled its conference tournament, per a league official.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 12, 2020
Pac-12 statement on men’s basketball tournament, Pac-12 sport competitions & Pac-12 championship events: pic.twitter.com/HjJvki3LOT
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) March 12, 2020
A few conferences have decided to continue playing their conference tournaments with no fans in attendance:
The Big East tournament is currently going ahead as scheduled. pic.twitter.com/IhtoXeHwBv
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 12, 2020
Big East tournament currently happening. St. John’s and Creighton have the college basketball stage all to themselves.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 12, 2020
The MAAC women’s basketball tournament is also still going on right now in Atlantic City. pic.twitter.com/NySEqgiWrk
— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) March 12, 2020
International Soccer
After a Real Madrid basketball player tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, La Liga has suspended play for the first and second divisions:
Official statement.
LaLiga confirms suspension of the competition for Matchdays 28 and 29.
https://t.co/8PugprnNoPpic.twitter.com/lkAlD64WUA
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) March 12, 2020
Real Madrid players are currently quarantined:
La Liga have announced that the league has been suspended following the coronavirus outbreak.
Real Madrid’s players have also been placed into quarantine.
Full story: https://t.co/VEUsW5jJy6pic.twitter.com/Ba9ynZzAzN
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 12, 2020
The cancellations have spread to USA soccer, UEFA and CONCACAF:
Following the quarantine imposed on players of Juventus and Real Madrid, the following #UCL matches will not take place as scheduled.
Manchester City Real Madrid Juventus Olympique Lyonnais
Further decisions on the matches will be communicated in due course.
— UEFA (@UEFA) March 12, 2020
Concacaf suspends Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League with immediate effect
Read More: https://t.co/da5ppF6Wvz
Concacaf suspende la Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank con efecto inmediato
Más Informaciones: https://t.co/rhK9176abhpic.twitter.com/G6Y7v3Rw3x
— Concacaf (@Concacaf) March 12, 2020
U.S. Soccer has called off the upcoming #USMNT and #USWNT friendlies amid the coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/gL0EFxwXpr
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 12, 2020
NFL
Even though it’s not NFL season, teams are still taking precautions regarding coronavirus:
Multiple NFL teams are discussing shutting down their training facilities due to the Coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2020
If NFL teams in fact shut down their training facilities, as many are now discussing, then it would be challenging at best to start the new league year next week, when buildings are closed and more pressing issues face their communities and this country. https://t.co/ReXxk5CZdH
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2020
The NFL says it has no plans to move the start of the league year. Still on for next Wednesday, March 18.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2020
College Football
As universities continue to cancel in-person classes, their football programs are following suit:
Notre Dame announces the suspension of spring practice and recruiting visits in concert with the University at large, per a statement from head coach Brian Kelly.
Notre Dame will not have in-person classes until at least April 13. There will be no classes of any kind next week.
— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) March 12, 2020
Stay tuned for more updates.

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