Coronavirus in sports: Updated list of cancellations, suspensions due to virus outbreak

Coronavirus in sports: Updated list of cancellations, suspensions due to virus outbreak

While the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the United States, sports leagues are suspending games and cancelling events. 

Here’s an updated list of those modifications, in a reverse chronological list, with a focus on those impacting teams in our local area. 

March 17

- The Kentucky Derby, originally scheduled for May 2, has been postponed until Sept. 4.

March 16

- The Penn Relays, scheduled for April 23 to April 25, have been canceled, and event organizers are looking to reschedule at a later date.

March 13 

- The Masters Tournament and Augusta National Women’s Amateur, scheduled for next month, have been postponed but there's a hope that they can be played at a later date. 

- The PGA TOUR has suspended its season, canceling the next three events on the schedule: the Valspar Championship, the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and the Valero Texas Open. 

- The Premier League season has been suspended through at least April 3. In addition the English Football League (EFL), Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have also postponed their seasons. 

- NASCAR has postponed its race events scheduled for this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway and next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

- INDYCAR has suspended all events through April. 

- The 124th Boston Marathon has been postponed from April 20 to Sept. 14. 

- The NFL is now prohibiting all face-to-face visits between NFL teams and draft prospects. 

- The Big Ten Conference has suspended all organized team activities until April 6. 

- The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (mostly Division II) has suspended all athletic competition for the remainder of the spring semester. 

March 12 

- The National Hockey League has "paused" the regular season. The Flyers were scheduled to play Thursday evening in Tampa Bay. 

- The AHL's Board of Governors decided to "pause" its regular season. Playoffs were previously scheduled to begin April 13.

- Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of spring training, and pushed back the start of the regular season "at least" two weeks.

- Minor League Baseball is delaying the start of its regular season, and said it will announce additional information "at a later date."

- The NCAA canceled the men's and women's Division I basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.

- The Philadelphia Eagles have closed their NovaCare Complex and are instructing employees to work from home, effective Friday.

- The XFL will not play its regular season games.

- The National Football League has canceled its annual league meetings, which were supposed to be held in Palm Beach, Florida, from March 29-April 1. 

- The NBA 2K League is "expected" to postpone the start of its regular season, which was scheduled for March 24, and is exploring the idea of playing games remotely.

- Penn State has postponed all football-related activities, including next week's pro day. 

- MAAC men's and women's basketball tournaments: Canceled. The tournament was to be played in Atlantic City. 

- Major League Soccer: Season suspended for 30 days. The Philadelphia Union are 0-1-1 on the young season, and their home opener was scheduled for March 14. 

- National Lacrosse League: Season suspended. The Philadelphia Wings are 8-6, third place in the East Division. 

- The PLAYERS Championship is canceled.

- SEC men's basketball tournament: Canceled.

- ACC men's basketball tournament: Canceled.

- CAA women's tournament: Canceled. Drexel was the No. 1 seed, scheduled to play Thursday. 

- Big Ten men's basketball tournament: Canceled. Penn State was scheduled to begin play Thursday evening.  

- Big 12 men's and women's basketball tournaments: Canceled.

- AAC men's basketball tournament: Canceled. Temple was scheduled to play Thursday evening. 

- Pac-12 men's basketball tournament: Canceled. 

- Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament: Canceled. St. Joe's had already been eliminated, while La Salle was scheduled to play Thursday evening. 

- Temple University: Non-championship sports seasons are suspended for "at least two weeks," while fan attendance at home competitions is limited to essential personnel and immediate family members of the student-athletes.

- La Salle University: Suspending all team practices and scheduled competitions until further notice.

- Drexel University: Suspending all spring sports until further notice.

- St. Joseph's University: Canceling all spring sports.

- Big East men's basketball tournament: Canceled. Villanova had not begun play in the tournament.  

- University of Delaware: All athletics suspended.

- All college hockey conference tournaments: Canceled. Princeton women have qualified for the NCAA tournament, but no announcement has been made on that event. 

- Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA): Tournaments suspended at least two weeks. 

- New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association canceled the remainder of boys and girls basketball championships.

March 11 

- National Basketball Association: Season suspended

- Ivy League: All spring athletics canceled. Penn and Princeton are both in the Ivy League and are affected by the cancellation. 

Before March 11

- Ivy League men's and women's basketball tournaments: Canceled. Penn and Princeton were competing in each. 

Outdoor games to keep your competitive edge without live sports

Outdoor games to keep your competitive edge without live sports

We’re only a few days into April, but the weather has already been a thing of beauty. Even though we have to stay home and practice social distancing as much as we possibly can, there are still ways to enjoy the sun. 

It turns out, outdoor games and activities are mostly viewed as essentials right now on Amazon — which is a great way to enjoy the extra time on your hands. 

Here are a few games that you can play outside to enjoy some sun (or inside, if you really wanted to) that are fun for everyone ... and the best part is — if you have Prime — you can get most of these delivered by the end of the week!  

The giants 

Larger versions of classic childhood games are always a treat. You can order them now, hold a household tournament and then you’ll have an awesome set of games to play the next time you host a function later down the road. 

Connect 4


Yard Pong 


The classic BBQ set

If you’ve been to a family barbecue in the past, chances are you’ve played one, if not all of these. These games can become ridiculously competitive, so it can fill the void of competition we all have without no live sports. 


Kan Jam 

Ladder Ball 

Fun for the kids

While some games listen above might be too difficult for kids to play, here are some they will most definitely enjoy. 

Flickin’ Chicken

Lawn bowling 

Inflatable Joust Game 


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Which decade of Philadelphia sports are you? Take the quiz to find out

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Which decade of Philadelphia sports are you? Take the quiz to find out

Throughout the years, Philadelphia sports have had quite the journey. 

Looking back, every decade went through some highs and lows but no matter what, it was always a thrilling time (minus those few pesky seasons that will forever haunt us ... I'm looking at you 1993 Phillies and 2010 Flyers). 

While some years see more success than others, it always seems like the four teams find a way to balance out to keep Philly sane. 

Which decade of Philadelphia sports do you resonate with the most?

Take  the quiz below and find out: