College basketball

The seating area at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is empty as media and staff mill about, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Indianapolis, after the Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men's NCAA college basketball games tournament was cancelled. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 12, 2020 - 2:33 pm
The most powerful conferences in college sports canceled their men's basketball tournaments Thursday because of the coronavirus, putting in doubt this month's NCAA Tournament — one of the biggest events on the American sports calendar. Within minutes of each other, the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, signs autographs for fans, signing gloves, baseballs, hats and uniforms prior to the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. Lindor and many Indians players signed autographs for fans Saturday, even as the MLB set new policies in place as a precaution due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 12, 2020 - 2:07 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): ___ 2 p.m. Major League Baseball is likely to cancel the rest of its spring training game schedule due to the coronavirus. MLB probably will also announce that the start of the season will be delayed,...
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Fresh surfaced ice at Scotiabank Arena, home of the NHL hockey club Toronto Maple Leafs, is shown in Toronto, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday.(Joshua Clipperton/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 1:53 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): ___ 1:45 p.m. The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the pause of the season amid concerns about the new coronavirus. The NBA announced...
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Heather Watson of Great Britain poses with her trophy after winning in her women's final match against Canada's Leylah Fernandez at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
March 12, 2020 - 1:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): ___ 1:20 p.m. A spokeswoman for the women's tennis tour tells The Associated Press that the WTA is not moving to suspend its tournaments for six weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic the way...
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Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announces Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that fans will not be allowed in the arena to watch NCAA college basketball games in the SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn., starting Thursday. The Southeastern Conference joined the rest of the Power Five leagues and announced that only family and essential personnel would attend its men's and women's tournament basketball games. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 12, 2020 - 12:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): ___ 12:40 p.m. The Big 12 is canceling all of its championships through April 15, including upcoming gymnastics and equestrian meets, and will reassess the rest of its spring sports schedule...
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The seating area at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is empty as media and staff mill about, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Indianapolis, after the Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men's NCAA college basketball games tournament was cancelled. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 12, 2020 - 12:35 pm
The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference all canceled their basketball tournaments Thursday because of concerns about coronavirus, putting the playing of the NCAA Tournament in doubt. Within minutes of each other, the five most high-profile conferences in...
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Inter Miami CF co-owners Jorge Mas, left, and David Beckham, are interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event, in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 12, 2020 - 11:40 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times local): ___ 11:40 a.m. Major League Soccer is shutting down because of the coronavirus, according to Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas. Mas says the target period for the hiatus is 30 days. He told players...
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People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump's speech at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Trump announced he is cutting off travel from Europe to the U.S. and moving to ease the economic cost of a viral pandemic that is roiling global financial markets and disrupting the daily lives of Americans. The Korean letters read: "Trump national speech." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 12, 2020 - 7:43 am
ROME (AP) — Sweeping travel bans accelerated across the globe on Thursday, walling regions apart, keeping people inside their homes and slowing the engines of commerce in an effort to stem the viral pandemic unfolding around the world. President Donald Trump, who had downplayed the virus for weeks...
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Judie Shape, center, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blows a kiss to her son-in-law, Michael Spencer, left, as Shape's daughter, Lori Spencer, right, looks on, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as they visit on the phone and look at each other through a window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 12, 2020 - 7:13 am
A basketball tournament, with no fans. A St. Patrick’s Day, with no parades. College campuses, with no students. Corporate headquarters, with barren cubicles. California's governor urged people to avoid even small social gatherings, if they can't remain six feet apart. The nation snapped to...
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A worker from a Servpro disaster recovery team wearing a protective suit and respirator peers out a window as he waits to exit the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. for a break from cleaning the facility, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The nursing home is at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 12, 2020 - 4:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — People around the world became increasingly closed off from one another Thursday as sweeping travel bans accelerated, walling regions apart as a viral pandemic unfolds and financial markets plunge. It was an outbreak moving, at once, both glacially and explosively, with a virus first...
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