Sports governance

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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Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, studies his shot on the 12th green, during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 12, 2020 - 11:06 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship will not have spectators for the final three days at the TPC Sawgrass. A person involved in the discussions over the new coronavirus says the policy is expected to be in place for the next several weeks, starting with The Players and extending...
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Fiorentina's Martin Caceres, left vies for the ball with Sampdoria's Manolo Gabbiadini during a Serie A soccer match between Fiorentina and Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (Tano Pecoraro/Lapresse via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times local): ___ 2:50 p.m. A second player from Italy’s top soccer division has tested positive for coronavirus. Sampdoria says 28-year-old forward Manolo Gabbiadini “has a fever but he’s doing well.” The...
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Mclaren driver Carlos Sainz of Spain pulls out of the pit lane during the Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
March 12, 2020 - 10:20 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times local): ___ 2:20 p.m. The Miami Open tennis tournament that was scheduled to start later this month has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. The tournament had been scheduled for March...
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Mclaren driver Carlos Sainz of Spain pulls out of the pit lane during the Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
March 12, 2020 - 10:08 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times local): ___ 2:05 p.m. The Washington Wizards say players, coaches and basketball operations personnel are going to self-quarantine for the next three to four days. The Wizards played at the Utah Jazz...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greet with fist-bump prior to their meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tokyo Governor Koike acknowledges that the World Health Organization's declaration that the coronavirus is a pandemic could impact the Tokyo Olympics. But she says “I believe cancellation is impossible.” (Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 8:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike spoke Thursday after the World Health Organization labeled the spreading virus a “pandemic," a decision almost certain to affect the Tokyo Olympics. “I can't say there won't be an impact,” she said. “But I believe cancellation is impossible.” The reality for...
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