Sports world reeling as coronavirus sparks massive suspensions, cancellations

Greensboro Coliseum is mostly empty after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Several local sports teams and events have been impacted by recent suspensions or cancellations due to health concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCAA tournament/Final Four in Atlanta: The men's and women's basketball tournaments, including the men's Final Four in Atlanta, will be canceled altogether.

> Braves/Major League Baseball: Operations have been suspended with spring training play halted and a delay of at least two weeks to the start to the regular season.

Atlanta United/Major League Soccer: MLS, which includes Atlanta United, is suspending its games for 30 days.

Hawks/NBA: Season has been suspending "until further notice" with two players on the Utah Jazz preliminarily testing positive for COVID-19.

Falcons/NFLOwners meeting has been cancelled after 'careful consideration and consultation with medical experts'.

Georgia Bulldogs/SECBasketball tournament was cancelled Thursday and the baseball season has been suspended until March 30.

NASCAR: Fans will not be in attendance for this weekend's activities at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which includes races for all three of NASCAR's touring series.


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