Coronavirus Impact on Sports
Get all the latest updates on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting sports in the U.S. and globally with this quick reference guide to how leagues are responding, from cancellations to postponements to events without fans.
NBA
Suspended
March - April
The NBA will go on a 30-day hiatus due to the coronavirus, league sources told Yahoo Sports following a call that included all NBA owners and commissioner Adam Silver.
MLB
Suspended
March - May
MLB announced on Monday, March 16 that it is following CDC guidelines around not holding public gatherings for at least eight weeks and is pushing opening day to at least mid-May.
2020 Tokyo Olympics
Postponed
2021
The International Olympic Committee announced the decision Tuesday, March 24 to postpone the Tokyo Games to "no later than Summer 2021" amid mounting pressure from athletes and various stakeholders.
NHL
Suspended
March - ?
The NHL suspended the 2019-20 season, becoming the next major professional sports league to take action due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NCAA championships
Canceled
March - April
Both the men’s and women’s basketball tournament will be canceled as a result. On top of that, all remaining “spring and winter NCAA championships” will also be canceled.
UFC
Suspended
March - April
On Monday, March 16 Dana White announced the promotion has postponed its next three events, the last of which was scheduled to take place on April 11.
NASCAR
Postponed
March - May
NASCAR has postponed each race on its calendar through May 3 but still hopes to run all 36 races in full.
PGA majors
Postponed, Canceled
April - May
The PGA Championship, originally scheduled for May 14-17, is the second major to be postponed after Augusta National announced April's Masters tournament would take place later in the year. The PGA has also canceled regular tour stops through mid-May.
XFL
Suspended
March - April
The XFL joined most other sporting organizations by suspending its 2020 season on Thursday evening.
Tennis (ATP, WTA, ITF)
Suspended, Canceled
Following the cancellation of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, the ATP and ITF have suspended operations for six weeks, through April. The WTA has canceled its next three tournaments through mid-April.
LPGA
Postponed
March - April
The next three LPGA events —the Volvik Founders Cup, the Kia Classic and the ANA Inspiration have been postponed.
Premier League
Suspended
March - April
The Premier League announced on Thursday March 19 that it has extended the suspension of its season through the end of April
La Liga
Suspended
March - May
On Monday March 23, La Liga announced it had suspended its 2019-20 season indefinitely.
Bundesliga
Suspended
March
Bundesliga officials will meet on March 30 to discuss next steps with the suspension of its season.
Serie A
Suspended
March - May
All 20 Serie A clubs have outlined a deadline of May 9 to resume the league season, with plans to push it into July to finish, according to multiple reports.
Ligue 1
Suspended
March - ?
The French Football Federation has suspended all of its leagues, including Ligue 1 indefinitely.
MLS
Suspended
March - May
MLS has extended its season suspension until May 10, in line with the latest recommendation from the CDC.
NWSL
Delayed
March - ?
The NWSL announced on March 20 that the start of its season, which had been scheduled for April 18, will be delayed.
Euro 2020
Delayed
June - July
UEFA has officially delayed Euro 2020 until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an official release. The proposed dates are from June 11 to July 11 of next year.
Formula 1
Postponed, Canceled
March - June
On March 23 Formula 1 and the FIA announced the cancelation of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, originally scheduled for June 7, meaning the season will not start earlier than the June 12-14 in Montreal.
MotoGP
Postponed
April
MotoGP's Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas has been postponed.
Boston Marathon
Postponed
September
The Boston Marathon has been rescheduled for September 14.
Kentucky Derby
Postponed
September
The 2020 Kentucky Derby will be postponed to Saturday, September 5 due to ongoing precautions for the coronavirus outbreak, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced on Tuesday. The 146th Run for the Roses was initially scheduled for Saturday, May 2.
French Open
Postponed
September
The French Open has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will take place from September 20 to October 4.