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.
September 10
The NFL is currently planning to open its 101st season on Thursday, Sept. 10, with a matchup featuring the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans. The league has contingency plans in place if certain locales are not able to host games by that date.

The NFL expects to begin its season on time on Sept. 10. (Getty photo)

July 30
The NBA's Board of Governors and Players' Association have approved the commissioner's plan to resume the 2019-20 season in a bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

LeBron James and the Lakers faced the Clippers on July 30 on the opening night of the NBA's restarted season at Disney World. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

May 9
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned with UFC 249 on Saturday, May 9 in Jacksonville, Fla., with plans to stage more cards in the sunshine state as well as Nevada and "Fight Island" (Abu Dhabi's Yas Island)..

The UFC has resumed its events with strict social distancing protocols. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

May 16
The German Soccer Federation has carried out over 2,000 tests on players and staff in its top two leagues and teams were able to return to training under strict social distancing conditions in mid-May..

The Bundesliga has resumed, albeit under strict safety guidelines with no fans in stadiums. (Photo by Martin Meissner/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

May 17
NASCAR returned on Sunday, May 17 with a 400-mile race at South Carolina's Darlington Speedway, its first live event in 10 weeks.

    NASCAR has resumed racing in its three top series without fans in the grandstands. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

    June 6
    IndyCar began its 2020 season on Saturday, June 6, running practice, qualifying and the race all in one day. The series will run a truncated 14-race schedule, ending in St. Petersburg, Fla., in late October.

    After a three-month delay, IndyCar began its season on June 6. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    June 9
    Top Rank is holding a series of fight cards throughout the month for the first boxing action in the U.S. since it was shut down in March.

      Boxing returned from its coronavirus shutdown on June 9 as Shakur Stevenson (right) defeated Felix Caraballo in a super featherweight bout. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

      June 11
      The PGA returned, without galleries, with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas on June 11 and will resume a regular schedule going forward.

      The PGA returned to action on June 11. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

      La Liga
      June 11
      La Liga resumed its season on Thursday, June 11 with Sevilla's 2-0 win over Real Betis in the Seville Derby.

      La Liga returned with the Seville Derby on June 11. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

      Premier League
      June 17
      The Premier League restarted on June 17 with two midweek matches and returned to a full schedule on June 20. In all, 92 games will be played over just six weeks, with most games occurring on the weekends and two rounds of midweek games, concluding by August 2.

        The Premier League's COVID-19 shutdown will have lasted just over three months. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

        Horse Racing
        June 20
        The 2020 Triple Crown finally kicked off on June 20 with the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes outside New York City.
          Serie A
          June 20
          Serie A returned to action on Saturday, June 20 after a more than three-month shutdown due to coronavirus.

            (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

            June 27
            The National Women's Soccer League 2020 season, which never officially began due to the COVID-19 shutdown, will take the form of a 25-game tournament for the Challenge Cup, the NWSL's yearly championship.

            The NWSL will hold a 25-game tournament to crown a champion. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

            Formula 1
            July 5
            Formula 1 has officially confirmed the first eight races for the 2020 season as it unveils its European leg of the season, including double-headers at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone plus single events at four other venues.

            Formula 1 has finalized an initial eight-race leg to open its 2020 season with more fluid plans for later in the year. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

            July 8
            Major League Soccer returned to action on July 8 for the start of 'MLS is Back,' a World Cup-style tournament in Orlando, Fla.

            Orlando City's Nani, right, celebrates with Jhegson Medez after scoring against Inter Miami in the MLS's first game of its restarted season on July 8, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

            July 23
            Major League Baseball began its truncated 60-game 2020 season on July 23 with games between the Nationals and Yankees and another between the Giants and Dodgers.

            Major League Baseball season has begun nearly four months later than expected. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)

            Late July
            The WNBA season tipped off on July 25 with all teams bubbled at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

              The WNBA began its 22-game slate. (Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

              July 31
              After a five-month shutdown, the 2020 LPGA season resumed on July 31 at the Drive On Championship in Toledo, Ohio.

                The LPGA Drive On Championship tournament began in Toledo, Ohio on July 31. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

                UEFA Champions League
                Return approved
                August 12 - 23
                The remainder of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League season will be completed in August following short tournament in Lisbon, according to multiple reports out of Europe on Monday, June 15.

                  The UEFA Champions League will resume with the quarterfinals in Lisbon in mid-August. (Photo by Visionhaus)

                  Return Approved
                  August 1
                  The league has decided to scrap the rest of the regular season and will resume play on August 1 in a modified 24-team Stanley Cup tournament at two hub sites in Toronto and Edmonton.

                  The NHL and the players' union reached an agreement on July 10 to the terms of a restarted season. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

                  Tennis (ATP, WTA, ITF)
                  Return approved
                  Aug. 14
                  The Association of Tennis Professionals released its updated schedule. The calendar contains seven events that will be played over two months, starting Aug. 14 with the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. Other events:

                  (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)

                  Tour de France
                  August 29
                  The Tour de France that was due to be held from June 27-July 19 has been postponed to Aug. 29-Sept 20.
                    Kentucky Derby
                    Return approved
                    September 5
                    The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will run Sept. 5 with spectators in attendance, Churchill Downs Racetrack and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced.
                      Euro 2020
                      June - July 2021
                      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.
                        Tokyo Olympics
                        July - August 2021
                        The International Olympic Committee announced Monday, March 30 that the Tokyo Summer Games, originally scheduled for this summer, will be held from July 23 through August 8, 2021.
                          Boston Marathon
                          April 2021
                          The Boston Marathon will not be run in 2020, Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday. It will be the first time in its 124-year history that it is not held through the streets of the city.

                            The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its history. (REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl)

                            Ligue 1
                            April 28
                            On April 28 the French Football Federation canceled remaining 2020 competition in all of its leagues, including Ligue 1, indefinitely. Two days later it crowned top-of-table Paris Saint-Germain as Ligue 1's 2019-20 champions.
                              NCAA championships
                              March - June
                              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.