The NCAA has announced that both men's and women's NCAA tournaments will be closed to all except essential staff and families due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Hand sanitizers at scorer's table, in officials' locker rooms, operations offices and media areas. The Big 12's decision to limit fan access came after the Jayhawks left the building.
In addition, the DOH said a 63-year-old NY resident who is now in St. Johns County tested positive after attending Florida's Daytona Bike Week. The Department of Health says a 68-year-old woman in Alachua County tested positive for COVID-19 .
However, a person familiar with the deliberations told The Associated Press that if Major League Baseball is unable to play in front of fans at a team's home ballpark because of the coronavirus outbreak, the sport's first preference likely would be to shift games to the visiting team's stadium if possible.
The women's tournament was scheduled to start Friday night, with top-seeded Princeton facing Columbia and No. 2 seed Penn facing Yale. "The hypocrisy of our Ivy League presidents is baffling and alarming", the petition, which as of Wednesday afternoon had garnered nearly 11,000 signatures, reads.
The Hornets' coach, James Borrego, speaking before his team's game at Miami, said "these are scary times". Most were said to be on board to suspend play or move forward with only essential personnel in arenas. Game officials delayed the Jazz-Thunder game moments before it was to start after medical personnel rushed to the court to speak with them, ESPN's Royce Young reported .
Diego Simeone has compared Jan Oblak's impact to that of Barcelona's Lionel Messi after the goalkeeper played a key role in Atletico Madrid's "historic" 3-2 extra-time win over Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists their European exit will not knock the confidence of the Premier League champions-elect. Liverpool created 34 goal-scoring chances, including an Andy Robertson header against the crossbar, and dominated possession with 71%, ...