Coronavirus Live Updates: List of Cancellations and Postponements

A pair of fans are turned away from entering the field house prior to the second round of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

Last Updated March 19 at 1:00 AM ET

Many sports events across the world got canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus.

Here’s an updated list of the cancellations and postponements:


Utah Jazz star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus and the NBA decided to suspend the season indefinitely. His teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium: “Mitchell was the only Jazz player/personnel to test positive for coronavirus out of 58 tests administered on Wednesday night. Remaining tests came back negative.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on TNT that the league’s hiatus will be at least 30 days.

Suspend was just the word I chose to use, we’ve talked with our TV partners about contingencies – even if we’re out for a month – 6 weeks, we can still restart the season, Maybe Finals take place in July,” Stern added.

NCAA Basketball

The NCAA has announced that the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments have been canceled.

The SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, AAC, Pac-12 and Conference USA Tournaments have all been canceled.

The Big East just became the final major conference to cancel its season-ending tournament.

College Football

Michigan and Ohio State canceled their spring football games.

Alabama and Auburn will postpone their spring football practices.


MLB will suspend Spring Training and delay the beginning of the regular season by at least two weeks.

Spring training games in Florida and Arizona are expected to be suspended.

According to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network: “MLB execs are meeting all day. There will be an update sometime today. Measures will be taken. postponements/cancellations are on table.”


The NHL season has officially been suspended. There is hope to resume.


The DFL announced that the Bundesliga is suspended until April 2.

The Premier League has suspended all upcoming fixtures until April 3rd.

La Liga will postpone games for at least the next 48 hours.

The MLS is suspending the season immediately until further notice.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus.

Manolo Gabbiadini of Sampdoria has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Manchester City and Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League game next week has been postponed after Real Madrid players entered coronavirus isolation protocol.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus.

Arsenal have closed their training ground, some of the players are self-isolating and their games will have to be postponed.

Concacaf suspends Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League with immediate effect.

UEFA has postponed the Champions League Round of 16 second leg games scheduled for next Tuesday.


The ATP has announced a six-week suspension of the men’s professional tennis tour due to public health & safety concerns over COVID-19.


The XFL will canceled the remainder of the season.


The PGA Tour has canceled the RBC Heritage in South Carolina (April 16-19), the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 23-26), the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte (April 30-May 3) and the Byron Nelson in Dallas (May 7-10).

The Players Championship has been canceled, as well as all events up until The Masters.

Augusta National decided to cancel the Masters. The next major would be the PGA Championship in San Francisco in May.


UFC Fight Night 170 in Brasilia will be held without a crowd, according to reports in Brazil.

UFC Fight Night in Portland, scheduled for April 11, will reportedly be moved to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus.

Bellator 241 has been canceled.


Top Rank canceled Saturday’s event at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Golden Boy Promotions postpones the March 19 and March 28 events.

The March 19 card was headlined by recent featherweight title challenger Joet Gonzalez and veteran Chris Avalos. The March 28 event was headlined by The Ring’s 2019 Prospect of the Year Vergil Ortiz Jr. and veteran Samuel Vargas.

Formula 1

Formula 1 and the FIA agree to cancel this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.


NASCAR has canceled all races for the next two weeks.

Horse Racing

The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place as normal on May 2. The organizers are said to be monitoring the situation and will share updates as the date approaches.


The 2020 McDonald’s All American Games have been canceled.

Summer Olympics

Organizers of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo  have already voiced concerns about the coronavirus. The flame lighting ceremony in Greece will happen with no fans in attendance.