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Coronavirus pandemic and sports: These events are still on, for now

The coronavirus has canceled or delayed major sporting events around the globe, but not the NFL draft. Yet.

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The game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings was postponed because of the coronavirus on March 11. The NBA, like other professional leagues, has suspended play until further notice. 

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation or suspension of major sporting events around the globe. In US sports, we've seen the suspension of the NBA, NHL and MLS seasons, the postponement of the start of Major League Baseball and the cancellation of winter and spring NCAA championships, including the men's and women's March Madness college basketball tournaments. 

Not everything has been canceled, however. Here's a list of major US and international events that are still on, and things that, at least for now, are set to return at some point.

Still on, with or without fans in attendance

The NFL draft: Though NFL teams have begun canceling workouts with prospects, the league's draft remains on schedule for April 23. But the league won't be holding public events in Las Vegas.

Suspended for now

A number of events and league seasons have been suspended but may resume in the future. 

NBA: The National Basketball Association's season has been suspended indefinitely. It's unclear when it might start back up, but Commissioner Adam Silver told TNT earlier this month that the NBA hold would last at least 30 days.

NHL: The National Hockey League paused its season on March 12, with no timeline for when it might resume. 

MLS: Major League Soccer tweeted out a statement on March 12 that it would be suspending match play for 30 days "effective immediately, as the league continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials."  

MLB: Major League Baseball was set to have its season's Opening Day on March 26, but it announced it would delay games for "at least two weeks," and it canceled the remaining spring training games that'd been scheduled to take place in Florida and Arizona. MLB has since decided to extend that timeframe, noting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines on limiting group gatherings. 

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The Masters: Originally scheduled for April 9-12, professional golf's premier event was postponed on March 13. Masters Chairman Fred Ridley said in a statement to the Associated Press that he hopes to hold the Masters "at some later date." The same day, the PGA Tour said it would be suspending its season. 

The 2020 Olympics: After rumors and calls for a delay, on March 24 the Tokyo Games were officially postponed until 2021

Indy 500: America's biggest open-wheel race is moving from its traditional May running as a result of the virus. On March 26 it was revealed that the race will now hopefully be run on Aug. 23

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