UFC 249 fighters react to abrupt card cancellation due to coronavirus concerns

In a matter of days, UFC 249 went from a state of uncertainty to scheduled to postponed. With Thursday’s confirmation from UFC president Dana White that the event had been scratched at the request of Disney and ESPN, the promotion’s exclusive pay-per-view partner, fans and fighters alike were left to Read more

Roger Federer ‘devastated’ by Wimbledon cancellation, as other tennis stars share disappointment

To help contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the All-England Lawn and Tennis Club announced Wednesday that it’s canceling its Wimbledon for the first time since World War II, when it was on hold from 1940 to 1945. And the world’s top tennis players are sharing their collective disappointment.  Wimbledon’s cancellation is an Read more

Before outright cancellation, NCAA considered a condensed 16-team 2020 NCAA Tournament in Atlanta

As the fate of the 2020 Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament danced on a balance for more than 24 hours earlier this week, the NCAA considered almost every possible alternative to saving its most prestigious event. The one alternative that was most seriously discussed was a shrunken 16-team field Read more

NCAA weighing release of 68-team bracket despite cancellation of 2020 NCAA Tournament over coronavirus

The 2020 NCAA Tournament is not going to be played over concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but there is still a chance an official bracket for the field of 68 could be released by the NCAA. NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt told CBS Sports on Friday Read more

The teams, players and coaches hit hardest by the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament

With the NCAA’s landmark and precedent-setting decision Thursday to cancel the 2020 NCAA Tournament comes a cold realization: there are no winners. It stinks for fans who were hoping to travel to host cities to see their favorite team compete in the postseason. It stinks for players who busted their Read more