NBPA president Chris Paul confirms that players want to finish season, but for now, ‘virus is in control’

As we speak, the NBA and the players union are planning a potential resumption of their suspended season. That doesn’t necessarily mean everyone is on board, though. Given the health risks involved, the minimal stakes for certain players and teams and the impact of pushing back next season, there is Read more

Coronavirus: Kevin Durant among four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for COVID-19 virus

The coronavirus continues to impact the sports world. On Tuesday, Kevin Durant and three other Brooklyn Nets players tested positive for COVID-19. The names of the four players were not made public in the team release, but Kevin Durant soon spoke out about his condition with Shams Charania of The Athletic. “Everyone Read more

Conor McGregor praises Ireland’s coronavirus response, appears to link aunt’s death to virus

On the Instagram page of UFC superstar Conor McGregor, the latest post is a collection of photos with his family and a caption that begins with a big congratulations to Ireland for containing the coronavirus disease — the country cancelled all of its St. Patrick’s Day parades and the government Read more

Coronavirus: Premier League suspends season after Arsenal’s Arteta and Chelsea’s Odoi test positive for virus

All professional soccer games in England have been postponed, including the Premier League, which has suspended play for the remainder of the month amid the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL comes hours after Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta and a Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi Read more

Coronavirus update: NHL closing dressing rooms to media as concerns about the virus grow, per report

In one of the bolder moves that an American sports league has made out of concern surrounding the spread of the coronavirus, the National Hockey League will close the team dressing rooms to media for the time being, according to multiple reports. This decision was made as a result of Read more

Coronavirus update: Division III college basketball game in Baltimore held without fans amid virus concerns

Johns Hopkins University was the site of what is thought to be the first U.S. sports event held without fans as a result of coronavirus-related concerns. Yeshiva University defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a Division III men’s basketball NCAA Tournament game Friday in an empty gym at the Baltimore university. “It Read more

Coronavirus Update: French soccer league outlaws handshakes in matches due to fears about virus spreading

With the coronavirus outbreak spreading throughout the world, a French soccer league is among those taking measures to ensure the safety of its players. In a statement released on Wednesday, the league is prohibiting players and officials from shaking hands. The French league will also be changing their pre-match protocol Read more

Coronavirus updates: How the virus is affecting sports in the United States, around the world

Growing fears related to the global spread of coronavirus have begun to manifest themselves into official decisions to postpone or cancel events (in Italy and China) with large groups of people gathered together in one concentrated location. With the novel virus not going away anytime soon, sports leagues and organizers Read more