Mar 12, 2020 7:29 PM

MLB announces delays - cancellations

Posted Mar 12, 2020 7:29 PM


NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule.


NEW YORK (AP) — People familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is likely to cancel the rest of its spring training game schedule due to the coronavirus and probably will announce that the start of the season will be delayed.

The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no decision had been announced. They said baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred planned a conference call with his executive council to discuss the situation and then a call with controlling owners of the 30 clubs. An announcement would follow. The season had been scheduled to start March 26.

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Big 12 cancels remaining tournament games

:KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Big 12 Conference has announced the immediate suspension of all Conference championships until April 15, resulting in the cancellation of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in Kansas City, along with its upcoming gymnastics and equestrian championships.  Conducting future Big 12 championships this season will be evaluated and determined by April 15.

“After consultation with our Board of Directors it was decided that cancelling these championships was in the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. 

Details will be forthcoming on full refunds of ticket purchases for these championships.