Wednesday coronavirus scoresheet
Here is your Wednesday morning rundown on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on sports, locally and around the world:
Trail Blazers: The NBA is shut down through at least April 9 or 10 — and who knows if the 2020-21 can be resumed or somehow completed. "This literally changes hour by hour in terms of what we know," Commissioner Adam Silver said last week.
The league started a cascade of cancellations on March 11 after Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19.
NBA players initially were told to stay in their markets, but they are now free to leave, but team and group practices are not allowed.
On Thursday, Silver told ESPN he was not prepared to call off the season or determine how to handle final honors, awards, etc., but was holding out hope that in some way the league could return this season.
Timbers: The MLS season is off until at least mid-April. The Timbers were scheduled to play three road games and a March 28 home game against Philadelphia during that time. On Sunday, the league announced that teams will not train at least through Friday, a moratorium that was to be re-evaluated during the week.
Beginning on March 22, KPTV/FOX (12) will show classic Timbers matches from 3-5 p.m. each Sunday during the suspension of soccer season.
Timbers 2: Portland's United Soccer League team has postponed its home opener, set for March 22 against Colorado Springs, as the USL suspended play on March 12 for at least one month. The 30-day hiatus affects five T2 matches.
Thorns: The National Women's Soccer League has cancelled all preseason matches — including the Thorns' tournament that was to be played between March 29 and April 4 at Providence Park. Teams are prohibited from training through at least March 22. Beginning on March 21, KPTV/FOX (12) will show classic Thorns matches from 3-5 p.m. each Saturday during the suspension of soccer season.
Winterhawks: On March 12, the Western Hockey League suspended play. Winterhawks players remained in Portland with their billet families and as of March 16 were allowed to use team facilities for online classwork and off-ice training periods.
Hops: Hillsboro's Class A baseball team is scheduled to open its season on June 17 at Spokane. The Hops' home opener is June 22 against Eugene. The start of minor-league baseball is various levels is being delayed, however.
Pickles: Portland's West Coast League college wood-bat home slate at Walker Stadium is set to begin June 3 against the San Francisco Seals.
College football: The Oregon and Oregon State spring games were scheduled for April 18, but spring practices were called off due to the pandemic.
Pac-12: On March 14, the conference cancelled all sports competition through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. All team-related activities are suspended until at least March 29, when that decision will be revisited.
Big Sky: On March 12, the league suspended all spring sports until further notice. PSU has called off all athletic activities, including practices, weight lifting and other team activities. The Vikings will re-evaluate next week their status for spring term athletic activities.
West Coast Conference: On March 14, the WCC cancelled all spring sports for the University of Portland and its other members, including organized practices, for the 2019-20 academic year.
GNAC: The NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference, which includes Concordia and Western Oregon, has canceled all spring sports.
NWC: The NCAA Division III Northwest Conference, which includes Lewis & Clark, Pacific University, George Fox, Linfield and Willamette, has suspended spring sports competition until further notice.
NAIA: The national body has canceled all spring sports, which wipes out track and field and golf for Multnomah and track and field, golf and softball for Warner Pacific of the Cascade Collegiate Conference. The NAIA also said that no spring sport athlete will be charged a season of competition.
The junior college Northwest Athletic Conference (which includes Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College) has suspended spring sports until April 13.
Preps: The Oregon School Activities Association has canceled spring practices and contests through April 28, following the order of Gov. Kate Brown that schools remain closed till then.
The OSAA said its track and field championships, which were supposed to take place at the rebuilt Hayward Field in Eugene, will take place at Mt. Hood Community College (for classes 6A, 5A and 4A) and Western Oregon (for 3A, 2A and 1A) — on May 29-30, if the ban on practices and contests can be lifted in time.
The Oregon High School Lacrosse Association (boys) and Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association have suspended practices and games through March 31.
Nike Hoop Summit: The annual clash at Moda Center between top young players from the U.S. and world, which was set for April 10, has been canceled by USA Basketball.
Women's football: The Portland Fighting Shockwave's start of the Women's Football Alliance season has been pushed back four weeks, to May 2.
Roller derby: All Rose City Rollers skating programs are canceled for the rest of March. The situation will be evaluated at the start of April. Staff will continue working, with a focus toward the future of the organization.
Skiing: Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline and Mount Bachelor are closed through at least March 22. Mt. Hood Skibowl, Hoodo Ski Area and Willamette Pass Ski Area have not announced plans to close.
Portland Parks & Recreation: All indoor facilities, including community centers, pools and indoor courts, are closed at least through March 31.
Bowling: As of late Sunday, centers around Portland remained open, though Gov. Kate Brown's executive order on Monday canceled all events and gatherings of more than 25 people and limited establishments to offering food and beverages only by carry-oout and delivery, with no onsite consumption.
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Other major sports organizations have announced the suspension or cancellation of their schedules. Some have not yet done so.
NFL: The draft is still on for April 23-25, but fans will not be allowed to attend in Las Vegas, Nev.
XFL: The first-year, eight-team league, which included numerous players from in-state colleges and former Grant High/Portland State QB June Jones as coach of the team with the best record (Houston Roughnecks, 5-0) called off the rest of its 10-game regular-season and playoffs. The Seattle Dragons finished 1-4. XFL players will receive their base pay and benefits, and the league said it intends to return in 2021.
CFL: The Canadian Football Leauge preseason is set to start on May 24, and Week 1 of the regular season has games on June 11 and 12.
NHL: The league suspended its season indefinitely on March 12 with about three weeks left in its regular season.
Hockey's minor professional leagues, the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League, also include several former Winterhawks. The AHL has suspended play indefinitely, and the ECHL has canceled the remainder of its season.
MLB: The major leagues postponed opening day by at least two weeks and cancelled all remaining spring training games. The 2020 season was scheduled to begin on March 26. The Seattle Mariners were scheduled to open at home but were considering playing games at their spring training facility in Peoria, Arizona.
WNBA: The league has yet to cancel its April 17 draft, in which Oregon Ducks stars Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally and Ruthy Hebard are expected to be high selections. Training camps remain booked to start April 26, with the regular season to begin on May 15. But, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said "the health and safety of players and employees — with our teams and at the league level — is of the utmost importance."
Track and field: The Pac-12 championships that were set Corvallis (multi-events, May 9 and 10) and for the still-under-rebuilding Hayward Field (May 16 and 17) have been canceled.
USA Track & Field said it is proceeding as plans for the Olympic Trials, also booked for Hayward Field, June 19-28.
Another Hayward favorite, the annual Nike Prefontaine Classic, is slated for June 7.
The biggest events in Portland — the Portland Track Festival and Stumptown Twilight -- are scheduled for June 4 and 5, and June 12, respectively, at Lewis & Clark College.
Also still on are the USATF Under-20 championships, June 12-14 at Miramar, Florida.
The annual Hershey UASTF National Youth Indoor Championship, which was set for March 20-22 at Staten Island, New York, has been canceled.
The Drake Relays (April 25, Des Moines, Iowa) and Penn Relays (April 25, Philadelphia) have yet to be called off.
Marathons — The Portland Marathon is not until Oct. 4. The Boston Marathon, however, was postponed last week for five months and now is set for Sept. 14.
Olympics: The Tokyo Summer Games are still on for July 24-Aug. 9.
Auto racing: IndyCar cancelled the first four events on its 2020 calendar, races in St. Petersburg, Florida, Birmingham, Alabama, Long Beach, California and Austin, Texas. The Grand Prix of Portland is Sept. 4-6 at Portland International Raceway.
PIR has postponed its weekkly late-night drag racing until at least April 15, canceled the autocross SCCA regional races set for March 28 and 29 and will delay its Monday Night Bicycle Races until April 20.
NASCAR cancelled races last weekend in Atlanta and this week in Miami and had not announced plans beyond this week.
Drag racing: The 32nd annual Hot Rod Nationals at Woodburn Dragstrip are Aug. 7-9.
Golf: All levels of the PGA Tour have been cancelled through at least April 16.
The Masters, which was scheduled for April 9-12, has been postponed with no new date announced.
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The LPGA has canceled six events, through the ANA Inspiration, which was booked for April 2-5 at Rancho Mirage, California, which was to be the first of five major tournaments. The tour hopes to reschedule those events later in the year. The annual Rose City stop, the Cambia Portland Classic, is on the LPGA Tour calendar for Sept. 10-13 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
The European Tour has postponed four events through April 26 that were lind up for Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and China.
The Japan LPGA Tour and the Asian Tour for women both canceled three tournaments in March.
The Korn Ferry Tour's annual WinCo Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club is Aug. 6-9.
The Oregon Golf Association has canceled all remaining March events.
The Pacific Northwest Senior Players' Championship is still set for April 14-15 at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Washington.
Tennis: The ATP men's pro tour has suspended play for six weeks, and the International Tennis Federation has halted play until April 20. Davis Cup matches also have been affected. The Women's Tennis Association will not play for at least five weeks.
Softball: National Pro Fastpitch has postponed its March 30 draft and canceled opening day and opening series events set for April 10-19. The league said it would announce revised scheduling plans on May 1.
Horse racing: The Kentucky Derby has been postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5.
International basketball: Various EuroLeague games have been suspended or canceled, and the National Basketball League in Australia canceled its finals after three games of a best-of-five series.
Fencing: Various World Cup events have been postponed in Hungary, Argentina, Belgium and Uzbekistan, along with the Junior world championships originally set for April 3-11 at Salt Lake City.
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