Coronavirus

The coronavirus is further impacting the sports world.

Major League Baseball Thursday announced it’s canceling the rest of spring training and delaying the start of the regular season for at least two weeks. The NBA, NHL and Major League Soccer all have put their seasons on hold.

Also on Thursday, the NCAA announced it's canceling its men's and women's tournaments. Earlier, a number of college conferences announced plans to cancel their tournaments. These included the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC, American, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, America East, Big Sky, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Western Athletic Conference.

Following suit, the Illinois High School Association announced Thursday it's limiting attendance at remaining games of the Boys' Basketball state playoffs. No more than 60 fans will be allowed per school in the Peoria arena. The three-point-shooting competition is postponed, and next week's wheelchair basketball state tournament has been canceled.

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