(Undated) — The NBA is suspending the season until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. Multiple reports say Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has tested positive. The league says it will use the hiatus to determine its next steps. The NBA had been considering playing in empty arenas or moving games to cities less affected by the virus.
Mavericks Top Nuggets, But NBA Season Suspended
(Dallas, TX) — Boban Marjanovic scored 31 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the Mavericks beat the Nuggets 113-97 in Dallas. Luka Doncic added 28 points to the victory. The Mavs are 40-and-27. The NBA, however, has suspended the season after Jazz player Rudy Gobert reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.
Rockets In Limbo With NBA Suspending Season
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets are scheduled to play the Lakers tonight in Los Angeles, but that is off. The NBA has suspended the season until further notice after learning a Utah Jazz player, reportedly Rudy Gobert, has tested positive for coronavirus. Houston played the Jazz on February 22nd. The Rockets are 40-and-24.
Philadelphia 76ers 124, Detroit Pistons 106
Charlotte Hornets 109, Miami Heat 98
New York Knicks 136, Atlanta Hawks 131 (OT)
Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder (PPD)
Dallas Mavericks 113, Denver Nuggets 97
New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings (PPD)
Stars Host Panthers Tonight, Maybe
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will try to snap a six-game losing skid tonight when they host the Florida Panthers. The NHL will make an announcement today after the NBA suspended its season after a player tested positive for coronavirus. No NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. Dallas is third in the Central Division with 82 points.
Chicago Blackhawks 6, San Jose Sharks 2
Winnipeg Jets 4, Edmonton Oilers 2
St. Louis Blues 4, Anaheim Ducks 2
Colorado Avalanche 3, New York Rangers 2 (OT)
Los Angeles Kings 3, Ottawa Senators 2
Rangers’ Season Opener In Seattle In Jeopardy
(Surprise, AZ) — The Rangers are scheduled to open the season March 26th against the Mariners in Seattle, but that is in jeopardy. Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a three-county ban, which includes Seattle, on crowds of more than 250 people through the end of March to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state. The Rangers released a statement that they are working with MLB and the Mariners on alternate plans to schedule the four-game series.
Rangers Lose Rain-Shortened Game To Giants
(Surprise, AZ) — Sam Travis clubbed a two-run home for the Rangers in a 6-4 loss to the Giants that was called after five innings because of wet grounds at Surprise Stadium. Texas starter Joe Palumbo was roughed up for four runs on five hits in two innings. The Rangers are off today and play their camp neighbor Royals tomorrow night in Surprise.
MLB Cactus League
San Francisco Giants 6, Texas Rangers 4 (F/5)
Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians (CLD)
Chicago White Sox at Colorado Rockies (CLD)
Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (CLD)
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Milwaukee Brewers 1 (F/7)
Chicago Cubs 3, San Diego Padres 2
Seattle Mariners 4, San Diego Padres 2 (F/7)
Astros Fall To Nationals
(West Palm Beach, FL) — Lance McCullers Jr. struck out three in two scoreless innings in the Astros’ 6-2 loss to the Nationals in West Palm Beach. Bryan De La Cruz homered to lead off the ninth for Houston. The Astros are off today.
MLB Grapefruit League
Miami Marlins 3, New York Yankees 1
Washington Nationals 6, Houston Astros 2
Atlanta Braves 3, Minnesota Twins 2
Toronto Blue Jays 14, Baltimore Orioles 2
New York Mets 7, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Boston Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Cowboys Wide Receiver Arrested On DWI Charge
(Tampa, FL) — Cowboys wide receiver Ventell Bryant was arrested on a DWI charge in Tampa. The Tampa Police alleged Bryant had a blood-alcohol level between .102 and .099 after being tested. The legal limit is .08 in that jurisdiction. Bryant is a Tampa native and went to Temple. He appeared in 10 games, playing mostly on special teams, but did have a 15-yard touchdown catch.
SMU’s Eric Dickerson Going Into Hall
(Undated) — SMU’s Eric Dickerson is going into the College Football Hall of Fame, part of the 19-member 2020 class. Dickerson rushed for 3,973 yards and 41 touchdowns over his final three seasons with the Mustangs. He finished third in the 1982 Heisman voting behind Georgia’s Herschel Walker and Stanford’s John Elway.
Men’s, Women’s NCAA Tournaments To Take Place Without Fans
(Undated) — The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be held without fans. NCAA President Mark Emmert cited the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in a statement announcing the decision about March Madness yesterday. The Power Five conferences are also restricting their own tournament attendance to only essential and credentialed personnel.
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball, TCU fell behind by 17 points early and lost to 10th-seeded Kansas State 53-49 in a Big 12 first-round game in Kansas City. The Frogs’ season ends with a 16-and-16 record. Today, Texas and Texas Tech will meet in the Big 12 quarterfinals, while second-seeded Baylor will play Kansas State. No fans will be allowed at Sprint Center for the remainder of the tourney because of the coronavirus scare. Also, today, seventh-seeded Texas A&M will meet Missouri in the SEC Tourney in Nashville.
(Canyon, TX) – The #25 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M begin their NCAA Tournament run tomorrow afternoon as they take on the sixth-seeded Mountaineers of Western Colorado with tipoff set for 12:00 p.m. inside of the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock during the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Central Regional Championship.
(Canyon, TX) – The West Texas A&M Buffs will take on Colorado Mesa in the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball South Central Regional Tournament Saturday at 6pm at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.