KXEO Sports Report For 3/17/20

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The Missouri State High School Activities Association has decided not to cancel spring sports.

The announcement comes after a decision yesterday to cancel the semifinals and championships for Class 4 and Class 5 basketball in Springfield this Friday and Saturday.

Major League Baseball says that the start of the 2020 regular season will be pushed back even further following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC has urged a nationwide halt of any gatherings consisting of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Opening Day, was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, had already been postponed for 2 weeks as of last Thursday.

Commissioner Rob Manfred held a conference call yesterday with all 30 clubs, and in a statement released later in the afternoon the league announced it was taking a wait-and-see approach with regard to the regular-season schedule.

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