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Sports fans normally flock to chicken wings during the NCAA men's basketball tournament, but the event was canceled this year because of the novel coronavirus.<br>Susan Biddle/The Washington Post

Surplus of chicken wings follows March Madness cancellation

With the country locked down because of the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the NCAA tournament canceled, a whole bunch of wings are lying around, and now they've flooded the market.



ANALYSIS

How long until sports can return? You might not like the answer

Leagues and players want to get back in action. After all, big money is at stake. But no one has a crystal ball. Public health leaders indicate that fans and leagues should prepare for sports to remain absent not just for the coming months but into next year.


How to cancel, change or make new travel plans for the Olympics in 2021

The International Olympic Committee announced March 30 that it has postponed the start of the Tokyo Olympics to July 23, 2021, and of the Paralympic Games to August 24, 2021, because of the coronavirus pandemic. For travelers who had been planning to attend the 2020 Games, there are a lot of factors to juggle when it comes to canceling or changing Tokyo travel reservations.


Guam’s private schools sports league cancels spring schedule, affecting some Defense Department students

The decision by the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam affects track and field, girls soccer, boys volleyball and paddling for high schools including the Department of Defense Education Activity’s Guam High School.


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Sports Perspectives

PERSPECTIVE

Disruption of football season would be very bad for all of college sports

In interviews this week, several athletic directors and college sports officials acknowledged a distressing reality: A canceled football season would cost the industry billions, forcing athletic directors to consider layoffs, drastic pay cuts, and potentially canceling so-called Olympic or nonrevenue sports.




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pacific sports

DODEA cancels spring sports season in Japan

The announcement came the same day that DODEA-Japan and DODEA-Okinawa officials announced that classroom instruction would be halted from March 20-April 10 due to coronavirus concerns.