Mar 14, 2020 2:21 AM

NCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletes

Posted Mar 14, 2020 2:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus.

The details of how the extra eligibility will work are still being ironed out.

All three NCAA divisions would potentially allow another year for athletes in the 14 spring sports Those include baseball, softball, lacrosse and golf.

The decision comes after the NCAA announced that its winter and spring championships would be canceled as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

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MLB allows players to leave after canceling spring training

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is allowing players to go home a day after canceling spring training and postponing opening day by at least two weeks amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

After a meeting in Arizona on Friday that included baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, union head Tony Clark and their top aides, players were told they could remain at spring training, report to the team's home city or go to their own home.

New York Yankees players decided as a group to remain at spring training camp in Tampa, Florida.