Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoffs is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in their regular-season schedules — although not everyone had played the same amount of games — when action was halted March 11.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “Alright, alright, alright,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators.

Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world’s biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that’s been cemented into the calendar for more than a century.

As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one long weekend.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — On Friday, Augusta National postponed the Masters, another massive hit to the spring sports calendar from the new coronavirus that already is responsible for the loss of March Madness and the delay of opening day baseball.

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All services are private for Marjorie Natalie Baker at the Market Street Chapel of Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes, New Albany. Please see full obituary at www.nsfuneralhomes.com

Jerry S. Curry passed away on April 1 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He was born at the same hospital on November 15, 1943 to Bernard and Vivian (Sanders) Curry. He is survived by his wife, Sara (Denie) Curry and her children, daughter Catherine (Phil) Anderson and children, son …

Timothy "Job" Leadingham, 37, went Home to be with the Lord April 4, 2020 after a long, hard fought battle that ended in victory with him going to his Eternal Home in Glory. Job was born to Tim and Ann Leadingham in Chickasha, OK, the oldest of four siblings. Job was more than a son, he was …

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The coronavirus outbreak is raging globally, with cases topping 721,000 and over 30,000 deaths, CNN reported Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reported 122,653 positive cases in the U.S. as of Sunday at 4 p.m., with 2,112 deaths. In one week’s time, March 21-28, Indiana saw an 863% rise in coronavirus cases, 128 to 1,233, according to Johns Hopkins. It was the third-highest growth rate in the nation. Trustworthiness is always important, but in a pandemic, it's crucial.

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