The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Iona coach Rick Pitino is calling for a delayed start to the college basketball season as COVID-19 cases rise across the country.
“Save the Season,” Pitino tweeted on Saturday. “Move the start back. Play league schedule and have May Madness. Spiking and protocols make it impossible to play right now.”
NCAA vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt said this week that he’s fully confident there will be a season, but an increase in coronavirus cases have led to multiple cancelations in football and caused uncertainty about basketball.
Many schools are still trying to fill out schedules with the season set to start on Nov. 25.
Germany’s game against Ukraine in the Nations League has been given the go-ahead to proceed by local health authorities.