It's been several months since sports in the United States came to a screeching halt amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the NBA, MLB and NHL seasons suddenly were put on hiatus.
Recent UFC bouts, WWE matches, NASCAR races and golf tournaments offered a glimmer of hope, and now the timelines of major sports are finally still being finalized. The NBA, NHL and MLB have announced plans to return to play, but with news breaking so often, we’ve gathered the latest stories fans need to know.
It's been more than a year since sports in the United States came to a screeching halt amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the NBA, MLB and NHL seasons suddenly were put on hiatus.
The NHL, NBA and MLB resumed and completed their seasons, but outbreaks complicated baseball's return. The NBA's 2020-21 was completed, but the league was forced to postponement many games.
The NFL was able to complete its 2020-21 season — despite COVID-19 outbreaks causing schedule reshuffling throughout the campaign.
Over in the college ranks, the NCAA was able complete its college football season. On January 11, the Alabama Crimson Tide won the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. However, college basketball programs continue to experience issues.
With news breaking so often, we’ve gathered the latest stories fans need to know.
Here is what has happened over the last couple of weeks in the NBA:
Here is the latest MLB news from the past couple of weeks:
Here is what the NHL has been doing over the past couple of weeks to prepare for he league's resumption:
NHL insider Chris Johnston reports that no NHL players have opted out of the 2021-22 season before Friday night’s midnight ET deadline. This is the second straight regular season in which opting out has been an option available to players. Read more here.
Here are updates from around the NFL:
The latest from the world of golf since competition resumed:
What's the latest from the world of NASCAR:
Here is the fallout from the most recent news from the NCAA:
Here is what has happened most recently in the world of tennis:
Pro wrestling news over the past few weeks:
Here's the latest from the MMA world:
What's new in boxing:
The latest from the IOC:
MLS and NWSL most recent developments:
Most recent news from international soccer circles:
The English Premier League hasn't yet had to postpone a match because of COVID-19 this season, but the top-flight nevertheless continues to encounter coronavirus-related issues this summer. On Monday, the league confirmed that it recorded 16 new positive COVID-19 tests from Aug. 16-22. Read more here.
WNBA's latest developments:
What has happened in international baseball:
esports carries on:
Most recent developments among other sports: