CLOSE What I’m Hearing: Due to the spread of the coronavirus media is restricted to clubhouses with no end in sight. USA TODAYThe escalation of the coronavirus outbreak is forcing sports leagues and teams throughout the world to reconsider their plans for upcoming games and matches. With government officials recommending — and in some cases requiring — that residents avoid gatherings with large crowds, many events have been canceled, postponed or will be closed to the public. As the global death toll topped 4,300 and the number of confirmed cases exceeded 121,000 on Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and issued a prophetic warning that “it’s going to get worse.”Here are the latest developments in the sports world:NBA suspends seasonShortly after determining that Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the National Basketball Association took the unprecedented step of suspending the 2019-20 season indefinitely. Wednesday’s game between the Jazz and Thunder in Oklahoma City was abruptly postponed after the players participated in pregame warmups. The two teams were quarantined after receiving word of Gobert’s positive test.Earlier in the week, Gobert had joked with reporters about the coronavirus and touched reporters’ recorders as he left a


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