This year has been like any other because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the sports season. When the pandemic hit in March, sporting events world wide were canceled or postponed. Some leagues and tournaments were forced to cancel, others paused with the hope of restarting, but all had to adjust someway.
As countries and states started opening back up, many leagues that paused created a plan to restart and those who did not start yet began organizing a protected way to carry out their season.
“Bubbles” have been created for players to live, fans were not permitted at many events and new health protocols were in place for athletes.
Of the events canceled, the men’s and women’s NCAA championship tournaments, Wimbledon, the vinaigrette Open (ATP/WTA), the Open Championship and The Players Championship are one of the vital biggest. The College World Series, Little League World Series and Baseball Corridor of Fame induction were also canceled.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
All times Eastern
Sheffield United vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 1 p.m. Manchester City vs. Liverpool, 3:15 p.m.
Atalanta vs. Napoli, 1:30 p.m.
AS Roma vs. Udinese, 3:45 p.m.
Real Sociedad vs. Espanyol, 1:30 p.m.
Eibar vs. Osasuna, 1:30 p.m.
Real Madrid vs. Getafe, 4 p.m.
English League Championship, Steady Season:
Hull City vs. Middlesbrough, 12 p.m.
Here’s an overall look at the current 2020 sports calendar:
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Training camp to start on July 10, 2020
The NHL steady season was once paused because of the pandemic in March and commissioner Gary Bettman announced when the season returns it’ll go straight into playoffs, with a new 24-team format. A date for when the playoffs begin has not been set yet.
World TeamTennis: July 12 – August 1, 2020
All matches will be played at The Greenbrier “The usa’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and tickets are being sold for the event.
WNBA steady season: July 24, 2020
The WNBA is proposing a 22-game season which would begin on July 24.
NBA steady season: July 31, 2020
The 2019-2020 steady season is set to begin up again in Orlando. The players will live within a “bubble” in Orlando at Disney World.
PGA Championship: August 6 – 9, 2020
The PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park will see new new health protocols and technologies to verify the safety of all involved. It was once originally scheduled for May.
NBA Playoffs: August 17, 2020
Whether the NBA playoffs plan continues as anticipated, postseason play will begin on August 17.
FedEx Cup: August 20 – September 7, 2020
The FedEx Cup Playoffs include the Northern Consider in Norton, Massachusetts, the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, Illinois and the Tour Championship, played in Atlanta, Georgia.
Indy 500: August 23, 2020
The Indianapolis 500 was once moved to August 23, but could be postponed further. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar Series owner Roger Penske wants the race to arise when fans are permitted to attend.
NBA Draft Lottery: August 25, 2020
So long as the season begins on the date scheduled, the NBA Draft Lottery will be held on August 25.
Tour de France: August 29 – September 20, 2020
To begin with deliberate for July, the Tour de France was once rescheduled for August 29 to September 20. This is the first time the Tour de France would possibly not start in July since after World War II ended in 1946.
US Open: August 31 – September 13, 2020
The United States Open is still expected to be held on the original scheduled dates.
Kentucky Derby: September 5, 2020
The Kentucky Derby was once originally scheduled for May 2. It is usually the first race of the Triple Crown but instead would be the second race.
24 Hours of Le Mans: September 19 – 20, 2020
To begin with scheduled for June 13-14, the 24 Hours of Le Mans to September 19-20.
vinaigrette Open: September 20 – October 4, 2020
The tennis tournament will be held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
Ryder Cup: September 25 – 27, 2020
The 43rd Ryder Cup Matches will be held on the Straits class lesson at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin.
Preakness Stakes: October 3, 2020
The Preakness Stakes was once rescheduled from May 16 to October 3. It is going to conclude the Triple Crown.
NBA Draft: October 16, 2020
The draft will take place six weeks after the draft lottery. Whether the lottery takes place on the predicted August 25 date, the draft will be on October 15.
Breeders’ Cup: November 6 – 7, 2020
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup will be held in front of fans when it returns to Keeneland Organization In in Lexington, Kentucky.
Masters: November 12 – 15, 2020
The Masters were moved to November, meaning there could be two Masters in five months.
U.S. Women’s Open: December 10 – 13, 2020
The USGA rescheduled the U.S. Women’s Open from the original June 4-7 date. It is going to be played over two courses because of less daylight in December.
2020 Summer Olympics: Summer 2021
The 2020 Summer Olympics were moved to 2021, but could still look a lot different when they’re played. The IOC could make a decision to limit fans or don’t have any fans at all at the games for health reasons.