This year has been like any other due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the sports season. When the pandemic hit in March, sporting events around the world were canceled or postponed. Some leagues and tournaments were forced to cancel, others paused with the hope of restarting, but all had to adjust in some way.
As the world continues to navigate the pandemic, many sports leagues that paused in March have since created a plan to restart found a safe way to carry out their season. For instance, the NBA and NHL have “bubbles” for players to live. In other sports, fans are not permitted at many events and new health protocols have been put in place.
Stay up to date with what games are on by checking out our daily schedule of sporting events.
Today’s sporting events:
Friday, October 2
Game 2: Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 9 p.m.
Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs, 2 p.m.St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres, 7 p.m.
Game 1: Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces, 7 p.m.
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Campbell Fighting Camels vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 7 p.m.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. BYU Cougars, 9 p.m.
Italian Serie A:
Fiorentina vs. Sampdoria, 2:45 p.m.
Here’s an overall look at the current 2020 sports calendar
French Open: September 20 – October 11, 2020
The tennis tournament will be held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
Preakness Stakes: October 3, 2020
The Preakness Stakes was rescheduled from May 16 to October 3. It will conclude the Triple Crown.
Breeders’ Cup: November 6 – 7, 2020
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup will be held in front of fans when it returns to Keeneland Association In in Lexington, Kentucky.
Masters: November 12 – 15, 2020
The Masters were moved to November, meaning there could be two Masters in five months.
NBA Draft: November 18, 2020
The draft has moved multiple times due to the length of the playoffs, but the final date has been set.
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 will be played over two courses due to 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 are played. The IOC could decide to limit fans or have no fans at all at the games for health reasons.