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Sport NFL cancels annual league meeting amid coronavirus pandemic

21:10  12 march  2020
21:10  12 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Google cancels I/O developer conference amid coronavirus fears

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The league on Thursday canceled its annual meeting, which was to be held in Palm Beach, Florida, from March 29-April 1 amid concerns about coronavirus.

The next meeting is scheduled to be held May 19-20 in Marina del Rey, California, and will be the forum in which owners discuss and vote on proposed rule changes.

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Google cancels developers gathering due to coronavirus

  Google cancels developers gathering due to coronavirus Google on Tuesday cancelled its major annual gathering of software developers amid concerns over the deadly coronavirus. "Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), we've decided to cancel this year's physical event at Shoreline Amphitheatre," a Google statement said.The internet giant said it nixed the festival-like event Google I/O event scheduled for May a short distance from the "Googleplex" in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View.

The NFL earlier on Thursday said that it was continue with the March 18 start of the new league year, which includes the opening of free agency, as planned. Spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement that the league "will continue to closely monitor developments, consult with leading experts, and be prepared to make any changes necessary as circumstances warrant."

Earlier in the day, several NFL teams pulled their coaches and scouts from the road and suspended travel. Multiple teams also canceled workouts with NFL draft prospects.

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'PUBG Mobile' World and Americas Pro leagues have been postponed

  'PUBG Mobile' World and Americas Pro leagues have been postponed PUBG Corporation and Tencent decided to turn the PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia tournament into an online-only affair due to the coronavirus outbreak. The companies are taking a different approach for the Pro League Americas and World League events, though, postponing them until later in the year. "The health of our players, staff and contractors are our highest priority. While we're saddened to postpone our tournament, we're dedicated toThis news isn't surprising, of course. EA and Blizzard have already cancelled esports events to help avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL cancels annual league meeting amid coronavirus pandemic

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