The Latest: Pro Motocross cancels season-opening event

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LONDON – The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


The Pro Motocross Championship has canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic due to concerns over the coronavirus.

The race outside of Sacramento, California, had been slated for May 16.

MX Sports Pro Racing, which operates the motocross series, is monitoring ongoing developments and discussing how to handle the rest of the schedule. The next scheduled race is May 23 at Pala, California.

The Hangtown Classic is the longest-running motocross national, dating to 1968.


South Korea’s women’s professional basketball league says it has canceled the rest of its 2019-20 season because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.