The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
The Big West Conference will hold its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments without spectators, including family and guests of the teams.
The tournaments will be played March 9-13 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, where they were moved from their usual home in Anaheim, California.
The Big West’s board of directors decided to start the season without fans in attendance. League Commissioner Dan Butterly says the latest decision to keep fans away from the tournaments is a way to protect the teams in their chase for the league’s automatic bids to the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is dealing with COVID-19.
Tomlin said Monday that he’s experienced “minimal symptoms” and remains in “good health.”
The 48-year-old Tomlin did not disclose when he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The team sent employees and staff home last Wednesday as a precaution after someone in the facility tested positive.
Tomlin said he expects to be back in the office “soon” and will continue to work virtually until he is cleared to go back to work in-person.
The Steelers are in the midst of a busy offseason and are still working to determine how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fits into their 2021 plans.
The New Orleans Pelicans are increasing maximum attendance to 2,700 fans beginning Wednesday night when they host the Detroit Pistons.
The Pelicans have been selling nearly 1,500 tickets per game since last month after allowing fewer than 1,000 fans per game to start the season.
The club has been working with local and state government health officials to determine safe attendance policies that are tied to local coronavirus…