CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

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The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks.

That’s twice as long as the 30-day shutdowns that the NBA, NHL and Major League Soccer decided to put into place last week in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, which has already made a deep impact on the U.S. financial markets and has been blamed for at least 64 deaths in this country.