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NBA suspends season after Utah Jazz player tests positive for Coronavirus

The move came only hours after majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas

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The has suspended its season 'until further notice' after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.

Now there will be no games at all, at least for the time being. A person with knowledge of the situation said the Jazz player who tested positive was center Rudy Gobert.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team confirmed the presumptive positive test.

First Published: Thu, March 12 2020. 07:20 IST