September 26, 2020

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This year has been like any other due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the sports season. When the pandemic hit in March, sporting events around the world were canceled or postponed. Some leagues and tournaments were forced to cancel, others paused with the hope of restarting, but all had to adjust in some way.

As the world continues to navigate the pandemic, many sports leagues that paused in March have since created a plan to restart found a safe way to carry out their season. For instance, the NBA and NHL have “bubbles” for players to live. In other sports, fans are not permitted at many events and new health protocols have been put in place.

Stay up to date with what games are on by checking out our daily schedule of sporting events.

Today’s sporting events:

Monday, August 17

All times Eastern

MLB:

  • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, 5:15 p.m.
  • Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 p.m.
  • Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
  • Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:10 p.m. 
  • New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
  • Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
  • Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, 8:10 p.m.
  • Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 8:15 p.m.
  • San Diego Padres vs. Texas Rangers, 9:05 p.m.
  • Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros, 9:10 p.m.
  • Oakland Athletics vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m.
  • San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:40 p.m.
  • Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 9:40 p.m.

  • NBA Playoffs:

    NHL:

    MLS:

    • FC Dallas vs. Nashville SC, 9 a.m.

    UEFA Europa League, Semifinals:

    • Internazionale vs. Shakhtar Donetsk, 3 p.m.

    Here’s an overall look at the current 2020 sports calendar:

    FedEx Cup: August 20 – September 7, 2020

    The FedEx Cup Playoffs include the Northern Trust in Norton, Massachusetts, the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, Illinois and the Tour Championship, played in Atlanta, Georgia.

    NBA Draft Lottery: August 20, 2020

    As long as the season begins on the date scheduled, the NBA Draft Lottery will be held on August 25. 

    Indy 500: August 23, 2020

    The Indianapolis 500 was moved to August 23, but could be postponed further. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar Series owner Roger Penske wants the race to occur when fans are permitted to attend.

    Tour de France: August 29 – September 20, 2020

    Initially planned for July, the Tour de France was rescheduled for August 29 to September 20. This is the first time the Tour de France won’t start in July since after World War II ended in 1946.

    US Open: August 31 – September 13, 2020

    The US Open is still expected to be held on the original scheduled dates. 

    Kentucky Derby: September 5, 2020

    The Kentucky Derby was originally scheduled for May 2. It is typically the first race of the Triple Crown but instead will be the second race.

    24 Hours of Le Mans: September 19 – 20, 2020

    Initially scheduled for June 13-14, the 24 Hours of Le Mans to September 19-20.

    French Open: September 20 – October 4, 2020

    The tennis tournament will be held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.

    Ryder Cup: September 25 – 27, 2020

    The 43rd Ryder Cup Matches will be held on the Straits course at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin.

    Preakness Stakes: October 3, 2020

    The Preakness Stakes was rescheduled from May 16 to October 3. It will conclude the Triple Crown

    NBA Draft: October 16, 2020

    The draft will take place six weeks after the draft lottery. If the lottery takes place on the predicted August 25 date, the draft will be on October 15. 

    Breeders’ Cup: November 6 – 7, 2020

    The 2020 Breeders’ Cup will be held in front of fans when it returns to Keeneland Association In in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Masters: November 12 – 15, 2020

    The Masters were moved to November, meaning there could be two Masters in five months. 

    U.S. Women’s Open: December 10 – 13, 2020

    The USGA rescheduled the U.S. Women’s Open from the original June 4-7 date. It will be played over two courses due to less daylight in December.

    2020 Summer Olympics: Summer 2021

    The 2020 Summer Olympics were moved to 2021, but could still look a lot different when they are played. The IOC could decide to limit fans or have no fans at all at the games for health reasons.