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The 2019 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

More sports leagues in the U.S. and around the world are suspending their seasons or limiting fan attendance due to the coronavirus outbreak, after the NBA became the first major U.S. sports league to announce it would postpone its season on Wednesday.

Driving the news: The Kentucky Derby will be postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5, marking the first time in 75 years that the race will not be held on the first Saturday of May, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal.

  • The Masters, one of the biggest golf tournaments in the U.S., announced that this year's tournament would be postponed, though it did not specify a new date.
  • The MLB announced it is suspending spring training games and noted that Opening Day is suspended indefinitely.
  • The NHL announced it would "pause" its current season after determining it was "no longer appropriate to continue to try to play games at this time."
  • Major League Soccer announced that it is suspending matches for at least 30 days.
  • The Premier League, England's top soccer level, announced that it would suspend its season until April 3, though it cautioned that resuming matches would be "subject to medical advice and conditions at the time," per the BBC.
  • The PGA Tour announced that all golfing tournaments and events in the near future will go on as planned, but without spectators.
  • The NCAA canceled its Division I men's and women's March Madness basketball tournaments.

Go deeper: Coronavirus' sports cancellations are a reality check for most Americans

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What's next: The inaugural celebration for young Americans is being livestreamed, starting at 10am.

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Treasury Secretary nominee and former Fed chair Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday showed markets just what they can expect from the administration of President-elect Joe Biden: more of what they got under President Trump — at least for now.

What it means: Investors and big companies reaped the benefits of ultralow U.S. interest rates and low taxes for most of Trump's term as well as significant increases in government spending, even before the coronavirus pandemic.