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Cancellations

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published September 12, 2001


BASEBALL: Major League Baseball canceled all 15 games Tuesday, including the Rays home game against Boston. No decision on tonight has been announced.

PRO FOOTBALL: No decision has been made on weekend NFL games.

GOLF: The Tampa Bay Classic announced that today's Pro-Am was canceled and Thursday's opening round was postponed. The tournament will start Friday, with 36 holes played Sunday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Conference commissioners will decide today whether weekend games will be played.

HIGH SCHOOL: All high school events in Hillsborough, Citrus, Hernando and Pasco were postponed. Pinellas public school events were held as scheduled.

BOXING: Saturday's Felix Trinidad-Bernard Hopkins middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden was canceled.

HIGH SCHOOLS: All high school events in Hillsborough, Citrus, Hernando and Pasco were postponed. Pinellas public school events were held as scheduled.

AUTOS: Canceled qualifying and practice for Sunday's New Hampshire 300 Winston Cup race scheduled for Friday. Field will be set by points. The IRL plans to decide today about Sunday's Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. NHRA Keystone Nationals in Reading, Pa., rescheduled for Oct. 4-7.

TAMPA GREYHOUND: Tuesday night's races canceled. Will decide this morning on today's matinee and evening races.

DERBY LANE: Tuesday night's simulcasting canceled. Will decide this morning on today's simulcasting.

MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL: Postponed playoff games in nine leagues.

GOLF: The American Express Championship in St. Louis, featuring Tiger Woods and top players from tours around the world, begins Friday with 36 holes.

MLS: Postponed four games scheduled for tonight.

SOCCER: Postponed U.S. Women's Cup doubleheader involving the United States against Japan and Germany vs. China. The games will not be rescheduled. The United Soccer Leagues postponed by one week the first round of its playoffs for the U.S. second-division A-League.

CALDER RACE COURSE: Closed at least through today.

Cancellations in history

Aug. 2, 1923 -- President Warren G. Harding died, all baseball games canceled.

June 6, 1944 -- D-day, all baseball games canceled.

April 14, 1945 -- Two days after death of President Roosevelt, all exhibition baseball games canceled.

Nov. 22, 1963 -- President Kennedy's assassinated Friday. NFL played Sunday, college football games not played Saturday.

Sept. 5, 1972 -- Munich Olympics suspended 34 hours after 11 Israeli athletes slain during a Palestinian terrorist raid. Games continue.

March 31, 1981 -- Assassination attempt on President Reagan, NCAA championship basketball game between North Carolina and Indiana played.

Oct. 17, 1989 -- San Francisco earthquake, Games 3 and 4 of the World Series postponed until Oct. 27.

Jan. 27, 1991 -- Super Bowl played amid tightened security during Gulf War.

July 27, 1996 -- Centennial Park bombing at Atlanta Olympics, Games go on as scheduled.

Sept. 11, 2001 -- Terrorists attacks in New York and Washington, all baseball games postponed.

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