Sports activities are shut down around the area and across the country. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association and North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association both announced Thursday that play would be suspended indefinitely in all sports due to fears about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. … The Big South women’s basketball tournament was called off. … The Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament at Greensboro Coliseum was canceled prior to the quarterfinal round Thursday and top-seeded Florida State was presented the trophy as 2020 league champions by commissioner Johnny Swofford. … The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments were canceled. … Major League Baseball. the National Hockey League and the Professional Golf Association have suspended play as well.