Next year's Boston Marathon has been postponed.

The Boston Athletic Association said Wednesday that it won't hold the race as scheduled in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say it will be put off "at least until the fall of 2021."

This year's marathon was initially postponed until the fall and later canceled outright. It was to be the 124th edition of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual 26.2-mile race.

The B.A.A. says it is working with government officials and others involved in the race to see if a fall 2021 date is feasible. Organizers say they are hoping to announce a date for an in-person race before the end of this year.

• The American Hockey League moved its projected start of next season back to Feb. 5 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

• The Bundesliga will have to play without fans again after the tentative return of spectators was cut short because of the rising coronavirus infections in Germany.

• Louisville will limit attendance for men's and women's basketball games to 15% capacity — or 3,000 people, with physical distancing — at the 22,090-seat KFC Yum! Center.


Rockets hire Silas

The Houston Rockets and Stephen Silas have an agreement for the Dallas assistant to replace Mike D'Antoni as coach, multiple people with knowledge of the deal said.

The son of former NBA player and coach Paul Silas has been an NBA assistant for 19 years with Charlotte, Cleveland, New Orleans, Golden State and Dallas.

Sixers, Morey negotiating

The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced negotiations with former Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey to become president of basketball operations as part of their front-offie overhaul that began after an underachieving season, multiple people with direct knowledge of the negotiations said.

The deal is expected to be finalized as early as this weekend. Elton Brand will remain general manager.

Morey stepped down as GM of the Rockets earlier this month after blockbuster moves that failed to lead the franchise to the NBA Finals. The Rockets made the playoffs 10 times since Morey was hired in 2007, including the last eight seasons, for the longest active streak in the NBA.

• The majority interest of the Jazz is being sold to technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, a move that when formally approved by the NBA will end the Miller family's 35-year run as team owners.

• Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York on charges of assaulting a woman and criminal mischief.

The incident occurred Tuesday night at a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan, where a 20-year-old woman told police she went to visit her boyfriend and the two got into a verbal dispute.

Davis then hit the woman in the face, hurting her eye, and grabbed her phone and broke its screen

college football

Mississippi State loses four players

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach said that receiver Tyrell Shavers and defensive ends Tre Lawson and Jamari Stewart are no longer with the program that he has also heard that senior running back Kylin Hill plans to opt out for the rest of the season to prepare for the draft.Hill's status has been unclear in recent weeks when he did not play last week for personal reasons. He was preseason All-SEC first team selection after rushing for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.