Big Ten university presidents met Sunday night to discuss the fate of football and other fall athletics, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

At issue was whether football or any fall sport could go on amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Yahoo's Pete Thamel reported that a decision wasn't guaranteed to come from Sunday's meeting. The presidents also met Saturday afternoon, and Yahoo reported there was sentiment toward canceling the fall athletics season.

Yahoo said there was a strong majority but not unanimous in support of canceling the season. The group took more than 24 hours before reconvening on Sunday night to discuss the issues again. Sources around the league have indicated that there's an expectation that the league will cancel fall sports.

The variable in question remains when the decision is made and whether any other league will join the Big Ten on the sideline.

The Mid-American Conference became the first Division I league to cancel fall sports, announcing its decision on Saturday.

Thamel also reported that commissioners from football's Power 5 conferences — the Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, ACC and Pac-12 — talked on Sunday. But Thamel reported that "the varied agendas and complications of each league make it unlikely that there will be some imminent unified announcement throughout college sports. The potential end of college football in 2020 projects to be as disjointed and messy as the end of college basketball in March."

Sports Illustrated also reported on the Power 5 and Big Ten meetings. That report said Big 12 and Pac-12 school presidents have meetings scheduled for Tuesday,


Kang wins LPGA restarter with rally

After being five shots behind with six holes to play, Danielle Kang won her second straight LPGA Tour event when Lydia Ko took double bogey on the final hole in the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.

Kang began her rally with consecutive birdies on the 13th and 14th holes at Highland Meadows, and then all she needed were pars the rest of the way for a 3-under 68, all because of Ko's shocking collapse.

Ko, who was ranked No. 1 as a teenager but is outside the top 50 now, was poised to end two years and 44 tournaments without a victory.

17-year-old wins Amateur

California 17-year-old Rose Zhang won the longest U.S. Women's Amateur title match in 54 years when Gabriela Ruffels missed out on a repeat victory by missing a 3-foot par putt on the 38th hole in Rockville, Md. It was the second-longest final since the U.S. Women's Amateur started match play in 1896. The record of 41 holes was set in 1966.


Hall of Famer Westphal has cancer

Hall of Famer Paul Westphal, a legendary high school basketball player who became an All-America at USC and an NBA coach, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, close friend Mike Lupica revealed.

Westphal, 69, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last year.

Formula One

Verstappen surprises Mercedes drivers

Max Verstappen sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone, England.

Mercedes had been expected to cruise to its fifth win in five races this season, but both of its drivers struggled with their tires .


Frenchwoman wins in tour-level restart

Fiona Ferro of France upset fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the Palermo Ladies Open final in Sicily to win the first tour-level tennis title in five months.

Ferro, ranked 53rd in the world, won 6-2, 7-5.

Around the horn

NFL: The NFL Referees Association reached an agreement with the NFL for health protections along with a program allowing game and replay officials to opt out of the season. The deal gives officials until Thursday to tell the NFL if they plan to opt out. Jobs in 2021 will be guaranteed to those who opt out, and they will be paid $30,000.

Soccer: Two members of Atletico Madrid's Champions League group tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spanish club did not name those who tested positive and did not say if a player was involved.

Obituary: Carroll Hardy, the only man ever to pinch hit for Ted Williams, died in Highlands Ranch, Colo. He was 87. Hardy was also a football executive who helped assemble the "Orange Crush" defense in Denver during the 1970s.