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Ireland's rugby matches against Italy postponed due to virus

LONDON (AP) Ireland's Six Nations rugby match against Italy in Dublin was postponed Wednesday because of concerns about the spreading virus in Europe.

The Italians were scheduled to play at Ireland on March 7, part of the annual rugby competition that also includes England, France, Scotland and Wales. A women's game the following day was also postponed.

On another day of sports events and meetings worldwide being affected by the virus outbreak, the governing body of Asian soccer postponed future meetings in Bahrain and Malaysia, and women's basketball games in Slovenia were canceled after first being moved from northern Italy.