Ala. cancels all high school sports to combat flu

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama High School Athletic Association has canceled all athletic events because of concerns about swine flu.

Executive director Steve Savarese said Wednesday night he made the decision after consulting with the group's Medical Advisory Committee.

The decision means the state track and field championships set for Friday and Saturday at Gulf Shores and Troy will be rescheduled. Other postseason competition scheduled for Monday was also postponed.

That includes baseball, soccer, softball and golf.

Savarese says the association hopes to resume athletic events by next Tuesday.

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