A National Guardsman directs traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C. Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

The Latest: NWSL moves NC-Chicago semifinal to Portland

September 13, 2018 - 6:09 pm

The Latest on games impacted by Hurricane Florence. (all times local):

5:55 p.m.

The National Women's Soccer League semifinal between the North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars has been moved from North Carolina to Portland, Oregon, because of Hurricane Florence.

Orginally set for Sunday, the game will be played Tuesday night at Providence Park.

In the other semifinal, Seattle is at Portland on Saturday.


10:15 a.m.

The kickoff for Middle Tennessee's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday has been moved to noon because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane Florence.

The game had been scheduled for a 7:15 p.m. kickoff.

Georgia announced the decision to move the kickoff time after "extensive evaluation involving the uncertainty of weather conditions on the East Coast, and consideration of all constituencies involved including fans, support staff, and law enforcement."

There is no rain in the forecast for Saturday. Athens, in northeast Georgia, could be affected by outer bands of the storm on Sunday.

The game will be televised on ESPN News, instead of ESPN2.


9:50 a.m.

Presbyterian has cancelled its football game with Stetson on Saturday because of the approach of Hurricane Florence.

The FCS school was to play at home in Clinton, South Carolina. Presbyterian then shifted the game to the opponents' home field in Florida. But Presbyterian athletic director Danny Sterling says it became clear travelling out of state was not safe for the team or fans.

Florence has altered the schedules of many programs the last two days, cancelling games involving No. 13 Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, North Carolina and South Carolina.


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