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Hurricane Irene forces schedule changes for NFL, MLB, PGA, U.S. Open, MLS

Hurricane Irene is wreaking havoc on sports schedules. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

States up and down the coast are bracing for massive storms and strong winds Saturday and Sunday and many states have already declared states of emergency.

Interactive Hurricane Irene tracker

On Thursday New York Giants president and CEO John Mara announced Saturday night’s New York Jets-Giants game has been bumped up to 2 p.m. Elsewhere, U.S. Open events, Major League Baseball games and this weekend’s PGA tour event have all been affected by the impending storm.

Here’s the full list so far...


New York Jets at New York Giants - 2 p.m. (was 7 p.m.)


Atlanta Braves at New York Mets - Sat. & Sun. games ppd. (doubleheader makeup scheduled for Sept. 8)

Florida Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies - Sat. day-night doubleheader (1:05 and 7pm)

Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox - Sat. day-night doubleheader (Noon and 5 p.m.)

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles - Sat. day-night doubleheader; Sunday game could be moved to Monday for another double-dip


Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, NJ - shortened to 54 holes, will finish final round Sat.


New Haven Open (WTA) - Sat. final moved up to 1 p.m. (was 5 p.m.)

U.S. Open: Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day canceled


Portland Timbers at D.C. United - ppd. from Sat. (no date set)

New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union - ppd. from Sun. to Sept. 7

Los Angeles Galaxy at New York Red Bulls - ppd. from Sun. to Oct. 4

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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