Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

FILE - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he has no plans to change his recommendation that scholastic sports be canceled until 2021.

Wolf spoke Thursday after the PIAA asked him to reconsider his stance. The PIAA, the governing body for school sports in Pennsylvania, is making the case that fall sports can proceed safely. But Wolf says that scholastic and other youth sports should be put on hold to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

PIAA's executive director argued in a letter to Wolf that school-sanctioned sports are in a better position than recreational leagues to ensure compliance with pandemic safety measures. 

Pennsylvania reported nearly 1,000 new virus cases and another 24 new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday.

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