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The tentative schedule the NBA has proposed for its return to play this summer would see players report to their teams’ respective markets within the next couple weeks, with training camps reportedly getting underway around the end of June and then resuming after teams travel to Orlando around July 7-9.
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For the Raptors, however, that timeline is complicated by the international travel it requires amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While players shouldn’t have trouble getting approval to fly from the United States to Canada and vice versa, it’s not clear what sort of quarantine periods might be required following those flights and whether that would impact the team’s plans.
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Addressing the subject today on a call with reporters, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said that the franchise is still working through a number of scenarios in the hopes of having practices before heading to Orlando in July. There’s an expectation that the NBA will approve group workouts in the coming weeks, but Nurse isn’t sure whether the Raps would hold a pre-Orlando camp in Canada or the United States.
“We haven’t really made a final decision on it on a date to reconvene, or where we’re going, or any of that kind of stuff yet,” Nurse said, per Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press. “We’ve made plans on both sides of the border, just for doing it as safe as possible. It’s kind of our first and foremost priority — then maybe as quickly as possible, too.”
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As Reynolds notes, some Raptors players are currently in Toronto, but others are still in their home cities in the U.S. Currently, Canadian government regulations call for a 14-day quarantine period for anyone traveling into the country. Assuming players are subject to those same regulations, it might not make sense for them to travel to Toronto, quarantine for two weeks, then work out for a week or two before heading back across the border.
On the other hand, convening in a U.S. city for a week or two before Orlando would mean the Raptors – who hope to make a deep playoff run into at least September – would be away from home for an even longer stretch and could be the only team not resuming practices in their own facility.
The NBA hasn’t officially finalized its summer calendar yet, so we’ll probably have to wait for confirmation on those tentative camp dates before the Raptors set their own plans.
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COVID-19 and sports: Latest updates across all leagues
It's been nearly three months since sports in the United States came to a screeching halt after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus and the NBA, MLB and NHL seasons suddenly were put on hiatus.While recent UFC bouts, WWE matches, NASCAR races and golf tournaments offer a glimmer of hope that major sports may resume, the timeline for the return still remains up in the air. With news breaking so often, we’ve gathered the latest stories fans need to know.
The NBA has been considering several “bubble” cities in which to resume the season. As of May 20, Disney World in Orlando is the front-runner, with the league also considering Las Vegas. Coincidentally, Florida and Nevada are two states that have been loosening restrictions, with Gov. DeSantis inviting sports from all over the country to the Sunshine State and MGM Resorts in Vegas offering the NBA its property.On May 21, Bucks owner Marc Lasry said the NBA will likely have two sites for games, with the Western Conference playing in Las Vegas and the Eastern Conference playing in Orlando. There are still East-West games left on the regular-season schedule, but the NBA would need to change that since teams will not be allowed to travel. Read more here.As any potential return will need to include testing players, staffers and other personnel, it was estimated that the NBA alone would need 15,000 tests. On May 21, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the league is “shoring up its testing protocols,” which includes interfacing with several labs throughout the country and imploring teams to create their own accounts with labs. Testing has been a constant obstacle in the U.S. since this crisis began. Although money talks — and the league has a lot of it — obtaining that many tests and being able to process them on a timely basis will undoubtedly be one of the biggest hurdles the NBA faces in its return. On May 21, Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie said that he “heard” the NBA season would resume on July 15 while seemingly confirming that practices would start on June 21. On May 25, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported the NBA is considering forgoing the rest of the regular-season games and jumping into the playoffs. The league would seed the top 16 teams regardless of conference, with the games taking place at Disney World. Adam Silver will present this plan to team owners on Friday, and the league would need 20 of 30 owners to agree in order to proceed. Read more here. On May 27, Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported the league is planning to allow players' family members to live in the "bubble" city. There will be a limited amount of family allowed in the city, and they will only arrive once the first wave of teams are eliminated from the postseason. The family members will have to follow the same safety measures as the players. Read more here.On May 27, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported the NBA is aiming to return in late July or early August. The plan is for teams to have a short "training camp" in their home cities, then travel to Orlando for scrimmages and to resume play. Read more here.On May 27, NBA Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo confirmed the 2020 induction ceremony will be postponed to 2021. The hope is that the ceremony will take place at some point in the spring. The 2020 class includes Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. Read more here.On May 28, Portland star Damian Lillard, who previously said he'd sit out if the Trail Blazers had no path to the postseason, threw his support behind a play-in tournament. Meanwhile, Rockets GM Daryl Morey backed "conference-less" seeding for any potential playoff plans. Read more here.On May 28, Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry said the NBA's Board of Governors could have a vote on how the league will resume the season next week. Lasry also confirmed Disney World is the front-runner to hold the remainder of the games. Read more here. Additionally, this long hiatus will also have a profound effect on the league's offseason. We already know the draft will be postponed — and hopefully take place in September — but free agency could also see changes. Along with a lowered salary cap, teams may also have work with a free-agency period that begins before the draft. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the league is considering starting free agency before the postponed draft. It will change teams' strategies and dynamics if they have their rosters set before the draft even begins. Read more here.On May 29, a poll of NBA GMs found that the majority of NBA teams support a playoff play-in format, along with an expanded field for any resumption of play. Later in the day, commissioner Adam Silver informed the league’s Board of Governors that July 31 is being targeted as a possible date to return, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Wojnarowski reported the league intends to vote on the return-to-play plan on Thursday, and it is expected to pass. Woj added 20 to 22 teams will be invited to resume the season in the Disney World "bubble." Read more here.Meanwhile, Hornets owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan is among those who feel there is no use in teams that are all but eliminated from playoff contention taking the floor again this year, citing player safety as the main reason. Read more here.On June 1, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe reported that small-market NBA teams are concerned that not playing any games until next season would have a major impact on their ability to develop players, land sponsorship deals and sell tickets.During NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s conference call with the Board of Governor’s on Friday, Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett delivered an emotional speech about the league needing to find ways to help smaller-market teams that may be left out of the resumption and thus go nine months — March to December — without any competitive games. Read more here.On June 2, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the league is eyeing Oct. 12 as the last possible date for Game 7 of the 2020 NBA Finals. Read more here.On June 3, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Adam Silver's plan consists of a 22-team playoff format. The NBA commissioner will propose the plan in a Board of Governors meeting Thursday and it will include details about the draft lottery and combine, which are expected to be held in August, sources told Charania.The remainder of the season will likely be played at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and will consist of the 16 teams currently in a playoff spot, six additional teams and include a play-in tournament for the eighth seed. Read more here.
On May 9, MLB team owners approved a plan that would feature an 82-game season beginning in July. The proposal included testing players and safety protocols. However, local health officials did not approve.There is also an issue with salary. On May 14, Blake Snell made waves for saying that he would not take a pay cut. Although his comments were controversial, big-name players such as Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado agreed.On May 21, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the MLBPA responded to the proposal. Among the MLBPA requests is an increase in testing as well as fewer restrictions in the clubhouse. Read more here. Sherman also reported that negotiations between the MLBPA and MLB appear to be getting ugly. In an internal memo, the players’ union feels the league is “railroading” players and using the media to spread misinformation. Over in the minor leagues, Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper reported on May 21 that the 2020 MiLB season is expected to be scrapped entirely. In the major leagues, the situation remains contentious, as money continues to be a sticking point. On May 25, Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic reported that players may be willing to defer their salary payments for the 2020 season. The MLBPA won’t agree to any further pay cuts. Deferring payments would solve the immediate issue of the lack of cash flow, but it could cause the same problem later on. Read more here. On May 26, team owners proposed a sliding scale regarding salary reductions. The league’s highest-paid players would take the biggest hit. A player making $35 million would get 44.3 percent of prorated pay. On the other end of the spectrum, a player making $563,500 would get 91.9 percent. If the season is going to be restarted in July, as is the hope, decisions need to be made quickly. As such, June 1 is said to be an “informal deadline” for both sides to finish negotiations.On May 27, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported that players are upset with the league's economic offer. Some players reportedly referred to the offer as "disrespectful," and they may not even submit a counter proposal. Read more here. This situation led to Marcus Stroman saying the 2020 is "not looking promising."The minor leagues continue to be devastated pandemic-halted season. On May 28, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported MLB teams are expected to cut more than 1,000 minor league players in a money-saving measure. Some team owners are able to save around $50,000 per month, which is peanuts compared to what they are losing by not coming to an agreement with the MLBPA on how to resume the season. Read more here. However, not everyone is taking this approach. Pitcher David Price has committed to paying $1,000 to each Dodgers minor league for the month of June. The Twins and Royals will pay minors players through August. Check out Kansas City manager Dayton Moore's reasoning here.As far as getting the major league season back, there hasn't been much progress as of May 29 — as the MLBPA and MLB did not exchange a proposal. The MLBPA is "weighing the timing and substance" for its response. That delay may be due to the union's demand for financial details from the league. The owners are justifying the players' substantial pay cuts by saying that the organizations are incurring a massive financial hit due to the shortened season and crowdless games. The union likely wants to make sure the owners' assessment is accurate. Read more here.The finances are such a concern that ESPN's Buster Olney reported on May 31 that there is a contingent of team owners who are "perfectly willing" to scrap the entire season in order to cut their monetary losses that would happen during a shortened season played without fans in attendance. There's no question negotiations have gone poorly thus far, but this would be an extreme outcome — as well as a bad look for the league and players during a time when many Americans are having difficulty surviving on far less money than what MLB players and personnel make. Read more here.However, there is still optimism that an agreement can be reached. After missing the initial "soft" deadline date to make a deal on how the resume the season (June 1), the league and players union have set new target dates: June 5-9. The fact of the matter is that both sides lose if there is no season, and resuming play on the weekend of July 4 is still possible. Read more here.Optimism grew on the evening of May 31, as the MLBPA submitted a counter-proposal. It would be a 114-game season that would take place from June 30 to October 31, preceded by a three-week training session. Players can opt out of participating in the season, but still get service time. Individuals who are in a "high-risk" group can opt out, get the service time and get paid. Check out the rest of the provisions here.Also on May 31, Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle announced that he and his teammates are contributing to a fund to pay minor leaguers in the Washington organization. Read more here.On June 1, the Washington Nationals backed away from a plan to cut minor leaguers’ weekly stipend after the team’s MLB roster publicly called out the decision. Nationals ownership originally intended to drop the weekly pay for minor leaguers from $400 to $300. It’s worth noting that, while the full stipend has been restored, Nationals minor leaguers have still not received any assurances that they will be paid beyond the end of June. Read more here.Also on June 1, Major League Baseball owners relayed are willing to grant a major concession to players in negotiations about playing the season — but there’s a major caveat. MLB intends to propose a shorter season in which they would pay players a full prorated share of their salaries, sources told ESPN. Read more here.On June 2, Karen Kasler of Ohio's Statehouse News Bureau tweeted that 1,146 Progressive Field employees have been impacted by "a notice of indefinite layoff." Kasler was unable to immediately answer what that could mean for the state of big-league baseball as of early June. Read more here.Also no June 2, during a radio interview with the “Burns and Gambo Show” on Tuesday, Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick said the league would not approve a plan that involves baseball being played in November. Read more here.On June 3, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that players aren't expected to return to facilities until training camp. Read more here.Also on June 3, the latest proposal from the players to team owners was for a 114-game season, but Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that it was rejected without a counter. Team owners want the season to be somewhere between 50 and 60 games, but players have reportedly informed the league that they will not agree to anything less than half a season, which would be 81 games. Read more here.After Major League Baseball turned down the MLBPA’s counterproposal for a 114-game season, the two sides were left back at square one in terms of negotiating. That has led to a significant decrease in optimism, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, who has heard from individuals on both sides who are increasingly doubtful that a deal will be completed. Read more here.
After suspending its season, the NHL set up a “Return to Play” committee, whose leading plan for the league to resume its season is to have a 24-team playoff by conference. As reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on May 20, the top four teams in each conference (as determined by their points percentage) would receive first-round byes; however, those teams would play in a three-game tourney in order to get some game action. The rest of the postseason would be “bracketed.” In the Eastern Conference, the top four teams are the Bruins, Lightning, Capitals and Flyers. Over in the Western Conference, the top four teams are the Blues, Avalanche, Golden Nights and Stars. When and where the NHL postseason would be played is still up in the air. Read more on the proposal here. On May 22, the NHLPA voted to proceed with further negotiations on the 24-team playoff plan. On May 26, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced a return-to-play plan. The league will forgo the remaining regular-season games and jump right into the postseason. The top 12 teams from both conferences (as determined by points percentages) will proceed, with the top four seeds from each conference participating in a round-robin tournament to determine seeding. The other teams will play in a best-of-five series to determine seeding. Each conference will play in its own “hub city.” Those cities have yet to be determined, but the league has narrowed it down to 10 potential locations, including Vegas, Chicago, Dallas and L.A. An exact date hasn’t been set to resume play, but the NHL is aiming to reopen facilities in early June and have small group workouts. Read more here.On May 27, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league would like to have a hub city in Canada to ensure that "Canadian clubs are well-represented" once play resumes. However, this idea does not come with difficulties. The Canadian government requires anyone entering the country to undergo a two-week isolation period. Read more here.On May 27, Bettman stated that the league hasn't eliminated the possibility for teams to play postseason games at their home arenas. Of course, this plan is contingent on coronavirus cases drastically improving in the coming months. Read more here. On May 27, Bettman announced details for roster breakdowns. Teams will be allowed to carry 28 players and unlimited goaltenders on their rosters, but organizations are limited to 50 personnel in the hub cities. Barring setbacks, training camp won't start until early July. Read more here.On May 28, we got a little bit of clarity regarding the league's return. Training camps will start on July 10 at the earliest. The training camps are expected to last three weeks, putting the resumption of the season around August 1. Read more here.On May 31, Daly gave us some insight on the safety protocols the league plans to install. Daly said there will be "rigorous daily testing" every night, with the results coming back before anyone has the opportunity to leave the hotel the next morning. If the NHL needs 25,000-35,000 tests at $125 a pop, this will be a costly endeavor for the league, but a worthwhile one. Read more here.
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The NFL has time on its side. While the pandemic has disrupted teams’ offseason programs, the regular season could kick off with limited disruption, comparatively speaking. However, the league is considering delaying the start of the season to October to prevent empty stadiums. It is estimated that each team would lose $100 million in revenue if teams are forced to play in empty stadiums.When the NFL released the 2020-21 schedule on May 9, it contained contingencies should games need to be canceled due to the pandemic. These include the ability to cancel Week 3 and 4 games, move the Week 1 and 2 matchups to the end of the season and cancel the Pro Bowl.On May 19, the NFL’s chief medical officer, Allen Sills, said he and the league “fully expect” to have positive coronavirus cases. As such, Sills says that there is still no timeline for players to return to team facilities, as “testing, test availability and test reliability” remain issues. The NFL currently isn’t allowing coaches back into facilities either. As not all states have loosened restrictions, the league does not want teams in locations with less strict rules to have an advantage over other organizations. Players having more time with their coaches could be seen as such.As far as safety measures during games are concerned, the NFL is looking into developing a helmet that contains a special face mask that would be modified with filters to help contain COVID-19 should a player have the virus.On May 22, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said the league expects to play with full stadiums but is considering contingency plans where stadiums would potentially be half-full. On May 26, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that minicamps could begin around June 15 to June 27. That would be a one- or two-week delay, respectively, of when minicamps usually begin. This would obviously push back training camp, which typically starts in late July. Getting minicamps going is great news, but the delay could cause a domino effect. The league would have to decide whether teams will get a shorter training camp, if preseason will get delayed a week or if a preseason game would get cut. Read more here.However, Browns center and NFL Players Association president JC Tretter immediately responded to Robinson’s report, saying that players have “not agreed to any reopening plan.” On May 27, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman reported that some referees are "contemplating" siting out the 2020-21 over safety concerns. Most refs are over the age of 50, which is considered a high-risk group. As most fans will remember, the replacement refs during the 2012 season caused a lot of problems for the league — mostly by disturbing play by getting calls wrong on the field. This is just another issue the NFL will have to deal with moving forward. Read more here.On May 28, reports surfaced that the NFL and NFLPA will discuss "sharing the pain" of lost revenues in 2020. As a result, the league could have a flat cap in 2021 to help mitigate the damages of lost money. Read more here. In addition, the NFL is extending the virtual offseason at least two more weeks. But to help teams transition from the virtual offseason into the next phase, Goodell said in a memo that coaches will be allowed in team facilities starting next week. Of course, the teams will still have to follow guidelines set by local authorities. Read more here.On June 2, NFL Media relayed that the league and players still need to come to an agreement on a new cap model before the 2020 season can even start. The NFL’s cap is tied in large part to its revenue stream. If games have to be played without fans in attendance this coming season, both financial aspects will be impacted big time. Read more here.The league also alerted teams they must remain at their own facilities for training camp. It's a noteworthy development because multiple teams tend to leave their local regions for summer camp. That includes the Dallas Cowboys heading to Southern California and the Carolina Panthers training in South Carolina. Read more here.On June 3, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said he has heard “from the league” that preseason games will proceed as scheduled. With uncertainty surrounding the start of minicamp and training camp, McDermott also said he would not rule out the preseason being extended. Read more here.
The TaylorMade Driving Relief gave us live on-course golf for the first time in more than two months, albeit without spectators. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson went against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff and raised money for charity.Going forward, the USGA announced on May 18 that qualifiers for the U.S. Open, scheduled in the U.S., Canada, Japan and England, would be canceled, citing traveling as well as testing rules as the main hang-ups. The U.S. Open was to take place on June 18-21 but it is now tentatively scheduled for Sept. 17-20, assuming a second wave doesn’t make that impossible. It has not yet been determined if fans will be allowed to attend.As it relates to travel, on May 20, English golfer Lee Westwood said that he would not be participating in PGA Tour events due to the two-week quarantines that are mandated after international travel. A day later, Australian golfer Adam Scott announced he wouldn’t be playing in PGA Tour events until July, citing concerns over adequate testing.On May 24, Americans got a taste of live golf, but it was in the form of a charity match. Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods took on Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson, with the former pairing coming out on top to raise millions of dollars for charity. On May 28, ESPN's Bob Harig confirmed that the PGA has canceled the 2020 John Deere Classic that was scheduled for July 9-12 at TPC Deere Run in Illinois. The Tour is looking to return to action on June 11 with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more here.On June 2, ESPN's Bob Harig wrote that Jack Nicklaus' Muirfield Village Golf Club, located outside of Columbus, Ohio, will host a tournament in place of the Classic July 9-12. A full field of 156 players will be invited to participate in the event. Spectators will not be welcomed. Read more here.On June 3, the fate of the Ryder Cup will be decided later this month, chief executive officer Keith Pelley told the McKellar Journal podcast. The Ryder Cup is still scheduled to be played from Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite the schedule disruption from the coronavirus pandemic, but that could change. Read more here.
NASCAR returned on May 17 with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The race, which was won by Kevin Harvick, featured increased safety measures, including social distancing, limited team members and temperature checks. The event drew over 6.3 million viewers. The Xfinity Series resumed on May 21 in Darlington. Chase Briscoe won the race.On June 1, Sports Business Journal's Adam Stern reported NASCAR executives recently had discussions about allowing fans to return to the stands as early as June. Stern cites Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway as tracks that could be among the first to welcome fans (in a limited capacity) back to the stands. Read more here.
NCAA president Mark Emmert announced on May 9 that there won’t be fall sports if universities don’t allow students on campus, saying that student-athletes deserve the same safety as other students.On May 12, California State University announced campuses would remain closed through the fall semester, suggesting football is in jeopardy. San Jose State and San Diego State are among universities whose campuses will be closed in the fall. Dr. Anthony Fauci echoed those sentiments, saying that he didn’t see students on campuses this fall as a possibility. However, that same day, ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum said ADs and coaches expect a college football season to happen.On May 20, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported that the NCAA would allow football and basketball players back on campuses starting June 1. The universities are tasked with ensuring the students’ safety as well as testing. Read more here.On May 22, the University of Alabama in Huntsville announced it would be eliminating its hockey and men’s and women’s tennis programs due to financial problems caused by the pandemic.On June 2, Notre Dame announced that the game vs. Navy scheduled to take place in Ireland has been moved to Maryland. At this point, it’s not yet known whether the game will even go on as planned. Everything remains up in the air as it relates to the start of the 2020 college football season. Read more here.In addition, South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin announced via the university's website that he tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered. Read more here.Later in the day, Oklahoma State star linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga said that he tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a protest in Tulsa. Read more here.On June 3, five of Oklahoma State’s players have now tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, freshmen that were expected to arrive on Tuesday were told to stay at home, reports SiriusXM’s Gabe Ikard. Read more here.In addition, just two days after Marshall University announced two of its athletes tested positive for the coronavirus, another athlete will now be quarantined due to COVID-19. Marshall already started to take steps to isolate the two student-athletes and a university employee who tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week.At this time, health officials do not believe the cases are related and all four people to test positive for the virus are asymptomatic. Read more here.
Wimbledon, originally scheduled for June 29 to July 12, was canceled for the first time in 75 years. On April 20, Novak Djokovic said he was opposed to a coronavirus vaccination that would be mandatory to play and travel. Rival Rafael Nadal said that Djokovic “will have to be vaccinated” if he wants to play. However, Nadal is not optimistic about tennis in 2020. He said on May 5 that he believes this year’s tennis is “lost” and that he is instead focusing on 2021.On May 19, the USTA released guidelines for how players should return to the court. Like in any sport, due to the hiatus, players could be more susceptible to injury. The organization recommends “players ease their way back into play” before participating in any competition.On June 2, as the United States Tennis Association ponders proposals for how New York can host the 2020 US Open during the uncontrolled and unpredictable virus outbreak, one plan mentioned by Christopher Clarey of the New York Times on Tuesday involves the USTA relocating a tournament just for this year. Read more here.
WrestleMania 36 still took place, airing April 4-5 and featuring NFL star Rob Gronkowski.On April 15, WWE was forced to lay off wrestlers as a money-saving measure due to the pandemic. Luke Gallows, Heath Slater and Eric Young were among the cuts. WWE continues to record and air events but without fans in attendance. The events are recorded in Florida, as the state deemed sporting events to be “essential businesses.” Coincidentally, Linda McMahon’s super PAC announced major spending in the state.The AEW also continues to tape and broadcast live matches. The organization moved to Florida and conducts matches from an amphitheater in Jacksonville. Ahead of “Dynamite” on May 6, all wrestlers and personnel were given COVID-19 tests, and everyone tested negative.On May 21, AEW vice president and in-ring talent Cody Rhodes said in the event of a positive test, the organization would not shut down production.
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After suspending fights through May 2, UFC 249 took place in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 9. However, the event didn’t go off without a hitch. Less than 24 hours before UFC 249 was scheduled to begin, Ronaldo Souza, along with two of his cornermen, tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to pull out of the bout. Souza was to fight Uriah Hall.UFC implemented safety protocols, including fighting without fans in attendance. Although fans were happy to get live sports back, The New York Times reported that UFC broke its own rules that evening, including not following social distancing guidelines and not wearing gloves or masks. On May 19, Dana White came out swinging, accusing the NYT and other media of trying to “sabotage” UFC for holding events during the pandemic.On May 20, White told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the UFC would be holding an event on May 30 in Sin City. However, the state of Nevada is not yet open for athletic competitions. The Nevada State Athletic Commission would have to approve this plan for UFC to move forward with it.On May 23, MMA Junkie reported the UFC is targeting June 27 as the date for the Vegas fight. It would be a lightweight bout, with No. 3-ranked Dustin Poirier taking on No. 5-ranked Dan Hooker. On top of local restrictions, the UFC would have to deal with international travel restrictions, as Hooker is from New Zealand. Read more here.On May 26, MMA Junkie reported that the UFC would be beefing up safety measures. Among the increased rules would be more stringent testing protocols. Fighters and other personnel would be tested immediately upon arriving at their hotels and would be forced to self-isolate until the results came back. Provided they test negative, they will remain isolated until leaving for the event. On May 27, White announced the NSAC has approved the UFC to host two events in Las Vegas. The events are scheduled to take place on May 30 and June 6 at the UFC's Apex Arena. Read more here.
Although Mike Tyson has not boxed professionally in around 15 years, Iron Mike said on May 21 that he would be willing to take on Evander Holyfield in a charity bout. Tyson infamously bit off part of Holyfield's ear when they fought in 1997. Read more here, and check out Holyfield's response.On May 26, Tyson Fury said he was offered an exhibition fight against Iron Mike that would raise money for charity. A 31-year-old Fury versus his 53-year-old namesake? Yes, please. But unfortunately, Fury said that nothing "materialized" from the talks. Read more here.On May 27, the Associated Press reported Top Rank Boxing got the greenlight to return to Las Vegas, with the organization intending to hold multiple events on June 9 and 11 at the MGM Grand. Read more here.On May 28, SI's Chris Mannix reported the third installment of Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will be postponed. The fight was originally scheduled for September 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, but the promoters did not want the bout to go on unless fans can attend. Canelo won their first fight, but the second bout came to a draw. Read more here.
2020 Summer Olympics
The 2020 Summer Games were set to take place in Tokyo July 24 through Aug. 9. but now are tentatively scheduled for July 23 through Aug. 8, 2021. The sad truth is that no one knows what the world will look like a year from now and whether the games can take place then either.On April 28, Tokyo Games president Yoshiro Mori said these Olympics would be canceled entirely if they can’t take place on the new date. Read more about this here.On May 20, IOC president Thomas Bach echoed those sentiments, saying, “You cannot have the athletes being in uncertainty,” according to the BBC.
On May 19, MLS announced the cancellation of the All-Star Game, Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup. On May 27, ESPN's Jeff Carlisle reported MLS is eyeing a return-to-play tournament in Orlando. MLS started to allow teams to resume training so long as they followed local guidelines. MLS is considering allowing teams to stay in their home cities until June 21, then travel to Orlando for the tourney. Read more here. On May 27, the National Women's Soccer League announced it will return to play with the NWSL Challenge Cup, which will take place from June 27 to July 26 in Utah. Every team will play in a 25-game tournament in empty stadiums. Read more here.On May 30, Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal of The Athletic reported the MLS Players Association approved a return-to-play plan that will be sent to team owners. Under the plan, players would fly to Orlando on June 24, undergo a two-week training camp, compete in a three-game group stage, then knockout rounds. However, an agreement on player pay cuts is not included in the plan and must still be negotiated. Read more here.On June 1, Major League Soccer reportedly sent a counter-offer to the MLSPA and wants a decision by Tuesday or the league will sanction a lockout, according to NBC Sports' Joe Prince-Wright. According to Jeff Carlisle of ESPN. MLS says it's already given the MLSPA its best offer and are hesitant to budge. Read more here.After the MLS owners threatened a lockout, The Athletic's Paul Tenorio reported that all MLS players agreed to skip voluntary practice sessions on Monday. Tenorio added that owners were using the current sports landscape to alter the collective bargaining agreement between the two sides past 2020. Read more here.On June 2, former player and current ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman and Jeff Carlisle of ESPN both reported the two sides are close to avoiding a work stoppage. Read more here.On June 3, MLS and the MLS Players Association agreed to terms for an amended collective bargaining agreement that will likely include a July return to action. All 26 clubs could report to the Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World by June 24, and there will be a tournament held in Orlando. Read more here.
On May 18, the Premier League announced that clubs are allowed to resume training with increased safety protocols, an important step. However, on May 22 former English soccer player and current pundit Jamie Redknapp said that many players may decide not to train, out of safety. However, if soccer returns in England, it will do so without fans. On May 18, it was reported that the Premier League could play in empty stadiums for the next year. On May 19, the Premier League announced a total of six cases of COVID-19 across 20 clubs out of 748 tested players and staff members.Over in Germany, the Bundesliga restarted on May 16. Typical safety protocols are in place, and the teams play in empty stadiums, which pipe in sound to mimic crowds for the television audience. On May 28, the Premier League's "Project Restart" was approved, and the EPL will pick back up June 17. On that date, Aston Villa will face Sheffield United, and Manchester City will play against Arsenal. Read more here and check out the resumed schedule here.The same day the Premier League announced it will return amid the coronavirus pandemic on June 17 with a pair of fixtures, Italy sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora confirmed his country's top-flight competition, Serie A, is set to resume play on June 20. Read more here.On May 28, the Austrian Bundesliga penalized club LASK for violating social distancing guidelines. LASK was docked 12 points and fined €75,000. The other teams in the league felt LASK was creating an unfair advantage for itself by conducting full training sessions, against league rules, while the rest of the clubs were following the protocols. LASK was previously in first place in league standings, but the points reduction knocked the club down to second. Read more here.On May 29, Spain's National Sports Council announced La Liga will officially return to action on June 11. Matches will be played behind closed doors as outlined by the league's health and safety protocols. Read more here.In addition, Miguel Delaney of The Independent reported that UEFA intends to complete all Champions League and Europa League fixtures in August leading up to those two Finals. Delaney added the Champions League Final could be moved from Istanbul because Turkey's capital won't earn a return on investment for a Final that will be played behind closed doors and without fans due to the virus outbreak.Hours after Delaney's story dropped, Tariq Panja of the New York Times confirmed Instanbul won't host the Final. Panja added that "a number of alternative venues" are being considered by UEFA, that a decision regarding the two European tournaments may not be made until June 17, and that Istanbul could be awarded a future UCL Final once supporters are welcomed back to stadiums. Read more here.On May 29, Sky Sports News reported the FA Cup quarterfinals are tentatively scheduled for the weekend of June 27-28, with the Final planned for Saturday, August 1. Venues and kickoff times for the quarterfinals weren't announced. The semifinal matches and Final will occur at Wembley Stadium. It's believed all games will occur behind closed doors and without supporters. Read more here.On June 2, John Percy of The Telegraph explained that teams can schedule exhibition warmups versus other clubs as long as sides from England's top-flight travel no more than 90 minutes from home stadiums, players agree to drive to and from venues in their personal vehicles, and they arrive to games in their full kits and ready to perform. Read more here.On June 3, Sky Sports reported that the English Premier League recently conducted 1,197 coronavirus tests among players, managers and other personnel leading up to the June 17 resumption of the season halted in March due the pandemic.Tottenham Hotspur were responsible for the only positive as part of the league's latest round of testing. Read more here.
On April 3, the WNBA announced it would be postponing training camp and the 2020 season, which was supposed to begin on May 15. The WNBA draft occurred on schedule on April 17, and Sabrina Ionescu was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the New York Liberty. The WNBA paid tribute to Gianna Bryant, Payton Chester and Alyssa Altobelli, naming them honorary draft picks.On May 1, The New York Times’ Kevin Draper reported MGM Resorts in Las Vegas offered to host the WNBA season.On May 15, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said she was hopeful that a season could take place in some form. Like the NBA, the WNBA is considering playing the games in one central location, although, Engelbert said it was unlikely the league would play in the same city as other sports. On May 19, the Associated Press’ Doug Feinberg reported the WNBA was requiring teams to cut their rosters to 12 players by May 26. That roster cut typically occurs before the start of the regular season. It is a cost-saving measure designed to ensure that players who remain on rosters are able to get paid by June 1. (Cut players will not get paid, but they will still receive medical benefits through the month of June.)On May 23, Yahoo Sports’ Keith Smith reported Disney World would “be happy” to host the WNBA’s season. Disney World, incidentally, is the front-runner to host the remaining NBA games.
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KBO games are being aired on ESPN so that American audiences can get their baseball fix. Major League Baseball fans likely recognize some KBO players, as several are former MLB players who are now playing in Korea. Opening Day was May 5, and all games take place without fans in attendance. The league has implemented stringent safety guidelines: Umpires and coaches must wear masks; players may not sign autographs, high-five or use chewing tobacco; players wear gloves in the training facilities; and all players and personnel must get their temperature checked before going into the stadium. Of course, these are preventative measures. If a player or staffer should test positive for COVID-19, the league will halt play for three weeks.Aside from KBO providing relief for sports-starved fans, MLB will likely be watching the Koreans to see what safety measures can be implemented in North America. More information on KBO can be found here.Another overseas league will start soon, as Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan has set June 19 as its Opening Day, and teams can begin training June 2. The league was supposed to start in March. Although Japanese fans can't attend games, the league has found a way to help them connect with their teams. On May 27, Jack Tarrant of Reuters reported Nippon is developing an app called the Remote Cheerer, which will let fans root for their teams. Tarrant explains fans' reactions will "reverberate around the stadium in real time, transmitted by giant loudspeakers." It's a creative approach that will also let players know their fans are thinking of them. Read more here.On June 3, Jason Coskrey of the Japan Times revealed two players on the Yomiuri Giants have tested positive for COVID-19. Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball resumed exhibition play this week as it prepares for its new June 19 start date. Read more here.
While the pandemic is having a negative effect on the sports world, it’s been business as usual for eSports and gaming. Participants can easily play while maintaining social distancing guidelines since gaming takes place online. In fact, eSports has been flourishing.On May 4, Texas A&M head eSports coach Travis Yang told KSAT.com that there has been a “noticeable increase” in gamers and tournaments as people were forced to stay at home.Esports’ popularity has experienced an uptick on both sides of the remote, as CNBC’s Bob Woods reported on May 19 that streaming website Twitch experienced a “23% surge in viewership in March,” coinciding with the time frame when much of the country started to stay home.
On May 28, the Boston Marathon originally scheduled for April 20 that was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic was canceled and converted into a virtual experience. It's the first time in 124 years the Marathon won't run. Read more here.
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