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Sport Report: MLB schedule approved by MLBPA, to be announced next week

21:55  02 july  2020
21:55  02 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: MLBPA leaders likely to vote against MLB 60-game proposal

  Report: MLBPA leaders likely to vote against MLB 60-game proposal What happens next? The expectation within the game is that commissioner Rob Manfred will simply set a schedule, which is likely to be brief.According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the players union’s executive subcommittee is expected to vote against the proposal, and it may do so unanimously. Of the eight player representatives, only Daniel Murphy is believed to be considering a yes vote. The larger population of MLB players is also believed to oppose the deal.

Baseball fans longing to circle dates on calendars will have to wait until after the July 4 holiday.

MLB's official schedule will be released next week. © Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports MLB's official schedule will be released next week.

On Thursday, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported that the league will announce the fixtures for the 60-game campaign played amid the coronavirus pandemic next week. Heyman added that the MLB Players Association has already approved of the schedule.

As noted Wednesday when reports emerged that the St. Louis Cardinals are replacing the New York Yankees for the Aug. 13 Field of Dreams game versus the Chicago White Sox, it's believed teams will only play opponents from similar regional divisions across both leagues.

ESPN’s Doris Burke opens up about COVID-19 struggle, NBA’s resumption concerns

  ESPN’s Doris Burke opens up about COVID-19 struggle, NBA’s resumption concerns When asked about the challenges the NBA will face as it attempts to mount a comeback next month, Burke didn’t mince words.“The thing that I felt the most was fatigue and headache,” Burke said about having coronavirus. “So for a good stretch of the first two weeks of that, I was just thinking I had a bad flu, because my symptoms were not aligning with what was being told were the main symptoms — the shortness of breath, the pressure on the chest — I didn’t have those scary symptoms. So for a good stretch of time, I didn’t think I had it. But then I finally decided to get tested.

Heyman added that MLB intends to announce on Friday how many individuals tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning to their clubs for spring training 2.0 sessions.

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2020 minor league baseball season canceled

  2020 minor league baseball season canceled Minor League Baseball’s effort to defend its member teams was greatly imperiled by the global pandemic. Public attention, for good reason, has been elsewhere, and minor league teams have experienced a more or less complete halt to revenue. A resumption of play might have helped. There were times when it seemed plausible, but any hope dissipated over recent weeks. Even as MLB and its players haggled over the terms for a big league resumption, a ramp-up of virus transmission in many parts of the United States served to increase the already great logistical challenges to a MiLB season.We’ll see how the broader picture turns out.

Multiple Blues players test positive for COVID-19 .
While the NHL isn’t identifying who has tested positive for the coronavirus or which team(s) they play on, it appears that the Blues have been hit by the virus. Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports (subscription required) that multiple players have tested positive and their identities have not been disclosed. As a result, the team has closed their practice facility through the weekend with the hopes of reopening on Monday. © William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports Some of the St. Louis Blues players have tested positive for COVID-19.

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