Sport Unvaccinated NBA players will remain ineligible to play in Toronto for 2022-23 season, per report
Heat had 'internal' discussions about including Bam Adebayo in a possible deal for Nets' Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant requested a trade from the Nets back on June 30. At the time, Miami was one of several teams reportedly on Durant's "wish list.""A party familiar with the Heat's approach told the Sun Sentinel that while there has been internal consideration of the team utilizing Bam Adebayo as a trade component, at least one influential member of the organization has shot down the notion," Windermann wrote.
For the second straight season, NBA players who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to play against thein Canada, . Teams were sent a memo of the news Monday afternoon. These guidelines are similar to what MLB teams are dealing with as a handful of players over last season has been required to stay home while their team travels north of the border to play against the Toronto Blue Jays.
For the NBA, this is the latest COVID-19 policy that it will be keeping intact for the upcoming season. It was recently reported the NBA for the players for the second straight season, and will leave those mandates up to the cities each team plays in. Last season both San Francisco and New York City had vaccine mandates that required players of the , and to all be vaccinated. But ahead of the 2022-23, neither of those cities has vaccine mandates in place any longer. While mandates across the U.S. may not be a factor next season, players who are unvaccinated will still be required to undergo periodic testing throughout the season.
Charles Barkley sets deadline for getting an offer to join LIV Golf
Charles Barkley said that he won't join the Saudi Arabia-funded golf league if he doesn't have an offer by this Thursday. "When I leave New Jersey Thursday night, when I leave the golf course (#LIV Pro-AM), if I don't have an offer in hand, it's over."-Charles Barkley sets a deadline for an offer from #LIV pic.twitter.com/hfPdZPzGHc— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) July 25, 2022 Barkley has been expectedly candid about his desire to be part of the LIV Golf experience and said he met up with LIV Golf chief Greg Norman about joining.
As far as the mandate requiring players to be vaccinated to play in Canada, not many players were impacted by that rule last season, but it did become a factor in the playoffs. When theplayed against the Raptors in the first round, Matisse Thybulle was unable to play in three of those games because he was unvaccinated. As a key role player for the Sixers, it's not an ideal situation to be in, especially in the postseason.
Nets guard Kyrie Irving was another player impacted by Canada's vaccine mandate, and missed a regular-season game in March while Brooklyn visited Toronto. Irving was a more extreme case in this instance, as he was ineligible to also play in home games for Brooklyn given New York City's vaccine mandate. It wasn't until there were eight games left in the regular season that New York City lifted its vaccine mandate making Irving eligible to play in home games at Barclays Center.
In cases like Thybulle and Irving, they will again be required to stay behind when their teams travel to Toronto if they remain unvaccinated. But for the vast majority of the league this won't be an issue as 97 percent of the players have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Hernández HR, Blue Jays halt Guardians' 6-game win streak .
TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning, Matt Chapman also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 2-1 Saturday, halting the Guardians' season-high winning streak at six. Hernández and Chapman both connected off Guardians starter Triston McKenzie, who has lost three of his past four decisions. McKenzie (8-9) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. extended his career-best hitting streak to 22 games with a double in the first as the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak. He has the longest active hitting streak in the majors.