World Wübbenhorst leads the first training session of Sportfreunde Lotte
NFL aiming for salary cap solution by training camp
Fanless games could have a devastating impact on the NFL's overall budget, which could then in turn have a significant impact on the salary cap.While the salary cap number is not determined until March, the league is shooting to solve this dilemma by the time training camps open, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com tweets. This would do well to help teams manage their longer-term situations.
Germany is very close to winning the title at the eight-nation tournament eFootball Play x Unite. In the group finals, the DFB duo defeated the selection from Poland on Friday evening thanks to another strong performance by Michael 'MegaBit' Bittner 5-3 in the overall accounts.
A 2-0 from Werder Bremen's eSport star ultimately secured Germany's entry into the tournament finals. Bittner defended concentrated in his encounter and hardly allowed any chances from Poland's Gracjan 'El Polako' Golebiewski. Thanks to two goals in the first half, he never came under serious pressure. His victory followed a 3: 3 by team-mate Umut 'Umut' Gültekin and decided accordingly on the outcome of the group final.
NFLPA recommends canceling all 2020 preseason games
Of course, the NFL has full authority over whether to schedule preseason games or not, and it’s unclear whether the league will consider the union’s recommendation. As Breer points out, teams would lose out on gate revenue — if fans are allowed in stands, which is a dubious proposition — and local TV money. Plus, the NFL Network usually sees its highest ratings in August, so cancelling the preseason slate altogether would be a tough pill to swallow.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools.
"I have to praise him. He made it very strong and brought us home at the end of the day," Gültekin Bittner boasted after the final whistle. However, the performance of the Hamburg player was also decisive: the draw against the more experienced and supposedly better international player of the two Poles, Damian 'Damie' Augustyniak, gave 'MegaBit' a decent starting position for the second leg.
The roles had been reversed in the previous round. Bittner had played a draw against England and 'Umut' made it through to victory. This pattern already runs through the entire tournament: No one has yet completely failed. Instead, one of the two FIFA professionals always plays solidly, while the other shoots Germany to victory.
Who follows in the tournament finals?
Germany will face the last encounter at eFootball Play x Unite 2020 on July 22nd. The opponent for the final, however, has not yet been determined, as Group B will only start playing on July 13th. For their part, Sweden, Belgium, Portugal and Italy are competing for the final to face the DFB doubles on the virtual pitch and to claim the first title of the new national competition.
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Kansas suspends workouts after 12 football players test positive for COVID-19 .
In the statement, the university said it will require every football player and staff member to self-quarantine for 14 days, following the CDC’s guidelines.Kansas’ athletic department announced Friday that it is suspending voluntary workouts for the football team indefinitely after 12 players tested positive for COVID-19.