National Sports

Lifts Prohibition

The N-C-A-A’s Division One Council has lifted the prohibition of on-campus workouts for athletes in football, men’s and women’s basketball effective June 1st The vote was taken Wednesday to lift the rule first put in place two months ago. Some schools had reportedly been targeting a June Vt resumption date even before the N-C-A-A vote.…

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Plan Tomorrow

Commissioner Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball attorneys plan to present an economic plan to the union by tomorrow, “U-S-A Today” reports. The owners reportedly want a 50-50 revenue split with the players if games are played with no fans. The Players Association can spend the Memorial Day weekend mulling the offer to strategize a…

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Sort Thru Issues

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren says he continues to work with the league’s administrators to address several issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the next two months are important in putting a plan together to make sure students are safe to return to campus, whenever that decision is made. He says the…

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N-F-L news

The “Rooney Rule” is the focus as N-F-L owners meet virtually today. “The N-F-L Network” reports teams will be required to interview at least two outside minority candidates for a head coaching position and at least one for a coordinator job if the proposal is approved, as expected. Owners are also expected to vote today…

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‘Nopening’ Day

The independent league St. Paul Saints minor league baseball team has pushed the start of its season into July, but that hasn’t stopped the creative club from offering a virtual opening day on Tuesday, May 19th, which it is calling “Nopening Day.” The on-line “Nopening Day” will honor last year’s championship team, include a televised…

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N-B-A Gearing Up

A number of the N-B-A’s best players reportedly took part in a private conference call Monday to discuss resuming the 2019-20 season. According to Yahoo Sports, Chris Paul, the Players Association President, organized the call that included LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. The group was…

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Baseball Return?

Major League Baseball yesterday made an opening presentation to the players’ union on terms to start the corononavirus-delayed season and did not include an economic proposal. The electronic meeting of M-L-B and the players’ association lasted around three-and-a-half-hours and consisted of baseball officials explaining their view of the economics and science and logistics of starting…

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Good Road Team

If the N-B-A season is finally completed by playing all games at neutral sites like Orlando and Las Vegas, that’s not all bad for the Milwaukee Bucks. Coach Mike Budenhoizer’s team was 25-and-9 on the road, playing three of those games without Giannis Antetokounmpo. Only the L-A Lakers were better. The Philadelphia 76ers would be…

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Next Two Months

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren says the league continues to gather health and safety information and other important data as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shut down sports. Warren, who took over his duties in January, says the next two to three months of data gathering will be critical in the near-term future plans of…

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No International Games

The N-F-L has decided it won’t play any international games during the 2020 season. The full schedule will be released Thursday evening. Five games had been set up for London and Mexico City, but the league is blaming the coronavirus pandemic for the decision to bring those contests back to the U-S. The Jacksonville Jaguars…

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