National Sports

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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Virtual Off-Season

The virtual offseason is underway for the Minnesota Vikings. Since the NF-L is not allowing in-person training at team facilities, the Vikings’ coaching staff is meeting with players through virtual, on-line meetings to make sure everyone is on the same page and understanding the playbook and other things about the team. Rookies and young players…

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No Spectators

The 2020 National Football League Draft begins tonight. It will be a fully virtual draft amid the ongoing coronavirus. Teams will make their picks from remote sites and N-F-L Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the picks from his New York City home. The Minnesota Vikings currently hold the 22nd and 25th picks in round one…

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Baseball To Furlough

Major League Baseball is offering financial relief to each of its 30 clubs. The Athletic reports commissioner Rob Manfred will inform teams today that Uniform Employee Contracts will be suspended. That will allow teams to furlough employees or reduce their pay starting next month.

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N-F-L draft week

It is N-F-L Draft week. The league will conduct this year’s draft virtually starting with the first round on Thursday night. Team personnel and commissioner Roger Goodell will all be working from home, with a shared T-V broadcast. The Vikings currently hold the 22nd and 25th overall picks in round one. Needs appear to include…

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