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Oilers' Colby Cave, 25, dies after suffering brain bleed Oilers' Colby Cave, 25, dies after suffering brain bleed
- April 11, 2020

The NHL club confirmed Cave's death on Saturday with a statement from his family: "Our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more". Canadian forward Cave was signed by the Boston Bruins as a rookie before making the switch to the Oilers at the start of 2019. The team called him an "awesome person". (more...)
Donovan Mitchell Reluctant To Repair Relationship With Rudy Gobert 'Doesn't Appear Salvageable' Donovan Mitchell Reluctant To Repair Relationship With Rudy Gobert 'Doesn't Appear Salvageable'
- April 11, 2020

Mitchell tested positive by the following day, and soon, there were reports of frustration coming out of the Jazz locker room after Gobert had been " careless " leading up to his diagnosis, according to ESPN . Depending on when the National Basketball Association resumes play, they could be closer to the end than the beginning, all as unforeseen as the coronavirus pandemic at the start of this, Utah's most promising season in years. (more...)
Ex-Seton Hall star set to be Chicago Bulls VP Ex-Seton Hall star set to be Chicago Bulls VP
- April 11, 2020

Karnisovas had big roles in Denver taking two-time All-Star centre Nikola Jokic in the second round of the 2014 draft with the 41st overall pick, as well as recent lottery selections Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Reinsdorf completed an initial round of virtual meetings on Wednesday after an interview former Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox, sources said. According to Shams Charania , the Bulls hired Pelicans' executive JJ Polk as an assistant general manager . (more...)
Gauthier climbs National Hockey League draft ranking Gauthier climbs National Hockey League draft ranking
- April 11, 2020

If selected first overall, Lafreniere would become the first Quebec-born player taken No. 1 since Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury in 2003 and first Canadian-born player to be taken with the first overall pick since Edmonton captain Connor McDavid in 2015. (more...)
Messi denies paying for Ronaldinho’s bail, Inter link Messi denies paying for Ronaldinho’s bail, Inter link
- April 11, 2020

Messi has reiterated his desire to remain at Camp Nou. Ronaldinho has been in prison in Paraguay since March 6, having been found to have entered the country with his brother with fake passports. Sport Mediaset go on to suggest that if there was not even the slightest of chances of a move happening, it is unlikely that former Inter president Massimo Moratti would have suggested signing him was no longer an impossible dream. (more...)
'Test all players for virus' before English season restart 'Test all players for virus' before English season restart
- April 11, 2020

The EFL, which oversees the three divisions beneath the Premier League - the Championship, League One and League Two -, additionally stated matches could also be held with out followers in attendance. "You do not get the end-product or working together if you just send a letter out without actually taking their advice or thoughts". "We're not really going to see more accurate forecasting about when we can get on the pitch until the end of April" he said. (more...)
James hopes Lakers can rekindle revival season James hopes Lakers can rekindle revival season
- April 11, 2020

Whether it's shooting hoops with his teenage sons, enjoying tea with his daughter, or posting a viral TikTok dance, the James clan has been spending some quality time together. "He wants to make sure the players are safe before they come back", Johnson said. That said, an unfinished season could weigh on him for some time. (more...)
Wimbledon to cash in US$141M insurance claim Wimbledon to cash in US$141M insurance claim
- April 11, 2020

Had Wimbledon only postponed the 2020 tournament , it would not have been eligible to collect that money. Wimbledon organizers will receive a massive insurance payout after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the major tennis tournament. (more...)
Ex-Ranger Hamilton Indicted, Accused of Beating Daughter, 14 Ex-Ranger Hamilton Indicted, Accused of Beating Daughter, 14
- April 11, 2020

A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on April 6. He pleaded not guilty on October 31 after turning himself in and being released on $35,000 bond according to the Star Telegram . In Texas, Hamilton immediately commenced a stretch of five straight all-star appearances, with his MVP award earned for a 2010 campaign in which he led the Rangers to the first of back-to-back World Series berths while pacing the AL with a.359 batting average and a 1.044 OPS. (more...)
Six Barcelona directors quit, throwing club into crisis Six Barcelona directors quit, throwing club into crisis
- April 11, 2020

Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas - two of the club's four vice-presidents - have stepped down from their posts, as have directors Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia and Maria Teixidor. There was no immediate reaction from Barcelona or Bartomeu. Rousaud had been appointed as a club vice-president in January and was seen as a leading candidate to succeed Bartomeu, who can not stand again when the presidential elections come round next year. (more...)
Drew Brees Turns Down ESPN Broadcast Job, Will Sign With NBC Sports Drew Brees Turns Down ESPN Broadcast Job, Will Sign With NBC Sports
- April 11, 2020

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post dropped the news on Friday that he had turned that deal down and will be signing with NBC Sports instead. According to the Post, NBC plans to develop Brees as the potential successor to current National Football League game analyst Cris Collinsworth. (more...)
Jadon Sancho 'very open' to Man United switch/Juan Mata praises Dortmund star Jadon Sancho 'very open' to Man United switch/Juan Mata praises Dortmund star
- April 11, 2020

Sancho is in fine form this season having scored 14 goals and provided 15 assists in 23 Bundesliga appearances, while in the Champions League he has been directly involved in four goals in eight games. Sancho has been on United's radar for quite some time now but while a move looked impossible in the past, all the signs are pointing to a likely summer transfer. (more...)
XFL Lays Off All Employees, League On Its Death Bed XFL Lays Off All Employees, League On Its Death Bed
- April 10, 2020

It is the successor to the original XFL that ran for a single season in 2001. Initially, the XFL expressed confidence that it would return in 2021, but McMahon might be forced to close up shop on the XFL for a second time. The XFL got off to a strong start in terms of TV rankings, but as the weeks went on, the interest in the league dropped. The League's day to day operations are suspended , and while they're committed to making 2021 happen, we're not sure when they will be ramping back up. (more...)
Swiss misses Wimbledon but urges support for frontline workers Swiss misses Wimbledon but urges support for frontline workers
- April 10, 2020

Here's the deal. the head of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) had mentioned the policy last week - saying they were "fortunate" to have bought it when they had the chance. "The insurers, the brokers and everybody involved have been excellent to work with so far, but there's still a lot of work to do". As per a report, the 2020 Wimbledon was supposed to generate more than $300 million in revenue. (more...)
Solskjaer: Man United can 'exploit' transfer market after coronavirus shutdown Solskjaer: Man United can 'exploit' transfer market after coronavirus shutdown
- April 10, 2020

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paul Pogba is reportedly planning to capitalize on a Federation Internationale de Football Association ruling which has opened a loophole for him to force a controversial exit at Manchester United . I don't know. [Ruud] van Nistelrooy. Solskjaer was also quick to move on players who weren't deemed crucial such as Antonio Valencia or Ander Herrera . (more...)
Southampton becomes first Premier League club to defer players' pay Southampton becomes first Premier League club to defer players' pay
- April 10, 2020

Southampton also said they would not be using the government scheme to pay the salaries of other employees. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has announced an initiative called #PlayersTogether which will directly aid the NHS and associated charities. (more...)
Jose Mourinho In Trouble After Breaking COVID-19 Rules Jose Mourinho In Trouble After Breaking COVID-19 Rules
- April 10, 2020

Mourinho issued a statement accepting he was wrong to hold a one-to-one session with the France global after images emerged of the pair flouting the guidelines set out by the Government to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. 'It is vital we all play our part and follow government advice to support our heroes in the NHS and save lives'. The Metropolitan Police confirmed they received no complaints about Mourinho or his players but urged "everyone to respect the social-distancing guidelines". (more...)
Leafs lock up Russian forward Alexander Barabanov for next season Leafs lock up Russian forward Alexander Barabanov for next season
- April 10, 2020

Barabanov has appeared in 262 career KHL games, all with SKA, registering 137 points (62 goals, 75 assists). "But one of the other things that we like most about him is his ability to make plays under pressure and his ability to win pucks, protect pucks when people come after him, and (he) uses his strength to be able to do that". (more...)
Texans trade with Rams for WR Brandin Cooks Texans trade with Rams for WR Brandin Cooks
- April 10, 2020

After just a year in New England, Cooks was dealt to Los Angeles for another first-round pick. The 5-foot, 10-inch, first-round pick out of Oregon State in the 2014 draft was with New Orleans his first three years before making consecutive trips to the Super Bowl, although neither were successful. (more...)
Dana White finally caves and calls off UFC 249 Dana White finally caves and calls off UFC 249
- April 10, 2020

A strong card was assembled but the big event is now null and void until normality resumes. According to the report, the UFC was prepared to move ahead, but "things were taken out of control" of UFC president Dana White . Evidently, ESPN/Disney decided the show won't go on, and they're the ones paying the UFC a lot of money to broadcast content. "I'm going to make things right with the people who were willing to step up and fight". (more...)

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