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Coronavirus: WNBA postpones start of 2020 regular season because of global pandemic Coronavirus: WNBA postpones start of 2020 regular season because of global pandemic
- June 11, 2020

The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic , with no indication when play would begin. "At the direction of the WNBA and in accordance with public health guidelines, the start of the 2020 Mystics season will be postponed to maintain the safety of our fans, players and staff", said General Manager/Head Coach Mike Thibault. (more...)
Player's Union Submits a New Proposal of 89 Games
- June 11, 2020

If an agreement can't be reached, Manfred has the autonomy to implement a shorter season - it would reportedly consist of 48 games - so long as players receive full pro-rated salaries. The proposal also mentioned players would commit to providing "broadcast enhancements" during regular-season and postseason games, Rogers adds. Today, Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting that the Major League Baseball player's union fired back with an 89 game offer at 100 percent of their prorated salaries. (more...)
PGA Tour to honor George Floyd with daily moment of silence PGA Tour to honor George Floyd with daily moment of silence
- June 11, 2020

Following the success of putting microphones on Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods during "The Match" sequel , CBS will look to do the same with some competitors at Colonial as the broadcaster looks to enliven an event that will be held without any spectators. (more...)
Panthers move Jerry Richardson statue amid George Floyd protests Panthers move Jerry Richardson statue amid George Floyd protests
- June 11, 2020

Several statues have been vandalized or toppled during recent nationwide protests against racial inequality and police brutality. "I'm contractually obligated to keep that statue as it is", Tepper said. Joe Bruno of WSOC was on the scene and reported that Charlotte Department of Transportation closed down the road near Bank of America Stadium so the statue could be taken down. (more...)
EPL: Man City announce arrival of new coach EPL: Man City announce arrival of new coach
- June 10, 2020

He has had spells in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Chile , Japan, and China, where he left Qingdao Huanghai due to the coronavirus pandemic after leading the team to promotion to the Chinese Super League . He said: "His vast experience working across three continents and with some of the most famous names in world football will be an invaluable asset to Pep and his team". (more...)
Former UPEI Panther Joel Ward part of newly formed Hockey Diversity Alliance Former UPEI Panther Joel Ward part of newly formed Hockey Diversity Alliance
- June 10, 2020

Aliu told Sportsnet the group is preliminary and plans to add female members soon. And they're making their voice heard. After telling his story of head coach Bill Peters using racist language towards him in the minors, Aliu earlier this season he consulted with the league office and owners about the means of exchange. (more...)
Amanda Nunes defeats Felicia Spencer to defend featherweight crown, creates MMA history Amanda Nunes defeats Felicia Spencer to defend featherweight crown, creates MMA history
- June 10, 2020

After beating Miesha Tate to win the bantamweight belt in July 2016, the 32-year-old Brazilian has been on a tear for nearly four years, defending that title with violent knockouts of former champions Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. After Nunes' produced her latest display of destruction to cement her status as the greatest female fighter of all time, attention turned to who could next realistically challenger her. (more...)
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua confirmed for 2021 Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua confirmed for 2021
- June 10, 2020

He was previously described in a Criminal Asset Bureau (CAB) affidavit to the High Court as managing and controlling the day-to-day drug trafficking operations of the gang. The agreement between both champions are reported to be a two fight deal, which could push back Whyte's championship hopes. Speculation about a blockbuster bout between the British pair has been steadily building since Fury dethroned Deontay Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champion in February, with Joshua regaining ... (more...)
The new normal as Mercedes test health protocols The new normal as Mercedes test health protocols
- June 10, 2020

In the first of two days of tests allocated to the reigning world champions, Bottas took the team's 2018 title-winning vehicle (decked out in the 2020 livery) around the circuit set to host two races in August - the British Grand Prix on Aug. (more...)
Everything you need to know for the MLS Is Back Tournament Everything you need to know for the MLS Is Back Tournament
- June 10, 2020

The NBA is also looking to resume play at the Disney complex. The unique tournament will include all 26 MLS clubs competing in a continuous schedule of 54 total matches that will take place almost every day--but just as interesting to Disney fans is where exactly the players will be staying . (more...)
WNBA, union reach deal on landmark CBA WNBA, union reach deal on landmark CBA
- June 10, 2020

The new agreement will also include new incentives based in healthcare, travel and career advancement. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said that the league approached negotiations with a "player-first agenda". "It was collaborative effort, ' WNBA players" union president and Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike said. The proposed eight-year contract still awaits approval by the league's governing board and the union's membership. (more...)
Coronavirus substitutes allowed in Tests Coronavirus substitutes allowed in Tests
- June 10, 2020

On Monday, two planes took players from various islands in the Caribbean. As reported by Sportsmail , ECB have committed to paying for charter flights for West Indies and Pakistan at a cost of around £500,000 this summer, although transporting the tourists here will just be the start of their considerable expenses. (more...)
His Life Now: Inside Colin Kaepernick's Long and Inspiring Journey His Life Now: Inside Colin Kaepernick's Long and Inspiring Journey
- June 10, 2020

The NFL strengthened its message of support for the black community over the last week, and several players believe one of the next steps would be Colin Kaepernick returning to the league. Gottlieb's FOX Sports Radio colleague Dan Patrick is more cynical of Goodell's statement, however. Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson has already said he will " without a doubt " kneel during the anthem this season - and he will be among a legion of others to do so, of that we can be sure. (more...)
Jordan catches 442-pound marlin at fishing tournament Jordan catches 442-pound marlin at fishing tournament
- June 10, 2020

Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. "It's been a while since I've been back in Morehead City", said Jordan, who has competed in fishing tournaments in the past. "It's unbelievable that he's here in our little town". In the interview, Jordan also talked about his love for the state of North Carolina where he first made a name for himself playing at the University of North Carolina under the legendary Dean Smith. (more...)
UFC 251 stacked for first Fight Island card in Abu Dhabi UFC 251 stacked for first Fight Island card in Abu Dhabi
- June 10, 2020

As for the safety issue re: COVID-19, White says there will be " Lots of testing, lots of quarantining and lots of fighting ". The events will take place on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, a place described by a UFC rep as " one of the emirate's most popular leisure, shopping and entertainment destinations ." . (more...)
Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground
- June 10, 2020

A video posted on social media shows Balotelli approaching the gates, before security personnel informed him he would not be allowed in. According to Gazzetta dello Sport , he was said to have sent a medical report excusing him from Brescia training, but that was due since on Wednesday. (more...)
US Soccer to review 'no kneeling' anthem policy US Soccer to review 'no kneeling' anthem policy
- June 10, 2020

Rapinoe took a knee during the anthem at a pair of national team matches in 2016. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem in 2016 to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality and has not been signed by any National Football League (NFL) team since the end of that season. (more...)
Signing Kaepernick would prove National Football League is moving in right direction - Hyde Signing Kaepernick would prove National Football League is moving in right direction - Hyde
- June 10, 2020

Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a video statement last week that the NFL condemns "racism and the systematic oppression of black people" while also admitting that the league was "wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier" on such matters. (more...)
Major League Baseball players to team owners: How about an 89-game season? Major League Baseball players to team owners: How about an 89-game season?
- June 10, 2020

Of course, the league's proposal only guaranteed players 50 percent of their prorated salaries - plus another 25 percent should a 16-team postseason be played to completion. While both Major League Baseball and the Players Association are seemingly open to the idea of an expanded playoffs format, the two sides haven't been able to agree on the timeframe of a potential postseason. (more...)
Shaq told Saints not to let media divide roster after Brees' remarks Shaq told Saints not to let media divide roster after Brees' remarks
- June 10, 2020

Although several NFL players have said they appreciated Drew Brees apologizing for equating kneeling during the national anthem with disrespect for the country, you won't get that same type of sentiment from Malik Jackson. "He started speaking and I was like, 'oh, s--, it's Shaq, '" the player told Fowler. Malik Jackson can not wait to get his hands on Drew Brees , but only on the field of play. (more...)

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