Anthony Davis and the Lakers kick off the NBA restart with a Pacific showdown against the Clippers at the Disney Complex in Orlando. (AP)
Games were canceled. Practice facilities were shuttered. A season ended unceremoniously for eight teams. The draft process was delayed, as was free agency. Some players tested positive for the coronavirus. Many more took to the streets and used their voices to demand justice and equality as racism and police brutality sparked a nationwide conversation.The world has changed since the NBA stopped on March 11. With all that behind them, the NBA looks to restart on Thursday.
NFL faces season of uncertainty NFL - In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston. Emphasis on expects. Still set on conducting a somewhat normal training camp, though without any preseason games, and then opening the regular season on time, the NFL pushes onward.
NFL considers cancelling preseason NFL - The NFL plans to consider the NFL Players Associationís recommendation to cancel the preseason though it prefers to cut the schedule in half, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday night. The league decided Wednesday to cut its preseason from four games to two and push back the start of exhibition play.
Baseball is back! 60 game schedule set MLB - Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the final result of failed financial negotiations. But for fans eager to see any baseball this year, at least now they can look forward to opening day.
MLB Negotiations Hit a Snag MLB - An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won't begin by July 19. The executive committee of the players' association was set to vote and reject Major League Baseball's latest offer for a 60-game season on Sunday.
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