US Open To Go Ahead In August With Modifications
The 2020 US Open is still slated to get underway this August in New York. Organizers announced their plan Tuesday to keep the tournament scheduled for August 31 through September 13 with a number of safety measures and restrictions to be implemented despite player pushback. The tournament’s governing body,... Read more
Sports League Commissioners Discuss Outlook For Their Return
The heads of six major sports leagues came together for a remote discussion on their potential return to the playing field – offering both optimism and frustration about their current situations. ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special aired Monday night with commissioners of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLS... Read more
NASCAR All-Star Race Could See Largest Attendance In Sports Amid Virus
Update (as of June 16, 2020): In order to purchase tickets to the NASCAR All-Star race, fans must first sign a waiver. You can view the “notice of risk and policies” here. – NASCAR is set to host its annual All-Star race this summer, with up to 30,000 fans... Read more
NBA Stars Speak Out Against Resuming Play Amid Ongoing Protests
The NBA has mapped out its return to action this summer with 22 teams gearing up to head to Orlando for postseason play. However, several players across the league are becoming increasingly hesitant to return to the game while national protests against police brutality and racial inequality consume much... Read more
MLB Players Reject Latest Offer, Ask For Schedule To Be Mandated
After weeks of being in a stalemate with owners over compensation agreements, the MLB Players Association has issued a statement saying it will no longer proceed with negotiations. The union has asked the league to set a 2020 season schedule after the two sides have proposed and rejected a... Read more
Health Experts Caution Risks Of Texas’ 50% Stadium Capacity
Football stadiums throughout Texas have been cleared to fill the stands up to 50 percent their capacity by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. However, health experts monitoring the coronavirus pandemic are not convinced that venues should follow the order and admit that many fans this fall. The decision on admitting... Read more
Epidemiologist Sends Warning Signal For NFL Season
With the coronavirus disrupting most major sports this spring, the NFL has benefitted from the timing of its offseason in hopes of playing a full 2020 season. But as parts of the country are battling new surges in cases, a virus expert is sending a warning signal to the... Read more
NFL Reportedly Considering A Shortened Preseason Schedule
The NFL is currently planning for a full, uninterrupted season this fall. However, preseason activities could be cut short as officials navigate the best way to conduct games at a large-scale level. According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, discussions are underway between executives and the Players Association to... Read more
Seahawks Reportedly Preparing For Stadium Restrictions
Seattle Seahawks games may look different this coming season as the team is reportedly considering reducing their stadium capacity amid coronavirus concerns. According to Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Seahawks are working up contingency plans for fan safety within CenturyLink Field, which would impose strict restrictions.... Read more
Players Hold Virtual Meeting To Discuss US Open Scenarios
Hundreds of ATP players gathered virtually this week to discuss possible scenarios for this year’s US Open. A formal decision from tournament officials looms as to how the grand slam will be played, if at all, though potential options in discussions have drawn fierce criticism from tennis stars. The... Read more