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LSU coach Ed Orgeron says country ‘needs football’ during coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] LSU coach Ed Orgeron said the country "needs football" during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday in Baton Rouge.Orgeron spoke during a roundtable discussion at Tiger Stadium on reopening Louisiana schools in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic."We need to play. This state needs it. This country needs it," Orgeron said as Pence applauded.Louisiana's confirmed coronavirus caseload is among the fastest growing per capita across the
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The NHLPA’s Don Fehr on the Olympics, bubble life, coronavirus testing and more

[ad_1] Last Friday, the NHL's owners and the players approved a new collective bargaining agreement as well as the league's return-to-play plan to finish out the 2019-20 season in two bubbles this summer. It's six seasons of labor peace for a sport that hasn't seen much of it over the last 30 years.The bubbles exist for the same reason this CBA was ratified: The coronavirus and its economic impacts changed
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Rockets’ Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] Houston Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus before the team departed for Walt Disney World.pic.twitter.com/Kq7CE26TxD— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020 Westbrook, co-star James Harden and recent addition Luc Mbah a Moute did not travel with the Rockets to Orlando, Florida.Coach Mike D'Antoni said on Sunday he hoped all three players would be able to arrive at the NBA's bubble-like atmosphere in
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Patriot League cancels fall sports due to coronavirus

[ad_1] The Patriot League will not play sports in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic.In Monday's announcement, the league also said that a decision on winter sports will be made at a later date and that practice, conditioning and strength training will be permitted if "health and safety conditions support such activities."The U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy are exempt from the cancellation, and any decisions on their participation
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Olney — Rob Manfred, Tony Clark should be front and center to answer coronavirus concerns

[ad_1] There is a beachhead of hope and a mountain of uncertainty among teams these days as they attempt to play baseball amid the surge of coronavirus infections around the country. After the sport's first waves of testing results, just about everybody in the game has no more than one degree of separation from COVID-19 as players and staffers are sidelined, with some having contracted the virus after joining their
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Toronto vs. DC United clash in MLS is Back off due to coronavirus positive

[ad_1] Toronto FC's MLS is Back tournament game against D.C. United, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed after the Washington-based club posted a positive coronavirus test and the Canadian team had one inconclusive.The event, held in Kissimmee, Florida, marked a return to men's football in the United States, following the stoppage because of the coronavirus pandemic."Major League Soccer announced that today's D.C. United vs. Toronto FC match has been
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Olympics, flat salary cap, changes to free agency

[ad_1] The National Hockey League Players' Association and the NHL's board of governors have approved a package that will not only allow the league to restart this summer, but also includes a four-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement. You read that correctly, the two sides have reached an extension without a work stoppage!We don't want you to have to pore over the entire agree-upon legal document. Instead, we're here
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Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill tests positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill has tested positive for the coronavirus.The team said that after Bidwill developed symptoms, he tested positive for COVID-19 and went to the hospital following a recommendation by his doctor.His condition has improved, and he is expected to be released this weekend.The team believes the 55-year-old Bidwill caught the virus while traveling and spending time on the East Coast for several weeks.He has been working
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MLB umpires union distances itself from Joe West’s opinion on coronavirus

[ad_1] In the aftermath of comments made by veteran umpire Joe West, the Major League Baseball Umpires Association on Thursday issued a statement saying that "recent public comments" do not reflect its stance regarding the coronavirus pandemic."Our nation, and the world, has suffered greatly from this deadly virus," said the union's statement, which did not mention West by name. "In the midst of continued suffering, umpires are attempting to do