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NBA, union plan to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts in Orlando

[ad_1] The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint "Black Lives Matter" on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.The WNBA is also discussing painting "Black Lives Matter" on the court when it begins its abbreviated 2020 season at
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MLB ‘will not play more than 60 games’ or respond to players’ latest plan, union says

[ad_1] Major League Baseball has told the players association that it will not make a counter-offer to the players' latest proposal and will not play more than 60 games this season, according to a statement released by the MLBPA on Friday evening."MLB has informed the Association that it will not respond to our last proposal and will not play more than 60 games," the statement said. "Our Executive Board will
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Union proposes 70-game plan to MLB, sources say

[ad_1] The Major League Baseball Players Association has finalized a proposal to MLB for a season of 70 games, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers.Among the details in MLBPA's new proposal, sources told ESPN:70-game season from July 19 through Sept. 30$50 million in playoff bonuses50/50 split of new postseason TV revenues in 2021Forgiveness of salary advance for Tier I-III playersUniversal DHMutual waiver of right to file a grievanceFollowing
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NBA coaches union says Orlando plan could ‘severely jeopardize’ future jobs

[ad_1] The NBA Coaches Association fears new league standards and guidelines that could bar team staffers in high-risk categories for the coronavirus from attending the season's restart in Orlando could "severely jeopardize" their future employment opportunities.NBCA executive director Dave Fogel and president Rick Carlisle have concerns that several assistants and three head coaches -- Houston's Mike D'Antoni (69 years old), New Orleans' Alvin Gentry (65) and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich
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NBA star Kevin Durant buys stake in MLS side Philadelphia Union

[ad_1] Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant officially joined the ranks of sports team owners on Monday with the announcement that he purchased a stake in the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer.Durant acquired 5% of the Union, with an option to purchase an additional 5% at a later date. He joins the likes of Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as investors in MLS teams;
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MLB deal timeline – Owners’ offers and union counteroffers

[ad_1] With the 2020 baseball season hanging in the balance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have been trading proposals to return to action. Here, we boil down the salient details of the offers and counteroffers from the owners and the union as both sides negotiate a resumption of preseason preparation, a shortened regular season, alternative playoff formats and -- most
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New MLB proposal to union has 76 games

[ad_1] Major League Baseball made an updated proposal to its players union on Monday, moving to have a 76-game season with players getting 75% of their pro-rated salaries, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN's Karl Ravech.The proposal includes eliminating draft-pick compensation for free agents for a year. Teams would not lose a pick for signing a free agent; the team losing the player would get a compensatory pick
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Kevin Durant buys minority stake in MLS’ Philadelphia Union

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has purchased a minority stake in Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union, according to a report in Sports Business Daily.SBD reports that Durant's stake is between 1% and 5%.Durant joins the Houston Rockets' James Harden in owning a small piece of MLS teams. Harden joined the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo, NWSL Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium in July 2019.Additionally, Los
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MLB rejects 114-game plan, tells union no counteroffer

[ad_1] Major League Baseball has rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to make a counterproposal, sources confirmed to ESPN.Players made their proposal Sunday, up from an 82-game regular season in management's offer last week. Opening Day would be June 30, and the regular season would end Oct. 31, nearly five weeks after the Sept.
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Sources — Union polls NBA players whether they want to return this season

[ad_1] The National Basketball Players Association started polling its membership Tuesday about how individuals stand on a return to play this season, sources told ESPN.NBPA regional representatives -- including Tim McCormick and Frank Brickowski -- were among the union officials polling players with a yes or no question on their current desire to return to play this season amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to sources.Those officials told players that their