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Washington Post SportsMay 28, 2020
NFL to experiment with preseason replay tweak; fourth-and-15 proposal set aside
The fourth-and-15 alternative to the onside kick was tabled by the owners, to be reconsidered at another time.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Inside the excitement and uncertainty as NBA players return to facilities
The Portland Trail Blazers were one of the first two NBA teams to return to practice courts three weeks ago.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Will anyone hit .400? What stats for an 82-game season could look like
We look at how much the oddities of a shortened schedule will impact the stats we've grown accustomed to seeing.

Washington Post SportsMay 28, 2020
As MLB awaits union response, players remain clear on one thing: no more pay cuts
The union is weighing its response to MLB's opening proposal sent Tuesday, which called for a second round of cuts to player salaries.

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Players building counter to MLB's pay-cut proposal (Reuters International Sports)

ESPN NHLMay 28, 2020
NHL playoff talk from the Edge: WWE superstar offers takes on format, Maple Leafs' chances
We check in with Ontario native Edge (nee Adam Copeland) after the NHL announced its return-to-play format.

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The NHL is on its way back: What it means for your betting ticket (ESPN Sports)

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
NFL tables onside kick proposal once again
NFL owners tabled a proposal that would have given teams an alternative to the onside kick, the second straight year they have decided against addressing what has become a thorny issue.

ESPN MLBMay 28, 2020
Boras to clients: Don't 'bail out' MLB owners
Agent Scott Boras told clients that players should not alter terms of a March 26 agreement between MLB and the MLBPA concerning prorated salaries for a shortened season. "Players should not agree to further pay cuts to bail out the owners," Boras said.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Minshew taking control of Jags' starting QB job
Gardner Minshew is taking control of the Jaguars' starting quarterback role.

ESPN MLBMay 28, 2020
Sources: Hundreds cut in minors; more expected
With the minor league baseball season nearly certain to be canceled, hundreds of players were cut from their teams, with hundreds more expected, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NFLMay 28, 2020
Mayfield: Actions, not words, my focus for Year 3
Baker Mayfield has struck a quieter tone this offseason after a rocky sophomore season.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Madden video game extended through 2026
The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years after NFL owners approved an extension with Electronic Arts that goes through 2026.

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NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game franchise (Fox Sports NFL News)

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
LeBron, Kap join outrage over Minnesota man's death
LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

ESPN MLBMay 28, 2020
Sources: MLBPA to seek more games, no pay cut
The Major League Baseball Players Association expects to counter MLB's economic proposal by the end of this week with a plan that includes more than 100 games and a guarantee of full prorated salaries for the 2020 season, sources told ESPN.

Reuters International SportsMay 28, 2020
League expects coaches to return to team facilities soon
NFL teams may be able to bring back members of their coaching staff as early as next week, Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a memo distributed to teams on Thursday.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Roy Halladay's battle with the 'demon that had a strong hold on him'
Exclusive interviews with Roy Halladay's family, friends, teammates and coaches reveal how the Hall of Fame pitcher's last years were gripped by physical and mental pain, and an addiction to prescription drugs.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Hopkins thinks he's best WR, high on QB Murray
DeAndre Hopkins thinks he's the best wide receiver in the game and looks forward to having a consistent quarterback to grow with.

New York Times SportsMay 28, 2020
N.F.L. Aims to Expand Reopening as Soon As Next Week
Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a memo that coaches would be able to return to team facilities and that franchises could reopen ticket offices and retail shops as long as they complied with state and local guidelines.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Texas to allow 25% fans at outdoor pro events
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said the state will allow outdoor stadiums to host fans up to 25% of their normal capacity. Leagues will have to apply to state health officials to be allowed to have fans.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Boston Marathon canceled for first time
Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption...

Reuters International SportsMay 28, 2020
PGA Tour's John Deere Classic cancelled due to COVID-19
The John Deere Classic scheduled for July in Illinois, which was supposed to be the fifth event of the circuit's revamped schedule, has been cancelled due to state-related challenges regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA Tour said on Thursday.

Reuters International SportsMay 28, 2020
Soccer: European leagues to resume, Denmark gets creative
European soccer will continue its cautious return to play following the COVID-19 stoppage over the next week as a number of the continent's smaller leagues restart with some novelties and one team in serious trouble for breaking coronavirus rules.

Washington Post SportsMay 28, 2020
At first glance, the D.C. sports gambling site is a bad bet
Terrible odds, technical glitches greet the city's sports gamblers upon GambetDC's unveiling.

Fox Sports NFL NewsMay 28, 2020
NFL owners table onside kick alternative proposal
NFL owners table onside kick alternative proposal

Fox Sports NFL NewsMay 28, 2020
NFL coaches could return to team facilities next week
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hopeful that coaches will be able to return to their team facilities by next week

Reuters International SportsMay 28, 2020
BBC to air live Premier League matches for first time as season restarts
The BBC will for the first time air free-of-charge Premier League soccer games live when the season restarts next month, the broadcaster said on Thursday.

Washington Post SportsMay 28, 2020
Nationals' Max Scherzer signals union's rejection of MLB's proposed salary cuts
In a social media post late Wednesday night, Scherzer, a member of the union's executive board, wrote that players had "no reason to engage with MLB" over pay cuts.

New York Times SportsMay 28, 2020
English Premier League Plans to Resume June 17
The most-watched sports league in the world will return, pending a signoff from health authorities, but play in stadiums without fans and with stringent health protocols.

Reuters International SportsMay 28, 2020
Hall delays Bryant's enshrinement ceremony due to COVID-19
The Basketball Hall of Fame's enshrinement ceremony for the Class of 2020, a group that includes the late Kobe Bryant, has been delayed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to ESPN.

Reuters International SportsMay 28, 2020
Golf: European Tour to resume on July 22 with British Masters
Golf's European Tour, suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume with the British Masters on July 22 as part of a six-tournament run in the United Kingdom, the tour's governing body said on Thursday.

ESPN MLBMay 28, 2020
Re-drafting the top picks in every MLB draft from 2010-2019
Gerrit Cole on the O's? Cody Bellinger in Houston? We look back at the past decade to assess where teams went wrong and which players they should have taken instead.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
Glanville: Here's why I'd play this year -- and why I wouldn't
A former pro weighs the pros and cons of returning to the diamond during a global pandemic.

ESPN SportsMay 28, 2020
How USA Hockey hopes to bring kids back to the ice after the pandemic
Is the organization better set up than it was during the previous dips due to NHL lockouts? Pat Kelleher highlights the plan for safely getting kids back into the game.

Reuters International SportsMay 28, 2020
Women's sport faces generational loss from COVID-19 cuts: New Zealand agency
Women's sport might need a generation to get back recent gains if it is left "by the wayside" during the COVID-19 pandemic as organisations focus on getting men's competitions back on track, the head of a New Zealand women's advocacy agency told Reuters.

ESPN MLBMay 28, 2020
Nats' Scherzer says more salary cuts a non-starter
Nationals ace Max Scherzer, among eight players on the MLBPA's executive subcommittee, issued a statement late Wednesday night calling management's proposal for more salary cuts a non-starter.

Washington Post SportsMay 27, 2020
For WNBA, return is more about ‘data' than ‘dates' — but a plan is starting to take shape
The league has considered a multitude of options, but about the only known at this point is that whenever the league returns, fans won't be allowed in the stands.

ESPN SportsMay 27, 2020
Are players on board with return-to-play plans?
The players approved the format generally, but work remains to be done to determine when play can resume.

ESPN MLBMay 27, 2020
How half a season of fantasy baseball could impact your players' outlooks
Will someone hit .400 or complete the Triple Crown in a shortened season? Who will lead the league in homers and steals? Bradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield make their picks, and Eric Karabell breaks down the fantasy impact.

Reuters International SportsMay 27, 2020
Soccer: Top U.S. women's league plans month-long tournament in Utah
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) will return to action in late June with a 25-game tournament in Utah that will be played in empty stadiums due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reuters International SportsMay 27, 2020
LeBron James joins athletes voicing outrage over death of unarmed black man after arrest
LeBron James was among a number of high-profile athletes who took to social media to speak out on the death of an unarmed black man seen in a video lying face down in the street while a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.

Reuters International SportsMay 27, 2020
Kobe's Hall of Fame enshrinement postponed to '21
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett and six others is postponed until 2021.

Washington Post SportsMay 27, 2020
NFL owners set to consider fourth-and-15 proposal, modified replay system for preseason
Owners are to meet via video conference for the second time since last week.

ESPN SportsMay 27, 2020
Blazers' Lillard: Play-in tourney 'would be perfect'
Portland guard Damian Lillard says NBA players "want to play for something," and that a play-in tournament for teams outside of the playoff picture is the best option. And if the NBA decides to go straight to the playoffs, "we would all be disappointed."

New York Times SportsMay 27, 2020
The N.B.A. May Return Too Soon
In this week's newsletter, Marc Stein explores the risks of a July comeback, remembers Jerry Sloan and explains why the '90s Western Conference is (wrongly) seen as weak.

Reuters International SportsMay 27, 2020
Future of English women's game faces threat due to COVID-19 says study
The future of English women's soccer faces an unprecedented threat as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and decisive action must be taken to protect its future, researchers have said.

ESPN MLBMay 27, 2020
The 10 biggest MLB draft busts of the past decade
From a No. 1 overall pick who never made it to the majors to a can't-miss college bat who missed, these were the worst whiffs of the 2010s.

New York Times SportsMay 27, 2020
With or Without the Say of Players, College Football Moves Toward a Return
"Players don't have a strong voice and have a union. Their voice is always suppressed," said Camren McDonald, a tight end at Florida State.

Reuters International SportsMay 26, 2020
League proposes steep cuts to players' salaries for return of games: ESPN
A proposal from Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring back live games would see players' salaries slashed, with higher-earning players taking a bigger hit, ESPN reported on Tuesday https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29224973/sources-mlb-proposal-includes-pay-cuts-highest-paid-players,

ESPN NHLMay 22, 2020
How NHL 20 became a hockey 'lifeline' during the coronavirus pandemic
The game has hit new levels of popularity in the era of social distancing. Here's how teams have embraced it, and how they hope to keep the momentum going.

Sports Illustrated NFLSep 30, 2019
NFL Head Coaches Ably Managing Crisis Through Four Weeks This Season
A handful of NFL players have suffered injuries that could cause teams to punt their seasons to the galaxy. But these head coaches have kept their teams together in the face of possible disaster.
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