Tag: coronavirus

The Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the opening game of the 2020 MLB season. (Image: Jim McIssac/Getty)

Major League Baseball Releases 2020 Schedule, Opening Night Odds Posted

Major League Baseball unveiled its 2020 schedule on Monday night, revealing a campaign that begins with a two-game Opening Night slate on July 23. The 2020 schedule kicks off with the Washington Nationals hosting the New York Yankees, after which, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on their traditional rivals, […]

Citing the coronavirus, Lone Star Park officials suddenly suspended racing following Sunday's first of nine scheduled races. (Image: Mike Stone/For the Dallas Morning News)

Lone Star Park Abruptly Closes, Cites COVID-19 as Reason

Lone Star Park suddenly suspended its Sunday racing card and officials announced via Twitter that they’re halting all racing at the Texas track until further notice. The announcement came from the track’s Twitter feed, which cited “an abundance of caution” due to COVID-19. It provided no further details, either on […]

The horses breaking from Del Mar's starting gate for its summer meet will undergo health scrutiny unlike any seen before. And they'll do it in front of empty grandstands at the seaside San Diego-area track. (Image: Horsephotos /Getty Images)

Del Mar Goes the Extra Miles Implementing Human, Horse Health Reforms

In this coronavirus era, you expect to read about the health protocols for Del Mar’s impending summer meet. But officials from the seaside track north of San Diego unveiled further guidelines addressing horse safety along with human safety. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC), which operates the track, announced the […]

French Open organizers say that they may sell up to 60 percent of the seats at Roland Garros this year. (Image: Susan Mullane/USA Today Sports)

French Open Breaks from US Open, Will Allow Fans Inside Roland Garros

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli announced Thursday that the French Open would invite up to 60 percent of the normal capacity of fans when the tournament takes place beginning on Sept. 27. Organizers plan to implement different social distancing protocols on the main court and outer courts at Roland […]

The New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors are among eight NBA teams who could participate in a second bubble in Chicago. (Image: Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty)

Double Dribble: NBA Considering Second Bubble for Non-Playoff Teams

The eight teams that didn’t qualify to play in the NBA’s Orlando restart might instead head to a second bubble site in Chicago, according to a report by ESPN. While the 22 teams fighting for playoff spots will start their seeding games in late July, the NBA is targeting September […]

Anish Giri (pictured) will take on Magnus Carlsen in the finals of the Chessable Masters. (Image: Maria Emelianova/FIDE)

Chessable Masters: Magnus Carlsen Meets Anish Giri in Fans’ Dream Final

Anish Giri needed blitz tiebreakers to get past Ian Nepomniachtchi in their third set of games on Thursday and reach the finals of the Chessable Masters online chess tournament. Giri advances to face off against World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final, which begins on Friday. Giri Overcomes Game […]

The NFL plans to reduce the 2020 preseason to two games, pending approval from the NFLPA. (Image: Justin Edmonds/Getty)

NFL Cutting 2020 Preseason to Two Games

The NFL has decided to shorten its preseason to just two games in 2020, a concession to the realities of returning to play during the COVID-19 pandemic. The news follows the NFL’s previous decision to cancel the Aug. 8 Hall of Fame Game. Players Gain Extra Time to Prepare for […]

Beginning Thursday, a limited number of fans will see the sight of horses making the turn at Ellis Park. The Kentucky track announced seven backstretch workers tested positive for the coronavirus. (Image: Coady Photography)

On Eve of Meet, Seven Ellis Park Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

Less than a week before Ellis Park Race Track’s most historic season is set to begin, the track announced that seven backstretch workers tested positive for COVID-19. Track officials announced their summer meet will begin as scheduled on Thursday, with limited fans in attendance. Of the seven Ellis Park backstretch […]

Wimbledon benefited from pandemic insurance in 2020, but likely won’t be able to secure the same coverage next year. (Image: Getty)

Wimbledon, Major Sporting Events Can’t Secure Pandemic Insurance for 2021

Insurance companies could pay out more than $100 billion in claims related to COVID-19 event cancellations this year, a situation that has made those firms reluctant to offer pandemic insurance going forward. According to a Reuters report, insurers are either dropping communicable disease coverage entirely or are making it so […]

Spencer Dinwiddie (left) and DeAndre Jordan (right) during a game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Image: AP)

Brooklyn Down; Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan Test Positive for COVID-19

It’s another bad beat in Brooklyn. Two members of the Brooklyn Nets — Spencer Dinwiddie (starting point guard) and DeAndre Jordan (backup center) — have tested positive for coronavirus. Jordan says he will opt-out of the NBA restart at Disney’s World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Dinwiddie, the Nets leading […]

AEW champion Jon Moxley opted out of the company’s Wednesday night television show after his wife, WWE broadcaster Renee Young, tested positive for COVID-19. (Image: Ricky Havlik/Forbes)

Pro Wrestling COVID-19 Outbreak Hits WWE, Impact Spreads to AEW

Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that several WWE workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week, including some wrestlers. That news comes a week after a developmental talent who had attended WWE tapings as part of a makeshift audience tested positive for the coronavirus, leading the company to temporarily shut down […]

Liverpool supporters celebrated Thursday night after the club clinched its first Premier League ever and its first English league crown in 30 years. (Image: Phil Noble/Reuters)

Liverpool Clinches First Premier League Title as Chelsea Finishes Off Man City

Liverpool officially ended a 30-year English title drought on Thursday, winning the Premier League championship without even having to take the field. The new champions clinched the EPL crown after Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1, ending any mathematical hope of a change at the top of the table. Liverpool Ends […]

The NFL cancelled the 2020 Hall of Fame Game due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Image: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

NFL Cancels 2020 Hall of Fame Game, Postpones Induction Ceremony

The NFL announced its first significant concession to the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, canceling its annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers were planning to play in the annual exhibition on Aug. 6. Cowboys, Steelers Likely to Play in 2021 Hall of […]

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets center, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Image: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Joker Infected; Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic Tests Positive for COVID-19

Nikola Jokic, two-time All-Star with the Denver Nuggets, tested positive for coronavirus in his home country of Serbia. Jokic came in contract with tennis star, Novak Djokovic, who also tested positive for COVID-19. Jokic, 25, encountered Djokovic in Belgrade. Jokic tested positive for coronavirus last week and he’s been asymptomatic. […]