Friday, March 20, 2020
LPGA Commissioner Draws Praise For Leadership Amid Coronavirus
Mike Whan was "largely praised" for the speed and sensitivity he showed while postponing events, a contrast to PGA Tour boss Jay Monahan.
USOPC Sponsor Asking Endorsers To Give Back If Games Are Altered
Eli Lilly & Co. just signed its one-year deal last month, so its athlete deals are coming together during the virus scare.
IOC Staying Course But Bach Admits "Different Scenarios" Are On Table
Thomas Bach stressed the decision of whether or not to hold the Tokyo Games as planned "will not be determined by any financial interest" for the IOC.
MLB To Pay Minor Leaguers Team Allowances Through April 8
Many minor leaguers, who get paid during the season, "hadn’t received a paycheck from their teams since August."
Blackhawks Chair: No Front Office Changes Coming Next Season
News that John McDonough, Stan Bowman and Jeremy Colliton will all be returning next season "surely will upset a large portion of the fan base."
ESPN Seeing Success In Landscape Without Live Sports
One writer feels Scott Van Pelt's "tell-it-how-it-is authentic tone" is helping ESPN get through the unprecedented time.
Major League Fishing Catches More Viewers Amid Sports Drought
League president Jim Wilburn said with viewership up, he has "received 'only enthusiastic responses' from businesses and competitors."