Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Manfred Says MLB Protocols Working; No Plans To Cancel Season
Rob Manfred said, "Most of the owners realize that we built protocols anticipating that we would have positive tests at some point during the season."
NFL Not Currently Planning For Bubble, Will Rely On Testing
NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills "declined to specify how many positive cases would lead to the NFL shutting down a team."
A's Billy Beane Joins RedBird Capital In Launching Sports SPAC
The SPAC has set out to raise $500M to "focus on businesses in sports, and sports-related media and data analytics."
Big 12's Bowlsby Expects COVID Disruptions During CFB Season
Disruption "was anticipated in baseball," but yesterday's revelations around the Marlins "provided a pivotal moment for sports in general."
Infection Of Vikings' Head Trainer Sugarman Creates Concern
The Vikings announced that Eric Sugarman "will continue to fulfill his role as the team’s infection control officer virtually as much as possible."
ESPN Adds WNBA Games Following League's Early Ratings Success
The L.A. Sparks-Phoenix Mercury tilt on Saturday helped the WNBA to its best opening night audience figure in eight years.
NHL Enters Unknown With Pandemic-Related Telecast Changes
The storylines presented during the broadcasts "will be skewed to a more balanced perspective on the ice, with both teams being featured."