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Volume 27 No. 32

Friday, September 25, 2020

Volume 27 No. 10

Tokyo Games Face Bribery Allegations In Its Bid To Host

One document "traces the flow" of $2.3M "from a bank account belonging to the Tokyo Organizing Committee at the time it was trying to secure the games."

Pac-12 Votes To Return, But Many Obstacles Still Remain

One concern is how the Pac-12 "will work with existing state guidelines dictating crowd sizes and county health protocols that can shift dramatically."

Sandy Alderson Returning To Mets Should Give Cohen Stability

Alderson, the Mets' former GM, has "immense institutional knowledge and familiarity, and further bolsters Cohen’s case" with MLB owners.

NHL Allows Return To Training Facilities With Safety Guidelines

A team "will need notice from at least five players before reopening its facilities for voluntary workouts, and a maximum of 12 players can be on the ice at the same time."

Source: Cubs Lay Off Some Business Staffers Amid Declining Revenue

Sources said that the Cubs "expect to miss out on about 75% of their revenue" in '20, which "could add up" to a $125-140M loss.

Stanley Cup Final Viewership Taking Hit From Crowded Sports Calendar

While the Lightning and Stars both are “Sun Belt cities with solid hockey histories,” they also have “decidedly smaller national followings.”

Heat's Tyler Herro Sees Profile Jump Thanks To Breakout Postseason

Herro has more than 236,000 Twitter followers, a 26% jump within the past month. Herro is seeing an even bigger jump in followers on Instagram.