Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Elway's Decision To Step Down As GM Didn't Blindside Broncos
John Elway had been speaking with Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis about stepping back for about a month.
NBA Gets Tougher On Mask Restrictions For Off-Court Players
Players who are dressed for games and eligible to participate "must wear a face mask until they enter the game."
NHL Brings On Sponsors For New Divisions This Season
The sponsors are MassMutual (East Division), Scotiabank (North Division), Discover (Central Division) and Honda (West Division).
Texas Lawmakers Join Push To Let Athletes Profit Off NIL
State Rep. Matt Krause "filed legislation for the session beginning Jan. 12 that would allow" athletes in the state to "work with an agent and sign legal contracts."
Jon Sciambi Should Give Marquee's Cubs Broadcasts National Feel
Sciambi "will continue to work as a multiplatform broadcaster for ESPN, but he said the Cubs are his priority."
Three AHL Teams Opting Out, Including Regular-Season Champs
All three teams are independently owned instead of being owned by a parent NHL club that "might more easily absorb a revenue loss."
ABC Gets First Taste Of UFC Action Later This Month From Fight Island
ESPN+ will carry the prelims for the Jan. 16 event beginning at noon ET, while ABC and ESPN+ will carry the main card starting at 3:00pm.