Stanford cuts 11 sports varsity sports from athletics department due to ‘limited financial resources’

USATSI Stanford University announced Wednesday that it will cut nearly one-third of its Division I sports programs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year as the COVID-19 crisis has threatened to worsen an already existing athletics department deficit. The move will affect more than 240 student-athletes and 22 coaches, Read more

Bradley Beal will not join Wizards in Orlando for NBA restart due to shoulder injury

As the Washington Wizards travel to Orlando to participate in the NBA’s plan to restart the 2019-20 season, they’ll be leaving behind their most important player. The Wizards announced Tuesday morning that All-Star guard Bradley Beal won’t play in Orlando, dealing the latest blow to an already depleted Washington team. Read more

The Basketball Tournament: Fourth team removed from event due to positive COVID-19 test

Like all other sports leagues and events, The Basketball Tournament has had to take some extreme and unique measures in order to be able to play this summer. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the seventh edition of the high-stakes, winner-take-all tournament will features just 24 teams, and will take place Read more

MLB All-Star Game officially canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19; Dodgers will host in 2022

Watch Now: MLB Players Report For Summer Camp (2:30) Major League Baseball announced on Friday that the 2020 All-Star Game, which was scheduled to be hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers, is cancelled. With the 2021 All-Star Game already awarded to the Atlanta Braves, the Dodgers were granted hosting duties for Read more

Father of UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov dies at 57 due to COVID-19 complications

USATSI Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has died at age 57 after a battle with COVID-19. The father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was first admitted to the hospital in April before being transferred to a military hospital where he subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus before suffering a heart attack and Read more

Lincoln Riley, Lon Kruger among Oklahoma employees taking pay cuts due to COVID-19 pandemic

USATSI Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley and basketball coach Lon Kruger are among Sooners athletic department employees who will take 10% pay cuts in anticipation of a decrease in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The school announced Wednesday that all employees earning over $1 million during the 2020-21 fiscal Read more

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says ‘level of concern has increased’ due to rise in COVID-19 cases in Florida

Watch Now: The Jim Rome Show: NBA players have concern about playing in Florida (2:09) The 2019-20 NBA season has been on hold since March 11, but on Friday, the league and the players association finalized a plan to resume play on July 30 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Read more

Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fame game canceled, HOF ceremony postponed to 2021 due to pandemic

Over the past few weeks, the NFL has discussed the possibility of shortening the preseason this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and although it’s currently unknown how many games might be canceled, it appears one of them has already gotten the ax.  The NFL decided to cancel the Hall Read more