Bundesliga scores, takeaways: McKennie scores, but Schalke falls; is home-field advantage gone without fans?

Matchday 28 of the Bundesliga is over, and the trend of home teams struggling without fans has continued. The trend of Schalke floundering has also continued, while the relegation battle is taking shape. Eight games brought 24 goals, and while two home teams won on Wednesday, the percentage of home Read more

Bundesliga scores, takeaways: German league showing there’s no home-field advantage without fans

Matchday 28 of the Bundesliga is halfway over. In the league’s biggest game since its return, first-place Bayern Munich went to second-place Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday and took home a 1-0 win to move seven points clear atop of the table. The result leaves Dortmund’s title hopes hanging by just Read more

WNBA players and coaches admit playing without fans will be tough, vow competition will remain fierce

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas knows what it’s like to play professional basketball in near-empty arenas. Months after helping the Sun make the Finals for the first time since 2005, she landed in Gorzow Wielkopolski, a city in western Poland, to play in the country’s top league, Basket Liga Kobiet. Read more

Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball to start 2020 season on June 19 without fans, play shortened schedule

Baseball is set to make its return in Japan. Japan’s professional baseball season will begin on June 19, but without any fans in attendance, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) commissioner Atsushi Saito announced on Monday.  The league’s 12 teams will be able to begin practice games on June 2. The season Read more

Samson: The issue with Ohio State’s plan to have 20,000 fans attend football games this fall

On Wednesday, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith announced that the school is coming up with a concept in which fans can attend home football games. Smith said that about one-fifth of the stadium would be filled in this model. During Thursday’s installment of “Nothing Personal with David Samson,” David Read more

Ron Rivera glad Redskins received no prime-time games in 2020, guarantees fans will enjoy watching this team

The Washington Redskins are one of two NFL teams that did not receive any prime-time games in 2020. While the Redskins and Detroit Lions will play on a national stage on Thanksgiving, they will not have the chance to show their potential under the lights at any point this upcoming Read more