NBA will not allow fans at games if season resumes; decision could stretch into June, report says

The NBA is slowly but surely figuring out what it would take to finish the 2019-20 season in light of the coronavirus pandemic still sweeping across the globe. On Friday, just as teams reopened their practice facilities for individual workouts, commissioner Adam Silver held a conference call with players that Read more

Mike D’Antoni would coach in mask if NBA season returns despite high-risk status for COVID-19, report says

NBA players are, by and large, not high-risk potential coronavirus patients. As a group, they tend to be young and healthy and have excellent access to healthcare through the league’s insurance. A number of players have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and none have undergone serious complications. Coaches are a bit Read more

Coronavirus: NBA to reopen practice facilities in states with eased stay-at-home guidelines May 8, per report

It may have taken longer than first thought, but the NBA finally appears ready to reopen its practice facilities in areas with relaxed stay-at-home guidelines. The league has informed teams that it will do so on May 8 “pending new developments,” according to The New York Times’ Marc Stein. The league Read more

Lakers asking city of Los Angeles for special permission to open team’s practice facility, per report

As the 2019-20 NBA season remains suspended due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, the league will soon be taking the first steps in moving forward from this shutdown. The NBA had initially intended to reopen its practice facilities in areas with relaxed social distancing guidelines on May 1. Read more

MLB player salary an ‘increasing concern’ for league, union ahead of potential 2020 season, report says

Major League Baseball, like so many other sports, is currently suspended because of the ongoing coronavirus global pandemic. MLB and the players association (MLBPA) are determined to have a 2020 season of some kind. The two sides have discussed a variety of scenarios for the 2020 regular and postseason, but there Read more

Saints make Taysom Hill one of highest-paid backup QBs in NFL, signing him to two-year extension, per report

The New Orleans Saints eliminated any doubt regarding Taysom Hill’s status with the franchise. New Orleans signed Hill to a two-year extension (per Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports), making him one the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL. Hill’s deal will be $21 million with $16 million guaranteed, with the Read more

Coronavirus: NBA to reopen practice facilities in areas with relaxed stay-at-home orders on May 1, per report

While a return to NBA basketball games is still uncertain, the league is reportedly about to take its first major step in that direction. Starting on May 1, the NBA will allow teams in areas with relaxed social distancing guidelines to reopen their practice facilities, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Read more

Eagles planning potential two-QB packages with Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts, per report

The Philadelphia Eagles threw a serious curveball with their second-round draft pick on Friday night, using the 53rd overall selection on Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Some have called it a waste of resources, what with starting QB Carson Wentz firmly entrenched as the franchise signal-caller and the offense still in Read more