NFL insider notes: Texans, Eagles, Vikings among teams exposed for who they really are, plus more from Week 3

It wasn’t that long ago when the Texans and Vikings and Eagles were playing postseason football games. I distinctly recall both Minnesota and Houston actually winning a playoff game. I don’t think they’ll have to worry about such considerations in 2020.  We all know the trite narrative about the previous Read more

NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols, and penalties are coming next

Getty Images The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do not Read more

MLS announces that teams can resume training for the first time since March amid coronavirus pandemic

On Thursday, Major League Soccer announced that the team training moratorium has been lifted after being put in place on March 12 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Now MLS clubs can submit “individual club plans” in order to return to full team training going forward. Individual club plans 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