Jets set to face Cardinals as scheduled after additional COVID-19 testing comes back negative

USATSI Earlier on Friday, ESPN and ProFootballTalk reported that the New York Jets sent all coaches and players home from their New Jersey facilities after a player registered a “presumptive positive” COVID-19 test. After additional testing was conducted, however, all results came back negative and it was assumed that the player had registered Read more

Steelers-Titans postponed: Game will be rescheduled following additional positive COVID-19 tests

Getty’s Peter Aiken The Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers will not play in Week 4 as originally scheduled and the game will be re-scheduled for later this season.  The NFL released a statement on Thursday announcing the postponement: The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game scheduled for Week 4 will be rescheduled to later Read more

MLBPA chief Tony Clark shoots down idea of players taking additional pay cuts: ‘That negotiation is over’

With Major League Baseball continuing to search for a way to play the 2020 season around the spread of the novel coronavirus, one recent point of discussion has been player compensation. That conversation was spurred last week by an unlikely source: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who recalled a phone Read more

MLB draft: League forms new video database for additional scouting during coronavirus shutdown

Major League Baseball has recently loosened some of the scouting restrictions imposed when the league shut down in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus. Scouts are now allowed to make contact with draftees, as well as their families and advisers. That isn’t the only interesting draft-related development from last week, Read more

How MLB draft could be impacted by NCAA’s decision to grant seniors additional year of eligibility

Last week, Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed to some revisions to the upcoming amateur draft. The biggest tweaks were moving the draft to later in the year (likely mid-July); reducing its length from 40 rounds to a reported 5-10; and altering player compensation, with most of the Read more

NCAA grants additional season of eligibility for spring-sport athletes impacted by coronavirus

The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to permit an additional season of competition and eligibility to all spring-sport athletes who were unable to complete the 2019-20 athletic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision does not apply to athletes in winter sports like basketball where “all or much Read more