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

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

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

Former minor leaguer who inspired ‘Bull Durham’ movie dies at 80 due to complications from coronavirus

Steve Dalkowski, a former minor league pitcher who had a legendary and erratic fastball, and served as the inspiration Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham,” has died. He was 80 years old. Dalkowski died Sunday at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, according to the Associated Press, after preexisting conditions Read more

Programs and coaches that have taken financial cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive disruptions around the globe, and the college football world is no exception. Spring practices and spring games were canceled, football-related activities have been shut down and the recruiting calendar has been disrupted after the NCAA implemented an emergency dead period as people around the Read more

Champions League: UEFA announces how qualification could work if coronavirus cancels domestic seasons

UEFA’s executive committee approved guidelines for Champions League and Europa League qualification for next season should domestic leagues not finish their 2019-20 campaigns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following a meeting on Thursday between the European Club Association, European Leagues and FIFPRO Europe, UEFA urged countries and leagues to explore Read more

Coronavirus: Knicks owner James Dolan has recovered from COVID-19, donated blood plasma

New York Knicks owner James Dolan was diagnosed with the coronavirus late last month, but was thankfully not experiencing any significant symptoms. Now, Dolan has officially been cleared, and has donated blood plasma to try and help doctors develop treatments for other patients, according to a Madison Square Garden spokesperson.  Read more