Marlins CEO Derek Jeter forgoes $5 million salary during coronavirus shutdown, reports say

Amid the Major League Baseball shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re seeing adjustments across the league. Players and team officials alike are hoping for some sort of shortened 2020 season. If that happens, it’s likely to be without fans, which means the bottom line for each team is going Read more

Producer of ’42’ honors Jackie Robinson with $4.2 million donation to help fight coronavirus

Wednesday marks the 73rd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier. “Jackie Robinson Day” celebrates the baseball legend’s MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. With the novel coronavirus forcing a delay to the start of the MLB season, the league was unable to Read more

Ohio State AD Gene Smith has 50 million reasons to not want games without fans, but player safety is at top

Ohio State is in the process of evaluating a possible $50 million loss in revenue from playing a season without fans in the nation’s sixth-largest college football stadium.    Buckeyes’ Athletic Director Gene Smith put that possibility in perspective at the end of a Friday morning conference call with the media. Read more

Coronavirus: NBA partners with Knicks and Nets to contribute one million masks to New York’s essential workers

The NBA, like the rest of the country, is still at a standstill with the coronavirus continuously spreading across the United States. Major league sports commissioners spoke with President Donald Trump on a conference call Saturday afternoon, but it provided no real insight on when leagues can pick back up Read more

Coronavirus: Stephon Marbury plans to deliver 10 million N95 masks from China to New York health professionals

Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury is helping to plan a delivery that would send 10 million N95 masks to New York City from China. The N95 masks would help hospital workers, health care professionals and other first responders at the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. Marbury told Rich Calder of Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus teammates give up $100 million to help club during coronavirus pandemic

Cristiano Ronaldo, his teammates and coach Maurizio Sarri have given up $100 million (about €90 million) in combined wages to help the club during the coronavirus pandemic. The club has had three players test positive for COVID-19, including star attacker Paulo Dybala. The forgoing of wages, which the club announced this Read more