Here’s all the information we have regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic
-According to his agent, former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller has a confirmed case of COVID-19. The news was first reported by Ian Rapoport on Thursday. Yesterday, Miller appeared on NFL Live where he said he took every precaution over the past month to avoid the disease but still ended up contracting Coronavirus. Miller said he chose to get tested after he started to have a cough about a week ago. Miller emphasized that he is “proof anybody can get it.”
-NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is saying the league is committed to finishing the 2019-2020 season, but there is still no timetable for a possible return to play. After a videoconference yesterday, Silver said, “Based on the reports that we got from varied outside officials, current public health officials … we are not in a position to make any decisions… And it’s unclear when we will be.” Silver said that delaying the start of next season to finish this basketball season has not yet been ruled out.
-Yesterday, the NBA and NBA Players’ Association announced that the organizations came to an agreement regarding player pay should the 2019-2020 season be canceled. The memo that was released said NBA players will receive a 25% reduction in their bi-weekly paychecks starting on May 15th. Players are currently scheduled to receive their last full paycheck on May 1st. ESPN is saying that players can lose 23% to 26% of their season salaries if games do not resume.
-Earlier today, the NHLPA’s Executive Director, Donald Fehr, explained that he had not yet spoken with the league about specific locations for neutral-site games for a potential Stanley Cup Playoff this summer. Fehr told ESPN, “Other than the general understanding that they’re looking at all possibilities, which includes neutral sites… We haven’t had those discussions yet.” He went on to say that any decision about resuming play is tied to restrictions on travel, mass gatherings, and essential businesses.
-On Thursday, 50 MLB players representing all 30 teams came together to raise $1 million for charity, which created 4 million meals to fight childhood hunger amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. It’s all part of the MLB’s Home Plate Project, which is an initiative to provide food to children who rely on free or reduced-price meals. The organization was able to raise $937K on short notice for the charity efforts.
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