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  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett Are Officially the Best Hall of Fame Class Ever

    12 Up "The 2020 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class was unveiled on Saturday, and it features arguably the greatest compilation of talent in its history. The class is headlined by the late Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett, who together were named to 48 All-Star..." April 04

  • NBA, along with Knicks, Nets, contribute 1 million surgical masks to New York

    USA Today "New York has been one of the epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. As of Saturday, New York City had accounted for more than 1,900 deaths, according to the latest tracking data from Johns Hopkins University.  With hospitals overwhelmed,..." April 04

  • Vanessa Bryant reacts to Kobe Bryant’s election to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone knew it was coming, Kobe Bryant was a lock first-ballot Hall of Famer. It didn’t make the announcement that he was officially in any less emotional. Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, appeared on the ESPN show announcing the 2020 class and spoke..." April 04

  • NBA, ESPN working on televising H-O-R-S-E competition

    ESPN "The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition involving several high-profile players, sources told ESPN. Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation -- presumably using home gyms -- that would..." April 04

  • Raptors’ Nick Nurse gets rare chance to catch breath during shutdown

    Sportsnet "For the first time in a long time, Nick Nurse can catch his breath. The circumstance are less than ideal and he would contend he didn’t need to, but now that COVID-19 has brought the NBA season and just about everything else to a full halt, the Toronto Raptors head..." April 04

  • How hockey world united in ‘collective mission’ to equip front-line personnel

    Sportsnet "As if its arrival triggered our release from gravity’s pull, the COVID-19 pandemic has left us suspended. But while much of life in North America is floating at half-speed, awaiting a return to normalcy, on the front lines of the fight against the virus’s impact, the feeling is..." April 04

  • Four things we'll miss if the NHL cancels 2019-20 season

    Sporting News "The date circled on calendars around the hockey world. Had the COVID-19 pandemic not paused the NHL's 2019-20 season, it would have served as the last day of the regular season. Of course, there's still a possibility that the season will be played out; although as time..." April 04

  • Sens offer use of arena to provincial government amid pandemic

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators are offering the Canadian Tire Centre, its nine adjacent parking lots, and three other arenas affiliated with the organization to the Ontario government to use during the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Canadian Press. Senators owner Eugene..." April 04

  • Bob Boughner Has The Upper Hand To Remain As Sharks Head Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the Sharks haven’t entirely committed to removing the interim tag from head coach Bob Boughner, it certainly seems as if they’re leaning in that direction.  Speaking on a recent conference call, GM Doug Wilson told reporters, including Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury..." April 04

  • Ron Francis shares memories that made first Stanley Cup win ‘so special’

    Sportsnet "Few sporting feats are harder to achieve than winning a Stanley Cup. It’s weeks, months and years of work — a lifetime, really — culminating into one single moment when that iconic silver cup is handed to you. But for Ron Francis, who won the first of his two Stanley..." April 04

  • Players balk at Premier League's proposal to cut salaries by 30%

    The Score "The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) says slashing the wages of Premier League players isn't the right course of action at this time to help alleviate the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. The pushback comes after the Premier League proposed a 30% pay..." April 04

  • Jamie Carragher blasts Liverpool's coronavirus policy as nonplaying staff on leave

    ESPN "Jamie Carragher has criticised former club Liverpool after they announced some nonplaying staff would be placed on temporary leave during the coronavirus crisis. Staff affected will receive 80% of their salary through the government's job retention scheme; something that has..." April 04

  • England manager Gareth Southgate agrees to 30 percent pay cut

    Pro Soccer Talk "England manager Gareth Southgate has agreed to a 30 percent pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic, our partners at Sky Sports reported on Saturday. Southgate’s move, which is reportedly expected to be confirmed by the Football Association (FA) next week, comes hours..." April 04

  • Barcelona’s Neymar pact, Layvin Kurzawa the bargain

    Barca Blaugranes "Saturday’s papers are full of Barcelona rumors once again with Paris Saint-Germain duo Layvin Kurzawa and Neymar all over the front pages. Sport have gone with ‘Bargain’ Kurzawa and reckon he’s a serious option to come to Barcelona if Junior..." April 04

  • Fabian Ruiz’s agent reveals Real Madrid’s interest

    Managing Madrid "Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz has been on Real Madrid’s radar for a while. The Spanish player has been impressive both for Napoli and for the Spanish national team for the last two years and Los Blancos are reportedly interested in his signing. Fabian’s agent Alvaro..." April 04

  • Clay Helton suggests USC would need minimum four weeks to prepare before opening camp

    College Football Talk "How long would it take for a college football program to properly prepare for the 2020 season? That seems to be a question with little consistency right now. But as far as USC head coach Clay Helton is concerned, four weeks would be needed just before getting to fall..." April 04

  • College football faces even bigger hurdles than the NFL for 2020

    Pro Football Talk "Of all the major sports that are trying to figure out how to coexist with the coronavirus pandemic, college football could be the most vulnerable to a full-season cancellation. There are too many major programs. Too many huge stadiums in otherwise non-huge towns. Too little..." April 04

  • Dabo Swinney Took Private Plane To Vacation In Florida

    The Spun "Earlier this week, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shared his thoughts on the 2020 college football season. He made it very clear that he doesn’t believe the schedule will be rearranged due to ongoing health concerns. “I have zero doubt we are going to..." April 04

  • Alabama Accused of Cheating for Sending Apple Watches to Players to Monitor Them

    12 Up "There are no sports taking place these days -- unless you're a fan of the Belarusian Premier League -- but Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are facing mounting criticism for one of their recent actions regardless. During a conference call on Thursday, head..." April 03

  • Former LSU QB And His Son Both Test Positive For Coronavirus

    Total Pro Sports "The coronavirus continues to show that is does not care how old or young you are, how much money you have, or how insanely famous you might be, it will affect anybody at anytime. According to The Advocate, former LSU QB Jamie Howard has not only tested positive for COVID-19, his..." April 03