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  • NFL could allow teams one-time extension while on the clock during NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NFL Draft is just weeks away and the league is reportedly still trying to figure out how it will navigate a virtual draft experience. Among the changes the NFL is considering to the draft structure, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, is reportedly allowing teams a one-time extension..." April 01

  • NFL exec rips Texans: DeAndre Hopkins trade ‘was a joke’

    Yardbarker "NFL fans weren’t the only ones who couldn’t believe that the Houston Texans sent DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade that garnered so little in return. An unnamed NFL executive absolutely ripped into the Texans speaking with Mike Sando of The..." April 01

  • Tom Brady, Peyton Manning to be part of Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods match?

    Mass Live "Phil Mickelson recently hinted on Twitter about a mic’d up rematch with golf rival Tiger Woods. The rematch would include Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, according to a report from " April 01

  • Expanded playoffs could make for even better Super Bowls

    Pro Football Talk "More football, in most cases, is always good. More playoff games definitely are good. But here’s one thing that may not be so good: The official expansion of the field from 12 teams to 14 places a gigantic premium on earning the top seed in each conference. The No. 1..." April 01

  • How Tom Brady can help O.J. Howard take a step forward

    ESPN "Perhaps no player should be more excited about quarterback Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than tight end O.J. Howard, who found himself on the trade block last year while struggling to adjust to coach Bruce Arians’ offense. No..." April 01

  • Mark Cuban backs off optimism for NBA return, says no discussions of potential return date

    Yardbarker "Just a week after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban expressed optimism for the NBA to return in May or June, he backed off that belief on Wednesday and added further doubt to basketball returning anytime soon. During an appearance on ESPN’s “Get..." April 01

  • NBA discussing Las Vegas as potential quarantine site to finish season

    The Score "In hopes of squeezing in as many regular-season games as possible, the NBA is exploring the possibility of having all teams together at one quarantined site, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Las Vegas has been a destination that has been discussed, built around..." April 01

  • Force Majeure Provision Opens Window To New CBA

    Hoops Rumors "The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the 2019/20 NBA season and it could have a lasting effect on the financial structure of the league. The “force majeure” provision in the latest CBA covers a variety of catastrophic circumstances, including epidemics and..." April 01

  • The Lakers will likely win the 2020 NBA Championship, due to unique bylaw

    Clutch Points "A new development has emerged that will potentially have a huge impact on the current NBA season. Thanks to some very thorough researchers who likely had too much time on their hands, a specific rule from the league’s bylaws has been revealed, which clearly states that if this season ends..." April 01

  • Zach LaVine opens up on life without basketball "Zach LaVine was enthusiastic and eager, and he hadn't given up. The Bulls were back on the road, headed for Florida and hopefully some magic in the heat with games in Orlando and Miami. LaVine's quad injury had improved and he was planning to play on the trip. It wasn't..." April 01

  • The London Series is officially cancelled

    Hardball Talk "This is not surprising but, as of today, it is now official: The London Series scheduled for June 13-14 between the Cubs and Cardinals has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. " April 01

  • Veteran MLB players will get nearly $5K per day during coronavirus shutdown

    CBS Sports "The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has delayed the start of the 2020 MLB season indefinitely and forced a temporary restructuring of the game off the field. MLB and the players' union (MLBPA) recently agreed to a framework of how to proceed with that..." April 01

  • How The Delayed Season Impacts The Athletics

    MLB Trade Rumors "Every Major League Baseball team is facing some sort of impact from the coronavirus, which has delayed the start of the regular season and could wipe it out completely. Before the 2020 campaign begins (if it does), MLBTR will break down the ways that the pushed back campaign could affect each..." April 01

  • MLB considering July 4 as possibility for Opening Day

    Larry Brown Sports "If all is right in the world by then, we could have baseball to go along with our backyard barbecues and fireworks shows on Independence Day this year. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that July 4 has been one of the options floated as a possibility in..." March 31

  • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred officially suspends minor-league season, agrees to pay weekly stipend through May

    USA Today "Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told minor-league clubs and its players Tuesday that they are officially suspending the season, but agreed to pay minor-leaguers $400 per week through May. Manfred said he still expects the minor-league season to resume this season,..." March 31

  • The NHL shouldn't be in a hurry to cancel its regular season

    Ottawa Sun "If all had gone as planned, the NHL would have been heading into the final week of its season with all seven Canadian teams in action on Hockey Night in Canada on the final Saturday night. The National Hockey League shouldn’t rush to judgement on the rest of its regular..." April 01

  • Aleksander Barkov on playoffs: 'I don’t think it would be right if we’re left out'

    TSN "Count Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov among the supporters for a tournament to decide who wins the Stanley Cup if the NHL resumes play this season. “The best-case scenario is probably the tournament,” Barkov told The Athletic on Monday...." April 01

  • Can hockey be a summer sport?

    Tampa Bay Times "The pause button was pushed on the NHL season on March 12. Nearly three weeks later, hockey officials are not yet ready to push the panic button. Even with President Trump announcing Sunday that social distancing guidelines would be in place until April 30, the NHL still..." April 01

  • Stanley Cup contenders staying ‘optimistic’ about games resuming

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL pause has made us all dream of the day hockey returns and we can finish the 2019-20 season. That rings true for players as well, and there’s a strong feeling among teams that owned Stanley Cup dreams before everything shut down. The defending champion Blues are..." April 01

  • The NHL shutdown is one more challenge in a season of many for the Blue Jackets

    The Hockey News "Setting aside the real-world horrors of COVID-19: the NHL shutdown was crushing for pretty much every team, but it might’ve felt like home for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since July 1, 2019, no team has been kicked in the face over and over like they have. Pausing the season in the midst..." April 01

  • Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley thinks the world will need football by September

    The Oklahoman "Lincoln Riley can’t imagine a fall without football. “I feel by September, the world is going to need football,” the OU football coach said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters. “Hopefully, I think a lot of that will be determined by our country’s..." April 01

  • Four-star QB Sawyer Robertson breaks down Bulldog decision

    247 Sports "Whether it was at Washington State or now Mississippi State, 2021 quarterback and 247Sports four-star quarterback Sawyer Robertson has been a long-time priority for head coach Mike Leach. On Tuesday the Coronado (Texas) High School standout joined Leach's Class of 2021 at..." April 01

  • Tom Herman and College Coaches Upset About COVID-19 Restrictions Just Don't Get it

    12 Up "Over the weekend, the Big 12 announced new policies and guidelines for student-athletes to follow during the coronavirus pandemic. In short, the conference basically implemented further restrictions that limit the access and interactions that coaches can have with their..." March 31

  • Dan Lanning among Georgia staff receiving substantial raises

    247 Sports "Three assistant coaches from Georgia's 2019 staff will get a raise going into the 2020 season, including a substantial one for its defensive coordinator. After his first year at the helm of Georgia's defense, Dan Lanning will now be paid $1.25 million annually,..." March 31

  • ‘The plan’ is for new Georgia OC Todd Monken to also coach QBs

    College Football Talk "If there is a 2020 season, a new addition to Kirby Smart‘s Georgia football staff will have an additional title. As expected. In mid-January, Georgia football confirmed reports that Todd Monken would be taking over as Smart’s offensive coordinator...." March 31

  • Will Wade wiretap audio revealed in HBO's The Scheme

    247 Sports "LSU head coach Will Wade was reportedly heard on FBI wiretaps discussing a "strong-ass offer" regarding a "Smart thing" in June 2017. Fast forward to Tuesday night almost two years later and the HBO documentary, "The Scheme," played that clip of..." April 01

  • Joe Scott returns to coach Air Force after 16 seasons

    ESPN "Air Force is bringing back Joe Scott as head basketball coach, the Academy announced Tuesday. Scott coached Air Force from 2000 to 2004, leading the Falcons to their first NCAA berth in 42 years and a top 25 ranking in his final season. "Joe is a person of strong character..." March 31

  • NCAA won't grant winter sports athletes extra year of eligibility

    The Score "The NCAA decided not to grant athletes from winter sports - including basketball - an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the committee announcedMonday. "Winter sports were not included in the decision," the statement read.  " March 30

  • Michigan AG asked to investigate rape claim against MSU basketball player

    ESPN "A woman who told police that she was sexually assaulted by a Michigan State basketball player asked the Michigan attorney general's office last week to investigate her case after local prosecutors declined to file charges. Michigan State University police told prosecutors that..." March 30

  • Rutgers gets commitment from four-star center Cliff Omoruyi, the program's highest rated commit since 2008

    The Spun "Rutgers basketball just picked up its highest-rated commitment since 2008. Local four-star center Cliff Omoruyi is a Scarlet Knight. Omoruyi, who played for powerhouse Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, is the 41st-overall recruit in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite..." March 30