Nashville, Tenn. (WKRN)- It seemed like professional sports were finally getting back to action, but on Friday, players in multiple North American leagues tested positive for COVID-19. It started in the morning, with ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting that an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tested positive for COVID-19, and two other Tampa Bay […]Players in multiple sports leagues test positive for COVID-19 — WKRN News 2
The Maple Leafs star has been staying in Arizona.Report: Auston Matthews tests positive for COVID-19 — ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
On May 25 the NHL announced its framework for Phase 2 of its four-step plan to resume play beginning in June. While it was just framework followed by a June 9th announcement by commissioner Gary Bettman about a 24-team playoff format, it was a step in the right direction and brought hope that we would […]Tampa Bay Lightning Reportedly Close Training Facilities After Players, Staff Test Positive — BroBible
All has seemingly been going to plan, but Bob McKenzie delivered some unsettling news on Friday reporting that one team has had to close its training facilities after three players and two staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.
I believe it’s three players and two staff who tested positive. Remaining players and staff are being tested. If no further positive tests, expectation is training facility will re-open, Phase Two will continue. If there are further positive tests, well, we will see what happens.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 19, 2020
Following his initial tweets about the news, McKenzie revealed the team in question is the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The team in question is the Tampa Bay Lightning.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 19, 2020
Florida had its biggest spike yet in new coronavirus cases on June 18 with 3,208 new cases in just 24 hours. The latest numbers show that there are 85,926 confirmed cases in the state and 3,061 deaths.
Among the many takeaways from the NHL’s Phase 2 plans, it states that all members of every organization would have to be tested before they can begin training and subject to daily temperature checks while being forced to quarantine if they test positive. Social distancing measures is also supposed to be enforced during training to a point where you can’t even have a spotter while lifting.
When NBA players return to the court in Orlando to finish the season, fans might notice they have a fashion accessory in common. They’ll be issued “smart rings” that reportedly predict COVID-19 three days in advance, according to league officials. While the ring might sound like an Internet scam offering, experts say it’s 90 percent […]Returning NBA Players to Sport High-Tech COVID-19 ‘Smart Rings’ — FLO 107.1
Albert Pujols is helping fill the gaps the Angels left when they decided to furlough many of their employees. Pujols is paying $180,000 out of his pocket to support furloughed Angels employees in the Dominican Republic for five months, according to a source close to Pujols. The Angels have a complex in the Dominican Republic,…Albert Pujols pays $180,000 to support furloughed Angels employees in the Dominican Republic — Press Telegram
The Tampa Bay Lightning are working out and trying to get back into game shape as the countdown to the season begins. Some European players have decided not to come to Tampa, yet. There are quarantined in their own country and will make the trip to Tampa when training camp officially opens on July 10th. […]Who will make the Lightning playoff roster? — TampaBayProSports
Just one week after reopening bars and restaurants, the state of Florida is shutting back down having hit a record number of new coronavirus cases. The 3,207 additional infections on Thursday marked the biggest single-day count for the entire pandemic, and a Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach may account for one of them. “One Buccaneers’…Bucs’ Assistant Coach Reportedly Tests Positive For COVID-19, Two More Quarantined — NESN.com
The assistant professor at UCLA will implement educational programming on race and racism for the organization as the Lakers and Clippers officially recognize Juneteenth on Friday.Lakers hire Karida Brown as director of racial equity and action — Pasadena Star News
[ad_1] Troy Weaver was named general manager of the Detroit Pistons on Thursday after 12 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise. The 52-year-old Weaver’s time in Oklahoma City included three-plus years as vice president of basketball operations. He served eight seasons as vice president/assistant general manager. The Pistons had been without an official GM […]Detroit Pistons appoint Troy Weaver as general manager | NBA News — The Latest News