SF Giants’ Buster Posey views COVID-19 vaccine as ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ — Red Bluff Daily News

After choosing to sit out an abbreviated 2020 MLB season due to health concerns, Giants catcher Buster Posey is slated to make his return to the lineup in Thursday’s season-opener against the Seattle Mariners. Posey, who elected not to play after he and his wife Kristen adopted identical newborn twin girls, said he’s already received…

SF Giants’ Buster Posey views COVID-19 vaccine as ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ — Red Bluff Daily News

Bulls to play Raptors on April 8

RAPTORS SCHEDULE UPDATES

Please be advised of the following updates to the Raptors 2020-21 schedule:

•    The Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors game originally scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28 will be played on Thursday, Apr. 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

•    The Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers game originally scheduled for Friday, Apr. 9 will be played on Saturday, Apr. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Raptors’ VanVleet talks COVID-19 experience: ‘I wouldn’t wish it on anybody’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“I’m here, I’m alive, I’m breathing and I know there’s a lot of people that didn’t make it through COVID.”

Raptors’ VanVleet talks COVID-19 experience: ‘I wouldn’t wish it on anybody’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Warriors’ Wiseman, Paschall out vs. Rockets due to COVID contact tracing — East Bay Times

Warriors center James Wiseman and forward Eric Paschall have entered the NBA health and safety protocols and will not play Wednesday night in Houston, a team source told the Bay Area News Group.

Warriors’ Wiseman, Paschall out vs. Rockets due to COVID contact tracing — East Bay Times

Kyrie Irving out tonight in Philly, Durant questionable but not with team — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Irving is out with a sprained finger, Durant due to contact tracing.

Kyrie Irving out tonight in Philly, Durant questionable but not with team — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog added to COVID-19 absence list — The Denver Post

Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog on Thursday was added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol absence list, joining teammate Tyson Jost. Both will presumably be unavailable to travel with the team or play in this weekend’s consecutive-game stretch at St. Louis. The Avs did not practice Thursday in place of playing the Minnesota Wild at Ball Arena.…

Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog added to COVID-19 absence list — The Denver Post

Devils Add Five More Players To COVID-19 List As Potential Exposure Worsens — NESN.com

The Devils have a sticky situation on their hands. New Jersey added five more players to the COVID-19 list Tuesday to make it 14 total. The Devils postponed all games through at least Feb. 6 on Monday. But it doesn’t look like the problem ends in New Jersey. The Buffalo Sabres have placed two players […]

Devils Add Five More Players To COVID-19 List As Potential Exposure Worsens — NESN.com

Two Chiefs players hit COVID-19 list as close contacts — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Both players must isolate away from the team, but could still play in Sunday’s Super Bowl should they continue to test negative and follow protocols.

Two Chiefs players hit COVID-19 list as close contacts — Las Vegas Review-Journal

LeBron James’ exchange with courtside fans in Atlanta draws attention, concern for COVID-19 protocols — Orange County Register

LeBron James misses the days when chopping up with a courtside fan was a harmless pastime. He was drawn into one such interaction on Monday night, which resulted in four attendees at State Farm Arena being ejected from the arena. The television broadcast captured images of one of the fans pulling down her mask to…

LeBron James’ exchange with courtside fans in Atlanta draws attention, concern for COVID-19 protocols — Orange County Register

Why coming home was important for the San Jose Sharks’ mental health — Chico Enterprise-Record

The Sharks’ team plane landed back in San Jose on Saturday morning, likely flying over SAP Center on their descent before touching down at Mineta International Airport. After five weeks away, or more for some individuals, it was no doubt a welcome sight for everyone aboard the aircraft. Finally, they were back home. “It’s exciting,”…

Why coming home was important for the San Jose Sharks’ mental health — Chico Enterprise-Record

Kiszla: In weird, lonely slog of NHL’s season of COVID, grit counts as much as skill in Avs’ 3-0 victory over San Jose — The Denver Post

Hockey gods, hear my prayer. Could you hip check that COVID-19 creep so hard into the boards the virus can’t get back up? Could you find a way to get Denver fans back in an eerily empty arena before the NHL playoffs begin? Yes, we need our vaccines and peace of mind, first and foremost.…

Kiszla: In weird, lonely slog of NHL’s season of COVID, grit counts as much as skill in Avs’ 3-0 victory over San Jose — The Denver Post