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More than 60 NFL players choose to opt out of season due to coronavirus concerns

More than 60 NFL players choose to opt out of season due to coronavirus concerns

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsThe deadline for players to opt out of the upcoming National Football League season has officially passed, and more than 60 individuals have decided to sit at home for the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Thursday.The NFL's deadline was 4 p.m. ET on Thursday for voluntary opt-opts, and the league allowed players with high-risk, pre-existing medical conditions to sit aside. Players who opt out of the season are paid $150,000, which is labeled a "salary advance" and will be paid back, while high-risk players have more detailed processes.Players who...

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Turner Sports' NBA return doubleheader games drew an average of 2.9 million viewers

Turner Sports' NBA return doubleheader games drew an average of 2.9 million viewers

Keep Me Logged InKey Points3.4M viewers tuned in to watch NBA return, more than double regular in-season audienceTwo games that came down to the last possession, and a telecast filled innovation, helped the National Basketball Association record an average 2.9 million viewers on its opening night on Thursday. The season was delayed due to the Covid 19 outbreak.Turner Sports' broadcast of the Los Angeles Lakers' 103-101 victory over the Clippers averaged 3.4 million viewers throughout the game, including on TNT and its TV Everywhere platform, . It peaked between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET with...

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Goldman Sachs joins NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade to create Social Change Fund

Goldman Sachs joins NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade to create Social Change Fund

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsCurrent and former National Basketball Association stars have teamed up to create another fund aimed to combat social injustice and income inequality in the Black community.Portland Trail Blazers star Carmelo Anthony, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul and former star Dwyane Wade collaborated to launch the , which aims to invest and help Black communities with criminal justice reform, access to voting and civic engagement.The Social Change Fund will help empower "communities of color by expanding and increasing Black representation in leadership, and...

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NFL condemns racism, admits 'we were wrong' not to listen to NFL player protests

NFL condemns racism, admits 'we were wrong' not to listen to NFL player protests

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsNFL's Goodell admits league wrong about player protestsNational Football League commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the league was "wrong" for failing to listen to players who protested social injustice, he said on Friday in a video. In his second statement released since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by police in Minnesota, Goodell used the roughly 80-second recorded message not only to "condemn the systemic oppression of black people" but also to admit fault for not listening to its players "earlier."Goodell said he wants players...

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NBA team execs, agents are calling on the league to cancel the rest of the season

NBA team execs, agents are calling on the league to cancel the rest of the season

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsEven though the current NBA season is still technically suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, its return this year seems less and less likely with each passing day. Team executives are starting to feel the pressure, frustrated with the lack of information from the league and pushing for an outright cancellation of the season so everyone can focus on safely resuming play next season.NBA team executives and players' agents spoke to CNBC in recent weeks about the challenges in resuming play. They said team owners are concerned with liability issues and are...

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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson coronavirus relief golf match is on and could happen in May

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson coronavirus relief golf match is on and could happen in May

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsNFL icons Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join superstars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in a golf match organized by  WarnerMedia and the PGA Tour, a person familiar with the negotiations confirmed to CNBC.The match pitting Mickelson-Brady against Woods-Manning would be a rare sporting event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has spurred game cancellations and suspensions across professional sports.The person, who requested to not be identified as negotiations are still being finalized, said the event would likely happen in May and would benefit...

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NCAA March Madness basketball games will be played without fans

NCAA March Madness basketball games will be played without fans

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsNCAA March Madness basketball games will be played without fansThe National Collegiate Athletic Association's upcoming men's and women's basketball tournaments will be played with "only essential staff and limited family attendance," NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement Wednesday. No public fans will be allowed to attend."The NCAA continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory panel," Emmert's statement said. "Based on their advice and my discussions with the NCAA Board of Governors, I...

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