Friday, May 29, 2020
NFL players and coaches will work remotely for a bit longer. The NFL is extending its virtual offseason through mid-June. It was set to end today. Commissioner Roger Goodell says they hope to have coaches back at team facilities by the end of next week according to local health guidelines.
NFL owners are punting on a potential alternative to the onside kick. They tabled the idea for the second straight year during Thursday’s video conference. Meanwhile, the league will experiment with expanded communication between the replay booth and on-field officials in the preseason.
Minor League Baseball players are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple reports say hundreds of players were cut Thursday with more expected as the likelihood of no season becomes reality. Some clubs began laying off front office and game-day staff weeks ago.
The state of Texas will allow outdoor pro sports events to have a limited number of fans starting Monday. Governor Greg Abbott has revised his previous order to hold events without spectators. Venues will be limited to 25-percent of normal capacity and must follow state health protocols.
For the first time in its 124-year history, there will be no Boston Marathon. The iconic race has been called off by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally postponed from April 20th and moved to September 14th, but Walsh says it won’t be safe to run then either.