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May

28
Jets WR Quincy Enunwa not giving up on playing again despite career-threatening neck injury

New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, fighting a career-threatening neck injury that will keep him off the field in 2020, still hopes to play again one day. But that decision, he said, no longer is in his control. In an interview with ESPN, Enunwa stated Wednesday it was “devastating” to learn recently he had been ruled out for the season. Now, he said, the only thing he can do is play the waiting game. “If I’m capable of playing, then that’s what I’ll do,” he said, making his first public comments since the end of the campaign. “If it comes down […]

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May

27
Charleston to host tournament in June without fans

After a months long live-sports drought, the largest tennis event since the beginning of COVID-19 shutdowns is coming to Charleston, June 23-28. LTP Daniel Island will host a women’s tennis tournament, the Credit One Bank Invitational, which will be played without fans. The Tennis Channel will broadcast the event, which is composed of 16 singles matches and eight doubles matches. Some notable participants include US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Mattek-Sands said that the players will “fill the sporting world with hope again and show [their] gratitude and appreciation for […]

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May

25
Jets signing Joe Flacco to one year deal

Less than a month after undergoing a neck procedure, Joe Flacco has found employment. Flacco has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Jets, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported. The deal will pay Flacco $1.5 million and includes another $3 million in incentives, Garafolo added. Flacco underwent a 45-minute disc repair in early April, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported in early May. He’s on schedule to be cleared sometime between late August to mid-September, Pelissero added at the time. Flacco spent 2019 in Denver, where he was acquired via trade to be the starter but suffered a neck injury […]

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May

21
Warriors Kevon Looney has core muscle surgery, expected back next season

Warriors center Kevon Looney underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury and is expected to be ready for the start of next season, the team stated. Looney, 24, missed 45 games this season with various injuries, including a hamstring strain, a neuropathic condition and, most recently, an abdominal strain that led to the surgery, performed in Philadelphia. He will start rehabilitation straightaway in what will be an extended offseason after the NBA postponed play on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Having gone to the NBA Finals each season since entering the league in 2015, […]

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May

19
Jazz’s Bojan Bogdanovic to undergo season-ending wrist surgery

At this point, we still don’t know if the 2019-20 NBA season will be restarted. But if it is, the Utah Jazz will be without one of their key contributors, as forward Bojan Bogdanovic is set to have season-ending surgery on his right wrist, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The surgery will repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist. Bogdanovic initially injured the wrist in January, but he continued to play through the pain. Now, with the future of the season undefined, Bogdanovic has decided to make the move for surgery. The good news for the Jazz, who signed Bogdanovic to a four-year deal […]

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May

18
Overeem rocked early, rallies to finish Harris

Alistair Overeem overcame early difficulty and rallied to prevent Walt Harris in the next round of their heavyweight fight Saturday night in the UFC Fight Night headliner in an empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The stoppage came in the 3 minute mark. With the triumph, Overeem combined Aleksei Oleinik since the sole active UFC fighters to acquire MMA battles in four different decades. Harris swarmed Overeem with a two-punch combination and fell him against the cage about a minute into the first round. Harris continued to rain punches down since Overeem covered up, although Overeem attempted to scramble away. The fight appeared close to being […]

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May

15
Marqise Lee embracing new opportunity with Patriots

Two years after signing a four-year, $38 million contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars, wide receiver Marqise Lee finds himself in a much different place as he hopes to revitalize his career. He’s at the bottom with the New England Patriots — and embracing it. Lee, who was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft by the Jaguars and was released in April, was signed by the Patriots to a one-year contract with $300,000 guaranteed. He said he has landed in the right spot to put his past two injury-filled seasons behind him. The 6-foot, 196-pound Lee missed the 2018 season because of […]

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May

14
Rays ace Blake Snell says he refuses to play for reduced MLB salary

Tampa Bay Rays star Blake Snell alleged he would not be playing this season for a reduced salary, particularly because the risk of getting coronavirus “is not worth it.” Snell protested Major League Baseball’s 50-50 revenue split with players for a season shortened by coronavirus in a video posted on social media on Wednesday. “You all have to understand, man, that I’m leaving – that I’m going to drop a salary, that’s not the case, because the risk goes through the roof,” said Snell when answering questions on his Twitch channel. “It’s a shorter season, less pay. “No, I must […]

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May

11
MLB shortens 2020 draft from 40 to 5 rounds

Major League Baseball will cut its 2020 draft to five rounds, as owners looking to save costs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic pushed for fewer rounds over the objection of front-office officials, sources told ESPN. The plan, which has been relayed to scouting directors, will let teams to sign an unlimited number of undrafted players for $20,000. The draft is expected to start June 10. An agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association in March allowed the league to reduce the draft from its typical 40 rounds to as few as five. The agreement allows teams to delay signing […]

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May

08
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni eager to coach if season resumes

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni turns 69 on Friday, but ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported D’Antoni “would have no reservations about being on the sideline if the NBA season resumes. Baxter Holmes of ESPN spoke to a pair of NBA general managers who expressed reservations about having older coaches and personnel work during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Based on all the information that we have today, probably people over 60 with preexisting conditions can’t go, for sure, no matter what their titles are,” one GM had stated. “Whether it’s a father of the star player or whether it’s the general manager […]

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