Month: April 2020

The return of the Bundesliga has been delayed by the German government. The Bundesliga hoped to return on May 9th. There is still optimism that the Bundesliga will return in May. “The DFL of course accepts that today no decision was made on the resumption of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2,” the German Football League said
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Paris Saint-Germain have been declared the Ligue 1 champions for the 19-20 season after the remainder of the season was canceled. The LFP have utilised a performance index based on the number of points taken from matches played, confirming PSG as Ligue 1 champions for a third consecutive year. LFP president Nathalie Boy de la
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May 1, 2020 In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month 2020, this May, ESPN highlights the stories of athletes, coaches and other sports figures managing their mental health and well-being. These stories reflect a broad range of subjects and experiences, including new challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing. The hope is
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9:00 AM ET Tom Luginbill Close ESPN Analyst Senior National Recruiting Analyst for ESPN.com Coached in four professional football leagues Graduated from Eastern Kentucky and Marshall Craig Haubert Close ESPN Staff Writer National recruiting analyst and analyst for ESPNU More than a decade of college and pro coaching experience. Graduated from Indiana and Nebraska-Omaha The
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8:00 AM ET ESPN staff ESPN’s team of college writers and reporters has seen some things. In a world where collegiate athletics are on indefinite hiatus, denying us not only March Madness and spring football but also iconic events such as baseball’s College World Series and softball’s Women’s College World Series, our group was enlisted
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5:22 PM ET Kansas State announced Wednesday that football coach Chris Klieman and men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber agreed to a 13% salary reduction for the upcoming year because of financial losses related to the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, all athletics department employees making more than $150,000 per year will have their salaries reduced by 10%.
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4:30 PM ET ESPN staff The NCAA’s top governing body said Wednesday that it supports a proposal to allow college athletes to sign endorsement contracts and receive payment for other work, provided that the schools they attend are not involved in any of the payments. A working group assembled to evaluate potential ways to modernize
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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Tuesday that no matches will take place in France until at least September.  “Big sporting events will not be able to take place before September,” Philippe said. “The 2019-20 season, notably for football, will not be able to resume.” The decision ends the seasons for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.
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FIFA’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe says he believes soccer shouldn’t resume until at least September due to COVID-19. D’Hooghe described the pandemic as the “most dramatic situation we have lived in since the Second World War.” Asked if he would recommend football not returning before September, he said, “That is my personal opinion. The world is
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5:45 PM ET Nebraska reserve quarterback Noah Vedral is transferring from the school. Vedral entered the NCAA’s transfer portal Tuesday as a graduate student and will have two years of eligibility left. He started two games last season for the Huskers, and also replaced injured starter Adrian Martinez during a win against Northwestern. Vedral followed
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4:25 PM ET A working group studying the future of NCAA name, image and likeness rules plans to suggest during a Tuesday afternoon board meeting that college athletes be allowed to make money from a variety of endorsements, including advertisements and apparel contracts, according to a source familiar with the group’s recommendations. The NCAA Board
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10:37 AM ET Associated Press Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt says the school will cut nearly $7 million from the athletic budget in the upcoming school year, including eliminating performance bonuses for himself and Red Raiders coaches. The cuts are needed because of the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and deeper cuts
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