8.24 am – The NBA will vote to return to the field on July 31st
The NBA is expected to return to the field on July 31st. This is at least the plan of commissioner Adam Silver, whose recovery plan, with games behind closed doors at Disney World, will be voted on Thursday by the owners. Silver would like to play some remaining games in the regular season, then organize expanded playoffs.
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8.12 am – Major League, the nurseries are cut: over 200 young people at home
Major League teams have sent hundreds of young players home because of doubts about the departure of the minor league. Over 200 players were cut on Friday and over 400 were sent home in the past month. While the Major League and the players’ association are negotiating the terms for playing this summer, there are unlikely to be any games in the minor league.
8.09 am – Athletics: the Czech Republic reopens with 173 meetings in one day
The Czech Track and Field Federation organized 173 matches across the country in a single day, Monday, to celebrate the end of the lockdown. All age categories will participate and three of the matches will include the country’s elite athletes, including two-time Olympic javelin champion Barbora Spotakova and the three-time indoor champion of the 400 Pavel Maslak. The initiative was celebrated by World Athletics President Sebastian Coe. “It is a very powerful model for all other affiliated federations,” said Coe.
8.02 am – In Boston off to Red Sox and Celtics training
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has given the go-ahead for the state’s 5 professional sports teams to return to training at their facilities: Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Patriots and Revolution. The Celtics have announced that they will begin voluntary individual training at their facility on Monday. The trainings will be conducted in accordance with the protocols, with only four players allowed to train together at a time.
8.01 am – Exhibition in Berlin: Sinner will challenge the big names
There will also be Sinner at the charity event organized in Berlin, on the grass, from 13 to 15 July, then from 17 to 19. Sinner will be engaged with Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios. In each tournament 6 players will be engaged (the other two have not yet been announced), the prize pool will be 200 thousand euros. Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens, Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic will be present in the women’s events. The games will have a super tiebreak that will replace the third set. There will be electronic calls without line judges to reduce the number of people involved in the field.
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