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Reports Say MLB Could Start 2020 Season By July 4

The 2020 Major League Baseball season has yet to begin because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however MLB is beginning to formulate plans and a timeline for getting the season underway. According to reports, “the most realistic time range for Opening Day — somewhere between mid-June and July 4, in the view of most officials — would allow for an 80- to 100-game regular season, with the schedule running through October. An expanded postseason at neutral sites might follow, with the World Series ending in late November or early December.” ...Read more

LA Lakers Return Federal Relief Loan Received From Coronavirus Rescue Loan Program

The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed on Monday that they returned a loan obtained through the U.S. government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) after learning that funds in the federal program had been depleted. The loans were intended to help smaller businesses with no more than 500 employees cover employee payroll and rent, with large sectors of the U.S. economy frozen amid coronavirus lockdowns and social distancing mandates. ...Read more

NBA Targets May 8 For Reopening Practice Facilities For Individual Workouts

The NBA has announced that it will aim to open up team facilities no sooner than May 8 in markets that have stopped stay-at-home orders. The facilities will be limited to a maximum of four players and one member of the franchise’s staff at once. Players must wear face masks at all times except during physical activity. The staff member must wear gloves and implement physical distancing of at least 12 feet.  Each franchise will also need to appoint a Facility Hygiene Officer.  ...Read more