As more and more cases of Coronavirus are reported, the sports world is not immune to the effects of COVID-19 and precautions are being taken.
Both the NBA and MLB have issued memos with suggestions to keep players healthy, while Major League Baseball is looking into what can be done at ballparks for fans and players alike.
With March Madness starting in just a couple of weeks, the NCAA is preparing in case tournament games are affected. Both the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Chicago State cancelled road games this week. In Italy, all sporting events are being played without fans for the next month.
As of now, the Olympic Summer games in Tokyo will go on as planned, but the possibility of them happening without fans is a real one.
🎶If You’re Going to San Francisco…🎶
Don’t expect to see Tom Brady playing quarterback there. I’m pretty sure those are the words to the song.
The #BradyWatch rumor mill has been busy this week with the idea that the San Francisco 49ers could sign Brady and trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo back to the New England Patriots.
This is not going to happen. Tom Brady is the 🐐, there is no arguing that. That being said, at this point in his career, it does not make sense for the 49ers to part ways with a QB in his prime who just led his team to the Super Bowl in his first full year as a starter and coming off an ACL injury.
Also, I still feel that there is very high likelihood that Brady stays in New England.
Although no trades can be made official until the league year begins on March 18th, NFL teams have a couple in the works.
The Los Angeles Chargers and the Carolina Panthers will be swapping Pro Bowl offensive lineman, with left tackle Russell Okung heading to Carolina and right guard Tari Turner off to LA.
Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos will welcome cornerback A.J. Bouye from Jacksonville, while the Jaguars get a fourth-round draft pick.
Welcome Back Mr. Curry
The Golden State Warriors and their fans were very happy to welcome Steph Curry back to the lineup last night against the Toronto Raptors. It was the first time Curry played since breaking his hand on Oct. 30.
Though the Warriors lost, 121-113, Curry played 27 minutes scoring 23 points with 7 rebounds and 7 assists. He was 3-of-12 from three-point range and 6-of-16 overall.
But just his presence made the Warriors’ dismal season a little bit better.
“…[H]e changes the whole game when he’s out there,” Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr said.
“Our fans could see it, they could feel it. We’re a different team, obviously, when he’s on the court…”
Sabrina the NCAA Wonder
It is Sabrina Ionescu’s world and we’re just living in it.
The Oregon guard was named Pac-12 Player of the Year for the third straight season making her the first Pac-12 player to do so. Ionescu is averaging 16,9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game.
She is also the NCAA’s first-ever player to have 2,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds and 1,000 career assists.
Oregon is the #1 seed in this weekend’s Pac-12 tournament.