Coronavirus update: NBA returning with playoffs? MLB open to postponing salary? NHL back on ice in early June?
Here’s the most current as the NBA, NHL and MLB want to resume their seasons amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports when play resumes, the league could go straight to the playoffs by eliminating conference play and seeding the competitors from 1 to 16. The NBA is reported to be negotiating a return with all of the groups playing at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
MLB owners are set to propose a new reboot strategy to the players’ union as early as Tuesday. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich report the new deal could include deferring players’ salary for 2020.
TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports the league is targeting early June for resuming centers and allowing little group exercises.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 5.5 million people worldwide have been identified with the coronavirus. More than 1.6 million clients have actually remained in the U.S.
New york city leads all states with 362,000 cases of the coronavirus. New Jersey is 2nd with 155,000 positive tests for COVID-19.