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MLB Union Makes Counter-Proposal In Pay Dispute With League Owners

MLB Union Makes Counter-Proposal In Pay Dispute With League Owners

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has submitted a counter proposal to league owners, as negotiations about restarting the suspended 2020 season continue. According to reports, the union is proposing a 114-game regular season that would run from June 30th to 31st October 31st, with all players given the opportunity to opt out of […]

Major League Soccer Threatens Player Lockout Over Collective Bargaining Dispute

Major League Soccer Threatens Player Lockout Over Collective Bargaining Dispute

Major League Soccer is pushing back against the MLS Players Association’s counterproposal regarding changes to the collective bargaining agreement, threatening a lockout if the players union does not accept MLS’ offer by noon Tuesday, according to reports. The Columbus Dispatch was able to independently confirm the story through a person with knowledge of the situation who […]

Jon “Bones” Jones Says He Will Be Giving Up UFC Title Amid Pay Dispute

Jon “Bones” Jones Says He Will Be Giving Up UFC Title Amid Pay Dispute

Jon “Bones” Jones tweeted Sunday that he’s giving up his UFC title in a pay dispute. Jones tweeted using the Latin phrase of “I came, I saw, I conquered,” attributed to Julius Caesar. “To the light-heavyweight title — veni, vidi, vici,” tweeted Jones. Asked if was giving up his title, he tweeted “Yes.” After one Twitter user […]

Brad Keselowski Earns Second Win of Season At Bristol Motor Speedway

Brad Keselowski Earns Second Win of Season At Bristol Motor Speedway

Brad Keselowski earned his second win of the season on Sunday at the Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Keselowski got his first victory of the season last Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600 and is now is the first driver to win multiple races in the five Cup events since NASCAR resumed […]

John Deere Classic Cancels PGA Tour Event

John Deere Classic Cancels PGA Tour Event

The John Deere Classic has decided to cancel what would have been its 50th anniversary as a PGA Tour event. According to tournament director Clair Peterson, there were too many obstacles to overcome and too many risks from the COVID-19 pandemic that it made sense in the long run to not hold the tournament. The […]

Boston Marathon Canceled For First Time In It’s 124-Year History

Boston Marathon Canceled For First Time In It’s 124-Year History

The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history.  On Thursday, marathon organizers said that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.2 miles on their own will receive their finisher’s medal. The race had originally been scheduled for April 20 before […]

UFC Is Approved By Nevada Athletic Commission To Return To Las Vegas

UFC Is Approved By Nevada Athletic Commission To Return To Las Vegas

The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed during a teleconference Wednesday to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks. The commission stopped competition in Nevada on March 14 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC immediately confirmed its plans to stage a show without fans in […]

Grand Slam Winners To Play At Tennis Event In Charleston, S.C.

Grand Slam Winners To Play At Tennis Event In Charleston, S.C.

Tournament organizers announced on Wednesday that Australian Open champions Victoria Azarenka and Sofia Kenin and U.S. Open winners Sloane Stephens and Bianca Andreescu will take part in the Credit One Bank Invitational​​​​ team tennis event in Charleston next month.  The 16-player event will be played from June 23-28 at the Daniel Island site where the […]

Russell Wilson, Sue Bird, And Megan Rapinoe To Host Virtual 2020 ESPYs

Russell Wilson, Sue Bird, And Megan Rapinoe To Host Virtual 2020 ESPYs

This year’s ESPYs on June 21 will be held virtually, with the two-hour broadcast hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird and U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe. Bird and Rapinoe are partners and share a home, easing some of the logistics. Show producer Jeff Smith told the Associated Press, […]

MLB New Plan For Resuming Baseball Includes Sliding Pay Scale For Players

MLB New Plan For Resuming Baseball Includes Sliding Pay Scale For Players

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball proposed a sliding scale of compensation to the Major League Baseball Players Association, in an attempt to open the shortened season by the July 4th weekend. The plan proposes to pay players a prorated percentage of their salaries, with the players who make the most taking the biggest salary cuts. […]