Archives for March 2020

March 31, 2020

NBA.FM: "We are simulating each remaining game on the networks' original schedule as a hyper-realistic audio gameplay broadcast. This is a simulation of 2020 Timeline B. Let the sounds of the game wash over you, and remember what normal felt like."

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:10 PM - 1 comment

March 30, 2020

March 29, 2020

New York Knicks Owner James Dolan Has Coronavirus: James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, has tested positive for coronavirus and is thus far showing "little to know symptoms," the Knicks announced. He's in self-isolation and managing the team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:01 AM - 1 comment

March 28, 2020

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March 26, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters' legend Curly Neal dies at age 77: After a 6,000 game (!) career. A great collection of his finest moments can be seen in videos tagged with his name at the Globetrotters youtube channel.

posted by rumple to basketball at 09:22 PM - 6 comments

March 25, 2020

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March 22, 2020

The first domino falls: Canada pulls out of this summer's Olympics/Paralympics:
I suspect many other nations will follow suit.

posted by grum@work to olympics at 11:37 PM - 2 comments

Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt in iRacing Race: Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were neck and neck approaching the final turn of Sunday's iRacing event broadcast on FS1. See the final lap.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 04:01 PM - 4 comments

March 21, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Social Distancing Edition: If the NBA regular season was over, the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em champion would be ...

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:29 PM - 6 comments

March 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

Los Angeles Rams Release Todd Gurley: To avoid paying him $10.5 million in guaranteed money, the Los Angeles Rams released star running back Todd Gurley. In his five seasons with the team, the 25-year-old Gurley rushed for 5,404 yards and 58 touchdowns, leading the NFL in touchdowns in 2017 and 2018. He's tied with Marshall Faulk for the most rushing TDs in team history. Gurley's production waned last season and doubt increased about the health of his knee.

posted by rcade to football at 08:13 PM - 3 comments

March 18, 2020

NFL Offers Game Pass for Free Through May 31: If you'd like to rewatch NFL games from the past ten years, the NFL is making Game Pass free for the next 10 weeks. The archive includes the playoffs, Super Bowl and preseason.

posted by rcade to football at 03:47 PM - 2 comments

March 17, 2020

Tom Brady Says Goodbye to New England Patriots: Tom Brady posted a goodbye letter Tuesday to the only team he's played for in his legendary 20-year NFL career. "I wanted to say thank you to all of the incredible fans and Patriots supporters," it began. He didn't say which team he's signing for.

posted by rcade to football at 09:09 AM - 11 comments

March 16, 2020

March 15, 2020

Nascar Drivers Compete in Virtual Replacements 100 Race: A day after Nascar cancelled today's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Nascar drivers will be competing in the virtual Replacements 100 on iRacing. Drivers include Dale Earnhardt Jr., William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman, Justin Allgaier, and Justin Haley. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. -- 247Sports

posted by rcade to auto racing at 03:05 PM - 0 comments

NFL Players Approve New CBA Through 2030: The NFL Players Association voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the league that extends through at least 2030. The CBA expands the regular season to 17 games and expands the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams, among many other provisions. Players still aren't getting 50% of league revenue. It bumps from 47% to 48.5% after the 17-game season begins.

posted by rcade to football at 12:08 PM - 4 comments

March 14, 2020

West Ham Exec: Declare Season 'Null and Void': West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady said the entire English football season should be declared "null and void" -- the first tactic proposed by a top-flight side all season that could plausibly deny Liverpool its first title in 30 years. Liverpool has 82 points after 29 games and leads second-place Man City by 25. West Ham sits two spots above relegation.

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:24 PM - 0 comments

Mavericks Beat Suns as Doncic Scores 50: The Phoenix Suns are continuing their season on NBA2K. Experienced players with Phoenix and Dallas ties played the Suns/Mavericks game on Twitch for an audience that peaked at 12,000 viewers.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:15 PM - 0 comments

March 13, 2020

March 12, 2020

U.S. Soccer President Resigns Over Sexist Legal Strategy: The president of U.S. Soccer resigned Thursday after the organization's legal filing in a wage discrimination suit with USWNT used inflammatory sexist claims to denigrate female athletes. The filing called it "indisputable science" that women have less ability than men and it is "materially influenced by the level of certain physical attributes, such as speed and strength."

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:18 PM - 10 comments

March 11, 2020

NBA Suspends Season Because of Coronavirus: The NBA is suspending its season until further notice after tonight's game in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The news follows an announcement Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday night. "Bottom line,'' Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said, "we will put the safety of our fans and customers first."

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:52 PM - 18 comments

March 10, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus: In New York magazine, Will Leitch runs down how American sports leagues are addressing the spread of coronavirus and concludes, "it’s undeniable how little fear, or even preparation, there has really been."

posted by rcade to general at 11:26 AM - 16 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Minor Joint Capsule Edition: With eleven national TV games starting Tuesday and extending all the way to Monday, there's a good chance to make up some ground in the Pace Mannion. Only five weeks remain in the NBA regular season. Ufez holds first at 630 but NoMich gets 9 points closer. Florida Man wins the week with 71. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:00 AM - 9 comments

March 09, 2020

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March 02, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: The Bucks Stop Nowhere Edition: There are 10 nationally televised NBA games this week on ABC, ESPN, TNT, beginning Tuesday night with a Nets/Celtics, Sixers/Lakers doubleheader and ending Sunday with Lakers/Clippers on ABC. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones continues to lead but NoMich wins the week to claw 11 points closer. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:00 PM - 19 comments

Josef Martinez Tears ACL in Atlanta United Opener: Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez, one of the top scorers in the league, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the season opener against Nashville FC. Martinez collided with a Nashville defender in the 63rd minute, returned to the match and went down again four minutes later. He'll need surgery and could miss the entire season.

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:45 AM - 0 comments

March 01, 2020