For the sports betting industry, 2020 was supposed to be one for the books. The timing for the coronavirus outbreak, however, could not have been worse for the wide-eyed casinos and online sportsbooks operators expecting to capitalize on legal sports wagering expanding across the U.S. “Timing was really bad because it happened right before March madness. Hiatus of NBA, should be talking about the first week of Major League Baseball.” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill U.S. in an interview with Cheddar.
Gonzaga and Michigan were the standouts in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks
The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two months sooner than expected with no sports to air due to the coronavirus pandemic
The owners of the NHL's New Jersey Devils are making a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment to ensure the safety and proper protection of all healthcare workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic
The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic
Former NBA player Jason Collins said he tested positive for coronavirus. Collins said he thinks he got it during a trip to New York City for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. According to the HuffPost, Collins said he first got a headache and then a fever and a cough. The former player said he feels some tightness in his chest and will get checked again for it. Collins is known for being the first openly gay player on a team sport, playing more than seven years with the Nets.