Editorial: Sports needs to (safely) relaunch, and Florida is just the place
Professional sports are stirring out their coronavirus hibernations. They are looking for places to train and play, but they aren’t sure where to do it.Come on down to Florida.That’s what Gov. Ron DeSantis has been preaching, and it seems people are listening. Among them are the governors of California, New York and New Jersey.Until last week, they were skeptical of games being played in their states before a coronavirus vaccine was developed. The prospect of their teams temporarily locating to Florida might have changed that view.“Money changes everything,” tweeted Richard Sherman, a cornerba...
When will pro sports restart in California? Newsom says teams could play games in early June.
After weeks of dour statements about the future of sporting events in California during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday afternoon professional sports might be able to play games without fans in attendance in early June.“Sporting events, pro sports, in that first week or so of June, without spectators and modifications and very prescriptive conditions, also can begin to move forward,” Newsom said during a news conference.At a May 7 news conference, Newsom said arenas won’t be filled with sports fans in California until there is a vaccine for the coronavirus. He also expr...
The Sacramento Bee
Cars are rumbling, but the buzz around town just not the same on this NASCAR race day
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Roger Collins just wants to hear that sound again, the car engines rumbling off in the distance. That sound is the lone connection to the way it was before, the way it was two long, long months ago.The silence today is strange. It’s nearly noon on Sunday — race day — and the streets around Darlington Raceway are lined with checkered flags yet utterly devoid of people. Collins, 57, sits outside of his mobile home, on a campground just off Indian Branch Road. This is where he’ll take in the Real Heroes 400, the first NASCAR race since March 7 and one of the first sporting even...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Sports fan new to NASCAR? Here's what you need to know about the sport for Sunday.
NASCAR will be one of a handful of sports broadcasting a real, live event on television this weekend. That’s right. Real. Live. Sports.In addition to UFC, bull riding, German soccer league Bundesliga and a charity golf match at Seminole Golf Club, NASCAR is attempting to reel in general sports fans who would otherwise be watching NBA, NHL or MLB games if not for the coronavirus pandemic that has forced those seasons to an indefinite halt.“I feel like this is a genuine opportunity for many different reasons,” NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said. “All sports fans, NASCAR fans, the teams, the drivers, ...
The Charlotte Observer