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NHL, players’ union approve return-to-play plan, four-year CBA extension

NHL, players’ union approve return-to-play plan, four-year CBA extension

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July 10 (UPI) -- The NHL and the players' union ratified plans to resume the 2019-20 season in August and approved a four-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement, the sides announced Friday. The NHL Players Association on Wednesday started a full-membership vote on both the return-to-play plan and the CBA, and the voting concluded Friday. Advertisement "Today, the NHL and the NHLPA announced a significant agreement that addresses the uncertainty everyone is dealing with, the framework for the completion of the 2019-20 season, and the foundation for the continued long-term growth of our league," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement Friday. "I thank NHLPA executive director Don Fehr and special assistant to the executive director Mathieu Schneider, the more than 7...
Premier League players to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ on back of shirts

Premier League players to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ on back of shirts

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Premier League players' names will be replaced on the back of their shirts with 'Black Lives Matter' for the first 12 matches of the restarted season.The Premier League will also support any player who chooses to 'take a knee' before or during matches.Players in Germany have made gestures of solidarity with people protesting about the death of George Floyd. "We, the players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice," read a statement.In a joint message from all 20 clubs, players added that they were committed to "a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for all, regardless of their colour or creed".A Black Lives Matter badge will featu...
England legend Freddie Flintoff reveals why he would ditch players shouting Howzat! in cricket

England legend Freddie Flintoff reveals why he would ditch players shouting Howzat! in cricket

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Freddie Flintoff would get rid of players shouting Howzat! if he was allowed to change anything about cricket. The England legend took 226 Test wickets and was more than accustomed to a passionate appeal to the umpire – or ‘begging’, as Fred put it! AFP - Getty Freddie Flintoff would do away with cricketers shouting Howzat! He was asked on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast to reveal the one thing he would change about the game and he picked how players appeal. Flintoff said: “One rule with cricket? I would make it compulsory for everyone around the world. It’s a compulsory sport in schools and everywhere. “I would stop shouting ‘Howzat!’, because I don’t know what it means. What is it? Why do you turn around as grown men, shout at a bloke with a long
Really? New ‘Project Restart’ restrictions for Premier League players to include ‘turning your face away when tackled’

Really? New ‘Project Restart’ restrictions for Premier League players to include ‘turning your face away when tackled’

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Former Premier League ace Matt Holland has serious doubts over the bizarre new restrictions that will reportedly be placed on players when the 2019/20 season finally resumes. The current ‘Project Restart’ proposal aims for the 2019/20 top flight campaign to resume in June, but stars are set to be given a list of new directives on Wednesday, which chiefs believe will help ‘avoid disaster’ when action returns. getty Footballers are being told to be ready to return to action next month, but some stars are said to have big fears about playing while the coronavirus is still at large And, according to reports, the instructions even include telling players to ‘turn their faces away’ after they have been tackled by an opponent. The Daily Telegraph claim thes
Ex-MLB players in Taiwan bolster must-see TV for U.S. sports fans

Ex-MLB players in Taiwan bolster must-see TV for U.S. sports fans

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May 7 (UPI) -- Playing in Taiwan once was the last option for Justin Nicolino to continue his professional baseball career. Now, the former Miami Marlins pitcher is one of many ex-Major League Baseball players on whom fans depend for entertainment. Nicolino, 28, pitches for the Rakuten Monkeys in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, one of the only active leagues on Earth. The CPBL's popularity has exploded since its April 11 season opener. American viewers, starved for sports, have flocked to Twitter streams of the games because MLB and other leagues have suspended games due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I guess it was my last option," Nicolino said. "I had thrown for MLB teams in January and thought I threw really well. I thought my off-season pitching was going to help, but there...