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Sullivan Mum on Goalie Decision, Letang Off Top Power Play? – Pittsburgh Hockey Now

Loose lips sink ships. Or so the Pittsburgh Penguins believe. As coaches across the league pledged to reveal their practice and gameday line rushes and discussed other decisions related to their preparation for the 24-team NHL Stanley Cup tournament, Penguins…

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Minnesota high school football, volleyball move to spring, other fall sports to start on time – Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Minnesota State High School League also cleared soccer and individual-based sports — cross-country, girls’ tennis and girls’ swimming — to start as scheduled Aug 17 with limitations.

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High school football and volleyball will shift to a new season starting in March 2021 while soccer and individual fall sports can start practice on time in less than two weeks. All seasons would be shorter, with coronavirus concerns guiding possible changes along the way.
Thats what the Minnesota State High School League decided Tuesday in a virtual board meeting taking up highly anticipated measures to restart competitive sports for the first time since March.
Moving football and volleyball o…

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Report: 2nd NBA Bubble for Eliminated Teams Not Likely to Happen amid Pandemic – Bleacher Report

The proposed second NBA bubble, which was set to include the eight teams that did not qualify for seeding games, is reportedly unlikely to happen over COVID-19 concerns…

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The proposed second NBA bubble, which was set to include the eight teams that did not qualify for seeding games, is reportedly unlikely to happen over COVID-19 concerns.
“There’s nothing happening,” a general manager told Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic. “It’s a shame. It’s a huge detriment to these eight franchises that were left behind.”
There is also “pessimism” that the NBA will allow teams to hold minicamps in their respective cities.
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Gophers star Rashod Bateman cites ‘health and safety,’ won’t play in 2020 – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wide receiver Rashod Bateman said that making the choice to not play for the Gophers this season because of the pandemic is “the hardest decision” that he’s ever had to make.

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Rashod Bateman found a home with the Gophers two years ago, but he has already decided to leave.
The star receiver from Georgia announced in a social media video Tuesday he had opted out of the 2020 football season to train for the 2021 NFL Draft.
He told the Gophers of his decision in the morning, citing uncertainty around health and safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bateman, who would have been a junior for a team coming off an 11-2 season, called this the hardest decision he ha…

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