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Ohio State pauses all voluntary workouts after positive COVID-19 tests

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics paused all voluntary workouts on Wednesday. It's not known when Ohio State intends to resume training sessions.

Report: Devils to hire Lindy Ruff as next head coach

It's not known if Ruff will remain with the Rangers through the 24-team format to crown a champion for this season.

10 series that could define 60-game MLB season

Let's pencil in the mega-talented Dodgers, Yankees and Astros for the playoffs. Los Angeles and Houston will play in two of the more anticipated series of the regular season, writes Yardbarker's Daniel E. Epstein. 

North Carolina football halts workouts after positive COVID-19 tests

The North Carolina Tar Heels football program is on pause for a minimum of one week after 37 student-athletes, coaches and staff members returned positive coronavirus tests. 

COVID-19 outbreak in Edmonton hospital doesn’t alter NHL plans

Edmonton and Toronto have been chosen to host the NHL's unique postseason.

Novak Djokovic accuses critics of 'witch hunt' after Adria Tour mess

Djokovic and his wife later tested positive -- surprise -- and so did other tour participants. He's now complaining that the media made it sound far worse than it actually was.

10 series that could define 2020 MLB season

Let's pencil in the mega-talented Dodgers, Yankees and Astros for the playoffs. Los Angeles and Houston will play in two of the more anticipated series of the regular season, writes Yardbarker's Daniel E. Epstein. 

The 'Highest-paid players in the NFL' quiz

How many of the current highest-paid players in the NFL (based off total contract value) can you name in five minutes?

Nashville Stars could be MLB's next team, first Black-owned club

Nashville will make a push to land a MLB club that will be majorily Black-owned.

Marcus Smart warns young NBA players to take COVID-19 seriously

Smart wants to make sure younger players are taking the virus seriously. 

Report: No chance players accept withholding salaries, NFLPA pushes for flat cap

The league is the latest sports enterprise to grapple with how to work through financial disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

NHLPA expected to pass new CBA, return to play plan within 48 hours

This now moves to the full NHLPA Membership to vote on. A simple majority is required to pass the deal, and it’s fully expected to be approved.

Blackhawks not considering name change

The Blackhawks issued a statement defending the team's name and have no intentions of making a change in that department.

Report: Ryder Cup postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Ryder Cup has been officially postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians: Players will ‘all get sick’ playing amid COVID-19 pandemic

To date, Florida has seen nearly 214,000 infections, with roughly half of that total coming in recent weeks. Hillsborough County, where Tampa is, has seen its total go past 15,000 infections.

WNBPA wants team co-owner's ouster after Black Lives Matter comments

Kelly Loeffler, a U.S. Senator and part-owner of the Atlanta Dream, drew the ire of the players' union for her comments about Black Lives Matter.

Bubba Wallace leads NASCAR All-Star Race fan voting

Bubba Wallace is leading fan voting for the last slot in NASCAR's upcoming All-Star race.

Giants suspend workouts at Oracle Park, pending weekend test results

The league and the MLBPA are in the process of searching for a second testing site, which could help to avoid further issues like the early ones we’ve seen so far.

Indians temporarily ban Franmil Reyes for not wearing mask at gathering

One way or another, MLB players are going to learn that they need to adhere to safety protocols to participate in the 60-game regular season conducted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Five most disruptive defensive playmakers in college football today

In the highly competitive college football arena, a single clutch interception, forced fumble, sack or even tackle for loss can change the course of a team’s entire season. 

In official statement, Eagles call DeSean Jackson's posts 'absolutely appalling'

Jackson faced heavy criticism after posting anti-Semitic quotes on social media he attributed to Adolf Hitler, along with expressing his admiration for Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam. 

Kyrie Irving producing TV special focusing on Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter movement

The special is called «#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR» and will air Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on the PlayersTV digital and broadcast network.

Mookie Betts opens up about MLB's resumption of play

Betts spoke about the two overarching issues that have dominated the national discourse since baseball hit pause in March. He indicated that he is focused right now on health and safety matters as camp gets underway.

Deshaun Watson: 'I was definitely hurt' when Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins

But even though Watson was sad to see Hopkins go, he won't let that distract him from focusing on this season.

Brandon Ingram not 'confident' NBA will finish season

While Ingram may be doubtful about the NBA's odds of finishing, he said he never doubted whether or not he would go to Orlando.

Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert had issues before coronavirus drama

The relationship between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert may never be the same in the wake of the circumstances surrounding both Utah Jazz stars testing positive for the coronavirus, but it might be an exaggeration to say the situation impacted their friends

Nationals outfielder Juan Soto isolating under coronavirus protocol

There’s no indication to this point that Soto has contracted the disease. Hopefully, he’ll ultimately prove not to have an infection.

Why Mahomes' megadeal should please QBs, teams (except Cowboys)

Dak Prescott, Deshaun Watson and, come 2021, Lamar Jackson will feel the effects from the Chiefs’ extension for their superstar QB, writes Yardbarker's Sam Robinson.

Mahomes is king of the hill, but Chiefs now have tougher mountain to climb

Patrick Mahomes will assume the mantle of the league's highest-paid and most-celebrated player, but recent history suggests the Chiefs' path to more titles has become more difficult.

Patrick Mahomes’ contract with Chiefs could be worth more than $500 million

Mahomes is now the highest-paid player in NFL history and the first professional athlete to land a deal worth half-a-billion dollars.

NHL, players' union have CBA in place

Considering the troubled history between these two sides, that they could come to an agreement without a work stoppage under these rushed and dynamic conditions speaks volumes.

President Trump tweets support of Redskins, Indians names

Neither the Indians nor Redskins responded to President Trump as of Monday afternoon. Both have, however, recently suggested that changes are imminent.

MLS MVP Carlos Vela opts out of MLS is Back tournament

As expected, LAFC star forward and reigning MLS MVP Carlos Vela won't take part in the MLS is Back tournament scheduled to begin on Wednesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Report: Ivy League to postpone football season to 2021 due to pandemic

Coronavirus spikes throughout the United States have led many to believe collegiate and professional team sports won't return to play at any point in the foreseeable future.

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to 10-year contract extension

The Chiefs aren't taking any chances of losing Mahomes.

Cubs' Kris Bryant doesn't feel 'safe' under current coronavirus testing protocols

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hasn't yet opted out of playing in the 2020 MLB season tentatively scheduled to begin on July 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he clearly isn't pleased with the league's current testing protocols.

Report: NFL to test players, family members for COVID-19 this season

The league will look to institute a testing program that would include people living with players.

Francisco Lindor in favor of changing Cleveland's team name: 'We're due for change'

After the Washington Redskins announced they'd be launching a full review of their controversial team name, the Cleveland Indians said they'd be doing the same shortly after.  Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor is only the latest member of the team to sho

Colin Kaepernick signs deal with Disney, docuseries being made

Colin Kaepernick hasn't stepped foot onto a football field in years, yet he's still one of the most talked-about athletes in the world.
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