Sports: Friday, March 20, 2020
20 March 2020 Sports
Redskins Moves, MLB Cancelations, Olympic Flame Arrives In Japan
The Washington Redskins have signed offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas to a 2-year, $5.3 million deal. The former undrafted free agent has played for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. The move adds much-needed depth to the ‘Skins O-line.
Meanwhile, the Redskins have agreed to terms with tight end Logan Thomas. The former Buffalo Bill appeared in 16 games last year and is entering his seventh NFL campaign. Thomas was a quarterback at Virginia Tech from 2010-13.
Major League Baseball has canceled what was supposed to have been it’s first 2 regular season games in Mexico City, and a 3-game series in Puerto Rico, both in April, due to the coronavirus pandemic. If the games are rescheduled, they will be in Miami and Phoenix. MLB has delayed the start of the 2020 season until at least mid-May.
The Olympic flame arrived in Japan from Greece yesterday in a scaled-down ceremony ahead of the planned Summer Games. The IOC and local organizations maintain that the Olympics will go on as planned, although many athletes are calling for the postponement or complete cancellation of the games, which are scheduled to begin July 24th.
And, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 56 year-old Payton is said to be resting comfortably at home.