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Sports: Thursday, May 28, 2020

28 May 2020 Sports

Scherzer Weighs In on Proposal, HOF Ceremony Moved, Boxing Shows Approved

After yesterday’s proposal by MLB of an 82 game schedule and a 77 percent pay cut for it’s biggest stars, the players’ ubion is expected to counter with a plan that would have teams play a 100 game schedule with full prorated salaries. As expected, players were unhappy with the league’s proposal, and Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who is on the union’s executive subcommittee, tweeted yesterday that its pay cuts wouldn’t be accepted.

This year’s Basketball Hall Of Fame enshrinement ceremony has been moved to the Spring of 2021. The ceremony was to have taken place on August 29th, with this year’s class including the late Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan.

And the Nevada Athletic Commission yesterday approved 2 Top Rank Boxing shows and 2 UFC events to take place in Las Vegas over the next 2 weeks, without fans. The announcement marks the return of combat sports from the coronavirus shutdown, which began in mid March.

And, after the success of the charity golf event this past weekend,
“Champions For Charity,” Phil Mickleson said he would like to see it become an annual event. Mickleson told the LA Times that he would like to invite different partners each year. Some of the names mentioned were Michael Jordan, Larry David, and Bill Murray.

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