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Sports: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

14 April 2020 Sports

WWE Deemed “Essential”, XFL Files Chapter 11, Larson Suspended

The WWE has been deemed an “essential business in the state of Florida by Governor Ron Desantis, allowing the pro wrestling organization to return to live TV shows from it’s Orlando training facility. The decision could open the door for other sports to resume in the state, but it mandates that any such events must be closed to the general public. WWE is returning to live shows after weeks of taped programming.

Aplha Entertainment, the parent company of the XFL, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after the league suspended operations and laid off almost all it’s employees Friday. The XFL debuted in february, but played only 5 weeks before suspending, then canceling it’s first season, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NASCAR’s Kyle Larson has been suspended without pay by Chip Ganassi Racing for using a racial slur on a live stream virtual racing event Sunday. Larson, who has apologized in a video message, has also faced criticism from his sponsors, and NASCAR has orded him to complete a sensitivity course before he is eligible to be reinstated.

And, ex-NFL quarterback Tavaris Jackson was killed in a car crash in Alabama Sunday night. Jackson played for the Vikings, Bills, and Seahawks over a 10-year career. He was 36.

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