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Sports: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

26 May 2020 Sports

Ewing Recovering, NHL Phase 2, Record Viewership For Golf Match

NBA Hall Of Famer and former Georgetown great Patrick Ewing is out of the hospital and recovering at home from the coronavirus, according to his son. The 57 year-old current Hoyas’ basketball coach announced Friday that he’d tested positive and had entered the hospital for treatment. Ewing played 17 seasons and has been head coach at his alma mater since 2017.

In a Monday memo, the NHL said that it’s aiming for phase 2 of a return to play in early June, which will allow practice rinks to open and players to have small, voluntary group workouts. The on-ice sessions would be non contact and involve up to six players, who would be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. The final 2 phases, which involve training camps and a return to play, were not mentioned.

Turner Sports announced yesterday that an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of it’s networks watched the charity golf match Sunday, making the event the most-watched golf telecast in cable TV history. “The Match: Champions For Charity,” raised over $20 million for coronavirus relief, as the team of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickleson and Tom Brady. The PGA Tour will return to live golf in 2 weeks.

And, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race last night in Charlotte. Brad Keselowski won the Coca Cola 600 Cup Series race Sunday night.

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