Sports: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
24 June 2020 Sports
MLB Issues Sched, NASCAR FBI Finding, Djokovic Tests Positive
Major League Baseball issued s 60-game schedule last night for the 2020 season, which will begin either July 23rd or 24th, ending months of back and forth with the players’ union. Under a March deal with the players, Commissioner Rob Manfred was able to unilaterally set a schedule if an agreement couldn’t be reached. In changes for the season, the designated hitter will be used in both leagues, and extra innings will start with a runner on second base.
The FBI said yesterday that a noose-like rope discovered in the Talladega Superspeedway garage of NASCAR’s only black driver Bubba Wallace was a pull-down rope that had been there since October, and said no one could have known Wallace would have been assigned that stall. Thus, the FBI has ruled out a hate crime. Nascar is still investigating why the rope was tied like a noose.
And, the world’s top tennis player, Novak Djokovic, announced yesterday that he’s tested positive for the coronavirus. the news comes after 2 other top-40 players also tested positive in a Djokovic-organized event that took place in Serbia and Croatia, with no social distancing.