Tuesday, 4 August 2020

NFL team owners vote to extend play-offs from 2020 season

Media playback is not supported on this device NFL team owners have voted to add two extra teams to the play-offs, starting from the 2020 season. Both the AFC and NFC will add a seventh team for the post-season, but only the top seed in each conference will get a…

TB12, continued: Godwin gives number to Brady

Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady will wear No. 12 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and wide receiver Chris Godwin will switch to No. 14, the team announced Tuesday. Godwin told the Buccaneers’ website that no transaction or compensation was involved, despite…

NHL extends self-quarantine period to April 15

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. The NHL has extended its self-quarantine period for players and staff to April 15. The league’s original directive was to self-quarantine until March 27, though it has twice been extended. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly explained last week that the league is “biting…

NFL owners officially approve the expansion of playoffs to 14 teams

NFL owners have voted in favour of expanding the playoffs after players approved the new structure in the new collective bargaining agreement earlier this month. Owners arrived at the decision in Tuesday’s conference call, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, which served as an alternative to the Annual League Meeting following…

UEFA talks with Euro associations: What’s on the agenda?

UEFA will hold talks with every European association on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Sky Sports News’ chief reporter Bryan Swanson looks at the main items on the agenda… Why has this meeting been called? This is the first time all 55 national associations in Europe…

Warne: Why Smith shouldn’t be captain

Shane Warne told the Sky Sports Cricket Podcast that Steve Smith should focus on batting and not be reinstated as Australia captain. Smith’s two-year leadership ban following the ball-tampering scandal has elapsed and he is now eligible to succeed Tim Paine as Test skipper. However, Baggy Greens legend Warne says…

Owners approve expanding postseason to 14 teams

The NFL’s anticipated playoff expansion officially passed. League owners voted to approve expanding the postseason to 14 teams beginning in the 2020 season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The decision came during a conference call Tuesday, which took place in lieu of the NFL’s Annual League…