Update on the latest in sports:
VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB PROPOSAL
Analysis shows a lot of money at stake
NEW YORK (AP) — An analysis by The Associated Press shows the huge amount of money Major League Baseball and its players are fighting over to start the coronavirus-delayed season.
The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million as part of management’s proposal when compared to the players’ plan.
Set to earn $36 million each, Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would get $25.3 million under the union’s plan and $5.6 million under the teams’ proposal.
The Yankees would pay players $155 million under the union’s plan and $48 million under management’s proposal.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL FEARS
DENVER (AP) — Some NFL players say they’re scared about returning to practices and games during the coronavirus outbreak.
But they also say they trust the health protocols the league’s medical staff is developing so that practices can resume and games can return. Those safeguards will certainly include frequent tests for COVID-19.
The offseason programs have all been conducted remotely since the NFL shuttered team facilities in March in response to the pandemic.
Coaches have been allowed back into the buildings but players who aren’t recovering from injuries likely won’t be allowed back until training camps begin in July.
More negotiations scheduled before season resumes
UNDATED (AP) — More negotiations are planned in the days ahead, with the goal of resuming the NBA season with a 22-team format.
The Players Association voted unanimously yesterday to approve the plan, which would have all of the teams move into the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Florida next month.
Players will have to practice social distancing when they aren’t playing, plus submit to a quarantine at the beginning of the time at Disney. And there will likely be daily testing for the entirety of their stay there.
The season is set to resume July 31, with playoffs starting in mid-August and leading up to an NBA Finals that could stretch until Oct. 12.
HORSE RACING-2,000 GUINEAS
English Triple Crown race run with no fans
NEWMARKET, England (AP) — One of England’s biggest horse races — the 2,000 Guineas, part of the country’s Triple Crown — has been run today at Newmarket with no fans in attendance because of coronavirus restrictions.
The winner was Kameko, with the favored Pinatubo finishing third. Pinatubo had come into the race unbeaten in six starts.
Kameko completed the course in a record time of one minute, 34.72 seconds.