Mavericks owner Cuban will push for fan-less NBA return

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first_img “There will be protocols we can have confidence in. We’re not going to do anything until it’s absolutely, positively safe.” Among the ideas for finishing the season has been the notion of gathering teams in one city and playing games in an empty arena while sequestering players, perhaps for months, away from families to avoid spreading the coronavirus. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants to see the NBA return to finish a season halted by coronavirus, but only after it’s safe for players, even if that means playing in empty arenas Read Also: Aguero decorates sitting room with hat trick match balls, EPL awards “If we can play with no fans, I’m certainly going to push for it and I think the league will do it. I think we have a moral obligation to do it,” Cuban said. “We’re dying for content. We’re dying for teams to root for. We’re dying to get excited about games, just ready to go and cheer as a community. “If we’re able to pull it off without fans we’re certainly going to do it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Best Cars Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants to see the NBA season resume even without spectators, but only with precautions against the coronavirus are in place to safeguard “players and important personnel”. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he believes it will be at least May before the league can make any decision on resuming the 2019-20 season halted by the coronavirus pandemic Cuban, who spoke Sunday night on CNN, says there is no timetable for the league to return after going on hiatus March 12 when Utah’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. NBA clubs reportedly will open team facilities for individual workouts starting Friday in states and cities where government leaders have eased stay-at-home rules to allow for such moves. By the start of May, that could be an option for up to 10 NBA franchises, based on announced plans. Some players from franchises in states where the lockdown remains in force had asked team officials about the possibility of going to Georgia, one of the first states to announce a relaxation, and working out in gyms there, a move team general managers did not favor. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it will be May before the league moves forward with any plan regarding a possible restart to the campaign, which ended with about a month remaining in the regular season ahead of the scheduled two-month playoff run. “The minute it’s safe, we want to try to get back and get the guys practicing and getting ready for games – but we’re not there yet,” Cuban said.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Syracuse blows past UConn 4-0 in Big East tournament opener

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first_img Related Stories Syracuse heads to Tampa with final chance at Big East championship Syracuse won its opening-round match against Connecticut on Thursday, 4-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in Tampa, Fla.The fourth-seeded Orange (13-7, 7-1 Big East) shut out the Huskies (7-11, 2-5 Big East) for the second time this season. The first win came on March 29, a 7-0 win in Hartford.The win marked the eighth straight conference win for Syracuse. During that stretch SU has won 44 individual matches, while losing just eight.The Orange won the doubles point behind victories from junior Aleah Marrow and freshman Alex Aiello. The tandem of junior Maddie Kobelt and freshman Brittany Lashway won as well, improving the pair’s record to 10-2 on the season. Both matches ended 8-6.The Orange didn’t drop a set in singles as Kobelt ended her strong day with a 6-0, 6-1 win in No. 2 singles. Sophomore Amanda Rodgers won next with a 6-2, 6-3 win, and sophomore Jimena Wu ended the match quickly with a 6-2, 6-1 rout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe win sets up a rematch with DePaul, which beat Providence 4-0 on Thursday.Earlier in the year on Feb. 24, Syracuse beat DePaul on the road 4-3. At the time DePaul was No. 69. It is the only match in which Syracuse has defeated a ranked team this year. The match came down to a tense final-set tiebreaker for Rodgers.Friday’s second-round match starts at noon. If Syracuse wins, it will take on the winner of the Notre Dame-Marquette in the semifinals Saturday.Syracuse has never won a Big East championship, but has now won in the first round in three of the past four seasons. Comments Published on April 19, 2013 at 12:44 amcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more