Everything you need to know in the sports world regarding COVID-19
-The NFL announced that it is giving fans free access to NFL Game Pass, giving fans the opportunity to relive some of their favorite moments from recent seasons. The digital product is available across multiple platforms and highlights some of the most entertaining regular season and postseason games the league has to offer. The NFL also announced it will be broadcasting full games from this past season everyday starting tomorrow at noon on NFL.com and the NFL’s Youtube page. NFL Game Pass will be offered free of charge until May 31st.
-Sources told ESPN the NBA is planning to raise its line of credit to $1.2 billion from $650 million. Sources say the financial decision was made during a phone call on Tuesday. Adrian Wojnarowski says this move will “…increase cash flow through what’s expected to be an extended shutdown…”
-The Oklahoma City Thunder are saying that players and staff have tested negative for the Coronavirus according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
-Kevin Durant has been identified as one of Four Brooklyn Nets players that have tested positive for Coronavirus.
-The league announced that it will be offering a free Preview of NBA League Pass during this hiatus as well. The Free preview lasts until April 22nd.
-A player on the Ottawa Senators has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The player reportedly has mild symptoms of the disease and has been put in isolation at this time. The news was announced by the Senators yesterday. The Sens have decided to isolate all members of the team due to the positive test results.
-With uncertainty looming over the start of the MLB season, the league’s 30 teams have announced that they will each donate $1 million to ballpark employees during this extended hiatus. The MLB and the MLB Players Association also announced that the two organizations made a combined $1 million donation to Feeding America and Meals on Wheels, which will be split evenly between the two charities. The start of the MLB season has been postponed multiple times since the league cancelled Spring Training on March 12th.