The Chattanoogan: NFHS Offers Free Online COVID-19 Informational Courses For Coaches And Administrators

The Chattanoogan: NFHS Offers Free Online COVID-19 Informational Courses For Coaches And Administrators. “The COVID 19 pandemic presents a myriad of challenges to high school athletic and activity programs. To help address some of those challenges, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has developed a new free online course ‘COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators.’ The course includes information from the ‘Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities’ document that was released by the NFHS in May for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in restarting high school athletics and other activity programs across the nation.”

Thinking outside the Boxing Ring: A Journey through 500 Photos (Getty Iris)

Getty Iris: Thinking outside the Boxing Ring: A Journey through 500 Photos. “It’s a quick moment of action frozen in time. Joey Maxim, World Light Heavyweight Champion, is being knocked to the side, his face contorted from a powerful blow. His opponent, fists raised, can only be seen in profile, making it nearly impossible for me to make out his facial features. This print is one of 534 boxing photographs in the Department of Photographs collection and it was making my job as cataloger difficult. I needed to figure out as much information about this photograph as possible, including when and where it took place, in order to fully catalog it. Joey Maxim’s career spanned nearly twenty years and over 100 fights. Without a name, I wouldn’t be able to place this print.”

Binghamton Homepage: Federal funding granted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum for educational programs

Binghamton Homepage: Federal funding granted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum for educational programs. “The funds will support Safe at Home virtual programming, including the delivery of sixteen baseball-themed curriculum units in mathematics, American history, fine arts, and science. The money will also support the expansion of the museum’s digital collection, which includes oral histories, museum artifacts, and more.”

Sports Illustrated: MLS Postpones Toronto FC vs. DC United Match Minutes Before Kickoff

Sports Illustrated: MLS Postpones Toronto FC vs. DC United Match Minutes Before Kickoff. “News of MLS’s decision came just minutes before the previously scheduled 9 a.m. ET start time. The league said in a statement that the results of Saturday’s COVID-19 testing revealed a positive test for one player and an inconclusive test for another player.”

Washington Post: The NHL moves north for its restart, shifting to Canada as U.S. struggles with pandemic

Washington Post: The NHL moves north for its restart, shifting to Canada as U.S. struggles with pandemic. “As the NHL tries to resume play and crown a Stanley Cup champion by early October, it is also shifting its operations to Canada. According to health experts, that might give the NHL the best shot among the North American professional sports leagues to complete the season.”

Dodger Blue: How To Watch Or Live Stream Every Dodgers Intrasquad Game At Dodger Stadium

Dodger Blue: How To Watch Or Live Stream Every Dodgers Intrasquad Game At Dodger Stadium. “With the Dodgers playing an intrasquad game at Dodger Stadium seemingly on a daily basis, the team has also made those available to fans for viewing. Moving forward, every Dodgers intrasquad game leading up to Opening Day of the 2020 season will be televised by SportsNet LA and live streamed on the team’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.”

New York Times: Sports in a Pandemic Don’t All Stink

New York Times: Sports in a Pandemic Don’t All Stink. “The Tour de France, like many major sporting events, is on hold because of the pandemic. But last weekend, I watched cartoon likenesses of professional cyclists fighting to win a virtual version. Connected to the Zwift virtual world for running and cycling were the real-life athletes riding stationary bicycles in their dining rooms, garages or backyards. When they had to ride up a steep virtual French mountain, I watched a split-screen video feed of their real-life faces straining and their heart rates soaring. It was genuine fun.”

CNET: The NBA is coming back: Dates, locations, who’s sitting out and how to watch basketball’s 2020 return

CNET: The NBA is coming back: Dates, locations, who’s sitting out and how to watch basketball’s 2020 return. “After the coronavirus shut down the NBA season along with everything else, basketball is finally set to return on July 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Negotiations between the league and the NBA Players Association resulted in a new deal that will allow play to resume after a hiatus of nearly five months, but the final pro basketball games of 2020 will be unlike any previous year.”

Washington Post: MLS loses second team from its restart as Nashville SC withdraws because of virus

Washington Post: MLS loses second team from its restart as Nashville SC withdraws because of virus. “Nashville SC withdrew from MLS’s season-reopening tournament Thursday, becoming the second team to exit because of a coronavirus outbreak and raising anew questions about sports resuming competition during a pandemic. The club reported nine players — about a third of the roster — had tested positive for the novel coronavirus since they arrived at a Disney resort, where all 26 teams are staying in a so-called bubble for several weeks.”

Vice: The U.S. Army Twitch Channel Is Banning People for Asking About War Crimes

Vice: The U.S. Army Twitch Channel Is Banning People for Asking About War Crimes. “The American military is getting big into esports. The U.S. Army has launched its own Twitch channel where members of its team stream Call of Duty: Warzone and interact with users on the site. The channel has videos going back two months, but things got spicy in the chat on Wednesday night when viewers started asking questions about U.S. war crimes.”

Coronavirus: Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return. “Pools, gyms and sports facilities will be able to reopen and team sports and outdoor gigs resume in England, the government has announced. Outdoor pools and performances can resume from Saturday with social distancing in place, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said. Beauticians, nail salons and tattooists can also reopen from Monday, he said.” 😬

New York Times: Ivy League Places All Sports on Hold Until January

New York Times: Ivy League Places All Sports on Hold Until January. “The Ivy League presidents placed all sports on hold Wednesday until at least January, making it the first Division I conference that will not play football as scheduled in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, a broad array of sports, from football and men’s basketball to cross country and sailing, have been placed in limbo.”

An Unlikely Source of Catharsis for a Black M.L.B. Player: Social Media (New York Times)

New York Times: An Unlikely Source of Catharsis for a Black M.L.B. Player: Social Media. “Social media can be a challenging venue for tackling sensitive subjects with nuance. But for [Tony] Kemp, one of the few African-American players in Major League Baseball, sending that tweet felt like placing a bar stool at his kitchen island and inviting anyone to join him for a conversation about the issues roiling the country.”

United States Golf Association: Historic Howard Schickler Photo Collection Acquired

United States Golf Association: Historic Howard Schickler Photo Collection Acquired. “The collection contains more than 1,000 high-quality, historically and artistically important golf images from the 19th and early 20th century. Many photographs feature top American and British golfers, both men and women, from the mid-1800s to the 1970s. The collection was amassed over decades by collector Howard Schickler, sourced from the collections of some of the game’s most influential figures, including the personal collections of Old Tom Morris and F.G. Tait, the Auchterlonie and the Foulis families, the estate of Billy Burke and the collections of Ed Dudley and Bernard Darwin.”

Bloomberg: Baseball’s Return in Peril After Champs Shut Down Training

Bloomberg: Baseball’s Return in Peril After Champs Shut Down Training. “The World Series champion Washington Nationals have shut down their spring training after just three days, and their players and front office are questioning the wisdom of baseball’s return to play. In a statement Monday, General Manager Mike Rizzo said the team canceled its morning workout due to a delay in receiving test results from Major League Baseball’s lab. The Houston Astros, the Nationals’ opponent in last year’s World Series, also canceled workouts on Monday after test delays.”