The NFL released their schedules this week. NASCAR has a start date. The PGA will putt its way slowly back onto out tubes. In short, sports are looking to make a return. Here is what we know:
“Due to the current pandemic, NASCAR has faced several difficult decisions, including realigning race dates from several race tracks,” NASCAR said in a statement. “These decisions were made following thorough collaboration with local and state government officials from across the country, including the areas of the affected race tracks. We thank all our fans for their support, and we look forward to our return to racing.”
With that said, Chicagoland, Sonoma and Richmond are off the schedules. May 17th they will head to Darlington. And then race there again on May 20th. Neither Darlington race will have qualifying. Then on May 24th and 27th they will race at Charlotte. NASCAR says it would like to do qualifying there. But, might not. Also two Xfinity races and a truck race will be held at Charlotte and Darlington.
There will be no crowds.
Right now the rumor is that the NHL is looking at a 24 team play-in tourney to determine the Stanley Cup champ for the 2019 season. International games for the 2020 season have been canceled. Nothing here seems for certain.
Right now it looks as though the players union won’t go for a re-start and the 2020 season seems more of a focus.
The PGA will start making moves with 2 Celebrity showdowns. On May 24th Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Phil Michelson and Tiger Woods will tee off in a charity head to head. But first Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will take on Rickie Fowler and Matt Wolff in a charity Skins Challenge on May 17th. An official announcement on the season re-start is supposed to come next week.
Hard to tell. Players union will have a lot to say on this. Right now rumors swirl of a return with larger rosters will begin on July 4th. We may not see Minor League baseball this year.
MLS is being cautious in any comments. Premiere League players don’t seem excited about finishing the season.
Other than that, horse racing continues and we have Korean baseball and UFC this weekend to pacify us. Things are ever-changing as we all try and figure out what the “new normal” will be. We will keep y’all informed as it develops. College hoops and football will be making decisions soon.