Champions Return

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    • MLB submits new 60-game offer to players.

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The English Premier League kicked back into action Wednesday. As Europe’s major soccer leagues are now all back on the field, the Champions League said it will resume with a 12-day, eight-team event in Lisbon, Portugal.

Updates: 

  • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred met with MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark on Tuesday, emerging with a “jointly developed framework … [that] could form the basis of an agreement.” The league also reportedly made a 60-game season offer to the players, with a July 19 start. The new proposal includes full prorated pay for the players – which has been a major pain point in previous iterations.
  • Formula E announced its return as the electric cars would race three double-headers over consecutive weekends in August at a Berlin airport. The six races will complete the circuit’s sixth season, which included five races before the COVID-19 shutdown in March.
  • College football has already lost a game this fall as the annual Southern Heritage Classic between Jackson State and Tennessee State was canceled due to coronavirus concerns. It was scheduled for Sept. 12 in Memphis.
  • NHL players won’t be required to wear full shields when they hit the ice. The precaution is deemed unnecessary as players will be tested daily, but coaches and support staff likely will be wearing visors made by Bauer.