Sports

Options for watching professional sports are limited during this holiday weekend.

from Greater LA

Professional baseball and basketball are resuming next month. Opening day for baseball is tentatively set for July 24. For the NBA, it’s July 30.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Several professional football players responded to the death of George Floyd with a social media video on Thursday.   
 
  #StrongerTogether   pic.twitter.com/sfwF9Uvgaa  
— Patrick…

NFL players call on league to condemn racism, support black players

Several professional football players responded to the death of George Floyd with a social media video on Thursday.  #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/sfwF9Uvgaa — Patrick…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More cyclists are on the roads during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cycling popularity surges during COVID-19. Who’s hopping in the saddle?

More cyclists are on the roads during the coronavirus pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Plans are in the works to restart some major sporting events, sans spectators. But even sports fans are worried that players won’t be able to perform their best without a crowd.

Can players truly compete without the roar of fans?

Plans are in the works to restart some major sporting events, sans spectators. But even sports fans are worried that players won’t be able to perform their best without a crowd.

from Greater LA

The Bundesliga resumed this month with soccer teams playing to empty stadiums. It’s the first major sports league in the world to restart amid the coronavirus health crisis.

Soccer is back in Germany, should other countries follow suit?

The Bundesliga resumed this month with soccer teams playing to empty stadiums. It’s the first major sports league in the world to restart amid the coronavirus health crisis.

from Studio Berlin

In a time when live sports are benched indefinitely, “The Last Dance” has been a lifeline for ESPN.

‘The Last Dance’ series on Michael Jordan: Jason Hehir hustled to release it during pandemic

In a time when live sports are benched indefinitely, “The Last Dance” has been a lifeline for ESPN.

from The Business

Parker Tenove moved from Kansas to California to become part of the track and field program at El Camino College. When the coronavirus canceled the spring season, his plans fell apart.

Community colleges could see influx of athletes as coronavirus disrupts sports recruiting

Parker Tenove moved from Kansas to California to become part of the track and field program at El Camino College. When the coronavirus canceled the spring season, his plans fell apart.

from News Stories

Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six championships in eight years during the 1990s.

‘The Last Dance’ docuseries shows how Michael Jordan saved the Chicago Bulls

Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six championships in eight years during the 1990s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The   NFL’s virtual draft drew 15 million sports-deprived viewers. There also hasn’t been any   basketball or baseball games.

How to cope in a world without live sporting events?

The NFL’s virtual draft drew 15 million sports-deprived viewers. There also hasn’t been any basketball or baseball games.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Every major professional sports league is on hiatus until at least summer, from the NBA to MLB. There’s one exception: esports, in which pro athletes compete via video games.

Esports gain new followers among the homebound

Every major professional sports league is on hiatus until at least summer, from the NBA to MLB. There’s one exception: esports, in which pro athletes compete via video games.

from Greater LA

Athletes and teams haven’t really been playing sports because they’re not getting anywhere near one another, and the leagues have postponed or canceled their seasons.   
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LA without sports during COVID-19: What are sports writers and analysts to do?

Athletes and teams haven’t really been playing sports because they’re not getting anywhere near one another, and the leagues have postponed or canceled their seasons.  President…

from Greater LA

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics have been postponed until next year.

For one basketball player, postponing Tokyo Olympics is ‘best decision for the world,’ but a disappointment personally

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics have been postponed until next year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Spring training is underway for baseball. How will the Dodgers bullpen do without pitchers Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill?

Coronavirus hits sports: College basketball teams avoid Seattle, Italian soccer stadium sits empty

Spring training is underway for baseball. How will the Dodgers bullpen do without pitchers Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fans of Los Angeles Football Club follow them wherever they go -- including Mexico on Feb. 18. Players lost the match, but fans gave a stellar performance in the stands.

1000 fans follow LA Football Club to Mexico, show what devotion really looks like

Fans of Los Angeles Football Club follow them wherever they go -- including Mexico on Feb. 18. Players lost the match, but fans gave a stellar performance in the stands.

from Greater LA

Thousands of Angelenos gathered at the Staples Center for a memorial honoring Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who died in January’s helicopter crash.

Beyonce, Shaq, Michael Jordan and others honor Kobe Bryant at Staples Center

Thousands of Angelenos gathered at the Staples Center for a memorial honoring Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who died in January’s helicopter crash.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

February 24 will be the memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center. The event is restricted to ticket holders who snagged one of the 20,000 seats.

Kobe Bryant memorial Feb. 24: What you need to know

February 24 will be the memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center. The event is restricted to ticket holders who snagged one of the 20,000 seats.

from KCRW Features

“Oftentimes I play douchey characters, really sort of slimy or sleazy, sometimes villainous.

‘Olympic Dreams’: Failure, uncertainty, and Nick Kroll’s first nice guy role

“Oftentimes I play douchey characters, really sort of slimy or sleazy, sometimes villainous.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Netflix series “Cheer” focuses on the stressful lives of junior college cheerleaders fighting for their next national championship.

Director Greg Whiteley on why he owes an apology to a set of ‘Cheer’ parents

The Netflix series “Cheer” focuses on the stressful lives of junior college cheerleaders fighting for their next national championship.

from The Business

Players in the NFL are 70% black, but when it comes to head coaching jobs, they’re mostly shut out. Of the 32 teams, there are currently three black coaches and one Latino.

Why the NFL coaching staff is so white

Players in the NFL are 70% black, but when it comes to head coaching jobs, they’re mostly shut out. Of the 32 teams, there are currently three black coaches and one Latino.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand