Let's Talk About Sports Podcast Season 2, Episode 5

Season 2, Episode 5. NBA Restart Special.

Topics Covered:


General Headlines

· Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, has written WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert to express her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and ask the league to put an American flag on every jersey when play resumes tomorrow.

o 1.5 mins

· The PGA Tour is moving closer to having NBA star Steph Curry associated with a fall event starting in 2021.

o Plans have been in the works for two years for Curry to host a tournament in Northern California, and the San Francisco Chronicle reported that an amended contract between the city of San Francisco and the tour would see Harding Park losing the 2026 Presidents Cup in order to host a long-term event.

o 1.5 mins

· ASU Alum Jon Rahm cruises to win at the Memorial to secure No. 1 World Golf ranking

o 1.5 mins

· Jets owner Woody Johnson is being investigated for alleged racist, sexist comments. Among the allegations are that Johnson made racist comments about Black men and questioned the purpose of Black History Month. He allegedly argued that Black fathers don't remain with their families, calling that the "real challenge."

o 1.5 mins

College Basketball

· Some Kentucky faculty want name change for arena named after former basketball coach Adolph Rupp, believing that Rupp, who was famous for lining up his all-white time against Texas Western’s all-black starting five in the Men’s College Basketball national championship in 1966 during the heat of the civil rights movement, was racist.

o 1.5 mins

· Arizona State guard Alonzo Verge Jr. is pulling out of the NBA draft and returning to the Sun Devils for his senior season.

o 1.5 mins

· Memphis lands 5-star basketball recruit Moussa Cisse

o 1.5 mins

MLB

· Alex Rodriguez, among the bidders for a possible purchase of the New York Mets, called for baseball players to accept the type of revenue-sharing system that is tied to a salary cap and sparked quick opposition from the union. A-Rod receive lots of criticism from players on his idea

o 1.5 mins

· Through a half-dozen comeback attempts since his most recent appearance in the big leagues in 2013, Bard couldn't rediscover his control and finally settled into a job last year as a player mentor and mental skills coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In addition to offering advice and lending an ear to players, he shagged fly balls and played some catch during warm-ups. Soon, players began telling him that his throws were pretty nasty and wondering why he wasn't on a big league mound. Intrigued, Bard got back on a mound in January in Charlotte, North Carolina. On July 17th, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black informed Bard, 35, that he had made the roster.

o 1.5 mins

· Mookie Betts agrees to 12-year, $365 million extension with Dodgers

o 1.5 mins

· Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are discussing expanding the 2020 playoffs from 10 teams to 16, according to multiple reports.

o 1.5 mins

· Quarantine 2020 season begins

o 1.5 mins

NBA returns on Friday

· Race for 8 seeds

o 4 mins

· Teams competing for title; teams to watch out for

o 4 mins

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