MLS Is Back Tournament
at Walt Disney Resort
Toronto FC 2 DC United 2
Toronto led the match 2-0 at one point
Defender Frederic Brillant completed the DC comeback with a goal in the 91st-minute
Ayo Akinola had both goals for TFC.
Thursday, Toronto will face the Montreal Impact in their second match of the tournament
The Impact are 0 & 1
In the other matches yesterday at the MLS Is Back Tournament;
Los Angeles FC & the Houston Dynamo tied 3-3
Portland Timbers 2 LA Galaxy 1
Chicago Fire ( – ) vs Seattle Sounders ( 1 & 0 ) 9 am
New York City FC ( 0 & 1 ) vs Orlando City ( 1 & 0 ) 8 pm
Philadelphia Union ( 1 & 0 ) vs Inter Miami ( 0 & 1 ) 10:30 pm
Shaw Opts Out
Former Owen Sound Attack forward Andrew Shaw has informed the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League that he will not participate in the NHL’s Return to Play.
Shaw says he will take the extra 5 months to recover from a concussion and expects to return for the 2020-21 season.
The last NHL game Shaw played was November 30th due to a concussion issues.
Shaw has won the Stanley Cup twice with Chicago, including 2013 where he scored a triple overtime game winner in the opening game of the finals against Boston.
With the Owen Sound Attack in the Ontario Hockey League, Shaw played 1 season scoring 22 times in the regular season and adding 10 more markers during the 2011 Attack run to the OHL Championship.
Nine Penguins Sidelined
The Pittsburgh Penguins if the National Hockey League announced that the team will be voluntarily sidelining 9 players from their training camp roster due to potential secondary exposure to an individual who had contact with a person that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
The team learned of the possible secondary exposure on the weekend and added the decision was made to sideline the players out of abundance of caution in an effort to avoid exposure to anyone else within the organization.
The players will re-join the team when it is deemed safe to do so in accordance with NHL protocol and further test results.
Westbrook test Positive
Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets has tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the Rockets departure for the National Basketball Association bubble.
The Rockets are among the NBA Playoff teams and are scheduled to commence the restart with a game on July 31st against Dallas.
Two other NBA players tested positive after arriving in Florida.
Plus an additional 2 players are facing 10-day quarantines for leaving the league campus perimeter at Walt Disney World.
Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes is in quarantine after leaving the NBA’s bubble to pick up a food delivery.
Holmes said he accidentally crossed the NBA’s campus line at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida,
Bruno Caboclo of the Houston Rockets is also in quarantine after unintentionally leaving the bubble.
After players entered the league’s bubble last week, anyone caught leaving for an unauthorized reason or breaking the initial quarantine period was subject to the league’s reentry protocols.
Washington Drops Team Name
The Washington franchise in the National Football League confirmed yesterday that they will be retiring their nickname and logo.
The announcement follows a thorough review that began in early July.
Sports Business Daily reported that the announcement of a new name has been delayed because trademark issues are pending.
National Football League players could be sporting a new look when play resumes.
The Oakley Mouth Shield — designed by Oakley in collaboration with doctors and engineers from the NFL and NFL Players Association to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus on the field of play — is expected to be distributed to all 32 teams over the next week.
Currently, there is no mandate to wear a face shield, but the NFL’s medical experts are advocating for the use of the protective equipment.
No Spectators For PGA
The 3 playoff events on the PGA Tour will be played without spectators, which means fans will be unable to attend Tour events for the rest of the season.
The Northern Trust, BMW Championship and season-ending Tour Championship announced that no fans will be allowed as the United States continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Wyndham Championship, which concludes the regular season, also will not have fans on site when it is played next month in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Memorial, which tees off Thursday in Dublin, Ohio, was set to welcome spectators, but organizers changed course last week.
The 2020 U.S. Open, which is run by the USGA, has not announced whether fans will be on hand.
That tournament is set to for mid-September at Winged Foot in New York State.
Officials with The Masters Tournament, rescheduled to November, have not said whether spectators will be on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club.
The PGA Tour does not manage the Masters.