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AP source: Tagovailoa signs $30.275 million, 4-year deal

MIAMI (AP) — Now Tua Tagovailoa can pay for that Cadillac Escalade he gave his mom. The new Miami Dolphins quarterback signed a $30.275 million, four-year guaranteed contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday. The contract includes a $19.6 million signing bonus, according to the person who spoke to […]

Budget crunch could impact how college teams opt to travel

When college sports teams finally return to play, they might not be traveling quite as far as they did for road games before the pandemic. The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament has produced a budget crunch that leaves colleges everywhere looking for cost-saving measures. One simple step is to cut back on travel. That’s easier for some […]

NASCAR set for ‘huge microscope’ as racing returns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s season started with the Secret Service doing a security check on the firesuit-clad pole-sitter for the Daytona 500 and thousands of fans waiting hours in line to pass through a metal detector. When the season resumes on Sunday some 13 weeks later, drivers will have their temperatures taken as they […]

MLB owners OK plan that could lead to July start

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020. Spring training could […]

American Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffs

The American Hockey League canceled the rest of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic and shifted its focus toward next season. While the Calder Cup will not be handed out for the first time since 1936, the 31-team AHL hopes to return next season. That remains uncertain; one possibility is that no fans […]

Premier League boost: Gov’t aims for return of sport in June

LONDON (AP) — The path to the Premier League resuming was eased Monday by the government saying elite sports will be allowed to resume in England in June if there is no new spike in coronavirus infections. While spectators will not be allowed into stadiums for some time, the British government embracing the return of […]

Under 1% of MLB employees test positive for virus antibodies

NEW YORK (AP) — Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The small number of positive tests, announced Sunday, was positive news for a sport pushing ahead with plans to start its delayed season. Researchers received 6,237 completed surveys from employees of […]

If games resume, athletes will ‘need to know when to peak’

Making it safe for America’s professional sports teams to start playing games is one thing. Making sure athletes are in game shape is another. The coronavirus pandemic brought sports to a halt, but stay-at-home orders are starting to be eased and a handful of NBA teams are opening practice facilities. For players, the difference between merely working […]

WKTY’S DAVE CARNEY: Sports aren’t worth it without the fans

Picture this: The squeak of basketball shoes, the sweat dripping from LeBron James brow, the whistle from the referee, and that’s it. It would take some getting used to and, for me, and I don’t want us to try. As we start to ponder what could potentially come from a truly extended shutdown of sports, […]

WKTY’s Dave Carney reads Bob Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul”

https://wktysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/200329_Murder-Most-Foul_Daves-POEM-version.mp3On Thursday March 26th at the stroke of midnight, Bob Dylan released a 17 minute epic about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In hopes of giving our audience a chance to perhaps hear Dylan in a way they may not otherwise Dave has decided to recite the first three verses as a beat-style […]

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