ESPN Is Hosting A Special ‘SportsCenter’ On Monday

roger goodell speaks to nfl reporters
roger goodell speaks to nfl reporters

As professional sports leagues continue to work on returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ESPN will be hosting a special edition of SportsCenter on Monday night.

SportsCenter Special: The Return of Sports will be a two-hour event, according to a press release from ESPN. Mike Greenberg will host the broadcast, which will feature the commissioners of the six major American pro sports leagues: Rob Manfred (MLB), Don Garber (MLS), Adam Silver (NBA), Roger Goodell (NFL), Gary Bettman (NHL) and Cathy Engelbert (WNBA).

Additionally, current athletes Calais Campbell, Damian Lillard, Patrick Kane, Brianna Turner and Alejandro Bedoya will be heard from, as well as MLB manager Joe Maddon.

The show will begin at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Greenberg will speak with each league commissioner about his/her sport and the approach to return. Topics will include the health and safety of players and workers, the economic

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Jamal Murray drops 50 while wearing Breonna Taylor, George Floyd shoes: ‘They give me life’

Jamal Murray was left speechless and out of breath following the Denver Nuggets’ 119-107 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, which forced a Game 7 in their opening-round playoff series at Walt Disney World.

Yet it wasn’t the game, or the fact that he had put up 50 points yet again this series, that left him bent over and emotional on the court for his interview with TNT. 

It was his shoes — and, more importantly, what they represent.

George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on his feet

Murray dropped 50 points while shooting an impressive 9-of-12 from behind the 3-point line in their 12-point win. It marked the second time this series that he’s put up at least 50 points — making him just one of five players in NBA history to do so in a playoff game. He did it with just 24 field goals, too, marking

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Degenkolb, Jakobsen top start list for GP Vermarc Sport

John Degenkolb (Lotto Soudal) and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) will headline the start list for the GP Vermarc Sport, the first kermesse of the post-COVID19 racing season with professional teams.

Mathieu van der Poel is not on the start list, but his Alpecin-Fenix teammates Tim Merlier, the current Belgian champion, and German sprinter Alexander Krieger are among the 169 starters, as is Victor Campenaerts, racing as an independent.

The race is set for Sunday in the Flemish Brabant town of Rotselaar, home to the clothing manufacturer that supplies Lotto Soudal and Deceuninck-Quickstep.

The organisers plan for no spectators at the start and finish, with a neutral roll out of 4km followed by ten laps of the 15.4km circuit plus 6km for a total of 164km.

Only riders, one mechanic, one attendant and a team sports director will be allowed at the start finish for each team, and face masks are

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Kyle Lowry rallies Raptors to 2OT win, forces Game 7 vs. Celtics

For the first time since Kawhi Leonard’s bouncing miracle last year, the Toronto Raptors will play a Game 7. To get there, it took a game just as wild as that win over the Philadelphia 76ers so many months ago.

Trading haymaker after haymaker in two overtimes, the Raptors outlasted the Boston Celtics in Game 6 for a classic 125-122 win.

Throwing many of the Raptors’ punches was, who else, Kyle Lowry, who led all scorers with 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting (6-of-10 from deep), plus eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and just one turnover. His final points came on a clutch fadeaway to give the Raptors a four-point lead with just a few seconds remaining.

Supporting Lowry in overtime was Norman Powell, whose free throws sealed the game for the Raptors. Powell finished with 23 points.

The Celtics seemed headed for advancement for much of the first half,

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