Coalition doesn’t want public money going to private companies to tackle COVID-19 in the city

A group of community activists Wednesday called for Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady to oversee contact tracing rather than a private company. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file The People’s Response Network held an online rally Wednesday, saying they want city’s Department of Public Health to oversee contact tracing project. A coalition of community […]

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Woj explains how the NBA’s 22-team format will play out for the 2019-20 season | SportsCenter

Adrian Wojnarowski joins SportsCenter to discuss the NBA Board of Governors plans to approve NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s 22-team return-to-play proposal that will allow the 2019-2020 NBA season to resume at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida beginning in July. #SportsCenter #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the […]

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Statue of divisive Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo is removed

Workers have removed the statue of divisive former Philadelphia Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo By The Associated Press June 3, 2020, 3:07 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PHILADELPHIA — A crane lifted a long-polarizing statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo from its home outside […]

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WNBA considering sites in Florida and Las Vegas to host 2020 season

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert would not confirm that IMG Academy and MGM Resorts are the finalists to host the 2020 season. “We’re looking at the pros and cons of a number of different locations,” Engelbert said.  | Patrick Semansky/AP The league plans to hold games at just one location and MGM Resorts in Las Vegas […]

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A Basketball Brotherhood Calls Timeout

As commissioner of one of New York City’s longstanding pickup basketball games, Dan Feigin always knew where he would be every Saturday morning: inside the subterranean gymnasium at Trevor Day School in Manhattan, where he has worked for nearly three decades as a teacher, coach and administrator. But for the first time since 1992, the […]

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Roger Goodell says ‘tragic events’ call for ‘urgent need for action’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says “there remains an urgent need for action” following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests around the country that have followed. From New York to Los Angeles and several cities in between, thousands protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men. Floyd was a handcuffed […]

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Big Ten commissioner confident in plan to have college football in the fall | SC with SVP

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren joins Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter to encourage unity among all here in America in the wake of the incident involving George Floyd in Minnesota, and gives details about the plan to bring college football back in the fall of 2020. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: […]

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NBA hasn’t reached consensus on return-to-play plan

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is still collecting information on multiple options ranging from 16 to 30 teams returning to action when the season restarts. | Rick Bowmer/AP Commissioner Adam Silver is still collecting information on multiple options ranging from 16 to 30 teams returning to action. The NBA Board of Governors met again without a […]

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NBA sets July 31 as target date to resume games

In a call with the league’s Board of Governors, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presented multiple return-to-play scenarios and set a target date of July 31 for a return to games, according to people with knowledge of Friday’s call. No decisions have been made on a format for that return, with the league still considering bringing […]

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Fran Spielman interviews Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner Gia Biagi

Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi testifies at her City Council confirmation hearing. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined remotely by Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner Gia Biagi to discuss a long-awaited mayoral rescue plan where some of Chicago’s most popular restaurant corridors will be closed to through traffic to give […]

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NBA players are looking for clarity on the return on the season – Brian Windhorst | SportsCenter

Brian Windhorst joins SportsCenter to discuss NBA commissioner Adam Silver plans to hold a virtual meeting with the league’s general managers about the return-to-play plan. Windhorst also reacts to the anniversary of Lance Stephenson blowing in LeBron James’ ear during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. #SportsCenter #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get […]

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Gary Bettman talks NHL’s plan to resume games with 24-team playoff | SportsCenter

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman joins SportsCenter to discuss the league’s plan for a 24-team playoff if the 2019-20 season resumes. Bettman explains the factors that will be involved when a decision is made for the two hub cities that will host games as well as the testing that will go into keeping everyone safe. #NHL […]

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Aviation Committee authorizes rent relief for O’Hare and Midway concessionaires

Aviation Commissioner Jamie Rhee | Jamie Rhee The relief package would waive rent and fees for two months for restaurants and stores. Beginning in June, those concessionaires would pay base rent only. O’Hare and Midway Airport concessionaires that have shut down or seen their revenues plummet because of the coronavirus would get some relief under […]

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Roger Goodell & Power 5 commissioners had a conference call about college football’s plans | Get Up

The Get Up crew reacts to commissioners of the Power 5 conferences holding a conference call with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding plans for the college football season. #GetUp ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic about 2020 season | ESPN

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred expresses optimism in MLB’s ability to reach a deal with the players association for the 2020 season, citing the safety procedures they have in place for the return. The commissioner also breaks down the economic loss that would come with the season not returning. #MLB ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get […]

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Grants arrive for nearly 1,000 Chicago microbusinesses

Rosa Escareno, commissioner of the city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. | Provided Small shops get $5,000 each to help them survive pandemic. City officials said Thursday they have awarded $5,000 grants to 959 microbusinesses in dire straits because of the shutdown caused by attempts to control the coronavirus. It’s unknown how many […]

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Drew League will shut down this summer because of coronavirus

Drew League commissioner Dino Smiley could see it — the biggest summer yet. Inside a new home at El Camino College, imagine LeBron James suiting up next to his son, Bronny. Maybe Drake, who name-checked the league on his latest album, is calling the game on the mic. “Being there,” Smiley said, “you never know […]

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The NBA will ‘wait until the last possible minute’ to decide on resuming the season – Woj | Get Up

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that NBA commissioner Adam Silver and executives are confident about resuming the 2020 season by minimizing risks in an isolated environment. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on […]

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Lightfoot presides over another eerie graduation ceremony for 88 new firefighter EMTs

Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Richard C. Ford issues the oath of office during a graduation ceremony March 31. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file “COVID-19 has changed everything in our city, including the way we celebrate important days like graduation,” the mayor said. Mayor Lori Lightfoot gave a pep talk Tuesday to 88 new Chicago firefighter […]

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Reacting to Shaq’s calls for the NBA to cancel the season | Get Up

Adrian Wojnarowski joins Mike Greenberg on First Take to discuss NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s timeline for the return of the season and Shaquille O’Neal calling for the season to be canceled. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN […]

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Aldermen protect workers from retaliation for COVID-related absences, ease up on businesses

Rosa Escareno, commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection | LinkedIn The amendment approved Monday would postpone until Jan. 1 the section that lets workers sue when schedules are changed without adequate notice or compensation. With 32 complaints already pending, Chicago aldermen moved Monday to protect employees from retaliation for absences tied […]

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Markazi: UFC carried on in wake of positive COVID-19 tests. Will other sports?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was on a conference call with representatives of the league players’ association, discussing restarting the season. His stance about one issue was clear. If the NBA was going to resume play, it would commit to staying on course even in the face of a positive COVID-19 test, or, depending on the […]

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Commissioner Adam Silver tells NBA players that resuming the season remains fluid

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver communicated the league’s position on a number of return-to-play issues with its players Friday, reiterating that the position remains fluid as the NBA and the rest of society try to determine the best ways to move forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Silver, according to sources with knowledge of the conference call, […]

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Thoughts of opening SoFi Stadium minus fans brings an empty feeling

On a sunny November day in 2016, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Rams owner Stan Kroenke, star defensive tackle Aaron Donald and other dignitaries grabbed shovels and ceremonially broke ground on a new Inglewood stadium. The venue was projected to be finished in three years at a cost of $2.6 billion. Massive rains were blamed for […]

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Mike Storen, former ABA commissioner and first Pacers general manager, dies at 84

Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner, a multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84. Storm said her father died at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta of complications from cancer. Known for his hearty laugh and creative mind, Storen rose to executive spots in basketball, football, baseball […]

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