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Michael Jordan Addresses His Tough Reputation in…

Michael Jordan Addresses His Tough Reputation in 'The Last Dance' In the latest two episodes of ESPN's docuseries, the NBA legend discussed his winning mentality and competitiveness. Michael Jordan, via 'The Last Dance' Jordan's toughness on his Bulls teammates was so grating that coach Phil Jackson would ask him to tone it down at practice. Phil Jackson, via 'The Last Dance' Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Jordan even exchanged punches at one point but quickly made amends. Former teammates Jud Buechler and Will Purdue add that Bulls players were afraid of Jordan and that he "crossed the line" multiple times. According to Chicago guard B.J. Armstrong, Jordan was hard to deal with on a daily basis. Will Purdue, via 'The Last Dance' Jordan explains that he needed his team to play at a certain standard and that winning and leadership "have a price." In an emotional moment, he added that his passion to win and mentality is who he is. Michael Jordan, via 'The Last Dance'

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Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Ewing…

Georgetown coach and former Hoyas and Knicks star Patrick Ewing says he has tested positive for COVID-19

College baseball into July? Coaches say it would…

A group of Power Five coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the college baseball season

COVID-19 Will Cost the Sports Industry $12…

COVID-19 Will Cost the Sports Industry $12 Billion, Study Says An analysis given to ESPN adds that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be displaced. Should the pandemic cancel NFL and college football schedules this fall, figures say that the economic toll will more than double. Data was provided to ESPN by Patrick Rishe at Washington University in St. Louis and analytics firm Emsi. Rishe's analysis factors in the MLB and MLS playing half of their normal seasons with fans. Predictions include the NHL and NBA having no more regular season games and postseasons without attendance. Come July, youth sports would have to return as well. Data claims that $3.25 billion could be lost on what fans spend at sports games. Stadium and arena employees would lose $371 million in wages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sports are responsible for around 3 million U.S. jobs. $2.2 billion and $2.4 billion will be lost for TV revenue and tourism for youth sports, respectively. A big part of small screen revenue comes from college and pro football. During the regular season, Rishe says TV revenue from each NFL game accounts for nearly $24 million. College Football programs also bring in billions, which in turn helps athletic department budgets. The college industry has already taken a major hit this year with the cancellation of March Madness.

Zion Williamson's lawyers doubt marketing firm's…

Lawyers for New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson are asking a federal judge in North Carolina to rule that a marketing firm suing Williamson for $100 million never had a valid contract with the former Duke star

SEC, Big 12 to allow football workouts on campus…

Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university

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MLB Suspends Alex Cora for 2020 Season and Docks…

MLB Suspends Alex Cora for 2020 Season and Docks Red Sox Draft Pick Major League Baseball completed its investigation on Wednesday into allegations of illegal sign stealing by the Boston Red Sox. Former manager Alex Cora, who was fired in January for his role in the scandal, was suspended by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred for the upcoming season. Cora's punishment is only for his role in Houston, where he served as bench coach for the Houston Astros during the 2017 season. Manfred said that he does not believe Cora was aware of the sign stealing in 2018 as manager of the Red Sox. Boston's video replay system operator, J.T. Watkins, was suspended without pay for one year for his role. The team was stripped of its second-round draft pick this year. Ron Manfred, via report

Jerry Sloan, coaching great of Jazz glory days…

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Sloan has died

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans…

The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans -- through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic -- for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri

Mike Conley Defeats Zach LaVine to Win H-O-R-S-E…

Mike Conley Defeats Zach LaVine to Win H-O-R-S-E Championship The Utah Jazz point guard won the title over the Chicago Bulls guard in the championship round on Thursday night. Conley advanced to the final round by eliminating former WNBA star Tamika Catchings on Sunday and former NBA star Chauncey Billups in their semifinal matchup on Thursday. LaVine advanced to the championship after defeating former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce on Sunday and current WNBA star Allie Quigley in their semifinal matchup on Thursday. Conley took down LaVine "H-O" to "H-O-R-S-E" to win the event, which was televised by ESPN. Conley was the only one of eight contestants to play on a home indoor basketball court, and he used his ability to make shots with both his right and left hand to advance. Mike Conley, via statement

Vanderbilt's Lee becomes SEC's 1st woman athletic…

Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to run a Southeastern Conference athletics program

Utah's Conley waiting for news, like the rest of…

Mike Conley is waiting for further instructions

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Denver Broncos' Von Miller Tests Positive for…

Denver Broncos' Von Miller Tests Positive for Coronavirus The Broncos' star linebacker confirmed the news to 9NEWS in Denver on Thursday. Von Miller, via 9NEWS Von Miller, via 9NEWS Miller said his assistant convinced him to get tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Von Miller, via 9NEWS Von Miller, via 9NEWS Miller posted an Instagram story later on Thursday, thanking people for their support. Von Miller, via Instagram