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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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AP source: NHLPA board voting on playoff format…

The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press

The Latest: Pennsylvania working on sports virus…

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says the state is working on guidelines to allow sporting events and exhibitions to get back to “some semblance of normalcy” after practically everything shut down to help stem the spread of the coronavirus

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.

NHL's plan to return face possible border…

The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format, a person familiar with discussions tells The Associated Press

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

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Bill Koch: MLB and the Players Association need…

The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking…

South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic

Devils' Schneider: NHL players concerned as pause…

Veteran NHL goaltender Cory Schneider says a growing number of players are concerned the league will announce a “drop-dead” deadline for returning to play

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

The Latest: NASCAR’s Pocono races might be run…

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says NASCAR can hold its races at Pocono Raceway in late June if the coronavirus situation improves in the area, but the races might have to go off without fans

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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

David Murphy: The Jordan-Pippen Bulls offer…