UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the NFL has extended its virtual offseason workouts through the end of May. NFL teams normally would be holding OTAs during May, followed by June minicamps. Those activities are being done remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Coaching and training staffs have worked with the players by conducting classroom instruction and on-field activities through digital applications.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is willing to be a restart site for professional sports leagues when play resumes following shutdowns caused by the new coronavirus. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that he is welcoming all pro sports for practicing and playing, although he couldn’t guarantee that fans would be permitted. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that his state is open to games without spectators for all the major sports starting Saturday.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon. She was accused of lying to investigators in 2018 as they tried to learn what she knew years earlier about sexual assault complaints involving campus doctor Larry Nassar. Simon last year was ordered to trial in Eaton County, near Lansing. But Circuit Judge John Maurer tossed the case, saying a lower court judge had abused her discretion in finding enough evidence to keep the case going.
UNDATED (AP) — The PGA Tour will test players, caddies and key staff for the coronavirus once a week when tournaments resume next month. Everyone at the golf course will have their temperatures taken every day as the tour tries to show it can restart its season with minimal risks. The new restrictions also include no pro-ams, no spectators for at least a month, no family members and an emphasis on social distancing everywhere from the clubhouse to the practice range.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for XFL owner Vince McMahon have argued in court filings that he was justified in firing league CEO Oliver Luck last month just before the football operation shut down. Luck filed a federal lawsuit last month over his April 9 termination, alleging the wrestling magnate breached their contract. Attorneys for McMahon argued Wednesday that Luck was fired for cause, in part because he failed to devote his business time to his XFL duties.