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Big Ten, Pac-12 required to vote Tuesday on whether to push ahead with 2020 college football season



Despite the fact that there were desires throughout the end of the week that the Big Ten and Pac-12 would drop their individual fall 2020 school football seasons this week, the gatherings said Monday they presently can’t seem to go to any choices. The two gatherings have separate gatherings scheduled for Tuesday that are relied upon to incorporate conventional votes about how to push ahead.

Power Five officials met on Sunday to talk about the practicality of playing the season in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sources disclosed to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd that the gathering was recently booked with the chiefs set to meet again Monday. It isn’t known whether that Monday meeting occurred nor what explicit conversations may have been held.

In any case, on Tuesday, it is normal that presidents and chancellors from the Big Ten and Pac-12 will meet with their particular meetings to decide on whether to drop the 2020 school football season and potentially endeavor to play in spring 2021. The meetings could likewise decide to postpone their seasons or make no move and continue as booked.

The ACC “absolutely” means to play this fall, as indicated by Dodd, while SEC magistrate Greg Sankey has called for tolerance in taking note of that his meeting has been steadily settling on choices all through the COVID-19 pandemic. The SEC has given no sign it has plans to drop its season. The Big 12 is supposedly separated on whether to play, as indicated by Sports Illustrated.

The Big Ten will be the main gathering to meet Tuesday morning, likely followed by the Pac-12 and Big 12.

The Detroit Free Pressand radio host Dan Patrick detailed Monday that the Big Ten has everything except chose not to push ahead with playing school sports of any sort this fall. Despite the fact that Patrick gave an account of his show that the Big Ten held a vote with class presidents selecting by a 12-2 edge to not play this fall (Nebraska and Iowa were allegedly the dissidents), a proper vote was not taken, as per Dodd.

Big Ten mentors including Ohio State’s Ryan Day, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Penn State’s James Franklin and Nebraska’s Scott Frost have freely upheld for playing the 2020 season. The Pac-12’s mentors and athletic chiefs met with athletic chief Larry Scott on Monday night, as indicated by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman.

Supposition all through school football entering Sunday night was that the Big Ten and Pac-12 would without a doubt drop their seasons this week. Be that as it may, the blend of candid mentors and the #WeWantToPlay X #WeAreUnited development that grew abruptly late Sunday may have affected leaders, basically the college presidents.

For a considerable length of time, it was accepted that if any Power Five meeting chose to punt first on playing school football in the fall, it would be the Big Ten. All things considered, this was the meeting that reported longer than a month prior it was moving to a gathering just timetable for the fall.

The Big Ten turned into the primary gathering to make such an alteration in a move that caught off-guard their Power Five brethren. Notwithstanding, quite promptly, different meetings eventually made comparable moves but with shifted setups and anticipated beginning dates.

In spite of the fact that abrogations have been occurring at all degrees of school football, as of late did they influence the 130-group FBS. UConn was the first FBS group to call draperies on a fall 2020 season, while the MAC was the first FBS meeting to cancel playing fall sports. Old Dominion on Monday turned into the main individual from a FBS meeting (Conference USA) to drop its season, while the Mountain West joined the MAC as the second FBS gathering to punt on playing this season.


Brooklyn Nets sign Alize Johnson to a multiyear, $4.1M contract



Forward Alize Johnson has consented to a multiyear deal the Brooklyn Nets worth up to $4.1 million, his agent, George Langberg, revealed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Johnson’s productivity permitted him to parlay two consecutive 10-day contracts into his new deal with the Nets.

Johnson had his choice of a bit more guaranteed money elsewhere, however needed to stay the course with the Nets, where he has averaged 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds on 65.7% shooting in six appearances.

Prior to joining the Nets, Johnson played 31 games with the Indiana Pacers over the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

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Los Angeles Angels’ Dexter Fowler with torn ACL injury, out for season



Los Angeles Angels starting right fielder Dexter Fowler has a torn left ACL that will require season-ending surgery, the group declared Sunday.

Fowler, 35, injured himself while sprinting into a second base on an attempted forceout in Friday’s down against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida. Fowler beat the throw from Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette and didn’t slide, inciting him to show up gracelessly and crumple to the ground in pain.

The Angels at first diagnosed Fowler to have a sprained left knee, however a follow-up MRI revealed that it was far more serious. The team said Fowler is expected to need six to nine months to recover after surgery.

“Comeback season has commenced,” Fowler said Sunday. “The cards I’ve been dealt, so you’ve got to deal with them and go at it like that.”

Fowler, who is set to be a free specialist after the season, doesn’t think the injury is career-ending.

“I want to continue to play,” he said. “I think I’ve still got a lot left in the tank. Right now I just want to get the knee back right and get going again.”

Heavenly messengers director Joe Maddon said he replace Fowler with Juan Lagares and Jose Rojas, the last of whom is right now serving in as a utility infielder. Before Sunday’s down against the Blue Jays was delayed because of downpour, Rojas had been scheduled to begin at third base instead of Anthony Rendon, who was managing irritation in his left crotch that came about because of a throw Saturday.

Fowler, acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in early February, was 5-for-20 with six strikeouts to start the 2021 season and has batted .218/.320/.370 in the course of recent years. Be that as it may, Maddon, who recently oversaw Fowler with the Chicago Cubs, said he accepted the outfielder was simply beginning to get moving obnoxiously and will miss his essence in the team.

“He’s one of those glue guys, man,” Maddon said. “He really makes a difference. He does. You talk about it all the time with clubhouse guys, but this guy really is one.”

Fowler’s injury creates an immediate opening for the Angels’ two most encouraging youthful players, Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh, both of whom are working out at the group’s substitute site in Tempe, Arizona, before the small time season starts. Adell battled as a new kid on the block a year ago, and Marsh presently can’t seem to play above Double-An in the wake of expenditure the Covid abbreviated 2020 season playing mostly intrasquad games.

Maddon said he would concede to the Angels’ minor league development staff on when Adell and Marsh are major league ready.

“It’s hard for me to imagine that they’ve tightened up their game [from spring training] to the point where you want to bring them up yet,” Maddon said.

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Bengals release RB Giovani Bernard after eight seasons



The Cincinnati Bengals have released veteran running back Giovani Bernard, the team declared on Wednesday.

Bernard, 29, has played all of his eight NFL seasons with the franchise that drafted him in the second round in 2013. He has showed up in 115 games and rushed for 3,697 yards and 22 touchdowns. He likewise had 342 receptions for 2,867 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The former North Carolina player was entering the last year of a two-year extension he endorsed in September 2019. The Bengals will acquire $4.1 million in salary-cap savings with Bernard’s release and incur just $666,667 in dead money against the cap, as indicated by Roster Management System.

Bernard began a career-high 10 games in 2020 in light of the fact that Joe Mixon was out with a foot injury. His best rushing performance was a 83-yard exertion in a win over Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football, the Bengals’ first victory over the Steelers since 2015. It was Bernard’s most elevated hurrying absolute since Week 16 of the 2017 season.

Mixon, who marked a four-year, $48 million extension a year ago, tweeted Wednesday that he “can’t thank him enough for all he has meant to my career.”

The Bengals have parted ways with several notable veterans who were essential for the group’s season playoff runs from 2011 to 2015. The team released former All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins prior this offseason and didn’t re-sign former Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green.

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