Coronavirus Sports Update, Yeshiva U Gets Greeting From Kraft & Lasry For NCAA Run, Brady’s 199 Productions


In a sports-related coronavirus update, the Italian government suspended all sporting events across the country including Serie A football (the country’s premier soccer league). Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer announced they will close locker rooms and clubhouses to the media and non-essential personnel. And, in Santa Clara, health officials announced a ban on events with more than 1,000 people which will affect the San Jose Sharks hockey games scheduled in the month of March. 


Yeshiva University is on an exciting run. The team beat Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday night to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in the school’s history.  In honor of Y.U.’s winning streak, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft and Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry sent video messages congratulating the team. If the team makes it to the Final Four, Lasry even offered to fly the team to Milwaukee to meet the Bucks.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told Deadline he was launching 199 Productions, “a global multi-platform content company to develop original premium content including documentaries, feature films, and television shows.” Brady wrote on Instagram, “I’m excited to announce to the world the official launch of 199 Productions. When I was the 199th draft pick in 2000, I knew I needed to work hard every day to prove myself. Launching a production company is no different and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to partner with (the Russo Brothers), (AGBO Films) and (Gotham Chopra) on our first project ‘Unseen Football.’ I believe in the essence of teamwork, and I have no doubt, our 199 Productions team and partners will create inspiring content to share with the world. Stay tuned.. exciting times are ahead, both on and off the field.”

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