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Golic Gone From ESPN, WNBA Dedicates Season To BLM, Senator Loeffler Possible Sanction, MLS Back, Pigeon Racing

ESPN

ESPN is canceling its morning program, “Golic & Wingo” in addition to other programming changes to the network. Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg spent 17 years together co-hosting the iconic “Mike and Mike” morning program, but three years ago Greenberg branched out to anchor another ESPN morning program, “Get Up”. Greenberg will continue to anchor this show while also hosting a new two-hour radio show from 12-2 pm ET. From the tributes pouring in on social media, it appears Golic will be retiring from broadcasting. In another line-up change, WNBA All-Star Chiney Ogwumike will join Mike Golic Jr. (Mike’s son) between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The changes go into effect on August 17th.

WNBA

The league announced it would dedicate the 2020 season to “victims of police brutality and racial violence”, with players wearing warmup jerseys saying “Black Lives Matter” on the front with “Say Her Name” on the back.

Senator Kelly Loeffler from Georgia and co-owner of the Atlanta Dream urged the WNBA to consider having an American flag on the warmup jerseys instead, saying “the move undermines the potential of the sport and sends a message of exclusion.” She went on to say, “The truth is, we need less — not more politics in sports. … In a time when polarizing politics is as divisive as ever, sports has the power to be a unifying antidote. And now more than ever, we should be united in our goal to remove politics from sports.” A group of players has asked the league to sanction Loeffler for her remarks.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

The 2020 MLS is Back Tournament begins today in Orlando.

PIGEON RACING

Yes, pigeon racing (watching trained pigeons fly back to their homes) is apparently a sport and, as of last month, is the first “sport” to return to England.

 

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Rams Now Have #1 Pick In Draft, UConn Players Go Top 3 In WNBA Draft, Cavs Trump Bieber

NFL

The Tennessee Titans traded their first round pick in the NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams. The draft takes place on April 28-30 so the Rams now have two weeks to decide who will go #1. They are leaning toward California Berkeley’s quarterback Jared Goff and North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz. The Titans were all set to make the trade (which included another 1st round and a few 2nd, 3rd round swaps) on Wednesday night but they didn’t want to steal the thunder from Kobe’s final game so they announced this high profile trade on Thursday instead.

WNBA

To no one’s surprise, the first three players selected in the WNBA draft went to the three incredible seniors from the University of Connecticut. With all of its basketball accolades, UConn had never before filled the first three slots of the draft. Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck helped UConn win the NCAA Championship 4 years in a row and should immediately have an impact on their new WNBA teams, Seattle, San Antonia and Connecticut respectively.

NBA

Justin BieberJustin Bieber fans are rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers to sweep the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the NBA playoffs. If the Cavs go to 5 games, Bieber will have to reschedule his April 26th sold out concert at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Bieber fans might get lucky though as the Cavs have swept their first round series for the last 3 years.

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