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LeBron looks to solidify his legacy in 2020 NBA finals against his former team

LeBron James looks to win his fourth NBA championship - his first with the Lakers- and strengthen his claim as the GOAT.
What will it take for Lakers and Heat to win the title in the COVID bubble?
September 30, 2020

This year’s NBA postseason has been like no other before it. Not only is it taking place in a “bubble” on ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex in Walt Disney World, but numerous records have been...

Esports booming during pandemic

Despite empty arenas, esports has thrived during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gamers, spectators increase even as events go virtual
September 30, 2020

A global pandemic caused most of the world to go into quarantine on March 13, causing most sports to shut down and postpone their seasons. But not esports. Esports - which are multiplayer video games...

How have professional sports teams fared during the pandemic?

Ten members of the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19 after their game last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, forcing the NFL to postpone the Titans game with the Steelers this weekend.
Some leagues have responded to COVID-19 better than others
September 30, 2020

The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals stepped on the field on July 23 for the first game of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. And when that happened, major professional sports in America...

No high school sports until at least December

With water polo players and the rest of high school athletes are sidelined until at least December because of the coronavirus pandemic, the San Ramon community pool that is used by Cal High is under construction. It hopefully will be completed before water polo players begin their seasons in mid-December.
CIF postpones fall season to the winter and schedules first games for January
September 30, 2020

With the coronavirus still raging across America, most high school classrooms remain empty. Fields and gyms will be no different, as the fall sports season at Cal High and schools throughout the state...

MLB’s most bizarre season reaches its conclusion

The Oakland A's earned the second seed in the American League playoffs after winning the AL West for the first time since 2013.
September 29, 2020

After just 68 days since opening day, Major League Baseball is ready for postseason baseball.  What a year. With a 60-game season and an expanded 16-team postseason format, the final week of...

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