IHSA Releases Sport-Specific Guidelines For Fall Athletics


BLOOMINGTON, IL — Following last week’s major announcement that football, boys soccer and girls volleyball are all moving to the spring 2021 season, the Illinois High School Association released Friday specific considerations and recommendations for the remaining fall sports. Golf (boys and girls), girls tennis, cross-country (boys and girls) and girls swimming and diving are all scheduled to officially start season activities on Monday in Illinois.

On July 29, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new COVID-19 related restrictions on youth sports in the state — including at the high school level — that were broken into risk levels depending on the

Activision Blizzard Names MLB Deputy Commissioner Its President Of Sports, Entertainment


Activision Blizzard
made a big summer splash Monday, hiring Major League Baseball deputy commissioner and COO Tony Petitti as its president of sports and entertainment effective Aug. 17. Petitti will oversee esports, consumer products, and film and television, according to a release, and will report to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.

Petitti was

what it is and how to play it.

Two pickleball paddles
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Franklin.

This summer, my wife and I needed an outdoor activity. The pool requires reservations days in advance; outdoor restaurants do not seem safe; we’ve already walked the entire neighborhood. But you just gotta get out of the house sometimes—more specifically, you need to get

Coronavirus concerns cause more than 60 NFL players to withdraw from 2020 season


Players had until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday to decide and after the deadline passed, a spokesperson for the NFL told CNN that out of 2,880 players, 66 players chose to opt out.

That figure could be higher — both NBC’s Pro Football Talk and CBS reported the figure was 67 players.
The New England Patriots are the team most affected, with eight players opting out of the 2020 season — prompting much ribald “tanking for Trevor” comment
Highly-rated Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to be drafted first overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, and some fans have jokingly