NFL Tackling COVID-19

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NFL owners agreed to sell advertising on tarps placed on lower rows of seats this season, which will help limit COVID-19 exposure to those on the field. The NFL also cancelled the annual Hall of Fame Game in August and postponed the enshrinement ceremony for this year’s Hall of Fame class.

The league also discussed its health protocols for training camps and season. “We’re setting up a very ambitious testing program,” NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills said. The NFLPA said recently it would be conducting three tests a week, but the call did not include any specific testing regiment.

Other Coronavirus Impacts:

— Nike’s fiscal fourth-quarter revenue fell 38% year-over-year to $6.3 billion as stores across the globe shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic.

— Fans – albeit less than the normal 100,000 – will be permitted at the rescheduled Kentucky Derby in September. Details on ticketing and seating will be released soon.