Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin dies in drowning accident

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin dies in drowning accident

GOLD COAST, Australia — Two-time world snowboard champion and Winter Olympian Alex Pullin drowned Wednesday while spearfishing on Australia’s Gold Coast. A police spokesperson said a 32-year-old man, later identified as Pullin, was unresponsive when taken from the water and died despite receiving CPR from lifeguards and emergency treatment from paramedics. The accident happened at … Read more

What Aaron Boone’s ‘creative’ Yankees pitching plan looks like

Aaron Boone

Twice on Tuesday, when discussing his starting pitching supply, Aaron Boone used the word “creative.” You know what that means: Make sure you have “Deployment of an opener” on your 2020 Yankees bingo card. Actually, you might as well throw Deivi Garcia, Michael King, Jonathan Loaisiga and Clarke Schmidt on there, too. If we’ve learned … Read more

NBA’s bubble plan ‘should work’ but is still a risk

NBA's bubble plan 'should work' but is still a risk

Adam Silver is confident in the plan — that the NBA’s 22-team restart in Orlando, Fla., will be able to crown a champion without a spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic forcing a cancellation. “On paper and dealing with our experts, this should work,” the NBA commissioner said at a Fortune Brainstorm Health virtual conference … Read more

Adam Silver concerned about COVID-19 cases penetrating Orlando NBA bubble

Adam Silver mulling whether older NBA coaches should be on bench when season resumes

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is concerned positive coronavirus tests may penetrate the Florida bubble ahead of the league’s planned return. “We won’t be surprised when they first come down to Orlando if we have some additional players test positive,” Silver told Fortune Brainstorm Health. “What would be most concerning is once players enter this campus and … Read more

‘We told them to kick rocks’

'We told them to kick rocks'

NFL players have balked at the league’s proposal that 35 percent of player salaries be held in escrow during the 2020 season, NFL Network reported Tuesday. Per the report, the league proposed to escrow salaries “to help manage costs” amid the uncertainty and expected revenue disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, the NFL Players … Read more

Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman used shutdown to get shredded

Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman used shutdown to get shredded

Viewed through a tiny rectangle Zoom box, the upper arms still look like dock rope connected to shoulders made of iron. When MLB shut down spring training on March 12 and the coronavirus erased regular-season action in April, May, June and most of July, Aroldis Chapman went to work on a chiseled body that pumps … Read more

Ryder Cup to be postponed until 2021, Presidents Cup pushed back

Ryder Cup to be postponed until 2021, Presidents Cup pushed back

The 2020 Ryder Cup will be postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported Tuesday, saying an official announcement is expected Wednesday. Citing a source not authorized to speak publicly, ESPN said the biennial match play showdown between the United States and Europe, scheduled for September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, … Read more