5-POINT FRIDAY, MAY 8th, 2020
Updated: May 31, 2020
This article was originally published on May 8th, 2020.
Here is this week's dose of “5-Point Friday”. A weekly round-up of the sports news and stories that I find most interesting and enjoyable.
Lacrosse announcement I am interested in -
Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced that it will return with a two-week quarantined and fanless tournament scheduled to run from July 25th-August 9th.
The PLL Championship Series will take place in two parts. Throughout the first week, the league’s seven teams will compete in a fourteen-game group play format to determine the seeding for the following week’s single-elimination tournament. The winner of the tournament will be crowned the 2020 PLL Champion.
“Last month, we made the tough yet necessary decision to postpone our 2020 season to ensure the well-being of our players and fans,” says PLL Co-Founder Paul Rabil (@PaulRabil). “With the support of our investors, sponsors, and our fantastic broadcast partner, NBC Sports, we are delighted to officially unveil the PLL Championship Series. This summer, fans will witness the game’s best players compete for the ultimate prize in an exciting, yet most importantly, safe format. We’ve brought in respected medical experts as the health of our players is of utmost importance.”
Article I am reading -
The man who told the NBA 'no' by Matt Foley (@mattyfoles), on Bleacher Report. Foley delves into the career of Real Madrid Baloncesto shooting guard Sergio Llull (@23Llull) and the decisions that he made to continue to ply his trade in the EuroLeague, rather than move to the U.S.
Basketball news I am paying attention to -
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer (@Steven_Ballmer) completed his purchase of The Forum from Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. for $400 million.
The Clippers’ plans for a new, privately financed 18,000-seat arena in Inglewood near The Forum are progressing, with public hearings slated to start this summer. The Clippers said that having a basketball arena and The Forum under the same ownership will allow for coordinated programming between the venues, improving traffic congestion around basketball games and concerts.
Soccer news I am following -
The USWNT is vowing to fight on after a judge dismissed key parts of their lawsuit seeking compensation equal to that of their male counterparts.
Federal Judge R. Gary Klausner rejected the women's team's argument over receiving lower pay than the U.S. men's team. He also dismissed a claim of unequal working conditions related to the number of turf and real grass pitches.
"We are shocked and disappointed with today's decision, but we will not give up our hard work for equal pay," Molly Levinson (@mollylevinson), spokesperson for the players, said in a statement.
"Equal pay means paying women players the same rate for winning a game as men get paid," Levinson added. "The argument that women are paid enough if they make close to the same amount as men while winning twice as often is not equal pay. The argument that maternity leave is some sort of substitute for paying players the same rate for winning as men is not valid, not fair, nor equal."
Technology I want to try -
This just looks amazing...
Have a wonderful weekend, all!