After Months on the Sidelines, Live Sports Set to Return in Full-Court Press

”Essentially, all the major broadcasters will end up becoming sports networks by the end of the year,“ sports consultant Lee Berke says

The coronavirus pandemic has relegated sports to the bench for the better part of three months, but the games have begun a slow crawl back onto the field. It will soon become a sprint.

In May, NASCAR, the UFC and International soccer leagues like Germany’s Bundelisga resumed play, while the English Premier League and Spain’s La Liga are scheduled to pick back up this month. The NBA took a big step forward on Thursday when its board of governors approved its plan for a July 31 return at Disney World, with the players signing off on Friday. The NHL has its own plan in place, and the MLB may not be far behind.

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Tim Baysinger

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