NBA publishes COVID rules… Bucs get CB Sherman – AM 1370 KDTH
NO DATE (AP) – The NBA has issued interim health and safety protocols to its teams, detailing a host of restrictions and rules for players who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Most of the restrictions are designed to prevent unvaccinated players from frequenting local venues and keeping them cloistered from their teammates away from the field. League spokesman Mike Bass said any player who chooses not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for missed games.
NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA Board of Governors has approved changes to the league’s instant replay rules on a one-year trial basis for the coming season. The NBA ruled out the referee-initiated replay of out-of-bounds violations in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter and the final two minutes of any overtime. The league has also extended the Coaching Challenge so that teams can trigger a replay review for out of bounds violations throughout the game.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to fill a high school need by signing veteran cornerback Richard Sherman for the remainder of the season. The three-time All-Pro cornerback and Super Bowl champion has faced legal issues during the offseason, including his arrest at his wife’s parents’ home. Sherman said Tom Brady had helped him recruit him for the reigning Super Bowl champions, who were hit hard by injuries in their high school.
NEW YORK (AP) – Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been suspended for six games for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances. McCoy is out for the season after injuring his knee in the season opener. He can serve Wednesday’s suspension while recovering from his injury.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Bears have taken a major step forward in building a new stadium by signing a purchase agreement for Arlington Park, about 30 miles northwest of the city. The Bears have played Soldier Field since 1971, but the stadium’s capacity is the smallest in the NFL with 61,500 seats. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet Tuesday night that the city “remains committed to continuing to work to keep the team in Chicago.”