(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are bringing back kicker Dan Bailey. The team announced yesterday they have re-signed the veteran kicker. Bailey ranked fourth in the NFL last season with a 93.1 field goal percentage. In other news, former Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander reached a one-year deal with Cincinnati, while safety Jayron Kearse is reportedly signing with the rival Lions.
(Undated) — The NBA is closing all team facilities and practice courts starting today to combat the coronavirus. The league had been allowing players to hold individual workouts in team facilities since play was suspended last week, but is now banning that too. The NBA is also recommending players stay in their market to avoid travel and remain close to their teams. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said yesterday he is hopeful of finishing the season at some point.
(Undated) — NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly is hopeful of still awarding a Stanley Cup champion this season with integrity. Daly says while the coronavirus situation is day-to-day and the future is unclear, the league still has plenty of options from a shortened regular-season to potential single-elimination playoff games. Daly added that it’s important to be fair to all teams and that many factors will play into the final decisions.
(Nashville, TN) — North Dakota alternate captain Cole Smith is going pro. He has signed a free agent deal with the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Smith racked up 51 points over his college career, appearing in 137 games.