(Minneapolis, MN) — Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother has the coronavirus and is fighting for her life. In an emotional Instagram video, Towns says she is in a medically induced coma and connected to a ventilator. He urges everyone to stay at home and take the pandemic seriously.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are adding more front line depth. The team has signed free agent forward Mitchell Chaffee to a two-year, entry-level contract. The 22-year-old racked up 16 goals and 13 assists in 30 games as a junior at UMass. He tallied 95 points overall in three seasons for the Minutemen.
(Ames, IA) — Iowa State sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton is going pro. He announced he will skip his final two years of college and declare for the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-5 guard is projected as a top-10 pick in June’s draft. Haliburton averaged 15.2 points in 22 games this past season, which was cut short due to a broken wrist.
(Undated) — The NFL and its general managers are at odds over when the draft should be. According to ESPN, the league wants to continue on with the draft being April 23rd to 25th. The general managers would like it pushed to a later date so they can have more time to do testing that has been paused as a result of COVID-19. The GM subcommittee voted to approve the recommendation.
(Undated) — The NFL is instituting rules regarding the coronavirus. The policies are in effect with those set by states across the country in the wake of COVID-19. Training facilities around the league will be closed tonight to all employees except those seemed essential.
(Tokyo, Japan) — The IOC is postponing the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The IOC and Japan have determined the games must be postponed in the wake of COVID-19. The two sides concluded they must happen no later than the summer of 2021.