Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is one of some 50 Russian players in the NHL who are saying very little about their country’s invasion of Ukraine (AP file photo)
Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony, talk about how this war in the Ukraine will effect professional sports now that the NBA and the NHL have cut off ties with Russia in obtaining Russian players?
#2 On the flip side who this will effect Russian players who are playing the NHL whose country who has invaded the Ukraine or players waiting to leave Russia to come to play in the NHL.
#3 Tony first two weeks of the Major League Baseball season canceled by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred because the players declined MLB’s latest offer. The owners raised the MLB minimum from 650,000 to 700,000 but other issues the players were not agreeing to revenue sharing and player arbitration.
#4 Manfred said that the cancelation of the first two weeks of the season is a result of a “disastrous decision” of having to cancel games but the players have said that the offer did not only seem right but it didn’t earn the trust of the players.
#5 The Sacramento Kings were trounced by the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at Smoothie King Arena 125-95 and the Pelicans Brandon Ingram led with 33 points. The Kings have dropped four of their last five games.
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