Tuesday Local Roundup: Sports Updates

Tuesday Local Roundup: Sports Updates

The IHSA released a set of best practices regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to its website on Tuesday, discouraging any type of group workout until at least March 30.

 On the website the IHSA stated it does not believe it is necessary or prudent for any number of students to gather for workouts, regardless of how those students gather or whether any IHSA rule is broken by said gathering. That includes informal/player-led practices or any type of instructional session.”

The Bears are adding Robert Quinn to bolster their pass-rush.  Chicago is reportedly signing the defensive end to a five-year, 70-million-dollar with 30-million fully guaranteed.  The two-time Pro-Bowler had eleven and a half sacks last season with the Dallas Cowboys. The Bears also released veteran outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, who they selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Georgia. Former Bears’ backup quarterback Chase Daniel has reached an agreement with the Lions on a three-year deal worth just over 13-million-dollars.

NFL free agency is in full effect, The Tom Brady era is over in New England. The 42-year-old, free-agent quarterback will sign with the Buccaneers.  The six-time Super Bowl champ has spent his entire 20-year career with the Patriots, but said goodbye to the team on social media yesterday.

The Colts have agreed to a one-year, 25-million-dollar deal with quarterback Philip Rivers, the Raiders are bringing in tight end Jason Witten on a one-year deal and the Panthers have agreed to a three-year deal with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

 A Norwegian musher is once again the winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Thomas Waerner of Norway easily won this year’s race, running his sled dog in downtown Nome early Wednesday morning after driving his team off the Bering Sea ice. This is the second time the 47-year-old Waerner has run the Iditarod. He earned Rookie of the Year honors for his 17th place finish in 2015. 

The French Open has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first Grand Slam tennis tournament affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The French tennis federation says the clay-court tournament will be played from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. The main draw was originally scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24. The next major tennis championship currently on the calendar is Wimbledon, which is to start in late June in England.

Could this be the future in sports for the immediate future..

NASCAR and iRacing announced the formation of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, trying to give fans alternative viewing with the NASCAR season on hold until at least May 3. The multi-week series will start Sunday with a virtual competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway.