Thursday Local Roundup: Sports Update

Thursday Local Roundup: Sports Update


Youth baseball has been delayed this season.

The Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend and delay their season and all activities through no earlier than Monday, May 11. This decision will most likely delay the Little League World Series that is scheduled for August.

Congratulations to Ottawa Pirate’s senior Myles Tucker for earning honorable mentions to the IHSA all-state class 3A basketball team. 

Former Bears safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is heading to Dallas.  The veteran defensive back has reportedly signed with the Cowboys.  The terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed. Clinton-Dix played for Chicago last season after signing a one-year deal.  He posted 78 tackles and two interceptions on the season. 

Boston Red Sox ace and former White Sox pitcher Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him out the entire 2020 baseball season if and when it resumes after the pandemic.

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.

The season is being delayed even further for the Chicago Fire.  Major League Soccer announced yesterday that it is extending the suspension of the MLS season due to the coronavirus outbreak.  A target return date is May 10th. Single-match, multi-game and group ticket sales for the 2020 season are currently on hold. 

The iconic Monaco Grand Prix was canceled on Thursday because of the virus outbreak and two other Formula One races were postponed.

 Roger Penske told The Associated Press no decision has been made yet regarding the Indianapolis 500 in May — a race that draws more than 300,000 spectators annually. Penske bought Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy-Car Series in January and has been preparing to host his first Indy 500 on May 24.