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Lovie Smith, Brad Underwood and Josh Whitman take voluntary 10% temporary pay cuts at Illinois, with the savings going to a COVID-19 student fund

1 month ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman, football coach Lovie Smith and men's basketball coach Brad Underwood - along with university Chancellor Robert Jones and five vice chancellors - volunteered to take a 10% pay cut for six months to help offset the financial fallout from the coronavirus.
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Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

INDIANAPOLIS - Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Read more ...

The NFL plans to play the Black national anthem before Week 1 games

The NFL plans to play the Black national anthem before Week 1 games

]The NFL plans to have the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” - known as the Black national anthem - performed live or played before every game in Week 1 of the NFL season, a... Read more ...

Top NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Top NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

INDIANAPOLIS - Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The... Read more ...

Gilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19, out of UFC 251 headliner vs...

Gilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19, out of UFC 251 headliner vs. Kamaru Usman

The UFC 251 main event has been derailed by the coronavirus, as Gilbert Burns has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of his bout with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman... Read more ...

Washington Redskins Say Team Name Will Undergo A 'Thorough Review'

Washington Redskins Say Team Name Will Undergo A 'Thorough Review'

The NFL franchise announced Friday that recent events have pushed it to examine its controversial name. In recent days, corporate sponsors and investors have put pressure on... Read more ...

31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for COVID-19, or 1.2%

31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for COVID-19, or 1.2%

NEW YORK - Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. Read more ...

Browns trade rumors: David Njoku wants out of Cleveland before training camp

Browns trade rumors: David Njoku wants out of Cleveland before training camp

Njoku's request could be a reaction to the Browns' offseason moves. Read more ...

MLB's first coronavirus test results are encouraging

MLB's first coronavirus test results are encouraging

The early results are in and it's relatively encouraging news for Major League Baseball. The league and its Players Association on Friday released the first set of numbers from... Read more ...

MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

LOS ANGELES - Dodger Stadium's 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. Read more ...

Pacers' Victor Oladipo won't play in bubble due to re-injury risk

Pacers' Victor Oladipo won't play in bubble due to re-injury risk

Another NBA star is opting out of the bubble. Pacers guard Victor Oladipo won't play when the league resumes its season in Orlando, not because he is high-risk for the... Read more ...