Monday Morning Sports Update

 

Washington’s NFL team is getting a new nickname. The team announced today that they are getting rid of the name “Redskins”, but that’s the only announcement coming from them right now. It’s not clear what the new nickname will be or when it will be announced.

 

NHL teams return to the ice today for the first time since March as the 24 teams that qualified for the expanded playoffs open two-week training camps. As they return, there is uncertainty as to which and how many players might opt out and how the long layoff could contribute to injuries.

 

In golf, Collin Morikawa outlasted Justin Thomas in a playoff to win the Workday Charity Open. It’s Morikawa’s second career PGA victory.

 

The National Junior College Athletic Association is voting today on a proposal to move its fall sports to the spring. The vote would also delay the start of the winter sports season to January. If approved, fall sports would start preseason practices on March 1. For winter sports teams, men and women’s basketball will start practice on Jan. 11 and start their seasons later that month. Volleyball, wrestling, track and swimming will start on Jan. 4.

 

Major League Soccer postponed a match between Toronto FC and D.C. United shortly before it was scheduled to begin early yesterday because of one unconfirmed positive test and one inconclusive test for the coronavirus. The match was rescheduled for today.

 

Casey Short scored in the 85th minute and the Chicago Red Stars beat the Utah Royals 1-0 last night in the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup. Short’s header gave the Red Stars their first win of the group stage.