Thursday’s Morning Sports Update


The Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver and return specialist Trevor Davis. Davis has 16 catches for 205 yards and one touchdown over four seasons with Green Bay, Oakland and Miami. He has averaged 10.1 yards on 59 punt returns and 22.4 yards on 58 kickoff returns.


An NFL sports writer has put together his post draft power rankings for the upcoming season…
-Kansas City tops his list of 32 teams
-San Francisco, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Tennessee round out his top 5
-The Bears are 25th in his power rankings
-The Lions are 30th
-The Packers are 8th
-Indianapolis is 9th
-Minnesota is 10th


Former Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers was surprised by Green Bay’s decision to draft a quarterback in the first round. Favre said that he had spoken with Rodgers since the Packers traded up four spots in the first round to take Utah State’s Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick in the draft Thursday. Rodgers has four years remaining on his contract. Favre also said that he feels the two-time MVP won’t finish his career in Green Bay.


There are reports indicating that there will NOT be a minor league baseball season this year, but rather an MLB expanded roster and a developmental league. Though major league and minor league baseball officials say the rumors are not true.


Derek Jeter was a first-ballot Hall of Famer a few months ago, but he will have to wait an extra year to be inducted at Cooperstown.
The Hall of Fame has announced that it has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the class will be included with any additional new choices at next year’s induction festivities.
Jeter’s class includes outfielder Larry Walker and catcher Ted Simmons, along with former union head Marvin Miller.
A record crowd of over 70,000 had been expected this summer at the small town in upstate New York to honor Jeter, the former Yankees captain who came within one vote of unanimous election in January.
This will be the first year without an induction ceremony since 1960.


The Detroit Red Wings have signed left wing Mathias Brome to a one-year contract. The move adds one of the leading scorers from the Swedish Hockey League last season to the NHL-worst Red Wings. The 25-year-old Brome had a career-high 43 points last season. He led his team with 17 goals and 26 assists. Brome averaged 33 points over three seasons in the SHL. He will have a chance to contribute immediately when the NHL resumes play. When the season was paused several weeks ago, Detroit had 39 points, trailing the NHL-leading Boston Bruins by 61 points.


The leading plan for hockey coming back this summer involves playing at select empty NHL arenas to finish the season and award the Stanley Cup. Reports say the most aggressive timetable would have players returning to their home rinks as early as May 15, followed by a training camp in June. The regular season, featuring some if not all 31 teams would then begin in July, with the Cup awarded in September.


The LPGA Tour is pushing back the restart of its season at least another month. The target now is a tournament in Michigan on July 15-18, and that depends on whether it’s safe to return. The tour was hopeful of resuming June 19-21 in Arkansas. Commissioner Mike Whan says it’s not about being the first sport to be back but being safe. And he says the next three events on the new schedule — in Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey — will only be played if the coronavirus situation allows for it. The season-ending event in Florida would end on Dec. 20.