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The Cleveland Browns announced the firing of head coach Hue Jackson on Monday.

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The seemingly always hapless Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Hue Jackson. He has been with the team for two and a half seasons and leaves with a record of 3-36-1. That includes going 0-20 on the road during his tenure, which gives him the worst road record by a coach of a single team in the Super Bowl era (the first Super Bowl was in 1966). They have yet to announce who will be the interim head coach.

Given everything I just mentioned, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. If anything, it’s more of a surprise that he stuck around this long. The Browns went 1-15 in his first season, and of course, famously went 0-16 last season. But it looked like they might be on their way to turning things around this season, especially after first overall pick Baker Mayfield took over as their starter.

He saw his first action in their week 3 matchup against fellow rookie quarterback Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Tyrod Taylor started that game but came out in the 2nd quarter after he took a hard hit to the head. That’s when the Mayfield era of the Browns began, and Mayfield didn’t disappoint. He let a comeback to win the game, their first victory in two seasons. And Browns fans thought they might finally have a winning team on their hands.

But, despite a 12-9 victory of the Baltimore Ravens in week 5, the optimism has quickly faded. They’ve lost three straight games and did not look good against the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday. That was enough to convince the front office that the team was not moving in the right direction and that Jackson had to go. And go he went.

And now the team’s future is as uncertain than ever. Which is essentially right where it’s been for years now. And the fact that they face the nearly unstoppable Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday isn’t making anyone feel any better. But I suppose Browns fans are used to this by now. However painful it may be. Let’s just hope whoever permanently replaces Jackson will be the man that finally turns things around for this tragic franchise.

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Sports World Today Still Heavily Affected by Covid-19

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The unprecedented outbreak of the novel coronavirus badly impacted the normal sports routine worldwide. Massive suspension and cancellation of various sports events were initiated in a move to curb the rapid transmission of the deadly virus earlier this year. Let’s take a look, however, at the condition of the sports world today.

In the world of basketball, Mississippi coach Kermit Davis unfortunately tests positive for COVID-19. His condition might result to him being placed at the sidelines when the season finally begins. The news was announced earlier on Tuesday, adding that Davis will undergo a second test. If he, however, tests positive again, he will be forced to opt out of the Rebels’ first couple of games as he will be required to go through self-quarantine at home.

To offset his absence, though, Ronnie Hamilton is expected to play as head coach during the upcoming home events on November 25 and 26. The Rebels are scheduled to go against Central Arkansas and Jackson State on the said dates. To soften the blow, Davis will be allowed to watch through the practice sessions and even contact the team via virtual means.

During the scheduled basketball season opening, the Indiana Hoosiers won’t have the usual live audience to cheer them on. According to school authorities, the stands will indefinitely remain empty. Nevertheless, officials plan to work closely with local health authorities and the campus and Big Ten leaders to find out when fans can be permitted to enter the Assembly Hall.

The sports world today is anticipating the time when new normal protocols will provide them easier gameplay. As for the Hoosiers, they are used to having the biggest basketball student fanbase.

To stem the lack of live audience, the university plans to put cutouts for sale. These cutouts will be placed on the empty seats. They will be priced at US$25 a piece with the option of having either women’s coach Teri Moren or men’s coach Archie Miller autograph these cutouts which will, then, be sent to the fans who purchase the tickets. Also, ticket buyers are guaranteed to avail of refunds or simply avail of the different options via the varsity club’s online site.

As for Tennessee Tech, the school is presently undergoing a difficult time with regard to their attempt to begin their women’s basketball season. Vanderbilt cancelled their game and then Chattanooga followed suit.

On Tuesday morning, Vanderbilt announced the necessity of cancelling their game against Tennessee Tech that was scheduled for November 25 due to the sudden occurrence of positive tests among their athletes. Following that announcement, Chattanooga made a similar call, stating the need to halt activities for a two-week quarantine. The said move resulted to the cancellation of their schedule games against Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech.

Indeed, the sports world today is still reeling from the hideous impacts of the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. At present, it is not only basketball events that are being cancelled and suspended. Several other sports are being halted, as well, as sports authorities struggle to find a way to conduct their events while observing the new normal protocols.

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John Jay Defeats Lourdes as Sports Events Resume in Dutchess County

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Interscholastic games finally start in Dutchess County despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. “You always want to have a great season and make it far, but this time it’s not just about winning. We have to do the right things to make sure the season keeps going so we’ll even have a chance to get far,” asserts Kari Horos, a sophomore member of the John Jay East Fishkill girls soccer team as sports events begin in the country.

However, Horos mentions that this season will be a unique experience as bagging a victory won’t be the only goal during this time. As it happens, there are several other things that factor into the equation. Amid the on-going Covid situation, there are several hindrances that players need to tackle—and get accustomed to—so that this season becomes a good experience for all.

Many players mention the difficulty of playing while wearing a mask. Wearing a mask, they say, prevents them from breathing easily. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that athletes are not in their optimal conditions due to the prolonged inactivity brought about by the previous and on-going COVID-19 lockdowns, according to Patriots coach CJ Greenwood.

Running, a basic activity involved in various sports, is like “taking deep breaths with a plastic bag on your head,” says the 61-year-old referee, Rick Snyder, referring to the necessary protocol of wearing masks during in-game events. Nonetheless, they all accept that this is one of the sacrifices that they have to tackle this season.

Despite the various difficulties experienced by players during these season’s events, John Jay’s Ava Viebrock got to handle the game well. She was able to lead John Jay into winning over the Patriots with a 2-1 score during their game against the Our Lady of Lourdes High School. “[It] was important because it gets us started on a good note,” Viebrock shares.

With only about 40 spectators present, the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams successfully hosted the Duchess County high school games in spite of the raging coronavirus pandemic that forced all schools in the country to close in March, earlier this year.

The decision to push through with the events remained previously unclear. But in August, authorities decided to resume the activities. This, amid the continuous health concerns as New York became the country’s epicenter during the height of the pandemic. Hayler, Viebrock’s sister, is part of the Johnson and Wales’ soccer team. Earlier in July, her school opted to withdraw from all fall sports.

John Jay team members feel that this fall season is in a precarious condition. The games, they say, may depend on the unfolding situation as authorities are strictly monitoring any upsurge in COVID-19 in-game infection which could decide whether the games will continue or not.  “It’s been a long, winding road to get here. [District athletic directors] Kurt Jesman and Maureen Myers have done a great job to get us to this point and my girls are doing what they need to for the protocols. But I keep telling them that every game could be our last, so play like it,” Greenwood shares.

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Sports Personality of the Year to Show on December

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Even when 2020 witnessed various cancellations, suspensions, and modifications of the different sports events due to the unprecedented onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, there were a few programs that were able to push through including snooker, cricket, football, F1, rugby, golf, tennis, cycling and athletics.

The awaited Sports Personality of the Year event will showcase the different teams that pushed through with their games despite the looming threat of the pandemic, sports celebrities who pushed through with playing despite their sudden, chaotic schedules, and stalwart coaches who made it all happen. The said show will also pay tribute to the different heroes who helped contribute to the said success.

“As we know, it has been a strange and unprecedented year, but we have still been fortunate enough to see plenty of sporting highlights which we look forward to honoring on the night. The 67th BBC Sports Personality of the Year award promises to be another exciting and tough choice for audiences,” shares Barbara Slater, BBC’s Director of Sports.

December’s ceremony will serve as a commemoration of the various heroes, not only in sports, but all over the UK—ordinary citizens who used the gift of sports to help make the situation safe and bearable for all. In a way, the show will be a celebration of health and well-being—the powerful contributions that sports can provide as it keeps people inspired as highlights of this year’s games will be shown during the event, as well.

The present COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions in the world of sports. Most scheduled tournaments including the Olympics, the Wimbledon, and the Euro 2020 were severely disrupted as necessary lockdowns and social distancing protocols were put in place to control the abrupt spread of the nefarious disease. At present, many sports programs are attempting to revive the usual flow of things as they grapple with the current social distancing limitations imposed.

The need to wear masks, for instance, makes it difficult for players to move comfortably especially for group games like football, cricket, rugby, and snooker. Experts recommend the need to limit the audience allowed to attend the games, as COVID-19 transmission is highly linked to massive crowd gatherings.

COVID-19 has changed the entire landscape of everyday life. Yet, the slow, but steady, revival of the different games provide athletes and avid sports fans with something to look forward to even when the whole world is still trying to find the best way of handling this ‘new normal’ of living.

The question, however, is: “Will BBC allow a live audience to attend the Sports Personality of the Year event that’s scheduled in December? Or will fans resort to watching the show unfold via live digital streaming, instead? The answer remains to be seen. With the world attempting to slowly find ways to begin life once more, a viable vaccine might be available by then. Nonetheless, everyone is looking forward to the show which will serve as a year’s end consolidation of sorts, as well.

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