Apr 13, 2020 5:04 PM

With a virtual NFL Draft how will fans be able to watch?

Posted Apr 13, 2020 5:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN and NFL Network will join forces for this year’s NFL draft. They will produce a broadcast that will air on both networks over all three days.

The April 23-25 draft was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas, but has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now originate from ESPN’s headquarters from Bristol, Connecticut.

Draft hosts and a limited number of commentators will be in-studio, but will adhere to social distancing guidelines.Commissioner Roger Goodell will introduce picks from his home in Bronxville, New York.

ABC will air a separate draft broadcast on Thursday and Friday before simulcasting the ESPN/NFL Network feed on Saturday.

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Athletes completing doping bans could now compete in new 2021 Olympics

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Athletes completing doping bans over the next year will be eligible to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics. It is an unintended effect of the coronavirus pandemic that has some crying foul. Turkish runner Gamze Bulut is one example. She will now have plenty of time to qualify for a games she likely would have missed had they gone ahead as scheduled. But Irish race walker Brendan Boyce says “it doesn’t seem like a fair punishment” because they haven’t missed the events they were supposed to miss. The 2020 Olympics were officially postponed last month for one year.