Best of Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — AT&T SportsNet will be televising some of the classic games featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins:
• Today, 8 p.m. — Pittsburgh Penguins 50th anniversary movie.
• Thursday, 7 p.m. — 2011 season opener, Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs.
• Monday, March 30, 7 p.m. — 2009 Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 3.
• Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m. — 1960 World Series, New York Yankees at Pittsburgh Pirates, Game 7.
• Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m. — 2009 Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 4.
• Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. — 2014 home opener, Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates.
Prize money lost at $74 million
(AP) – The eight tournaments canceled by the PGA Tour because of the coronavirus had combined prize money of $73.8 million. That doesn’t include the Masters and PGA Championship, which were postponed.
“When we have situations like this, everyone can rely on sports to sort of take their mind off the tragedy at hand or the situation at hand in the world, and right now we don’t have that.” — Billy Horschel, PGA golfer
U.S. hopefuls favor delay
DENVER (AP) — Nearly seven in 10 U.S. Olympic hopefuls say they don’t think the Tokyo Games will be fair if they are held in July, prompting leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to conclude “it’s more clear than ever that the path toward postponement is the most promising.”
The USOPC sent a survey over the weekend to more than 4,000 athletes for details on how the coronavirus pandemic has influenced their training and their feelings about the upcoming games; they received responses from 1,780.
Sixty-nine percent said they would feel comfortable competing in July if the World Health Organization — one of the groups consulting with the IOC — deemed it safe. But virtually that same number — 68% — said they didn’t think the Olympics would be fair under those circumstances. The best explanation for that has been the massive disruption in training schedules, as athletes prepare for qualifying events this spring and summer.