In addition to the effects on players and fans, the suspension of the NHL, NBA and MLS seasons due to the threat of spreading the COVID-19 virus will impact the part-time and hourly event staff who help make the gameday experience what it is — many of whom face financial insecurity amid the leagues’ uncertain timelines for returning to action.

Several owners and organizations as a whole have stepped up to help their employees during this time of need, including Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment – ownership group of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC.

In

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Jean-Michel Aulas has suggested the Ligue 1 season should be declared null and void after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has called for the Ligue 1 season to end now, with no champion or relegation, after the league was suspended due to coronavirus.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) confirmed on Friday all matches in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 had been suspended until further notice in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19.

It had been agreed earlier in the week that the matches would take place behind closed doors until

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CINCINATI, Colombia — The Bengals released Cordy Glenn on Friday, severing ties with the left tackle who missed most of last season because of concussion and suspension.

Cincinnati obtained Glenn from Buffalo in a trade before the 2018 season. He started 13 games that year, when the Bengals won six games and Marvin Lewis was fired as head coach.

Glenn suffered a concussion during preseason last year and missed the first six games. He was suspended for the seventh game after a disagreement with coach Zac Taylor’s staff over his status.

The 30-year-old player missed three more games before starting

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LOS ANGELES — The UFC is determined to fight on amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While leagues and organizers across sports cancelled or delayed competition this week, the UFC proceeded with its plans to hold a fan-free event Saturday night in Brasilia, Brazil. Next weekend, the promotion still plans to stage a full fight card with fans inside London’s O2 Arena.

The UFC hasn’t cancelled any competitions, even those previously scheduled for areas where large gatherings are now banned. Instead, the promotion has moved events scheduled for March 28 in Columbus, Ohio, and April 11 in Portland, Oregon, to the new

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