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VIRUS OUTBREAK-CASINO RULES
LAS VEGAS — When casinos are allowed to reopen in Nevada, they will have to keep patron counts at half-capacity, nightclubs will remain closed, convention groups will be limited and gamblers will have to be kept safe distances apart according to new guidelines from state gambling regulators. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 300 words.
—HOUSE FIRE DEATH: Las Vegas fire officials say one person has died after a house near downtown caught fire.
SPORTS-WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN
Major League Baseball’s 162-game regular season would have been about one-fourth complete after the Boston Red Sox played the Yankees in the Bronx. That weekend series between the AL East rivals was among the live sporting events that would have taken place this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. The NHL playoffs would have been getting into the conference finals. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 480 words.
BBO—VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALL SALARIES
NEW YORK — Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole head a starry quartet that would take in more than $200,000 per game, and 65 players would earn at least $100,000 each time their team wins or loses if the pandemic-delayed major league season get underway, according to an analysis of their contracts by The Associated Press. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 910 words, photos.
SOC—EQUAL PAY-WHAT’S NEXT
Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination case against U.S. Soccer, but the case is far from over. The women have vowed to keep up the fight, encouraged by the likes of Joe Biden and Billie Jean King. And then there’s the possibility of appeal. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
FBN-INTERNATIONAL GAMES MOVED
The NFL is moving its five games scheduled for London and Mexico City this season back to U.S. stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. All five regular-season games will be played at the stadiums of the host teams. Scheduled were two home games for the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London and two at Tottenham’s new facility, with the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins as hosts. The Arizona Cardinals were to be the home team for the game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 380 words.
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