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Boston Sports Club hit with class-action suit for charging members during coronavirus

Boston Sports Club hit with class-action suit for charging members during coronavirus

iStock/nathaphat(BOSTON) — A handful of Boston Sports Club members have filed a class-action lawsuit against the gym’s parent company, Town Sports International, alleging they’re still being charged gym fees despite all facilities being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.The gym-goers claim the sports club was “willfully and knowingly charging consumers monthly membership fees” despite not being…read more »

Tom Brady donates 10 million meals through Wheels Up partnership amid COVID-19

Tom Brady donates 10 million meals through Wheels Up partnership amid COVID-19

Al Powers / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady is one of the many athletes giving back during the novel coronavirus pandemic.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced he is donating 10 million meals to Feeding America on Thursday to help those in need during this time.The donation was made through Brady’s partnership with private aviation…read more »

Report: Sammy Watkins restructures contract with Chiefs

Report: Sammy Watkins restructures contract with Chiefs

33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — Sammy Watkins is reportedly staying put in Kansas City.A source tells ESPN the 26-year-old wide receiver has agreed to restructure his contract with the Chiefs.The new deal includes a no-trade clause and $7 million in incentives. It tops out at a value of $16 million, the source told ESPN.Watkins appeared to confirm…read more »

Patriots plane carrying N95 masks from China to arrive in Boston

Patriots plane carrying N95 masks from China to arrive in Boston

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) — A private jet owned by the New England Patriots professional football team carrying much-needed medical supplies from China will land in Boston on Thursday, according to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Robert Kraft, the CEO of the Patriots, coordinated with officials to send the team’s plane to pick up personal protective equipment…read more »

NFL agent’s parents die 6 minutes apart

NFL agent’s parents die 6 minutes apart

da-kuk/iStock(NEW YORK) — NFL agent Buddy Baker said his parents died six minutes apart from COVID-19.The couple, married for 51 years, were in “perfect health” before contracting the virus, Baker said in a video posted to Twitter.”Hopefully this can be a catalyst for a change. Practice social distancing, wash your hands as regularly as you…read more »

Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

kireewongfoto/iStock(LONDON) — The 2020 Wimbledon championships has been canceled due to the escalating worldwide coronavirus pandemic and will next be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021.Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, said Wednesday in a statement, “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and…read more »

NBA players who’ve beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

NBA players who’ve beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

cmannphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — At least four NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19 plan to donate blood for an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients overcome the virus, according to Dr. Michael Joyner, a member of the leadership team of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project.The experimental therapy, called convalescent plasma, utilizes the antibodies…read more »