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SI's Coronavirus and Sports podcast is bringing you stories and news updates about how the COVID-19 global pandemic is impacting the world of professional sports. Hosted by Luis Miguel Echegaray, this series will explore all the ways in which athletes, teams, leagues, fans, and everyone else in and around pro sports are dealing with the fallout from a completely unprecedented event. Listen every weekday as we all look to understand: What happens to sports when there are no sports?

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SI's Coronavirus and Sports podcast is bringing you stories and news updates about how the COVID-19 global pandemic is impacting the world of professional sports. Hosted by Luis Miguel Echegaray, this series will explore all the ways in which athletes, teams, leagues, fans, and everyone else in and around pro sports are dealing with the fallout from a completely unprecedented event. Listen every weekday as we all look to understand: What happens to sports when there are no sports?

    Podding the Bubble - Part 3: Will the NBA Bubble Burst?

    Podding the Bubble - Part 3: Will the NBA Bubble Burst?

    Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 3 puts the NBA's plan into the context of what other major sports leagues are doing, and of the pandemic at large as it stands today. And with the help of global health expert and noted bioethicist, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, we try to answer the question: Was all of this a good idea?

    • 26 min
    Podding the Bubble - Part 2: Will the NBA Players Go Stir Crazy?

    Podding the Bubble - Part 2: Will the NBA Players Go Stir Crazy?

    Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 2 follows the lives of the NBA players inside the bubble who now face a unique challenge. How do they stave off restlessness and cabin fever for three months while living inside the bubble through the rest of the season and the playoffs? Not to mention, they still have to find a way to play their best basketball.

    • 30 min
    Podding the Bubble - Part 1: A Deep Dive into the NBA Biosphere

    Podding the Bubble - Part 1: A Deep Dive into the NBA Biosphere

    Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 1 explores how the NBA decided that a bubble was the right solution for them to be able to finish the 2019-2020 NBA season and conduct something resembling a normal playoffs and NBA finals. We'll also get into how the bubble is supposed to work on paper, both for players and basketball staff, as well as for Disney Parks employees, and for journalists.

    • 23 min
    Horse Racing Breaks With Tradition

    Horse Racing Breaks With Tradition

    As one of the few sports positioned to stay afloat during the coronavirus shutdown, horse racing now appears poised for a big summer with the rescheduling of the Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Sports Illustrated senior writer Pat Forde breaks down how a sport steeped in tradition has successfully pivoted in response to the global pandemic.

    • 18 min
    Bundesliga Behind Closed Doors: Keith Costigan

    Bundesliga Behind Closed Doors: Keith Costigan

    The Bundesliga made a much-anticipated return to action, playing games in empty stadiums and adjusting logistics off the field to account for social distancing between coaches and players on the sidelines. The response was generally positive from fans and industry professionals, and now the league has soccer audiences around the world to itself. What can other top tier football leagues, like the Premier League in England or La Liga in Spain, learn from the Bundesliga's return to action? And with few other options for live sports entertainment, can the Bundesliga capitalize on its captive audience? Soccer commentator Keith Costigan breaks down a pivotal moment in the effort to bring back sports from the coronavirus shutdown.

    • 19 min
    Minor League Baseball on the Brink

    Minor League Baseball on the Brink

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred had already announced plans to reduce the number of affiliated minor league teams prior to the outbreak of coronavirus. With the pandemic grinding all sports to a halt, minor league baseball finds itself in an even more precarious situation. Sports Illustrated senior editor Jason Schwartz breaks down SI's Daily Cover on what comes next for minor league teams and the communities they help bind together.

    • 24 min

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This podcast poses thoughtful questions without dramatization of the Coronavirus situation. Luis-Miguel’s closing reflections on the broader meaning of sports and this new strange world are appreciated by this listener. Thank you for creating this content!

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Love this Podcast!

Great quality interviews and insider info in sports during this crisis. Thanks guys!

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Perfect for trying to understand what is going on in Sports right now.

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