French Open with fans to begin Sep. 27 as ATP, WTA reveal August restarts

first_imgRoland Garros chiefs said Wednesday that the delayed French Open will get underway on Sep. 27 and with fans in attendance as the ruling bodies of world tennis revealed a new-look calendar for a sport placed on ice since mid-March due to the coronavirus.The French Open was switched from its traditional May-June slot because of the pandemic with Sep. 20 penciled in as a start date.Now, the Paris main draw of the season’s final Grand Slam event will begin a week later and finish on Oct. 11. Fans get Roland Garros OK “It will be a number, a percentage which will be defined by mutual agreement with the public authorities,” said Giudicelli.”This kind of option requires real cooperation with the public authorities. It is still premature to be able to give even an estimate today.”In 2019, there were 520,000 paying spectators at Roland Garros.After Washington, the ATP Tour will skip the now cancelled Rogers Cup in Toronto, and head for New York for the relocated Cincinnati Masters and then the US Open.Once the US Open is over, the tour heads to Europe for clay courts events at the Madrid Open and Italian Masters in the run-up to the French Open.”The calendar is subject to change and continued assessments will be made relating to health and safety, international travel policies, and governmental approval of sporting events,” said an ATP spokesman.”All events will be held under strict guidelines related to health and safety, social distancing, reduced or no fans on-site.”The ATP said a further update the Asia swing ahead of European indoor events, culminating with the season-ending ATP Finals in London, is expected in mid-July. “Our objective has been to reschedule as many tournaments as possible and salvage as much of the season as we can,” said ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi.Unlike the ATP, the WTA set out plans to visit Asia after the conclusion of Roland Garros with the China Open in Beijing set for October 12, leading towards the WTA Finals at Shenzhen from Nov. 9-15. WTA tournaments will not have fans on site.”For now, the vital energy of spectators in stadiums will be greatly missed, but our broadcast and social media partners are exploring new ways to engage with our fantastic fans,” said WTA chief executive Steve Simon. Topics : “Especially since the qualifying tournament will help to financially support a category of professional players who have been severely affected by this unprecedented crisis.”The responsible decision we made on March 17 to postpone the Roland Garros tournament until the autumn means that the 2020 clay season can be saved, providing the current situation continues to improve.”The French tennis chief also insisted that, unlike the US Open, fans would be allowed to attend Roland Garros. With the US Open already confirmed to start on Aug. 31, the ATP and WTA tours announced their restart dates.The ATP Tour will resume in Washington from Aug.14 while the WTA starts in Palermo, Italy, on Aug. 3.Unlike the US Open in New York, Roland Garros will maintain its qualifying event in the week before the main draw.”In the current, difficult climate, we are well aware that it is a privilege to be able to hold Roland Garros in its usual format,” said Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT).last_img read more

first_img*7Sun., Aug. 23TBDTBD *7Sat., Aug. 22TBDTBD *6Sat., Aug. 22TBDTBD St. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)GameDateTimeTV channelScore1Wed., Aug. 1210:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS Dallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6)GameDateTimeTV channelScore1Tues., Aug. 115:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASCGY, 3-2 (CGY leads 1-0)2Thurs., Aug. 1310:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS 3Sat., Aug. 158 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS Washington Capitals (3) vs. New York Islanders (6)GameDateTimeTV channelScore1Wed., Aug. 123 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVASNYI, 4-2 (NYI lead 1-0)2Fri., Aug. 148 p.m. ETNBCSN, FX-CA, TVAS 2Thurs., Aug. 135:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360, TVAS *6Thurs., Aug. 20TBDTBD 4Mon., Aug. 175:30 p.m.NBCSN, FX-CA, TVAS Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)GameDateTimeTV channelScore1Tues., Aug. 113 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVASTBL, 3-2 (5OT) (TBL leads 1-0)2Thurs., Aug. 133 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVAS 3Sat., Aug. 1512 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVAS 3Sat., Aug. 153 p.m.CNBC, SN360, TVAS 4Tues., Aug. 188 p.m. ETNBCSN *6Fri., Aug. 21TBDTBD The Blackhawks and Canadiens were the 23rd and 24th teams, respectively, in the league standings when the season had to pause due to the pandemic and now they’ll face off against the Golden Knights and Flyers in the first round. Not to mention neither Vegas nor Philadelphia won the Presidents’ Trophy or led their conference way back on March 12, when the regular season paused. Those two teams, the Bruins and Blues, are heading into the playoffs as No. 4 seeds.The NHL playoffs begin Aug. 11 with the opening match-up featuring a re-match of the 2019 first round series that saw the upstart Blue Jackets ousting the Presidents’ Trophy-winning (and 62 win squad) Lightning in a sweep. If some series go the distance, there could be five Game 7s on the final day of the first round on Aug. 23.Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the 2020 NHL playoffs, including series-by-series TV schedules and live-streaming information.MORE: Watch NHL playoff games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)NHL playoff bracket 2020 3Fri., Aug. 1410:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS *7Sat., Aug. 22TBDTBD (SN illustration) *7Sun., Aug. 23TBDTBD *6Fri., Aug. 21TBDTBD 4Mon., Aug. 1710:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS *6Fri., Aug. 21TBDTBD 3Sun., Aug. 168 p.m. ETNBC, CBC, SN, TVAS *7Sun., Aug. 23TBDTBD 3Sun., Aug. 1612 p.m. ETUSA, SN360, TVAS *6Thurs., Aug. 20TBDTBD NHL playoff bracket 2020 scores & resultsEastern ConferencePhiladelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)GameDateTimeTV channelScore1Wed., Aug. 128 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS *5Wed., Aug. 19TBDTBD 4Mon., Aug. 178 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS *5Wed., Aug. 19TBDTBD 4Sun., Aug. 166:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN1, SN360, TVAS *5Tues., Aug. 18TBDTBD 4Tues., Aug. 183 p.m. ETNBCSN 2Fri., Aug. 146:30 p.m. ETNHLN, SN, TVAS Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7)GameDateTimeTV channelScore1Wed., Aug. 125:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360, TVAS *6Thurs., Aug. 20TBDTBD 4Mon., Aug. 173 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVAS 2Fri., Aug. 143 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS *5Wed., Aug. 19TBDTBD 3Sat., Aug. 157:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360, TVAS Boston Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5)GameDateTimeTV channelScore1Tues., Aug. 1211 a.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASBOS, 4-3 (2OT) (BOS leads 1-0)2Thurs., Aug. 138 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS *6Fri., Aug. 21TBDTBD *5Thurs., Aug. 20TBDTBD *5Wed., Aug. 19TBDTBD 2Fri., Aug. 142 p.m. ETNHLN, SN360, TVAS How do the NHL playoffs work?The NHL held a “qualifying round” in each conference before the official start of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. The top four seeds in each conference each earned automatic playoff berths, leaving the 5-12 seeds in each conference to face off in best-of-five series to determine the remaining spots in the playoff bracket.Meanwhile, the top four seeds participated in a round-robin tournament to determine their seeding for Round 1 with the Flyers and Avalanche securing the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences. Now that the playoff bracket is set, each series will be a best-of-seven format from the first round through the Stanley Cup Final, as is customary. The only major difference is teams from both conferences will re-seed after each round, rather than the division-specific seeds in recent years.MORE: Everything to know about the NHL’s bubblesNHL schedule 2020The first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs starts Tuesday, Aug. 11 with series ending no later than Sunday, Aug. 23 if Game 7s are necessary. Round 2 would begin Aug. 24 followed by the conference finals, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 8 depending on the second round outcomes.The Stanley Cup Final is scheduled to begin Sept. 22 and be completed no later than Oct. 4.Round 1Tuesday, Aug. 11MatchupTimeTV channelGame 1: Blue Jackets vs. Lightning3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Flames vs. Stars5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNWednesday, Aug. 12MatchupTimeTV channelGame 1: Hurricanes vs. Bruins11 a.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Islanders vs. Capitals3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Coyotes vs. Avalanche5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Canadiens vs. Flyers8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 1: Canucks vs. Blues10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCThursday, Aug. 13MatchupTimeTV channelGame 2: Blue Jackets vs. Lightning3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 2: Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360Game 2: Hurricanes vs. Bruins8 p.m. ETNBSCN, SN, CBCGame 2: Flames vs. Stars10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCFriday, Aug. 14MatchupTimeTV channelGame 2: Coyotes vs. Avalanche2 p.m. ETNHLN, SN, CBCGame 2: Canadiens vs. Flyers3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 2: Canucks vs. Blues6:30 p.m. ETNHLN, SNGame 2: Islanders vs. Capitals8 p.m. ETNBCSN, FX-CAGame 3: Stars vs. Flames10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCSaturday, Aug. 15MatchupTimeTV channelGame 3: Bruins vs. HurricanesNoon ETNBC, SNGame 3: Avalanche vs. Coyotes3 p.m. ETCNBC, SN360Game 3: Lightning vs. Blue Jackets7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360Game 3: Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks8 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBCSunday, Aug. 16MatchupTimeTV channelGame 3: Capitals vs. IslandersNoon ETUSA, SN360Game 4: Stars vs. Flames2 p.m. ETCNBC, SN, CBCGame 4: Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks6:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN1Game 3: Flyers vs. Canadiens8 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBCGame 3: Blues vs. Canucks10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNMonday, Aug. 17MatchupTimeTV channelGame 4: Lightning vs. Blue Jackets3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 4: Avalanche vs. Coyotes5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, FX-CAGame 4: Bruins vs. Hurricanes8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 4: Blues vs. Canucks10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCTuesday, Aug. 18MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Blackhawks vs. Golden KnightsTBDTBD*Game 5: Flames vs. StarsTBDTBDGame 4: Flyers vs. Canadiens3 p.m. ETNBCSNGame 4: Capitals vs. Islanders8 p.m. ETNBCSNWednesday, Aug. 19MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Canadiens vs. FlyersTBDTBD*Game 5: Blue Jackets vs. LightningTBDTBD*Game 5: Hurricanes vs. BruinsTBDTBD*Game 5: Coyotes vs. AvalancheTBDTBD*Game 5: Canucks vs. BluesTBDTBDThursday, Aug. 20 *7Sun., Aug. 23TBDTBD *5Tues., Aug. 18TBDTBD *5Wed., Aug. 19TBDTBD 3Sun., Aug. 1610:30 p.m. ETCNBC, SN, TVAS Western ConferenceVegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8)GameDateTimeTV channelScore1Tues., Aug. 1110:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVAS 4Sun., Aug. 162 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS *7Sat., Aug. 22TBDTBD *7Sun., Aug. 23TBDTBD It’s official. Sixteen teams are set to hit the ice between Toronto and Edmonton as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin with first-round action.But who will skate away with Lord Stanley’s Cup at the end is anyone’s guess because, well, 2020.  MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Islanders vs. CapitalsTBDTBD*Game 6: Bruins vs. HurricanesTBDTBD*Game 6: Golden Knights vs. BlackhawksTBDTBD*Game 6: Stars vs. FlamesTBDTBDFriday, Aug. 21MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 6: Flyers vs. CanadiensTBDTBD*Game 6: Lightning vs. Blue JacketsTBDTBD*Game 6: Avalanche vs. CoyotesTBDTBD*Game 6: Blues vs. CanucksTBDTBDSaturday, Aug. 22MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 7: Bue Jackets vs. LightningTBDTBD*Game 6: Capitals vs. IslandersTBDTBD*Game 7: Blackhawks vs. Golden KnightsTBDTBD*Game 7: Flames vs. StarsTBDTBDSunday, Aug. 23MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 7: Canadiens vs. FlyersTBDTBD*Game 7: Islanders vs. CapitalsTBDTBD*Game 7: Hurricanes vs. BruinsTBDTBD*Game 7: Coyotes vs. AvalancheTBDTBD*Game 7: Canucks vs. BluesTBDTBDRound 2: Aug. 24Conference finals: Sept. 8 (tentative)Stanley Cup Final: Sept. 22 (tentative)last_img read more