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National Sports Update for August 4

Rockin the XFL

Actor and former WWE star Dewayne Johnson better known as The Rock, in a partnership with other investors, have agreed to buy the now defunct XFL for $ 15 million.  The league went into bankruptcy in April after the coronavirus caused the season to be shutdown.  Former owner of the XFL, Vince McMahon was the chairman of WWE during Johnson’s time in the ring.   Johnson said his interest and passion for the game were a big part of his decision.

Cardinals series with Tigers canceled

After having games shuttered this weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals will now cancel a series with the Detroit Tigers as 13 players and staff have tested for the coronavirus.  Those not infected have been quarantined in Milwaukee since Thursday.  Major League Baseball hopes the team will be able to play on Friday against the Cubs.

Big 12 Conference approves fall football schedule

On Monday the Big 12 announced that teams would play a 9 + 1 schedule beginning in mid September.  The Big 12 chose to have at least 1 non conference to generate more revenue and to allow more flexible scheduling. It also will give the league the option to host the championship game either the second or third Saturday in December.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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