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    COVID-19 forcing Jacksonville media to shut down travel to Jaguars’ games

    One aspect of this COVID-19-impaired 2020 NFL season that doesn’t get talked about, which will significantly impact the Jaguars’ media coverage, is all teams prohibiting reporters’ access to the locker room. Being able to communicate to players or coaches only through video conference calls, the limitations are obvious. Reporters, columnists and electronic media will conduct only a fraction of the interviews that normally get done after games and during the week leading up to Sunday kickoff. Plus, lack of access means missing out on informal chats with players and coaches that help build media relationships. For the first time in Jaguars’ history, the Times-Union will not be sending a beat…

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    82 games, in market, with fewer fans, reduced travel

    The NBA bubble looks like a one-hit-wonder. While the NBA’s restart bubble in Orlando has worked and allowed games to take place, it’s not how the league wants to move forward. When the NBA returns next season — which is not happening before Christmas, and sources told NBC Sports is more likely to be in February — the goal is not to do it in a bubble format. Instead, the hope is to do it in-market, with reduced fans and reduced travel. To start to get things closer to a typical season. All that was told to teams through calls with owners on Thursday and GMs on Friday, reports Shams…

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