NBA bounces back while MLB and NFL suffer setbacks

Major League Baseball is trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak while the NBA is enjoying early success.
2:24 | 08/01/20

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nothing we've seen before. Major league baseball trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak. The NBA on the other hand enjoying early success leaving some wondering if other leagues should embrace the bubble. An urgent warning from baseball's commissioner this morning, ESPN reporting rob Manfred told the players association, if the sport doesn't do a better job of managing the coronavirus, it could shut down for the season. Manfred also alerting networks broadcasting MLB games to look at possible alternate programming. We don't want any player to get exposed. I remain optimistic that the protocols are strong enough, that it will allow us to continue to play even through an outbreak like this and complete our season. Reporter: The announcement comes as baseball's outbreak strikes out another team. The St. Louis cardinals postponed their game Friday after two players tested positive for the virus. That's the 13th game postponed by the league following the wave of positive cases among the Miami marlins organization. Out of nearly 12,000 samples taken through Thursday, there were 29 positive tests, 20 by players and nine by staff members, a glaring contrast from the zero positive tests from another league, the NBA. Deep three. It's good by harden. From the period of July 13th to July 20th, 346 players were tested on a daily basis and zero positive tests. Reporter: The NBA season back in full swing and some medical experts believe the system is working. If they want to proceed with play, then this idea of creating a bubble around players reducing the risk of transmission, providing early insight into disease, I mean, these are the protocols that are going to enable them to allow for them to continue their season. We've seen a number of sports doing this. The NHL is set to resume this season and operating in a bubble in Canada and all eyes on the NFL training camp getting under way here in the U.S. With no bubble in place and, of course, guy, not all sports are created equal. The NFL, you have large rosters, have you full contact. So all of these different pro sports trying to figure out the best way forward. I was going to talk about hockey and the various -- Were you? I was waiting to see what sports comment you were going to make. They have face shields. They do have face shields. There we go. See, I know something about sports.

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