Much of the polling on the issue is poorly done, but the main takeaway from the better polls is that there is little evidence fans are turning away from the N.B.A. for political reasons. A Marist College poll found the same number of basketball fans said “athletes speaking out on political issues” caused them to watch less as said it caused them to watch more. In a poll of U.S. consumers by Altman Solon,
Amid rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 between players on sports teams in Ottawa, two large sports organizations in the region say they are acting responsibly.
At a media briefing on Wednesday, Ottawa’s medical officer of health, Dr. Vera Etches, reported at least 28 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to both youth and adult team sports. With contract tracing, that number is expected to rise.
Five team outbreaks are confirmed, with another nine