THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:MLB: Exhibition: Houston at Boston, 1:05 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)NHL: Boston at Florida, 7 p.m. (NESN)AROUND THE WEB:
-- Julian Edelman has turned Tom Brady’s free agency into an opportunity and is selling “Stay Tom” merchandise to persuade the quarterback to remain in New England.
Being the savvy businessman he is, Edelman took the tweet and made that into a t-shirt, which he is also selling in his JE11 store.
-- The NHL is taking extra precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak should it pose a threat to players.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has forbidden employees from any “overseas business travel” and those who travel for personal reasons will be quarantined for two weeks upon their return.
The league is also getting contingency plans ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs, should the coronavirus have an impact on the postseason.
“We’re aware of and focused on all possibilities, but at this point it would be premature to pick any one of the possibilities, especially because it may or may not become necessary in North America, which is why we’re staying current,” Bettman said Wednesday. “We’re staying in communication with everyone appropriate, and we’ll deal with it if and when the time comes.”
“We’re aware of what’s happening in other places in the world, and we understand that things may evolve or change, and we also understand that we’re going to have to react to it in a professional and timely and sensible basis,” Bettman continued. “But I don’t think, as we sit here today, people should get too far ahead of themselves in terms of how they either react to this or report this. Let’s see how it all evolves.”