Manchester United are exploring their options as they look to resolve Odion Ighalo's future at the club, sources have told ESPN. United have a loan agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to keep the Nigeria striker at Old Trafford until May 30 but that is unlikely to cover the end of the campaign after the coronavirus pandemic caused football to shut down. FIFA have suggested contracts ending this summer should be extended until the season can be completed, but there is concern at Old Trafford that the proposals will be difficult to implement, particularly given Shanghai Shenhua are likely to want Ighalo to return for the delayed start of the of the Chinese Super League.
The semifinals for the NBA 2K Players Tournament are set for Saturday, and each will feature a player from the Phoenix Suns and the LA Clippers in the head-to-head matchups. After Thursday's quarterfinal action on ESPN2, four players came out victorious in NBA 2K20 play: Suns guard Devin Booker, Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell Phoenix center Deandre Ayton and Clippers guard Patrick Beverley. Come Saturday on ESPN, Booker will face Harrell, and Ayton will square off against Beverley, with the winners earning a final berth in what has been a heated top eight for the tournament.
Drew Brees appears to have his second career lined up. The New Orleans Saints quarterback has agreed to join NBC Sports as a football. analyst when he is done playing, the New York Post reported Friday. Brees, 41, has not announced when he plans to retire. He plans to play the 2020 season after signing a two-year, $50 million contract extension with the Saints last month. Coach Sean Payton suggested recently on ESPN's Get Up that this would be Brees' "final season." But the coach later called himself a "big dummy" for his word choice, saying he doesn't know when Brees plans to retire.
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