Basketball, football, ice hockey and baseball franchises may return to their facilities

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The sport, little by little, begins to come back in New York City, the most affected in the United States by the pandemic of the new coronavirus with almost 30 thousand dead of the total of almost 100 thousand that have already been counted all over the country. According to the governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, the professional teams are already authorized to return to its facilities.

“Starting today (Sunday), athletes from all professional sports leagues in New York will be able to resume training. I believe that sports will be able to resume their activity as long as the stadiums or gyms are not full,” said the governor in a press conference.

Yankee Stadium is home to the baseball and football teams of the largest city in the United States

Yankee Stadium is home to the baseball and football teams of the largest city in the United States

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New York State has two teams in the NBA (basketball) – New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets -, three in the NHL (ice hockey) – New York Rangers, New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabers -, two in the MLB (baseball) – New York Yankees and New York Mets – and three in the NFL (American football) – New York Jets, New York Giants and Buffalo Bills.

“It is a return to normality. We are working and encouraging all sports teams to start training as soon as possible. And we will work with them to ensure that this can be done,” reinforced Andrew Cuomo.

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