KWWR Sports Report 10/15

Mizzou men’s basketball team is getting ready for a new season.

Preseason practice opened yesterday (Wednesday) with plenty of new changes due to COVID-19.

The staff now is required to wear masks on the court.

Also the NCAA normally says 2 days off per week, however Head Coach Cuonzo Martin says his players are being given three days off to transition back.

Mizzou has not yet released its 2020-2021 schedule.

Veteran Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is one of three nominees for the Marvin Miller Award.

The winner will be announced next Thursday.

Wainwright, has been with the Cardinals since 2005 and is involved in charitable endeavors for most of those years.

The other nominees are former Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward and Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz.

In balloting for the Miller Award, players are asked to vote for the player they most respect based on his leadership on the field and in the community.