House leader hosts summit with sports commissioners

United States Representative Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana who is a member of the party’s senior leadership, is hosting a conference call with several sports leagues about resuming play Wednesday. Confirmed participants are NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The National Football League doesn’t begin its regular season until September and is still trying to have games with full attendance from fans when play kicks off. The National Hockey League and National Basketball Association are trying to restart their seasons with postseason tournaments. Major League Baseball remains at an impasse between the players and owners over contractual obligations.

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