Coronavirus

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China. The disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. As the outbreak continues to have an effect on Capital Region communities, 104.5 The Team is committed to bringing you the latest developments, resources and information to assist in this time of social distancing. Bookmark this page to stay updated with COVID-19 and how it affects the Albany, Saratoga, Troy and other areas.

Buster Olney Updates MLB's Chance Of Return [AUDIO]
ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney has been heckled a bit on the show due to his "Dr. Doom" attitude towards the return of Major League Baseball. That's not to say that Buster's negative outlook as to the start and even more negative outlook the chances they complete the 60 game seaso…
NYS Fitness Alliance Take Action To Open Safely When Permitted
The gyms of New York State were originally led to believe they would be able to open at some capacity during Phase 4 of Governor Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan. However when we reached Phase 4 on July 1st, 2020 the plan had changed. So now a group of gym and fitness center owners from across New…
What Does The Future Hold For The Tri-City Valley Cats? [AUDIO]
With the MLB saying it wouldn't be sending players to the minor leagues this year there wasn't much choice left for the Tri-City Valley Cats other than to cancel their season. Valley Cats team president Rick Murphy joined Levack and Goz (Charlie Voelker in for Goz) to discuss the factors t…
RPI Cancels Fall Sports For 2020 Season
We knew this was a possibility but I don't any of us really looked at this as a reality. RPI has decided to cancel their participation in all athletics and Intramural sports for the Fall season. Football, soccer, and other sports will all be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buster Olney Shares Hurdles Left For MLB Season [AUDIO]
The MLB season is set to begin in July with players reporting to their home stadiums on or before July 1st. ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney joins Levack and Goz (Charlie Voelker in for Goz) to layout the remaining hurdles that the MLB and the MLBPA need to traverse to get the 2020 season off the groun…
MLB's Format Could Make Life Very Difficult For Yanks And Mets
We have baseball!!! The MLB and the MLBPA have kinda sorta come to an agreement. There will be a 60 game regular season with a normal playoff format. The length of the season isn't the only difference you can expect to see this season. There are a few changes that could make life pretty difficu…
Governor Cuomo Gives Green Light To US Open
It seems that day by day we get a little bit closer to "normal" here in New York state. Mind you we still have a very long way to go but the news today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided to allow the US Open Tennis Tournament for late August and early September is a big step in the rig…
Will There Be Baseball This Year?
I have held out hope all along that the Major League Baseball season will in fact take place. I think the idea of a 4th of July without baseball is something no one wants. The players and the league both know that no baseball on America's birthday is a lose-lose situation. Could the latest prop…
The 152nd Belmont Stakes Will Run In June
With sports slowly beginning to return we have good news for horse racing fans, the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes is going to happen. NYRA announced today that the Belmont Stakes will take place on June 20th. Not only is this a welcome return for sports fans but this will give those of us who …
Joe Buck Says NFL Planning On Fake Crowd Noise
During an interview with Andy Cohen on Sirius XM's "Andy Cohen Live" NFL Announcer Joe Buck Said the NFL would get creative about the lack of fans at games. Be ready for Fake crowd noise and virtual fans at games this season.
Rays' Blake Snell Won't Play For Less Pay [VIDEO]
The reported rift between the MLB players and the MLB owners was confirmed by the Cy Young award winning ace pitcher of the Tampa Bay Rays. Blake Snell was on his Twitch channel and made it very clear that he has no intention of taking a pay cut to play baseball during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Siena's Liam Gleason On The Challenges Of Spring Sports
The COVID-19 pandemic ended all Spring sports for colleges and prematurely stopped Liam Gleason's second year as the Head Coach of Siena Men's Lacrosse. Gleason joined Levack and Goz to share how he's handled the season coming to an end, What his players are up to and what's next…

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