CLOSE SportsPulse: Sports plays a vital role in our day-to-day lives as a means to escape. Mental health expert Eric Kussin says it’s OK to feel depressed over the loss of sports in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and provides steps you can take to address these emotions. USA TODAYTensions are starting to simmer between professional sports teams and some of their best customers.After postponing games indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, teams from the NBA, NHL and major league baseball are effectively keeping the money of customers who bought tickets to those games. Instead of giving cash refunds, these businesses have operated under their normal ticket policies for postponed or rained-out games – holding the money as credit to be used whenever their games resume.But these aren’t normal times, and these are not normal postponements. And with the nation’s economy continuing to crater, ticket holders want their money back in cash, even if those games haven’t yet been officially canceled.SPORTS SHUTDOWN: Latest news on sports’ coronavirus shutdown delivered to you. Sign up hereIN LIMBO: Cam Newton must exhibit patience after release“It’s a disaster,” said Tony Knopp, CEO of TicketManager, which helps companies manage tickets for entertaining clients.More than $1 billion in consumer


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