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University of Houston suspends workouts after six student-athletes test positive
Houston is the first school to suspend athletic activities after bringing student-athletes back to campus following a shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Two football players among 10 Iowa State athletes testing positive for COVID-19
On June 3, Iowa State had announced that a part-time student worker in the athletic department had tested positive for the coronavirus, and four athletes were experiencing symptoms. The university said the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test.
 

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University of Houston suspends workouts after six student-athletes test positive

The University of Houston has suspended voluntary workouts for all student-athletes after six symptomatic student-athletes in various sports tested positive for the coronavirus as the Houston area has seen a recent surge of positive tests. In a statement Friday, the UH athletic department said it was suspending the activities "out of an abundance of caution." The school said the symptomatic student-athletes had been placed in isolation and contact tracing proced cures have been initiated. Houston did not test all athletes when they returned to campus, only those who showed symptoms of having the coronavirus, according to the Houston Chronicle. Any athlete having a temperature above 100.2 degrees, the current guideline set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was immediately put into isolation, evaluated by team doctors and quarantined until test results come back, according to the Chronicle. Houston is the first school to suspend athletic activities after bringing student-athletes back to campus following a shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Two football players among 10 Iowa State athletes testing positive for COVID-19

Ten Iowa State student-athletes, including two football players, have tested positive for the coronavirus, the university's athletic department confirmed on Friday. None of the student-athletes were participating in team activities at the time they were exposed to the virus, according to a statement released to ESPN. Since May 28, all 147 members of the football program, including staff, have been tested amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Iowa State's Athletic Department is taking a number of precautions and has protocols for contact tracing as well as isolation to limit the spread of illness," the statement read. "The university feels strongly about balancing the privacy of our student-athletes and being transparent as well as avoiding speculation on case numbers." On June 3, Iowa State had announced that a part-time student worker in the athletic department had tested positive for the coronavirus, and four athletes were experiencing symptoms. The university said the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test.

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Inside the NBA's 100-page safety plan: Big questions and key details
Over 100 pages long, the protocol is a monster document that details everything from what happens in the event of a positive COVID-19 test to the rules for playing pingpong in players' lounges at team hotels.

How the Spanish ACB restart will work, plus top prospects to watch
Spain has been one of the hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic. The ACB has been on hiatus since March 8, though teams have been practicing since early May in anticipation of resuming competition.
 

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Questions, concerns loom as US Open prepares for Grand Slam amid pandemic
The US Open will retain its distinction as the only Grand Slam tournament that has never been canceled since it was first played in 1887. This will be unlike any US Open in recent memory. The lack of fans, the social distancing protocols and the effects of a strict testing regimen will replace celebrity spotting as a topic of conversation.

Simona Halep doesn't plan to play US Open but leaves door open
The 28-year-old Romanian is ranked No. 2 and is the reigning champion at Wimbledon. She also won the French Open in 2018. Her best showing at Flushing Meadows was a semifinal appearance in 2015.
 

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Sources: WWE resumes taping Raw and NXT programs after positive coronavirus test
In a statement provided by WWE on Monday, Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, WWE's associate medical director, stated that "all talent, production crew and employees on site at the training and production facilities will be tested for COVID-19.

Dale Jarrett says he's in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19
The three-time Daytona 500 winner and 1999 Cup champion said that the only symptom he has is a slight cough and that he is doing well.
 

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Sources: One unidentified Buccaneers assistant tests positive for COVID-19

One of Tampa Bay's assistant coaches has tested positive for the coronavirus and two other Buccaneers assistants have been quarantined, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The one unidentified Buccaneers assistant who tested positive is asymptomatic, sources said. The news comes just days after Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians and his staff returned to the team's training center in Tampa for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Players are not yet permitted to return.

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Source: 21 Clemson football players positive for COVID-19 in latest testing
The school performed a total of 315 tests in the past week, with 28 people testing positive, the bulk of which were football players. According to a source at the school, 21 football players tested positive, as did two members of the football staff, which is not limited to coaches.

Virus prompts 3 MLB teams to close spring camps
The Philadelphia Phillies closed their spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida, after five players and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. The Toronto shuttered their site in Dunedin, Florida, about 5 miles from the Phillies' camp in Clearwater, after a player showed symptoms consistent with the virus. The San Francisco Giants facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, was shut after one person who had been to the site and one family member exhibited symptoms Thursday.
 

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Lightning close facility due to coronavirus outbreak
General manager Julien BriseBois said in a statement that the players have been self-isolating and "are asymptomatic other than a few cases of low-grade fever." Other players and staffers who have been at the facility are being tested. The Lightning and NHL will figure out how to proceed based on the results of those tests.

Canada to allow NHL to play during pandemic
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Friday that the nation's top public health officer, and health officials in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario had signed off on the NHL plan. The NHL is targeting July 10 to open training camps, with games being played without fans present starting in late July or early August.
 
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