Coronavirus and Sports,..The Effects.

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Concern throughout NBA grows as coronavirus cases spike in Florida

The surging number of coronavirus cases in Florida, which posted a record high Saturday for the third consecutive day, has raised concerns in many corners of the NBA, from players to team executives to the league office itself, as it prepares to resume play in Orlando next month. Florida added 4,049 new cases Saturday, which broke the previous single-day record of 3,822 set Friday. In all, the state has set records for single-day cases in seven of the past 10 days and is approaching 94,000 infections -- becoming a national hot spot along with Texas and Arizona, states that are also seeing surging case numbers. In at least one recent call with high-level team executives, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has acknowledged the spiking numbers in Florida. Team sources described the general tone of that call, including the questions asked of Silver on it, as tense. Another called Silver's tone "resolute but somber." He expressed a resolve to go on -- a confidence in the NBA's bubble concept -- while recognizing the seriousness of the coronavirus spike, sources said.

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Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fall Game called off; enshrinement ceremony postponed..
The Cowboys and Steelers, who were scheduled to play on Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio, will instead play in the 2021 Hall of Fame Game, and the enshrinement ceremony originally slated for Aug. 8 -- will be held next year.


Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott feels 'normal' after coronavirus diagnosis, concerned with player safety
"Now, I'd say I feel good," he said. Elliott, 24, said he believed that if he were tested again, the result would come back negative. However, he said he decided to give it a few more days.
 

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The Memorial confident in plans to keep fans, golfers safe

The Memorial Tournament, founded by Jack Nicklaus at a course he designed, is forging ahead with plans to be the first PGA Tour event to have spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was given the green light a few weeks ago by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who approved a proposal to allow up to 8,000 spectators per day with various social distancing guidelines, no grandstands and masks to be worn upon entry.

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16 out of 302 NBA players test positive for coronavirus.
On Tuesday, teams were required to begin testing players participating in voluntary workouts in their home markets every other day. Mandatory workouts begin July 1, and teams participating in the restart can begin to arrive in Florida on July 7. Training camps will run from July 9 to 29 with three scrimmages per team.

Wake Forest's Dave Clawson to isolate from wife during season due to virus
Clawson said doctors told Catherine that, due to a reduced white blood cell count, she is at a higher risk for complications should she contract COVID-19. Catherine Clawson underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments for breast cancer in 2017.
 

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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.

Clemson football: 14 players test positive for coronavirus; 37 total cases
Twenty-eight people who previously tested positive, including 23 football players, have completed a 10-day isolation period. The school said about half of those people had symptoms, though none of the positive tests had led to hospitalizations as of Friday.
 

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Cases in the U.S.

This map shows COVID-19 cases and deaths reported by U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions. Hover over the map to see the number of cases and deaths reported in each jurisdiction. To go to a jurisdiction’s health department website, click on the jurisdiction on the map. 40 jurisdictions report more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19....

Cases & Deaths by Jurisdiction, New Cases by Day, Cases by Age, Cases by Race/Ethnicity, Cases & Deaths among Healthcare Personnel

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COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported, from mild symptoms to severe illness....Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills. Cough. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Fatigue. Muscle or body aches. Headache. New loss of taste or smell. Sore throat. Congestion or runny nose. Nausea or vomiting. Diarrhea.

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Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19... If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing. Persistent pain or pressure in the chest. New confusion. Inability to wake or stay awake. Bluish lips or face
 

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From the fields of play to the front lines of COVID-19
For the past six months, some of these former student-athletes have been on the front lines battling the coronavirus pandemic. While much of the country is doing everything it can to avoid COVID-19, these people seek it out, risking their own health and safety and the well-being of their families and friends in the pursuit of helping those who are sick.


Arizona pauses plan for athletes' return to campus amid COVID-19 surge
Arizona is awaiting clarification on whether it can continue workouts with athletes already on campus after Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday ordered all gyms in the state to close for 30 days as a result of the COVID-19 spike.
 

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Sources: Denver Nuggets close facility because of coronavirus

The Denver Nuggets closed the team's practice facility starting Saturday after a round of positive tests for the coronavirus, sources told ESPN.The Nuggets had two members of the team's 35-person Orlando traveling party which encompasses players, coaches and staff nitially test positive before the weekend shutdown, sources said. There has been at least one more positive test since Saturday, sources said. Denver All-NBA center Nikola Jokic tested positive for the coronavirus in Serbia, where he was asymptomatic, sources told ESPN. The Nuggets (43-22) are the third seed in the Western Conference behind the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers. NBA teams, including the Nuggets, returned to team facilities June 23 to begin testing protocols in advance of traveling to Orlando between July 7 and 9 to begin formal training camps.

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Three Pelicans players test positive for coronavirus, David Griffin says


Three New Orleans Pelicans players have tested positive for the coronavirus, executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin told reporters Tuesday. Griffin, citing privacy laws, did not say which players tested positive, but he did say those players are in isolation. He added that the three tests took place when players returned to the facility last week. "The league had a system in place that was designed to catch these cases. The system worked, and we're going to deal with it the best we can moving forward," Griffin said. "But from a basketball standpoint, I think you're going to see COVID have an enormous impact on teams and even some of the teams that went into the bubble as a playoff seed. You've seen that Brooklyn has been really damaged by the COVID situation. So again, this is something where we're all at the mercy of the same enemy."

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Ringside Seat: After COVID-19-related postponement, Pedraza and LesPierre back in the spotlight

As the calendar turns to July, fights are set to continue inside "The Bubble" at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. In the lead-up to the Fourth of July holiday weekend, shows on Tuesday and Thursday each feature main events with potential world title ramifications. It might be bigger news that both of these cards, for the most part, have stayed intact. The effort Top Rank is putting in to fill out each of these cards from top to bottom is staggering and constant, as circumstances continue to change from one day to the next.

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