Fordham game in Hawaii canceled due to virus The Rams have now canceled their first three games. A school spokesperson said Fordham will announce later this week whether the entire fall season will be canceled or potentially moved to the spring.
NFLPA president JC Tretter at odds with league over coronavirus plan The NFL solidified plans last week to cut the 2020 preseason in half, from four games to two games, and create a 23-day acclimatization period in training camp to account for the likelihood that players will report to training camp less prepared for football after an entirely virtual offseason program.
Ravens' Lamar Jackson cancels planned social event in Florida
Jackson's third annual event was to be held Saturday and Sunday in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida, according to a flyer shared on his Instagram page Monday. Social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people are currently not allowed in Pompano Beach, according to the city's website.
Louisville halts men's basketball activities after 2 test positive
Louisville has temporarily suspended all men's basketball voluntary activities for two weeks after two members of the program tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the school announced Tuesday."All proper procedures and protocols are being followed, including the quarantining of those impacted," the school stated. "We look forward to a resumption of men's basketball activities in the near future." A school spokesman told ESPN's David Hale that the individuals testing positive were symptomatic and that everyone who came in contact with them also will be quarantined.
Ohio State pauses voluntary on-campus workouts after positive virus tests
Ohio State has paused all voluntary workouts on campus following the results of its most recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes, the school announced Wednesday, but it didn't release the number of positive tests, citing a concern that it could "lead to the identification of specific individuals and compromise their medical privacy." The scope extends beyond football, as seven teams were impacted by the pause: men's and women's basketball, field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball.
Dylan Frittelli acknowledges unusual day at Workday Charity Open
Dylan Frittelli said it was hard not to feel like an outcast Thursday at the Workday Charity Open in a group of three players who tested positive for the coronavirus. But at least he was playing. "It was fun to get out there," Frittelli said after his 1-over 73 at Muirfield Village. "Obviously, a few hoops to jump through [Wednesday]. It was a little tricky situation that went on. But that's fine. Life is full of surprises, so we'll move on from there and hopefully get everything cemented in the coming weeks."
Buccaneers' Donovan Smith says playing during coronavirus pandemic is not worth the risk
Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting left tackle Donovan Smith, the man responsible for protecting Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady's blind side, said Friday morning that "risking my health, as well as my family's health, does not seem like a risk worth taking" by playing during the coronavirus pandemic In an Instagram post addressed to the NFL and NFLPA, Smith, who is expecting his first child in three weeks, raised many concerns about how he and teammates are supposed to protect themselves and their families and about the NFL's testing protocols. He also questioned the NFL's proposal to slash 35% of player salaries due to lost revenue.
Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill tests positive for coronavirus His condition has improved, and he is expected to be released this weekend. The team says it believes the 55-year-old Bidwill caught the virus while traveling and spending time on the East Coast for several weeks. He has been working remotely since March, and the team said he hasn't had in-person contact with coaches or players.
Rockets' Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus
Westbrook, co-star James Harden and recent addition Luc Mbah a Moute did not travel with the Rockets to Orlando, Florida. The players will have to quarantine in their rooms for 48 hours after their arrival before practicing with the Rockets.
The remaining events on the PGA Tour's 2019-20 schedule will take place without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.The four tournaments that had yet to announce their intentions did so Monday. The Wyndham Championship -- which follows the PGA Championship announced that it will play its regular-season-ending event (Aug. 13-16) in Greensboro, North Carolina, without spectators. The three FedEx Cup playoff events -- the Northern Trust (Aug. 20-23), the BMW Championship (Aug. 27-30) and the Tour Championship (Sept. 4-7) -- also said those tournaments would be contested without spectators.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced they are "voluntarily sidelining" nine players from their training camp roster after potential secondary exposure to an individual who tested positive for the coronavirus. NHL training camps opened on Monday, with teams scheduled to travel to hub cities on July 26 and begin games on Aug. 1. The Penguins will face the Montreal Canadiens in a five-game qualification round series. "The team learned of the possible secondary exposure on Sunday, July 12," the Penguins announced in a statement on Monday. "The decision to isolate this group of players was made out of an abundance of caution in an effort to avoid exposure to anyone else within the organization. The nine players will not participate until they are deemed safe in accordance with NHL protocol and further test results."
Florida AD Scott Stricklin tested positive for coronavirus, recovered
Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin tested positive for coronavirus last month but has since recovered, he said Tuesday.
During a Zoom teleconference with reporters, Stricklin said he had mild symptoms that ranged from a runny nose, headache, congestion and chills. After he first felt sick, he immediately got tested for coronavirus and when the test came back positive, he quarantined for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. Stricklin said he had 48 hours where he felt "really crummy" and then another three or four days that "I didn't feel like going out and running a marathon. After that, I felt like I was back to normal." "I thought I was being careful but obviously this is a highly transmittable disease," Stricklin said, adding he was initially mad that he put himself in that situation. "It speaks to the importance of all us doing our part with masking and physical distancing. It's really important. Hopefully, we can help keep others safe during this process by doing our part."
Chase Elliott joins his father as winner of NASCAR's All-Star race Bill Elliott won the race in 1986, the only year it was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race began in 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and was held at the North Carolina track every year but one until it was moved during this coronavirus-pandemic-altered year.
The Panthers coaches moved back into Bank of America Stadium today observing all the Covid-19 protocols, starting with a mask. Rookies that pass two corona tests are allowed in the stadium on Saturday for physicals. Veterans are scheduled to begin the testing procedure necessary to get into the stadium on Tuesday.
The Carolina Panthers are one of eight NFL teams that have their IDER (Infectious Disease Emergency Response) plan approved, according to the NFLPA. The others are Baltimore, Buffalo, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City and Miami. All 32 teams have submitted plans and they are under review.
Panthers fourth-round pick Troy Pride Jr. signs his rookie deal, his agent reported on social media. First step before first Covid-19 test as Carolina rookies begin reporting today. DT Derrick Brown was the first first-round pick to sign a while back.
Charlotte's MLS team scheduled to debut in 2021 has moved the date to 2022 due to setbacks because of Covid-19. "After a lot of discussion with Major League Soccer, we are confident it is in the best interest of our club and our supporters to take additional time to ensure a successful inaugural season," said Tom Glick, President of Tepper Sports & Entertainment. Panthers owner David Tepper owns the team.