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Some MLB games postponed after Marlins' coronavirus outbreak
Miami just completed a series in Philadelphia, and seven more players and two coaches with the Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus. An outbreak has spread throughout their clubhouse and brought the total cases in recent days to at least 13, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN's Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria not with team, pending test
The White Sox announced on July 5 that they had two players test positive for the coronavirus. The team never identified the players, but star third baseman Yoan Moncada revealed his positive test result after he rejoined the team.
 

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Detroit Lions' Kenny Golladay, T.J. Hockenson among 5 placed on COVID-19 list

The Detroit Lions placed Pro Bowl receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson, last year's first-round pick, on the COVID-19/reserve list on Wednesday, a day after the team reported to training camp. The two starters were among five Detroit players to land on the COVID reserve list along with cornerback Amani Oruwariye, undrafted free-agent defensive back Jalen Elliott and rookie Arryn Siposs, who is competing for the open punting spot.

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Lou Schwechheimer, owner of Marlins' Triple-A affiliate, dies from complications related to coronavirus

The owner of the Miami Marlins' Triple-A affiliate, the Wichita Wind Surge, died Wednesday from complications related to the coronavirus, the club announced. Lou Schwechheimer, the team's majority owner and general partner, was 62, the team said in a statement. The team was going to play its first season this year, before the minor league season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Schwechheimer was the driving force behind the return of affiliated baseball to Wichita and the construction of Riverfront Stadium," the Wind Surge said. Schwechheimer spent 35 years with the Pawtucket Red Sox before purchasing the Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes in the Pacific Coast League and moving the franchise to Wichita."There are no words to express the loss of the entire Wind Surge family," general manager Jared Forma said. "Lou was truly one of a kind, someone who never met a stranger. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends, which included an extended baseball family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lou's wife and daughter at this difficult time.

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Source: Marlins to transport players, coaches with coronavirus back to Miami
In all, the Marlins have had 18 players of the 33 traveling with the team and two coaches test positive over the past eight days, sources confirmed to ESPN. All games for the team have been postponed through Sunday by Major League Baseball.


MLB calls off Cardinals-Brewers game due to coronavirus
The Cardinals' positives represent the first positive tests the sport has seen outside of the East Coast since the regular season started last week.
 

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How two college sports programs, cut due to coronavirus impact, are trying to save each other

The pandemic has wreaked financial havoc across the NCAA, and many schools have announced programs being disbanded, budgets being slashed and required pay cuts for coaching and support staffs. At least 13 Division I schools have terminated programs, including 11 teams at Stanford and four at UConn. "Obviously we both want our programs back, and if there's anything we can do to help them, we're more than happy to do it," Moore said. "It started with a Zoom meeting, and now it's a constant thing where we let each other know right away if something has worked [to help raise awareness or funds] and it's just an ongoing collaboration. If Winthrop was able to bring their tennis program back, it would definitely encourage us, since we've been working so closely with them. We're both Olympic sports, and are considered non-revenue, just like most of the programs getting cut everywhere, and our teams have similar winning traditions and other things in common."We have to help each other."

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ACC, SEC say football plans remain unchanged
In separate statements, the ACC and SEC said they continue to make decisions based on the advice of their own medical advisory groups, along with local and state health guidelines.


Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone fall college football: What you need to know
The impact of those decisions will be felt across the sports landscape, starting with the other Power 5 conferences. Beyond that, could Nebraska really go rogue and play anyway this fall, as it hinted in its post-decision statement?
 
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