The Ivy League will not have a conference spring sports season, meaning it won't hold competitions or host league championships because of "rigorous limitations" that continue on its campuses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference announced on Thursday. The Ivy League Council of Presidents made the decision in order to continue to comply with stringent restrictions on campus travel, visitors and gathering policies, and to follow the state guidelines governing each campus. Currently enrolled student-athletes can continue to train and practice, as long as they are structured in accordance with each school's procedures, along with state and local regulations. The Ivy League has maintained its approach that was implemented for all sports in the fall of 2020. The Ivy League was the first conference to cancel its men's and women's conference basketball tournaments last March and was the first conference to announce it wouldn't hold fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Indianapolis to relax COVID-19 restrictions before Big Ten, NCAA men's tournaments arrive
Indianapolis will relax coronavirus restrictions on the city's bars and restaurants starting next week ahead of the upcoming Big Ten and NCAA men's basketball tournaments. The changes will allow bars to operate at 50% capacity instead of 25% starting Monday, while restaurants will see their indoor restaurant capacity increase from 50% to 75%. Bars, restaurants and music venues will also be able to close two hours later, at 2 a.m., instead of at midnight. Mayor Joe Hogsett says the capacity and time changes were prompted by drops in the city's COVID-19 cases and its coronavirus positivity rate, and not due to the upcoming Big Ten and NCAA men's basketball tournaments.
Arizona Diamondbacks' Tim Locastro tests positive for COVID-19
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro has tested positive for COVID-19. Manager Torey Lovullo said on Wednesday that Locastro tested positive Tuesday night and would be out for 10 days unless there had been a false positive. Lovullo added that Locastro feels good and currently has no symptoms. The 28-year-old Locastro is expected to have a sizable role with the Diamondbacks this season, either as the starting center fielder or a versatile backup outfielder. He hit .290 last season with two homers and four stolen bases in 33 games.
NBA: No positive tests for COVID-19 at All-Star Game weekend "All players, coaches, and game officials were tested for COVID three times after arriving in Atlanta, including a final test immediately prior to last night's All-Star Game," the league said in a statement Monday. "Each of those tests returned a negative result, confirming no one on the court for last night's events was infected."