NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is taking a number of new steps to fight the unfold of the coronavirus.
The league will start PCR testing for COVID-19 on sport days beginning this week, use of masks in walkthroughs are actually obligatory and solely play-callers can be permitted to put on face shields in lieu of masks or gaiters on the sideline.
The up to date protocols despatched to groups Monday night time additionally require anybody recognized as a “excessive threat” shut contact to be remoted and never permitted to return to the group’s facility for not less than 5 days.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans has begun discussions with LSU about holding future Saints residence video games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, a group spokesman mentioned Tuesday.
“LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic concerning internet hosting our future video games and we very a lot admire their partnership,” mentioned Greg Bensel, the Saints’ senior vice chairman for communications. “We’ve got additionally mentioned the potential of transferring our residence video games to LSU with the NFL and they’re conscious of our exploring this selection.
The Saints have performed three of eight scheduled common season residence video games within the Superdome thus far this season with no ticketed followers in attendance.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets surprisingly launched disgruntled operating again Le’Veon Bell on Tuesday night time, ending a disappointing tenure after lower than two full seasons.
The group issued an announcement from common supervisor Joe Douglas through which he mentioned the Jets made the transfer after having a number of conversations with Bell and his agent throughout the previous few days and exploring commerce choices.
“The Jets group appreciates Le’Veon’s efforts throughout his time right here and we all know he labored onerous to make important contributions to this group,” Douglas mentioned. “We consider this determination is in one of the best pursuits of each events and want him future success.”
In a publish on Twitter shortly after the Jets’ assertion, Bell posted solely a arms in prayer emoji — implying that the sensation is mutual and his want was granted.
He later adopted that up with one other tweet: “Acquired rather a lot to show,” he mentioned. “I’m able to go.”
As a vested veteran, Bell doesn’t must clear waivers. He can be accessible to signal with one other group after four p.m. Wednesday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was scratched Tuesday from his begin for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Recreation 2 of the NL Championship Collection because of again spasms, although supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned the probability is superb their ace lefty will pitch within the collection.
The three-time NL Cy Younger Award winner initially felt spasms after a bullpen session Saturday, three days after he went six innings to win Recreation 2 of the Nationwide League Division Collection in opposition to San Diego. Roberts mentioned Kershaw has felt higher every day since however wasn’t able to make the scheduled begin in opposition to the Atlanta Braves.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dustin Johnson turned probably the most outstanding participant to check constructive for the coronavirus since golf resumed in June, forcing him to withdraw Tuesday from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek.
The PGA Tour mentioned in an announcement that Johnson notified officers he was experiencing COVID-19 signs and was given one other check that got here again constructive.
Johnson is the No. 1 participant on the earth and the reigning PGA Tour participant of the yr after profitable the FedEx Cup for the primary time. He has not performed since he tied for sixth on the U.S. Open final month.
Johnson is the 12th participant to check constructive at a match or at residence for the reason that PGA Tour resumed its schedule on June 8.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the newest worldwide soccer star to check constructive for the coronavirus.
The Portuguese soccer federation mentioned Tuesday that Ronaldo was doing effectively and had no signs after he examined constructive whereas together with his nation’s nationwide group.
He was in isolation and was dropped from the nation’s Nations League match in opposition to Sweden on Wednesday in Lisbon.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida paused all group actions Tuesday following “a rise in constructive COVID checks amongst gamers,” placing Saturday’s residence sport in opposition to defending nationwide champion LSU in jeopardy.
The Gators had 19 positives following Tuesday morning testing, an individual accustomed to the scenario advised the Related Press. The particular person spoke on the situation of anonymity due to privateness legal guidelines. The Impartial Florida Alligator first reported the full variety of positives.
Athletic director Scott Stricklin mentioned the choice to halt conferences and practices was made “out of an abundance of warning.” Stricklin added that coach Dan Mullen has spoken with gamers and fogeys and that he advised final week’s opponent, Texas A&M, and Saturday’s opponent, the Tigers.
— By AP Sports activities Author Mark Lengthy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State College can pay $5.Eight million to settle lawsuits by about two dozen extra survivors over decades-old sexual abuse by a now-deceased group physician, Richard Strauss — bringing the full settlements thus far to $46.7 million for 185 survivors, the college introduced Tuesday.
Practically 400 males have sued the college over its failure to cease Strauss throughout his two-decade tenure, regardless of college students elevating considerations with numerous faculty officers way back to the late 1970s. The claims by greater than half of these accusers stay pending in federal court docket. Many say they have been groped throughout exams at campus athletic amenities, an off-campus males’s clinic or Strauss’ residence.
Prime OSU officers have apologized for what occurred with Strauss and have mentioned the varsity is working towards “restorative justice” and is dedicated to a “financial decision” for remaining plaintiffs.
SYDNEY (AP) — Former Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown has stop as head coach of the Australian males’s basketball group for the Tokyo Olympics.
Brown knowledgeable Basketball Australia he may not decide to the job due to uncertainties round his skilled future and the difficulties of touring internationally together with his household in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 76ers fired Brown a day after his seventh season with the group resulted in a first-round postseason sweep in August.
He took the Australian job on a short-term deal in November however the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 sophisticated the association.
ZUG, Switzerland (AP) — The Champions Hockey League, certainly one of Europe’s main ice hockey competitions, canceled its 2020-21 season Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The CHL was because of start subsequent month in an already shortened format with a knockout bracket and no round-robin.
League CEO Martin Baumann mentioned the board determined Tuesday to cancel due to quarantine guidelines for worldwide vacationers and the current rise in coronavirus instances throughout Europe.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nationwide Ladies’s Hockey League founder Dani Rylan Kearney is stepping down as commissioner as a part of a restructuring of the league’s governing mannequin.
The NWHL introduced the shakeup Tuesday that features Tyler Tumminia being appointed as interim commissioner. Rylan Kearney will stay concerned as president of an possession group that controls 4 of the league’s six groups.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Three-time World Cup winner Manuel Osborne-Paradis of Canada introduced his retirement Tuesday from aggressive racing.
The 36-year-old from North Vancouver, British Columbia, is a four-time Olympian, winner of 11 World Cup medals and a world championship bronze in super-G. He was a part of the Canadian Cowboy period on the Canadian males’s Alpine ski group, which produced seven world championship medals, together with three gold, from 2009-17.
Osborne-Paradis mentioned he determined to retire for quite a lot of causes, together with a setback in his comeback from a catastrophic knee damage, the COVID-19 pandemic, and two younger kids at residence.