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AAC to play 8 conference games, up to 12 total


The Latest on the results of the coronavirus break out on sports worldwide:

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The American Athletic Conference states it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in location and enable its 11 schools to play up to 4 nonconference games.

The AAC also revealed it might move the date of its football national championship, arranged forDec 5 at the house arena of the top-seeded group, back toDec 12 orDec 19 if required, due to COVID-19 disturbances.

The conference national championship might also be moved to accommodate Navy’s yearly video game with Army, arranged forDec 12. The conference stated it hoped to make a decision on the date of the national championship no earlier thanNov 1.

The AAC has actually lost a minimum of 8 games versus Power Five conference challengers that have actually changed schedules to play all or mainly within their league. More cancellations might come. The conference is enabling its members to discover replacement games if possible. Conference play startsSept 19 as formerly prepared.

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The South Carolina High School League has actually pressed back its start date for football practices and games.

The governing body chose to hold-up exercises tillSept 8, three weeks behind the formerly prepared start ofAug 17.

A seven-game schedule will beginSept 25, according to the current strategy. The playoffs will conclude inDecember Those groups that do not make the playoffs will have the alternative of setting up an additional video game, as long as it occurs prior toNov 20. High school arenas will be restricted to no greater than 250 individuals in the stands with social distancing procedures in location. Fans will also be needed to use a mask or face covering.

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Miami Marlins outfielder Matt Joyce, who missed out on all of summertime camp with the coronavirus, states his antibodies tests have actually returned unfavorable and he continues to observe procedures for COVID-19

“I’m like: ‘OK, I already had it. Do I really have to wear the mask all the time?’” Joyce stated. “But I still want to be mindful and careful, because there’s still so much unknown.”

Joyce stated he had moderate signs for 6 days, and he was annoyed that it took him a month to test unfavorable for the infection. Eighteen of his colleagues are now contaminated following a current break out that stopped the Marlins’ season for a week.

“Hopefully they have a much better experience than I did with the testing results,” Joyce stated.

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Eastern Kentucky kicker Landon White has actually given up the football group in a social networks post that implicates the FCS program of being lax in coronavirus screening and following procedures.

White states on Instagram that the group’s last test was July 6 which symptomatic gamers were still in the structure and around other colleagues. The junior includes that conference room have actually had “100+ players and staff crammed into it with zero space and no social distancing rules in sight.”

The 6-foot-1, 192- pound White also states first-year Colonels coach Walt Wells understands and “does nothing,” including that he just appreciates EKU making a huge payment from West Virginia for playing in Morgantown onSept 12.

Athletic director Matt Roan stated in a declaration the department understands White’s post. He states “egregiously or willfully ignoring safety guidelines” by personnel or trainees will not be endured. Moan also states weekly screening will be done constant with re-socialization requirements and anybody reporting signs will be checked, kept an eye on and quarantined if needed.

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The Detroit Lions have actually triggered pass receiver Kenny Golladay from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The list was developed for gamers who either test favorable for COVID-19 or have actually remained in close contact with a contaminated individual. The Lions put Golladay on it recently.

Golladay was Detroit’s leading receiver last season with 65 captures for 1,190 backyards and 11 goals.

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Albert Wilson ended up being the 2nd Miami Dolphins gamer– and their 2nd receiver– to pull out of playing this year due to the fact that of the coronavirus.

Wilson revealed his choice Wednesday onTwitter Allen Hurns made a comparable statement Tuesday.

“It was a very tough choice,” Wilson composed, “but since the day I started playing the game it’s always been Faith Family Football. Because of this crazy time I choose to put my family in the best situation I see fit.”

Coach Brian Flores stated he supported both gamers in their choices.

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Wilson made 4 starts and had 43 receptions for 351 backyards and one goal last season.

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Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president JC Tretter stated he’ll promote everyday screening for the COVID-19 infection throughout training school while the NFL ramps up for the season.

Tretter stated Wednesday on a Zoom call that he’s been pleased with the procedures concurred to by the league and gamers’ union. Tretter stated those standards will require to continue to develop and alter as more is discovered the infection.

Players are presently being checked every day, however that was expected to modification in 2 weeks to every other day if groups remained listed below a particular portion of favorable cases. Tretter thinks everyday screening is needed to prevent the “lag time” that has actually led to issues in Major League Baseball.

Tretter has actually selected to play this season while understanding he’s putting himself and his pregnant better half at danger. He’s presently remaining in a hotel and not in the house to reduce any possibility of getting ill.

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Louisville has actually stopped briefly exercises for guys’s and ladies’s soccer, field hockey and beach ball after 29 members of those programs checked favorable for COVID-19

The school stated in a declaration the favorable tests and direct exposure were mostly traced to an off-campus celebration. Teammates and student-athletes from other sports were possibly exposed to the infection and stay quarantined due to contact tracing, the declaration stated.

“We’ve talked about other schools, we’ve used those examples to educate,” athletic director Vince Tyra stated in virtual newsconference “And unfortunately, we fell into the same trap here this past weekend.”

Tyra also stated the standard procedure within the groups, department and school are being worried, and repeat lawbreakers might deal with disciplinary alternatives up to termination.

Suspension of activities startedMonday Team members who have actually not checked favorable or been recognized through agreement tracing might be allowed to return to on-campus exercises onAug 10.

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The Atlanta Falcons have actually triggered linebacker Foye Oluokun, quarterback Danny Etling and novice security Jaylinn Hawkins from the group’s COVID-19 reserve list.

They were amongst 6 gamers put on the list in the early days of training school.

Defensive take on Tyeler Davison, fullback Keith Smith and security Jamal Carter have yet to be cleared to rejoin the group.

Oluokun is anticipated to take control of a full-time beginning function this season, while Etling remains in the mix to function as the group’s 3rd quarterback. Hawkins is a fourth-round select of California.

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Cleveland Browns guard Colby Gossett has actually pulled out of the 2020 season, ending up being the 4th gamer on the group– and 3rd offending lineman– to choose not play due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gossett gets approved for the high-risk opt-out concurred to by the NFLPA and will get a $350,000 stipend for not playing. He was due to make $675,00 this season.

He is the 2nd Browns guard to pull out, following DrewForbes The group also will lack offending take on Drake Dorbeck and defensive take on Andrew Billings.

The Browns promoted Gossett from the practice team late lastseason His loss will injure Cleveland’s depth and most likely force basic supervisor Andrew Berry to try to find totally free representatives.

The due date for gamers pulling out is Thursday at 4 p.m.

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