Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

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The Detroit Lions have actually put pass receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

That list was produced for players who either test favorable for COVID-19 or have actually remained in close contact with a contaminated individual.

Defensive backs Jalen Elliott and Amani Oruwariye and punter Arryn Siposs also went on that list for Detroit, and the Lions put protective take on John Atkins on the reserve/opt-out list.

Golladay was Detroit’s leading receiver last season with 65 captures for 1,190 lawns and 11 goals. Hockenson had 32 captures for 367 lawns and 2 TDs as a novice after being prepared on the preliminary.


Gaby Lopez of Mexico is the very first LPGA Tour gamer to check favorable for the coronavirus as the trip returns today in Ohio for the very first time in more than five months.

Lopez, who won the very first LPGA occasion of the year in January, withdrew from LPGA Drive OnChampionship She remains in self-isolation and dealing with the LPGA and regional health authorities on contact tracing.

“I was very excited to get back to playing on tour after this long break, and while I’m disappointed that I’ll have to wait a little longer, I am glad that I was able to get tested and to make sure I do not put anyone else at risk,” Lopez stated.

LPGA procedures need the 26- year-old Lopez to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days, after which she will take another saliva test and have a medical examination prior to returning.

The LPGA stated it would have the remainder of the pre-tournament infection test results later on today.


Running back Damien Williams, whose strong postseason assisted Kansas City to its very first Super Bowl champion in 50 years, is pulling out of playing the upcoming season.

The 28- year-old Williams had 290 lawns and 6 goals in three postseason video games– 2 TDs in the Super Bowl– for theChiefs He has actually been afflicted by injuries in his 6 professional seasons, and hurried for 498 lawns and five goals on 111 brings throughout the routine season.

Chiefs basic supervisor Brett Veach stated in a declaration:

“As an organization, we certainly understand and respect Damien’s choice, knowing it was made in the best interest of his family. He means a lot to our football team as a player and a person, and we’re going to miss having him around this season.”


The Atlanta Falcons have actually put fullback Keith Smith and security Jamal Carter on the group’s reserve/COVID-19 list.

Teams are not revealing if players test favorable for the coronavirus or are put in quarantine.

Smith played in 16 video games in 2019, his very first season with the group. He led the Falcons with 8 unique groups deals with and required 2 fumbles.


The Philadelphia Eagles have actually put three- time Pro Bowl right take on Lane Johnson, linebacker Nathan Gerry, and take on Jordan Mailata on the Reserve/ COVID-19 list.

The group is not revealing if any of the players evaluated favorable or were exposed to somebody who has actually been contaminated with the brand-new coronavirus.


The Atlanta Dream states forward Glory Johnson has actually been cleared by the group and the WNBA.

The group states Johnson had no signs after checking favorable for the brand-new coronavirus. She has actually because gotten the essential unfavorable tests to be cleared.

Johnson was anticipated to be in uniform for Wednesday night’s video game versus the Las Vegas Aces.

Johnson balanced 7.3 points per video game for Dallas in 2019, her seventh season in the WNBA.

The Dream waived forward Erica McCall.


Cornerback Caleb Farley states he will not bet Virginia Tech this season due to the fact that of health issues and will focus rather on getting ready for the 2021 NFL draft.

The redshirt junior from Hickory, North Carolina made the statement in a video published on Twitter, signing up with Illinois running back Ra’Von Bonner and others in selecting not to play. Bonner, who the school showed was remaining for individual factors, informed the Chicago Tribune that seeing colleagues test favorable for COVID-19 throughout group exercise this summer season made him reassess the scenario.

The 6-foot-2, 207- pound Farley was anticipated to be among the country’s leading protective backs thisseason He states he’s passing up the season “due to uncertain health conditions and regulations and all the other opt outs going on in football right now.”

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Farley, whose mom passed away in January 2018, stated he “should decide that brings me the most peace.”

Bonner’s choice is supported by colleagues and coach LovieSmith Hokies coach Justin Fuente was not instantly readily available to comment on Farley’s choice.


Guard Drew Forbes and take on Drake Dorbeck are the very first 2 Cleveland Browns players who have actually selected to pull out for the 2020 NFL season due to the fact that of the coronavirus.

Forbes, a sixth-round choice in 2019, was anticipated to contend for the beginning ideal guard task. He appeared in one video game for the Browns last season.

Dorbeck is an undrafted novice out of Southern Mississippi.

Earlier, Browns’ head doctorDr James Voos stated players have the total assistance of the group if they choose not to play.

“The NFL and the NFLPA have actually made use of the CDC requirements for the high-risk classification– players that might have a persistent illness, might have a member of the family with a persistent illness or might have another kind of concern that might put them at danger for the season,’ ′ Voos stated. “We have established those criteria to guide the players to make those best-informed decisions for them and their family.”


New York Giants left take on Nate Solder has actually pulled out of the 2020 NFL season due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic.

Solder, who began every video game for the Giants the previous 2 seasons, revealed his choice Wednesday on Twitter, mentioning his child’s continuous battle with cancer, the current birth of a child young boy, and his own history with cancer.

Under the contract reached recently in between the NFL and the players’ union, players can pick not to play in 2020 without charge. The opt-out is irreversible.

Solder stated he decided “to pause this season” after much hoping. He will make $350,000 this season as a high-risk pull out. The 32- year-old was set up to make $6.5 million under the four-year, $62 million agreement he checked in 2018 after leaving the New England Patriots as a totally free representative. The offer will now go through 2022.


The Big West Conference is holding off all fall sports through completion of the fiscal year.

The conference’s board of directors stated that guys’s and ladies’s cross nation, guys’s and ladies’s soccer and ladies’s beach ball will be held off in addition to the fall schedules for guys’s and ladies’s golf together with guys’s and ladies’s tennis.

The conference will figure out later on if performing fall sports in the spring would be possible. The choice does not effect basketball, which is set up to start onNov 10.

The Division I conference has 11 members, with all however one based in California.


The University of Texas is now checking out how it can host football video games at 25% percent arena capability rather of the formerly revealed 50% as the go back to school and the prepared start of the season quickly methods.

Texas authorities had actually informed season ticket holders previously this month they were preparing for 50 percent capability, which would be enabled under statewide orders fromGov GregAbbott That would consist of almost 50,000 fans.

But Austin’s health authority stated Tuesday the 50% strategy captured the city off guard and he questioned whether the school ought to host any fans at video games. Texas is set up to host South Florida onSept 5 and the Big 12 has actually held out hope it can play a 12- video game routine season.

In a school letter Wednesday, Interim President Jay Hartzell stated the chairman of the school’s Board of Regents asked the school to prepare for a 25% participation, consisting of trainees.

The state of Texas has actually seen record varieties of brand-new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the month of July.


The National Women’s Hockey League is pressing back the start of its season from mid-November to January due to the fact that of the brand-new coronavirus pandemic.

The league revealed Wednesday it still prepares to have groups play a complete 20- video game season, with the playoffs to conclude by the end ofMarch Should time license, the NWHL will set up holding its conventional midseason all-star video game after the playoffs.

The NWHL has 6 groups, with the addition of a Toronto growth franchise. The league was not able to finish last season, needing to cancel the national championship in between Boston and Minnesota in mid-March due to the fact that of COVID-19

The NWHL prepares to start holding optional practices starting the week ofSept 21, followed by official practices a month later on. The schedule was identified by the league’s COVID-19 security committee formed in April.


The Big 12 will hold its football media day online Monday with just the conference’s 10 head coaches readily available.

The coronavirus pandemic required all significant college conferences to cancel their conventional in-person football media days and change to virtual occasions. The unpredictability of when and if the season will begin then triggered the virtual occasions to be postponed.

The Big 12 will be the very first Football Bowl Subdivision conference to carry out a media day, with a few of the groups in the conference set up to start play onAug 29.


Athletic director Greg Byrne states the University of Alabama has actually taken cost-cutting steps for each department and sport with the coronavirus threatening fall sports.

In a letter to fans published Wednesday on the Crimson Tide’s site, Byrne states the athletic department put a freeze on working with for non-coaching tasks due to the fact that of possible profits shortages throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

He states Alabama also is discovering methods to conserve on energy and center operating expense and is examining other actions. The Southeastern Conference hasn’t revealed prepare for fall sports, consisting of football, which might eventually imply a minimal variety of fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

“Under normal operations, a large percentage of our annual budget comes directly from ticket sales and TIDE PRIDE memberships,” Byrne stated, describing Alabama’s ticket concern program.

“In the event we have to adopt a modified seating model at Bryant-Denny Stadium, this number will be impacted significantly. While we don’t yet know the effects on individual ticketholders, we do know that we will need your continued and generous support.”


Spanish soccer club Sevilla states among its players has actually evaluated favorable for the coronavirus.

The club has actually not revealed the name of the gamer. It states he has actually disappointed signs of COVID-19 and remains in health and separated in the house.

Sevilla states the favorable outcome was found onMonday It instantly notified sports and health authorities and briefly suspended the group’s training sessions. It also sanitized the club’s centers in accordance with the stringent procedures in place due to the fact that of the pandemic.

Sevilla is set up to deal with Roma onAug 6 in the Europa League.


FIFA has actually validated a coronavirus relief strategy that will make $1.5 billion readily available to soccer neighborhoods and nationwide associations worldwide.

All of the 211 FIFA member associations will get a $1 million grant “to protect and restart football” and can access interest-free loans of approximately $5 million.

Each member association will also get an extra $500,000 grant for ladies’s soccer throughout the strategy’s 3rd stage.

The enormous budget intends to assist guys’s and ladies’s expert soccer in addition to youth and grassroots soccer through a system of grants and loans.

Each of the 6 soccer confederations will also get a grant of $2 million.

FIFA anticipates to make the funds readily available by January 2021.


Three riders contending at the Vuelta a Burgos biking race in Spain have actually been dropped from the occasion after touching with somebody with the coronavirus.

UAE Team Emirates states Colombian riders Sebastian Molano, Cristian Munoz and Camilo Ardila will not begin the 2nd phase.

The group states they touched with an individual who ended up being favorable for COVID-19 onSaturday They have actually been separated and sent out house in accordance with procedures by the group and global biking body UCI.

The group states the three riders returned 2 unfavorable tests three days prior to the race.


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