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Los Angeles Rams centre Brian Allen says he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago.
Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic.
The third-year pro is not hospitalized and is “feeling good,” according to a statement issued by the Rams last night only after Allen spoke to Fox Sports about his positive test.
NEW YORK—Rob Manfred wants Major League Baseball to be in position to take the field whenever government and health officials give the go-ahead.
“I think it's incumbent upon us to turn over every stone to try to play the game in 2020 if there's any way we can in the environment,” the baseball commissioner said yesterday during an interview with The Associated Press.
PARIS—After weeks of holding out hope the Tour de France would be able to go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic, the world's most famous cycling race was finally added to the list of sporting events called off.
It may still happen this year, but it's clear the three-week race won't be starting on June 27 in the Riviera city of Nice as scheduled.
NEW YORK—Forced from the field by the new coronavirus, Major League Baseball is moving its annual celebration of Jackie Robinson online.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation is launching a virtual learning hub to coincide with the 73rd anniversary tomorrow of Robinson breaking the major league colour barrier.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Kyle Larson was fired today by Chip Ganassi Racing, a day after nearly every one of his sponsors dropped the star driver for using a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual race.
Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday to help health care workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus.
BRUSSELS—Athletes completing doping bans over the next year will be eligible to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics, an unintended effect of the coronavirus pandemic that has some crying foul.
Turkish runner Gamze Bulut, for example, will now have plenty of time to qualify for a games she likely would have missed had they gone ahead as scheduled.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—NASCAR star Kyle Larson used a racial slur on a live stream during a virtual race—the second driver in a week to draw scrutiny while using the online racing platform to fill time during the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW YORK—Anthony Causi, a highly skilled and exceedingly popular sports photographer for The New York Post who covered the city's teams for 25 years, died yesterday from the new coronavirus. He was 48.