Coronavirus Sports News

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Arizona Sports

Pac-12 announces COVID-19 cases could lead to forfeitures

The Pac-12 announced that loosened forfeiture rules changed during the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020-21 school year will no longer apply.
2 months ago
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MLB to relax virus protocols when 85% on field vaccinated

Mask use would be dropped from dugouts and bullpens when 85% of major league players and primary field staff are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
7 months ago
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Trailer released for Chris Paul-led doc, ‘The Day Sports Stood Still’

HBO released a teaser trailer for "The Day Sports Stood Still," a documentary set to run just more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic struck.
7 months ago
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Associated Press

Embiid, Simmons to miss NBA All-Star Game over contact tracing

Philadelphia 76ers teammates Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were ruled out of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game after being flagged by coronavirus contact tracing,
7 months ago
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D-backs SS Nick Ahmed championing fight against childhood hunger

The drive to turn the tide on childhood hunger has driven professional athletes, like Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, to champion the cause.
8 months ago
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Associated Press

Toronto Raptors to play rest of NBA season in Tampa

Ongoing challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic and how that affects crossing the border will keep the Raptors in Florida through the NBA season.
8 months ago
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Associated Press

MLB players to wear electronic tracers, face discipline for violations

MLB players, on-field staff and personnel who require access to them at ballparks must wear electronic tracing wristbands from the start of spring training.
8 months ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

ASU on track to play Oregon schools despite 3 players out with COVID-19

Three Arizona State men's basketball players tested positive for COVID-19, but coach Bobby Hurley said his team is preparing to host Oregon on Thursday.
8 months ago
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Associated Press

Pistons’ Monday game postponed ahead of Suns meeting on Friday

The Detroit Pistons' game at Denver on Monday night was called off by the NBA because of contact tracing issues for the Pistons.
9 months ago
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Associated Press

Pair of Kansas City Chiefs on COVID-19 list as Super Bowl week kicks off

The Kansas City Chiefs placed a pair of backups, wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and center Daniel Kilgore, on the COVID-19 list as close contacts Monday.
9 months ago
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Associated Press

CDC publishes paper on NFL’s efforts to play 2020 season

The CDC published a scientific paper jointly authored with the NFL on Monday detailing efforts the league made to get through the pandemic-altered season.
9 months ago
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Arizona Sports

San Jose Sharks to play first two home games at Coyotes’ Gila River Arena

The San Jose Sharks will play their first two home games of the season at Gila River Arena, the team announced Saturday.
9 months ago
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Grizzlies-Blazers postponed after Memphis played Suns

The Phoenix Suns' last opponent, the Memphis Grizzlies, canceled their game Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers due to contact tracing protocols.
9 months ago
ASU's Bobby Hurley, left, (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) and Arizona's Sean Miller, right. (AP Photo/Rick...
Arizona Sports

A look at ASU, Arizona’s games that have been impacted by COVID-19

Just like countless others around the nation, the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats have been impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic.
9 months ago
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Bowl games look to future after weathering challenging year

In a year during which college athletic programs are seeing huge decreases in revenue, the cancellation or relocation of bowls carried huge economic impact.
9 months ago
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Waste Management Phoenix Open to further reduce fan attendance in 2021

The WMPO announced Wednesday it will be limiting fan attendance this year to 5,000 spectators per day due to the COVID-19 concerns.
9 months ago
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Arizona Sports

Oregon postpones ASU, Arizona matchups due to COVID-19 concerns

The Oregon men's basketball team will not face off against the Arizona schools this week due to coronavirus concerns within the Ducks program.
9 months ago
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Suns cancel pro day after Wizards put 2 players in health, safety protocols

The Washington Wizards canceled practice Tuesday after two players entered health and safety protocols. The Suns canceled individual work.
9 months ago
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) defends Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the fir...
Associated Press

Heat-Celtics game postponed by NBA due to virus protocols

After the Boston Celtics ruled out seven players due to COVID-19 protocols, the Miami Heat had their own exposure concerns that led to postponement.
9 months ago
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Associated Press

Browns get back 3 players off COVID list to face Steelers

The Browns finally caught a break when safety Ronnie Harrison, tight end Harrison Bryant and linebacker Malcolm Smith were activated from the COVID-19 list.
9 months ago
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Arizona Sports

ASU women’s basketball postpones next 2 games due to COVID-19

Arizona State women's basketball postponed its upcoming games with Washington and WSU due to coronavirus developments within the Sun Devils' program.
9 months ago
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Arizona Sports

Phoenix Raceway to allow limited fans for NASCAR event in March

Phoenix Raceway announced Monday it will host a limited number of fans for the upcoming NASCAR spring event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
9 months ago
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Browns’ Kevin Stefanski positive for COVID-19, out of playoff game

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski tested positive for COVID-19 just two days after leading the team back to the postseason.
9 months ago
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Associated Press

2nd Cleveland Browns coach tests positive for COVID-19

The Cleveland Browns have had a second coach test positive for COVID-19 ahead of their big game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
10 months ago