Latest news on the effects of the coronavirus epidemic on sport around the world:
Tennessee Tech The men’s basketball team have their first schedule change of the season due to COVID-19 issues.
The Golden Eagles postponed the home from Thursday night game due to COVID-19 protocols with eastern Kentucky. the game has been postponed to February 15.
Athletic Director Mark Wilson said the school’s top priority was to protect athletes, staff and fans.
Michigan State plans to resume competition later this week after postponing three straight games games due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the men’s basketball program.
Coach Tom Izzo said the Spartans (8-4, 2-4 Big Ten) plan to play Rutgers (8-6, 4-6) on Thursday night. He expects shooting guard Joshua Langford and center Mady Sissoko to be cleared to play the Scarlet Knights after both testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this month.
Izzo says Gabe Brown and an assistant coach recently tested positive, adding that the junior shooting guard will be out of the roster until early February.
The Spartans had postponed games at No. 4 in Iowa and at home against Indiana and No. 22 in Illinois. Since daily testing began in the fall, Izzo has said only “a few” players in the program have avoided testing positive for COVID-19.
The NFL said there were no new confirmed positive tests among players and only two new confirmed positives among other staff in the latest round of testing for COVID-19.
In all, 2,126 tests were administered to 313 players and 3,152 tests were administered to 531 staff during the one-week period that ended on Saturday.
Almost 955,000 tests have been given to players and staff since testing began in early August, and to date 262 players and 462 other staff have been confirmed positive.
People who test positive for COVID-19 follow the protocol established by the league and the players’ association. They are immediately isolated, do not have access to club facilities and cannot have direct contact with anyone affiliated with the team.
Club medical staff regularly communicate with people who test positive to monitor for symptoms.
Carolina Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal is back in training after testing positive for COVID-19.
Staal said on Tuesday he was feeling fine now after having chills and coughing. He was the first of six Hurricanes players to be on the league’s daily COVID-19 downtime list, which ultimately led to the postponement of three games.
The Hurricanes are currently scheduled to return to the ice Thursday against Tampa Bay. Staal was still on the league’s COVID-19 roster on Monday along with Jesper Fast, Warren Foegele, Jordan Martinook, Jaccob Slavin and Teuvo Teravainen.
Staal said he was “the first guy to test positive” and said he was “as surprised as anyone – really in shock” after finding out. He said he tried to be safe and follow health protocols before he tested positive.
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