The Latest: Kentucky says tests showed 3 athletes had virus

first_imgThe Chicago Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The race was scheduled for Oct. 11. Organizers say registered participants are eligible for a refund or can defer their place and entry fee to the Chicago Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023.“Hope drives us as runners and as humans,” Carey Pinkowski, the executive race director of the Chicago Marathon, said in a release. “My hope was to see everyone on the start line on Sunday, October 11, but our highest priority has always been the safety of our participants and our volunteers.”Organizers say they are working on plans for a virtual experience “to recognize the dedication and commitment of everyone who would have taken part in the 43rd running” of the marathon.___ Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval is back with the team after contracting coronavirus last month.Sandoval disclosed his positive test Monday from the Angels’ summer camp, calling the virus “unlike anything I’d ever felt before.” He says he tested positive on June 22.Sandoval thinks he caught it while golfing with a friend,because he had been careful about being out in public for several weeks beforehand. He said he endured three days of body aches, chills and fever before his symptoms lessened. He rejoined the Angels last week.Sandoval went 5-3 with a 3.66 ERA last season as a rookie with the Angels, making three starts. He is among several candidates for a spot in the back end of the Halos’ rotation.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kentucky says three of 42 student-athletes initially screened from men’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer tested positive for past coronavirus infection through antibody testing. July 13, 2020 The Division I conference says it has still not determined whether winter and spring sports competition will be held and that it will consider holding fall sports in the second semester. The Ivy League made a similar announcement last week. The Patriot League is the first conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s playoffs to suspend its season.Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League in many sports, including basketball, but not in football. The Patriot League said Army and Navy are exempt from the fall sports cancellation, which also includes women’s soccer and volleyball.Athletes will be permitted to practice and train with coaches and in team facilities “provided health and safety conditions support such activities,” the conference said.___Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home. Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is skipping the team’s Monday morning workout because he is awaiting his completed result from his Saturday coronavirus test.The team says five other Tier 1 individuals also missed the workout for the same reason. Tier 1, according to baseball’s 2020 operations manual, includes players and other on-field personnel.“Out of an abundance of caution, we think it makes sense for the six of us to wait for clarity,” Ross said in a release. “Situations like this have not been a worrisome indicator of a positive test result to date.”The Cubs say there should be “further clarity” later in the day.___ The Latest: Kentucky says tests showed 3 athletes had virus The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed its virtual Football Kickoff media event.The league says the event to preview each teams’ prospects heading into fall training camp is delayed until further notice. The three-day event was originally scheduled to be held beginning July 21.The ACC says future decisions and announcements will take place “at the appropriate time.”___The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League in canceling fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.center_img Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus.The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster.Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.The 10 teams are already playing in midweek and on weekends to finish the season on Aug. 2 and meet a UEFA deadline for European competition entries. It is unclear when Zurich can play a re-scheduled game against Sion.Zurich is in sixth place but in contention to earn a Europa League entry by finishing fourth. Associated Press ___One person has tested positive in the latest round of checks for COVID-19 on players and club staff in the English Premier League.The league says a total of 2,071 people were tested last week.The person has not been identified. ___ The school did not specify in a release which programs the positives came from. Those that tested positive were required to quarantine.Men’s soccer players returned to campus last week and are undergoing initial screening before starting voluntary workouts.The release added that Kentucky has implemented proactive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing in response to evolving circumstances. Changing workouts have made social distancing and personal protective equipment more difficult to implement, the release said, forcing the change to also align with the campus plan released last month. Forty-one student athletes and 21 staffers from those three programs participated in PCR testing. One student-athlete provided documentation of self-testing.All 108 football players currently working out and 58 staff members participated in PCR testing last week with zero positives. ___More AP sports: and The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2.The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.___last_img read more

Shafer: Hunt exploring academic options while recovering from fractured fibula

first_imgAs much as the players don’t like to hear it, Scott Shafer said, academic opportunities open up when they’re out with injuries.Terrel Hunt is experiencing that very situation as he sits out with a fractured fibula that he suffered in Syracuse’s 28-6 loss to Louisville on Oct. 3 and will sideline him for another 2-4 weeks. Hunt, a fourth-year quarterback who has one more year of eligibility, is on pace to graduate ahead of time, Shafer said at his weekly Thursday morning press conference, and is beginning to explore his academic options while he waits to return to the field.“I think Terrel’s in that frustration mode right now,” the SU head coach said. “But what we’ve tried to do is turn the page forward and say, ‘OK, you’re going to have a little bit of extra time here,’ because the rehab you can do for a broken bone is limited.”The quarterback can work toward a second degree or an SU master’s program, Shafer said, and has looked into speaking with sports management professor Rick Burton to “look at different things in his life outside of football.”“… (It’s) a healthy way of taking on a down moment and looking at the silver lining,” Shafer said. “‘Hey, I could spend some time with some very professional people that can give me guidance for the rest of my life’ … That’s part of the learning environment you get to take advantage of by being a football player.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnybody who’s ever played football, Shafer added, has dealt with injuries and it’s a part of the game.When his players are unable to participate, he reminds them that they’re students too. And Hunt’s starting to make more out of an unfortunate situation.“You try to adjust to the elements as best you can and try to set a mindset forward as opposed to looking back or just waiting to get better,” Shafer said. “That’s no way. You’ve got to try to move forward with everything you do and Terrel’s fought with that a bit this week. I know he has.“But he’ll get through it because he’s a strong young man.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more