The Latest: Kansas State pauses voluntary football workouts

first_imgNoël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, says it is possible more spectators will be allowed into the French Cup final at the end of July and for the resumption of top-tier Ligue 1 play at the end of August.The federation’s executive committee will discuss the new measures and the specifics of the new calendar on Monday.The French government called off the country’s 2019-20 soccer season on April 28 as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: Kansas State pauses voluntary football workouts The Toronto Sun and The Toronto Star report that the center tested positive. The Leafs say a player’s medical information is private.Toronto is deferring to the NHL’s policy on handling test results, with the league providing updates on testing totals and positive tests without disclosing the identities of affected clubs or players. Judd Moldaver, Matthews’s agent, did not respond to requests for comment.According to the Sun, the 22-year-old Matthews has self-quarantined in his Arizona home and hopes to be ready to play if the NHL season resumes. The NHL hopes to open training camps next month, and finish off the 2019-20 season later this summer.Matthews had 47 goals and 33 assists in 70 games before the suspension of the season on March 12. As of Friday, 14 student-athletes had tested positive for active COVID-19 following testing of more than 130 student-athletes. The school said those who have tested positive are being medically managed according to current guidelines. That includes self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without fever for 72 hours without medication, whichever takes longer. Athletics director Gene Taylor said the university felt that temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to facilities was the best decision for everyone. ___Three members of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tested positive for the- novel coronavirus at the team’s training facility, and the Bucs have closed affected areas of the building.The team said those areas will remain closed until extensive sanitizing is completed. Associated Press Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen stayed with Matthews in Arizona for the first stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to the Toronto Sun he tested negative for the novel coronavirus and is no longer in Arizona.Arizona has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,246 new positive cases of COVID-19, exceeding Thursday’s single-day high of 2,519 cases.The league said Friday that it has tested more than 200 players at club facilities during voluntary training since June 8, with 11 testing positive.___French soccer authorities are allowing fans back into stadiums from July 10, with an initial limit of 5,000. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kansas State has paused all voluntary workouts for football student-athletes for two weeks following the most recent COVID-19 test results. All individuals who may have been exposed have been notified, the Bucs said in a statement, “and are following the established protocols, which include a 14-day quarantine period.” The team did not identify three people who tested positive.Team headquarters is remaining open under the first phase of the NFL’s reopening plan.Earlier this week, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facility after three players and two staff members tested positive.___The Toronto Maple Leafs will not comment on reports that star player Auston Matthews has tested positive for the coronavirus. June 20, 2020last_img read more

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Pan Am Games..Peters delivers historic gold for Grenada, Brathwaite wins sprint hurdles

first_imgLIMA, Peru, (CMC) – Grenadian Anderson Peters broke an eight-year-old record as he captured his country’s first-ever gold at the Pan Am Games by winning the men’s javelin on the final day of track and field action here Saturday.The 21-year-old measured 87.31 metres to reset Cuban Guillermo Martinez’s old mark of 87.20, established at the Guadalajara games.Trinidadian Keshorn Walcott, the 2012 Olympic champion and Pan Am title-holder, finished second with a throw of 83.55m while St Lucian Albert Reynolds clinched bronze with a personal best 82.19.It was an honour being able to compete for Grenada … being able to bring back gold to the country and being able to compete among some of the greatest guys in the region, especially two-time Olympic medallist Keshorn Walcott,” Peters said afterwards.“I’m really happy at being able to bring back the gold to Grenada.”A second year student at Mississippi State in the United States, Peters threw his winning mark on his first attempt before following up with impressive throws of 81.78m, 78.92m, 85.90m and 81.21m.The two-time reigning NCAA Division One champion is now fifth in the world this year and will now target the World Championships this October in Doha.Another Grenadian Markim Felix was fifth with a throw of 77.18 while Trinidadian Shakeil Waithe was sixth with a mark of 76.15.The gold was one of two on the day for the Caribbean as 29-year-old Barbadian Shane Brathwaite won the men’s sprint hurdles in a season-best 13.31 seconds, narrowly out-leaning American Freddie Crittenden III at the line.Running out of lane seven, Brathwaite duelled with Crittenden, in lane six, throughout the contest, before getting the best of his rival.Another Barbadian Greggmar Swift just missed out on a podium finish when he finished fourth in 13.51 out of lane four.Meanwhile, Jamaica captured bronze in the women’s 4x400m relay in a season-best three minute, 67.61 seconds, as the United States took gold in 3:26.46 and Canada silver in 3:27.01.Trinidad and Tobago also got on to the podium in the men’s 4×400, clocking 3:02.25 to follow home winners Colombia in a season-best 3:01.41.last_img read more

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