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Latest on the effects of coronavirus outbreaks on sports around the world:
The International Ice Hockey Federation states that eight players from Germany’s team at the World Junior Hockey Championship have tested positive for COVID-19 inside the Edmonton, Alberta, bubble.
IIHF says that all Germans will remain in quarantine until Thursday. The country is scheduled to open the tournament against Finland at Christmas.
Germany, with a roster that includes Ottawa Senators prospect and 2020 No. 3 overall draft pick Tim Stutzle, will miss the exhibition game against Austria and the Czech Republic ahead of the annual Under-20 event.
IIHF also stated that two members of the team staff of Sweden tested positive. Swedes will remain in quarantine until Monday. Sweden will face Canada in an exhibition game on Monday.
The IIHF says that more than 2,000 tests have been conducted on players, staff and sports officials since entering the Edmonton bubble. Teams without a positive test were eligible to begin training on Friday.
Florida State’s football game at Wake Forest was canceled on Saturday as a positive test and contact tracing left the Seminoles without an offensive lineman enough to play.
Florida State finished 3-6 overall and 2-6 seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Wake Forest is 4-4 overall and 3-4 in the ACC.
The canceled game was a late addition to the schedule following the postponement of the conference and the makeup game.
Wake Forrest dropped the game against Duke, Miami and Notre Dame from the schedule. Florida State had matchups against Clemson (Nov. 21) and Virginia (Nov. 28), which closed from the day of the games due to coronovirus concerns. The ACC finally swapped the Seminoles’ December 5 trip to Duke’s trip to last weekend’s home game with Duke and added a trip to Wake Forest.
Middle Tennessee has canceled its next two games, which were determined to be home-to-home with Bellarmine due to positive COVID-19 test results and contact tracing in the Blue Raiders’ schedule.
The Blue Raiders (2-4) were scheduled to go to Bellarmine on Saturday night to go to Middle Tennessee with Bellarmine. But both games are now canceled with Middle Tennessee with positive COVID-19 test results and contact tracing that affect the program for the second time this season.
Middle Tennessee had its season opener, which was canceled against Akron due to COVID-19 issues inside the Zips program. Slated Middle Tennessee’s slate from three games to two at the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The Blue Raiders are now scheduled to play Conference USA January 1 at Florida Atlantic for their next game.
The Siena men’s basketball team has halted activities following several positive coronavirus tests.
The Saints have postponed the upcoming games against Drexel (December 22), Canisius (December 26, 27) and Towson (December 29).
The team said that those who tested positive have been separated and others in the program have been kept in quarantine.
Washington announced that following a COVID-19 outbreak the Hawkeyes (3-1) would not pursue a bowl bid by concluding their regular season against Oregon and playing the Pac-12 title game against USC.
The school said the decision was for medical reasons. Washington’s option to be out of the bowl season is the Pac-12 with only three teams available to play in the postseason: Southern California, Oregon and Colorado.
Utah, UCLA and Stanford have also said they will not participate.
The Big East announced on Friday that the December 30 game between St. John and No. 7 Villanova has been postponed.
Earlier this week, Villanova’s game against No. 17 Virginia at Madison Square Garden was postponed by the Cavaliers on Saturday due to a COVID-19-related halt. The Wildcats plan to fill that date with a home game against St. Joseph – postponed to 30 November due to a positive coronovirus test on the Hawks.
“We felt our players needed a break,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said. “Their well-being is our top priority.” We appreciate that St. John wants the same for his players. ”
No makeup date has been announced.
NBC broadcaster Al Michaels will not work in Sunday night’s game between the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants, in keeping with NBCUniversal’s COVID-19 security protocol.
The network did not say whether Michaels had tested positive or was in contact with someone who tested positive. Michaels said in a statement that he feels fine and has no symptoms.
” My temperature this morning was 97.5. I look forward to returning to the booth as soon as possible, ” he said.
Mike Tirico will replace Michaels in the booth. Tirico was said to be NFL Network’s Saturday night game between the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers, but Fox’s Joe Davis will step in.
For the second time this season, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team is at a standstill due to coronovirus. The Pirates’ games against Marquette on Saturday and Georgetown on Tuesday have been postponed.
Seton Hall saw the start of its season delayed when the school had to stop on 20 November because of COVID-19. The Pirates had to cancel their first three matches. He played No. 3 UCON on Tuesday and lost 92–65.
Husky said in a statement that no one from his program was in close contact with the person testing positive at Seton Hall.
Los Angeles Rams safety Nick Scott and aggressive behavior Bobby Evans will miss Sunday’s game against the New York Jets due to concerns over coronovirus.
An unnamed Ram player tested positive on Thursday, and five players missed practice. Scott and Evans released the Reserve / COVID-19 list on Friday, while linebackers Justin Hollins and Ogbo Okoronko and center Brian Allen stayed away from the training complex, while the Rams held a rehearsal.
Scott is a core part of Ram’s special teams units, and he has played 130 snaps on defense in the last five games since Los Angeles’ bye. Evans had a feud once throughout the season.
Coach Sean McVay said Hallins, Okoronkwo and Allen are eligible to play on Sunday.
The school announced Charlotte men’s basketball coach Ron Sanchez would miss the 49ers’ next game as a result of contact tracing related to the COVID-19 virus.
Sanchez will not be available for Saturday’s home game against North Carolina A&T and the December 22 game at George Washington.
Assistant coach Aaron Farney will handle on-floor head coaching, while Sanchez is absent.
Utah’s game against Washington State on Saturday will cover the Utes season.
The school said that on Friday the players have decided to opt out of any possible bowling game. With the win of the Couples the Utes will become the bowling characters.
Coach Kyle Whethingham says he supports the players’ decision.
Utah (2-2) has won its last two games, including a 38-21 victory in Colorado last Saturday.
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has tested positive for COVID-19. The school says the 65-year-old does not have symptoms and will remain at home in isolation until 27 December.
Iowa’s game was already postponed this weekend with Michigan due to the lingering impact of the Wolverine outbreak.
Ferrant is the 23rd FBS coach to publicly reveal that he tested positive for the virus. Others include Nick Saban of Alabama and Ryan Day of Ohio State, both missing games.
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Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.