The Latest: DePaul-St. John's men's basketball game put off
The Galen Arena is closed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 as the Southern California men's basketball team canceled an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The men’s basketball game Saturday between DePaul and St. John's has been postponed due to a COVID-19 issue within the Red Storm program. ___Miami Dolphins reserve linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill will miss Sunday’s game at Buffalo because of an illness not related to COVID-19, the team said. ___A second Cleveland Browns coach has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the team's big game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ___Virginia Commonwealth postponed its men’s basketball game Saturday against Davidson because of COVID-19 protocols.
The Latest: 2nd Browns coach tests positive for virus
Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski keeps watch before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)The Cleveland Browns have had a second coach test positive for COVID-19 ahead of their big game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have had seven players and two coaches test positive in the past week. ___The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Cleveland Browns have had a second coach test positive for COVID-19 ahead of their big game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea previously tested positive and will be replaced by team chief of staff Callie Brownson.
Browns lose CB Ward for Steelers game after positive test
If they win, the Browns (10-5) will make the playoffs for the first time since 2002 and end the NFL's longest current playoff drought. But the Browns will now be missing their best defensive back and at least two other defensive starters. While Ward is lost for at least this week, the Browns did get back star Jarvis Landry and three other receivers who missed last week's game. Not only will he miss the Steelers game, but he could also be out of Cleveland's first-round playoff matchup — assuming the Browns get there. The Browns were getting ready to leave for the New York area on Saturday when Goodson's test came back positive.
The Latest: Cardinals safety Chris Banjo to miss Rams game
The reserve/COVID list was created for a player has tested positive test or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person. Brockers joins receiver Cooper Kupp on the list ahead of the Rams’ season finale against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Kupp isn’t expected to rejoin the Rams in time for the game, while the team hasn’t speculated on Brockers’ availability. The move came after the team stopped all in-person work at its practice facility and reported a positive COVID-19 test. ___The Atlanta Falcons have stopped all in-person work at their practice facility after a positive COVID-19 test.
NFL cites outside influences for recent positive tests
(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)The NFL cites outside influences for the most recent set of positive coronavirus tests, including exposures during the holiday season. There were 21 new confirmed positive tests among players and 37 among other personnel in the league’s latest round of testing for COVID-19. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, referred to three sources of exposure: household, outside medical providers, and community/social settings. "They apply for seven days following (a team's) elimination, and include daily testing and other protocols that will remain in place. It expects to have seven games with fans in the stadium on Sunday when every team finishes the regular season.
Browns close facility, delay practice after 2 positive tests
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)The Browns didn't begin preparing for the Steelers on the field but rather via Zoom calls. The Browns, who have nine players currently on the COVID-19 reserve list, will make the postseason for the first time since 2002 with a win. After learning of the positive tests, the team closed its facility for several hours to do contact tracing and Stefanski said players were doing virtual meetings — something that has become standard in 2020. "“I don’t think it would come as a surprise for a positive test in that market. The Browns did have a good development, with starting right guard Wyatt Teller cleared to practice after missing two games with a sprained ankle.
The Latest: Clemson OC Elliott won't coach in Sugar Bowl
Clemson’s offense led the Atlantic Coast Conference at 44.9 points a game and with 343.8 yards passing per game this season. The announcement Wednesday comes amid positive COVID-19 tests, quarantining and contact tracing for the host Cavaliers. Coach Adam Gase says the team is conducting contact tracing among the other players and team staff. “But we have a lot to go through right now.”Perine is the first Jets player to test positive this season. ___The Cleveland Browns have two more positive COVID-19 cases — another player and a staff member — as they prepare for Sunday’s finale against the Steelers.
Browns add 3 more players to crowded COVID-19 reserve list
The Cleveland Browns added starting safety Andrew Sendejo and rookie tight end Harrison Bryant to their lengthy COVID-19 list, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)CLEVELAND – With their biggest game in years just days away, the Cleveland Browns added three more players to their lengthy COVID-19 list. Safeties Andrew Sendejo and Karl Joseph along with rookie tight end Harrison Bryant were placed on the list Tuesday, giving Cleveland nine players on the list. It's not yet known if Sendejo, Joseph or Bryant tested positive for the virus or if they had close contact with an infected person. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has been vigilant about keeping his players safe and following NFL and team guidelines.
Browns' Landry calls Ravens CB Peters 'coward' for spitting
Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry called Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters a coward for appearing to spit at him during Monday night's, Dec. 14 game. A video taken from the national TV broadcast shows Peters spitting in Landry's direction at the end of the first quarter. (AP Photo)CLEVELAND – Days after their hard-hitting game, the Ravens and Browns are still bashing each other. Cleveland wide receiver Jarvis Landry on Thursday called Baltimore cornerback Marcus Peters “a coward” for appearing to spit at him during Monday night's game. Landry was asked if he would welcome a third game between the Browns and Ravens this season — in the playoffs.
Undefeated Titans getting healthy after COVID-19 outbreak
The undefeated Titans are healing up from the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak. DeCastro will miss his third game of the season after sustaining an abdominal injury last week against Philadelphia. Johnson, Pittsburgh’s second-leading receiver, is out because of a back injury suffered on a punt return last week. Cincinnati also will be missing starting defensive tackle D.J. Eagles: RT Lane Johnson, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, S Marcus Epps, LB Duke Riley, QB Nate Sudfeld.