Around ten NFL teams have COVID-19 cases
So far, we know that the Cowboys, Texans, Rams, Broncos, 49ers, and Buccaneers have had players diagnosed with the coronavirus. There are more clubs with positive cases on the roster and fear is mounting for all 32 teams. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The virus has made its way through the league. In recent days, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Broncos safety Kareem Jackson have tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier this year, Broncos defender Von Miller and Saints head coach Sean Payton also contracted it.
(Bloomberg) -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott signaled he may halt or reverse the state’s economic reopening if the Covid-19 contagion continues to “ Closing down Texas again will always be the last option ,” Abbott said. Texas’s positive-test rate climbed to to 8.94% on June 19, the highest since
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday outlined guidance for state residents to combat the recent surge in coronavirus cases "without having to return to stay-at-home policies." Abbott said that "closing down Texas again will always be the last option," but added that if the spike continues, "further action will be necessary." © LM Otero / AP America Protest Texas GOP
At the end of May, Texas averaged about 1,500 positive cases a day. In the past five days in June, there have been more than 3,500 a day. There were 3,280 new cases reported on Monday, which is a decrease from Saturday's high of 4,430, according to the Texas Department of Public Health.
ESPN’s Doris Burke opens up about COVID-19 struggle, NBA’s resumption concerns
When asked about the challenges the NBA will face as it attempts to mount a comeback next month, Burke didn’t mince words.“The thing that I felt the most was fatigue and headache,” Burke said about having coronavirus. “So for a good stretch of the first two weeks of that, I was just thinking I had a bad flu, because my symptoms were not aligning with what was being told were the main symptoms — the shortness of breath, the pressure on the chest — I didn’t have those scary symptoms. So for a good stretch of time, I didn’t think I had it. But then I finally decided to get tested.
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Additionally, Abbott said the positivity rate has gone from about 4.5% in late May to over 9% now. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 averaged around 1,600 a day at the end of May — and in the last five days, hospitalizations have averaged more than 3,200 a day.
"To state the obvious, COVID-19 is spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas and it must be corralled," Abbott said.
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Abbott recommended that Texans stay home, sanitize their hands and maintain social distancing. He also said authorities are stepping up patrols of places not in compliance with social distancing regulations. The Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, for example, is shutting down bars that are overcrowded.
2020 minor league baseball season canceled
Minor League Baseball’s effort to defend its member teams was greatly imperiled by the global pandemic. Public attention, for good reason, has been elsewhere, and minor league teams have experienced a more or less complete halt to revenue. A resumption of play might have helped. There were times when it seemed plausible, but any hope dissipated over recent weeks. Even as MLB and its players haggled over the terms for a big league resumption, a ramp-up of virus transmission in many parts of the United States served to increase the already great logistical challenges to a MiLB season.We’ll see how the broader picture turns out.
Abbott also said the state is increasing testing in areas that are believed to be hotspots and is working with hospitals to ensure they have the capacity to deal with the growing demand.
For 11 consecutive days, the number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus increased to record levels — but the numbers decreased Sunday and Monday. As of Monday, there are 3,711 people hospitalized for the coronavirus. Abbott insisted Monday that "hospitals have abundant capacity to treat COVID-19."
Abbott encouraged all Texans to wear masks. Although Abbott on June 3 banned local governments from making mask-wearing mandatory, several large counties last week put their own measures in place without opposition from Abbott. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez on Wednesday instituted policies requiring customers and employees in stores to wear masks, and officials in Cameron, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Hays and Travis counties quickly followed with similar measures.
Marv Albert will not be part of NBA bubble due to coronavirus concerns?
Hubie Brown, who is part of ESPN’s game broadcasts, will also likely not be a part of the bubble. Kevin Harlan, Ian Eagle and Brian Anderson are Turner’s other NBA play-by-play voices. Harlan is regarded as the No. 2 announcer behind Albert. National announcers are expected to be on-site to broadcast the games during the resumed season, which begins in July.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.
New York City begins Phase Two reopening on June 22, as people can eat outdoors at restaurants and barbershops and salons can also open at 50 percent capacity.
Members of the congregation take part in a communion with social distancing during a mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, on June 22, in Washington, DC.
Emergency room doctors and medical professionals from Zuckerberg San Francisco General and UCSF Emergency Department paint a mural outside of Zuni restaurant to honor medical workers during coronavirus pandemic on June 22, in San Francisco, California.
A woman has her temperature taken before she enters the Apple store on Fifth Avenue as New York City enters phase two of reopening on June 22.
Visitors arrive to the Museum of the Bible which opened on Monday as part of Washington D.C.s phase two reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown on June 22.
NFL preseason can be ruled out
As the NFL continues to prepare for training camps amid COVID-19, news on how the league will operate once players return surfaces frequently. Here is the latest on the virus-NFL front: A four-week preseason slate looks like the less realistic scenario, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com notes (video link).As the NFL continues to prepare for training camps amid COVID-19, news on how the league will operate once players return surfaces frequently. Here is the latest on the virus-NFL front: © Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports The NFL prepare for training camps amid COVID-19. A four-week preseason slate looks like the less realistic scenario, Mike Garafolo of NFL.
A woman fills out the necessary consent form during the reopening of Anthony Vincent Salon after the shutdown of nonessential businesses on June 22, in East Windsor, New Jersey.
Shoppers browse racks of clothes at a newly re-opened retail store along Broadway in lower Manhattan on the first day of the phase two re-opening of businesses in New York City, on June 22.
Storm clouds gather over a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site, which was closed due to inclement weather, in Houston, Texas, on June 22.
Two women eat lunch indoor at Portside Restaurant, on June 22, in Salisbury, Massachusetts.
Waiters set up tables in front of a restaurant on a street on the first day of the phase two re-opening of businesses in the Manhattan borough of New York City, on June 22.
Sonny Norris and his son, Tru, 3, attend an outdoor Sunday service at Salem Baptist Church in the Shaw neighborhood on Fathers Day, on June 21 in Washington, D.C.
Jessica Siegel and Mike O'Malley dance in the street while listening to an outdoor concert, part of Make Music-New York, in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park neighborhood on June 21 in New York. The concert was one of seven simultaneously performed jazz, rock, and classical concerts offered from the driveways, porches, and balconies of homes in the neighborhood.
People enjoy the weather in Central Park, the day before the city starts phase two of reopening after the lockdown in the Manhattan borough of New York City, on June 21.
Tourists enjoy a boat tour around Annapolis Harbor and the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on June 21.
People wearing face masks jog at the James Braddock North Hudson County Park after the coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions were eased in New Jersey, on June 21.
People spend time at the James Braddock North Hudson County Park after restrictions were eased, in New Jersey, on June 21.
Pedestrians take photos of the Atlas statue seen wearing a protective face mask to encourage the use of masks, at Rockefeller Center, on June 21, in New York City.
An artist paints on the boarded-up windows of the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, on June 21, in New York City.
The Arizona Department of Transportation posts new signage along highways urging the public to wear face coverings due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases, on June 21.
A man wearing a protective mask rides a bicycle in Central Park, the day before the city starts phase two of reopening, in Manhattan, New York, on June 21.
Storefronts remain closed in an empty Times Square, in New York, on June 21.
President Donald Trump points at the crowd as he enters his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20.
A few people watch a race at Belmont Park before the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, New York on June 20. Tiz the Law is the star of a 10-horse field for the Belmont Stakes, perhaps the biggest event in U.S. sports since the coronavirus pandemic shut down competition in mid-March.
Dr. Genene Duran gets swabbed for a coronavirus disease test at a testing site set up at an event to mark Juneteenth, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, on June 20.
Simon Carter, right, of Further Then Fitness watches his students during his hour long boxing fitness class outside in the park due to the Coronavirus Pandemic in North Hollywood, California on June 20.
The Hagerstown Braves celebrate with fist-bumps after defeating the Hanover Raiders in game one of a doubleheader in the South Penn Baseball League at Diller Field on June 20 in Hanover, Pennsylvania. In their 55th season, the South Penn Baseball League resumed after being delayed due the Covid-19 pandemic and following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issuing guidelines for recreational sports.
Consumers apply face masks as they stand in line for 'Sephora' at the Arrowhead Towne Center on June 20, in Glendale, Arizona.
Attendees sanitize themselves prior to entering a political rally for President Donald Trump on June 20, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy details COVID-19 bout
While Hottovy is no longer positive for the virus, he says he is still not fully back to himself. He’s through the worst of it, which required some time in the hospital.One important member of the Cubs organization won’t be anxiously awaiting the results of his test. Pitching coach Tommy Hottovy has already endured a bout with COVID-19, he tells 670 The Score’s Mully and Haugh (h/t Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, via Twitter).
A sign indicates safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at the downtown bus station in Tucson, Arizona, on June 20.
Cheryl Pearce, a volunteer working the first tee, wears a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, at the start the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, on June 20, in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
A sign indicates social distancing protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at a farmer's market in Oro Valley, Arizona, on June 20.
An empty Covid19 testing center is pictured in Milford, Walmart parking lot on June 19.
Caddies walk past signage promoting social distancing as a COVID-19 precaution during the RBC Heritage on June 19, at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Francis Bacon's "Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus" is exhibited as Sotheby's NY previews highlights of the Evening Sale at Sotheby's during the coronavirus pandemic on June 19, in New York City.
Medical staff from myCovidMD provide free COVID-19 virus antibody testing in observance of Juneteenth at the Faith Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California on June 19.
New Jersey Gov, Phil Murphy discusses the current numbers of coronavirus-related deaths in NJ during a daily news briefing at the War Memorial building in Trenton, on June 19.
An artist who goes by the name Cavier paints over a boarded-up Puma store in Manhattan as the city prepares to enter stage 2 of reopening, on June 18, in New York City.
Report: Bubble plan will cost NBA over $150 million
The NBA’s efforts to resume the 2019-20 season have not come cheap. © Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports The cost of the NBA's restart plan is another example of just how much Commissioner Adam Silver has had to juggle in leading the league through the coronavirus outbreak. The league’s plan to play the final three months of the season at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando will cost it over $150 million, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. That includes the cost of housing all 22 teams at three resorts. It also includes three arenas, seven practice courts, meals, and security, among other costs.
Diners and servers at Amigo's Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at the North Shore Mall in Peabody, on June 18 in Boston.
A surgical mask adorns a statue of Elvis Presley in the lobby of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino after the property opened for the first time since being closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic on June 18, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Nordstrom is lit up in pride colors on June 18, in New York City.
A woman receives a COVID-19 test while visiting a coronavirus testing location at Brigham Health - Brookside Community Health Center in Boston, on June 18.
A general view of the exterior of McDonald's in Times Square.
Mount San Antonio College graduating student Luis Miguel Villalobos Navarrete (L) arrives to receive his diploma from his car window at the school's first drive-thru commencement ceremony, on June 18, in Walnut, California.
People play a video craps machine at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino after the property opened for the first time since being closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic on June 18, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A sign advises visitors to cover their faces, maintain social distance, and clean their hands on June 18, at San Francisco's Pier 39. Here some stores, restaurants, and attractions have reopened, during the coronavirus outbreak.
President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America's small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House on June 18, in Washington.
Children sit on top of a vehicle to watch a movie as part of the Outdoor Theater program offered by the Miami Dolphins football team at Hard Rock Stadium during the coronavirus pandemic on June 18, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Signs encourage the wearing of face masks on June 18 in Papillion, Nebraska, where face covering is recommended but not mandatory.
Movement of people wearing a protective mask and maintaining social distance in Domino Park in New York City.
A decal showing six feet social distancing instructions is seen on the floor of Eastern Market in Washington, D.C on June 18. Eastern Market is open for to-go and curbside pickup.
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Abbott said Monday he knows "some people feel wearing a mask is inconvenient and an infringement of freedom." But, he said, "I also know that wearing a mask will help keep Texas open."
Texas moved ahead with Phase 3 of its reopening on June 3, with bars allowed to open at 50% capacity and restaurants at 75% capacity. On June 18, Abbott said public school students would return for in-person classes in the fall. © Provided by CBS News States reopen: Here's the new normal 47 photos
NFL could ask fans to sign coronavirus liability waiver to attend games .
If fans are allowed to attend NFL games this season, there will obviously be some risk of them contracting the coronavirus while inside the stadium. They may even have to acknowledge that risk before they are allowed entry. © Any Kontras-USA TODAY Sports If NFL fans want to cheer on their favorite teams at the stadium in the purported 2020 season, they may be asked to sign liability waivers. NFL teams are considering a proposal this week that would call for fans to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver before entering stadiums, according to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic.